By Tim Tuttle/For Fullertonstories.com -- Frank Romero has a body of work that stretches over 40 years. The 75-year-old, born and raised in the Boyle Heights area of Los Angeles and a lover of all things indigenous to southern California—Mexican-American culture, customized cars cruising on Whittier Boulevard and palm trees—is probably most famous for his 1984 mural “Going to the Olympics.”
It was located on block wall on Highway 101 between Los Angeles and Alameda Streets in downtown Los Angeles. Sadly, it’s gone, painted over several years ago because of graffiti, but Romero has done a downsized version of it, painted on a 12-foot canvas. It shouldn’t surprise anyone who knows Romero that it had five cars going single-file, each of them separated by four palm trees. Read More
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Laine Huffman, hitting .328 as the starting shortstop for Long Beach State’s No. 8-nationally ranked baseball team, can smile now about being cut from Servite High’s baseball program in his freshman and sophomore years. It was undoubtedly a painful experience, one many athletes would have found so crushing they would have walked away from the sport.
“It wasn’t easy,” Huffman said. “It’s a funny thing that happened and it makes me appreciate everything that is happening. It’s definitely a dream season. I put in all the work I needed. It made me work harder and stay ready. I knew my chance would come.” Read More
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Just in time for summer a new and exciting taco restaurant brings a unique taste of traditional tacos to Fullerton residents.
From the outside, the restaurant seems always busy and as though it does not have to attract more customers with a flashy banner or menu specials. The restaurant is for locals especially the many Cal State Fullerton students living nearby. Read More
a message from the Fullerton School District Nutrition Services Department
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 six of our school sites. No application, enrollment, or reservations required. Lunch will consist of a tasty entrée along with fresh summer produce. For more information on the Seamless Summer Feeding Program serving sites, dates and times please visit our Department page at fullertonnutrition.org or your home school for a flyer. Thank you and have a wonderful summer.
Naked Mole Rats can survive 20 minutes without oxygen. Read about it in Quartz.
VIctims of Violence Clothesline Project at Fullerton College
More than 1,000 multicolored t-shirts hang on clotheslines across Orange County colleges and universities through the Orange County Clothesline Project this year, with each shirt telling a different story and expressing the emotions, pictures, stories and messages of individual victims of crime. This moving testament to courage and survival speaks in high volume on behalf of victims who have sought help from nonprofit Community Service Programs (CSP) Sexual Assault Victim Services and Victim Assistance Programs. On Tuesday, April 18, 2017, CSP joined Fullerton College for its Clothesline Project installation.
The Clothesline Project installation at Fullerton College also featured a Men's Walk where men, including Fullerton College President Greg Schulz, Ed.D., staff and students, marched in high heels throughout the quad to show empathy while taking a stand against sexual violence. (Story provided by Reveille, Inc.. Video by FullertonStories.com - there is no audio, btw)
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Photography by Ricardo Zapata
Fullerton College inducted 12 former athletes and coaches into its Athletic Hall of Fame on Friday, April 7, with an on-campus dinner and ceremony attended by 300 including nine of the inductees.Two of the inductees, Dave Wilson and Steve Kiefer, reached the highest levels of professional sports in the United States and credited the coaching and experience gained at Fullerton in with key roles in them playing in the NFL and Major League baseball, respectively.Wilson played quarterback at Katella, where he set single-game (278 yards) and season (1,358) records.
Introducing: Super(fluous) Episode 4
Super(fluous) is about super heroes in a world filled with super heroes--a story of three aspiring super heroes/roommates trying to make their mark fighting crime when they can barely hold down a job, get a date or manage their powers.