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Hillsides Launches Youth Culinary Apprenticeship Program

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Required fields are marked * Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Business News Make a comment Giving Back Hillsides Launches Youth Culinary Apprenticeship Program STAFF REPORT Published on Monday, July 1, 2019 | 11:32 amcenter_img EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Herbeauty10 Most Influential Women In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThis Is What Happens To Your Face After DermaplaningHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty’First Daughters’: From Cute Little Kids To Beautiful Young WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyEverything You Need To Know About This Two-Hour ProcedureHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Dark Side Of Beauty Salons Not Many People Know AboutHerbeautyHerbeauty Left to right: Starbucks manager Christina Aguilar, chef Charlie Negrete, Starbucks manager James Valeriano, chef Doug Fore, chef Alexandra Poer, chef Claud Beltran, and Geoff Jennings of Nomad Ice Pops. Not pictured: chef Gale Kohl.Hillsides, a Southern California foster care and mental health charity, has launched a Culinary Apprenticeship Program to help youth gain the knowledge and skills needed to obtain employment in the culinary field. The program is a partnership between Hillsides Youth Moving On (YMO) program, which offers workforce development and other services to youth formerly in foster care, and Hillsides Innovation Department, which identifies and evaluates innovative strategies and solutions for the charity.The 10-week course will provide 12 young adults across Hillsides’ programs the opportunity to work with six local chefs. Each week will begin with a customer-service workshop from a local Starbucks store manager and end with the young adults working in the kitchen with one to two chefs to learn important kitchen skills and cook a different dish. The culinary experience will end with a final event where the chefs and young adults will prepare a five-course meal for 50 guests.“We are so excited to provide a supportive environment in which youth can receive culinary, job, and life skills training,” said Correnda Perkins, the division chief of Hillsides transitional-aged youth. “The experience will also provide the youth with the mentorship and support they need not only to gain hands-on food prep and cooking experience but to achieve their full potential in life.”The local chefs in the apprenticeship program are Charlie Negrete, former chef director of the culinary job training program at LA Kitchen, who has worked under Michelin starred chefs and 5 Star establishments such as the Peninsula Hotel, the Jonathan Club, and the Terranea Resort; Claud Beltran, co-owner and chef at Bacchus’ Kitchen in Pasadena and co-owner of Claud Beltran & Co Catering; Gale Kohl, a 20-year veteran of the food service industry and owner of Gale’s Restaurant in Pasadena; Doug Fore, who has opened 12 restaurants in his career and consulted for numerous organizations and restaurants such as Disney, Bon Appétit, and Stonefire Grill; Alexandra Poer, chef-owner of alexandra’s table with a 26-year culinary career; and Geoff Jennings, owner of Nomad Ice Pops.The chefs are donating their time and expertise to Hillsides because they feel it is important to mentor the next generation of chefs, especially considering some in the program have faced childhoods spent in foster care or other adversities. “Sharing my story, knowledge, and culinary journey with youth is important to me,” said chef Claud Beltran.Some of the participating youth have found food and cooking to be therapeutic in their lives. Ricky Porter, 23, used cooking as a way to bond with the 25 different foster families he lived with from the time he was two days old until he turned 21. “Growing up in foster care, I lived with families from many different cultures, and what brought every family together and made them smile was food,” he said.Ricky, who along the way mastered several recipes, from peanut butter cookies to breaded chicken to mocha-flavored cake frosting, one day hopes to open an organic vegan café. “In this apprenticeship program, I look forward to gaining knowledge, learning how a culinary business can be run, and to making lasting connections,” he said.Local Starbucks managers Christina Aguilar and James Valeriano have volunteered to provide the customer service workshop and will also lead a session on barista skills. Starbucks has a history of supporting Hillsides. In 2017 and 2018, The Starbucks Foundation awarded Hillsides a $30,000 grant for the YMO workforce development program. Local Starbucks partners also support the YMO workforce development program by leading a series of career workshops for youth, participating in YMO’s annual resource fair, and hiring youth at local Starbucks stores. In addition, for the last 10 years, Starbucks stores throughout the San Gabriel Valley have supported an annual holiday toy drive for Hillsides, raising thousands of dollars in gifts and toys for children in need.The youth chef training will run through August 19. The dining event will be held on August 25 at the First United Methodist Church Pasadena, 500 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena.Hillsides’ YMO program is one of Hillsides’ five core programs and offers a continuum of support services for transition-aged youth 16 – 25 that includes a Peer Resource drop-in center, housing services, and workforce development. Hillsides Innovation Department leads the effort to identify and evaluate innovative strategies, solutions, experimental designs, and practices to support Hillsides’ mission and impact with the communities it serves.About HillsidesHillsides is dedicated to healing children and young adults, strengthening families, and transforming communities through quality comprehensive services and advocacy. Headquartered in Los Angeles, the agency serves almost 17,000 children and families in Southern California throughout more than 40 sites, including school-based mental health offices in Los Angeles, Pasadena, and Baldwin Park. Foster care and adoptions services are offered in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, and San Bernardino Counties. To learn more about Hillsides, please visit www.Hillsides.org. Visit Hillsides on Facebook @hillsideschildren, on Twitter @Hillsides, or on Instagram @HillsidesPasadena. 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first_imgRoanoke, VA bike shop gives away bikes to people in needDownshift Handcrafted Bikes and Brews in Roanoke, VA is trying to make it easier for those in need of transportation to get to work. Through a program called Community Upshift, the shop collects donations of used bikes and then uses their own time and parts to fix the bikes up. So far, the program has gifted 12 bikes. Recipients must take part in an interview process before being considered for a free bike. “My goal is to have everybody ride a bike, and to have bikes replace vehicles and have bikes be the primary mode of transportation,” Downshift’s owner Stephen Ambruzs told WSLS news. “So if I can help in any way possible, especially people that are in need, it’s just a two-for-one for me, and it’s really, really important.” To donate a bike or learn more about applying for a bike, contact Downshift for more information.Visit there facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/downshiftrke/last_img read more

