On Agenda: Food Truck Prohibition and The Future of Hunt Library

A Preview of Tuesday's Council Meeting, June 4th.

Ed Carrasco

The fate of the Hunt Branch library and a proposal banning food trucks from operating in Downtown Fullerton in the evenings will be discussed at Tuesday’s Fullerton City Council regular meeting.  

SIR!: Service Industry Rants - To tip or not to tip?

Two local service industry veterans talk about the art of tipping, the sluggish economy and what it takes to succeed in the service industry.

David Leos

A gratuity for services rendered is a social custom that dates as far back as currency itself. Seen and done most prominently in restaurants and bars, tipping as a custom has always been 100 % Americana, until recently.  Consisting of varying factors--including the current humdrum economy--there is a widening grey area in accurately answering the age-old question: How much is enough?

Book Drive to benefit the Toys for Tots Literacy Program and Boys & Girls Clubs Press Release

Book Drive to benefit the Toys for Tots Literacy Program and Boys & Girls Clubs Press Release Dec 16 2012 picture with santa

Ramin Rafii

November 29, 2012 – On Nov. 1, The UPS Store ® Through Dec. 31, The UPS Store will sell donation cards to benefit the Toys for Tots Literacy Program, a year-round initiative of the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation. Every dollar donated helps purchase books for less fortunate children in the local community.

Library Cafe Opens This Saturday, 10/20/12

Greenhouse Cafe opens its second location inside library's expansion wing.

Ed Carrasco

There's a new cafe in town and it will be open for business this Saturday.

Mike Atta of "Out of Vogue". Photo by Alex Stouffer

As Seen On TV: Out of Vogue

How the Vintage Shop "Out of Vogue" Worked With AMC's Show "Mad Men".

Alex Stouffer

When AMC’s show Mad Men premiered on July 15th 2007, Fullerton’s local vintage shop Out of Vogue became involved in helping set decorator Amy Wells procure some of the many props that were needed to make a 1960’s period drama about advertising moguls of the decade. The relationship lasted through the 3rd season when Wells left the show and was replaced with Set Decorator Claudette Didul. D

Johnpaul Milligan and Damion Lane

Uh-oh Records Interview With Damion Lane

An independent label's stance on old gear, new music, and the town they live in.

Alex Stouffer

Have you been keeping an eye out for some independent record labels in Fullerton? Music fanatics have been building a community by taking every aspect of the music industry and finding ways to do it themselves. Johnpaul Milligan (shown left) and Damion Lane (shown right) joined that group when they decided to venture into building a label of their own. Uh-oh! Records has been producing mus

Photo Courtesy of Thadz via sxc.hu

AT&T Expands Mobile Internet Wireless Capacity In Fullerton

3GPP coverage in Fullerton just got a bit more accessible.

Alex Stouffer

Customers in Fullerton are expected to experience improved mobile Internet coverage and voice performance as a result of continued investment and innovation by AT&T The network enhancement adds new layers of frequency, also known as “carriers,” to several cell sites throughout Fullerton to more efficiently manage available spectrum and increase mobile broadband capacity. The expansion helps

Andrew Stuart, Cynthia Sperry and David Grier after they signed the TV agreement in Whitchurch, England.

Fullerton Producer Enters Series Development About A Philanthropic South African

How a Fullertonian is spreading news of a South African raising money for children's cleft palate surgeries.

Alex Stouffer

Networking is key to any business. Cynthia Sperry is a Fullerton-based producer that has made connections in Los Angeles' entertainment industry, but the passion and inspiration for her current project came from a philanthropist based out of South Africa who raises money for children with cleft palates. Cynthia shares a story that is one of many examples of how business can be done just by gett

Fullerton Blogger Gets $1,000 Bandwidth Bill, Sends Tab to Linkers

Fullertonstories.com gets original $50,000 bandwidth bill for Kelly Thomas video reduced to $1,000

Mark Stouffer

Local news blogging is not all fun and games. Sometimes it gets downright serious. Like when FullertonStories.com covered the release of the Kelly Thomas video. The highly anticipated city surveillance video was released last month, ten months after the incident happened and just days before the local city council elections. FullertonStories.com was the first website to post the video.

Bootlegger's Founder, Aaron Barkenhaagen

Bootlegger's Gets The Go-Ahead For Its New Tasting Room

Council Approves A Conditional Use Permit For The Expanding Brewery.

Alex Stouffer

Fans of Bootlegger's Brewery flowed into the council halls on Tuesday night along with citizens concerned about the prospect of including another license to serve alcohol within the downtown area. Upon hearing from the opposing parties and a concerned public, council weighed unanimously in favor of approving the conditional use permit (CUP) for Bootlegger's' new tasting room, located at 130

Members of Salon Lujon Prepare To Run in Relay for Life

The Fullerton salon is raising money for the American Cancer Society by making a 'Run' for it

Alex Stouffer

Salon Lujon, the Fullerton-based salon and day spa, will be participating in the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life at Fullerton Union High School on Saturday, June 9–Sunday, June 10. During the event, Salon Lujon will join the ranks as its team walks, jogs and runs for the cure in the fight against cancer. Date: Saturday, June 9–Sunday, June 10

Patios In Peril: A Plea

Does Fullerton allow businesses to succeed?While Brea expands their sidewalk dining, what does Fullerton do?

