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AHF LA Times Ad: ‘City Hall: Save the Clark Hotel’

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Saturday, August 13, 2022 - 10:51pm

AHF will run another full-page, full-color housing advocacy ad targeting Los Angeles elected and city officials, which is set to be published this Sunday, August 14th in the Los Angeles Times.

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  • AHF will run another full-page, full-color housing advocacy ad targeting Los Angeles elected and city officials, which is set to be published this Sunday, August 14th in the Los Angeles Times.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20220813005022/en/
    AHF will run another full-page, full-color housing advocacy ad targeting Los Angeles elected and city officials, which is set to be published this Sunday, August 14th in the Los Angeles Times.
  • The ad headlined Save the Clark Hotel urges City Hall to try and work to get the Clarks 550-rooms repurposed as homeless and extremely-low-income housing and to help identify and assist in repurposing what AHF estimates are thousands of other vacant SRO and other hotel rooms across Los Angeles.
  • To learn more about AHF, please visit our website: www.aidshealth.org , find us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/aidshealth , follow us @aidshealthcare or subscribe to our AHF podcast AHFter Hours.

Los Angeles City Council Votes NO on SB 930 - the 4 a.m. Bar Bill, Sends Strong Message to Sacramento and Senator Wiener that Public Safety is more Important than Nightlife Revenue

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Saturday, August 6, 2022 - 3:35am

SB 930 would allow closing times for on-sale retailers to be extended from 2 a.m. to 4 a.m. as part of a dangerous "pilot program."

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  • SB 930 would allow closing times for on-sale retailers to be extended from 2 a.m. to 4 a.m. as part of a dangerous "pilot program."
  • The experiment would take place in 6 cities: San Francisco, Oakland, West Hollywood, Cathedral City, Coachella, and Palm Springs.
  • In Los Angeles, the powerful Los Angeles County Democratic Party (LACDP) came out against SB 930 in a letter made public before a City Hall opposition rally last week.
  • Alcohol Justice encourages the public to TAKE ACTION to STOP SB 930: Text JUSTICE to 313131 or visit: https://alcoholjustice.org/take-action/stop-sb-930-no-late-last-calls-in...

OMNICOMMANDER Grabs a Spot on Florida Trend's 2022 Best Companies to Work for in Florida

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Thursday, August 4, 2022 - 1:44pm

MIRAMAR BEACH, Fla., Aug. 4, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Florida Trend ( https://www.floridatrend.com/ ) recently announced that OMNICOMMANDER ( https://www.omnicommander.com/ ) has ranked on the publication's Best Companies To Work For In Florida list.

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  • MIRAMAR BEACH, Fla., Aug. 4, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Florida Trend ( https://www.floridatrend.com/ ) recently announced that OMNICOMMANDER ( https://www.omnicommander.com/ ) has ranked on the publication's Best Companies To Work For In Florida list.
  • Florida Trend ranks the top 100 companies in small, medium, and large employer categories.
  • To be considered as a possible Best Company, OMNICOMMANDER was evaluated on workplace policies, practices, philosophy, systems, and demographics.
  • "We are super excited to be named on the Best Companies To Work For In Florida list," said Eric Isham, Founder and CEO of OMNICOMMANDER.

Los Angeles Rallies to STOP SB 930 - 4 a.m. Bar Bill in Southern California

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Friday, July 29, 2022 - 2:03am

LOS ANGELES, July 28, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Members of Los Angeles Drug & Alcohol Policy Alliance (L.A. DAPA), California Alcohol Policy Alliance (CAPA) and Alcohol Justice, along with Los Angeles City Councilmember Paul Koretz, demonstrated at a City Hall rally yesterday to oppose California SB 930. The "gut & amend" bill, authored by Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) and Assembly Member Mark Haney (D-San Francisco) is the 5th attempt since 2013 to disrupt the protections of California's statewide uniform last call.

