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  • Tue, October 02, 2018 12:29 PM | Deleted user


    Contact:  Cynthia Peters                                                                                                                                                         Sept. 19, 2018

    capeters@cpp.edu

    909-869-3501

    Cal Polys’ 2019 Rose Float to Celebrate Music as the Universal Language

    On the 2019 Cal Poly Universities’ Rose Parade Float, “Far out Frequencies,” two giant astronauts play music with six “little” green aliens on a sunset-hued planet to share a message of good will, leading to fun and unexpected good times.

    At the front of the float, Morgan, a 12-foot tall astronaut, will play an electric guitar while his new friend, the alien Ketchup, plays air guitar. The space concert also includes Astronaut Sally on tambourine, two aliens on accordion, a saxophone player and Tuba Head, a little alien whose head is stuck in the instrument. The design was one of more than 100 entries submitted to the Cal Poly team.

    The Cal Poly float is the only student-designed and built entry in the Rose Parade. A joint effort by students at Cal Poly Pomona and Cal Poly San Luis Obispo since 1949, the team has won 58 awards including the 2018 Past President award honoring the most outstanding innovation in the use of floral and non-floral materials.

    Animation on the 2019 float includes the guitar-playing duo, astronaut Sally playing the tambourine and moving eyes and arms on some of the aliens. LED lights will add sparkle to the planet’s crystal formations and the guitar amp.

    The Rose Float team is already at work building the float. Senior Naythan Muro, the design chair, has been building and shaping the front half of the float’s base.

    “We call this piece pod. The best part is making sure that this body is safe for others to stand and walk around on when decorating our float in the future. As a civil engineer major, I can [use] what I have learned in classes so far into making sure that pod is structurally sound and of course safe. As we progress, I will be working on the shape of our rock formation that [supports] astronaut Sally.”

    “When you combine my fascination with space and astronauts with a classic rock and roll guitar, you get my favorite element on Cal Poly Rose Float's float, Morgan. He’s in a full rock mode position with his left leg resting on his amp playing his guitar for the aliens that he's discovered.”

    Cal Poly Pomona has traditionally built the front half of the pod, while students at Cal Poly SLO build the back. Design elements are shaped by both teams, who join the two halves at Pomona later in the fall. When complete, the float will be 48 feet long, 23 feet high and 18 feet wide.

    The 130th Rose Parade, with the theme “The Melody of Life,” will be held in Pasadena on Tuesday, January 1, 2019 and televised to millions of people around the world. Thousands will line the parade route.


  • Tue, October 02, 2018 12:18 PM | Deleted user


    ADMINISTRATION / RECEPTION POSITION  (Full-Time)

    The Arcadia Association of Realtors® is seeking a multi-lingual Reception & Administrative person to join our award winning organization!  Successful candidates MUST proficiently speak English and Mandarin. High-level customer service is very important.

    PLEASE ONLY APPLY IF YOU SPEAK ENGLISH AND MANDARIN PROFICIENTLY

    Responsibilities

    • Greet members when they arrive and provide outstanding customer service
    • Answering phones and distributing calls to other staff members
    • Assisting the CEO and other staff with various projects
    • Membership data entry
    • Working with various committees inside the organization
    • General administrative duties
    • Monday through Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm/5:00pm

    Qualifications

    • MUST speak English and Mandarin proficiently. No exceptions.
    • Strong customer service & phone skills
    • Professionalism is very important as you will be the first impression of the organization
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office products

    Compensation

    • Competitive hourly wage with very generous benefits including:
    • 100% Medical, Dental and Vision
    • 401(k) plan
    • Additional employer-paid retirement (after 1st year of employment)
    • Monthly paid bonus days off
    • Paid vacation and holidays
    • Plus we are a great and fun place to work!

    Please email your resume to Natasha@TheAAR.com and please indicate that you saw the job post with the SGVEP!


