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Orange knows its business history

April 2, 2013

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The city of Orange is known for its deep-rooted history – 125 years, a shift from agriculture and more than 100,000 residents later, Orange is still trying to be Orange.

Stucco company still in family after 50 years

February 27, 2013

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Susan VerBurg, CEO and owner of Merlex Stucco, works in a man’s world – and is taking the company into its 50th year. VerBurg’s father owned the stucco manufacturing business before her, but she didn’t inherit Merlex. VerBurg bought it. “My father did not believe in women in our industry,” VerBurg said. “He was an […]

Car shop has been family affair

December 13, 2012

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Running a car repair shop has been a Snow family tradition since 1962. This year the family celebrates the 50th anniversary of Snow Auto Repair in Orange.

The Rock: Helping those in a hard place

November 28, 2012

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For 12 years, The Rock in Anaheim has been building up to “the great commission”: the time when followers reach out to people in the local community.

Cham: People of an ancient race seek to fulfill a promise made while living in war-torn Cambodia

October 27, 2012

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When the Khmer Rouge burned down Chrok Romeat village, 24-year-old Zahrah Sos, her husband, son and newborn daughter traveled to the countryside. It was 1973, and the beginning of a horrific era in Cambodia. Pol Pot, the leader of the Khmer Rouge, was gradually gaining power. Zahrah and her devout Muslim family ended up living […]