Working under strict deadlines, budget constraints and government regulations is just part of the everyday life of a nonprofit communications professional. Those who find innovative ways to tell stories within these kinds of limitations are truly stars in their field.

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It was a full house Thursday night at the City National Grove of Anaheim, where hundreds of employees and their bosses gathered to fete Orange County’s Top Workplaces.

The 11th annual program honored 140 local companies and organizations.

The large company winner was Experian in Costa Mesa. The midsize winner was Moulton Niguel Water District, followed by the small company winner, SetSchedule of Irvine.

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In commemoration of World AIDS Day on December 1st, the County of Orange Health Care Agency (HCA) challenges community members to take the lead in reducing new HIV infections by knowing their status through getting tested.

The theme of this year’s campaign, “Know Your Status,” is focused on raising awareness of those most at risk and affected by HIV. More than 60 million people have been diagnosed with HIV worldwide and in Orange County, 13,020 people have been diagnosed with HIV since reporting began in 1981.

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Kurt Weston makes his living as a photographer. He’s also legally blind. It’s a paradox that has become his calling card, and he identifies with it proudly.

His blindness comes from tremendous damage done to his retinas and the rest of his eyes due to complications from AIDS.

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When you think of HIV/AIDS and God or religion, the following images may come to mind: “God Hates Fags” lining the streets at the local AIDS walk. A candlelight vigil in the church sanctuary on World AIDS Day. Members of a religious congregation figuratively (and literally) turning their collective backs on someone who has AIDS. Angry ministers loudly preaching “HIV is God’s punishment.” Magic Johnson pleading with African American churches to become more involved in the HIV/AIDS epidemic.

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Radiant Health Centers in Irvine, California invites the Orange County community to don their brightest cycling gear on Saturday, October 27, and ride for a good cause, the 9th annual Orange County Ride for AIDS, Radiant Health Centers’ one-day weekend ride that raises funds to finance the organization’s services and programs for the HIV community. The ride takes place at Bill Barber Memorial Park in Irvine, California.

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This fall, Radiant Health Centers is encouraging the Orange County community to grab its cycling gear for a good cause on Saturday, Oct. 27 at its 9th annual Orange County Ride for AIDS.

The event, which will take place at the Civic Center Plaza in Irvine, Calif., is Radiant Health Centers’ one-day weekend ride that helps raise funds to support the organization’s services and programs offered to those living with HIV in the community.

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Radiant Health Centers invites everyone to put their pedals to the pavement for a good cause and ride for a reason with the 9th Annual OC Ride for AIDS (OCRA) this fall, on Saturday, October 27. The event, taking place at the Civic Center Plaza in Irvine, is Radiant Health Centers’ one-day ride that helps raise funds to support the organization’s services and programs offered to those living with HIV in the community.

Vital questions, expert answers, a few controversies and a lot of potentially life-saving information about PrEP, the HIV-preventive prophylaxis, reverberated from Urban Mo’s in the heart of the San Diego’s LGBTQ Hillcrest neighborhood out across the nation via social media and streaming video Saturday, as LGBTs In The News with Thom Senzeereturned to the nationally touring panel series’ hometown.

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This fall, Radiant Health Centers is encouraging the Orange County community to grab its cycling gear for a good cause on Saturday, Oct. 27 at its 9th annual Orange County Ride for AIDS. The event, which will take place at Bill Barber Memorial Park in Irvine, Calif., is Radiant Health Centers’ one-day weekend ride that helps raise funds to support the organization’s services and programs offered to those living with HIV in the community.

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