Wednesday, December 28, 2011

RIP Lou Macias


Rest in peace Lou Macias. Luis entered into rest December 22, 2011 in Sacramento, CA. Beloved husband of the late Adelina Macias. Loving father of Ramona Van Sickle (Cliff), Steven Macias (Rosemary), Carolyn Winn (Jerry), Corine Orozco (Dennis), Rose Salandez (Anthony) & Chris Macias (Corinna). Dear brother of Tony Macias (Ida), Frances Trujillo (Nelson), Ignacio Macias, Eloy Macias (Belinda) & Nena Barrajas). Devoted grandfather of Yvette (Troy), Daniellia (Jeremy), Gabriela, Dennis, Jr. (Athena), Andrea, Angelina, Steven, Erika (Taylor), Vanessa, Aurelia, Christina, Cassandra & Carissa & great-grandfather of Kayla, Tyra, Ezekiel and Joseph (Coyote). Preceded in death by his daughter, Ruth Macias & his brother, Joe Macias. Dad started in the jewelry business with Werner's Jewelry on 15th & I in Sacramento. He and Adelina opened their own family business, Crest Jewelers, in West Sacramento 45 years ago. He was a proud member of the Loyal Order of Moose, Lodge #1762 of West Sacramento. Recitation of the Rosary will be held Thursday, December 29, 2011 at 7:00 P.M. at River Cities Funeral Chapel, 910 Soule St., West Sac. The Mass of Christian Burial will be offered Friday, December 30, 2011 at 10:00 A.M. at Holy Cross Catholic Church, 1321 Anna St., West Sac. Interment, St. Mary's Cemetery, Sacramento, CA. Published in The Sacramento Bee on December 28, 2011
See this previous post Lou's history and Crest Jewelers.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Christmas Gifts


Our puppy Juno made friends with Bailey while walking to the park on Christmas Day...... Bailey said her darling knitted scarf and hat were gifts from a relative from the UK. I love to knit and I think this is the cutest cap I've ever seen..

Monday, December 26, 2011

The Eyesore...


I have been walking our puppy around the neighborhood since last June and everyday I walk by this interesting unfinished project...my curiosity for what lies beneath that plywood is starting to get the best of me...I think it might be where a cable box should be installed..and I'm hoping it is not exposed electrical wires....

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Barky Ballidays To You!


Happy Holidays to you all! This is Juno's first Christmas and she is enjoying all the good smells coming from the kitchen this week. Here she sits patiently waiting for her morning Puparoni treat....

Saturday, December 24, 2011

The Traveling Postcard


Be sure to look for this curious art car when you are in the neighborhood of Yoshi's Jazz Club in San Francisco. This unique art piece sports an eclectic garden of flowers and fruits on the roof and scenes of San Francisco landmarks painted on the body. I think it is the most unusual automobile paint job that I have even seen. Thank you Denise Pennington for sharing this photo on the West Sacramento Photo of the Day.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

"Under The Sea" on N Street

David Garibaldi painted this beautiful "under the sea" mural on the front of an apartment building on N Street when he was just starting his journey to becoming a distinguished artist...according to a recent SNR interview, David painted the mural in an exchange with his landlord for two months rent.

Urban Wall Tattoos...


This Sacramento Midtown Mural Project on the American Market and Deli building on N Street was created by Shaun Turner and Dan Osterhoff.  SubMerge Music+Art+Lifestyle Magazine has a great map of a suggested Bike Mural Tour around the streets of Sacramento.

