Monday, November 30, 2009

Thanksgiving Surfers on Doran Beach

Surfers were enjoying the beautiful conditions at Doran Beach on Thanksgiving Day but as we watched, the waves were getting so big the surfers were calling it quits. They say this beach is great for beginner surfers and a fairly safe spot. Except for an occasional shark.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

The Ziggurat Glow

Thanks David Kamminga for another beautiful shot of West Sacramento's River front at night. The building was designed to glow at night but now is only lit on special occasions.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Big Dog on Duty at Sonoma Humane Society

The Sonoma Humane Society's big metal dog is great! The public art in the Sonoma area is really fun.

Friday, November 27, 2009

San Francisco: Ferry Building Clock Tower

The clock tower of the Ferry Building stands above the marketplace housing the city’s famed farmers market. During daylight, on every full and half-hour, the clock bell can be heard chiming portions of the Westminster Quarters.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Taco Night Fundraiser at West Sacramento Moose

Debbie Norton Johnson is selling tickets for the 5th Annual Taco Dinner (deliciously prepared by Nos & the Taco Babes) to benefit the West Sacramento Christmas Basket Project. You can support the effort to provide holiday dinner fixings for families in need by purchasing a ticket, donating a holiday gift auction item or making a donation of canned or dry goods or toys or cash.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Evening at the Tower Bridge

Thank you David Kamminga for these beautiful shots of our Tower Bridge. "The original M Street Bridge (Tower Bridge) was built by the Sacramento Northern Electric Railroad in 1911 and linked the cities of Washington (West Sacramento) and Sacramento. It carried electric railcars (similar to the present Light-rail) loaded with passengers and freight." See the Tower Bridge History for more information.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Bob Clark enjoys our new library!

"My Dad, on Saturday, enjoying the new Arthur Turner Library." Thank you Anita Clark for sharing this candid photo of her dad. Mr. Clark was principal of West Field School for many years. A patient and fair man, he was loved and respected by teachers and students.

CLARK, Robert Ferguson
Jan. 16, 1924 - April 20, 2010
Robert passed away at the age of 86 and is survived by his loving wife Norma, his sister, Joy, his children, Christie (Philip), Lyssa, Anita (Steve), Fred (Joy), Ranier (Jamie), Robert, his grandchildren, Andrew R., Michael, Dustin, Patrick, Andrew L., Chelsie, Emilee, Skylar, Eian, and 6 great-grandchildren. Born in Detroit, MI, grew up in Celina, OH and received his degree at Bowling Green University. He served in the Navy during WWII and later took a teaching position at Washington Unified School District in W. Sacto and later became a school administrator at Westfield Elementary until retiring in 1989. He was known as a caring, compassionate man that was known by many and will truly be missed. Viewings will be held at East Lawn Elk Grove Memorial, 9189 East Stockton Blvd, on Sunday April 25th from 12-5pm & Monday April 26th from 4-8pm with a vigil at 7pm. Funeral services will be held on Tues. April 27th at 12pm at the Good Shepherd Catholic Church, 9539 Racquet Ct. in Elk Grove.
Published in The Sacramento Bee from April 25 to April 26, 2010

Monday, November 23, 2009

Petting the Manta Ray

The kids were a little hesitant to pet the Manta at Six Flags Park in Vallejo.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Turkey in the Straw

Enjoying life as a pet turkey--this flock at Dave's Pumpkin Patch probably can relax this Thanksgiving! According to a survey by the National Turkey Federation, nearly 88 percent of Americans eat turkey at Thanksgiving. The average weight of turkeys purchased for Thanksgiving is 15 pounds, meaning that approximately 690 million pounds of turkey were consumed in the United States during Thanksgiving in 2008.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Expensive Vice.....The Price of Cigg's

The top photo was shot at a pub in West Sacramento..bottom photo at a bar in Juneau. I would think the price alone would be enough to cause smokers to give up their habit..

Friday, November 20, 2009

Monitor (Water Cannon) at High Hill Ranch

Monitors (water cannons) were used to break down the Sierra Nevada gold-bearing gravel deposits with tremendous volumes of water under high pressure. The environmental results were catastrophic. For more information see this website: Sierra College Press

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Jazz Artists Mural

Louis Armstrong and his Heavenly All-Star Band greet visitors arriving at the New Orleans Airport.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

The Blue Relic

The Plymouth Valiant was manufactured by the Plymouth division of Chrysler Corporation from 1960 to 1976. It was created to give the company an entry in the compact car market which was emerging in the late 1950s.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Lost Dog in West Sacramento - Southport area

Please help find Kim's dog Chico- 4 lb. Chihuahua, male and he has a blue colar with two tag (silver and yellow). Last seen on Martinique and Mashall on Friday 11/13. If you have seen him please call 531-9710.

