Sharma: The Invisible Food Waste Problem

Aashna Sharma, a sixth grader from Newport Beach who attends The Pegasus School, writes about the alarming problem of food waste and waste management and how everyone can be part of solving this issue.

Mosko: Finally, a Bill in Congress to Fix Climate Crisis

With just a dozen years left to address climate change before impacts become disastrous, Sarah Mosko writes that Orange County faces real flooding and water table threats, noting that residents should support new bipartisan legislation in Congress to address the climate crisis.

Richards: County’s Dismissal of Land-Use Plans Challenged by Lawsuit

Orange resident Tina Richards writes that the county ignored zoning laws that prohibited commercial operations in the canyons by approving Red Rock Gardens, a business that would host weddings and other events. Citizens are taking legal action to protect existing land-use plans.

Mosko: The Taboo on Talking Climate Change

Sarah “Steve” Mosko is a local O.C. resident who writes that Congress has the power to address the problems of climate change effectively and globally, but must take action.

Schlotterbeck: Friends Saved OC Harbors, Beaches and Parks

The non-profit Friends of Harbors, Beaches and Parks, formed twenty years ago this week in the wake of the 1994 bankruptcy, have provided a model of how active residents and citizens can engage with agencies like OC Parks on mission and funding, ultimately improving regional quality of life by protecting important natural community assets. This coming Saturday, October 14th from 5:30 – 8:30 PM, readers can join supporters celebrating at the Peter and Mary Muth Interpretive Center in Newport Beach.