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    By Dianne Anderson Having to scale countless hurdles of the healthcare system is probably one reason why so many Black patients duck and dodge regular checkups, but an upcoming Orange County health fair may eliminate some of the disdain for what’s stopping them. Discrimination in medicine. First-year UC Irvine medical student Leia Salongo senses the ...
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    By Dianne Anderson All the tinsel and twinkling lights with visions of sugarplums have big-eyed little kids hoping to nab their favorite toy, but sometimes the adults need something a little more grownup. For them, the annual Jazzy Christmas at New Hope Presbyterian Church opens next week with top performers, and don’t forget to bring ...
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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 Holiday festivities are in full tilt for nonprofits dedicated to getting toys and food to local families in need, and entertainment that pays off all year long. On Saturday, December 21, folks looking for a place to spread a little Christmas cheer are invited to stop in, say hello and drop off ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Love jazz? Love kids? Standout musicians are bringing their sparkle center stage at the upcoming Jazzy Christmas concert to help support the muse for some of Santa Ana’s most promising young violinists. In the spirit of the season, jazz enthusiasts and the entire community are invited out for an evening featuring top ...