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Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Monday, February 20, 2017
"It is from prayer that we must expect the light and strength
that are indispensable for a veritable renewal;
it is in prayer that we shall discover the particular points
toward which we should direct our efforts."
- Mother Suzanne Guillemin, D.C.
“En oración es donde debemos esperar la luz y fuerza
Que son indispensables para una renovación verdadera;
En oración es donde vamos a descubrir los puntos particulares
Hacia los cuales debemos dirigir nuestros esfuerzos.”
- Madre Suzanne Guillemin, H.C.
Today, I resolve to find a few quiet moments to spend in your presence, Lord.
There I hope to find the strength and courage I need to renew myself.
Hoy, resuelvo encontrar unos momentos en silencio para pasar en tu presencia, Señor.
Ahí yo espero encontrar la fuerza y la valentía que necesito para renovarme.
Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Council of Los Angeles
Posted by Pick at 12:00 PM
Friday, February 17, 2017
Monday only, selected items on sale for 25% off:
- Office furniture including desks, chairs, and file cabinets
- Couches, coffee tables, TV cabinets, and bicycles
- Bric-a-brac including houseware and home décor.
- Apparel – 50% off
Posted by Pick at 4:33 PM
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Los Padres National Forest hosts camp for aspiring female firefighters
By: Alys Martinez
Posted: Feb 14, 2017 11:35 AM PST
Updated: Feb 14, 2017 11:47 AM PST
SANTA BARBARA COUNTY, Calif. - The Los Padres National Forest is working to break barriers for women who want to fight fires in California's forests.
Los Padres held its third consecutive Women in Wildfire boot camp at Circle V Ranch, near Lake Cachuma.
The women spent a week at the camp in a classroom setting and out in the field.
The hands-on approach gives them exposure to the rigors of the job and helps them navigate the application process.
Participation in the camp does not guarantee employment.
Women hold just 13 percent of wildland fire positions in the U.S. Forest Service California region, according to Andrew Madsen, spokesperson for Los Padres National Forest.
There were 63 graduates from three training camps at Los Padres. About one-third of graduates from the first two camps secured seasonal jobs last summer, according to Madsen.
This year's 25 graduates can apply for seasonal jobs in the spring.
The Los Padres camp may serve as a model for future boot camps for women across the state and the country.
"We have nine other forests from California here to see what type of program we put together and how we are running it," said Battalion Chief Jay Enns, of the Los Padres National Forest. "The success that we have had has spread. They are trying to mimic on their forest what we've created here."