HUNTINGTON BEACH...On Saturday morning, May 18, 2013, the amphitheater at the Bella Terra mall was filled with parents, friends and young people for this year's Youth Character Awards ceremony. The 13th Annual Youth Character Awards is a joint effort between the City of Huntington Beach and the Huntington Beach Children’s Needs Task Force, to honor young people whose lives and achievements demonstrate an enduring commitment to qualities associated with good character.
Scouts trooping the colors at the start of the Youth Character Awards ceremony
Ian Collins, Children's Needs Task Force member, welcomed all to the annual event. Collins asked all to rise as the colors were brought forth by scout members. Collins requested everyone to remain standing while former Huntington Beach Mayor Jill Hardy sang the National Anthem. Click here for video of Hardy singing the anthem
Councilman Joe Carchio welcomes parents, students and friends
Councilman Joe Carchio welcomed the students and told them that each of them can be a role model for others to follow. . As each name was called cameras flashed and parents and friends cheered. Click here for Councilman Carchio's welcome address
Bob Dettloff (left) checks his award as Ian Collins continues the event
Collins presented a special award to Bob Dettloff, who has worked tirelessly for the youth awards and so many other volunteer projects in the city.
Two of the students receive their awards
The award was developed by the Josephson Institute of Ethics to recognize young people of outstanding character. Of the many young people who received their award, a few special youngsters will be honored by having their names on a bronze plaque on the Wall of Fame in the Bella Terra.
HUNTINGTON BEACH...Financial services firm Edward Jones breaks into the FORTUNE 500, as published by FORTUNE magazine, according to Jaime Chiem, an Edward Jones financial advisor in Huntington Beach.
FORTUNE magazine's annual listing ranks the largest U.S. companies by revenue. Edward Jones debuts on this year’s list at No. 491, with more than $5 billion in revenue for 2012. "Edward Jones will continue to grow to meet the needs of our clients now and in the future," said Edward Jones Managing Partner Jim Weddle.
"By serving long-term individual investors and providing them with excellent client service, we can make a significant difference in their lives." The full list and related stories appear in the May 20 issue of FORTUNE and at www.fortune.com.
For more information about Edward Jones, please contact Jaime Chiem, Edward Jones in Huntington Beach, located at 2134 Main Street Suite 195, at 7149603200 or visit www.edwardjones.com.
LEXINGTON, VA... Christopher Jude Bou Saeed of Huntington Beach, Calif., received the juris doctor degree on Saturday, May 11, from Washington and Lee University School of Law.
Bou Saeed was among 141 students who received their J.D. degree during commencement ceremonies held on Washington and Lee University's historic Front Lawn.
Bou Saeed received the undergraduate degree from University of California, Irvine.
The Washington and Lee School of Law is one of the smallest of the nation's top law schools, providing students with an experience that is not only challenging and stimulating but also personal and collegial. In recent years, the W&L School of Law has been at the forefront of curricular reform in legal education, and the new third-year program, which is based entirely on learning through engagement, has been praised for the way it moves students out of the classroom and into the real world of legal practice.
SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY...Skidmore's Class of 2013, with 605 baccalaureate candidates, participated in the College's 102nd Commencement Saturday, May 18, at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center.
Lindsay Tucker of Huntington Beach received a BA degree .
Rebecca Krefting, assistant professor of American Studies, was chosen by the graduates to deliver the commencement remarks. A former stand-up comic and improv actress, Krefting is widely interdisciplinary in her interests, exploring in her teaching and research such diverse areas as women's history and literature, diversity and identity, popular culture, U.S. humor and the history of comic performance.
Also addressing the graduates during the program were Skidmore President Philip A. Glotzbach, Linda Toohey, chair of the board of trustees, and Emily Bell, president of the Class of 2013.
CONWAY, AR... Lauren Nicole Shklanko of Huntington Beach, Calif., made the spring 2013 Dean's List at Hendrix College. The Dean's List includes students who, completing no fewer than four whole credit courses in the semester for a letter grade, have received no grade other than A.
Shklanko, a junior, was one of only 215 students to appear on the Dean's List this spring.
Founded in 1876, Hendrix College is a national leader in engaged liberal arts and sciences education. For the fifth consecutive year, Hendrix was named one of the country's "Up and Coming" liberal arts colleges by U.S. News and World Report. Hendrix is featured in the 2012 edition of the Princeton Review as one of the country's best 377 colleges, the latest edition of Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think about Colleges, Forbes magazine's annual list of America's Top 650 Colleges, and the 2013 edition of the Fiske Guide to Colleges. Hendrix has been affiliated with the United Methodist Church since 1884. For more information, visit www.hendrix.edu.
BANGOR, ME... The New England School of Communications has announced the Spring 2013 Honors List. Jessica Cervantes-Perez, a resident of Huntington Beach, CA, earned the distinction of being named to the Honors List for the Spring semester.