Monday, November 16, 2009

A Shuffleboard Deck at Casa Mobile

A standard deck shuffleboard court is 39–feet long by 6–ft wide. According to shuffleboard history, the game was played and gambled over by King Henry VIII, who prohibited commoners from playing....In 2010, The International World Team Championships will take place near Dusseldorf--so if you plan to compete it is time to start working on your game..

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Opening day of Pheasant Season

The second Saturday of November means it was the first day of pheasant hunting and these hunters were finishing up their day with lunch at Shorties in Clarksburg! Interesting to note there was only one woman in their group. The general statewide season opens on the second Saturday in November and extends for a period of 44 consecutive days (Nov 14 - Dec 27) .

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Barbie's new convertible roadster!

Maya's new birthday Barbie Dolls posed in their convertible roadster.. The car comes with stylish wheels and safety belts to keep Barbie and her friend safe while driving!

Friday, November 13, 2009

The Leisure Timers

Our Leisure Timers "50 and over" league at Capitol Bowling Alley meets every Friday afternoon at 1:00 PM. We are always looking for new bowlers to join us...only other requirement is that you must like to have fun!

Bowlers are from left: Debbie Anderson, Emma Anderson, Joan Clark, Leroy Espinosa, Evie Miller, Rod Rodrigues, Marilyn Hintzman, Barbara Avery, Jim Gifford, Margaret Fagan, Pat Bledsoe, Judy Hults. Front row Barbara Smith, Janis Miller and Dan Kurimoto.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

School Resource Officer's New Vehicle

West Sacramento Police Department School Resource Officer Mark Kirkland in his new vehicle. The SRO's provide a law enforcement presence on school campuses and and work in collaboration with the School District to offer counseling, crisis intervention, classroom presentations and mentoring.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Stone Pointe Veterans Memorial

This monument was erected by Petrovich Development at their Stone Point Center to honor Veterans of WW II.
See a list of California soldiers that have been lost in Afghanistan & Iraq

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

The Yolo Fliers Club

The Yolo Flier's Club: fly in, play a round of golf, eat a bit of lunch then fly out!
The Yolo Flier's Club in Woodland, CA

Monday, November 9, 2009

Frenzy at the Finch Feeder

Our finch feeder has been the hub of activity this week...they seem to love the Nyjer Seed that we have been putting out.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

A Fall Tradition - Bobbing for Apples

The kids had a great time bobbing for apples at a party in our neighborhood!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

The Ziggurat Building est. 1998

Construction of this 400,000 square foot office building on the Sacramento River cost 60 million dollars and was partially financed by the West Sacramento Redevelopment Agency. The building was designed by architect: EM Kado Associates in accordance with the traditional rules of the Chinese philosophy of Feng Shui. See the CalifDGS video tour below of the Ziggurat's "Secret Room".

Friday, November 6, 2009

Patios De Castillo

Offering a very charming design, affordable rents and great location, The Patios De Castillo is one of the newly updated apartment complexes located in the Old Broderick area.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Eye Catchers

Blue Sun in the morning...hope that everyone is enjoying this great sunny weather we are having!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Great Fishing at the Barge Canal Access

The Barge Canal Access recreational area on Jefferson Boulevard offers a boat launch for non-motorized boats, bank fishing, picnic area and walking path for bird and people watching. Cliff said he saw a young man catch a pretty big salmon there the other day...yum!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Road Work on "Saterday" ???

Caught a spelling error on this road work sign near the Garden Street intersection. Kids...a lesson to study your spelling words...

Monday, November 2, 2009

American Paint

Thank you Georgeanne Golobe for sharing this photo. Per Georgeanne "I was on my way to the pumpkin patch, and I saw this horse. At first he wouldn't come to the fence, but when he did he was so friendly. It was almost like he "posed" for me!
-Georgeanne Golobe

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Day of the Dead...La Calavera de la Catrina

I brought this beautiful Catrina doll back from Mexico last year. La Calavera de la Catrina is one of the most popular figures of the Day of the Dead celebrations. The Day of the Dead (El Día de los Muertos or All Souls' Day) is a holiday celebrated November 1st and 2nd in Mexico and by Latin Americans living in the United States and Canada. I brought this beautiful Catrina doll back from Mexico last year.