Community Gathers to Pack the Santa Ana School Board Meeting Tonight to Call for Ethnic Studies Requirement In All Santa Ana Unified Schools

The following is a press release from an organization unaffiliated with Voice of OC. The views expressed here are not those of Voice of OC. SANTA ANA, CA—Tonight students, parents, teachers, professors, and community organizations will pack the Santa Ana School Board meeting to call for Ethnic Studies classes in all Santa Ana schools from kindergarten through twelfth grade, a high school graduation requirement, the expansion of restorative practices in Ethnic Studies classes as an alternative to suspension and expulsion, and the creation of an Ethnic Studies Summer Teacher Institute where teachers can engage in pedagogy and curriculum that is culturally relevant and responsive to the Santa Ana community. Santa Ana is rich in diversity, with cultural roots from places like Cambodia, Vietnam, Samoa, Central America, Afghanistan, and one of the largest Mexican American populations outside of Mexico, yet the majority of our students’ histories and cultures have been pushed out of the curriculum.

County Supervisor a No-Show at Mental Health Board Meetings

Andrew Do was absent for all but two of the 12 meetings in the year after he joined the panel last February. The rules say he should have been removed after four missed meetings. But the supervisors are considering exempting Do from the rules.

County Supervisor Andrew Do at a supervisors meeting.
Nick Gerda/Voice of OC

JUNE 11: Coastkeeper to Reach 10,000 Pounds of Trash Collected at Beach Cleanups

The following is a press release from an organization unaffiliated with Voice of OC. The views expressed here are not those of Voice of OC. MEDIA ALERT

May 23, 2016
Contact: Lauren Zerweck, lauren@gomixte.com, 619-315-1905

 
JUNE 11: Coastkeeper to Reach 10,000 Pounds of Trash Collected at Beach Cleanups
Hundreds of volunteers expected to help reach clean-water milestone
WHAT: Orange County residents will head to Huntington State Beach to help Orange County Coastkeeper reach an important milestone - 10,000 pounds of trash removed from local beaches. The milestone comes after years of monthly beach cleanups where families, friends and businesses alike come together during a two-hour cleanup to do their part in maintaining a healthy coastal environment for all to enjoy.

Orange County Task Force Launches Drowning Prevention Campaign

The following is a press release from an organization unaffiliated with Voice of OC. The views expressed here are not those of Voice of OC. For Immediate Release:
May 19, 2016
Contacts: Captain Steve Concialdi, OC Fire Authority (949) 887-9324 steveconcialdi@ocfa.org
Melanie Eustice, Office of Supervisor Todd Spitzer (714) 834-5492 or melanie.eustice@ocgov.com

Orange County Task Force Launches Drowning Prevention Campaign

Who:  

The Orange County Task Force on Drowning Prevention will launch a countywide messaging campaign using OCTA buses. When:
Wednesday, May 25 at 10:30 a.m.

Where:
Media staging begins at 10:15 a.m.
William Woollett Aquatic Center
4601 Walnut Ave, Irvine

What:

The Orange County Task Force on Drowning Prevention will unveil the messaging used on OCTA buses with a large, wrapped OCTA bus.

Special Workshop Set June 10 to Forecast County Finances

The following is a press release from an organization unaffiliated with Voice of OC. The views expressed here are not those of Voice of OC. Special Workshop Set June 10 to Forecast County Finances
The Orange County Board of Supervisors will convene a special meeting on Friday, June 10, at 9 a.m. for a public workshop to discuss the County’s strategic financial plan and evaluate County finances beyond the coming fiscal year. “As we look toward adopting a new Fiscal Year 2016-17 budget in June, it makes sense to discuss some additional forecasting so we have a better sense of what longer-range resources will be available,” Board of Supervisors Chairwoman Lisa Bartlett, Fifth District, said.

Garden Grove Mayor Bao Nguyen’s Statement On Discriminatory Vote Against LGBTs By House Republicans

The following is a press release from an organization unaffiliated with Voice of OC. The views expressed here are not those of Voice of OC. Garden Grove Mayor Bao Nguyen’s Statement On Discriminatory Vote Against LGBTs By House Republicans
Immediate Release

May 19, 2016
Contact: Simon Hudes
info@bao2016.com
(408) 833-4455

Anaheim, CA – Bao Nguyen released the following statement after House Republican leadership used a parliamentary tactic that made their Members change their votes, shutting down an amendment that would protect the LGBTQ community. As a gay man myself, I know firsthand how hard it can be to grow up LGBTQ.

California Life Sciences Association Honors Congressman Tony Cárdenas and Congresswoman Mimi Walters

The following is a press release from an organization unaffiliated with Voice of OC. The views expressed here are not those of Voice of OC. California Life Sciences Association Honors Congressman Tony Cárdenas and Congresswoman Mimi Walters for Commitment to Advancing Life Sciences Innovation
California Legislators Named 2016 Visionary Award Winners
San Francisco and San Diego – California Life Sciences Association (CLSA), the nation’s largest statewide life sciences public policy, advocacy and business solutions organization, today announced Representatives Tony Cárdenas (D-San Fernando Valley) and Mimi Walters (R-Irvine) as the recipients of the 2016 Visionary Awards, presented at CLSA’s annual Washington, D.C. program held at the Folger Shakespeare Library. The 2016 Visionary Awards were presented by CLSA President and CEO Sara Radcliffe, in recognition of the leadership of Cárdenas and Walters and their efforts to promote sound policies for advancing life sciences research, investment and innovation.

2016/2017 Orange County Grand Jury Selected

The following is a press release from an organization unaffiliated with Voice of OC. The views expressed here are not those of Voice of OC. 2016/2017 Orange County Grand Jury Selected

Santa Ana, CA – Nineteen Orange County residents were selected to serve on the Orange County Grand Jury for the term that begins July 1. Hon.

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