The Gift of Hope Inspires 16thAnnual KidWorks Christmas Store

Believing that hope is a gift that never goes out of style, KidWorks, a Santa Ana-based nonprofit that provides academic, spiritual and leadership programs for underserved children and teens, has set a goal of collecting more than 1,500 Christmas presents for parents to give to their young family members.

10 Year Commemoration Event of the 2008 Freeway Complex Fire

While many communities throughout the state are courageously fighting wildfires saving both habitat lands and homes, locally we are reminded that the horrors of the Freeway Complex Fire ravaged our region just 10 years ago. The Freeway Complex Fire damaged or destroyed 280+ homes and burned 30,000+ acres across four counties.

Around the World in 60 Minutes With Retiring Congressman Ed Royce

The WORLD AFFAIRS COUNCIL OF ORANGE COUNTY (WACOC)has organized a special dinner and conversation with retiring Congressman Ed Royce to take place on Monday, December 3rd, 2018, from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM at The Resort at Pelican Hill in Newport Coast. Congressman Royce will take us “Around the World in 60 Minutes.”

Saddleback College President Announced, Dr. Elliot Stern

After a nationwide search, the South Orange County Community College District (SOCCCD) has selected Dr. Elliot Stern to serve as the new president of Saddleback College. Pending ratification of his contract by the Board of Trustees, Dr. Stern is expected to start mid-January 2019.

Orange County Auditor-Controller Eric Woolery Issues Statement on Passing of Longtime Auditor-Controller Vic Heim

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of former Orange County Auditor-Controller VictorA. “Vic” Heim on November 2, 2018 at the age of 97. Mr. Heim was the seventh and longest serving Auditor-Controller in County history, taking office in 1957, and winning seven elections for the position until retiring in 1984 after serving the County for 37 years.

DA-Elect Spitzer Announces Transition Leadership Team

D.A.-elect Todd Spitzer announced the leadership team that will assist him during his transition to Orange County District Attorney, tapping several advisors who will help select advisory committee members and other leadership as he prepares for his first term in office.