Tina Marie Villanueva Blessing
July 12, 1974 - November 5, 2016
Published in the Sacramento Bee November 20, 2016
Colleen Parkinson sent us the great pix! "These photographs were found among my aunt Dorothy Parkinson's memorabilia. I hope you can use them. The Parkinson family were pioneers in Washington Township, later called Broderick (as you know)."
The lower photo identifies her ancestors in the group photo. According to the timeline posted by the San Pedro Association "In 1861- The Monument Bend School opened, five miles upriver from Washington. There was severe flooding this year, with water over eight feet deep in much of the town."
The 94th Annual San Pedro Festa (Portuguese Picnic) is this weekend in Bryte/West Sacramento. Pictured are this year’s Festa Queens - Senior Queen Julyana Lara, daughter of Michael and Frances Lara. Baby Queen Jessenia Velez, daughter of John and Eyvette Velez. Both are the granddaughters of Daniel and Christina Velez of West Sacramento.
Join us at San Pedro Park (708 N. Hobson Avenue ) for live music, auctions, bingo, traditional foods.
Saturday June 25th from 5-9 pm. Sunday June 26 the festivities start with Mass at 9:00 am at Holy Cross Church. After mass the annual procession from the Church to the Park will mark the opening of the event from 11 am to 5 pm.
The landscapers were hard at work today at the new Joseph (Joey) Lopes Neighborhood Park on Sycamore Avenue in West Sacramento. The crew was busy digging and planting "millions" of beautiful drought tolerant shrubs, plants and trees and said they expect to lay the bark tomorrow. The huge park design is really quite fabulous with an art installation yet to come by nationally known artist Michael Clapper of Denver, Colorado. I'm sure it would please our old friend Joey Lopes!
The new playground structure at located at 2950 Linden Road is now complete and it looks great! The park remodel was designed by Miracle Play Systems and was partially funded with donations raised by Bridgeway Play, a citizens group in West Sacramento.
River City High School relocated in 2009 to the beautiful new campus located on Jefferson Boulevard and Linden Avenue. Seems such a shame that the City of West Sacramento and Washington Unified School district can't get together to turn these fields into a sports complex/baseball park to benefit the kids in our City.
We stopped at the Urban Farm Stand on Lake Washington Boulevard this morning to purchase some beautiful fresh harvest veggies. There are 3 farms located behind the stand in the lot next door to the fire station. They plan to be there selling their fresh product on Sunday mornings at 10:00 AM. These farmers are affiliated with the Center for Land Based Learning's Urban Farm program.