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HEALTH FAIR:

Nearly 2,000 attend annual wellness expo

Also inside: OCEA makes history in 2011


Need to purchase gifts for the holiday season but don’t have time to go shopping? Try OCEA’s e-ticket program! Tickets are available online at www. oceamember.org to many of Southern California’s greatest attractions including: Disneyland, Knott’s Berry Farm, Six Flags Magic Mountain, Universal Studios, SeaWorld, LEGOLAND and more. To purchase tickets, visit www.oceamember.org and sign up for a “MyOCEA” account (click “Register” in the top right corner of the page and follow onscreen instructions). Any OCEA member who is signed up before Dec. 16 will be elligible to win one of two pairs of tickets to AMC Theatres, a 2012 Entertainment book or a pair of tickets to the San Diego Zoo.

Note: There is a 72-hour waiting period once you register before you can purchase tickets.

“OCERS—Pre-Retirement Seminar Presentation” Noon to 1:00 p.m., Wed., Jan. 25, 2012 OCEA Assembly Room (830 N. Ross St., Santa Ana) • Review of what OCERS is • Member information • Beneficiaries • Service credits • How retirement benefits are calculated Presented by the Orange County Employees Retirement System (OCERS) Free parking available.


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Year in review From working through budget woes to navigating a tough political landscape, relive the moments that defined 2011 for OCEA.

FEATURES 5 Food Truck Food Drive

14 Meet your Board

Nov. 18 food drive to feature food trucks and giveaways

9 Guest Speaker: Rep. Loretta Sanchez

Profiles of OCEA’s 2011 Board of Directors

17 Golden Badge Foundation award

Bill proposed by Sanchez would advance OCEA reforms

11 2011 OCEA Health Fair

Golden Badge honors SSO Darrin Mills

21 Board member corner: Oliver Didio

Nearly 2,000 members attend annual wellness expo

Healthy habits can lead to a lifetime of fitness

News & updates 2 3 4 4 22

President’s message General Manager’s message OCEA news briefs OCEA calendar Board member Q&As

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OCEA coupons OCEA tickets OCEA e-ticket program OCEA discounts OCEA classifieds

On the cover: John Spencer of Public Works receives a flu shot from Registered Nurse Karen Lawson of the Health Care Agency.

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President’s message

Robert Gibson OCEA President

The 99 percent take back America In my last message, I asked “Which side are you on?” Shortly after penning that question, protests sprung up across our Country. Protestors have begun occupying major cities and small towns from New York to Los Angeles, from Seattle to Miami and all points in between. These protests went global with events in Europe, South America and Australia. The demonstrations have been organic in nature with many different groups and ideas being espoused. The common theme, however, is that the 99 percent of us in this country are demanding that the focus be placed back on us, that the 99 percent be given the opportunity to earn a living and support our families. The protests are a statement that the wealthiest 1 percent of the country needs to pay their fair share.

This cannot be accomplished by outsourcing our jobs. We are responsible and responsive to the citizens. Multinational, multibillion-dollar corporations are only responsible and responsive to shareholders. Our citizens know our salaries and benefits and have access to the information we create during the course of work. Our citizens elect our leaders to direct our work and to develop policies to ensure our success. All of these protections disappear when multinational corporations are given this outsourced work for profit.

“The 99 percent are realizing that vital government services are being impacted at a time when they are most needed. Social services, education, public safety, health care, transportation, care for the elderly and infrastructure cannot be seen as luxuries.”

The 99 percent are asking that the multibillion-dollar, multinational corporations begin to put people before profits. The 99 percent are asking that their governments listen to them and not the high-priced lobbyists paid for by the 1 percent. Austerity programs across the world are failing. The 99 percent are realizing that vital government services are being impacted at a time when they are most needed. Social services, education, public safety, health care, transportation, care for the elderly and infrastructure cannot be seen as luxuries. We public servants who provide these services are not villains out to enrich ourselves. We are simply called to serve our communities. We must follow the lead of our Governor Jerry Brown and ask that our State and nation rebuild our infrastructure. We must provide the best education to our children and modernize our schools, maintain and build new roads, and ensure the safety and quality of our water supply. In short we must put the “great” back in the “great State of California.” 2

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There is hope. From pension reform to salary equity, OCEA has led the labor movement in Orange County and the State. With collaborative efforts, we can accomplish all of our goals to protect our members’ benefits and jobs while fulfilling our duties and providing the vital services needed to the public. We have allies and champions among some of our elected members of the Board of Supervisors. Your sacrifices and hard work have been recognized, and now the executives and upper management in the County will be expected to do the same. We, the 99 percent, will prevail. Yours faithfully,

Robert Gibson OCEA President rgibson@oceamember.org

Ballots are due Dec. 9 for the 2011 Board of Directors election


General Manager’s message

Nick Berardino OCEA General Manager

We win when we’re unified This year, we have faced unprecedented challenges at OCEA. And through them, through our solidarity and determination, we have realized unprecedented victories.

The anthropologist Margaret Mead once said: “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”

We kicked off the year in January with a celebration in Sacramento to welcome newly-elected Gov. Jerry Brown. The OCEA hot dog wagon pulled up to the Capitol lawn for a celebration that was truly for all Californians from all walks of life.

Together, through efforts like our response in Costa Mesa, we are doing our part to positively change the world we live in and to advocate for fair wages and benefits for working families during a time when the divide between the rich and poor is more pronounced than ever before.

Lobbyists stood in line behind workers and visitors from all over the state. The Governor shared a hot dog in a huge crowd that reflected and celebrated California’s diversity.

Our work is far from done, as attacks against public employees continue to dominate the pages of biased publications like the Orange County Register.

Then in March, we found ourselves thrust to the middle of a national attack against working families when, in an attempt to weaken the labor movement, politicians in the City of Costa Mesa decided to give layoff notices to hundreds of loyal employees and threaten to outsource their jobs.

Whether we’re collaborating to recover the $48 million Orange County lost during the State budget negotiations, fighting to elect leaders who understand the value of fair pay for a honest day’s work, or continuing to expose all the unfair perks and pay that our elected leaders and executives receive, we will not tire in our efforts to work for you and your families in the year to come.

We remained unified and resolute in our fight to protect our voice in the workplace—a right that is as fundamental to democracy as voting or freedom of the press. Many of your coworkers volunteered to phone bank and walk precincts alongside members of the community. Some 5,000 “Cancel the Layoffs” signs are still on display on the lawns of Costa Mesa residents. We showed up to meetings and appeared on television and in the press to, time and time again, refute the Council majority’s overtly political agenda and misplaced priorities. We fought the City’s illegal attack on working Americans in the courts and in the community.

I wanted to take this moment to reflect on what we have accomplished together in the face of these unprecedented challenges because your efforts have served as such a source of inspiration to me and to OCEA’s Board members, stewards and staff. And it reminds me every day of the power of unity to overcome even the most insurmountable challenges. Together, we are making a difference. In solidarity,

Together, we showed politicians across the County, the State, and all America that an attack on one of us is an attack on us all. Today, nearly eight months after the City Council blanketed the City with pink slips, not one member of the Costa Mesa City Employees Association has been laid off.

Nick Berardino OCEA General Manager

Ballots are due Dec. 9 for the 2011 Board of Directors election

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OCEA news briefs Costa Mesa layoff scheme attracts national and local attention OCEA’s efforts earned more national attention recently when The New Yorker—publisher Conde Nast’s venerable commentary magazine since 1925—featured a five-page story in its Sept. 5 issue about the ongoing battle over outsourcing and layoffs in Costa Mesa.

E M P LOYEE Orange County Employees Association

OFFICERS Robert Gibson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . President Lezlee Neebe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1st Vice President Arlyn Buck . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2nd Vice President Butch Garcia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Secretary Maria Corona . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Treasurer

The article by reporter Tad Friend covers all sides of the outsourcing battle and includes quotes from OCEA General Manager Nick Berardino and Costa Mesa City Employees Association President Helen Nenadal.

Alan Clow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Insurance Officer Frank Eley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Past President

COMMITTEE CHAIRS Alan Dean Clow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Legislative Maria Corona . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Budget/Finance

A photo caption on the first page sums up the story: “When Costa Mesa tried to lay off half of its staff, a city that wasn’t yet broke got broken.”

BOARD OF DIRECTORS Sharron Anderson . . . . . . . . County Executive Office Dan Beam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sheriff-Coroner Arlyn Buck . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Social Services Agency Alan Dean Clow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Public Defender Maria Corona . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Health Care Agency

Just days after The New Yorker story ran, OC Weekly published a cover story on the layoffs. Written by Chasen Marshall, the story covers the issue from all sides— CMCEA/OCEA, the City of Costa Mesa, former city council members, city staff and local bloggers.

