Wednesday, January 21, 2015

The Bryte on the river circa 1930!

Thank you Linda Balakin Boerlin for sharing this great photo of her dad and his buddies...The Bryte Boys were Al Beebe, George Kristoff, Bill Balakin, George Roberti, Mike Karakos and Walt Roberti. Linda is not sure of the date but her dad Bill was born in 1921.  She estimates they were teens in this photo so mid to late 1930's.   

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Cemex Rubble Pile

The demolition is complete...all that remains of the old Cemex Cement Plant is a pile of cement rubble.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Saint Barbara Club of Sacramento

We went to the Saint Barbara Club of Sacramento's Annual meeting today.  From left to right Barbara, Barbara, Barbara, Barbara, Barbara, Barbara, etc. etc...If your name is Barbara, you are invited to attend next year on the first Sunday of December.  Many thanks to Barbara Davis (center) for hosting us!

Thursday, December 4, 2014

15 Can Challenge

Today we dropped off our 15 cans and $630 collected from JMHS class of 64 to support the West Sacramento Christmas Basket Project. Helena Helmold (center) is the coordinator of the West Sacramento Christmas Basket Project. Every year she and her band of angels collect and distribute food and toys to many families in our community. The Project doesn't have a confirmed site for this year's sorting and distribution and are hoping to hear soon so they can spread the word. Last year Frank Ramos & Company allowed the Project to setup in one of their vacant warehouse spaces in the Port area...If you know of someone who can help with donating a space this Christmas please spread the word.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Finishing touches on the Mike McGowan Bridge

The Mike McGowan Bridge will be 615 feet long and approximately 80 feet wide and is expected to be completed by end of 2014.  Linking South River Road across the Barge Canal, our new bridge will help alleviate traffic on Jefferson Boulevard, adding a third connection between the north and south sides of town.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Silo Demolition in Progress

The progress is slow but steady in the demolition of the old Cemex Cement storage silos on South River in West Sacramento.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

RIP Goose Club (1987 to 2014)

The Goose Club on Jefferson Boulevard closed this week.  A local hangout for many years, most recently it was owned and operated by Carl Zagar and his son Joe.  Many will remember when it started out as pizza and beer joint in the 1960's (some say in the 1950's) then later became the Wild Goose. Carl and his wife Judy bought the business back in 1987 and we have great memories of meeting up with friends to play pool and shuffle board there.  We look forward to the grand opening of the new West Sacramento Sports Bar and Grill in this memory filled building! 

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Goodbye to the Old Cemex Silos

These old silos at the Cemex cement plant on South River Road are now being  torn down as part of the continuing redevelopment of the riverbank area. See more at the Business Journal.
Photo by Barbara Smith (2008)

Saturday, October 11, 2014

#Westsacbestsac- You know it is!!!

Less than 1000 feet separates the City of West Sacramento from Sacramento, the Capital City of California, the greatest State in the USA! #westsacbestsac

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Spirit Halloween Store in West Sacramento

You can find all your Ghoulish needs in one place this Halloween.  Maya and I stopped by the Spirit Halloween Store in the Southport Town Center today to look at their costume selection. #spirithalloween has a great selection for kids of all ages!

Friday, October 3, 2014

The TBD Fest Riverfront Street in West Sacramento

The lineup and the weather looks to be a fantastic combination for music lovers attending TBD Fest this weekend (October 3,4,5).  Bringing 3 days days of Music, Design, Food and Ideas to West Sacramento's Bridge District,  it was previously know as the Launch festival. The name was changed to TBD Fest when it moved from Sacramento to West Sacramento. Find them on Facebook.
(Published on Jul 8, 2014) October 3rd - 5th w/ performances by Justice (DJ Set), Blondie, Moby (DJ Set), Empire of the Sun, Explosions in the Sky, Dillon Francis, Kurt Vile & The Violators, MS MR, Gramatik, Deltron 3030 and more. This video was designed to get you stoked. Share the awesomeness.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Dickey's Barbecue Pit Grand Opening this Thursday

Stop by the new Dickey's BBQ on Thursday for their Grand Opening at Southport Town Center. The first 50 guests will get a free gift card and the first 100 guests will get a free cup of tea & other Dickey's Goodies! On Saturday they will have $2.00 pulled pork sammies and more prizes.  On their sign it says that kids eat free on Sundays!  What a deal...

Monday, September 29, 2014

Vince's Restaurant and Bar in West Sacramento

We love the new menu at Vince's. The caricature drawing is the likeness of the restaurant founder Vince Frugoli. See more about Vince's.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Vavricka Gardens on 3rd Street

We saw this quaint garden with a booth for selling their products on 3rd Street just near the Third Strike Cafe.