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  • Writer's pictureGabriel San Roman

Alison Edwards Helps Lead OC Human Relations Into New Era

On a quiet Friday afternoon, most of OC Human Relations staffers are out in the field as always, but there's an absence of another kind at the Santa Ana office that isn't quite as common. Rusty Kennedy, the nonprofit's longtime CEO, retired before the holidays leaving behind a legacy as towering as his 6-foot-6 stature. For decades, he served as the county's consummate liberal, working on the impossible tasks of improving community-police relations and taking on OC's penchant for bigotry all while drawing scorn from right and left alike.

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

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