Turkuaz, The Breakfast & More Featured On Initial Wild Woods Lineup

first_imgThis summer, the Wild Woods Music and Arts Festival will get down with some of the best and brightest of the scene, as the festival returns to Croydon, NH from July 29-31. Wild Woods has put together a fun lineup for their annual event, with Turkuaz featured at the top of the billing. Govinda, The Breakfast (x3), and Freddy Todd are all featured on the initial listing.The full lineup includes After Funk, Dwajhay, Moses, Mister F, Of The Trees, People Like You, Stop Tito Collective, Strange Machines, The Kenny Brothers Band, Thunder Body, and VII. Check it out below, and head to the fest’s website for more information.last_img

Syracuse rules out Davis, Morris II for Georgia Tech

first_img Published on October 17, 2013 at 8:40 pm Contact Trevor: [email protected] | @TrevorHass Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse linebacker Dyshawn Davis will not play in Saturday’s game against Georgia Tech, SU Athletics announced in an injury report on Thursday. Davis sprained his right ankle near the end of the first half in SU’s 24-10 win over North Carolina State and missed the remainder of the game. Davis was wearing a boot on his right foot earlier in the week.He said his ankle felt good, but Syracuse head coach Scott Shafer listed Davis as day-to-day throughout the week. In his absence, Josh Kirkland played the second half and finished with three tackles, boosting his season total to 22. “He’s done a good job,” Shafer said of Kirkland during his weekly press conference on Thursday. “He’s got a long way to go and he’ll be the first one to admit that.”George Morris II is also out for the Orange after missing last week’s game. Morris has been SU’s most dependable return man this season, but Prince-Tyson Gulley and Devante McFarlane will likely return kicks in his absence.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Commentslast_img read more

City leaders want Promise Zone designation

first_imgIn a vote last Friday, the Los Angeles City Council unanimously supported the call for a resolution that would include South Los Angeles in the city’s federal Promise Zone, a program that could qualify the district for millions of dollars in infrastructure improvements.Zoned out · The Price School of Public Policy evaluated the needs of the districts that were selected in the first round as well as South Los Angeles. – Mariya Dondonyan | Daily Trojan Los Angeles was one of five cities across the United States selected for the program. The designated districts chosen from the first round included Hollywood, MacArthur Park and Koreatown.“The first round had a series of grant requirements to be eligible to apply that no organization in South L.A. had received at the time,” said Connie Llanos, communications director and strategic advisor for Council District Nine. “This time around, the government has lifted this requirement.”The Promise Zone designation would give South Los Angeles preferential status to collect federal grants.“We have been organizing community partners to make sure we put in a strong application in this highly competitive process,” Llanos said. “We garner support from elected officials on local, state and even federal levels.”Introduced by Obama’s State of the Union Address last year, the Promise Zone Initiative aims to form partnerships between cities and their local communities and businesses with the goal of bolstering the middle class through providing more educational opportunities, improving public safety and making affordable housing more accessible.“The needs of South Los Angeles are undeniable,” Llanos said. “It has a poverty rate of 46 percent, which is three times that of the nation and almost double the city of Los Angeles. Beyond that, crime rates and unemployment are well above the national average, and the school dropout rate is still chronically high.”The Price School of Public Policy has played a role in assessing the needs of the districts selected in the first round as well as the needs of South Los Angeles, with the hopes that it will be included with the second wave of selections.“Our promise is to help the Promise Zone with their evaluation efforts and to develop a framework to help them create measureable progress within the zone,” said Gary Dean Painter, professor and director of graduate programs in public policy. “This involves meeting with community stakeholders and extending measurements to South L.A.”Regardless of Promise Zone status, though, the Price School aims to measure community vitality across the county, focusing on places of need like South Los Angeles in addition to the selected districts.“We want to do an evaluation of the first Promise Zone and the hopeful second promise zone,” Painter said. “We use categories of indicators such as economic, educational, housing, public health and safety to analyze how things are doing. While we start with communities of need like South L.A., our effort is to extend the set of indicators to, ultimately, the whole county.”Llanos has high hopes for South Los Angeles in the upcoming application process, which has a nationwide deadline this Friday.“The need itself, coupled with some real promise by local organizations really creates a perfect narrative for why South Los Angeles should be included in the city’s Promise Zone,” she said.The impending resolution is now in the hands of Mayor Eric Garcetti. The Obama administration will not make decisions about the second round of selections until next year.“We think with the collection of voices, in addition to securing the mayor’s support, we can effectively campaign for this designation,” Llanos said.last_img read more