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Based in New York City,
Monday,March 11, 2013
SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO
A student was arrested for stealinga cellphone,credit card and cash from ateacher’s desk at South San Francisco HighSchool on B Street before 9:17 a.m.Wednesday,Feb. 13.
. A vehicle was reportedly on ﬁre onSouth Canal Street before 10:55 p.m. Tuesday,Feb. 12.
. Juveniles were reportedly throw-ing water bottles at a transient on Tennis Drivebefore 4:27 p.m. Tuesday,Feb. 12.
. A home was broken into on BassettCourt before 1:19 p.m. Tuesday,Feb. 12.
A house was egged on SpruceAvenue before 2:20 a.m. on Saturday,Jan. 26.
. A man punched another man atMcGovern’s Bar on the 200 block of EastFourth Avenue before 1:33 a.m. Sunday,Feb.17.
. Someone smashed a window of ZeroDesktop on the 1500 block of Fashion IslandBoulevard before 5:05 p.m. Saturday,Feb. 16.
. A man and a woman were in aphysical ﬁght at New York Pizza on the 200block of South B Street before 1:58 a.mSunday,Feb. 10.
Two men appearedto be tampering with vehicles in an under-ground garage on the ﬁrst block of North BStreet before 9:02 p.m. Friday,Feb. 8.
Sweet and sour
A man found sugar in his gas tank andsuspected it was his ex-girlfriend onEighth Avenue in Redwood City before7:43 a.m. Friday,Feb. 8.
By Heather Murtagh
DAILY JOURNAL STAFF
Jeffrey Dollinger originally planned to pur-sue theater,well theater design,but thatrequired him to dabble in art history.It was through those required classes thatDollinger,now 43,had a realization — hereally liked looking at art. He enjoyed it morethan creating set designs. So there was achange in his educational path to study art his-tory. Dollinger’s love of art,as well as a desireto promote the educational beneﬁts of the cre-ative outlet,sparked his interest in Menlo-Park based Art in Action. Dollinger wasrecently hired on as the executive director forthe nonproﬁt,which brings quality arts educa-tion to students.Dollinger,an Ohio-native who is commut-ing from Los Angeles until this summer,hasspent the last month learning more about thelocal organization that started with the driveof a mom,Judy Sleeth.“I founded Art in Action when my daughterwas in kindergarten because I didn’t wantbudget cuts to rob her or her classmates of thevery real beneﬁts of a quality art curriculum,”Sleeth is quoted as saying on the nonproﬁt’swebsite.After 30 years,the program has grownstronger with the support of grants and volun-teers willing to roll up their sleeves. It’s awell-known effort locally,with a few pro-grams in other states,but Dollinger sees anopportunity to really grow the effort.Prior to working with children,Dollingercompleted his art history degree at Ohio StateUniversity. During his four years in college,he also worked at the Wexner Center for theArts in Columbus,Ohio. Itwas while working atWexner that Dollinger hadthe chance to reallyexplore the differentdepartments within amuseum.After graduation,heenrolled at IndianaUniversity to pursue amaster’s in art administra-tion. Dollinger worked atthe museum on campus and,as part of the pro-gram,got an internship at the Rock and RollHall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland,Ohio. Dollinger was brought on to help withthe ﬁnal capital fundraising push to build themuseum. Working there introduced Dollingerto the world of music and art — which sooften mix. He was hired on after graduationbut was then approached a few years later bya recruiter with an opportunity at the InventorsHall of Fame,which has since been rebrandedas Invent Now — a national organizationthat’s mission is to inspire invention and cre-ativity in people of all ages.Dollinger spent 16 years with the organiza-tion,leaving as the senior vice president of program development. At the start the focusreally was on inventors,most of them werenotable throughout history. But during histime there,Dollinger saw the focus shift toshowcasing current designers that inﬂuenceday-to-day technology as well as supportingchildren to think like inventors.During his 16-year tenure,he was engagedin designing,funding and running programsfor kids,college students and inventors. Oneof his biggest programs was the organization’seducational outreach program,CampInvention. It started as an outreach program.More recently it’s spread nationwide to host80,000 kids at thousands of camps.Dollinger said the 15-year growth points tothe desire for programs that encourage trialand error while giving kids the tools tobecome inventors themselves.Meeting inventors,Dollinger noticed manyalso had an artistic outlet. And,as he pointedout over coffee Wednesday morning,many of the biggest companies in Silicon Valleyrequire art for the development of successfulproducts. However,it’s often cut from schoolfunding.That’s where Dollinger,the father of a 10-year-old boy,will be focusing his efforts in hisnew role with Art in Action. In-depth curricu-lum has been created and is widely availableonline. The challenge will be growing the baseof people accessing and using it. He will work to increase the proﬁle of the organization,attract new funding and expand the number of children and schools served by its programsnationwide. First,he’ll help celebrate the non-proﬁt’s 30th anniversary at the annual lunch-eon,Atelier d’Artistes.
Art in Action’s annual luncheon,Atelier d’Artistes,will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday,March 4 at the Sharon Heights Golf & Country Club,2900 Sand Hill Road,MenloPark. Tickets are $95. For more informationvisit www.artinaction.org. Donations are alsoaccepted online.
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