Jinan Montecristo

Al Fresco dining has been an issue in downtown for so many years. As many downtown businesses remember, the city began this process with inviting arms. Then a small business in the downtown area took advantage of the situation and things went beyond the control of the city. At that point, the powers that be decided against outdoor dining all together which went on for about 5 years. A year ago

Graves Advertising Plus and Helen Butler Graphics Join Creative Forces

Alex Stouffer

Effective immediately, Helen Butler Graphics of La Habra and Graves Advertising Plus of Fullerton have merged to become North Orange County’s largest advertising agency; last year, Graves Communications and Advertising Plus CEOs, Gary Graves and Myra Lookabill, combined interests. For now, the agency name will operate as Graves Advertising Plus.

New Developments On Santa Fe Avenue

Alex Stouffer

The developers, St. Anton Partners, presented their plans for a multi-use building expected to begin construction by this summer. The property is 148 units of which 15 (or 10%) have been qualified for very low income housing. The intended use of the building is to provide workforce housing for those making a combined household income between $33,000 – $74,000. The targeted tenants consist of peopl

Smoke House In the Cherch Building

Mark Stouffer

Smoke started billowing out of the Cherch building around 8:00 AM this morning according to resident Michael Harrington whose friend owns the tattoo shop next door. My neighbor came home and told me the that the Cherch building was on fire. So I came down and saw the intersection blocked off and fire engines along Harbor and Commonwealth.Michael Harrington

Make Web, Not War: An Open Letter to Reps Royce and Sanchez

Mark Stouffer

We try not to get too political at the Fullertonian, but when politicians take a crack at the very systems and principles on which this publication is founded it is hard (and pointless) to stay neutral. We don’t believe you have to be disconnected to be objective.  The Stop Online Piracy Act sounds from its label like it will just stop software pirates. But judging a new law by it’s label can b

RDA Assists Developers in Senior Housing Project

Alex Stouffer

Written by Morgan McLaughlin and Ed Carrasco. The Fullerton Planning Commission approved a plan Wednesday to build a mixed-use development on Commonwealth that would feature senior housing.

Jacaranda Senior Apartments Sold

Alex Stouffer

The Morgan Group based out of Houston, TX, has recently sold the 13 unit Jacaranda Senior Apartments to to an institutional investment manager. The complex is marketed as a upscale apartment community with each unit averaging about 1,000 square feet, and includes the modern amenities that one would expect in upscale apartment. Repost: "When we put Jacaranda up for sale, we were just testing t


Patios in Peril

Mark Stouffer

Upon further inspection of Fullerton’s outdoor dining fees we have more news to report to you. A further survey of nearby cities (last week we told you that Fullerton has levied a rate that is 30 times higher than Newport Beach’s) we find that we are in the lead in how much money the city is trying to extract from local businesses who offer us those wonderful outside dining areas. So far we have

Man Dies From Chemical Exposure

Alex Stouffer

CalOSHA is currently investigating a recent incident at Vista Paints where two men suffered from chemical exposure. Fullerton Fire Department Division Chief, Julie Kunze, stated that paint strippers caused the chemical fumes that killed Roberto Magdariaga, 62, and put another 45 year old man into critical condition according to an article by OC Register. CalOSHA spokesperson, Erika Monterroza, sta

Williamson Ave Apartments Sold for $2.2 Million

Alex Stouffer

According to the CoStar Group, Eugenia Lipets sold her 10-unit apartment building at 508-512 William Ave. in Fullerton, CA to the Kim Family Trust for $2,295,000, or $229,500 per unit. The 10,600-square-foot multifamily building located Northwest of Bastanchury Rd. and Rose Dr. was constructed in 1991 on four-tenths of an acre in the Fullerton Office Complex submarket of Orange County. Unit amen


“Where’s My Boom” Review

Mark Stouffer

A cartoon of a meeting of the Nobel Prize Committee meeting in which one member says, “Do we really need to bother with an economics prize this year?” was how the economics PowerPoint presentation began. It was the latest in a series of lectures have been presented around the county over the last month by staff of CSUF Mihaylo College of Business and Economics. It was organized and presented by N


Ed Royce Answers at Town Hall

Mark Stouffer

On a cool, clear Saturday 40th district Representative in the US House of Reps, Ed Royce met with voters at the Buena Park City Hall. A variety of views were expressed by attendees. Most seemed to agree with Mr. Royce but several opposed what he was doing in the House and what he was saying at the meeting. Ed Royce’s dad, Stanton council member Ed Royce Sr., watched his son from an aisle seat. I

Opus Bank Completes Acquisition of RMG Capital Corporation and Fullerton Community Bank, FSB

Alex Stouffer

Opus Bank stated today that its acquisition of RMG Capital Corporation ("RMG") was completed effective at the close of business on October 31, 2011. In accordance with the Agreement and Plan of Reorganization announced on June 6, 2011, RMG's bank subsidiary, Fullerton Community Bank, FSB ("Fullerton"), merged with and into Opus Bank, with Opus Bank as the surviving institution. Stephen H. Gordon

Central Drugs Compounding Pharmacy in Fullerton to Offer Free Flu Shots at Grand Opening

Alex Stouffer

Central Drugs, a full-service compounding pharmacy, will celebrate the opening of its second location by administering free flu shots* at their Grand Opening celebration in Fullerton on Wednesday, October 26, 2011 from 2:30 until 7 o'clock pm. The pharmacy, at 1955 Sunnycrest Drive #100, adjacent to St. Jude Medical Center, will also offer patrons food and drink from Elbows Mac n' Cheese and Bre