Volume 2 â€˘ Issue 6
March 28, 2020
Governor Newsom and Mayor Liccardo to Tour Bloom Energy Ventilator Refurbishing Site
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Governor Gavin Newsom visited the Bloom Energy ventilator refurbishing site in Sunnyvale on Saturday, March 28 with San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo. Through a partnership with the state, the company has transformed its production facility to quickly refurbish lifesaving ventilators that the state had held in storage. The Governor and the Mayor toured the site and met with company leadership before hosting a pooled press conference. [Continued on Page 9]
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As you know, "the show must go on" is a mantra in our business. Unfortunately, these times have made it challenging to experience live performance together as a community. Our hearts are with artists and audiences around the world who are dealing with uprooted tours, cancellations, and more—and the healthcare workers and volunteers holding our communities together. We are also so grateful for the kind notes we've received from patrons and the hard work of our staff during this unprecedented time. We can't wait to be back in action when the time is right. So—in the spirit of show-biz, we've pulled together a "digital season" that brings many of the artists who were scheduled to perform at Stanford Live straight into your homes. Pour yourself your favorite beverage—no protective lids required—and enjoy the show at https:// live.stanford.edu/node/1780.
March 28, 2020
A Note from our Executive Director
With the acceleration of domestic coronavirus developments, Stanford University has extended its previous restrictions on large-scale university gatherings to now include events of over 35 people through May 15. As a result, Stanford Live is canceling all performances within that timeframe. Due to recent shelter-in-place mandates from Santa Clara county, our team is working remotely until April 7. Below is a list of all Stanford Live cancellations at this time: • 4/1 Film Screening: Birth of a Movement • 4/1 & 4/2 Choir of St John’s College, Cambridge • 4/3 Bang on a Can All-Stars • 4/4 Gong Linna: Cloud River Mountain • 4/5 Invoke Multi-String Quartet • 4/8 Margaret Atwood in Conversation • 4/10 St. Lawrence String Quartet: Good Friday Liturgical Performance • 4/10 Songs of Protest: Bruce Cockburn • 4/15 Rebirth of a Nation • 4/16 Film Screening: Queen of Ireland • 4/16 Daniel Caesar & Jessie Reyez at Frost Amphitheater, copresented with Goldenvoice • 4/18 Maria Schneider Orchestra • 4/18 Oysterhead at Frost Amphitheater, copresented with Goldenvoice • 4/22–4/26 Scott Joplin’s Treemonisha • 4/27 Sarah Chang with Telegraph String Quartet • 5/1 & 5/2 Malpaso Dance Company • 5/3 Lang Lang • 5/6 Van Anh Vo & the V’AV Ensemble • 5/6 Rob Kapilow’s What Makes It Great? The Music of Cole Porter • 5/7 Rob Kapilow’s What Makes It Great? John Adams’ Shaker Loops • 5/13 New Century Chamber Orchestra with Daniel Hope • 5/31 Necati Çelik with Denise Gill Updates on Frost Amphitheater performances will be available in the coming days. Updates on the performance of “Is This A Room” running May 14–16 will be available in the coming weeks. For the latest on all performances, please visit our performance visit our calendar page. As cancellations of performances and gatherings have rapidly become more widespread in the wake of COVID-19, the financial impact on artists and presenters around the world has become a harsh reality. If you would like to support our mission during this difficult time, please consider donating your ticket as a tax-deductible gift to Stanford Live. For donations, visit live.stanford.edu/changes. For refunds, contact the Bing Box Office at 650.724.2464 or by email at bingboxoffice@ stanford.edu. Our box office hours are Tue–Fri, 12pm–5pm. We thank you in advance for your patience as our team manages the high volume of calls and inquiries during this time. As this situation evolves, we will reach out to all ticket-buyers with additional information. Continuing updates will be available for the university community at healthalerts.stanford.edu. We know that this news may be a great disappointment to many, and we sincerely thank you for your support during this difficult and unprecedented time in the performing arts world.
Sincerely, Chris Lorway, Executive Director Stanford Live
March 28, 2020
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March 28, 2020 Dear Constituents:
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Millions of Californians have already been impacted by COVID-19 and as we start to adjust to our new normal, it is important for us to find ways to safely help one another. Today, in that spirit, I joined over 30 of my colleagues in asking Governor Newsom to do more for California’s renters. Currently, only 50 of the 539 cities and counties in our state have put temporary eviction bans in place. It is vital that the entire state adopts this moratorium.
