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City of Fullerton Signs Historic MOU with Korean Investors and Traders Association (KITA)
December 15, 2014A delegation of eight VIPs including the Presidents of Hyundai Corporation, USA and LG International (America) were in Fullerton to sign a historic Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the City of Fullerton and the Korean Investors and Traders Association (KITA) on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. at the Fullerton Museum Center, 301 North Pomona Avenue, Fullerton, CA 92832.


“Spark of Love” Toy Drive in Dire Need for Toys for Needy Children
December 16, 2014"Toy donations are way down this year, the lowest I've seen in several years," commented Julie Kunze, Deputy Fire Chief and Fire Marshall in the City of Fullerton. "Currently the warehouse doesn't have enough toys to fill the requests for needy children."

Every year during the month of December, the Orange County Toy Collaborative and the firefighters from all over Orange County join their counterparts across the county in appealing to citizens to donate new, unwrapped toys or sports equipment to ensure every underprivileged child receives a gift.


Fullerton and Brea to Form a Joint Powers Authority
December 15, 2014The Cities of Brea and Fullerton are one step closer to forming a Joint Powers Authority (JPA) for shared fire services due to special legislation (SB1251) sponsored by Senator Bob Huff with bi-partisan approval by the California State Assembly. The bill, signed into law by Gov. Brown in August, provides a legislative foundation for Brea and Fullerton to continue its successful cost-saving service model.


Holiday Trash and Tree Pick Up Schedule
December 11, 2014MG Disposal will be closed on Christmas Day. Trash collection will be delayed by one day if your regular collection falls on or after the holiday. Holiday trees will be collected on your regular collection day beginning Monday, December 29 through Friday, January 9. For more information, please contact MG Disposal at (714) 238-2444 or go to http://www.mgdisposal.net/index.aspx?site=mg&page_handler=holiday


Fullerton City Hall Winter Holiday Schedule
December 10, 2014Fullerton City Hall will operate on the following Winter Holiday Schedule:
  • Monday, December 22, 2014 – OPEN regular hours
  • Tuesday, December 23, 2014 – OPEN regular hours
  • Wednesday, December 24, 2014 – CLOSED
  • Thursday, December 25, 2014 – CLOSED
  • Friday, December 26, 2014 – CLOSED
  • Monday, December 29, 2014 – CLOSED
  • Tuesday, December 30, 2014 – CLOSED
  • Wednesday, December 31, 2014 – CLOSED
  • Thursday, January 1, 2014 – CLOSED
  • Friday, January 2, 2015 – CLOSED per regular alternating Friday closure schedule
  • Monday, January 5, 2014 – OPEN regular hour
Emergency city services such as police and fire protection will be unaffected by the closure, and city maintenance crews will be on standby in case of emergencies.

Free Sand and Sandbags Available
December 9, 2014
In anticipation of a relatively strong storm, the City of Fullerton will be providing sandbags/sand to residents.

Residents will be required to fill the bags on their own with a limit of 15 bags per person.

Sandbags and sand will be distributed at Fire Station No. 1 at 312 E. Commonwealth Ave (corner of Lemon) in Fullerton.

Fullerton Fire Fighters Appeal for Toys for Needy Children
December 2, 2014Santa is looking for your help. The Orange County Toy Collaborative and the Fullerton Firefighters are joining their counterparts across the county in appealing to citizens to donate new, unwrapped toy or sports equipment to ensure every underprivileged child receives a gift.

The Collaborative, through their warehouse, supports the holiday toy drives of numerous nonprofit organizations, including the Orange County Firefighters' "Spark of Love Toy Drive," the Marine Corps’ “Toys for Tots,” Orange County Social Services’ “Operation Santa Claus” and the St. Vincent de Paul holiday charities programs.

City of Fullerton Announces New Director of Community Development
December 2, 2014Karen Haluza, current Interim Executive Director of the Planning and Building Agency at the City of Santa Ana, has accepted the appointment as the City of Fullerton's new Director of Community Development. She will start on December 15.


City of Fullerton Announces Notice of Reorganization
December 2, 2014At its December 2, 2014 meeting, the Fullerton City Council reorganized as follows:

Greg Sebourn, Mayor

Jennifer Fitzgerald, Mayor Pro Tem

Doug Chaffee, Council Member

Jan Flory, Council Member

Bruce Whitaker, Council Member


Water Usage in Fullerton Down from Last Year
November 14, 2014Water usage on property owned or maintained by the City of Fullerton is down 12% from July through September of 2014 when compared with the same period in 2013, said Dave Schickling, the city's water systems manager.

