Thursday, January 18, 2018

Ashley J. Releases Third Single “Satisfied”

Suggested Tweet: Feeling #Satisfied with Ashley J’s new single… feel empowered, sexy and dance your life away #newmusic

Orlando, FL, January 19, 2018 - Singer-songwriter Ashley J is getting ready to release her title-track “Satisfied” January 26thfrom her upcoming Spring EP. “Satisfied” follows the lead of two incredible singles already released, “Trapped” and “Unbreakable.” With the success of these two singles, being released through her label Bombshell Music, Inc., “Satisfied” is slated to live up to its name.


“Satisfied” marks the most experimental track on the forthcoming EP release thus far. Recorded in Canada with producers Adrian and Lucas Rezza, the track is much more geared toward her growing dance and electronic music fans. The track itself continues to showcase Ashley’s powerhouse vocals, and her songwriting variety. Ashley herself describes the single as “…the point in any relationship where everything is perfect and being on cloud nine. Almost like a euphoric state of mind.”
The new single adds to the narrative created by already released tracks “Unbreakable” and “Trapped” as the explorative follow up to the narrative of a young woman realizing her potential in all aspects of life. As she said in a recent interview with Celebmix, “Be yourself. Show people who you are and what you want to represent. And if you don’t have it figured out, don’t worry. No one else does.”

“Satisfied” is a poppy domineering and captivating number that liberates her in an entirely new way. Fitting nicely with her already released singles, it’s another step on her journey of empowerment. Her vocals shine euphorically over a glitch synth pop beat in the breathtaking chorus.

The 3-time Billboard charging artist is no stranger to the attention as her most recent single “Unbreakable” charted at #2 and “Trapped” had its incredible 5-week #1 long run on the European Independent Chart. Ashley J. has been cranking out impressive feats as a new independent pop music artist.

About Ashley J:
Growing up in Orlando, the multi-talented songwriter/singer was influenced by Celine Dion, Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson and her all time musical hero, Dolly Parton, Ashley J started songwriting and singing at a very early age. Her musical style intertwines unapologetic pop with enticing electronic melodies. She earned a BA degree in Business Law from the University of North Texas and attended the Dr. Phillips High School of Performing Arts in Orlando, where she scored leading roles in theatre, dance and musical productions.

For Press Inquiries:
Chip Schutzman
Miles High Productions
Chip@mileshighproductions.com
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Miles High Productions
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Hollywood CA 90093
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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Palo Alto Luxury All-Inclusive Hotel, Clement Palo Alto, Offers Complete Privacy for the Discerning Business Traveler

If there’s one thing the business traveler desires, it’s privacy, and that’s something the all-inclusive luxury hotel, The Clement Palo Alto, can guarantee for its guests.

Palo Alto, CA, January 18, 2018 — If there’s one thing the business traveler desires, it’s privacy, and that’s something the all-inclusive luxury hotel, The Clement Palo Alto, can guarantee for its guests.

For one, the hotel, which is located in the heart of the business-rich Silicon Valley, is only open to hotel guests. The restaurant, for example, is only open to guests of the hotel, giving The Clement a sense of privacy unmatched by any other hotel. Many of The Clement’s high-profile guests have said they really enjoy the privacy that the hotel offers.

Privacy actually begins at the front door, which is not open during business hours. Instead, the guest rings a doorbell and is greeted by the General Manager or one of the hotel’s friendly Personal Concierges. Meanwhile, your car is taken to the on-site parking garage and your luggage brought to your room. The whole check-in process only takes a minute or two in the front desk area.

The Clement also boasts many amenities for the business traveler, including The Jury Room, a state-of-the-art boardroom that is available for small meetings and private dining; a fully equipped Business Center; state-of-the-art technology throughout; and a Personal Concierge who will take care of the guest’s every need.

The Clement Palo Alto's all-inclusive services and amenities include:

·All-inclusive breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks
·All-inclusive wine, beer and cocktails (charges apply for premium brands)
·All-inclusive in-room dining
·All-inclusive mini-bar
·All-inclusive fully-stocked Guest Pantry available around the clock
·All-inclusive Business Center
·All-inclusive valet parking
·All-inclusive twice-daily housekeeping services
·All-inclusive overnight shoe shine services
·All-inclusive high-speed Internet
·All-inclusive personal concierges
·All-inclusive gratuities

“With a focus on hands-on management and exclusive luxury features rarely found elsewhere, The Clement is a very unusual hotel,” writes travel writer Emma Krasov of realtraveladventures.com. “It offers all-Inclusive resort-like stays in one of the most business-oriented locations in the nation, and provides highly personalized service by anticipating and meeting the guests’ every request.”

