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    By Dianne Anderson Sticker shock at the grocery store is a real thing for local food activist and tasty free meals connoisseur Connie Jones, who knows firsthand what the shopping experience is like for people subsisting on limited incomes. She said it is especially hard for families with hungry growing kids. “You wonder how people ...
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    by Dianne Anderson Slow-moving money is holding up the process for renters that suffered through COVID-19 impacts, along with some mom and pop landlords confused about how much or when they’ll get what’s due them. Rent money is coming down at a snail’s pace. Although attorney Matthis Chiroux exclusively represents tenants, he feels that both ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Much of the last year saw the Orange County Community Action Partnership scrambling to get back-to-back food distributions out to many thousands that lost their jobs. Things are finally starting to settle down a bit, but no one at the agency is getting comfortable with the current situation, especially as the end ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Gregory Scott with the Orange County Community Action Partnership is out scouring some of the harder to reach areas to make sure that nonprofits and community agencies like his own are fully prepared to meet what’s coming down the pike. Getting a true census headcount will enable him to continue to do ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Anti-poverty activist Connie Jones officially retired in August, but is still trying to pry away from the family food pantry that became the mission of her lifetime. During the next few weeks, she is finishing up the final touches on paperwork to hand over the reins to the Community Action Partnership of ...