Wednesday, April 23, 2014

TLC @ Raley's in West Sacramento

Linda O. takes a moment to clean this candy display with a toothbrush. That's dedication! Linda has worked for Raley's since 1987. She's worked in stores in Woodland, Sacramento, and our West Sacramento store, which is almost done with it's latest renovation. We love our local Raley's, especially all the long-time employees like Linda that take such good care of us!
Photo by Christy Jourdan

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

The Eatery in West Sacramento

We are so sad to hear The Eatery in Southport Town Center has closed their doors. Owners Jess Milbourn and Monda Korich-Milbourn did such a great job providing a unique dining experience for us in West Sacramento and we are very sad to see them go.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Third Strike Cafe Coming Soon

We drove by the new Third Strike Cafe located at 630 3rd Street. I shot this photo from the street as we drove by this morning, but it looks like it will be a cafe with a cool beer garden, and it is just a short walk from Raley Field.

This update comes from Janice Orr:

"I just wanted to thank you for posting the photo of the new Third Strike Cafe. It was my grandparents home and my dad has been working tirelessly to transform it into a coffee shop and plans to offer homemade smoked meats and rice dishes (family recipes) for the lunch crowd or hungry River Cats fans.  Lots of blood, sweat and tears went into the place and seeing your blog post brought a happy tear to my eye. I live in St. Louis, MO, so have not been home to see the coffee shop since last summer. I'm planning a trip this June and can't wait to see it finally finished.  Thanks again and I hope you enjoy the newest addition to the neighborhood!"

Friday, April 4, 2014

Project Prevention 5th Annual Yolo Fashion Show

Student volunteers did a fantastic job modeling sustainable designs by Timothy Westbrook and Alexis Rose (lower photo right) who brought their genius and generosity to West Sacramento last night.  The Annual YCAA Fashion Show fundraiser was held at the City Hall Galleria and there was a packed house. Other high points of the evening was a performance by the Syncopated Sea Monkeys from River City High School and a live auction for a week stay in Puerto Vallarta, donated by Wes and Jolaine Beers.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Retail Center - 1600 Sacramento Avenue

This small strip center across the street from Emma's at 1600 Sacramento Avenue doesn't seem to have any vacancy problems.  From the left there is a Market & Deli, Cigarette Mart, Cash4Gold, Ray's Barber Shop and a Pizza Place. 

Remembering Luanne the Face Painter

Today I was remembering a Funderland outing with our friends the Linkers.  Their grandaughter Keira loves to have her face painted and she was a regular customer there.  Luanne was the very sweet women who painted the faces of many children and she passed away July 13, 2011.  Funderland has a memorial on their website for Luanne.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

On the hunt!

This beautiful White Tailed Kite was perched high in our neighbor's tree this afternoon. Many of the North American kites have an eye color that is some shade of red. The White-tailed Kite has a similar hunting strategy and prey preference as the American Kestrel.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Mercado Loco comes to West Sacramento

We stopped in to see the new Mercado Loco on West Capitol Avenue yesterday.  The Mexican food store features a great meat market (carniceria), produce aisle and bakery (panaderia).

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Vierra Farm's Produce at Raley's

We stopped by Raley's Market this afternoon and we were greeted with this sign advertising butternut squash from Vierra Farms in West Sacramento. It was delicious!

Monday, January 20, 2014

The Tower Bridge

Beautiful black white shots of our wonderful Tower Bridge from the West Sacramento approach.  Thank you Jake Buck for sharing these great pics on our photo blog.

Iron Art at The Ironworks

Thank you Jake Buck for sharing this beautiful black and white shot
of the art piece in the Ironworks subdivision.

Monday, December 23, 2013

Bike Dog Brewing Company

We stopped into Bike Dog Brewing Company this afternoon to buy some hats and T-shirts for Christmas presents and had the pleasure of meeting the brewmaster AJ Tendick.  We tried the Pale Ale Mosaic today and if was fabulous!  Their new growlers will be available to purchase on New Year's Eve to take home your favorite brew.