SHAQUILLE O'NEAL HONORED, TO APPEAR FOR FIRST TIME IN HIS OFFICIAL POLICE UNIFORM WHAT: 2nd Annual California Gold Star Awards Black Tie Dinner Gala and Auction Dedicated to Homeland Security, Saluting Outstanding Law Enforcement and Distinguished Citizens of California and the Nation, produced by Arthur Kassel WHO: HOMELAND SECURITY OFFICIALS: -- Gov. Gray Davis -- Attorney General Bill Lockyer -- Host: Orange Co. Sheriff Mike Corona -- Co-Host: LA Co. Sheriff Lee Baca -- Dir. of CA Homeland Security George Vinson -- Sacramento Co. Sheriff Lou Blanas -- San Diego Co. Sheriff William B. Kolender -- San Bernadino Co. Sheriff Gary Penrod -- Riverside Co. Sheriff Robert Doyle -- Special Honors to LA Lakers star Shaquille O'Neal, an LA Port Authority police officer (who will attend in his official police uniform for the first time) -- Bernard Kerik, former NYPD Police Commissioner -- Gerald Paesky, Chairman Aurora Capital -- Lou Perez, Chairman Checkmate Ent. -- Dr. Diana Bonta, Dir. CA Health Services -- Spike Helmick, Commissioner CHP Dinner Organizers include: -- Arthur M. Kassel, Event Chair & Executive Producer -- Don Haidl, Asst. Sheriff Orange Co. -- Mike Finley, Nextel, Presenting Sponsor -- Dr. Stephen Mayberg, Dir. Dept. of Mental Health -- Sheldon Lytton, Dinner Chair -- George Jaramillo, Asst. Sheriff Orange Co. -- Maj. Gen. Doug Pearson, Edwards AFB -- Mario Rodriguez, Dinner Chair -- Donald T. Sterling, Honorary Event Chairman Hollywood celebrities are expected. Gena & Chuck Norris are Honorary event chairs. Performances by The Fifth Dimension and Mike Love (Beach Boys) along with the Gypsy Magic band and other special guests. WHEN: Saturday, April 5, 2003 5:30 p.m. Arrivals 7:00 Dinner, Auction, Entertainment Press Office to Open on Site at 4 p.m. WHERE: Disneyland Hotel, Anaheim 1150 Magic Way Anaheim, CA WHY: This gala will benefit The Orange County Reserve Deputy Sheriff's Association. Presenting Sponsor: NEXTEL. Underwriting Sponsors are DaimlerChrysler Certified Pre-owned Vehicles, Seisint, Inc., and CheckMate Enterprises. NOTE: Security will be in war-mode.
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