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Karina Onofre “OUR NEW VOICE” Candidate for California State Assembly 2014

January 17, 2014

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I encourage all of you to Please Contact me: Karina@karinaonofre.com or Call me: (714) 696-9463 with your ideas, concerns, and questions.

Thank you…

HELPING FEED 1,000 FAMILIES in SANTA ANA

July 29, 2013

COME HELP US FEED 1,000 FAMILIES IN SANTA ANA

Mike Dalati and Karina Onofre with “OC Latino Outreach,” will be helping “OFFICIAL NO ONE LEFT BEHIND” organization hand out boxes of food filled with cereal, grains, fresh fruits, canned goods, and more to 1,000 local families in the City of Santa Ana!!!! The boxes are free but the organization is accepting $1 donation per box. With so many horrific things going on all over the world, it’s easy to forget the unfortunate things that are taking place right in our own backyard.. http://www.officialnooneleftbehind.org/About_Us.html  

How is poverty even an issue in opulent Orange County??? This is a normal question somebody would ask, especially if he or she lives along the coast or away from the heart of the county. The fact of the matter is that reality is truly “A Tale of Two Counties” like 89.3 FM KPPC and Anaheim Mayor, Tom Tait, reported, where we have about half of Orange County students living with families whose household annual income is below  $40,000 for a family of four. In the City of Santa Ana, the county seat and beating heart of OC, 20% of its residents are below the poverty level of $22,000 a year for a family of four! It’s really sad and sickening to understand. But it is a fact, and these families could use some help -to make their lives a bit easier, and help make the children’s lives better -as many are struggling with their education since not having proper nutrition affects them.

Orange County is not the best place to be poor -as a person making minimum wage $8/hr FT only makes about $1000 a month after taxes and the cost of living is so high. He or she would need to have 2 FT jobs to make the payment of a typical 1 bedroom apartment, pay the bills, pay for gas, cell phone, internet, insurance, and food! This is without taking into consideration miscellaneuous expenses, medical needs, (shopping?), and the current economy.
 
 
Please help us out BY SPREADING THE WORD or VOLUNTEERING TO HELP DISTRIBUTE THE 1,000 BOXES on WEDNESDAY AUGUST 21, from 10AM to 2PM.  COME SHARE YOUR TIME, SHARE YOUR RESOURCES, ANYWAY YOU CAN. BUT AS A COMMUNITY, WE NEED TO HELP!!!!

Update: 2nd Immigration Seminar was Intense!!

July 25, 2013

Our second immigration seminar in Santa Ana had a disappointingly low turn-out in comparison to our last seminar on Education with Senator Bob Huff, and we speculate it was for three reasons:

Second Immigration Seminar

Second Immigration Seminar

Again, people continue to fear that attending a seminar on Immigration with the Republican party can mean “deportation” -even an ambulent guy, sitting outside the venue got excited about the event, but when he understood the topic was on “Immigration” he ran away! The second reason why we believe the turn-out may have been so low, despite our confirmed RSVP’s from all the telemarketting and door-to-door invitations we have  made, was because the US vs. Honduras Soccer Game was Yesterday at 6PM -and we all know, or should know, just how IMPORTANT Soccer is to the Latino community Worldwide. If you don’t know, it’s like Football to the gringos! Lastly, the third reason why the turn-out wasn’t as great was because we are now holding the seminars at the main office, four doors down from the original location, since the opportunity cost to keep the original office exclusively for our seminars was no longer financially feasible. The rents on Main St are competitive and missing out on this money to pay the mortgage became more important than waiting on the Republican party of OC to decided if they were interested in opening the needed Latino Headquarters (at a discount) in Santa Ana. 

Immigration Seminar, with members of the community

immig semm

 That said, we did have great speakers come out and a professional videographer and previous Santa Ana Mayoral Candidate, George Collins, come out and recorded the enitre event -thanks George!!! We want to make sure to thank the following speakers for coming out in support of the Latino community in Santa Ana:

  • Javier Pineda -Immigration lawyer from the city of Santa Ana who spoke on the Dream Act, the fact that it really does not mean anything else than just  a two year “deffered action.” He also warned about paying anyone anything for “starting the process” on the current Immigration Reform -as such has not passed, and handling money for that purpose is unethical on the lawyer’s end and irresponsible on the client’s.

