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VIA PROGRAM DIRECTOR

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: STANFORD PROGRAMS DIRECTOR

Stanford Programs is a division of VIA (formerly Volunteers in Asia), an independent, non-profit, educational exchange organization that provides US-Asia public service and educational exchange opportunities.

For 45 years, VIA has sent young American volunteers to work within Asian institutions. VIA's Stanford Programs evolved from VIA's growing connection with Asian institutions and for over 30 years has served as the mirror image of the volunteer program by providing in-depth, personal, and provocative cross-cultural experiences for Asians.

The Stanford Programs division develops and coordinates short-term, focused, cross-cultural study programs for students of Asia's top universities. These programs focus on specific themes such as health care, poverty & homelessness or volunteerism and also expose students to the diversity of the American society. In 2008, over 200 students from Japan, Taiwan, Korea, and China participated …

SCAM ARTIST AND LOAN MODIFICATION

SCAM ARTISTS USING FORGED LETTERHEAD TO CON CALIFORNIANS

California Attorney General Edmund G. Brown Jr. is warning consumers that scam artists are using the forged letterhead of major lenders to con worried Californians into paying thousands of dollars for non-existent loan modification services."Californians should be deeply skeptical of anyone who demands money up front and makes extravagant promises that they can save their home," Brown said.

Steps consumers can take to protect themselves from loan modification fraud are available at http://ag.ca.gov/newsalerts/release.php?id=1697&.

Complaints may be filed with the Attorney General's Office at:

Office of the Attorney General - Public Inquiry Unit, P.O. Box 944255, Sacramento, CA 94244,

or online at http://ag.ca.gov/consumers/general.php.