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City Council – Jan 27, 2015

Published on January 28, 2015 by in News

The agenda for City Council dated Tuesday, 27 January 2015 has been archived. Access it here:
http://anaheim.granicus.com/AgendaViewer.php?view_id=2&clip_id=1452

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2015 O.C. Black History Parade & Cultural Faire set for 2/7

Feb
7
9:00 am

For Immediate Release: January 22, 2015

35th Annual Orange County Black History Parade & Cultural Faire set for Saturday February 7, 2015 in Downtown Anaheim

Anaheim – The 35th Annual Orange County Black History Parade and Cultural Faire will be held Saturday, February 7, 2015 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. in Downtown Anaheim. The event celebrates African American heritage and Black History Month. The day will be filled with learning and fun for the whole family and is enjoyed by people of all ethnicities in the Southland.

Parade viewers are encouraged to arrive early and bring a portable chair to get a prime viewing spot. The parade steps off at 10: 00 AM on Anaheim Boulevard at Lincoln Avenue, continues south past Anaheim City Hall and ends at Santa Ana Street. Read more…

 
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City Council – Jan 27, 2015

Published on January 23, 2015 by in News

The agenda for City Council dated Tuesday, 27 January 2015 has been published. Access it here:
http://anaheim.granicus.com/AgendaViewer.php?view_id=2&event_id=540

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Five charged with operating a fraudulent loan mod scheme that targeted Latinos

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ORANGE COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY PRESS RELEASE

Case # 14CF4090

January 21, 2015

THREE MEN AND TWO WOMEN CHARGED WITH OPERATING FAMILY RUN LOAN MODIFICATION FRAUD RING AND TARGETING HISPANIC VICTIMS

SANTA ANA – Three men and two women have been charged with committing loan modification fraud by targeting Hispanic victims throughout Southern California. Three of the defendants are family members and are charged with leading a family-run home loan modification ring and illegally charging victims for services that they did not provide.

Four of the defendants have been taken into custody and one defendant remains a fugitive. In addition to the charges below, each of the defendants face sentencing enhancements for aggravated white collar crime over $100,000 under $500,000, taking funds exceeding $50,000 and theft exceeding $150,000. The defendants’ sentences range from eight years and four months to 77 years in state prison if convicted, and each must prove that the money comes from a legal and legitimate source before they are released on bond. Read more…

 
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There are now 20 confirmed measles cases in Orange County

OC Health Press Release

For Immediate Release: January 21, 2015

Contact: Nicole Stanfield, nstanfield@ochca.com, 714-834-2178

Ongoing Measles Transmission in Orange County

(Santa Ana) – There are now twenty (20) confirmed measles cases in Orange County, signaling ongoing measles transmission in Orange County and at Disneyland Parks. Measles is in the community and additional cases are expected to be identified. The best way to prevent the spread of measles is by getting vaccinated. Those who are vaccinated and become ill usually experience mild illness and do not typically spread the disease to others.

Eight of the confirmed cases acquired the disease in the community. Twelve of the confirmed cases spent time at Disneyland Parks since December 17, 2014. The Health Care Agency continues to coordinate with Disneyland Parks and other known exposure locations to help protect visitors, employees, and the community from the continued spread of measles. Read more…

 
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Anaheim Students Treated To Once In A Lifetime Music Experience

Published on January 21, 2015 by in News

By Matt Valdez

A message from the City of Anaheim:

When students at John Marshall Elementary School in central Anaheim entered school today, they were met with a music lesson of a lifetime.

More than 60 men and women from NAMM – the National Association of Music Merchants – volunteered their morning for a ‘Day of Service’ to inspire and educate the students on the benefits of music, including with an incredible drum circle and performances. The musicians, carrying guitars, drums and ukuleles, shared in the celebration of the Anaheim City School District’s re-introduction of music education programs.

NAMM hosts their annual industry show at the Anaheim Convention Center. As the largest single show at the Anaheim Convention Center, NAMM leadership showed their appreciation by choosing to support music programs in local schools. In addition to volunteering at the school, the NAMM Foundation donated $10,000 and 12 guitars for the district’s music program.

