Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Strawberries Galore at Earth's Fresh Food Market

Featuring fresh fruit and veggies daily Earth Fresh Food Market offers fresh produce, fruit, locally grown pistachios, honey and international foods. These strawberries were so delicious we'll be back for more later this week!

Monday, May 21, 2012

Board Break-A-Thon for Virginia Mochel

Southport ATA is hosting a fundraiser in support of Virginia Mochel on Saturday June 9th, 2012. Virginia is a 2nd grader at Our Lady of Grace Elementary School. On Easter Sunday, 2012 Virginia relapsed with Leukemia after 2 1/2 years in remission. Virginia needs a bone marrow transplant and is currently undergoing treatments. You can support Virginia by joining a team in the Board-Break-A-Thon, sponsor a board breaking team or simply make a donation at Safe Credit Union for “Glenn Mochel/Virginia Mochel Donation Fund”

Sunday, May 20, 2012

The Annular Solar Eclipse of May 20

My grandchildren really enjoyed viewing the first solar eclipse of 2012 today. Christy fashioned the viewing devices for them out of mailing tubes. And of course our family always enjoys special music all occasions and today we started with Ring of Fire and Total Eclipse of the Heart!
The first solar eclipse of 2012 occurs at the Moon's descending node in central Taurus.

Two solar and two lunar eclipses will occur in 2012..
2012 May 20: Annular Solar Eclipse
2012 Jun 04: Partial Lunar Eclipse
2012 Nov 13: Total Solar Eclipse
2012 Nov 28: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Capitol Bowl Remodel - WOW!!

We have been hanging around the Capitol Bowl since it opened in the 1950's as El Rancho Bowl. The new interior remodel of the lanes, restaurant/bar and sitting area is absolutely beautiful. We had lunch in the new restaurant last week the food was fantastic!

Friday, May 18, 2012

Olga and Irene at Emma's Taco House

My dear friend Maureen and I had lunch at Emma's Taco House today! It is always a hard decision on what to order because I absolutely love the soup and salad (especially their salad dressing), the tacos, enchiladas, burritos - oi vey...and of course the chips, salsa and Margaritas! Many thanks to Olga and Irene for taking such good care of us today!

Monday, May 14, 2012

R.I.P. Russtina "Rusty" C. Mendez

R.I.P. Rusty Mendez. Rusty was a graduate of Washington High School and was an outspoken activist for her community. She served several terms on the City of West Sacramento Parks and Recreation Commission and her leadership was instrumental to many successful park projects. She will be remembered with love by her family and many many friends.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Jean Brown honored for 50 Years of teaching.

Parents, students (past and present) friends and family gathered at the VFW in West Sacramento last night to celebrate Jean Brown's 50 years of teaching. A proclamation from Mayor Cabaldon honoring Jean's contribution to the teaching community was read and presented by Councilman Wes Beers.(There was not a dry eye in the house.) Many thanks to Erin Hinton, fellow teacher at the James Marshall Parent Participation Nursery School and the Preschool Board and parents for their hard work in organizing the event.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Construction continues at the Duck Pond

The workers were there again today to finish the walkway project at the Duck Pond on Linden Avenue. The foreman said the project was temporarily stopped until the City approved their plan. During the shutdown some of their materials were stolen including many of the bricks being used to build the new retaining wall. The estimated time of completion will about 2 weeks from now. Let's hope the thieves will stay away from the materials and equipment during this time.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Cinco de Mayo Fiesta at Holy Cross Church

Many thanks to Robert Peffer for sharing these wonderful photos of the Folklorico Dancers performing at the Cinco de Mayo Fiesta last weekend at Holy Cross Church in West Sacramento. There was delicious food (comidas deliciosas) tamales, tacos, postres and dulces Mexicanos (Mexican candies), games, a Mariachi band and LIVE music at this annual celebration.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Wild Strawberries

Thank you to my dear friend Carolyn for sharing these great photos
of her backyard Mockingbirds. Carolyn said "My brother and others
who have wild strawberry plants say they are always fighting them
and want to get rid of them. I love them, as much as these mockingbirds
do. The birds have been enjoying themselves for weeks."

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

The "Broderick" Post Office

The Broderick Branch Post Office is located at 900 Sacramento Avenue in the shopping center anchored by Arteagas Market. Due to budget cuts, the historic Bryte Branch closed their doors last year so now this is the only Post Office serving the North Side of our City.