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11.21.20 Volunteers distribute holiday meals in Costa Mesa as officials stress pandemic caution

Excerpted from Daily Pilot

By Andrew Turner

The holidays bring an infectious spirit of giving, something that community members have done well to observe for needy families from the start of the coronavirus pandemic.

As Thanksgiving approaches, the Power of One Foundation and more than 70 volunteers worked together to make sure that families would be able to put food on the table to celebrate it.

11.19.20 Prepping 7,000 Thanksgiving dinners for community to take home

Excerpted from Orange County Register

By Mark Rightmere

A cheerful and well-caffeinated Bre Piantanida, volunteer engagement supervisor at the Second Harvest Food Bank in Irvine, spoke her instructions through her glitter-covered, personalized bullhorn to the first shift of 40 volunteers.

11.18 Marine Corps Veteran Mohamad Omar Diab Named Irvine’s Veteran of the Year

Excerpted from Irvine Community News and Review

Each year, Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris highlights a veteran from each of the six cities she represents (Assembly District 74) for their service commitment to the community.

This year, Irvine resident Mohamad Omar Diab has been chosen as the City’s 2020 Veteran of Year for Assembly District 74.

Mohamad was born in Washington state. In 2005, his family moved to Irvine where Mohamad attended our City’s public schools and graduated from University High School in 2014.

10.20.20 A double whammy for jobless workers

Excerpted from Orange County Register

By Dan Walters

The state’s stubbornly high unemployment rate, nearly 50% higher than the national rate, means that the state Employment Development Department’s lackluster service to jobless Californians who need benefits for food and shelter will continue to draw media and political heat.


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