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Disneyland Half Marathon traffic advisory


Disneyland Half Marathon

***TRAFFIC ADVISORY***

The annual Disneyland Half Marathon will take place on Sunday, August 31st, 2014. The run is scheduled to start at 0530 hours and end at around 1030 hours. 18,000 runners will participate in this year’s run. Road closures will begin at 0500 hours and streets along the course will begin to reopen starting at 0730 hours until approximately 1030 hours. Read more…

 
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September is National Preparedness Month

National Preparedness Month

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Media contacts: Lt. Bob Dunn (714) 497-6330

ANAHEIM FIRE & RESCUE WANTS YOU TO “BE DISASTER AWARE, TAKE ACTION TO PREPARE”

ANAHEIM, Calif. (August 29, 2014) – September is National Preparedness Month and Anaheim Fire & Rescue wants residents to be ready in the event of a disaster or major emergency. This year’s theme, “Be Disaster Aware, Take Action to Prepare” focuses on increasing emergency preparedness for everyone including residents, families, neighborhoods, schools and businesses.

By taking simple steps to connect, plan, build and practice, one can establish the foundation for emergency preparedness. Each week in September, Anaheim Fire & Rescue will highlight one aspect of being prepared through digital media tools. Residents are encouraged to “like” Anaheim Fire & Rescue on Facebook and follow us on Twitter (@AnaheimFire) with #NatlPrepAnaheim to receive the simple suggestions that can help prepare you in the event of an emergency. Read more…

 
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Anaheim and Borrego Solar mount a 2.4MW solar PV system at the Convention Center

Anaheim City Seal

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Media contact:  Ruth Ruiz, (714) 765-5060 office, (714) 420-7797 mobile

City of Anaheim and Borrego Solar Complete 2.4 MW Roof-Mounted Solar PV System at the Convention Center

Anaheim, Calif. – August 28, 2014—The City of Anaheim announced the completion of a 2.4-megawatt (MW) solar panel system on the Anaheim Convention Center. The $5.7 million project managed by Anaheim Public Utilities was completed by Borrego Solar Systems Inc., a leading designer, developer, installer and financier of grid tied solar photovoltaic (PV) systems. The installation covers 300,000 square feet on the rooftop of Exhibit Halls A, B and C. With 7,908 installed solar panels, the installation will be the largest city-owned, convention center, roof-mounted system in North America. Read more…

 
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Woman who helped collect signatures for Lake Forest carpetbagge Walker indicted

Lake Forest carpetbaggers Sherry Walker and Adam Nick

Lake Forest carpetbaggers Sherry Walker and Adam Nick

The woman who helped collect nomination signatures for Lake Forest carpetbagger Sherry Walker, Farzaneh Akhavi, 55, aka Frances Akhavi, has been  indicted on charges of bank fraud, wire fraud, aggravated identity theft and money laundering, by a grand jury in Phoenix, Arizona, according to the East Valley Tribune.

Both Walker and Nick changed their names.  They are originally from Iran.  Walker also became a registered Republican right before running for the 69th Assembly District.

The indictment refers to the victim only by the initials SRG. But court records showed a federal civil lawsuit was filed against Akhavi last month by a California woman named Soraya Ghalchi, who claimed she was defrauded out of hundreds of thousands of dollars in the financial scheme, according to AZ Central. Read more…

 
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Anaheim’s annual Transportation Fair set for Sep. 17 and Oct. 8-9

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Anaheim Chili Cook Off

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Media contact: Ruth Ruiz, (714) 765-5060 office, (714) 420-7797 mobile

ANAHEIM’S 23rd ANNUAL TRANSPORTATION FAIR TO SUPPORT LOCAL NONPROFITS

Join the fun and support great causes, Sept. 17 and Oct. 8-9

ANAHEIM, Calif. (August 27, 2014) Supporting local nonprofit organizations is fun – and tasty – here in Anaheim.

Anaheim will celebrate California Rideshare Week, October 6-10, by hosting the City’s 23rd annual Transportation Fair, which includes a Chili Cook-Off and a Book Fair. Proceeds from the Chili Cook-Off and Book Fair will benefit local charities. This year’s Transportation Fair theme is Ridesharing Goes on Vacation.