With many renters out of work and rent due the first week of April, it is critical that the state acts swiftly to assure tenants will not be evicted. Governor Newsom announced a plan to help homeowners across the state today, and now we need a plan for all of California’s renters. These are unprecedented times and they call for unprecedented measures. I am hard at work meeting with my fellow legislators advocating for a statewide solution. Stay Safe & Healthy, Senator Jim Beall
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Out of concern for public safety and the recommendations of health officials, we have cancelled the 2020 Rotary Club of Los Gatos Great Race on April 19. However, we are excited to offer an alternative safe event during the absence of any group activities in the next 3-4 weeks: The Great Social Distancing Race. In ordinary times, we have always felt virtual races have been the refuge of race directors who don’t want to put in the work. However, these are not ordinary times and we thought people would enjoy an opportunity to do something semi-organized in a safe environment. Our virtual race allows you to run 4 miles in a venue and at a time of your choice prior to May 1. Time and distance verification is encouraged through Strava, Garmin, or Asics Runkeeper for which you were all sent an email for a free download when you registered for the Great Race. However, it is not required and the honor system will be respected. More details can be found at www.lggreatrace.com.
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COVID-19 Update (March 25, 2020, 5:15 p.m.) This is a summary of the City of Santa Clara’s latest response efforts along with impacts to local events and City programs/services due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) public health emergency. Current Developments • As of Wednesday, March 25, the City’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is now fully activated to increase our ability to maintain situational awareness, manage resources, and coordinate public information for this rapidly evolving situation. • The EOC became partially activated on March 11, 2020. • School closures have been extended through May 1, 2020
to help prevent the further spread of COVID-19. • The Santa Clara County Office of Education stated, “Education will continue through flexible learning, meals will continue to be provided and, where possible, childcare may be arranged.” • At the Tuesday, March 24 special meeting, the City Council unanimously approved an urgency ordinance to prevent evictions for residential tenants who are experiencing the loss of income due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Mayor Lisa M. Gillmor, who’s a landlord, abstained from the vote. • The ordinance is in effect
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March 28, 2020 “Stay-at-Home” order, along with directing all businesses and governmental agencies to cease non-essential operations, is impacting the financial health of many small businesses. • The Council has approved the allocation of $250,000 for this relief program for small businesses located in Santa Clara and directed staff to return to the April 7 Council meeting with a program for Council consideration. • On Thursday, March 26, the City is partnering with Santa Clara Unified School District to supplement their school meals program by distributing breakfast and lunch bags for the weekend. The supplemental program is possible, thanks to assistance from the School District, Spectra Venue Management and Levy Premium Food Services. • The Healthy Meals Santa Clara temporary program is for kids who live in Santa Clara and are currently signed up for the school lunch program. • The distribution
on Thursdays will take place from 2-3:30 p.m. at the following locations: - Cabrillo Middle School, 2550 Cabrillo Ave. - Don Callejon School, 4176 Lick Mill Blvd. - Wilcox High School, 3250 Monroe St. - Santa Clara Senior Center, 1303 Fremont St. • For everyone’s safety, please follow the traffic cones and staff instructions on site. • Remember, County Public Health’s COVID-19 social distancing protocols are in effect. • The County of Santa Clara Public Health Department issued a statement on Monday, March 24, concerning plans for the Federal Medical Station that’s being assessed for the Santa Clara Convention Center. • According to the County Public Health Department, “Plans for the Federal Medical Station (FMS) at the City of Santa Clara Convention Center have been adjusted. The FMS will serve less-acute COVID-19 cases and provide increased capacity for our healthcare
system.” • The FMS is expected to open in the next week or two. Donations • Silicon Valley Community Foundation has established three funds to provide assistance to residents, small businesses and nonprofit organizations, within Santa Clara County, that are impacted by COVID-19. • For more information on how to donate to SVCF’s COVID-19 Regional Response Fund, go to https://www.
