By Todd Harmonson | [email protected] | Orange County Register PUBLISHED: December 21, 2018 at 6:46 am | UPDATED: December 26, 2018 at 2:30 pm Orange County is loaded with influencers, from people who are determined to end homelessness to billionaire philanthropists and perhaps the best two-way baseball player since Babe Ruth. The Orange County Register again has selected the 100 Most Influential People in Orange County, and some of the choices will be exactly who you’d expect. Others, however, will surprise and maybe even delight. And, yes, we know there are many incredibly influential people who did not make the list for 2018. It’s not that they suddenly lost influence or did anything wrong. We try to spotlight people who help us understand the year and we try to mix in new faces. Let’s put it this way: Mike Trout has been influential every year for the Angels, but this time he did not make the list. Shohei Ohtani, however, did. So did some people you never … [Read more...] about Most Influential 2018: Meet the top 100 influencers in Orange County
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Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index U.S. Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Advertisement Supported by ByKevin Sack and John Schwartz Oct. 8, 2018 DAVANT, La. — In the exact spot where Hurricane Katrina demolished the Plaquemines Parish Detention Center, a new $105 million jail now hovers 19 feet above the marsh, perched atop towering concrete pillars. Described by a state official as the “Taj Mahal” of Louisiana corrections, it has so much space that one of every 27 parish residents could bunk there. But on an average day in the first half of this year, more than 40 percent of its 872 beds went unoccupied, making it one of the emptiest jails in the state, records show. And because of its isolated, flood-prone location, the jail still must be evacuated before any major storm or risk becoming an accidental Alcatraz. There is but one reason the Plaquemines jail was rebuilt on … [Read more...] about As Storms Keep Coming, FEMA Spends Billions in ‘Cycle’ of Damage and Repair
By Michele Cardon | [email protected] | Orange County Register PUBLISHED: May 29, 2018 at 9:53 am | UPDATED: May 29, 2018 at 4:55 pm We asked schools across Riverside County to have their valedictorians submit their photos and some biographical information to celebrate their achievement this year. The following are the high school valedictorians who submitted their information, including their high school activities, after graduation plans and their career goals. Congratulations graduates. Name: Nicolas La Polla — Age: 18 — High School: Norco High School — GPA: 4.7 — High School Activities or Groups: California Scholastic Federation (President 12th and member since 10th) Mock Trial (Vice President in 9th and 10th) Academic Tutor throughout high school National Merit Commended Scholar Recipient — After Graduation/College Plans: UCSD: major in computer science and minor in spanish; hopes to study abroad and pursue internships in software fields — … [Read more...] about Photos: Riverside County valedictorians for the Class of 2018
She was the face of mass protest, but long ago lost her faith in protesting.Then, last year, hundreds of thousands of women set out to march on Washington, and Jan Rose Kasmir knew she had to join them."When Trump was elected president, I couldn't not participate. ... It seemed like the only way to get my voice out there," said Kasmir, 68, who was 17 when a photographer snapped a now-iconic image of her offering a chrysanthemum to National Guardsmen during a 1967 protest against the Vietnam War.Kasmir gave up protesting when public opposition failed to stop the Iraq War in 2003. But after the 2017 Women's March, she returned to the lines this spring to rally for gun control near her home in Hilton Head, South Carolina, joining a series of recent protests by millions of Americans demanding change."I think we've reached a tipping point," Kasmir said.There's something happening here. But what is it, exactly, and why now?More than five decades after Americans poured into the streets to … [Read more...] about A surge of protest unlike any in decades, but why now?