Old Towne Orange Plaza Review | Issue 49 | Jan-Feb 2012

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Sat / Jan 28 11 am - University Softball vs. Alumni El Camino Real Park 1 pm - University Baseball vs. Alumni Hart Park (714) 997-6691 Men’s Basketball Tue / Jan 31 / 7 pm / vs. West Coast Baptist Hutton Sports Center (714) 997-6691

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Fri / Jan 27 / 5 pm Chapman Law Review Symposium: The 40th Anniversary of Watergate The symposium will feature a very special keynote address by former Nixon White House prosecutor John Dean, as well as several panels discussing obstruction of justice, the role of press in free speech as well as the legacy of the Watergate scandal. Kennedy Hall (714) 628-2500

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Fri / Feb 3 / 7:30 pm University Singers Post Tour Concert The Singers will perform works by Byrd, Mendelssohn, Rossini, Maurice Duruflé, Conrad Susa and George Shearing, as well as a variety of folk songs and spirituals. $15 for general admission Memorial Hall (714) 997-6812 Woman’s Basketball Fri / Feb 3 / 7 pm / vs. Arizona Christian Thu / Feb 16 / 7 pm / vs. Biola Hutton Sports Center (310) 997-6900

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What’s Happening JANUARY 2012 Thu / Jan 12 / 6:30 pm St. John’s Lutheran School Middle School Open House 154 South Shaffer St 714-288-4400 / www.SJLS.org Sun / Jan 15 / 7 pm Moonlight Graham An Evening with Alice Bag An Evening with a punk rock pioneer, Alice Bag reads from and signs copies of her new memoir, "Violence Girl". 401 West Chapman Ave / 714-639-0084 www.Shop.MoonlightGraham.net Mon / Jan 16 / 8 am St. John’s Lutheran School Auxiliary 12th Annual Golf Tournament An annual fundraiser to raise money to support the students of St. John’s. Black & Gold Golf Club Yorba Linda 714-288-4400 www.StJohnsOrange.org Wed / Jan 18 & Feb 15 / 10:30 am St. John’s Lutheran School Preschool - Grade 8 Open House 154 South Shaffer St 714-288-4400 / www.SJLS.org

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Sat / Jan 21 / 3:30 - 5 pm Naturalist For You OC Nature Winter Exposé Explore the Oso Creek trail and try to identify various plants and animals in relation to the season. 714-649-9084 www.Naturalist-For-You.org Mon / Jan 23 / 3:30 pm Orange Public Library & History Center Celebrate the Chinese New Year with a Kung Fu demonstration, Chinese lessons, storytelling, crafts, music & more! 407 East Chapman Ave 714-288-2420 / www.CityOfOrange.org Wed / Jan 25 / 6 - 9 pm Naturalist For You Vista Venture Up Silverado Trail Follow a professional naturalist on an interpretive tour through an isolated wilderness rarely visited by the public. Group Meets at Canyon Market 28192 Silverado Canyon Rd # B 714-649-9084 www.naturalist-for-you.org/calendar.htm

Wed / Jan 25 / 6 pm Orange Public Library Anime Nights Anime, Snacks & Prizes. Come dressed up as your favorite anime character! 407 East Chapman Ave 714-288-2420 / www.CityOfOrange.org Thu / Jan 26 / 6 pm Orange Community Historical Society Annual Dinner 2012 Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the incorporation of Villa Park. RSVP by Jan 21. Tickets are $55, The Villa, 510 East Katella Ave 714-998-1512 / HistoricOrange.org Sat / Jan 28 / 10 am – 3 pm El Modena High School Nature Center Native American Crafts & Games 3920 Spring St / 714-997-6331 www.OrangeUSD.k12.ca.us/Nature Sat / Jan 28 / 11 am Paris in a Cup Book Signing Luncheon Tea with Author Jacqueline DeMontravel. $35 includes special gift. 119 South Glassell St / 714-538-9411 www.ParisInACup.com (RSVP required)

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What’s Happening . . . Sat / Jan 28 / 4 - 9 pm Bowers Museum Lecture Buried with the Sky by Dr. Ed Krupp The Director of the Griffith Observatory takes you marching into the afterworld with an army of eternal warriors. $65 members / $75 non-members 2002 North Main St, Santa Ana 714-567-3677 / www.Bowers.org

Wed / Feb 8 / 4 pm Orange Public Library & History Center Valentine Cookie Card Make sweet art for your sweetheart! Decorate a Valentine cookie for that special someone. For teen’s grades 7-12. Registration required. 407 East Chapman Ave 714-288-2418 www.CityOfOrange.org

