Acoustic Eidolon back at Jazzercise Studio

The concert will take place on Thursday, March 3 at 15642 Armstrong St. in Middletown. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for dinner and socializing and the concert begins at 6:30 p.m. The concert will also kick off Lake County Jazzercise Free Friends and Family Weekend, March 4-March 7, 2022, where everyone is welcome to attend any class. free.

Acoustic Eidolon, with Joe Scott on guitjo and double neck guitar and Hannah Alkire on cello, hails from Colorado. They have graced stages across the United States, Europe, Australia and Canada with their original blend of folk, classical, Celtic, Latin and other world influences.

Scott and Alkire first came to Lake County in March 2016 to perform an Acoustic Eidolon concert to raise money for Hope City to rebuild homes lost in the Valley Fire. After the concert ended, they chose to increase the percentage of event revenue they donated to Hope City to 100%.

People who attended the concert said they were amazed that these world-class musicians were visiting our small community. Scott and Alkire said they found the warmth and welcome here so positive that they have returned several times since.

“The last three Acoustic Eidolon concerts we gave in my studio sold out. These cheerful musicians share their beautiful music and their lives with the audience in a way that makes everyone feel like friends by the end of the night. I especially love hearing their heartfelt covers and originals in our Jazzercise studio where the wooden building resonates with the warmth of their instruments and vocals,” says Lake County Jazzercise Owner and Instructor Beth Rudiger.

Concert tickets are $20. Pre-order a locally prepared buffet dinner (drinks and desserts included) for $25 or a half portion of the same for $15 (see menu below). Wine sales benefiting the Middletown Art Center will be available for cash purchase at the event.

Call Beth at 707-326-1291 or email to pay and reserve your seat and dinners.

Masks are not mandatory, but everyone should feel free to wear them if they wish.

You can listen to Acoustic Eidolon on their website Additional video clips are available on YouTube.

Dinner will be prepared by Bing’s Kitchen and Goddess of the Mountain and will be served buffet style.



Little Hoover Commission announces support for legislation implementing its recommendations

The Little Hoover Commission today announced its support for bills that would implement its recommendations on forest management, domestic violence, labor trafficking, law enforcement training, professional licenses and online meetings:

forest management

SB 1062 by Senators Mike McGuire, Robert Hertzberg and Susan Rubio would require Cal Fire to hire additional firefighters to fully staff frontline fire trucks as well as add more fuel crews to provide field support during fire season, proactively move on defensible space and fire prevention projects, and protect vulnerable communities. The Commission recognized the importance of increased funding and personnel for long-term forest management in its 2018 report, Fire on the Mountain: Rethinking Forest Management in the Sierra Nevada.

Domestic violence

Senator Robert Hertzberg’s SB 513 would require the Department of Housing and Community Development to develop and administer a program that provides grants to homeless shelters to meet the pet needs of homeless people, including shelter, food and basic veterinary services. Such a program will help survivors of domestic violence access vital shelter for themselves and their pets, a recommendation made by the Commission in its 2021 report Beyond the Crisis: A Long-Term Approach to Reduce , preventing and recovering from domestic violence.

Senator Susan Rubio’s SB 914 would require the California Interagency Council on Homelessness to set and measure progress toward goals to prevent and end homelessness among survivors of domestic violence and their children and among unaccompanied women in California, implementing a recommendation from the Beyond Crisis Commission’s 2021 report: A long-term approach to reducing, preventing and recovering from intimate partner violence.

Senator Dave Min’s SB 975 would entitle a presumptive debtor to debt relief if he can establish that a presumptive creditor’s claim arises from an enforced debt, including debt resulting from duress, coercion, intimidation, threat, force, fraud or exploitation due to domestic violence. Helping survivors of intimate partner violence recover from damage to their credit was recommended by the Commission in its 2021 report Beyond the Crisis: A Long-Term Approach to Reduce, Prevent and Recover from Intimate Partner Violence. intimate partners.

work traffic

AB 1661 by Assemblyman Laurie Davies would require hair, nail and skin care, and other related businesses to post a notice conspicuous to the public and employees with information about the lines of Human trafficking hotline to call for services and help. This requirement would implement a recommendation made by the Commission in its 2020 report, Labor Trafficking: Strategies to Uncover This Hidden Crime.

AB 1820 by Assemblyman Joaquin Arambula would create the Labor Trafficking Unit within the Department of Industrial Relations to receive, investigate and prosecute complaints alleging labor trafficking and take action to prevent it, by implementing a recommendation from the Commission’s 2020 report Labor Trafficking: Strategies to Help Victims and Bring Traffickers to Justice.

AB 2553 by Assembly Members Timothy Grayson, Dr. Joaquin Arambula, Wendy Carrillo, Jordan Cunningham, Cristina Garcia, Mike Gipson, Ash Kalra, Tom Lackey, Luz Rivas, and Robert Rivas would create the California Multidisciplinary Alliance to End Trafficking Working Group to examine models of collaboration to combat human trafficking, assess the State’s progress on this issue and provide recommendations for further work against human trafficking. The Commission recommended the creation of a statewide organization designed to strengthen California’s response to human trafficking in its 2020 report, Human Trafficking: Coordinating a California Response.

Assemblywoman Eloise Gómez Reyes’ AB 2628 would expand the basis on which a child can be considered a dependent child in juvenile court to explicitly include child labor victims. Additionally, the bill would change the name of the Program for Commercially Sexually Exploited Children to the Program for Child Victims of Human Trafficking and revise the program to include all child victims of human trafficking. Such changes would implement a recommendation made by the Commission in its 2020 report, Labor Trafficking: Strategies to Uncover This Hidden Crime.

Law enforcement training

AB 2429 by Assemblyman Bill Quirk would require the Commission on Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST) to partner with academic researchers to conduct a training needs assessment of peace offices and how well they work for law enforcement officers in the field, implementing the recommendations made by the Commission in its 2021 Law Enforcement Training: Identifying What Works for Officers and Communities report.

professional license

Assemblyman Mike Gipson’s AB 1662 would allow a potential candidate who has been convicted of a felony to submit a pre-application determination request to a licensing board. The bill would also require the board to determine whether the prospective applicant would be disqualified from licensure based on the information submitted with the application and provide that determination to the prospective applicant. The Commission recommended easing the barriers facing licensing applicants in its 2016 report Occupational Licensing: Strategies to Ease Occupational Licensing Barriers.

Online meetings

AB 1733 by Assemblyman Bill Quirk would amend the Bagley-Keene Open Meeting Act to allow state boards and commissions to hold meetings entirely by teleconference, while providing a physical location from which members of the public can access the meeting. The bill would also allow council and commission members to participate in meetings remotely without disclosing the locations from which they are participating. Such changes would implement the Commission’s 2021 report, The Government of Tomorrow: Online Meetings.

“These critical bills seek to implement many of our recommendations for good governance, and we look forward to supporting them as they move through the legislative process this year,” President Pedro said. Nava.

“We are pleased to support each of these important bills that would help the state government effectively serve all Californians,” Vice President Sean Varner said.