  • Fri, September 21, 2018 12:49 PM | Deleted user

    For further information, please contact:
    Name: Kirk Howie For Immediate Release: 09/19/18
    Title: Chief Administrative Officer
    Telephone: (909) 621-5568 (Day)

    Three Valleys Municipal Water District General Manager Announced Retirement

    Claremont, California – It was announced this morning at a board meeting of the Three Valleys Municipal Water
    District (TVMWD) that General Manager Rick Hansen will be retiring at the end of the year, effective December 28, 2018.

    Mr. Hansen has served as the General Manager for nearly 38 years, beginning in February of 1981. He originally commenced his career with the district in May of 1977 as a district Engineer, later advancing to his current role as the youngest municipal water district manager at the time.

    “On behalf of the Three Valleys board, I want to thank Rick for all of his tremendous accomplishments during his many years as our general manager,” expressed Bob Kuhn, Board President. “The number of contributions he has made during the course of a remarkable career are too numerous to be counted.”

    Mr. Hansen shared that “it’s been a tremendous career here at Three Valleys and we have accomplished a great deal to secure a more reliable water future. The exciting, but unfortunate truth is the job will never be totally done, so it’s time for me to pass the baton to the next generation of bright, hard-working individuals; the District is in great
    hands."

    During his career, Rick has worked to diversify local supplies for the district’s thirteen-member agencies, two of which are 100% reliant on imported water. He was also the lead engineer in the construction of the Miramar Treatment Plant and Transmission Pipeline which was completed in 1987. Today, the Miramar Treatment Plant provides up to 25 million-gallons-per-day (MGD) of treated State Water Project water.

    TVMWD Vice President and MWD director David DeJesus noted, “We’ve been blessed to enjoy the many ways Rick has brought a high level of skill, excellence, consistency and stability that is rarely experienced by public agencies in this day and age. He will be missed.”

    Assistant General Manager Matt Litchfield will succeed Rick as the Interim General Manager.
    # # # #
    In 1950, Pomona Valley Municipal Water District (PVMWD) was formed under State law for the purpose of annexing to
    the Metropolitan Water District (MWD), thereby entitling the area to receive water imported to the region. The district
    changed its name to Three Valleys Municipal Water District in 1981.
    TVMWD, a water resources management agency is governed by an elected Board of seven officials and covers
    approximately 133 square miles. The present population is about 525,000. Since its formation the Three Valleys
    Municipal Water District has installed some 37,000 feet of pipeline and delivered more than 150 billion gallons of water.

  • Fri, September 21, 2018 11:31 AM | Deleted user


    THE CEOs’ CORNER

    September, 2018

    Jed Daly

    Assume Positive Intent!


    Chairman and CEO of PepsiCo, Indra Nooyi, when asked what the most important leadership advice she had been given was, she said, “Whatever anybody says or does, assume positive intent.”  Nooyi, who announced last month she was stepping down in early October, had a 12 year run at Pepsi, almost 2.5 times the average CEO tenure of 5 years, and is one of the few, if not the only woman of color running a Fortune 500 company.

    We all look at life through different lenses . . . lenses that filter what we see, what we hear, what we believe.  Psychologists have now identified more than 50 unconscious biases that pervade our thinking, among them:

    • Ø  Confirmation bias (we give more attention and credibility to facts that support what we already believe and ignore and discredit facts that don’t);
    • Ø  Loss aversion bias (we will risk more to avoid losing what we already have than we will to gain something of equal value);
    • Ø  Transference bias (the unconscious tendency to react emotionally to someone based on whether they resemble someone from our past.  If someone you just met resembles a high school bully, you will likely engage less enthusiastically with your new acquaintance than if he or she resembles your best friend, even if you haven’t thought about the bully for 20 years); 


    The list goes on . . .

    So, in a very real way, each one of us is continuously creating his or her own version of the reality around us based on the lenses through which we look at life.  Put another way, every time an event happens, we have a choice about the reality that we create in our heads about what is actually happening. 

