Time: Friday, April 29 · 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Location: Marconi Automotive Museum 1302 Industrial Dr. Tustin, CA
You are invited to join us for a special evening of wine tasting, gourmet food, and live entertainment… surrounded by beautiful and exotic cars at the Marconi Auto Museum. The festive evening will also include a high heel “stiletto strut”, tables full of silent auction items, an exciting live auction, and slot car racing. Our Master of Ceremonies, Michele Gile, award-winning news reporter from KCAL 9 and CBS 2 will lead the way to “heel hunger” by putting our best foot forward.
With food stamps, children nutrition programs and other anti-hunger and poverty programs at risk, our Orange County Food Bank has join forces with those OC Newport ladies to put on a fun event that involves fast cars, high heels and 8 top chefs cooking their hearts out with a great supply of wine and happiness. Go to www.ocfoodbank.org to party at the “Race to Heel Hunger” at Marconi Automotive Museum in Tustin on Friday, April 29th, 2011 from 6-9 p.m.
How about a four course dinner, wine tasting and dancing the night away to the sounds of Phil Shane? Sound good? Well it should sound even better knowing that all proceeds will help send kids to camp. Contact us at 714-647-6591 if you would like to attend.
Shane, a Mississippi native, has traveled thoughout the United States and now calls Vegas his home. His high energy, non-stop performance has been dazzling audiences on the Strip as well as Southern California where he is dubbed “The Lounge King” and “Lounge God.”
With a repertoire of over 2,000 songs and styles ranging from Sinatra to Bon Jovi and John Cash to Kid Rock there is hardly a request he doesn’t welcome. Entertaining is his life and his enthusiasm is contagious which brings audiences coming back for more. This one-man showman brings as much sound and energy to rival any band. His voice throws you from a personal visit with Elvis to a Hot August Night with Neil. He has the magnetism to improvise on the entertainer of your choice, with a hook that will have you forgoing the original and hearing your tune in Phil style from that moment on.
To order tickets please call the Santa Ana Police Athletic & Activity League (SAPAAL) or contact Irma De Santiago by cell at 949-295-2510 or by email at email@example.com. Click here to RSVP via Facebook.
When: Saturday, February 26 · 5:30pm – 11:00pm
Where: Location Pythian Hall, 399 El Camino Real, Old Town Tustin
Sponsored by: Santa Ana Police Athletic & Activity League
The Soroptimist International of Santa Ana-Tustin is holding a $1,000 raffle fundraiser, according to the O.C. Register. The winner of the raffle will be drawn during the Young Women of Achievement luncheon at noon on April 14.
The event raises money for the club’s service projects, including a Young Women of Achievement monthly luncheon, prevention of human trafficking, Casa Theresa and The Villa. For more information contact President Jennifer Fryhoff via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or 714-342-1764.
The Santa Ana/Tustin Club supports women’s issues in a variety of ways.
They support Soroptimist International and Soroptimist International of the Americas (“SIA”) by annually contributing financially to national and global issues that affect women. For example, after Hurricane Katrina in 2005, SIA contributed $10,000 to the American Red Cross and $10,000 to the Louisiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence.
They also honor one outstanding high school senior girl from 13 high schools within the Santa Ana and Tustin Unified School Districts each month at their signature program, the Young Woman of Achievement luncheon.
The Soroptimist International of Santa Ana-Tustin meets monthly, on each third Thursday of the month, at 5:30 pm, at IHOP, located at 1001 E. Seventeenth St., in Santa Ana.
Their projects include:
- Career Beginnings Mentoring Program
- Latino Health Access
- Mercy House for Abused Women
- Probation Community Action Association
- Scholarships for Santa Ana College
- WISE Place Hotel for Women
- Santa Ana Education Foundation
- Tustin Public Schools Foundation
Upcoming events include Brunch with the Easter Bunny, on Saturday, March 31, from 11:30 am—1 pm, at the Tustin Area Senior Center, located at 200 South C Street, in Tustin, right next to Peppertree Park.
This is a fun way for the family to spend together on a Saturday!
For $7.00 per person (no charge under 2 years) you get a picture with the Easter Bunny, food, entertainment, crafts and so much fun!
For more information or for tickets, please e-mail Jennifer Fryhoff at jfryhoff @yahoo.com or call at (714) 734-0939.
Proceeds will go to local women and girls community programs.
The Business Alliance of Orange County is inviting Santa Ana businesses, residents and the surrounding communities to its 2-day holiday boutique at the Clifton C. Miller Community Center, 300 Centennial Way, Tustin. The free event will open from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on December 10 (Friday) and 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on December 11 (Saturday), according to the Examiner.
