🌱 County can’t catch the rain + Help Damaged Wildlife Center

Welcome back! It’s Paula Constance, your Orange County Daily host. Keep reading, for everything you need to know that’s happening at the OC today. In this edition, you’ll find these stories and more:

  • county outside its scope rain water storage.
  • The OC Wildlife Center has a file Damaged electrical system.
  • Amtrak Reforms are delayed due to coastal storms.
  • former The insurance agent is arrested For allegedly stealing from an elderly client.

But first, today’s weather:

partly sunny. High: 67 Low: 52.

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Here are the top stories in Orange County today:

  1. The Orange County Wetland and Wildlife Center needs your help. The OC Wildlife Center in Huntington Beach is rehabilitating about 6,000 animals from the oil spills, and says it’s “close to baby season,” but has caused significant damage to its electrical system from recent storms. Executive director Debbie McGuire said the electrical issue was a “safety issue” and not covered by insurance. McGuire and the rest of the center’s staff hope the public will donate to “help keep the center open.” Find out how you can help here: (KTLA Los Angeles)
  2. A former Huntington Beach insurance agent has been arrested allegedly Theft of more than 90 thousand dollars From an older client. Orange County Adult Protective Services and the Orange County Public Guardian represent the elderly victim. An insurance agent, Sally Nava Kanarik, 76, of Huntington Beach, was arrested on “multiple criminal charges” after an investigation by the Department of Insurance concluded her elderly client “did not have the power to consent to her actions.” (Sierra Sun Times)
  3. Recent storms are delaying repairs to train lines Between Orange County and San Diego. Repair crews have been working since fall to shore up an eroded slope below the San Clemente Coastal Trails. The train route was scheduled to reopen in February 2023, but with recent storms, crews say “it’s likely to be March” before the Amtrak Pacific Surfliner and Metro Orange County lines reopen. (CBS Los Angeles)
  4. All the rain we’ve had this week Boosted Orange County’s water supply above its capacity “To catch all this rain.” With more rain this weekend, officials said, “some of the water that is captured will have to be released briefly into the Pacific Ocean.” (KABC-TV)

Today in Orange County:

  • Teen Anime Alliance Rancho Santa Margarita Library (3:30 p.m)
  • Open application expiry date Magnolia Academy of Sciences- Santa Anna (4:00 pm)
  • The Home Gardening Series at the Central Library for Adults – Anaheim (5:00 pm)

From my notebook:

  • Been to Helena Modesca Historic House? ❄️Have you had a chance to visit Helena Modeska’s historic home and gardens this winter? If so, you may have noticed the home’s decoration in the spirit of Polish tradition, an ode to Polish actress Helena Modeska. (OC Parks via Instagram)
  • Disneyland will transform the French market: “Disneyland will transform the French Market restaurant on New Orleans Square into Tiana’s Palace starting February 17.” (Orange County Register via Facebook)
  • Saturday adoption event: “🐶 JOINUS! 🐶 Join GSROC and some of our adorable dogs this Saturday at Centinela Pet Supply’s adoption and bake sale event. Our dogs are excited to meet you! Centinela Pet Supply 📆 Saturday, January 14th.” (Orange County German Shepherd Rescue via Facebook)
  • Sheriff’s Department Promotions: “OC Sheriff is promoting two assistant sheriffs and four leaders. You can view the full press release at OCSheriff.gov” (Orange County, California Police Department via Facebook)
  • Buying a Covered Wagon Motel: “The City of Anaheim red-flagged the Covered Wagon Hotel in March and completed a $6.6 million purchase of the property last month.” (Orange County Register via Facebook)

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You’re now in the loop and ready to head out the door on Friday! See you all tomorrow morning.

Paula Constance

About me: Paula is a writer, author, and contributing producer. When she’s not writing, you can find her strolling or watching the fireflies in the exciting moments before sunset. You can follow them FacebookAnd InstagramAnd Twitter.

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