De Vere's on L Street hosted the block party for the St. Baldrick's fundraiser on Monday afternoon, March 13, 2017, complete with 10 green-draped chairs waiting for heads to be shaved. SuperCuts hairdressers...start your razors!
While working in the Oroville Dam area during the spillway emergency and evacuation, CHP officers checked on some abandoned properties and came across animals including kangaroos, miniature deer and zebras. The animals are safe on a Sutter County resident's property used to house abandoned animals.
Councilman Jeff Harris says a small, prefabricated unit could house homeless people in Sacramento. The unit was on display Monday near City Hall. "We don't need much," Tammy Culver, a homeless woman, said while touring the unit.
Sister Libby Fernandez talks with The Bee's Cynthia Hubert about moving on from her 20 years working at the sprawling Loaves & Fishes agency near downtown Sacramento, serving the poorest of the poor, fighting their battles for housing, food and medical care. She will leave her job as executive director in June to start a new “bicycle ministry” she is calling Mercy Peddlers. The endeavor, she said in an interview, will allow her to continue her mission as a Sister of Mercy to serve poor people, but without the administrative burdens of running a large nonprofit group.
San Francisco 49ers player Arik Armstead shared some holiday cheer on Monday, Dec. 12, 2016, with UC Davis Children's Hospital patients and their families today. The team's defensive end visited with pediatric patients, signed autographs and donated more than a hundred toys to bring smiles to hospitalized children. The hospital is on Stockton Boulevard in Sacramento. Armstead played high school football at Pleasant Grove and college ball at Oregon.
As part of a day of volunteering, Sacramento Mayor-elect Darrell Steinberg and Councilwoman Angelique Ashby concentrated on the task at hand at North Natomas Regional Park: Distributing two giant piles of sweet-smelling bark around bushes and plants lining a walkway to baseball diamonds and a playground.
Sacramento has an honest to goodness princess. The coronation held Friday for Alyla, 4, was organized by Make-A-Wish with help from Chris and Jennifer Granger and featured the Sacramento ballet. Alyla has battled leukemia.
Happy Thanksgiving wishes from the runners, walkers and spectators at Sacramento's Run to Feed the Hungry 2016. The race, which benefits Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services, drew a record 29,0002 runners and walkers on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 24, 2016.
Book of Dreams has been helping people in our community for nearly 30 years. Each year during the holidays, the Sacramento Bee publishes stories of people and nonprofits in need. The dreams can be simple, such as cribs for children, a bike for a person with special needs or art supplies for seniors. To make a donation please visit www.sacbee.com/bookofdreams.
Sacramento Kings forward Rudy Gay and members of the Sacramento police department host an outreach dinner on Monday, Nov. 21, 2016 for single mothers and their families. For Gay the event is "very dear to me because I was raised by a single mother, and have sisters that are single mothers."
Thousands of people lined up in Oak Park Monday morning, Nov. 21, 2016, for a Thanksgiving dinner from Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services. Each family received one turkey, either fresh or frozen, in a reusable tote bag. Families also were given two bags of side dishes that included potatoes, stuffing, rice, beans, canned vegetables, soup, gravy, pasta, sauce and fruit. Turkey distribution has grown through the years. Still, the food bank has responded to the need, with thousands of turkeys being donated by individuals and companies.
Downtown Sacramento celebrated its LGBT community with Drag Queens On Ice, a special event at the Downtown Sacramento Ice Rink benefiting Sacramento Gay Men's Chorus, Sacramento Pride and Sacramento International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival. Thursday, November 17, 2016.
Thousands and thousands of runners this month will take part in the Run to Feed the Hungry event, a Thanksgiving morning tradition in Sacramento. In 1994, 796 participants turned out for the inaugural Run to Feed the Hungry. In 2015, a record-breaking 28,644 participants hit the pavement. Owned by Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services, all profits directly benefit the organization. The 10K starts at 8:15 a.m. and the 5K at 9 a.m., Nov. 24, 2016 - rain or shine, of course.