In a marathon City Council meeting the council heard opposing comments on homeless shelter plans.
In one of the longest Fullerton City Council meetings in recent memory, the panel delayed a decision Tuesday night on a multi-jurisdictional agreement that would set guidelines for an emergency homeless shelter close to an elementary school in east Fullerton. Council members like Mayor Pro Tem Doug Chaffee wanted this rewritten and brought back another time to show that a multi-jurisdiction
Pictures of art to be featured in the upcoming show at Magoski Complex
Two local service industry veterans talk about the art of tipping, the sluggish economy and what it takes to succeed in the service industry.
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?
Fullerton gallery owner and social activist, Stephan Baxter aims to fight discrimination in the Gay and Lesbian community (LGBT) by raising money for AIDS Walk OC and by proving to his father that Prop. 8 is wrong.
Fullerton gallery owner and social activist, Stephan Baxter aims to fight discrimination in the Gay and Lesbian community (LGBT) by raising money for AIDS Walk OC and by proving to his father that Prop. 8 is wrong. Co-Curator, Stephan Baxter, discusses
Whereabouts Unknown During Bombing Aftermath
Around 2:50 PM ET, during Boston Marathon's annual event, two bombs were detonated near the finish line at Copley Square in downtown Boston. Current suspects are unknown, while casualty figures listed by The Guardian report 3 deaths and over 100 injuries. According to Boston Marathon's site, seven participants from the city of Fullerton were registered in this years race out of 24,662 runne
What the council decided about benefits for future Members.
The Fullerton City Council is considering reducing benefits for future members and possibly taking them out of the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS) after a presentation by the City’s Human Resources department Tuesday. A significant portion of the compensation package is healthcare benefits, which exceeds the annual council stipend of $9,000 annually. However, all sittin
Fullerton Municipal Airport’s air traffic control tower will receive up to $50,000 temporary funding from the City’s general fund after a unanimous vote by the City Council Tuesday night. This means that the air traffic control tower, which was slated to close Sunday, April 7 by orders of the Federal Aviation Administration, will remain open for at least another month until the City finds a per
Love.Sex.Unity.Respect Premieres From Art With An Agenda On May 3rd
In a style similar to the globally familiar Coachella Music Festival posters, Art With An Agenda published an official lineup today of all artists collaborating in an upcoming show promoting marriage equality, Love.Sex.Unity.Respect. The exhibit includes a mix of contributors ranging from artists who regularly display works at the Magoski Colony, to members of the community who wanted a voi
The sequester cuts hit Fullerton Airports pilots.
Fullerton Municipal Airport’s air traffic control tower will be one of 11 in California that will shut down in April because of the sequestration cuts that started earlier this month. The Federal Aviation Administration released a list of 149 small air traffic control towers Friday, confirmation speculation that the city’s general aviation airport tower would be part of the chopping board.
A Decade Of Things 'Other Than The Ordinary'. Story by Ed Carrasco.
Update 6:44PM - From NBC Fullerton Municipal Airport’s air traffic control tower will receive up to $50,000 temporary funding from the City’s general fund after a unanimous vote by the City Council Tuesday night.
New questions about the approval process are aired at Monday's townhall meeting at the FPL.
East Fullerton residents and the County clashed at a town hall meeting Monday at the Fullerton Main Library over a proposed homeless shelter located in a former furniture store that would replace the current seasonal shelter at the Armory. Hundreds packed the library’s conference room with many arguing against the Orange County Board of Supervisors’ unanimous decision to purchase property a
Local Towing Businesses Claim Fullerton's RFP Reporting Is Flawed
Bids for a towing franchise agreement with the city will be looked into once again after last year’s process was delayed due to problems with how the selection process was evaluated by the Fullerton Police Department. The City Council unanimously directed staff on March 5th to find ways of re-opening the request for proposals (RFP) process. Staff had been unable to find an independent cons
A town hall meeting will discuss the proposed homeless shelter on Monday night.
The proposed homeless shelter close to Cal State Fullerton will be the subject of a town hall meeting Monday night at 6:30 p.m. the Fullerton Main Public Library. Many residents have been concerned about the Orange County Board of Supervisors’ unanimous decision in January to purchase a shopping center for $3.15 million dollars for a year-round emergency shelter and center for homeless fami
People of all ages converging in Amerige Court (West of Fullerton Museum Center)
A Town That Rose From Ashes Like The Phoenix
There's wasn't nearly enough time to check out the fine details of what Fukui, Fullerton's Sister City in Japan, has to offer. Fukui City became a municipality in 1889 as the capital of the prefecture bearing the same name. The region began its prosperity 1500 years ago when Emperor Keitai implemented a river improvement project to change what was swamp lands into fertile fields for growing
The city council sets the rules and rates for fireworks vendors.
