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Olive Tree Restaurant recently announced on its Facebook page that it will be offering discounts to those who fill out a short survey online in partnership with the Arab American Civic Council.
The survey seeks feedback from local community members regarding the issues that matter to them the most, such as racial profiling, Muslim Ban, media representation and more. It also requests that locals ‘pledge to vote’ in the upcoming November 6 election.
The restaurant is offering a 10% discount for those who fill out the survey, which could be found at this link: https://goo.gl/forms/9TxF8lL1Y3dbX0gt1
The offer expires on October 22nd.
The Muslim holy month of Ramadan has arrived and Anaheim's Little Arabia District is once again offering a variety of 'iftar' buffets at our local restaurants. During this month, Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset and families gather to break their fast during these special times. Many of your favorite restaurants in Little Arabia usually suspend their regular menu and transform their space to an all-you-can-eat feast that lasts all month. Some even change their business hours and stay open until the wee hours of the morning!
Here are a few restaurants we recommend. We also recommend calling before going to make a reservation:
Senate Concurrent Resolution (SCR) 123, authored by State Senator Josh Newman (D-Fullerton), was adopted by the California State Senate today with unanimous support. SCR 123 commemorates the month of April as “Arab American Heritage Month” in California and recognizes the important contributions of Arab Americans to our state.
“SCR 123 is part of a broader effort toward creating awareness and paying respect to California’s approximately 800,000 Arab American residents. In addition, SCR 123 celebrates the achievements of Arab American Californians and highlights their commitment and contributions to their communities,” said Senator Newman (D-Fullerton).
In addition to presenting SCR 123 on the Senate Floor today, Senator Newman also welcomed and introduced the following Arab American leaders in their respective regions:
- Rashad Al-Dabbagh, Executive Director, Arab American Civic Council
- Serge Bakalian, Founder and Executive Director, Arab Film and Media Institute
- Basim Elkarra, Executive Director, CAIR-Sacramento (Council on American Islamic Relations)
- Mirvette Judeh, Vice Chair, Arab American Civic Council
- Maria Khani, Founder and Director, A Country Called Syria
For well over a century, Arab Americans have been making valuable contributions to virtually every aspect of American society, to include leadership and groundbreaking contributions in medicine, law, business, technology, government, and culture.
Senate District 29, which Newman represents, has the highest concentration of Arab Americans in the state, in a region in Anaheim called “Little Arabia”. The State of California boasts the largest population of Arab Americans in the Country, with a population of approximately 800,000.
Senator Josh Newman represents the 29th Senate District, which includes cities across Orange, Los Angeles, and San Bernardino Counties.