Occupy OC persists in quiet Irvine community

Orange County residents showed their solidarity with the Occupy Wall Street movement on Saturday, Oct. 15. as approximately 1,300 protesters marched through Irvine’s financial district. The planned occupation of the Irvine Civic Center’s… Continue reading

Crossing the Brooklyn Bridge with Occupy Wall Street

Up until a few weeks ago, I had never been on an airplane. As part of my quarter-life crisis, I saved enough money to travel to a place I always wanted to go:… Continue reading

A Mother Fights for Justice

She is a thorn in the side of the Anaheim Police Department.  At least, that’s what she has been told. Theresa Smith is the mother of Caesar Cruz, a 35-year-old Fullerton resident who… Continue reading

Kelly Thomas: The Aftermath of a Local Tragedy

   Jim Arambula was sitting at the bus stop at the Fullerton Transportation Center when two men in suits came up to him. The men identified themselves as officials from the Orange County… Continue reading

Dealing With Gangs in Fullerton

(Photo: Davis Barber/FullertonStories.com)   Pastor Greg Reed and his wife Emily have been pastoring for only one year. Their small evangelical Christian church, Living Word Harvest, occupies a small space above a convenience… Continue reading

DeColores Aims to Empower and Transform

Resistance. Oppression. Acceptance. Intersecting identities. Undocumented, queer and unafraid. These were all commonly overheard phrases at a DeColores Queer Orange County event in Santa Ana earlier this month. On June 11, the third… Continue reading

A New Direction for CSUF Activism

A group of Cal State Fullerton students defied the rules of their commuter classmates by spending three nights camped out on campus. On April 18, CSUF President Milton A. Gordon met with students… Continue reading

Controversy Comes to Villa Park

Michael McMahon was walking his dog when he first heard the chants. He watched as hundreds protested in front of the Villa Park City Hall during the late afternoon. Some were holding signs… Continue reading

Fullerton College Students Walk Out

Once again, community colleges and universities across California are facing drastic cut backs due to the state’s budgetary crisis. On March 14, students from a community college in Fullerton made their voices heard… Continue reading

Grrl Fair Rocks Downtown Santa Ana

For one night, a historical building in downtown Santa Ana went under a transformation to celebrate the “other” F-word: feminism. On March 12, the Santora Arts Building in Santa Ana became occupied by… Continue reading

Hope for a Failed Dream

After progressive legislation fails to pass in Congress, a familiar question seems to be: what now? After the DREAM Act failed to pass the Senate, Minerva Stone saw the disappointment as an opportunity… Continue reading