Does Quirk-Silva know what district she is running for? The 65th Assembly District does not include even one block of Santa Ana. The 65th Assembly District includes parts of these cities: Continue reading
Japanese-American Wartime Experience Focus of Anaheim Public Library Exhibit
Internment photo collection, documentary, inspired by Anaheim High School graduate
ANAHEIM, Calif. (Oct. 29, 2015) – The Anaheim Public Library Foundation on Nov. 10 will unveil a digital photo collection and a screening of the Emmy Award-winning documentary “The Legacy of Heart Mountain,” inspired by photographs taken by Anaheim resident Frank C. Hirahara during his time at a northern Wyoming internment camp during World War II.
Anaheim Union High School District Superintendent Michael Matsuda, whose mother, Ruth Ikeda was interned, will be on hand for the documentary screening and photo exhibit. Ikeda was an Anaheim High School student when her family was sent to the Poston internment camp near Yuma, Ariz. Her future husband, Jack Matsuda, also was interned at the camp with his family. Continue reading
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PRACTICE FIRE AND PERSONAL SAFETY WHILE CELEBRATING HALLOWEEN
Protect your family and property through the start of the holidays
ANAHEIM, Calif. (October 27, 2015) – Halloween is a great time for family fun; however fun can quickly become something truly scary without taking a few simple safety precautions. Many children dressed in costumes will take to the streets for trick-or-treating on Halloween night which means motorists and parents must be even more alert.
Anaheim Fire & Rescue encourages families to carry flashlights and to use pedestrian crossings with caution as well as sidewalks. “We want to remind drivers to be vigilant while on the road and watch for pedestrians especially on Halloween night,” said Anaheim Fire Chief Randy R. Bruegman. When placing decorations in or outside of your home we recommend using only battery-operated candles. Real candles should never be used as a illumination for any decoration, and remember to be sure to extinguish all house ornamental candles before leaving your home to trick-or-treat. With everyone’s help, we can make this Halloween a fire-safe one.”
Here are a few additional tips that can keep your family safe: Continue reading
Six years ago California’s unemployment rate peaked at 12.2 percent. It is now done to a more reasonable 6.1%. California has created more than 1.5 million non-farm jobs since our last financial crisis, a growth driven primarily by the technology sector and other high-wage industries. But how is Anaheim doing?
To help California residents and inbound migrants find the best cities for employment, WalletHub analysts compared 250 cities in the state across 16 key metrics to determine the best and worst California cities in which to find a new job.
Here are some of the key findings of the new WalletHub jobs study with regards to cities in Orange County (note that you will have to scroll down quite a bit to find how Anaheim ranked): Continue reading
Anaheim’s 91st Annual Fall Festival and Halloween Parade Offers Spooktacular Fun for the Entire Family
Parade road closures on Saturday only
ANAHEIM, Calif. (October 21, 2015) – Anaheim’s annual Fall Festival and Halloween Parade celebration in Downtown Anaheim is set for this weekend with an expanded schedule for three days of family fun. This year the Fall Festival will take place at Farmers Park on Friday, Oct. 23 thru Sunday, Oct. 25. The highlight of the Fall Festival will be the Halloween Parade debuting its new route on Saturday, Oct. 24.
The Halloween Parade, in its 91st year, will feature colorful floats, bands and entertainment. This year’s grand marshal is Kid Ramos and the Colony Boys of Anaheim. In addition, a special grand marshal for kids is sure to be popular with parade attendees of all ages.
The weekend schedule of events, parking information and the road closure advisory is as follows: Continue reading
A man thought to be in his 20s was found dead in the driver’s seat of a parked Lincoln Navigator, late on Tuesday night, at around 11:35 p.m., at East Topaz Avenue, east of South East Street, according to the O.C. Register.
Anaheim Fire & Rescue responded to the scene first after receiving a call for medical aid. The paramedics found that the man had been shot in the head and was already dead. Continue reading
A 40-year-old Santa Ana man named Ignacio Hernandez was charged this Tuesday with molesting two girls in Santa Ana and Anaheim, in the summer of 2011 and 2013, according to the O.C. Register.
Hernandez is being held in lieu of $1 million bail pending arraignment on Nov. 6. He knew a relative of the victims, according to the SAPD. One of the alleged incidents took place in Anaheim and the other in Santa Ana. Continue reading
Former Anaheim City Council Member Frank Feldhaus Passes Away at 87
ANAHEIM, Calif. (Oct. 19, 2015) – Former Anaheim City Council member and longtime Anaheim resident Frank Feldhaus passed away yesterday morning, the family announced. Feldhaus, who served in his elected position from 1992-1996 and again from 1998-2002, was 87.
“Frank was a dear friend,” Anaheim Mayor Tom Tait said. “On behalf of the entire city of Anaheim, my thoughts and prayers go to his wife Sally and the entire Feldhaus family. We thank him for his service to our country as a World War II and Korean War veteran, as well to this city as a longtime Council member. Frank was passionate about organizing events and bringing people together in order to form stronger community bonds. He worked tirelessly and intentionally to build a better Anaheim for generations to come. We will always be grateful. Frank will surely be missed. May he rest in peace.” Continue reading
Anaheim City Councilman Jordan Brandman has finally come out of the closet, admitting in a public statement “that he is gay and “found personal happiness” with a man he started a relationship with about six weeks ago,” according to the O.C. Register.
Political observers have wondered about Brandman’s orientation for years given that his bios and Facebook page consistently avoided mention of any romantic entanglements.
We always felt it was dishonest for Brandman, who is a Democrat, to stay closeted given that many of his supporters are staunch Republicans who in many cases supported Prop. 8 – the anti gay marriage ballot measure. Continue reading