Businesses and residents are encouraged to support 60 local talented artisans, crafters and vendors by attending this event and purchasing handcrafted items for holiday giving.
On Friday, the community can also enjoy the many holiday festivities the City of Tustin has to offer including various family entertainment, a visit by Santa, and the official Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony.
On Saturday, a professional photographer will take your picture with Santa for a small donation which will benefit the Miss Tustin Scholarship Program. The public can also meet Miss Tustin, Sarah Salazar, and her Court. The very talented Miss Salazar will be entertaining our guests on Saturday—a special holiday attraction you would not want to miss.
BAOC’s 2-Day Holiday Boutique is the shopping event of the season for Orange County. With 60+ artisans, crafters and vendors, we’re sure you’ll find the perfect gift items for your holiday gift giving such as antiques and holiday collectibles; custom-painted birdhouses; wearable art; clay pots and cabinets; baby items; candles and soaps; cooking supplies; holiday decorations and stocking stuffers; floral decorations and accessories; gourmet dipping oils; incredible edibles; embroidery; greeting cards; hair accessories; fashion jewelry, purses and accessories; hand painted linens and ornaments; skin care products; unique picture frames; scarves, blankets and afghans; photography products and services; unique one-of-a-kind gift baskets; and many more!
For more information on the Business Alliance of Orange County (BAOC), call 714-669-0763.
Back to Natives Restoration, in a cooperative agreement with the United States Forest Service in the Cleveland National Forest, will lead a hands-on habitat restoration training course. This successful program is now in its fourth year. For more information or to RSVP, call 949-509-4787 or send an email to email@example.com.
Participants will learn how to remove invasive non-native plant species using tools rather than herbicides. They will learn how to keep themselves and others safe in the field, how to manage restoration volunteers, and how to identify native and non-native plants. Graduates are eligible to lead volunteer groups in the National Forest.
WHO: Volunteers and staff from all land managers, wild land agencies, organizations and non-profits are welcome to participate, and then share their new knowledge and skills with others. Community members who are not yet volunteers, but who have an interest in habitat restoration are also welcome.
WHEN: the series of classes begins on December 2, 2010, from 6 – 8:30PM. There are 12 classes total: 5 Thursdays from 6 – 8:30PM, and 7 Saturdays from 9:00 to 2:00PM, in 2010 & 2011. The series ends on February 12, 2011.
WHY: Nationwide, invasive plants cost us an estimated $33 billion per year. Invasive plants degrade wildlife habitat – they are the second-greatest threat to endangered species, after habitat destruction.
Habitat restoration is a means of sustaining the diversity of life on Earth and reestablishing healthy ecosystems. Successful habitat restoration ensures that native species are protected while non-native species are removed with minimal impact.
WHERE: Lecture classes are at the REI store in Tustin. Field classes occur throughout the Cleveland National Forest in Orange County, and in Mason Regional Park in Irvine.
The Santa Ana Chamber of Commerce is hosting a ribbon cutting this Wednesday, Sept. 15, from 5:00 – 7:00 pm, at the new offices of ING, at 2552 Walnut Ave. #210, in Tustin.
- Help us launch a new local business office
- Meet & greet fellow Chamber members
- Members $10, Guests $15 (No RSVPs—pay at door)
- Complimentary food & soft drinks—bring a raffle prize for added exposure!
- Click here for more info.
“Orange County public schools will receive $1.7 million in federal stimulus funds, via the Enhancing Education Through Technology grant, this month to improve technology in the classroom, the latest round of grant money to flow to local schools under President Barack Obama’s $787 billion stimulus package,” according to the O.C. Register.
Here is a rundown of the local schools benefiting from these contributions:
- Nova Academy Early College High $1,129
- Orange County High School of the Arts $845
- Orange County Educational Arts Academy $2,829
- El Sol Santa Ana Science and Arts Academy $3,192
- Santa Ana Unified $388,583
- Garden Grove Unified $276,563
- Orange Unified $86,120
- Tustin Unified $34,130
- Irvine Unified $29,231
What a nice way to end the week!
Here is a delicious opportunity to help the Santa Ana Zoo. If you have dinner tonight at the Rubio’s Fish Taco restaurants located either at the Block of Orange or at the Tustin Marketplace, 20% of the proceeds will go to the zoo if you present the flier atop this post.
The location at the Tustin Marketplace is located at 2955 El Camino Real. The location at the Block is at 20 City Blvd.
