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!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Easy Rider...

Easy Rider Bear ..evidently he wasn't allowed to join the dinner party at Vince's last week and was left to keep an eye on the Harley in the parking lot!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Raindrops on the car roof

David Kamminga shot this interesting photo of the rain drop designs left on the roof of his car this morning. Beautiful!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

West Sacramento Community Center Opening Soon

Black Box Theater * Senior Lounge * Art Gallery * Preschool Rooms * Historical Society Display * Cafe * Art Classes * Active Aging activities * Special Events * Public Art

Thanks Dan Harris for this great photo of the beautiful glass art piece in the new West Sacramento Community Center.
The city of West Sacramento is holding a sneak peek celebration for the new Community Center, 1075 West Capitol Ave., at 11:30 a.m. next Thursday, according to the city's website.

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Saturday, October 23, 2010

A morning walk by the duck pond

The white feather plumes of the pampas grass is in beautiful bloom right now along the duck pond on Linden Road.

Friday, October 22, 2010

One ton of grapes = ± 700 bottles of wine

We visited the vineyards of a friend in Fiddletown this week to watch the picking and crush of their grapes. 12 farm laborers arrived in the early morning and proceeded to hand pick almost 17 tons of grapes in less than 4 hours then were off to the next vineyard for their afternoon shift. When we stopped to taste wine later that day I had a completely new appreciation for the blood, sweat and tears that goes into the production of my favorite Zinfandel!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Crazy Motorcycle Trike

This interesting custom three wheeler motorcycle was parked in the Raley's Parking lot last week... I half expected ZZ Top to come out of the store and mount his ride!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

The Hawaiian Chieftain visits Old Sacramento

Thank you Dan Harris, Graphics Technician with the City of West Sacramento, for sharing this great photo of the Hawaiian Chieftain currently docked in Old Sacramento while on the 2010-2011 tour of California ports. The vessel will be open to the public through mid December.

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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Pinktober® Hard Rock Cafe's Pinktober Pin

Thank you Nos Rodriguez for supporting boob health by wearing Hard Rock Cafe's Pinktober® Guitar Pin. Hard Rock's campaign for breast cancer awareness, heads into its 11th year with proceeds from the sale of Pinktober® apparel and accessories going directly to breast cancer research.

Monday, October 18, 2010

West Capitol Ave--Trash bins with recycle slots!

These modern trash receptacles with recycling slots bring a functional and attractive addition to our West Capitol Avenue Streetscape!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

The Playagon from West Sacramento

This Plyagon is probably returning from a stint giving away Otter Pops at Burning Man 2010 held on the Playa at Black Rock City, NV. I found this website that describes the evolution of the Playagon...and according to a West Sacramento reader, the Playagon was designed/built and lives year round in West Sacramento!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

On The Waterfront

Thank you Michael Nyberg for sharing this beautiful shot of the docks at the Port of West Sacramento photographed from the deep water channel.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Ship in at the Port of West Sacramento

Michael Nyberg shares this beautiful shot of the view of a ship docked at the Port of West Sacramento. Michael said he likes to shoot pictures while paddling in the Deep Water Channel near his house. A newly published video on Youtube details our Port's history and long range commitment to the Maritime Industry.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

West Capitol Ave--New Bus Shelters for Yolobus Riders

Moving down West Capitol Avenue, we find these attractive and functional new bus shelters that are part of the new Streetscape design.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

West Capitol Ave--Welcome Seats

New street lights, benches and seats offer a welcome atmosphere in front of our City Hall and Offices on the West Capitol Avenue Streetscape.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

West Capitol Ave--City of West Sacramento Signage

The signage on our City Hall and Offices really stands out in a dramatic contrast to the vibrant colors below. Our landscapers, gardeners and grounds folks perform an outstanding job for our City!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Pinktober® :Pink Promise USA 2006

We visited Butchart Gardens last month and since it was late in the year there were only a few roses still clinging to life. We ambled through the garden looking at all the names of the varieties and happened upon this solo blooming rose......the beautiful Pink Promise!

The National Breast Cancer Foundation selected this rose to officially represent a continual blooming promise of compassion and awareness. For every Pink Promise plant purchased, a percentage of the sales is donated to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. The Pink Promise Rose was hybridized by Jim Coiner and introduced by Coiner Nursery of Lavern, Calif.

West Capitol Ave--the view from below

Looking up West Capitol Avenue -this was shot from the intersection in the photo we posted yesterday with the City Hall and Offices on the right.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

West Capitol Ave--a bird's eye view

Thanks Matt Hargrove for sharing this great shot of the view overlooking West Capitol Avenue from the new West Sacramento Community Center. A few things to get excited about..our new Center has Community gathering rooms, classrooms, a senior lounge, a room for a historical display, a theater, child care/pre-school, space for events, outdoor space upstairs as well as downstairs; it will serve as part of the transit center and ties in with the community college, county library, and City Hall. West proud!!!

Friday, October 8, 2010

49er Faithful!

Cindy found this 6 pack of San Francisco 49ers commemorative Coca Cola bottles at a garage sale last she bought them for a friend...sometimes a collectors item just becomes a dust collector...

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Pinktober® : 3-Day Walk for the Cure

Andrea Paphavasit, West Sacramento resident and awesome mom, participated in the Susan G. Komen 3-Day Walk For the Cure in San Francisco. Andrea and her team walked 60 miles in 3 days. Way to go Andrea

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Full Moon on the River Road

Thank you Mary Jean DeSouza for sharing this beautiful photo of the full moon over the Sacramento River.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Gator Beat--A Band with A Beat that Bites!

The Gater Beat concert at the Center for Spiritual Awareness in West Sacramento was the rockin' place to be last Saturday night. Gator Beat plays music from Southern Louisiana that combines traditional Cajun, Zydeco, and New Orleans R&B.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Pinktober® : For Sue-One Word Says It All

My friend Sue is truly a "Survivor"-- and she proudly proclaims her status with this tattoo on her shoulder.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Grand Opening for Roco Wines & Spirits

Denise Seals CEO of the West Sacramento Chamber welcomed new member Ro Co Wine & Spirits at the grand opening celebration of their new shop located at 2220 Lake Washington Blvd.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Pinktober® : Barbells for Boobs at Crossfit

Thank you Brittany Miller from Crossfit West Sacramento for sharing this poster of their upcoming Barbells for Boobs fundraiser on October 23. For more info visit

Friday, October 1, 2010

Kings Banner on CalSTRS Building

Thanks Tamara Carr for sharing this great photo of the Sacramento Kings banner hanging from the CalSTRS building in West Sacramento. "Here We Rise" is a tribute to the Kings and the Sacramento Kings community coming together. The massive banner is lit by solar-powered lights so it can be viewed at night. See more about the Kings media promotion at