About The Clement Palo Alto
The Clement Palo Alto opened its doors March 2016 and is one of the most innovative, personalized and unique luxury hotels in the country.

With 23 spacious and richly appointed one-bedroom suites, The Clement Palo Alto sets a new standard for personalized luxury accommodations in a contemporary residential-style atmosphere.

While unparalleled service is key to any great luxury hotel, The Clement Palo Alto takes its impeccable service to another level with an all-inclusive concept, including personalized concierge services, breakfast, lunch and dinner in an on-premise location of the guest's choice.

All wine, beer and cocktails, in-room mini-refrigerator (stocked with the guest's favorites), and fully-stocked Guest Pantry available around the clock, are just a few of the amenities included in this all-inclusive experience.

In fact, The Clement Palo Alto is more than all-inclusive, it is all-exclusive, catering exclusively to the guest's personal tastes and desires.

The Clement Palo Alto is ideally located across from Stanford University and next to downtown Palo Alto, with its award-winning restaurants, world-class shopping and upscale spas. It is just 45 minutes south of San Francisco and only 30 minutes north of San Jose, not only making it convenient, but easily accessible to the world-famous sights and myriad activities of both cities.

Overall, The Clement Palo Alto offers a unique, one-of-a-kind 6-star experience in the heart of Silicon Valley with unparalleled personal service, all-inclusive luxury and privacy in a warm, inviting and luxurious residential environment.

The Clement Palo Alto Hotel
711 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, California 94301
650.322.7111
www.theclementpaloalto.com

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Marci Bracco Cain
Chatterbox PR
Salinas, CA 93901
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Friday, January 12, 2018

Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History Receives Statewide Award for its LiMPETS Education and Monitoring Program

The Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History has been selected to receive a 2018 Superintendent's Award for Excellence in Museum Education for its LiMPETS environmental monitoring and education program.

Pacific Grove, CA, January 13, 2018 — The Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History has been selected to receive a 2018 Superintendent's Award for Excellence in Museum Education for its LiMPETS environmental monitoring and education program.

The Superintendent’s Awards for Excellence in Museum Education competition is a joint project between the California Association of Museums (CAM) and the Office of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction.

The Museum’s LiMPETS (Long-Term Monitoring Program and Experiential Training for Students) program was just one of the many entries CAM received from a diverse range of institutions representing the significant contributions museums make to California’s K-12 educational system.

The six award-winning organizations will be presented with their awards by the State Superintendent of Public Instruction (or his designee) at the CAM Annual Luncheon in Palm Springs on Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018, held in conjunction with CAM’s annual conference.

Created in 2002, the LiMPETS Network is a free environmental monitoring and education program for students, educators, and volunteer groups. This hands-on program was developed to monitor the ocean and coastal ecosystems of California's National Marine Sanctuaries to increase awareness and stewardship of these important areas. It is a collaborative effort among the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History, Greater Farallones Association and California’s National Marine Sanctuaries.

Two distinct monitoring programs make up the core of the LiMPETS network: the Rocky Intertidal Monitoring Program and the Sandy Beach Monitoring Program. Both programs are free and designed to provide students with the opportunity to experience the scientific process firsthand.

For more information on LiMPETS, call (831) 648-5716, email limpets@pgmuseum.org or go to the website at www.pgmuseum.org or limpets.org.

About the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History
In 1883, our museum opened its doors among the first wave of natural history museums in America. Naturalists of this era, such as John Muir And Louis Aggasiz, began a national tradition of hands-on science education and nature preservation. The museum has continued this tradition for 130 years. The museum’s mission is to inspire discovery, wonder, and stewardship of our natural world. It envisions a community of curious minds, engaged in discovering the natural heritage and cultural legacy that exist today on the Central California Coast. The Museum is a catalyst for conservation and a valued learning resource in this region, facilitating active inquiry for all ages.

Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History
165 Forest Ave, Pacific Grove, CA, 93950
(831) 648-5716
Fax: (831) 648-5755
admin@pgmuseum.Org
www.pgmuseum.org

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Marci Bracco Cain
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Thursday, January 11, 2018

The Monterey Museum of Art Announces Year of the Woman 2018 Exhibition and Events Schedule

The Monterey Museum of Art (MMA) is pleased to announce a full slate of exhibitions, lectures, pop-up dinners, tours, workshops, and fundraisers with a focus on notable women artists of California and the Central Coast.

