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Class Offers Help for Sufferers of Chronic Illnesses
February 26, 2015For the estimated 100 million Americans who suffer from a chronic illness, day-to-day living can be such a challenge that any thought of doing something other than "just getting by" may seem a pipe dream.

That's the message of "Healthy Living," an educational series beginning April 8 at the Fullerton Community Center.

The free six-week course, which will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays, is designed to help people with chronic illnesses learn to manage and control the symptoms and conditions of their diseases, thus enabling them to lead fuller, healthier lives.
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Fullerton Market Opens on April 2
February 26, 2015The Fullerton Market will begin Thursday, April 2, and will run every Thursday through October 29. The market starts at 4 p.m. and goes until 8:30 p.m. Fullerton Market is located in the Downtown Plaza on Wilshire Avenue, between Harbor Boulevard and Pomona Avenue, adjacent to the Fullerton Museum Center. Admission to the market is free.
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“Crime & Science” Award-Winning Authors Coming to the Fullerton Library
February 26, 2015Crime & Science Award-winning authors and short story writer, Jan Burke along with lecturer and consultant D.P. Lyle, M.D., will host a free lecture on Sunday, March 29 at the Fullerton Library at 353 W. Commonwealth Ave. Burke and Lyle are co-hosts of the Crime and Science Radio program found at http://crimeandscienceradio.com/.


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Fullerton Museum Welcomes the Comic Book Art of Alex Ross
January 19, 2015The Fullerton Museum Center is proud to announce an opening reception of Heroes and Villains: The Comic Book Art of Alex Ross. The evening will include a curator's talk, refreshments, live music and more. Attendees are encouraged to wear their favorite superhero costume.

Opening Reception: Saturday, February 14, 2015
Time: 6:00-9:00pm
Cost: $15 admission/Free for museum members


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Fullerton’s Community Center Host Winter Dance
January 13, 2015With the holidays behind us, there's no need to stop celebrating. The seniors at the Fullerton Community Center want to keep the celebratory spirits alive when SeniorServ hosts its Winter Dance and Luncheon on Friday, January 23 at the Center.


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Senior Club to Host ‘Winter Happy Hour’
January 13, 2015The Fullerton Senior Club will serve up a toast to Old Jack Frost when it hosts a "Winter Happy Hour" Thursday, January 29. The festivities will take place from 3-6 p.m. at the Fullerton Community Center, 340 W. Commonwealth Ave., two blocks west of Harbor Boulevard, in Amerige Park.
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Healthier Living Series at Fullerton Community Center
January 13, 2015Fullerton, Ca – The Fullerton Community Center is helping residents to live healthier in the New Year with a five-week series entitled, "Healthy Meals for Healthy Living." The free series will be held on Wednesdays: February 4 and 18, and March 4 and 18, and April 1, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
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State College Blvd Closure Starting January 9
January 6, 2015
One of the city's biggest road construction projects will begin this week with the closure of the intersection at State College Blvd and E. Valencia Drive on Friday, January 9. When completed, the project will move cars safely and smoothly under the railroad tracks, enhancing and boosting mobility. During this closure, drivers will be detoured to Acacia Avenue, which will be temporarily striped to a four-lane roadway. Here's a link for more information on the project:

http://www.octa.net/Freeways-and-Streets/Streets/OC-Bridges/State-College/


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Snow Forecasted in Fullerton
January 6, 2015The forecast will be for snow on Saturday, Jan. 31, when the Fullerton Parks and Recreation Department hosts a "Snow Day" at the Brea Dam Recreation Area.


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Fullerton Community Center Offers Diabetes Workshop
January 5, 2015A four-week diabetes education class will be offered on Fridays, January 9 through January 30 at the Fullerton Community Center. The series, which will be held from 10-11:30 a.m., are designed to increase awareness about diabetes: causes and symptoms, complications and prevention, management, self-care, and other issues.


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Fullerton Community Center Offers Help for Hearing-Impaired
January 5, 2015Help for the hearing-impaired will be offered in a special free 12-week education program set for the Fullerton Community Center beginning Thursday, January 8.

