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.
The County of Orange, in partnership with Mercy House Inc. and the California National Guard, will open the seasonal Armory Emergency Shelter (armory) in Santa Ana this evening. This armory will provide up to 200 beds for individuals experiencing homelessness.
OC Fair & Event Center and Orange County Employees Association will host a free community celebration in honor of Veterans Day. Salute to Veterans will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 9, at the fairgrounds in Costa Mesa.
On October 20th, VietRISE and NDLON are co-hosting a Community Festival on Sunday, October 20, 2019 from 11am-4pm called “We Celebrate Sanctuary Here: Bring Human Rights Home” at Atlantis Play Center in Garden Grove, CA. This is a free, public, and family-friendly event!
The County of Orange, in partnership with Mercy House Inc. and the California National Guard, has opened the seasonal Armory Emergency Shelter (armory) in Fullerton more than a month earlier than usual, providing up to 200 beds for individuals experiencing homelessness.
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OC Legal Clinic 1 Year Celebration
The Orange County Legal Clinic was established in October 2018 after a gap in legal clinics being offered. Members from Chicanxs Unidxs and Resilience Orange County had been working with youth as young as 12 years old who were facing felonies, youth who were being denied special education services, youth who were being suspended and expelled from schools, young adults trying to find a second chance at life, adults trying to get off gang injuctions and gang databases. The need to create a space where community members could be linked or could get help was obvious and they reached out to Youth Justice Coalition from Los Angeles to train them.
Over the past three months, the LGBT Center OC Board of Directors and executive staff have engaged in a dialogue with Center staff, community members and stakeholders regarding our decision to allow uniformed police officers to march with us in the OC Pride parade. The dialogue has raised our awareness of the importance of continuing to bring more voices to the table and more diversity in thought and life experience to the decision making process.