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Meet Orange County's Eldest African-American at 103!

Updated: Aug 27, 2020

"Soul food and hard work is keeping me here," says Warren Bussey with a laugh. The 103-year-old Santa Ana resident recently received a certificate of recognition from the city as a belated birthday present. The oldest African-American alive in Orange County today is one of about 500 or so locals above the century mark. "How am I able to live so long a life and my health allows me to get up and get around?" he asks. "I just feel that the man got me here for some kind of reason."

Read more on my latest OC Weekly Navel Gazing Blog post:

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