Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Belleville, IL September 23, 2016 at 11:40 am Sarah and Marthe, the Church Periodical Club awards grants for enterprises such as this. Go to http://www.ChurchPeriodical.com for grant instructions for National Books Fund and Miles of Pennies. The application forms and more information about this ministry are there also. Of course, we also accept fund-raising efforts for the Church Periodical Club. Betty A. Morris says: Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Tampa, FL Comments are closed. Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Featured Events Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Comments (2) Submit a Press Release Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA September 30, 2016 at 2:48 pm Thank you, Betty! We will pursue this. Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Washington, DC Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Youth Minister Lorton, VA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Press Release Service TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Submit a Job Listing The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC By Mike PattersonPosted Sep 21, 2016 Rector Shreveport, LA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Albany, NY Featured Jobs & Calls The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Martinsville, VA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Director of Music Morristown, NJ Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Sarita de la Fuente says: Rector Knoxville, TN Thomas E. Fountain teaches reading to Central Americans with his biblical character stories in the 1940s.[Episcopal Diocese of West Texas] When she was an infant, Sarah Willingham’s father and mother loaded her in their 1939 Plymouth, hooked up a trailer filled with their household furnishings and an old pump organ, and headed off to Mexico. It marked the beginning of a journey that would take them on a lifelong mission of bringing the Gospel to Spanish-speaking peoples around the world.Thomas E. Fountain, or Tomás de la Fuente as he was known in the Spanish language books he wrote, was driven by a desire to spread the Bible to the indigenous people in Mexico, Honduras and other South and Central American countries. A prolific author in English, he expanded his writing skills to translate Bible stories into Spanish and retell them in a culturally sensitive way so that those with limited literacy could read, understand and apply their lessons to their own lives.Among his books for this audience was a series on biographical characters in the Bible, starting with Abraham, followed by José (Joseph) and then Sara. They have been out of print for years but now, nearly 75 years after she travelled to Mexico with her parents, Willingham is bringing them back to life.A member of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in San Marcos, she has started Libros de la Fuente, a not-for-profit publishing house in Wimberley, located southwest of Austin. Her goal is to bring her father’s books back into print and placed into the hands of Spanish speakers today by parishioners on mission trips from the Episcopal Diocese of West Texas and other Episcopal churches and denominations. Willingham said the books also have a place in Spanish-speaking congregations in the U.S. as well.Her work started about nine years as Willingham came across her father’s booklets after his death. “Pretty soon the Holy Spirit was poking at me” to reprint them, she said. Working under her Spanish name, Sarita de la Fuente, she did some editing on her father’s original work, and then tested their readability based on a program developed by her sister. “We have it at a grade level that not only is useful for the person who has basic reading skills but all reading levels as well,” she said.In addition, she developed study questions for the books so that they can be read all the way through or in segments.Currently, she has published the books on Abraham, Sarah and Joseph, but has plans to add more, including reprinting some of his other titles on the Parables and Jesus. “He wrote 18 of these,” she said. “Right now we have only the first three.”She’s also planning to write one herself on Isaac, based on instructions left by her father on how to write for this particular audience. “We’re naming it Isaac and his twin sons,” she said. “We’re trying to give it a little bit of a family feel to the title.”The books cost $7 each. The Diocese of West Texas is making the booklets available to team leaders going on mission trips to Spanish-speaking countries, said Marthe D. Curry, the diocese’s director for the Center for World Missions.“Everyone has loved them,” Curry said. “We will be pushing them more this fall with the new Sarah editions.”The diocese was also planning to offer them as part of a panel workshop on Sunday schools in the Mexican churches held in conjunction with Frontera Unida, a partnership of the clergy of Rio Grande Valley and New Mexico diocese.The Episcopal Church’s Office of Latino/Hispanic Ministries is also aware of the books. They have been used by other denominations as well.“People from Mexico in particular said that doesn’t read like translation speak,” she said. “It’s like it was written for me rather than written for someone else and translated for me.”She said readers feel the books make the biblical characters more approachable “and pertinent to their lives today. One person said that up until now these people were like cardboard characters or icons on the wall. Now they seem real to me.”Raised in New Jersey, Fountain’s work began with a draft deferment during World War II. Being a husband, father and Baptist minister, he was given a draft deferment for the military. However, he still wanted to help others through his ministry.Although he spoke nary a word of Spanish, he joined up with the Mexican Indian Mission group, was sent to Mexico City to learn the language, and then sent to rural Mexico in Husuchinango, Pueblo.