Immigration Lawyer, Javier G. Pineda

  • Evangelina Beltran -Retired Immigration Officer and Immigration Consultant, who gave her opinion on the current immigration reform, and encouraged people to begin collecting all pertinent legal documents that can prove residency in the U.S. so that if and when an immigration reform is approved, that the people seeking to apply for this new residency can be ready to do so as soon as soon as possible. She also encouraged people to shop around when looking for a lawyer to represent them, because just like a doctor, it is better to ask and go with lawyers that are honest and recommended by many.
  • Teresa Hernandez -OC Lincoln Club and Republican Advocate for Immigration Reform, gave a passionate speech on how the Republican Party has historically been in support of immigration reform. She also mentioned that based on insider information she had, she believes that the Dream Act portion of the bill will pass as well as the Agriculture portion granting visas, but wanted to be real with the audience, and as much as she has hoped and single-handedly pushed for support on an immigration reform with Republicans in CA, she felt she had to give us the “bad news” based on what she’s heard about the lack of votes since the two parties in Congress cannot come to an agreement.
  • Alfredo Amezcua -Criminal lawyer, former Mayoral Candidate for the City of Santa Ana, and very respected local leader was also present, and he gave words of wisdom on the immigration process, and offered a more optimistic view of the current immigration reform, he said that even though it may appear somber, that he believes the immigration reform is coming because it is long over due and necessary.
  • Jose Martinez -District Rep for Assemblyman Mansoor (support)
  • Joe Duerr -Professional Photographer and Volunteer (support)
  • Maribel Marroquin -Ambassador for Senator Mimi Walters (support)
  • Chris Bronstein -OC Lincoln Club leader (support)
  • Myself, Karina Onofre -with the honor of representing Senator Bob Huff and his full hearted support on Immigration Reform!!!
Karina Onofre, CEO of OC Latino Outreach, and hostess of the seminars in Santa Ana

Karina Onofre, CEO and hostess of OC Latino Outreach seminars in Santa Ana

A special thanks always goes out to Mike Dalati for providing the venue for us to hold these important community events, as well as to the OC Lincoln Club who continues to sponsor the food and drinks for our seminars!*;’~

Seminar on IMMIGRATION this Wednesday at 7PM!!!

July 22, 2013

"One country under God, indivisible, with Liberty and Justice for All."

“I pledge Allegiance, to the flag,of the United States of America. And to the Republic, for which it Stands, One country under GOD, indivisible, with Liberty and Justice for All.”

IMMIGRATION SEMINAR July 24th at 7pm

You are cordially invited to attend our Immigration Seminar located here at our office, 726 S Main St in Santa Ana -this Wednesday July 24th at 7pm. We will have

representatives who specialize in the topic, informing the audience of the many ways the Immigration Reform will benefit them, as well as explaining details about the Dream Act’s eligibility requirements, Blue/Green Card, and much more!! We will have pizza & drinks sponsored by the Lincoln Club of Orange County! Bring your entire family!

Place:726 S. Main St., Santa Ana, CA 92701

Phone: (714) 547-2400

Date: Wednesday July 24, 2013 at 7 p.m.

 

Seminario sobre la Reforma Imigratoria

Estan cordialmente invitados a venir a nuestro Seminario sobre la Reforma Imigratoria, aqui en nuestra oficina, 726 S Main St en Santa Ana -este Miercoles 24 de Julio a las 6:45 pm. Vamos a tener a representantes de varias agencias de INMIGRACION para hablarle a toda la Familia al tanto de los acontecimientos que ya han pasado, y de lo que podemos hacer para prepararnos. Tendremos pizza y bebidas patrocinadas por el Lincoln Club the Orange County! Traigan a toda la familia!

Lugar:726 S. Main St., Santa Ana, CA 92701

Telefono: (714) 547-2400

Fecha: Miércoles 24 de Julio, 2013a las 6:45p.m.

 

Update: EDUCATION Seminar with Senator BOB HUFF was OFF THE HOOK ROCKIN!!!!!

July 15, 2013

The Education Seminar with Senate Republican Leader, Bob Huff, was a Total Success!!! We had over 160 people from the oommunity attending, including Santa Ana City Mayor and Engineer, Miguel Pulido, Santa Ana’s Traffic Division Commander, Ruben Ibarra, and other local elected officials, as well as The OC Register’s Assistant Editor & Columnist, Joseph Perkins, and both Bank of America and H&R Block executives to support our efforts!!!

