The Holiday Directory is designed to provide volunteers with an easy-to-use resource guide of volunteer opportunities throughout Orange County during the holiday season. Additionally, the directory lists agencies’ wish lists so community members can provide donations to organizations in need of additional support. Continue reading
Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez, Representing California’s 47th Congressional District
PRESS RELEASE, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 30, 2011
MEDIA CONTACT: Adrienne Watson, 202-309-0825
REP. SANCHEZ RESPONDS TO REPORTS THAT BANKS HAVE ILLEGALLY FORECLOSED ON NEARLY 5,000 SERVICE MEMBERS
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez (CA-47), senior member of the House Armed Services Committee, released the following statement in response to news that several banks may have foreclosed illegally on the homes of thousands of active-duty military members currently fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan. Data recently released by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency indicates that nearly 5,000 military members may have been improperly foreclosed upon. Continue reading
The County of Orange has announced the opening of the Armory Emergency Shelter Program, which provides up to 400 beds for homeless families and individuals, on Dec. 1, 2011.
The homeless are also provided with a warm shower, a nutritious meal, a safe and warm place to sleep, warm clothes, a wide variety of services and a friendly and safe atmosphere.
The shelters will be located at the National Guard Armories in Fullerton and Santa Ana. The Santa Ana location will not however open until Dec. 3. But transportation will be provided from Santa Ana to Fullerton, starting on Dec. 1. Continue reading
The Salvation Army of Orange County is hosting a Community Thanksgiving Dinner at 11 AM today, Nov. 24, at their Santa Ana Temple, located at 1710 W. Edinger, in Santa Ana. Call 714.545.2937 if you have any questions.
Click here to sign up to volunteer with the Salvation Army of Orange County.
Santa Ana’s Southwest Community Center is hosting a free Thanksgiving Day Dinner Dinner for the needy on Nov. 24. It will be served from 11:00 am – 3:00pm. Volunteer Hours run from 8:00am—5:00pm. Set-Up runs from 8:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. The Dinner Service will run from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. And clean up will run from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
The mission of the Southwest Community Center is to provide food, clothing, shelter, guidance, health, and referral services to economically disadvantaged individuals and families, and assist and encourage those whom they serve to achieve self-sufficiency. Continue reading
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SANTA ANA – On Thanksgiving November 24, 2011, TyRon Jackson (Mr. Gay OC) is once again taking over Hometown Buffet in Santa CA, and will host & serve Thanksgiving dinner, with all the trimmings to over 100 troubled teens & their families, Men & Women with HIV/AIDS, and other people in need, For FREE from 12:00pm-3:30pm. This is going to be an amazing event with guest speakers, entertainment, & much more! Continue reading
Are you a homeowner facing mortgage payment challenges? If so, we invite you to get the answers you need at a Free Walk-In Housing Resource Center Every Tuesday from 12-4:30pm at the Assistance League of Santa Ana. Get Free Help to Save Your Home! Don’t miss this valuable opportunity to meet one-on-one with a HUD Approved Housing Counselor. Find out if you qualify for the Federal Making Home Affordable Program, Keep Your Home California Program or other loan workout options from your lender.
DATE: Every Tuesday from 12-4:30pm (Next session set for Oct. 25)
LOCATION: Assistance League of Santa Ana at 1037 West First Street, Santa Ana, CA 92703 (enter off 2nd Street). Continue reading
O.C. Clerk-Recorder Tom Daly held a fundraiser last night, at Original Mike’s in Santa Ana, although he is still being coy as to whether or not he will actually run for the 69th Assembly District, which has a distinctly Latino voter base.
Daly trotted out Santa Ana bookstore owner Rueben Martinez, who told the few people that were there that “Daly was good to Latinos when he was mayor of Anaheim, appointing many to prominent commissions,” according to the Voice of OC .