“Dad felt these people really needed to read scripture,” Willingham said. The problem was that many had such a limited literacy level, people “were totally intimidated by trying to read the Bible at their skill of reading.”“He discovered that because of the limited readership that even those in seminary had a hard time with translated materials,” she said. “Some of the cultural bias was one thing. The other was that sometimes the vocabulary was just beyond them.”“That became the foundation for what he did,” she said. “He decided to go back and get an advanced degree in literacy and went to Honduras with the objective of teaching people how to read. They had only a 40 percent literacy rate. He felt that was fertile ground.”He used radio programs to reinforce readings and “then said to himself that he needed to find things for them to read. That’s when he began writing these booklets,” she said.“He took different biblical characters and retold their story in contemporary language and used a vocabulary list that inexpert readers or the newly literate could understand,” she said. “What he discovered was that not only did these people who were newly literate respond to these but a lot of the ministers and Bible study leaders found the material very useful.”Ministers even began referencing his work for sermons and Bible study leaders used his material for their work.“He really wanted folks to feel a personal connection with scripture and with the Gospel,” she said. “That it was not something that was out there but it was something they could really relate to.”Writing the books of Bible stories was not Fountain’s only publishing success. He also formed a publishing company in Mexico with offices in Costa Rica and published the writings of many Christian authors as well as some of his own work. One of his most notable books was Hermeneutics, which is still being used in some seminaries in South America.“He wrote all the time,” she said. “His passion was for people to really be able to access scripture. If they felt that the Bible that was put in their hands was beyond their capability to understand then there had to be another way to help them access that. That was really his passion, that they know the Gospel, that they know the Bible.”Willingham’s vision is to carry on her father’s mission by continuing to provide material that’s readable for any level, primarily in Spanish. For more information, contact Libros de la Fuente at [email protected]— Mike Patterson is a freelance writer and photographer. He attends St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church in Blanco, Texas. 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Make a comment Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website More Cool Stuff Subscribe Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * 7 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Proceeds from a new streaming documentary about the tension between Pasadena police and Pasadena’s African American community will go toward a new college scholarship.“Thorns on the Rose: Black Abuse, Corruption & the Pasadena Police,” directed by Dennis Haywood and produced by James Farr and Rochele Jones, was released on Vimeo on April 8. The 63-minute documentary examines the last 40 years of Pasadena’s police-community relationship with a particular focus on the officer-involved killings of Black men, including Michael Bryant, Kendrec McDade, Reginald Thomas, Jr., Anthony McClain and others. It is available to rent for $4.99 and to purchase for $9.99.Haywood, who serves as editor-in-chief and publisher of Pasadena Black Pages, announced Tuesday on the online publication that $1,000 from the film’s proceeds will go to a local student for college.“While I was editing the documentary, I came to the conclusion that the monetary gains from the film would go back to the community,” he wrote. “At first, I didn’t know how. After [the film] was released and I saw the reaction to the film, I wanted to do something that would have an immediate impact,” and thus the scholarship idea was born.He added that depending on how many people rent or buy the movie, the amount of the scholarship could increase.“It can only go up from here,” he wrote. “This is a way we can make a positive change in our community, by helping a student get through college so they can come back and do great things.”The scholarship contest requirements will be announced soon, with the scholarship itself to be awarded on June 8. Farr said the filmmakers are still defining the criteria for the scholarship and will likely announce more details in the next couple of weeks.“It was something that I thought was commendable and really showed leadership on Dennis’ part to want to measure our intention as well as our impact, taking a tragic event and seeing if we’re able to do something positive,” Farr said. “Young people who are graduating have been through a horrible year through the pandemic and a lot of other things, so [a scholarship] would certainly help some young person. We invite others to join us in the effort.”The film includes footage of the late Pasadena activist and former Black Panther Michael Zinzun in the 1970s and 80s. Zinzun lost vision in his left eye during an altercation with Pasadena police officers in 1986, for which the city eventually awarded him a settlement of an estimated $1.2 million. In 1989, he ran for a seat on the Pasadena City Council, then known as the Board of City Directors. Zinzun was an early proponent of citizen oversight of the Pasadena Police Department, which is finally being realized four decades later with the recent formation of the Citizen Police Oversight Commission. City Council members are expected to announce appointees to the commission by April 19.