Friday, December 31, 2010

2011 New Year's Resolution Time

Happy New Year! Whether you are giving up a bad habit, planning to live more healthy or would like to do less harm to all living things, we hope you are successful in going into 2011.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Noche de Rábano

This corn husk angel hangs among several on my holiday tree. The “Noche de Rábano” or Night of the Radishes is a traditional Oaxaca city tradition. To decorate the tables, indigenous servants of the monks would carve radishes and adorn them with flowers and corn husks.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Kiwanis' See's Candy Shack Robbed

The Kiwanis' See's Candy Shack was burglarized Wednesday night. The thieves broke into the back of the store and got away with all the stock. The Kiwanis Club of West Sacramento works so hard every year to raise money for their annual Kid's Kamp so we hope they find the culprits and throw them in the tank. Maybe a suitable punishment would be to make them eat all the candy in one sitting!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Christmas House On Fernwood Street

The whole lawn is decked out in colorful display! These folks also had great Halloween decorations in their front yard this year.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Frosty Sighting in the 95695

Kurt and Hal posed with their original rendition of Frosty. Made from plywood and painted we think it is much more cool than a vinyl blowup import from China!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Happy Holidays in Old Sacramento!

Thank you Joan Barber for sharing this photo and family memory. "Despite the heavy rain last Friday, Old Sacramento was hopping with holiday festivities. The magnificent Christmas tree in front of The Delta King changes colors. We enjoyed a lovely evening at the Pilot House celebrating our son's birthday. Merry Christmas! Joan Barber"

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Merry Christmas from James Marshall Preschool

Mrs. Brown and Mrs. Hinton led the James Marshall Preschooler's in their annual Christmas production held at the West Acres School Gym last night.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Monday, December 6, 2010

Prom Dresses for the Sheen Sisters

Vivienne, Maddy and Cassidy Sheen model the prom dresses they purchased at the new Ross Dress for Less in West Sacramento. Chris and Bret were thrilled on the price of the three dresses, as they were all were less than $25.00 a piece. What a great buy!!!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Senior Housing at The Rivers

The Rivers Senior Apartments, developed by St Anton Partners, is located at 750 Dorothy Adamo Lane in West Sacramento. The project provides 120 affordable housing units for seniors at or below 50% and 60% of Yolo County's median income.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Lori Mathis in the Run To Feed The Hungry Green Shirt

We got this great photo of Lori Mathis in the "green shirt" after she returned from the 17th Annual Run To Feed the Hungry on Thanksgiving Day. Greenlight Apparel produced the race shirts this year and - although they are not actually green - they are 100% recycled polyester!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Dog Gone Alley and controversial art in Woodland

We took a walk down Dog Gone Alley in Woodland last week after having lunch in the area. The Woodland City Council renamed the alley in 2005 in the hope the whimsical name would help attract tourists and add to the flavor of the downtown historic district. Below: a controversial mural on the side of the building facing the alley was painted by artist Maceo Montoya.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Molly's Original Art

Eppie's has good food and a gallery wall of original artwork. We like the ones signed by the artist "Molly".

Friday, November 26, 2010

Wicked West Pizza - Yummy!!

Take-out Pesto and Pepperoni pizza from the Wicked West Pizza in the Jefferson Plaza Center. Made with wholesome and delicious ingredients we think this is one of the best pizzas in town.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving from West Sacramento Photo of the Day

Whether you are thankful for Wild Turkey..Tom Turkey..Turkey Lurkey..Tofu Turkey or Turkey in the Straw...we hope your Thanksgiving Day great!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

The Clubhouse at Rivers Village

This beautiful Club Facility, Pool, Patio and Restroom Areas at the Rivers Village on Lighthouse Drive in West Sacramento is available for private use by Rivers homeowners and their guests.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Fundraiser for the Christmas Basket Project

Wes and Jolaine Beers were the lucky bidders on several prizes at the Gift Auction and Taco Night Fundraiser for the West Sacramento Christmas Basket Project last weekend. Over $3000 was raised from generous donations by the Kiwanis Club of West Sacramento, the Moose Lodge and folks from the community who supported the annual benefit.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Across the Pond

A view of West Sacramento Fire Station 45 from behind the holding pond off Lake Washington Boulevard.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Visting Raley Field: Eric Byrnes

