Tag Archive for Orange County

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…

Van Tran Misses Key Education Vote

(From the Loratta Sanchez campaign.) Leaves Community Colleges Hoping to Transfer to UC System High and Dry SANTA ANA, CA – Last week, CA Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed Senate Bill 1440, the Student Transfer Achievement Reform Act (STAR Act), into law. The STAR Act has been hailed by education advocates for providing a clear path…

Voices From Street Corners (Vol 6)

It was Thursday and I was tired and driving down Alicia Parkway. I was deep in thought as I saw this lady holding up a sign. I pulled aside, grabbed a bottle of water and a snack and went up to talk to her. I admit I was nervous thinking what Jane Doe might think and how she might react. I went up and began with a simple question: What happened & Why are you here?