“Thorns on the Rose” also includes footage and analysis of fatal encounters between police and Black men in Pasadena. In 1993, Pasadena barber Michael Bryant was tasered by an officer with the Los Angeles Police Department while standing in a pool and then died from asphyxiation after police hogtied him in the back of a squad car.In 2004, officers put LaMont Robinson in a chokehold, causing him to lose consciousness and die 90 days later. Also in 2004, officers shot and killed Maurice Clark after Clark fired at officers.In 2012, Kendrec McDade was shot and killed by police after they received a 911 call from Oscar Carrillo Gonzales who falsely claimed McDade was armed. In 2016, an altercation between officers and Reginald Thomas, Jr., who was experiencing mental health issues, ended with his death after a brutal encounter with police.In 2017, Christopher Ballew was violently and nearly shot by Pasadena officers in Altadena. In 2020, Anthony McClain was shot by police officers during a traffic stop.Watch the trailer for “Thorns on the Rose” here, and watch the film here. HerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Swears He’s Ready For Another Relationship. 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Home » News » Regulation & Law » Private landlords letting without contracts Private landlords letting without contracts14th April 20160867 Views New research by Direct Line for Business reveals that one in ten private landlords has no formal tenancy agreement in place with their tenants.Even where contracts are in place, landlords may unwittingly be asking tenants to sign documents that are not legally compliant. Of the landlords who don’t use a letting agent, 58 per cent used adapted tenancy agreements from either old agent contracts or other landlords (38 per cent) or an updated template they found online (20 per cent).Direct Line said that it appears that some landlords employ letting agents when they first rent out the property, then use the old contract template when agreeing a direct rental with new tenants or upon renewal with their existing tenants. The lack of professionally reviewed tenancy agreements may explain why more than one in eight (13 per cent) landlords have experienced disputes specifically arising from tenants’ rental contracts in the last two years.Also concerning is that nine per cent of landlords have not informed their tenants that their deposit is held in a government-backed tenancy deposit protection scheme (TDP).Nick Breton (left), Head of Direct Line for Business said, “Tenants and landlords need a contract in place to protect both their interests. Contracts, deposits and deposit protection all help to make clear what is expected from each party when renting a property, and which can help minimise disputes where possible. If an old contract is adapted it may not comply with new legislation or be relevant for the current market. Given the volume of disputes arising from tenancy agreements it’s important to get the contract seen by a legal professional before it’s signed.”private landlords tenant and landlord contracts contracts tenants and landlords deposit protection deposits Direct Line 2016-04-14The Negotiator Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 Lawyer leading RICS governance probe asks members to help with evidence30th April 2021What’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.
The FBI announced Tuesday a national campaign to deter people from pointing lasers at aircrafts, a federal violation that presents danger to pilots, passengers and those on the ground.The FBI is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information that leads to the arrest of any individual who aims a laser at an aircraft. The reward is available for 90 days in all 56 FBI field offices throughout the country.In Ocean City, Council passed an ordinance in 2011 that prohibits the possession or sale of any laser pointer that exceeds one milliwatt in output power.The measure came after a man was arrested that summer for pointing a laser at a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter and boat on a night training mission. Ocean City police took a radio call from the boat two miles offshore and were able to arrest the man while he was still beaming his laser from the Ocean City Boardwalk.But reports from the Federal Aviation Administration tied eight other incidents of aircraft harassment to Ocean City in 2010. City Council also reacted to reports of laser pointers being directed at motorists driving cars, visitors riding Ferris wheels and even people sitting in their homes.In 2005, the FBI partnered with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to address the increasing problem of laser strikes on airplanes. The problem was growing across the country, as more powerful lasers became easier to purchase. From 2005 through 2013, the deliberate targeting of aircrafts by handheld lasers increased by more than 1,100 percent. These incidents often result in pilots experiencing temporary blindness, which can force them to divert or make emergency landings.This dramatic increase in reported laser strikes prompted the FBI to create a pilot program aimed at raising awareness on the dangers of pointing a laser at an aircraft, and the offering of a monetary reward for information that leads to an arrest. Twelve FBI field offices throughout the country participated in this media campaign. Since the launch of the pilot program on February 11, 2014, the major metropolitan areas of the 12 FBI offices participating in this program have seen a 19 percent decrease in the number of reported incidents. Laser incidents on aircrafts arriving and departing from Newark Liberty Airport have increased 14 percent over the past year.