Tower founder raps on record legacy
Stars honoring three people with Sacramento roots will be placed in a midtown sidewalk after three more local luminaries were announced Wednesday.
The Sacramento Walk of Stars organization revealed the names of those being honored this year at a ceremony on L Street. The honorees announced Wednesday:
▪ Ruthie Bolton, a former Sacramento Monarchs all-star, two-time Olympic gold medalist and a member of the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame.
▪ Billy Mills, the surprise gold medalist in the 10,000 meters at the 1964 Tokyo Summer Olympics, who beat a field of 42 in the 25-lap race. His time of 28 minutes, 24.4 seconds set Olympic and U.S. records.
▪ Russ Solomon, a Sacramento native whose Tower Records business empire reached more than 200 stores globally and $1 billion in sales annually at its peak.
The first five stars in 2016 along L Street between 18th and 19th streets were: artist Gregory Kondos, actor LeVar Burton, Eagles’ bassist Timothy B. Schmit, Olympic swimmer Debbie Meyer, and Dr. Ernie Bodai, who successfully lobbied Congress to create the breast cancer research stamp.