Monday, September 20, 2010

The Living Room


We would like to keep you updated with what's going on with The Living Room. My intent is still to reopen the club as soon as possible and I don't plan on giving up. We still face the same obstacles (lack of funding, finding a location, acquiring nonprofit status, etc.) but fortunately, there are people working on solving all of those problems. Knowing that we have your support makes a huge difference!

We are working to build a Youth Advisory Committee. This may be one of the most important components of our organization. We want young people to have the opportunity to influence what happens with the club and participate in operating the facility. If you know anybody (a sibling, a neighbor, a friend, etc.) who is between the ages of 13 and 18 please encourage that person to contact us and get involved with the club. This is for the kids, and we want it to be by the kids too!


Unfortunately, our friends over at Mainstage, hosted by Jensen Guitar & Music Co. in Santa Barbara, are closing their doors this month. Their music store in the Ralphs shopping center will stay open for business but they will no longer be hosting shows and other events for the youth.
Fortunately, I have been able to strike a deal with Jensen Guitar and, in the long run, we will be acquiring the stage. The stage will be used temporarily at Ventura Charter School and when we reopen The Living Room VCS has agreed to pass it along to us.

Thank you for your continued support. If you think of any other ways that you can help out please get in touch. If you think there's something that we should do that isn't being done already, we are open to suggestions.

For the kids,
Allan Viscarra

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