"Calvin worked with our firm on press for the grand opening of the Park William Apartments in Pomona, California, representing the Los Angeles County Community Development Commission. He was wonderfully eloquent, professional, dedicated and effective in his work with us. He wrote a very concise and yet complete and persuasive press release for the event and then followed up tirelessly with all of the press contacts. The proof is proverbially in the pudding -- and Calvin was successful in getting a front page Metro section article with pictures in the Los Angeles Times, an article in La Opinion, and a placement on the AP wire service that was picked up in other parts of the country. He was wonderful to work with; I hope we have the opportunity to do so again."
The 31-unit Park William Apartments features an edible landscape and was the first "tenant cultivation" affordable housing development in the state. Additional media that covered the summer 2001 event included KABC-TV Channel 7, KCAL-TV Channel 9, KVEA-TV Channel 52, City News Service, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Inland Valley News, the Los Angeles Times' Real Estate section, and the San Gabriel Valley Tribune. The total estimated audience size exceeded 5,000,000 people. For his communications work on this project, Calvin received an "Award of Excellence" from the Public Relations Society of America's (PRSA) Los Angeles Chapter at its PRism Awards ceremony held in November of 2002.