Oliver Didio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sheriff-Coroner Frank Eley . . . . . . . . . . . . OC Public Works (RDMD) Eusebio “Butch” Garcia . . . . . . Social Services Agency Robert Gibson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Probation Al Jabbar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Health Care Agency Gary Morrison . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Assessor’s Office Paul Nguyen . . . . . . . . . . . . . Social Services Agency John Leos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Probation Lezlee Neebe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Superior Court Clerk Cheryl Neuenschwander . . . . . . Superior Court Clerk Phyllis Oudmayer . . . . . . . . . . Child Support Services

OC Weekly also honored OCEA in October when it awarded Berardino as “Best Voice for the Little Guy 2011” in its annual “Best of OC” edition. Repair Costa Mesa was awarded “Best Political Coup 2011.”

OCEA calendar Oct. 24-Nov. 23

OCEA Food Drive

Nov. 8

5:30-7 p.m.

Stewards meeting

Nov. 9

11 a.m.-2 p.m.

OCEA College Fair

Nov. 11

Veteran’s Day observed

Nov. 15

3 p.m.

Board of Directors meeting

Nov. 18

11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

OCEA Food Truck Friday (see Page 5 for more information)

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Thanksgiving observed

Nov. 25

Thanksgiving observed

Dec. 20

Board of Directors meeting

3 p.m.

Dec. 26

Christmas observed

Jan. 2

New Year’s Day observed

Jan. 10

Noon-1 p.m.; 5:30-7 p.m.

Stewards meeting

Jan. 17

3 p.m.

Board of Directors meeting

Jan. 25

Noon-1 p.m.

OCEA Presents Pre-Retirement seminar

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Chris Prevatt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Health Care Agency Pamela Waters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Library Ray Yarbrough . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Probation

The OCEA Employee magazine (USPS 004330) is published quarterly (January-March; April-June; July-September; and OctoberDecember) by the Orange County Employees Association, 830 N. Ross, P.O. Box 177, Santa Ana, CA 92702; telephone (714) 8353355. Periodical postage paid at Santa Ana, California. Subscription prices: members, $3.00 per year; non-members, $6.00 per year. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to: Orange County Employees Association, P.O. Box 177, Santa Ana, CA 92702-0177. Advertising in the OCEA Employee magazine does not constitute OCEA endorsement of the products or services advertised. The opinions expressed in this publication do not necessarily reflect the official opinion of the Orange County Employees Association unless specifically so stated. Contributions in the form of articles, photographs, human-interest incidents, retirement news, etc., are welcomed and encouraged. Association office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except public holidays. OCEA reserves the right to edit or reject any material submitted for publication. Photographs will be returned only upon request. Copyright 2010 by the Orange County Employees Association. All rights reserved. Reproduction of any portion or contents prohibited by law. Printed by Anchor Printing, Tustin, CA.

Editor: Jennifer Muir Design & Layout: Kevin Rush Staff Writer: Niyaz Pirani 830 North Ross Street Santa Ana, CA 92701 (714) 835-3355

Ballots are due Dec. 9 for the 2011 Board of Directors election


OCEA news briefs Final Food Truck Friday of 2011 will feature food drive Bring your appetite and canned food donations to the next OCEA Food Truck Food Drive on Nov. 18. The food and the proceeds will benefit United Labor Agency of Orange County, an agency that assists unemployed and underemployed families in Orange County.

(barbeque). Trucks making their debut at our fundraiser include Taco Maria, a new upscale-yet-affordable Mexican street food truck; Seabirds, a vegetarian/vegan truck; and the Lime Truck (California coastal cuisine, which won Food Network’s “The Great Food Truck Race 2”).

The event—from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in OCEA’s parking lot—will feature returning favorites Crepes Bonaparte (French savory/dessert crepes) and Rancho a Go Go

Trucks will donate 15 percent of their proceeds to ULAOC. During our September food truck fundraiser, OCEA members raised $302 for the agency. This time, we hope to help even more with donations of food and other items. Requested items include canned soup, pasta, fruits and vegetables; ethnic foods; baby items including food, diapers and clothing; special needs food including low-sugar and low-sodium options; and non-toxic toiletries including toothpaste, soap, shampoo, toilet paper and paper towels. Members will receive one raffle ticket for every three items they donate. There is no limit on how many tickets a member can receive as long as the items being donated have not expired. Raffles will be held every 20 minutes during the event. Prizes will include tickets to local theme parks and attractions, just in time to make great gifts for the holiday season. For up-to-date information on our upcoming food truck fundraisers, visit www.oceamember. org and click “OCEA member news.”

Laura Dempsey and Carolyn Vadrevu of Superior Courts enjoy Longboards Ice Cream bars.

OCEA Board of Directors election this month

Are you interested in adopting a child?

A general election for the Orange County Employees Association Board of Directors begins this month, and 10 seats are available.

Orange County’s Adoption Program is looking for special families willing to adopt children in need. Children needing to find homes include those with special medical needs, teens and pre-teens. Every child needs a loving home that can provide a sense of belonging. If you know someone who could provide that kind of structure and guidance, please direct them to attend an orientation class. Information can be found by calling (888) 871-5437, or by visiting www.oc4kids.com or www.heartgalleryoc.org.

OCEA members should receive ballots in the mail on or around Nov. 14. Completed ballots must be postmarked by Dec. 9 to be valid. Here’s how to submit your ballot: First, place the ballot in the provided ballot envelope. Then place that envelope in the provided return envelope. Sign the return envelope, and mail in the ballot to ensure it’s counted. The results of the election will be announced on Dec. 20 at the OCEA Board of Directors meeting and online that day at www.oceamember.org.

For inquiries regarding a specific child or children, contact Elizabeth McConnell at (714) 704-8944 or elizabeth. mcconnell@ssa.ocgov.com or Margot Umemoto at (714) 704-8946 or margot.umemoto@ssa.ocgov.org. For further information about foster care or the County’s adoption process, contact Adoption Recruiter Pat Hammond at (714) 704-8946 or patrick.hammond@ssa.ocgov.org.

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OCEA news briefs Child Support Services employees recognized Five OCEA members from Child Support Services were given Excellence in Public Service Awards in June. The quarterly award was created by OCEA Board Member Phyllis Oudmayer to allow CSS employees to recognize the achievements of their co-workers. If you have an employee recognition program at your agency that you would like us to write about, or if you know an employee at your agency who deserves recognition, email OCEA Communications Specialist Niyaz Pirani at npirani@oceamember.org. Here’s what the people who nominated this quarter’s winners had to say about them: Laura Garcia, nominated by Mary Rodriguez “Working with Laura has been a pleasure. No matter what your question is or what you ask her, she is always ready to assist you. Laura takes her duties very seriously, (volunteering) to take on challenging cases, tasks or duties. If there’s a case that has stumped others, Laura will take on the challenge of dissecting the case to resolve the issue.” Alan Santa Ana, nominated by Tom Chan “Alan’s supportive, supervising, calm demeanor has remained the same. He faithfully employs the open door policy and is always seeking alternatives in assisting team

members in completing the workloads within the compliance dates. … He possesses the innate ability to assess each team member’s strength and mold the collective team strengths to fortify a cohesive, working team.” Tenley Lerch, nominated by Esther Hernandez “Tenley is a wealth of information and is always willing to assist a fellow co-worker. She is patient and understanding (and) maintains an ‘open door’-style atmosphere—always available! When faced with a new task, she tackles it head on.” Claudia Heredia, nominated by Sophea Marr “Claudia is the ‘sunshine’ on every team she has been assigned to. Her peers can always rely on her for any project. Claudia is not only talented in so many ways, but she is a hard worker. She is organized, diligent, professional, and everything she puts her hands on gets completed in a timely manner and in the most amazing way.” Yasie Malek, nominated by Cheryl Vargas “She is always going above and beyond to get the job done and is willing to help anywhere needed. For me, personally, her perseverance and her ‘Go get ‘em’ attitude are truly inspiring and motivating. … She is always working special projects and going the extra mile to improve (Child Support Services) as a whole.”