FEBRUARY 2012 Fri / Feb 3 / 7 pm Son Light Christian Center Free Movie - Fireproof 172 North Glassell St / 714-997-8501 www.SonLightOfOrange.org Sat & Sun / Feb 4 & 5 / 10 am - 4 pm Bowers Museum Splendor of Tang Dynasty Flowers Floral arrangements inspired by those that were used during the Tang Dynasty. 2002 North Main St, SA 714-567-3677 / www.Bowers.org Sat / Feb 4 / 4 pm Orange Public Library Foundation Documentary Film Fest - Being Elmo 407 East Chapman Ave /714-288-2470 www.OPLFoundation.org

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Every Tue / 6:30 - 9 pm Naturalist for You Mountain Man Music Jam Grab your favorite instrument for the wildest jam in Silverado Canyon. Try out original songs or improvise. Rustic attire is encouraged. This is an acoustic event for all skill levels. Silverado Café, 714-649-9084 28272 Silverado Canyon Rd www.Naturalist-For-You.org

Sat / Feb 25 / 2 pm Orange Public Library & History Center Musical Fun with the Truffles Celebrate the Beatles with this all-ages concert featuring The Truffles. 407 East Chapman Ave 714-288-2420 / www.CityOfOrange.org

Every Wed / 11:30 am Orange Chamber of Commerce Profit Connection Networking Event Provides networking opportunities with other business professionals in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. 3737 West Chapman / 714-538-3581 www.OrangeChamber.com

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Every Thu / 3:30 - 7:30 pm Orange Sunrise Rotary & Fatburger “Thursday Nite Cruise” Car Show A fundraiser for the Rotary’s many charitable works. 2314 North Tustin St Every Sat / 9 am -1 pm Orange Home Grown Farmers & Artisans Market Enjoy the outdoor market at Chapman University’s historic Villa Park Orchards Packinghouse, 304 North Cypress St www.OrangeHomeGrown.org 1st & 3rd Sat / 10 am Dragonfly Shops & Gardens Make Your Own Fairy Garden Class Create an enchanted miniature “Fairy” garden of your very own. Class fee of $10 includes instruction, soil and rocks. Other supplies needed to complete your creation are at a 10% discount during the class. 260 North Glassell St / 714-289-4689 www.DragonflyShopsAndGardens.com 2nd Sat / 7 am - 3 pm Orange Flea Market Parking & admission are free. 146 North Grand St www.OldTownFleaMarket.com

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Old Towne Talent eXene . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg 15 Old Towne Property Artists in Orange . . . . . . . . . pg 16 Talk of the Towne An Antique Affair . . . . . . . . .pg 20 Building Character at Chapman University

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Have You Seen . . . The Birthplace of Orange . pg 25 Neighborhood Spotlight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg 28

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From the Publisher As we look to toward a New Year filled with hopes and aspirations, my sincerest wish is that you and your loved ones enjoy a successful 2012. Within the pages of what is the 49th edition of the Old Towne Orange Plaza Review, I hope you find enlightenment and inspiration. In this issue, I enjoyed meeting the Roysters and touring their beautiful 1923 California bungalow. I was also impressed by the business accomplishments of Howard Roberts and Troy Bakken and heartened by their desire to become immersed in Old Towne. This edition features stories about individuals so dedicated to ensuring the integrity of our fine city that they give of their valuable time. Members of the OTPA, Historical Society and the Design Collaborative are admirable stewards to Orange, who help maintain the historical record and proper growth of this unique community. The first publication of the year introduces an ongoing “Have You Seen” column by renowned local historian Phil Brigandi, who will share stories about the many historical landmarks that helped to establish the City of Orange all those many years ago. I am honored as an artist to feature a recent iPad painting by internationally acclaimed artist David Hockney, who through his generosity helped to inspire an artist movement that thrives in our neighboring community of Santa Ana. I am also excited to feature an article on Exene of the band X, who has chosen Old Towne as her home. As you peruse these pages, enjoy yourself and know that I look forward to another exciting year sharing with you the many unique offerings and people that Old Towne has to offer. I feel an immense amount of gratitude for you, my loyal readers, and the wonderfully talented individuals who make the Plaza Review a reality. Sincerely, Mike Escobedo 134 South Glassell St. / Orange, CA 92866 714 - 771 - 6919 MikeEsco@OrangeReview.com

