Tag Archives: family

Janey Way Memories: Remembering My Grandmother

When I was growing up on Janey Way in the 1950s and ’60s, I spent a lot of time at my grandmother’s house on 52nd Street and 14th Avenue.  We were there for all the big holidays:  Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve

Local gym hosted “Totally Rad” 80s-themed spin-a-thons to help Jesuit and St. Francis students raise money for blood cancer

On Saturday, April 25 and Saturday May 2, California Family Fitness hosted two “totally rad” 1980s themed ride-a-thons to help Jesuit and St. Francis High School students, Maverick Kuhn and Abby Fitzgerald, raise funds for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

Walk On the Wildside returns to Freeport on May 16

Join Regional San and its partners for the 20th annual Walk On the Wildside. This free, family-oriented day in the country includes lively entertainment and up-close views of many wildlife species. This event celebrates International Migratory Bird Day, Endangered Species


Send your event announcement for consideration to: editor@valcomnews.com at least two weeks prior to publication. April April is Poetry Month Perez and Mondinga with the Puppet Company @ McKinley (Family/All Ages) April 17: Starting at 3:30 p.m., celebrate Día de

Children’s bereavement art group celebrates 30 years of service

The Children’s Bereavement Art Group is celebrating its 30th anniversary, providing children between the ages of 4 and 17 a safe and creative place in which to express their grief over the death of a loved one. Through this group,

Valley Community Newspapers sales manager leaves legacy

Valley Community Newspapers sales manager Patricia (Patty) Colmer, of Sacramento, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 2 after a tough, eight-month battle with cancer. Patty was a loving wife, aunt, great aunt, auntie, second mother, friend and sister. Born on Oct.

Janey Way Memories #109: My Most Memorable Janey Way Thanksgiving

With Thanksgiving coming next week, I harken back to the many wonderful Thanksgiving celebrations I experienced on Janey Way. One in particular stands out. In October of 1971, I returned home after a 2-year hitch in the U. S. Army.

African American WW2 vets from Pocket celebrate 66 years of marriage

Joe and Odessa Marshall both turned 90 years old this last spring and have been married for 66 years. While they both served in the military, they didn’t meet each other until a few years after the end of World

Janey Way Memories No. 88: Remembering My Father

With Father’s Day approaching, I want to take the time to share some memories of my father, Martin Relles Sr., who inspired me in ways I can’t overestimate. Dad was born in 1915 in Chicago, but soon moved to Sacramento

El Camino alum launches new career, publishes first novel

Annie Laurie Cechini was a sullen seventh-grader when she swore she would never write again after sharing a creation that caused her classmates to laugh. She wasn’t trying to be funny.