The course, which will be held from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m., is sponsored by the North Orange County Community College District's Continuing Education Program, and will be taught by audiologist Jane F. Steckler.
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Great Music to Ring in New Year at ‘First Night’ Fullerton
December 23, 2014Four live music venues including James Intveld, Los Fabulocos featuring Kid Ramos, the Help, and Deke Dickerson and the Eccofonics will usher us into the New Year at the 23rd Annual "First Night Fullerton" New Year's Eve party!
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Fullerton Holiday Road Closures
December 23, 2014Motorists are reminded that several streets will be closed temporarily in downtown Fullerton in conjunction with the city's 23rd Annual "First Night Fullerton" New Year's Eve party.


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Holiday Trash and Tree Pick Up Schedule
December 23, 2014MG Disposal will be closed on Christmas Day. Trash collection will be delayed by one day if your regular collection falls on or after the holiday. Holiday trees will be collected on your regular collection day beginning Monday, December 29 through Friday, January 9. For more information, please contact MG Disposal at (714) 238-2444 or go to http://www.mgdisposal.net/index.aspx?site=mg&page_handler=holiday


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Fullerton City Hall Winter Holiday Schedule
December 22, 2014Fullerton City Hall will operate on the following Winter Holiday Schedule:
  • Monday, December 22, 2014 – OPEN regular hours
  • Tuesday, December 23, 2014 – OPEN regular hours
  • Wednesday, December 24, 2014 – CLOSED
  • Thursday, December 25, 2014 – CLOSED
  • Friday, December 26, 2014 – CLOSED
  • Monday, December 29, 2014 – CLOSED
  • Tuesday, December 30, 2014 – CLOSED
  • Wednesday, December 31, 2014 – CLOSED
  • Thursday, January 1, 2014 – CLOSED
  • Friday, January 2, 2015 – CLOSED per regular alternating Friday closure schedule
  • Monday, January 5, 2014 – OPEN regular hour
Emergency city services such as police and fire protection will be unaffected by the closure, and city maintenance crews will be on standby in case of emergencies.
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“Spark of Love” Toy Drive in Dire Need for Toys for Needy Children
December 16, 2014"Toy donations are way down this year, the lowest I've seen in several years," commented Julie Kunze, Deputy Fire Chief and Fire Marshall in the City of Fullerton. "Currently the warehouse doesn't have enough toys to fill the requests for needy children."

Every year during the month of December, the Orange County Toy Collaborative and the firefighters from all over Orange County join their counterparts across the county in appealing to citizens to donate new, unwrapped toys or sports equipment to ensure every underprivileged child receives a gift.


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Fullerton and Brea to Form a Joint Powers Authority
December 15, 2014The Cities of Brea and Fullerton are one step closer to forming a Joint Powers Authority (JPA) for shared fire services due to special legislation (SB1251) sponsored by Senator Bob Huff with bi-partisan approval by the California State Assembly. The bill, signed into law by Gov. Brown in August, provides a legislative foundation for Brea and Fullerton to continue its successful cost-saving service model.


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City of Fullerton Signs Historic MOU with Korean Investors and Traders Association (KITA)
December 15, 2014A delegation of eight VIPs including the Presidents of Hyundai Corporation, USA and LG International (America) were in Fullerton to sign a historic Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the City of Fullerton and the Korean Investors and Traders Association (KITA) on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. at the Fullerton Museum Center, 301 North Pomona Avenue, Fullerton, CA 92832.


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Free Sand and Sandbags Available
December 9, 2014
In anticipation of a relatively strong storm, the City of Fullerton will be providing sandbags/sand to residents.

Residents will be required to fill the bags on their own with a limit of 15 bags per person.

Sandbags and sand will be distributed at Fire Station No. 1 at 312 E. Commonwealth Ave (corner of Lemon) in Fullerton.
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Fullerton Fire Fighters Appeal for Toys for Needy Children
December 2, 2014Santa is looking for your help. The Orange County Toy Collaborative and the Fullerton Firefighters are joining their counterparts across the county in appealing to citizens to donate new, unwrapped toy or sports equipment to ensure every underprivileged child receives a gift.

The Collaborative, through their warehouse, supports the holiday toy drives of numerous nonprofit organizations, including the Orange County Firefighters' "Spark of Love Toy Drive," the Marine Corps’ “Toys for Tots,” Orange County Social Services’ “Operation Santa Claus” and the St. Vincent de Paul holiday charities programs.
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City of Fullerton Announces New Director of Community Development
December 2, 2014Karen Haluza, current Interim Executive Director of the Planning and Building Agency at the City of Santa Ana, has accepted the appointment as the City of Fullerton's new Director of Community Development. She will start on December 15.