Senate Republican Leader Bob Huff, Mayor Miguel Pulido, OC Latino Outreach CEO Karina Onofre, Businessman & Santa Ana City Council 2014 Candidate Mike Dalati

  • Desiree Onofre (9 yr old), Heidi Onofre (7 yr old), Ashanti Onofre (5 yr old), and Maya Dalati (8 yr old) led everyone with our Pledge of Allegiance.
  • Mike Dalati -Businessman and Santa Ana City Council 2014 Candidate, opened the seminar with a statement of the importance and priceless value of Education -and how he, himself came to this country when he was only 19 yrs old and after getting married, decided life was better with a professional degree, so he took two and a half years off work to get his B.A in Accounting -and today he has his PhD in Accounting, among other licenses, and is an Enrolled Agent, H&R Block Tax instructor, and a Accounting Professor at a local college.
  • Karina Onofre -Businesswoman, and OC Latino Outreach Hostess gave a performed a short skit illustrating the typical way Latino families view Education and had the audience laughing in agreement.. then she thanked Senator Huff for being there and introduced Santa Ana City Mayor Miguel Pulido.
  • Miguel Pulido -Engineer and Santa Ana City Mayor, gave a short biography on how he is a product of public the school system, how he became an Engineer, and how the workforce needs more Engineers and Doctors and profitable majors. Then, he gave the Grand Welcome to Senator Bob Huff.
  • Bob Huff -Senate Republican Leader gave a speech on his life, his humble beginnings, being the product of two great teachers.. He mentioned how in the beginning, he really didn’t enjoy school until his 4th grade teacher completely transformed his life! He said he had his father for 7th and 8th grade, and although he never told him, he was one of the Best and Most Passionate Teachers he ever had! He also mentioned statistics on Latinos and Education, and inspired the audience, composed mostly of young high schoolers, to continue moving forward with their education, and that choosing a major that paid off was he would recommend. He also mentioned how in high school, he told his counselor that he wanted to become a teacher, and when the counselor saw his impressive grades, he recommended something “Bobby” go into Medical or Engineering School -and that is why he instead opted to become a Politician! (Karina Onofre enjoyed interpreting everything he said into Spanish)
  • Anna Bryson -San Juan Capistrano Schoolboard Trustee and Clerk, thanked the audience for being there, and also offered moral support and encouragement to all
  • Ceci Iglesias -Santa Ana School Board member, could barely walk through the large audience to get to the front, but once there, she applauded the support of those present and continued to encourage their educational efforts.
  • Chris V. Pham -Garden Grove City Council member also applauded the audience and told them they were an inspiration for him to continue to work for the public sector and made himself available in any possible way to continue to support them.
  • Jose Martinez -District Representative for Assemblyman Allan Mansoor (support)
  • Maribel Marroquin -Ambassador for Senator Mimi Walters (support)
  • Ruben Ibarra -Santa Ana Traffic Division Commander (support)
  • Della Mahone -Project Management Institute Director (support)
  • Richard Knudson -MA, PPS Achievement Counselor at Professional Tutors of America
  • Orlando Acosta -Bank of America Manager and also provided “goodie bags” for audience
  • Sandra Veronica Perez -H&R Block Office Manager (support)
  • Rosa E. Bacilio -H&R Block Tax Specialist (support)
  • Christein Bronstein -OC Lincoln Club (supporter)
  • Dr. Ron Smith -OC Lincoln Club (supporter)
  • Joseph Perkins -OC Register Assistant Editor and Columnist (support)
All of the Local Elected Offials and Leaders

All of the Local Elected Offials and Leaders

Godinez High Cheerleaders for Senator Huff
Godinez High School giving Senator Bob Huff a GRAND HALF TIME!!!!

Godinez High School giving Senator Bob Huff a GRAND HALF TIME!!!!

Godinez High School giving Senator Bob Huff a GRAND HALF TIME!!!!

Godinez High School giving Senator Bob Huff a GRAND HALF TIME!!!!

Godinez High Cheerleaders for Senator Huff

GOOOOOOO HUFF!

GOOOOOOO HUFF!