Great Music to Ring in New Year at ‘First Night’ Fullerton
November 12, 2014The smooth sounds of James Intveld will usher us into the New Year as the main stage performer for the 23rd Annual "First Night Fullerton" New Year's Eve party! Performance times will be at 8:00, 9:30 and 11:00 p.m.

“First Night” is the city’s annual New Year’s Eve party, offering family oriented, alcohol-free activities at numerous locations in the streets, sidewalks and buildings in Fullerton’s historic downtown.

“Where Children Sleep: Photographs by James Mollison” to Open at Fullerton Museum
October 22, 2014Celebrating Children will be the theme as visitors to the Fullerton Museum Center will get a unique look at children from many different countries in their latest exhibit, "Where Children Sleep: Photographs by James Mollison" which opens Saturday, November 22, 2014 through January 25, 2015.

Update on West Coyote Hills
October 17, 2014
I would like to provide an update on the Path Forward plan announced at the April 15 City Council meeting pertaining to the future of the West Coyote Hills property.

The Path Forward plan was the result of talks between Pacific Coast Homes, the Friends of Coyote Hills, Open Coyote Hills and the City. It called for Pacific Coast Homes to sell the Coyote Hills property if the parties can agree on a fair price and reasonable terms.

I am happy to report that there has been a considerable amount of progress.

First, the City and the interested parties are focused on acquisition of the planned development area – known as Neighborhood 2 – which is adjacent to the City-owned Robert E. Ward Nature Preserve. This newly preserved land would combine with existing open space to double the size of the Ward Preserve. This represents a significant increase in contiguous open space that will benefit the residents of Fullerton.

Second, discussions are also focused on establishing clear parameters to acquire all or a portion of the remainder of the site if funds are available.

Lastly, as part of the Path Forward plan, Pacific Coast Homes has filed a revised development application with the City that is currently being processed. If approved, implementation of the development plans would be delayed for a reasonable yet definitive amount of time. This will allow additional time for interested parties to locate funding sources to acquire the land.

I am optimistic today that these acquisition discussions – which have now lasted 16 months – will lead to a significant increase in land preservation. I want to thank all the parties involved in helping to move this issue along toward a positive outcome.

New Video from the Association of California Cities
October 17, 2014
Fullerton City Council member, Jennifer Fitzgerald was one of those featured in this newest video from the Association of California Cities: "Pulbic Policy From the Ground Up."
Link: http://vimeo.com/105620594


Fullerton Celebrates OktoBOOfest
October 8, 2014Celebrate OktoBOOfest in downtown Fullerton punctuated by the last day of the 2014 Fullerton Market season on Thursday, October 30! Located at the Downtown Fullerton Plaza and Wilshire Avenue, an array of fun fall festivities along with food vendors, fresh produce, crafts vendors and a pre-decorated pumpkin contest will cheer the hearts of the young and old.


Fullerton City Hall Closed in Observance of Veterans Day
October 8, 2014Fullerton City Hall will be closed Tuesday, Nov. 11, in observance of the Veterans Day holiday. City Hall will be open on Monday, November 10 and will reopen at 7 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 12.


Last Chance to See Exhibit
September 24, 2014"Ferry Cross the Mersey: The British Invasion and Six Strings as Canvas: Art Guitars from the Fender Custom Shop" exhibits which opened on August 16 will be coming to a close on Sunday, November 9. Admissions to the exhibits are free for members of the Fullerton Museum Center, and $4 for the general public, $3 students and senior 65 +, $1 children 6-12 free for children 5 and under.


“Stroller Brigade” at Fullerton Museum
September 24, 2014Parents looking for new adventures to share with their young children are invited to join "The Stroller Brigade" running now through November 5, 2014 at the Fullerton Museum Center.

The Museum Center welcomes parents – and grandparents who baby-sit – to visit the museum Wednesdays morning to view the newest exhibits, Ferry Cross the Mersey: The British Invasion and Six Strings as Canvas: Art Guitars from the Fender Custom Shop.


