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NEA Awards Stimulus Funds to 18th Street

18th Street Arts Center is proud to announce that they are one of the 631 arts organizations in the country to receive stimulus funding from the National Endowment for the Arts. The grant that is intended specifically for the preservation of jobs in the arts received over 2,000 applications for amounts ranging from $25,000-$50,000.

The NEA was allotted a total of $50 million in the “American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, Public Law 111-5.” The distribution for these funds was appropriated for 1% support of NEA administration and 40% re-granted to state arts agencies in the non-profit sector. The total amount for the stimulus fund was $29,775,000 and they received the full amount that was applied for, $50,000.

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 Saint John’s Celebrates Completion of Replacement Hospital – Howard Keck Center

It is 15 years in the making and has survived not only the 1994 Northridge Earthquake but a recession that has paralyzed many healthcare facilities throughout Southern California. It is made possible by an ambitious capital campaign that raised nearly $400 million and a community committed to creating a new gold standard for healthcare. It is Saint John’s celebrating the completion of its replacement hospital with the opening of the new Howard Keck Center. 

From the state-of-the art, earthquake-absorbing base isolators upon which the hospital is built to the peak of its light-filled, four-story atrium, the new Saint John’s creates a unique healthcare experience by combining academic medicine with the compassion and patient focus of a local hospital.

The new Saint John’s features the most advanced technology in the community – such as a 64-slice CT, 3.0 Tesla MRI and modern operating rooms – as well as green technology in which the hospital can generate 95 percent of its own energy, water-line cooling system and more. Other units in the building will be Southern California’s newest Emergency Department, one of the nation’s leading cancer centers affiliated with the internationally renowned John Wayne Cancer Institute, state-of-the-art imaging and diagnostic centers and a comprehensive women’s center.

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Yoga Gives Back Fundraiser on July 18th Features six Guest Teachers at Yogaglo Studio

On Saturday, July 18th, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., Yogaglo studio will host a special benefit Yoga Gives Back class to raise money to support micro loans for struggling women in India.  The two-hour class will feature six popular instructors for a recommended donation of $25, about the cost of two yoga classes.            

Yoga Gives Back is the first ever organization to bring the yoga community together to fight extreme poverty through micro loans.  In India, the birthplace of yoga, one in four of the 1.1 billion population lives below the government poverty threshold of 40 cents per day. Women and children are the most directly affected. Yoga Gives Back co-founder Joel Bender saw this reality first hand.

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