Pasadena Nonprofits Awarded More Than $300,000 in County Grants to Support Arts, Culture

first_img CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Subscribe Non-Profits News Pasadena Nonprofits Awarded More Than $300,000 in County Grants to Support Arts, Culture By BRIAN DAY Published on Tuesday, September 1, 2020 | 3:26 pm Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Pulse PollVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Business News HerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyDo You Feel Like Hollywood Celebrities All Look A Bit Similar?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeauty EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDScenter_img Community News Top of the News Credit: Los Angeles County ArtsSixteen Pasadena nonprofits have been awarded a total of $300,100 in grant funds from the Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture, officials announced this month.The money is Pasadena’s portion of $4.8 million in grant funds first announced by the agency on Aug. 12.The funds heading to Pasadena come by way of the county’s Organizational Grant Program and Community Impact Arts Grants.“Both grants support several cultural services that are essential to the community,” the Department of Arts and Culture said in a written statement. The program “expands the reach of those who have been historically and systematically marginalized.”The local recipients of the Organizational Grant Program funds include:• A Noise Within: $39,000 – Theater• Kidspace Children’s Museum: $37,300 – Arts Education – Visual Arts• Armory Center for the Arts: $39,100 Arts Education – Visual Arts• Fulcrum Arts: $33,100 – Arts Service• The [email protected] Court: $25,200 – Theater• Fund for Music: $33,300 – Music-Instrumental• Parson’s Nose Productions, Inc.: $14,200 – Theater• TA’YER: $4,700 – Theater• Latino Arts Network of California: $4,700 – Literary Arts• Oakwood Brass-Outreach Project: $2,800 – Arts Education-Music• Friends Outside in Los Angeles County: $13,880 – Community Building/ Service, Social Justice, Youth and Family, Health/Wellness Services Workforce Development, Formerly Incarcerated• Remainders Creative Reuse: $4,200 – Arts Education-Visual Arts• Pasadena Master Chorale Association: $12,200 – Music-Choral/OperaThe local recipients of Organizational Grant Program funds are:• Peace Over Violence: $ 12,620 -Mental Health, Social Justice, Youth, and Family, Health/ Wellness, Workforce Development• Southern California Public Radio (SCPR, KPCC): $11,720 – Community Building/Service• YWCA Pasadena-Foothill Valley: $ 12,080 – Community Building/Service, Social Justice, Youth Afterschool, Youth and Family, ImmigrantsThe funding is meant to help the local nonprofits, particularly during this unprecedented time, which has hit arts organizations hard.“This year, we anticipate that Los Angeles County grantee organizations will use these funds in new ways as they adjust their operations and programming in light of the pandemic,” said Department of Arts and Culture Director Kristin Sakoda.“We know these grants provide a critical source of public support for nonprofit organizations that, in turn, enhance the wellbeing and vitality of the region through the arts,” he said. “We continue to be inspired by the resiliency of our grantees in the face of the events of the past few months in remaining steadfast to their missions and in delivering high-quality arts and culture content to the residents of the county.” Community News Make a comment STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy More Cool Stuff 43 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

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I much prefer my slant on MBAs

first_img Comments are closed. It does go from bad to worse, doesn’t it? What on earth possessed you togive space to more arrogant rantings? First in your June 25 issue, we have Minna Nathoo prattling on about‘diversity’ – the new buzzword to replace ‘equal opportunities’ (Letters). Thenwe have the paranoid Mr Nigel Hunt on the same page. What world does Hunt live in, criticising company policies on allowing staffto watch the world cup on the grounds that it is evidence of a male-orientedworkforce? Clearly he’s not on the same planet as the rest of us. Quite apartfrom his unjustified assertion regarding lack of equality, he seems to thinkthat the World Cup was about football. Of course, it was not about football. It was about mass hysteria, akin tothat following the death of Diana, orchestrated by the media, with men andwomen, irrespective of their interest in sport in general or football inparticular, equally susceptible. Traditionally, time off is given only for thepurging of hysteria – get real, Mr Hunt! Personnel Today’s biggest ‘crime’ however was, like last week, on the frontpage, compounded by the editorial comment on page 2. You regard it as the “biggest concern of all that hardly any MBAs coverHR management”. So what? I am no expert on MBAs but I do know enough aboutHR management to be aware it has nothing to do with managing people. May I suggest this front page banner for a future edition, accompanied by anarticle within. Terry Lunn, via e-mail I much prefer my slant on MBAsOn 2 Jul 2002 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more

