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A new session of the Fullerton Fire Dept's Emergency Preparedness classes will begin in March. Three 8-hour classes will be held from 8am to 4pm on Saturday March 1, 8 and 15th at the City Maintenance Yard, 1580 E. Commonwealth Ave. The program will train citizens to organize their neighborhoods to be prepared to respond to emergencies. Participants will learn disaster preparedness, basic first aid, fire safety, search & rescue, proper use of fire extinguishers and more. Instructors are firefighters, paramedics, and specialists in disaster preparations and terrorism. Class size is limited and pre-registration is required. Call the CRV program manager at 714-773-1316 or by email [email protected] to reserve your space.

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City Water Supply & Rate Increase

Metropolitan Water District (MWD) unveiled its Water Allocation Plan to address the looming water shortage mainly due to the uncertainty of supplies from the delta. The percentage of water available to each agency is based on the amount of investment an agency has made in the MWD system. Fullerton's percentage is 0.59%. This means that the City would get 97% of its MWD water demand using the base calendar years of 2004, 2005, and 2006. Using the plan formula, Fullerton would receive 95.2% of this average in the event of a declared Level 2 regional shortage. The big uncertainty in this plan is the ability of the LA Dept. of Water and Power to obtain its water from non-MWD sources. Currently LADWP depends on the Owens Valley to supply a majority of its water. If it loses this supply, LA would need more water from MWD, and this would affect all the other member agencies. If the plan is enacted it will take effect May 2008 and remain active through April 2009. City staff would then go to Council with a recommendation to activate the Fullerton Emergency Conservation Plan, the level of which would be contingent upon the level established by the MWD. In November 2007, the City notified agricultural water customers, of which there are 12, that their supply would be cut back by 30% beginning January 1, 2008. The penalty for exceeding their allotment is about $3.84 per 1,000 gallons. MWD is proposing a 10 to 20% rate increase effective January 2009. In addition, Orange County Water District, which provides the remainder of Fullerton's water supply drawn from the underground aquifer, is projecting an increase in rates from 8 to 10% effective July 2008. There will be a public hearing on the issue before the OCWD proposed rate change takes place. (info from City Staff report)

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A family out on a hike through West Coyote Hills asks should this property be saved as open space or built out with homes? The 30 year old issue heats up again as Chevron/Pacific Coast Homes Environmental Report, related to its 760-home proposal, is released.

Gang Attack Near Train Station

by Ian Koskela "Go get help!" shouted the 17-year-old Fullerton resident as he was attacked by gang members on the bridge spanning Harbor just south of Commonwealth and next to the Olsen Company's new "SOCO Walk" townhomes. (This bridge is the same that will be used by train station patrons to access the train station on E. Santa Fe if the proposed parking structure is built on W. Santa Fe.) The young man and his friend were attacked by eleven gang members late in the afternoon of January 26th as they walked across the bridge toward the Union Pacific Park on Truslow. As gang members punched one of the young men the other ran for help to the nearby home of Dona and David Espinoza, parents of one of their friends. "They're killing him!" he shouted. The Espinoza's called the police and then ran to try to help the young man still under attack. Once there, they also became targets. "Glass bottles were exploding everywhere. They were threatening to kill me and my husband," said Mrs. Espinoza. The couple managed to distract the gang long enough to allow the young man to escape and for the police to arrive. The young man was transported to Anaheim Memorial Hospital and treated for minor injuries. Police were able to apprehend two of the suspects, both known FTT gang members, a 16 and 17 year old, who were arraigned in

juvinile court on charges of aggravated assault on Feb. 14. However, the neighborhood now fears retaliation for speaking up and acting to stop the attack. The social, psychological, and financial impact of gang violence is significant to us all, including to homeowners whose home values may be impacted by gang activity and who cannot move as easily as renters. No Fullerton resident should ever be put in a position where they are too scared to speak out about matters that threaten their wellbeing, their loved ones, or their property values. Fullerton police department's Sgt. Linda King says that concerned members of the neighborhood can contact her at the police station at 714-738-6838 to set up a meeting to discuss the situation.

Area Code Change Takes Effect Feb 23

Beginning February 23, the new Area Code Overlay will take effect in the 714 area code. After that date you should begin using the new dialing proceedure. The new procedure requires dialing 1-714+ the number you are calling even if you are calling from within the 714 area code. In addition, a new code 657 will overlay the old 714 area which includes Fullerton as well as Anaheim, Brea, Buena Park, Costa Mesa, Cypress, Fountain Valley, Garden Grove, Huntington Beach, La Habra, La Mirada, La Palma, Orange, Placentia, Santa Ana, Westminster, and Yorba Linda. This means that some numbers within the old 714 area code will now require dialing 1657-the number you are calling. Your calls will go through as usual even if you forget to call the new 11-digit system until August 23, 2008 when you must dial all 11 digits or calls will not go through. All equipment and automatic dialing programed with 7-digit numbers will have to be reprogramed with the new 11-digit system. This includes fax machines, Internet dial-up numbers, alarm and security systems, speed dialers, call forwarding , voice mail services, etc. The price of a call within the current area code will not change. What is now a local call will remain a local call even with the 1-714 or 1-657 prefixes. You can still call three digit numbers as usual with just three digits such as 911 and 411. If you have questions about the new system call AT&T at 1-800-331-0500 or access the following websites for more info: · www.att.com/california714 · http://www.cpuc.ca.gov/714areacode

NEW SITE FOR MENTAL HEALTH CLINIC

The Fullerton Mental Health Clinic will be relocated to a new upgraded Fullerton site that will be Americans with Disabilities Act compliant and provide more efficient use of space. The current Fullerton site will be closed when that new site is ready for occupancy sometime next summer. The reduced services will continue at the new site until that time. The development of this new plan was requested at the December 18, OC Board of Supervisors meeting by then Chair, Supervisor Chris Norby in response to the protests on the clinic closing by many mental health advocates from the Fullerton Community. The new plan for OC Health Care Agency Fiscal Year 2007/08 mid-year budget reductions which included the Fullerton clinic was approved by the Orange County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, Feb 5, 2008. A smaller lease is being negotiated for the Fullerton Clinic at 1871 Commonwealth, Fullerton, CA that will serve approximately 300 clients (primarily mental health including dual diagnosis clients.) The current site Continued on page 11

Aquifer Update

The Orange County Water District's Ground Water Replenishment System (where waste water is filtered and then allowed to seep down into the aquifer underlying Orange County) has come online. If rainfall reaches normal levels this year and the GWRS continues to operate, the amount the city is allowed to pump out of the aquifer will be about 69%. Currently the allowed pumping percentage is about 74% (this includes replenishment water pumped into the aquifer by MWD). The City is anticipating losing its usual replenishement allocation from MWD. (see City Water Supply & Rate Increase article at left on this page)

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Stolen Obama Sign Support Group

I read M. Arace's letter in the Feb 1st Observer regarding his or her Obama sign being stolen. Please let M know he or she is not alone as one of my two Obama signs was lifted last night from our front yard as well. My Obama sign was filled with hope and promise and looked forward to spending all Spring and Summer in the California sun, but instead it's voice was silenced after only three days in our yard ... it did not even live to see Super Tuesday. If I was not such a peace loving progressive, very impatient, and absolutely terrible with my fists, I would lay in wait in the bushes for the next thief and kick his ass. Instead I'm thinking of starting a stolen sign victim's support group. M, are you interested? We need someone to take the minutes, and T-shirts would be nice. Seriously, this sign business happens to me every election year. Folks, if you differ with my political viewpoint get your own yard signs and support whichever fear monger is of your choosing, but stop stealing my property and censoring my freedom of expression. Imagine your embarrassment when the thug sitting next to you in jail finds out your lame crime consisted of stealing campaign signs; that's not going to give you much street cred. Question: Where do the banks get those die packs that are hidden in the bundles of money in case of a hold up? I'd like to incorporate this technology into my political signage between now and November. In closing I would just like to say ... Go Obama! Steve Baxter Fullerton

Janny & Chris Meyer's Panama Canal Cruise

Fullerton City Manager Chris Meyer and his wife Janny (daughter of former Mayor Buck Catlin and teacher Bobbie) took their Observer on a cruise. Ten folks joined them from Fullerton and Brea (including Councilmember Jones and his wife) on the cruise from Florida to LA through the Panama Canal. "Of course we took our local paper with us! Especially the one with the Mayor on the cover!" said Janny. The couple also walked on top of the canopy of the Costa Rican Rain Forest (150 feet up!). Janny is a Fullerton school teacher and will probably use this exciting trip in her classroom. Take your Observer on vacation and send us a snapshot of you in front of a landmark. Tell us a bit about your trip so we can enjoy it too! Send to Fullerton Observer, PO Box 7051, Fullerton, CA 92834

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The long report developed by the the Association of California Police Chiefs and presented to the Fullerton City Council cited increased crime occurring at Medical Marijuana Dispensaries. Perhaps locating clinics at the industrial edges in already high crime areas of towns is the problem. It would be safer and more convenient for ill people needing the service to come downtown. Locating a clinic right next to the Police Station would have the advantage of keeping criminals away one would think. SLK Fullerton

Locate Medical Marijuana Shop Next to Police Station

New Ordinance Should Apply to All Businesses

Several people have indicated to me that they no longer come to Downtown Fullerton due to the bars, drunks, etc. The City is moving ahead to try to get a handle on the problems and they need our support. We can work together on the Bad and work together to end the Ugly in downtown Fullerton. Please do not give up on downtown Fullerton. Unfortuantely the new ordinance covering amplified music does not answer the problem of never ending excessive noise during the daytime business hours. After years of promises, of everything from plastic shields to lowering the volume, the new ordinance (see below) for the downtown area looks like another dead end for my problem because the noise part applies only to new businesses or major changes. My neighbors advised me they are "grandfathered" in. This means I have to look elsewhere for help to regain use of my patio. For a better Fullerton and in fairness to neighbors of the local bars I would ask that the ordinance be changed to prohibit any amplified music before 6pm that can be heard beyond the property where the noise originates. After 6pm the rules in place for new business should apply to all businesses. Reference to new downtown ordinance: 6. Operational requirements shall apply to all new businesses selling alcohol for on-site consumption, any existing legal non-conforming business that makes major changes in operational characteristics as specified in section 15.30.040.I.8.a, and any business determined to be a nuisance business as specified in section 15.30.040.I.10. (v.) Interior noise from the establishment shall not exceed a level which can be heard 50 feet from any exterior wall of the establishment, or heard 50 feet from the boundary of any outside courtyard or patio area included within the limits of the lot or designated tenant area on which the business is located, for a period of longer than five consecutive seconds. (ii.) No amplified music or amplified entertainment is permitted outdoors, except recorded background music for dining establishments wherein normal conversation is not impeded; no music or entertainment shall be permitted on a patio past 10:00 PM Sunday, etc....... Henry Jones Fullerton

Sethe of Toni Morrison's novel Beloved

City Offically Neutral on Global Warming?

The City of Fullerton seems to be officially anti-anti-global warming. A citizen last August suggested that the city web site highlight what the city is doing with regard to climate change, including a link to areas addressing climate change on the home page. The City of Fullerton spokesperson, showing that the general plan advisory committee which is refusing to add "sustainable" to the city vision statement, is inline with city policy, replied as follows: "Thanks for the suggestion. It certainly is timely. Right now, I don't think we can do this. As you know, the topic of global warming is, rightly or wrongly, a much politicized issue and we try to avoid such things on the website. The City cannot appear to be endorsing one side or another. Further, we try to provide information that directly links to or enhances City programs or activities. At present, we have little in the way of "green" programs other than our recycling efforts and efforts to reduce energy usages in City buildings. I will forward your suggestion to Community Development, which handles the recycling programs to see if they would like to add it to their pages. Thanks again!" J.A.K. Fullerton

My painting isn't good (in fact, it's kind of embarrassing), but I so regret having given it to the Salvation Army thrift store on Raymond Avenue in Fullerton back around 2000 (I don't remember exactly when). The painting may have just been immediately thrown away after I drove off, but I figure it doesn't hurt to ask if anyone has seen it. It is the first and only painting I've done, and though I gave it up long ago, it does mean something to me. At the bottom left corner and maybe also on the back I signed the painting "lalayne." It was acrylic on canvas about 18" x 24" in size. If you have it please call the Observer office at 714-525-6402 and leave a message for Lalayne. Lalayne Fullerton ED: You can't tell from the black and white photo above but the background of the painting is brilliant red. If you still like the painting Lalayne wants you to keep it. The artist just wants to know if it is still out there somewhere.

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Police Shooting Death of La Habra Man

Could the recent shooting death of a young man wielding a tire iron in La Habra happen here in Fullerton? The 26 year old may have threatened officers with the tire iron but could police have ended this by other means than shooting him ten times? I could understand the shooting if he had been carrying a rifle and aimed that at police but it does not make sense to me that the officers couldn't have shot him in the foot to stop him. Or tazered him, or something. I think police have dangerous jobs and definitely have the right to defend themselves and other innocent people, but, I am afraid that this quick to shoot thing may be part of police training. If so, it's something we should end. C.A. Fullerton

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[email protected] by Jonathan Dobrer © 2008

Something's Happening Here

In the words to that old 60s song, ten to opposing points of view and not try to "Something's happening here. What it is replay his or her old experiences. As Obama ain't exactly clear." Still it is undeniable that said, "Hillary claims she'll be ready on day the Barack Obama phenomenon is, well, a one. It is more important to be right on day phenomenon. After writing the case for one." Experience in repeating old mistakes Obama, I got a lot of mail--some fan letters, and patterns is not such a virtue. As we look some reasoned criticism (See Corby letter at our policies and the assumptions of conventional wisdom, we see abject failure all page 8) and some vile hate mail. People have lots of thoughts, feelings and around. Conventional Wisdom is an oxymoron passion, and for the most part that's good. I believe in involvement, and I like to see peo- because value, as my good Republican ple caring and asking questions. We should friends tell me, is related to scarcity, and wisindeed not be swept away by some charis- dom is precious for its rareness. It is never common. It was Obama matic chemical madness. Politics who urged, while not yet is about more than feelings. It is a Senator, a no vote on about policy, plans and character. No one giving the president the Most of the questions that I get go to war. was concerning Obama center on three knows enough ability towho votedIt yes. Hillary issues. to be president Still unable to admit that His religion she made a mistake, she and went ahead and gave Bush His experience another positive vote in micromanage declaring portions of the His lack of specificity a terrorist all the moving Iranian militaryThat they organization. As to his religion--and the subare truly bad guys is not pieces. question of how that might effect the issue. That she trustMid East policy and support of ed the president a second Israel: We do not have to simply time with a rationale for take him at his word that he is not war is truly appalling. a Muslim. We can look at his Now, I know why she did it--even if she attendance and membership in his church for over 20 years. That the minister of his can't admit it. One, as a woman, she has to church, The Rev Wright, is very Afro-centric act tough and prove to the electorate that she in his preaching and, as a Chicago religious will be a strong leader. As Mort Sahl said, leader has played nicely, too nicely, for many "The new woman is a lot like the old man." (myself included) with Farrakhan raises The other reason she voted yes was to safelegitimate questions. But how far do we go guard her own prerogatives, because at the in separating ourselves from people who time she was sure that she would become the president. Every president has fought the have different views from ours? How many layers of separation must there War Powers Act and has held it to be an be for me not to have to denounce the views infringement of presidential powers. It is an or social contacts of my friends, clergy or co- infringement and was damn well meant to religionists? These are real questions with- be. To the charge that Obama is being too out easy bumper sticker answers. I have to inspirational and not specific enough: He assume that when I write, speak or socialize that my friends, flock and co-religionists are says that in the beginning of his run, he was not required to pass on my every word. I very specific and was criticized for being write and speak for myself and not in the boring and professorial. (Personally, I don't name of any institution that I serve. Will think that being boring and professorial are my Obama distrusting friends have to give synonyms). Now, he says that people comme up or denounce me because I am not plain that he is too inspirational and needs denouncing Obama who didn't denounce to be more substantive. There is just no Wright, who didn't denounce Farrakhan winning. The truth is he has put forward his detailed plans on his website and tries not to who is worthy of being denounced? Personally I have consorted and socialized bore the people in the large halls and arenas with quite a few people who are unlikely to who do not come for economics lectures or achieve sainthood any time soon. From what we call in the religion biz "The City being in a professional fraternity with future Central Sewer Sermons." Obama is finding a receptive and enthusiWatergate convicted felons to dinner with OJ (before the murders) there are parts of astic audience with people over 60 and my social circle that I would neither con- under 35. The young are energized with demn nor defend. Okay, OJ, I would con- youthful hope and idealism. This is good. If not when you are young, when? demn. My generation, the generation that knew As far as experience is concerned, I did and lost JFK and RFK, well, we remember. point out that Obama has served far longer in elected office than Hillary. But experi- After JFK's assassination Daniel Patrick ence in playing the current game of politics Moynahan remarked, "We will laugh again, is exactly what he is running against. No one but we'll never be young again." True knows enough to be president and micro- enough, but there are people who are young manage all the moving pieces. A smart pres- and I feel energized again, hopeful again and ident will have advisors and experts, will lis- young again.

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Over a million people live around West Coyote Hills (shown in black above), the last open space left in the region. (source www.ocgov.com & http://ceo.lacounty.gov)

Why Not Chevron State or Regional Park?

West Coyote Hills is the last remaining natural open space in North Orange County and over 1 million people live in the area of built out cities. The City of Fullerton is fortunate to have this last natural area within its borders. But with that unique distinction comes responsibility. West Coyote Hills contains a superb habitat, ideal for outdoor educational opportunities and recreational activities. The Hills provide visual relief from the sea of buildings and parking lots of surrounding built-out cities and provide shelter to animals and plants both on and off the endangered species list. The multi-billion dollar Chevron corp. owns the land, currently zoned as oil/gas. Instead of building homes on the land, the corporation could gain a great public relations piece to add to its current "People Energy" advertising campaign. Chevron could donate this 510-acre open space property to the city and guarantee an endowment for maintenance. Such a donation could be written off as advertising or philanthropy on Chevron's corporate taxes so would make great business sense. In return the park could be named Chevron Regional Park and serve all the cities listed above and be a constant advertisement of Chevron's generosity. Fullerton's trail system is already well-known beyond the immediate region. Think about it! This could be a win/win happy ending for the 30-year-long exhausting battle now heating up again between Chevron and the people of Fullerton. Such action on Chevron's part would transform the corporation from villain to hero.

