Thursday, September 30, 2010

Get Your Wicked On!

Wicked Campers are Discount Camper Rentals located around the globe...their website quote "Avoid the American horror movie, and travel in a well serviced, comfortable and CHEAP Wicked Campervan". We think these characters might have been at Burning Man.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Pinktober® for Breast Cancer Awareness

Hard Rock's "Pinktober" month here on WS Photo of the Day. Please send us your photos and remembrances to post and share.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

September is Wine Month

Beautiful vineyards growing along Jefferson Boulevard. West Sacramento has several wonderful wineries just down the sure and visit one of them soon!

Monday, September 27, 2010

Black & White in West Sacramento

Thank you D'Niece Garcia Hall for sharing this great shot of their recent Black and White Bash cocktail party. Always a good sport, our Mayor Christopher Cabaldon posed with D'Niece and good friends for this great black and white shot!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Capitol Bowl (aka El Rancho Bowl)..

We love the Capitol Bowl and are so glad it continues to be a thriving business in our town. The building is filled with memories for many of our family and friends and here are just a few.

The El Rancho Bowl at 900 West Capitol Avenue was one of West Sacramento's best hangouts in the 1960's and 70's. It was home to the Nisei Leagues and the manager was Toko Fuji, the head mechanic was Shig Imura, Joe Bonomo ran the kitchen, Leroy Klink tended the bar in the 300 Room, Virgil Yee was at the front desk, my mom Shirley was the league coordinator and my sister Kathye and I worked in the Kiddie Corral.

I remember watching my stepdad Ralph Marston and Joe Sheldon "pot bowl" all night long and seeing many 300 games during that time. My stepbrother Charlie and his buddies all bowled on the traveling team and their team was always the league champs.

There was Blue Chip Stamp bowling on Saturday nights and sometimes we would fill 10 books in one night...My sister in law Bev bowled one of her all time highest games in our couples league the night before her first daughter was born. My brother Howard remembers taking a quarter and playing the pinball machine and building it up to 18 games then selling the games to one of the porters on duty.

More recently, our daughter's put on a 50's style "Family Bowlarama" there about 7 years ago that was attended by about 35 members of our extended family and it was very memorable for all. My grandson Jack had his 4th birthday party at the Capitol Bowl....
Photos by Barbara

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Hippity Hoppity...

Cute little rabbit cutouts grace this neighborhood flowerbed!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Trees in Bloom in Raley's Parking Lot

We enjoyed seeing the Crepe Myrtle trees in bloom in Raley's Parking lot on West Cap!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Sunday morning sunrise

Beautiful colors show the rain yet to come last we are on our way back to summer temperatures. Sacramento weather always is full of surprises this time of year! Thank you Dana Leach for sharing this beautiful photo.

Friday, September 10, 2010

9/11 Memorial

9/11 Memorial in West Sacramento, Ca on Jefferson Blvd. Photo by Keith A Moehring.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Our beautiful tree-lined "State Streets"

The streets nestled between Park Boulevard on the West and Jefferson Boulevard on the East are what old-timers in West Sacramento call "State Streets". A great neighborhood to walk, jog, ride bikes, meet at the West Sacramento Little League Memorial Park then stop at Whitey's Jolly Cone for peach milk shake!

Monday, September 6, 2010

Clark Kent house...

Superman occasionally leaves his clothing in a telephone booth for later retrieval but we didn't see any sign of Clark or his clothes hanging around this house.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

At the Finish Line!

West Sacramento was well represented at the Lake of the Pines Annual Triathlon in Auburn yesterday. Congratulations guys!

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Chalk It Up!

Chalk It Up! is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year as Sacramento’s longest running chalk art and music event. Chalk It Up is non-profit organization dedicated to funding children's art education in the Sacramento region. Music and activities will be held over the Labor Day Weekend at Fremont Park in Sacramento.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Peet's Coffee & Tea at Raley's

We love to stop in for our Iced Americano at Peet's Coffee in Raley's Market on West Capitol Avenue. They also have excellent fresh pastries available with the bakery right next door!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Aim For Green - West Sacramento Recycles

For information on recycling locations and events in the City of West Sacramento see here:
The Refuse & Recycling Division

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Cowboy Art on Jefferson Boulevard

This horse ranch has a beautiful iron gate at the entry to the property. We always enjoy the drive out Jefferson Boulevard ...there are several beautiful custom homes and ranches just before you reach the deep water channel.