Kudos to: Veterinarians Chris Wong and Robert Runyan and the staff at the VCA Sacramento Veterinary Referral Center
Accomplishment: Recognized for their dedication to Sacramento police dogs
Details: Sacramento police noted exceptional care provided to the department's dogs, most notably for Bandit, shot in the neck, and Bodie, shot in the jaw and paw. Extensive surgeries ultimately saved their lives.
Kudos to: Michael De Lasaux, forester
Accomplishment: Earned the Francis H. Raymond Award for contributions to California forestry from the state Board of Forestry
Details: De Lasaux serves as a natural resources adviser for the University of California Cooperative Extension. He was founder of the Forestry Institute for Teachers program.
De Lasaux is a member of the Plumas County Fire Safe Council. He has also worked extensively to educate homeowners on the importance of reducing hazardous fuel.
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