Former television journalist and current Marquez Knolls activist Christy Dennis will speak at the next “Food for Thought” gathering at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 17, at the Palisades Presbyterian Church, corner of Sunset and El Medio. Lunch is complimentary, but reservations are required.
Dennis’ speech, “Uncovering the Erin Brockovich story, and other escapades of a female TV journalist,” will recount her 1994 eight-month investigation into allegations of groundwater contamination by Pacific
Gas and Electric Company in a remote desert town in San Bernardino County. The company ultimately settled the $1-billion lawsuit for $333 million. The real-life story was the basis of the 2000 movie Erin Brockovich, starring Julia Roberts.
Dennis began her career as the first paid intern for the ABC affiliate in Fresno upon graduating from Cal State Fresno. Her beats included general assignment, health, agriculture and the environment.
Ironically, Christy was hired in 2000 as a spokesperson for PG&E and later became a manager in corporate communications at the firm’s headquarters in San Francisco. Christy left the company in 2007, when she moved to Pacific Palisades. She has been a member of the Pacific Palisades Community Council and the Marquez Knolls Property Owners Association. She serves as president of MKPOA and has been the newsletter editor since 2009.
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