“Although our previous efforts to raise public awareness have shown early signs of success in reducing the number of laser attacks in those 12 cities, the laser threat remains a problem on a much larger scale,” said Joseph Campbell, Assistant Director of the FBI’s Criminal Investigative Division. “We hope to build on our success through this national campaign in an effort to reduce the overall threat.”The FBI is partnering with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the Air Line Pilots Association International, federal, state and local law enforcement, international law enforcement, school resource officers and other stakeholders in its efforts to continue to educate the public about the dangers associated with laser strikes to aircraft. Campaign outreach efforts include digital billboards, radio public service announcements, video, social media, a presence on www.fbi.gov and partner websites and more.“I can’t stress enough how dangerous and irresponsible it is to point a laser at an aircraft,” said FAA Administrator Michael Huerta. “We know that targeted enforcement has succeeded in driving down laser incidents in a number of cities, and we’ll continue to partner with law enforcement to address this problem nationwide.”“Intentionally aiming a laser at an aircraft poses a serious threat to those in the air and on the ground – and it’s a serious crime with serious consequences”, said Air Line Pilots Association, International President, Captain Lee Moak. “The Laser Threat Awareness Campaign has resulted in an overall reduction of incidents, and we look forward to continuing to work with the FBI to bring the reach of these efforts.”Thousands of laser attacks go unreported every year, including strikes against law enforcement aircrafts, media helicopters, military aircrafts, medical evacuation and search and rescue aircrafts, as well as foreign air carriers. If you have information about a lasing incident, or see someone pointing a laser at an aircraft, call your local FBI field office or dial 911.Newark Special Agent in Charge Aaron T. Ford would like to thank the Federal Air Marshal Service, the New Jersey State Police, the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office, the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office, the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office, Essex County Prosecutor’s Office, Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office, Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office, Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office, and the Union County Prosecutor’s Office, and the Ocean City New Jersey Police Department for their significant contributions to this public awareness campaign.For more information: http://www.fbi.gov/news/stories/2014/february/protecting-aircraft-from-lasers— News release from the FBI
Harvard Management Company (HMC) today (Nov. 13) announced that Sanjeev Daga will become its next chief operating officer in February 2019. Daga, who most recently served as COO of Columbia University Investment Management Co. (CIMC), will replace retiring COO Bob Ettl.“I had the pleasure of working with Sanjeev for more than 13 years at CIMC and we are thrilled that he will be joining the team,” said N.P. Narvekar, CEO of HMC. “His experience building and managing an extraordinary operations and IT effort at a leading endowment will be a great asset as we continue our organizational transition.”Prior to joining CIMC in 2003, Daga worked in risk management for both the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) and the National Westminster Bank (NatWest). He holds an M.B.A. from the NYU Stern School of Business and a B.A. from Rutgers University.“I am excited for the opportunity to join HMC and build on the work that Narv and the team have undertaken over the last two years,” said Daga. “I look forward to meeting with members of the team in the coming months and learning about the challenges and opportunities ahead, so that I can hit the ground running in February.”Narvekar also expressed great appreciation for the partnership he has had with Bob Ettl since joining HMC.“After a long, successful career in finance, Bob made clear to me a while ago that he was looking forward to retirement. I have been incredibly fortunate to have him as a partner in both the assessment and implementation of the strategy we developed,” said Narvekar.Bob Ettl joined HMC in 2008 as a managing director and chief operating officer, and served as HMC’s interim CEO in 2016, prior to the appointment of Narvekar. Ettl will remain with HMC through 2019, assisting Daga with his transition in the months following his arrival and then continue as an adviser until the end of the year.HMC also announced that Kevin Shannon, chief financial officer, plans to retire at the end of 2019, after 10 years at HMC. In consultation with Shannon and Ettl, Daga will determine whether a new CFO is needed or if the responsibilities will be distributed among the existing team.Narvekar added, “I remain incredibly grateful for all that Bob and Kevin have done and will continue to do for HMC during the upcoming transition.” Read Full Story
According to Dejucos, the girl wentmissing after she left her sister’s house around 4:20 p.m. to buy frozen foodfor their dinner. He believed that the victim could have been killed somewhereelse and dumped in the area. Her underwear and pair of shorts lay strewn besideher body, leading the police to suspect she was raped. Dejucos said that they are currentlyeyeing three suspects in the incident. He disclosed that prior to the incident,the victim was allegedly told by an unknown man to watch a pornographic video./PN BACOLOD City – A 10-year-old girl wasfound dead in a sugarcane field in Barangay San Miguel, Murcia, NegrosOccidental. Murcia police station chief MajorRobert Dejucos said the girl, a Grade 5 student, sustained head injuries and brokenbones. The victim’s neck also showedsigns that she was choked to death. The victim, whose name was withheld byauthorities, was found lying half-naked around 9 p.m. on Wednesday, almost fivehours after she was reported missing.
