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Services planned

A service for Matthew Mezza will be held today at 3 p.m. at Hillside Memorial Park and Mortuary, located at 6001 W. Centinela Ave. in Los Angeles.

Mezza, 14, died on Friday after jumping from an upper floor of the Sheraton Delfina Hotel.

The family has asked that donations in Mezza’s honor be made to either the Santa Monica High School baseball team, of which he was a member, or to Teen Line, a suicide prevention program.

Donations are being accepted at:

Santa Monica High School Baseball Diamond Club

601 Pico Blvd.

Santa Monica, Calif., 90405

Teen Line

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

PO Box 48750

Los Angeles, Calif., 90048

— Daily Press

SMC

Paid internships at KCRW

Over the next two years, students at Santa Monica College will have the chance to intern at public radio station KCRW-Santa Monica and get paid for their work thanks to a grant from donors.

Daniel Greenberg, a member of the board for the Broad Stage, and his wife, Susan Steinhauser, will contribute $25,000 to create the internships, giving students hands-on training. The paid stipends will begin at the start of the Spring 2011 semester, which opens on Feb. 16, officials with the college said.

In years past, SMC students have served as volunteer interns in the station’s Music Library, in the studio with DJs and artists, assisting sound engineers, audio production, video production, web design and technology, events management and in non-profit management.

“The facts of student life are that many have to support themselves while in school,” Greenberg said. “Being able to award the Greenberg-Steinhauser stipends will allow many more students the opportunity to work with KCRW.”

Greenberg is the chairman and CEO of Electro Rent Corporation, an electrical rental, leasing and sales service based in Van Nuys, Calif., which serves government agencies and companies in the aerospace, defense and electronics industries. Greenberg recently served as chair of the Reed College Board of Trustees and is on the NPR Foundation’s Board of Trustees.

Steinhauser currently serves on the California Arts Council and the Hammer Museum’s Board of Overseers. She is past chair of the Getty Museum Photographs Council and serves as a Trustee of Washington’s Pilchuck Glass School. The couple has supported numerous arts institutions in Los Angeles and across the country, most notably LACMA’S Glass Matters, the Hammer’s show “Gouge” on woodblock prints and the Getty Museum’s exhibitions on noted color photographer and environmentalist Eliot Porter, Graciela Iturbide, and the celebrated Mexican photographer Manual Alvarez Bravo.

KCRW(89.9FM) is National Public Radio’s flagship station for Southern California and is a public service of Santa Monica College.

— DP

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