Monday, December 19, 2011

RIP Guybert "GL" Pierce

Guyburt 'GL' Pierce passed away peacefully at home with loved ones on Monday, December 12, 2011 after a valiant battle with cancer. GL was born May 24, 1947 in Sacramento, CA. GL was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his much-loved and devoted wife of 41 years, Janell, and his two children, Adam (Suzy) Pierce of Sacramento and Amy (Joshua) Costa of Alameda. 'Pappy' leaves behind his pride and joy - his five beautiful grandchildren, Ella and Jonny Pierce, Cecilia, Samuel and Miles Costa. GL is survived by several brothers and sisters-in-law, cousins, nieces and nephews. After being born in Sacramento and moving briefly to Merced, GL spent the majority of his life in West Sacramento, CA. A graduate of James Marshall High School, Guyburt took a few college courses and eventually began work for the phone company. He was a proud member of the Communications Workers of America. He retired from Pacific Bell in 1993. A talented artist, GL enjoyed drawing in his young life. He was always ready with a corny joke or humorous story for a friend or stranger. GL beamed when recounting the adventures and accomplishments of his children and grandchildren. He enjoyed traveling to many places including Japan, the Panama Canal, the Caribbean, Alaska and Hawaii with his 'beautiful Jan.' A car enthusiast, he enjoyed his many prized automobiles over the years including his Corvette, and completely rebuilt his 1956 Chevy truck.In accordance with his wishes, no memorial is scheduled and his ashes will be placed along the scenic California coast. The family wishes to thank the nurses, doctors and staff of Sutter General Hospital in Sacramento, CA. Remembrances may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
Published in The Sacramento Bee on December 18, 2011

Thursday, December 15, 2011

A dogs best friend is his human..


So if you are looking for a stocking stuffer for your canine companion, be sure to stop by Wild West Feed Pets and Supplies on West Capitol Avenue. Patrick assured me these delicious looking frosted cookies are made especially for dogs.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Gone but not forgotten...


This photo of the underpass leading to West Capitol Avenue from the Raley Field was shot last January during heavy rains...it was torn down to make way for the bridge district project.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

The Bridge District Project Update: 2007-2014


The photo above is from September 2007. It is so exciting for me to see how the project has developed over the years.

August 2010

November 15, 2011
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October 2014

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

The West Sacramento Veterans Day Parade




These great photos from the Veteran's Day Parade in West Sacramento were shot by Stuart Greenbaum, VP Public Relations/Brand Management at Eskaton. Many thanks to Debbie Reynolds. Administrator Eskaton Wilson Manor on Evergreen Avenue for sharing them on West Sacramento Photo of the Day.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

ATA Martial Arts of Southport

The ATA Martial Arts Studio in the Southport area of West Sacramento is owned by Mr. & Mrs. Jung of West Sacramento. Stop in any time to see them working with Tiny Tigers, juniors, teenagers, black belts and adults. From Taekwondo to ATA Fit, there is something for everyone! Check them out on Facebook and the web for more information. http://www.facebook.com/#!/ATASouthport

5 Little Pumpkins

Five little pumpkins sitting on a gate
The first one says, 'oh my it's getting late'
The second one says, 'there are witches in the air'
The third one says, 'but we don't care'
The fourth one says, 'let us run and run'
The fifth one says, 'I am ready for some fun!'
Oooooohhhh went the wind and out went the light!
And, five little pumpkins rolled out of sight!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Salute Veterans: Veterans Day Parade on November 11, 2011


Thank you Debbie Reynolds, Administrator of Eskaton Wilson Manor in West Sacramento, for sending this photo of the Day. Eskaton is sponsoring the Veterahttp://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gifns Day Parade in West Sacramento on November 11, 2011 at 2:00 PM. The Parade route: From Westmore Oaks Elementary School, 1100 Clarendon Road, left on to Meadow Road; right on Westacre Road; right onto Park Boulevard; left onto Stone Boulevard to Sam Combs Park with festivities immediately following at Sam Combs Park. You can find more information about the event on Facebook.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

RIP Eugene "Pops" Evenson


Born August 27, 1919 in North Dakota and a long time resident of West Sacramento Gene "Pops" Evenson passed away on October 8, 2011 at the age of 92. He met and married the love of his life Verna Jean Evenson during World War II, after a whirlwind 6 week courtship, and they were married for 62 years before her death in 2005. Gene and Verna were members of the West Sacramento Moose Lodge where we became friends 20 years ago. Gene was a master carpenter and worked many years at the California State Capitol. Gene was also a long-time volunteer at the Sacramento Jazz Jubilee and loved to dance the polka. He will be missed by many friends and family in West Sacramento.