    If that event is a mistake made by one of your staff members, you might create the “reality” that this person is incompetent, ignorant, stupid, what have you.  That is your choice.  There are other “realities” you could create: for instance, curiosity (what is it about your behavior, systems, communication and policies that led to the mistake?) or coaching (What caused the mistake?  What can be learned from the mistake? What didn’t the employee take into consideration that they should have? )

    “Assume positive intent” comes from the principle that most people aren’t deliberately trying to create negative results; in fact, the reverse – they are usually trying for a positive outcome.   When there’s a problem or issue, it’s worth investing time in exploring the other person’s reality to find out which lens you are looking through that is preventing you from seeing what they are seeing.  Nooyi apparently found that she got better results from the people around her when she started out assuming the best.

    This approach has transformed the lives of some of the CEOs I work with.  I recommend balancing “Assume positive intent” with “Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me.” 

    What are you assuming?

    A  CEO for more than 25 years, Jed Daly works with the CEOs and senior executives of more than 40 Los Angeles companies as a Vistage Chair.  Vistage is the world’s leading CEO membership organization, with more than 22,000 members in 20 countries who run companies with annual revenues ranging from $1 million to over $18 billion. Mr. Daly chairs two of the 50 Los Angeles based Vistage Boards, and will shortly be forming a third Board in the San Gabriel Valley. His 40 members make better decisions, become more profitable AND work less, so they can spend more time with their families, do the things they love and have better personal and professional relationships. For additional posts and content, please link here.  He can be reached at jed@infinitifilms.com or jed.daly@vistagechair.com

  • Fri, September 21, 2018 10:40 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    Governor Brown signs 18 bills supported by the Partnership, hundreds more sit on his desk

    IRWINDALE - Governor Jerry Brown has signed 18 bills supported by the San Gabriel Valley Economic Partnership this year, with several hundred more to go before the end of the month. The California State Legislature passed nearly 1,300 bills this year and several critical pieces of legislation await a decision by the Governor as to whether they will be signed into law or vetoed. The Partnership has been actively engaged in advocating for key legislation with our  legislators, encouraging the state government to adopt pro-growth policies while defeating bills that will harm business and consumers.

    This week, Governor Brown signed AB 1900 (Brough), a bill that extends by five years local government capital incentive programs to encourage manufacturing. He has also signed AB 2782 (Friedman), requiring the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) review process to consider the damaging effects of not approving critical projects. Two important housing measures have also been signed - AB 2341 (Mathis) changes CEQA to say that aesthetics are not significant impacts for CEQA review and AB 3194 (Daly) makes it easier for housing projects to be built without having to go through a rezoning process.

    The Partnership has taken positions on 114 pieces of legislation this year, much of it focused on labor, regulation, housing and energy issues.

    An additional 30 more bills - 19 supported, 11 opposed by the Partnership - await action by Governor Brown before the end of September.

    For more information, contact Brad Jensen, Director of Public Policy, at the Partnership.

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  • Fri, September 07, 2018 3:09 PM | Deleted user


    The publication Diverse Issues in Higher Education lists Cal Poly Pomona among its 2018 “Top 100 Degree Producers” in awarding bachelor’s degrees to minority students. The university was ranked No. 25 for total bachelor’s degrees awarded to minority students and No. 18 for the total bachelor’s degrees awarded to Asian-American students and to Hispanic students.

    In their expanded online database, the following university degree programs were among the best in the nation in awarding bachelor’s degrees to minority students based on 2016-17 data.

    No. 1 in Architecture and Related Services

    No. 5 Engineering Technologies and Engineering Related Fields

    No. 5 Business Administration Management and Operations

    No. 6 Engineering

    No. 9 Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Science

    No. 11 Physical Sciences

    No. 16 Mathematics and Statistics

    No. 23 Philosophy and Religious Studies

    No. 24 Family & Consumer Science/Human Science

    Cal Poly Pomona is an inclusive polytechnic university with almost 27,000 students located in eastern Los Angeles County. The institution is nationally recognized for its quality educational programs and as a leader in providing its students with the skills and knowledge for successful careers and social mobility.

