Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Spring Art Project-Neighborhood Mural

John, Ruth, Mason and Connor decided to brighten up their corner of the world over the Spring Break by painting this beautiful mural on their street facing fence. John is the artist and created the design, but the whole family was involved in the painting and planting. Thank you for making our world a better place.

Rest in Peace - Bill Gay Long-time resident of West Sacramento

Long-time West Sacramento resident Bill Gay passed away on March 26, 2015. Rest in Peace Bill.

William Joseph Gay was born on September l0, 1926 in Placerville, California and made his home with his incredible family in West Sacramento until his passing on March 26, 2015, peacefully with family at his side. Bill or "Papa" as he was affectionately called by nearly everyone over the last 20 years, is survived by his wife of 65 years, Lorraine Gay and seven children, Marjorie Ruark (Randy), Carol Fisch, William Gay Jr. (Sheila), Gerard Gay (Kathy), Torn Gay, Lola Way (Jerry), Michael Gay and 10 grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren. Bill was preceded in death by his son Eloi Gay. Bill lived his entire adult life in West Sacramento, including over 60 in the same house raising seven children while working at the American Can Company and then retiring from Campbell's Soup after 29 years of dedicated service. A lifelong Niner fan, Bill was a dedicated husband, father, grandfather, deacon in his church, and the epitome of a great family man. Special thanks are extended to Shabana Khan and the amazing staff at The Meadows at Ballena Bay. Rosary services will be held at River City Funeral Chapel on Tuesday, March 31 at 6:00p.m. Friends and Family are invited to services on Wednesday, April 1st at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in West Sacramento with a Celebration of Life at the VFW Hall following interment at St. Mary's. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/sacbee/obituary.aspx?n=william-joseph-gay&pid=174523833#sthash.6QqjoTj3.dpuf

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Watching the ship go by

Driving along Jefferson Boulevard toward Clarksburg can be quite an adventure.  Yesterday we saw this ship from Singapore cruising up river to the Port of West Sacramento.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Where the Sinapis arvensis grows

The fields and open spaces in West Sacramento are filled with a profusion of wild mustard each spring. To cuddle up in these bright yellow flower blankets as a kid always made me so happy!

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Evening sunset by Loren Ishii

Thank you Loren Ishii for sharing this photo of the setting sun that he shot while on his evening commute over the Freeport Bridge back to West Sacramento.  The photo is unedited except for slight cropping, but has the look of a water colored landscape painting.

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Homeless in West Sacramento

With 2 carts filled with belongings, her faithful friend watches over while she sends a text on her cell phone..Don't you wonder where she will spend the night tonight?  I'm sure Raley's gets lots of complaints about the sidewalk sitters but my heart breaks when I see folks ending up in this situation.

The City of West Sacramento is a member of the Yolo County Homeless Coalition.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Washington Little League Volunteers Circa 1960

Thank you Linda Balakin Boerlin for sharing this great photo of some of the parents and volunteers working on the Washingon Little League ball field. Per Linda "This pic was in the News Ledger circa 1960’s.   I believe it was a work party at the baseball diamond. I don’t know all the men but recognize Ernie Otten, Sam Tripp,  Dave Meza, and possibly Don Kimbrell and Bob Horrel. The original Washington Little League Diamonds were located next door to the Broderick Post Office on Sacramento Avenue.

On Saturday, March 7th, 2015 at 9:00 AM  there will be a Field Work Day at Washington Little League diamonds (Alyce Norman-Bryte Little League Fields at Todhunter and Carrie Street. Bring your shovels and garden tools with you if you are interested in giving them a hand. See more on their Facebook page. This year, the West Sacramento Little League will be inter-leaguing with Washington Little League and also using the Washington Fields for many games since they have too many teams to play only at Memorial Park.

Washington Little League Volunteers Circa 1960