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NATIONAL CENTER FOR YOUTH LAW CAN’T STOP BELIEVIN’ Lighters are sure to be held high in Blackhawk when legendary San Francisco rock band Journey performs at a benefit concert for the Oakland-based National Center for Youth Law on Sunday. The event will give a big boost to the center, which must raise $1.6 million each year to fund legal work and other programs, said the group’s director, John O’Toole. Recently, the organization won a class action filed on behalf of 4,000 foster children in Washington state. As a result of the jury verdict, the state will implement sweeping reforms, O’Toole said. The concert came together after a former law clerk became friends with someone who knows the band. “We try to do at least one charity concert a year,” said Journey bass player Ross Valory, “and we particularly like to help organizations that help kids. This one is a natural.” The crowd will be swaying to hits like “Open Arms” and “Who’s Crying Now,” but Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meager & Flom fellow Angie Schwartz, who works with the youth center, can’t wait for the band to play their newer hits from “Red 13.” “I grew up listening to Journey, so I am a big fan,” Schwartz said. “I think that it’s really great that a local band like Journey is giving back to the community.” The band, which was formed in 1973, has lost a few of its original members but keeps a loyal fan base. Sunday’s “Journey to Blackhawk” is the final stop on the band’s “Summer Detour 2004″ tour. For information, go to www.youthlaw.org.Jahna Berry MAKE NEW FRIENDS, BUT KEEP THE OLD The last time Pillsbury Winthrop Managing Partner Marina Park attended Camp Sugar Pine, she was a young Girl Scout who slept under the stars and braved outhouses. Forty years later, Park returned to the Sierra Foothills’ site as part of Camp CEO, a new mentoring program run by the Girl Scouts of the San Francisco Bay Area. This time, Park slept on a cot in a platform tent and enjoyed the luxury of flush toilets. “I didn’t want to tell the girls how long it had been because I didn’t want them to think I was one of those old people saying ‘Well, when I went here �’” she said with a laugh. Park and three other Bay Area lawyers — Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe partner Dora Mao; Arvesta Corp. General Counsel Ellen Maldonado and Quantum Corp. senior corporate counsel Lisa Glover-Gardin — participated in the event with 40 other local female leaders. The first annual event, held Aug. 19-21, aimed to help girls with goal-setting and problem solving, among other skills. The executives rode horses, climbed ropes courses and rapped about life with 45 girls from economically disadvantaged parts of Oakland, Hayward and other areas. All the high-schoolers showed academic promise, were recommended by their schools and volunteered to join the program. Most had never been to a camp before. “We shared meals and campfires and discussed the importance of staying in school and being resilient,” Mao said. Many of the girls were heartened to hear that the executives there had figured out their career paths as they went along. “It was helpful to hear how many of us stumbled through our lives,” Park said. “The consistent message was get yourself educated, learn how to communicate and write, and don’t let other people define who you are.” Mao said many of the teens wanted to be lawyers and were interested to hear of the many different types of legal careers. She added, “Some said they wanted to become lawyers to bring about justice in their own communities.” — Adrienne Sanders THE APPRENTICE 2 JENNIFER WATCH: WEEK 1 One thing we know about Jennifer Massey is that she’s punctual. The Clifford Chance associate was the first contestant to arrive at Trump Tower in the season premiere of NBC’s reality show “The Apprentice.” Massey didn’t get much screen time. But she was the only contestant whose last name was revealed on camera when she checked in with Donald Trump’s receptionist. NBC has only identified the players by first name, last initial and career on both the show and the network’s Web site. Massey said the place was intimidating. “I view the boardroom as a challenge,” she told the camera. That’s “where I’m really going to prove myself.” An associate in the San Francisco office of Clifford Chance, Massey is one of 18 contestants competing for a job with Trump. Massey has not returned calls inquiring about her appearance. Each week, Trump assigns the group a business task, and at the end of the episode, he calls them into a boardroom to question them about their performances and to tell one of them, “You’re fired.” In the first show, Trump divided the group by gender, creating a team of nine women and another of nine men. A member from each group was then chosen to switch sides and become the other team’s project manager. Their first task was to think up a toy idea for Mattel Corp. The women beat the men, who came across as an arrogant, egotistical bunch (one said he wanted to hit his team leader in the back of the head with a shovel). Massey got in a dig at her project manager, an obnoxious attorney and real estate investor from Florida. “There’s not much intellectual horsepower up there,” she said of him. Fired this week: Rob.Brenda Sandburg

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