Many thanks to Florene Kunder for sending us her Skywatch photo.
"This is the first time in years for excellent skywatching. After a very long drought, we've had some welcome rains, but not the destructive stormy type. If I had the time I could take pictures all day long! After a day of sunshine, following days of rain, we had this message from the heavens that more rain was coming..... and it did."
Saturday, February 28, 2009
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Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Metal Mariachis welcome visitors in West Sacramento.
Trivia: Mariachi music became the symbol of the Mexican Revolution (1910-1920) because it represented the Mexican’s national spirit or the Spanish-indigenous blood of Mexican ethnicity. The mariachi tradition has been extensively influenced from Mexico to the United States, Argentina and Colombia.
Monday, February 23, 2009
Serving as Celebrity Judges for the West Sacramento Moose Lodge 1st Annual Chili Cook-Off last Saturday were Mayor Christopher Cabaldon, Chili-Gourmet Heather Stewart Capel and Chef Vincente Ortiz.
The Judges selected Deborah Evenson (left) as this years winner, pictured here with event Chairman Maureen Stewart (right). Deborah said her secret is that she cooks the beans for two days.
Sunday, February 22, 2009
This photo of the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament dome and spires was taken from the parking garage on the Hyatt Hotel on 12th and K Street. Italian Rennaissance Architectural Style, the outer Dome height is 175 ft and the tallest Spire height is 215 ft.
Saturday, February 21, 2009
Friday, February 20, 2009
A creative solution to collect the butts of those folks who still choose to puff away.
Trivia: Are cigarette butts litter? Absolutely! But unlike paper products they’re not biodegradable. Nearly all cigarette filters are composed of a bundle of 12,000 plastic-like cellulose acetate fibers. It can take years, in some cases up to fifteen, for the fibers to decay into a plastic powder that can’t be seen. As they do their deadly cargo is released.
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Tom Rigney and Flambeau performed at the West Sacramento Moose Lodge Cajun-Zydeco Dance Party last Sunday afternoon. Flambeau will be back in this area performing at the Sacramento Jazz Jubilee, Memorial Day Weekend, May 22-25, 2009
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Cathy and Marv sent this beautiful Baja sunrise over the Bay of Conception. (Bahia de Conception). Cathy reports more folks from West Sacramento have joined them to vacation in Mulege this year. The mild winter climate is great for retirees.
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
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Monday, February 16, 2009
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Friday, February 13, 2009
The "Xtracycle Radish". According to the manufacturer's website "Her mother was a trucker, her father was a beach cruiser. We call her...Radish." I see a lot of different brands and styles of bikes on campus but this one looks very functional for transporting groceries and packages. Retails for about $1200.
Trivia: Davis, already the nation's most bike-friendly city, will welcome Stage 1 of the Amgen Tour of California Feb. 15. The city is one of 16 host cities of this year's professional cycling event, which will feature Lance Armstrong in his first U.S. race after a three-year hiatus. The 750-mile race starts in Sacramento on Feb. 14 and ends in Escondido on Feb. 22.
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Tread Mills and Elliptical Trainers in the West Sacramento Recreation Center.
Elliptical trainers offer a non-impact cardiovascular workout that can vary from light to high intensity based on the resistance preference set by the user. Be sure and take your headphones and tune in to the flat screen TV's hanging in the area.
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
The new West Sacramento Recreation Center Day Care facility is fun and colorful with some of the fun furnishings from Ikea in West Sacramento. Maya loves the new day care and calls it her school.
"The childcare room is available for ages 6 months to 12 years of age. The current hours are listed on the City website. Prices are $2 per child/visit OR 10 punch pass for $18 OR 20 punch pass for $36."
Monday, February 9, 2009
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Wednesday, February 4, 2009
While I was getting my hair cut today, they were putting up a new sign at Beverly's "Never Just Haircuts". The stylists at Beverly's are really talented and friendly. Most of the folks in our Babe's Bunco go to Vatsana, a great barber, stylist and colorist.