Sunday, January 30, 2011
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Friday, January 21, 2011
Sam Combs Park on Stone Boulevard in West Sacramento.
Sumner W. "Sam" Combs was born in Hastings, Nebraska in 1895 and was one of seven children, 3 sons and 4 daughters. Sam worked on the family farm in Butler County and graduated from Ulysses High School in Ulysses, Nebraska, then was drafted into the army during WW1.
Sam attended business school in Omaha and married his high school sweetheart Valdeva Maria Hastings, one of the first females to graduate from University of Nebraska. Valdeva's father was State Senator Lovell Sheldon Hastings. After the depression hit, the family lost their farm and moved to Lincoln, Nebraska.
In 1936, Sam moved his wife and 3 children to San Francisco then came to West Sacramento where Sam got a job with the Hotel Senator Garage. After a stint working for the Hull Hotel Company in Fresno, Sam moved his family back to West Sacramento and ran a service station on the old El Rancho Hotel property until the property was sold and he retired.
Sam was a charter member of the Port District Kiwanis and was friends with William G. Stone, also known as the "Father of the Port, who encouraged him to run for Yolo County Supervisor. Sam went door to door meeting folks in the three communities of West Sacramento, Broderick and Bryte and was elected in 1960.
John Combs wrote about his father and the contributions he made to our community:
SUMNER WILLIAM COMBS, SR., KNOWN TO EVERYONE AS `SAM', MOVED TO WEST SACRAMENTO FROM
Posted by Barbara at Friday, January 21, 2011
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Monday, January 17, 2011
It was an exciting day for the female football fans in the Jack/Sullivan Fantasy League last week...Allison and Isabella took the first place in the adult and 12 and under divisions! Matt Hargrove (aka The Commish) presented the trophies at the League awards ceremony in West Sacramento.
Posted by Barbara at Monday, January 17, 2011
Monday, January 10, 2011
The old Senator Garage building, 521 C Street was built in 1915 and is on the list of historical sites and buildings in West Sacramento. Golden Eagle was the California brand for Wasatch Oil Company of Utah which was later acquired by Ultramar.
Posted by Barbara at Monday, January 10, 2011
Saturday, January 8, 2011
Located on the curve on C Street just just around the bend from the Senator Garage in Broderick is the old Bertagna's Standard Station building . (Listed on the Historic Sites and Buildings of West Sacramento as built in 1934.) Years ago there was a tattoo parlor there.