Wednesday, December 28, 2011

RIP Lou Macias

Rest in peace Lou Macias. Luis entered into rest December 22, 2011 in Sacramento, CA. Beloved husband of the late Adelina Macias. Loving father of Ramona Van Sickle (Cliff), Steven Macias (Rosemary), Carolyn Winn (Jerry), Corine Orozco (Dennis), Rose Salandez (Anthony) & Chris Macias (Corinna). Dear brother of Tony Macias (Ida), Frances Trujillo (Nelson), Ignacio Macias, Eloy Macias (Belinda) & Nena Barrajas). Devoted grandfather of Yvette (Troy), Daniellia (Jeremy), Gabriela, Dennis, Jr. (Athena), Andrea, Angelina, Steven, Erika (Taylor), Vanessa, Aurelia, Christina, Cassandra & Carissa & great-grandfather of Kayla, Tyra, Ezekiel and Joseph (Coyote). Preceded in death by his daughter, Ruth Macias & his brother, Joe Macias. Dad started in the jewelry business with Werner's Jewelry on 15th & I in Sacramento. He and Adelina opened their own family business, Crest Jewelers, in West Sacramento 45 years ago. He was a proud member of the Loyal Order of Moose, Lodge #1762 of West Sacramento. Recitation of the Rosary will be held Thursday, December 29, 2011 at 7:00 P.M. at River Cities Funeral Chapel, 910 Soule St., West Sac. The Mass of Christian Burial will be offered Friday, December 30, 2011 at 10:00 A.M. at Holy Cross Catholic Church, 1321 Anna St., West Sac. Interment, St. Mary's Cemetery, Sacramento, CA. Published in The Sacramento Bee on December 28, 2011
See this previous post Lou's history and Crest Jewelers.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Christmas Gifts

Our puppy Juno made friends with Bailey while walking to the park on Christmas Day...... Bailey said her darling knitted scarf and hat were gifts from a relative from the UK. I love to knit and I think this is the cutest cap I've ever seen..

Monday, December 26, 2011

The Eyesore...

I have been walking our puppy around the neighborhood since last June and everyday I walk by this interesting unfinished curiosity for what lies beneath that plywood is starting to get the best of me...I think it might be where a cable box should be installed..and I'm hoping it is not exposed electrical wires....

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Barky Ballidays To You!

Happy Holidays to you all! This is Juno's first Christmas and she is enjoying all the good smells coming from the kitchen this week. Here she sits patiently waiting for her morning Puparoni treat....

Saturday, December 24, 2011

The Traveling Postcard

Be sure to look for this curious art car when you are in the neighborhood of Yoshi's Jazz Club in San Francisco. This unique art piece sports an eclectic garden of flowers and fruits on the roof and scenes of San Francisco landmarks painted on the body. I think it is the most unusual automobile paint job that I have even seen. Thank you Denise Pennington for sharing this photo on the West Sacramento Photo of the Day.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

"Under The Sea" on N Street

David Garibaldi painted this beautiful "under the sea" mural on the front of an apartment building on N Street when he was just starting his journey to becoming a distinguished artist...according to a recent SNR interview, David painted the mural in an exchange with his landlord for two months rent.

Urban Wall Tattoos...

This Sacramento Midtown Mural Project on the American Market and Deli building on N Street was created by Shaun Turner and Dan Osterhoff.  SubMerge Music+Art+Lifestyle Magazine has a great map of a suggested Bike Mural Tour around the streets of Sacramento.

Monday, December 19, 2011

RIP Guybert "GL" Pierce

Guyburt 'GL' Pierce passed away peacefully at home with loved ones on Monday, December 12, 2011 after a valiant battle with cancer. GL was born May 24, 1947 in Sacramento, CA. GL was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his much-loved and devoted wife of 41 years, Janell, and his two children, Adam (Suzy) Pierce of Sacramento and Amy (Joshua) Costa of Alameda. 'Pappy' leaves behind his pride and joy - his five beautiful grandchildren, Ella and Jonny Pierce, Cecilia, Samuel and Miles Costa. GL is survived by several brothers and sisters-in-law, cousins, nieces and nephews. After being born in Sacramento and moving briefly to Merced, GL spent the majority of his life in West Sacramento, CA. A graduate of James Marshall High School, Guyburt took a few college courses and eventually began work for the phone company. He was a proud member of the Communications Workers of America. He retired from Pacific Bell in 1993. A talented artist, GL enjoyed drawing in his young life. He was always ready with a corny joke or humorous story for a friend or stranger. GL beamed when recounting the adventures and accomplishments of his children and grandchildren. He enjoyed traveling to many places including Japan, the Panama Canal, the Caribbean, Alaska and Hawaii with his 'beautiful Jan.' A car enthusiast, he enjoyed his many prized automobiles over the years including his Corvette, and completely rebuilt his 1956 Chevy truck.In accordance with his wishes, no memorial is scheduled and his ashes will be placed along the scenic California coast. The family wishes to thank the nurses, doctors and staff of Sutter General Hospital in Sacramento, CA. Remembrances may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
Published in The Sacramento Bee on December 18, 2011

Thursday, December 15, 2011

A dogs best friend is his human..

So if you are looking for a stocking stuffer for your canine companion, be sure to stop by Wild West Feed Pets and Supplies on West Capitol Avenue. Patrick assured me these delicious looking frosted cookies are made especially for dogs.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Gone but not forgotten...

This photo of the underpass leading to West Capitol Avenue from the Raley Field was shot last January during heavy was torn down to make way for the bridge district project.