CSS award winners (left to right) Yasie Malek, Laura Garcia, Claudia Heredia, Tenley Lerch and Alan Santa Ana. 6

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OCEA news briefs Join us on Facebook Join us on Facebook to participate in members-only contests, learn exclusive information about the latest ticket discounts and to view and share news, photos and videos about OCEA and its members. Congratulations to our 2011 Facebook and OCEA Employee magazine contest winners: Olympia Fernandez, Social Services Agency (LEGOLAND); Diana Prather, SSA (Snow Valley); Kendall Ackroyd, SSA (L.A. Fair); Alicia Martinez, SSA (Castle Park); Scott Becker, SheriffCoroner (Knott’s Berry Farm); Evelyn Valle, Superior Court (Catalina Express); Araceli Altamirano, Child Support Services (SeaWorld), Linda Schorer, Retired (Aquarium of the Pacific), Rosanna Najera, SSA (Castle Park); Sheryl Woodhouse, Health Care Agency; Brian Beger, City of Anaheim; and Maggie Jorth, SSA (Discovery Science Center); Puanani Ahlo, Probation (Knott’s Soak City); Frances Tu, SSA (Battle of the Dance); Michelle Rojas-Almazan, SSA (Battle of the Dance, LEGOLAND); Le Thanh Tran, Probation (Discovery Science Center); Ron Robles, SSA (Renaissance Pleasure Faire); Karen Nordin, Superior Court (San Diego Zoo); Stephen Corona, District Attorney (Discovery Science Center); Steven White, City of Costa Mesa (AMC); Diane Arlene Navarro, Community Resources (AMC); Teresa Garcia, HCA (Renaissance Pleasure Faire); Gina Allstun, CSS (Renaissance Pleasure Faire); Trish Stacy, Community Resources (Shen Yun Performing Arts); Courtney Pricer, Community Resources (Amtrak Pacific Surfliner); Marie Suchy, Superior Court (AMC); Erik Oviedo, Community Resources (AMC); Lenai Carraway, SSA (Knott’s Berry Farm); Maricela Barcenas, HCA (BOOMERS!); Lupie Janos, SSA (AMC); Jeff Kanarek, SSA (LEGOLAND/ SEA LIFE); Stuart Goong, Public Works (San Diego Zoo); Maria Villavicencio, SSA (Amtrak Pacific Surfliner); Mario Hernandez, Probation (Knott’s); Paul Nguyen, SSA (AMC).

Nelson and Berardino to honor veterans OCEA General Manager Nick Berardino, who is a Vietnam veteran, will light a ceremonial candle to honor all Vietnam veterans at a Veteran’s Day event hosted by County Supervisor Shawn Nelson on Nov. 11. The event starts at 2 p.m. with a program from 4-5 p.m. at Tri City Park, 2301 N. Kraemer Blvd., in Placentia. Free parking will be available at Tuffree Middle School, 2151 N. Kraemer Blvd. The event will feature patriotic songs by the Rose Drive Friends Church Choir and a 21 gun salute. For more information, contact Steve Spernak in the Office of Supervisor Shawn Nelson at (714) 834-3542 or steve.spernak@ocgov.com.

Jeff Kanarek (SSA) with son Joshua, niece Avery and daughter Jessica at LEGOLAND.

Araceli Altamirano (CSS) and daughter Kassandra at SeaWorld.

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Guest speaker

Rep. Loretta Sanchez 47th Congressional District

Legislation would advance OC’s hybrid plan Our nation is slowly emerging from the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression. The dramatic downturn of our economy in recent years has resulted in a significant rise in unemployment and stagnant consumer spending. Getting the economy back on track is everyone’s top priority, regardless of political party affiliation. However, the impact of the recession will linger for decades, even after our economy has recovered. One area where this will be evident is the overwhelming dilemma state and local governments will face in dealing with the sustainability of pension plans.

has garnered bipartisan support from other members of the Orange County delegation, including Representatives John Campbell, Ed Royce and Ken Calvert. This month, I had the pleasure of hosting Orange County Supervisor Bill Campbell, in a meeting with the Ranking Member of the Ways and Means Committee, Sander Levin. We discussed this issue and made real progress in finding a solution, and I am confident that one is near. Reforming the pension system is an important issue for thousands of hard-working employees of Orange County and for Orange County taxpayers.

Underfunded pension plans are one of the fastest growing problems weighing on state and local governments. Though the pension problem existed long before the recession, the unfunded debt for government workers’ retirement benefits has seriously worsened in our economic crisis. In Orange County, our pension system has also been a challenge.

How we reform our pension system reflects how we view our teachers, police officers, first responders and municipal employees who earn these pensions. Such workers have contributed to the system for decades and deserve to have their investments and hard work honored. The hybrid pension plan proposed by the County of Orange and its employees will lay the framework for a national model, and its implementation will take us one step closer to solving these pension issues nationwide.

However, Californians are good at finding innovative solutions to complex problems. Here in Orange County, the Orange County Employees Association (OCEA) has made a concerted effort to work with county representatives to reform the pension program. Two years ago, OCEA and local government representatives proposed a hybrid pension plan to help the County of Orange cope with its pension challenges. The new plan provides a lower defined benefit, which the County would offer in conjunction with participation in a defined contribution plan with an employer matching element. This hybrid plan, endorsed by many Democrats and Republicans, has stalled at implementation because of a regulatory roadblock by the U.S. Department of Treasury. In two years, the Treasury Department has been unable to provide a time frame for issuing guidance on the impediment. With no indication that Treasury will act anytime soon, I’ve introduced legislation in Congress that would allow for the implementation of the hybrid pension plan. Orange County can no longer afford to wait to solve this problem. My bill to allow for the implementation of Orange County’s hybrid pension plan

Rep. Loretta Sanchez at a recent Labor Day picnic in Santa Ana.

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We want to hear from you! What topics should our “2012 OCEA Presents” seminars cover next? Past topics have included: Pre-retirement Social Media Money-saving tips Wills and Trusts Stresss relief

What’s next? If you have recommendations for “2012 OCEA Presents” seminars, email Cathy Yatch at cyatch@oceamember.org and let her know about your ideas!

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A walk through the

2011 OCEA Health Fair Rain threatened to ruin the day, but it didn’t stop nearly 2,000 OCEA members from coming to the 2011 Health Fair. Held in the OCEA parking lot, attendees had the chance to interact with an array of health care providers and vendors, learning about everything from skin care to proper spine alignment. OCEA members took stress tests and body mass index screenings. More than 220 people purchased flu shots, which were administered by registered nurses from Health Care Agency. Tables were also set up for members to learn about OCEA’s Board of Directors, Velece Insurance and Open Enrollment. Special Events vendors hosted games and contests for attendees, many of whom were awarded with tickets to theme parks and attractions. Cooks behind a massive grill turned out barbecue chicken for the masses, while various snacks were served throughout the fair. As OCEA member Karen Jackson of Health Care Agency said, “I came for the food, the fun and open enrollment!”

Patsy Aguirre of the Auditor-Controller’s Office holds up a 1-hour massage gift certificate she won in a raffle.

Daniel Felton of the Assessor’s Office gets his blood pressure checked by Fountain Valley Regional Hospital representatives. Ballots are due Dec. 9 for the 2011 Board of Directors election

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OCEA Board members (from left to right): Paul Nguyen, Sharron Anderson, Ray Yarbrough, Chris Prevatt and Al Jabbar.

Aprella Jenkins of Child Support Services enjoys a chair massage from Harbor Spine & Wellness.

Senator Lou Correa gets behind the line of our famous Hot Dog Wagon and serves lunch to Howard Ha of the Health Care Agency.

Dawn Wolfe of the Health Care Agency spins BOOMERS! prize wheel. 12

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(From left to right) Nancy Estrada, Maya De La Vega and Vanessa Reynoso from the Sheriff’s Department take a break from snacking on goodies to pose for a picture.

OCEA Board members Oliver Didio, Alan Clow and Dan Beam.

Karen Jackson of the Health Care Agency said she “came for the food, the fun and open enrollment.” Here, Karen’s receiving a lunch of grilled chicken, salad and beans.

Patricia Hutt of the Treasurer-Tax Collector’s Office talks about back pain with Dr. Regan Jung.

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Meet the 2011 OCEA

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Sharron Anderson (County Executive Office) has been an OCEA member since 1982 and on the Board of Directors since 2009. Sharron was a 2009 OCEA Coalition Bargaining Team member (alternate), and has served on the CEO Labor Management Committee and on the Office Services Classification Maintenance Review Committee. “I felt the best way to help my fellow employees was to shoot straight to the front lines and be a great big voice,” she said.

Dan Beam (Sheriff-Coroner Department) has been an OCEA member since 1993 and on the Board of Directors since 2009. Dan has been a member of various bargaining teams and is the Vice Chair of the Sheriff’s Special Officer Executive Committee since 1999. “I wanted to become more involved with the advancement of all OCEA members to make everybody better and stronger,” he said.

Arlyn Buck (Social Services Agency) has been an OCEA member since 1990 and on the OCEA Board of Directors since 1998. Arlyn is currently OCEA Second Vice President, and she has served as OCEA Secretary, Courtesy Chair and Special Events Chair. Arlyn is also a Trustee of the OCEA Health & Welfare Trust, a member of many OCEA bargaining teams and a SSA Labor Management Committee member.

Alan Dean Clow (Public Defender) has been an OCEA member since 1996 and on the OCEA Board of Directors since 2005. Alan was a member of the OCPD bargaining team in 2002 and 2005. He has represented OCEA and OCPD Investigators in meeting with the Orange County Board of Supervisors. Alan was the OCPD Investigators President from 2002 to 2004. “I felt I could help make a difference in things that affect all of us, such as fair working conditions, wages, health benefits, retirement, and our welfare and security,” he said.

