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City TV Nominated For Two Emmy Awards

Make room on the shelf – CityTV, the government access cable channel for the City of Santa Monica, has received two Emmy Award nominations in the Public Service Announcement (PSA) Category. The PSAs were produced for two Santa Monica community organizations, CLARE Foundation and Step Up on Second.

The PSAs were produced in partnership with Women in Film’s PSA Production Program. Volunteer creative teams composed of a producer, director and writer worked with the non-profits to create scripts for the PSAs. The PSAs were shot using volunteer talent, including clients and staff from the non-profit organizations.

“This is our first year for this partnership with Women in Film and we couldn’t be more pleased with the results,” said Darren Doerschel, CityTV’s Acting Station Manager. “Our commitment to the community and to quality programming shines through with this Emmy® nomination.”

CityTV will find out if its nominations turn into statuettes at the 61st Los Angeles Area Emmy Awards presentation on Saturday evening, August 29, 2009 at the Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre in North Hollywood.

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Free “Pet Fair & Chip-a-thon” at Clover Park, Saturday, August 1st

The American Red Cross of Santa Monica, The City of Santa Monica and Santa Monica Organizations Active in Disaster (SMOAID) are offering a free “Pet Fair & Chip-a-thon,” Saturday, August 1, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. at Clover Park, 2600 Ocean Park Boulevard in Santa Monica.

The event will offer a variety of events and activities for every type of pet and pet lover. Found Animals is a key sponsor of the event and will provide free micro chipping and registration for dogs and cats while supplies last. Low cost vaccinations will also be offered.

Dog training demonstrations, pet disaster preparedness tips, Red Cross pet first aid classes, and pet registration and licensing information will all be offered at the Pet Fair and Chip-a-thon.

Humans and their pets are all welcome. Cats, rabbits and other exotic pets such as turtles, iguanas, lizards, rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters and others should be in pet carriers. Dogs must be leashed. The public is requested to not bring pets in cardboard boxes, milk crates or other improvised containers.

All events will be held at Clover Park, 2600 Ocean Park Boulevard (at 25th Street) in Santa Monica. Activities start at 10 a.m. and will continue until 4 p.m.on Saturday, August 1st. Free parking is available near Clover Park, look for directional signs.

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