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March 4, 1995 | GREG HERNANDEZ
A grass-roots interfaith group asked the City Council this week to try to find a way to continue to fund a series of expanded recreation programs for the city's youth. Members of the Orange County Congregation Community Organization told the council that the programs--funded with more than $250,000 from the council last fall--have benefited hundreds of low-income children.
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February 8, 1998
The urbanization of Orange County has focused attention and resources on the problem of gangs. How is the county doing? A new report by the Orange County Children's Services Coordinating Committee offers some mixed findings. The report noted that gang-related violence had dropped since 1993, a change attributed to a crackdown by local police and prosecutors. However, the study identified a sharp 43% increase from August 1993 to December 1996 in membership in gangs and tagger crews.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 8, 1998
The urbanization of Orange County has focused attention and resources on the problem of gangs. How is the county doing? A new report by the Orange County Children's Services Coordinating Committee offers some mixed findings. The report noted that gang-related violence had dropped since 1993, a change attributed to a crackdown by local police and prosecutors. However, the study identified a sharp 43% increase from August 1993 to December 1996 in membership in gangs and tagger crews.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 4, 1995 | GREG HERNANDEZ
A grass-roots interfaith group asked the City Council this week to try to find a way to continue to fund a series of expanded recreation programs for the city's youth. Members of the Orange County Congregation Community Organization told the council that the programs--funded with more than $250,000 from the council last fall--have benefited hundreds of low-income children.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 27, 1995 | GREG HERNANDEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With school out for the day, 12-year-old David Coulter was shuffling a deck of cards and ready for action. He sized up a group of kids sitting at a picnic bench and blurted out loudly, "Anyone want to play?" Fortunately for David, there was no shortage of playmates or activities on this sunny Friday afternoon at Pearson Park, where the boy and his three brothers have been coming each day to play soccer, T-ball and other sports.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 15, 1990 | MARIA NEWMAN
For Oliva de Leon, a housewife and mother living in an area where drug dealers peddle their wares from bicycles and gang wars puncture the silence of weekend nights, the last straw came when gang graffiti began appearing inside the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church. Though she speaks little English and had only a scant formal education in her native Mexico, the defacing of her church was enough to catapult the 44-year-old mother of two boys into the role of a public crusader.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 26, 1996
The closing of police substations, a new community center and student internships will be among topics for a City Council candidates forum Monday. The 7 p.m. session is sponsored by the Orange County Congregation Community Organization, an activist group that works through local churches. Monday's free public forum will be at St. Peter Lutheran Church, 1510 N. Parton St., Santa Ana. A panel of OCCCO officials will ask questions, including those submitted by the public.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 21, 1998 | HOPE HAMASHIGE
Hundreds of residents are expected at a meeting today with local and state officials about the future of the Delhi Community Center. City officials once had big plans for the center area, including an expansion of Delhi Park and the addition of a 31,000-square-foot building. Officials wanted to create the city's largest community services clearinghouse, from food distribution to AIDS care and recreation programs for children. Since then, the project has run into funding and other delays.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 2, 1997 | JEFF KASS
A neighborhood group will hold a town hall meeting Tuesday to ask school officials to promote more paid internships for Santa Ana students. Corey Timpson, director of the Orange County Congregation Community Organization, said Santa Ana students often cannot afford to take unpaid internships. Or they may be unaware of how to seek out paid internships, he said. "They need a foot in the door," he said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 16, 1991 | TERRY SPENCER
In Mexico, neighbors celebrate Christmas by participating in las posadas, a door-to-door journey depicting the travels of Joseph and Mary as they searched for shelter in the hours before Jesus' birth. Today in Anaheim, an interdenominational church group will use the posadas tradition to depict the problems of crimes and gangs that they say are infecting the city's streets. Beginning at 7 p.m.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 27, 1995 | GREG HERNANDEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With school out for the day, 12-year-old David Coulter was shuffling a deck of cards and ready for action. He sized up a group of kids sitting at a picnic bench and blurted out loudly, "Anyone want to play?" Fortunately for David, there was no shortage of playmates or activities on this sunny Friday afternoon at Pearson Park, where the boy and his three brothers have been coming each day to play soccer, T-ball and other sports.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 15, 1990 | MARIA NEWMAN
For Oliva de Leon, a housewife and mother living in an area where drug dealers peddle their wares from bicycles and gang wars puncture the silence of weekend nights, the last straw came when gang graffiti began appearing inside the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church. Though she speaks little English and had only a scant formal education in her native Mexico, the defacing of her church was enough to catapult the 44-year-old mother of two boys into the role of a public crusader.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 10, 1991 | LISA MASCARO
The City Council voted Tuesday to create a plan to fight the gang and drug problems that residents say are plaguing parts of the city. The move came after a local residents' group, the Orange County Congregation Community Organization, spent months lobbying city officials to turn their attention toward problems related to gang membership and drug abuse. The council's resolution gives the city manager 90 days to come up with a strategy for dealing with these problems.
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August 7, 1997 | JEFF KASS
The message was simple: Santa Ana students, struggling to make ends meet and go on to college, need more paid internships. To get the point across, about 350 residents from throughout Orange County gathered in St. Anne's Church Tuesday night to rally for the cause and extract promises from local politicians and business leaders. One commitment came from Orange County Business Council representatives, who promised up to 60 paid internships within the next year.
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