December 20, 2018

Orange County

Daily Pilot: Volunteers prep donations at O.C. fairgrounds for SOS Adopt A Family program

The OC Fair & Event Center was an anthill of activity Wednesday as a crew of volunteers combed through and organized a hefty assortment of donations received as part of the Share Our Selves Adopt A Family program. Now in its 49th year, the program provides needy Orange County families with food and gifts for the holidays.


OC Register: Flying LGBTQ pride flag at Anaheim City Hall gets enough council support third time around

Raising the pride flag first came up after the 2016 mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Fla., in which 49 people died. The flag was flown from the city’s pole, but the next two years the banner was used instead because it was discovered city law prohibited flying anything other than the national, state and city flags, or a Congress-approved flag.


OC Register: Veteran suicide rates still climbing, but new national program may reverse tide

This new national program is called Operation Deep Dive. The mission is to bring to light the often complex series of circumstances that lead veterans to end their lives, and the focus is on seven selected areas, including Orange County.


Voice of OC: Fullerton City Council Deadlocked Over How to Fill Vacant Seat

Fullerton residents will have to wait until at least Jan. 15 to find out if a City Council vacancy will be filled by special election or appointment after the current four-member council deadlocked on the issue.


OC Register: San Clemente teacher to receive surprise ‘Star Wars’ Millennium Falcon made of Legos, after hers was destroyed by school vandals

Taylor Harkins, 37, of Costa Mesa and Scott Gano, 32, of Brea — part of Goodwill OC’s Lego team — began working on the “Star Wars” set Friday with a plan to surprise Bassett, 72, after they learned that her decades-old “Star Wars” Lego collection had been destroyed by school vandals.



Labor 411: Red for Ed UTLA, Supporters take to the Streets for Teachers March

The recent Teachers March brought a throng of teachers, family members, friends and supporters all wearing “red for ed(ucation)” to downtown where estimates of more than 50,000 marchers moved from Grand Park to the Broad Museum.

Publication Date: December 20, 2018