A very Special Special Thanks to the Godinez High School cheerleading squad for giving Senator Bob Huff an amazing Half Time cheer, ending our AWESOME Seminar with golden Pom Poms!!! You Girls and Gentlemen ROCK!!!*;’~

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KNOWLEDGE IS POWER! SENATOR BOB HUFF To Be Our Main Speaker

June 29, 2013

 

CALIFORNIA SENATOR

BOB HUFF

Speaking at Our EDUCATION SEMINAR

July 11, 7 p.m.

Mike Dalati, Karina Onofre, Senator Bob HuffMike Dalati, Karina Onofre, Senator Bob HuffSanta Ana Mayor Miguel Pulido, Secretary of State Madeleine Albrightova, and City Council Candidate Karina OnofreSanta Ana Mayor Miguel Pulido, Secretary of State Madeleine Albrightova, and City Council Candidate Karina Onofre

Karina Onofre and Mike Dalati invite you to meet California Senator, Bob Huff, who will be offering guidance to parents and students on the vital topic of Education on Thursday July 11, at 7 p.m. We also invited the Mayor of the City of Santa Ana, Miguel Pulido, to formally welcome Senator Huff to our city. We will have pizza, drinks, and much, much more!!!! Please bring all your family and friends!!!

Place:                726 S. Main St., Santa Ana, CA 92701

Phone:             (714) 547-2400

Date:                 Thursday July 11, 2013 at 7 p.m.

 

El SENADOR DE CALIFORNIA

BOB HUFF

Hablara en el SEMINARIO DE

EDUCACIÓNJulio 11, 6:45 p.m.

 

Mike Dalati, Karina Onofre, Senator Bob HuffMike Dalati, Karina Onofre, Senator Bob HuffSanta Ana Mayor Miguel Pulido, Secretary of State Madeleine Albrightova, and City Council Candidate Karina OnofreSanta Ana Mayor Miguel Pulido, Secretary of State Madeleine Albrightova, and City Council Candidate Karina Onofre

Karina Onofre y Mike Dalati le invitan a conocer al Senador del estado de California Bob Huff, y a escuchar sus consejos para los padres e hijos sobre el tema de la Educacion el Jueves 11 de Julio a las 6:45 p.m. Invitamos tambien al Alcalde de la Ciudad de Santa Ana, Miguel Pulido, para que le de la formal bienvenida a nuestro Senador Huff. Tendremos pizza, bebidas, y mucho mas!!!! Traiga a toda la familia!!!!

Lugar:            726 S. Main St., Santa Ana, CA 92701

Telefono:      (714) 547-2400

Fecha:           Jueves 11 de Julio, 2013 a las 6:45p.m.

 

 

 

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Seminar #4: Healthcare

June 24, 2013

HEALTHCARE SEMINAR June 26th at 7pm

                              happy love healthy lucky

You are cordially invited to attend our HEALTHCARE Seminar located here at our office, 726 S Main St in Santa Ana -this Wednesday June 26th at 7pm. We will have representatives from clinics, and local healthcare centers, informing the audience of the  many physical and mental check-ups available, nutrition advise, and exercise programs as well. We will have pizza & drinks sponsored by the Lincoln Club of Orange County! Bring your entire family!

Place:                 726 S. Main St., Santa Ana, CA 92701

Phone:                (714) 547-2400

Date:                  Wednesday June 26, 2013 at 7 p.m.

It takes more than just a (healthy) good looking body. You’ve got to have the heart and soul to go with it.” -Epictetus

                            SEMINARIO DE SALUD Junio 26, 6:45pm

 

Estan cordialmente invitados a venir a nuestro Seminario sobre la SALUD Y EL BIENESTAR fisico y mental, aqui en nuestra oficina, 726 S Main St en Santa Ana -este Miercoles 26 de Junio a las 6:45 pm. Vamos a tener a representantes de varias agencias de la SALUD Y EL BIENESTAR para hablarle a toda la Familia de los beneficios de cuidar su alimentacion y  y de los programas que existen para poder revisarse y mantenerse saludable. Tendremos pizza y bebidas patrocinadas por el Lincoln Club the Orange County! Traigan a toda la familia!

Lugar:                726 S. Main St., Santa Ana, CA 92701

Telefono:            (714) 547-2400

Fecha:                Miércoles 26 de Junio, 2013 a las 6:45p.m.

Se necesita mas que solamente un cuerpo (saludable) atractivo. Se necesita tener buen corazon y alma para que le quede bien.” -Epictetus
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