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cover art for the January 2021 issue of OCB's Dining, Arts, and Entertainment guide

Top Ten Stories for January 07 through January 16 include eligibility for COVID-19 vaccination, a suspicious death, and affordable housing. The announcement of the eligibility for vaccination of those residents of Orange County ages 65 and older was by leaps and bounds the most-read story of the past week. Let …continue reading

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Former Los Alamitos Mayor Troy Edgar was recognized for outstanding service. Congratulations are in order for Mr. Edgar, who received the Department of Homeland Security Secretary’s Outstanding Service Medal. He released the following statement via LinkedIn: Earlier this week, I was presented the DHS Secretary’s Outstanding Service Medal for my …continue reading

featured graphic for Lou Correa, Democratic Congressman for the 46th District in California, during COVID-19

Congressman Lou Correa (CA-46) announced he tested positive for COVID-19 and released the following statement: Rep. Lou Correa said, “Yesterday, I tested positive for COVID-19. I now join more than 200,000 Orange County residents who have been diagnosed with the virus. I will be responsible and self-quarantine — away from …continue reading

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Nestlé Prepared Foods, a Mt. Sterling, Ky. establishment, is recalling approximately 762,615 pounds of not-ready-to-eat (NRTE) pepperoni hot pockets product that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically pieces of glass and hard plastic, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The frozen NRTE …continue reading

featured graphic for Katrina Foley for OC Supervisor District 02 during COVID-19

Assemblymember Sharon Quirk-Silva announced her endorsement for Mayor Katrina Foley’s campaign for Orange County Supervisor. Foley is seeking election to Orange County’s 2nd Supervisorial District, in an election that will be held on Tuesday, March 9, 2021. Assemblymember Quirk-Silva represents the 65th Assembly District, which includes portions of the 2nd …continue reading

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This past Tuesday at the Orange County (OC) Board of Supervisors meeting, the OC Board of Supervisors approved the funding of seven housing developments in six local jurisdictions totaling close to $11 million to produce 437 units of supportive and affordable housing throughout Orange County. “Orange County has a desperate …continue reading

U.S. Attorney Robert Brewer and San Diego County District Attorney Summer Stephan said today their offices will not tolerate violence during inauguration-related protests and will work closely with federal, state, and local partners to aggressively pursue those involved in criminal activity at such events in San Diego and Imperial counties. …continue reading

featured graphic for the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation during COVID-19

All of us at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation are deeply disturbed by the tragic events that unfolded last Wednesday, January 6, 2021, in our nation’s capital. Those who attacked our Capitol and did violence to fellow Americans need to be fully accountable to the law. We mourn the …continue reading

Logo courtesy of California Senate Republicans

Senate Republican Leader Shannon Grove (R-Bakersfield) and several members of the California Senate Republican Caucus recently delivered a letter to Governor Newsom demanding that he set the state’s vaccine distribution as a priority. The California Department of Public Health says California has received more than 2.4 million vaccines, yet according …continue reading

OC Public Libraries is recognizing a major milestone in 2021 as it reaches its 100th year of service. The OC Public Libraries centennial, to be commemorated with the tagline Celebrate the Past, Inspire the Future. 100 Years of Possibilities., was announced at yesterday’s Orange County (OC) Board of Supervisors meeting. …continue reading