Five Acres Receives Impressive Grant from The Ahmanson Foundation

first_imgGiving Back Five Acres Receives Impressive Grant from The Ahmanson Foundation Grant award is in support of vital facility renovations From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, June 25, 2015 | 11:51 am Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Business News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Make a comment Subscribe 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it 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. Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy center_img Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Top of the News HerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Of The Most Notorious Female Spies In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Yoga Poses To Overcome Stress And AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHow To Lose Weight & Burn Fat While You SleepHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeauty First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Five Acres announces today it has been awarded a generous grant from The Ahmanson Foundation in support of renovations planned for 2015-2016, including flooring repairs and refinishing, carpeting and exterior and interior repainting of the Robert Ketch Administration Building.These restorations are part of a phased series of critical improvements that Five Acres is undertaking to ensure the agency’s historic Altadena campus remains safe, functional, and in good condition for years to come.“Founded in 1888 and after outgrowing our original location, Five Acres Altadena residential campus and administrative headquarters was opened in 1926. Designed by famed architect Myron Hunt, the facility was built specifically for the care of children. As we near our 90th anniversary of this campus, we offer our heartfelt gratitude to the Ahmanson Foundation for their continued support and tremendous encouragement towards the facility renovations and to the children who will benefit from their investment both now and in the future.” – Jennifer Berger, Chief Advancement OfficerThe Ahmanson Foundation, incorporated in 1952, is a private foundation with initial funding from financier Howard F. Ahmanson and his wife, Dorothy Grannis Ahmanson.The Ahmanson Foundation has been generous towards Five Acres’ buildings and programs since 1981. The Foundation has provided eight significant grants to Five Acres as well as a few smaller, foundation board member designated gifts. The last grant was made in 2010, toward the addition of a tenth grade class at the Five Acres Therapeutic (non-public) School.Five Acres trusts the great generosity of many individuals, corporations and foundations to build and sustain its vital programming for vulnerable children and their families. The Ahmanson Foundation gift underscores the importance of maintaining services for years to come, which help children and their families attain safety, well-being and permanency.About Five AcresFive Acres is a child and family services agency strengthening families and preventing child abuse through treatment and education in community based and residential programs. Established as an orphanage in 1888, today Five Acres offers an array of services including foster care and adoption, supporting nearly 8,400 children and family members in five counties.For more information please visit or contact Director of Communications, Rebecca Haussling at [email protected] Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Exeter backtracks on housing guarantee

first_imgOne first-year undergraduate, who preferred to remain anonymous, told Cherwell: “We were basically sent an email saying ‘sorry, sort yourselves out’.“We haven’t been given proper access to any realistic alternatives, and have been told that the college can’t find any suitable housing.“I can’t realistically get private housing until I know I will have financial support, as I can’t afford it with my loan. Meanwhile, all the good houses are going.”The student also said that guaranteed accommodation was “a major factor” in their choice of college, as they “didn’t want to have to deal with private landlords”.Another fresher described the situation as “depressing”.“Telling us to find private housing at the end of Michaelmas is pretty irresponsible,” they said. “The main reasons I applied to Exeter were guaranteed accommodation and the central location.”Exeter students currently live in accommodation on the college’s Turl Street site, at the recently-opened Cohen Quad on Walton Street, and in four college-owned houses and a graduate block on Iffley Road. The college also has accommodation on Banbury Road, which houses visiting students as part of its exchange programme with Williams College.This is not the first time that Exeter College has failed to deliver on its guarantees for student accommodation. In 2016, 86 Exeter students were moved into Jury’s Inn, a four-star hotel in Wolvercote, after delays to the opening of Cohen Quad. Exeter’s JCR position of Domestic and Accommodation Officer is currently vacant, after no candidate stood in the recent elections.Neither the college nor the accommodation manager responded to a request for comment. First-year students at Exeter College have expressed outrage after a warning that they are unlikely to receive college accommodation in the next academic year.The college claims to guarantee its students three years of accommodation but as many as thirty current freshers may now need to seek private housing in their second year.At the start of eighth week, an email informed undergraduates them of “a potential shortfall of about 30 college bedrooms available for the next academic year, 2018-2019,” with “implications for those…currently placed between 146–176 on the housing ballot”.Students have expressed anger, telling Cherwell that they have been “left in the lurch”.On Friday of 9th week, Exeter students received another email, informing them of “the efforts the College is making to secure additional accommodation”.It said: “The Bursar is exploring what, if any, opportunities exist in Oxford for the college to lease a block of student accommodation for the 2018-2019 academic year.“The reality is that there is hardly any commercial student accommodation that would be acceptable to Exeter students, taking into account location, quality and cost.”Students were told that they “should be aware that the college may not succeed in finding additional accommodation… many of you may need to consider private letting”.Private letting is often more expensive than college accommodation. Analysis by Lloyds Bank earlier this year named Oxford the least affordable place to live in the UK.Students have expressed their frustration at the college for their handling of the situation.last_img read more

