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BALDWIN HILLS / CRENSHAW : Award Winners Recognized

January 20, 1994

Westside Assemblywoman Gwen Moore (D-Los Angeles) has announced 16 local recipients of the Community Architect Awards, an honor her office gives every three years to residents and organizations who have demonstrated an exceptional commitment to bettering their community.

Among those from Baldwin Hills and Crenshaw who will be honored at a reception Sunday are:

* James Burk, director of the William Grant Still Arts Center.

* Gary Jones, director of Blackstreet U.S.A. Puppet Theater.

* St. Elmo Village.

* Chilton Alphonse, director of the Community Youth Sports and Arts Foundation.

* Institute for Black Parenting.

* Lauren Schlau, chairwoman of Southwest Assn. of Neighbors.

* Walter Dubuclet, longtime member of the Windsor Hills-based United Homeowners Assn..

* Lula Washington, founder of the Contemporary Dance Theater.

Moore started the awards in 1979 as a way of "recognizing those individuals who made a difference in the growth of the 47th District," said Moore's spokeswoman Joy Atkinson.

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