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ocated above Francoli’s and Felix’s at 34 Plaza Square, Integrated Systems Solutions moved to Old Towne from its previous headquarters in Orange near Anita Drive in late 2010. With 14 employees, the firm specializes in accounting and distribution software for small to mid-sized companies. A former Old Towne resident who still lives in Orange, Founding Principal Howard Roberts helped launch the company in 1991. He says the new 3,500-square-foot historic offices are like a “second home.” “We really enjoy being in Old Towne because of the culture and activity here,” Howard said. “The unique, small-town atmosphere provides our employees the kind of working environment that builds creativity.” Restored and renovated several years ago, the historic space was originally a hotel in the late 1800s. Featuring original mould-

ings, baseboards, picture rails and Douglas fir flooring, the handsome interior includes nine individual offices converted from the hotel’s original rooms and suites. The reception area showcases a dramatic, mahogany counter and old-style mail slots. “When our clients come here, they are so taken aback by where we are located,” Howard said. “Our offices are fantastic. It’s just so different and unexpected.” The firm has added its own vintage touches to the premises, decorating the hallway with historic photos of Old Towne Orange, including a night scene of the international street fair in 1910. A certified public accountant, Howard ventured into the software side of the industry when he served as chief financial officer for a construction company. Combining his computer and accounting backgrounds, he

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Old Towne Orange decided to become shareholder of his own firm along with business partner Troy Bakken. The company primarily serves the Southern California region. “We sell and implement ERP [enterprise resource planning] software solutions that manage business assets and operational functions,” explained Howard, who notes that they can also develop specialized applications for specific needs not served by off-the-shelf software. The company also offers support services for the client’s computer infrastructure, whether on site or “in the cloud.” Old Towne offers the ideal setting for meeting with clients, said Howard. “Our clients really like coming to our office. Plus, we have the added bonus of being able to take them to lunch downstairs or around the corner!” CONTINUED ON PAGE 10

Business partners and co-founders of Integrated Systems Solutions: Troy Bakken (left) and Howard Roberts. Specializing in accounting software, the company relocated from its previous location in Orange to the Plaza last year.

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early 100 years old, a historic bungalow at 368 South Glassell now provides the beautiful setting for Orange Cosmetic and Laser Center. Having served the Orange community for nearly 30 years at its former location at Chapman and Tustin, the practice recently moved to Old Towne this past September into the fully equipped and furnished bungalow. The location, previously owned by plastic surgeon Brian Kent, offers a homey atmosphere ideal for patients and staff. “There’s a spa feel here,” said Natalie Stack, administrator for Orange Cosmetic and Laser Center. “It’s got that Old Towne feeling with the hardwood floors and old-fashioned windows.” With five doctors and an esthetician on site, the center offers a roster of services including Botox, injectable fillers, FotoFacials, chemical peels, laser hair removal, and IPL laser for treating sun damage and brown spots. In practice for more than 25 years, Dr. Jay Applebaum provides special expertise in laser surgery, sclerotherapy of leg veins, and general dermatologic surgery. Board certified in dermatology, Dr. Steven Stanowicz specializes in treating skin cancers. His daughter, Sarah, recently joined the clinic, having completed her internship and residency in

Internal Medicine at the State University of New York in Syracuse. “It’s a family office here,” said Natalie, who has worked at the center for 10 years. “Most of our doctors have been in the community for so long, they are familiar faces.” Other doctors on staff include Melissa Watcher, M.D, Wieke Liem, M.D., Mary Jung, M.D.,and Karol Dangaran, M.D. Additionally, the center’s

With its dermatology offices still located at its longtime offices on East Chapman, Orange Cosmetic & Laser Center has recently relocated to Old Towne and now occupies a historic bungalow on South Glassell Street. From left, Natalie Stack, Dr. Mary Jung, Dr. Jay Applebaum, Dr. Karol Dangaran, Dr. Wieke Liem, Dr. Steven Stanowicz, Dr. Sarah Stanowicz and Esthetician Amber Frank.

licensed esthetician, Amber Nicole Frank, offers many popular services including Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, Rejuvenation, and Opulence Brightening Infusion, as well as facial waxing and brow shaping, eyebrow and lash tinting, and GloMinerals

make-up consultation. Longtime patients enjoy the new location in Old Towne. “It’s not a hectic medical office, rather, a relaxing and rejuvenating setting,” Natalie said. “Our patients love exploring Old Towne after their visit.”

