Kudos to: Betty Reuben, community leader
Accomplishment: Jean Runyon Community Service Award from the Sacramento Nonprofit Resource Center
Details: Reuben, 90, is chairwoman of the Family Shalom Committee and the Touch of Shabbat program. Family Shalom focuses on domestic violence, elder abuse and human trafficking. Touch of Shabbat provides meals to anyone HIV positive or with AIDS.
Kudos to: Jon B. and Barbara Rogers, owners of Lincoln-based Rogers Family Co.
Accomplishment: Honored at Beale Air Force Base for supporting the troops by donating $1 million in coffee the past six years
Details: The company has donated about 1.5 million bags of coffee to various organizations since 2006. The company has sent coffee to servicemen and servicewomen for the past two decades. The company's divisions include San Francisco Bay Premium Gourmet Coffee.
Kudos to: Gary Snyder, poet, UC Davis professor emeritus
Accomplishment: Winner of $100,000 Wallace Stevens Award from Academy of American Poets
Details: Academy Chancellor Jane Hirschfield said Snyder's words "look into the world and our human lives with acuity, affection and the ethics of a 10,000-year perception. They have altered and marked both how we know and how we say."
Kudos to: Ellen Eggers, lawyer
Accomplishment: Presented California State Bar Association's distinguished pro bono service award
Details: Performing all of her work on her own time, Eggers contributed to a legal team that secured exoneration for a man who served 20 years behind bars for a crime he did not commit. She devoted a total of more than 2,000 hours to the effort to free Francisco Carillo, who served time for a fatal drive-by shooting he insisted he didn't do.
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