The Development Agreement Does Not Entitle Chevron to Develop West Coyote Hills

according to the Environmental Report by Kathleen Shanfield The "development agreement" does not which says these impacts could be avoided or entitle Chevron to develop West Coyote mitigated through substantial reductions in density, or prohibition of developHills with the current proposal of ment altogether. Moreover, the 760 homes. ...the time City's current General Plan recogThe Friends of Coyote Hills' nizes the importance of limiting has come legal counsel, Shute, to let your development along the hillsides Mihaley,Weinberg et.al, advised that the so-called "Agreement" city council and ridgelines of the City, and notes that portions of West Coyote written in 1977 is not binding, members Hills are subject to soil slips and nor should it preclude the City know seismically induced landslides. from re-considering the proposed how you feel With the final draft project. The "Agreement" Environmental Impact Report out, about this between the City and Chevron does not create any vested rights. development. the time has come to let your city council members know how you The letter can be viewed in full feel about this development. The on the Friends website, www.coyend of the comment period is fast otehills.org approaching (March 3, 2008), and the projNaysayer's to saving Coyote Hills have also warned of potential liability from "tak- ect will then go to the Planning ings" of the property, which occurs when a Commission, then to the City Council for a landowner is not allowed to profit from vote. It will be very important to have citideveloping their property. However, the zens present at these hearings. The Friends land has been used for oil and gas explo- of Coyote Hills feel that with more time and ration and development for the past 70 cooperation from the City Council we can years. Thus, the property owner has already secure funding to save this last parcel of realized substantial benefit from develop- open space in Fullerton for future generations. ment of its property. To learn more about the campaign to save Chevron deserves a fair market value of Coyote Hills, and to find out what you can their property if sold, and Friends of Coyote Hills continues to identify and secure do to help, log on to www.coyotehills.org. Email your favorite councilmember at: sources of funding. It is the vision of the [email protected] or call 738-6311 Friends that Coyote Hills, the last open space in Fullerton, become a regional Park Kathleen Shanfield is a member of Friends of and Preserve for all to enjoy. Coyote Hills, the group that took over the The proposed housing project will have mantle of the original group (started over 30 significant impacts on biological resources, years ago) in working to save the hills as an air quality, and scenic resources in the city, open space park.

Junior Ambassador Applicants Sought

Applications are now being accepted for the twenty Junior Ambassadors that will visit Morelia, Mexico for ten days during the last two weeks of July. Morelia is a historic colonial city located in the state of Michoacán and provides an unprecedented opportunity for the Ambassadors to learn the history and become familiar with Mexican culture. A limited number of Alex Buck scholarships are available to assist potential applicants who might not otherwise have sufficient funds. We have nine applicants so far. Application information is available at www. fullertonsistercity.org.

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The lawyer for a client The that wants to open a clinic Institute of in Fullerton presented posiMedicine tive aspects of Dispensaries. concluded Medical Marijuana users in that California are allowed to grow the plant to cover their marijuana own use. Dispensaries are a has way those that need the therapeutic medicine can get it without being gardeners themselves properties or having to rely on illegal that could sources. Marijuana is potentially approved for use for diseases treat many and conditions such as can- illnesses and cer, multiple sclorois, glacoma, chronic illnesses and conditions. pain relief. (ED: The American College of Physicians, an organization of 124,000 doctors of internal medicine issued a 13-page position paper on Feb 8, 2008, calling on the government to drop marijuana from Schedule I classification which puts it in the same class as non-medicinal drugs such as heroin. Visit the ACP website at http://www.acponline.org/acp_news/medmarinews.htm to read the full report. In 1997, the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy asked the Institute of Medicine (IOM) to review scientific evidence and assess the risks and benefits of marijuana. The IOM concluded that scientific developments indicate marijuana and its cannabinoids have therapeutic properties that could potentially treat many illnesses and conditions.)

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FEB 19, 2008 6:30pm: ·Adopt Medical Marijuana Ordinance · Amendment: OCWD Extraction Well Site Agreement · Adopt Revised Records Retention · Financial Statements ­ 12/31/07 · Capital Projects Expenditure Report · Commercial Tenant Loan for Tranquil Tea Lounge · Water & Sewer System Replacement · Changes to Personnel Management · Amendment to Confidential Resolution · Presentation ­ Adopt-A-Park · Public Outreach Policy · Harbor Blvd. Retaining Wall YMCA · General Donations Acceptance · Tract 17117 Final Map · 5pm Closed Session ­ Property Negotiations ­ Amerige Heights MARCH 4, 2008 6:30PM: · Public Hearing ­ 3rd Amendment to DDA ­ Amerige Court · Public Hearing:Downtown Alcohol · Public Hearing: West Housing · Downtown Improvement District · Sewer Reconstruction ­ Carhart Area · Fire Station HVAC Replacement · Curb/Gutter and Sidewalk 07-08 · Park Improvement · School MOA ­ Bilingual Literacy · 5pm Closed Session ­ Property Negotiations ­ 119 E. Chapman

CITY COUNCIL MEETING FEB 5TH, 6:30PM ALL MEMBERS PRESENT

APPOINTMENTS: ·Project Area 2 Committee - Keller appointed Aaruni Thakur. At-large appointment - Brian Williams. ·Energy & Resource Management Committee - At-large appointments - John Avera, Michele Keetin and Patrick McNelly ·CUP: I could have danced all night, but no slam-dancing or stage-diving: In an unusual public hearing, (in that the applicatants lawyer did much of the talking) the Council were called to make a decision on whether to revoke or modify the existing Conditional Use Permit (CUP) of The Alley (not to be confused with the Back Alley). The Alley is located at 140 W. Wilshire and backing onto the parking lot where the new 7-story Amerige Court town-apartments are proposed to be built. The issue came up due to numerous noise and bad behaviour complaints from the Promenade Apartments across Wilshire. The Alley provides a venue for weddings and other gatherings as well as host to live bands that cater to a teen crowd. No alcohol or food is served on the premises when the bands perform and minors under 16 must have a guardian present. Typically about 200 young people are present at these events. Dancing is allowed with restrictions on violent or aggressive dancing. The music venue part of the business is operated by longtime resident James Barnham who has been an event promoter since 1997. He stood up for his business at the hearing as did the property owner. According to City Staff both the property owner and operator were cooperative and agreed to all but three of 20 conditions proposed. Staff suggested an acoustical engineer be hired at the business's expense (from $2000 to $10,000) to conduct a sound survey. No other business has been asked to produce a sound survey. The business's lawyer argued that most of the noise complaints occured after 10pm, after the Alley was closed, and may not be related to the Alley but to other venues in the area. Tony Bushala, a property owner in the area (ED: also a developer whose proposal for a dance hall downtown a few years ago was shot down and Councilmember Nelson's neighbor) said the location was the wrong place for the Alley business and mentioned a shooting that had occured on the premises. The Alley's lawyer clarified that the shooting had happened 10 years ago when the hall was leased to a private party and had nothing to do with the current business. City Attorney Jones instructed the Council that the CUP does create property rights for the Alley and it could cause legal problems for the city if the Council cancelled the CUP without first trying a cure since it would, in effect, be closing the business. Council accepted the twenty conditions with modifications to three by a vote of 3 to 2. Mayor Quirk and Councilmembers Keller and Jones aggreed to give the Alley this last chance noting that the CUP will be revoked if there are violations. Since the Alley does not serve alcohol, Councilmember Keller asked Captain Mayes to clarify whether the listings for alcohol-related problems in the police reports were about the "Back Alley" or the "Alley." He said there are problems with both locations. "So are you saying that the kids are drinking before they get to the Alley, tailgate drinking, or bringing it with them?" Mayor Quirk said "there are venues downtown that have music and dancing and serve alcohol wihout a CUP. If you agree to the conditions of this CUP and don't comply, it will be three strikes you're out." Councilmember Keller agreed that she wanted to be supportive of allowing the business a last chance to comply. Dr. Jones suggested the business look into hiring a sound engineer from Cal State. Bankhead and Nelson voted to revoke the CUP. Nelson said the operation is in the wrong place, "downtown Fullerton is not the place for metal, punk, hardcore or any of this other stuff."

Medical Marijuana

The voters of the State of California approved the sale of marijuana for medical purposes. The federal governement says that the sale of marijuana is illegal. Council voted 3-2 (Bankhead & Jones no) to approve zoning of dispensaries to be located at least 250 feet from a residence and 1000 feet from a school, church or park. The final vote was continued to Feb 19 so that the zoning map produced by staff could be corrected. Bankhead approved the continuance in the hopes he could convince one of the three members approving zoning to change their mind. Bankhead and Jones were adamantly opposed to allowing dispensaries. Jones thought that if marijuana is such a good pain reliever it should be dispensed through pharmacies like other drugs. "If patients need it they can go out of town and get it." Bankhead thought that the federal law criminializing marijuana takes presidence over state law and that "This type of business is not needed in Fulleron and draws a bad quality of people." Nelson said that the voters of California passed 215 into law "I am not naive...this is an excuse for a lot of people that want to get high. I don't advocate the use but our job is to deal with proper zoning. The businesses can sort it out with the feds." Keller brought up the example of one of our police officers who had a wife dying of cancer. Medical marijuana was recommended by her doctor but there was no where to get it except through illegal means so she was never able to get the relief. She mentioned that the Orange County Health Dept. has just approved a Medical Marijuana Card that is issued to patients based on their doctors recommendations. "It would be great to have it dispensed through pharmacies for those who need it but that is not how it is. The voters of California passed the law and now it is a land use issue for us." Quirk said that "I am not advocating use of marijuana but I do feel we have to follow the state law." Cities with bans may face legal challenges. Noting the very negative staff presentation on Medical Marijuana Dispensaries, city staff was asked to present a more balanced background report on issues.

Federal Priorities

Three priorities to guide city lobbists in seeking federal funds were set including: St. College Blvd Grade Separation; Fullerton Civic Center Project; and Tri-City Park.

Downtown Alcohol Ordinance Public Hearings

Planning Commission: The proposal to consider regulations for businesses that sell alcohol for on-site consumption in the C-3 zone (PRJ07-00468) has been rescheduled to the February 27, 2008 Planning Commission meeting. Call Senior Planner Jay S. Eastman at (714) 738-6549 if you would like to be on the notification list. City Council: Tues. 6:30pm, March 4th hearing on Zoning Amendment to modify Title 15 of the municipal code to establish regulations and permit requirements and to make changes related to onsite alcohol consumption in C-3 central business district zone. Both hearings take place at City Hall. http://www.cityoffullerton.com/

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Fullerton Observer Page 5 A Rose & A Song From the "Rotary Roundabouts"

The "Rotary Roundabouts" paid a surprise visit to Natalie, one of the Observer's co-founders, on Valentine's Day. The group sang several songs in beautiful harmony, and gave Natalie a rose bouquet, a card, and a photo to remember the occasion. The visit was one of 235 Singing Valentines delivered around town by eleven quartets of the Orange Empire Barbershop Chorus. The annual event raises money for music in the schools. For more info see www.oechorus.org

Text Books Behind the Times

·48% of young Americans believe the majority population in Many educational leaders have India is Muslim. (It's Hindu--by a stated that California 's k-12 con- landslide.) tent standards, which govern ·Half of young Americans can't what's taught in the classroom, are find New York on a map. world class and are far superior to These results sugmost other states. As gest that young peoa parent, I am ...our children ple in the United astounded that anyStates --the most one could make such are not being recent graduates of a claim knowing that our educational sysexposed "global warming," tem--are unprepared "avian bird flu," "war to some of the for an increasingly on terror," "genetic most profound global future. Far too engineering" or many lack even the "Mendez v. and important most basic skills for Westminster " are not issues navigating the intermentioned in national economy or facing their Science, History, understanding the Reading , or any of generation relationships among the other dozen or so people and places content standards. that provide critical The fact is that the core standards context for world events. are over a decade old and have not kept up with a changing world. So what needs to be done? General Plan Advisory Because the state tests and state The state currently requires Committee meeting adopted textbooks are aligned to the content standards, our children school districts to purchase new Feb 11, 2008 Report are not being exposed to some of textbooks every seven years, yet has the most profound and important no mechanism to change the stan- by J.A. Kaluzny issues facing their generation. We dards that guide textbook content. This meeting had many parts: a are not preparing them to be suc- Senator Tom Torlakson has introgreat presentation by Denny Bean, cessful in a 21st century world that duced a bill to review and revise in the now-customary Coyote is much more interconnected and the standards--SB 1097. His bill Hills portion of public comment, competitive than the world of baby would require a periodic update of content standards which would reguarding the significance of boomers. Coyote Hills in county studies, etc Think about what is missing assure that what's taught in school (see page 10 for more on this); from standards developed and is relevant, and that California's announcement of a "statistically approved before 1998: 911, children are not shortchanged. valid" survey to be done by CSUF cloning, nanotechnology, Katrina, Our future depends on it. apparently to replace public input War on Terror, and global warmfrom the charettes; announcment ing. How could California 's con- Michael Matsuda is a Trustee of the of a "Housing Element" stakeholdtent standards be world class if North Orange County Community ers meeting to be followed by pubthese subjects are not addressed? College District and a former memlic workshop Feb 20, 7-8:30pm at ber of the California Curriculum More importantly, how are young the Senior Center (see page 10 for Commission people going to get jobs if they more on this and listing page 14 ). cannot comprehend the imporA gauntlet was thrown before tance of these issues as well as the potential opportunities these bring? Globalization guru Thomas Friedman often tells a story told to his children, "When I was growing up my parents used to say to me, `Tom, finish your dinner. People in China and India are starving.' I now say to my girls, "Girls, finish Paulynne Liang, M.D. your homework. People in China Graduate of UCLA School of Medicine and India are starving for your Board Certified in Internal Medicine jobs." Much has been said of the growing clout of young people and their WE VALUE THE OPPORTUNITY TO effect on the outcome of the presiTAKE CARE OF YOUR HEALTH CARE NEEDS. dential election. But after reading the National Geographic annual · Acute and chronic medical conditions report of young people's knowl· Routine physicals · Well woman exams edge about the world, perhaps the · We accept most insurance voting age should be raised. The National Geographic survey of 1824 year olds confirms an alarming trend of growing global ignorance. ANAHEIM FULLERTON ·Only 37% of young Americans can find Iraq on a map--though 1211 W. La Palma Ave., 220 Laguna Road #6 U.S. troops have been there since Suite 303 Fullerton CA 92835 2003. Anaheim CA 92801 (in the Sunny Hills ·6 in 10 young Americans don't (next to Anaheim Medical/Dental Building) speak a foreign language fluently. Memorial Medical Center) ·20% of young Americans think 714-680-0050 714-520-8345 Sudan is in Asia . (It's the largest country in Africa .) by Michael Matsuda

Should Fullerton Aim for a "stable, vibrant, sustainable economy" or just a "vibrant one?"

the General Plan Advisory Committee, and its name is "sustainable." The word had been struck from its draft vision statement in January, before the public was allowed to comment. At the February 11 meeting, committee member Larry Bennett said, the majority of us believe "`sustainable' has political overtones." He said he had talked with fellow committee member Jennifer Fitzgerald who told him "vibrant" was less politically charged, "And, despite public comment, we should stick with it." Because Fitzgerald was absent (along with six other members), Bennett did not want the committee to vote on reconsidering the word. "Attendance is light (just the eight-member quorum) so don't vote." "I'd like to understand the comment that `sustainable' is politically charged," said committee member Anthony Bushala. "I built a sustainable building, it'll be here a hundred years from now. An economy that sustains itself is good. As a business man I prefer something stable, long-lasting." How about "Sustainable economy," suggested committee member Vince Buck. Committee member Kitty Jaramillo said, "I thought the three words--stable, vibrant and sustainable (economy) were perfect." ("Stable" had also been struck.) "It's not fair to those not here to change this," said committee member Nicholas Batinovich. A lawsuit might affect the discussion, committee member Pat Haley pointed out. The attorney general of California sued San Bernardino for omitting global warming and carbon footprint considerations from their general plan. San Bernardino had to change, she said. "Larry eviscerated what was there," she said, "and if we have a law, it behooves us not to talk about this now until we learn more." The committee agreed in a vote on her motion to postpone further discussion. David Barquist, of RBF consultants to the committee, said the lawsuit was a precedent, that his team would attend a conference in San Bernardino February 13 to learn the full ramifications of that lawsuit as to sustainability issues, and he would convey information to the committee members. The GPAC had also eliminated "standards" with regard to historic preservation, and the words "national planning standards for pedestrian and bike friendly features" as transportation options. Nor will the city "seek inclusive" civic participation, but only "encourage" it. Tom Dalton, president of Fullerton Heritage, said, "We have standards, why not use them? They are part of the city code. That's why we have RDRC (Redevelopment Design Review Committee). Why pull that out of the Vision Statement?" "It behooves us to keep `standards' in, " said Bushala. "It does have value. Haley said, "Jennifer Fitzgerald was very adamant about taking it out. She should be here." The Vision Statement will be made final at the next meeting of the GPAC March 10, 7pm in the mural room of the Fullerton police station at the corner of Highland and Commonwealth.

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Inquiring minds want to know.

1) When was the decision made to do a "statistically valid survey"? 2) Is this customary in working on general plan updates? 3) How do the numbers of persons who participated in the charettes in Fullerton compare with other cities? 4) Is a "statistically valid survey" generally part of the General Plan update process? 5) How does the process of citizens meeting in the company of each other, after instruction from a group leader (as in the charettes) to list their concerns, compare to the process of an individual answering questions on a telephone and how does that affect the results of the input? 6) How is the collection of data from the charettes valid or not valid as compared with data gathered from a "statistically valid survey"?

