Author Archives: Editorial Staff

Anaheim-Based Meritage Vocal Arts Ensemble Selects New Artistic Director

From the Meritage Vocal Arts Ensemble: After an extensive search of top choral talent in Southern California, the board of directors of Friends of Chorale Music, doing business as Meritage Vocal Arts Ensemble, unanimously selected Brian Dehn to serve as its Artistic Director for its 2019-20 performance season.  Mr. Dehn began his position on August 20, 2019. “I am excited ...

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Kotkin: Public Schools Should Be Places Of Learning, Not Propaganda

[In an op-ed that originally appeared in the OC Register on August 25, Chapman University scholar and demographer Joel Kotkin and co-athor Doug Havard provide trenchant insights into how the education establishment’s hostility to charter schools and increased emphasis on political indoctrination (e.g. the ethnic studies curriculum) is most harmful to those students and families these social justice warriors purport ...

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Disney Aspire’s Free Tuition Program Marks One-Year Anniversary

The Walt Disney Company’s groundbreaking education investment program – Disney Aspire – is celebrating its one-year anniversary. The program, which launched in August 2018, allows Disney’s 90,000+ Cast Members to pursue their educational goals and put their career dreams within reach. Program Overview As a reminder, Disney pays 100% tuition upfront at network schools, and books or other required program ...

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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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Supervisor Donald P. Wagner Directs Fire Safety Action Plan With The Toll Roads

From Supervisor Don Wagner’s office: Under the direction of Supervisor Donald P. Wagner, the Transportation Corridor Authority (TCA) and Caltrans will immediately begin weed abatement work to reduce wildfire risks along the 241, 261, 73 and 133 Toll Roads. The brittle overgrowth blanketing our Third District hillsides must be removed before the onset of the fire-carrying, seasonal Santa Ana winds. ...

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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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Anaheim Section 8 Housing Voucher Waiting List Opening

From the City of Anaheim: The Anaheim Housing Authority will be accepting pre-applications online for the Housing Choice Voucher program waiting list beginning: Monday, July 29, 2019 at 10:00 am and closing on Friday, August 9, 2019 at 6:59 pm. Pre-applications will only be accepted online through this website. Applications will not be accepted at the Housing Authority offices. You ...

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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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