The Mercedes A-Class F-Cell is hydrogen powered meaning no harmful gasses are emitted when driving the vehicle. This F-Cell probably just stopped in to to refuel at the Hydrogen Fueling Station at the California Fuel Cell Partnership on Industrial Boulevard in West Sacramento.
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
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Monday, August 30, 2010
I think this metal and glass lawn sculpture is amazing..stainless steel bowls and martini glasses make up the decorative elements, and some recycled pipes and fittings hold it all together. It stands about 6 feet tall and I'm sure it must make some interesting sounds when the wind blows.
Sunday, August 29, 2010
Friday, August 27, 2010
Thursday, August 26, 2010
Alkali Flat (named for the crusted alkali deposits left in vernal pools after seasonal flooding) is the oldest remaining neighborhood in Sacramento. The neighborhood was born in 1852 after the great fire of Sacramento. For more info on the Alkali Flat Neighborhood see http://www.saclibrary.org/?pageId=1130
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
The folks living in the old Elkhorn Village area of West Sacramento are thrilled about the repairs on the gutters, sidewalks and curbs. Hopefully the streets will also be scheduled for repaving soon..riding a bicycle is a pretty dangerous undertaking for young kids and seniors in the condition they are right now. See photo below.
Monday, August 23, 2010
Sunday, August 22, 2010
Wicked West Pizza & BBQ is hosting a Job Fair on September 11, 2010 from 1 to 4 PM at their new facility in the Jefferson Plaza Retail Center. Be sure and share the info with those that are looking for employment!
Saturday, August 21, 2010
Thank you Sarah Sieck for sharing this great pix of her Jr. Raider in full gear! See this website for more information on the River City Jr. Raiders Youth Football in West Sacramento. http://rcjrfootball.com/homepage.html
Friday, August 20, 2010
Friday Night Fun for kids of all ages at the West Sacramento Rec Center. Movie starts at sundown this evening and is free to all Rec Center Pass Holders. For non-pass holders Adults: $5.00/Students $3.50. For more info see www.westsacfun.org
Thursday, August 19, 2010
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Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Monday, August 16, 2010
According to a City of Sacramento Press Release dated July 2010, nearly 1,700 people responded to the Sacramento River Crossing Alternatives Study. Of those responding, 1,035 said they live in Sacramento, while 409 identified themselves as West Sacramento. Seventy six percent of respondents believe new options for crossing the Sacramento River between Sacramento and West Sacramento are ”very important” or “important.
Sunday, August 15, 2010
One of our earliest accounts of the Sacramento River is from Spanish sea captain Gabriel Moraga, who sailed up the river in 1808. This Sacramento River Exploration Plaque is mounted on the Tony's Place Restaurant building that sits at the intersection of Market and Bridge Streets in Walnut Grove.
Saturday, August 14, 2010
Of all the new home designs and styles in West Sacramento..I like the Spanish Style in this development the best. These folks have done a great job in adding landscape and design accents to show off the best of the architectural elements.
Friday, August 13, 2010
Lola is a Dodgue De Bordeaux, also known as a French Mastiff and a Bordeaux Bulldog. She and her human were customers at the Janet Drive Garage Sale last weekend. Lola wasn't thrilled about having her picture taken but she stood patiently while I ran to get my camera.
Thursday, August 12, 2010
We went to visit our good friends Carolyn and Tom Sisson last week and as usual I became mesmerized by all of Carolyn's treasures. Trivia: Those baby shoes once belonged to long time Broderick resident Ethel Reynolds. Ethel and Norm Reynolds were old friends of the Norton family and they lived in one of the old Victorians on 3rd Street in Broderick.... If you read the pages from the past in the News-Ledger you will find lots of interesting anecdotes concerning the Reynolds and Norton families.
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Poquito Park has been adopted by her neighbor. Valencia has been removing the weeds and raking the gravel for some time and now has planted a lovely garden in memory of her grandmother. Valencia says "...Memorial Garden is dedicated to my late Grandmother Alice Docker who died last August 3, 2009. Some cactus plants were her's from Santa Barbara. All the rocks were donated by my friend Janet that lives only 2 houses away, she also donated some cactus. My best friend Marsha, donated a lot of the plants too. I hope people in the neighborhood will enjoy the park now, and maybe leave a plant in someone's memory and I will plant it. Maybe someone else will enjoying making our park look better and start planting plants on the other side too."
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Last weekend there were garage sales all over West Sacramento..including our neighborhood. Natalie and Jerry organized our group and we had a great time... we made a little money that will go to our "Rock Band" Fund.....Hal sold his "Tropicial" punch and donated his profits to the cause too.
Monday, August 9, 2010
The Piroshkies at the annual Holy Cross Festival were fantastic....the line was always long, but they were so worth the wait. Many folks enjoyed getting a Mariposa painted on their cheeks including our Maya and the lady at the Margarita Stand. We also had a great performance by the hula dancers and in the bottom photo we caught Cliff and Ramona dancing to the great music by"Midnight Players"!
Sunday, August 8, 2010
Saturday, August 7, 2010
Thank you photographer Keith Slagerman for sharing this beautiful shot of the sun setting over the deep water channel. You can find more of Keith's beautiful works of art at this website: http://www.slagermanphoto.com/
Friday, August 6, 2010
West Sacramento Photo of the Day celebrated our 3 year anniversary and 1110 posts on August 5, 2010. Some folks asked "won't you run out of things to photograph in West Sacramento?"...well..they were so wrong! Things just keep getting better and more interesting in our city every day! Debbie and Barbara say thanks again to all our readers, contributors and commentators!
Located on Gateway Dr.and Sansome Streets, Southport Gateway Park covers 2.5 acres and features a playground, sheltered picnic area that can be reserved for private parties, a turf area for athletic fields and walking paths.
Thursday, August 5, 2010
These vacant lots on Quail are waiting for construction to begin on new homes..in the meantime the Regional Water Quality Control Board requires the contractor to provide for effective drainage of storm water to prevent erosion and sediment run off into the gutters.
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
A closeup shot of our wonderful old I Street Bridge...The 3,150 ton swing span is the heaviest in the United States and was the heaviest in the world when the bridge was built in 1911. The upper deck of the bridge carries automobiles and the lower deck carries trains.
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
The top photo was shot while driving over the Pioneer Bridge and lower photos were shot from the corner of S. River Road and Riske Lane. The Bridge District Infrastructure project includes "new roadway segments and supporting utilities - sewer(Pump Station Project), water, storm drainage, and commercial utilities - for the area bounded by Tower Bridge Gateway to the north and northwest, US50/Business 80 to the south and southwest, and the Sacramento River to the east."
Monday, August 2, 2010
Maquilli Tonatiuh Aztec Dancers performed at the Xilonen (she-lon-en) "Fiesta del Maiz" at Southside Park last weekend. The tribal elder above was seated in a place of honor during the ceremonial dances. She explained to me the festival was in honor of the young women dancers below dressed in white.