By Hayley Munguia | [email protected] | Long Beach Press-TelegramPUBLISHED: April 7, 2019 at 7:00 am | UPDATED: April 16, 2019 at 12:06 pm Long Beach knows it can never escape its past — so the city is set to build on it. Strolling down Ocean Boulevard, it’s possible to see the whole of Long Beach’s history, and what it’s all been leading toward. Cranes sprout skyscrapers, the newest additions to a storied street dotted with generations of elders: the city’s first high-rise at the 1923 Cooper Arms building, the 1965 mid-century modern International Tower and the 1991 Landmark Square office building, to name a few. Each of these witnessed a different Long Beach era: Its early 20th century heyday as an oceanside destination, when The Pike stood as the city’s beating heart — with its arcades, bath house and wooden roller coasters; its 1950s and ’60s chapter as “Iowa by the sea,” when an influx of Midwesterners headed west in … [Read more...] about The Press-Telegram’s new interactive map will help you see the scope of Long Beach’s development boom, a phenomenon decades in the making
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Ryan Patrick Hooper Special to the Detroit Free Press Published 6:00 AM EDT Apr 11, 2019 Standing in a downtown Detroit gallery surrounded by his artwork, graffiti artist Jason (Revok) Williams can still remember the first time he stole a can of spray paint from a local Ace Hardware store as a teenager. He was infatuated with the stylized tags flooding the suburban streets of his hometown Riverside, California in the late 1980s. He wanted to try it out for himself. “At first, it was the gang graffiti from the neighborhoods around me that I really started noticing,” recalls Williams. “Then I started noticing this different kind of graffiti where these guys would try to write their name in a stylish way.” Nearly three decades later, 42-year-old Williams has spun his teenage fascination into a full-blown arts career that has seen the artist leave the alley for the gallery — specifically the downtown contemporary art gallery Library Street … [Read more...] about Following H&M battle, artist Revok is back in Detroit — and giving back
The national college admissions scandal that has rocked elite universities revived the discussion about whether where you go to college determines success and the role of privilege in that process.With actresses Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman expected in court Wednesday to face charges, the conversation over college cred is particularly timely as colleges release their admission decisions and high school seniors and their families send off deposits by May 1 to secure a spot in the class of 2023.The Tribune reached out to some Chicago-area CEOs to ask where they went to college and what they got out of it. Many went on to earn advanced degrees at other institutions, but we found they put a lot of stock in their undergraduate experiences.Matt MaloneyFounder and CEO, GrubhubMichigan State University, class of 1998B.S., natural scienceMatt Maloney has a theory: It doesn’t really matter where you get an undergraduate degree.“There was no conscious decision to end up in … [Read more...] about With the admissions scandal in the news, we asked 10 Chicago CEOs: Does where you go to college really matter?
As Colorado lawmakers begin debating Gov. Jared Polis’ revisions to the 2019-20 state budget, early childhood education leaders in Colorado Springs are keeping their fingers crossed that one addition survives.Polis has been pushing to fulfill a campaign promise that’s become his top legislative priority: use taxpayer dollars to provide free, full-day kindergarten for all students who want it.The plan would have an intended trickle-down effect and provide free preschool for an additional 5,000 qualifying 3, 4 and 5 year olds at risk of school failure because of poverty, homelessness, abuse, having parents who dropped out of school or other factors. Colorado Springs News Colorado Senate Democrats block Republican as co-sponsor of full-day kindergarten bill Marianne Goodland Demand for preschool for underprivileged children is high, said Noreen Landis-Tyson, president and CEO of Community Partnership for Childhood Development, better known as … [Read more...] about Early childhood educators tout trickle-down effect of full-day kindergarten on preschoolers in Colorado
PUBLISHED: 09:41 25 February 2019 | UPDATED: 09:41 25 February 2019 Peter Sharkey Many would-be buyers conclude that if a vendor can’t be bothered to straighten the duvet, what else has been neglected? asks Peter Sharkey. Picture: Getty Images Financial columnist Peter Sharkey reveals what it means to have an “economic moat”... Prior to putting their home on the market, why do some people fail to make the beds before inviting an estate agent around to photograph their property? Perhaps it’s the Tracey Emin influence, but this unnecessary display of untidiness certainly puts people off. Many would-be buyers conclude that if a vendor can’t be bothered to straighten the duvet, what else has been neglected? Estate agents will tell you (correctly) that professionally-taken photographs of a clean, tidy property helps generate buyer interest, but price and location are the two most important factors that eventually persuade buyers … [Read more...] about Investing in Rightmove’s common sense