🌱 Land Park Taiko Drumming + Fire Helmet Rescue Bag

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Happy Thursday, Sacramento! Let’s keep up to date with what’s happening locally to start today on an informed note.

What a fun day of stories today! The first three Top Stories are the ones I like to find. Enjoy!


First, today’s weather forecast:

Warmer with shifting clouds. High: 75 Low: 45.


Here are the top stories in Sacramento today:

  1. Throughout her career as a professional taiko player and instructor, Tiffany Tamaribuchi has consistently succeeded in elevating women in taiko. As a child, the Sacramento native was captivated by Japanese folk music and the big drum that kept a steady beat as people danced at the Placer Buddhist Church during Obon, the Japanese festival honoring his ancestors. She clearly remembers being told she couldn’t drum because of her gender, but that didn’t stop her. “I am the first woman from Sacramento to be the Obon Dance Drummer,” says Tamaribuchi, recalling the many years she spent watching, learning, and patiently waiting to be honored. She founded Sacramento Taiko Dan to keep the heart of Japanese culture and community beating in his hometown. You can watch taiko players perform at William Land Park and in what remains of Sacramento’s Japantown. (KQED)
  2. The Sacramento Fire Department honors its first African-American fire chief with a new installation displaying the helmet of former fire chief Raymond J. Charles. The leather helmet will be on permanent display at the City of Sacramento Public Safety Headquarters on Freeport Boulevard. A dealer recently found Charles’ helmet at a thrift store in Wilmington, Del., and decided to auction it off online. The Sacramento Fire Department learned of the auction and, in partnership with Sacramento Area Fire Department Local 522, was able to come up with the winning bid. The helmet is in a section of the Public Safety Building along with photos and other memorabilia from Charles’s time at the department. The building also has a “hall of honor” named after the former fire chief. (Sacramento City Express)
  3. Alright, so you’re 14, you’ve been playing a sport for 2 months that doesn’t even have a circuit in your hometown and you BEAT A 21-YEAR-OLD RECORD? Yeah! That’s what Emily Bradley, a student at Christian Brothers High School, made it — at the Lake Placid tryouts, nonetheless. Her dad had a passion for bobsledding, and she decided that hurtling down the track at speeds of up to 80 miles per hour sounded like fun. So she tried. And liked it. And is likely to be a name in the sport for a long time to come. Congratulations, Emily! (ABC10)
  4. Two Sacramento-area high school students were filmed marking racist graffiti on the walls of a school building. A statement from the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office says students at Rosemont High School penciled in racist remarks on March 22 around 5:15 p.m. These students were identified by school officials. The sheriff’s office said it will check with the Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office Juvenile Division if criminal charges are being considered. (KCRA3)
  5. On March 27, Cosumnes Community Services District (CSD) Board Chair Jaclyn Moreno officially kicked off her campaign for the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors’ District 5 seat, holding a rally in Elk Groves. District 5 covers over 650 square miles and includes the communities of Galt, Elk Grove, Rancho Cordova, and Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. Also current for District 5 headquarters are Pat Hume, member of the Elk Grove City Council, Steve Ly, former mayor of Elk Grove, Alex Joe, former trustee of the Elk Grove Unified School District, Matthew Pratt and Jacob Kohl. County Supervisor Don Nottoli, who has represented the district since 1994, told the Herald last year that he would not run again. (The Galt Herald)

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Today in Sacramento:

  • To rejoin Clock at the Sawyer and Banshee Wines for a night of great music and wine at this 5-course tasting dinner. The theme will be “Rock Like a Banshee” and will also feature live vinyl music during the event. (6:00 p.m.)
  • “Gory, magnificent Sundance horror hit” YOU WILL NOT BE ALONE is at tower theater in Sacramento. (7:00 p.m.)
  • Doctor No (1962) plays at peak theater downtown. (7:00 p.m.)
  • Midnight Northpresented by SBL Entertainment will be at Sofia Tsakopoulos Arts Center in Sacramento. Rolling Stone hailed Midnight North as the “Best New Act” in its review of the 2018 Peach Music Festival. (7:00 p.m.)

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You are now in the loop and ready to start this Thursday! See you all tomorrow morning for your next update.

— Jeri Karges

About me: Jeri Karges has lived and loved the Sacramento area for over 30 years. Her passion is finding new and unique ways to enjoy the city and surrounding areas. On the weekends, you can find her nagging her friends for a snack at the restaurant that doesn’t have silverware, or trying her hand at ax throwing. Jeri also enjoys writing about retirement planning at https://rockinretirement.subst…

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