This mentioned the Thanksgiving weekend burglary at the United Labor Agency of Orange County
in Garden Grove, where 20,000 pounds of food, more than $25,000 worth
of donated toys and other items for the benefit of underprivileged
families were taken.
Fortunately, local do-gooders helped save the day, providing so many replacement toys, food and clothing that United Labor was able to not only offset the original $100,000 loss but help out Southwest Community Center in Santa Ana, which lost food and gifts it had collected for the needy in a fire last week.
Sadly, burglars have struck United Labor Agency again.
Some time between Saturday night and Sunday morning, a burglar or burglars smashed a 2-by-2 foot window to gain entry into the
office at 13252
Garden Grove Blvd. before making off with a laptop and camera, the Orange County Register reports.
Garden Grove police, who were able to collect DNA evidence, are reportedly unsure if the break-ins are connected.
OC Weekly Editor-in-Chief Matt Coker has been engaging, enraging and entertaining readers of newspapers, magazines and websites for decades. He spent the first 13 years of his career in journalism at daily newspapers before “graduating” to OC Weekly in 1995 as the alternative newsweekly’s first calendar editor.