How Much Information Is Too Much Information?

A Zocalo Public Square Event – You Tube Video Stream

The world is projected to generate 90 zettabytes of data this year and the next. That’s more than all the data produced since the arrival of computers, and if we still used DVDs, we’d need 19 trillion to store it all. Swimming in this massive sea of information, humans are easily overwhelmed; studies suggest we avoid important information because it might make us miserable, while seeking out information of dubious value to make ourselves happy.

What information do we need to know? What role should policymakers play in helping us find data that improves our well-being and filter out information—from calorie counts to credit card fees—that wastes our time or even endangers us? Harvard University legal scholar Cass Sunstein, author of “Too Much Information: Understanding What You Don’t Want To Know,” visited Zócalo and the Commonwealth Club to explain how we can make information work for us. This online streamed event was moderated by “WIRED” senior editor Lauren Goode. Read more about our panelists here: https://zps.la/3cjL6OA


AFL-CIO to Host Labor Web Conferences Friday-Monday of Labor Day Week-End

Join AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka for a conversation with union members who are serving on the front lines as we battle COVID-19. From teaching our kids to caring for the sick to serving our communities, these workers will share their personal journeys and discuss why we need to pass the HEROES Act to protect and support those on the job.

LABOR LIVE: FRONT-LINE WORKERS AND COVID-19 – Friday Sept 4, 3pm PT

LABOR LIVE: THE ONGOING ECONOMIC FALLOUT OF COVID-19 – Sat. Sept 5 9am PT

LABOR LIVE: PROTECTING THE U.S. POSTAL SERVICE AND VOTE BY MAIL Sunday Sept 6 3pm PT

LABOR DAY LIVE: A CONVERSATION WITH VICE PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN, Monday, Sept 7, 1:15p PT

Click Here to go to Labor Day Live


Next One-Stop Partner Meeting June 16, 2020

 Verdugo Workforce Development Board One-Stop Partnership Quarterly Meeting will be  June 16, 2020 at 9:30am . A Conference Call . To participate in this meeting via conference call, please contact Diana Antonio at: dantonioATglendaleca.gov 

Attached is the agenda for the next One-Stop Partners Meeting this Tuesday, June 16, 2020. Click here to download

City of Glendale Will Launch 2 Accelerators

The City of Glendale received $1 million from the State of California to launch a tech startup accelerator. After feedback from the tech community, start-ups, accelerators and potential operators, the City will launch two new accelerators.

THE CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL LOS ANGELES
KIDSX DIGITAL HEALTH ACCELERATOR
 

Focusing on advancing digital health innovation for pediatric health and healthcare. The program will provide innovation in a field that is very timely and will serve as the first Pediatric-focused digital health accelerator in the world. Pediatric health services include the use of artificial intelligence, gamification, virtual, augmented or mixed reality, mobile apps, voice-enabled services and remote monitoring, among others.

HERO HOUSE GLENDALE 

To implement a non-industry specific “Gateway to LA” program that will focus on international or out-of- state companies looking to expand their product in Southern California. It will also accept applicants from Glendale and/or Southern California. This program will be established by SmartGateVC, and backed by Draper University of Heroes in San Mateo, CA, as well as the Armenian Engineers and Scientists of America.

for more information and to join the city’s accelerator mailing list, click here.

VWDB Executive and Full Board Meetings, 5-13-2020

The meetings of the Verdugo Workforce Development Board (VWDB), and all of its subcommittees, are subject to the Brown Act.

Through a Joint Powers Agreement between the Cities of Glendale, Burbank, and La Cañada Flintridge, the City of Glendale administers federal job training funds received by our three cities. The three cities are designated as the Verdugo Consortium Workforce Area, which is governed by the Verdugo Workforce Development Board (VWDB).

The Verdugo Workforce Development Executive Committee Meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 13th at 8:00 am. Click here for agenda

The Verdugo Workforce Development Full Board Meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 13th at 8:30 am. Click here for agenda

For meeting information contact Diana Antonio at 818-937-8081 or dantonioATglendaleca.gov

Tech Companies Keep Fighting COVID-19

A 3D printer maker switches to medical devices while an academic group creates ventilators using Home Depot parts.

From ventilators to shields to video machine repair tutorials, tech companies are on the forefront developing solutions to the Covid-19 Pandemic workplace emergencies. One company has even built safe sleep cabins to give healthcare workers a safe haven torest.