Community celebrates return of Greek Food Festival to East Sac

Community celebrates return of Greek Food Festival to East Sac

By LANCE ARMSTRONG Sacramento’s annual Greek Food Festival returned to East Sacramento on Oct. 6-8, as the event was held at the church’s Alhambra Boulevard and F Street grounds for the first More »

Friends, family celebrate life of Pocket resident Betty Dias

Friends, family celebrate life of Pocket resident Betty Dias

By LANCE ARMSTRONG The life of Betty Maude (Lorbeer) Dias, a longtime Pocket resident who was known for her strong-willed demeanor and determination to live life in her own manner, was celebrated More »

Jim Piskoti, A Double Life in Art

Jim Piskoti, A Double Life in Art

By Mark Hanzlik Many artists approach a blank canvas without any expectation or where the creative journey might take them. There are also those who seek immediate gratification, a desire to see More »

Know your neighbor: Hoàng Chi Trương Smith, author of TigerFish

Know your neighbor: Hoàng Chi Trương Smith, author of TigerFish

By Monica Stark editor@valcomnews.com In her memoir TigerFish, Pocket author Hoàng Chi Trương Smith chronicles the tumultuous years growing up in war-torn Vietnam and the abrupt and brutal regime change that forced More »

Kaleidoscopic Artwork PL!NK a Highlight of Museum’s Newest Art Spots for Kids

Kaleidoscopic Artwork PL!NK a Highlight of Museum’s Newest Art Spots for Kids

PL!NK Invites Virtual Visitors to Participate from Remote Locations Via Website In an immersible experience of dazzling color, light and reflection, children are invited to explore the Crocker Art Museum’s newest Art More »

 

Breakfast with Santa & Santa’s Workshop at St. Mary Elementary School

Photos by Monica Stark On Sunday, Dec. 4, families and friends at St. Mary’s Parish and Elementary School (1351 58th St.) enjoyed Breakfast with Santa and Santa’s Workshop. At the workshop, folks made beautiful presents, enjoyed delicious food and drinks,

What’s Happening, East Sacramento?

THURSDAY, DEC. 15 THIRD THURSDAY POETRY – Bring your favorite poems (by a writer other than yourself) to read and discuss.  Poets and poetry enthusiasts learn together in a relaxed setting in the historic Sacramento Room.  Adult program hosted by

What’s Happening, Pocket/Greenhaven?

SATURDAY, DEC. 17 FAMILY MOVIE MATINÉE AT THE ROBBIE WATERS POCKET-GREENHAVEN LIBRARY: “The Secret Life of Pets”: From 1:30 to 3 p.m.: The library will hold a free screening of a silly animated movie. (87 minutes; rated PG for action

Holiday Cheer in Sacramento

By Corky Oakes It begins just before Halloween. Some Sacramento residents usher in the holiday season with full yard displays complete with “smoking” dry ice, graveyards, skeletons playing organs, and “live” performances by Elvis and Marilyn.  Thousands of people walk

South Land Park Neighborhood Association shares policy and background on Del Rio Trail

In 2013 and 2014, the South Land Park Neighborhood Association spearheaded an effort to oppose the State Parks General Plan and Environmental Impact Report for Old Sacramento. This General Plan called for the operation of tourist trains on an abandoned

Faces and Places: Bike Party held “The Grinch Who Saved Christmas Ride & Toy Drive”

Photos by Stephen Crowley stephen@valcomnews.com On the evening of Friday, Dec. 2, members of Bike Party Sacramento rode through East Sac decked out in Christmas lights. At this particular ride, folks brought new and unwrapped toys which they delivered to

More than $150,275 raised for the food bank at this year’s Run to Feed the Hungry

By Monica Stark editor@valcomnews.com The weather couldn’t be better for the 29,002 participants in the annual Run to Feed the Hungry who on Thanksgiving morning collectively raised more than $150,275 for the Sacramento Food Bank and Family Services. Made possible

Camellia Waldorf 28th annual winter faire set for Saturday, Dec. 10

On Saturday, Dec. 10 celebrate the magic of the season at Camellia! Enjoy children’s puppet shows and craft activities, live music and entertainment, holiday shopping with local artisans, organic coffee and baked goods, delicious food, gingerbread houses and a children’s

Matias Bombal’s Hollywood

  ALLIED   The MPAA has rated this R Paramount Pictures has had a good year with movies that echo that studio’s past greatness. Their new release “Allied” is yet another example of the studio returning with force as a

East Sac group collects stockings for homeless women and children

The Junior League of Sacramento, based in East Sacramento, has been hard at work on its latest project to bring holiday cheer to local women and children who have experienced homelessness. The group is donating 20 filled holiday stockings to