Clarksville, IN—An official ribbon cutting to celebrate the opening of the new PNC Music Garden at Falls of the Ohio State Park will be held at the park on Tuesday, Nov. 12, at 10 a.m.The park will serve as host of the event. One Southern Indiana will lead the proceedings. The PNC Music Garden features outdoor musical instruments arranged in a circle in the grassy, tree-covered picnic area at the front entrance of the park. It was designed by Chris Fry from Play Pros of Kentucky and Indiana.The Falls of the Ohio Foundation received a $49,958 grant from the PNC Foundation to build the PNC Music Garden. Receipt of this grant was facilitated by former Falls of the Ohio Foundation executive director Dani Cummins.The Falls of the Ohio State Park Interpretive Center is open Monday-Saturday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday from 1-5 p.m. Admission fees are $9 for adults (age 12 and older) and $7 for children (ages 5-11). Children younger than age 5 are free.
Ogier’s former employers Citroen have already announced their driver line-up for 2017, as have South Korean outfit Hyundai.That leaves the French ace with a possible move to Toyota or Ford.Ogier and his teammates enjoyed a phenomenal success rate with the Polo, winning 42 of the 51 rallies they competed in with 621 best times in special stages.“The team has done great things,” said VW Motorsport director Sven Smeets.“At the same time, our vision is firmly ahead, because we are aware of the great challenges facing the entire company,” added Smeets.“From now on, the focus is on upcoming technologies in motorsport and on our customer sports range.”News of VW’s decision to turn their back on rallying comes eight days after they agreed to pay US suppliers $1.2 billion to settle claims emanating from the Dieselgate pollution scandal.Share on: WhatsApp Wolfsburg, Germany | AFP | Volkswagen, world champions for the past four years with Sebastien Ogier, said Wednesday they are withdrawing from the world rally championship dealing a major blow to the series.The German auto giants, reeling from the Dieselgate scandal, announced last week that luxury brand Audi was pulling out of Le Mans and the endurance world championship to concentrate on Formula E.The shock withdrawal means that Ogier, who has already secured the 2016 title, along with other team drivers Finland’s Jari-Matti Latvala and Norwegian Andreas Mikkelsen are jobless.But Ogier at least seemed confident.“I feel so sorry for my fantastic team. We had four outstanding years! Thanks for their passion and support! Don’t worry about me, we’ll see us again,” Ogier said on Twitter.The Volkswagen board decided on the rally withdrawal at a meeting on Tuesday at the Wolfsburg headquarters.“The commitment to the FIA world rally championship is coming to an end after four historically successful years, in which Volkswagen won WRC titles in the driver, co-driver and manufacturer rankings in a row with the Polo R,” the company said in a statement.Since their arrival in 2013 VW have enjoyed unprecedented WRC success with Frenchman Ogier driving to four consecutive world titles to go with the constructor’s honours.
The second person is still being examined at by medics on scene.This is a developing story. According to Clearwater Police, the incident happened on Clearwater Beach.One person was taken to a local hospital in critical condition. Two people are in the hospital after getting struck by lightning in the Tampa Bay area Sunday, authorities say.
Visit your local fair for a good time. Have some fun on carnival rides, kick your heels to live music, eat some awesome fair treats and pet some cute farm animals. A good time is guaranteed for all. FAIRS: Antelope Valley Fair: 2551 W. Avenue H, Suite 102, Lancaster. (661) 948-6060. Web: www.avfair.com. Aug. 25-Sept. 4. This 64-year tradition features fun family attractions including farm animals, hay-loading contests and rides. Los Angeles County Fair: 1101 W. McKinley Ave., Pomona (between the 10, 210 and 57 freeways). (909) 623-3111. Web: www.fairplex.com. Sept. 8-Oct. 1. Closed Mondays and Tuesdays. Fun family attractions including food, concerts, rides and farm animals. San Fernando Valley Fair: Hansen Dam Sports Center, 11400 Foothill Blvd., Lake View Terrace. (818) 557-1600. Web: sfvalleyfair.org. June 8-11. Educational exhibits including cow-milking demonstrations, carnival rides and other family entertainment. Ventura County Fair at Seaside Park: 10 W. Harbor Blvd., Ventura. (805) 648-3376. Web: seasidepark.org. Aug. 2-13. This traditional event features concerts, carnival attractions, farm animals and other fun family entertainment. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Bright lights illuminate the carnival at the Antelope Valley Fair in Lancaster last summer, mirroring a bright future for the area. Photo by Jeff Goldwater / Staff Photographer