EVENSON, Eugene Promoted into heaven on October 8, 2011 at age 92. He is now with his loving wife Verna after sharing 62 years of marriage. Eugene is survived by his children, Vernon (Deborah), Cindy (Jim), Hokey (Pat) and Gloria, 7 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Eugene was a 60 year member of Carpenters Local # 46 and a member of West Sacramento Moose Lodge # 1762. A Memorial Mass will be offered on Friday, October 14, 2011 at 11:00 A.M. at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 1066 26th Street Sacramento, CA. Reception to follow at West Sacramento Moose Lodge, 3142 Jefferson Blvd. In lieu of flowers donations preferred to St. Francis Church, the West Sacramento Moose Lodge or a charity of choice. Funeral arrangements entrusted to River Cities Funeral Chapel.
Published in The Sacramento Bee on October 12, 2011

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Airman Christina Vinson Proudly Serves


Thank you Lori Mathis for sharing this photo of Airman Christina Vinson. Christina is the daughter of John and Mary Vinson who erect the 9/11 memorial on Jefferson Boulevard. Read the Sacramento Bee feature on Patriot John Vinson here.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Remembering 9/11: We shall never forget them






Thank you to Rob Peffer for sharing his photos of the 9/11 Memorial on Jefferson Boulevard. John Vinson has been erecting the flag memorial every year since the first anniversary of September 11th, 2001.


Saturday, September 3, 2011

RIP Dick Smoot

SMOOT, Earl Richard 'Dick'
Jan. 7, 1924 - Aug. 28, 2011
Born in Bakersfield, CA., Dick spent his early years, to the sixth grade, on adventurous travels with his parents as migratory workers. He attended grade school in Portland, OR, Bakersfield and Orland, CA. He graduated from Orland High School, attended Santa Barbara State College, graduated with a BA in Industrial Arts Education from Chico State, and obtained his Masters from San Francisco State College. He served with the U.S. Army in WWII and became a teacher and Assistant Principal at River City High School.
Dick is survived by his beloved wife of 60 years, Sue; sons Douglas of Roseville; Mark of Dubai, and Scott of Sacramento; granddaughters Candace, Amy, and Erin of Cameron Park; sister Margorie of Yuba City; many nieces and nephews; and many wonderful and loving close friends.
Dick has requested no service except what may be at Odd Fellows Cemetery in Orland, CA. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Yolo Hospice.
Published in The Sacramento Bee from September 2 to September 3, 2011

Read more: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/sacbee/obituary.aspx?n=earl-richard-smoot-dick&pid=153401328#ixzz1WtvZp1K0

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Horse Shoes...sans shoes!


OW...hope those toes weren't in the way when those horse shoes hit!

Monday, August 1, 2011

River Cats Winning Weekend


Our River Cats are kicking it this season and beat the Colorado Sky Sox in both home games last Saturday eve and Sunday afternoon. The fireworks at the end of the game were an awesome finale to a great night.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Curb Painter


So now we know how and who paints the curbs red in our City!

Friday, July 29, 2011

The Baby Loaf VW MicroBus


The Tillamook Baby Loaf Tour Bus stopped by the Nugget Market in West Sacramento yesterday. Trivia: 759 2lb medium cheddar baby loafs can fit in this VW Microbus.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Remembering Addison Sue Enos


Addison Sue Enos
January 14th, 2009- July 19th, 2011

Addison made a peaceful and painless journey into healing and a new life, free of her cancer in her mommy's arms. Please join our family at 11am on Saturday, July 30th, 2011 at George L. Klumpp Chapel of Flowers, 2691 Riverside Boulevard Sacramento CA 95818, for Addison's memorial service. After her memorial and interment we welcome everyone to join us at 4520 South River Rd, West Sacramento CA 95691 for a celebration honoring Addie. We kindly ask that all black attire be avoided. We wish to celebrate Addie's youth, personality and spirit, in color. This day is open to all who wish to attend; whether we know you well or not at all. If you were touched by our brave little Addison we want to share this day with you and our family.
Addison was the daughter of Carl and Amanda Enos, and grandaughter of Robin and Wally Enos (retired Fire Captain of the West Sacramento Fire Dept.)
Thank you Brittany Miller From Crossfit in West Sacramento for sharing this information.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Friday Night at the Goose Club


We stopped by the Goose Club last Friday evening to enjoy hearing the crowd sing Karaoke with Charlene and Beth and also say hello to owner Carl Zagar behind the bar. I have a memory of "way back when" our mom used to call for a pizza "to go" from the Goose Club. Does anyone else remember those days?

