Saturday, October 31, 2009

Trick or Treat! Pumpkin carving in the hood!

Give me something good to eat! Oh no--too much candy--pumpkin spewing! Thank you Catherine McDonald for sharing these great photos from their Halloween Pumpkin Carving Gathering!

Friday, October 30, 2009

Evangeline's Costume Mansion

A visit to Evaneline's Costume Mansion in Old Sacramento is a must if you are looking for a costume this Halloween! Click on this link to Webshots for more photos of their great costume collection.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Neighborhood Watch

I know all the sounds, smells and scents in my neighborhood...I'm really good at pee-mail and I've never seen you guys better not come too close...

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Raley Field: The 10th Anniversary of Breaking Ground

It is hard to believe that construction on Raley Field began 10 years ago today. The plaque below designates the location of the State Box Company. Many West Sacramento old timers will always remember the smell of the Presto Logs as they were being manufactured in their plant.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Blue Blizz Yogurt Shop

Stay tuned...coming soon. The sign says we are getting a Blue Blizz Yogurt Shop on West Capitol Avenue. This should be a nice addition to the heart of our community...see the West Capitol Avenue Streetscape Master Plan.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Blockbuster Video Closing on West Capitol Avenue

Blockbuster expects to close between 810 and 960 of its U.S. stores through 2010 and the store on West Capitol Avenue is on the list. Not good news for local employees who will soon be out of work. Last Thursday's Business Journal reported that California has lost 732,700 jobs in the past year.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Dave's Pumpkin Patch for the Pig Races

Everyone really enjoys a good race...and these pigs ran a good one! Dave's Pumpkin Patch in West Sacramento has a lot of entertainment going on this don't miss stopping by!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Arthur F. Turner (AFT) Community Library (West Sacramento)

These paintings of Harold and Virginia Turner are on display in the foyer of our new library that opened on October 10, 2009. This library is fantastic. I walked through and took several photos shown in the slide show below:

Friday, October 23, 2009

Gary his office

Dubbed by some as the "informal mayor" of West Sacramento, Gary Reason is the Commander of the West Sacramento VFW Post 8762 . If you know a Veteran that needs a helping hand or a call just let Gary know and he'll find the appropriate resources. You can find Gary most mornings at his "informal office" table in Carols Restaurant on West Capitol Avenue.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

"A Pink Ball" for Breast Cancer Awareness

This Susan Komen pink golf ball was seen in the Women of the Moose Golf Tournament at Haggin Oaks last weekend. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Ring Bling!

This anonymous woman was seen at Starbucks recently texting and enjoying her Tazo Tea... obviously, she enjoys displaying her ring least 6 on each finger no less! We didn't see her toes.....

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Dave's Pumpkin Patch

The kids really enjoyed the day at Dave's Pumpkin Patch on Burrows Avenue in West Sacramento. Dave's has lots of great activities for the kids of all ages including the corn maze, jump house, the pony rides and picking out their Halloween pumpkin!

Monday, October 19, 2009

49ers vs Raiders

Thank you Barbara Lowas of West Sacramento for sharing this great shot of her neighbors friendly mailbox rivalry...

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Dance Dance Revolution at the Capitol Bowl

The Capitol Bowl has a great arcade for all ages...this is Hal enjoying the Dance Revolution!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Oldies but Goodies! James Marshall High Class of '64

James Marshall High School Class of 1964 held their 45th Class Reunion on October 3, 2009 at the VFW in West Sacramento.. Many thanks to photographer Jeffrey Stegall for taking the great photos of the event. You can find more alumni photos at James Marshall Class of 1964 on Shutterfly.

Friday, October 16, 2009

The Pink Ribbon Lock for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

This Master lock with the Breast Cancer Ribbon was on a locker at the Rec Center last week!
The National Breast Cancer Awareness Month campaign is comprised of national public service organizations, professional medical associations, and government agencies working in partnership to raise awareness and provide access to screening services.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Rickey Henderson and Jim Rice 2009 Baseball Hall of Fame

Thank you Brad Abbott for sharing his photo taken at the 2009 Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. “I was able to attend the induction ceremony of Rickey Henderson, which has been a dream of mine for the past 20 years. ESPN is currently running a photo contest, and I entered this shot that I took of inductees Rickey Henderson and Jim Rice.”