Maria Corona (Health Care Agency) has been an OCEA member since 2000 and on the OCEA Board of Directors since 2008. Maria was a member of the 2004 OCEA bargaining team. Maria is currently OCEA Treasurer. “Being on the Board of Directors allows me to best represent our membership,” she said. “I enjoy serving in this way because it gets me involved in protecting our members’ workplace rights.”

Oliver Didio (Sheriff-Coroner Department) has been an OCEA member since 1993 and on the Board of Directors Since 2009. Oliver has been the president of the OCEA SSO/Coroner Bargaining Unit since 1999, a member of three bargaining teams and active on various labor management committees. “It takes strong leadership and vision, and I believe OCEA’s Board has those qualities,” he said. “I want to contribute to those qualities on behalf of all County employees.”

Frank Eley (OC Public Works) has been an OCEA member since 1982 and on the OCEA Board of Directors since 1985. Frank is currently OCEA Past President. Frank has served as OCEA President, Past President, Second Vice President, Treasurer, Special Events Chair, Newspaper Chair, and Budget and Finance Chair. He is a member of the OCEA Political Action Committee Executive Board and a Trustee of the OCEA Health & Welfare Trust since its inception. Frank has served on many OCEA bargaining teams and serves on the Orange County Retirement Board.

Butch Garcia (Social Services Agency) has been an OCEA member since 2000 and on the OCEA Board of Directors since 2007. Butch has been involved in the SSA Case Management Forum, the SSA Labor Management Committee and the ISW Premium Pay Workgroup. He is also a member of the Executive Board of the OCEA Political Action Committee. He was a member of OCEA’s 2004 and 2007 bargaining teams. “I enjoy helping my coworkers and other OCEA members whenever possible,” he said.

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Robert Gibson (Probation Department) has been an OCEA member since 1998 and on the Board of Directors since 2005. He currently serves as OCEA President. Robert has been OCEA First Vice President, OCEA Treasurer and Chair of OCEA’s Political Action Committee. He has also served on budget and scholarship committees. “I have always had a deep-seeded sense of fairness and hate to see the weak taken advantage of,” he said.

Al Jabbar (Health Care Agency) has been an OCEA member since 2006 and on the Board of Directors in 2010 and 2011. He is a member of OCEA’s Political Action Committee and on various OCEA bargaining teams. “I have always been a steady advocate for fairness for employees and public employees at large,” he said.

John Leos (Probation Department) has been an OCEA member since 1997 and on the Board of Directors from 2008-09 and in 2011. He was a member of the 2007 bargaining team and a member of the Labor Management Committee. “I have seen how OCEA continues to advocate for the working class,” he said. “I feel honored to be part of an organization that is innovative, inclusive, united and strong.”

Gary Morrison (Assessor’s Office) has been a member of OCEA since 1999 and on the OCEA Board of Directors since 2009. Gary is active in attending OCEA events, especially when they deal with building positive working environments. “I was on an audit team and observed management at its worst,” he said. “I decided I wanted to be able to intercede and help my fellow workers whenever I could.”

Lezlee Neebe (Superior Court) has been an OCEA member since 1992 and on the OCEA Board of Directors since 1995. Lezlee is currently OCEA First Vice President and has served as OCEA Secretary, OCEA Insurance Officer, Insurance Chair and Newspaper/Communications Chair. She has also been a member of the Bylaws Committee, the Budget Committee and the Special Events Committee. Lezlee has been a member of many OCEA bargaining teams.

Cheryl Neuenschwander (Superior Court) has been a member of OCEA since 1981 and on the OCEA Board of Directors since 1995. Cheryl has served as OCEA Insurance Officer, OCEA Treasurer, and Chair of the Legislative Committee and of the Budget & Finance Committee. Cheryl has been a member of many OCEA bargaining teams, the OCEA Health and Welfare Trust Board of Trustees and a Court Labor Management Committee member.

Paul Nguyen (Social Services Agency) has been an OCEA member since 2006 and on the Board of Directors since 2011. Paul has been a Steward since returning from being laid off in 2009. He received the OCEA New Leadership Award in 2010. “I’ve wanted to become more involved in protecting the County’s most valuable asset— the employees and their families,” he said.

Phyllis Oudmayer (Child Support Services) has been a member of OCEA since 1996 and on the OCEA Board of Directors since 2006. Phyllis has been OCEA Treasurer, Secretary of the OCEA Political Action Committee Executive Board and a member of the 2007 bargaining team. She created the Excellence in Public Service Award at CSS to recognize fellow employees.

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Chris Prevatt (Health Care Agency) has been an OCEA member since 2000 and on the Board of Directors from 2007-09 and in 2011. He was Treasurer and Chair of OCEA’s Budget and Finance Committee and has served on HCA’s Labor Management Committee and subcommittees. “I can say with certainty my working with OCEA to resolve inequities resulted in a better environment for all County employees.”

Pamela Waters (Orange County Community Resources) has been an OCEA member since 1988 and on the Board of Directors since 1993. Pamela has served on the OCEA Health & Welfare Trust since 2000 and on various bargaining teams. “I felt the best thing to do was get involved to protect myself, the people in my department and all County employees.”

Ray Yarbrough (Probation Department) has been an OCEA member since 1990 and on the Board of Directors since 2009. Ray has been on various bargaining teams and labor management committees and has worked within his department to implement several positive policies. “I wanted to help make a difference. I know during these tough economic times OCEA leadership has to stick together and fight for the rights of our members,” he said.

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Be sure to check out the Q&A interviews in the back of each magazine issue. Visit Page 22 to see what Board members Frank Eley, Arlyn Buck and Lezlee Neebe have to say. Or visit www.oceamember.org and click “Meet your Board” to learn more. OCEA EMPLOYEE

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Golden Badge Foundation honors SSO’s heroism Sheriff’s Special Officer Darrin Mills already received a Medal of Valor award this year from the Orange County Sheriff’s Department for aiding a choking child. Now he has received statewide recognition from the Golden Badge Foundation for his lifesaving efforts. Mills—the only Golden Badge nominee from the County of Orange—was honored for his “Exemplary Performance” from the Foundation, which is dedicated to strengthening relations between California’s law enforcement officers and the communities they serve. The foundation holds an annual

dinner to honor law enforcement officers and civilians for their acts of bravery or attempts to improve safety in the State. Mills was off-duty from his job in Police Services at John Wayne Airport and was attending a Boy Scouts of America event at Rush Park in Rossmoor when he helped the choking boy on June 15, 2010. As he walked into the park, he heard the father of a 3-year-old boy screaming for help because his son was choking. Mills rushed to the boy and opened his mouth to check for objects in his airway. He couldn’t find anything, so he performed back thrusts on him, hoping to dislodge whatever was there. Mills turned the boy over again to see that his face had turned blue. He stopped the boy’s father from putting his fingers down his son’s throat to prevent him from pushing any blockage down farther. Mills switched to stomach thrusts and later, rescue breathing. The boy was soon breathing again. Paramedics took him to the hospital where he made a full recovery. The award caps a distinguished time in Mills’ career as he was recognized by Golden Badge shortly after retiring from a nearly 26-year career in the United States Air Force. As a reservist, Mills served four tours in the Middle East after Sept. 11. “I got in there and did what I had to do. I just happened to be in the right place at the right time,” Mills said of his Golden Badge award. “(I’m) humbled. I know there are other deserving people to get this other than me.”

Sheriff’s Special Officer Darrin Mills was honored for “Exemplary Performance” from California Golden Badge Foundation. Ballots are due Dec. 9 for the 2011 Board of Directors election

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OCEA A look back at 2011 This year was unlike any other seen by working families in Orange County. We faced some of our biggest challenges as politicians continued attacking retirement benefits and advanced their national strategy to outsource jobs. But through it all, we remained unified, and our solidarity carried us through. Here’s a look back at OCEA in 2011.

Inauguration Day: OCEA co-hosted “The People’s Inauguration Party” on Jan. 3 with Senator Lou Correa in celebration of incoming California Governor Jerry Brown. More than 4,000 hot dogs were served from our Hot Dog Wagon on the Capitol lawn outside our State’s Capitol building in Sacramento. Said Brown, while eating a hot dog at the event: “When your supporters get together and make you a few hot dogs, I think it’s good to stand with them because they stood with me.” Budget woes: Early in the year, OCEA members told us they saw a lack of leadership among County executives in response to budget issues Statewide and in Orange County. OCEA listened and worked diligently to mitigate impacts. This past year presented a fiscal minefield—the State faced a $26 billion deficit while the County first enforced a hiring freeze and 5 percent budget cuts. Later, the County lost $48 million in the State’s budget deal. OCEA spent countless hours working with State lawmakers, members of the Board of Supervisors and other staff to help the County weather its fiscal challenges and avoid layoffs.

