Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Our Busy Bees

Last weekend I used my new telephoto lens to catch these busy bees as they worked to collect the sweet offerings from my potato vine flowers.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Murals at Southport Town Center

This mural is painted on the Linden Avenue side of the Southport Town Center.

Monday, April 28, 2008

The Denny's Landmark Sign--Now Gone

The sign for Denny's and Subway on Lake Washington Boulevard is now gone...West Sacramento's sign ordinance takes effect May 1, 2008, so I guess this one was removed because of it exceeds the height restrictions.

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Marty Marston does his Saturday chores

Drive by my brother Marty's house on Saturday afternoon you'll find him out doing his yard work from his chair...He is amazing! But be prepared, if you stop your car to say "Hi" you are bound to be there shooting the breeze for at least an hour talking about the old days in West Sacramento!

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Princess Doll Cake

Kelly Miller shows off the Princess Doll Cake she won in the cake walk at the Moose Lodge Tea Party and Cake Walk last Sunday. See how to make a Princess Doll Cake here.

Friday, April 25, 2008

"Cheers" on West Capitol Avenue

Cheers on West Capitol Avenue. What a great sign-! Update: This sign is now gone
due to the new sign ordinance in West Sacramento...

Years ago we would all go to Cheers to throw darts some Saturday nights..Bonnie won the Cheers chili cookoff one year...but our old crowd is pretty much retired from the nightlife on West Capitol Avenue now....(Those were the days! Mary Hopkin 1968)

Thursday, April 24, 2008

April 26th-Yolo County Arts Council Presents "ARTISTIC SENSATIONS"


The YOLO COUNTY ARTS COUNCIL annual fund raising event, Saturday, April 26, 2008, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm., at the City of West Sacramento Galleria, 1100 West Capitol Avenue, West Sacramento. Food, fun, live music, silent auction, meet local artists and more. Please call 916-375-0405 for tickets and more information.

Come on West Sac ..... support the arts!!

By Yvonne Majesco

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Rotary Centennial Park in West Sacramento

Rotary Centennial Park located on the corner of Rock Rose Road and Jefferson Boulevard serves as a quaint respite for pedestrians. ~Barbara

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

April 22 is Earth Day --Take care of our planet--Remember the 3 R's

Reduce Reuse and Recyle...
This recyling kiosk is located in the parking lot by the Nugget Market on Jefferson Boulevard.
For more information about recycling in West Sacramento see here.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Sunday Afternoon Cricket at Summerfield Park

On Sunday the United Cricket Club (UCC) played against the Gujarati Cricket Club (GCC). For more information about the league see the Sacramento Cricket Association website. ~ Barbara

Sunday, April 20, 2008

The Kid's Fishing Derby

Hal, Jack & Madison show off their prizes from the annual Kids Fishing Derby that was held on Saturday at Rancho Seco Park. There were 40 contestants and many mentors in this annual event sponsored by the West Sacramento Moose Lodge. ~ Debbie

Saturday, April 19, 2008

The Orange Freesia

I was browsing around the new Lowe's Garden Center on Saturday and found this absolutely fabulous Orange Freesia. ~Barbara

Friday, April 18, 2008

Yellow on Yellow

This photo of the yellow fire hydrant gazing over the clusters of yellow mustard was actually shot in Woodland across the street from the County Courthouse.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

"Beauty in Progress" Landscape Award

In 1994, the City of West Sacramento awarded Harold and Virgina Turner the 2nd annual "Beauty in Progress" award for residential landscape design. Their house offers such a wonderful ambiance when you drive by that it made me want to rush home and start doing some gardening...I've heard that later in the spring their pink dogwoods will be in full bloom. The mail carrier told me it is her favorite house on her route!

