Valle del Sol is partnering with Peet’s Coffee & Tea and hosting a Job Fair on February 19th.

AVAILABLE POSITIONS

·        Barista
·        Expeditor
·        Register Service
·        Service Utility Worker

Managers will be on-site to interview qualified candidates.  Come prepared with a resume, references and job history.

Valle del Sol welcomes you to come, bring a friend or family member that is looking for work.

These open positions are centrally located at the airport—with access to public transportation.  Flexible hours and schedules are available.

JOB FAIR! Read more »

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British lawmakers vote in favor of gay marriage

British lawmakers vote in favor of gay marriage

LONDON (AP) — British lawmakers on Tuesday voted overwhelmingly in favor of a bill to legalize same-sex marriage championed by Prime Minister David Cameron, despite strong opposition from within his Conservative Party.

In a first House of Commons vote, lawmakers voted 400 to 175 in support of the legislation. There was majority support from the left-leaning Labour Party and Liberal Democrats party, but around half of the Conservative lawmakers rejected the proposals or abstained. Read more »

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Gay-rights groups applaud expected DOD same-sex benefits

Gay-rights groups applaud expected DOD same-sex benefits

Gay-rights advocacy groups and members of Congress applauded reports Tuesday that the Pentagon plans to propose extending benefits to some same-sex spouses of U.S. military members.

Outgoing Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has not decided which benefits would be affected, The Associated Press reported, according to unnamed sources. But the Pentagon will likely extend access to some military bases and on-base stores, as well as to some health programs.

The Pentagon declined  Tuesday to confirm any details of the benefits being considered, but spokeswoman Cmdr. Leslie Hull-Ryde said it was reviewing its policy. Read more »

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Officials: Pentagon extends some benefits for gays

Officials: Pentagon extends some benefits for gays

WASHINGTON — The military is poised to extend some benefits to the same-sex partners of servicemembers, U.S. officials said Tuesday, about 16 months after the Pentagon repealed its ban on gays serving openly.

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has not made a final decision on which benefits will be included, the officials said, but the Pentagon is likely to allow same-sex partners to have access to the on-base commissary and other military-subsidized stores, as well as some health and welfare programs. Read more »

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Howard Fleischmann elected President of Red Means Stop 2013

Howard Fleischmann elected President of Red Means Stop 2013

Howard J. Fleischmann Sr. has been elected President of the Red Means Stop Traffic Safety Alliance for 2013. Red Means Stop is a non-profit organization providing education and awareness programs on the dangers and consequences of red light running. Howard is co-owner and active manager of Community Tire Pros & Auto Repair with various locations in Phoenix and Glendale. Howard’s stepson Manuelito Joseph Patton was killed by a red light runner on October 17, 2008. “Mano” was a proud Marine preparing for his second tour of duty in Iraq. Read more »

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Bullying study suggests it subsides as gay, lesbian, bisexual teens get older

Bullying study suggests it subsides as gay, lesbian, bisexual teens get older

It really does get better for gay and bisexual teens when it comes to being bullied, although young gay men have it worse than their lesbian peers, according to the first long-term scientific evidence on how the problem changes over time.

The seven-year study involved more than 4,000 teens in England who were questioned yearly through 2010, until they were 19 and 20 years old. At the start, just over half of the 187 gay, lesbian and bisexual teens said they had been bullied; by 2010, that dropped to 9 percent of gay and bisexual boys and 6 percent of lesbian and bisexual girls.

The researchers said the same results likely would be found in the United States. Read more »

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Texas Gov. Rick Perry Says Scouts Should Keep Ban On Gays

Texas Gov. Rick Perry Says Scouts Should Keep Ban On Gays

Texas Gov. Rick Perry wants the Boy Scouts of America to maintain its strict anti-gay policy and made that clear today when he addressed the Texas Scouts' 64th annual Report to State, where (as explained by The Associated Press) hundreds of Scouts from around Texas filled the state House of Representatives to announce their delegation's recent accomplishments.

He argues that the group should hold onto its "traditional conservative values" rather than "bending to the whims of popular culture."

Cute.

More after the jump.

Perry, an Eagle Scout, also authored the 2008 book On My Honor: Why the American Values of the Boy Scouts Are Worth Fighting For. Read more »

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Healing Rainbows: LGBT Support Group

Healing Rainbows: LGBT Support Group

Healing Rainbows: LGBT* Support Group
Hospice of the Valley, Administration Building 1
1510 E. Flower St., Phoenix, AZ 85014
Meets 2nd & 4th Tuesday starting March 12, 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
For more information, call 602.530.6970.
*Lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender community
See flyer for details. Map/directions.

Hospice of the Valley is sponsoring a bereavement support group for members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community who have experienced the death of a partner, family member, or friend. This group will offer education and support in a caring and comfortable space. It will be facilitated by Hospice of the Valley counselors. Read more »

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