Sacramento – Today, the California State Assembly Committee on Higher Education approved Senate Bill (SB) 141, authored by State Senator Lou Correa (D-Santa Ana), with a broad bipartisan vote. This measure will restore access to California colleges, universities and scholarships for children who are U.S. citizens, but are forced to live abroad as a result of their parents’ deportation. Continue reading
July 17, 2013
(Santa Ana, CA) – The Young Senators Program, founded by State Senator Lou Correa (D-Santa Ana), graduated 193 high school students at a Graduation Celebration at the Senators District Office in Santa Ana on July 16. The graduating class represented 19 cities and 31 high schools throughout the Orange County region.
“I’m proud of the Young Senators who have been an active part of our program,” said Correa. These students have gained valuable leadership and public service skills and will continue to serve as leaders in our community,” he added. Continue reading
Join the Heritage Museum of Orange County this summer and learn about Horse Care & other ranch animals, Organic Farming, Roping, Games and Crafts. A great way to refine your Leadership & Communication Skills and build Self Confidence all while having fun! Closed toe shoes are required. Hourly programs are also available. All ages are welcome! Continue reading
(Santa Ana, CA) – Senator Lou Correa in collaboration with other local organizations is hosting the annual Westminster Family Fitness Day at Sigler Park.
The event will take place on Saturday, July 13th, 2013, from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm at Sigler Park located at 7200 Plaza Street, Westminster, CA 92683. Continue reading
Santa Ana, CA – State Senator Lou Correa, in collaboration with the California Board of Barbering and Cosmetology (BBC) and Advance Beauty College, is hosting the California Healthy Nail Salon Town Hall. The event will take place on Friday, July 17th, 2013 from 10:00am to 12:00pm at Advance Beauty College located at 10121 Westminster Avenue, Garden Grove.
The purpose of the workshop is to provide manicurists, salon owners, students from beauty colleges and others in the nail salon industry with a legislative updates and information on the health and safety regulatory requirements. In addition, agency representatives will provide information on how to comply with state standards to avoid citations, as well as the citation appeals process. Continue reading
(Sacramento) – Following passage of the 2013-14 California state budget, Senator Lou Correa (D-Santa Ana) released the following statement:
“I am pleased that we were able work together to craft an on-time and balanced budget that invests in California’s schools, funds a middle class scholarship, expands health care coverage and access, and makes a significant payment towards the “Wall of Debt.” Continue reading
By: State Senator Lou Correa
(Sacramento, CA)–Senator Lou Correa (D-Santa Ana) announced that Tuan and Theresa Nguyen, founders of Quoc Viet Foods from the City of Orange were awarded the Small Business of the Year for 2013 during the Small Business Association annual award ceremony held in Sacramento.
“The Nguyen’s have developed their successful business through a strong connection to the local community, personal sacrifice and the ability to consistently deliver quality products,” said Correa. “For over a decade, despite a challenging business climate, the Nguyens and Quoc Viet Foods have contributed to the local and state economy and shared their successes by giving back to the community through their continued support of numerous local non-profits and neighborhood activities,” added Correa. Continue reading
Carmen Papalia image credit: Jordan Reznick
Saturday, June 1, 2013, Begins 6PM @ Grand Central Art Center
ARTIST CARMEN PAPALIA’S OWN WORDS:
Excerpt from A New Model for Access in the Museum
In my second year of college I really started to care about access—my own access in particular. It was hard not to care. I was coming to terms with a progressive vision loss that made it difficult for me to read printed text—which, at the time, I had to do quite a lot since I was an English student and a magazine editor. I remember giving myself a headache every time I struggled to focus on a poem, and, more often than not, stressing over more editing work than I could manage. I privileged my access to the visual world so much that it was bad for me. Continue reading
May 16, 2013
SACRAMENTO, CA – On Monday, the California Disabled Veterans Business Alliance awarded Senator Lou Correa (D-Santa Ana) the Freedom Fighter Award.
“I am overwhelmed and deeply honored. This award is not only a distinct privilege, but a reminder that we must continue to push forward and gain new ground for our veterans who have sacrificed so much,” said Correa. Continue reading
May 13, 2013
SANTA ANA, CA –In honor of Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month, State Senator Lou Correa and the Orange County Asian and Pacific Islander Community Alliance (OCAPICA) will hold a special evening of cultural celebration on Thursday, June 6th from 6:00 – 8:00 pm at the Delhi Center (505 E Central Avenue, Santa Ana 92707). The program will include legislative and community updates, various cultural performances from local performing artists, and an awards ceremony for local community leaders and organizations. Continue reading
This past Saturday, Grand Central Art Center celebrated the opening reception of our new exhibitions – Divested Interest: Exchange Dialogues with Cog•nate Collective & Ramiro Gomez, curated by California State University, Fullerton (CSUF) College of the Arts graduate students Emily D. A. Tyler and Martha Rocha of the Exhibition Design program, and artist Saskia Jorda’s solo project Unraveling Tradition. Continue reading
Grand Central Art Center is proud to announce the arrival of Artist in Residence, Adriana Salazar from Bogota, Columbia. Adriana will be in residence for the next two months as she develops two major site-specific installation – one in our main gallery and one that will take place at the Orange County Museum of Art. Both projects are part of the upcoming 2013 California-Pacific Triennial, being curated by Dan Cameron of OCMA. GCAC is proud to be a collaborate partner on this inaugural Triennial – part of our continued efforts to build community relationships and partnerships for mutually beneficial outcomes. Continue reading
“We should never forget that enforcing the law and ensuring public safety is dangerous work. It has been tragically shown too many times over the years, officers are sometimes killed or wounded while performing their duty for the communities they serve,” Correa said. “Though Californians are indebted to our peace officers each day of the week, we make particular note of their bravery and dedication on California Peace Officers’ Memorial Day.” Continue reading