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CPRS Job Highlight
The CPRS Job Center currently has over 30 job announcements; Here is a current job announcement that may interest you.
Chief Ranger, Santa Cruzclick here for details.

CPRS District Highlight
CPRS District 10 Post-Holiday Social, January 9, 2014, click here for more details.

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Resident Theatre Group Agreement I'm looking to contact any agencies that have a performing arts theatre and have an agreement with a Resident Theatre Group (past or present would be fine). Would love to talk to someone about their experience with this sort of thing.
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Family of 7-year-old drowning victim sues city
The Philadelphia Inquirer
The family of a 7-year-old West Philadelphia boy who drowned at a recreation center has filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against the city and the company whose care he was under. Ja'briel O'Connor died on July 19, one day after being found unresponsive at the bottom of a pool at Cobbs Creek Recreation Center while there with a summer camp.
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County Health Profiles
Get a quick snapshot of your county's or legislative district's health, including statistics on demographics (age and race), obesity, engagement in regular walking, food security and more, with the UCLA Center for Health Policy's new Health Profiles. These easy-to-read, one-page fact sheets feature statistics from the most recent California Health Interview Survey 2011-2012. This is valuable information for staff planning and policy reports.

Grant Funding Announcement
The Department of Housing and Community Development has announced the release of a Notice of Funding Availability for the 2013 funding round of the Housing-Related Parks Program. The HRP Program is a program designed to reward local governments that approve housing for lower-income households and are in compliance with State housing element law with grant funds to create or rehabilitate parks. A total of $25 million is available for the 2013 funding round. In addition to newly constructed units, the newest NOFA provides for expanded unit type activities including units preserved, substantially rehabilitated and converted from market rate to affordable. Program Guidelines, NOFA and the application are available on HCD's website.

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A Parks Make Life Better! video PSA created by high school student Matthew Mifsud for a high school project — click here to watch.

Send any samples of how you or your agency is incorporating the brand promise and key messages in your programming — We want photos! Send to Jane H. Adams,

Missed last week's issue? See which articles your colleagues read most.

    Free program teaches kids about eating, exercise (The Virginian-Pilot via Athletic Business)
Addressing crime on park basketball courts (Athletic Business)

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  • Trails and the New Federal Accessibility Guidelines Webinar, click here to register
  • March 4-6, Certified Playground Safety Inspector Course & Exam (Ontario), click here to register.
  • March 4-7, California & Pacific Southwest Recreation & Park Training Conference, click here to register.

  • DEPR — 'Make and Take' Yearly Webinar series
    60 Minute Webinars return for 2014

    Days and times: Third Thursday each month at 10:30 a.m., fourth Wednesday each month at 12:15 p.m.

    This year's "Make and Take" series continues to focus on the most pressing issues facing parks and recreation agencies.

    2014 topics include:
    Risk Management, Best and Next Practices, Collaborative Events and Programs, Sponsorship, Political Savvy, Tooting Your Own Horn without Blowing It, Marketing Functions that Fit Every Personality, Programming for Changing Times, Managing Millennials, Boosting Employee Morale and brand new for 2014 — A Virtual Show and Tell Showcase.
    For a list of sessions we are working on for 2014, click here.

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