Jose Hidalgo Honored With Fairhaven's Oliver Halsell Care Award

Fullerton native emerges from two-year battle with cancer to pursue a career in physical therapy

Melissa Masters

At age 17, Jose Hidalgo found himself entrenched in a two-year battle with abdominal cancer. As he faced the pain and uncertainty of extensive chemotherapy treatments and invasive surgery, he found comfort and strength in the team of dedicated caregivers who surrounded him each day. “They made me feel like part of the family,” says Hidalgo. It was here in this time of great adversity that t

Fullerton Arboretum Kicks Off New Culinary Series: Thursdays In The Kitchen!

Series emphasizes cooking with seasonal and locally available ingredients.

Alex Stouffer

This winter, the Fullerton Arboretum is launching its inaugural culinary series, Thursdays In The Kitchen. These demonstration style cooking classes, conducted in the Arboretum’s own industrial kitchen, will explore the gourmet side of seasonal and locally sourced food. Classes are conducted by renowned Orange County chefs, farmers and food experts and will utilize Arboretum-grown ingredients w

Planning Underway For Railroad Days 2013 In Fullerton

SCRPA Seeks Sponsors For The Family Event Featuring 40+ Train Exhibits

Alex Stouffer

Following its successful return to the mainline last May, Railroad Days 2013 is lining up sponsors and participants for May 4 & 5 at the Fullerton Train Station. The city of Fullerton has endorsed the event, and the Southern California Railway Association will again host its FREE, family weekend celebrating all things trains from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.. Dozens of Amtrak passe

Assembly Member Quirk-Silva Begins Work, Gets Committee Assignments

A District 65 Press Release

Alex Stouffer

Sacramento—Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva (D-Fullerton) began her first day representing the 65th District in Assembly session with three new committee assignments. In addition to chairing select committees on job creation and regional transportation, Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva will sit on the Assembly  Committees for Transportation, Higher Education and Accountability and Administrative Revie

Fullerton Arboretum's Cozy Victorian Christmas

Alex Stouffer

The Fullerton Arboretum is presenting its annual Victorian Holiday Celebration on December 1-2, 2012.  Audiences can expect to find a variety of activities to satisfy everyone’s interests, all in the spirit of the holidays.

FCC Presents "In The Next Room or The Vibrator Play

Chuck Ketter Directs A Play That Explores Relationships At The Dawn of Electricity.

Alex Stouffer

Fullerton College Theatre proudly presents their performance of “In The Next Room or The Vibrator Play”, by Sarah Ruhl, directed by Chuck Ketter. Performances will be held in the Bronwyn Dodson Theater from Thursday, December 6th – Sunday, December 9th, 2012. Join us as Fullerton College showcases their talents in this delightful and thought provoking comedy.  

Luis Alberto Pineda Convicted of Child Molestation

The Karate Instructor/Youth Soccer Coach Faces 255 Years To Life.

Alex Stouffer

From the OCDA's Office: A youth sports coach was convicted [Nov. 6th] of sexually assaulting eleven of his students whom he met through his coaching jobs. Luis Alberto Pineda, 31, Anaheim, was found guilty by a jury of 17 felony counts of lewd acts upon a child under 14, two felony counts each of sodomy by force, sodomy of a person under the age of 16, oral copulation of a minor under 16, lewd

Mary's Kitchen and Pieology Pizza Raise Funds For The Homeless.

Show a flier and 15% of the tab goes to Mary's Kitchen homeless shelter - Nov 7

Alex Stouffer

Pieology Pizzeria will host an all-day fundraiser on Wednesday to help Mary’s Kitchen, a local homeless food and service center, to build a business sign.  

OCDA Press Release On Wolfe Charges

The official press release on the charges levied against former officer Joe Wolfe.

Alex Stouffer

This is the source document regarding Joe Wolfe's araignment and resulting charges from his involvement in the Kelly Thomas case. Wolfe faces up to four years in state prison on one felony count of involuntary manslaughter and one felony count of the use of excessive force, if convicted. A pre-trial is to take place on November 2nd of this year.  

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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

Local Karate Dojo is Victorious at the U.S. Karate Nationals

Fullerton locals make the U.S. Team for the Pan American Championship.

Alex Stouffer

The ancient art of karate has reached new heights in Fullerton! With the London Games less than a week away, local athletes are setting their sights on the 2020 Olympics, which will be held in Tokyo, Japan.  

