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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.
General Manager, Camarilloclick here for details.

CPRS District Highlight
CPRS D10 Senior Services Network Meeting, March 24, click here for invitation.

Arthritis is the nation's most common cause of disability. In California, over 2.3 million adults with arthritis report activity limitations and over 1.1 million working-age adults with arthritis (aged 18–65 years) report work limitations. Each week throughout the month of March, CPRS, in partnership with the California Arthritis Partnership Program, and the Arthritis Foundation, will share health and wellness information on arthritis and introduce resources to address this growing public health problem.
Click here for more information, resources and webinar.

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New natural resource manager named to help restore county parks
The Examiner
The San Mateo County Parks Department has hired Ramona Arechiga, the first natural resource manager in the agency's 90-year history. Arechiga, who has coordinated volunteer-focused restoration projects for native trees and shrubs, will work with county staff, parks volunteers and other agencies to maintain and improve parks in the county.
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Sugary drinks: Poll finds many favor labels, tax
The Press-Enterprise
A solid majority of California voters favor warning labels on sodas and sugary drinks, as well as a tax on those beverages to pay for school nutrition and exercise programs, according to a poll released Thursday, Feb. 20. Most respondents to the Field Poll also favor restricting food stamp recipients from buying sugar-laden drinks and banning sugary beverages from being sold in vending machines and cafeterias at children's hospitals, after-school centers and child care facilities.
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Encino-Sherman Oaks girls softball sues for equal turf
Los Angeles Daily News
T.J. Bey watched her two young daughters work the bases one evening with a championship San Fernando Valley girls softball league and observed a gaping gender gap. In one corner of the Sepulveda Basin baseball complex were eager girls from Encino-Sherman Oaks Girls Softball, crammed into two and a half softball fields. But around them were a dozen diamonds set aside for boys, all vacant but for a few darkening evening shadows.
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It takes more than open space to make a great urban park
Greater Greater Washington
In Maryland, the Silver Spring Transit Center isn't finished yet, but there's already support for turning vacant land next to it into a big park. However, this really isn't a good place for a park. There are also lots of small, underused parks nearby, and with some alterations, they could help quench the demand for open space.
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How to make cities happier places
A new study from researchers at the European Centre for Environment and Human Health at the University of Exeter Medical School shows that moving from a less-green urban environment to a more-green one can lead to lasting positive changes in mental well-being.
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Ten principles for building healthy places
This report distills lessons learned from the three Advisory Services panels ULI conducted in the spring of 2013, and from a workshop attended by experts from a variety of fields. To read the full report, click here.

Transparent California launches searchable online database of salaries for every city, county, and state official
The California Public Policy Center and the Nevada Policy Research institute have launched, a site that gives free access to an easily searchable database of public employee compensation. To learn more, click here.


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    Burden and impact (CPRS)
Federal model code hits final stretch (Aquatics International)
Regular maintenance ensures synthetic turf performance (Athletic Business)
Designing bike trails (The Play and Playground News Center)

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Frederick Law Olmstead Jr.: A Vision for the American West Symposium
March 27-28, Stanford University

This symposium brings together nationally known planners, designers, scholars, and thought leaders to explore how the vision of Frederick Law Olmsted Jr. has shaped landscape architecture, regional planning, and natural resource conservation in the American West.
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Online Masters from North Carolina State University
North Carolina State University online Masters Degree for Parks, Recreation, Tourism and Sports Management Professionals is looking for applicants for the Fall 2014 semester.
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