St. Timothy's Catholic Parish Church Bells rang today. It is part of a transformation of the Parish that is due to begin over the ensuing months as the Food Pantry will be expanded and the kitchen will be transformed. It is also a good day here in South Orange County as the Holy Father formally declares Junipero Serra a Saint. Festivities will be going on throughout Orange County and the Chapel will be open for a tour this coming Friday starting at 2:00 PM at the Mission Basicilla. There has been quite a bit of controversy on his role and the vehement opposition that Native Americans have had. What is clear is that he made a difference and in more ways helped to shape the United States and the California that has evolved as it has.
This is also a day to remember a victim and a call for Justice. A concerted campaign has been launched to ask the Orange County District Attorney's Office to investigate Killing of Shayan Mazroei as a hate Crime. He was killed in Laguna Niguel a number of weeks ago.
The petition on @Change.org has garnered over 3,800 signatures. There is a press conference scheduled for this coming Monday, September 28 at noon in Irvine as reported on the Facebook Page, Justice For Shayan Mazroei, earlier today: