Reporting on the local level of a complex, national topic
I’ve had much happier assignments. Still, I’m privileged to have been part of the team that reported on Orange County’s homeless situation for the just-out May issue of Orange Coast magazine. Those I spoke to included the operations manager for my local library (the Main Library of Santa Ana Public Library sometimes appears to be an unofficial shelter), a Fullerton cop who works a homeless unit, and a young woman who volunteers as a chef for the O.C. Rescue Mission. Her story proved inspiring: she herself was once on the streets.