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City of Fullerton Announces Notice of Reorganization
December 2, 2014At its December 2, 2014 meeting, the Fullerton City Council reorganized as follows:

Greg Sebourn, Mayor

Jennifer Fitzgerald, Mayor Pro Tem

Doug Chaffee, Council Member

Jan Flory, Council Member

Bruce Whitaker, Council Member




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Water Usage in Fullerton Down from Last Year
November 14, 2014Water usage on property owned or maintained by the City of Fullerton is down 12% from July through September of 2014 when compared with the same period in 2013, said Dave Schickling, the city's water systems manager.
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Great Music to Ring in New Year at ‘First Night’ Fullerton
November 12, 2014The smooth sounds of James Intveld will usher us into the New Year as the main stage performer for the 23rd Annual "First Night Fullerton" New Year's Eve party! Performance times will be at 8:00, 9:30 and 11:00 p.m.

“First Night” is the city’s annual New Year’s Eve party, offering family oriented, alcohol-free activities at numerous locations in the streets, sidewalks and buildings in Fullerton’s historic downtown.
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“Where Children Sleep: Photographs by James Mollison” to Open at Fullerton Museum
October 22, 2014Celebrating Children will be the theme as visitors to the Fullerton Museum Center will get a unique look at children from many different countries in their latest exhibit, "Where Children Sleep: Photographs by James Mollison" which opens Saturday, November 22, 2014 through January 25, 2015.
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Update on West Coyote Hills
October 17, 2014
I would like to provide an update on the Path Forward plan announced at the April 15 City Council meeting pertaining to the future of the West Coyote Hills property.

The Path Forward plan was the result of talks between Pacific Coast Homes, the Friends of Coyote Hills, Open Coyote Hills and the City. It called for Pacific Coast Homes to sell the Coyote Hills property if the parties can agree on a fair price and reasonable terms.

I am happy to report that there has been a considerable amount of progress.

First, the City and the interested parties are focused on acquisition of the planned development area – known as Neighborhood 2 – which is adjacent to the City-owned Robert E. Ward Nature Preserve. This newly preserved land would combine with existing open space to double the size of the Ward Preserve. This represents a significant increase in contiguous open space that will benefit the residents of Fullerton.

Second, discussions are also focused on establishing clear parameters to acquire all or a portion of the remainder of the site if funds are available.

Lastly, as part of the Path Forward plan, Pacific Coast Homes has filed a revised development application with the City that is currently being processed. If approved, implementation of the development plans would be delayed for a reasonable yet definitive amount of time. This will allow additional time for interested parties to locate funding sources to acquire the land.

I am optimistic today that these acquisition discussions – which have now lasted 16 months – will lead to a significant increase in land preservation. I want to thank all the parties involved in helping to move this issue along toward a positive outcome.
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New Video from the Association of California Cities
October 17, 2014
Fullerton City Council member, Jennifer Fitzgerald was one of those featured in this newest video from the Association of California Cities: "Pulbic Policy From the Ground Up."
Link: http://vimeo.com/105620594

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Fullerton Celebrates OktoBOOfest
October 8, 2014Celebrate OktoBOOfest in downtown Fullerton punctuated by the last day of the 2014 Fullerton Market season on Thursday, October 30! Located at the Downtown Fullerton Plaza and Wilshire Avenue, an array of fun fall festivities along with food vendors, fresh produce, crafts vendors and a pre-decorated pumpkin contest will cheer the hearts of the young and old.


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Fullerton City Hall Closed in Observance of Veterans Day
October 8, 2014Fullerton City Hall will be closed Tuesday, Nov. 11, in observance of the Veterans Day holiday. City Hall will be open on Monday, November 10 and will reopen at 7 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 12.


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Last Chance to See Exhibit
September 24, 2014"Ferry Cross the Mersey: The British Invasion and Six Strings as Canvas: Art Guitars from the Fender Custom Shop" exhibits which opened on August 16 will be coming to a close on Sunday, November 9. Admissions to the exhibits are free for members of the Fullerton Museum Center, and $4 for the general public, $3 students and senior 65 +, $1 children 6-12 free for children 5 and under.


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