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major re-branding and renovation campaign is nearly complete at The Outlets at Orange, formerly known as The Block at Orange. The newly transformed retail destination is now Orange County’s only highend outlet center for inline stores — featuring such merchants as Saks 5th Avenue OFF 5th, Last Call by Neiman Marcus, Levi’s Outlet, Nike Factory Store, DKNY Company Store, Calvin Klein Company Store, Guitar Center, G by Guess, Esprit Outlet, Tommy Hilfiger, Ann Taylor Factory Store, Off Broadway Shoes, H&M and many more. General Manager Blake Windal said the new changes position the center to tap into the thriving Anaheim tourism demographic. “The trend for visitors is to go outlet shopping during their stay, and we are just a few miles from Disneyland and other resort favorites,” Blake said. “You have one word to communicate your identity to the tourist, and that word is ‘outlet.’ The new name has already resonated with visitors, yet we anticipate locals may continue to refer to us as The Block.” Boasting 120 merchants, The Outlets at Orange shines the spotlight on fashion and designer

brands. Nordstrom Rack is slated to open March 1st and Sports Authority will arrive this summer. Entertainment options are plentiful as well, highlighted by Vans Skatepark, Lucky Strike Lanes, Dave & Buster’s, Thrill It

Fun Center, AMC 30 Theaters & IMAX and the 13,000-squarefoot Burke Williams Day Spa. Visitors can partake in any number of fantastic restaurants — from Market Broiler, Johnny Rockets and El Torito, to TGI

Friday’s, Café Tu Tu Tango and Alcatraz Brewing Company. In January, Buffalo Wild Wings will open its doors, followed by Saddle Ranch Chop House this spring. “The other big news is that we plan to add even more retail in the next three years,” said Blake, who notes that access into the center has been improved off the 22 Freeway. “There’s a renaissance going on throughout the entire center, including new lighting in the parking lot, upscale restrooms and new street names like Designer Drive and Style Street. “It’s a whole new center, and we’re very excited for our official unveiling this March.”

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It’s safe to say that Old Towne Orange wouldn’t be the town it is today if not for the efforts of the Old Towne Preservation Association (OTPA). Founded in 1986, the non-profit organization strives to ensure that the city’s design standards ordinances are maintained throughout the historic district, be it residential, commercial or infrastructure. “We are always available to meet with homeowners, property and business owners, and we try to reach out to the community,” said Jeff Frankel, preservation chair. “We can steer people in the right direction prior to a renovation project. If they know what’s required in advance and understand the city ordinances, it will be an easier experience for them when they go through the city’s review process.” Through education and community outreach, the non-profit association has been key in preserving, protecting and enhancing Old Towne Orange. Designated a national historic district in 1997 and placed in the National Registry of Historic Places, Old Towne is the largest residential historic district in the state. “Sometimes people have the misconception that we are the ones who are enforcing these standards, but these are city ordinances,” Jeff said. “We are advocates. We attend and comment at

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Old Towne Orange Preservation Association board members, from left: Mary Matuzak, public affairs director; Sue Vaurs, member; Jeff Frankel, preservation chair; Steve Bennett, recording secretary; Annalisa Goode, communications director.

design review committee meetings and follow the projects through the process, as well as address other issues that arise at the planning commission and city council levels. We were heavily involved with the general plan update and are currently involved in design standard updates and the Santa Fe Depot specific plan update,

both of which have been ongoing for a number of years. Without the OTPA, it is unlikely that there would be an established Old Towne Orange National Register District.” With approximately 350 members, the association also holds educational meetings of interest to the community. Some gatherings

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feature prominent guest speakers, such as the lead docent of the historic Gamble House in Pasadena, for example. The annual home tour attracts thousands to experience first hand some of Old Towne’s most fascinating and stylish historic homes. Through fundraising efforts, OTPA sponsors home-improve-


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ment programs for low-income, elderly or fixed-income individuals. The group also raises money for scholarships given to architectural students specializing in preservation-related subjects. “We encourage people to contact us through our hotline, website [otpa.org] or Facebook page for questions regarding the district,” Jeff said. “Our goal is to limit adverse impacts to our historic resources.”