See reports on the Housing Element and Coyote Hills on page 10

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MID-FEBRUARY 2008 Typhus Cases on the Increase in County

Jan 22, 2008: Endemic (flea-borne) typhus, an illness that prior to 2006 was considered rare in Orange County, is on the increase, with six confirmed or probable endemic typhus cases reported to the OC Health Care Agency so far in 2008. Of the recent cases, four are adults and two are under 18 years of age. The individuals live in Huntington Beach, Fountain Valley and Placentia. Endemic typhus is transmitted by the bite of infected fleas that may be found on cats, opossums, and rodents. Because cats and opossums are present throughout the County, human cases may occur in any area. Typhus occurs naturally in Southern California, with six cases reported in Orange County during 2007. Prior to 2006, the last case reported in Orange County was in 1993. Symptoms include fever, headache, muscle ache and rash, and many of the recent cases have reported having fever for a number of days before being diagnosed. Typhus is not transmitted from person to person, and is treatable with antibiotics. Diagnosis is made through a blood test. Controlling fleas in and around your home is the key to preventing typhus. County residents can help prevent typhus cases by: ·Treating pets and other domestic animals regularly with flea prevention medications ·Avoiding contact with opossums, rodents, feral cats and other animals that could have fleas ·Sealing off openings to attics and crawl spaces and keeping vent screens in good repair to prevent wild animals from gaining access ·Reporting dead opossums, cats or other animals to your local Animal Control agency for removal. Call 714-935-7158 ·Removing or trimming overgrown vegetation or ground cover where wild animals may hide or nest ·Keeping trash cans covered at all times and eliminating outdoor food and water sources including pet food, bird feeders, and fallen fruit from trees. The Orange County Health Care Agency is coordinating the investigation of reported typhus cases with the Orange County Vector Control District. Info about typhus is available on the Agency's website at ochealthinfo.com/epi/typhus and has been distributed to OC hospitals, urgent care centers and interested health care providers. Information is also available by calling the Health Care Agency's Health Referral Line at 800-564-8448.

Is Democracy in Danger?

This question will be addressed through a community forum looking at judicial independence as part of the protection of democracy. The Leagues of Women Voters of the County will host the forum at California State University Fullerton Professor Erwin on March 1. Chemerinsky of Duke and UCI Bren School of Law, Orange County Superior Court Presiding Judge Nancy Wieben Stock, and Dean John Eastman of Chapman University School of Law are among the distinguished judges, professors and attorney panelists. One panel will seek to identify the Challenges and Judicial Pressures; the second panel will discuss Options and Potential Solutions. Forum co-sponsors include Chapman University School of Law, Hispanic Bar Association, Orange County Women Lawyers, Western State University College of Law, Whittier Law School and the Fullerton Branch of AAUW. Forum information and reservation forms are available at www.lwvnoc.org. Deadline for reservations is February 23. The $35 fee includes lunch and parking.

TROOP 1428 SILVER AWARD PROJECT

Used Book and Media Sale

To Benefit Morningside Children's Center

The Girl Scout Silver Award is the second highest award in Girl Scouting. Girls from Troop 1428 will be completing their Silver Award Project by holding a Used Book & Media Sale on Saturday, March 1, 2008 from 7am to 11am. Proceeds will benefit the Morningside Presbyterian Children's Center. The sale will take place at Morningside Presbyterian Church, located at 1201 East Dorothy Lane (at the corner of N. Raymond) in Fullerton. Also enjoy the Boy Scout Pancake Breakfast during the same hours (see article below). If you have donations of good used books, CDs, DVDs, VHS, audio tapes, vinyl records, and small knick-knacks you can bring them to the church on the 28th or 29th of February. There will be a box by the front door where you can leave them.

Environmental Investigation Update at Feb 19 High School Board Meeting

An open study session will occur at the end of the February 19 Fullerton Joint Union High School District Board Meeting at District Headquarters Board Room, 1051 W. Bastanchury Rd, in Fullerton. The meeting begins at 7:30pm. The study session is being held to give an update on the Terracon independent environmental investigation. The item is the last on the agenda and occurs after a recess. At the Feb 5th meeting Terracon was awarded an additional $95,000 needed to complete the investigation.

BOY SCOUT TROOP 97

46th Annual Pancake Breakfast March 1st

Boy Scout Troop 97 will hold its annual all-you-can-eat Pancake Breakfast on March 1st from 7am to 10am at Morningside Presbyterian Church on the corner of Dorothy Lane and Raymond Ave. Breakfast includes sausage, eggs, orange juice and coffee for a suggested donation of $4.50 per person. Live musical entertainment for the tasty event will be provided by the musically talented members of Troop 97. Proceeds from the breakfast go to help pay for the kids to attend summer camp at Lost Valley. During the same hours you can also shop for used books & media items at the Girl Scout Book & Media Sale (see above).

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freelance writing, public relations and was the advisor for Fullerton College's Hornet newspaper and Torch magazine. During her years at the college she met the late Violet Wightman, the oldest student to ever attend Fullerton College. Violet took classes taught by Davey for six years. In, 2001, just prior to her death at age 97, Davey helped to get Violet's book of poems published through the FC print shop. An entire chapter of "Writing for Wellness" is devoted to Violet who Davey says inspired her to write the book and create her class. She says "writing helped Violet cope with her cancer." In 2001, while still teaching at Fullerton College, Davey began as a volunteer teacher at the City of Hope conducting a class bearing the same name as her book, "Writing for Wellness." Vince Williams, former cartoonist and graphic artist for the Hornet and a previous Davey student, designed the cover. Among the many stories told in the book are several by other former students and Fullerton residents including: Allison Anderson, who writes about her father's cancer. She was 19 when he was diagnosed and he died two years later.; the story of Jeff Howe, a lung cancer survivor, former editor of the Hornet and Torch, told by his mother.; longtime Fullerton resident Bernice Goetz writes about being a friend to a cancer patient and Vivianne Wightman (also a FC journalism instructor and former Davey student) writes about her grandmother Violet. Davey now lives in Duarte with her husband Dr. Robert Davey, a retired Cal Poly Pomona aerospace professor. She was recently named "Humanitarian of the Year" for 2007 by the Duarte City Council and Chamber of Commerce. All royalties from the book are donated to the City of Hope. The book has been reviewed by the Mayo Clinic librarian and is available online at Amazon.com.

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by Suzanne Hofstetter ©2008 [email protected]

Hurray! Yippee! Wow! Last week's 8 ­ 2 California Coastal Commission's (CCC) vote against extending the 241 toll road marks a rare victory for protecting Orange County's open space against development. Forming the largest attendance in the CCC's 36-year history, over 3,500 people rallied at the Feb. 6 hearing, including surfers, students, families, environmentalists, seniors, and Native Americans. The landslide triumph to preserve the San Mateo watershed, despite letters sent by Gov. Schwarzenegger to CCC members supporting toll road extension, "was a testament to the power of grassroots activism," said Surfrider CEO Jim Moriarty. The CCC rejected the proposed toll road for many reasons, including threats to endangered species, running a 6-lane highway through a San Onofre State Park campground, and destruction to the San Mateo Creek sediment flow which produces the world-famous surf break at Trestles and its surrounding beaches. I am sure that many Fullertonians have spent memorable times enjoying the beauty of these county line beaches (that is, if you don't look too far south toward the nuclear reactors . . .) Ms. Greenjeans herself spent a pivotal moment sitting atop those cobblestones at Trestles: the first discussion of the "M" word with the future Mr. Greenjeans. Grandpa Greenjeans has shot the curl there since the 60s. To Son of Greenjeans, it is his beloved "train beach", and I feel more hopeful after the CCC's vote that his generation will be able to enjoy it, too.

Wave of Relief

the organic soils housed a larger and diverse community of organisms." Conventional farming is additionally debilitating to the environment because production and transportation of pesticides and chemical fertilizers require an enormous amount of energy and expend huge volumes of pollution. And, hurray! According to Californians for Pesticide Reform (CPR), California leads the nation in pesticide use.

Why Not Go Organic?

With all the overwhelming evidence pointing to the superiority of organic produce, Ms. Greenjeans asks the public, "Why not go organic?" Besides the "I'm gonna die somehow" mentality (bleak!), the chief reasons are price, availability, and quality. OK, so here goes Ms. Greenjeans to attack these barriers. PRICE: Organics' significantly higher price drives away many consumers. However, buying organic is becoming mainstream, a point not lost on conglomerates such as Wal-Mart and Costco. Both stores now sell organic products, which is exciting yet also suspicious ­ for years, big business has been pushing for the organic label standards to be lowered. The best place to buy organics cheaply is our local farmers' market. If you can't make it to the Wednesday morning Fullerton market at Independence Park on Valencia (between Harbor and Euclid), there is a Tuesday evening farmers' market in Brea and a Saturday market in Yorba Linda. AVAILABILITY: Most supermarkets now carry organic produce. However, check labels to insure that the produce is as local as possible; many supermarket organics are imported. The concern there is not so much with skimping on the organic practices (U.S. produce actually contains more pesticide residue than imported!), but with quality and transportation costs. Also, a good rule to remember is to eat seasonally. Yes, I bite my fist in pain when strawberry season is over, but I can then welcome luscious local grapes into my life. QUALITY: Unfortunately, supermarket organic produce tends to lack in this department. Looking at a flaccid cucumber begs the question ­ how long have you been waiting to meet me? By far, the farmers' market is your best choice here. Last, Environmental Working Group (EWG) publishes a nifty "Shopper's Guide to Pesticides in Produce". An EWG simulation shows that by avoiding the top twelve most contaminated fruits and vegetables and eating the least contaminated instead, people can lower their pesticide exposure by almost 90%. Here are their suggestions: Dirty Dozen (Buy These Organic) ­ peaches, apples, sweet bell peppers, celery, nectarines, strawberries, cherries, lettuce, imported grapes, pears, spinach, potatoes. Cleanest 12 (Lowest in Pesticides) ­ onions, avocado, frozen sweet corn, pineapples, mango, frozen sweet peas, asparagus, kiwi, bananas, cabbage, broccoli, eggplant. Great Greenjeans! It's been hours since I sat down to drop these pearls of wisdom, and I could eat a horse ­ an organic, freerange, grass-fed one, that is! ON MY BIODEGRADABLE SOAPBOX: Don't forget what happened at the CCC meeting this month. It is truly amazing what grassroots activism can do, and there are plenty of opportunities here in Fullerton to make a difference ­ we can do it! GREENJEANS-APPROVED: ·Grow your own! For the best local produce, start an organic garden. Mother of all Herbs is a local business that sells organic herb, strawberry, and vegetable seedlings (hard to find in the OC!) at the Fullerton, Whittier, and Yorba Linda Farmers' Markets. Contact Kathryn Smith (562) 322-8116. ·Holistic Moms Network Meeting Wednesday, Feb 27 at 6:30pm meet for a social hour. Fullerton dentist Dr. Klusmier (holisticaly minded, prevention oriented, non-invasive and well educated and balanced on amalgam removal) speaks at 7pm. Meet at Belly Sprout, 426 W. Commonwealth Ave., Fullerton. 879-1303

Royalties from Julie Davey's book "Writing for Wellness" are Donated to City of Hope

Two-time breast cancer survivor Julie Davey's personal experience and those of her students inspired her to write "Writing for Wellness: A Perscription for Healing." The book, in addition to easy to follow writing instructions, offers the emotional, humorous and inspirational stories told by cancer patients and others who have suffered tragedy or loss. The stories were written by Davey's students both during her career as a Fullerton College professor and in "Writing for Wellness" classes she teaches at the City of Hope. Davey retired in 2004 after 18 years of teaching journalism at Fullerton College. She also taught

Mommy, There's Roundup in my Soup!

Here's a question to send your tummy rumbling: What is the best meal you've ever eaten? Though I've had many a memorable munch, the most delicious food I have eaten was a very simple dish: rice and vegetables. I was traveling through the Pacific Northwest when I stopped at an organic farm stand. With only a few dollars in my pocket, I bought bright green and yellow squash, juicy tomatoes, robust green beans, savory onions, and for dessert, candy-like raw white corn. I had never before eaten corn like that! But then again, I have lived in Orange County for most of my life, where despite the name of the place, there are not many chances to enjoy totally organic produce that is sold at a stand 10 feet from where its grown. Taste is only one reason why organic triumphs over conventional produce. Health is another obvious factor ­ pesticides are linked to everything from cancer to diabetes to birth defects. People often shrug their shoulders and tell me, "Well, you're going to die somehow!" as they bite into an anemic, chemically-grown strawberry. To them I want to say, "It's not all about you!" Farming that uses pesticides and chemical fertilizers pollutes soil, air, and water. Also, it harms the laborers who grow and harvest the produce, and children are among the most vulnerable because of their physiology, growth, and habits. Organic farming is also more energy efficient than conventional farming. According to a 21-year study published in the May, 2002 issue of Science, "Per unit of energy, the organic systems produced more food, and

Writing to Heal Seminar Offered at CSUF

Carol Celeste, president of the Orange County Branch of the California Writers Club, will present a seminar at 7pm on Thursday, Feb. 21. This event is presented by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Cal State, and will be held in Mackey Auditorium at the Ruby Center on campus. Gerontology The seminar is free but reservations are requested. Call (714) 278-2446 for reservations and parking information. Celeste is the author of an EBook, "When the Old Block Chips - a Survival Guide for Adult Children of Difficult & Toxic Aging Parents." She has been a writer and editor for more than 20 years, and conducts classes where you can explore writing as a medium for recording life's journey. "Writing offers an opportunity to let out those deep-set stresses that can make you sick," says Celeste. "Research shows that expressive writing reduces stress and strengthens the immune system." How does this work? According to Celeste, writing about your experiences and opinions allows you to reflect on thoughts The Friendship Square Quilt Guild presents and feelings...which can lead you to solutions that relieve stress. In this class, Celeste will reveal how this works and provide an exercise so that attendees will be able to experiment with this process. The Author Series is free and open to the public. OLLI provides a unique opportunity for retired and semi-retired individuals to participate in an extensive program of classes, lectures, special events, travel and social gatherings. Other presentations in the Series are: ·March 6 at 7pm: "Almost Everything Gets Better After 50" with Jane Glenn Haas, author, newspaper columnist and founder of WomanSage. ·March 20 at 7pm: "Hollywood Forensics: Real or Pure Fiction?" with D.P. Lyle, M.D., an Orange County cardiologist and author who has worked as a story and technical consultant on many of television's most popular dramas. ·March 27 at 7pm: "The Empty Nest" with Karen Stabiner, author of seven books including "The Empty Nest: 31 Parents Tell the Truth about Relationships, Love, and Freedom after the Kids Fly the Coop."

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YWCA 16th Annual Chocolate Fantasy Will Benefit Over 20,000

The YWCA of North Orange County will hold its 16th Annual Chocolate Fantasy on Friday, February 29th at Los Coyotes Country Club. Tickets for the event are available at 714-871-4488 ext. 200 or online at www.YWCANOC.org. The annual event supports the YWCA programs for over 20,000 needy women and their families in our area. The event will feature an evening of Mardi Gras live musical entertainment, a video, a flowing chocolate fountain, dinner and outstanding desserts. Honored at the dinner will be Dr. Jim Young and his wife Dottie for their lifelong involvement and work in education, performing arts and in Rotary. Dr. Young has served as CSUF Assoc. VP of Academic Programs, is the founding chair of the Theatre and Dance Dept. at the university, and is Professor Emeritus of Cal State. He has been a communications consultant to Bank of America, Prudential Life Insurance and the LA Sheriff 's Dept. He was past Rotary District Governor and a past president of Rotary of Fullerton. Over the years he has performed as "Paul Harris," the founder of Rotary, in productions to Rotary Clubs around the world. Dottie Young is a retired Fullerton elementary school teacher who taught for twenty-two years. She has served as a community service volunteer in numerous organizations. Together the Youngs have received many awards for their contributions to local, state and international organizations including Cal State Fullerton where their contributions made possible the James D. Young Theatre and Dottie Young Green Room in the Performing Arts Center.

Dottie and Jim Young to be honored at YWCA annual event.