New Law Gives Bicyclist 3 Feet of Safety
September 22, 2014Beginning September 16, 2014, drivers must give people riding bikes at least 3 feet of clearance when passing in the same direction.

The new law, AB-1371, is designed to reduce car-bicycle crashes by reminding drivers to give bicyclists more safe space when passing.


“Haunted Tours” Offer Spirited Look into Fullerton
September 9, 2014A hauntingly good time is in the offing when the Fullerton Museum Center's popular "Haunted Fullerton Walking Tours" return for their 14th season in September.

Tours will be given Wednesday and Thursday evenings Sept. 17 through Nov. 6, with a special Halloween tour planned Oct. 31. Due to popularity, the tours book up fast, and persons interested in participating are strongly advised to get their registrations in early.

Learn more about the West Nile Virus
August 6, 2014Learn more about what the West Nile Virus and what you can do by going to the Orange County Vector Control District website at: http://www.ocvcd.org/wnv3.php

Update from Fullerton Police on Car to Car Shooting on 91/5 Fwy
August 5, 2014Update on August 4th car-to-car shooting at approximately 4:30 pm

Symposium on the Impact of Oil Extraction in North Orange County
August 5, 2014The Symposium will feature experts in the fields of seismology, hydrogeology, air quality, and environmental geology who will speak to the potential impact of oil pumping – including fracking – on our groundwater, earthquake hazard, and water quality. For more information: http://bit.ly/1obQx62

Live Video Streaming:

This symposium will be live streamed via http://titancom.fullerton.edu/broadcast/LiveWebTV_comm_flash.html
You can also view with a mobile device using the iFullerton app for Android and Apple devices.
This program will be also cablecast live on the Titan channel:
Time Warner Cable channel 15-202 (in Fullerton) and some of the participating cities in Orange County (Check with T.W.C.)
AT&T-Uverse (Southern California) Channel 99/City of Santa Ana/TitanTV Channel CSUF


“Dog Days of Summer” Talent Show
August 4, 2014If your pooch kisses like there's no tomorrow, eats like he has just gotten off a diet, or bears a striking resemblance to you, the Fullerton Museum Center would like to have a talk with you.

Dogs of all shapes, sizes and talents are being sought for the museum’s annual "Dog Days of Summer" talent show and competition set for Thursday, August 7 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.


Two New Exhibits at the Fullerton Museum Center
July 29, 2014The Fullerton Museum Center will be opening two new exhibits entitled, Ferry Cross the Mersey: The British Invasion and Six Strings as Canvas: Art Guitars from the Fender Custom Shop, on Saturday, August 16, 2014 from 6:00-9:00 p.m. This exhibit will be open to the public through November 9, 2014. The opening reception will be include refreshments from The Olde Ship British Pub and Restaurant, live entertainment including a performance by guitarist, Rusty Anderson, a curator's talk and more.


Fullerton Senior Club to host ‘Aloha Summer Social’ Happy Hour
July 28, 2014The Fullerton Senior Club will raise a glass to summer when it hosts a "Aloha Summer Social" happy hour on Thursday, July 31. The festivities will take place from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the Fullerton Community Center located at 340 W. Commonwealth Ave., two blocks west of Harbor Boulevard, in Amerige Park.

Fullerton Community Center Offers Money Management Class
July 28, 2014Managing your money to make sure it lasts can be a daunting and often confusing task. Thanks to the Fullerton Community Center, help is on the horizon thanks to "It's Your Money," a free eight-week money management course starting Thursday, September 11.


Capital Improvement Projects now Online
July 25, 2014
The City of Fullerton has published a website that will provide updates on the capital improvements projects in the city as part of the additional $10 million approved in the 2014-15 fiscal budget.

Find out which streets are under construction in Fullerton and how the city continues to make road and water repairs and upgrades a priority throughout the year. Visit: Tax Dollars at Work for more information.

Fullerton’s “Concert in the Park” Series with the cool sounds of “Kulayd”
July 24, 2014Lovers of vocal harmony will be in for a treat as "Kulayd" performs at the Fullerton Parks and Recreation Department's popular outdoor summer concert series Wednesday, July 30.


Fullerton’s “Concert in the Park” Series with the smooth sounds of “James Intveld”
July 23, 2014The smooth sounds of John Intveld as he performs at the Fullerton Parks and Recreation Department's popular outdoor summer concert series Wednesday, August 6.


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