I had the pleasure of celebrating the Lunar New Year yesterday with the Vietnamese Community in Little Saigon (Westminster). We started the day with the annual Tet Parade down Bolsa Avenue. I was happy to be a co-sponsor of this year’s parade. I joined with many community groups and others In kicking off the ‘Year of the Rat,’ and had a great time greeting the onlookers along the route while handing out candy bars to the children. ... See moreSee less
It was a pleasure to help celebrate the Lunar New Year last night at the world-renowned South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa. Hundreds came to Jewel Court to participate in the festivities and enjoy the great entertainment.
I offered salutations and and well-wishes for a prosperous and healthy Year of the Rat. Afterwards, I joined with other invited guests of South Coast Plaza for an exclusive dinner with delicious food from AnQi. What a great job General Manager David Grant, Brian Chuan, and their staff did last night! ... See moreSee less
My office joined with the Costa Mesa Chamber of Commerce at the Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting Ceremony of Hennessey’s Tavern in Costa Mesa.
This new restaurant provides diners with the ambiance and fare of Irish and English pubs. I had staff present the owners with a certificate of recognition congratulating them. Welcome to my Second District! ... See moreSee less
City of Hope celebrated the Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting Ceremony of its first Orange County site in Newport Beach this morning. It brings highly specialized cancer care to a region where annually nearly twenty percent of newly diagnosed cancer patients leave the area for advanced treatment.
This the start of City of Hope’s $1 Billion investment in an Orange County Regional cancer network which will feature a world-class cancer campus of the future, and a greenfield for innovative partnerships that will transform cancer research and care for Orange County patients.
It was a pleasure to have staff present Annette Walker, President of City of Hope Orange County, with a resolution commemorating this milestone. ... See moreSee less
The Los Alamitos Area Chamber of Commerce held their Installation & Awards Gala at On the Greens at the Navy Golf Course. The event was emceed by the Honorable Jeff Barke, and officiated by Mayor Pro Tem Mark Chirco. It was a fun Roaring Twenties theme for the new decade and many folks had fun dressing the part.
I had staff on hand to recognize the Business of the Year, Citizen of the Year, Community Partner of the Year, and Economic Impact of the Year. Congratulations to both the Awardees and the new Board of Directors! ... See moreSee less
Martin Luther King Jr. was one of the most influential civil rights activist in American history. He was a leader in the movement to end racial segregation in the United States. His most famous address was the "I Have A Dream" speech. He was an advocate of non-violent protest and became the youngest man to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Sadly, he was assassinated in 1968.
This Martin Luther King Jr. Day marks the 25th anniversary of the day of service that celebrates the Civil Rights leader’s life and legacy. Observed each year on the third Monday in January as “a day on, not a day off,” MLK Day is the only federal holiday designated as a national day of service to encourage all Americans to volunteer to improve their communities. The Corporation for National and Community service has been charged to lead this effort for the last quarter century. ... See moreSee less
At this week’s Board of Supervisors meeting I commemorated the 117th anniversary of Korean American Day. In honor of the day I wore the traditional Korean hanbok as I presented resolutions to twelve representatives in the Korean community.
On January 13, 1903, the first group of Koreans arrived in Honolulu, Hawaii. Since then, Korean Americans have made significant contributions in all aspects of American life. They continue to play a pivotal role in defining America as the land of inclusiveness and opportunity.
In 2005, the U.S. Senate and House passed resolutions by unanimous consent expressing support for the goals and aspirations of Korean American Day, which is also celebrated by states and local governments across the country.
Korean American Day reminds each and every Korean American how far our community has come, from a small group who landed in Hawaii so long ago to work on pineapple plantations, to a community nearly two million strong, and continuing to grow.
Our success here is a testament to the strong character and culture of the Korean people, as well as the shining light of freedom and opportunity that is America. Without the free market, law and order, and freedom of speech and association, Korean Americans could not have reached where we are today or even dreamed of reaching still higher. I am so grateful to be among the Korean beneficiaries of the American Dream.
On behalf of the OC Board of Supervisors and citizens of Orange County, we extend our sincere congratulations to the Korean American community. ... See moreSee less
I’m honored to inform you that my colleagues elected me Chairman of the Orange County Board of Supervisors for 2020 at today’s BOS meeting. Congratulations to Supervisor Andrew Do for being elected Vice Chairman. I look forward to a very productive year. ... See moreSee less
I hosted a very successful Opportunity Zones Seminar in Huntington Beach at the Central Library on Saturday. Assemblyman Tyler Diep and HB City Councilman Michael Posey co-hosted with me. Almost one hundred residents from HB and the surrounding area came out to learn more about the benefits and opportunities available in Opportunity and Red Zones.
The Small Business Administration gave an excellent presentation and also shared with the audience about the other multiple free tools and help available to both existing businesses and those looking to start one.
Councilman Michael Posey and City Manager Oliver Chi provided very thorough information and held a great Q & A session with the engaged audience. Thank you to all who participated.
For more information on Opportunity Zones, Red Zones, CEDS, and grant funding opportunities, you may contact my office at 714-834-3220, or go direct to the Orange County Community Services - Community Investment Division at 714-480-6500. You can also visit their website at www.ocwib.org/ceds. ... See moreSee less