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first_imgEureka >> The 2017 season at Redwood Acres Raceway is quickly coming to an end. With only two weekends of racing left on the 3/8-mile paved oval, the battle for the track championship in all six divisons will likely come down to the wire. The fight in the California State And Federal Employee’s Credit Union Roadrunner Class is between two drivers. Currently, Daniel Buell holds a narrow nine point lead over Nick Ford. Tim Ratzlaff has an outside shot at the championship as he’s 38 points behind …last_img read more

10 months agoHysaj agent alerts Chelsea with fresh Napoli transfer warning

first_imgHysaj agent alerts Chelsea with fresh Napoli transfer warningby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveThe agent of Elseid Hysaj won’t rule out leaving Napoli in January.The fullback was close to joining Chelsea last summer.”He could have gone with [Maurizio] Sarri to Chelsea, but Ancelotti blocked everything,” Mario Giuffredi fumed on Radio Marte.“He even publicly said recently that he was counting on him for this last period, but the facts say that in the last four games, Hysaj has only played one.“Therefore that probably means he’s not too important for the Coach. If Ancelotti no longer considers him a starter, and wants to remove the disturbance, we’ll do it.“Hysaj doesn’t deserve this bad treatment, considering how much he’s given Napoli in the last three years, and also because it’s professionally correct to be clear in life.“Maybe it’s just a transitional phase, but every Coach makes his choices and it’s right that’s the case. So if Hysaj has become fourth choice it’s only right they communicate that to us.“If this is a transitional phase we’ll soon see Hysaj as a starter again, or at the very least playing more consistently, but if Hysaj is no longer valued by the Coach we’ll ask for a transfer in January.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Government Seeking to Transform Jamaica into A Multilingual Country

