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In Orange County, more COVID-19 restrictions threaten local businesses. The unemployment rate in OC remains at 7.5%, as many of the people in the hospitality and amusement park industry feel the impacts the hardest. This includes the 20,000 students at Orange Coast College who have faced har…

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The year was 1963. John Upton was working as a commercial photographer, with one studio in La Habra and another on Balboa Island. He had gone to Balboa Island to pick up some equipment when he discovered one of his employees had been stealing money from the studio, which annoyed him. 

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In the midst of a worldwide pandemic and a second state stay-at-home order, the annual tradition of the Newport Harbor Christmas Boat Parade lives on starting tonight through Dec. 19. As the end of 2020 is nearing, the people of Newport Beach have come together to keep a 112-year tradition g…

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Restaurant restrictions resulting from California’s most recent stay-at-home order have sparked outrage among restaurateurs and diners alike. For many, the restrictions feel extreme and unnecessary. The ban has frustrated Orange Coast College who balance working in the restaurant industry al…

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Tuition-free classes that help people preparing to take the citizenship test debuted at Orange Coast College in fall 2019. One year later, these classes are continuing to help people despite the hurdles of remote learning.

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Orange Coast College is canceling all on-campus activities and classes today, while students and staff have been advised to stay home due to nearby wildfires resulting in low air quality and power outages affecting Orange County. 

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The Mu Delta Rho Pre-Health Honor Society and Yoga Instructor Training Certification Program at Orange Coast College is hosting a student-run yoga event for students to de-stress before finals week. 

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The Second Harvest Food Bank, who also collaborates with the Pirates’ Cove food pantry at Orange Coast College, is hosting a series of events this week to bring awareness to the hunger crisis in Orange County. 

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The Harbour Housing at Orange Coast College will be hosting its first event, Views and Vibes, this Friday from 11 a.m to 8 p.m. for anyone who is interested in checking out the community. 

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Orange Coast College launched a COVID-19 dashboard on its website last week to provide weekly updated information on the number of self-reported student and employee COVID-19 cases.

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The Orange Coast College Student Health Center has collaborated with the Peer Health Action Team to host a virtual Substance Abuse Prevention Fair and Great American Smoke Out event from 11:10 a.m to 12:35 p.m on Wednesday via Zoom. 

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Orange Coast College and the Orange County Health Care Agency have collaborated to offer COVID-19 testing free of charge to OCC students and employees on Thursday, Nov. 19 at the OC Fairgrounds testing super site, OCC President Angelica L. Suarez has announced.

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Coast Report received seven awards at the Journalism Association of Community Colleges Fall 2020 Virtual Conference on Nov. 8.

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Orange Coast College is commemorating the service of military veterans in celebration of Veterans’ Day on Wednesday.

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Democratic nominee Joe Biden has been projected the winner of the presidential race by the Associated Press. With 290 electoral votes, he will defeat incumbent Donald Trump, who trails with 214 votes, according to AP projections.  

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California voted against Proposition 21 on Tuesday, which would have would have allowed local governments to establish rent control on residential properties over 15 years old.

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Incumbent Mary Hornbuckle won reelection against challenger Michael B. Collier for the Coast Community College District Governing Board Member, Trustee Area 4. This is the third time Hornbuckle has won the four-year appointment.

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Californians voted down Proposition 18 on Tuesday in the general election. The proposition would have amended the state constitution to extend the right to vote in primary elections to 17 year olds on the condition that they would be 18 years old by the time of the following general election.

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California Proposition 16 is headed for rejection following Tuesday’s election, California’s Secretary of State Office reports. The proposition intended to bring affirmative action back to California by repealing 1996’s Prop 209. 

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Proposition 22, which allows companies such as Lyft, Uber, Instacart, as well as others, to be exempt from a new law that would require them to treat their independent contractors as employees, is on track to pass following Tuesday’s general election.

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After he was projected to win Michigan by the Associated Press, Democratic nominee Joe Biden has reached a projected 264 of the 270 electoral votes required to win the U.S. Presidency. If he wins Nevada, as is projected based on the number of votes reporting, Biden will garner the six more e…

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The Associated Students of Orange Coast College Sustainability Committee is hosting a virtual prize-giveaway event on Zoom called ‘Lunch and Learn about Sustainability’ today from 1 p.m to 1:45 p.m.

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Incumbent Mayor Katrina Foley is leading the race toward her reelection against Sandra Genis, Wendy Brooks Leece, Quentin “Q” Pullen and Al Melone for another term in Costa Mesa in Tuesday’s general election.

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Incumbent Jerry Patterson won reelection against challengers Tony Bui and Long Pham for the Coast Community College District Governing Board Member, Trustee Area 2. 

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The Orange Coast College Student Life and Leadership Department is offering an eight-week series of virtual student leadership workshops called The Pirate Leadership Series on Zoom. These workshops will be available to all students during this fall semester and those who attend four out of e…

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Proposition 22 would allow gig companies such as Uber, Lyft, Doordash and Instacart to be exempt from treating workers like employees rather than contract workers. As employees, these companies would be forced to give benefits such as health care, unemployment insurance, workers’ compensatio…

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Proposition 21, also known as “The Rental Affordability Act,” would return local control back to cities and counties allowing them to establish rent control on residential properties over 15-years old.

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Proposition 18 proposes an amendment to California’s constitution that would allow 17-year-olds to vote in primary elections, as well as certain special elections, provided that they will be 18 by the time of the corresponding general election. If passed, California will become the 19th stat…

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Proposition 16 is a ballot measure that asks California voters to amend the Constitution of California to repeal Proposition 209, a 1996 legislation that prohibits state government institutions from considering race, sex or ethnicity, specifically in the areas of public employment and colleg…

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Orange Coast College students now have the opportunity to vote for one student senate candidate as polls opened on Sunday at occvotes.com.

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The Orange Coast College Career Center is hosting a free virtual career fair for students and alumni looking for a job that will be held from 10 a.m to 1 p.m on Tuesday. 

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Currently, it is illegal to operate a cannabis dispensary or business that sells/delivers cannabis products in Costa Mesa. If adopted, Measure Q would allow the city to develop rules for cannabis storefront dispensaries and non-storefront delivery services that best serves the residents of C…