A Fullertonian Among California Swing Dance Hall of Fame Finalists

The couple could be the twelfth such honorees.

Mark Stouffer

Lisa "Lee" (Kersten) Webb of Fullerton, along with her dance partner Essex Lina of Riverside, are among five couples from the entire state to be named finalists for the California Swing Dance Hall of Fame! What began as purely a hobby of social dancing resulted in career changes for both, and now they are being recognized for their impact and contribution to the dance world. Through their l

Green Bliss Hosts Upcoming Book Release: "How to Catch a Cloud"

Publishing company, Treehouse Bandits, present children with the secret to chasing their dreams.

Alex Stouffer

Treehouse Bandits, a specialty publishing house that produces inspiring stories for kids and kids at heart, is releasing a new book, “How to Catch a Cloud,” to follow the winsome “The Adventures of Super Bunny and Giant Cat Bear and Charlie.” Join eager fans for a special book release party on Thursday, August 16th from 7 to 10 p.m. at Green Bliss, an eco-friendly café located at 305 North Harb

Still frame from the original "Sound of Music"

Fullerton Children's Repertory Theater Premieres “The Sound of Music”

FCRT to celebrate three decades of performances with opening night gala commemorating new partnership with Hope International University in Fullerton.

Alex Stouffer

Fullerton Children’s Repertory Theater, Orange County’s longest-running, non-profit youth theater production company, marks its 30th year of performances next Wednesday (July 18) with an opening night gala celebrating its new partnership with Hope International University (HIU). The FCRT will host the reception following the premiere of FCRT’s summer production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s


Combat Paper Shares Soldier Experiences

The Muckenthaler features a new exhibition of art from veterans in the form of printmaking.

Alex Stouffer

Combat Paper is the latest exhibit to be featured at The Muck. Led by former soldier Drew Cameron, the upcoming show on Thursday, June 21st, uses printmaking to explore the experiences of military veterans in recent wars. The project began in 2007 as a series of workshops by Drew Cameron and artist Drew Matott as a way for returning soldiers to share experiences through art. In the workshops, v

Blues Bros. Save The Fox

Blues Brothers Save the Fox

This rhythm & blues revue sets to raise money for Fox Theatre's restoration.

Alex Stouffer

Preparations are almost complete for the MAVTV-sponsored 7th Hollywood in Fullerton celebration, themed “Blues Brothers Save the Fox: A Rhythm & Blues Revue.” The event, due to draw hundreds to the Historical Fox Fullerton Theatre on Saturday, June 23, is sure to be fun for all, with a variety of events from a silent auction to one of the first live stage performances to be held inside the thea

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

Seven MOTAL Volunteers to be honored by One OC

Alex Stouffer

Seven volunteers from the Museum of Teaching and Learning to be honored April 20 by One OC, at its “Spirit of Volunteerism” luncheon. Volunteers spent hundreds of hours leading fundraisers, establishing communication systems, attracting membership, preparing docents, creating a helpful and notable website, writing exemplary curriculum and providing financial leadership and management among

Transient Sex Offender Convicted And Sentenced For Sexually Assaulting 14-Year-Old Girl On Bus

Alex Stouffer

March 20, 2012 - A transient sex offender was convicted and sentenced to two years in state prison today for sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl on a bus by rubbing his erect penis against her after approaching her from behind. Curtis Michael Regulus, 40, pleaded guilty to two felony counts of lewd acts upon a 14-year-old child who is at least 10 years younger and one felony count of assault

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.

YWCA Makes Prom Dreams Come True!!!

Alex Stouffer

The YWCA North Orange County in conjunction with Kiss Products Inc., Soroptimist International of Fullerton, National Charity League of Fullerton, Kiki Prom and Evening Wear, Cal State Fullerton-HSSA Community Service, Elizabeth Jones, professional makeup artist, and Bella Dia Salon proudly announces its fourth annual Prom Project designed for senior high school girls to attend their prom in st

Chief Sellers Sets Retirement Date

Mark Stouffer

A press release from city hall today informs us that beleaguered Police Chief Michael Sellers has set a date for retirement. After many months of medical leave Sellers will be retiring on February 18th. The Chief has been on paid medical leave since August 9th due to an undisclosed medical condition.

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

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

Fullerton Resident appointed to Crime Stoppers Board

Alex Stouffer

Fullerton resident and Orange County private investigator, Justin D. Hodson, CPI has been appointed to the Board of Directors for the Orange County Crime Stoppers.