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Weekly roundup: Bill seeks to rename courthouse after historic Mendez v. Westminster case, Fullerton students build tiny home, and more
September 29 , 2023
In recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month, 34th Congressional District Rep. Jimmy Gomez has proposed a bill to rename a federal courthouse in honor of the civil rights achievements made by Gonzalo and Felicitas Mendez. NBC News reported that on Wednesday, Sept. 27, Rep. Gomez was joined by Sylvia and Sandra Mendez — daughters of Gonzalo and Felicitas — at Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. alongside fellow leaders in the Latino community to introduce the new bill and share the Mendez […]
VIDEO: Orange County Board of Education hosts school safety forum
September 27 , 2023
Reports of online predators are on the rise, but parents still hold the key to their children’s safety in the digital realm. That message was delivered by Homeland Security Special Agent Tory Torres, a member of the Orange County Child Exploitation Task Force, during a special school safety forum hosted by the Orange County Board of Education. Along with understanding predatory tactics, Torres encouraged families to initiate age-appropriate conversations with their children, maintain an ongoing dialogue about the latest digital […]
Eighth-graders from Fullerton School District begin tiny home construction project
The syllabus for this school year’s advanced wood shop class at Nicolas Junior High includes expanding upon skills acquired in the introductory course, mastering the safe handling of new materials and building hope for a local family. A class of 22 eighth-graders, who were selected to be part of the Fullerton School District’s Tiny Home project, is starting the process of constructing a 192-square-foot house. The young students plan to build the home on a trailer as it will eventually […]
Weekly roundup: Newport Harbor High student speaks before world leaders, OC schools earn Blue Ribbon honors, and more
September 22 , 2023
A sophomore from Newport Harbor High School gave a presentation this week before world leaders at the United Nations’ 2023 Sustainable Development Goals Summit in New York City. Student Ryan Honary spoke about his contribution to capturing youth perspectives and engaging young people in environmental projects to promote sustainable development. Recently, Ryan started a nonprofit organization called Climate Solutions Society, where he aims to bring passionate young minds together to create tangible solutions for tackling climate change. According to the […]