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L.A. County Launches COVID-19 Rent Relief Program Next Monday

first_img Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Make a comment faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Subscribe HerbeautyDo You Feel Like Hollywood Celebrities All Look A Bit Similar?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHow To Lose Weight & Burn Fat While You SleepHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty12 Most Breathtaking Trends In Fashion HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRemove Belly Fat Without Going Under The KnifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRub This All Over Your Body And He’s Guaranteed To Swoon Over YouHerbeautyHerbeauty CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Community News L.A. County Launches COVID-19 Rent Relief Program Next Monday Program focuses on helping people living in high-need areas STAFF REPORT Published on Monday, August 10, 2020 | 3:19 pm Top of the News In an effort to help renters with limited means affected by the COVID-19 crisis – including Pasadena residents – the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors is making available $100 million in CARES Act funds to create a COVID-19 Rent Relief program, operated by the Los Angeles County Development Authority (LACDA).The program is set to launch on Monday, Aug. 17, and will remain open for a two-week period, closing on Aug. 31, according to an announcement Monday by the LACDA.The program’s goal is to assist between 8,000 to more than 9,000 households.The emergency rental assistance being provided is intended to meet the needs of low-income renters who have struggled to pay their rent and those behind on paying rent due to the economic impacts caused by the pandemic. Those who are most at need will be targeted with more assistance.The program is available to all county residents who qualify, with the exception of residents living in the city of Los Angeles. The city of L.A. received its own allocation of CARES Act funds.A W-9 tax form and participation agreement are needed from the property owners to receive rental income on behalf of their qualified tenant; property owners must agree to the terms of the participation agreement. Citizenship documentation will not be requested from any party (renter or property owner).A list of frequently asked questions with more program detail is available at rentrelief.lacda.org.Supervisors Kathryn Barger, Mark Ridley-Thomas, and Janice Hahn will be joined by Anja Carrillo, an Emergency Rental Assistance Program recipient, Linda Jenkins, assistant director, community and economic development division of LACDA, and Emilio Salas, acting executive director of LACDA. Salas will be available to answer questions in Spanish.The program is Wednesday at 11 a.m. Aug. 12.Watch live at facebook.com/LACDevAuthorityYou can also listen via telephone in real time by calling: (415) 655-0001 and enter the access code: 145 308 1701.To learn more, visit 211la.org/lacounty/rentrelief.center_img 18 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Community News Business News More Cool Stuff 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. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week last_img read more

 

Honduran Armed Forces Connect with Youth Through Music

first_imgBy Dialogo December 10, 2015 This humanitarian and scientific work is magnificent which produces: military experience and training. It saves human lives and cures the ill. Also, it shows the human feeling of the Armed Forces. Great The orchestra’s outreach efforts extend to the entire civilian population, as it has raised $112,506 to support foundations that provide medical assistance to the sick, including the Emma Romero de Callejas Cancer Center, which has been helping cancer patients in Honduras since 1991. “There are few professional bands in Honduras one could aspire to join, so being part of this professional ensemble — because all of us are professionals here — is very rewarding,” added Harold Villalta, who plays the trumpet. “We are committed to do our best, mainly for our country.” In addition to showcasing the talents of female musicians, the orchestra is reaching out to the country’s young musicians, giving those in their 20s a place to play, according to Colonel José Antonio Sánchez, an Armed Forces spokesman. From martial band to orchestra “There is so much talent in our young generation and few outlets in our country for them to pour out their capacities, so we decided to open spaces in the Armed Forces so they can contribute to and serve the nation musically,” Col. Sánchez explained. “We do not want their gifts and strengths to be wasted.” “We will expand our musical genres, and the cultural projection of the Armed Forces towards the civilian population will also grow,” said saxophonist Allan Maldonado, one of the band’s more senior members. Social outreach “I greatly respect this pool of talented musicians, both the starting members and the young players that have joined us more recently,” said Maestro Leonel López, the orchestra’s director, whose musical experience surpasses three decades. “I tell them how talented they are. I tell them I don’t expect any less than their best, and that has contributed to the band sounding like it does in a relatively short time.” Originally a 37-member martial band, the orchestra is now composed of a multi-generational group of musicians. Some of the youngest members are not in the Military, and are recent graduates of the National Conservatory of Music and the National School of Music. In the long term, General Fredy Santiago Díaz, Chief of the Honduran Joint Chief of Staff, has high hopes for the orchestra. Connecting with the country’s youthcenter_img “Just to say one is a member of the Symphonic Orchestra of the Armed Forces is a source of great pride,” said Joel López, one of the newest members. The Symphonic Orchestra of the Honduran Armed Forces, with more than 100 musicians, delivered its debut performance on October 21st, the 59th anniversary of the Military’s creation. “Social outreach is part of the fabric of the Honduran Armed Forces,” Col. Sánchez explained. “This is one new way we are doing it.” In addition to the symphonic orchestra, the Honduran Armed Forces have three martial bands and 33 war bands, which collectively employ 400 musicians nationwide. Meanwhile, flutist Cindy Valladares told the military news program Proyecciones Militares: “I am very excited that we are the first generation of women who joined the orchestra. It is a beautiful experience, an opportunity for growth. I am very pleased to be a member of this group. It is a great door that has been opened to me.” During its performances, the orchestra plays world classics, traditional Honduran and Latin American music, contemporary pieces, and some festive rhythms of the country’s indigenous communities. “It’s been our goal to support different kinds of artistic projects and we plan to continue to do so,” Col. Sánchez continued. “Besides musicians, we have and will continue to support filmmakers in national productions, and we remain open to the possibility of assisting more Hondurans so they too can excel in their artistic fields.” The musicians say they are enthusiastic about being part of the orchestra. For nearly 60 years, the Honduran Armed Forces have protected the country and given humanitarian aid to civilians. Now, they’re also providing musical entertainment. “These are talented Honduran men and women who have devoted themselves with passion to their music and are now part of this group that I know will make history in Honduras,” he said.last_img read more

 

3 metrics that are important for first quarter

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » The first quarter of the year is an opportunity for credit unions to measure early successes and determine whether operational adjustments must be made to ensure the institution will be able to meet strategic goals. Successful business strategies are data-driven and effective performance measurement is the key to unlocking insights that are most relevant to a financial cooperative. With the right combination of metrics, credit unions will be able to identify early indicators of performance so that executives can assess whether strategic adjustments must be made to keep a business on track.These three metrics will introduce how credit unions benchmark performance in the beginning of the year and how these measures are used to drive strategic decisions:No. 1: Share GrowthIn an industry of tightening liquidity, share growth is crucial to a credit union’s ability to attract deposits that will be used to serve their growing membership base. Share growth, the period-to-period change of total share balances, is a major factor in determining whether a credit union can continue to make loans at the pace the market demands. Therefore, it is important to monitor this ratio relative to marketing efforts for deposit products.last_img read more