Wednesday, November 18, 2020

View From the Top

It was a beautiful day to ride the 65 foot Ferris wheel installed on the Old Sacramento Waterfront for the holiday season. 

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Elkhorn Village Pool circa 1955

Elkhorn Village Pool, circa 1955. Photo comes from the West Sacramento Historical Society and Mickey Fausett." I think this was at Freemont and Hardy but am not positive -- hopefully someone can let me known and I'll correct." Thanks Matthew Hargrove for sharing your post!

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

View from my window

I call her Majestic Magenta.

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

River City Regiment Class of 2020 -Thank you Mr. C

Rudy Cisneros , aka Band Director Mr. C., is visiting the homes of all of the River City High School class of 2020 band kids to deliver their cords and medals, as well as a personal letter to each of them. He is amazing!

Thursday, May 14, 2020

WEST, based on the "Porchtraits" series by April Anderson Photo

I love my town! Thanks for this beautiful and very moving tribute to people who make the City of West Sacramento their “Home”. Portraits series by April Anderson and narrative by Merlin Love.

#westsacbestsac during Covid-19

Friday, May 8, 2020

Rest in Peace William "Willie" DaPrato

William "Willie" DaPrato, entered into rest May 5, 2020 in Sacramento at the age of 95 years. Beloved husband of his late wife's, Mary; Louise. Loving father of Steven DaPrato (Johanna), William DaPrato (Patricia) ; James DaPrato (Ann). Dear brother of Delina Skarles ; Gloria Tomei. Devoted grandfather of Jon-Paul, Daniel, Jessica, Jared, Tyler, Brooks, Brittany, Amy, Ashley, Cody, Michael, Tishan; Ethan; great grandfather of Amalia, Audrina, Pipper, Colton; Clayton. Loving uncle of Cindy, Janice; Susan.

Visitation hours will be Saturday May 9th, 2020 from Noon to 5:00 P.M. at River Cities Funeral Chapel, 910 Soule St., West Sacramento. A private Mass will be held followed by inurnment at St. Mary's Cemetery. A celebration of Willie's life will be announced at a later date. Published in The Sacramento Bee on May 8, 2020.
 Old timers in West Sacramento fondly remember Willie's Market. When we were kids we would hang out at the store and pester owner "Willie" DaPrato. Willie was kind of the neighborhood guidance counselor and I think he hired many of those kids to work in his store to get them off the streets. Some folks might remember that Willie was elected to be the first mayor of West Sacramento, but the vote to incorporate our city Willie never served.

Friday, May 1, 2020

Graduating in the time of Covid-19

Congratulations to the class of 2020.  Waiting to exhale!

Saturday, April 25, 2020

Shelter in Place: Yolo County Face Coverings 04.24.20

Starting April 24, this is where all new updates and additions to 'Roadmap to Recovery' will live, including amendments to the Shelter-in-Place order and new orders.

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

#westsacbestsac Still and always will be.

#westsacbestsac Still and always will be.

Monday, March 16, 2020


RIP Errol.

Errol Summy in his 1945 issue Navy uniform met WS patriot John Vinson at the VFW Veterans Day Dinner in West Sacramento, November 2018. Two heros in my book!

Friday, February 21, 2020

RIP Ken Tyson

Design Chosen for New Bridge on Sacramento River (Update from the City of West Sacramento )

A new lift bridge will connect C St in West Sacramento to Railyards Blvd in Sacramento.
The final design, called "Spring," for a new bridge crossing the Sacramento River was announced Friday, February 21st at a morning news conference. City officials from West Sacramento and Sacramento, Congresswoman Doris Matsui, and the architectural firm T.Y. Lin International made the announcement.  Construction is set to begin in 2021, and is expected to be completed in 2024.
I Street Bridge Replacement rendering of road with cars

Thursday, February 13, 2020

RIP Emma Anderson

Emma Anderson
Jan 29, 1928 - Jan 17, 2020
Emma first met Andy at a community dance. As Mr. and Mrs. Andy (Floyd) Anderson, they were dance & life partners. The two of them very active in family & community.
Emma worked for & retired from the Bank of America. She was involved with and is well known to local/ Cajun/zydeco/Polka/western swing dance organizations & the West Sacramento community.
Emma (under the physician care) passed away peacefully at home just 12 days before her 92nd birthday. Andy passed away August 27, 2016 at the age of 92. They leave behind sons Edward (Debbie), Gary (Mary), three grand children and four great grand children.
With respect and condolences to Emma‘s family we are sharing news to Dance family friends. Emma was a dear friend and will be missed by all.
At Emma‘s request no services will be held.
Cards/condolences can be sent to: 410 Safflower Place., West Sacramento CA. 95692
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are being directed to the Eagles (Fruitridge) or VFW (West Sac C/Z) - local dance organizations that support the live music & dancing that she and Andy loved.