The New England School of Communications is a small college located in Bangor, Maine. NESCom offers Bachelor of Science degrees in Communications Technology, Entertainment Production and in Media Studies. Within these degrees, students may choose from concentrations in Audio Engineering, Live Sound Technology, Video Production, WebMedia, Journalism, Marketing Communications, Radio Broadcasting and Sports Journalism. Students are given plenty of opportunities to learn and let their personalities shine through their work, while being offered personal attention. Faculty at NESCom have extensive work experience, providing students with up-to-date knowledge and skills.
HUNTINGTON BEACH...The Huntington Beach Elks Lodge 1959, 7711 Talbert Avenue, Huntington Beach presents the 10th Annual R.C. Classic Antique Car Show and Chili Cook-Off on Saturday June 1st. Come on down to “the beach” for Classic Cars, Great Chili, Crafts, Entertainment, Raffles, Vendors, Silent auction, and good old fashioned family fun. Admission is FREE! The Chili Cook-Off winner will go to the World Chili Finals later this year. Car show and breakfast starts at 8 A M; Proceeds to benefit OHBEF (Operation Huntington Beach Elks Fund) serving our local Military and families in need.
HUNTINGTON BEACH...The following people were arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of an intoxicant. They have only been arrested on suspicion of a crime and, as with all crimes, are considered innocent until proven guilty.
- Anthony M. Zunica, 25, Huntington Beach
- Marco A. Kilsgaard, 20, Garden Grove
- Patricia M. Chavez, 30, Long Beach
- Freeman J. Axtell, 46, Hemet
- Michael B. Nash, 37, Huntington Beach
- Renee M. Gregor, 42, Huntington Beach
- Thalia B. Tovar, 22, Anaheim
- Jjohn A. Rennes, 76, Anaheim
HUNTINGTON BEACH...The City of Huntington Beach Community Services Department enthusiastically invites you to participate in the “Parks Make Life Better!” Photo Contest! The Huntington Beach Community Services Department has embraced the state-wide “Parks Make Life Better!” campaign, which aims to remind us of all the amazing benefits that Community Services provides, and invites you to participate too!
Join in celebrating “Parks Make Life Better!” movement by submitting a photograph of you and/or family and friends enjoying your favorite community park, program or facility. Whether it’s a park or playground, senior or art center program, secret beach spot, youth or adult sports program, or community center class, we want to see and know how it makes your life better. First place prize includes a City of Huntington Beach city beach parking pass, and your photo on the cover of the SANDS Community Services Guide!
Photo Submissions will be accepted between May 1st -31st and must include a signed Huntington Beach photo release waiver (available at HBsands.org). Email PMLB@surfcity-hb.org with your photo submission or for more information call (714) 374-1710. We look forward to seeing how Community Services in Huntington Beach makes your life better!
HUNTINGTON BEACH...National Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week will be May 19 – 25. The theme this year is “EMS: One Mission. One Team.” EMS Week is an opportunity to promote the EMS community and honor the dedication of those who provide the day-to-day lifesaving services of medicine’s “front line.” An awards ceremony recognizing individuals who have displayed outstanding performance in EMS will be held on May 16 at the CARE ambulance facility in Orange at 1:00 p.m. More information can be found at: http://healthdisasteroc.org/ems/cals/events.
Emergency care professionals are committed to delivering the best medical care in the community and are an essential part of building a resilient health care system that functions efficiently and effectively every day.
The Huntington Beach Fire Department would like to remind the community that Automatic External Defibrillator’s (AED) are available in most city buildings. Research has shown that CPR and early defibrillation can save lives.
The American Heart Association (AHA) recognizes that “hands only” CPR can as much as double a person’s chance of surviving a sudden cardiac arrest and encourages bystanders to perform “hands only CPR” until the arrival of EMS. Look for upcoming information on the “Sidewalk CPR Day” scheduled for June 4 at Pier Plaza starting at noon. This free event will teach the public Hands-Only CPR (chest compressions, but no mouth-to-mouth breathing).
HUNTINGTON BEACH...Being a teen is hard enough, yet many locals also battle homelessness. They are not alone. Judith Hendler, neighborhood artist is set to sell her wares in support .
Build Futures, a local Nonprofit organization, is sponsoring the Back Alley Art show for youth from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on, Saturday May 25 and Sunday May 26. Former Art Director, now mixed-media artist Judith Hendler will be selling her art at 514 18th St apartment #1 Huntington Beach.
“The jewelry is absolutely gorgeous, and some of the pottery I wanted to sneak home with me, I really hope I win the auction” says Charlie Truax a college intern for Build Futures.
Build Futures assists youth ages 18 to 24 as they move from surviving on the streets to self-sufficiency through a structured program. Build Futures is a part of a collaborative effort to assist the 28,000+ documented homeless youths in Orange County schools.
Ciera Ramos notes “Having a home to call our own is something we college students often take for granted, that’s why I am really excited to be a part of this event and help out my peers who haven’t been blessed with the same opportunities I have.”
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