Sacto 9-1-1
March 28, 2008
Bald is beautiful -- and helpful

Local firefighters are raising money for cancer research while dramatically "lowering their ears" and they are inviting local residents to join them.

Bald will be beautiful for dozens of firefighters mustering 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at Station 21, 7641 Greenback Lane in Citrus Heights. They are getting their heads shaved in support of Capt. Jim Peterson of the Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District, said Capt. Christian Pebbles.

More from David Richie:

Peterson, who is undergoing chemotherapy for bladder cancer, is a 25-year fire service veteran who has worked extensively in Citrus Heights and Rancho Cordova, Pebbles said.

Residents are encouraged to join the event and provide a donation to the American Cancer Society. They do not have to have their heads shaved but professional beauticians will be available to make the process as painless as possible.

Donations can also be made online by visiting the fire district's Web site, and clicking on the Cancer Fundraiser Donations Link.

Sacramento Metro firefighters also participate in the Relay For Life, and the donations link provides information about that effort.

On October 14, The Sacramento Bee will temporarily remove commenting from While we design the upgrade, we encourage you to tell us what you like and don't like about commenting on and other websites. We've heard from hundreds of you already and we're listening. Please continue to add your thoughts and questions here. We also encourage you to write Letters to the Editor on this and other topics.

About Sacto 9-1-1

Sacto 9-1-1 is a blog on crime and emergency services news in the Sacramento region.

Send feedback on Sacto 9-1-1 to Assistant Metro Editor Anthony Sorci at

Subscribe to Breaking News Alerts

Arrest Logs

Sacto 9-1-1 Q&A

Bee reporters answer questions about area crime news, trends and other issues. QUESTION: A couple of years ago, a Sacramento tax attorney named Roni Deutch was the target of an investigation by the California Department of Justice. She was accused of bilking clients out of millions and defying a court (Read More)

More Questions and Answers
See all the crime Q&As
Submit your question

March 2016

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
    1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 31    

Monthly Archives

Kim Minugh on Twitter

Follow "Kim_Minugh" on Twitter

Local Agencies on Twitter