PRESS RELEASE: Adharsh Subramanian, a senior at Northwood High School in Irvine, was shocked after seeing the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria. In response, he created a non-profit organization Organic Farm Charity (OFC), and organized a benefit concert scheduled for September 22, 2018, marking the first anniversary of Hurricane Maria passing the island. The money raised from this benefit concert will be given to three organic farms in the island.
The Fullerton City Council votes Tuesday on whether to take control of the public library, a move library board members fear would give the council power to wrest assets from the more than 100-year-old library system and potentially use them to pay city debts.
Feet to the Fire Forum will be held on Monday, Sept. 17 and Friday Sept. 21 at the Orange Coast College’s Robert B. Moore Theatre, 2701 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa. The candidate meet and greet starts at 6pm; forum begins at 7pm. Monday, Sept. 17 – Candidates for Costa Mesa mayor and City Council; Friday Sept. 21 – Newport Beach City Council race.
Shakeel Syed, Executive Director of Orange County Communities Organized for Responsible Development (OCCORD), writes that the continued backlog of citizenship applications before U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) not only undermines our democracy but suppresses voters.
Seven OC cities are asking voters for tax increases in November, including increases to sales, business license and hotel bed taxes. Cities say they’re desperate for more revenue as growing pension debt and other factors drive up expenses.