How Do You Make OC More Food Secure? Donate, Expand Food Stamps and Turkey Trot

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This turkey won't be trotting Thursday.
The Orange County Rescue Mission hosts its first ever "Turkey Trot OC" 5k run/walk in Tustin Thursday morning to raise funds for and awareness of the less fortunate here.

Meanwhile, various groups have launched a program to expand the distribution of food stamps in Orange County as data shows an alarmingly high number of "food insecure households" in this little slice of paradise.

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UC Irvine Interdisciplinary Center on Family Violence's Inaugural Lecture is THIS EVENING

Johns Hopkins School of Public Health
Jacquelyn C. Campbell is in demand.
An internationally known professor who created a tool for predicting lethality in domestic violence situations gives the inaugural lecture for the newly minted UC Irvine Interdisciplinary Center on Family Violence this evening.

Jacquelyn C. Campbell, the Anna D. Wolf Chair at Johns Hopkins School of Nursing; professor with the Bloomberg School of Public Health; and national program director of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Nurse Faculty Scholars, is scheduled to speak from 5-7 p.m. at the UCI School of Law.

She will be introduced by Dean Erwin Chemerinsky.

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California Drought Solutions Explored at Aquarium of the Pacific Gathering TODAY

Cover design by Dustin Ames/OC Weekly
Got water?
Experts (including the subject of a recent Weekly cover story) gather at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach this afternoon to look at the California drought and possible ways to reduce water demand in our thirsty state.

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Crime Survivors Treated to Lunch, Fun, Healing and Thanksgiving Take-Home Meals SUNDAY

Categories: Crime-iny, Events

More than 250 members of families who lost or nearly lost loved ones to violent crimes in Orange County are expected to attend the nonprofit Crime Survivors Inc. Thanksgiving Hopeful Healing Day and Meal Basket Program Sunday in Fountain Valley.

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Jesse Jackson and Fellow UCI Ebola Panelists Agree All We Have to Fear is Fear Itself

UCI School of Law
Jesse Jackson makes a point at UCI Wednesday about people who want affordable healthcare for themselves but not Obamacare for those who would otherwise be uninsured.
UPDATE NO. 2, NOV. 20, 7:30 A.M.: During the discussion and exchange with audience members at Wednesday's UC Irvine law school panel on "The Constitutional Implications of Ebola: Civil Liberties & Civil Rights in Times of Health Crises," dean Erwin Chemerinsky said, "It's important that constitutional decisions be based on scientific information and not fear."

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An Inconvenient Thirst: See Jay Famiglietti's
60 Minutes Segment "Depleting the Water"

UPDATE, NOV. 17, 4:15 P.M.: In case you missed the top story on 60 Minutes last night, click play above or follow this link to the complete segment "Depleting the Water," which prominently features UC Irvine/JPL water scientist Jay Famiglietti.

READING ASSIGNMENT: An Inconvenient Thirst: Water scientist Jay Famiglietti pleas for smart use of our most precious resource before it's too late. Will we listen?


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Author Eric Metaxas Pumps His Book Miracles and the "Real" Phenomenon in Newps Tonight

Dutton Adult
Rockin' those glasses!

According to a New York Times bestselling author speaking in Newport Beach tonight, miracles are real, he's tracked them and he can explain why they happen--although it is unclear if Eric Metaxas mingled with those seeking them in Grateful Dead concert parking lots. But his topic has prompted the godless OC Weekly to preview an event co-sponsored by Vanguard University and St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, which can mean only one thing: IT'S A SURPRISING AND WELCOME EVENT THAT IS NOT EXPLICABLE BY NATURAL OR SCIENTIFIC LAWS AND IS THEREFORE CONSIDERED TO BE THE WORK OF A DIVINE AGENCY!!!

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$25 Big Bear Ski Lift Tickets Go on Sale TODAY; Mammoth Mountain Opens TOMORROW
Go Productions
Thank you, global warming!
Lift tickets for $25 each to Snow Summit and Bear Mountain in Big Bear go on sale this morning through Friday morning. Is there a catch? You betcha!

Meanwhile, Mammoth Mountain outside Bishop opens Thursday morning. Is there snow? Apparently!

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Professor Jere Lipps Speaks on Religious Threat to Climate Change Public Policy SATURDAY

Courtesy of Cal State Fullerton
University of California professor emeritus Jere Lipps has been director of Orange County's John D. Cooper Archaeology and Paleontology Center since 2012.

A geologist, paleontologist, marine biologist and UC Berkeley professor emeritus speaks in Irvine Saturday afternoon about how some would like public policy on climate change based on religious beliefs rather than science.

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See We've Got Balls in Director Cherie Kerr's Own Intimate Santa Ana Theater SATURDAY

Ree-Invent Films
No false advertising here: They do indeed got balls.

The founder of the OC Crazies did not have to go far for a venue for a benefit screening of the crazy indie comedy film she wrote, produced and directed. It's in the same Santa Ana theater where Cherie Kerr's comedy improv classes and productions are held.

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