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Costa Mesa outsourcing and layoffs: Costa Mesa City Employees Association lost one of its own this year when Huy Pham took his life at City Hall on the day he was scheduled to receive a layoff notice. The community quickly responded at the council’s callous attempt to fire its staff for political gain. Repair Costa Mesa—comprised of community members, business leaders and labor—formed to urge the City Council to “Cancel the Layoffs.” CMCEA, with help from OCEA, filed a lawsuit against the City to stop the layoffs. Now, even after the six month layoff notices expired, layoffs have not occurred.

Standing up for working families: OCEA members stood shoulder-to-shoulder with our brothers and sisters in the labor community this year as they faced unprecedented attacks. Nationally, we watched as Wisconsin lawmakers tried to dismantle collective bargaining and everyday Americans protested economic injustice with Occupy Wall Street. Locally, members walked neighborhoods throughout the summer in support of their Costa Mesa brothers and sisters and supported grocery workers from United Food and Commercial Workers, who nearly went on strike because grocers planned to force workers to pay increased health care costs while they were making record profits. OCEA President Robert Gibson has been there every step of the way, at the front lines of the fight to protect working families. Making your voice heard: OCEA General Manager Nick Berardino and OCEA Communications Director Jennifer Muir took to the airwaves and spoke at events throughout the year to fight back attacks against working families. Berardino debated Costa Mesa City Councilman Jim Righeimer and writer Steve Greenhut over pensions in public forums, and Muir spoke against outsourcing to multiple television stations. Said Berardino to the Orange County Register in February: “It’s now time for the so-called ‘fiscally conservative’ elected officials and county executives to give up their perks and begin paying their fair share.”

Navigating challenging times: Contracts in a number of cities and special districts as well as the Orange County Superior Court were due to expire this past year. Thanks to the hard work and dedication of OCEA staff, the Boards of Directors for each of these cities and special districts, and the courts as well as the bargaining team members, 9 contracts were successfully negotiated despite the most difficult and challenging economic and political climate for public employees. Log on to the OCEA website to find a page dedicated to your specific agency, city or special district. There, you’ll find specific news about your agency, recent contract negotiation updates and copies of each MOU. Log on in 2012 to stay updated on our future progress at www.oceamember.org. Ballots are due Dec. 9 for the 2011 Board of Directors election

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Healthy habits are key to lifetime fitness

In the last issue of OCEA Magazine, Orangewood Children’s Home employee Anna Marie Marquez, an OCEA member, talked about how prevention can be “the best medicine.” In her case, doctors were able to diagnose her breast cancer through an early screening and put her on the path to recovery before the cancer became any worse.

of these people. A law enforcement officer’s motto is “Never give up,” and being strong in mind and body allows me to fight the good fight.

While preventative care, such as the regular check-ups and screenings offered at our Health Fair, are important to staying healthy, proper nutrition and exercise are the building blocks for a long life.

There are a lot of days I am not motivated exercise, but I do not want my family to be told that I’ve been killed because I was not able to defend myself, or that later in life I was unable to do something because I wasn’t healthy. I want to live long enough to be a great grandparent. I’m already a role model for my wife and children. They see I take care of myself, which makes them want to do the same.

I always took my fitness for granted—a part of being skinny growing up—but in my mid-30s I noticed I was gaining a little weight and that my strength and overall fitness were beginning to fade. When the opportunity arose to become a Tactical Officer for the Sheriff’s Special Officer Academy, I realized I needed to be in better shape. After all, if I was going to demand that recruits almost half my age complete extensive and exhaustive physical fitness regiments every other day, I should be able to lead by example.

You don’t have to hit the weights or run six miles a day to stay fit. It depends on the level of fitness you want to achieve. For most people, going for a jog or brisk walk around the block a few times each day is a great start. Look at what foods you consume—really examine your choices—and try to limit fast foods and sweets. When I started getting into shape again, I limited my portion sizes and eliminated fried foods as a start. Gradual changes in your exercise and eating habits will produce better results over time.

Working out and eating right became even more important after my eight years at the academy when I was transferred to Court Operations. Working in the Courts, I regularly came across people who lived for extended periods in State prison. They have access to weights and other fitness equipment, so, needless to say, some of these guys were HUGE! I’ve also come in contact with released prisoners while off duty, and I know that being fit could save me if I was confronted by one

Be tenacious, but be patient. Getting into shape is not an overnight endeavor. When starting a new fitness routine, don’t be discouraged if you don’t see results for the first six to eight weeks. Your body needs to adjust to your new routine. Lifetime fitness is a lifestyle choice. A choice that, when incorporated into your daily routine, will pay off in more ways than you can imagine.

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Meet your OCEA Board members By Niyaz Pirani

Frank Eley

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Since this is our last issue of OCEA Employee for the year, can you tell us what you think OCEA’s biggest accomplishment was in 2011?

Business Analyst, Orange County Public Works OCEA member since 1982 OCEA Board member since 1985

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Q: Why did you become an OCEA Board member, and what makes you want to serve the membership in this capacity?

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When I first began working for the County, my cubicle was next to Jim Baker, then vice president of OCEA. Jim was instrumental in educating me about how great OCEA is. He said that was no accident: “Good people have to come forward—staff does 100 percent of their part; we have to do our part.” I like serving the membership because I believe the greatest value of a person is not in admiring all they have, what they’re going to buy or what title they have. I believe the greatest value of a person comes from helping to make things better for all of us.

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OCEA celebrates unity and solidarity. Why do you feel it is important to stay together, and how can OCEA members accomplish this?

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The U.S. is going through great turmoil right now. Government employees find themselves under attack from every side by disingenuous political opportunists, and we all need to stick together so we can get through this. In 6 or 7 years, the economy will go bonkers over the “next big thing,” and in the long run government pay and benefits will look tame and even somewhat lacking again. To get to the long run, we have to get through the short run, and the only way to do that is to support OCEA with your actual time and effort. Everyone should be a member and everyone should participate in at least one OCEA event in 2012.

By far, the incredible job OCEA has done fighting back the wholesale, ill-conceived privatization and illegal layoffs of the Costa Mesa City employees. Do you realize the original layoff date for those employees has already come and gone? OCEA fought to get a temporary restraining order and won. OCEA showed that the backroom deals to sell out City jobs were done illegally, outside of the Government Code. OCEA paid to have a third-party forensic auditor come in and prove the city’s finances weren’t devastated. Instead, the audit showed the Council increased and padded other lines of the budget to create the illusion of a dramatic shortfall. OCEA staff and volunteers worked thousands of hours blanketing Costa Mesa with lawn signs and garnered tremendous support for our grassroots campaign in support of city workers

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What are the biggest challenges for OCEA members in the coming year, and how can we best tackle those challenges together?

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Some seek to bring that Costa Mesa toxicity to our shores. It’s a shame, because so many great people at the County are doing a great job—better than any outside company would for the constituents of Orange County. The only thing we can do to tackle these upcoming challenges is to continue to do a good job and continue to support OCEA. Come out and show your support when asked. After all, it’s only our jobs and our families’ future.

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Lezlee Neebe

Court Clerk II, Superior Court OCEA member since 1992 OCEA Board member since 1995

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Why did you become an OCEA Board member, and what makes you want to serve the membership in this capacity?

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I truly believe in our mission here at OCEA, and I know that making a difference is accomplished through being meaningfully involved in the process. I knew coming in that it would take sacrifice and teamwork. My co-workers, whether court, County, city, district or affiliate, all face the same battles, and I want to stand with them and fight alongside them!

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OCEA celebrates unity and solidarity. Why do you feel it is important to stay together, and how can OCEA members accomplish this?

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Our unity is what defines us and our purpose. It gives us unparalleled strength and fortitude. In these uncertain economic times, as our State and country struggle, we need each other more than ever—to watch each other’s backs, so to speak. Members are the fiber, binding us together tightly. We maintain that strength by staying informed, knowing what is happening around us and speaking up with one united voice.

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Since this is our last issue of OCEA Employee for the year, can you tell us what you think OCEA’s biggest accomplishment was in 2011?

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Our biggest accomplishment in 2011 has been our unrelenting fortitude! We began this year by celebrating Governor Brown’s inauguration at the Capitol. Our most significant battle began shortly thereafter with the senseless death of one of our own in Costa Mesa. We rallied and engaged our so-called “representatives” in Costa Mesa who tried to annihilate all public employees for their own personal gain. We continue to endure and battle back, defending our employees and advancing their welfare and security.

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What are the biggest challenges for OCEA members in the coming year, and how can we best tackle those challenges together?

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Our biggest challenge is the times we live in. We will face the challenges in the year ahead with continued fortitude and concentration. It will require us to stay informed, be responsible voters and to take action when needed. We will support each other, and we will stand strong. Every single one of us plays a vital role, and together we will prevail!

