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April 1, 2013
Walk planned to inspire students at Jessie Baker School

A 1.5-mile walk to raise money for equipment and programs at Jessie Baker School in Elk Grove on April 27 will give participants a chance to help the school and to meet some of its inspiring students and their families.

The school serves 158 students ages 3 to 22 with severe disabilities. It provides academic programs, as well as music and movement programs and vocational training. The benefit will be used for programs to encourge the students to have active lifestyles.

The cost to participate in "Walk in Our Shoes" is $20 a person and includes a T-shirt. For teams of 25 walkers or more the registration is $15 a person. Participants also can collect donations to help raise money for the school programs.

Registration begins at 9:30 a.m., with opening ceremonies at 10:30 a.m. The walk starts at 11 a.m. All activities are at the school, 8850 Southside Ave. in Elk Grove.
To register online, visit www.jessiebakerwalk.blogspot.com. For details, email JessieBakerWalk@yahoo.com.

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Loretta KalbLoretta Kalb started her reporting career at The Sacramento Union, moved to KOVR-13 as a television reporter, editor and producer, headed to The Associated Press in San Francisco and eventually returned to Sacramento and joined The Sacramento Bee. Throughout her career, she has covered the state Legislature, courts, local government and, now, education. She is a Chico native and an Elk Grove resident.

Diana LambertDiana Lambert began her journalism career as a proofreader at the Lodi News-Sentinel. She is now a senior writer at The Sacramento Bee covering K-12 education and California State University, Sacramento. Previously she was The Bee’s Elk Grove bureau chief. Lambert was raised in a military family and lived at bases around the globe. She attended four high schools, graduating from Tokay High in Lodi and then Sacramento State University. She lives in Elk Grove.

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