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Orange Coast College (USA)

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This is our Team
Our city: Orange County
Our country: United States of America
Our timezone: Pacific Standard Time (GMT-8)

We wear these clothes: We primarily wear casual clothes - including jeans, shorts, tennis shoes, flip flops. When occasions dictate dressing up, we do so with nice slacks, shirts, ties for the men, and nice skirts, dresses, pants, and blouses for the women. It's common in our community to see people wearing all kinds of different things, expressing all kinds of cultures and tastes, and the whole range of "dressy" to casual at one event.

We eat these foods: In southern California, we are very eclectic and open to a variety of experiences, including food. In our community, we eat everything from Mexican, Vietnamese, Chinese, Thai, American, Italian, and anything else you can think of. We're very blessed to all be able to eat anything we want at pretty much any time we want.

We grow these foods: In the close surrounding areas, you'll see strawberry fields, many citrus trees, including orange, lime, lemon, tangelos. A little further inland, we also see the following crops: nuts, celery, lettuce, avacado, spinach, carrots, nectarines, olives, grapes, plums, honeydew, tomatoes, cabbage, artichoke, bell peppers, garlic - California actually has been the number one food and agricultural producer in the United States for more than 50 consecutive years.

We practice these religions: Everything! We are blessed with the freedom to believe in anything we want. We're blessed with the freedom to practice any religion we want, and to express this in any way that we want. So within our community, you'll find all of the following religions: Christianity, Hinduism, Judaism, Buddhism, Mormonism, Baha'i, Muslim, Paganism, Scientology, Secularism, Taoism...pretty much anything.

We speak these languages: As with most of these questions, the key component to our community is that we are very diverse. So there are many languages spoken. In our immediate area, the predominant languages are English, Spanish, Vietnamese, Chinese, and Tagalog. You'll also hear Korean, Armenian, Japanese, Persian, Armenian, German, French, and Russian.

These animals live in our area: In our homes, you'll find pet dogs, cats, fish, birds, and rats. Our community is predominantly urban and suburban, so we do not have many farm, or ranch animals in the immediate proximity. The one exception to this is that we do have a fair number of horse stables in Orange County.

These industries support our local economy: Our local economy is supported by the following industries: manufacturing, transportation, warehousing, health care, social assistance, education, finance, insurance, hotel and tourism, management, customer service, retail, human resources, legal services, restaurants, automotive, real estate, research, engineering, nonprofit organizations, pharmaceutical companies, telecommunications, and franchises. In other words, as with many of these questions, our answer is one of variety and diversity.

We use these types of transportation: We primarily drive cars, but we also use buses, trains, bicycles, and the use of our own two feet.

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Betty Fleming
Resident:Omaha, Nebraska, USA
Photographer:Claire Fleming
Betty Fleming just turned 90 years old last month. Her age has not stopped her from continuing to live a fulfilling life. She is very inspiring to me because in the last ninety years she has accomplished so much. She was a nurse but quit to be a homemaker and take care of her children, all twelve of them. Not only has she raised twelve successful individuals, she has been a devout Catholic. She has very strong morals. Betty fleming will never miss a Sunday mass. Describing her she may seem to be a very serious woman, however, when you see her smile and laugh it is easy to see her humor. Recently, she may seem to look very fragile, however, she is one of the strongest women I have ever met.

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