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Ex-Pastor of Orange County, California Church Sentenced to 14 Years in Federal Prison for Orchestrating $33 Million Con that Defrauded Investors

September 25, 2021 - SANTA ANA, California – The former pastor of the Westminster-based Church of the Healthy Self was sentenced on September 24, 2021, to 168 months in federal prison for orchestrating a. church-based investment scam that took in more than $33 million. Kent R.E. Whitney, 39, formerly of...
SANTA ANA, CA
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Westminster grapples with homelessness, considers opening a shelter

Westminster, where the main drag includes the slogan “All-America City,” is the heart of Orange County’s Little Saigon district, which was founded by refugees from Vietnam. Now, four decades after the Vietnamese arrived, Westminster is working on how to help a different kind of refugee — homegrown homeless people. An...
WESTMINSTER, CA
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The Santa Ana City Council passed rent control and eviction protection measures

The Santa Ana City Council voted 4-3 at 2 a.m. on Sep. 22 to approve a series of rent control and eviction protection ordinances and measures that will, once fully approved:. Cap rents at 3 % annually or 80 % of inflation, whichever is less, for buildings built in 1995 or earlier and for mobile home parks established in 1990 or earlier;
SANTA ANA, CA
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Protesters demand the arrest of former President Bush

Protesters against Former President George W. Bush gathered outside of the Terrace Theater on September 20, 2021, where Bush spoke as part of the Distinguished Speakers Series of Southern California. The protest was organized by the ANSWER Coalition of Los Angeles. Protesters held signs that demanded for Bush’s arrest, and...
LOS ANGELES, CA
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Gala Raises Money for Mission San Juan Capistrano

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Basic income advocates to rally Saturday in MacArthur Park

LOS ANGELES — Basic income has had a banner year in Southern California, with cities from Compton to Long Beach to Los Angeles adopting pilot programs that provide residents with a set amount of money each month to improve their financial stability. On Saturday, its proponents are celebrating with a...
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Gala Rooted in Nature Craft Brew Festival returns to Wildomar Oct. 16

It will be the second time for the classic Rooted in Nature Craft Brew Festival to return to Wildomar, a gateway city to the Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Plateau bringing huge crowds to enjoy a taste of some of the best craft beers Oct. 16. Two years ago, before COVID-19 struck, more than 1,600 residents and their families came out to not only taste the brews of more than 30 regional brewers but have a day of fun and excitement enjoying displays of arts and crafts, nature exhibits, a petting zoo, silent auction, games and top-level entertainment. This year’s festival at Marna O’Brien Park, 20505 Palomar St. in Wildomar promises to provide even more fun and an opportunity to have tastes of the amazing guest breweries’ selection of local homebrewed beers and a Wine Garden with unli.
WILDOMAR, CA
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Dad Dresses Up as His Favorite Superheroes to Uplift Kids That Need It: 'I Love Helping People'

Kindness and compassion are the only superpowers Yuri Williams needs. The founder of A Future Superhero And Friends is bringing joy to kids and anybody in need. Twelve years ago Yuri Williams found himself utterly bereft following the death of his mother who had succumb to an eight-year battle with cancer in 2009. With the woman who left such an indelible mark on his life gone, he began experiencing depression in a way that he had never previously felt.
LONG BEACH, CA
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The Shops at Rossmoor offers families a special fun-filled parent-child cooking cooking class discount promo

The Shops at Rossmoor, an outdoor lifestyle shopping center located in Seal Beach, California, invites parents to take part in an exciting food prep class with their children at discounted prices. Now through September 30th, at PREP Kitchen Essentials, parents and kids can learn to cook together; get 20% off Parents and Kids classes, e-classes, and the retailer’s renowned Learn to Cook series by using promo code B2S21 at checkout now through September 30th.
SEAL BEACH, CA
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Long Beach Gives reaches goal, tops $2 million in donations for city’s nonprofits

Long Beach Gives did it: The annual event to raise money for local nonprofits topped its 2021 goal of $2 million — though it took a bit longer than 24 hours. The third annual web-based, citywide fundraiser, which included 203 nonprofits this year, extended its 24-hour giving campaign by 10 hours (as it does every year), from the end of Thursday, Sept. 23, to Friday morning. Yet, when the calculator stopped shortly after 10 a.m. Friday, the Long Beach Gives total was still short of its goal — albeit it barely — with $1,952,310 tallied.
LONG BEACH, CA
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Laguna Real Estate Charitable Fund donates $30,000 to nonprofits

The Laguna Real Estate Charitable Assistance Fund (LRE/CAF) held a tribute and appreciation dinner on Sept. 15 for 17 community-serving organizations at seven7seven. Each nonprofit received a check for $1,000. In the past year, LRE/CAF also donated another $5,000 to the Laguna Food Pantry, $2,250 to graduating high school students, $500 to Waymakers, and $5,000 to a needy real estate individual.
LAGUNA BEACH, CA
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Dana Point Women’s Club Fundraises for Two Women Fleeing Afghanistan

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DANA POINT, CA
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Harrah’s Resort awards $100,000 in grants to a dozen nonprofits

Harrah’s Resort Southern California awarded $100,000 in grants to a dozen nonprofits in San Diego County along with Riverside and Orange counties at its sixth annual “All-in 4 Change” luncheon. The first-place grant of $40,000 was awarded to TransFamily Support Services;. the second-place grant of $20,000 went to Helen Woodward...
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Laguna Dance Festival to host Hot Summer Nights Gala

The Laguna Dance Festival will host its fall gala at 5 p.m. on Sept. 26, at Seven Degrees. “Hosting our gala, in-person, in Laguna Beach is a wonderful feeling,” said Jodie Gates, founder and artistic director of Laguna Dance Festival. “We’ve been working with the directors, dancers, and choreographers to ensure a safe and joyous celebration of dance, and to provide a unique, moving and entertaining presentation.”
LAGUNA BEACH, CA
Long Beach Press-Telegram

Another View: A caring and compassionate community

A “compassionate city” is how Mayor Robert Garcia recently described Long Beach. I’d like to echo his comment and also agree that Long Beach is very diverse, inclusive, progressive and generous. I’d particularly like to focus on generosity and our nonprofit sector, which is really at the root of why...
LONG BEACH, CA