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Thursday, September 15, 2011


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Marcus, Trutanich to Be Honored With Arabian Awards


By a MetNews Staff Writer


Retired Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Gregg Marcus and Los Angeles City Attorney Carmen Trutanich are among recipients of the 12th Annual Justice Armand Arabian Leaders In Public Service Awards, to be presented Oct. 6, organizers of the awards presentation said yesterday.

The awards are named for Arabian, who served as a member of the California Supreme Court from 1990 to 1996, and are set to be presented during an 11:30 luncheon at the Hilton Woodland Hills.

 Marcus, before he stepped down from the bench last year, “distinguished himself in his courtroom by his fairness, ability to listen to both sides, and the ability to arrive at well-reasoned decisions,” organizers said in a release. 

Trutanich “is being honored for his focus on environmental litigation, and his earlier instrumental role in the formation and success of the Environmental Crimes/OSHA Division while serving in the L.A. County District Attorney’s Office,” the announcement said, noting the attorney was the first prosecutor in California to obtain a felony conviction for illegal disposal of hazardous waste.

The other honorees are community activist Bud Brown, NBC weatherman Fritz Coleman, Assistant Special Agent in Charge at Department of Homeland Security Tracy Cormier, and Dr. Barbara Firestone of The HELP Group.

Micky Dolenz of The Monkees has been asked to emcee the event, which is open to the public, at a cost of $50 per person, organizers said.


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