COMMUNITY OPINIONS

ignored by the media as a result of his inspirational personality? If Obama would have waited another 4 or 8 years to run he would have a record that would not be acceptable to the electorate. He's from Illinois but he is not the reincarnation of Abraham Lincoln. He was privately schooled all his life and not from the streets like you are led to believe. He is a man who has lived a life of privilege. He is not the second coming and no more than a political neophyte with an excellent organization that knows how to pack caucuses but not necessarily win statewide primary elections. Now more than ever we need a president who has the experience to repair the almost irreparable damage that the current one has done to our economy, the budget, our international relations, and our collective confi-

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No More Presidential Amateur Night

I totally disagree with Jonathan Dobrer's column about Barack Obama. His designated charismatics, JFK and Reagan, were not virtual political novices. We've had Amateur Night at the White House now for 8 years and it has been a total disaster. We cannot rely anymore on empty suits with no track records & inspirational personalities to bring the US back from the brink of disaster on many fronts. If you recall, the current president was a governor, not a legislator. He had no national track record to inspect. Look at what we got. Obama was not a governor, but even as a legislator he has no substantial legislative record for the other candidates to trash. That's what happens when you have no experience. Are we supposed to believe that he is the panacea to this country's ills when far more experienced candidates were dence. Inspirational only goes so far. Had we not experienced the past 8 years and if our economy and international relations were healthy we might be able to tolerate someone new and without any discernible experience. However, that is not the case. John McCain and Hillary Clinton currently present us with solid and serious alternatives to a growing sentiment for a hollow candidate who has no track record, nothing other than vague promises and pie in the sky proposals...whose nomination would portend another 4-8 years of on-the-job training. Being President of the US is serious business. As a country we frankly do not have the time to suffer another 8 years of Amateur Night at the White House. Dennis Corby Fullerton

A Purple Heart on Negotiated Peace & Cost of War

I was a resident of Fullerton from 1950 to 1999. I was the Chairman of the Chamber's Fullerton Arts Committee that got the Muckenthaler Center for Fullerton and started the Night in Fullerton event. I am a Purple Heart Veteran of World War II and remember the sadness of Negotiation. What are the Real Costs when tyrants are not stopped as in WWII? The Japanese wanted World Conquest ·They raped China ·They took Burma ·They bombed Pearl Harbor and destroyed our Pacific Fleet as they Negotiated in Washington DC ·They pillaged the Philippines and made prisoners walk the Bataan Death March. ·The Germans wanted World Conquest ·They bombed Spain ·They bombed and destroyed Poland as Chamberlain waived a signed Negotiated Peace in England. ·They took and destroyed Holland, Belgium, and France. ·They bombed and destroyed much of England. ·Russia was part of the Axis of Evil until Stalin was sure Hitler would conquer them. ·Real costs as Tyrants Negotiate Peace ·Over 260 million humans killed or wounded. ·Hundreds of towns or cities destroyed or leveled. ·Hundreds of ships sunk and aircraft destroyed. ·Hundreds of thousands of US Soldiers killed or wounded. It took the United States 3 years and the destruction of our Pacific Fleet for us to realize how Negotiated Peace with Tyrants works. IT DOES NOT! Chester Herzberger Mount Vernon, MO (former Fullerton resident )

Chevron's Little Surprise for Surrounding Neighborhoods

I believe that the so far quiet community of homes north of Rosecrans and those situated on either side of Gilbert are in for quite a surprise if Chevron gets their way with our Fullerton city officials. On Chevron's agenda is the building of hundreds of homes on their now depleted oil lands known as Coyote Hills. The city of Fullerton has released a revised portion of the Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR), which was paid for and written by Chevron contractors. The report spells out in intricate detail the effects that construction will have on the citizens of Fullerton, and, to some extent, the surrounding communities. But we don't really need a report to tell us that the added traffic from the 760-home project will certainly not improve our future. The road parallel to Rosecrans and a block north, called Coyote Hills Drive, will no longer be a dead end street. The diagrams show that Coyote Hills Drive will be extended through a cut in the ridge and become a major feeder road to the hundreds of homes to be built in the once pristine valley of the hills. Those in this presently quiet area along this road are in for a surprise when thousands of cars, each day, begin making their way between their homes in the hills to Gilbert. Those who now use Rosecrans and Gilbert will one day awaken to wonder what happened to their safe and timely access to these streets. It will be a shame for the citizens of Fullerton if the zoning for Coyote Hills, presently zoned Oil and Gas property, is changed by our city officials to be zoned for houses. Perhaps it is a benefit for a few but it's a loss for many and it's forever. Contact your elected officials and let them know your thoughts. D. Hoonsbeen Fullerton P.S. While I was reading the revised sections of the draft EIR, I found mention of the thousands of cubic yards of contaminated soil that will be removed by thousands of trips of large earth moving, smoke belching diesel trucks lumbering down the hills near this community to unspecified dumps a long distance away. They will be removing soil which is not suitable for human homes to be built on. Then there is the relocating of thousands of cubic yards of soil from one area to another, reshaping hills that have remained untouched since the earth rose from the oceans ions ago. The EIR spells out the amount and types of chemicals, gasses, and metals that will be blowing in the wind. The inconvenience created on the roads by trucks, the dust in the air, the noise, the traffic, the workforce coming and going, is not going to be a short-term experience. This EIR states that construction and destruction of the hills will take place over a period of five to ten years. How long will your patience and your newly acquired gas mask last? Since surely your home will be of lesser value during this time of turmoil, will your property taxes be reduced? I saw two very small children left in a truck cab alone; no baby seats, etc. The keys were in the ignition and the little girl who looked about 15 months was playing with them. The little boy looked about four. The person I spoke to at the Police Station just blew me off. He said, "We can't bother with this." I said, "but the children are in danger, it's a crime." He said, "Yes, but we have to see it." Well, if B of A is robbed they don't have to see it to do something about it. Because of this I will never report anything to them again. Anonymous Fullerton

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Y OU C AN H ELP SAVE C OY OTE H ILLS !

The 45-day comment period on Chevron's latest EIR for Coyote Hills ends March 3. You can see it at the Fullerton Public Library Reference Desk or get a copy on disk at the City of Fullerton Development Dept at City Hall. Now is the time to let the City Council have the benefit of your views.

WAR COSTS in Life & Money

· $494 Billion · 81,269 · 3,960 · 135 · 39,298

Cost of The War in Iraq - rounded down

www.costofwar.com (Feb 16, 2008)

Civilians killed by military in Iraq

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US Soldier Deaths in Iraq: (DIOR 2/11/2008) Died of Self-Inflicted Wounds (DIOR 1/10/2008) US Soldiers wounded/diseased

(confirmed by DOD 1/10/2008) www.icasualties.org/oif

In Afghanistan & other overseas locations (2/10/08) www.icasualties.org/oef/

· 483 · 7,552

US Soldiers killed Wounded/diseased/medical air transports

CALL OR WRITE CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS: · Phone: 714 / 738 - 6311 · Email: [email protected] · Mail: Fullerton City Council, 303 West Commonwealth, Fullerton, CA 92832 DONATIONS Donations to help pay for the lawyers to respond to the EIR are welcome! Your tax-deductible donation will be equally matched by Friends of Harbors, Beaches and Parks. Send Checks to: Friends of Harbors, Beaches & Parks/Save Coyote Hills, P.O. Box 5267, Fullerton, CA 92838 Online donations can be made at: http://www.coyotehills.org/artman/CoyoteHillsPages/Donations.htm

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photos & text by Ellen Ballard

Parks Junior High

Three words came to my mind as I walked the halls of Parks Junior High with principal Sherry Dustin: calm, orderly, and focused. It was only the second day into the spring semester but the teachers and students didn't skip a beat. Students were working, reading, listening and tuned-in to their teachers. Some worked with pencil and paper, others on laptops, and still others with scissors in hand as they tackled an art project. Ms. Dustin is a Fullerton-trained and polished gem of a principal. She was a science teacher for many years at Nicolas Junior High. She left the District for awhile before coming back to take the position as principal. I was most interested in visiting classrooms, especially the classes that offer electives to students. I loved being in the room where the band was practicing a spirited rendition of "Peter Gunn." So many talented youngsters with musical instruments in hand are inspirational. I could easily envision future Trojan and Bruin band members getting ready to take the field on game day. At Parks there is real excitement about music and Mr. Spangler, the band and string instrument teacher wishes he had more space so he could accmmodate all the kids who want to join in. On the asphalt playground, Parks students were going at a rough and tumble game of street hockey. I quickly moved out of the way; these kids play for keeps! Physical Ed teacher Geoff Hecht is capturing the high energy of 7th and 8th graders into sports during P.E. period and after school too. He's launched an after school and winter/summer sports program that kids love. The winter and summer programs are for students K through 8, and designed so that students can learn or practice a new sport and hone their athletic skills. Parks student body is diverse: 50% Asian; 28% Caucasian; 19% Latino; and 3% other. To meet the needs of this unique and scholastically demanding poplulation, Parks offers some unusual electives. For instance 7th graders can choose classes in Art, Band, Choir, Piano, Foods, Spanish, Chinese, Creative Writing, Electronic Arts, Beginning Acting and Web Design. Eighth graders can choose two electives and have the three aditional choices of Computer Science, Forensics, and Video Production. The staff makes sure their students get lots of exposure to a wide variety of subjects packed into just two fleeting years! On a recent Saturday the school held its first annual pancake breakfast from 7:30am to noon. Parents, grandparents, brothers, sisters, and friends got in line to enjoy a great breakfast and support their school. The sports program was the target for funds raised from this year's event. It was a wonderful morning with Parks staff and school board members flipping pancakes. There was even a live funky country band featuring Larry Beaver, Park's recently retired principal. Parks Junior High's dedicated and professional staff stresses student involvement and high academic standards. It's just the place for a dynamic leader like Sherry Dustin. Junior high is the transition time between elementary and high school. It's a very challenging experience and can also be exciting and fun. In the next few months, I will present a snapshot of what's happening in each of the District's five junior high schools.

SCHOOL BOARD REPORT

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The Fullerton Elementary School Board meets on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month at 5:30pm at District Offices , 1401 W. Valencia Dr. Call 447-7400 or www.fsd.k12.ca.us for more information.

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·4th Grade: Melissa Hanes, Commonwealth ·5th Grade: Maddie McCorkle, Fisler School ·6th Grade: Sabah Chaudhry, Hermosa School ·7th Grade: Zayn Razi, Fisler School Erin Kim, Parks Junior High

Feb. 12 School Board Meeting

·FETA: Mr. Montoya stated that it has been 100 days that the teachers have been working without a contract. The teachers appreciate that? Superintendent expressed desire to have teachers' salaries at or above county median. The teachers would appreciate a settlement soon. ·CSEA: Ms. Mullen said that the FSD employees raised $1,000 for the CSEA employees Disaster Fund during "Have a Heart Month". ·DONATE LIFE: Ms. Kathleen Hostert, founder of the group reminded the audience and board of the need for organ donations. She showed pictures of the Donate Life Rose Parade float and profiled the Cho Family who had donated their deceased daughter's corneas to give sight to others (Superintendent Hovey, Trustees Berryman and Duncan placed roses in her memory on the float). She also presented the Superintendent with a shadow box highlighting the event. There will be a Run/Walk for Life on Saturday April 26. She reminded the Board that 97,000 people are waiting for transplants. ·DISTRICT SCHOOLS SELECTED FOR SITE VISITATION: The O.C. Department of Education selected Acacia, Hermosa, Fisler and Laguna Road Schools for visitation. This is the 1st year that Fisler qualified for the California Distinguish School Program. Several of the schools had previously received recognition for programs. ·MATH TEXTS: Textbooks and materials will be on display for public viewing from March 3 through March 31. ·OPEN ENROLLMENT PERIOD: Parents interested in transferring their children to another FSD school have until March 7 to request an Intradistrict Transfer from their home school. ·BUDGET CUTS & SCORES: Trustee Berryman reminded the Board and audience of the current California School Budget uncertainty. She said that between 2003 and 2007 all California students had improved 25% on state tests; 17% in math. Currently 130% more students are taking Earth Science and 51% are taking Algebra. She asked the Board to place a resolution rejecting the proposed education budget cuts and to uphold Prop. 98 for next session. ·BOARD ACTION: Approved: The Childcare and Development Service Preschool which is serving 101 students in preschools at Orangethorpe, Pacific Drive and Woodcrest schools.

Very Top: Students play a rousing rendition of "Peter Gunn." Above: Parks Jr. High principal Sherry Dustin serves up sausages at Park's Pancake Breakfast Right: Students work on an art

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School Reports:

·NICOLAS: Ms. Kimberly Bastille profiled their Spirit Day Motivational and Honor Student assemblies. They recently had a motivational assembly featuring former Nicolas student Alfonso Marquez who is now a professional umpire for major league baseball. The school is emphasizing attendance, attitude and academics as the "3 Paths of Success." Nicolas Open House was held Feb. 13. ·PARKS: Ms. Jane Tang said that there are now suggestion boxes throughout the school and music at lunchtime. In order to keep the music playing, the students must assist in maintaining a clean campus. 500 people attended the Park's Pancake Breakfast and they just had Sun Safety Week encouraging students to wear hats and protective sun screen. ·LADERA VISTA: Teacher Ms. Nagler, students and teachers profiled the ongoing project of students assisting teachers in developing personal web sites. The teachers said that they were very pleased with the student designed sites and were using them with their classes.

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No Ifs, Ands or Butts

as Fullerton Considers Smoking Ban

Fire Chief Knabe informed the by Jeanne Hoffa The Parks and Recreation panel that surrounding cities had Commission listened to arguments pushed through smoking bans, espeFeb. 11th that Fullerton adopt one of cially in high fire danger areas. Knabe three non-smoking policies. The strongly urged the commission to strictest of these, known as Policy endorse Policy One, the total ban, One, would essentially ban smoking saying, "Public safety is my main conin parks anywhere, anytime and for cern. If a total ban was in place, that's one less thing I have to worry about." any reason. In a general atmosphere of support, The seven member Commission debated the pros and cons of the vari- as members contemplated enforceous levels of prohibitions in the differ- ment techniques and sign placement, ing policies laid out by Parks and Commissioners Scott Stanford and Recreation Director Joe Felz. Policy Shawna Vee Adam expressed other Two, Felz said, would ban smoking in concerns. "What is the impetus?" (of the promost areas but allow for exclusion-- particularly in venues that rent space posed ban) asked Stanford. "Is it a for weddings, parties or concerts. health issue? Is it a litter issue? Why Policy Three, he said, would fall back are we bringing this to the forefront on the smoking ban already imple- now?" he asked. "Have there been mented in parks by the State of complaints?" "Citizens brought it to the counCalifornia, which requires smokers to cil," Vice Chair stay 25 feet away Kathleen Dasney from playgrounds said. "We are and athletic fields, under obligation and 20 feet from to listen to our open windows and and citizens, doors. It also bans improve the situsmoking in high ation." risk fire areas. Adam wonAfter the seven dered whether an member commisexisting ordision discussed the nance already pros and cons of the addressed convarious levels of An ad from the `40s shows how far prohibitions of each we have come in the way we think cerns that propelled the ban, policy, the public about smoking. such as fire haztook the podium. ards. She read The commission was urged to implement the ban by from Fullerton Municipal Code Fullerton Fire Chief Wolfgang Knabe, 9.12.320 that prohibits building fires, anti-tobacco crusader Jim Walker and and dropping, throwing or scattering six fifth graders from Hermosa Drive lighted matches, burning cigarettes or cigars, tobacco paper or other flamSchool. As a class project, the Hermosa stu- mable material within any park area. dents had picked up and counted Fullerton also has an existing ordi3,400 cigarette butts from the shores nance that addresses litter, says a report compiled by Felz. of Laguna Lake. As the commission debated the Walker, of the Orange County Tobacco Education Coalition gave a merits of the various options, Adam sweeping expose charting the dangers pondered the logistics of gathering of smoking. "87% of Orange County `stakeholders' for opposers of the ban. "I'd like to get smoker's points of residents do not smoke," Walker said. "Where are their liberties? Where are view," Adam said. "I'm leaning toward their rights? Why do they have to put Policy Three. I think there should be a place for them to smoke. I don't up with this nasty habit?" Bill Stefansky, Fullerton Pooch think they should be made to feel Park Commissioner, advocated imple- guilty and bad." The commission eventually voted menting Policy One. "I prefer a complete ban in the dog park," he said. unanimously for Policy Two. Their "My concerns are the ingestion of a recommendations will go to the City butt by an animal and second hand Council, which will adopt, reject or modify the policy. smoke to children."

Two new 4-bedroom Habitat for Humanity homes are clustered one in front of the other on a deep property on the south side of W. Valencia. A couple doors down an abandoned apartment building with boarded windows awaits demolition. Fullerton is negotiating 34 affordable homes for the area. PHOTO T.DEMOSS

Housing Element Portion of the GPAC Meeting

Continued from Page 5 A public workshop to help formulate the housing element of the Fullerton general plan update will be held February 20 at 7pm at the Senior Center, 340 West Commonwealth Avenue. At 5pm city staff will host another workshop with invited "stakeholders," non-profit organizations. Those invited organizations include the Kennedy Commission, the Public Law Center, Orange County Communities Organized for Responsible Development (OCCORD), Orange County Community Housing Corporation, Orange County Partnership, Orange County Housing Trust, Urban Land Institute Orange County, Building Industry Association Orange County Chapter, Fullerton Collaborative, the Fullerton Chamber of Commerce and the Fair Housing Council of Orange County. Answers to three questions are important for the housing element, and a questionnaire will be circulated: 1. What are the challenges related to housing in Fullerton? 2. What are the opportunities to provide or improve housing in Fullerton? 3. What resources are there to improve housing in Fullerton? The housing element must be completed by the general plan advisory committee, reviewed by the planning commission and adopted by the city council on a short schedule to be able to complete it by June 2008 in order to comply with state law.

