Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Kristina Vinson talks about the West Sacramento 9/11 Memorial

Kristina Vinson talks about the West Sacramento 9/11 memorial that was started by her father, John Vinson. She plans to take over the memorial project, which includes thousands of flags representing lives lost on Sept. 11, 2001, from her father. https://www.sacbee.com/news/local/article218158050.html

Monday, August 13, 2018

Art in the Washington District

A cool temporary mural dresses up the old City-owned garage on 5th and C Street to promote public art in the Washington District. We love it and are excited to see what public art is coming in the future.





Saturday, July 28, 2018

Rest in Peace Josephine A. "Josie" Andre



Josephine A. "Josie" (DeAnda) Andre, loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, passed away peacefully with friends and family at her side in Sacramento, July 24, 2018, at the age of 81. Funeral services will be held Friday, Aug. 3, at 11 a.m. in the chapel at St. Mary's Cemetery (6509 Fruitridge Road, Sacramento). A reception will follow. Born on Aug. 9, 1936, Josie was one of 10 children born to Martin and Josephine DeAnda. Preceded in death by her beloved husband, Bob, and brother, Ray, she is survived by brothers Raul, Felix, Frank, Martin, John and Dan DeAnda, and sisters Julia Perry and Yolanda Sturges. Married to Robert L. Andre for 56 years, she is survived by two children, Denise M. Andre and Robert S. Andre, and was a loving grandmother to Aaron Burt, Lauren Reinnoldt, Alexandra Reinnoldt, Alyse Andre, Cole Andre, and great-grandmother to Madison Burt and Dillon Burt. Josie devoted her life to her family and friends, always putting others before her. She loved to cook and bring everyone together at the table. She found joy in simple pleasures; camping with family, traveling, and volunteering. She enjoyed decorating and was always very fashionable. She was, in fact, younger than her years. She had a successful career of 34 years as the Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent for the Washington Unified School District. She volunteered her time to Mercy Guild, Casa De Los Ninos, and Soroptimist International West Sacramento and Sacramento. Thank you for blessing us with a lifetime of tenderness and love. You continue to live on in our hearts. Published in The Sacramento Bee on July 28, 2018

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Meanwhile on 3rd Street..good times!

By the tracks in old Broderick: La Crosta’s signage is up and this little neighborhood was jumping today with guitar sounds coming from Stone Music, Edible Pedal selling bikes, Ray Mata clipping and shaving, and the best peach ice cream in town being eaten by my girls at Devil May Care..hot summer in our little City.



















Saturday, July 21, 2018

Donn Tuttle Music Scholarship Fundraiser

A Fundraiser for the Donn Tuttle Memorial Music 🎵 Scholarship Fund at River City High School was held at the West Sacramento VFW tonight. Cindy Tuttle and the Pocket Silks entertained the crowd and they were amazing!  Kudos to Christy Jourdan event organizer. Special thanks to Dave Herzog and Rudy Martinez for their generous donations to support musical education.



























Thursday, July 19, 2018

Thursday night Trivia at the West Sac VFW

Good fun and great dinners at Thursday Trivia night. John Silveira is our Trivialogist and he is great. 

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Tony Marvelli, River City High School Band Director is heading south...

Students, colleagues, friends and family gathered at the Streets of London patio to say goodbye to Tony Marvelli, River City High School Band Director. Tony has accepted a position at Toby Johnson Middle School in Elk Grove. Tony also plays Trumpet in the eight piece funk and soul group called Joy and Madness. http://joyandmadness.com/

Monday, April 9, 2018

Tree Hugger

The giant "Teddy Bear" was hanging in a tree on the 16th Street freeway exit last Friday..I was stopped at the light and looked to my left and saw that poor fella.


Friday, March 23, 2018

"Subtile" Shimmering on the Sacramento River

"Subtile" created by Czech artist Federico Diaz.  This kinetic sculpture shimmers and shakes along the river bank in West Sacramento and is coated with more than 34,000 stainless steel disks. It measures 26 feet long, 20 feet high and 6 feet wide.  While I stood mesmerized by this beautiful art piece,  the wind came up and the sculpture's sound and movement reminded me of the Quaking Aspens we loved when I was a kid growing up in Idaho. Take a walk on the river walk soon...

Friday, March 16, 2018

Culinary Arts and Farm to Fork Education (CAFFE) in West Sacramento

The Beginning and Advanced Culinary Classes served brunch today at the Bryte Garden Cafe.  The presentation was beautiful, the service was excellent and the food was delicious.  It was great to meet the students and the folks who supervise this career training program for Washington Unified School District: Cheryle Sutton Culinary Instructor, Renee Collins Director of College and Career Readiness and Andy Parsons Assistant Superintendent Educational Services. For more information check out their website CAFFE.


Monday, March 5, 2018

Wide Open Walls Mural Celebrates Lady Bird


The" Lady Bird" mural created by visual artist Maren Conrad is located at 16th and I streets in Sacramento.  It was finished just in time to celebrate Greta Gerwig's Academy Award Nomination for her locally filmed movie Lady Bird. Thank you Christy and Maya for dashing over to get this photo for us before our family Red Carpet Gala Party.
Read more about the Wide Open Walls project.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Record Hail Storm hits Sacramento yesterday

It may look like snow but it was actually a deluge of hail that hit the Sacramento area.
This was the scene on the Blessing's patio yesterday afternoon.



Thursday, February 1, 2018

Classic Hot Road at Bloom's Garage

Cindy Garrison-Smith shared this great photo. Bloom's Garage is located on the corner of Jefferson Boulevard and Harmon Road.. It is beautiful Cindy, thanks! 


Sunday, January 28, 2018

Celebrating Lady Bird

Thanks Steve Ruland for sharing his photo congratulating Sacramento local Greta Gerwig. Her highly successful movie “Lady Bird” was filmed in and around the Sacramento area.
Ruland’s Used Office Furnishings is located on North 12th Street and we always enjoy seeing his messages painted on his bovine RUOFS.