Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Sunday, August 2, 2015
We stopped at the Urban Farm Stand on Lake Washington Boulevard this morning to purchase some beautiful fresh harvest veggies. There are 3 farms located behind the stand in the lot next door to the fire station. They plan to be there selling their fresh product on Sunday mornings at 10:00 AM. These farmers are affiliated with the Center for Land Based Learning's Urban Farm program.
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Maria has worked at Whitey's Jolly Kone for 25 years. She is their longest employee and says she cooks 25 lbs of bacon every day. What is your favorite menu item...mine is the combo tostada and husband Tom's is the Whitey Special Burger.
Monday, June 29, 2015
Monday, June 1, 2015
Thanks to generous grant from KaBOOM!! and Disney, YCCA, the City of West Sacramento, Northern California Construction Training, Inc. and over 400 community volunteers teamed up to build a new playground at Bryte Park in West Sacramento yesterday. Many thanks to Raley's Market for donating breakfast and lunch for the workers. The playground will be ready for public use on June 5, 2015.Thank you Connie Leak for sharing her great collage of her snaps of the day. For more see http://www.cityilights.org/2015/04/02/disney-brings-kaboom-playground-to-west-sacramento/ KCRA news coverage here. #playmatters #800hands
Thursday, May 28, 2015
These pix were from our blog post in 2009. Years ago this motel was called the Pony Express Motel and the pony was still standing in front of the Old Town Inn-Suite on West Capitol Avenue. The motel served as transitional housing recently to many of the West Sacramento homeless population.
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Monday, April 13, 2015
Friday, April 10, 2015
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
John, Ruth, Mason and Connor decided to brighten up their corner of the world over the Spring Break by painting this beautiful mural on their street facing fence. John is the artist and created the design, but the whole family was involved in the painting and planting. Thank you for making our world a better place.
William Joseph Gay was born on September l0, 1926 in Placerville, California and made his home with his incredible family in West Sacramento until his passing on March 26, 2015, peacefully with family at his side. Bill or "Papa" as he was affectionately called by nearly everyone over the last 20 years, is survived by his wife of 65 years, Lorraine Gay and seven children, Marjorie Ruark (Randy), Carol Fisch, William Gay Jr. (Sheila), Gerard Gay (Kathy), Torn Gay, Lola Way (Jerry), Michael Gay and 10 grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren. Bill was preceded in death by his son Eloi Gay. Bill lived his entire adult life in West Sacramento, including over 60 in the same house raising seven children while working at the American Can Company and then retiring from Campbell's Soup after 29 years of dedicated service. A lifelong Niner fan, Bill was a dedicated husband, father, grandfather, deacon in his church, and the epitome of a great family man. Special thanks are extended to Shabana Khan and the amazing staff at The Meadows at Ballena Bay. Rosary services will be held at River City Funeral Chapel on Tuesday, March 31 at 6:00p.m. Friends and Family are invited to services on Wednesday, April 1st at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in West Sacramento with a Celebration of Life at the VFW Hall following interment at St. Mary's. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/sacbee/obituary.aspx?n=william-joseph-gay&pid=174523833#sthash.6QqjoTj3.dpuf
Saturday, March 28, 2015
Monday, March 9, 2015
The fields and open spaces in West Sacramento are filled with a profusion of wild mustard each spring.
To cuddle up in these bright yellow flower blankets as a kid always made me so happy!
Sunday, March 8, 2015
Thank you Loren Ishii for sharing this photo of the setting sun that he shot while on his evening commute over the Freeport Bridge back to West Sacramento. The photo is unedited except for slight cropping, but has the look of a water colored landscape painting.
Saturday, March 7, 2015
With 2 carts filled with belongings, her faithful friend watches over while she sends a text on her cell phone..Don't you wonder where she will spend the night tonight? I'm sure Raley's gets lots of complaints about the sidewalk sitters but my heart breaks when I see folks ending up in this situation.
The City of West Sacramento is a member of the Yolo County Homeless Coalition.
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Thank you Linda Balakin Boerlin for sharing this great photo of some of the parents and volunteers working on the Washingon Little League ball field. Per Linda "This pic was in the News Ledger circa 1960’s. I believe it was a work party at the baseball diamond. I don’t know all the men but recognize Ernie Otten, Sam Tripp, Dave Meza, and possibly Don Kimbrell and Bob Horrel. The original Washington Little League Diamonds were located next door to the Broderick Post Office on Sacramento Avenue.
On Saturday, March 7th, 2015 at 9:00 AM there will be a Field Work Day at Washington Little League diamonds (Alyce Norman-Bryte Little League Fields at Todhunter and Carrie Street. Bring your shovels and garden tools with you if you are interested in giving them a hand. See more on their Facebook page. This year, the West Sacramento Little League will be inter-leaguing with Washington Little League and also using the Washington Fields for many games since they have too many teams to play only at Memorial Park.
|Washington Little League Volunteers Circa 1960|
Saturday, February 21, 2015
Lenise Mowry announced the grand opening of her new Lenise's Cafe' at 3150 Jefferson Boulevard this week. We stopped by to sample some of the deliciousness and enjoyed chatting with Lenise at the counter. The European ambiance, music and outdoor seating is quite lovely and soon they will be offering a selection of wines and beers...the best part for me is it is in walking distance!!
Saturday, February 14, 2015
I stopped to buy oranges from this beautiful senorita this week and she let me take her photo. These oranges are the sweetest and best navals I have ever tasted. I hope I see her again setup in the neighborhood so I can buy another couple of bags.
Sunday, February 8, 2015
Tuesday, February 3, 2015
We stopped to enjoy the peaceful and scenic beauty of the barge canal access on Jefferson Boulevard this afternoon...no sign of any fishermen there today. The Fish Sniffer says "(Sacramento) Angling pressure has been light in the Sacramento
area since the New Year began, with the Port of Sacramento and
Sacramento Deepwater Channel offering the top striped bass fishing and
the Lower Delta offering the best sturgeon action."
Wednesday, January 21, 2015