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>St. Baldrick’s Teams Include Michael Ault and Steve Hammond

>Every 3 and a half minutes a child is diagnosed with cancer.

Despite some advances in research, childhood cancer still remains the # 1 disease killer of our children in the U.S.

Thanks to the efforts of quite a few good people in Sacramento, we at de Vere’s Irish Pub will be hosting over 100 shavees on Monday, March 15th. People from every walk of life will be shaving for a cure and raising money for childhood cancer research. We are proud to be hosting this event and are so excited at all the community members who stepped up to get involved. On behalf of our family, the Keaton Raphael Memorial, and St. Baldrick’s, we can’t thank you enough for getting involved.

Exciting News: Michael Ault, Executive Director of the Downtown Sacramento Partnership and Steve Hammond, the Sacramento Convention and Visitors Bureau President and CEO have committed to shaving this year. And trust me, they have nice heads of hair!

Here are the Shave Times and Teams:


Team de Vere’s Irish Pub

ICF – I Can’t Find my hair

B&L Baldies

Jack Hinrichsen is bald

Shady Lady Saloon

The Baldos

The Sacramento Press

CBHS Falcons

Slaff Jared

McCann James


Raley Field

Team Luigi

McClatchy Baseball

Team SSD O’Farrell & Tomich

Sanderlin Galen

Richardson Selena

Richardson Moriah

Stensland Fantasia

Stadler Ryan


Gearheads 4 Kids

Markstein Beverage Company & Supplier friends

AECOM (An Exceptional Crop of Manes)

Golden State Donor Services/UCDMC

Mix / Park

UC Davis Medical School

Young’s Market

Usrey Joe

Curry Adam

Farid Idean

Ortiz Zachary

Washington Samantha

Slaff Jared

McCann James

Scarff Barry

Lal Krishant

Pullmann Larry

Thank you for making a difference, Sacramento.

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>3 Irish Brothers Show The Family Business is Committed to a Cure!

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deVere’s Irish Pub has become a local favorite, a place to unwind after work and grab a pint! Well did you know that owners, Mark, Simon and Henry are son’s of UC Davis Cancer Center Director, Ralph deVere White? The quest to find a cure is not a new cause for the boys who grew up watching their dad fight this disease on the front lines as a cancer surgeon. So what does a popular pub and childhood cancer have in common?

deVere’s will host a St. Baldrick’s head-shaving celebration on Monday, March 15 from 5-8pm! The challenge is to BE Brave and GO Bald! Pledges are raised and in exchange those brave souls will shorn! All to raise life-saving research dollars for Childhood Cancer. Keaton Raphael Memorial, a local childhood cancer foundation has been sponsoring St. Baldrick’s Celebrations since 2003 and funded local projects at UC Davis since 1998.

Despite some progress, childhood cancer still remains the #1 disease killer of our children in the U.S.; killing more children than pediatric AIDS, cystic fibrosis and congenital anomolies combined!

“Sacramento has been so good to our family that we felt we wanted to give something back to this great city and what better way than investing in a cure for our kids battling cancer,” said Henry de Vere White, of the restaurant’s involvement.

So I challenge anyone with hair to Be Brave and Go Bald so that we can spread the deVere look and create “the Clan that Can!”

Register to shave or make a donation to the event at and click on Sacramento, deVere’s pub

Come on it’s only hair, our kids with cancer don’t have a choice–you do, BE A HERO!

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SacBee Article, Guinness and Oyster Festival

“Published: Wednesday, Sep. 15, 2010 – 12:00 am | Page 1D
      Surefire formula for a good time: Take a food item, pair it with a beverage, build a festival around them.
If that idea gets the kind of “woo-hoo” from you that it gets from me, you’re gonna love the rakish worldliness of the de Vere’s Guinness & Oyster Festival on Saturday. Mostly. Some people are not oyster fans.
Still, there is a grand international tradition to this concept, and – you may have to trust me here – it is a classic, delicious food-and-drink pairing, and don’t go crinkling your nose at the oysters.
Irish stouts and oysters is a mix almost as perfect as Champagne and oysters, but it works in a very different way. The smoky richness of the beer, and the creaminess of stouts like Guinness (the cream comes from the nitrogen, but now we’re way off the main road) match and blend with the briny salt of oysters.
       The point is, that seemingly oddball pairing is enough for the folks at de Vere’s Irish Pub on L Street in midtown, who seem to subscribe to my notion that any excuse for a festival is a good one.
“We’re partly celebrating the halfway point to St. Patrick’s Day,” said Simon de Vere, one of the owners. “It’s also something we’ve always wanted to do and we finally found the time to organize it. We do think it’s time Sacramento had its own.”
      So, no, Simon and his brother, Henry, aren’t the first people to think of this, and, yes, these oyster-and-Guinness festivals are all over the planet. The biggest – and the big bang that started all those oyster parties – is the Galway International Oyster Festival in Ireland.
      That one began in 1954 when a hotel owner was looking for a reason to extend the summer tourist season. His chef recommended adding oysters to the dining room menu, and the hotelier figured, OK, let’s celebrate the start of oyster season.
       These days, that Galway bash runs five days, draws tens of thousands of people, includes the world oyster shucking championship, and was called by the Times of London one of the 12 greatest shows on Earth.
Lots of cities have adopted the idea. San Francisco drew 15,000-plus to its party at the Great Meadow at Fort Mason in May, which overflowed with barbecue, beer and bands (including Sacramento-born Cake) for what is generally considered the biggest oyster festival on the West Coast.
       The de Vere’s crew isn’t thinking quite that large. It won’t, for instance, be nearly as big as de Vere’s St. Patrick’s Day party. They won’t close the street, at least not this year, though they will use lots of sidewalk.
“We’re trying to come out with this a little more softly,” Simon said. “This is a family event and we want to start a tradition with it. We’re expecting 1,000, 2,000 people through the day.”
They’ll have oysters served raw, barbecued, in shooters and more, plus music and an oyster-shucking competition – for the food-service industry only; opening those babies on the clock is not for amateurs.
And though it may pain them, they realize Guinness is not everyone’s cup of brew, so they’ll have sparkling wine to pair with the oysters, too.
It runs 11 a.m.-7 p.m. and costs $10 to get in. Kids 12 and under are free. More info: or (916) 231-9947.”

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St. Patrick’s day News Coverage

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One block of L Street to be closed during morning and afternoon peak for St. Patrick’s Day block party


Linda Tucker

The City of Sacramento is anticipating the closure of L Street between 15th and 16th Street for a St. Patrick’s Day event being staged by de Vere’s Irish Pub. The street will be closed beginning at 4 a.m. Wednesday, March 17, through 2 a.m. Thursday, March 18. The south sidewalk also will be closed beginning at 6 p.m. on March 17, with limited through-access maintained by security personnel.

Traffic on L Street will be detoured around the block via northbound 16th Street, to westbound K Street to southbound 15th Street and back to L Street.

The City of Sacramento Police Department will be assisting with securing the event, monitoring and controlling traffic. Electronic message boards will be used to alert the public. All costs of the closure and security are being paid for by the establishment.

LInda Tucker is the public information officer for the City of Sacramento Department of Transportation.

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St. Patrick’s Day Block Party to be livestreamed all day Wednesday

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