Community-Policing Award Honoree Detective Noah Daniels (La Habra Police Department) In the summer of 2016 a number of violent, gang-related crimes occurred in a La Habra neighborhood. Officers attempted to gain information from the community, but met with resistance. Gang Detective Noah Daniels proposed a new approach: he believed that before asking the citizens of

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Diverse Community Leader Award Honoree Juana Trejo (Costa Mesa) Juana Trejo is a powerful woman who believes in speaking her mind. She is a Mexican immigrant who puts her faith into action by tirelessly being the voice, and highlighting the needs, of her community in Costa Mesa. For years as a leader in the Mesa Del

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Diverse Community Leader Award Honoree TyRon Jackon (Tustin) TyRon Jackson dedicates his free time to organizing and providing wonderful opportunities for the homeless and those struggling, to help encourage them to never give up and to feel valued and cared for. TyRon’s childhood was not easy, as his large family at times was forced to live

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Diverse Community Leader Award Honoree Bill Bracken (Huntington Beach) Bill Bracken is a nationally renowned chef who has accrued numerous awards and critical acclaim during his 35-year culinary career. About six years ago, he traded in his executive chef’s apron for a black T-shirt embossed with the slogan for the enterprise he heads: “Bracken’s Kitchen,”

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Diverse Community Leader Award Honoree Reverend Dr. Charles Dorsey (Irvine) Rev. Dr. Charles Dorsey is the energetic youth pastor at Christ Our Redeemer AME Church in Irvine who has been an activist and mentor to Orange County youth for many years. Through his involvement at COR, he has mentored many young men and has lent a

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Diverse Community Leader Award Honoree Laura Kanter (Santa Ana) Laura Kanter is an outspoken leader in the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Queer (LGBTQ) community. She works for The LGBT Center OC where she has been a tireless advocate for the community. As The Center OC transitioned from one director to another and then another, Laura has

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Diverse Community Leader Award Honoree Bang Van Pham (Tustin) Bang Van Pham’s life has been a journey full of challenges and seemingly insurmountable difficulties, yet she has become known as a person of hope and optimism, generosity and boundless faith in the spirit of human decency. In 1975, as Saigon fell, Bang escaped Vietnam with

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MEDIA ALERT January 25, 2017   CONTACT:     Melissa Morgan, Director of Partnerships Phone: (714) 480-6582 Email:      OC Human Relations to Honor OC Business for Embracing Diversity, Respect, and Inclusion in the Workplace on May 4 Seeking Nominations of Local Businesses and Corporations by 4pm, February 23   What:   For 46 years, OC

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Earlier this month, the Disneyland Resort was honored at OC Human Relations’ Awards 45 event with the “Distinguished Business Award” for embracing diversity in how it recruits, hires and develops its 29,000 cast members, engages guests from around the world and supports diverse students and nonprofits in Orange County. Michael Colglazier, president of the Disneyland

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