Blog

White supremacists responsible for most extremist killings in 2017, ADL says

White supremacists responsible for most extremist killings in 2017, ADL says

White supremacists were responsible for the majority of extremist killings in 2017 compared to other groups, according to a newly released report by the Anti-Defamation League. Of the 34 people the league’s Center on Extremism found were killed by domestic extremists last year, right-wing extremists killed 20 people, with 18 of those killed by white supremacists.

Read more

We’re Hiring: Mediation Program Coordinator

We're Hiring: Mediation Program Coordinator

The Mediation Program Coordinator supervises a small staff and volunteers that provide community and court-based conflict resolution services, educational workshops and mediation training at a variety of locations throughout the county.

Read more

As anti-Semitic incidents soar, Hanukkah lights and Jewish pride shine

As anti-Semitic incidents soar, Hanukkah lights and Jewish pride shine

On Tuesday night, Dec. 12, Jewish communities in Southern California lit a menorah to celebrate the first night of the eight-day Hanukkah celebration. This millennia-old tale has not only stood the test of time, but has grown in relevance to Jews in America during a year when anti-Semitic incidents have increased by 67 percent and neo-Nazis marched in Charlottesville, Va., during a summer rally chanting “Jews will not replace us.”

Read more

After four decades of service, CEO announces retirement

After four decades of service, CEO announces retirement

On Dec. 20, CEO Rusty Kennedy will hand over the reins of OC Human Relations, the nonprofit he has shepherded for the last 20 years, to Alison Edwards, who has worked beside Kennedy at the organization for about 19 of those years. “During these years, I’ve been both vilified and celebrated,” Kennedy said. “But the one thing I can say with confidence is I’ve never been through uninteresting times.”

Read more