Terry Boykins was recipient of the 2016 DangerMan Community Hero Awards, held at the California African American Museum in Los Angeles on December 8, 2016, for his tireless work in promoting fatherhood importance in communities throughout the Southland and around the U.S. Dangerman is a protege of legendary superhero creator Stan Lee.
The National Organization for Victim Assistance (NOVA) is honoring, Lake Elsinore, California resident Amber D. Gray, M.A. with the 2017 Honored Victim Advocate Award. This award honors pioneers in advocacy for their outstanding contributions, leadership and tireless efforts to advancing crime victims’ rights. Ms. Gray has demonstrated unwavering dedication to assisting and empowering victims and survivors of crime. She has been an inspiration to her community. Her extraordinary compassion, leadership and ingenuity in her work has helped countless victims and survivors begin to heal in the aftermath of a crime. The domestic violence community has been honored to have Ms. Gray, who is a counselor and victim advocate, work with them for twenty-four years. Ms. Gray has also gotten her city to declare Apr. 2-8, National Crime Victims' Rights Week. The attached photograph is of Ms. Gray receiving the proclamation in front of City Hall.
The sun is shining and beckoning Ashley Houston, a Southern California Edison technical planner, to come outside.
But before leaving the office, she adds some final touches to the construction plans she has been designing for a project to improve SCE’s power grid by upgrading power lines and replacing older utility poles in Victorville.
“That way we are creating a safer, more reliable way to get power to customers in our growing communities,” said Houston, who is based in SCE’s San Bernardino Regional Office. “By working with field engineers and civil inspectors, planners can accurately design the project to be completed in the field.”