Fullerton City Employee Calvin Blood Signs Off After 40 Years of Service

Calvin Blood, who worked for the city of Fullerton for 40 years and is credited with painting traffic lines and warnings on every street in the city “at least two or three times,” will retire today.

Only librarian Carolyn Johnson, who has worked in Fullerton for 44 years, has put in more time with the city. The city employs 714 full-time employees.

Blood was honored by the Fullerton City Council for his service and was presented a plaque.


Michael D. Martin, a 19-year Edison Co. employee and president of the Greater Westminster Chamber of Commerce, was named Citizen of the Year by the chamber.

Fullerton attorney Scott Roberts of Brea has been named to serve on the 20-member board of directors of the Southwest Division of the Evangelical Free Church. The Fullerton church is the largest of the 89 churches in the Southwest Division that covers California, Hawaii and Nevada.

The Long Beach/Orange County chapter of the California Landscape Contractors Assn. announced the four winners of its annual Beautification Awards at a banquet in Newport Beach.

The Sweepstakes Award for best overall entry was won by R&D; Landscaping/Irrigation of Anaheim, and the President’s Award for best entry in any landscape installation category went to Richard Cohen Landscape of Laguna Hills.

The Judges Award for best entry in any landscape maintenance category was won by South Shores Landscape in Laguna Hills, and the Bill Vandergeest Excelsior Award was earned by Park Landscape Maintenance Inc., of Rancho Santa Margarita, for its work on a complex in Irvine.

Mission Viejo resident Donald Field will be among 350 college students nationwide who will attend the July 4 Collegiate Seminar in Washington. The Congressional Youth Leadership Council is sponsoring the event.

Field, a UC Irvine student, was selected on the basis of his academic achievements, leadership and citizenship, as were the others.

During the six-day conference, the scholars will meet with key leaders and news makers from the three branches of government as well as the media and the diplomatic corps. Theme for the conference is “The Leaders of Tomorrow.”

Thad Stammen and Douglas Kilponen, both students at Sunny Hills High School in Fullerton, have been named by the People High School Students Ambassador program to spend five weeks this summer in Northern Europe.

They will learn about the government, economy and culture of five nations through briefings at embassies and ministries.

Women in Management presented $250 continuing education grants to Helen Diamond, Laguna Beach; Jane Huessener, El Toro; Diane Silvers, Newport Beach, and Shirley Dole, Orange, all attending colleges in the county. The management group is a nonprofit education corporation that helps women realize their career aspirations.

Eighth-grader Tam T. Nguyen of McFadden Intermediate School in Santa Ana, won the recent Environmental science category of the state science fair by showing that paper can be made of grass.

She won the overall sweepstakes award in the junior division in the fair held at the Museum of Science and Industry in Los Angeles.

Citing accomplishments in innovation, beautification, growth and development of business, the Huntington Beach Chamber of Commerce named the Huntington Beach advertising and design company Graphic Edge Inc., its Business of the Year.

Ryan P. O’Neal, 18, of Tustin, an Irvine Valley College student, received his Boy Scout Eagle rank at a court of honor at the First Baptist Church of Tustin. Besides earning 21 merit badges, Ryan conducted a food drive in conjunction with St. Cecilia Church for the Brothers of Charity Mission in Santa Ana to complete his community service project.

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