GOVERNOR NAMES RECIPIENTS OF STATE’S TOP ENVIRONMENTAL LEADERSHIP AWARDS

GOVERNOR NAMES RECIPIENTS OF STATE’S TOP ENVIRONMENTAL LEADERSHIP AWARDS - NOVEMBER 25, 2008

Summary Report by Margie Anne Clark
Image and video hosting by TinyPic Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, photo by Margie Anne ClarkSACRAMENTO – Tonight, 21 organizations will receive California’s highest and most prestigious environmental honor. The award is the he Governor’s Environmental and Economic Leadership Awards.

The recipients will be honored for their notable, voluntary contributions to conserving California’s precious resources, protecting and enhancing our environment, and building public-private partnerships.

“I’m proud to honor this year’s award recipients for their sustained commitment, innovative solutions and strategic investment to protect our environment and boost our economy,” said Governor Schwarzenegger. “Tonight’s honorees have shown extraordinary leadership in modeling environmental stewardship with long-term goals in mind. California’s long history of environmental leadership is due in large part to the companies and organizations that demonstrate a strong commitment to preserving our natural resources.”

Honorees will accept awards at a ceremony in the Byron Sher Auditorium at the California Environmental Protection Agency headquarters building in Sacramento. The event begins at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 25, and is open to the press.

“We just returned from the Governors’ Global Climate Summit where international leaders discussed what can be done in various sectors, so I’m pleased that we have so many people on a local level in a variety of fields showcasing their sustainable initiatives. These are true leaders in today’s world of balancing our most precious resources and our growing economy,” said Linda Adams, Secretary for Environmental Protection.

The Governor’s Environmental and Economic Leadership Awards program was established in 1993. Recipients are selected by a large panel of evaluators and the Secretaries of Cal/EPA, the Resources Agency, Business, Transportation and Housing Agency, the Department of Food and Agriculture, the State and Consumer Services Agency, and the Governor’s Office.

For more information about GEELA, visit the Cal/EPA Web site:http://www.calepa.ca.gov/Awards/GEELA/.

SCV YOUTH PROJECT POKER NIGHT ATTRACTS HIGH ROLLERS IN SUPPORT OF LOCAL YOUTH

SCV YOUTH PROJECT POKER NIGHT ATTRACTS HIGH ROLLERS IN SUPPORT OF LOCAL YOUTH -

Written by Margie Anne ClarkVALENCIA, Calif. – It was a full house of bustling proportions during the Santa Clarita Valley Youth Project’s second annual “Hold ‘Em, Not Hassle ‘Em Poker Tournament held on Nov. 1, at the Tournament Players Club Valencia.

Access Hollywood Host, Tony Potts, emceed this year’s lively and well-attended event. Joining in the fun was “Babes in Poker “star Tiffany Michelle, who lent her stylish expertise to the mix.

Image and video hosting by TinyPic Tiffany Michelle, Tony Potts, photo by Margie Anne Clark

In addition to Potts and Michelle, additional celebrity guests included KABC’s AM790 Talk radio commentator Larry Elder; Brian Phelps snd Preva Fleischman of the Mark and Brian Show (KLOS), and John Ziegler (Talk Show Host/Film Producer).

The SCV Youth Project provides confidential counseling to youth facing such serious issues as drug/alcohol abuse, anger, divorce, peer pressure, grief/loss, suicide, depression and other problems facing teens today.

Proceeds will benefit the SCV Youth Project, which serves teens on six local high schools and five junior high campuses of the William S. Hart Union High School District.

For more information about the SCV Youth Project call 661-257-9688 and visit thewww.HelpNotHassle.com.

To request photos from this event, email margie@citylifecommunications.com