OC LGBT Youth Convening: Q&A with the Organizers

The LGBTQ Youth Convening is a day-long conference organized by and for Orange County LGBTQIA youth and allies through The LGBT Center OC this Saturday at Spurgeon Intermediate School in Santa Ana.

Camacho-Van Dyke: OC LGBT Youth Speak Out

Fullerton graduate student Stephanie Camacho-Van Dyke writes that it’s important to support and empower Gay Straight Alliance youth leaders, as well as encouraging social and institutional change in Orange County.


Summer in the City: Innocence Lost and Found

As chronicled by photographer Julie Leopo, the children of Santa Ana’s underserved neighborhoods enjoy a magical period in their lives while being forced to recognize the realities that surround them.


The Voices of Fourth Street

A local photographer visits the denizens of Santa Ana’s Fourth Street to get their opinions on the ongoing gentrification debate and their visions for the downtown’s future.

Marc Payan (right) works with a participant in one of his morning workouts at Santa Ana Stadium.

An Exercise Awakening in Santa Ana

Marc Payan came up with the idea of free community workouts while running a half marathon in 2011. Today, his Payan X workouts draw up to 450 people to Santa Ana Stadium on weekday mornings.