Fullerton nonprofit organizations who want to raise funds by selling fireworks at one of 15 stands can apply for a lottery starting March 4. The guidelines also open up limited sales of fireworks within the city by 15 non-profit organizations ranging from churches to public schools. Fireworks booths in the city can sell “safe and sane” fireworks starting July 1. Hours of operation at standa
Series emphasizes cooking with seasonal and locally available ingredients.
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
SCRPA Seeks Sponsors For The Family Event Featuring 40+ Train Exhibits
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
Davis Barber Discusses What Fair & Balanced, Unbiased Journalism Means
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Voted In Unanimously By Council - Story by Ed Carrasco
Fullerton will now have a permanent police chief after the City Council Tuesday night unanimously appointed Dan Hughes to the position after months of intense debate over his candidacy. After the vote, Hughes received a standing ovation from the audience, with many of them speaking during public comment in favor of his appointment. The city has been without a permanent chief after the previ
Dan Hughes Still Appointed Unanimously As Official Chief
Former Fullerton Officer Benjamin Lira was the first to make a public comment on January 16th the night of Dan Hughes contractual confirmation to Chief of Police. Driving in from out of state to make an appearance during the meeting, Lira was accompanied by three large gentlemen who provided security in the council chambers, while a driver waited nearby at an undisclosed location. The following
Poor Info Can Lead to Poor Decisions
Fullerton officials did not get enough information from state and federal officials about a hoax that started as a potential plutonium scare in Downtown last week, Mayor Bruce Whitaker told the Fullertonian. “We were given sketchy information about the type of threat that it was and we were warned to keep this under wraps or from saying anything publicly,” he said days after The Fullertonia
Ricky Stauffer's Photos Led Us to An Anaheim FD Report
Last Friday, January 4th, during Fullerton’s monthly art walk an operation was dispatched involving multiple law enforcement agencies to the Fullerton Police Department. An informant for DHS placed a tip that he was in possession of plutonium, which turned out to be false. I was first informed of this by Michelle Kearney and Marlena Carrillo when walking back to my car on Amerige
A District 65 Press Release
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
In a show that's been pulled together in the time frame of about two weeks, dozens of supporters have made generous donations to help assist vintage shop owner Mike Atta in raising funds for treating cancer which has spread throughout the man's kidneys and lungs. Featured at Hibbleton tonight, Friday January 4th, is a culmination of punk rock posters, albums, and original works of art that ce
On December 23rd at 10:12 AM a comment was made on The Fullertonian page through Facebook from a profile claiming to be Craig Bradley. The profile seemed to be pretty sparse, as if just created. We recently validated the post on January 3rd through Fullerton Police Public Information Officer Jeff Stuart, and this letter did indeed come from the retired officer himself regarding the claims Offic
City Manager Joe Felz has been authorized to enter contract negotiations.
A wave of support was given to Dan Hughes in the council chambers during the meeting on December 19th, even from public speakers and council members who didn't believe it was the right time to appoint a new chief. On one side of the argument, Dan Hughes supporters state that he had done a great job in his +10 month period as the Acting Chief of Fullerton PD. If the city of Fullerton would open t
Officer Lira Points To The Nordell House Raid As a Consequence of Nepotism Within FPD
On October 20th 2010, Robyn Nordell and her family had a mistaken encounter with FPD when the department's narcotics unit mistakenly raided their home in search of a parollee living near by. Confusion from the officers on the address happened when officers raided Nordell's house from the rear entrance. The correct address was West of her house's location. According to Ben Lira, the officer
Five Suspects Flee From A Jewelry Store Robbery And Wind Up At CSUF.
In the most recent reports from NBC News an alleged robbery of a jewelry store that originated in Moreno Valley has led to a high speed pursuit of a group of suspects that fled on foot through CSUF Campus. One suspect hijacked a car off Nutwood and continued a pursuit through Compton until he abondoned the car in Watts. Police apprehended the suspect shortly after in a baseball field at Imp
Bennefit Concert To Be Hosted At The Echoplex
A respected member of the Fullerton community has been diagnosed with cancer which has recently spread to his lungs. Mike Atta is not only the co-owner of Out of Vogue, but also a Pioneer of the OC Punk scene. In his youth, Mike and his brothers formed a band called The Middle Class, which printed their first album in 78' entitled "Out of Vogue".
I had the opportunity of getting an advance copy of Dan Jocye's latest publication titled The War of the Soul. This book was originally composed as a series of poems created as therapy during a difficult time occupying a mental hospital. The book appears religious at first glance, because there are 150 psalms printed inside. For those of you who are not the religious type I encourage you to look
Jennifer Fitzgerald and Jan Flory take their seats on the Council, while Bruce Whitaker and Doug Chaffee are Mayor and Mayor Pro Tem respectively.
