Nadia Davis-Lockyer

2024-04-08T14:12:27-07:00April 8, 2024|

The rise and fall of Nadia Davis-Lockyer represents one of the most tumultuous stories in California political history. In her book – “Home is Within You” – she details her saga of pain, trauma, addiction, fear, and public shaming, and how it has taken her years to reach a place of recovery and redemption. OC World continues to bring diverse voices of OC to communities throughout Southern California.

The Power and Awe of Music

2024-04-08T14:15:47-07:00April 3, 2024|

“Playing for Change” was a viral video that roughly 20 years ago had a great message about the power and awe of music and philanthropy. It has been viewed more than 200 million times and it started with the great Ben E. King classic song "Stand by Me," and it featured musicians from around the world. OC World had the opportunity to interview two visionaries who continue to raise funds to support music and arts programs in schools both locally and globally... Alec Glasser, owner of the Drake Restaurant in Laguna Beach and founder of The Drake Gives, and Jake Groshong, CEO for the “Playing for Change” Foundation.

The Singleton Foundation

2024-02-01T02:20:37-08:00December 12, 2023|

Five years ago, Will and Cary Singleton created the Singleton Foundation for Financial Literacy and Entrepreneurship – a digital platform with accessible financial tools and learning resources to guide Americans toward financial independence, primarily through gaming, apps, and online video programming. The Foundation’s content has received more than 200 million views. The digital projects, apps, and games curated by the Singleton Foundation include Million Stories, Slyngshot, Venture Valley, Faceplant, and others. Additionally, the narrative of the American automobile mirrors the Singleton Foundation's innovation, serving as a poignant testament to the intertwining threads that weave their philanthropic and entrepreneurial pursuits. The American automobile, a sprawling narrative, evolved, leading the Singleton Collection to discern specific parameters for its curation: innovation, historical significance, the progression of automotive design, originality, and provenance.

Unlimited Possibilities of TGR Foundation

2024-04-11T18:07:53-07:00November 21, 2023|

Discover the unlimited possibilities of TGR Foundation in our upcoming feature, Champions for Education. Learn about the TGR Learning Lab, which offers unique educational experiences in science, technology, engineering, and math and its impact on students. Hear from influential players and gain knowledge about innovative new programs in development in Philadelphia and Los Angeles.

What’s the future of the Orange County Power Authority?

2024-04-10T17:53:41-07:00September 5, 2023|

Energy cooperatives such as OCPA are touted as California’s energy future, providing greener and sometimes cheaper power than the big utilities. OC World guest host Rick Reiff interviews two leaders of the OCPA who admit the electric cooperative got off to a rocky start. But in this wide-ranging interview, they also assert that they are transforming the embattled agency and working to gain the trust of current and potential customers.

John Moorlach interviews Siyamak Khorrami, Chief Editor of The Epoch Times

2024-04-10T17:54:15-07:00August 25, 2023|

The Epoch Times is affiliated with the Falun Gong spiritual movement and was founded in 2000 as a way to respond to communist repression and censorship in China, according to the company’s website. It’s described in certain political circles as a far-right media company but declares itself as free from any government or political influences. The Orange County edition of the newspaper has a circulation of roughly 16,000 readers.

CalOptima Health two-part exclusive series

2024-04-10T17:56:31-07:00June 8, 2023|

CalOptima Health is the largest Medi-Cal health insurer in Orange County serving nearly 1 million low-income children, adults, seniors, and those with disabilities. The $4 billion agency has gone through a state audit, new leadership, and now is poised to enhance its services to the most vulnerable population in the county. To share their vision in this two-part exclusive series are Clay Corwin, Chair of CalOptima Health Board of Directors; CEO Michael Hunn; and Kelly Bruno-Nelson, executive director of Medi-Cal/CalAIM. Part 1 Part 2

The Orange County Business Council / CEO Alliance program

2024-04-10T17:56:38-07:00May 30, 2023|

Orange County is one of the most desirable places to live and work. Major universities, hospitals, businesses, and high-tech companies have invested their resources here to build a thriving economy and resilient community. And yet there’s more work to be done. To help define these workforce indicators, OC World Host Joone Kim-Lopez interviews Jeffery Ball, CEO/ President of the Orange County Business Council, and Mark Percy, President of the CEO Leadership Alliance Orange County.

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