first_img Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Minister, Senator the Hon. Kamina Johnson Smith, said the programme is indicative of the Government taking meaningful action to advance the country’s global competitiveness, grow the economy and create meaningful jobs for the people. “In fact our National Development Plan, Vision 2030, highlights the Government’s focus on foreign language acquisition and instruction as a core feature of the ‘educated Jamaican’,” she said. The Government is seeking to transform Jamaica into a multilingual country through the recently concluded four-day intensive training programme for Spanish language practitioners.Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Minister, Senator the Hon. Kamina Johnson Smith, said the programme is indicative of the Government taking meaningful action to advance the country’s global competitiveness, grow the economy and create meaningful jobs for the people.“In fact our National Development Plan, Vision 2030, highlights the Government’s focus on foreign language acquisition and instruction as a core feature of the ‘educated Jamaican’,” she said.Mrs. Johnson Smith was speaking at the closing ceremony of the programme, held at the Shortwood Teachers’ College, in St. Andrew, on August 21.It was organised by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, the Embassy of Spain in Jamaica and Shortwood Teachers’ College, in collaboration with Spain’s Cervantes Institute.A total of 100 current and prospective teachers of Spanish at the primary, secondary, vocational and tertiary levels were trained to be better able to impart the subject to students across the island.Mrs. Johnson Smith argued that having a multilingual society, “will open doors for a dynamic and pluralistic global market that would otherwise not be readily available”.“It also provides better potential for increased relations and strengthens people to people contact with many of our neighbouring countries (as) Jamaica is surrounded by Spanish-speaking countries. This will lead to a borderless hemisphere, which will open up markets and further opportunities,” she indicated.She expressed satisfaction at the number of teachers benefiting from the programme, which seeks to enhance their skills in teaching methodology, while also advancing their communicative competencies.Meanwhile, Principal of Shortwood Teachers’ College, Dr. Christopher Clarke, urged the teachers to demonstrate to their students their newly acquired competencies in the teaching, learning and delivery of the Spanish lesson.“You must go back and brighten every classroom you enter with the newly gained knowledge and sharpened skills. You need to make a difference because you have made a tremendous sacrifice by giving up four days,” he noted.In his remarks, Spain’s Ambassador to Jamaica, His Excellency, Josep Maria Bosch Bessa, said that the positive success of the course will help to build a stable collaboration between the Education, Youth and Information Ministry and the Cervantes Institute.He explained that the training will be a big step in Jamaica’s journey to achieving a more “bilingual society, (which will be equipped) with better trained teachers and better methods of teaching in schools”.“The future of an improvement in Spanish language learning needs teacher-commitment and vocation,” he said.Founded in 1991, the Cervantes Institute has over 65 centres where Spanish is taught.These are located all over the world and each year offers more than 5,000 courses in Spanish to small groups, imparted by fully qualified teachers, who use the most modern technologies and educational methods.The institute is also responsible for the dissemination of Spanish and Spanish-American culture. Story Highlights The Government is seeking to transform Jamaica into a multilingual country through the recently concluded four-day intensive training programme for Spanish language practitioners. last_img read more

Chelsea set to offer Willian a new lucrative twoyear deal

first_imgChelsea winger Willian is set to be offered a new two-year contract shortly in order to fend off interest from Manchester UnitedThe Brazil international had been linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge this summer to both United and Barcelona.Although, while the Catalan side had made three attempts to sign Willian, no such bid arrived from United.But Chelsea are not prepared to risk losing Willian again with the Daily Mirror reporting that the Blues are now willing to break their club policy by offering him a new two-year deal.Chelsea only offer players at 30 years old or over a one-year extension.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedSolskjaer praises Harry Maguire after Man United’s 1-0 win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer singled out Harry Maguire for praise after helping Manchester United keep a clean sheet in their 1-0 win over Leicester City.But Willian, who celebrated his 30th birthday last week, is an exception.The Brazilian recently admitted that he would have moved on from Stamford Bridge had Antonio Conte remained as manager.Although Maurizio Sarri’s arrival as the new Chelsea boss has pleased Willian and he has decided to remain at West London.Willian current earns £120,000-a-week and has just under two years remaining on his current contract.last_img read more

