Treasure Island Music Festival Reveals Remarkably Diverse Lineup

first_imgDubbed “The Festival in the Bay,” Treasure Island Music Festival is returning to celebrate its ninth year over October 17 & 18 weekend. With no overlapping sets, Bay Area cuisine, a diverse lineup, and overlooking the gorgeous, panoramic views of the San Francisco Bay, the two-day event is unlike any other festival experience in the U.S.This year’s lineup includes headliners Sigur Rós and Ice Cube, alongside exciting performances from James Blake, Purity Ring, Mac DeMarco, Young Thug, and Flight Facilities. Also included on the bill are Zhu, Glass Animals Tycho, Duke Domont, Sylvan Esso Christine And The Queens, Stormzy, Neon Indian Wild Nothing, Mura Masa, and more. Tickets go on-sale Thursday at 10AM PST. Find out more on the festival’s website and peep the full lineup in the festival’s poster below:last_img read more

Obaseki’s Reforms Reinvigorate Devt of Sports in Edo

first_imgThe numerous reforms and projects of the Governor Godwin Obaseki-led government to reposition sports as tools for youth empowerment are yielding results, with the state on the verge of returning as a sports powerhouse in Nigeria.In a statement, Special Adviser to the Edo State Governor on Media and Communication Strategy, Mr Crusoe Osagie, said that the reconstruction of the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium underscores the visible projects ongoing in the state, even as the state has undertaken numerous initiatives to revive sports, for which Edo used to be renowned.According to him, “We are undertaking a full overhaul of the sports scene in the state. The stadium is undergoing a total make-over. We have set up the Edo State Sports Commission, which is leading the sports renaissance in the state. This resulted in the good showing of the state at the last National Sports Festival. Godwin Obaseki “Our teams are also experiencing a renaissance in the age-grade sports competition, showing the tell-tale signs that we are returning to the heydays of dominance in Nigeria’s sports scene.”He added that these are influenced by the governor’s understanding of the role of sports in human development, especially its unique feature of uniting the people and propelling them to build bonds and work together to achieve results.“The crowning of the cake is our state being considered as one of the states to host the FIFA 2020 U-20 Women Cup, an honour that would place us on the global map and bring in a lot of foreign attention to our numerous reforms across different spheres of human endeavor,” he added.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

County pays $1.5 million to aid homeless inmates

first_imgBut the services are hard to find for the 2,000 people a month the unit helps. Homeless inmates often need supportive housing, job placement, drug treatment and social security income or general relief income, Center said. “There’s a bias,” Center said. “There’s a perception that people coming from jail are scary, when in fact a lot of these guys are not. They just need some help. They’re just homeless people who got caught up in the justice system.” Center and his team link inmates to services all over the county – places such as Tarzana, Lancaster, and locally, the Central San Gabriel Valley Worksource Center in El Monte. Program manager Gordon Porter said that of the 2,000 people who use the center to find jobs each month, about 80 are recently released inmates. “They’re our most difficult clients to place,” Porter said, echoing comments from Center and Smith. “The fact that you have a criminal background prevents you from getting most apartments and jobs,” Smith said. “So they end up on Skid Row.” But the El Monte center has relationships with employers willing to hire people with records, Porter said. A grocery store recently hired 13 of their “special needs” clients, he added, though he was reluctant to specify which store. “People are prejudiced,” Porter said. “But we have more successes than failures.” In fact, the center has found that its clients with records are more likely to keep their jobs for a year than the rest of the people who use the center, Porter said. El Monte Councilman Juventino “J” Gomez said he was unaware of the county’s efforts to find services for recently released inmates. “If they’re not from El Monte, then I don’t want them coming to El Monte,” Gomez said. “We’ll deal with our own homeless population.” The Sheriff’s Department should let El Monte police know if it sends people to the city, Gomez added. Agent Richard Luna of the El Monte Police Department said he hadn’t noticed any increase in homelessness or related problems. “We have a pretty good relationship with Worksource,” Luna said. “They (the clients) tend to come in and get their services, and then take the steps to keep themselves off the street.” In Hacienda Heights, Colleen Castellano, the emergency assistance center director at the East San Gabriel Valley Coalition for the Homeless, calls the county program “tremendous.” “We get a lot of inmates who have just gotten out of jail, and they have no resources and are just trying to survive day to day,” Castellano said. Often, they return to jail, she said. Center calls the people who cycle through the jail again and again “frequent fliers.” “The folks we’re dealing with, they’re just mentally ill or drug addicted and they just need help, or they’ll be back in jail 50 times,” he said. “All it would take is a little bit of money to help them stabilize their life. It’s a no-brainer to me.” [email protected] (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2730160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! For five years, the sheriff’s Community Transition Unit has tried to connect homeless inmates with services before releasing them from jail. Now, Los Angeles County hopes to expand the program. As part of a $100 million homelessness prevention plan, $1.5 million was set aside to hire a nonprofit to continue the work. “Study after study has shown that jail isn’t helping people. It’s making things worse,” said Brian Center, the unit’s commander. “The only way to keep them off the street or out of jail is to get them services.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Before the Sheriff’s Department got involved, homeless inmates were likely to be released from jail in downtown Los Angeles with nothing to do but walk a few blocks south to Skid Row, officials said. From there, many ended up back in jail, said Center, who emphasized most are in for drug or other nonviolent charges. Garrison Smith, the county’s homeless coordinator, said there’s no opportunity for the former inmates to stabilize. “If they don’t have anything to go to when they leave prison, then why wouldn’t they end up back on the street?” Smith said. It costs more money to house them in jail than to provide services, he added. “These aren’t special services,” Smith said. “These are benefits that anyone who’s destitute qualifies for.” last_img read more