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Anaheim First Holds First In Series Of Town Halls

More than 100 people attended the first in a series of six town halls – one for each council district – being organized by Anaheim First, as part of its Anaheim Community Assessment to assist in city in setting priorities for neighborhood investments. Anaheim First is a resident-driven non-profit focused on improving quality of life in Anaheim neighborhood via resident ...

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Anaheim First Launches Online Survey As Part Of Community Assessment

From Anaheim First: ONLINE SURVEY LAUNCHED FOR ANAHEIM COMMUNITY ASSESSMENT Anaheim First launched an online survey and is hosting District Based Town Halls to engage residents citywide in the Anaheim Community Assessment Anaheim First launched an online survey to hear from residents citywide for the Anaheim Community Assessment. The online survey will allow residents to share what neighborhood improvements matter ...

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Online Fundraising Drive To Aid Victims of Garden Grove Man’s Murder Rampage

Online fundraising drives have been mounted in the names of at least two of the four victims of last week’s murderous rampage by ex-convict Zachary Castaneda. Helmuth Hauprich, 62, and Gerardo Fresnares Beltran, 63, were roommates in the apartment next to Castaneda. Hauprich was an immigrant from Romania and had lived in the Garden Grove apartment complex for 20 years. ...

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Magnolia School District Buses Go Green

From the Magnolia School District: Magnolia School District continues to reduce its carbon footprint. After a successful rollout of the solar energy project, now the district has incorporated two fully electric buses to its fleet. Thanks to the efforts of Magnolia School District Board Member Mr. Gary Shields, the District applied and was awarded a highly competitive grant from South ...

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21st Annual “Swinging’ On The Promenade” In Downtown Anaheim on August 10

From Downtown Anaheim: Celebrate the 21st Annual Swingin’ on the Promenade in conjunction with the Anaheim Art Crawl Experience. Each year on a starry summer evening, Center Street Promenade in Downtown Anaheim is transformed into an outdoor 1940’s swing club. “Art Crawl Experience” or simply “ACE” is a visually invigorating, tastefully titillating, and an auditory explosive art walk and arts ...

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Karina’s Backpack Project To Give Away 5,000 Backpacks At Angel Stadium On August 4

On August 4th, 2019 from 10:00am to 4:00pm, Angel Stadium will proudly host Karina’s Backpack Project. Fueled by Karina’s passion to create community connection, the event will provide low income families with elementary and middle school student supplies, resources and services for a successful school year. Karina’s Backpack Project will give 5,000 elementary and middle school students in need backpacks with ...

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Former Anaheim Councilman Irv Pickler Passes Away

Former Anaheim Councilman Irv Pickler passed away on July 17.  He was 98. Public and community service was a hallmark of Pickler’s life. Pickler served for 12 years on the Anaheim City Council, from 1982 to 1994, and was an elected trustee on the Anaheim High School District Board of Education during the 1960s. He also served as a member ...

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Nearly 100 Residents Convene At Anaheim First Community Summit

Anaheim First kicked off the historic Anaheim Community Assessment with a packed community summit on July 10 that was attended by nearly 100 Anaheim residents of all ages, from every walk of life and every part of the city. Anaheim First is a 501(c)(3) grass-roots community organization whose mission is generating resident-driven solutions that positively transform our neighborhoods — led ...

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