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 failed..so Willie never served.

Friday, May 1, 2020

Graduating in the time of Covid-19

Congratulations to the class of 2020.  Waiting to exhale!