OnePlus 5, 5T Get Oxygen OS 10.0.1 Update With Camera Improvements and September 2020 Android Security Patch

first_imgFor the latest tech news and reviews, follow Gadgets 360 on Twitter, Facebook, and Google News. For the latest videos on gadgets and tech, subscribe to our YouTube channel. Veer Arjun Singh Veer Arjun Singh is Deputy Editor, News at Gadgets 360. He has written many in-depth features on technology, healthcare, hospitality, and education in the last seven years, besides reviewing latest gadgets across categories. He has also profiled CXOs, entrepreneurs, social workers, lawyers, chefs, and musicians. You can find him as @arjunwadia on Twitter or email him at [email protected] with tips, suggestions, and general observations.More The changelog detailed along with the post mentions many system fixes — including the ones reportedly introduced by the last update — with the major ones being an abnormal call recording issue and a problem with alarms getting deactivated when the phone was powered off. As mentioned, the update brings the September 2020 Android security patch to the OnePlus 5 and 5T, but updates the GMS package to August 2020.Among the major improvements that the Oxygen OS 10.0.1 brings to the aeging OnePlus 5 and 5T is electronic image stabilisation that is known to improve camera capabilities by reducing the chances of blurred pictures. The OnePlus 5T will also get the option to enable the Android 10 back gesture that works by swiping up from the bottom of the screen.Is OnePlus 8T the best ‘value flagship’ of 2020? We discussed this on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below.- Advertisement – OnePlus 5 and 5T will be getting a new Oxygen OS 10.0.1 update that brings several bug fixes to the Android 10-based Oxygen OS 10 rolled out for the devices earlier. OnePlus had acknowledged problems with the build of the Oxygen OS 10 after users reported several issues. The company had assured that the product teams were working on a fix “at the highest priority”. The Android 10 update had come to the OnePlus 5 and 5T — launched in 2017 — in May this year, which was much later than expected. The new update claims to fix many system bugs and bring camera improvements along with the September 2020 Android Security Patch.The news of the new update was shared via a post on the OnePlus community page created for the OnePlus 5 series. The post says that the update is being rolled out in a staged manner to make sure it does not have any critical bugs. It says that only a select few users will receive the update today with the rest of them getting it after a few days. It also clarified that using a VPN won’t help in getting it sooner as the update is not region-specific.OnePlus 5, 5T Oxygen OS 10.0.1 update changelog- Advertisement –last_img read more

Western Tigers’ morale high ahead of Limacol final

first_imgTHE Western Tigers are in top shape ahead of their clash with the Guyana Police Force this Saturday in the final of the Limacol round-robin knockout football tournament. The team, who completed a 3-2 win over Santos last Sunday at the GFC ground, will face the boys in blue after they beat Winners Connection 2-1.Head coach Calvin Allen, however, believes that his side will be the triumphant side ,come Saturday.“Preparation has being going on smoothly, the guys are coming out in their numbers. Everyone is committed to working hard so definitely preparation been coming along nicely and we have got a few niggles here and there that we are trying to be careful with.“Outside of that, everyone is okay and in good health and (with) the chemistry in the camp we are in a good position and good place right now and we are waiting on game day, “ coach Allen said.Meanwhile, the Western side are wary of their opponents with coach Allen saying, “We’ve had a chance to sit down and look at them the other night and all through the tournament. I can see they still playing the aggressive and physical nature of football but we got a plan which we can’t disclose.“But I can tell you that we have a plan for the way we are going to combat it and hopefully we implement the plan correctly and stick to the basics,” he contended.His lineup will feature stars like Devon Millington and Hubert Pedro, both of whom played an integral part in his side’s triumph over Santos – Millington finding the back of the net thrice and Pedro with one assist.The winners of the tournament which started with 16 teams will cart off $500 000 and trophy with the second-place team will take $250 000 and trophies.Third and fourth, a battle between Santos FC and Winners Connection earlier in the evening will receive $125 000 and $75 000 respectively.Match time is 18:30hrs.last_img read more