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Posted by: Shelley Hoss on 9/29/2014 | [PRC_COMMENTCOUNT] Comments

At just 17, Elizabeth learned she was pregnant. At a time when her peers were daydreaming about prom dresses, Elizabeth struggled to take care of herself, let alone a baby. Although she lived with her mother and mother’s boyfriend, she feared for her safety and the welfare of her unborn child. 

Posted by: Nancy Nygren on 9/22/2014 | [PRC_COMMENTCOUNT] Comments

As the leader of an organization dedicated to empowering girls, I am heartened by the ads that have recently flooded facebook, twitter, and my email inbox. Companies are advocating for social change, and the issue they’re getting behind is girls.

Posted by: Shelley Hoss on 9/15/2014 | [PRC_COMMENTCOUNT] Comments

Long before the Orange County Performing Arts Center (now Segerstrom Center for the Arts) opened in Costa Mesa in 1986, Orange County was known for our thriving creative community. We welcomed plein air artists, actors, opera singers and musicians to our iconic shorelines. And despite the distance from a major city, they made Orange County their home, laying the foundation for a creative economy and our county’s young identity..

Posted by: Shelley Hoss on 9/2/2014 | [PRC_COMMENTCOUNT] Comments

Is it possible to conserve our way out of California’s relentless drought? Garry Brown, chief executive officer of Orange County Coastkeeper, says it is. However, it will take Orange County residents adopting new habits in the near term and getting over our aversion to water treatment technologies in the long term.