Fr. Dennis Kriz pastor of St. Philip Benizi Catholic Church in Fullerton writes that if we are all truly “our brothers’ keepers” we must be creative in creating real jobs for the homeless and property tax deductions for those living near shelter facilities.
Gregory Scott CEO of Community Action Partnership is alarmed by homelessness and leaving seniors, children and families on the street who don’t know where their next meal is coming or have a place to go. The Hope for the Holidays campaign helps to address some of these issues.
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.
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.
Sarah “Steve” Mosko is a local O.C. resident who writes that the public must direct members of Congress to protect us from the clear and present danger of climate change by passing a carbon tax while there’s still time.
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.”
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.
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.
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.