That is actually not true. Martinez is either lying or misinformed. Continue reading
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 19, 2011
Contact: Rusty Kennedy, Phone: (714) 567-7465
City of Fullerton Striving to Improve System of Care Launches the Fullerton Task Force on Homelessness and Mental Health Services, on Thursday, October 20, 4:00 pm @ the Fullerton Public Library
In the aftermath of the Kelly Thomas tragedy, the City of Fullerton is working to learn from this incident and make a change in the community. The City Council asked OC Human Relations to facilitate a task force of Fullerton residents and homeless/mental health experts to better understand the current situation of the mentally ill homeless and identify how the community might do better in the future. Continue reading
Contact: Lt. Russ Reinhart, Public Information Officer, Huntington Beach Police Department, 714-536-5976
Susan Kang Schroeder, Chief of Staff, Orange County District Attorney, 714-347-8408, 714-292-2718
Farrah Emami, Spokesperson, Orange County District Attorney, 714-347-8405, 714-323-4486
Huntington Beach Police Department & Orange County District Attorney Press Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 6, 2011
CAUCASIAN TRANSIENT CHARGED WITH HATE CRIME FOR YELLING RACIAL SLURS AND SPITTING ON HISPANIC WOMAN BEFORE TRYING TO RUN HER OVER WITH BIKE
WESTMINSTER – A transient Caucasian man has been charged with a hate crime battery and assault for yelling racial slurs at a Hispanic woman, spitting on her, and trying to run her over with his bicycle. Jonathan Michael Schmidt, 31, transient, is charged with two felony counts of hate crime battery and one felony count of hate crime assault. Continue reading
UPDATE: DA TONY RACKAUCKAS HAS CHARGED 2 FULLERTON POLICE OFFICERS IN CONNECTION WITH KELLY THOMAS’ DEATH
FPD officer Manuel Ramos will be charged with second-degree murder and involuntary manslaughter. Ramos faces up to 15 years to life in prison.
Cpl. Jay Cicinelli will be charged with involuntary manslaughter and use of excessive force. He faces up to four years in prison.
They will be arraigned at 2PM this afternoon at the courthouse in downtown Santa Ana.
Read the Register article about this here
ORANGE COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY MEDIA ADVISORY
TONY RACKAUCKAS, District Attorney
Susan Kang Schroeder, Chief of Staff, Office: 714-347-8408, Cell: 714-292-2718
Farrah Emami, Spokesperson, Office: 714-347-8405, Cell: 714-323-4486
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Date: September 20, 2011
WHO: Orange County District Attorney (OCDA) Tony Rackauckas
WHAT: Received today the Coroner’s Report from the Orange County Sheriff’s Department regarding the cause of death of Kelly Thomas. District Attorney Rackauckas will hold a press conference tomorrow to discuss his filing decision following the OCDA’s investigation of six Fullerton Police Department officers in the death of Thomas. Continue reading
Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez, Representing California’s 47th Congressional District
PRESS RELEASE, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 15, 2011
MEDIA CONTACT: Adrienne Watson 202-309-0825
REP. SANCHEZ RECOGNIZES FIRST ANNUAL O.C. STAND DOWN
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez (CA-47), senior member of the House Armed Services Committee, today submitted the following statement to the record recognizing Orange County’s First Annual Stand Down. The event will provide homeless veterans and their families with new clothing and hot meals along with an opportunity to receive mental health and substance abuse counseling. This annual event will also be an opportunity for our veterans to be placed in their own home and find employment through the various housing and employment placements assistance that will be made available. Continue reading
UnitedHealthcare, The Lime Truck Featured in The Food Network’s The Great Food Truck Race, and Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County Team Up To Help Feed People in Need
WHAT: UnitedHealthcare is sponsoring a one-day event that’ll provide residents in need in Southern California thousands of pounds of fruits and vegetables, as well as healthy and nutritious meals provided by the Lime Truck, which is featured in The Food Network’s The Great Food Truck Race. Continue reading
Press Release, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 22, 2011
Orange County Housing Authority Receives $927,747 to Assist Homeless Veterans Through the Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing Program
The Orange County Housing Authority (OCHA) has been awarded $927,747 to expand its ongoing Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing Program (VASH). This funding, from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), is a coordinated effort involving HUD, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, and local housing authorities to provide permanent housing for homeless veterans in conjunction with supportive services. Continue reading