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  • LOS ANGELES, July 28, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Members of Los Angeles Drug & Alcohol Policy Alliance (L.A. DAPA), California Alcohol Policy Alliance (CAPA) and Alcohol Justice , along with Los Angeles City Councilmember Paul Koretz , demonstrated at a City Hall rally yesterday to oppose California SB 930.
  • SB 930 would allow closing times for on-sale retailers to be extended from 2 a.m. to 4 a.m. as part of a dangerous "pilot program."
  • "The data is clear and this is why we must prevent the 4 a.m. bar bill from taking effect in Los Angeles and in California.
  • Alcohol Justice encourages the public to TAKE ACTION to STOP SB 930: Text JUSTICE to 313131 or visit: https://alcoholjustice.org/take-action/stop-sb-930-no-late-last-calls-in...

'City Hall: Fill the Cecil Now!' says AHF in L.A. Times Ad

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Saturday, July 16, 2022 - 12:27am

The ad, headlined City Hall: Fill the Cecil Now!

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  • The ad, headlined City Hall: Fill the Cecil Now!
  • This is the fourth housing advocacy ad that AHF and Housing Is A Human Right have run in the paper over the last month.
  • The Cecil Hotel is a single room occupancy (SRO) hotel located in Downtown Los Angeles in what is the highest concentration of homelessness in the United States.
  • ), AHF and Housing Is A Human Right have run a series of ads in the Los Angeles Times over the past month.

Production Sessions and Talks Programs at SIGGRAPH 2022 Emphasizes Technological Advances and the Evolution of Computer Graphics Techniques

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Friday, July 8, 2022 - 9:07pm

CHICAGO, July 8, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- SIGGRAPH 2022 accentuates the advances of technology in computer graphics as part of its Production Sessions and Talks programs. Industry leaders from the film, VFX, and animation sectors will share their behind-the-scenes stories for their projects in the Production Sessions program. Another program that allows creators to impart successes and trials of their work is with the SIGGRAPH 2022 Talks. The Talks program includes conversations from a variety of subjects that affect the SIGGRAPH community and address important topics, such as race and gender. The 49th annual conference will run 8–11 August in person, with on-demand talks from participants available virtually 25 July–31 October 2022.

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  • SIGGRAPH 2022 highlights advances of technology in computer graphics its Production Sessions and Talks programs.
  • "The Production Sessions Program covers the growth and progress made in computer graphics technology across the industry," said SIGGRAPH 2022 Production Sessions Chair Stephanie Eisenberg.
  • The SIGGRAPH 2022 Production Sessions program allows creators to showcase their work and discuss the highs and lows that happen during the production process."
  • The SIGGRAPH conference is the world's leading annual interdisciplinary educational experience showcasing the latest in computer graphics and interactive techniques.

Prestigious Broadway Rising Stars Event Selects AMDA College Graduates to Perform in New York City on July 18, 2022

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Wednesday, July 6, 2022 - 5:00pm

NEW YORK, July 6, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- AMDA graduates Lily Arriaga, Jared Goodwin, Hannah Faith Marshall, Isaiah Mayhew, Erika Nicole Mesa, and Henry O'Connell will be participating in this national showcase of the Top Musical Theatre students on Monday, July 18, 2022 at The Town Hall in New York City.

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  • AMDA College of the Performing Arts Sends Six Recent Graduates to The Town Hall in New York City for the First Broadway Rising Stars Event in Three Years.
  • AMDA College Sends Six Graduates to The Town Hall in New York City for First Broadway Rising Stars Event in Three Years.
  • Broadway Rising Stars is a prestigious national showcase that introduces New York audiences to the next generation of emerging talent from the most acclaimed performing arts institutions in higher education.
  • AMDA College of the Performing Arts has campuses in the two entertainment capitals of the world: New York City and Hollywood.