Monterey, CA, January 11, 2018 - The Monterey Museum of Art (MMA) is pleased to announce a full slate of exhibitions, lectures, pop-up dinners, tours, workshops, and fundraisers with a focus on notable women artists of California and the Central Coast.


Why is the very idea of artistic greatness rarely extended to women? The MMA puts the question center stage in a series of exhibitions showing groundbreaking work of California women artists spanning 100 years plus of style, medium, and perspective.

“We have some amazing work by women,” said Stuart Chase, the Museum’s Executive Director, “but their work only makes up about twenty percent of our entire collection. By recognizing the work and wisdom of women artists past and present, we hope to help articulate an inclusive vision for the future.”

From E. Charlton Fortune, a bold and free-spirited early 20th century impressionist, to Kim Campbell, an abstract expressionist, women artists exhibited this year are not only “as good as the men,” some of them have blazed new trails where no man has gone before.

Please note: the MMA on Pacific Street will be closed February 5 through March 14, 2018 for gallery renovations.

Exhibitions slated to open in 2018 include:

Special installations throughout the year, beginning with Kim Campbell, January 5

Collection Highlights of Women Artists throughout the year, such as: E. Charlton Fortune, Margaret Bruton, Esther Bruton, Grace Carpenter Hudson, Eugenia Frances Mc Comas, M. Evelyn McCormick, Mary De Neale Morgan, Edna Bullock, June Felter, Adelie Landis, Emiko Nakano, Beatrice Wood, Tracey Adams, Mabel Alvarez, Susan Manchester, Malin Lager, Ruth Bernhard, Gene Kloss, Anne Brigman, Marie Brumund, Pamela S. Carroll, Martha Casanave, Imogen Cunningham, Jean Kellogg Dickie, Christel Dillbohner, Amy Ellingson, Andrea Johnson, Inez Storer, Robynn Smith, Henrietta Shore, Lucy Valentine Pierce, Jane Olin, Emilia Newell, Jeannette Maxfield Lewis, Alma Lavenson, Bertha Stringer Lee, Dorothea Lange, Amy Kaufmann, Althea Hills, Anna Hoffman, Robin Sawyer.

Beth Van Hoesen, Entry Gallery, March 15 – April 30
Photography by Women, Outcalt Gallery, March 15 – May 27
Joan Savo, Coburn Gallery, March 15– April 29
2018 Weston Scholarship, Coburn Gallery, May 10 –July 8
E. Charlton Fortune: The Colorful Spirit, Work and Outcalt Galleries, May 24 –Aug. 27
Our Ocean’s Edge, photography by Jasmine Swope, Outcalt Gallery, June 14 – Sept. 10
The New Domestic (part 1), Coburn and Entry Galleries, July 20– October 28
Salon Jane, Outcalt Gallery, September 20–November 26
The New Domestic (part 2), Work Gallery, September 13– October 28
Miniatures, Work Gallery, November 15– December 16
Alyssa Endo, November 15– January 2019
Edna Bullock, Outcalt Gallery, December 20 – February 2019

The 2018 calendar also includes the Spring Gala on April 28, Free Family Fun Days in February, June, August, October, and December, along with the Museum’s 25th Annual Miniatures exhibition November through December. The MMA’s “Brews for a Cause” fundraiser takes place in November, with “Christmas in the Adobes” following in December.

Programs for 2018 and the months in which they will be held are listed below.

Dates are subject to change.

Maker’s Series of Workshops – January 9, 16, 23, 30
Family Day – February 3
Winter Studio Series – March, 5, 12, 19, 26, Mondays
Pop-Up Dinner – March 20 (off-site)
Family Day – April 7
Spring Gala – April 28
Spring Lecture Series – May (Mondays)
Family Day – May 19
Summer Camps – June and July
Pop-Up Dinner – July
Family Day – August 19
School Tours – August 2018 – May 2019
Afternoon Art Clubs – August 2018 –May 2019
Annual Docent Training – September and October
Family Day – October 8
Fall Fundraiser – October 20
Pop-Up Dinner – October 23
Fall Lecture Series – October and November (Mondays)
25th Annual Miniatures – November 16 – December 17
Brews for a Cause Fundraiser – November 30

About the Monterey Museum of Art
The Monterey Museum of Art (MMA) was established in 1959 to uphold the artistic legacy of the region by collecting, preserving, and presenting the art of California and the Central Coast.

