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1935 - Gladys Carter convicted of manslaughter in fatal shooting of Frances Walker, of the Placerita Walkers [story]
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[KHTS] – Bill Lively and Cheryl Gray were named SCV Man and Woman of the Year, respectively, Friday night at the Hyatt Regency Valencia.

bill_lively-150x150Lively, an attorney and founder of the Law Offices of William R. Lively & Associates, was nominated bySanta Clarita Valley Senior Center; Gray, a property manager, was nominated by the Santa Clarita Valley Boys & Girls Club.

The 2013 Man and Woman of the Year, Steve Sturgeon and Elizabeth Hopp, were the co-chairs of this year’s event, and the emcees during the presentation of nominees back in March.

 

“(Lively) stays committed to regular and yearly community service involvement in addition to his busy law practice, church and home-life,” according to a statement from the SCV Man and Woman of the Year website.

“Gray moved with her two daughters to Newhall in 1984 to provide them with wonderful schools and a small, rural, close-knit community,” according to the organization’s site. “Being a single mother of a 14 and 4 year old, her volunteer time was dedicated to her daughters’ schools. In 1988, she became active in the SCV Boys’ and Girls’ Club annual auction. From that point the number of local organizations to benefit from Cheryl’s leadership and volunteering has grown exponentially.”

cheryl_2Lively has been involved with the Senior Center for 10 years, the Rotary Club of Santa Clarita for 25 years and a member of the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce for more than 30 years. He’s also been on the SCV Food Pantry’s Board of Directors, a trustee for the College of the Canyons Foundation, on the board for Family Promise and involved with the Santa Clarita Valley Arts Council.

Gray has been involved with the SCV Boys & Girls Club for 26 years, the Zonta Club of Santa Clarita Valley for 16 years and a member of the SCV Chamber of Commerce for 26 years. She also supports Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital, the American Heart Association and the Circle of Hope, in addition to the Michael Hoefflin Foundation, Carousel Ranch and the Santa Clarita Vally Child & Family Center.

 

The two were among 29 finalists named by dozens of the Santa Clarita Valley nonprofits they supported. There were 15 men and 14 women selected.

The SCV Man and Woman of the Year committee, which chooses the winer by a vote, is made up of past recipients.

Those nominated for Man of the Year, along with their nominating organizations: Jim Backer, SCV Education Foundation; Donald Biggs, Samuel Dixon Family Health Center; Tim Davis, Bridge to Home; Bob Heinisch, American Legion-Newhall/Saugus; Carl Kanowsky, SCV Boys & Girls Club; Taylor Kellstrom, Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles; Jonathan Kraut, Domestic Violence Center; Bill Lively, SCV Senior Center; Frank McMahan, Sunrise Rotary; Randy Moberg, College of the Canyons Foundation; Chuck Morris, Friendly Valley Veterans Club; Cary Quashen, Action Family Foundation; Dave Reeves, Rotary Club of SCV; Eric Stroh, Carousel Ranch; and Steve Zimmer, Child & Family Center.

Nominated for Woman of the Year: Dorothy Bernier-DuVall, American Legion-Newhall/Saugus; Jill Bondy, Circle of Hope; Marianne Cederlind, Carousel Ranch; Sue Endress, Rotary Club of SCV; Cheryl Gray, SCV Boys & Girls Club; Linda Hafizi, HMNMH Foundation; Tracy Hauser, SCV Senior Center; Molly Hodson, Sunrise Rotary; Krissy McAfee, Action Family Foundation; Laina McFerren, Child & Family Center; Susan Reynolds, Domestic Violence Center and Boy Scouts of America; Michele Stallings, California Youth Chess League and Sean’s Fund; Karen Maleck-Whiteley, Zonta Club of SCV; and Doris Marie Zimmer, College of the Canyons Foundation.

The SCV Man and Woman of the Year award was founded in 1964 when SCV resident A.B. Perkins was named Outstanding Citizen of the Year.

 

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