Klopp pokes fun at Super League reports

first_imgLiverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has joked he would be in favour of European Super League because it would mean fewer games and more money.The German manager laughed off the notion of a European ‘Super League’ by joking it would be a boost for his team to play fewer games.Speaking after Liverpool’s 1-1 draw against Arsenal on Saturday, Klopp batted away the idea of the competition in his typically jovial style.“It sounds really nice because it sounds like much less games and much more money,” he said, according to FourFourTwo.Jadon Sancho, Borussia DortmundCrouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.“I am completely fine with how the league football is at the moment. At least, it’s an idea [the ‘Super League’] that we don’t do immediately.”Klopp also claimed football governing bodies, FIFA and UEFA’s approach to proposed competition revamps are flawed because they do not seek sufficient input from clubs and other stakeholders.“I’m not even sure if somebody spoke about it, to be honest. It looks like all the other wonderful ideas of FIFA and UEFA,” he added.“They do them immediately, they don’t ask. And then you see, ‘Oh, okay, we have 20 games more and not more money’.”last_img read more

Miss Turks Caicos Struts International Stage

first_img Kazz Forbes no longer managing Miss TCI Universe; may not happen for 2015 Related Items:kazz forbes, miss universe tci, mutbo, shanice williams New TCI based magazine debuts: Karibe Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Shanice welcomed home in Grand Style in Grand Turk Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales – Perhaps when Miss Universe Turks and Caicos Shanice Williams struts across the international pageant stage to represent these islands many of us can be there… Miami, Florida is already gearing up to host the Miss Universe pageant in January, more precisely in Doral and on the 18th of January. Kazz Forbes, CEO of the MUTBO confirmed to MM last night that he has not yet been updated by the international committee on a location within 2014, this amidst rumors that the Donald Trump owned event would not be hosting a pageant this year. One report was found to be a hoax, but there is still no word on a venue for 2014. An online report suggests there will be two pageants instead in 2015.last_img read more

San Diego resident among six who died in Alaska midair crash

first_img May 15, 2019 Posted: May 15, 2019 ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Officials have identified the six people who died in a midair collision of two sightseeing planes in Alaska on Monday near the cruise ship port community of Ketchikan.Alaska State Troopers in a statement late Tuesday said four were American, one was Australian and one was Canadian.The cruise ship passenger victims who went on the flight excursions were identified as 46-year-old Louis Botha of San Diego, 56-year-old Simon Brodie from Temple, New South Wales, Australia, 62-year-old Cassandra Webb from St. Louis, 39-year-old Ryan Wilk from Utah and 37-year-old Elsa Wilk of Richmond, British Columbia, CanadaAlso killed was the pilot of one of the planes, 46-year-old Randy Sullivan of KetchikanThe National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the crash that also injured 10 people.The larger plane, a de Havilland Otter DHC-3 with 10 passengers and the pilot, had descended from 3,800 feet (1158 meters) feet and collided with a smaller de Havilland DHC-2 Beaver, carrying four passengers from the same cruise ship, the Royal Princess, and the pilot.The federal investigation into the cause of the crash could take months, but a preliminary report is expected to be released within two weeks, said Peter Knudson, a spokesman for the NTSB.Names have not been released for those killed or injured. However, Princess Cruises said all were Americans except for two passengers who had been missing and were from Canada and Australia.Coast Guard Lt. Brian Dykens said Tuesday evening that his agency and the Ketchikan Volunteer Rescue Squad found two bodies near the crash site of the smaller plane involved in the collision, a single-engine de Havilland DHC-2 Beaver.The planes came down about a mile and a half apart, with some of the debris field on land, about 8 miles (13 kilometers) from Ketchikan, near George Inlet.The Beaver, the smaller plane, appears to have broken apart in midair, according to Jerry Kiffer, duty incident commander of the Ketchikan Volunteer Rescue Squad. He said the plane’s tail and section of the fuselage were 900 feet (275 meters) from the aircraft’s floats, which landed near shore.The smaller plane was partially submerged in the shore of George Inlet after the single-engine plane overturned and hit some trees before crashing, according to Coast Guard Lt. Brian Dykens. The larger Otter landed in water and sank, he said.One passenger on the larger plane died, as did two passengers and the pilot on the smaller plane, Princess Cruises said in a release.Canadian officials said Tuesday that one of its citizens was among the dead. Global Affairs Canada expressed condolences but did not identify the person because of privacy reasons.The larger plane was operated by Taquan Air of Ketchikan and passengers booked the flights through the cruise ship as an excursion. The other plane was operated by Mountain Air Service of Ketchikan, and the four booked the flight independent of the cruise ship, Princess Cruises said.After the crash, the 10 injured people were initially taken to a hospital in Ketchikan. Four patients with broken bones were later transferred to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, spokeswoman Susan Gregg said.Three survivors were released from PeaceHealth Ketchikan Medical Center in Ketchikan on Tuesday. Hospital spokeswoman Marty West says the remaining three are in fair condition.The Royal Princess left Vancouver, British Columbia, on May 11 and was scheduled to arrive in Anchorage on Saturday.___Associated Press journalists Martha Bellisle in Seattle, Rob Gillies in Toronto and Michelle A. Monroe in Phoenix contributed to this report. San Diego resident among six who died in Alaska mid-air crash AP, center_img AP Categories: Local San Diego News, National & International News FacebookTwitter Updated: 9:59 AMlast_img read more

