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featured graphic for Orange County Historical Society, logo courtesy of OCHS, during COVID-19

Corrie ten Boom helped many Jews in the Netherlands escape the Nazis during World War II, was eventually sent to Ravensbruck concentration camp herself, survived, and spent the rest of her life helping others, speaking before large audiences, spreading the Gospel, and writing popular books. She spent her later years …continue reading

featured graphic for Rancho Los Alamitos during COVID-19

On Thursday, May 27th at 11:30 a.m. Rancho Los Alamitos will host a Facebook Live event to honor local leaders Bonnie Lowenthal and John Hancock. This virtual event replaces the Rancho’s Cottonwood Awards Luncheon, an annual business networking event, and fundraiser that honors individuals and organizations for their leadership and …continue reading

featured graphic for Michelle Steel, Congresswoman for California’s 48th District, during COVID-19

Representatives Michelle Steel (CA-48), Alan Lowenthal (CA-47), and Lou Correa (CA-46) this week introduced a bipartisan House Resolution recognizing the significance of and commemorating the 46th anniversary of the Fall of Saigon and the tragic collapse of the Republic of Vietnam. The three Congress Members each represent a portion of …continue reading

featured graphic for opinion piece jumping off from historical documentary "Berlin: Symphony of a Great City" asking whether the United States will follow a path similar to that of Weimar Germany in the 1920s. View of Berlin is a still shot from the silent documentary by Walther Ruttmann.

Robin Itzler, a longtime contributer to Orange County Breeze, has a thoughtful piece published at American Thnkger titled “Could ordinary Americans embrace socialism?” Here’s how the piece opens: Flipping channels to get away from the day’s depressing news, Berlin: Symphony of a Great City (Berlin: Die Sinfonie der Großstadt) was …continue reading