Coyote Hills Portion of the GPAC Meeting

storm water would run off the land into sewers to the ocean. Two days after this meeting, the Orange In the now-customary Coyote Hills part of the County Register featured a large front page picture General Plan Advisory Committee meeting, other- of Lake Mead, the major Southern California water wise known as Public Comment, Denny Bean, a reservoir, as suffering from drought since 2005 and member of Friends of Coyote Hills drying up by 2021 or as early as 2013. described to the committee the signifiThe Coyote Creek Watershed ...in the cance that regional and county organizaManagement Plan also lists the property as OC tions have attributed to our Coyote Hills. an important open space acquisition that Mr. Bean offered the committee a copy Dept. of will provide for habitat restoration, wetland of the Orange County Department of Harbors, preservation, and potential wetland restoraHarbors, Beaches and Parks Strategic Plan. tion. Beaches "The need for `open space' is cited 49 "The Coyote Hills would help to expand times," he said. "Our Coyote Hills have and Parks the trails system with links to over 30 miles been identified as a significant cultural of trails. The property is located in a park resource. The value of expansion and Strategic poor area of Orange County. These hills Plan the also provide a robust stopping place on the acquisition of open space was presented to the Orange County Board of Supervisors need for Pacific Flyway for birdlife." in a report in November." To those who ask to see the money avail`open "The West Coyote Hills are the last sigable to purchase the west Coyote Hills, Mr. nificant open space in a ten-city highly space' is Bean says, "We do not have a seller to negourbanized area of North Orange County," cited 49 tiate with. Chevron owns the property, and said the Rivers and Mountains they will not discuss a sale in order to pretimes,... serve the land as open space. You can't apply Conservancy of San Gabriel & Lower Los Angeles (RMC) in a letter of support this for a grant to acquire land where there is no month to Friends of Coyote Hills, and Mr. possible sale." Bean gave a copy to each committee member. "As (ED: However in the City of Fullerton Priority part of its work-program for the implementation of Projects Fiscal Year 2008 booklet presented to the Common Ground (the Conservancy's Watershed California Congressional Delegation by the city in and Open Space Plan), the RMC recognizes the March 2007, Chevron was listed as a "willing sellneed to redress the deficiency of open space in er" of 30 acres of its 510-acre West Coyote Hills Northern Orange County. The acquisition of the property. The Special Project proposed $35 million Coyote Hills has long been on the RMC list." to acquire the 30 acres (over a million per acre). If the land remains open space, RMC director The high per acre price was arrived at by valuing Jane Beesley pointed out, it will conserve storm the land as though it was already developed instead water increasing the ground water supply, as of at its current status as oil/gas zoned property, opposed to a housing development where the according to the city.) Continued from page 5

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MID-FEBRUARY 2008 MENTAL HEALTH CLINIC'S NEW SITE

Continued from frontpage will be used until the new site is converted to Health Care Agency needs. One staff member for Drug and Alcohol will be at the site to direct clients to the clinics in Anaheim that will serve drug, alcohol and mentally ill clients, including those with dual diagnosis, or what is sometimes called, a co-occurring illness. Overall, 800 clients will be affected by this staff reduction: 400 at Fullerton, 175 at Aliso Viejo and 225 at Santa Ana. All current patients will be contacted as to whether their services will change and changes will be implemented over the next three months. All affected staff will be transferred to other vacant positions within HCA. It was necessary for the Health Care Agency to make the budget reductions due to a shortfall in state realignment revenue resulting from less than expected sales tax collections and vehicle license fees. Although the Agency has already made a number of mid-year budget reductions, an additional $3 million (annualized) reduction to Behavioral Health Services was necessary to help ensure net county cost limits are met. A new Mental Health Services Act (Proposition 63) Program, the Program of Assertive Community Treatment (PACT), will be co-located with the clinic at the Fullerton site. This program will have 14 staff members and will serve 100 clients. The MHSA program will also be co-located at the Santa Ana and Aliso Viejo clinic sites. PACT programs provide comprehensive community-based psychiatric treatment with a team approach designed to provide comprehensive, community-based psychiatric treatment, rehabilitation and support to persons with serious and persistent mental illness who have not responded to traditional outpatient services. The following link gives more specific info about OC MHSA PACT programs. http://www.ochealthinfo.com/mhsa/ downloads/MHSA-CSS-GF-Draft1Master-Shell.pdf

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REFLECTIONS AWARD: Beechwood Elementary student Angela Gaitatjis won a Visual Arts "I Can Make A Difference" Award at the Fullerton PTA Level for her drawing "Share a Smile."

Business Improvement District

by JA Kaluzny The formation of a business improvement district has been proposed by Cameron Irons, restaurant entrepreneur and leasing agent, in a letter dated February 5 to property owners in the central business district (see following excerpt). interested in forming a BID determine what they want the BID to do- ­for example, marketing and promotion, security, 'clean and safe' programs, etc. They also establish the budget and use assessment consultants to calculate individual assessment amounts. " Zur Schmiede explained that after a vote of 50 per cent plus one of the owners to establish a BID, a petition is presented to the city council for approval. Then the redevelopment agency can pay for the consultants required to create it. Some downtown businesses indicated they might favor a BID if restaurants, night clubs and bars could be assessed to pay for cleaning their shop doorways every morning and paying for broken and gouged window replacements. "It all depends on what the group would want a BID to do," said Zur Schmiede. Other business owners indicate that downtown rents have been inflated due to the profitability of the drinking establishments, to the detriment of retail owners. "There is not enough retail downtown," said one owner who is considering moving because of the morning-after filth and lack of retail foot traffic. "The legal authority to establish Business Improvement Districts in California is found in an odd place, the Streets and Highways Code," explained Zur Schmiede. "At their core, BIDs are assessment districts. The statute is very flexible by design and allows BIDs to be formed in a manner that best meets local conditions. There are districts based on real property assessments, business assessments and bed tax (transient occupancy tax) assessments. "The City plays a role in that as part of the BID formation process; the Council must vote to approve the idea after being petitioned to do so. Ultimately, a vote of those to be assessed is held. BIDs are established for finite periods of time and must be renewed periodically. Downtown Long Beach Associates (their downtown BID) renewed its charter about a year or so ago for ten (10) additional years."

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Author Lecture Series

February 24 at 2pm March 30 at 2pm

Lecture Series 2008

Pollak Library / CSUF

BARRY GLASSNER

Glassner, a sociologist at USC, blows the lid off all our meals with "The Gospel of Food: Everything You Think You Know About Food Is All Wrong."

D.J. WALDIE

Waldie is the author of "Holy Land: A Suburban Memoir," and more recently, "California Romantica" with Diane Keaton. Waldie has won the California Book Award for non-fiction.

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ART & MUSEUMS

MID-FEBRUARY 2008

·MUCKENTHALER CULTURAL CENTER 1201 W. Malvern, Fullerton 738-6595 www.muckenthaler.org Free Admission: Wed - Sun, 12-4pm

Cal State Exhibit Features Mayor Quirk

Motivating young people to aspire for a college education is the aim of "Querer es Poder: 50 Examples," a photo exhibit of 50 successful CSUF Latino alumni. The exhibit is part of Cal State Fullerton's 50th anniversary celebration. Querer es poder is Spanish for "if you have the desire, you can achieve." The traveling exhibit shows March 3 thru March 21 at Santa Ana City Hall, then Irvine. It will come to Fullerton City Hall in May. Included in the fifty are Fullerton Mayor Sharon Quirk,; artist Emigdio Vasquez; Senator Lou Correa; Gov. Schwarzenegger's appointment secretary John Cruz; Assemblyman Ed Hernandez; school teacher David Hernandez; Santa Ana councilmembers Claudia Alvarez, Carlos Bustamante, Michele Martinez and Mayor Miguel Pulido; OC NBC/4-TV bureau chief Vikki Vargas; author Gloria De La Torre-Wycoff; filmaker Alejandro P, Lopez; LA Times writer H.G. Reza; dentist Daniel Mendoza; restauranteur Roalina Davis; John Wayne Airport manager David De Leon; engineers Imelda Ramirez and Robert Navarro; attorney Ralph Quiroz; Maria Sanchez Macias, teacher and mother of retired Congresswomen Linda and Loretta Sanchez.

·MARY ZARBANO RETROSPECTIVE

Zarbano exhibits in Muckenthaler Cultural Center main floor galleries thru March 30, 2008. Drawing upon influences like Pablo Picasso, Marc Chagall, and other figurative abstractionists, Mary Zarbano's paintings are often deeply personal portraits of family members and friends. She will frequently employ bright hues against subdued backgrounds of greys and browns, where deceptively simple figures often interact in mysterious, dreamy tableau. The artist will show approximately thirty paintings from different stages of her career, along with a small number of prints and bronze works. Zarbano has shown nationally in group exhibitions as well as one woman shows since her first at the age of seventeen in her native Omaha, Nebraska. She earned Master of Fine Arts degree from California State University Long Beach. She has taught at Cal State Long Beach and Saddleback College. She is represented by Sarah Bain Gallery in Anaheim.

Binh Danh at CSUF

·ARTWORK by LEGALLY BLIND SoCalifornia College of Optometry, 2575 Yorba Linda Blvd, Fullerton 992-7865 ·"SHARED VISIONS 2007-08" showcases the talents of 34 blind or legally blind artists.

·CAL STATE FULLERTON MAIN ART GALLERY Visual Arts Center, Cal State University 800 North State College Blvd., Fullerton 278-3262 Free http://www.fullerton.edu/arts/events A NEW COSMOPOLITANISM (PREEMINENCE OF PLACE IN CONTEMPORARY ART) through March 7, 2008. Curators: Rachel E Chaney & Michel Oren bring an exhibit featuring the works of 12 contemporary artists--Michael Benedict Barnoya, Binh Danh, Alejandro Díaz, Enrique Chagoya, Wosene Worke Kosrof, Sandeep Mukherjee, Betye Saar, Steven B. Smith, Mark Swope, Fatimah Tuggar, Richard Turner and Saira Wasim. A certain optimism adheres to the notion of a new cosmopolitanism. It looks forward to, and tries to depict, a world much more free of the effects of imperialism, hegemonic domination and oppression of all sorts. ·HUNT BRANCH LIBRARY 201 S. Basque Ave (off Valencia) 738-3122 http://fullertonlibrary.org ·"MARJORIE KERR RETROSPECTIVE" Artwork spanning from 1969 woodcuts to 2007 pastels by local artist Marjorie Kerr will be on exhibit through February 28. Open MonWed 10am to 8pm; Thurs & Fri 10am to 6pm.

·NED E. SCHULTZ

Sculptor Ned Schultz will exhibit in Muckenthaler's Library Gallery thru March 30, 2008 Over 50 examples of Schultz's carved wooden sculpture bearing such quirky titles as "Naturally Assisted Blonde," "Blue Pope," and Lone "The Rangel," will be on display. The comically surreal figures are brightly polychromed and mounted on standard black miniature pedestals. The distorted, sometimes contorted forms of people, horses, frogs, and downright imaginary animals are inspired by classic cubist paintings, his wife Mary Zarbano's paintings, or spring straight from the imagination of the retired engineer himself.

·FULLERTON COLLEGE ART GALLERY Fullerton College, 321 E. Chapman Ave, 1000 Building Gallery 1004 Mon Thurs, 10am-2pm & Tues, 5-7pm Free WENDY MARUYAMA MID CAREER EXHIBITION 1997 - 2007 thru Feb 21, 2008 World renowned nationally artist, acclaimed furniture maker and woodworker, Wendy Maruyama explores her connection to both traditional and contemporary Japanese culture. As both an artist and educator, Maruyama vacillates between creating works that both emulate and satirize contemporary Japan. This exhibition will include an array of the customary furniture and wall-hung pieces she is known for as well as investigate her newfound interest in creating framed ultrachrome digital collages. Her various bodies of work were often by inspired extended residencies and visits to various countries such as France, England, Japan, Korea and China. Among other locations, Ms. Maruyama has exhibited in New York, Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Philadelphia, and Japan. ·NIKKEI HERITAGE MUSEUM Fullerton Arboretum, 1900 Associated Rd, www.arboretum.fullerton.edu 278-3579 ·"PIONEERS FORGE A NEW COUNTY 'S FUTURE" Feb 16-Dec 7, Sat & Sun noon to 4pm.

City of Brea Seeks Artists

Maximo Javier (b. 1950) 2002 oil on canvas ·CALIFORNIA AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSEUM 600 State Drive, LA (213) 744-7432 www.caam.ca.gov ·"THE AFRICAN PRESENCE IN MÉXICO: FROM YAGANA TO THE PRESENT" Exhibit of paintings, photos, lithographs and historical texts exploring cultural connections runs through June 1st. The City of Brea is seeking artists to create original paintings for the City's bus sheleters. Each bus stop shelter is designed to display two 3x5 foot acrylic paintings on panels. A $700 commision will be paid to artists selected for each two panel work. All entries must be original work. Artists must be from Southern California. Application deadline is March 18, 2008. To obtain an application and requirements go to www.cityofbrea.net and click on "Art in Public Places" or call 714-990-7177 to request a mailed copy.

·VINCENT SUEZ:

Solo Ceramic exhibit features the works of ceramic artist Vincent Suez in Muckenthaler's downstairs Ceramics Gallery thru March 30.

KARAOKE

MID-FEBRUARY 2008

MUSIC

·May 11: Sound & Fury, a lively Shakespeare-inspired acting trio. ·June 8: Culture Shock Hip Hop Dance Troupe, a dynamic group of nearly 50 young adults who mix positive messages with gravitydefying feats of dance. The group was formed through DARE programs at local schools and is now a national network of dance ensembles. ·July 13: International pianist Linda Gentile, "The Piano Princess," so named by her mentor Liberace will be performing a tribute to America with her band in her only Orange County performance. ·August 10: Korean Cultural Center of LA Day of Music and Dance, complete with colorful traditional clothing and performance. ·September 14: Mexican Independence Day with the Agua Luna Dance Company, regular performers at the Ford Theatre in Hollywood and throughout Southern California. Artistic Director Gustavo Gonzalez has taken his extensive knowledge of the traditional ballet folklorico and filtered it through contemporary dance. ·October 12: Janet Klein and her Parlor Boys. Janet Klein has developed a huge following with her hotsy-totsy delivery of syncopated scintillating songs of the ragtime era, as well as obscure jewels and well known classics of the 10's, 20's, and 30's.

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TICKETS: 278-3371 or www.tickets.com CSUF PERFORMING ARTS, 800 N. STATE COLLEGE BLVD, FULLERTON http://www.arts.fullerton.edu

Music at Cal State

NEW MUSIC FESTIVAL: Feb28 -March 2 Inclusive Voices Healing the Divide

As the seventh season of Cal State Fullerton's New Music Festival unfolds, director Pamela Madsen says "my goal for the festival this year is to heighten awareness and engagement about issues of identity in new music, while examining the importance of respecting differences based on race, ethnicity and gender." ·THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28

FCLO Best of Broadway Kicks Off Muckenthaler Series

The new "2nds @ the Muck" Performing Arts Series takes place every second Sunday from March through October with stage performances at 3pm and 7pm at the beautiful Muckenthaler Cultural Center estate at 1201 W. Malvern in Fullerton (just west of Euclid). Tickets are $15/advance ($20/at the door) or $99 for the entire 8show series. Call 714-738-3134 to order tickets or purchase online at www.themuck.org. The series begins March 9 with a musical review by the Fullerton Civic Light Opera highlighting many favorites from their recent productions. Founded in 1971, Fullerton Civic Light Opera is now one of the 100 largest resident professional theaters in the United States. The company has produced more than 125 stage musicals in its thirty-five year history. FCLO will perform two shows in the Muckenthaler's 250-seat amphitheatre at 3 pm and 7 pm. "2nds @ the Muck" will include not only stage performances by an eclectic variety of premiere theatre, dance, and music ensembles, but also art exhibition openings, an arts and fine craft faire, and arts activities for families. Families can spend an afternoon strolling and picnicking on the beautiful grounds of the historic 1924 Muckenthaler estate and enjoy a play area for toddlers and workshops for kids, with a preview of the Center's classes in ceramics, painting, mosaics and more. Docents will lead tours of the historic home, and families can meet the local and international artists whose work is exhibited in two floors of galleries. THE 2008 LINE UP INCLUDES: ·April 13: The Kutturan Chamoru Performers of Guam consist of over 50 amazing musicians, dancers and singers of all ages from young children to seniors. They tour internationally and have performed at festivals across the country including a special engagement at the Capitol in Washington DC. The group is dedicated to preserving and passing on the traditional arts of the Micronesian Marianas Islands.

Bora Korkmaz

4pm: Lecture/Workshop: Martin Bresnick, 8pm: Concert - BORA KORKMAZ &

FÜREYA ÜNAL, flute/piano duo. This Turkish duo has performed around the world, and returns to participate in Cal State Fullerton's New Music Festival. They'll perform works by Mucynski, Feld, Corigliano, Scelsi and CSUF faculty composer Ken Walicki. Recital Hall. $10 Füreya Ünal ·FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 29 10am: Flute/Piano Workshop: Bora Korkmaz and Füreya Ünal 1:30pm: Rehearsal/Workshop: Martin Bresnick and CSUF Orchestra 8pm: Concert - MIYA MASAOKA AND SO PERCUSSION. Musician, composer and performance artist Miya Masaoka's varied contexts of sound, music, multi-media and nature incorporates koto and electronics stretching the language of music beyond the Miya Masaoka norm. Joining her is the "astonishing photo Lori Eanes and entrancing" (Billboard) So Percussion. Energetic and thrilling, their performances have earned them the title of "one of the grooviest new groups to come along in a while. They are terrific!" (George Steel, Columbia University). Their program includes new works by Miya Masaoka for laser koto and electronics, Paul Lansky's Threads, and Jason Treuting's Amid the Noise for percussion and video. Meng Concert Hall $20 ·SATURDAY, MARCH 1 9am: International Women's Electroacoustic Listening Room Project 2pm: Multi-media Lecture/Demo Miya Masaoka 4pm: Lecture/Panel w/Miya Masaoka, Martin Bresnick & more 8pm: Concert -LISA MOORE PIANO WITH SO PERCUSSION. "Phenomenal pianist," hails The Village Voice, "dazzling pianism" writes Sydney Morning Herald. Lisa Moore has developed a unique and unforgettable repertoire Martin Bresnick combining powerful technique with vivid theatricality. With Moore is the "innovative" (New York Times) So Percussion cited by Billboard as "a must-hear" group! They'll give the West Coast premiere of Martin Bresnick's Caprichos Enfaticos for percussion and piano, plus Bresnick's For the Sexes for piano and video, Elena Kats-Chernin's Purple Prelude and Steve Reich's Lisa Moore Drumming. Meng Concert Hall $20 ·SUNDAY, MARCH 2 11am: Workshop w/ Miya Masaoka, SoPercussion, Lisa Moore, Martin Bresnick 1:30pm: Piano master class w/ Lisa Moore 3pm: Pre-concert Lecture w/Martin Bresnick 4pm: Concert - CSUF SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA WITH JAMIE LAREDO, VIOLIN. Grammy-winning Laredo has been acclaimed as "A violinist whose art goes deeper than virtuosity" (Miami Herald). One of the master musicians of our time, he has performed throughout the world stunning audiences and critics alike with his musicianship. He joins the University Symphony Orchestra in Barber's virtuosic Concerto for Violin. Also on the program is Bresnick's Encore, Beethoven's Pastorale Symphony, No. 6 and Copland's Fanfare for the Common Man and Variations on a Shaker Tune. Meng Hall $20 Jamie Laredo

The Poet of the Piano Yundi Li

The Philharmonic Society of Orange County presents Chinese pianist Yundi Li on Tuesday March 4 at 8pm at the OC Performing Arts Center's Segerstrom Concert Hall in Costa Mesa. Tickets: (949)553-2422 Praised for his precise technique and his fluidity on the keys, Yundi Li brings enthusiasm to the music of Chopin and other favorites. The program includes a pre-concert lecture by Beth Sussman beginning at 7pm.

