Gustavo Arellano is a columnist with the Los Angeles Times. Gotta love this place — and I wholeheartedly do. Last week, the Orange County Health Care Agency warned of emergency room bottlenecks and hospitals should pull out all the stops in their surge plans. So that’s why I feel a certain schadenfreude any time we earn nationwide shade for our coronavirus sins. O.C. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. But while public health officials have sounded alarms, hospital officials largely have spoken in measured tones while assuring their communities that their surge plans, months in the making, would get them through this storm. And the O.C. Hospital beds are only useful if there are doctors and nurses to staff them, he has said. But this wave of coronavirus cases is distinct from earlier waves because people are in hospitals for other reasons. Huntington Beach has become a ground zero for protests against the state’s coronavirus shutdown, the type of place where a restaurant bars people from wearing a mask inside. The Orange County Board of Education sued California for closing school campuses and endorsed guidelines that suggested students return to class with next-to-no coronavirus protocol — never mind that the move went against the guidelines from the state Department of Education. Orange County is a 2002 American comedy film starring Colin Hanks and Jack Black. Home. A superficial thrombosis usually forms a firm lump, sometimes like a rope, under the skin. With more than 170,000 health care workers in the county, there won’t be enough of the vaccine to give all of them a first dose by the end of the month, Chau said. What most Californians will remember about summer 2020 will be George Floyd and the protests over racial injustice. my entire life, and plan to stay here because I’m no California quitter. Even here. Southern California residents sit on the roofs of their vehicles to watch the fireworks during the Drive-Up 4th of July Spectacular at the Los Alamitos Joint Forces Training Base. Pressure is light to medium and the benefits include reduced stress, improved immune system function, pain management, and increased blood flow. The Real Housewives of Orange County Show Highlight Gina's Own Arrest Taught Her a Lesson About White Privilege The ladies get in a heated debate about the Black Lives Matter movement. December 16, 2020 County Health Officer Urges Community to Slow the Spread of COVID-19COVID-19 is increasing at alarming rates in California and Dr. Clayton Chau, County Health Officer and Director of the OC Health Care Agency (HCA), urges community members to do their part to slow the spread of this virus in Orange County (OC). and is the author of “Taco USA: How Mexican Food Conquered America.” He’s the child of two Mexican immigrants, one of whom came to this country in the trunk of a Chevy. Orange County is a county located in the Los Angeles metropolitan area in the U.S. state of California. Two weeks ago, double that availability was free. In Santa Ana and Anaheim, two Latino-majority cities that account for about 35% of all of O.C.’s coronavirus cases, weekend parties remain the mariachi-scored rule rather than the exception. He previously worked at OC Weekly, where he was an investigative reporter for 15 years and editor for six, wrote a column called ¡Ask a Mexican! In April, Supervisor Michelle Steel sent out a press release with a straight face that Orange County was “flattening the curve” on coronavirus cases and had kept hospitalization rates stable. We have become a reminder of how other parts of the country are behaving and — rightfully so — both a warning and a freak show for the rest of Southern California to point at and snicker. Orange County’s intensive care capacity hung by a thread this week as nine-in-10 adult ICU beds were occupied and inundated emergency rooms redirected ambulance traffic elsewhere. It is a painless alternative to surgical removal of skin cancer, and allows patients the freedom to maintain an active lifestyle during treatment. As beds and staff are shifted around to keep pace with ever-changing patient numbers, overall hospitals have held at about three-quarters full the past two weeks. Since the Housewives inception back in 2006 with The Real Housewives of Orange County, the franchises have definitely grown and evolved over the years. Find out how they're doing after hitting "rock bottom" as Emily claims Braunwyn Windham-Burke is drinking too much. The stupidity of 2020 didn’t just limit itself to the rich or the white or the coast in Orange County, either. Orange County’s intensive care capacity hung by a thread this week as nine-in-10 adult ICU beds were occupied and inundated emergency rooms redirected ambulance traffic elsewhere. State and county leaders spared no effort, announcing new beds and staff at makeshift hospitals as medical centers flexed their surge plans further to accommodate their sickest patients. “This is not like the flu. Because that’s what Orange County needs. TSOLLive from O.C. A barometer