Kelly Thomas and The Fourth of July

How the events of the 5th of July 2011 shed light on the events of The Fourth of July, 1776

Mark Stouffer

This article is a collection of ideas that I have formed over the last year. Some of them are observations about the Kelly Thomas beating. Some are observations of people’s responses to it. Some are just observations about people, and living among them. What I will try to do is tie them together for you. I want to show you how these ideas, that may seem distant and unrelated, are actually l

A History of The Muck

Short documentary tells story of north O.C.

Alex Stouffer

The Muckenthaler Family has deep roots in Fullerton. This short documentary, posted on October 10th of last year, was made in association with Great Depth Productions. It shows the lineage and relation to other families that helped build Fullerton, Brea, Anaheim, Yorba Linda and Placentia into what they are today.

The Year in Rear-View

Mark Stouffer

What a difference a year makes. Last year at this time the Fullertonian was just a sleepy little business promo paper that didn't report any news. The Coyote Hills development was on a six-month moretoreum and that was the most controversial issue in front of the city council. And we thought those coyote hills people were loud! A year ago people were still guessing when we would get out of the


Fullerton’s Founding Fathers

Mark Stouffer

From 2011-07-25 FPL History RoomThe newly renovated Fullerton Public Library can provide us a unique peek into the past. The greatly improved History Room has expanded storage area for what was once kept in old closets. Needless to say it is easier to find things. One of the things they have under lock and key in their humidity controlled archive is the original signed document assigning Mr. Full


Books and Coffee at Fullerton Public Library

Mark Stouffer

On Saturday 7/23 the Fullerton Public Library will be reopening after extensive year-long renovations and the addition of a whole new section. We were able to take a tour with Library Director Maureen Gebelein and City Council Member Sharon Quirk-Silva. Although the general floor plan of the main part of the library is unchanged the improvements are immediately noticeable. There is a row of self


Downtown’s 4th of July Celebration!

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As revolutions break out all around the world citizens of Fullerton take a day to reflect on the revolution that brought us here. This Independence Day comes at a time when we can see the forces that drive people to rebel erupting in many nations where last year we would have thought it impossible. We can see a modern version of our Revolution in Libya and Egypt. But something is missing.

Before Fullerton

Mark Stouffer

A new exhibit at the Fullerton Museum Center dispels the myth that Californian has no history. In fact right here in Fullerton archeologists have been discovering previously unknown facts about early settlers and early man. The camel, it turns out, originated in North America. Remnants of the American Camel have been found at Clark Regional Park on Rosecrans. Camels went extinct in North America

The Best Museum You Haven’t Visited

Mark Stouffer

The above titled recent article on NPR (Jan 31, 2011) was a 7+ minute long story about a Southern California museum that is better known in Europe, as the article states, than in California. It should be of even more interest to Fullertonians. The NPR article tells the wonderful story of the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena. It calls it America’s least-known great museum.

Lillian Yeager's repair shop at the corner of Spadra (now Harbor) and Chapman.


Susie Dittmar

Back before it was acceptable for a woman to wear pants there was Fullerton lady named Lillian Yeager. Not only did she wear slacks and swear just like a man, this entrepreneur opened her very own automobile business in 1914. She saved $71.85 and then added $1000.00 of borrowed money to open a transportation store. Five years later, she was in the driver’s seat of one of the county’s finest r

La Casa Bernal

Mark Stouffer

From left: Irene Bernal's childhood friend Irene Shaw Broden, Irene Bernal, Nicole Bryant, Marie Theresa Bernal." Wednesday night the FPL hosted a symposium on one of the earliest successful housing discrimination lawsuits in the US. It is a story that happened in Fullerton.

9/11 Remembrances

Mark Stouffer

  On this 9th year anniversary of the 9/11 attacks I would like to recount my view of one group of heroes on that day: the passengers of flight 93.

Kegged, Casked, Bottled or Canned: 10,000 Years of Beer

Alex Stouffer

Bottle Cap Treasures: Art Workshop for Adults Tuesday, September 14, 2010 7:00-9:00 p.m. $12 general/ $8 museum members Turn old beer bottle caps into fun magnets and jewelry. We will be using resin epoxy, collage materials, hot glue, beads and other fun art supplies. Bring your own bottle caps or use some of ours for no additional charge.