This event will raise money for the Orange County Chapter of the American Association of Zoo Keepers.
WISEPLACE GUILD HOSTS 2ND ANNUAL ‘FOR THE LOVE OF WISEPLACE’ BENEFIT
Fundraiser celebrates the programs recent graduates
WHEN: Sunday, July 25 from 1:30 – 4:00 p.m.
WHAT: WISEPlace is a non-profit organization that offers housing and support services for homeless women who are committed to changing their lives. The Steps to Independence Program provides support services to these women such as individual and group counseling, resume writing, interviewing support, affordable housing assistance and more.
Claire Heath, founder of Divine Choices, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping sexual abuse victims, will host the event.
The event will feature musical guest Yve Evans, speeches and testimonials by WISEPlace graduates and staff, a catered lunch, and a chance drawing.
COST: Cost is $40 per ticket purchased in advance and $50 for tickets purchased at door.
Vendors to include: The Bag Lady, Suzy Shoozies and Monavie.
WHERE: 11542 Cielo Place, North Tustin, CA
Women who have graduated from WISEPlace’s Steps to Independence Program, a transitional living program for homeless women, will speak at the event.
WISEPlace has an 85 year history of offering resources for Orange County women and children. Initially the South Orange County YWCA, the agency has provided housing and support services for homeless women since 1987. WISEPlace meets basic needs such as housing, food, clothing, physical and emotional nourishment, as well as vocational and life-skills training. The Hotel for Women is one of the only transitional housing programs in Orange County that accepts women who do not have dependent children with them. A WISEPlace second stage program, Positive Step, provides extended housing for up to two years for program graduates.
Wiseplace is located at 1411 N. Broadway, in Santa Ana.
OCTA Central County Corridor Major Investment Study (CCCMIS) Update: Board Approves Open Houses and Next SWG Meeting Set for June 23
The open houses will take place in Garden Grove (northern segment of study area), Fountain Valley (central/southern segment) and Tustin (eastern segment).
As you are aware, the list of projects – along with policy, technical and public feedback – will serve to develop a recommended LPS, which, in turn, will be presented to the Board for final approval in August.
Consistent with policy direction, the open houses will consist of informational stations which will serve to: Continue reading
Broadway Education Center, through the Close Up Foundation, is pleased to announce our second trip to Washington, D.C. Our school is part of the ACCESS program, which provides educational options to “at-risk”, foster, homeless, parenting and incarcerated youth.
You can help raise money for the D.C. trip by getting your car washed this Saturday!
Saturday June 12, 2010 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
621 W 1st, Tustin, Ca (map)
Our students want to wash your car!!
Please let us get that dirt off your vehicle!
It is a real shame that the folks who produce the Memorial Day events at Santa Ana Cemetery and at Fairhave Memorial Park can’t work together and hold their events at different times. Instead, the Santa Ana Cemetery Memorial Day event began today at 10 a.m. and the Fairhaven event began a half hour later, at 10:30 a.m.
A larger crowd showed up at Fairhaven whereas Santa Ana Cemetery was awash in Republican politicans and even a descendant of the Confederates.
State Senator Lou Correa was also at the Fairhaven event, but he was the only Democratic elected official. The Republican politicians included Supervisor Janet Nguyen, Supervisor Bill Campbell, Congressman Ed Royce, Assemblyman Chuck DeVore, and Tustin Mayor Pro Tem John Nielsen. Continue reading
Get a great deal on Zpizza’s fantastic pizzas!
The O.C. Register has begun a new “Deal of the Day” that offers fantastic discounts towards local merchants. Their current offer is for 45% off a Zpizza $20 voucher, which means you can buy the voucher for only $9.
This offer is only good at the Zpizza locations in Tustin and Santa Ana. And the deal is only good for about the next ten hours.
ZPIZZA – TUSTIN
12932 Newport Ave #15
Tustin, CA 92780
ZPIZZA – SANTA ANA CITY PLACE
121 E. Memory Lane
Santa Ana, CA 92705
714-564-9166 Continue reading
Celebration of Leadership: A Tribute to Dr. Edward Hernandez, Jr., the Chancellor of the Rancho Santiago Community College District.
Join us! Save the date Thursday, April 29, 2010 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m., at the Orange County Sheriff’s Regional Training Academy, located at 15991 Armstrong Ave., in Tustin. $150.00 per person. Sponsorships, program, and advertising available.
Join the Rancho Santiago Community College District in saluting the career achievements of Dr. Eddie Hernandez, Jr., RSCCD Chancellor, who retires in June. Continue reading