207 N. Harbor Blvd., Downtown Fullerton www.plushcafe.com 738-5100 ·Feb 19: Tony Lucca w/Alec Bridges; ·Feb 20: Jennifer Gail & Guests; ·Feb 21: Tyrone Wells w/Ernie Halter, Sara Haze; ·Feb 22: Vanessa Jourdan CD Release; ·Feb 26: Tony Lucca w/ Rob Giles, Tim Jones; ·Feb 28: Tyrone Wells w/Johnny May, Elina & Tamila; ·Feb 29: Mike Isberto, Angel Taylor, Amanda Frazier ·Tuesdays: 10pm2am Can I Kick It? ·Thursdays: 10pm to 2am DJ Supermario ·1st Fridays: Progressive Night Life (myspace.com/modad otbz) ·3rd Fridays: GO! (21+) ·1st Saturdays: 69pm Station 23 www.live365.com/stations/station_23 1st Sundays: 2-8pm 7th Day Itch w/Joe Rodriguez

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EVENTS

FEB 20: HOUSING ELEMENT WORKSHOP FULLERTON SENIOR CENTER, 340 W. COMMONWEALTH, FULLERTON INFO: 738-6559 7pm-8:30pm Wed: Community workshop to identify housing needs and issues to be included in the General Plan. Public invited to share ideas. FEB 20: DIABETES EDUCATION FULLERTON SENIOR CENTER, 738-6305 340 W. COMMONWEALTH, FULLERTON 10:30-11:30am Wednesdays: Over 10 million Americans have been diagnosed with diabetes and the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion estimates another 5 million are undiagnosed. With early and proper treatment diabetes sufferers can live long and productive lives. This free 4-week education series will discuss prevention, warning signs and symptoms, complications, management, self-care and new treatments. Taught by certified diabetes educator and registered nurse Yvonne Ahmid. FEB 21: MOVIES ON THE FOX FOX THEATER ANGELO'S & VINCI'S PARKING LOT (Harbor & Chapman), FULLERTON www.foxfullerton.org showing of 7pm: Outdoor CASABLANCA with Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman. Bring your own chairs and blankets as seating is on the Angelo's & Vinci's parking lot with screening on the backside of the theater. Treats will be on sale. The movie is free. Donations to help restore the theater are always welcome. FEB 21: NATIVE AMERICAN INSTITUTE ORANGE EDUCATION CENTER, 1465 N. BATAVIA ST, ORANGE (between Ball Rd & Katella) [email protected] 7pm: Guest speaker Mr. Michael Reifel (San Carlos Apache) an "Urban Indian" who grew up in LA will share his experience of living between two cultures and his work with Indian youth attempting to find a balance in their world. Mr. Reifel recently won a Little Eagle Free scholarship to help him further his education as an Alcohol & Substance Abuse Counselor. Free FEB 22: MOMS CLUB PRESCHOOL FAIR HUNT LIBRARY, 773-0058 S. BASQUE, (off Valencia) FULLERTON 12 Noon-2pm: An opportunity to meet the different preschools in our area and find the right one for your child. Free FEB 23: LYNNE COX FULLERTON PUBLIC LIBRARY, 353 W. COMMONWEALTH, FULLERTON 738-6326 1pm: Renowned long-distance swimmer Lynn Cox set a world record at age 15 when she swam the English Channel. She will lecture on her books "Grayson" and "Swimming to Antartica" which describe her experiences. Free FEB 23 & 24: AFRICAN VIOLET SHOW & SALE FULLERTON ARBORETUM, 1900 ASSOCIATED RD, CSU FULLERTON CAMPUS 278-3579 www.arboretum.fullerton.edu 10am-4pm: Excellent exhibit of inside plants for winter and summer. Also Potting Shed 50% off sale on unusual plants for your garden. The Gesneriad family, of which violets are the most well-known, contains over 2,500 species. They come in a huge variety of sizes, shapes, flowers, colors, etc. There should be an ample variety of these species available for sale at this show, in addition to a large selection of Begonias, which are part of the Begoniaceae family. FREE FEB 24: BARRY GLASSNER POLLAK LIBRARY, RM130, CALSTATE FULLERTON TICKETS: 870-7208 OR 870-4349 2pm: Patrons of th Library present author Barry Glassner, USC professor of sociology who will discuss his recent book "The Gospel of Food: Everything You Think You Know About Food is All Wrong." $15 FEB 27: DAN CROW MUSIC & STORYTELLING FREE 738-6326 FULLERTON PUBLIC LIBRARY, 353 W. COMMONWEALTH, FULLERTON 7pm: "School Night @ the Library" presents popular children's troubadour Dan Crow w/his unique and fun blend of music and storytelling. MARCH 3: WITNESS IN THE DOVER INTELLIGENT DESIGN TRIAL TITAN STUDENT UNION, CSUF, ST. COLLEGE BLVD, FULLERTON 7pm: Dr. Barbara Forrest provides a detailed look at her work in the Kitzmiller vs. Dover School Board intelligent design trial as well as an overview of the history of the intelligent design anti-evolution movement. Dr. Forrest is a professor of Philosophy in the Dept of History & Political Science at Southeastern Louisiana University and a boardmember of the National Center for Science Education. Free. MARCH 7: FIRST FRIDAY FREE FILM FEST FULLERTON PUBLIC LIBRARY, 353 W. COMMONWEALTH, FULLERTON INFO: 738-6326 www.fullertonlibrary.org 6:30pm: "The Violin" an independent film from Mexico with English subtitles plus a short feature will be screened in the Osborne Auditorium at the Main Library. Lite refreshments will be available, plus a door prize and discussion led by Tim Mountain after the film. Now there is no longer the need to fight the freeways to enjoy independent films. The films, provided through Independent Movement Films will be added to the library collection for rental later by those that can not attend March 7: EBELL CLUB ANTIQUES EXPERT LUNCHEON Ebell Club, 313 Laguna Rd, Fullerton Reservations: 714-993-9234

MID-FEBRUARY 2008 Special Programs at the Muckenthaler

Tickets: (714) 738-6595

1201 W. Malvern, Fullerton

HITS & MISSES

by Joyce Mason © 2008

2nd Monday Films

Every second Monday from March through October, 2008 a variety of new and classic art, family and foreign films will be screened on the Muckenthaler's outdoor amphitheater stage. Films begin at 9pm. Tickets are $5. ·March 10: "Children of Heaven." Iranian film director Majid Majidi's Academy Award nominated film tells the story of two children's elaborate scheme to hide the loss of a pair of shoes from their parents. Critic Roger Ebert called it "very nearly a perfect movie for children". Other films in the series will include The Iron Giant and Breaking Away. Patrons are encouraged to bring their own snacks (and blankets) and enjoy an evening of great movies under the stars.

THE SAVAGES:

Two Hits

Earning honors at last year's Sundance Film Festival, "The Savages," the second film by writer-director Tamara Jenkins, has received an Oscar nomination for best original screenplay. With understated humor and authentic character portrayals, Jenkins explores the reverberating effect that a parent spiraling into dementia has on his middle-aged children. Although on either side of forty, brother and sister Jon and Wendy Savage resemble J.M. Barrie's fictional Darling children in their stunted emotional maturity. Jon Savage, with a doctorate in theater arts, teaches at a university in Buffalo while he researches and writes about playwright Bertolt Brecht. His sister Wendy works as a temp in New York City while she writes plays based on her dysfunctional childhood. She also applies regularly for grants in the arts, but never successfully. Neither brother nor sister has yet established a permanent romantic attachment. Jon is ending an affair he has had with a Polish graduate student, who appears to sincerely love him but whose study visa is expiring. Wendy's love life is even worse. Her boyfriend is married and he has a large dog that gets more concern and affection than she does. When Jon and Wendy, who have been estranged from their father (Philip Bosco) for several years, get news that he can no longer care himself, they fly to Arizona to get him. Little love has ever existed between the children and their father. His irascible disposition long ago caused their mother to leave the household and his attitude toward his two children has always been critical and morose. Although the movie deals with the problem of relocating an aged and ill parent to a care facility that is affordable yet comfortable, the major plot developments focus on the two siblings. They must learn to accommodate to each other's flaws while uniting in an accepted responsibility to see their father through his last days. Wendy's character is particularly well developed. She is the one who shows the most concern for the comfort of their father, yet she is manipulative and devious. With her eyes wide and her outspoken remarks, she seems at first the more appealing of the two siblings. But gradually we notice that she doesn't hesitate to steal office supplies from her employer and she tells lies to make her life appear more successful. Knowing her brother has not qualified for a grant from the Guggenheim Foundation, she tells him that she has received one in order to complete her play. With a subtle talent for comedy, Laura Linney (nominated for an Academy Award for this role) makes us like Wendy even as we see her faults. When a hospital administrator loans her a pen with a pharmaceutical logo, she blurts out, "Xanax! I take that!" She also bustles with excessive concern over small aspects of her father's care, insisting that certain pillows will make him feel better and that lava lamps on his nightstand will amuse him. All of this excessive concern embarrasses her more practical brother. Philip Seymour Hoffman is equally adept at making Jon a professor you might like to have some day and a brother you know you could count on. Jenkins' screenplay avoids sentimentality and succeeds in creating individuals you feel you have known.

2nd Tuesday Free Open Mic Poetry Series

A free Poetry Reading and Open Mic Night will take place every second Tuesday, March through October, 2008 from 8pm to 10pm. Sponsored by local publishers Moon Tide Press, the series will feature a different literary artist each month. Aspiring poets, writers, musicians, dancers and playwrights can show off their work to the audience in the Muckenthaler's Main Floor gallery. The best artists will be chosen to perform a 2nd Stage concert show later in the year.

2nd Wed & Thurs Performing Artists

On the second Wednesdays and Thursdays of each month at 8pm the Muckenthaler Cultural Center will feature concerts with nationally known performing artists in the intimate gallery theatre. Tickets are $15 or $99 for the series. ·March 12 & 13: ANTONIO SACRE, Bilingual Stories from a Cuban-IrishAmerican. · April 9 & 10: KEN WALDMAN, Fiddling Poet. A poetry performance for National Poetry Month. ·May 8 & 14- SOUTH COAST STORY GUILD: Several of the best local storytellers from our local guild-- Some have national reputations and others should. ·June 11&12: MUCKENTHALER JAZZ FESTIVAL on stage. ·July 9 & 10: ZOOT VELASCO ·August 13 &14: Second Thoughts POETS & ARTISTS. The best of our poetry reading and open mic series of young upand-comers. ·September 10 &11: LAN TRAN. This international artist has been deemed "moving and provocative" by NY Arts Magazine. ·October 8 & 9: MICHAEL MCCARTY. Scary tales of the great beyond.

Newcomers Club Luncheon & Program

R eno v ation of the Fo x Theater

SLIDE SHOW

Honoring Man & Woman of the Year

by Jean Fierro of the Fullerton Historic Theatre Foundation

Dr. Jim Young and Dottie Young

Music / Entertainment / Video Flowing Chocolate Fountain & Luscious Chocolate Desserts 6:00 pm Silent Auction/Cocktails · 7:30 pm Dinner

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MID-FEBRUARY 2008

THEATER

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Anita and the Shark girls in FCLO's West Side Story thru March 2nd at the Plummer

REVIEWED w/The Rosenthals

Two Shows at the Chance

ASSASSINS

The dictionary defines "assassin" as the murderer who carries out a plot to kill a public official. Assassins, book by John Weidman , music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim tells the tales of nine assassins, the four who succeeded in killing presidents of the United States and five who were unsuccessful. It's a fascinating story thanks to Sondheim's music and clever lyrics and Director Oanh Nguyen presents an interesting version of the story. Several actors play multiple roles and when not performing they sit in the front row among the audience. The audience sits on both sides of the theater and the action takes place on the stage between them. The set by Joe Pew is simple yet dramatic. There are identical doorways on each end of the stage framed by light bulbs and bull's eye's are painted over each doorway. The effect is reminiscent of a carnival shooting galley. When an assassin is successful, blinking lights go on around the doorways and a buzzer goes off for an unsuccessful attempt. The unhappy assassins enter separately and are told 1) everybody has the right to be happy and 2) their problems can be solved by killing a President; each one receives a gun. The first assassin, John Wilkes Booth, is presented to the others as their pioneer and the Balladeer begins Booth's story shortly after Abraham Lincoln is assassinated and takes it through Booth's suicide in a barn. In addition to Booth, the successful assassins include Leon Czolgosz (William McKinley), Charles Guiteau (James Garfield) and Lee Harvey Oswald (John F. Kennedy). The unsuccessful assassins are Guiseppe Zangara (Franklin Delano Roosevelt), Samuel Byck (Richard Nixon), Lynette (:Squeaky") Fromme and Sarah Jane Moore (Gerald Ford) and John Hinkley (Ronald Reagan). With the exception of Lee Harvey Oswald they all take turns telling their stories. Lee Harvey Oswald appears alone in the Texas School Book Depository preparing to commit suicide. Booth appears and convinces him to murder John F. Kennedy. The other assassins also come forth pleading with him to act because through him, their acts will come alive again. The most common question is why did these people commit these crimes? The answer may lie in the fact that none of them thought they were worth anything and were trying to get someone's, anyone's attention. None felt that they were sharing in the American Dream. Bob Simpson portrays both the Balladeer and Lee Harvey Oswald and is stellar in both roles. Other notable performances were by Dimaz Diaz (Samuel Byck), Allison Appleby (Sarah Jane Moore) and Emily Clark (Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme). -JR

TALK ABOUT THE PASSION

Jason Carroway let go of his six year old son's hand at a crucial moment and his life was forever changed. The child was snatched by a serial killer, brutalized and murdered. His family and the public turned on him. He is ostracized; no one speaks to him. He is alone with his rage and misery. To make matters worse, the killer wrote an autobiography which is a best seller. Evelyn Ayles, the biography's editor, has made a fortune on the book and is now a rising star in the publishing world. Near the end of the play, Jason has worn himself out giving Evelyn a chance to calm down and think of a way to end the confrontation. She tells Jason he can solve his problems by killing his son's murderer. She also assures him that the public would be on his side and he would probably never be convicted Jason listens quietly and then leaves. The actual ending, however, is a stunner, completely unexpected. Be warned; this is a stark and harrowing play. It deals with an unpleasant subject and the details of the murder are presented in graphic detail. Casey Long as Jason and Laurel Feierbach as Evelyn are very believable in their roles and make this a powerful piece of theater. Both Director David Colwell and Fight Director Martin Noyes deserve a lot of credit for this play. The question remaining is why does our culture elevate murderers to star status and why does it seem that we can't get enough of their sordid stories.-JR CHANCE THEATRE : 5552 E. La Palma Ave, Anaheim 92807 www.chancetheater.com Tickets: (714) 777-3033 ·"ASSASSINS" thru March 16. ·"TALK ABOUT THE PASSION" thru March 16.

WEST SIDE STORY AT THE PLUMMER

That Griff Duncan, Producer and Artistic Director Jan Duncan of the Fullerton Civic Light Opera, chose to do "West Side Story" is commendable because the company is up against some fierce competition. By that I mean the familiarity of theater and movie goers who, over the years, have seen the play and heard the music and wonderful songs. A standard had been set, which FCLO both met and exceeded. It's hard to believe that the first production of "West Side Story" was done on Broadway fifty years ago. That's a half century! Seeing the current production of the show by The Fullerton Civic Light Opera Company at Plummer Auditorium made me feel that the story was just written. In reality, of course, the plot is ancient, being based on "Romeo and Juliet" by William Shakespeare. Nevertheless, this story is timeless; a boy and girl from completely different backgrounds, cultures and nationalities fall in love and struggle to survive in the midst of clashing street gangs that threaten their very existence. Set in the west side of Manhattan, the musical explores the fierce rivalry, dislike and distrust between the Jets, a white gang and the Sharks, a gang of Puerto Rican immigrants. The young protagonist Tony, a somewhat reluctant member of the Jets, falls in love with Maria, the sister of the leader of the Puerto Rican gang. Of course that generates all kinds of problems for both the lovers and their friends and family. The situation takes a truly tragic turn when Tony, at the urging of Maria, tries to break up a gang fight and ends up killing her brother. Seeking revenge, the Sharks hunt down Tony and kill him in sight of Maria. Director Sha Newman has done an outstanding job reproducing Jerome Robbins original choreography. The dancing in the show was absolutely stunning and the thirty five member cast performed dance patterns depicting different situations marvelously. The music written by Leonard Bernstein with lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, of course, is outstanding and includes such wonderful and familiar songs as "Tonight", "Somewhere", "I Feel Pretty", and "America". These and others were sung with depth and feeling by the various members of the cast, notably Douglas Carpenter as Tony, Maegan McConnell as Maria and Marie Eberline as Anita. The twenty piece live orchestra led by Lee Kreter added to the evening's enjoyment. Prior to the performance Griff Duncan announced that Fullerton Civic Light Opera would undergo a name change to FCLO Music Theatre. This change is meant to avoid an association by the general public of FCLO with operatic performances. I wish Mr. Duncan had waited just a little longer to make the announcement because I felt that the excellent performance of "West Side Story" by the Company was akin to opera........and that ain't all bad! -ER

Sisters Fanny, Hanna, Polly & Izzy played by Mia Ernst, Rebecca Mason-Wygal, Elizabeth Nguyen, and Marissa Massie. PHOTO BY JIM VOLZ CAL STATE FULLERTON PERFORMING ARTS CENTER: 800 N. St College Fullerton Tickets: (714) 278-3371 ·HALLBERG THEATRE: "AS IT IS IN HEAVEN" by Arlene Hutton opens March 7 thru March 22. · YOUNG THEATRE: "MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM" opens March 7 thru March 22. Directed by Denise Shultz.

