Do you recognize this photo? If so, Kath Johnson would like to know where it is. Her grandfather left her the image and she'd like to learn more about it. Send an email to Editor@Fullertonstories.com if you recognize this gas station.
Downtown's Villa Del Sol is one of many locations for the 2016 edition of the Day of Music Fullerton. DoMF takes place simultaneously with similar festivities, currently in more than 700 cities around the world – a global celebration of music-making. Click on the center arrow to hear Fiddlers on the Roof.
Fullerton Resident Jorge Calderon, age 18, was bullied in school and isolated at home, where he was raised by a single mother and had trouble relating to his four siblings. Read More
keep it cool this weekend! Fullerton Opens Colling Center at Community Center
In response to continued high temperatures that are expected to reach over 100 degrees in the coming days, the City of Fullerton has designated the Community Center as a "Cooling Center."
The “Cooling Center” will be activated on Sunday, June 19 and Monday, June 20 from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. and will be available to all residents.
The Fullerton Community Center is located at 340 W. Commonwealth Avenue across the street from Fullerton City Hall.
Please take precautions during a heat wave. The CDC gives the following recommendations:
Older adults (65 years and older), infants and children and people with chronic medical conditions are more prone to heat stress.
Air-conditioning is the number one protective factor against heat-related illness and death. During conditions of extreme heat, spend time in locations with air-conditioning such as shopping malls, public libraries, or public health sponsored heat-relief shelters in your area.
Get informed. Listen to local news and weather channels or contact your local public health department during extreme heat conditions for health and saf
Drink cool, nonalcoholic beverages and increase your fluid intake, regardless of your activity level.
For more information, please call the Fullerton Community Center at (714) 738-6575.
A 2,000-year-old lump of butter was found in an Irish bog. It might still be edible. Read more in Quartz!
Former California Secretary of Agriculture A.G. Kawamura of Orange County Produce, a family–run producer and shipper of locally grown produce, is the opening keynote speaker. His address is from 8-9:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 28, in the Meng Concert Hall in the university’s Clayes Performing Arts Center. Kawamura is co-chair of Solutions From the Land and serves on the boards of Agriculture and Natural Resources, a policy arm of the National Academy of Sciences’ Natural Resource Council, and the Western Growers Association.
Environmental journalist Marla Cone, senior editor/environment at National Geographic and author of “Silent Snow: The Slow Poisoning of the Arctic” — a finalist for the National Academies’ Communication Award, is to deliver the closing keynote from 4:15- 5:15 p.m. Wednesday, June 29, in the Meng Concert Hall. During her 30 years in journalism, Cone was senior environmental writer with the Los Angeles Times, editor-in-chief of Environmental Health News and has written for Scientific American. Read More
A NEWS COMMENTARY: by Gerald J.Brown --
In voting unanimously for a map creating five councilmanic districts that each contain a portion of the downtown business area, Fullerton City Council members cited the importance of Downtown as a commercial hub and a sort of inspirational font for families. The council members tossed aside the year’s work of their hired demographer, David Ely, who has been meeting for months with community members in an effort to design a voting-district map that will satisfy the requirements of the California Voting Rights Act. It has been designated Map 2B.
You may remember that a year or so ago Fullerton agreed to settle two lawsuits in which the city was accused of violating terms of the CVRA because our “at-large” method of electing City Council members in effect made it nearly impossible for any of our Latino or Korean citizens to get elected. Read More
Consider this: Volunteers can stop volunteering anytime and they cannot be held accountable because they serve only on their own terms.People who are paid are required to perform duties required to earn the income. Read More
It’s been four years since the university “threw the switch” for a photovoltaic installation on the rooftops of the Clayes Performing Arts Center, the Kinesiology and Health Science Building and the Eastside Parking Structure.
That 1.16 megawatt installation produces electricity equivalent to eliminating 5,180 passenger vehicles from the road annually and will do so over the next 25 years, saving the campus approximately $9 million in utility savings, said Willem Van der Pol, interim associate vice president for facilities planning and management. Read More
Schools to Provide Meals Through the Summer
From the Fullerton School District --
Every year when the school year ends, children who rely on school meals are at serious risk of going hungry. Hunger doesn’t take a vacation. This is where the Summer Feeding Program comes in and helps bridge the hunger gap. Free lunch will be available to all children, age 18 and under, at three of our school sites. No application, enrollment, or reservations required. Lunch will consist of a tasty entrée along with fresh summer produce. The Seamless Summer Feeding Program operates five days a week, Monday through Friday - June 6 through July 1, 2016, at Pacific Drive Elementary, 1501 W. Valencia Drive. Lunch will be served from 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. The Seamless Summer Feeding Program operates four days a week, Monday through Thursday - June 13 through July 7, 2016, at Richman Elementary, 700 S. Richman Ave. where lunch will be served from 12:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m., and at Valencia Park Elementary, 3441 W. Valencia Dr., where lunch will be served from 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Nutrition games or puzzles will also be provided free of charge to children who participate. Please visit our web page at fullertonsd.org/nutritionservices for more detailed information.