New Public Art in Santa Ana, California

 “Bending time and space” now exhibits at 2600 W Edinger Ave, Santa Ana, CA 92704

Cuauhtémoc, depicted in a golden “Dorado” penoch full of quetzal feathers gazing and connecting with a “spirit” bird which represents his connection to nature. Worshipped by Mayas and Aztecs, the Quetzal feathers symbolism is not accidental: the local tradition considers it a symbol of freedom it was believed that it preferred to die of hunger rather than to live as a prisoner. This mural reminds us that regardless of the adversities that are thrown at us, we are in control to create and bend the earth around us.

“The Heavy, Bud Herrera & Kimberly Duran based out of Santa Ana have been actively working in the community to provide more art and culture. The mural will be accessible to all who commute through Fairview and Edinger adjacent to Centennial Skate Park, Godinez High school and Carr Intermediate. Art is the universal language,” said Bud Herrera. They plan to use art as the universal language to bring the community together and empower them. Inspiring the youth one wall at a time.

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Santa Casa da Misericordia de Lisboa Embraces Digital Art and NFTs With the Launch of Artentik

Santa Casa da Misericordia de Lisboa (“SCML”), Portugal’s 500-year-old social enterprise organisation and keeper of the Museum and Church of Sao Roque in Lisbon that houses one of the most important religious collections in Catholic Europe, announced today its entry into the digital world of NFTs or non-fungible tokens with the launch of Artentik, its brand and marketplace for NFTs.
In much the same way as William Caxton’s printing press opened the door to a broader appreciation of books in the 15th century, so NFTs have created a way for museums and art galleries to share their beautiful and priceless artworks and artefacts with a global audience.

Artentik will be SCML’s curated platform to share digital twins of its treasures and encourage living artists to also sell their works as NFTs. This will enable SCML to monetize and promote its unique cultural heritage to the world while continuing its extensive 500-year support to social causes.

The first NFT drop will take place in December and is drawn from SCML’s sacred art collection, one of the finest in the world.

In the first drop, Artentik will present a set of 13 assets in three art categories – Painting, Relics and Artefacts – about St. Francis Xavier, Christmas and the Nativity. They are unique pieces of an immeasurable richness and symbolism.

Future drops will be drawn from SCML’s expansive collection of art, relics, reliquaries, sculptures, music and new artists.

“In Lisbon, SCML enjoys a warm relationship with residents and visitors to the museum and church and the presentation of these NFTs will extend that relationship globally, and to new generations,” says Edmundo Martinho, President of SCML.

“There is 500 years’ worth of priceless treasures from baroque art to graffiti art that will be shared with lovers of art, antiquities and religious history. By creating a digital window, Artentik, people can view the unique cultural assets, own a digital replica of them through NFTs, and know that the proceeds will be used for social enterprise activities. This is a cultural democratisation of museums,” he added.

Artentik,, is built on Polygon Layer 2 Ethereum blockchain offering faster transaction speeds, Proof of Stake leading to minimum environmental impact, and reliability. Payment for NFTs will only be accepted in cryptocurrency. Artentik is a joint venture with Boloro Global Limited, a New York City based technology company.

About SCML

SCML is a not-for-profit organisation overseen by the Portuguese Minister in charge of Social Security. Since its founding in 1498, SCML has focused on social enterprise works, and since 1783 it has held the right to operate lotteries to fund health and social initiatives. These now include various national lotteries, the Euromillions lottery and online gaming. Revenues earned from this activity are put back into society through social enterprise programmes.

Since the start of the 21st century, SCML has focused on expanding its social enterprise work to a broader segment of the population. SCML operates hospitals, invests heavily into scientific and medical research in neuroscience, funds education and training programmes, aggregates social entrepreneurship activities, runs a free paediatric dentistry service, works with other bodies to focus on the care of the 65+ population, and during the COVID-19 pandemic helped the elderly in social isolation as well as setting up a free online psychological support platform.

Over the centuries SCML has accumulated a vast artistic and cultural collection, including the Museum and Church of Sao Roque.

About Boloro

Boloro Global Limited (BGL) is a New York City headquartered technology company, specializing in proprietary platforms for non-fungible tokens (NFTs), e-commerce based lotteries and gaming, as well as unique multi-factor and multi-channel authentication that is patented in 84 countries. BGL is a member of the Vatican Council for Inclusive Capitalism as well as telecom and other industry associations. Please see for more information.

