Local high school students on Thanksgiving break discuss their projects and goals at school, their college aspirations, and the their pending admissions processes. Meet the up and coming professional class on this show: Hunter Craft, ASB president of University High School; Hannah O’Connor, ASB President of Woodbridge High; and Emma Kensington, home schooling in Newport Beach and recipient of The Environmental Nature Center’s volunteer of 2013 award.
Dana Garfin, a post doc scholar at UCI’s Department of Psychology and Social Behavior, addresses the impact of nationally/internationally covered traumatic events on the individual’s physical and mental well being; from the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of JFK’s assassination to 9/11. Next, UCI German Professor Kai Evers probes into the ambiguities of the provenance of the Gurlitt art collection recently discovered in the family’s Munich apartment. This coverage of the family’s relationship to the Third Reich and to the art world,is only the start of many discoveries yet to be disclosed. lostart.de is one website where this topic can be followed.
Katie Barraza, as Director of Senior Services a the Gay and Lesbian Services Center of Orange Co. advocates for elders of the LGBTQ community who are missed in the institutional and social settings. Stu Maddox’ film Gen Silent is a remarkable glimpse into these lives which shift in and out of the closet. thecenteroc.org located at 1605 N. Spurgeon Street, SA, CA. You can give Katie a call if you want to sign up a senior friend who could benefit from any of these programs: (714) 953-5428, ext. 204 located at 1605 N. Spurgeon Street, SA, CA or at: thecenteroc.org.
Immigration attorney Jeff Khurgel covers the legal and political status quo of immigrant law as prospects for reform dwindle on the Congressional vine. He can be reached at: Khurgel.com or his office located: 4199 Campus Drive, 949-509-6515.
Giving their best analysis of great parks they have known and the Orange County Great Park are retired engineers and local activists Harvey Liss and Carl Mariz. The greatly accelerated review process will be taken up at the Nov. 12 (5 pm) Irvine City Council session, when a vote is expected on a development order outside the Great Park, as well as on a brand new Great Park build-out plan, all proposed by the Five Point Communities development company. Agenda and scheduling information is available at firstname.lastname@example.org. or www.cityofirvine.org/council.
Executive director of the Laguna Art Museum, Dr. Malcolm Warner amazes us with a heady program both indoors and outdoors this week: lectures, discussions, performance art with the featured artists as well as with prominent LA region historian Kevin Starr. The exhibition continues for most installations through mid January 2014. More information on all of the planned activities and exhibition is available at: www.LagunaArtMuseum.org.The Great Park Redux AND The Laguna Art Museum