Tag Archive for Orange County

Japan’s Nuclear Crisis Two Weeks Later

It’s been nearly two weeks since a 9.0 earthquake and devastating tsunami killed thousands of Japanese and the resulting damage to nuclear reactors in Northern Japan have added to the tragedy as Japanese officials scramble to prevent nuclear meltdowns. The human cost is incalculable. And the nuclear crisis itself may have long lasting impacts on…

Voices From Street Corners (Vol 14)

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In a few days, the first month of 2011 will be history. It has been quite a month in our County, our Country and our World. As I write this, I am listening to live feeds from Al Jazeera on the upheaval in Egypt and can’t help but be amazed and proud of all those…

Voices From Street Corners (Vol.13)

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Throughout the past few weeks, I have been “on the road” and looking to check on the voices I have had the pleasure and good fortune to meet. Surprisingly enough, I had not seen them for the longest time. As I thought about them, I hope they were able to get themselves squared away and…

OCTA Seeks Public Feedback On Proposed Measure M2 Conservation Plan

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The Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) is seeking public feedback through Jan. 10 on a conservation plan that will examine habitat and identify measures to protect that habitat and species in Orange County. The proposed Natural Community Conservation Plan/Habitat Conservation Plan/Master Streambed Alteration Agreement streamlines the freeway improvement permitting process under state and federal endangered species acts and results in more efficient and effective use of freeway mitigation funding.

Free Thanksgiving Dinners in OC: Tell Us Where They Are

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The tough economy still has a number of families hurting this Thanksgiving.  And for many, even the modest cost of the traditional Turkey dinner is cost prohibitive.  I did a quick search to find out which charities and churches would be hosting free Thanksgiving dinners for needy families and came up with a lot of…