Helping Others

Applause: Kudos in the Sacramento region

Kudos to: Folsom State Prison inmates in the bike shop

Accomplishment: Inmates refurbished 80 bikes for schoolchildren in El Dorado County

Details: Bicycles are donated throughout the year and are refurbished by inmates, a holiday tradition since 1986. Cameron Park Rotarians will deliver the bicycles.

Kudos to: Elk Grove Police Department and Sacramento police Detective Scott Maldonado

Accomplishment: Honored for police work by U.S. Attorney’s Office

Details: Elk Grove police were honored with the 2013 U.S. Attorney’s Office-Eastern District of California Law Enforcement Award for its work investigating indoor marijuana cultivation and distribution. Maldonado was the winner of the Sacramento division’s outstanding investigator award for his work with the IRS financial crimes task force.

Kudos to: Wells Fargo

Accomplishment: Helped fund programs of Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services

Details: The company’s $110,000 donation will help to continue monthly food baskets, financial-literacy classes and sustainable food production as part of the food bank’s partnership with farmers.

– Bill Lindelof