Thursday, May 29, 2014

Hungry Heros

These hungry fire fighters made a quick stop by the SactoMoFo's food truck event in Lowe's parking lot last night on their way back to their home station house on Sacramento Avenue. They were called to the West Side to assist in putting out two grass fires in the Southport area. The Fire and Police personnel in West Sacramento are just the best and we really appreciate their service in protecting our community.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Cute 'n Classy Children's Shoppe on 15th Street

Cute 'n Classy Children's Shoppe has a great selection of trendy and stylish new and gently used clothing for kids size newborn to 14. They also buy back your gently used kids clothing. We found our Maya a darling skirt and mod tennis shoes for end of school free dress week.  The shop is located at 120 15th Street in West Sacramento. Find them on Facebook.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Megan's Bake Shop on Jefferson Boulevard

We stopped by Megan's Bake Shop to order some amazingly beautiful and delicious cupcakes for the nephew's after graduation party from River City High next week. Megan's shop is located at 1001 Jefferson Boulevard and she also stocks a great selection of supplies for all your baking projects. Check out her classes for kids of all ages. Find Megan on Facebook.

Monday, May 26, 2014

Farm to Fork - West Sacramento's Urban Agriculture

Be sure to drive by the corner of 5th and C Streets on the north side and see the new Urban Garden Project planted on two-thirds of an acre.   Read more on about projects our City is encouraging to counteract urban blight on unused property.  See story on Groundbreaking: West Sacramento Urban Farm

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Third Strike Cafe Opening May 27

Roy Ulatan's family has owned the house at 3rd and G Streets since 1943 and their recently converted Third Strike Cafe is now slated to open this week.  Starting May 27th, 2014, authentic Filipino style BBQ with recipes handed down by Roy's grandparents will be available from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, but only on the days the River Cats have a home game (but not on Sundays because the family will be at the game)!  Take out orders can be phoned in to pickup and take to the game. On June 2, the cafe will be open weekday (M-F) mornings for coffee and pastries from 6:30 AM to 11:30 AM.   We will see you there on their very charming patio enjoying a great cup of coffee.  Find them on Facebook.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Yolo Brewing Company Opening in June 2014

Mike Costello of Yolo Brewing Company gave us an advance tour today of the new beer hall located at 1520 Terminal Street in West Sacramento. Guest brewing services and small batch craft brewery beers will be featured, and roll up doors will allow access to food truck vendors during special events. A kitchen is in the planning stages and for those of us who frequented Mike's "Brew It Up", we hope they will be serving those fabulous kettle chips with bleu cheese soon! Check out their website to purchase tickets to one of the four preview parties starting May 29, 2014. You can also find Yolo Brewery on Facebook.

Friday, May 23, 2014

Quick Quack Car Wash opens in West Sacramento

Quick Quack Car Wash opened to lines of cars waiting for their free Grand Opening Car Wash through May 29, 2014. Their newly renovated site is the former River City Car wash on Harbor Boulevard in West Sacramento. The chain operates 17 car washes with locations in California, Texas and Colorado.  Our car looks beautiful!!

New signage at the Port of West Sacramento "SSA Marine"

SSA Marine (Stevedoring Services of America) The Sacramento-Yolo Port Commission approved a new master lease of its West Sacramento maritime facilities with SSA Pacific, Inc.

"In West Sacramento, SSA Marine handles a variety of bulk, breakbulk and project cargo, including: rice, fertililzer, lumber, cement, minerals/ore, metals, wind turbines, machinery, generators, steel and heavy lifts."

Monday, May 19, 2014

Holy Cross Cinco de Mayo Festival 2014

Rob Peffer shot these pix of folks enjoying the Holy Cross Cinco de Mayo festival on Sunday, May 4, 2014. It looks like it was a great turnout for the festival held each year at the Holy Cross Preparatory Academy on Todhunter Street on the north side of town. 

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Beautiful Yucca in bloom

This beautiful Yucca was blooming in full splendor on West Capitol Avenue in front of Carol's Restaurant yesterday. I love the landscaping in our beautiful city!

Saturday, May 17, 2014

New Tenants coming to Westbridge Plaza

Westbridge Plaza was completed in 2008 and it is great to see new construction activity this month.  We talked to Ron Meade, President of RC Pacific Construction at the site today and his crew is working on the improvements for several new tenants in the center including a bank, Allstate Insurance Office, a sports store, Great Clips and more. Great news for West Sacramento!

Photo above posted on West Sacramento Photo of the Day in 2008.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Third Strike Cafe Opening May 27, 2014

We drove by the new Third Strike Cafe located at 630 3rd Street. I shot this photo from the street as we drove by this morning, but it looks like it will be a cafe with a cool beer garden, and it is just a short walk from Raley Field.

This update comes from Janice Orr:

"I just wanted to thank you for posting the photo of the new Third Strike Cafe. It was my grandparents home and my dad has been working tirelessly to transform it into a coffee shop and plans to offer homemade smoked meats and rice dishes (family recipes) for the lunch crowd or hungry River Cats fans.  Lots of blood, sweat and tears went into the place and seeing your blog post brought a happy tear to my eye. I live in St. Louis, MO, so have not been home to see the coffee shop since last summer. I'm planning a trip this June and can't wait to see it finally finished.  Thanks again and I hope you enjoy the newest addition to the neighborhood!"

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Happy Mother's Day from the blog authors!

This blog authors Debbie, Barbara and Christy here-- wishing you a Happy Mothers Day 2014!

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Neon Relic- A blast from the past!

Today's post will bring back some memories for the old timers in West Sacramento. This neon sign once welcomed folks to the El Rancho Bowl on West Capitol Avenue (now the Capitol Bowl). Thanks to our sleuth Michael Nyberg who found this relic of the past at a recycling facility off Harbor Blvd. It sure brings back memories for me.

Photo by Michael Nyberg

Friday, May 9, 2014

RIP Marino Pierucci

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — APRIL 30, 2014 – Note: This past week longtime West Sacramento resident Marino Pierucci passed away at the age of 91. Over Marino’s long and eventful life he played an important role in how our city grew and prospered and was also the Assistant Superintendent for Business Services for the Washington Unified School District until his retirement in 1981. He was an incredibly bright, interesting and fun person to spend time with and the following article about him and his beloved wife of 72 years, Mary, is reprinted below in his memory. Marino’s warmth and easy smile never failed to light up a room and he will be greatly missed by all those who knew and loved him. Read the rest of the feature News-Ledger article BY DARYL FISHER here: Not bad for a boy from Broderick