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State Board Candidate Slate Correction
Vice President candidate Kristi McClure is with the City of Chula Vista
CPRS Job Highlight
The CPRS Job Center currently has over 30 job announcements; Here is a current job announcement that may interest you.
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CPRS District Highlight
CPRS District 10 Mentoring Workshop, January 23, 2014, click here for more details.

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Mission Viejo City Rec Chief Kelly Doyle to retire in December
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Gender equity in youth sports — Do you know compliance is required by 2015?
California state law (AB 2404 enacted in 2004) requires gender equity in youth sports offered in community parks and recreation. Compliance is required by 2015. CPRS joined with the Legal Aid Society — Employment Law Center and Coaching Corps to assess park and recreation agency's progress in implementing AB 2404. This survey reveals there is work to be done by agencies to be in compliance. Click here for a gender equity fact sheet prepared by the Legal Aid Society — Employment Law Center.

CPRS is actively searching for agency examples of the following resources: staff reports on gender equity issues; gender equity policies; monitoring tools; monitoring reports of agency sponsored sports participation; monitoring reports of non-agency sponsored sports participation; staff training resources; field and facility assessment tools; surveys to assess girl's interests in sports; or any other materials you have on the subject. These resources will be shared so we can all be in compliance by 2015. Send your examples to

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DeCroce Bill a prescription for wellness for obesity-related health conditions
Politicker NJ
Individuals with obesity-related conditions which may be treated with exercise would be given free access to New Jersey state parks provided they have a physician's prescription under legislation introduced by Assemblywoman BettyLou DeCroce. The bill, A-4490, would create "Prescriptions for Parks," which would allow practitioners to write a prescription for a New Jersey State park pass for individuals diagnosed with obesity-related conditions such as diabetes, asthma, high blood pressure and heart disease, which maybe treated with exercise.
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Lee's Summit parks department toughens policy on background checks
Lee's Summit Journal
A tighter policy for background checks for Lee's Summit parks employees, volunteers and athletic groups using the parks system is now in place. The Lee's Summit Parks and Recreation board unanimously passed the revised policy, Dec. 4 at its regular meeting with little discussion. The parks department, working with leaders of soccer and other youth sports associations for months reworked an earlier proposal that initially got pushback from the volunteer organizations.
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Playground all played out, will be replaced
The Columbus Dispatch
From a distance, the towers of the wooden Discovery Playground look like a fairy tale castle rising out of grass soccer fields. And when the nearby elementary school lets out, children storm the walls of this castle in Columbus' Olde Sawmill Park on the Northwest Side. But upon closer examination, it's clear the wood is rotting and squishy in spots, pieces are missing, timbers are leaning, and brick pavers with the names of the private donors who paid for the fortresslike structure are coming apart in one spot.
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Needs assessment survey available
Garden City Patch
Results of the long-awaited community-wide needs assessment survey is now available to view on the Garden City, N.Y., Recreation and Parks Department website. Prepared by Management Learning Laboratories, the questionnaire was commissioned by the village's recreation department earlier this year to better identify the recreation needs of the entire community — not just a specific user group — and to help the department "stay in tune with the current and future needs of the community."
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Bakersfield council OKs bike plan, hoping to address safety
The Bakersfield Californian
The Bakersfield City Council approved a Bicycle Transportation Plan that even its advocates said highlights the dangers of city riding. Alta Planning & Design, which produced the eight-chapter plan with a $120,000 county clean air grant, found that the numbers of collisions involving Bakersfield cyclists dropped during four of five years between 2006-2010 — but that 40 percent of accidents involved cyclists younger than 18, and 26 percent of crashes happened during the after-school hours of 2 to 5 p.m.
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Win $1,000 in the 'Parks Make Life Better' Video Contest for Kids
Kids in 5th-8th grades are invited to participate in the "Parks Make Life Better" video contest showing positive camping or park experiences in an outdoor activity at any San Diego County Park and Recreation facility.
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The Town of Windsor decorates one of their Christmas trees (and Christmas pug) with Parks Make Life Better! ornaments.

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    The department of parks and rec wants your input on what parks should be (L.A. Streetsblog)
Man faces trial for Perkasie pool party (The Philadelphia Inquirer)

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