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How the O.C. High School of the Arts ended up in Santa Ana

Arts School Survives Early Setbacks From: Musings on the Coast, the Laguna Beach Independent By: Michael Ray A high school music teacher named Ralph Opacic founded the Orange County High School of the Arts (OCHSA) in 1987. By the late 1990s, it had some 400 students and was at an excess school site in Los

 
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The Birth of the Discovery Science Center, Part Two

Graceful Endings and Transitions From: Musings on the Coast, the Laguna Beach Independent By: Michael Ray In my last column, I wrote about the founding of the Taco Bell Discovery Science Center (DSC) in Santa Ana. Its founders were my brother Walkie and his wife Janet. A week before the official opening, City Manager Dave

 
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The Birth of the Discovery Science Center

The Birth of the Discovery Science Center From: Musings on the Coast, the Laguna Beach Independent By: Michael Ray Earlier, I described the non-profit Art Spaces Irvine (ASI) and its program to put public art in Irvine, a program eventually killed by then Irvine City Councilwoman Christina Shea. Nevertheless, out of ASI came two seminal

 
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Nicolas Academic Centers host inner city students at a Thanksgiving dinner

For Immediate Release Media Contact, Nicholas Academic Centers: Robert Magnuso, rgm@magnusonandcompany.com; 949-290-9382 Nicholas Academic Centers Celebrate Record Successes at Fourth Annual Thanksgiving Dinner For Inner-City Students Henry T. Nicholas, III, Santa Ana Mayor Miguel Pulido Praise the “NAC Model” Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez Sends Her Support, Plans to Visit the Centers on Dec. 10 SANTA ANA,

 
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