Cal High honoring local Vegas shooting victims at homecoming game

San Ramon Valley High also set to celebrate homecoming this week

California High School in San Ramon is set to remember two alums who died in the Las Vegas mass shooting during a ceremony this Friday as part of the Grizzlies' homecoming football game.

Stacee Etcheber (class of 1985), a Novato resident, and Denise Cohen (class of 1977), who lived in Santa Barbara, were among those killed in the mass shooting at a country music festival on Oct. 1.

"We sincerely hope you can attend Homecoming to help us honor our two alumni," the Cal High Alumni Association posted on Facebook. "If you can't be with us next Friday, please honor them whatever way you can."

The game against Dougherty Valley High School, scheduled to begin at 7 p.m., is still on track to be played, although the San Ramon Valley remains inundated with smoke from destructive wildfires burning in Napa, Sonoma and Solano counties.

"At this time no decision has been made to cancel the games though we continue to monitor the air quality," SRVUSD spokeswoman Elizabeth Graswich said Wednesday.

The Alumni Association will say a few words and have a memorial table at their Homecoming reception in the high school's student commons at 5:30 p.m.

Before the game, Etcheber and Cohen will each have a short message and bio read about them, and the school will observe a moment of silence for the two alums right before the national anthem is played. The varsity football team will also play with commemorative stickers on their helmets, with the numbers of the alums' respective graduating years -- 77 and 85.

San Ramon Valley High School in Danville is also set to hold its homecoming game this Friday, playing against Livermore High School at 7 p.m.

The SRVHS homecoming parade, which will start at the high school, will result in rolling street closures in downtown Danville along Railroad Avenue, Prospect Avenue, Hartz Avenue and Danville Boulevard. The closures are expected to be in effect from 2:30-3:15 p.m.

The Wolves' game is also still set to be played, as of Wednesday evening.


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