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Wednesday, February 19, 2020

The following are a small portion of the State of the State Address by Governor Gavin Newsom

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Monday, February 3, 2020

The memorial services for John Altobelli, his wife Keri and their daughter Alyssa will be held at Angel Stadium on Monday, Feb. 10 at 4 p.m. The public is invited.

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Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva (D-Fullerton), together with Assemblymember Jose Medina (D-Riverside) introduced Assembly Bill (AB) 1930, to protect students if any admission requirement policy changes are sought by California State University (CSU) or University of California (UC).

AB 1930 comes on the heels of a proposed decision by the California State University to add to the already long list of “A through G” requirements high school students need to determine minimal eligibility for CSU admissions. The proposed expansion includes additional course work in quantitative reasoning.

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Monday, December 16, 2019

Woodcrest Park Grand Re-Opening

The state of California also contributed significant funding to the park, with grants totaling about $900,000.

State Assembly member Sharon Quirk-Silva stressed the importance of play and physical activity for children to be healthy.

“Research has shown that kids should be outside playing 4-5 hours a day, and we know that that’s not happening, so I think this is a great opportunity,” Quirk-Silva said.

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Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Armory Shelters in Santa Ana and Fullerton Extend Hours Due to Rain

The Orange County Armory Emergency Shelter Program in Santa Ana and Fullerton is operating on a 24-hour basis with coordination and support from the California Military Department, today through Friday morning to provide shelter and protection to residents experiencing homelessness during the current and predicted rain.
 
Due to the anticipated severe weather event in Orange County and the region, the County of Orange, in conjunction with Mercy House Living Centers, is providing shelter services all day at the Santa Ana and Fullerton armories. The armories are scheduled to resume regular operations the evening of Friday with operating hours from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m.
 
The Santa Ana and Fullerton armories provide a total of up to 400 beds per night. Individuals experiencing homelessness will receive a nutritious meal, a warm shower and a safe place to sleep.

Saturday, November 23, 2019

Golden State Water Company (Golden State Water) was pleased to partner with Senator Tom Umberg, Assemblymembers Steven Choi and Sharon Quirk-Silva, the City of Placentia and Harry’s Cafe to distribute turkeys this holiday season to local nonprofit organizations in Orange County that serve families and individuals with limited resources through its annual Operation Gobble outreach program.

Operation Gobble is a philanthropic partnership between Golden State Water, the California Water Association and local and state elected officials. This year, Golden State Water employees distributed more than 8,000 turkeys to local community-based organizations, churches, food banks, senior centers and other nonprofits in the communities it serves.

Thursday, November 21, 2019

November 16-24, 2019 is Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week.  This week draws attention to the issue and seriousness of hunger and homelessness in our communities, state and across the country.  Even though the campaign is only a week-long, the lessons and programs started, can be a year-round initiative for all.  In our community, United to End Homelessness remains steadfast in its goal to end homelessness for good in Orange County. 

They currently house people through the WelcomeHomeOC program, which partners with landlords in OC to rent to people who are homeless with housing vouchers.  The program is now expanding to former foster youth – individuals between the ages of 18 and 24, who have aged out of the foster care system and are homeless or at-risk of becoming homeless.  To learn more about the United to End Homelessness and ways you can help, please visit