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.

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.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Zàijiàn To Kings Restaurant On West Capitol Avenue

We gathered with old friends to say goodbye to a West Sacramento landmark last night. Kings Restaurant will be serving up their last Dim Sum brunch this Sunday. The 94 year old owner and chef, Mr. Lam, is retiring and his local celebrity server Jennifer will be taking an extended vacation to visit her family in Hong Kong.  Will sure miss their Bao and old school chow main. Photo by Barbara Linker. See this link for a previous post about Kings.

Sacramento Bee OCTOBER 25, 2017 12:03 PM King’s Restaurant, the West Sacramento eatery specializing in dim sum and with roots dating back to 1960, will close its doors at the close of business on Sunday. For decades, the restaurant at 1500 W. Capitol Ave. has been run by China native Chew Lam. Jennifer Dong, a 33-year-employee, said Wednesday that Lam is finally ready to retire. She said he will turn 94 next month. “It’s about time to retire, right?” said Dong, who said she will return to Hong Kong after the restaurant closes.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

River City Big Band at Dave's Pumpkin Patch today

These members of the River City High School Big Band performed for the folks at Dave Vierra's  Pumpkin Patch today. The weather was warm but the music was really cool!

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Wide Open Walls Mural Project in Sacramento

Christy Jourdan shot this remarkable photo of her niece Maya Johnson under the Wide Open Walls mural at 28th & R Streets in Sacramento.

New York magazine had this to say. "Just an hour from the hills of San Francisco or the vineyards of the Napa Valley, Sacramento is now a must-visit destination for those seeking a phenomenal, world-class street art scene. Even a day trip from either of those California landmarks will leave you feeling...WOW. So, do yourself a favor and take in the beauty of the new Wide Open Walls of Sacramento. What are you waiting for?"

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Celebrating Nat's 89th Birthday

Longtime friend and resident of West Sacramento, Nat Lopez celebrated her 89th Birthday today at the Espanol restaurant in Sacramento. Celebrating with Nat were 40 friends from her YMCA water exercise class.

Friday, September 1, 2017

Replacing the Past

A film about Sacramento's Redevelopment History.  This film made me sad and perhaps explains one of the reasons I decided to start this photoblog and capture some of the flavor of West Sacramento in transition.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

National Night Out August 1,2017 West Sacramento

Mayor Christopher Cabaldon stopped by the 2017 Night Out event at Bo & Bonnie VonHoffman's house on Meadow Road this year.  With a great BBQ, kids water slide, classic cars and DJ Music, Bo and his team of volunteers always make this night a fun time for the neighbors and his family and friends.