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Fireworks for sale in West Sacramento


Jolaine Beers placed her order for 4th of July fireworks at the River City High School Booster Club stand on Jefferson Boulevard near Whitey's. The City of West Sacramento will allow fireworks during the period of 12 noon on the 28th of June through 12 noon on the 6th of July this year. Be sure and buy your fireworks from one of the non-profit sellers in West Sacramento.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

San Pedro Association Festa 2011


San Pedro Association celebrated it’s 89th Festa in Bryte on Sunday, June 26. Carne Espeta BBQ was served as it has been since the first Festa in 1922. Held at historic San Pedro Park in Bryte off of N. Hobson, it’s membership draws from the original Madeiran and Portuguese decendents and families from Bryte as well as those in the greater Sacramento area.

The association main focus is maintaining it’s historical presence in the West Sacramento community and preservation of its historical park. For more information about San Pedro Association see www.sanpedroassociation.org. Thank you Vickie Ramos for sharing this photo.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

"Chance" the Police Dog


This is Chance... and he is demonstrating his skills/job for the crowd at the Relay For Life event held at River City High School. He found a container of gun powder and is excited to retrieve his stick as his reward. Beautiful dog!

Monday, June 27, 2011

West Sacramento Relay for Life




The first ever Relay for Life event in West Sacramento raised over $60,000 to help fight cancer! Over 40 teams and hundreds of people dedicated themselves to walking 24 hours to show that cancer never sleeps. Some highlights of the event.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Relay for Life comes to West Sacramento


From 9 AM this morning to 9 AM on Sunday - River City HS will be the home of the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life. About 40 teams will be wet up with tents and booths on the track around the football field - walking in support and memory of cancer. 24 hours of walking to show that cancer never sleeps. There will be food vendors, an American Cancer Society Store and lots of fundraisers on-site to raise money for cancer. There will also be a kids zone sponsored by the city. Visitors are welcome to come and walk during the day and visit the Relay. We hope you will check it out!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Sidewalk Art at the Westmore Oaks Spring Carnival


The kids were allowed to express their artistic sides with chalk on the walk at the Westmore Oaks Annual Spring Carnival last weekend. Justin Bieber continues to be a popular subject!

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Food and Fun at the West Sacramento Farmers Market


Mike McGowan and the Mighty Delta Roadmasters entertained the crowd at the West Sacramento Farmers Market last week. Below photo caught our Mayor Christopher Cabaldon enjoying BBQ chicken from Wicked West. The Farmers Market will be held every Thursday from 4:30pm-Dusk.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Welcoming Summertime Display at Target


We always notice the great displays and decorations displayed on
the ceiling at our local Target. The oversize flip flop and ice cream bar
are a perfect summer greeting!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Annual Robynn Goodell Blood Drive


The Robynn Goodell Memorial Blood Drive will be held on May 23, 2010 from 3:00 to 7:00 PM at the West Sacramento Fire Station #45 on Lake Washington Blvd. In honor of Robynn's kindness and generosity of helping others; friends and family will host a fund raiser bake sale with all proceeds donated to a cause that was dear to Robynn.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Shrooms Galore at the West Sacramento Farmers Market


We were mezmerized by the variety of "Shrooms' at the mushroom seller booth at the West Sacramento Farmer's Market. To see for yourself be sure and stop by next Thursday from 4:30 PM to dusk across from City Hall on West Capitol Avenue.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Farmers Market Bounty: Strawberry Shortcake from the Eatery


The strawberry shortcake from the Eatery's booth at the West Sacramento Farmer's Market was fabulous. The new bistro style restaurant is coming soon to Southport Town Center and you can watch their progress on Facebook.