  • Fri, September 07, 2018 3:00 PM | Deleted user


    NEWS

    CHARTER LAUNCHES SPECTRUM MOBILE: A SMARTER NETWORK, DESIGNED FOR THE FUTURE

    Spectrum Mobile Offers the Best Network and the Best Devices, All At the Best Value
    in Southern California

    LOS ANGELES, Sept. 4, 2018 - Charter Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHTR) today announced the full market launch of Spectrum Mobile for new and existing Spectrum Internet subscribers in Southern California. The Company completed a successful soft launch earlier this summer.

    Designed to provide customers the highest quality experience and save them money, Spectrum Mobile is built on America’s largest, most reliable LTE cellular network and is combined with a nationwide network of Spectrum WiFi hotspots. Spectrum Mobile is a smarter network, designed for the way mobile devices are used today, and the way they will be used tomorrow.     

                                                                                                                                                 

    “As an intelligent connectivity provider, Spectrum Mobile brings unprecedented flexibility and value to the wireless marketplace,” said Danny Bowman, Chief Mobile Officer for Charter. “Spectrum Mobile gives customers the freedom to use their favorite devices the way they want, saving them hundreds of dollars annually off their mobile bill, all while reaping the benefits of Charter’s superior, value rich network and services.”

    Customers have the freedom to choose from Unlimited data, priced at $45/month starting with the first line, or By the Gig for $14/Gig, shared across all lines. Additional features of Spectrum Mobile include:

    ·       Flexibility to change rate plans any time at no additional cost.

    ·       The most popular mobile devices with interest-free monthly installment plans.

    In the SGV, customers can go to our Glendora store (1395 S. Grand Avenue, #120, Glendora) to order service, or also easily online at SpectrumMobile.com.

    Charter plans to expand its device options and offer customers the ability to bring their own devices later this year. Spectrum Internet subscribers can sign up online, by calling (855) 251-3375 or by visiting their Spectrum retail store. Current store locations are available at Spectrum.com/Stores.

    More information is available at SpectrumMobile.com. Additional media assets are available at Charter Newsroom.    

    About Spectrum

    Spectrum is a suite of advanced broadband services offered by Charter Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:CHTR), a leading broadband communications company and the second largest cable operator in the United States. Spectrum provides a full range of services, including Spectrum TV®, Spectrum Internet®, and Spectrum Voice®. Spectrum Business® similarly provides scalable, and cost-effective broadband communications solutions to small and medium sized business organizations, including Internet access, business telephone, and TV services. Spectrum Enterprise is a national provider of scalable, fiber-based technology solutions serving many of America's largest businesses and communications service providers. Charter's advertising sales and production services are sold under the Spectrum Reach® brand. Charter's news and sports networks are operated under the Spectrum Networks brand. More information about Spectrum can be found at spectrum.com.

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    Media Contacts:

    Dennis Johnson                                                        Pamela Yu

    Dennis.Johnson1@charter.com                       Pamela.Yu@charter.com

    310-647-6607                                                            310-647-5709

    @CharterNewsroom


  • Fri, September 07, 2018 2:25 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    Partnership supports Prop 4: Bond for Children's Hospitals and Prop 5: Property Tax Transfer

    IRWINDALE - The San Gabriel Valley Economic Partnership has voted to support two key statewide ballot measures - Proposition 4, a $1.5 billion bond to support services and capital improvements at children's hospitals around the state and Proposition 5, an initiative that will allow homeowners to transfer property tax protections when they purchase a new home. These positions were approved by the Partnership's Legislative Action Committee which meets monthly throughout the year.

    Proposition 4 places a $1.5 billion general obligation bond before voters to fund capital improvements for hospitals in California that specialize in pediatric care. These funds can be used to purchase new equipment and install new technologies for care and treatment as well as build or renovate existing facilities to expand capacity. Other hospitals may apply for funding from the measure to improve their health care services for children.