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Factors affecting the availability of plant nutrients on an Antarctic island

first_imgAn examination of material from Signy Island, in the South Orkney group, shows that large amounts of plant nutrients are moving through the ecosystem of the island. Physical weathering is a dominant process and the rocks are an important source of potassium and calcium. The ocean provides a steady supply of sodium and magnesium distributed via the atmosphere whilst the fauna provide a large reservoir of phosphorus, nitrogen and cations. Atmospheric distribution of nitrogen from the fauna sites is important but phosphorus appears to depend more on direct droppings and drainage for distribution. The capacity of the bryophyte vegetation to retain ions was demonstrated by experiment. It is suggested that this pattern of nutrient supply applies to much of the Antarctic perimeter zone.last_img read more

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“IS IT TRUE” SEPTEMBER 19, 2018

first_imgWe hope that today’s “IS IT TRUE ” will provoke honest and open dialogue concerning issues that we, as responsible citizens of this community, need to address in a rational and responsible way?IS IT TRUE last week we posted a link of the audit conducted by the Regional Inspectors General on the Evansville Housing Authority Corporation?  …we found it interesting that the EHA Executive Director Rick Moore challenged the majority of the findings cited in this extremely accurate audit? …we respectfully suggest that the EHA Board of Directors tell Mr. Moore to back off from challenging the results of this less than complimentary audit and spend his time correcting the question costs issues addressed in this audit?IS IT TRUE we are told that last nights political fundraiser reception for Jeff Hatfield at the Evansville Brewhouse was a rousing financial success?  …that the Jeff Hatfield For Vanderburgh County Commission Committee raised over $40,000 for his campaign? …it’s obvious that Bob Jones, Warren Mathies, Bill Pedtke and Ben Shoulders understand how to encourage political movers and shakers in banking, home builders, attorneys, business, union trades, and influential Democrats and Republicans to attend and contribute to a big-ticket political fundraiser?IS IT TRUE we have been told that when Mr. Hatfield files his campaign finance report sometime in October it will surely impress those in the political know?  …after all, said and done we wouldn’t be surprised if his campaign finance report will state that he has raised around $175, 000 for his campaign?IS IT TRUE we are told that the Mayor and his first lady are planning another big-ticket fundraising event for Vanderburgh County Commission candidate Mike Duckworth (R) sometime in early October?  …we are told that the Mayor and his first lady are planning to pull all stops so they can raise around $30,000 towards Mr. Duckworth’s campaign?  …it looks like the Mayor and his bride are putting their political prestige on the line for Mike Duckworth?IS IT TRUE that RESOLUTION C-2018–27 is being introduced by City Council members G. John Hayden (R) and Justin Elpers (R) will encourage that certain conditions to the proposed 2019 City of Evansville budget be met? …that the conditions are: 1. Five Hundred Thousand Dollars ($500,000) of public safety local income tax funds received in 2018 toward hospitalization debt in 2018 and 2. Five Hundred Thousand Dollars ($500,000) of LIT funds received in 2019 toward hospitalization debt in 2019?  …we can’t wait to see how members of the Winnecke Administration tries to kill this resolution?IS IT TRUE that years ago that Tropicana agreed to pay the City $25,000,000 upfront to lease the Hoosier Lounge property plus additional lease payments over a ten year period?IS IT TRUE that the above lease advance was to be paid to the City of Evansville in two installments amounting to $12,500,000 each?IS IT TRUE that the first installment was paid to the City of Evansville in December of 2015 and the second installment was paid to the City when the Tropicana land-based casino opened?IT IS TRUE that the original agreement between the Mayor’s office and City Council members was that Riverboat money’s was to be used to buy police cars, fire trucks, and other capital equipment to enhance public safety activities?IT IS TRUE we been told that both prepaid lease payments paid to the City of Evansville by Tropicana-Evansville totaling $25,000,000 did not go into the Riverboat account but it was diverted by the City Controller into the City of Evansville General Operating fund account?IS IT TRUE don’t be surprised to see if the Mayor will attempt to fund some kind of “feel good” or “fun and games” project at Robert’s Park during the 2019 budget year?IS IT TRUE we are told that it would be a smart move if members of the mainstream media would look into the reason why the “Jacobsville Join In” North Main office was abruptly closed last month? …so far all we are hearing about this issues from the officials from the DMD and ECHO Housing Corporation are crickets?Todays“Readers Poll” question is: What well-known individual would you like to see run for Evansville Mayor on the Democratic ticket in 2019?If you would like to advertise on the CCO please contact us [email protected]: City-County Observer Comment Policy.  Be kind to people. No personal attacks or harassment will not be tolerated and shall be removed from our site.We understand that sometimes people don’t always agree and discussions may become a little heated.  The use of offensive language, insults against commenters will not be tolerated and will be removed from our site. Sent from my iPhoneFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