The only nationally accredited museum between San Jose and Santa Barbara, the MMA’s goal is to expand a passion for the region’s visual arts—past, present, and future. Exhibitions and programs are designed to demonstrate California’s vibrant, diverse spirit, and to inspire, engage, and connect art and community.

In 2017, the MMA hosted two photography exhibitions: Edward Weston: Portrait of the Young Man as an Artist, which opened in February, and Who Shot Monterey Pop! Photographs from the 1967 Music Festival, which debuted in June.

Visit montereyart.org for additional information about the Museum's exhibitions, programming, and events.

Media Inquiries: pr@montereyart.org or 831.372.5477 x101

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E. Charlton Fortune (1885-1969), Pilchard Boats, circa 1922–1924, oil on canvas. Collection Monterey Museum of Art, gift of Monsignor Robert E. Brennan, 1985.041

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Monday, January 8, 2018

Baby Boomer Alert — Santa Cruz Lifespan Aging Care Management Agency Announces New Personal Assistant Services for Older Adults

Lifespan, a comprehensive aging care management agency locally owned and operated and serving Santa Cruz for 35 years, is now offering a new and innovative service — Personal Assistants.

Santa Cruz, CA, January 08, 2018 - Lifespan, a comprehensive aging care management agency locally owned and operated and serving Santa Cruz for 35 years, is now offering a new and innovative service — Personal Assistants.

Personal Assistants are skilled individuals with experience serving aging and disabled persons who can offer a variety of activities, such as socialization, recreation, home organization, escort to medical appointments, and more. Support is also available with organizing mail, bill paying and completing forms.

Kathy Geerin, of Santa Cruz is one such personal assistant. Born and raised in Long Island, New York, and a graduate of Hofstra University, Geerin was an art teacher and art therapist in special education before joining Lifespan in 1997. She started out working in Lifespan’s conservatorship program and later became a part-time care management assistant prior to that program expanding into the current personal assistant program.

Geerin works with six to seven clients for several hours each per week. A typical day with a client might involve going grocery shopping, escorting to a hairdressing or manicure appointment, sorting and organizing mail and other paperwork, trips to the library or a scenic beach drive. She may also assist with scheduling appointments and arranging transportation. Sometimes Geerin will simply sit and talk with a client if the client desires. “I enjoy learning about my clients, some have a fascinating history, it’s really interesting.”

There is a one-hour minimum for the Personal Assistant service.

About Lifespan
Lifespan is a comprehensive aging care management agency dedicated to providing the highest quality of care in the home or setting of one’s choice.

Lifespan’s goal is to maximize the health, safety, comfort, and independence of its clients through compassionate person-centered care. Since 1983 Lifespan has provided all-inclusive home care and professional geriatric care management services to adults in need of assistance. A leader in aging care services, Lifespan is one of the very first organizations to provide this combination of care on the West Coast, and still the only agency of its kind in Santa Cruz County.

Lifespan’s professional care management is provided by registered nurses and master’s level social workers who conduct assessments of client strengths and unmet needs then help the client and family decide on a plan of care. In addition, care managers can coordinate a variety of resources and work with health care providers, fiduciary agents, and other professionals to make sure that all needs are met as conditions change. Lifespan also offers medication set-up and managements by RNs.

Home care aides provide the important support with activities of daily living such as light housekeeping, shopping, laundry, meal preparation and clean up, personal hygiene, mobility, and medication reminders. They also provide protective supervision for persons with cognitive impairment. Care up to 24/hours per day is offered based on staffing availability. All home care aide services are supervised by the professional care manager RNs and social workers to ensure optimal care.

Lifespan is in full compliance with the 2015 California Home Care Services Consumer Protection Act, under the auspices of the California Department of Social Services, which specifies that all employees meet criteria as registered home care aides. This includes thorough screening, criminal background clearance (fingerprinting) by both the Department of Justice and FBI in addition to verifying initial and ongoing professional training. Employees of all levels are covered by Lifespan’s general liability bond and worker’s compensation policies.

There are more than 2 million professional home care workers in the U.S. providing care and support to aging adults and persons with disabilities in home and community-based settings. The home care workforce has doubled in the past 10 years and the population of those 65 and older is expected to double to 88 million by 2050, making the role of professional aging care professionals that much more critical.

