Saturday, December 15, 2012

Capitol Bowl Remodel Update

Capitol Bowl's exterior is undergoing a nice face lift.  We stopped by last weekend to see how great our little home town bowling alley is progressing and the place was jumping with activity.  It is such a great place to take your family for entertainment and dining.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Remembering Erleen Culver

Published in The Sacramento Bee on December 14, 2012
Erleen G. Culver, age 97, passed away on December 10, 2012 in her West Sacramento home. Born in Oakland and having moved to West Sacramento at the age of 7, she was one of West Sacramento's longest living residents. Together with her husband, James (deceased), of 54 years, raised 3 children: Terri (Joseph) Culver- Escobar, Cathy (Phil) Crawford and James (Carol) Culver (deceased). She is also survived by 10 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild. Erleen is survived by 1 sister, Marion (Art) Olesen of Fresno, CA, and predeceased by 2 brothers and 3 other sisters. She was also a survivor of Breast Cancer. Erleen worked for the Washington Unified School District for 39 years as a teacher, consultant and principal. She was a member of Soroptimist International of West Sacramento, Delta Zeta Sorority, Business and Professional Women's Association, the California Retired Teachers Association and a 75 year member of the California Parlor #22 - Native Daughters of the Golden West. Erleen served on the Grand Jury and supported many great causes including the Sacramento Hearing Society and The West Sacramento Historical Society. Erleen was an avid River Cats fan, having been a Season's Ticket holder since the team began. Known as a renowned International traveler, she also took much pleasure in playing Bingo and team bowling. In her spare time, she was a seamstress, having sewed for many friends, family and acquaintances. In lieu of flowers, please forward any donations to: Soroptimist International of West Sacramento Memorial Scholarship, P.O. Box 94, West Sacramento, CA 95691. Viewing will be held at Harry A. Nauman and Son Funeral Home, 4041 Freeport Blvd., Sacramento on Sunday, December 16th from 5:00-8:00 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at Harry A. Nauman and Son on Monday, December 17th at 1:00 p.m. followed by Graveside Service at Odd Fellows Lawn Sacramento, CA, where she will be laid to rest next to her husband. Celebration of Life and potluck at her home in West Sacramento. Published in The Sacramento Bee on December 14, 2012.  Read more here.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

West Sacramento City Hall decorated for the holidays

The holiday tree in front of our City hall stands tall and bright even though storms caused the annual West Sacramento Christmas tree lighting party to be cancelled this year.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

New Water Tower on Jefferson Boulevard

A new 80-foot cell tower designed to resemble a water tower has been installed at 3200 Jefferson Blvd., near Tower Mart and Linden Road. On one side is a mural of wine grapes and the other side says The City of West Sacramento.  

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Remembering Stephanie Ann Reynolds

Stephanie Ann Wilson Reynolds,  January 8, 1962 - November 19, 2012.  
Stephanie was my carpool mate for almost 20 years, and we commuted to and from UC Davis everyday. In 2009, Steph was forced to retire due to declining health. We continued to have great times together and last January we went to Las Vegas to celebrate her 50th birthday. Steph leaves her dear sister Jeannette Reiff and husband Gary, nieces Maddy, Cece and Sophie, her favorite aunt Sharon Kay Dalton, her mom Shirley Wilson and her dog daughter and constant companion, "Lexi", aka Lexington Sweet and Sassy. Steph was preceded in death by the love of her life Greg "Mongo" Reynolds. Those who wish to remember Stephanie can make a donation to the Scleroderma Foundation in her honor. I sure miss you Steph!