Arlyn Buck

Office Supervisor, Social Services Agency OCEA member since 1990 OCEA Board member since 1998

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Why did you become an OCEA Board member, and what makes you want to serve the membership in this capacity?

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I became an OCEA Board member because I wanted to have a say in how my union works. I was tired of complaining about what the union was not doing for me and instead, decided to be part of the decision-making process.

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OCEA celebrates unity and solidarity. Why do you feel it is important to stay together, and how can OCEA members accomplish this?

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Because, if we don’t work together, they will tear us apart. There are many people and groups out there trying to take away all the benefits and accomplishments that unions have achieved for their members. In my opinion, they should be joining us and helping so everyone can survive this economic crisis.

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Since this is our last issue of OCEA Employee for the year, can you tell us what you think OCEA’s biggest accomplishment was in 2011?

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Taking Costa Mesa back. It was a great feeling seeing all unions come together to fight the Costa Mesa City Council and to honor Huy Pham’s memory.

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What do you think are the biggest challenges for OCEA members in the coming year, and how can we best tackle those challenges together?

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The biggest challenge will be educating our members and having them understand that our union is fighting to preserve their benefits and their jobs. There is so much incorrect information being published in the papers, on television and on blogs. We need to tell the truth about how much public employees contribute to society. We must support politicians who will help our members.

You found our hidden contest! We’re holding a contest for our magazine readers. To enter, send an email to contest@oceamember.org by Dec. 16 with “Magazine contest” as the subject. You’ll be entered in a raffle to win one of three prizes: Disneyland (two tickets), K1 Speed ($50 gift card) and AMC Theatres (two tickets). Congratulations to the winners from the last issue, OCEA members Iriss Barriga (Child Support Services), Nancy Miller (Community Services) and Patricia Hernandez (Probation). The winner will be announced on Dec. 19 at www.facebook.com/oceamember.

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Special savings for OCEA members! Check OCEA’s website, www.oceamember.org, for full details. Please note: Ticket prices subject to change effective Jan. 1, 2012. Please visit OCEA’s website www.oceamember.org for most current information. Amusement Parks Castle Park, Riverside: $15.99/Adult; $11.99/Child under 48” (Reg. $24.99 & $16.99). Tickets expire 11-23-12. Tickets only available online. Special Promotion: Pay additional $3.00 at the ticket booth and receive the Unlimited Fountain Drinks voucher for all day! Offer valid 11-5-11 thru 12-31-11. Disneyland & California Adventure: 1-DAY 1-PARK ADMISSION: $75/Adult; $70/Child ages 3-11 (Reg. $80 & $74). Park Hopper and Annual Passes are also available. Offer only available online. Knott’s Berry Farm: $30/Adult; $21/Child ages 3-11 and Seniors 62+ (Reg. $55.99 & $25.99). Tickets expire 12-31-11. Online tickets available. LEGOLAND California: Single-day admission with 2nd day FREE: $55/Person ages 3 & up (Reg. $72/Adult & $62/Child). Online tickets available. Hopper: $65/Person ages 3 & up (Reg. $95/Adult & $85/Child). Offer only available online. All tickets expire 12-13-12. San Diego Zoo: $32/Adult; $24/Child ages 3-11 (Reg. $40 & $30). Tickets expire 8-02-12. San Diego Zoo Safari Park: $32/Adult; $24/Child ages 3-11 (Reg. $40 & $30). Tickets expire 8-02-12. SeaWorld San Diego: Single-day admission: $45/Person ages 3 & up (Reg. $69.99). Online tickets available. Six Flags Magic Mountain: $26/Adult; $18/Child under 48” (Reg. $59.99 & $29.99). Tickets expire 12-31-11. Universal Studios Hollywood: 3-day admission: $64/Person ages 3 & up (Reg. $74).Annual Pass w/Blackouts, Annual Pass w/out Blackouts and Premium Star Passes are also available. All passes must be activated by 12-3111. Offers only available online.

Dinner entertainment Battle of the Dance Dinner Show: Platinum: $72/Adult; $40/Child ages 12 & under (Reg. $90 & $45); Gold: $48/Adult; $25/Child (Reg. $60 & $30); Reservation required. Visit OCEA website for more information. Tickets expire 12-13-11. Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament: $42/Adult; $32/Child ages 12 & under (Reg. $58 & $36) Tickets expire 9-30-12. Special Promotion: Buy One Get One Free during the month of November! Offer valid with the purchase of adult admission only. Pirate’s Dinner Adventure: $36/Adult; $28/Child ages 3-11 (Reg. $59 & $40). Tickets expire 11-30-12. Special Promotion: Adult admission at the price of child’s during the month of November!

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So Cal Attractions Aquarium of the Pacific: $18/Adult; $11/Child ages 3-11 (Reg. $28 & $13). Tickets expire 11-30-12. Online tickets available. BOOMERS! (FAMILY FUN CENTERS): $15/Person (Reg. $29.99). Catalina Flyer: $54/Adult; $40/Child ages 3-12 (Reg. $66.50 & $51). Reservation required. Tickets expire 12-31-11.

Krikorian Premiere Theatres: $7.50/person (Reg. $11).

Catalina Express: $56/Adult; $46/Child ages 3-12 (Reg. $66.50 & $51). Tickets expire 12-31-11. Special Promotion: Travel Free on your Birthday! For more details please visit website www.CalalinaExpress.com

Regal Entertainment Group: $7.50/person (restricted); $6.50/person (unrestricted) (Reg. $12).

Discovery Science Center: $11/Person ages 3 & up (Reg. $12.95 & $9.95).

Century Cinema: $7.50/person (Reg. $10.50).

ONE-TIME EVENTS Disney on Ice: TOY STORY 3 $24.50/Person (Reg. $27.50). Fri. 12-23-11 at 1 p.m. Honda Center, Anaheim. Seating section 203. Tickets are sold on first come first serve basis. Limited ticket quantity available. Segerstrom Center for the Arts (formerly OC Performing Arts): Check www.oceamember.org for current details. Offer only available online.

Giant Paintball Parks: $39/Person ages 10 & up (Value of $65). Passes include: all-day admission; all-day air; paintball gun rental; full-face musk rental; and 200 rounds of paintballs. Valid for all Paintball Parks locations (Bellflower, Chino, Castaic, Alpine & Lakeside). Passes expire 6-30-12. K1 Speed: $15/Person (Reg. $25.95). Drivers must be at least 4’11”. Madame Tussauds Wax Museum: $19/Adult; $12/Child ages 4-14 (Reg. $25 & $18). Tickets expire 12-31-11. Offer only available online. Newport Landing Whale Watching: $15/Adult; $10/Junior ages 3-12 (Reg. $30 & 25); Visit OCEA website for more information. Tickets not sold at the OCEA Special Events office. Discount available upon reservation and checking. OCEA membership card required.

Sports Anaheim Ducks: Up to 44% off regular prices for select games. Check www.oceamember.org for game schedule and ticket prices. Tickets only available online. Davey’s Locker Sportfishing: 1/2 day: $30/Adult; $25/Junior ages 3-12 (Reg. $40 & $33). 3/4 day: $52/ Adult; $45/Junior ages 3-12 (Reg. $69 & $59); Visit OCEA website for more information. Tickets not sold at the OCEA Special Events office. Discount available upon reservation and checking. OCEA membership card required. Monster Jam: 7 p.m. Jan. 14 and 28; Feb. 11 at Angel Stadium, Anaheim; $17-$27/Adult (Reg. $22-$32); $10/Child ages 2-12. 7 p.m. Feb. 18 at Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles; $15-$35/Adult (Reg. $20-$40); $10/Child ages 2-12. Discount does not apply to Total Access, Club seats, child admissions or $20 price level. A $2 event fee will apply to all Los Angeles ticket sales. For information or to purchase tickets, contact Chel Bishop at (866) 248-8740, ext. 114 or cbishop@feldgroupsales.com. Offer expires Wednesday prior to each event. All sales are final. TICKETS ARE NOT AVAILABLE AT THE OCEA SPECIAL EVENTS OFFICE. Supercross: 7 p.m. Jan. 7 and Feb. 4 at Angel Stadium, Anaheim; $30-$45/Person (Reg. $35-$50). 7 p.m. Jan. 21 at Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles; $30-$55/Person (Reg. $35-$60). Discount does not apply to Club seats or $20 price level. A $2 event fee will apply to all Los Angeles ticket sales. For information or to purchase tickets, contact Chel Bishop at (866) 248-8740, ext. 114 or cbishop@ feldgroupsales.com. Offer expires Wednesday prior to each event. All sales are final. TICKETS ARE NOT AVAILABLE AT THE OCEA SPECIAL EVENTS OFFICE.

