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The OC Health Care Agency (HCA) is pleased to announce that recruitment is now open for the CalOptima Board of Directors. A County-organized health system, CalOptima serves more than 750,000 low-income children, adults, seniors and persons with disabilities. CalOptima was formed in 1995 in response to a healthcare system that …continue reading

diane dixon

Atlas PAC has officially endorsed Diane Dixon (R-Newport Beach) for the 74th Assembly District. She is challenging freshman Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris (D-Laguna Beach) for the seat. “Atlas PAC proudly endorses Diane Dixon because she is a proven pro-taxpayer, pro-business leader. She has consistently fought for the free market, limiting government, …continue reading

West Orange County Republican Women Federated installed their 2020 board of directors at their January 18 meeting held at the Cypress Courtyard Marriott. Outgoing President Pat Eskenazi, who is well respected throughout West Orange County for her volunteer work at various non-profit organizations, thanked her 2019 board for their hard …continue reading

Congressman Alan Lowenthal (CA-47) joined with House Natural Resources Committee (HNRC) Chair Raúl Grijalva (AZ-03), Congressman Jared Huffman (CA-02), and 45 House colleagues in sending a letter to Department of the Interior (DOI) Secretary David Bernhardt calling for the DOI to reverse recent administration moves to open vast areas of …continue reading

Cherry Blossom Festival

Welcome the warmer weather and period of renewal with a celebration of Japanese and Japanese American culture at the sixth annual Orange County Cherry Blossom Festival taking place March 13 – 15 in Huntington Beach. The three-day festival that begins with a night market on Friday March 13, will see …continue reading

School districts are facing rising costs in key areas. School districts’ pension costs, for example, have more than doubled since 2013-14 and are scheduled to rise even further in 2020-21. School districts also are seeing more students with disabilities and their special education costs are increasing. Despite these cost pressures, …continue reading

Congressman Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (CA-39), House Armed Services Committee Vice Chair Anthony G. Brown (MD-04), Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16), Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) and 27 lawmakers sent a letter to Defense Secretary Mark Esper about the administration’s plan to divert billions of dollars in military funds to the construction …continue reading

Burger Boss

What once seemed impossible for practicing vegans is now quite doable at Burger Boss. The Southern California chainlet offers vegans several options with its house-made black bean patty, vegan Gouda cheese and 100% GMO sunflower oils used to transform raw potatoes into golden fries. Plant-based meat substitutes have sky-rocked in …continue reading

The California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee (CNA/NNOC) became the latest organization to join the coalition supporting the re-election of Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris. The landmark announcement comes on the heels of an endorsement last week from the California Teachers Association. CNA/NNOC Co-President Malinda Markowitz RN released the following statement announcing …continue reading

Renowned cardiovascular surgeons Marc Sakwa, M.D. and Jeffrey Altshuler, M.D. are bringing their leadership, surgical advancements and world-class expertise in minimally invasive heart surgery for complex heart procedures to MemorialCare Heart & Vascular Institute, continuing the expansion and development of cardiovascular care services and the legacy of MemorialCare clinical pioneers …continue reading

Catalina Island Museum presents Project Azorian: The CIA’s Greatest Covert Operation, a lecture detailing the story of the highly secret and elaborate 6-year effort to retrieve a sunken Soviet submarine from the Pacific Ocean floor through mission artifacts and a slideshow on Saturday, Feb. 15 at 6 p.m. in the …continue reading