OCTA Seeks Public Input on Open Space Preserves

Public input is being sought on draft plans released this week that will guide the management of valuable wildlife and habitat on the Orange County Transportation Authority’s open space properties in the Aliso Canyon Preserve in Laguna Beach and Hayashi Preserve in Brea.

Círculos High School Joins XQ School Cohort

XQ Institute announced Círculos High School as the newest addition to the cohort of XQ schools, as part of the organization’s mission to rethink and redesign high school. The Santa Ana Unified School District high school will be awarded $2.5 million over the next five years. With an innovative and visionary proposal, the school will join the cohort of XQ schools as a key driver for change, making high school more relevant, engaging and effective for every student, everywhere.

Robbins: The Other Dimension of Mission Viejo

Mike Robbins, who works with the Anaheim Poverty task force, writes that Mission Viejo leaders should avoid adopting harsh anti-homeless ordinances urging civic leaders to help, rather than harass, those who have fallen on hard times.