    Proposition 5 will allow all homeowners who are over 55 (as well as others that meet certain qualifications) to transfer their current property tax savings to new homes if they should decide to move. Current state law moves new home buyers to a higher property tax rate upon the purchase of a new residence. Prop 5 will enable greater mobility for older residents of California by allowing them to carry with them their property tax protections if they should decide to change residences or downsize to a smaller living situation. Greater mobility in the housing market should make more housing stock available to prospective home buyers.

    For more information on these two measures, contact Brad Jensen, Director of Public Policy at the Partnership, bjensen@sgvpartnership.org.

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  • Fri, August 31, 2018 1:00 PM | Deleted user


    Students walk across campus on the first day of classes.

    Cal Poly Pomona will welcome more than 7,700 incoming first-time and transfer students this fall, the largest class in the university’s 80-year history.

    The increase comes as the campus, which is ranked No. 47 on Money Magazine’s list of “The 50 Best Colleges in the U.S.” for quality and affordability, ushers in its inaugural semester on ThursdayAug. 23.

    The number of applications received for fall 2018-19 totaled 36,642 for first-year students, a rise of nearly 5 percent from 2017-18. The number of transfer students applying also increased slightly, with applications totaling 15,754 for 2018-19, compared to 15,443 in 2017-18.

    Here are seven facts about the incoming Broncos:

    The College of Business Administration.

    1. The colleges of Engineering, Business Administration, and Letters, Arts & Social Sciences are the most popular with incoming students. Of the new transfer students, 1,085 plan to study business and 1,074 will pursue degrees in the College of Letters, Arts & Social Sciences (CLASS). For incoming first-year students, 869 selected engineering and 759 chose CLASS.

    2. Although national trends point to a gender gap at colleges and universities where more women than men are pursuing higher education, Cal Poly Pomona’s incoming class is 51.5 percent male.

    3. The number of first-generation college students is 2,339 for first-year and 3,336 for transfers.

    4. A total of 801 California high schools are represented.

    5. Cal Poly Pomona has an international flair with more than 45 countries represented, including China, Indonesia, Morocco, Germany, Nigeria, Kazakhstan and French Polynesia. The incoming class speaks 94 languages other than English.

    6. An overwhelming majority of Cal Poly Pomona students are Californians. Of the incoming first-year students, 175 are from out of state. For transfer students, that number is 241.

    7. A total of 34 of the female first-year students have something in common: the name Samantha. For female transfer students, the most common name is Jessica with 29. The name Daniel is the most popular among male first-year students at 35. David is the name of 26 incoming male transfer students.

     


  • Fri, August 24, 2018 11:24 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    Partnership hosts a packed Power Lunch on E-commerce and Foreign Trade

    INDUSTRY - The Partnership hosted over 150 attendees yesterday at a special Power Lunch event that provided expert advice to business owners on how to successfully engage in e-commerce and expand into foreign markets. The Power Lunch was co-sponsored with Partnership Board Member Bank of America Merrill Lynch, who generously provided lunch, as well as the KCAL Insurance Agency. It was held at iDream Space in City of Industry.

    Adam Uttley, a partner at KPMG, introduced his colleague, Kameelah Kareem, Senior Manager of Indirect Tax Services at KPMG, who provided an in-depth presentation on the hazards business face who engage in e-commerce. Complications to e-commerce have arisen following the notable Wayfair court decision from earlier this year, which has reset federal law on interstate e-commerce for businesses. Click here to download the full presentation.

    Kyung Yun Lee, Senior Manager for Trade and Customs at KPMG, gave the next presentation on the volatile global market in trade which faces uncertainty due to the new U.S. tariffs which have been enacted by the Trump Administration this year. This has brought about reprisals from other countries and difficulties for companies around the world. KPMG's expert analysis encourages businesses to examine their goods classifications and product country of origin to see if they fall under the new tariffs or not. Click here to download the full presentation.

    The event closed with remarks by Jennings Imel of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber is the largest business organization in the world and has been a fierce critic of the new tariffs. He encouraged businesses to go online and discuss how the tariffs are affecting their companies.

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