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CALIFORNIA SAFE SCHOOLS CONGRATULATES NICHOLAS BAKER, RECIPIENT OF LOS ANGELES TIMES

Student Receives Award for Community Service
CALIFORNIA SAFE SCHOOLS CONGRATULATES NICHOLAS BAKER, RECIPIENT OF LOS ANGELES TIMES
" ABOVE & BEYOND AWARD"




For Immediate Release:
Los Angeles, Ca. - When Nicholas Baker was six years old he was forced to walk through a cloud of toxic pesticide as he walked into school.As a result of the exposure, Nicholas suffered a severe asthma attack.

Following his recovery, Nicholas became a healthy schools advocate, testifying about children's vulnerability to toxic chemicals at the California Environmental Protection Agency, Air Quality Management Board, California Assembly, Los Angeles Unified School Board, and California Air Resources Board, which influenced public policy in Los Angeles Unified School District and California.

The Los Angeles Times, "Above & Beyond" Award for Community Service was presented to Nicholas during an awards ceremony at KIDS CITY held July 17-18 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena.


For further information:

California Safe Schools (NON-PROFIT)
Box 2123
Toluca Lake, California 91610
818-785-5515
www.calisafe.org

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Nicholas Baker ABOVE & BEYOND AWARD 18.Aug.2004 18:29

Lillian Klous

I live in Portland, but happened to be in Pasadena, and attended this wonderful event at the Rose Bowl. I don't think kids get recognized for their great work and so this was very special. I hope the Oregonian will replicate the event here.