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Sign Up to Volunteer at Families Forward

The Irvine-based nonprofit, Families Forward, relies on volunteers to help the organization serve vulnerable families in our local community.

Last year, more than 2,000 volunteers contributed nearly 21,000 hours of service.

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Is the Orange County Power Authority in Crisis Mode? Board Members & Staff Appear to be Turning on One Another

Over the past year, news outlets across Southern California have been publishing articles that detail the troubles and missteps of the six-member Orange County Power Authority (OCPA) board.

The board is led by Irvine City Councilmember Mike Carroll. Mayor Farrah Khan is also a board member, serving with Carroll as Irvine’s representative.

The OCPA board first drew media scrutiny when they hired longtime County staffer and political operative Brian Probolsky. With zero experience in the energy field, Probolsky was named CEO of the newly created multi-million-dollar Power Authority.

Even though Irvine taxpayers are funding OCPA, neither Carroll nor Khan have allowed any public presentation or discussion regarding how Irvine taxpayer dollars are being spent. When asked about financial transparency, Carroll told Voice of OC last year: “We’re not in a typical public agency. This is not a civil service … this is about as private as a public agency can get.”

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