News

Assemblyman Mike Gatto Continues Groundbreaking “Wiki Bill” Project,

On January 6, Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) announced that he is continuing his groundbreaking opportunity to allow individual citizens to draft a piece of legislation directly via…

Plastic Bag Manufacturers Buy Time as Bag Ban Is on Hold

On September 30 of this year, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Senate Bill 270, banning grocery and convenience stores from selling single-use plastic bags, but allowing…

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Sworn in for Second Term

SACRAMENTO-State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson outlined his ambitious “Agenda for Excellence” for the next four years today in Sacramento as he was sworn in for his…

Education

Significant Drops in Suspensions and Expulsions for Second Year in a Row

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson today announced a dramatic 20 percent drop in…

AUHSD Launched Mentoring Program

Anaheim Union’s corporate- mentoring program launched January 14, matching 45 students with Kaiser Permanente professionals…

New Park Opens in South Anaheim

Residents in south Anaheim Guinida Lane’s neighborhood took a lesson from history books on the…

Entertainment

Sarah Culberson fears for family in Sierra Leone Ebola region

Sarah Culberson fears for family in Sierra Leone Ebola region

By Jennifer Schlueter “Everyone is at risk and more than 300 death cases! We are all scared,” Hindo ends his email from Sierra Leone to his sister Sarah…

St. Catherine’s celebrates 125 years and hosts annual March of the Toy Soldiers fundraiser

St. Catherine’s Academy (SCA), an all boys’ Catholic school with a military tradition in Anaheim, CA, commemorated 125 years and held its Annual ‘March of the Toy Soldiers’…

Art Crawl Experience

“Art Crawl Experience” or simply “ACE” is a visually invigorating, tastefully titillating, and an auditory explosive art walk and arts festival that takes place from 6pm to 10pm.…

Gone Girl is a Heightened but, Unfortunately, Accurate Reflection of Our Culture

By Michael James Gonzalez It’s not surprising that this weekend’s number one movie at the box office was Gone Girl. The film stars a handsome, all-American male, the…

The Recording Academy remembers Robin Williams

The Recording Academy remembers Robin Williams

By Terry Miller Oscar-winning actor and comedian Robin Williams apparently took his own life at his Northern California home Monday, law enforcement officials said. Williams was 63. “He…

Crime

Upset Protestors Rally against Ferguson Verdict, Block Freeways

Upset Protestors Rally against Ferguson Verdict, Block Freeways

by Jennifer Schlueter With great suspense spectators all over the nation awaited the verdict of the grand jury in Ferguson last…

Students sue former mayor of Murrieta in possible DUI crash

by Vickie Vértiz Four local teens who were injured in a suspected DUI crash involving Alan Long,former mayor of Murrieta, filed…

National News

Elections: Gov. Brown stays in office for record term, Prop 47 passes

by Jennifer Schlueter Last Tuesday, Republicans celebrated their victories across the nation, which gave them control over the state Senate. In California, they were able to deny…

California ranks 48th best on business taxes

California has the 48th best tax climate in the U.S. according to the latest edition of the State Business Tax Climate Index, released last Tuesday by the…

Arts and Culture

Levi Ponce: A talented muralist envisioning community improvement through painting

Levi Ponce: A talented muralist envisioning community improvement through painting

By Jennifer Schlueter A close friend recommended I check out Levi Ponce’s art (www.leviponce.com). Thrilled about what I saw, we set up an interview at the location…

Former Sunkist packing plant got a new life: The Anaheim Packing House

Former Sunkist packing plant got a new life: The Anaheim Packing House

By Vickie Vertiz The Anaheim Packing House just had its grand opening. The old Sunkist packing plant is now a new marketplace and dining hall sure to…

Real Estate/Home & Garden

City Council approves water use restriction measures

The Anaheim City Council tonight approved a resolution to implement four mandatory water conservation measures, in compliance with the State Water Resources Control Board’s emergency drought regulations.…

California water waste fees trump homeowner association fees

California water waste fees trump homeowner association fees

by Vickie Vértiz Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill on Monday, July 24, that protects Californians who do not water their lawns during a drought from incurring…

Education

Rep. Schiff Announces Federal Funding

Rep. Schiff Announces Federal Funding

On Monday morning Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Congressman Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) announced that Congress has included $5 million in FY 2015 funding bill, also known as…

Ebola unstoppable in Sierra Leone, killing hundreds of people

Ebola unstoppable in Sierra Leone, killing hundreds of people

Hindo explains hand-washing stations to villagers in Sierra Leone – Courtesy photos Education from locals for locals against Ebola prevents deadly disease from spreading By Jennifer Schlueter…

Restaurants

Inaugural Oktoberfest brings out beers lovers at Santa Anita

Inaugural Oktoberfest brings out beers lovers at Santa Anita

[wowslider id=”11″] On Saturday October 12 Santa Anita’s infield hosted the Dog Haus inaugural Oktoberfest to the delight of German beer lovers everywhere. 28 German and craft…

SANTA ANITA PARK OPENS THE GATES TO THE MOST UBER-RIFICOKTOBERFEST SATURDAY OCTOBER 12, 2013

SANTA ANITA PARK OPENS THE GATES TO THE MOST UBER-RIFICOKTOBERFEST SATURDAY OCTOBER 12, 2013

Need a tip on where the hottest and coolest Oktoberfest celebration is this year…Santa Anita Park is your best bet by far! On Saturday October 12 at…

Community

No Money, No Problem: Building a Transit Station With Hope

No Money, No Problem: Building a Transit Station With Hope

by Vickie Vértiz Even though a founding corporate sponsor has not been secured by city officials, the transit station is still slated to open on December 6.…

November 2014 election results certified by Orange County Registrar Of Voters

Oaths of Office Ceremony to take place on Tuesday, Dec. 9 Orange County Registrar of Voters Neal Kelley has certified the official results of the November General…

Real Estate/Home & Garden

HGTV.com features Arcadia Designer Bruce Snell

In February HGTV’s “Designers Showcase” staff contacted an Arcadia designer and asked him to do an interview on HGTV’s website. They explained the goal of the website…

Colorado Street Bridge Centennial Exhibition opens at Pasadena Museum of History

Colorado Street Bridge Centennial Exhibition opens at Pasadena Museum of History

The Colorado Street Bridge – iconic landmark, connecting thoroughfare, engineering marvel, artistic inspiration, preservation model, and film star – is the focus of a new exhibition at…

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