Want to add an ADU to the backyard? Or maybe real estate prices are so high that you would prefer to build a tiny house on a tiny lot somewhere in Southern California.
A Tiny Home Expo at the Anaheim Convention Center in late April will help answer some of your alternative housing questions.
The Home, Garden & Tiny House Show runs Friday through Sunday, April 29 through May 1, and includes tiny houses and mini-villas, yoga retreats, ADUs (accessory residential units), granny flats, two-story tiny houses and even houses on wheels.
The fair also includes decorating and remodeling ideas for kitchens and bathrooms, flooring, doors, windows, hot tubs, grill islands, landscaping, solar panels and home decor.
It’s good for the whole family (leave Fido at home) with free Home Depot projects to take home for the kids and freebies.
Tickets are $10 and $5 for seniors at the box office and on Eventbrite.com (search “Tiny Home Show”). Children under 18 are free when accompanied by a paying adult. Military personnel and first responders also attend free of charge.
The event is sponsored by Orange County Realtors and produced by Marlene Thorne of Specialty Shows & Events, who lives in Huntington Beach.
Visit anaheimhomeshows.com for more information. Address: 800 West Katella Ave. Hall D
Restaurants can apply for grants of up to $3,000
Independent restaurant owners are eligible to apply for $3,000 in grants from the Restaurants Care Resilience Fund, a $1.5 million fund set up by the California Restaurant Foundation.
The grants were funded by donations from SoCalGas, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, and San Diego Gas and Electric.
The program, in its second year, is offering $3,000 in grants for equipment upgrades and employee retention awards to alleviate staffing issues and delayed maintenance caused by two years of debt, losses and rising costs.
The application portal is open until April 30th. See restaurantscare.org/resilience for eligibility requirements.
OCCF is targeting $1.6 million in upcoming fundraiser day
The Orange County Community Foundation aims to raise $1.6 million during a 24-hour fundraiser called Help Them Home on April 27.
The money raised will go to 24 Orange County non-profit organizations dedicated to tackling homelessness and its impact on the community.
Participating nonprofit organizations include American Family Housing, Casa Teresa, Charity On Wheels, City Net, Colette’s Children’s Home, The Eli Home, Families Forward, Family Assistance Ministries, Family Promise of Orange County, Friendship Shelter, Grandma’s House of Hope, HomeAid Orange County, OC Homeless Intervention Services, Illumination Foundation, Mercy House Living Centers, Our Father’s Table, Pathways of Hope, Robyne’s Nest, Serving People in Need, Inc., South County Outreach, StandUp for Kids, Orange County, The Salvation Army Orange County, Thomas House Family Shelter and WISEPlace.
To donate online, go to help-them-home-giving-day.ocnonprofitcentral.org. For more information on the OCCF Collaborative Giving Days, visit oc-cf.org/givingdays.
Mergers & Acquisitions
Parentis Health, a Laguna Hills-based healthcare company specializing in elder care, has acquired Irvine-based Pop-in Care, a licensed home care company that also works with the elderly, people with disabilities, and people recovering from surgery or other acute diseases recover diseases.
The terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Pop-in Care specializes in short visits and the company says it will help round out Parentis Health’s care options. It will continue to operate under the Pop-in Care name as a subsidiary of Parentis Health.
According to Parentis, Pop-in Care founder Teri Frianeza will continue to operate this business and report to Tarek A. El Nabli, CEO of Parentis Health.
For more information about Pop-in Care or Parentis Health, visit popin.care or parentishealth.com
Harry Ollikainen is the new sales manager at Vincit USA. He has 24 years of experience in account management, business development and sales in the IT industry. Ollikainen is moving from Finland. Previously, he worked as sales manager at Hewlett Packard Enterprise for Finland and the Baltics.
Austen Parrish will be the third dean of the School of Law at UC Irvine, taking the position on August 3. He is currently the Dean and James H. Rudy Professor at Indiana University’s Maurer School of Law. He is an elected member of the American Law Institute and a board member of the AccessLex Institute, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving legal education, particularly issues of access and affordability. Parrish grew up in Vancouver and is a first-generation college and law student.
Andrew Fahmy has been appointed executive director of Orange County United Way’s United for Financial Security initiative. He will lead a team of program managers and project advisors to drive local programs and strategies for OC Free Tax Prep, Orange County Emergency Food and Shelter Program, Keeping it Real OC, Covered CA Outreach and Enrollment, SparkPoint OC and UpSkill OC. Fahmy most recently served as Director of Education at Pacific Clinics.
Xinran Wang is the new Executive Vice President of Engineering at Obsidian Security in Newport Beach. He will focus on innovation and scaling of the company’s security platform. Xinran most recently served as SVP of Engineering for Shape Security and led the malware research team at Palo Alto Networks in the early 2010s.
Christopher Beck has been appointed Chief Technology Officer of Modere, a lifestyle brand based in Newport Beach. He has 25 years of IT expertise and most recently worked at Harry’s. He has also worked for Tapestry (Coach, Stuart Weitzman and Kate Spade brands) and Merrill Lynch.
Nate Fikse, a local private wealth advisor for Northwestern Mutual, has been named a 2022 Community Service Award Winner. He received a $15,000 grant to UCLA Health Operation Mend, a program that treats and works with wounded soldiers. “While our military and veterans participants have access to the VA system, their caregivers often do not have the resources to receive basic health care,” Fikse said. “Funds from this award will benefit the Caregiver Health Access program, which helps provide funds to caregivers of veterans in need.”
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