Contact:
Marci Bracco Cain
Chatterbox PR
Salinas, CA 93901
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https://www.lifespancare.com/

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Instructor Certification from World Leaders in Self-Defense & Personal Protection

SAFE International™, a global organization that offers world-leading self-defense and personal-protection instruction, is hosting an instructor certification program in Ottawa from March 9 - 11, 2018 at Plyomax Fitness, 3771 Spratt Road, Ottawa, ON.

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, January 05, 2018 — SAFE International™, a global organization that offers world-leading self-defense and personal-protection instruction, is hosting an instructor certification program in Ottawa from March 9 - 11, 2018 at Plyomax Fitness, 3771 Spratt Road, Ottawa, ON.


As part of the organization’s mission to empower 500,000 women and girls in self-defense by 2020, the instructor certification program aims to spread the reach of life-saving safety information and physical skills from a curriculum designed to reach some of society’s most vulnerable to violence in often limited time.

SAFE International’s self-defense curriculum has been honed, tested, and proven effective over the course of more than twenty years. It is currently taught by experts in security and personal protection, reaches leaders in public safety around the world, and is delivered regularly to teens, women and youth in a framework that promotes responsible citizenship and teaches survival skills that are effective no matter someone’s age or size.

“We want to teach the next generation of teachers now,” says Chris Roberts, SAFE International’s founder and managing director. “We know that the best way to reach the most people with safety and survival skills that work is to share our expertise with as many instructors as possible. Outside instructors who take our training bring their own knowledge, skills and experiences into the classroom and it enriches the learning environment for everyone who attends.”

The instructor certification program will be led by founder Chris Roberts and instructor Richard Dimitri, a world leader in personal protection and security training. With skills and expertise amassed over two lifetimes in the professional realm of self-defense and violence prevention, Roberts and Dimitri team up to deliver this program with passion and purpose. Their mission is fueled by evidence-backed information, personal and professional experiences with real-world violence.

“A lot of people believe that self-defense training and martial arts are similar. They’re not. When it comes to violence there are psycho-social influences and behavioural elements that exist in uncontrolled environments with many variables that simply don’t apply when people are sparring on the mat or in the ring where rules exist. To effectively deliver self-defense training these dynamics need to be addressed, dissected and explored long before physical training is introduced,” says Roberts.

“And physical applications need to account for the differences in how violence exists in the real word versus in the classroom,” says Dimitri. “The reason I teach this program and work so closely with SAFE International™ is because I know what we’re teaching works.”

SAFE International™ believes anyone who is interested will benefit from the instructor certification program and registration is open to anyone interested in attending. Previous certification has included a range of attendees from martial artists, workplace safety and violence prevention coordinators, fitness instructors, parents, teachers, and others interested in learning and passing on credible information about staying safe.

For more information, or to register, visit www.safeinternational.biz.

Media Contact
Chris Roberts
SAFE International™ Founder & Managing Director
chrisroberts@safeinternational.biz
1-800-465-5972

About SAFE International™
SAFE International™ was launched by Chris Roberts in 1994 and has since reached more than 200,000 people around the world with world-class safety and self-defense instruction. The organization is based in Canada and operates throughout North America, Europe and Australia. Each year, SAFE International™ reaches more than 10,000 teens, women and youth with life-saving information and skills.

Contact:
Chris Roberts
SAFE International™
15535 Cooper Rd.
Lunenburg, ON
Canada K0C 1R0
1 800 465-5972
http://www.safeinternational.biz

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Hofsas House Hotel New Pin It To Win It Contest. Enter Today!

Hofsas House Hotel in Carmel-by-the-Sea announces its new Pin It To Win It contest!

Carmel-by-the-sea, CA, January 03, 2018 - Hofsas House Hotel in Carmel-by-the-Sea announces its new Pin It To Win It contest! This January we are ready to be mindful. Post your favorite mindful spots or moments anytime throughout the month of January and our favorite post will win a two-night stay in a two-room suite!


Simply:

* Follow us on Pinterest http://pinterest.com/hofsashouse
* Create a board titled: Being Mindful
* Add a minimum of 5 mindful pictures of your mindful moments or locations with the hashtag #HofsasHouseGetaways
* Email a link to your board to marci@chatterboxpublicrelations.com
* One lucky winner will receive a two-night stay at our beautiful hotel in Carmel.
* Contest runs January 1st- January 31st. Winner to be announced February 5th

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Marci Bracco Cain
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