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NEWS BRIEFS

Voting center and ballot drop off locations for Orange County’s March 3 primary election are now finalized, as officials prep for California’s earlier election date and a new county voting process. https://bit.ly/36lI7lt

Fullerton will soon have its first year-round homeless shelter after City Councilmembers on Tuesday authorized a 150-bed shelter and recuperative care center for people recovering from injuries. https://bit.ly/38qQFc0

NORBERTO SANTANA, JR.

  • Santana: Columbus, Indigenous Peoples’ Day Engages Around Equity

    The debate over recasting Columbus Day as Indigenous People’s Day offers a chance to consider equity in society and how best civic leaders can address inequity. In San Juan Capistrano, the historic debate is in many ways still playing itself out in the effort to preserve one of the last original indigenous villages in Orange County. And on the modern policy front, one recent study about inequity in Orange County is challenging local policymakers to confront a stark opportunity gap between geographic areas of the county – split along largely racial, ethnic and income lines.

  • Santana: Orange County’s Key Organizing Group Gets Disorganized

    With key debates over the future of Anaheim’s stadium and public lands in Santa Ana intensifying, Orange County’s premier progressive organizing group, OC Communities Organized for Responsible Development, OCCORD, is reeling from the resignations of Executive Director Shakeel Syed and a slew of organizers in recent months.

COMMUNITY OPINION

  • Keefe: Why I’ll March

    Catherine Keefe, poet, essayist and story coach writes that she will march so that her body will be counted in the name of all that is just.

  • Dunnell: Stand Up, March for the Movement

    Kaelyn Dunnell, a local San Juan Capistrano teenager, writes that the Women’s March provides motivation, inspiration and encouragement; a place where you can find your voice.