For 30 years, Sacramento Bee readers have been helping meet community needs. Here’s a list of wishes published in 2017. Donations are being accepted through Jan. 12, 2018. Go to sacbee.com/bookofdreams.
Mason Anderson has asked Sacramento area firefighters to shave their heads in support of his family. His father, former Sacramento County Airport fire Capt. Timothy Anderson, died of occupational cancer in April this year. His mom, Lacey, has stage 2 breast cancer. Firefighters have stepped up to the plate, as shown in this video posted Thursday.
Sacramento Bee readers have provided joy, and relief, during the holiday season the past three decades through generous donations to the Book of Dreams. 2017 marks 30 years that the Book of Dreams has been helping people in our community.
Reid, 4, and Garret, 6, Stryker were upset after watching the news and seeing the destruction Hurricane Harvey had caused in Texas. So with the help of their parents, they set out to do something to support the victims.
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.