The Venice High School Alumni Association honored three community leaders at its annual honoree dinner Saturday, November 4th.

Honored were Amy Shimizu, Larry Adamson and Jeff Jennings.

Shimizu was honored for her 29 years of dedication to the students as a teacher at Venice High.

While at Venice, she coached tennis, badminton and the High Stepper Drill team and assisted the junior varsity football team. She was also a college advisor, magnet counselor and dean.

Adamson was honored for his years of service to the community. After 23 years as an auto club vice president, he assumed responsibility as chief administrative officer of the Midnight Mission on downtown Los Angeles’s Skid Row, where he has worked to help the homeless.

He is currently president-elect for the California Masons. He has served as president of the California State University Alumni Association, a trustee of the California State University system, a commissioner of the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority and past president of a local Rotary Club.

Jennings was honored for his years of service to the community. He has served on the Santa Monica Bay Restoration Commission, Malibu High School Governance Council, ASYO (American Youth Soccer Organization) and Little League board.

He received the California PTA Distinguished Service Award and Malibu Times Citizen of the Year Award. He has served three terms on the Malibu City Council, has been mayor twice and is mayor again this term.

He has been an attorney since 1968, currently with offices in Malibu.

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