5:15 PM, Friday, May 27, 2016. Vienna with her five month old son, Emanuel, enjoys a warm evening on Cedar Street in Calistoga.
6:45 PM, Thursday, May 26, 2016. Objects of a lifetime…”Our father died on April 23rd at age 93…we’ve come back to Calistoga to clear out the house.” -Cathy, Wendy and Toni, the daughters of Joe Massucco, prepare for Friday morning’s garage sale. (Joe sounded like a great guy…I’m sorry I never had an opportunity to meet him. -CJM)
7:30 PM, Wednesday, May 25, 2016. Retired corporate recruiter and artist Mary Takacs takes a break on the porch of her home on Spring Street in Calistoga.
8:15 PM, Tuesday, May 24, 2016. Six year old goalie Antonio Montanez lingers after a pick-up game at Calistoga Elementary.
6:15 PM, Monday, May 23, 2016. “Madi is attending school in Colorado so we decided to meet here and celebrate her 21st birthday…thus the wine bottles.” -Minneapolis adaptive yoga instructor Kathy Dahl and her daughter Madi at the corner of Cedar and South Oak Streets in Calistoga.
6:45 PM, Sunday, May 22, 2016. “We’re a little late, but we’re finally putting in our summer garden…instead of the community gardens, this year we decided to convert the front lawn.” -Tony McBeardsley and his son, Will, in front of their house in Calistoga.
6:30 PM, Sunday, May 22, 2016. Trumpeter Isidro Huizar performs with The Mariachi Jalisco de Miguel Orozco at a birthday party at Saratoga Manor in Calistoga.
12:45 PM, Saturday, May 21, 2016. Calistoga Fire Department Captain Joe Russo immediately after an automobile victim extraction demonstration at the downtown fire station.
9:15 AM, Friday, May 20, 2016. Bret Heywood adds the finishing touches to a window at a construction site on School Street.
6:45 PM, Thursday, May19, 2016. “I love the pace of Calistoga…I grew up in a small town and this feels like home to me.” -Bar tender Kaitlin Jones washes her friend’s car in front of her home in Calistoga.
7:30 PM, Tuesday, May 17, 2016. “I worked at Scoops and Swirls last summer but they decided not to open this year…I’m not sure what I will do this summer.” -Calistoga High School senior Sophia Robledo with classmate Alex Lopez.
6:30 PM, Monday, May 16, 2016. More than brothers, four year old Ivan donated bone marrow for his six year old brother, Marlon, one year ago. Marlon’s leukemia has been in remission since. Marlon was at Calistoga Elementary School to watch his brother’s Bobcat T-ball team’s last game of the season .
2 PM, Sunday, May 15, 2016. “So, what’s it like working at Trader Joes?” “Best job ever.” -Trader Joes’ sign artist and crew member Branden Krantz takes an afternoon break in Pleasant Hill, California
11:45 AM, Saturday, May 14, 2016. “Performing is my life!” -Master of Ceremony with the Cirque de Boheme, Michel Michelis and his sister Arabella, perform “Songs of Paris” while playing a 1908 Barrel Organ at the Farmer’s Market in Pleasant Hill, California
9 AM, Friday, May 13, 2016. Jorge, Jose and Jorge near completion on their house construction project at 1706 Myrtle Street in Calistoga. “So, what is your next project?” “Ah…not sure.”
9 AM, Thursday, May12, 2016. Middleton resident and professional gardener, Juana Garcia, gardens a property on Cedar Street in Calistoga.
9 AM, Wednesday, May 11, 2016. Thirty year resident of Calistoga Chris Zinn pulls weeds in the front of his home on Myrtle Street. “Weeds…I try to get out here after every rain…it’s a losing battle.”
6:45 PM, Tuesday, May 10, 2016. Marta Qunionez with her 14 month granddaughter, Niya, Calistoga
6:45 PM, Monday, May 9, 2016. Calistoga resident Audrey Lattemore turned 99 last month. After a lifetime of rice farming near Sacramento, Audrey now lives in her older sister’s house, a house left to her nephew, Robert Grahn, under the caveat that Audrey would be able to reside there as long as she lives.
“I don’t think anyone thought I would live this long…longevity runs in my family…but not this much!”
Audrey is totally independent. She gets around well, her hearing is perfect and she is as sharp as anyone half her age. But, the most impressive fact about Audrey is that she is able to turn out 15 quilts each month for veteran hospitals. Audrey is proud of her quilts and the fact that she can still contribute at age 99.
2 PM, Sunday, May 8, 2016. A contemplative moment for eleven year old Emerson at the Mother’s Day Barn Party at Starry Skies Ranch near Healdsburg, California
12:30 PM, Saturday, May 7, 2016. Deer Park high school senior Dayton Ochoa at the Saturday Market in Calistoga “I picked up the box at the post office…it seems to work…I want to be an actor.”
11 AM, Friday, May 6, 2016. Tommy Gutierrez and Bret Heywood take a break from converting a shed into my office in Calistoga.
6:30 PM, Thursday, May 5, 2016. Eight year old Kimberly performs at the Cinco de Mayo celebration at Pacifico Restaurant in Calistoga.
2:15 PM, Wednesday, May 4, 2016. “I am a farmer by trade…we were tired of throwing away our fruit so we started this stand.” -Carlos Ortega of Sunshine Smoothies & Coffee, Vallejo, CA.