Fullerton conducted its annual changing of the guard Tuesday night as the City Council added two new members and a new Mayor and Mayor Pro Tem. City Clerk Lucinda Williams swore in newcomers Jennifer Fitzgerald and Jan Flory as well as incumbent Council Member Bruce Whitaker for a term that ends in 2016. Fitzgerald and Flory replace Mayor Sharon Quirk-Silva, who is now a State Assemblywoman an
Ben Lira speaks to the Fullertonian about his experience at the Fullerton Police Department
Your browser does not support the audio element. This is the raw audio from our interview with officer Ben Lira from the Fullerton Police Department. We are presenting it unedited because we think the citizens should have access to this information. Lira alleged to KFI on Thursday, November 29th, that Officer Dan Hughes played a key r
A Look From Inside Sharon Quirk-Silva's Campaign For State Assembly.
At a Fullerton Museum opening party last summer, Mayor Sharon Quirk-Silva requested my help in her campaign to take over the 65th Assembly District of California. This newly redrawn district encompasses a large swath of North Orange County: Fullerton, Buena Park, La Palma, Cypress, Stanton, and western Anaheim. Our Mayor, who has been an elementary school teacher for more than a quarter of
The first allegations regarding corruption within FPD to come from a cop themselves.
KFI began reporting yesterday, Thursday November 29th, on a letter that had been sent to City Manager Joe Felz by Fullerton officer Benjamin Lira. Within the letter below, Lira alleges misconduct that has been occuring with the higher ups at FPD including Acting Captain Dan Hughes who is at the top of the list to become the new permanent Chief of Fullerton Police Department: From: Ben
Book Drive to benefit the Toys for Tots Literacy Program and Boys & Girls Clubs Press Release Dec 16 2012 picture with santa
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.
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.
The candidates are neck and neck as ballot counting goes into the final week.
With 109,889 ballots counted so far the race between incumbent city council member Travis Kiger and former city council member Jan Flory is still down to the wire.
Mario Ramirez's Oaxacan Experience
As I walked inside Restaurante El Fortin I could not help but to feel like I was stepping into an authentic Oaxacan establishment. The traditional sounds of Oaxacan music welcomed me,while colorful walls and the smell of spices blended with freshly-made tortillas transported me to a Mexican countryside.
Chuck Ketter Directs A Play That Explores Relationships At The Dawn of Electricity.
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.
The Karate Instructor/Youth Soccer Coach Faces 255 Years To Life.
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
Whitaker & Fitzgerald secure council seats while Kiger leads by narrow margin against Flory.
1:52 AM: All the precincts have reported their results and Mayor Pro Tem Whitaker and candidate Fitzgerald are comfortably winning while Kiger squeaked into third place. Since his lead against Flory is very slim, expect a recount in the coming days. This election also produced two stunning upsets. Measure M, the West Coyote Hills referendum, crashed and burned with 60.5 percent of voters re
Show a flier and 15% of the tab goes to Mary's Kitchen homeless shelter - Nov 7
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.
What should be done with Fullerton's largest open space?
In the northwest corner of Fullerton, 560 acres of rolling hills, cacti, birds located on dormant oil fields have become one of the City’s most hotly debated issues this election. On Tuesday, voters will decide on Measure W, which, if passes, would let Fullerton move forward with a development agreement with landowner Chevron and its Pacific Coast Homes division. This would mean that 760 ho
Who builds our local propaganda machine?
Yesterday I talked to a friend of mine in downtown Fullerton about who he will cast his vote for tomorrow. He said that he would be voting for Jan Flory because he didn't want Tony Bushala's "puppets" sitting on the city council. The city of Fullerton, not just the city council or even the city government, but the city as a whole is on the verge of a major turning point in its development.
Joseph Mahon Re-Invents An American Staple Taken For Granted.
Burger Parlor's owner, Joseph Mahon, has mastered the art of burger making. Cited by critics for his ability to do the simple things very well, Mahon began focusing on the simplicity of burger building after hosting a successful weekly event titled “Burger Mondays” at Bastide in West Hollywood. Burger Parlor's introduction to Fullerton was originally established as a pop up that rented space fr
Marlena Carrillo claims that a boy whose mother filmed her during event hit her in the back of the neck.
A Fullerton activist has been the victim of an assault in front of the Fullerton police station during the Fullerton Police Department’s Open House Saturday, October 20.
Greenhouse Cafe opens its second location inside library's expansion wing.
There's a new cafe in town and it will be open for business this Saturday.
Council votes 3-2 in tabling negotiations with Acting Chief Dan Hughes indefinitely.
Dan Hughes will remain as acting Fullerton Police Chief after the City Council narrowly voted 3-2 to table indefinitely a motion to make his position permanent at a raucous Tuesday meeting. Hughes has been acting chief since January, when the previous acting chief, Kevin Hamilton, retired. Hughes and Hamilton took over from previous police chief Michael Sellers, who went on a medical leave
Council will decide on whether or not to begin negotiations with Acting Chief Dan Hughes Tuesday.
Various community members seeking justice for police beating victim Kelly Thomas will stage a protest in front of City Hall and speak during the City Council meeting Tuesday over an agenda item relating to Acting Police Chief Dan Hughes.