This painting of Eric Byrnes hangs at Raley field. Eric was recruited by the A's in 1998 and played for our River Cats in 2000. Eric announced his retirement from Major League Baseball earlier this year and lives in Half Moon Bay.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Shopping with Lolita

Lolita enjoys riding in the cart during a visit to target with her B.F.F. Alicia....Thanks Andrea Johnson for sharing this great photo.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

RC Raiders Win 22-17

The River City Raiders beat Rocklin High School 22-17 in a very exciting playoff game Friday Night. They will play Grant High School next week. Photo by Memories For Generations by De'Onna Jack.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Fundraiser for the Christmas Basket Project

The community is invited to support the Annual Taco Fundraiser to benefit the West Sacramento Christmas Basket Project, Saturday, November 13 at the West Sacramento Moose Lodge. Ticket donations are $6.00 a person with for a taco dinner served at 6:00 PM and gift auction at 7:30 PM. Contact Debbie Norton Johnson for more information (916-600-1652).

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Old Photos of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8762

Top photo is the VFW post building in 1960. Lower shows the original structure under construction in 1948. Bottom photo is Bill Haskins in uniform at VFW Post 8762 on uniform night in 1960.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

River City Raiders : Boys Water Polo

Thank you Keiko Mertz for sharing these great photos of the River City High School Boys Water Polo team. They finished their season with 5 wins, 2 losses and 1 tie.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Field trip to Raley Field-The View West

The view West from Sacramento is captured in this painting that hangs in the River Cat's Luxury Suite area at Raley Field.

Monday, November 8, 2010

What's for lunch?

This is probably my favorite salad...Romaine lettuce, mixed greens, blue cheese, candied walnuts, blackberries, raspberries, strawberries, blackberry, walnut vinaigrette..

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Raider Nation!

Tom washed his Raider floor mats to bring his team luck. I've never been a great football fan but since we have been playing in a Fantasy Football League this season it is much more fun to spend our Sunday's in front of the TV!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

River Cats Baseball - #34 Barry Zito

Barry Zito's River Cat's jersey is proudly displayed at Raley Field. Zito began the 2000 season in AAA with the Sacramento River Cats. He pitched 101 2/3 innings in 18 starts, going 8–5 with a 3.19 ERA, 91 strikeouts, and 41 walks.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Field Trip to Station 45

The firefighters in West Sacramento are great! The James Marshall Preschool recently had a field trip to West Sacramento Fire Station 45 where they had a demonstration of a fireman getting into his gear for a call. The bottom photo shows the new fire pole with a safety gate surround.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Westmore Oaks Dragons Jog-a-Thon

A big thank you to the parents and families of students at Westmore Oaks School who worked hard to raise many thousands of dollars on their Jog-a-Thon held on October 29. The monies raised go directly to the teachers to help purchase supplies for their classrooms.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Red, Jack, White & Blue

Jack posed with the victory colors of our wonderful country last night. It was fun watching him learn and be involved with the election process this year...He will be ready to vote in 10 years!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

The Salazar Brothers at the World Series

WS Natives Mark and Matt Salazar went to Game one of the World Series. Mark got interviewed and used as the model for an editorial cartoon. He said he emphasized “WEST” when telling them where he lived so they would get it right... They did. The quip “Giants in one,” is quintessential Salazar. Thanks Matt H....

Monday, November 1, 2010

Get ready for "Wicked West's Pizza & Homemade Ice Cream"

The attendees of the Southport ATA Halloween party were treated to sneak preview tastings of Wicked West's pizza and homemade ice cream. The pizza was delicious and the ice cream even better. We sampled the pumpkin and the chocolate...mmmm...good. Wicked West Pizza plans to open November 19th.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Awesome Halloween House on Fallbrook

We had to post 4 photos today...this house on Fallbrook Street in West Sacramento has the most awesome Halloween display we've ever seen!

Friday, October 29, 2010

Breakfast at Whitey's: Steve and the girls at the grill!

We stopped at Whitey's for their breakfast sandwich (it is so delicious) ...once you've had one you'll never go back to the McMuffin!!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Get your Halloween on!

The mask wall at Evangeline Costume Mansion is waiting for you to pick out your favorite ghoulish character for this Halloween!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Duck Parade

Love the duck with the top-notch hairdo. The chorus line assembles and the ducks and geese form the position as they march from the park back to the the crosswalk no less!