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Boys & Girls Clubs Youth of the Year

OlaMide’ Oladipupo, a 17-year-old honors senior at Culver City High School has been named Youth of the Year for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Monica at the Club’s Annual Youth of the Year Awards Banquet.

The Youth of the Year Award is the highest honor a Club member can achieve and was designed to recognize outstanding Club members for their scholastic achievement, dedication to higher education, service to community, contributions to their family, and overcoming any personal challenges and obstacles. The Award also comes with a four­-year scholarship stipend to the college of their choice.

The announcement was made this afternoon at the Annual Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Monica Awards Banquet at the Olympic Collection in West Los Angeles. Additionally, Tim Cuneo, Superintendent of Schools for Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District, was featured as the keynote speaker.

Library Calls for Green Prize Entries

The Santa Monica Public Library announces a call for entries for its fourth annual Green Prize for Sustainable Literature Awards.

The Green Prize was created to encourage and commend authors, illustrators, and publishers who produce quality books that make significant contributions to, and broaden public awareness of, sustainability.

Green Prizes will be awarded in fiction and nonfiction categories. Books published in the United States in 2009 are eligible for the Prize. Authors, illustrators and publishers are encouraged to submit titles for consideration.

Books may be submitted by following the guidelines on the Santa Monica Public Library website at Thesubmission deadline is April 30, 2010.

City trys to connect iphone application

Potholes that need filling, trees that need maintenance, and graffiti that needs removing are now an iPhone tap away in Santa Monica with the launch of the City’s new GORequest mobile applet.

iPhone users simply open the applet, select an issue, take a picture, and tap submit – the applet knows the exact location and sends the issue directly to the staff member who can fix it.

The iPhone applet is downloaded from the iPhone App Store by searching for GORequest.

The GPS and camera features built into the iPhone make it simple for residents to alert City officials about a variety of issues around the clock while they’re mobile. Residents will know that their issue went to the right person without ever going to an office, making a phone call or sitting down at a computer, and they receive status updates on their requests.

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