Seasonal SNOW VALLEY MOUNTAIN RESORT: $35/Adult; $25/Teen ages 13-19 (Reg. $64 & $54). All-day passes. No restrictions. No blackouts. Lift tickets expire at the end of ski season (April 2012). SNOW SUMMIT BIG BEAR MOUNTAIN RESORT: $42/Adult; $34/Student ages 13-21. Allday passes. Restrictions and blackouts apply. Check www.oceamember.org for more details. Lift tickets expire at the end of ski season (April 2012).

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OCEA discounts

Special savings for OCEA members! Check OCEA’s website, www.oceamember.org, for full details. Automotive & Car Rentals

Chiropractic & Dental Services

The Red Book: New cars at fleet prices! For details, go to www.redbook4autos.com or call (800) 422-4561.

Orthodontic Office of Mark J. Weisenberg, DDS, MS: Excellent discounts on Invisalign treatments and orthodontic braces. Delta Dental provider. Located in Villa Park. To schedule your appointment, call (714) 974-9000.

Avis: Up to 25% savings on selected cars through corporate program. OCEA corporate code T815000. For details please call Shawn Mees at (866) 380-8329 ext. 4104 or shawn.mees@avisbudgetsolutions.com. Budget: Up to 25% savings on selected cars through corporate program. OCEA corporate code X627900. For details please call Shawn Mees at (866) 380-8329 ext. 4104 or shawn.mees@avisbudgetsolutions.com. Dollar Rent-A-Car: Call (800) 800-3665 to find out more! Corporate code: CH0415. Enterprise Rent-A-Car: 10% off regular price! Call (800) 736-8222. Corporate code: 32E8228. EZ Auto Test Only: Smog ALL vehicles including motor homes, change of title, out of state, and gross polluters! We are conveniently located at 2208 N. Main Street #B, Santa Ana, CA 92706 (at the corner of Main and Buffalo Street; close by School First Credit Union). For details please call (714) 542-9400. Clip coupon on page 25. GotCarWash.com: $24.99 unlimited monthly carwashes! Visit www.oceamember.org for more information (please click on the following tabs: Tickets & Discounts-OCEA Discounts-Automotive & Car Rental). Hertz: 5% off daily and weekly rentals! Join Hertz #1 Gold Club online and save more! Corporate code: 1335448. Call (800) 654-8216. Thrifty Car Rental: Great savings through Tickets-At-Work Corporate Program! Call (800) 847-4389. Corporate code 0010229234.

Candies, Flowers & More Cherry Moon Farms: 15% discount on hundreds of orchard-fresh gifts that make every occasion special. For more information call (800) 210-2279. Corporate code: OCEA. Gold Canyon Candles: “The World’s Finest”® line of candles, bath and body products and home products including home fragrance in the form of scented candles, room sprays and sachets! 10% off any order and FREE gift with every purchase. Please contact Nancy Bernardo at (562) 761-0373 or by email fansee79@yahoo.com. Company website www.GoldCanyon.com Personal Creations: 15% discount on a variety of personalized gifts, perfect for any occasion. For more information call (800) 210-2279. Corporate code: OCEA. ProFlowers.com: 15% discount on a variety of gifts for all your personal and corporate occasions! Same-day delivery available! Call (800) 210-2279 to place your order. Corporate code: OCEA. Red Envelope: 15% discount on a unique and wideranging collection of thoughtful gifts for every occasion. To order over the phone, call (800) 210-2279. Corporate code: OCEA. Shari’s Berries: 15% discount on high quality handdipped berries, luxurious cheesecakes and gourmet baked goods. Call (800) 210-2279. Corporate code: OCEA. See’s Candy: Gift certificates good for 1 lb. at any See’s store! OCEA-members price $13.50 (Reg. $16.10). Certificates are available at the OCEA Special Events office by cash or ATM/debit card.

Purchase tickets: To order by mail, please include: 1) name and phone number, 2) letter stating your ticket order, and 3) check payable to OCEA for the full amount of the ticket order plus $6.40 for shipping and handling. Send orders to: Special Events, OCEA, 830 N. Ross

Cosmetics & Skin Care Avon: 10% off plus FREE shipping & gift for all online orders. Visit www.youravon.com/leticialopez. mark.: 15% discount (before tax and shipping) on any order placed. Please sign up on www.mymarkstore.com/ ibarriga. Purchases over $30 receive free shipping to your home with checkout code MARKFS30. If your order is under $30, simply contact Iriss at (714) 235-5925 by phone or text. She can place the order and still give you free shipping to your home. Please use “contact me” on website or send email to missirisb@yahoo.com and mention OCEA so your 15% discount check can be processed at that time. Iriss will also send you a free Juice Gem lip-gloss valued at $6.50 with every $30+ order. Mary Kay: 10% discount on all products. Contact www. marykay.com/jpadore or (949) 559-8022 for a brochure and details for an extra 10% discount on “Last Chance” items. Skin Fitness, LLC: 20% off regular prices for all OCEA Members on all services except medical. For more information please contact Petra Golding at (714) 8324001 or by email SkinFintessClinic@gmail.com.

Entertainment & Travel 2012 Entertainment Books: Orange County Edition, now available at the OCEA Special Events office! $25/book (Reg. $35-$45). Cash or ATM/debit card only. Amtrak: Free Companion Coupons now available at the OCEA Special Events office! Bring a companion along free on your next trip aboard the Capitol Corridor, Pacific Surfliner or San Joaquin and connecting Thruway Bus service through May 18, 2012. Restrictions and blackouts apply. Visit OCEA website www.oceamember.org for more details. Please note: original coupon must be presented at the ticket counter of your nearest staffed Amtrak station or to the conductor if departing from an unstaffed station. For schedules and reservation please visit www. AmtrakCalifornia.com and www.CapitolCorridor.com. Discount code: H879. Club Med Vacations and Cruises: 30% to 50% off on lastminute vacation packages! Contact LaVonne Campbell at (714) 991-7222 to schedule your trip.

Party Rentals OC Fun Party Rentals: Looking for a jumper rental company that offers safe, clean, affordable, and greatlooking jumpers? OCEA members receive 15% discount! For more information call (714) 914-7159, email OCFunPartyRentals@gmail.com, or visit their website www.OCFunRentals.com. Ride N Glide Rentals: Silly Racers – Slide and Glide bumper cars to rent for children’s party! Guaranteed to entertain children for hours! Best for entertainment for 3-10-year-olds. 30% off your party rental to OCEA members! For more information call Carlos Flores at (562) 665-4474 or email him at janetcarlos00@msn.com (please put “silly racers” in the subject area).

Pet care United Pet Care: Affordable veterinary savings programs guarantees savings of 20-50% on every veterinary visit! United Pet Care California, 24361 El Toro Rd., Suite 280, Laguna Woods, CA 92653. Phone: (949) 916-7374 Fax: (949) 916-7376. Taking your pet to the vet has never been easier, or more affordable!

Photography Artistic Bridals & Portraits Photography: 15% off wedding photography & event plans from their already low prices. OCEA members-only plan is also available! Visit www.nemo4u.com to view samples of work. Call Mike Nemeth at (949) 496-4559 today! Kalaidecam Photography: 15% off when customer mentions the code “OCEA”. Visit www.kalaidecam.com for more information. Main Photo & Imaging Services: 20% off all your photo and digital needs! Visit www.mainphoto.com for more details. 30 Minute Photos Etc.: Online boutique photo service offers 40% off for all OCEA members’ orders. Corporate code: IRVINE.

Scrapbooking Digital Personal Publishing: Great savings on storybooking to cherish for years to come! Professional consultation offered by Melodie Jones at (714) 401-0926 or melodiejones@flash.net.

Services ConnectYourHome: An independent authorized retailer offers great discounts on DISH Network, DIRECTTV, HughesNet, Charter Cable, Time Warner Cable, Verizon FiOS and ADT. For more details visit OCEA website www.oceamember.org or call Customer Service at (888) 566-9379.

Wellness 15 West: Functional training (plyometric and isometric exercises designed to increase flexibility and functional movements). Group workouts are comprised of 15 stations, each station is 2 minutes long and the workouts change every 3 weeks. Discount offer: Single session $8 (reg. $10); 3 months of unlimited group sessions for $150 (reg. $240); 20% off personal training sessions when purchasing package deals. Rates vary based on training needs, call for details, (714) 495-1305. Lindora: Look great and feel great in just 10 weeks! Free Consultation and Assessment! 10% off Lindora’s Nutritional Products and Support Tools; 20% off Booster Injections; 25% off Personalized Weight Loss Clinic Programs as well as 24/7 Online Support System; 50% off Lab Work. To receive a discount you need to provide your OCEA membership card and photo ID. Visit www.lindora.com/ partners/ocea or call (800) LINDORA for more details.

