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Homeless Veteran Finds Salvation in Orange County Mission

Homeless Veteran Finds Salvation in Orange County Mission

BY JAMIE JOSEPH IRVINE, Calif.—Samuel Johnson was devastated. His mother had recently committed suicide. He was homeless, hooked on heroin, and supporting his habit by stealing. He spent his days wandering around Santa Monica, California, in a dazed search for meaning and drugs. Johnson was 18 years old when he landed in Santa Monica, and found it […]

Huntington Beach Protest Shows Thousands Weary of Newsom’s Measures

Huntington Beach Protest Shows Thousands Weary of Newsom’s Measures

BY JAMIE JOSEPH HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif.—Protesters across Southern California have demonstrated a growing weariness with Gov. Gavin Newsom’s restrictive measures, as the state grapples to balance reopening with safety. Recent protests indicate that a growing number of citizens believe that the damage caused by Newsom’s restrictions to commerce has become worse than the problems that might arise due to […]

Minors May Get Sex Changes Without Parental Consent, if California’s Teachers Union Has Its Way

Minors May Get Sex Changes Without Parental Consent, if California’s Teachers Union Has Its Way

BY JAMIE JOSEPH   SANTA ANA, Calif.—The California Teachers Association’s recent position statements suggest that students should be able to receive hormone therapy to change their sex without parental consent. Although this CTA belief does not directly change regulations on the matter, it indicates the kind of legislation the powerful union will support. On Jan. 26, […]

Nonprofit Founders ‘Upset and Freaked Out’ by California’s AB 5

Nonprofit Founders ‘Upset and Freaked Out’ by California’s AB 5

BY JAMIE JOSEPH   IRVINE, Calif.—“I was quite depressed when AB 5 went into law,” said Sylvia Amorino, founder of a non-profit organization called Solo Opera. Her organization is one of many non-profits that depend on hiring contract workers. Assembly Bill 5 (AB 5), which went into effect Jan. 1, prohibits the use of contractors in […]

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