Helping Others

Applause: Kudos to Miki Teixeira, photographer

Kudos to: Miki Teixeira, photographer

Accomplishment: The driving force behind a fundraising calendar for the Sacramento Police Canine Association

Details: Teixeira has been taking photos of police dogs during training for a couple of years. When she had 12 months’ worth of great police pooch photographs, she had calendars designed and printed at no cost to the department or the canine association. The calendar is available at

Kudos to: Supervisor Phil Serna’s band “UnSupervised” and employees from Sacramento County Department of Human Assistance, Health and Human Services

Accomplishment: Raised money for scholarships

Details: Serna’s band performed a benefit gig for DHA’s annual scholarship program. Many young people whom county workers meet do well in high school but have little money for college. Serna pledged to match $14,000 that employees raised. Due to Serna‘s and employees’ efforts, a total of 56 $500 scholarships can be awarded.

– Bill Lindelof