Helping Kids Who Have to Swim Against the Tide

They live just a few miles from Huntington Beach’s iconic pier, but many children in the city’s low-income Oak View neighborhood have no experience in the ocean. A program, dubbed Reach Beyond the Beach, gives them a chance to learn the lessons of lifeguards.

Finding Ways to Make Housing More Affordable in OC

A variety of initiatives — including affordable housing developments and appeals to landlords for better upkeep and oversight — are aimed at improving the living conditions of the county’s low-income residents.