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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 4, 1988
AUDUBON UPDATE: Volunteers from Orange County's Sea and Sage Audubon Society will be busy Saturday morning in Irvine Regional Park in Orange as part of an ongoing effort to reintroduce native plants to the park. Native plants in the park and in other undeveloped parts of the county have been largely pushed out in many cases by introduced species. Last year's planting brought in 435 plants, but this year just 110 will be planted to fill in areas.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 20, 1996 | KIMBERLY BROWER
Thousands of volunteers will be combing the county's beaches Saturday during California's 12th annual Coastal Cleanup Day. Armed with gloves and trash bags, crews will be picking up trash at more than 20 beach sites in the county from 9 a.m. to noon. Volunteers can expect to find plastic foam cups, plastic six-pack rings and, the most common item, cigarette butts, at the beach, said Mark Patrick, a cleanup coordinator for Orange County. "It's like the world's ashtray," Patrick said of the beach.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 19, 1996
It's easy to find volunteers in Orange County if you know where to look: in churches and libraries, on the beach and on the hiking trails. Their work too often is unknown to others, but of course few volunteers do what they do for the recognition. Helping others helps themselves. In an effort to recognize those who give their time and effort to the community and to let potential volunteers know what opportunities exist, the country recently marked National Volunteer Week.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 26, 1995
On a warm winter day, standing on the sands of Huntington Beach and watching the waves roll in, it requires effort to remember the terrible days of the oil spill five years ago. But the beaches of Orange County are cleaner now, and the awareness of the fragility of this valuable resource has been heightened by the aftermath of that spill.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 26, 1994
From parents coaching their children and other youngsters on the soccer field to retirees teaching illiterates to read, the number of volunteers across Orange County has grown dramatically in recent years. It is a welcome development, but there is still room for more. It may not have seemed that more were needed this week when a number of people wanting to help distribute food and clothing for Thanksgiving were told that most charities had all the bodies they could use.
BUSINESS
March 5, 1996
Thousands of volunteers in Orange County and across the state will roll out of bed Saturday and gather at local schools to take part in what amounts to a high-tech barn-raising--the kind of endeavor that would make the Amish proud. That is, if the Amish had any use for modems and Internet accounts.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 22, 1996
Make no mistake. Bob Dole is well on his way to becoming the next President of the United States. I do not believe in polls from liberal newspapers with their biased agendas. I do believe in the record number of positive phone calls we are receiving at the Republican Party of Orange County headquarters. The enthusiasm is truly overwhelming. Our phones are ringing off the hook. We've had to recruit more people to help answer the phones so that we do not miss the calls of the thousands in Orange County who are clamoring to volunteer to elect Bob Dole and un-elect Bill Clinton.
NEWS
January 13, 1995 | BRIAN HUANG, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES; Brian Huang, a Project CHERISH coordinator, is a senior at Marina High School
Washing windows. Mowing lawns. Vacuuming carpets. Washing dishes. Trimming trees. For those with limited agility or stamina, these basic chores can seem overwhelming. And it is why they are so grateful when someone pitches in to help. Each month, 30 to 80 student volunteers from Orange County high schools get together to tackle these tasks for senior citizens. They are participants in Project CHERISH (Community Helpers Engaged In Restoring and Improving Seniors' Homes).
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 24, 1991 | ANITA M. CAL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
At age 14, Jackie Cervantes can already rattle off a list of friends who have dropped out of school and are struggling to survive on meager wages--that is, if they have a job at all. But Cervantes, an eighth-grader at Sierra Intermediate School, says that's not the route for her, certainly not since taking a class at school that shows students how hard it is to find a well-paying job without a high school diploma. "Dropping out is dumb.
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