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Hartnell Bridal Fashions SQA Winner

Hartnell, a shop known for its elegant and fashionable gowns for bridal wear and red carpet events, received a Sustainable Quality Award (SQA) for their green business practices at a luncheon held May 12 at the Sheraton Delfina. The SQAs are presented by Sustainable Works in partnership with the Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce and the City of Santa Monica.


Environment California (EC) recently began an ambitious program to force big carbon polluters in California to pay into an intended $1 billion green energy fund. On May 29 EC held a news conference in Santa Monica’s Cloverfield Park, one of six held state-wide to persuade Governor Schwarzeneggar to get behind the fund. According to EC, the $1 billion investment in clean energy would amount to less than 1 percent of the profits of the seven major oil companies.


Tish Starbuck, Vice President of Mission and Ethics at Saint John’s Health Center, has been chosen to receive a 2008 Chairman’s Award from the Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce at the Chamber’s 83rd Installation dinner on Thursday, June 5, at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel. Starbuck was selected for her involvement and contributions to the Chamber as a member of the Government Affairs Committee. “Each year we award Chairman’s Awards to members of the Chamber who are not on the Board of Directors but whose contributions to the business of the Chamber are invaluable,” said Tom Larmore, Chairman of the Board of the Chamber.

Teresa Fan, Pharm.D., is the pain management pharmacist at Saint John’s Health Center. Physicians have commended her for her high level of professionalism, and the nursing staff has commended Fan for being a wonderful resource for difficult-to-treat patients.

Greg Packard was selected for his contribution to the PICIS Project, which takes surgical services at Saint John’s Health Center to an advanced state of technology through computerized record-keeping.

Judy Hutchison, RN, MSN, an Advanced Practice Nurse, is being recognized for her tireless efforts in teaching and guiding the care of cardiovascular patients. In the community, she is involved in cholesterol screenings, Happy Hearts, woman with heart disease, and American Heart Association school education programs.

Activists Jerry & Marissa Rubin Celebrate 25th Wedding Anniversary

Jerry and Marissa Rubin invite their friends and fellow activists to a public celebration of their quarter-century together in order to promote peace and positive change. People are invited to perform and share their current activist endeavors. The celebration takes place on Thursday, June 12, 6-7pm at the Children’s Tree of Life in Palisades Park (corner Ocean and Colorado Avenues). For more info call 310.399.1000

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