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CPRS Job Highlight
The CPRS Job Center currently has over 40 job announcements; here is a current job announcement that may interest you.
Deputy Director of Community Services, Stockton, California Click here for details.

CPRS Forum Highlight
Procedures/Protocol for Major Emergencies/Fatalities
We recently had a major drowning emergency that luckily went exactly as we train for and lifeguards responded appropriately/timely enough to prevent a boy from losing his life and/or suffering any major injuries. Procedurally, follow-up was positive and not as in-depth as we would assume the contrary to be; however it is making me wonder about procedures or timeline of events if the victim had not survived. What are the procedures/timeline of events for your facility when a fatality occurs?! Please respond here.

Mail Seasonal Recreation Guide/Brochure?
We are trying to get an idea of how many agencies still mail a seasonal recreation guide/brochure to all households within their jurisdiction through the U.S. Postal Service. Any reply, "yes" or "no," and what agency you are from is appreciated. Post your answer here.

Member Highlights
Congratulation to CPRS Past President Kevin Miller
The City of Foster City has selected Kevin Miller as the new City Manager effective July 1, 2015. Miller has been with the City of Foster City for 29 years. He has served in many leadership positions with CPRS including President in 2002-03.

Rob de Geus Named Palo Alto Director of Community Services
Palo Alto city manager James Keene announced this week that he has selected Rob de Geus to serve as the city's next Director of Community Services, and will bring his appointment to the city council 2 for confirmation. He is a senior manager within Palo Alto's Community Services Department and is currently serving as the Acting Director.
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We Say Goodbye to a Wonderful Friend
Our dear friend and professional colleague Kathie Luecker passed away Jan. 27 after a courageous fight with cancer. For those of us lucky to know Kathie, she was the kindest of people with a heart of gold! To honor her please consider donating to the Ovarian Cancer Alliance at www.ovariancancerosw.org. The entire Aquatic Section community mourns her loss and sends their thoughts and prayers to her family and everyone fighting the fight!





NEWS YOU NEED TO KNOW


Baldwin Park looking to disband nonprofit that runs community programs
San Gabriel Valley Tribune
The nonprofit organization behind the annual Santa Clothes program could be dissolved in the next few months, Baldwin Park officials said. The Baldwin Park Community Center Corporation provides various services and activities for the city's residents, such as the annual Santa Clothes program and holiday basket giveaway. But the BPCCC has been operating without a board of directors for several years, even though its bylaws require a board to perform oversight and policy functions, according to a report by the city's auditors.
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City considers $19 million indoor complex for vacant lot
Ventura County Star via Athletic Business
A vacant city-owned lot on Oxnard's main road, one long slated to become a sports park, has caught the eye of a developer who wants to build an indoor sports center for regional events. The firm, Young & Co. Inc., of Avila Beach, hopes for a $1 per year 99-year lease of the 21-acre property at Oxnard Boulevard and Gonzales Road.
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San Rafael Park closed to root out homeless
California City News
Officials and residents of San Rafael say homeless encampments at the city's Boyd Memorial Park have gotten out of control. And Mayor Gary Phillips took a bold step aimed at solving the problem. The park is officially closed.
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RESOURCES


Is your playground designed for your specific needs? It can and should be!
When PlaySafe, LLC staff meet with many of our clients to discuss their new playground, they often do not understand the variety of choices that are available to them. End users should ask themselves many questions prior to purchasing playground equipment and surfacing.
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Choosing urban trees: The essential guide
Due to the complexity of the city interaction, trees cannot simply be planted without any criteria — the relationship between the natural and the built environment can be tricky and some risks must be identified to be avoided.
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EDUCATION


Recreation Therapy Institute
March 13, 2015
Sacramento Convention Center
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CPRS training opportunities
Playground Safety Certification in Sacramento, March 10-12, 2015
http://www.cprs.org/user_media/pdfs/Education/sacramento%202015.pdf .


 

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