Wireless AT&T: County of Orange Employees receive up to 15% Discount off their monthly service fee for rate plans with minutes or data usage included. Existing and new users qualify for the discount! For more information please contact Jeannie Acosta, (310) 990-1262 or ja0590@att.com. Sprint: Save 18% on select regularly priced monthly service plans (requires two-year agreement). Visit www. sprint.com/californialocalgovernment for details. If you are an existing customer, please call (866) 853-4931 to inquire about your discount. Corporate id: GLLCA_ WSC_ZZZ. For more information contact Spring Public Sector Sales Rep., Karen Patton via email karen.patton@ sprint.com. T-Mobile: 15% discount on qualifying monthly recurring charges for the OCEA members and their families! Promotion code: 13302; Promotion code: 13302TMOFAV. Discount Contact: (877) 453-8824. Verizon: Save 15% on select monthly plans. Apply online using Government Employee Program E-Code EMD70. Discount Contact: www.verizonwireless.com/getdiscount.

SCAT Travel: Offers substantial discounts on a variety of exciting cruises exclusively for OCEA members. Contact Sandy Cuny at (714) 669-9019 or by email scunny69803@aol.com. Tickets-At-Work: Discount admissions on a variety of attractions nationwide: Walt Disney’s World Resort; Cirque du Soleil; Universal Orlando Resort; Las Vegas shows and hotels; south Florida sports, concerts, and events; New York and Broadway specials; Six Flags (all locations); ski tickets (including Mammoth Mountain Ski Resort). It also offers up to 25% off on car rentals!

Family Entertainment Irvine Lanes: Various discounts are now available to OCEA members at the Irvine Lanes! Visit www.oceamember.org for more information and applicable coupons. Irvine Lanes is located at 3415 Michelson Drive, Irvine, CA 92612. For more details please call (949) 786-9625.

Street, Santa Ana, CA 92701. Checks for over $500 not accepted. Ticket sales are final. Sorry, no refunds or exchanges. Please allow sufficient time! Mailed ticket orders are generally processed within five business days of receiving the order. Sorry, OCEA makes no guarantees

Need to purchase gifts for the holiday season but you don’t have time to go shopping? Be sure to check out the inside front cover of this issue to learn about OCEA’s E-ticket program and how to purchase tickets online from your home computer.

on mailed orders. Shipping and handling charges cover costs of certifying and insuring mailed tickets. For further information, contact Joanna Nachurski at (714) 835-3355 or via email at jnachurski@oceamember.org. Ticket hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Classified ads are a free service to all members. Only members may submit ads. Ads may be edited or rejected by OCEA. Notify Niyaz Pirani if you wish to cancel your ad, or regarding corrections or other changes. Mail your classified ads to Niyaz Pirani at OCEA Headquarters, 830 N. Ross St., Santa Ana, fax them to (714) 835-7654 or email them to npirani@oceamember.org. RENTALS

AUTO 2007 Honda Accord SE (Special Edition): White exterior/tan interior. 58,000 miles. A/C, 6-CD changer,power doors, power windows, power steering, cruise control. Great condition, no accidents, runs great and drives smooth! Just purchased and realized car is too small for my family. Information: Lynn, (714) 457-4309. 12/10 CARPOOLERS NEEDED Go to www.ridematch.info to request a carpool matchlist from the regional rideshare agency. Learn more about alternate commute options at www.CommuteSmart.info. FOR SALE Stemware and shot glasses. Dansk Crystal stemware set features a flora-clear pattern and includes 13 fluted champagne glasses, 13 wine glasses and 13 cordial glasses. Set is in excellent condition; many pieces still have original stickers. Asking $250, but will consider other serious offers. Also for sale: Set of 6 shot glasses, clear and simple pattern, excellent condition. $12. Photos available by requeInformation: Margaret, (714) 394-4081 or mprimaverbeck@sbcglobal.net. 9/11 1997 Mariah Shabah 180/SE 18’ Open Bow Family Ski Boat. Trailer length: With Tounge 23’3” Without Tounge 20’10”Trailer Width:8’2”. Horse Power 190; Lockable Ski Storage; Draft Drive Down 34”; Bimini Top; Draft Drive Up 17”; Digital Depth Gauge; Fuel Capacity 30 Gallons; Swim Ladder; Transom Dead Rise 18 degrees; Trim Gauge; Freeboard Bow 3’; Tilt Wheel; Freeboard Aft 2’10”; Compass; Beam 7’8”; AM/ FM cassette; Wiring connection flat 4-plug; Dock lines; Hitch ball required 2”; Anchor; Swim platform; Custom tow cover; Passenger capacity 9; Swivel chairs; Sterndrive/ motor; 2 built-in coolers; MerCruiser Alpha One V-6, 4.3 liter; high-flow bilge pump; all accessories included. $6,700. Information: Beth or Gordon, (949) 322-0713 or bblevine@cox.net. 9/11 Furniture and drum set. Items for sale include antique solid oak entertainment center with etched glass doors, large drawers and hidden shelving, 66”x60”x22” ($150); Shabby Chic white lamp with shade ($30), white twin headboard ($49), night stand ($80); complete drum set with bass drum with peddle, 2 tom drums, standing large tom drum, snare drum, snare stand, high hat with peddle, crash cymbal, adjustable drum throne ($300). Information: Dianne, (949) 294-5278 or bubutoo@cox.net. 8/11 Women’s designer suits. Sizes 4-8, large selection of pant suits/skirt suits, $50 each. Variety of colors. Information: Lynn, (714) 865-3646. 01/11 Lazyboy. Grey corduroy recliner, good condition. $150. Information: (714) 904-9759. 10/10

House in Santa Ana, near Mater Dei High and South Coast Plaza. 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms; includes laundry room and small den. Corner lot with a large back yard; water bill and gardener included. Handicap parking available. $2,100/month; $1,500 deposit. Information: 714-574-8246. 9/11 Townhouse in Buena Park, tri-level unit in gated community near Knott’s Berry Farm. 2 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms. Unit includes kitchen with all appliances, washer/ dryer, fireplace, central AC/heating, patio, third-level balcony and attached 2-car garage. $1,550/month; $2,000 deposit. Available Oct. 1. Information (9 a.m.-7 p.m.): Claudette, 310-901-7634. 9/11 Apartment in Fullerton, near 57 Freeway and Cal State Fullerton. Complex includes 4 pools, fitness center, club houses and more. No deposit required as this is a lease takeover through Dec. 5, 2011. $1140/month. Tenant can work with landlord to negotiate lease after Dec. 5. Information: (714) 882-9974. 7/11 Room in Fullerton. Room is in a two-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment near Fullerton College Library and Hill Crest Park. $600, plus utilities. Roomate would preferably be a single Christian female. Information: Donna, (714) 336-1355. 7/11 Room in Mission Viejo. Room is in a tri-level house near the Oso Parkway exit on the 5 Freeway. $600/month. Renter would have to share a bathroom with 1 person. Information: Alicia, (949) 413-2490. 7/11 Townhouse in Irvine. 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, parking garage and 1 covered parking spot. Townhouse includes laminated wood floors in dining and living room and large side yard. Townhouse is in a safe community with a swimming pool. Available Aug. 15. $2,180/month; $2,180 deposit. Information: Lily, (949) 302-6827. 7/11

House in Garden Grove, near Haster Street and Garden Grove Boulevard. 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. $1900/month; deposit of $1,900. Large yard, recently remodeled. Information: John, (714) 904-3174. 5/11 Room in Mission Viejo. Room includes own bathroom separate from bedroom, walkin closet. $700/month; $750 deposit. Rent includes cable, wireless internet, plus kitchen use and access to community pools, spas, basketball court and Lake Mission Viejo and Irvine Lake. No smoking or drinking allowed. Available June 1. Information: ninatolone@yahoo.com. 5/11 Condo in Santa Ana, near Santa Ana College and Civic Center. 3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, one car detached garage with an additional parking space, approximately 1,050 sq. ft. Utilities included, except electricity. $1,600.00/month plus deposit. Information: (714) 961-8073. 09/10

Items For Sale. Maytag side-by-side white refrigerator with ice and water dispenser on door, 4 years old, in excellent working condition. Large gold tone mirror, $75. Ikea black twin size bed, mattress frame and boards, $100. Solid wood china hutch with 9 drawers, top lights and glass shelving, excellent condition, $450. Information: Laura, (714) 388-7092 or email omgitslaura@yahoo.com. Best offers will be considered and will help with delivery if local. Pictures available. 10/10

Retired Employees Association. Join the Retired Employees Association. Participate for only $1 a month. Information: (714) 840-3995, fax (714) 840-7189, email reaoc@ reaoc.org or www.reaoc.org.

St. John Knits estate sale. Women’s size 10, large selection of dresses, suits/pant suits, jump suits. Variety of colors. Information: (714) 319-3754 or icianfw@earthlink.net.

Orange County Office on Aging. Free information on services for older adults, (800) 510-2020.

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WANTED Baby items for donation. Items needed include baby crib, playpen, baby clothes and toys. Contact: Carolyn, (714) 974-7369. 9/11

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