Rossmoor’s last, and last minute add-on, to its summer 2021 schedule of food festivals at Rush Park was perhaps its best, not only in the great lineup of bands that kept the sizzle going musically, but in the eclectic collection of vendors, mostly mom and pop entrepreneurial’s, who “just got tired of sitting the pandemic out at home” and created business opportunities of their own, by an energizing $10,000 donation from the OC 2nd District Supervisor Katrina Foley allowing the local district governing body to waive all fees for small business and nonprofits to set up tents on the grass and MAKE REAL MONEY. Food trucks, play zones, and picnic atmosphere, of course, were included. But bringing the live bands and the offbeat vendors into the mix was a winning combination for all.
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John Underwood is an award-winning community television producer and lifetime professional journalist. His experience includes 13 years working for National Public Radio as a reporter in LA. He was employed locally for several years as a contributing reporter for OC Weekly and the Orange County Register. When John is not busy documenting the homeless persons' struggle throughout Orange County, he works as a Production Coordinator for Los Alamitos Community Television, where he produces a talk show named Backstory - an investigative program that tackles the contentious issues of the day. His current documentary series NO FIXED ABODE focuses on channeling the voices of the OC homeless.
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