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

April 15th at the Post Office

If was pretty crazy at the West Sacramento Post Office this afternoon. Between the demonstrators handing out pamphlets protesting the payment of taxes, the local news broadcasters and their vehicles and the West Sacramento Police gearing up to control the traffic line of folks who waited until the last minute to drop off their tax returns it was quite a scene.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Center Court's Limobus featuring CWebb

Chris Webber's exclusive Limobus on its way to the Center Court Restaurant. Rumor has it that Chris is retiring from Basketball after dealing with nagging knee injuries. So we hope to see more of him in Sacramento again since he owns such a great restaurant in the Natomas area.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Carriage Rides in Old Sacramento

What a beautiful way to spend a Sunday afternoon. The carriage ride starts in Old Town Sacramento then down to the fountain circle across from the State Capitol Building.
~ Barbara

Sunday, April 13, 2008

New Bicyclist and Pedestrian Bridge Pathway

This new 80-foot-long steel bridge provides a direct connection between Patwin Park and Summerfield Park. The bridge also provides a short, safe route for pedestrians and bicyclists traveling between housing in the Bridgeway Island and Promenade areas, the Southport Town Center and the future high school.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

River Cats Season Opening Game April 11

River Cats vs Las Vegas 51s Friday Night Opening Game at Raley Field in West Sacramento.
~ Barbara

Friday, April 11, 2008

JR's Texas Bar-B-Que Opens in West Sacramento

JR's Texas Bar-B-Que is the recipient of the prestigious California Restaurant Association 5-Star Award for best Bar-B-Que, and best catering, an award never before given to a Bar-B-Que restaurant. We tried the beef brisket sandwich during the pre-opening and it was awesome!

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Mailbox or ??

I think the correct term for this would be ...femail box....? This mailbox was recently featured on the website --

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Daruma Sushi on West Capitol Avenue

Daruma Sushi in West Sacramento serves Great Sushi-Fresh made to order,and the all you can eat menu option makes it especially easy to order and try new sushi dishes. Go early because it gets really busy.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

April 6 was California Poppy Day

West Sacramento is enjoying the California Golden Poppies in bloom this year in the landscaping along Jefferson Boulevard. The poppy was selected as the state flower by the California State Floral Society in December 1890 and April 6th of each year is designated "California Poppy Day".

Trivia: California poppy leaves were used medicinally by Native Americans, and the pollen was used cosmetically. The seeds are used in cooking. Extract from the California poppy acts as a mild sedative when smoked.
~ Barbara

Monday, April 7, 2008

Panaderia La Purisima Mexican Bakery

Jose and Guadalupe Ramirez are the owners/bakers of the Panaderia Mexican Bakery located at 2927 West Capitol Avenue. We stopped in to buy some of their delicious pastries and enjoyed getting the grand tour from Guadalupe above. All of their delicious assortment of pastries, cakes and breads are baked fresh on the premises-and the prices are great!
~ Barbara

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Bake Sale Fundraiser and Blood Drive for Robynn Goodell

Chocolate Dipped Strawberries made by Lindsay Williams for sale at the Blood Drive and
Bake Sale for Robynn Goodell. The event was very successful!

Becky Crews donates blood for Robynn.

The fund raiser for Robynn was held at Our Lady of Grace School in West Sacramento. For more information or to find out how you can help Robynn and her family see this website:
~ Debbie

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Railroad Tressel on Gregory Road and South River Road

When the kids were little it was always fun to drive out Gregory Road under the old tressel to South River Road and see the wild peacocks. It is still such a beautiful and scenic drive, but I haven't seen the peacocks for years. This photo by Debbie.

Friday, April 4, 2008

La Estrellita Taqueria and Mexican Market

Located on Sacramento Avenue-this market has a great selection of Mexican American food stuff. I really like the colorful painted sign.~Barbara

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Mural artist on L Street

This mural on a construction wall is being painted on L Street in downtown Sacramento. Debbie and I were driving by and I shot this photo--had to do a doubletake because at first I didn't see the artist.~Barbara

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Swing Batter

Hal had a great swing, but the ball got past him. The Muck Dogs are sponsored by the West Sacramento Women of the Moose. They played a one inning exhibition game in the West Sacramento Little League Opening Day festivities on Saturday.
~ Barbara

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

April 1st 2008 Theme Day: Water

The April 2008 theme day is water! Let your imagination run wild!

I took this photo while visiting our friends Cathy and Marv Perrigo in Mulege Baja Mexico!
~ Barbara

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