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Posted by: Shelley Hoss on 3/24/2014 | [PRC_COMMENTCOUNT] Comments

Most Orange County schoolchildren can’t wait for the recess bell to ring. But when Rebeca was 10, she would sprint to the bathroom to hide instead of joining in a game of soccer or playing with friends. The verbal assaults she experienced daily from classmates far surpassed the “mean girl” drama we’ve come to regard as an unfortunate part of growing up. Instead, Rebeca endured what the National School Safety Center identifies as a bullying epidemic affecting 2.7 million school-age victims.

Posted by: Shelley Hoss on 3/10/2014 | [PRC_COMMENTCOUNT] Comments

Lake Forest resident Price will challenge everything you think you know about hunger in Orange County.  A client of South County Outreach, he shops at the nonprofit’s food pantry. He and as many as 3,000 other residents count on deliveries of emergency food and fresh fare every month just to get by.