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County, Too, Presses to End Homelessness

Updated: Oct. 5, 2015 Two events last week dealing with homelessness tackled the issue, but with different approaches. A group of Orange County leaders, including some from Laguna Beach, met for the first time Thursday, Sept. 24, to discuss a collaboration to end homelessness...


Avoiding Underage Drinking on New Year’s Eve

The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence-Orange County/Community Alliance Network is urging parents and adults to host responsible New Year’s Eve parties. According to the 2008 California Healthy Kids Survey, 74 percent of 11th graders and 59 percent of...


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Others Play a Role in Welcoming Rehab Houses

Editor, The article on the sober living home next to TOW Elementary highlights a growing problem that is destroying the heart of numerous coastal communities throughout California. While it appears that local governments’ hands are tied due to state and federal protections, we as...