Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Little League Signup Info

Spring is around the corner and that means Little League Baseball in West Sacramento.  You can check the boundary that determines what league is closest to your neighborhood here: http://www.eteamz.com/cadad6/locations/

For more information about signing up call or email contact:

Ralph Sabin, President
Washington Little League

Don Schlie, President,
West Sacramento Little League.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

The Sacramento Weir

Above is a close look at the gates of the Sacramento Weir just north of West Sacramento on the River Road. The weir gates are opened to divert water into the Yolo Bypass once the Sacramento River hits the 27.5 foot stage at the  I Street Bridge.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Kiesel Crossing and Pump Building

Returning to West Sacramento from Woodland on the Old River Road we crossed the
tracks at the Kiesel Crossing. Just before the tracks sits this old pump building.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Leonidas Taylor Monument on the River Road

"Erected to the memory of Leonidas Taylor, born in the City of Philadelphia on the 3rd of July, 1832. He grew to manhood in the City of Saint Louis and was killed by explosion of the steamer Belle opposite this spot on the 5th of February, 1856. His body was never found".

Read the story about the historical shipwreck at this location on the Sacramento River that took the life of Leonidas Taylor: Belle Article

Monday, January 14, 2013

Roadside Memorial for Tommy Flippo

A roadside memorial still stands at the location of the accident that took the life of Woodland resident Tommy Gene Flippo Jr. in the early morning hours of November 30, 2012. Tommy was a PG&E troubleman from the Woodland yard and according to a company bulletin he was responding to trouble during storm conditions in West Sacramento.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Chocolate Bread Pudding at The Broderick

If you are in need of a great bread pudding fix you better try this version at The Broderick restaurant located on Sacramento Avenue on the North Side.  Three of us shared this dessert and we almost licked the plate it was so delicious!

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year 2013

Wishing you all a great year in 2013!  These little penguin canapes created by Mary McReynolds made a great addition to our New Year's Eve gathering this year.  Almost too cute to eat!