Federal Officials Approve Use of Santa Ana Transit Hub to Shelter Homeless

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January 27, 2016

Contact: Jean Pasco
(714) 834-7218
jean.pasco@ocgov.com
Federal Officials Approve Use of Transit Hub to Shelter Homeless
A plan to shelter the homeless during El Niño rainstorms at the unused Santa Ana Transit Terminal in the Orange County Civic Center has been approved on an interim basis through June by the Federal Transit Administration. The approval was delivered by letter today, two days after the Orange County Transportation Authority made the request on behalf of the County. The County opened escrow last month to buy the property from the Orange County Transportation Authority; a proposed lease for the interim use was sent last week to OCTA and required federal approval.

Surfrider: Public Trust Should Prevail Over Profits

Stefanie Sekich-Quinn, a coastal preservation manager at the Surfrider Foundation writes that moves to remove the executive director of the Coastal Commission are nothing more than a power grab by developers who covet California’s most precious jewel, our 1,100-mile coastline.

Correa Receives Milestone Endorsement From Pastor of Largest OC African American Church

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
January 25, 2016

Contact: Dave Jacobson, (818) 943-2348
Shallman Communications

CORREA RECEIVES MILESTONE ENDORSEMENT FROM PASTOR OF LARGEST OC AFRICAN AMERICAN CHURCH 
Esteemed Rev. Mark Whitlock of Christ Our Redeemer A.M.E Church Backs Lou Correa for U.S. Congress  
SANTA ANA, CA— Continuing to edge out his competition in the race to secure important endorsements, today former State Senator Lou Correa won a hugely influential endorsement from the Pastor of the largest African American church in Orange County, the Rev. Mark E. Whitlock, Jr.
Serving as Pastor of Christ Our Redeemer A.M.E. Church since 1998, Whitlock previously was founder and executive director of FAME Renaissance, the economic development arm of the well-known First A.M.E. Church in Los Angeles. Expressing his gratitude for the endorsement, former State Senator Lou Correa remarked:
“Reverend Mark Whitlock is an icon in Orange County. So many in our community look to him for spiritual guidance and leadership.

Chapman University Hosting Local Government Conference

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Presented by Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
February 25, 2016
9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Chapman University
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Local government matters. While Washington commands more media attention, local government affects people’s lives the most on a daily basis. In California, more than two-thirds of all public money is spent by nearly 7000 local government entities, such as counties, cities, school and special districts.

Seventh Annual “Mardi Gras for Autism” Expects 4,000 Attendees at Fullerton Cares Event Raising Awareness for Autism

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Seventh Annual “Mardi Gras for Autism” Expects 4,000 Attendees at Fullerton Cares Event Raising Awareness for Autism – 4/16/2016
 

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Media Contact: Jess Block Nerren – 909-706-8525 – Jess@Feltenmedia.com

FULLERTON, CA- To support autism charities and special education, Bourbon Street Bar and Grill’s seventh annual FREE family carnival benefit, ‘Mardi Gras for Autism’ will be held outside Bourbon Street Bar and Grill in the adjacent Fullerton Train Depot parking lot located at 110 E. Commonwealth Ave. in Fullerton on Saturday, April 16, 2016, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Says Larry Houser, the co-owner of Bourbon Street Bar and Grill and founder of Fullerton Cares, “This is a special celebration for all people of all abilities in our community in support of special education programs” Houser became involved with autism after his son Boyd, age 7, was diagnosed with autism at age 2. The family-friendly, all abilities, free event is designed to encourage families to enjoy the fun of Mardi Gras while raising money for Fullerton special education programs, featuring many activities appropriate for children of all ages and abilities.