See South Orange County's Recent UFO, UVP (Unidentified Violinist Panhandler): VIDEOS

Categories: Events, Wacky Vids

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Four different ways to view the UFO over South Orange County on Dec. 8.
A South County videographer not only captured a UFO heading toward Mission Viejo last week but what she believes "might be the very first glimpse at what the propulsion is up close of these objects."

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Show Us Your Guns, Anaheim ... and Cops Will Buy Them SATURDAY

Categories: Events

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OC Weekly archives
Creative cropping turns an Anaheim police riot photo into an Anaheim police gun buy back photo.
The Anaheim Police Department wants residents to show them their guns Saturday--so cops can buy the weapons.

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Remember Crime Survivors and Families of The Murdered This Holiday Season

Categories: Crime-iny, Events

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Crime Survivors, Inc.
Think of survivors this Christmas.
The following photo and words are from a survivor of crime, courtesy of the Orange County nonprofit Crime Survivors, Inc.:

"I am BLESSED, thanks to God and a grateful person for simply waking up. ... Crime Survivors is an organization that has become like family. ... Christmas will be great for my kids this year. ... Last Christmas, I could barely balance my body and think straight. Thanks to God with such great little helpers that, thanks to Crime Survivors, will have a fabulous Christmas.

"I'm a survivor of attempted murder. ... The holidays are overwhelming but I'm alive--That's What Matters."

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Orange County Rescue Mission Needs Toys

Categories: Events

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Photo by flickr user ellenm1
Ready for pick up.
The Orange County Rescue Mission, which often solicits food items and toiletries for the needy, is looking for something else heading into the holidays: more than 900 toys.

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RiffTrax Live Warms the Chestnuts of K. Gordon Murray's 1959 Bizarro Flick Santa Claus

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VCI Home Entertainment
Ho-ho-oh-nooooo!
I must concede that I am unfamiliar with producer K. Gordon Murray's 1959 film Santa Claus but the holiday theme and billing as a "bizarre" movie make it perfect fodder for RiffTrax Live No. 14 (a.k.a. Mystery Science Theater 3000's Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett riffing on movies beamed live into more than 600 theaters, including five in Orange County).

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Million March Against Police Brutality in Fullerton RIGHT NOW and Anaheim at 4 P.M.

Categories: Events

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Photo by Jose Rivas/OC Weekly
Protesters and cops flooded downtown Santa Ana on Friday.
There is a Million March Against Police Brutality going on right now at 237 W. Commonwealth Ave. in Fullerton, according to the local group's Facebook page.

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

Categories: Events

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Lucca
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

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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

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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

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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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