For the 12th year, Blood Source teamed with Luther Burbank High School health teacher Cary Farley to bring a resourceful team of phlebotomists and nurses to campus for the school’s annual blood drive, held December 12.
Blood Source arrived early in the day and set up in the auditorium, creating a network of stations for donors to rotate through.They bring a small army of workers bearing lights, wireless routers, food, furniture and medical supplies in a well-choreographed traveling show.
Cadets from Hiram Johnson High School’s Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (JROTC) served color guard duty before thousands of football fans at the December 7 “Battle of the Bay” between the Oakland Raiders and the San Francisco 49ers.
December 7 was also on the 73rd anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor, which brought America into World War II. Pearl Harbor survivors participated with JROTC cadets in a commemorative ceremony before the playing of the National Anthem.
One hundred Sacramento students — including Camellia Elementary School teacher Diane Hocking’s fifth grade class — participated in a shopping spree hosted by Sacramento Kings DeMarcus Cousins on Sunday.
Each child was given $200 to spend at Walmart in Natomas.
Thanks to Jennifer Kimsey and Project Linus, kindergarten and first grade students at John Bidwell, John Sloat and Caroline Wenzel elementary schools received stuffed animal “reading buddies” and hand-knit hats.
Students promised to read to their buddies every night, keep them warm and learned the importance of staying warm as we transition from fall to winter.
Hari Kondabolu, a comedian that the New York Times called “one of the most exciting political comics in stand-up today,” will perform a benefit for the Parent Teacher Home Visit Project on Thursday, January 15, at the Crest Theater, 1013 K St., Sacramento.
The evening will start with a no-host bar and reception at 5:30 p.m. followed by spoken-word poetry performances by artists with SAYS (Sacramento Youth Speaks) at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $45 and may be purchased at the Crest box office or online at crestsacramento.com.
Due to the expected severe weather conditions, the community meeting with Superintendent Banda on Thursday, December 11, at Luther Burbank High School, will be rescheduled to a date after the Winter Break. We apologize for any inconvenience.