DPH will Hold a Public Hearing Tomorrow (July 6th) on Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare's Plan to Close Outpatient Oncology Services at MetroWest Medical Center to Determine if it is an Essential Service for the Framingham Community

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Tuesday, July 5, 2022 - 12:37pm

FRAMINGHAM, Mass., July 5, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- The Massachusetts Department of Public Health will hold a public hearing tomorrow, July 6th, on a controversial proposal by Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare to close its outpatient oncology services at MetroWest Medical Center's Framingham Union Hospital campus.  The hearing, which is the first in-person hearing scheduled by DPH since the onset of the COVID pandemic, will be held in Nevins Hall at the Memorial Building (City Hall) at 6 p.m.

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  • The closure plan has been met with vehement opposition from state and local public officials, local physicians and the hospital's own Governing Board.
  • FRAMINGHAM, Mass., July 5, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- The Massachusetts Department of Public Health will hold a public hearing tomorrow, July 6th, on a controversial proposal by Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare to close its outpatient oncology services at MetroWest Medical Center's Framingham Union Hospital campus.
  • The MNA was astonished to read in Tenet's official statement on the closure, claiming the decision was made "with the community's best interest in mind."
  • Founded in 1903, the Massachusetts Nurses Association is the largest union of registered nurses in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Victim's Mother to Break Silence in Police Shooting

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Friday, June 24, 2022 - 7:02pm

CONCORD, N.C., June 24, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Virginia Tayara, whose son Brandon Combs was shot and killed by Concord Police Department on February 13, will join her attorneys and a representative of Rev. William Barber's Repairers of the Breach Poor People's Campaign in front City Hall (35 Cabarrus Ave W.  Concord, NC) on Tuesday, June 28, at 10:00 AM to call on officials to release video of her son's shooting and charge former Concord Police Department officer Timothy Larson in the shooting. Tayara is represented by Chimeaka White (The White Law Firm) Harry Daniels (The Law Offices of Harry Daniels) and Chance Lynch (Lynch Law).

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  • CONCORD, N.C., June 24, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Virginia Tayara, whose son Brandon Combs was shot and killed by Concord Police Department on February 13, will join her attorneys and a representative of Rev.
  • William Barber's Repairers of the Breach Poor People's Campaign in front City Hall (35 Cabarrus Ave W. Concord, NC) on Tuesday, June 28, at 10:00 AM to call on officials to release video of her son's shooting and charge former Concord Police Department officer Timothy Larson in the shooting.
  • Tayara is represented by Chimeaka White ( The White Law Firm ) Harry Daniels ( The Law Offices of Harry Daniels ) and Chance Lynch ( Lynch Law ).
  • While video of the incident has not been released publicly, it has been viewed by Tayara's attorneys.

Tribe Quokka Taking Over NFT.NYC 2022

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Sunday, June 19, 2022 - 4:05pm

Tribe Quokka will be hitting New York City for NFT.NYC June 20-23, 2022, exhibiting at the massive NFT event and celebrating with two Tribe Quokka community-only events as Tribe Quokka continues its bold inaugural year takeover.

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  • Tribe Quokka will be hitting New York City for NFT.NYC June 20-23, 2022, exhibiting at the massive NFT event and celebrating with two Tribe Quokka community-only events as Tribe Quokka continues its bold inaugural year takeover.
  • Tribe Quokka is nominated for an NFT.NYC award for Best Onboarding Experience for New NFT Users for its hands-on education, mentorship and abundant resources presented to its community of users throughout 2022.
  • Tribe Quokka is positioning itself to become a leading creator in the web3 culture and community-owned entertainment space, reports Brett Summerville, Head Quokka at Haka Labs, LLC, the company that brought Tribe Quokka to life earlier this year.
  • Leading Tribe Quokka under the pseudonym of Dr. Dick Doofus, Summerville and the co-founders are positioning Tribe Quokka to be a leader in the NFT market which is forecasted to grow to a $147 billion by 2026.