Tag Archives: Elk Grove

Take a hike! Or a walk on the ‘Wildside’

By Monica Stark editor@valcomnews.com Cell phone tethered nature lovers out there will appreciate the latest achievement from three local girl scout troops. Just in time for this year’s Walk on the Wildside, the young ladies from Elk Grove created a

Kennedy senior signs letter of intent to play women’s soccer at UC Irvine

By Monica Stark With great footwork and a solid offensive threat on the soccer field midfielder Jiovanna “Jio” Mamola garnered the attention from numerous colleges, but on Tuesday officially signed her letter of intent to play at UC Irvine in

Live entertainment is not to be missed at this year’s Chinese food festival

From pot stickers, curry chicken, baked goods, chow mein, and fried rice to the main focus — barbecue chicken with a Hoisin-based Chinese marinade — much of the food every year for the last 32 years has been made hot

SMUD’s history began through local voters’ approval in 1923

Editor’s Note: This is part one of a two-part series about the Sacramento Municipal Utility District. Part two of the series will feature details regarding the renovation of East Sacramento’s SMUD headquarters building. For well more than six decades, the

Ed Mauricio shares more memories from his nine decades of life

Editor’s Note: This is the third article in a three-part series about Riverside-Pocket area native Ed Mauricio. Ed Mauricio, who spent much of his time speaking about his early memories of the Riverside-Pocket area during an interview with this paper,

Local man working to assist homeless through shoe drive

Ben Conner, a 27-year-old employee at Selland’s Market-Café at 5340 H St. in East Sacramento, said that he has overcome personal obstacles in his life, and is finally ready to lend his services to others who need assistance in their

Southside Improvement Club celebrates 100th anniversary

Members of the Southside Improvement Club gathered in the Monsignor Val Fagundes Hall of the historic St. Elizabeth Portuguese National Church at 1817 12th St. on Dec. 5 to celebrate a very special occasion – the 100th anniversary of the

McClatchy Soccer wins Section Championship 1975

Back before soccer became a suburban sport in Sacramento in the early to mid 1970’s Southside Park was where everyone went to watch soccer on the weekend. Saturday, the youth soccer teams played and on Sundays, the adult leagues drew

Strike Out Stroke: Stroke survivors and River Cats come together to strike out stroke Land Park resident runs River Cats ‘2013 Non-Profit Partner of the Night Program’

Many of their stories resemble one another. They didn’t know they were having a stroke at the time and then after going to the hospital the trials of recovery really began.  Some had a difficult time speaking. Others couldn’t move

Photo Contest Gives Pocket Teens an Opportunity to Show ‘A Changing World’

Approximately 60 Pocket area students, parents and community members came out to the Robbie Waters Pocket-Greenhaven Library on the evening of Friday, March 15, to see more than 40 photographs taken by teens not just in their community, but all