“The success of The NAMM Show provides the funds for The NAMM Foundation’s many efforts to support music education,” said Joe Lamond, president and CEO of NAMM. “And while our members come from around the globe to attend NAMM, we all have a very special connection to the Anaheim community. It …read more

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Special bus service will travel from NAMM show to Downtown Fullerton

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Jan. 20, 2015

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Joel Zlotnik (714) 560-5713, Eric Carpenter (714) 560-5697

Bravo! Express Bus Service Expanded for NAMM Show

Special service will shuttle passengers between popular Anaheim trade show and Downtown Fullerton events 

ORANGE – The Orange County Transportation Authority is expanding hours of the popular Bravo! express bus service Thursday through Saturday during the NAMM Show.

The service expansion will shuttle attendees of the music trade show – named for the National Association of Music Merchants – between the Anaheim Convention Center and its surrounding hotels and concerts and events in Downtown Fullerton. Read more…

 
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Anaheim Quarterly Neighborhood Meetings Schedule

Published on January 19, 2015 by in News

By Matt Valdez

A message from the City of Anaheim:

The City of Anaheim’s Neighborhood Council meetings, held quarterly at locations in the west, east, central and south areas of the City, present the ideal time to get to know your neighbors as well as City staff members. The meetings offer residents the opportunity to speak directly with staff in order to ask questions and offer suggestions, address concerns, to learn ways to improve your neighborhood. The meetings are open to the public and all are welcome to attend and participate.

The January 2015 meetings dates are as follow:

Wednesday, Jan. 21 – 7 p.m.
West Neighborhood Council
West Anaheim Youth Center
320 S. Beach Blvd.

Thursday, Jan. 22 – 7 p.m.
East Neighborhood Council
Canyon Hills Library
400 S. Scout Trail

Wednesday, Jan. 28 – 7 p.m.
Central Neighborhood Council
Downtown Community Center
250 E. Center St.

Thursday, Jan. 29 – 7 p.m.
South Neighborhood Council
Euclid Branch Library
1340 S. Euclid St.

For a map showing which Neighborhood Council area best serves you, please visit www.anaheim.net/neighborhoods.

The Anaheim Neighborhood Improvement Program, which includes the District Council Meetings, utilizes an inter-departmental approach to improve the livability of Anaheim’s neighborhoods. Utilizing four neighborhood districts and interdepartmental teams assigned to each district, neighborhood improvement is accomplished by creating partnerships between neighborhood …read more

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Anaheim Police to increase bicycle and pedestrian safety enforcement

Anaheim City Seal

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 16, 2015

Released by: Lt. Bob Dunn, (714) 497-6330

Subject: Anaheim Police to Increase Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Enforcement

The Anaheim Police Department will increase Bicycle & Pedestrian Safety Enforcement Operations several days during the months of January and February with focused enforcement on collision causing factors involving motorists, pedestrians, and bicyclists.

Extra officers will be on duty patrolling areas where bicycle and pedestrian crashes are likely to occur in an effort to curb injury accidents, especially those resulting in fatalities. Read more…

 
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Anaheim Convention Center Installs First-Of-Its-Kind High Density WIFI Network

Published on January 17, 2015 by in News

By Matt Valdez

A message from the City of Anaheim:

The Anaheim Convention Center and Anaheim/Orange County Visitor & Convention Bureau (AOCVCB) today announced a $2.5 million investment by Smart City Networks into the convention center’s WiFi network system capability, currently making it one of the most technically advanced convention centers in the United States.

As one of the first convention centers to offer free wireless in all areas of the facility, the Anaheim Convention Center is partnering with Smart City to install this new Cisco-based high density network which will allow for faster, more streamlined wireless service, accommodating the increasing number of mobile users and devices.

The Cisco High Density Network currently being installed in the Anaheim Convention Center will consist of nearly 700 access points throughout the facility – a configuration used strictly for stadiums up until now. The first-of-its-kind system increases the amount of coverage and bandwidth available to meeting and event attendees. The Smart City-designed configuration will also include Cisco’s Mobility Service Engine (MSE) and Cisco’s Prime Infrastructure and will enable Location-Based Services (LBS).

“Installing this new, fully redundant, high density WiFi network positions the Anaheim Convention Center as a national leader in wireless connectivity,” said Tom Morton, executive director, …read more

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