American-Indian artifacts become part of museum

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre When Newhall Land began preparing to build the residential project near the heart of Santa Clarita, environmental studies found the site likely to be an American Indian village dating back thousands of years. Artifacts were retained and the decision made to turn them over to the local group, which will store and display them. “I think it’s wonderful they’re keeping them in the valley where they really belong so the residents here can see our history,” said Pat Saletore, president of the historical society. “A lot of people who have moved in in recent years don’t realize the important history that we have.” Newhall Land consultants worked with archaeologists to unearth the artifacts, and the company will preserve acreage where there were significant finds. “These artifacts demonstrate to us the life-ways of this area’s ancient inhabitants,” said Steve Zimmer, executive vice president of Newhall Land. The company, he added, is honored to ensure that the artifacts will be preserved locally for future generations. “They’re at home; they’re not going anywhere,” Ortega said. “It’s the only rightful place.” His Tataviam ancestors’ village sat on a bend of the river facing the rising sun, Ortega said. The river flowed in those days, key to any settlement because water meant survival. Ortega’s cousin, Charlie Cooke, who said family DNA tests proved a link to a 3,000-year-old tooth found years ago in the region, also attended Thursday’s conveyance ceremony, which began with a Tataviam blessing. [email protected] 661-257-5251160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SANTA CLARITA – More than 7,000 American Indian artifacts collected from a Santa Clarita development site were turned over Thursday to a local museum in a ceremony that brought together descendants of an ancient tribe, a major developer and historians. The Newhall Land and Farming Company collected the treasures – among them tools, arrowheads, cooking utensils and beads – before beginning construction of its 1,089-home River Village project on the banks of the dry Santa Clara River bed. The stone-crafted artifacts, some dating back perhaps 3,500 years, will be displayed at Heritage Junction in Newhall, a museum run by the Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society. “They’ve been unearthed and now they will be shared with the community,” said Rudy Ortega Jr., a tribal administrator for the Fernande o Tataviam Band of Mission Indians. “The people who live here now will see a little bit of the local history.” last_img read more

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ABS Samsung Heavy Sign JDP for Digital Tech Incorporation

first_imgzoomImage Courtesy: ABS Classification society ABS and South Korean shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) have signed a joint development project (JDP) which will see the two sides use digital technologies to streamline the designing, building, and classing of assets.The JDP encompasses 3D digital disclosure, data exchange, and the use of analytics to support the new construction process and pilot the survey of the future.“We have been leading digital innovation from design to production in order to adapt to the fourth industrial revolution and to ensure continued competitiveness,” Jong H Youn, Vice President of SHI, said, adding that the JDP could be an opportunity for the company to advance innovative certification and inspection.The three focus areas of the JDP include the piloting 3D model based plan review, development of a utility to import data from the SHI CAD system into ABS engineering software, and the use of artificial intelligence to supplement traditional non destructive testing in the shipbuilding process.It’s the second JDP with SHI that ABS has announced during Gastech. The first is a project to develop a next generation LNG carrier design with advanced air lubrication and smart capabilities.last_img read more

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Ali Wentworth To Speak At MPTFs Deal With It A Womens Conference

first_imgMPTF (Motion Picture & Television Fund) will host its fourth annual “Deal With It: A Women’s Conference” on September 25 at the Montage Beverly Hills.The conference is designed to give women in the entertainment industry practical advice for planning and dealing with life’s unexpected curveballs. This year’s keynote presentations will feature author, actress and social commentator Ali Wentworth, and author, activist and nationally recognized ageism expert Ashton Applewhite.“Deal With It showcases MPTF’s mission to support our entertainment community in living and aging well, and in helping each other in times of need,” says MPTF CEO Bob Beitcher. “I am amazed every year by the quality of speakers and panelists we attract to this event and even more by the vibrancy and richness of the conversations in the room among our attendees. Our industry members leave Deal With It with the insights, resources, and inspiration to make meaningful changes in their lives and improve their overall well-being.”The invitation-only event, which reached capacity literally just hours after the invitations were sent, features a roster of 45 speakers who are the most respected experts in their fields—many of whom are best-selling authors. Breakout panels will cover a broad spectrum of topics, including resolving personal and work-related conflicts, career transitions, caring for an aging parent, dealing with anxiety and depression, managing stress, estate planning and more.“Everyone has struggled to repair a damaged relationship, dealt with job loss, or sought that elusive sense of purpose. It is so rewarding to see first-hand how our attendees become empowered, educated and armed with the information and resources they need to deal with whatever comes their way,” says conference producer, Madelyn Hammond of Madelyn Hammond & Associates.In addition to the sessions and keynotes, the women also have an opportunity to sample products and engage with women who own their own companies or have succeeded as entrepreneurs. Sampling partners include barkTHINS, Blamtastic, McFaddy Candy Co, doTerra Essential Oils, King Soba Noodles, Wyler’s Light, Otter Pops and Kreation Organic.Corporate sponsors of the event include SAG-AFTRA, UCLA Health, DouglasElliman, Select Medical, Cedars-Sinai, Keck Medicine of USC, Providence Health & Services, City of Hope, DLA Piper, PwC, Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP, Venable LLP, HCR Wealth Advisors, Goldfarb & Luu PC, Golden Door Spa, Kreation Organic and Delta Air Lines. Media sponsors include Deadline Hollywood, The Hollywood Reporter, The Los Angeles Times, TIME and Variety.Past keynote speakers include actress and best-selling author Sandra Tsing Loh, best-selling author, screenwriter and producer Delia Ephron, Candy Chang, creator of the “Before I Die” project, and CBS Sunday Morning Contributor Nancy Giles.For more information, including a complete list of speakers and descriptions of sessions, visit mptf.com/dealwithit.last_img read more

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