Visit Brad's Ricky Henderson Collectible Website.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

"Batten Down the Hatches" ~ first storm of the season!

Downed trees, branches and even a street light in our neighborhood. News reports said several folks in West Sacramento had trees hit their houses in this first storm of the season.....lucky for the folks on this corner, the street light fell away from their house!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Last of theTomatoes

Goodbye sunny days! Goodbye hot weather. Goodbye to another year of Kurt and Christy's delicious tomatoes!

Monday, October 12, 2009

The Niña's real name was Santa Clara

Folks along the Sacramento River got a treat as the Nina replica sailed up-river to dock in Old Sacramento last year. "The Niña was by far Columbus' favorite".

The Niña is a replica of the ship on which Columbus sailed across the Atlantic on his three voyages of discovery to the new world beginning in 1492. Columbus sailed the tiny ship over 25,000 miles. That ship was last heard of in 1501, but the new Niña has a different mission. We are a floating museum, and we visit ports all over the United States."
The Niña - Most Historically Accurate Columbus Ship Replica Ever Built

Sunday, October 11, 2009

The Death Star

This picture of the "Death Star" was taken in the IKEA parking lot!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Southport ATA Tae Kwon Do Family Class

Southport ATA Tae Kwon Do Family Class where parents and kids learn together. ATA Martial Arts is located in the Jefferson Plaza (across from tower mart)

Friday, October 9, 2009

Sniff and Search Training

Canine units from around Northern California come to West Sacramento for special training.This guy was anxiously awaiting his turn to sniff and search. It really is a cool sight to watch these dogs train with their owners.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

A Pink Sock for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Many of the Adult Flag Football players were wearing one pink sock in their game last weekend at Bridgeway Lakes--Kyle was wearing a pair of pink socks.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

West Sacramento Elks Cooking Ribs at CCPOA's Rhythm & Ribs

"Presented by the CCPOA, this three-day event from Oct. 2-4 featured six rib teams, an Interactive Kids Zone and live musical acts. Participants enjoyed the taste of ribs by Joshua’s Ribs, Smokehouse Specialties, West Sacramento Elk’s Lodge, Addicted to Rub, River Cat Ribs, and My Brother’s BBQ." Our family sampled several of the BBQ booths and we think the West Sacramento Elks' were the best!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Westmore Oaks School Fundraising Event

The Westmore Oaks Parent Teachers Association had a spectacular turnout for their fundraising event held at the Sacramento Grand Ballroom last Friday evening. The high point of the evening was when Pete Rossi owner of Vince's Italian Ristorante performed several operatic songs! The success of this event was made possible by the generous donations of wines, food and services by many local businesses and the West Sacramento Educational Foundation.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Sunday Morning Breakfast

The visiting Canada Geese were enjoying Sunday breakfast in the play field at Southport Elementary School. It is amazing how many visitors are here this year!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

River City Varsity Football-Go Raiders!

Many thanks to photographer Eric Harding of West Sacramento for sharing his photos of the River City Raiders vs Mira Loma game last Friday night. Check out Eric's photo gallery on Smugmug for some great action shots of this game.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

West Sacramento Neighbors Fair Today

You've probably seen Bill Gorman running around town this week in his favorite fliver with signs advertising the West Sacramento Neighbors Fair and Parade that is happening today at the River Walk Park. The community is invited to this annual event and there is no admission charge. See the Neighbors Fair website for more information.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Make a Statement T

Some people recycle cans or plastic. Others recycle boys.
Everybody is doing their part to save the planet.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

The woodpile-preparing for winter...

M & M Wood made their annual delivery last weekend...1/2 cord of mixed almond and oak dropped in our driveway. Tom was elected to carry and stack it in our backyard.