Sunday, June 6, 2021

RIP Eppie's Star Server and Friend Carol Sherwood

Carol worked for Audrey at Eppies Cafe for over 18 years and has been pouring our coffee and 
cracking jokes with us since they were located in the old location on West Capitol Avenue. Carol
passed away after a brief bout of cancer.  We and your many customers miss you Carol. Fly
with the angels sweetheart! 

Friday, May 28, 2021

East Yolo’s First Bus

The East Yolo area's first bus is shown in this rare photograph, believed taken in 1933, provided for reproduction in the News-Ledger by Walter Gibson, acting general manager of the East Yolo Community Services District. The lady at left is the late Mrs. Mary Misitich, whose duplex dwelling at the corner of 15th Street and Alabama Avenue was also headquarters for the "stage line," which carried passengers from West Sacramento, Broderick and Bryte to Sacramento and return. The bus system was later owned by the late Ernest Tyhurst of West Sacramento and Mr. and Mrs. Forrest Johnson, also of West Sacramento, before being purchased by the Gibson Lines. The lady at right is unidentified. From the News-Ledger online archive.

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Photos by Garry Everett

Hi Everyone,
I would firstly like thank Barbara S for inviting me to share some of my images taken around the West Sacramento area and also to introduce myself. My name is Garry Everett and I have been living in West Sacramento since 2005, relocating here from Houston to start a new job. I am originally from Australia and came to the USA in 1992 again for work. I have a full time job in Davis working in Subsea Robotics which enjoy immensely and is the main reason I have not made photography a full time vocation. With that out of the way the first image I wanted to share with everyone is of the most identifiable landmark in West Sacramento which was taken from the I-Street bridge.


Friday, January 1, 2021

John Siden

 John Siden

December 3, 2020
West Sacramento, California - Before retiring from the Yolo County's Office of Administrative Services, John's professional life focused on improving the health of the more vulnerable of the region. John's record of community service in West Sacramento & Yolo County is long and deep, highlighted by being a founder and president of the organization that created the Salud Health Clinic in Broderick, and serving 17 years on the Washington Unified School District board.
John was recognized by many organizations for his dedication to helping people, the highlight being West Sacramento City Council's creation of the Salud Clinic "John Siden Award" for community service.
John loved vacations with family, gardening, music of many genres, and digging into his ancestry while maintaining relationships with relatives around the world.
Born in Southern California to Roy & Katherine Siden, John, 81, moved to West Sacramento in 1965. Married to his wife of 58 years, Sharon, who survives him, John is also survived by son Scot & Renée Siden and children Kyle and Owen of Sacramento; daughter Katie & Bill Garcia and children Delaney and Jillian of Auburn, Calif.; and brothers Douglas (Marilyn) Siden of Alameda, Calif., and David Siden of Seattle.
A livestreamed memorial service will be held 3 pm, Sunday, January 3rd, 2021. Link:

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Published in The Sacramento Bee on Jan. 1, 2021.

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

View From the Top

It was a beautiful day to ride the 65 foot Ferris wheel installed on the Old Sacramento Waterfront for the holiday season. 

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Elkhorn Village Pool circa 1955

Elkhorn Village Pool, circa 1955. Photo comes from the West Sacramento Historical Society and Mickey Fausett." I think this was at Freemont and Hardy but am not positive -- hopefully someone can let me known and I'll correct." Thanks Matthew Hargrove for sharing your post!

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

View from my window

I call her Majestic Magenta.

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

River City Regiment Class of 2020 -Thank you Mr. C

Rudy Cisneros , aka Band Director Mr. C., is visiting the homes of all of the River City High School class of 2020 band kids to deliver their cords and medals, as well as a personal letter to each of them. He is amazing!

Thursday, May 14, 2020

WEST, based on the "Porchtraits" series by April Anderson Photo

I love my town! Thanks for this beautiful and very moving tribute to people who make the City of West Sacramento their “Home”. Portraits series by April Anderson and narrative by Merlin Love.

#westsacbestsac during Covid-19

Friday, May 8, 2020

Rest in Peace William "Willie" DaPrato

William "Willie" DaPrato, entered into rest May 5, 2020 in Sacramento at the age of 95 years. Beloved husband of his late wife's, Mary; Louise. Loving father of Steven DaPrato (Johanna), William DaPrato (Patricia) ; James DaPrato (Ann). Dear brother of Delina Skarles ; Gloria Tomei. Devoted grandfather of Jon-Paul, Daniel, Jessica, Jared, Tyler, Brooks, Brittany, Amy, Ashley, Cody, Michael, Tishan; Ethan; great grandfather of Amalia, Audrina, Pipper, Colton; Clayton. Loving uncle of Cindy, Janice; Susan.

Visitation hours will be Saturday May 9th, 2020 from Noon to 5:00 P.M. at River Cities Funeral Chapel, 910 Soule St., West Sacramento. A private Mass will be held followed by inurnment at St. Mary's Cemetery. A celebration of Willie's life will be announced at a later date. Published in The Sacramento Bee on May 8, 2020.
 Old timers in West Sacramento fondly remember Willie's Market. When we were kids we would hang out at the store and pester owner "Willie" DaPrato. Willie was kind of the neighborhood guidance counselor and I think he hired many of those kids to work in his store to get them off the streets. Some folks might remember that Willie was elected to be the first mayor of West Sacramento, but the vote to incorporate our city Willie never served.