Neighbor News

Oct 25, 2011 in Miscellany, Neighbor News

The 2011 West End Full Moon Tour photos are now in the gallery. Thanks to Ben Rosales for the photographs. To see them click here!

The Full Moon Tour

The Assistance League’s “New to You” shop is sporting a new Art Start design. The West side of the building has been a blank wall and it has proven too tempting for taggers. The new art is 5 panels designed as windows  where one can see people in vintage clothing. This is the final project for the building that has been rehabbed and beautified.

New to You Shop

New paint job in the West End. It’s always great to see a house get a fresh coat of paint. Many West Enders enjoy a bit of color- this shade enhances the Mexican Sage  in the front yard.

A new paint job for a W. 8th St. house

The SMART District announced that two historic railcars stored at Railroad Square are being relocated in advance of the removal of old underground fuel tanks and environmental cleanup. “The tank removal and cleanup mark the preparation of Railroad Square for SMART track construction.” said SMART Real Estate Manager Laura Giraud. The historic railcars, which SMART permitted to be stored at Railroad Square, have a long history of service in Northern California.  The first railcar, removed October 4, was a coach car built in 1916 and modified by Southern Pacific to be a Presidential Coach to transport Southern Pacific executives to Eureka in Northern California. The Presidential Coach was in operation from 1941-1955. The interior of the coach was outfitted with mahogany paneling, stained glass windows and included two staterooms as well as servant’s quarters. The second coach, a dining car that accompanied the Presidential Coach is slated to be relocated as soon as appropriate transportation is scheduled. Ownership of these cars was recently transferred from Santa Rosa residents Lucinda and Wesley Vail to the Timber Heritage Association of Eureka CA. The association plans to run excursion service with these railcars around Humboldt Bay.

Oct 31st, Monday & Nov 1st,Tuesday-  Auditions6th Street Playhouse will be seeing Adult actors, by appointment only, for roles in their upcoming production of The 39 Steps. To set up an audition appointment, please contact: Craig A. Miller, Artistic Director  707-523-4185, xt.103 For complete info go to:

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