The Chili Cook-Off will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 17 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at downtown Anaheim’s Center Street Promenade. Fifteen chili booths and 25 community exhibitors will participate this year, with colorful booths, music, raffle prizes, and more. Each $1 ticket is good for two chili tastings. Read more…

 
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Dr. Moreno endorsed by two N. OC Community College District Trustees

Dr. Jose Moreno

Dr. Jose Moreno

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 26th, 2014
Contact: Eric Hogensen, 323-761-9514

North Orange County Community College District Trustees Endorse Dr. Jose F. Moreno for Anaheim City Council

(Anaheim) – Today, Dr. Jose F. Moreno received the endorsements of two members of the North Orange County Community College District (NOCCCD) Board of Trustees: Leonard Lahtinen and Donna Miller.

Leonard Lahtinen has served on the NOCCCD Board for 24 years. During that time he has been elected to multiple terms as President and Vice President, as well as Secretary. Read more…

 
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Drug supplier gets life in prison for shooting murder of Anaheim man

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Orange County District Attorney Press Release

For Immediate Release: August 22, 2014

Case# 12CF1289

DRUG SUPPLIER SENTENCED TO LIFE IN PRISON WITHOUT PAROLE FOR SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES SHOOTING-MURDER AS REVENGE FOR STOLEN DRUGS

SANTA ANA – A drug supplier was sentenced today to two consecutive terms of life in state prison without the possibility of parole plus an additional six years for the special circumstances kidnapping and shooting-murder following a drug deal where his drugs were stolen. Jose Felix Zepeda, 41, Los Angeles, was found guilty by a jury March 20, 2014, of one felony count of first degree special circumstances murder during the commission of a kidnapping, one felony count of kidnapping for ransom, reward, extortion, or to exact from another person money and other valuable things with a sentencing enhancement for the kidnapping being carried out in a manner creating a substantial risk of death, and one felony count of conspiracy to sell methamphetamine with a sentencing enhancement for possession of a substance to distribute exceeding one kilogram. Read more…

 
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Investigators looking for suspected Yorba Linda package thief

Yorba Linda Package Thief

NEWS, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contacts: Lt. Jeff Hallock, 714.904.7042, JHallock@ocsd.org; Emily Osterberg, 714.647.1840, EOsterberg@ocsd.org

Investigators Seeking Public’s Assistance Identifying Theft Suspect

YORBA LINDA, Calif. – (August 26, 2014) – On Friday, August 22, 2014, the Orange County Sheriff’s Department began investigating a package theft from the porch of a residence in the 24600 block of Las Patranas, Yorba Linda. The theft occurred on Thursday, August 21 at approximately 11:00 a.m., while the resident was away from the home. The package contained a cellular phone valued at approximately $600.

Based on surveillance video, the suspect approached the front door and rang the doorbell. When nobody came to the door after several seconds, the suspect picked up a UPS package from the porch and is seen walking away down the driveway. There was no vehicle seen; however, investigators believe he got into a vehicle and left the area. Read more…

 
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The Summer/Labor Day DUI campaign has resulted in 483 arrests

OC DUI Task Force

NEWS, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contacts: Lt. Jeff Hallock, 714.904.7042, JHallock@ocsd.org; Emily Osterberg, 714.647.1840, EOsterberg@ocsd.org

Summer/Labor Day AVOID DUI Campaign Update

DUI Arrests Up & No DUI Fatalities

SANTA ANA, Calif. (August 25, 2014) – The Summer/Labor Day National Anti-DUI mobilization has resulted in DUI arrests from local routine traffic enforcement and special ‘Avoid the 38’ DUI deployments in Orange County.

From 12:01 AM Friday, August 15, 2014 through Midnight Sunday, August 24, 2014 officers and deputies representing 38 Orange County law enforcement agencies have arrested 483 individuals for driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. In 2013, 374 DUI arrests occurred during the same 10 day time period. There were no DUI related deaths during this time (**NOTE: These numbers are only provisional with some agencies yet to report**). Read more…

 
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Dr. Moreno kicks off his City Council campaign

Dr. Jose Moreno

Dr. Jose Moreno

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 25th, 2014
Contact: Eric Hogensen, 323-761-9514

Dr. Jose F. Moreno’s Campaign Kick-Off A Success, Begins New Week With Campaign Website Launch

(Anaheim) – After an eventful week on the campaign trail, Anaheim City School District Board President and City Council Candidate Dr. Jose F. Moreno hosted a lively and successful Campaign Kick-Off event Thursday evening to celebrate the launch of his campaign for Anaheim City Council.

Dr. Moreno led the event with a rousing speech on his plan to lead the city towards becoming a greater, better Anaheim. Read more…

 
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