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🌱 Best Friends Donate Kidneys + The Big Santa Ana Street Car Project

🌱 Good Samaritan Hit By Car + Rampart Park Murder Investigation

Hello all. Paula Constance here with your new copy of the Orange County Daily, packed with all the things you need to know about what’s happening in town. Today you can read about these stories and more…

  • Two friends donate kidneys to save best friends.
  • Public meeting announced for an update on the Santa Ana Trolley project.
  • Cruisin’ for a Cure: “The Biggest One-Day Auto Show on the West Coast.”

But first today’s weather:

Mostly sunny and very warm. High: 91 Low: 68.


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Here are today’s top 3 stories in Orange County:

  1. Have you heard about this incredible story? Two best friends in Orange County have donated their kidneys to a couple in need. Orange County resident Ron Morales was told he needed a kidney transplant, and both he and his wife Chris knew they had to act quickly. When Ron’s best friend, Brad Thompson, learned that Ron needed a kidney, “he showed up and offered his own kidney,” KTLA reported. And that’s not all. Seven years earlier, Ron’s wife Chris was in the same situation. Her best friend and Brad’s wife, Debbie, “offered her own.” (Orange County Patch)
  2. What will happen to the Street Car construction project in downtown Santa Ana? Learn about and monitor construction activities, lane closures, parking restrictions, property access, and more at the OC Streetcar Public Meeting Thursday, September 29, 6-7 PM at the Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center, 1000 E. Santa Ana Boulevard, Suite 100 There will be a short presentation and Q&A session in both English and Spanish. (New Santa Ana)
  3. Cruisin’ for a Cure, a procession of classic cars that lined up at the Orange County Fairgrounds on Costa Mesa on Saturday morning. The 21st annual classic car returned in full force after a pandemic hiatus, with 3,000 vehicles. the event was to raise money and raise awareness for prostate cancer prevention by offering free blood tests for prostate screening. The 21st annual event, back after a hiatus from the pandemic, drew more than 3,000 vehicles to the Costa Mesa site for what was billed as the “largest one-day car show on the West Coast.” (Los Angeles Times)

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Today in Orange County:

  • Think Goodness Fundraiser to Support Placentia Businesses (All day)
  • Google Analytics 101 – Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce (10:010 hours AM)
  • Oak View Branch Bilingual English/Spanish Storytime & Playtime at Oak View Branch Library (10 hours)

From my notebook:

  • Help the German Shepherd save Orange County with orphans: β€œGSROC is always looking for volunteers to help with our orphans. 🐾 Volunteers can take them for walks, transport them for vet care, help them look their best for adoption events and more.” (German Shepherd Rescue of Orange County via Facebook)
  • Orange County Fire Authority Suicide Prevention Month: β€œWe are walking together in solidarity this week as part of Suicide Awareness and Prevention Month. This is a time to focus on how we support each other in our personal families and in our firefighting family.” (Orange County Fire Authority via Facebook)
  • Orange County Sheriff’s Department, CA says to “anticipate danger”: “Situational awareness means being aware of what’s going on around you so you can anticipate danger and take action. #SituationalAwarenessDay” (Orange County Sheriff’s Department, CA via Facebook)
  • Become an Orange County Volunteer CASA Court Appointed Specialty Attorney: “He needs someone who listens, someone who cares, someone who stands up on his behalf. He needs a CASA volunteer. A young person in the foster care system can have multiple social workers, lawyers and foster parents – but only one CA… ” (Orange County CASA – Court Appointed Special Attorneys Via Facebook)
  • Three councilors are asking for a ruling to remove them: “The appeal calls for immediate detention of the judge’s ruling, who will dismiss the three councilors at the end of this week.” (Orange County Sign up via Facebook)

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β€” Paula Constance

About Me: Paula is a contributing writer, author, and award-winning media producer. She is committed to media projects that empower, engage and help make the world a better place. When she’s not writing, you’ll find her walking or watching fireflies in the balmy moments before sunset. You can follow her on facebook, Instagramand Twitter.

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