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This documentary is the unflinching look at the aftermath of the earlyonset Alzheimer diagnosis for Nancy Paulikas, at 54 years old. About a year and a half later she walks away, while on a family outing to the L.A. Museum of Art and, as a result, her family is made aware of the inconsistencies in services, procedures and policies to help find Nancy. Director, Thiago Dadalt had actually just completed his film, Chocolate in 2016 and preparing for it’s premier when his actress in Chocolate saw a Missing Poster for Nancy. This was the start of an immediate introduction to Kirk, Nancy’s husband, who was invited to the premier of Thiago’s movie. And the subject matter for that film was
on such a similar topic that it was too much of a coincidence not to make this situation a part of the press coverage at the premier. Kirk relays, “my aim was to get Nancy’s story out to the public as best I could. Time was of the essence in locating her. At first, in those early days of this I had 60 or so people at my house as volunteers but that began to dwindle down as the days/weeks grew on without much information to work with. Luckily, Nancy and I had friends and resources to help coordinate and tackle the problem of her missing; but the police, social services and health care system were of little to no help dealing with our situation. Thiago had kept in touch, and really expressed a desire to shine a light on Nancy’s story and all the issues that I and her parents had experienced -- how best to address the growing
problem of missingvulnerable people. At this point, Nancy had been missing for a year. Where was she? Lost in the homeless population of L.A.? The documentary allowed us to bring attention to the fact that Nancy’s story was not unique, but it could be a case to get changes made to the overall system. A county supervisor got involved once the documentary was completed and, it actually had a screening at the L.A. Museum of Art ... complete with news coverage. It was that county supervisor who started a task force to address a better means of coordinating agencies, services and county health resources for the growing population of those at risk. The Los Angeles Board of Supervisors passed 17 recommendations that are now guidelines for such instances. And resulted in a very simple solution to a very real problem of what can be done immediately to locate such a missing person -- register for a specific
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Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley Updates During the COVID-19 Outbreak Dear Rebuilding Together Advocates, As an organization, Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley is deeply connected to our community and works every day to improve the safety and health of our neighbors. Rebuilding Together was started under the idea that every person should help their neighbors and give back to their community. Those values remain true today.
During times like these, we must continue to care for one another and protect one another, especially our older neighbors. The spread of COVID-19 has made our work more challenging, but we will persevere. Our work remains critical as we help our neighbors shelter in place. We do continue to provide emergency repairs, specifically for those impacted by the
Helping to Provide Emergency Supplies We are deeply connected in our community and we work every day to improve the safety and health of our neighbors in need. This week, we donated these items to the Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits so that they could be distributed to those with the most need: • over 450 N95 masks • lightweight masks • liquid hand soap
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coronavirus who have no hot water or heat, and are making those repairs through our vetted contractors. We have begun calling clients to perform wellness checks to ensure that they are safe at home, having compiled a list of relevant, timely resources that we can pass on when needed. See the links below for volunteer opportunities and portals that offer
vetted and reliable ways to offer assistance should you choose to volunteer where most needed. And just yesterday, we inventoried our warehouse supplies and donated materials such as N95 masks, gloves, and goggles to a clearinghouse organized by Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits to distribute appropriately. Together we can work to support our neighbors
in need and prevent visits to already overwhelmed hospitals. I remain available via phone at 408-578-9519 x1008 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. In solidarity, Deanne Everton Executive Director
Where to Volunteer We know the amazing Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley army of volunteers is looking for some way to safely help those in need during the Santa Clara County shelter in place ordinance. Though we are unable to support volunteer efforts at this
time, many of our sister nonprofit organizations are in desperate need of volunteers. Go to San Jose’s Silicon Valley Strong website at https:// www.sanjoseca.gov/yourgovernment/departmentsoffices/mayor-and-citycouncil/mayor-s-office/ san-jose-strong/volunteer
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AARP Homefit Guide Now’s a great time to perform a home fitness assessment! The HomeFit Guide created by AARP is a great tool to help everyone learn how to keep our homes safe. This is becoming an increasingly important task during the California shelter in place order and we are spending much more time in our homes. To view the whole guide, go to https://rebuildingtogethersv.us4.list-manage.com/track/ click?u=0a441ea83ab5bda776f0ff94b&id=1a18fc8794&e=693eaf24f2 [Re]Build is a movement to repair homes and revitalize communities across the country. Through [Re]Build, Rebuilding Together is accelerating its work to support families with young children, seniors, veterans, people with disabilities and victims of a disaster. The goal of the campaign is to transform neighborhoods throughout the country into vibrant places, restoring pride, dignity, and hope in every community. Thank you for being a [Re]Builder!
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