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CPRS Fall Trainings
November 5, 2014, CPRS Administrators Section — 2014 Executive Summit
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November 6, 2014, CPRS District 9, Fall Training — Participate, Learn, Lead
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November 7, 2014, CPRS Recreation Therapy Section — Recreation Therapy Is Everywhere Workshop
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November 13, 2014, CPRS District 12 — November Workshop

November 13, 2014, CPRS Region 4 — Mini Conference
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November 14, 2014, CPRS District 4 — Bay Area Institute
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November 18, 2014, CPRS Region 1 — Northern California Software Symposium
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November 20, 2014, CPRS District 8 Annual Conference — Reigniting the Spark — Passion for Parks & Recreation
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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.
Director of Community Services, Lake Forest, California Click here to view the listings.

CPRS Forum Highlight
Neighborhood Park Master Plan Sample

Member Highlight
Celebrate Visalia Park & Recreation's Birthday
Established in November 1939, the Visalia Parks & Recreation Department is excited to celebrate 75 years of parks making life better. To mark this special occasion, Visalia Parks & Recreation invites community members of all ages to join in the fun of our 75th Celebration.
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San Francisco Rec & Park changes reservation system after soccer field dustup
VideoBrief There was a resolution recently to a turf battle between some kids in San Francisco's Mission neighborhood and some high-tech employees over a soccer field. But that's not likely to end arguments over gentrification and city policies.
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Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation, others dedicate 2 new Dreamfields
Los Angeles Dodgers
The Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation, in partnership with the LA84 Foundation, the Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation and Security Benefit, dedicated its 35th and 36th Dodgers Dreamfields at Franklin D. Roosevelt Park in Los Angeles.
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Exceptional ecological park reconnects children with nature
Landscape Architects
The prize winning project St. Jacques ecological park, located at the bottom of a valley in Saint Jacques de La Lande, Ille et Villaine northwestern France, provides the residents of its surrounding neighborhoods with a vibrant journey amid its natural and agricultural past and present.
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Water process eyed for 2 parks in Pennsylvania county
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
The technology that treats millions of gallons of water in the Saudi Arabian desert could soon process water in two Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, parks. Last year, Alcoa Inc. and Saudi Arabian Mining Co., a state-controlled company known as Ma'aden, built a wetlands in the desert to treat nearly 2 million gallons of water a day. Next year, the county parks department could do something similar in Round Hill and Deer Lakes parks, according to the 2015 budget county Executive Rich Fitzgerald proposed to council members.
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Rec center's carbon monoxide leak sickens 11
Athletic Business
Eleven people were treated and at least one child remained hospitalized after an archery club was exposed to carbon monoxide at a Greeley, Colorado, recreation center. About 15 members of the Greeley Archers were participating in a practice session in the basement of the Greeley Recreation Center recently when some people began to feel ill, Jim Flores, vice president of the Greeley Archers, told The Greeley Tribune.
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A new game for neighborhood parks: marketing
Public parks are different now, and so is the way they're branding themselves. Let's say you want to try a belly-dancing class, or do a little Tai Chi. Forget joining a gym. And seriously, step away from that glowing screen already. Instead, go to the park. That's the message park officials around the country are sending out to workaholics and tech addicts alike.
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$700 gets you a tree and a plaque in New Mexico
Albuquerque Journal
Want to memorialize someone with a plaque and tree at an Albuquerque, New Mexico, park? That will be $700, please — and according to the city, that’s a deal. For years, when a member of Albuquerque's Las Amapolas Garden Club passed away, club members honored that person by purchasing a tree and marker through the city's Memorial Tree Program, operated by the Parks and Recreation Department.
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Changes to Pool Codes — Title 22
In January of 2013 the California Department of Public Health proposed changes (DPH-03-017A) to California Code of Regulations; Title 22 Social Security, Division 4 Environmental Health, Chapter 20. Public Swimming Pools.

Public Comment was taken in June 2014 and in September 2014 the proposed changes were sent to the California State Office of Administrative Law. These proposed changes were approved by the Office of Administrative Law on Oct. 15, 2014. These changes to the pool codes that regulate operation and supervision of public pool facilities will become enforceable code on Jan. 1, 2015.

Here is a link to the express terms that were approved:

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