A gala to celebrate the first recipients of the Sacramento Walk of Stars was Wednesday evening at the Sacramento Memorial Auditorium, 1515 J St.
Earlier in the day, the recipients were honored with the unveiling of the inlaid terrazo blue stars in a ceremony along L Street, between 18th and 19th streets.
The list includes:
▪ LeVar Burton, the Christian Brothers High School graduate known for his acting work in “Roots,” “Star Trek: The Next Generation” and “Reading Rainbow.”
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▪ Timothy B. Schmit, the bassist for the Eagles and an Encina High School alumnus.
▪ Debbie Meyer, the three-time Olympic swimming champion who won three gold medals while still a student at Rio Americano High School.
▪ Gregory Kondos, the acclaimed landscape artist whose work hangs in galleries around the world.
▪ Dr. Balazs “Ernie” Bodai, former chief of surgery at Kaiser Permanente, Sacramento, who successfully lobbied Congress to create the breast cancer research stamp.