Kriz: Homeless Deaths in OC Reach 113 For 2019

Fr. Dennis Kriz, Pastor at St. Philip Benizi Catholic Church, provides the July count for those who died on our streets “without fixed abode,” aka homeless. The fifteen people who died last month brings the total of people who died “without fixed abode” in Orange County to 113 since January 1, 2019.

Meisenhelder: Car Pool or FasTrak

Thomas Meisenhelder, a Huntington Beach resident and Professor Emeritus of Sociology, writes that our nation’s policies are moving away from serving the common good and do not contribute to our commonwealth but are designed for those that can afford to get better treatment.

Syed: Independence – From What & From Whom?

Shakeel Syed, Executive Director for Orange County Communities Organized for Responsible Development (OCCORD) urges residents celebrating this Independence Day, to not forget the immeasurable human pain and poverty that continues to exist amidst us, calling on people to continue to fight for the oppressed and against the oppressors.

Kanter: LGBT Center OC Marches With Police But Leave Community Behind

Laura Kanter, a Queer and Trans Rights Advocate and co-founder of the Orange County LGBTQ+ Policing Partnership and the Orange County Equality Coalition, questions the decision by the Center OC to have police march in uniform at this weekend’s Pride Parade in Orange County, arguing T-Shirts are better than gun belts to show support.