Loewen: Time to End Political Polarization

Robert Loewen, chairman emeritus and former president of Orange County’s Lincoln Club, writes that the nation’s DREAM act kids need a legislative solution from Congress on immigration. Loewen writes these kids deserve consideration and the Lincoln Club’s heart is with them along with legislation that would allow them to stay in the United States and continue productive lives.

Hoiberg : Sanctuary For All

Santa Ana resident Jordan Hoiberg writes that Santa Ana city council members should follow their own lead on providing sanctuary for undocumented immigrants and offer the same compassion and protection to homeless members of their community.

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.