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St Stephens address cancelled Mamata unmoved

first_imgKolkata: Reacting on cancellation of the programme at St Stephen’s College, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said she doesn’t mind as the choice was theirs and maintained that she would be attending the Catholic Bishops Conference of India on Tuesday.When asked about the cancellation of her trip to China, Chicago and now her lecture at St Stephen’s College, Banerjee said: “Let them cancel. I don’t mind. Let God save them.”It may be recalled that a Trinamool Congress MP had maintained in connection with the programme at St Stephen’s College on Saturday that ‘Mamata Banerjee is giving the BJP-RSS sleepless nights. Let them keep trying… She cannot be silenced…” Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeSt Stephen’s authorities cancelled a programme of Mamata Banerjee scheduled to be held on August 1 by raising protocol issues. Banerjee was the first Chief Minister who was scheduled to address students of one of the most premier institutions in the country. She further added: “I will be attending the attending the Catholic Bishops Conference of India. It is a major event.”The Chief Minister is the chief guest at the “Love your Neighbour” conference organised by India’s largest Christian body — The Catholic Bishops Conference of India. The event is going to be held on Tuesday. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedWhen asked about the possibility of a meeting with UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi, the Chief Minister said while addressing the press conference at Nabanna on Monday: “I heard that she is unwell. But if I get an opportunity, of course, I will meet her.”She further said: “Day after tomorrow I will be going to Parliament. I will meet many people there.” This comes when the Trinamool Congress supremo has given the clarion call to oust the BJP in 2019 general elections and there will be a major rally at Brigade Parade Ground in Kolkata on January 19 in 2019 in which Banerjee will be inviting several anti-BJP leaders. She had also said that the UPA Chairperson will also be invited. In the same breath, Banerjee added: “I have many programmes in Delhi. I will go to the residence of Ram Jethmalaniji where Yashwant Sinhaji, Shatrughan Sinha and Arun Shourie will also be coming. I will be going to Jethmalaniji’s residence at around 5 pm.”It may be recalled that Banerjee had interactions with BJP leaders Yashwant Sinha, Shatrughan Sinha and Arun Shourie during her visit to Delhi in March. According to political experts, the meeting of the Trinamool Congress supremo with the BJP leaders is quite significant in terms of the present political scenario.last_img read more