of shallowness pertaining to the superficial nature of women in Orange County, California who place more value on their looks, which more than likely will include breast and lip augmentation but also extends to nannies, social status, which model of BMW, Mercedes, Porsche or Land Rover you drive as well as income and job status. The most popular type of massage that is relaxing and uses long flowing movements to reduce superficial muscle tension and increase circulation to leave you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. GOSHEN - Orange County is set to move forward with a proposed land sale that has long raised concerns about potential damage to historic caves where human artifacts dating to … In their place rose a kinder, more diverse O.C. Off to Arizona and Tennessee went most of the angry voters that birthed anti-immigrant, anti-gay and anti-tax ballot initiatives and laws that had an undue influence on American politics. superficiality. eager to join the rest of California. A superficial clot, as you put it, can present following an ablation procedure. You can certainly find superficial people in any part of Orange County or LA county, but how is that any different from NYC or Boston? Orange County hasn’t run out of intensive care beds, but hospitals are quickly losing their buffer as more critical patients, COVID-19 or not, pour in during the pandemic’s worst surge. He covers Buena Park and Yorba Linda, and is involved in research projects for the Southern California News Group. Orange County’s rate of new coronavirus cases has reached new levels and soared higher into the purple stratosphere of the state’s four-tier pandemic tracking system, which has been somewhat superseded by the governor’s latest stay-at-home order. Testing positivity, another metric used to monitor the share of swab tests coming back positive, rose to 13.2% and is on the verge of breaking a record set in July, during the summer surge. A month later, both figures skyrocketed; right now, we’re even worse. Multiple hospitals have already received backup nurses from the California Health Corps, said Dr. Clayton Chau, the Health Care Agency’s director and county health officer. As of Tuesday, the county’s case rate was 42.7 cases per day per 100,000 residents, up from 30.3 per 100,000 last week and a far cry from rates earlier in the fall, when the county enjoyed a couple of months of relatively low transmission rates and more relaxed pandemic rules. If the clotted off vein segment is causing pain and is relatively new, then a clot extraction may be warranted. 'Real Housewives of Orange County' star Emily Simpson will be seen celebrating her 11-year anniversary with husband Shane Simpson on the premiere episode of 'RHOC' season 15. They can be used to expand emergency room capacity or as mass vaccination halls; how they’re used at each hospital is up to administrators. Open adult ICU beds among the county’s hospitals hovered around 10% since the weekend and remained there by Tuesday, Dec. 15, when 296 coronavirus patients were in critical care and 68 of the high-priority beds remained. Our gift to America this unfathomable year? Or, contact our editors by emailing It was released on January 11, 2002. As COVID-19 cases soar, Orange County will deploy mobile field hospitals to relieve some of the stress on the region’s healthcare system. Gavin Newsom said Tuesday during a news conference. Infections are spiking now because people are socializing with others from outside their household, Chau said, after listening to a parade of residents tell supervisors they should lift restrictions and reopen businesses. When it comes to Orange County and crazy, I always paraphrase Michael Corleone’s memorable quote about his involvement with organized crime in “The Godfather Part III”: Just when I thought we were out, we pull ourselves back in. As of the 2010 census, the population was 3,010,232, making it the third-most populous county in California, the sixth most populous in the U.S., and more populous than 21 U.S. states. “Light at the end of the tunnel, but we’re still in the tunnel, going through the most challenging and difficult surge we’ve experienced since the beginning of this pandemic,” Gov. People are coming down with bad cases of the flu and other diseases, which happens every winter, he said. Orange County Board of Education sued California, because he thinks they might be unconstitutional, accused of violating the constitutional rights of inmates for decades, Huntington Beach has become a ground zero for protests, restaurant bars people from wearing a mask inside, two comedians offered face coverings near the city’s iconic pier. A Non-Profit Organization Established in 1953 In Orange County, New York. People and yourself love you for the things you buy, rather than love you for the generosity. The image I formed in my head of Orange County, from having spent time there, is that it's a mostly middle-class area with pretty normal people who err on the side of friendly, especially compared to NY or MA.