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  • Friday, May 09, 2008

     

    Orange County Protest Rally targets Schwarzenegger’s 4.4 billion dollar education cuts

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    Plaza of Flags to become Plaza of Budget Cuts Protest
    On Thursday, May 15th thousands of Orange County educational workers, parents and students are expected for a Protect Education Funding March and Rally to protest Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s 4.4 billion dollar cuts to California state education budgets. The rally is scheduled for Thursday May 15th from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm at the Santa Ana Civic Center. Parking will be available at the Santa Ana Municipal Stadium (6th Street and Civic Center Drive) with the protest and rally at the Plaza of the Flags.

    Chick-Fil-A to feed OUSD Employees
    Owner Larry Worsham of the North Orange Chick-Fil-A has stepped up his supportive business partnership with Orange Unified School District by offering all Orange Unified employees a free breakfast, lunch or dinner on May 15th, 2008 from 6:30 am until 10:00 pm. Orange Unified employees simply display their OUSD Badge or bring in a pay stub to receive the free meal.

    Started 40 years ago by founder Truett Cathy, the national Chick-Fil-A chain still closes on Sundays as part of their recipe of success to give employees time off. From wraps to salads, to boneless chicken breasts and lemonade, Chick-fil-A provides southern comfort food including unique side dishes. The company is committed to local community connections. The North Orange store is located at 2577 North Tustin (across from the Village at Orange Mall) 714-685-1707 .For a map CLICK ON: Chick-fill-A


    Car Show to Kick off National Public Works Week
    Orange County will kick-off the National Public Works Week May 21-27 with the Orange County Public Works Division hosting an Open House and Collector Car and Motorcycle Show on May 17th from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at its Katella Yard Facility. The event will also feature equipment exhibits, educational displays, games, and food. Orange County Supervisor Bill Campbell will join the celebration at noon to recognize National Public Works Week.

    The Orange County Public Works division provides expert work in flood control, road construction, county engineering, mapping and surveying to beach clean-ups, and property management. The division is the who-ya-gonna-call go-to people on the county level of government for heath, safety and quality of life.

    The Open House be held at the Katella Yard Facility at 1750 Douglass Road in Anaheim (between Angel’s Stadium and the Honda Center near Katella and the 57 Freeway) just a stones throw from the Greater Orange Communities. For additional information on the Open House, please call (714) 567-6300.

    The Power of One
    Most of us sit and watch helplessly frustrated as a seemingly daily parade of tragic events unfold across the globe. Others take some action motivated by the understanding that we all possess the Power of One. Orange High School student Paula Beckman understands that power as the president of the Orange High School Power of One Club.

    Beckman and her classmates are trying to raise $6,000 to build a library in Ethiopia. Between Monday May 26th and Sunday June 1st, the Orange Barnes and Noble store at 791 Main Street (across from the Main Place Mall) will be helping the Power of One faithful by donating proceeds from books purchased by those who present Power of One vouchers or mention the Power of One Ethiopia Library drive when they make a purchase. Your helping the Orange High School Power of One Club help students in Ethiopia actually empowers you, our students and the students in Ethiopia.
    To contact the OHS Power of One :pelaineb@yahoo.com or mryan@orangeusd.k12.ca.us
    For more information on the Ethiopia Library program CLICK ON: Ethiopia Library


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