STAGES THEATER 400 E. Commonwealth, Fullerton Tickets: 525-4484 www.stagesoc.org ·"RUMORS" by Neil Simon thru March 2. ·"A DELICATE BALANCE" by Edward Albee plays Feb 22 thru March 22. Albee's 1967 Pulitzer winner a compelling drama about the human psyche, is a study of Tobias and Agnes, a long-married couple whose existence has become a still life of tidy routines and no surprises. A visit from Agnes' sister and their daughter, home after the break-up of her fourth marrige, followed by the arrival of their best friends cause the structure of their lives to begin to wobble as they discover the balance between sanity and madness is very delicate indeed.

· CIVIC LIGHT OPERA Plummer Auditorium, Chapman & Lemon, Fullerton Tickets: 714-879-1732 or www.fclo.com "WEST SIDE STORY" thru March 2. Leonard Bernstein's award winning score w/ classic story by Arthur Laurents. Cast of 35 is supported by a 20 piece live orchestra. · HUNGER ARTISTS THEATRE 701 S. State College Blvd, Suite 699-A Fullerton Tickets: 714-680-6803 or www.hungerartists.com "THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES" by Eve Ensler opens Feb 22thru March 22. Plus "THE MARIJUANALOGUE" by Doug Benson, Tony Camin, and Arj Barker opens Feb 22-thru March 16. Both directed by Glendele Way-Agle MAVERICK THEATER 110 E. Walnut, Fullerton Tickets: 714-526-7070 www.mavericktheater.com ·LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS" opens February 22 and plays thru April 12. Based on Roger Corman's 1960 B-movie about a skid row floral assistant who becomes an overnight sensation when he discovers an exotic plant with a mysterious craving for fresh blood. Soon "Audrey II" grows into an ill-tempered, foul-mouthed, R&B-singing carnivore who offers him fame and fortune in exchange for feeding its growing appetite, finally revealing itself to be an alien creature poised for global domination! Little Shop of Horrors, book and lyrics by Howard Ashman, music by Alan Menken, and directed by Darren Levens, was one of the first musicals based on cinema. Since its debut it has been remade into the popular 1986 film by Frank Oz, a short lived 1991 animated television series, and revived on Broadway in 2003. The Maverick Theater offers audiences the same intimate experience of Little Shop of Horrors as when it debuted on stage in 1982. The Maverick is located across the tracks from the Fullerton Train Station.

FULLERTON ACADEMY OF ARTS: Plummer Auditorium, Chapman & Lemon, Tickets: (714) 525-0676 www.fullertonhigh.org ·"ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY" opens March 21 thru March 29. A flat-out funny and intelligent musical set on a luxurious passenger train traveling between Chicago and New York during the 1930's. It concerns the efforts of a grandiose theatrical impresario to persuade a glamorous film star - and his former lover - to appear in his new stage production. Her involvement will guarantee a hit and save him from his creditors. But many obstacles stand in the way of this reunion. Music by Cy Coleman, book by Comden & Green. Presented by: Fullerton Union High School Academy of the Arts. Production under the direction of Tim MacDougall and Genni Klein

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Senior Spotlight

by Mo Kelly

Everyone lives in Orange County so family gatherings are frequent and there is never a dull moment. Ruben was a manager for many years at B.F. Goodrich Tire Co. (Fresno, Salinas and Madera stores). A great sales opportunity opened up for him to sell home appliances in Orange County so he took it and worked until he retired in 1991.

The Medicare Maze

by Elliot Rosenthal Wait a minute, what is D? Come to think of it do you really know what C is? And......... are you sure about A and B? In this article I will focus primarily on Medicare's Part D which is the program that is supposed to help elderly and disabled people get their needed medications at "lower" prices. The Part D program has been controversial from the time of its inception in 2006. It is complicated, it can be expensive and it can also be very unfair. The Part D segment of Medicare authorizes certain drug and pharmaceutical companies to administer the program. Unlike original Medicare, which has established set pricing for various procedures, the companies that provide medications under Part D can charge whatever price they want to for those meds. And, incredibly, the prices that they do charge, for identical drugs, can be substantially different. What this means to you, the buyer, is that you can end up spending thousands..........yes, thousands of dollars more for your medications than you need to. I'll explain: In Orange County there are more than fifty Medicare Part D drug plans that you can choose from (unless you are a Medicare Advantage Plan, HMO member. That's Plan C and a story for another time). How do you know which one to buy? That's correct, you do "buy" the plan. If you are computer savvy or if you have gotten the right advice and information you will choose the least costly plan that covers the meds you are taking. But, if you are influenced by companies or organizations that have name recognition, or feed you breakfast or lunch, you might end up buying a plan that will cost you much too much money.

Do you know the A B C Ds of Medicare?

An Example: Sandra is presently taking eight medications. Her estimated annual (2008) cost for those meds could range from a low of $4,649 to a high of $10,741. That's a difference of $6,092! And remember, these prices are for identical medications! These incredible figures were provided by Medicare's own Prescription Drug Plan finder. If you have a Part D Drug Plan now you are pretty much "locked" into it for the remainder of 2008. If you are a Part C (Medicare Advantage) member, you have until March 31 to switch plans but be careful. Switching Advantage Plans (HMOs) solely for the purpose of achieving lower drug costs may not be in your best interest. Other factors you will want to consider include; will you be able to use the same doctors and hospitals, and how do copays compare? If you want more information about Medicare (or Medi-Cal) call the Council on Aging's Health Insurance Counseling Office (HICAP) at 714-560-0424. They will provide information and assistance to you at no charge.

TIDBITS

Sports: Ruben has always kept fit--he played 2nd base and shortstop on adult softball teams until he was 50. The Angels are his favorite baseball team. He also loves football and is a big fan of the San Diego Chargers. He was rooting for them to go all the way to the Super Bowl. Curses! Oh, well, there's always next year! Pool: He joined the Senior Club in 1991. There were three pool tables with approximately 40 players back then. One table--9 ball and two tables--8 ball. It was pure "pool heaven." Over the years the number of players has dwindled. Rueben's current mission is to recruit new players both male and female. Ladies, you won't regret it. No one needs any athletic skill. Don't you worry if you've never played before. It doesn't matter. Ruben is personally inviting you to join him. Let's fill up the pool room again. Take a "cue" and "get behind the 8-ball." He'll be happy to teach you how to play--he has gobs of patience. This is an offer you can't refuse. Remember folks--this is strictly for fun, laughter, and good times--besides it's absolutely free. What a deal. Plus--there's an added bonus--it's really easy exercise (o.k. ladies--no excuses). You'll be surprised how flexible you'll become very quickly. Maybe in the future, when new players get comfortable enough (no pressure ever), some beginner mini-tournaments will be organized. If you're too shy to come alone, just bring a friend with you. Spread the word. Time's a wasting. Before you know it you'll be saying "playing pool is really cool" at the Fullerton Senior Center, 340 W. Commonwealth Ave. Pool Room hours: Monday-Thursday: 7:30am to 4pm and Friday: 7:30am to 3pm. Ruben says "see you there."

Director of the Board

Ruben is a native Californian born on March 22 in Hanford (near Fresno). That's dairy country--he got used to the hot weather by drinking lots of milk. His family later moved to Castroville (near Salinas), the artichoke center of the salad bowl. He has two brothers, Rudolph and Richard, and two sisters, Gloria and Connie, who all still live in good "ole" sunny CA (from Los Angeles to Salinas to Clovis). Ruben went to Salinas High School and then studied business at Fresno Jr. College. In 1950 his life suddenly changed very quickly. He was drafted into the Army. He served in the Korean War and returned home safe and sound. In 1951 he married Natalie, one of his sister's best friends from high school. They became the busy parents of five girls (Juanita, Cynthia, Kathleen, Caroline, and Merril) and two boys (Ruben, Jr. and Gabriel). They have been blessed with 11 grandkids and 4 great-grandkids.

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Body Language

Ed Davis, a leading mediator in the field of employment, housing, and business, will discuss Body Language at the next meeting of ORT. The meeting is scheduled for Wed, Feb 27 at 10am at Temple Beth Tikvah, 1600 N. Acacia in Fullerton. The definition of "body language" is the process of communicating nonverbally through conscious or unconscious gestures or movements. Mr. Davis will lead participants in an interactive program to demonstrate how understanding body language can help us in our daily communication with others. $5 includes continental breakfast. Reservations: (714) 776-1529

WELCOME from FULLERTON'S RELIGIOUS CONGREGATIONS

Happy 115 Year Anniversary to Wilshire Avenue Community Church!

SAINT ANDREW'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH

A warm, progressive, inclusive community based on tradition, open to innovation. Come as you are. Children and Visitors always welcome! · THURSDAYS: 10am · SUNDAYS: 8am & 10am (Nursery & Church School)

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SPIRITUALITY & RELIGION

Tuesdays, February 19 & 26, 2008 7:00-8:30 pm

An adult education presentation by Rabbi Kenneth Milhander & Jon Dobrer

Unitarian Universalist Church in Fullerton

w/Programs for Children (Pre-K to Teens)

1600 N. Acacia Ave Welcome 10:15am Service

FEB 17 - BLACK CONTRIBUTIONS TO AMERICAN MUSIC Sermon and

demonstration by composer, recording artist Dr. Stan Breckenridge

FEB 19 & 26 - WORKSHOP ON SPIRITUALITY 7PM WITH Rev Jon Dobrer & Rabbi Kenneth Milhander FEB 22 - WHY MATTER MATTERS sermon by Jon Dobrer

Rev. Jon Dobrer www.uufullerton.org 871-7150

SUNDAY WORSHIP

8:30 AM & 10:15 AM

DISCIPLES OF CHRIST

MID-FEBRUARY 2008

Marie Lorraine Gleeson

Marie Lorraine "Grammy" Gleeson, 83, passed away on February 4, 2008 after suffering a massive stroke and a broken heart. The love of her life, Pat, died just 22 days before her. After 62 years of marriage, the two could not bear to be apart any longer. She has left a huge void in the hearts of all who knew her. Knowing her heart is whole again brings comfort to those left behind, daughters Patti (Ross), Carol (Bob), Maureen, Michelle (Dave), Jane (Tom), Sheila (Mike), 13 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, brothers Eddie & Arthur Forgeron, sister-in-law Ann Libri, nieces, nephews and countless friends. A rosary was held at McAulay & Wallace Funeral Home, 902 N Harbor Blvd, Fullerton. The funeral mass was held at St. Juliana's, 1316 N Acacia Ave, Fullerton. Burial followed at Riverside National Cemetery.

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Curt L. Heath

Curt L. Heath, 53, passed way Feb. 2, 2008. Survived by wife, Cindy; son Chad; daughter, Ashlie Heath; mother Mary Heath; and granddaughter Danielle Sellers. Services were held at McAulay & Wallace.

Elizabeth Ann Whiting

Elizabeth Ann Whiting, 89, passed away Feb. 8, 2008. Survived by daughter, Nancy Scott. Memorial services were held at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 1231 E. Chapman, Fullerton. Marie Lorraine Gleeson ence homework. He also had numerous hobbies that he pursued with a passion, including amateur radio, woodworking, electronics and computers. From an early age, amateur radio satisfied a desire to meet people from all over the world. The walls of Fred's "ham shack" were covered with QSL cards from places as far flung as Russia, Asia, South America and Europe, as well as the United States. By the same token, the family home reflects Fred's love of fine craftsmanship, including the brick patio that he designed and laid down, the walnut kitchen he designed and installed, and even the charming playhouse he built for his grandchildren. Fred also built the family's first color television set and extended his love of electronics to computers as the personal computing revolution took hold. In the process, he developed a particular interest in fractal geometry and the intricate and beautiful shapes that fractals create. Post-retirement, Fred kept right on traveling, but to places that weren't associated with the oil business. He and his wife Florence traveled to every continent, enjoying such exotic locales as Tibet, China, Egypt, Brazil, Chile, Antarctica, and Russia, not to mention Australia, New Zealand, and Europe. On his 89th birthday, Fred added Alaska to the other 49 states he had visited in his earlier years. Fred will be remembered fondly and missed dearly by his wife of 49 years, Florence Barmore Schremp, his daughters, Barbara Bennett, Paula Sanford, and Ellen Perryess, his son, Fred, his six grandchildren (Eric and Annie Bennett, Jessica and Michael Shaw-Schremp, and Clayton and Barbara Sanford), his many nieces and nephews, and his wonderful life-long friends.

Welcome Home Natalie Jean Wright

Natalie Jean Wright, Beloved Daughter of Charles Herbert and Janet Garfield Wright; Beloved Sister of David Nelson Wright and Susan Garfield Wright; Beloved Aunt of Shawn Michael Wright, Passed into Heaven on February 13, 2008. Private services to be held at Fullerton First Christian Church. Ashes to be scattered at sea. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to N.A.M.I. (National Alliance Mentally Ill).

Ron Heusser

Ron Heusser, longtime Fullerton resident, beloved teacher, and boys and girls basketball coach at Santiago High School in Garden Grove, died February 9. Ron was associated with Santiago High School for 46 years; he was part of the original faculty when the school opened in 1961. He had retired, but continued coaching until his unexpected death. He was committed to daughters doing things with their fathers and coached the East Fullerton Bobby Sox for several years. Ron graduated from the University of California at Santa Barbara with both B.A. and M.A. degrees. That is where he met his wife, Chris, of 47 years. He is survived by his wife, Christine, three daughters, Melinda, Noelle and Hilary and seven grandchildren, ages 18 months to 10 years. He is also survived by two sisters: Joyce Reish of Northern California and Lois Baker of Arizona. A memorial service was held Saturday, February 16, at First Presbyterian Church of Fullerton, 838 North Euclid, at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, a "Ron Heusser Memorial Scholarship Fund" is being set up at Santiago High School, 12342 Trask Avenue, Garden Grove 92843.

FREDERIC WILLIAM SCHREMP

August 14, 1916 - February 1, 2008 Frederic William Schremp, Jr. was born in Utica, New York, the oldest of four children of Frederic Willam and Elizabeth Doyle Schremp. After working a a draftsman and machinist for four years following high school graduation, Fred attended Rensselaer Polytechnic University in Rochester, New York, where he graduated with a B.S. in Chemistry. During WWII he served in the US Navy as a lieutenant at Oakridge, Tennessee, and in the South Pacific. After his discharge he earned his Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Wisconsin. Fred continued his westward journey after finishing his doctorate, landing a job as a research chemist with Chevron's research facility in La Habra, where he worked until retirement 31 years later. In the later half of his career, Fred became a recognized expert in oil well casing corrosion and was in high demand in oil-producing parts of the world, including the Middle East and Australia, where he traveled frequently. Fred was among the first scientists to travel to China after the US normalized relations with that country. When he wasn't traveling on business, Fred enjoyed spending time with his family, and in particular helping his four children understand their math and sci-

EDWARD THOMAS ROGELL

Born in Chicago, Illinois on November 25, 1909, Ed Rogell, 98, died in Placentia, California on February 12, 2008 Ed is survived by his daughter, Suzanne Hartmann, his sister, Dorothy Hawker of Perrysburg, Ohio, and his nephew, Robert Rogell, nine grandchildren, and 14 greatgrandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Cecille, and two of his daughters, Mary Ann and Joan. Ed played on minor league teams. After he left baseball he moved to Detroit where he worked as a graphics artist before joining the Detroit Police Dept. for 25 years. Besides walking a beat, he also was a driver for visiting dignitaries such as Eleanor Roosevelt and President Eisenhower. He and his family moved to California where he worked at United Airlines. He will be missed. The Funeral Mass will be Friday, February 22, 2008 at 10:30 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Placentia.

MEMORIAL

A memorial for Fred will be held March 8th at 2pm at the Fullerton First United Methodist Church on Commonwealth and Pomona. In lieu of flowers, please send memorial contributions to the Fullerton Chapter of FISH, PO Box 6334, Fullerton CA 92834.

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MID-FEBRUARY 2008 Witness in the Dover Intelligent Design Trial to Speak at CSUF

A Lecture featuring Dr. Barbara Forrest will take place on Monday, March 3, at 7pm at Cal State Fullerton's TSU Pavilion C. The program is free and open to the public. Dr. Forrest provides a detailed look at her work in the Kitzmiller vs. Dover School Board intelligent design trial as well as an overview of the history of the intelligent design anti-evolution movement. Forrest is a Professor of Philosophy in the Department of History and Political Science at Southeastern Louisiana University and a member of the National Center for Science Education's board of directors. With Paul Gross, she is coauthor of Creationism's Trojan Horse: The Wedge of Intelligent Design. Sponsored by the Liberal Studies Student Association and the Department of Women's Studies.

A GOOSE STORY

by Dr. Harry Clarke Noyes Next Fall, when you see geese heading south for the winter, flying along in a V formation, you might consider what science has discovered as to why they fly that way: As each bird flaps its wings, it creates an uplift for the bird immediately following. By flying in a V formation the whole flock adds at least 71% greater flying range than if each bird flew on its own. People who share a common direction as a community can get where they are going more quickly and easily because they are traveling on the thrust of one another. When a goose falls out of formation it suddenly feels the drag and resistance of trying to go it alone and quickly gets back into formation to take advantage of the lifting power of the bird in front. If we have as much sense as a goose, we will stay in formation with those who are headed the same way we are. When the head goose gets tired, it rotates back in the wing and another goose flies point. It is sensible to take turns doing demanding jobs with people or with geese flying south. Geese honk from behind to encourage those up front to keep up their speed. What do we say when we honk from behind? Finally, and this is important, when a goose gets sick, or is wounded by gunshots and falls out of formation, two other geese fall out with the goose and follow it down to lend help and protection. They stay with the fallen goose until it is able to fly, or until it dies. Only then do they launch out on their own, or with another formation to catch up with their group. If we have the sense of a goose, we will stand by each other like that.

