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    By Dianne Anderson To get a jump on the coveted free turkeys, parents will rise early, bundle the kids for the nippy morning back to back lines all over the Inland Empire to ensure their odds of securing the family feast. This Thanksgiving, local nonprofits are coming through with turkeys for those that either pre-registered, ...
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    By Dianne Anderson At about $1.27 a pound, no shortage of turkeys this year with even better deals in store for those with enough money to spend on the annual feast. But getting one for free with all the fixins’ is another story. Pat Dixon waited all last week on word whether or not she ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Growing up, a stint of homelessness didn’t mean helplessness for Ronnie Miller’s mother, who quickly stepped up to protect her eight-member family that was suddenly out on the streets. Out of necessity, she learned to work the system that had worked against them. In the pursuit of local resources, the family overcame ...
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    By Dianne Anderson In the great economic divide, it seems that those with a lot of money in Orange County would prefer not to see those who have not – it’s called NIMBYISM, Not in My Back Yard, that keeps the homeless invisible. Through their newest project, Saving Our Sisters, the Orange County Section NCNW ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Nothing could mask the holiday spirit over the Thanksgiving holiday with community groups and volunteers coming together at Andy Street Community Association to distribute food baskets, vouchers and sanitizers to local families. The event gave away baskets with turkey and all the fixings to 200 families, along with New Hope Home seniors ...
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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 Trudging through months of extensive job loss and health impact, the community is finding ways to cope with the fallout from the outbreak — and now the holidays are coming. This season will be unlike any other for many families, and many face the prospect of their first holiday season without their ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Cracking open the bubbly is all part of the fun this time a year, and for some, any excuse to imbibe is better than none. Everything glitters, and the trees are lit. The party has been going strong for the past month. It’s also a vulnerable time of year for those struggling ...