Study Shows Restoring Species Habitat is Only Marginally Successful, Recommends 15 Solutions

The regional non-profit Friends of Harbors, Beaches and Parks (FHBP) announces the release of its study on the effectiveness of biological mitigation measures required under environmental laws. Twelve Orange County projects, including residential, mixed use, and infrastructure projects, were evaluated for their success in restoring the natural landscape and promoting ecological function for rare and endangered species impacted by those projects.

Experience Orange County’s New Vote Centers and Voting System: Mock Election Taking Place January 7th

On Tuesday, January 7, 2020, the Orange County Registrar of Voters will be conducting a mock election to showcase the features of Vote Centers and the County’s new voting system. The public is invited to attend and learn about the benefits of Orange County’s transition to Vote Centers, such as being able to register to vote, cast an in-person ballot, obtain replacement ballots and more.

Orange County Rescue Mission Seeks Help From Community to Provide Holiday Gifts for Homeless Families

Orange County Rescue Mission is reaching out to the local community for gift donations to help the 179 formerly homeless adults living at Village of Hope and other Rescue Mission transitional housing campuses celebrate the holidays. The Rescue Mission has announced an urgent need for holiday gift donations for adults, which the children will give to their parents.

City of Garden Grove Goes Back on Their Word

In response to a lawsuit, the City of Garden Grove stated in writing on October 9, 2019 that the disposition of the 102-acre, city-owned Willowick Golf Course was “indefinitely on hold” until at least after January 2020 in order to comply with the requirements of the recently passed AB 1486, which amends the California Surplus Land Act (SLA). However, in a correspondence the legal firm Hadsell Stormer Renick & Dai received on November 13, 2019, the City of Garden Grove stated that it may consider disposing the Willowick property prior to January 2020.