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Transforming Your Business Shouldn’t Have to Be Death-Defying

first_imgThe month of May, and specifically EMC World, has become a regular reflection point for me. As I head into my third EMC World this week, I reflect back to year one where – as the newly appointed head of what was then EMC’s Backup Recovery Systems division, my primary mission was to evolve our approach to backup and archive. Last year, at my second EMC World, we amped up our portfolio by adding replication and availability to the mix to provide customers with integrated solutions spanning the entire data protection continuum. Fast-forward once more as we head into EMC World 2015 having combined our data protection and storage businesses under one umbrella (called “Core Technologies” which I now lead…no pressure) to deliver even more value to our customers through deeper product integration and simplification across our portfolio.What a difference three years make. Not just at EMC, but at every company. The pace of change has accelerated to lightning speed, and those that don’t move with it, risk the same fate as our dodo bird and dinosaur brethren. Obsolescence in this case is not an “if,” but a “when.”At the forefront of this disruption are the mega trends of big data, cloud, mobile, and social – with IT caught in the epicenter. Increasingly, companies find themselves living in two worlds: They are being asked to do more with less, leveraging their current IT infrastructure (which is typically on-premise and geared to handle traditional workloads), and at the same time, innovate for the future and drive new growth (think next-generation, app-centric workloads enabled by cloud). It’s a balancing act for sure, and by no means an easy feat.Which brings me to my number one mission this year, and the focus of my cameo in today’s general session at EMC World – to help our customers tackle this challenge and keep them moving forward.At the risk of stealing my own thunder on today’s main stage, the path forward can be broken down into three interrelated steps: 1) simplify and automate storage, 2) ensure a path to the cloud, and 3) protect data everywhere, regardless of where it lives. Achieving each of these successfully is predicated on having the right technology in place. Technology that helps you pave the way from ‘Point A’ to ‘Point B’ seamlessly, and ultimately, transform your business.This is why we are taking great pains to transform ours. Within Core Technologies specifically, we are continuing to drive transformation across our portfolio through integrated, software-enabled storage and data protection that delivers simple, scalable, and trusted infrastructure to fast-track your journey forward. While we are doing this a number of ways, for brevity’s sake, I’ll put it into the context of the steps described above.Simplify and automate storageRecently, I penned the blog ‘Looking at Storage through a Different Lens’ which likened EMC’s various storage platforms to what I consider to be their camera model equivalents. The main point I tried to get across is that there is no “one-size-fits-all” approach when it comes to either of these domains. It’s about picking the right solution for the job.  Since most companies compensate for this by having multiple storage systems, which can create storage silos and drive up cost and complexity, simplifying and automating storage becomes paramount. This can be attained by using software to centralize, optimize, and manage service-level objectives and data services across your environment. Two ways we help you achieve this:XtremIO – The industry’s leading all-flash array (AFA) with unprecedented performance and scale with inline “always-on” data services, XtremIO is the fastest-selling storage array in EMC history. It allows you to run traditional apps more efficiently and scale-out as needed to keep up with data growth, eliminate storage sprawl, and deploy next-generation workloads more quickly.VMAX3 – This is not your father’s VMAX. We’ve separated the data services from the back-end storage to enable you to move active, mission-critical data to high-performance storage tiers and inactive data to low-cost, high-capacity tiers. You can also take advantage of these features on alternative storage platforms and the cloud.By driving out cost and complexity with these and our other storage solutions, customers can redirect resources for new, future-focused initiatives.Plot a path to the cloudNo doubt, the cloud can be a double-edged sword – full of both opportunity (greater innovation and agility, along with lower costs) and risk (more complexity, etc.). This can make the journey there muddy at best. Enabling the cloud as an integrated component of your infrastructure offers a clear path forward – allowing you to leverage it on workloads where it is best suited. With EMC’s acquisitions of TwinStrata, Spanning, and Maginatics last year, we’ve made it easier for you to unlock the value of cloud where it makes sense for your business and to protect your data wherever it resides.Protect data everywhereThis brings me to my last point. Data itself can be transformational, but not if it isn’t protected.  Between massive data growth, data mobility, and ever-changing workloads, this can be a challenge. Taking a holistic view of data protection across all workloads – whether on-premise, in a hybrid cloud, or in a public cloud – will ensure your data is protected regardless of where it lives, where it may move, and against whatever might happen. And as I mentioned earlier, EMC is uniquely suited to help you address this challenge with cloud-enabled solutions that span the entire data protection continuum.So, can these three steps make you a pro tightrope walker overnight – maintaining an effortless balance between managing the IT challenges of today with transforming for tomorrow? Maybe not… but it can make your job and the journey there a lot less death-defying.last_img read more

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