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Rancho Santa Fe In-Home Caregivers Agency, Firstat Nursing Services, Publishes Guide to Help Families Deal with Debilitating Diseases Like Alzheimer’s

 Firstat Nursing Services, providing In-Home Caregivers, Skilled Nursing, and Home Health services in Rancho Santa Fe Shares 3 Ways At-Home Skilled Nursing Can Help Families Deal with Debilitating Disease.

“Complicated diseases like Alzheimer’s or dementia place tremendous stress on family,” says Linnea Goodrich, president of Firstat Nursing Services. With uncertainties in behavior and complicated emotional changes, it can be tough to handle the day-to-day routine. Luckily, the right professionals can help.

Here are 3 ways at-home skilled nursing services can help families better deal with a debilitating disease.

Ease Tension and Stress – Primary caregivers dealing with a difficult diagnosis in the family often experience tremendous tension and anxiety. With emotions at heightened levels, it’s a smart strategy to bring in professional help. An at-home skilled nurse can help ease tension by helping family members handle complex challenges calmly and with grace. With compassionate guidance and years of hands-on knowledge, the right team can reduce stressful situations for all.

Medical Expertise, On-Demand – Nursing professionals are highly skilled in medical practice and can handle a variety of cognitive, physical, and functional disabilities. Whether dealing with the complexities of memory loss, help dressing a wound, or monitoring daily medications, having an expert on hand when you need them is an invaluable resource and security for families in an uncertain time. Years of medical expertise puts everyone at ease.

Fight Caregiver Fatigue and Exhaustion – Caring for a loved one with a debilitating disease is hard work, often demanding hour after hour without rest. Despite tireless commitment, even the most dedicated can become exhausted, even ill. Hiring a qualified in-home nursing service is a practical way to fight fatigue and exhaustion. A skilled professional can help design a personal wellness program, an important part of maintaining health and wellness for all family members, caregivers included.

People wanting to learn more about home health, caregivers, in-home care, and Firstat Nursing Services are encouraged to call 619-220-7600 or go to:

About Firstat Nursing Services

Linnea Goodrich is the owner of Firstat Nursing Services, the only Home Care Agency in San Diego that is both State licensed and certified by the Alzheimer’s Association. Firstat Nursing Services has been providing a higher standard of home nursing, home health, and homecare services for elderly, disabled, and injured people in the greater San Diego area since 1997.

To give families and seniors a better understanding of how in-home care can help their daily lives, Firstat has developed a free online assessment tool. To see how it can help, call 619-220-7600 or go to:

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Santa Maria, CA Author Publishes Powerful Collection of Poetry

Poems of Love, a new book by Viviana Hall, has been released by RoseDog Books.

In challenging times as these, it is good and necessary to have books like Poems of Love, to remind us of the fundamental force of Love and its potential to transform our lives and our world.

In this first bilingual edition, Poems of Love emerges as an inspiration for joy, gratitude, and compassion. About Ms. Hall’s work, writer Cesar Tiempo says: “Viviana’s poetry reconciles us with hope, one of the few movements of the soul capable of battling despair”.

Viviana Hall hopes to ignite love in the hearts of readers. She says, “My passion in life is to see a world that is connected in harmony. One in which every human being without distinctions can prosper” All readers can take something from this extraordinary piece.

About the Author
Viviana Hall is an American writer, journalist, and clinical social worker. Her first book “Miedos” was published in her native Buenos Aires in 1977. As a press correspondent she moved to New York, where in 1982 her second book “Poemas del Cielo y de la Tierra” and a re-edition of “Miedos” were published. As a journalist she produced, wrote and hosted various documentaries, variety, and public service programs for broadcast television in New York. This work earned her numerous distinguished awards. She also wrote locally and abroad for several prestigious publications. As a clinical social worker, Ms. Hall collaborated during the last decades with The State of New York, in the implementation of programs to create opportunities for underprivileged youth. Viviana is passionate about Life, which she says, it is all about Love in its multiple manifestations.

Poems of Love is a 60-page paperback with a retail price of $10.00. The ISBN is 978-1-6491-3058-7. It was published by RoseDog Books of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. For more information, or to request a review copy, please go to our virtual pressroom at or our online bookstore at