In honor or Robynn's kindness and generosity in helping others, her friends and family are sponsoring The First Annual Robynn Goodell Memorial Bake Sale/ Blood Drive on Tuesday, June 2nd from 2:00-6:00 PM. Our Lady of Grace School, Linden Avenue, West Sacramento Blood drive in gym, other activities outside.
http://www.bloodsource.org/locations.aspx# for directions
Sunday, May 31, 2009
Saturday, May 30, 2009
While pruning our mulberry tree last weekend the guys rescued this robins' nest. They know I'm kind of sentimental about our yard friends, so Kurt trimmed the limbs around the nest and brought it to me. I know she doesn't come back to reuse her nest but I'll keep it in case she or her peeps want to stop by and visit now and then.
Trivia: Only 40 percent of American robins’ nests successfully produce young, according to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Females build the nest from the inside out, pressing dead grass and twigs into a cup shape using the wrist of one wing. Other materials include paper, feathers, rootlets, or moss in addition to grass and twigs. Once the cup is formed, she reinforces the nest using soft mud gathered from worm castings to make a heavy, sturdy nest. She then lines the nest with fine dry grass. The finished nest is 6-8 inches across and 3-6 inches high.
Friday, May 29, 2009
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
BalloonsAreUp.com in West Sacramento-feature Balloon Bouquets for every occasion. You can order online or by phone at (866) 340-1268.
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
The circular shaped building that now functions as the Casa Mobile clubhouse and park office was once part of the old Capitol Sky Park airport. Jo, the park manager, gave me a tour of the old terminal building and said they have many photos dating back to the 1950's when the airport was still in use.
Monday, May 25, 2009
Sunday, May 24, 2009
Saturday, May 23, 2009
Friday, May 22, 2009
Debbie Norton Johnson's great uncle Almer Norton is in the back row, 2nd from the left. Almer's Sacramento High basketball team were the league champions in 1912-13. The Norton kids (Bill, Ray, Frank, Almer, and Doris) all grew up in the old Broderick neighborhood. Since there was no high school in the town of Washington students chose to attend either Sacramento High or Woodland High. Many chose Sac High because it was easier to walk to school
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Hal is working hard to earn money to help pay for his ticket to the Dolphin Discovery Adventure during our family trip to Mexico this summer. His mom says that he had already earned $6.00 during the grand opening of his Kool-Aid stand.
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
West Sacramento's new Rec Center has three new pools that are open and ready for kids of all ages to enjoy the splash and water slides of this great family water park. Don't forget to try out one of the water aerobics classes the City is offering!
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
The UCD Whole Earth Festival food vendors offer temporary loan of dishes, utensils and mugs for a small deposit. When you are done eating, you can return your items and get your money back.
Neeta's Henna Tattoo booth was a popular spot for fair goers. Though henna has been used for body art and hair dye since the Bronze Age, henna has had a recent renaissance in body art due to improvements in cultivation and processing.
Monday, May 18, 2009
Sunday, May 17, 2009
The Todd Taylor tasting room at the Old Sugar Factory in Clarksburg had these beautiful grape vines displayed in their tasting room. It was the consensus of our tasting group that the Tempranillo and Primitivo were superb! They also had homemade chocolate chip cookies for our under-age tasters.
Saturday, May 16, 2009
Friday, May 15, 2009
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Darcy Hargrove is a Certified Pilates instructor, teaching locally at the West Sacramento Recreation Center and through The Centered Self which offers group and individual instruction. See the links below for class information at both locations:
Parks and Recreation Department
The Centered Self
Monday, May 11, 2009
Sunday, May 10, 2009
Tandoori Mixed Grill at Pooja - yum! Christy and Kurt recommend that everyone should try Pooja Indian Grill in West Sacramento.
According to their website the restaurant specialties are Tandoori dishes and Chicken Tikka, made in authentic tandoori oven. In addition, a full service bar is also available.
POOJA INDIAN GRILL
1223 Merkley Ave
West Sacramento, CA 95691
Saturday, May 9, 2009
Friday, May 8, 2009
When I was a kid, spring time always meant time for digging out my roller skates. You remember the old fashioned kind that fit over your shoes and had to be adjusted with a skate key that we would wear on a string around our neck. Just when we would get up a head-of-steam my skate would come loose and fall off my shoe and I would tumble face first into the street. In the old days, West Sacramento didn't have any parks and the only playgrounds were at the schools, so we would skate over to the high school and race on the tennis courts.
See City Skates a memory by Amy Kenneley
2009 Komen Sacramento Race for the Cure is Saturday, May 9thRegister Online Today!
Thursday, May 7, 2009
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
95605 celebrates Cinco de Mayo- Photo by Christy
Interior photo by Lexi -Longwinded Haiku
Looking for some great Mexican Food to enjoy on Cinco de Mayo??--how about a stop at Shorty's La Amistad Cafe on Jefferson Boulevard on the way to Clarksburg. Shorty's was rebuilt a couple of years ago after the previous building burned down...we were so glad when the new cafe opened!
Monday, May 4, 2009
Sunday, May 3, 2009
On their semi-regular pub crawl, this group of 30 folks from West Sacramento made a stop at the Moose Lodge for Taco Night. They hired a limo bus to drive them around town to visit bars and restaurants in the area. After this stop, they went on to the Goose Club, Elkhorn Station, Jazzy Blues Cafe, Tsuki Sushi then the Streets of London.
Saturday, May 2, 2009
Friday, May 1, 2009
California State Capitol bathed in Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness.