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    by Dianne Anderson Wearing both hats as Tustin Mayor and a city council member, Letitia Clark is ready to roll on her goals, most of which entails tackling the same urgent issues facing cities across the nation in the months ahead. First on her agenda is being as proactive as possible with the recovery from ...
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    By Dianne Anderson For first year UCI super-starter student Ryan McNichols, campus life is a bit of a time management balancing act, but it’s nothing that he can’t handle. As he carries a full load toward his MBA while working full time at night, much of his spare time is dedicated to the success of ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Decades of dedication have not gone unnoticed for teachers that will be honored for their hard work at this year’s annual International Educators’ Hall of Fame Community Dreamer Award. This year, the event pays tribute to 22 outstanding inductees from six different countries. Many of the trailblazers are long retired, but they ...
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    By Dianne Anderson This time of year, the Orange County Section of NCNW usually runs a myriad of community outreach festivities with accolades of appreciation for the many strong Black women who have devoted their entire lives to the cause. That didn’t happen this year Because of the virus, their organization had to put many ...
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    By Dianne Anderson It can take decades to develop a keen ear and music appreciation for jazzy genres, but not for the young aficionados of New Hope Presbyterian Church. They’re chiming in, putting a new spin on timeless choral tunes that may not be coming from their generation, but they got the beat. Reggie Goodjoin, ...
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    By Dianne Anderson There is a little less anxiety about getting basic needs to to the community than at the start of the pandemic, but food distribution is still a far cry from the family-friendly delivery model that Mark Lowry remembers. There was a time when food baskets and boxes were given away with a ...
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    by Dianne Anderson Trump Make American Great Again supporters were out full force last month in Yorba Linda where they closed in on the car of one of the members of the Urban Organizers Coalition as she fled for safety. During the Caravan 4 Justice anti-racism rally, available footage shows Trump’s side protesters converged on ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Those who may have never dreamed of voting before are now going out of their way to find a local drop box, or heading down to the Registrar of Voters office to get their ballots deposited extra early, and safely. Until the last minute voters can get help at www.iwillvote.com. The state ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Apparently, voters are not slacking off as drop boxes have sprung up across the nation and are getting a lot of action. As of Tuesday, over nine million early votes have already been cast. By now, everyone should have their ballot with pre-printed barcode, ready to walk it into their County Registrar ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Parts of Orange County have turned from red to purple, and many more are becoming a deeper shade of blue. Dr. DeVera Heard, longtime educator and member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc Orange County, said the politics this election is too big for any single organization to handle. For that reason, ...