Balance & Change

by Michelle Gottlieb www.michellegottlieb.com

Dear Dr. Michelle, I am trying to determine if my girlfriend is the right girl for me or if I should break it off. I have been dating her for 2 1/2 years. She loves me but I do not know if I love her. A few facts: She is 24 and I am 25. We live together and spend a lot of time together. We were passionate, but now I have lost interest in having sex with her. She has many qualities that I am looking for in a long-time partner but some characteristics that make me hesitant to settle with her. I can picture myself with someone else and wonder if there is someone out there that I would be happier with. I am scared to leave her and find out that I really should have stayed with her. I may just have an issue with settling down. I have never been in love and figured I would really know it when I was. I do not feel "head over heels" although I have fun with her and like a lot of things about her. Thanks, Unsure Dear Unsure, It is a very difficult, but very important task to differentiate between fear of commitment versus really not loving someone. One of things you need to ask yourself is if you have ever been able to create a truly emotional intimate relationship with anyone. If you never have, you may have commitment issues. You also need to look at your expectations of a long-term relationship. Sex may not be as filled with fireworks later in the relationship as it was in the beginning. (Of course, there are always ways to increase your pleasure and excitement level.) You also need to look at those characteristics that you do not like about your girlfriend. Look at how important those issues are for you. Are any deal-breakers? Are you and she willing to compromise on any of them? In order to make this decision, you will need to spend a great deal of time looking inward, as well as at your relationship. You will need to be as honest as you can about what you see. Then decide what is right for you. Take care, Dr. Michelle

Author of "Thank God for Evolution!" in Anaheim

Thank God for Evolution!, has been endorsed by five Nobel laureates as well as leaders across the religious spectrum. Author Rev. Michael Dowd will give a free presentation about his 2007 book at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Anaheim on Friday, February 29, at 7pm. Learn how the modern understanding of our 14 billion year old Universe, as given by mainstream science, builds bridges, provides guidance, and restores realistic hope for humanity, and for the body of life as a whole. Don't miss his inspiring presentation! UUCA is at 511 S. Harbor (2 blocks south of Lincoln). Info: (714) 758-1050 or (562) 941-8485. Free

Thanks to Barbara Cutts for sharing this with us!

CITY SHORTS Police Dept:

·MONEY RECOVERD: Donald Coulombe was on the job putting things in order around the complex on Deerpark where he works as a maintenance man when he spotted an envelope full of money on the ground. He turned the $1,400 into the Fullerton Police Dept. where it was recovered by the owner, Jeanne Rattu and the Seventh-Day Adventist Church. Rattu said she put the envelope on the roof of her car and then got in, forgetting it, and drove away. She thanked Mr. Coulombe and insisted he take a reward of $100. · GUN: Officer Tim Haid was flagged down in our downtown area by two off-duty L.A. Sheriff 's Department deputies. They advised that a suspect had just pointed a handgun at them in the area of Rock `N Taco. Tim drove the victim deputies around the area and located the suspect on Pomona Avenue. A search of the suspect failed to locate any handgun. However, while retracing the suspect's route, Cpl. Joe Torres located a handgun at the base of a tree at Wilshire and Pomona. · DVDs: Corporal Tim Kandler made a car stop and obtained consent for a search of the vehicle. Tim located approximately 400 pirated DVDs with various movie titles from

Disney and other movie studios. The suspect admitted bringing the DVDs into the U.S. from Mexico. Detectives Minn and Persons responded and continued the investigation with contacts of the movie studios. · FOX: There was an attempted burglary at the Fox Theater. The suspects were frightened off before getting at the construction tools that were the target. The suspects had gained entry by using bolt cutters and fled on bicycles when confronted by the reporting person. Officer Mike Moon, being aware of the attempted burglaries, was behind the Fox Theater and saw a suspect at the back door. When the suspect observed Officer Moon, he rode off on his bicycle. Officer Moon then detained the suspect, found a pair of bolt cutters in his possession, and returned to the theater to find that the padlock had fresh cut marks. The suspect was arrested. ·RAPE: A Brea bus driver was arrested Jan. 29 after a 24-year-old disabled woman told her family that he had assaulted her, taken photos, and had given her $10 on the bus ride to her aunts home from Hope University in Fullerton. ·SEARCH FOR RAPE SUSPECT: Fullerton Police were contacted by Anaheim Police for help in locating a man suspected of commiting a rape in Anaheim. A police helicopter with spotlights circled the W. Brookdale/Malden area where the suspect was said to rent a room. The suspect was found and arrested in Anaheim.

CERTIFIED FARMERS' MARKET EVERY WEDNESDAY 8:30AM -1:30PM at Independence Park

Certified small farmers offer local fruit, vegetables, mushrooms, fresh fish, cage-free chickens & eggs, honey, plants, flowers, olives & olive oil, baked goods and more to the public at Independence Park, (next to the DMV at 801 W. Valencia between S. Harbor and S. Euclid) rain or shine every Wednesday year round. Easy parking, great prices! Enjoy a delicious sausage lunch and more! CHAPMAN AVE COMMONWEALTH AVE HARBOR BLVD HIGHLAND

·ATTEMPTED RAPE, KIDNAP & IMPERSONATION OF A POLICE OFFICER: A Fullerton man offered a 22-year-old waiting for a bus at St. College and Commonwealth $10 an hour to teach him Spanish. She agreed and went with him to an apartment in the 2300 block of E. Santa Fe Ave. Once inside the man told the woman he was a police officer, offered her $50 for sex, and forced her to take two pills. She began screaming and managed to get away to her sister's house nearby. Police were contacted, the man was arrested and the young woman was transported to the hospital where her stomach was pumped. · ARMED ROBBERY: Officer Manny Ramos responded to a radio call regarding an armed robbery. The loot was a 200-pound welder which was placed in the back of a pickup truck. Detectives Vince Mater and Hugo Garcia located the suspect's vehicle and followed it northbound on the 5 Freeway. The suspects, realizing they were being followed, exited on Rosecrans in Norwalk. The suspects drove to a shopping center and the right front passenger exited. He was immediately apprehended by Det. Vince Mater. Det. Hugo Garcia continued to follow the fleeing truck to a housing tract. The suspect crashed into a vehicle but continued to flee. Eventually, the suspect exited the vehicle and fled on foot, pursued by Det. Garcia and a Buena Park patrol officer. They lost the suspect. A perimeter was established, but the suspect was not located. A Los Angeles Sheriff 's Department helicopter located a black jacket in a swimming pool east of the perimeter. A yard-to-yard search was conducted and the second suspect was found hiding between two trash cans with a piece of cardboard on top of him. Both suspects were eventually arrested.

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PAINT/REPAIRS

CAREGIVER WANTED Mature, experienced caregiver for elderly couple. Must have references, California driver's license, social security card, and live in North Orange County. Will provide meal preparation, laundry, and personal assistance with activities of daily living for wife with limited mobility. 30-40 hours Mon-Fri. Call (714) 870-1982

HELP WANTED

MOSLEY'S PAINTING Interior & Exterior, Commercial & Residential. Small jobs & big jobs. Stucco patch repair, acoustic removal, texture, drywall repaired, replaced. Water damage & mold problems. Wallpaper removal, patio covers, decks. We do most major repairs. Senior Discount. State Lic.#750294. City Lic.#134494. Call for a free estimate 714270-3232

BURNED OUT AT WORK? Let's Talk! Certified Career Coach will assist you in refocusing your employment and career goals with a full spectrum of services, including career values and occupational interest assessment tools, resume preparation, interviewing techniques, Internet job search and more. Career Possibilities by email: [email protected] or Call 990-6014 DOWNTOWN COMPUTER SOLUTIONS Need help setting up that wireless home network? Viruses and spyware slowing your business down? If you need assistance with this or any other computing needs call Downtown Computer Solutions today for onsite services. Specializing in Home and Small Business computing services. Call (714) 524-6120 or email me at [email protected] ASSISTANCE OR PET CARE Shopping, cooking, driving to appointments, compassionate elder care. No heavy lifting. I care for pets in my home on a limited basis. Excellent references. Contact Jan at (714) 522-8837 MALE CAREGIVER Experienced with Alzheimer, stroke, Parkinson's, and cancer patients. Good companionship, good driving record, nonsmoker, non-drinker, available for 24 hour shifts if necessary, good references. Call John at (714)523-3125

CAREER HELP

In-HOME CAREGIVERS Comfort Keepers is seeking kind, caring, personable individuals to provide non medical inhome care to the elderly. (Companionship, meal preparation, light housekeeping, transportation to appointments, shopping, etc). Flexible schedules - full-time, part-time. We provide training. Must have valid driving license; car insurance, reliable transportation. We do background checks. Call 851-8895 WARMHEARTED CAREGIVERS Needed to provide in-home companion care for seniors in Fullerton and nearby areas. Hourly or live-in. Provide light housekeeping, cooking, personal assistance, transportation service, errand running, and friendship. Valid license, insured transportation, good driving record required. CNAs/HHAs welcome. Independent Living Partners, 714-257-1435. EXPERIENCED CAREGIVERS Visiting Angels is seeking experienced Caregivers for non-medical day or night live-in or out care. Servicing Fullerton and nearby communities. Flexible, full and part-time shifts. Must have reliable transportation and a background check is required. Call 714-6286225. HELP BLUEBIRDS The California Bluebird Recovery Program needs volunteers to check on bird houses during nesting season to count nests, eggs, and chicks. It is very interesting and rewarding to observe the life cycle of bluebirds while getting exercise outdoors in beautiful locations at your own schedule. 714-525-2428

CONCRETE REPAIR Do you have ugly cracked concrete? We can make your concrete beautiful. We use our expertise in concrete restoration to make your concrete better than new. Call me for your free estimate and I will show you samples of what we can do for your concrete. Lic.#368289. Call David 714-493-3664

COMPUTER

Zooey Found a great home!

Due to circumstances beyond my control, I had to find a new home for Zooey, my sweet 11 year old female Shih Tzu. I sent her photo to the Observer along with a notice. which was printed in the February issue. A very nice lady, whose dog had died in November, saw the notice, fell in love with Zooey's little face, and called. Rose and Zooey are a perfect match and bonded immediately. I was crying as they left from both happiness and saddness. It was very difficult for me to give Zooey up, but I am so grateful to have found the perfect person for her. In fact when Rose opened her car door, Zooey jumped right in! Thanks to all the caring people who called. SERVE ON A CITY COMMITTEE

GENERAL REPAIRS No job too small. 30 years experience. Complete kitchen and bath remodel, ceramic tile, floors, counters, drywall, brick work, patio, windows, appliances, cabinets, carpet, fences, plumbing, painting and more! We have a brochure of all work provided and we do free estimates. Call Leo 738-6924. City Lic.#131371 GOT REPAIRS? We do it all - Handyman services, kitchen/bath remodel, carpentry, interior & exterior jobs, drywall, painting, plumbing, vinyl, ceramic & wood laminate flooring, formica installation, wallpaper removal, windows, fencing and more. Very dependable! 20 years experience! "Werner General Repairs & Remodeling" Thomas Werner 812-6603. 1519 E. Chapman Ave #175, Fullerton 92831. City License #127977 Now Accepting All Major Credit Cards.

ASSISTANCE

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

OC COMMISSION OPENINGS Fourth District residents are needed to serve on the Orange County Human Relations Commission and the OC Tourism Council. For details or to apply, call Kara at 714-834-3440.

SOFA BED, SEWING CABINET Lightly-used Sofa: purchased Jan. 2007 as a guest bed for $322; offered at $150. 30" x 77" Fawn suede-like upholstry, dark wood. Sewing Cabinet: circa 1940/1950, solid to floor, with drawers and including vintage machine, Mother's tools, and notions; $100. Call (714) 390-9849

FOR SALE

COMPANION HOSPICE Companion Hospice is recruiting volunteers to become friends with someone who needs caring at the end-of-life. Each applicant will receive 16 hours of orientation and training from our professional team. Training starts Saturday, March 8th from 9am to 1pm. Contact Ms. Jerry Peay, Regional Director of Volunteer Services at Companion Hospice at 714-560-8177 for more info or send email to [email protected]

Applications are being sought fromFullerton citizens interested in serving on Fullerton Committees. The positions are volunteer. Some positions require a conflict of interest disclosure statement. For applications and more info call the City Clerk's office at 7386571, visit the office on the first floor of City Hall, 303 W. Commonwealth or fill out and submit online on the clerk's page of the city website, www.cityoffullerton.com.

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Dresser & Desk 1) Dresser, clean, white, wood, 70" long x 31" high x 20" deep. 2) Desk, wood, 48" wide x 31" high x 22" deep. Call (714) 879-1428 for info on how to see and pick-up.

If you have good stuff that you would like to give someone, send a description into the Fullerton Observer, PO Box 7051, Fullerton CA 92834 Include your contact info about how someone could arrange to pick the items up and we will print it here for free.

HOME & OFFICE REPAIRS Quality work since 1977 - All your remodeling, replacement and repairing needs met. Specializing in all interior and exterior woodwork, new windows, doors, patios, decks, kitchen and bath accessories, electrical fixtures, finish hardware, cabinets, drywall, stucco, tenent improvements, and roller shades. Please call: Floyd 714-257-9912 License #358103 CARPET CLEANING Carpet Problems? Industrial Strength Carpet Cleaning offers free estimates on: upholstery cleaning, vehicle interior cleaning, carpet restretch and repairs, odor control, Scotch Guard and Teflon protection. Steam clean as low as $15 per room (2-room min). We specialize in correcting severely damaged carpets. Call us at (714) 501-4060 today for an appointment. L&R DRYWALL Commercial & Residential. For all your drywall needs; hang, tape and spray, all drywall repairs, all styles of custom hand textures, acoustic removal, open up walls with bullnose archways, redo your old dropped kitchen ceilings to look new. Licensed, bonded, and insured. Lic#876329. Call (714) 323-1473 or (714) 267-1717 WINDOW WASHING All windows in your residence washed without streaks inside and out. All sills and tracks vacuumed and cleaned. Screens handwashed. I use drop cloths and shoe covers to keep your house clean. References available upon request. Fullerton City License #554171. Call Patrick (714) 398-2692 for a Free Estimate. CARPENTER/CONTRACTOR Hands-on Carpenter/Contractor does residential projects in small to medium range, including renovations, additions, remodeling, and new construction. Also specializes in door-hanging and finish carpentry. 30 years experience in Orange County. James K. Higgins Construction. CA State License #B405546. Call (714) 491-9503 through Dec

RELIABLE CAREGIVER I can provide transportation, go to the market, run errands, do light housekeeping, fix a meal, help with bathing and personal care. I live in Fullerton. I like to work part time, mornings only. $10 an hour. Call Donna (714) 680-0937 FEMALE CAREGIVER Conscientious female caregiver, resident of Orange County since 1957, graduate of Cal State Long Beach with 15 years experience dealing with a multitude of medical conditions and possessing the necessary nursing skills. Recommendations available. Call Mara Graham (714) 213-4650

FOOD

COCOLAT

St. Patrick's Day Special Irish Cream Truffles [email protected]$25 Irish Cream Espresso Torte 7"@$30 *Made w/the finest dark chocolate from Belgium 714.985.4642

CHEF ALLYSON Too tired to cook? Want to eat healthy meals? Italian, American, or Mediterranean Cuisine. Personal Chef service includes grocery shopping, custom menus, fresh ingredients, hearthealthy cooking, baking, meal storage & clean up! (714) 349-8698. Website: www.ChefAllyson.com

CHEF SERVICE

BEAUTY & HEALTH

AMWAY, ARTISTRY, NUTRILITE To buy Amway, Artistry, or Nutrilite products please call Jean 526-2460

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MID-FEBRUARY 2008

Award of Excellence entries covering all categories and age groups to be judged at the State PTA level. A number of entries will then be sent from the State to the National PTA. Further information about the Reflections Program will be posted on the State PTA website at www.capta.org and the National PTA website at www.pta.org later in the spring. In a separate competition called "Banking Basics" sponsored by Downey Savings, fifth grader Joseph Lee was awarded a $1,500 savings bond for his 2nd place winning art entry. On behalf of Joseph's award, Golden Hill received $5,000.

"I CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE BY...

Seven students from the Fullerton School District and Fullerton Joint Union High School District have received special recognition for their entries into the 2007/2008 PTA Reflections program. These students' entries were among 21 works of art representing the Fullerton Council PTA at the recent Fourth District PTA's Reflections art competition. All entries were based on this year's Reflections theme of "I Can Make a Difference By..." There are six categories and four age divisions. Categories included Visual Arts, Photography, Literature, Music Composition, Dance Choreography and Film/Video Production. The District's top recognition, the Award of Excellence, in the Intermediate Division for Photography went to Golden Hill Elementary student Andrea Lantz for her black and white photograph. Her vision of the hands of two generations won top honors and will be judged at the State PTA level. Award of Merit (second place) winners from Fullerton included Joseph Lee, also from Golden Hill, for his Visual Arts entry in the Intermediate division; Hye Joon Hong, from Sunset Lane Elementary School, in the Middle/Junior High division for Visual Arts; Tyler Dowd, also from Sunset Lane, for his Music Composition for acoustical guitar in the Midde/Junior division; and Katherine Heaton, from Ladera Vista Junior High, for her Photography entry in the Middle/Junior division. Honorable Mentions were awarded to two Fullerton area high school students. Third place honor went to Fullerton Union High School senior Lily Eichorn for her Photograph "Protecting Innocence" and to Sanghoon Koh, from Sunny Hills High School for his Music Composition entry in the Senior division. More than 400 PTA units at schools throughout Orange County participated in the Fourth District Reflections program this year with a total of 11,717 entries. Entries were judged at their local schools, then at their PTA Council level and forwarded to the Fourth District competition. From these entries, the District has sent 24

Golden Hill students Andrea Lantz, (Award of Excellence winner for Intermediate Photography won 1st place at the 4th District level and has been sent to the State PTA competition) and Joseph Lee, Award of Merit winner for Visual Arts won 2nd place at the 4th District PTA level.

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At Left: Andrea Lantz black & white photo "I Can Make a Difference by Lending a Helping Hand," will go on to the State PTA competition. Andrea took the photo of the hands of herself and her grandmother picking the backyard fruit tree. At Right: Joseph Lee's collage drawing "I Can Make a Difference by Teaching," won the Visual Arts Award in the Intermediate division.

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