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elping to preserve the historical archives of the local community, Orange Community Historical Society will mark its 40th anniversary in 2012. Since its inception, the society has sponsored an impressive array of projects including historic home tours, educational speaker programs and downtown walking tours. In fact, just after the organization was founded in the early 1970s, its first big project involved the inaugural Orange International Street Fair. Members also led the effort to place the Plaza and the downtown area on the National Register of Historic Places. According to Board President Cathy Dencklau, the society is currently working very hard on two projects: Oral history books featuring life stories shared by Old Towne residents, as well as the restoration of the Orange bicentennial plaques at several

The Orange Community Historical Society keeps its eyes on the past while looking toward the future. Volunteer members (from left): Bill Utter, sales director; Bill Barron, secretary; Arla Barron, member; Barbara Resnick, program committee and past president; Cathy Dencklau, president; Margit Ischovitsch, walking tour coordinator and Dan Slater, program director.

sites in town, including McPherson School where the town of McPherson once existed. Other can be found at the Wells Fargo building, St. John’s and Moreno’s. “We have collaborated with Cal State Fullerton to produce bound books of oral histories that are available at the Main Library,” Cathy said. “We’ve already featured Old Towne residents Art Pargee, Herb Douglass and Bill Austin, and are in the process of publishing the books about Lydia Schroeder and Ralph Shannon. It’s another way to get the history of Orange out to the public.” On January 26th, the society will host its annual banquet at Villa Park Catering, which is located on the corner of Shaffer and Katella in Orange. Ticket information is available at www.historicorange.org. Regularly scheduled meetings are held every other month, and the public is invited to attend. With approximately 215 members, the society’s main focus continues to be the collection, protection and preservation archives for the library. When the library receives donations of photos and illustrations, the society helps finance the archival reproduction of the materials. “We meet some amazing peoCONTINUED ON PAGE 14

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ple who have been around forever,” Cathy said. “The stories they tell are fascinating. You can’t help but be interested in history when you live in Old Towne.”

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A group of architects and community-minded professionals have come together to spearhead some much-needed infrastructure improvements in Old Towne Orange. According to local architect Doug Ely, the all-volunteer Orange Design Collaborative has recently initiated a plan to maximize parking spaces in the Plaza area, as well as increase and beautify the number of trash enclosures in the historic commercial district. “We get together on Friday mornings and talk about the issues that are important to Old Towne Orange,” Doug said. “One of those issues is parking in the four quadrants of the commercial district. We believe we can increase the number of parking spaces to approximately 90 vehicles [pending final plan development] just by re-striping the lots and reconfiguring the street parking on North and South Glassell streets.” The group has also been “talking trash” lately, creating a proposal for seven additional trash enclosures placed within the four-

quadrant area that will provide trash and recycle bins along with a dedicated container for restaurants to deposit their cooking grease. Designed with brick facades that match the look of historic

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details and determine funding sources. Originally formed in 1992, the Collaborative has tackled tough issues in the past — from assisting the city with its seismic retrofitting program to façade improvements on historic buildings. Recently, the group was hired by the City of Santa Ana to help develop a façade enhancement program on Main Street between First and Warner, and they were also appointed town architect for the City of Fullerton. They are also “dusting off” an earlier idea for the creation of new directional and informational signage. Meanwhile, the parking plan will be a collaborative effort between the public and private lot owners, said Doug. “We think we can gain approximately 55 more vehicles in the lots with our re-striping plan,” he said. “We can also pick up approximately 35 extra spaces by angling the existing spaces on one side of North and South Glassell streets and improving the parallel parking on the opposite side while maintaining the two-way street.”


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ld Towne Orange might seem worlds away from the mosh pits of Los Angeles in the early ’80s, but for punk rock legend Exene Cervenka, it’s the place she now calls home. Singer for the band X, Exene is a songwriter, artist, poet and author whose extraordinary creativity spans many genres. Forging the first wave of American punk beginning in 1977, the band released such classic albums as “Los Angeles” and “Wild Gift,” ranked by Rolling Stone magazine as among the greatest albums of all time. Through the years, Exene has branched out with musical side projects including The Knitters and The Original Sinners. She’s also issued a series of solo albums, penned many books (Virtual Reality, Just Another War) and creates mixed-media collages featured in exhibitions nationwide. Her move to Old Towne marks another chapter in her fascinating and eclectic life. “I was relocating back to Southern California but I didn’t want to move back to L.A.,” Exene says. “My friend told me about Old Towne, and I liked it. It’s like Nebraska with palm trees. I can pretend I live in a small town, and it reminds me of what’s good in America.” Since moving here two years ago, Exene met up with the owners of Moonlight Graham, a retro clothing store in Old Towne. Once a month, Exene’s Moonlight Hootenanny attracts a loyal following for an evening of music and conversation at the store. Guest artists

Punk legend, X frontwoman and Old Towne resident Exene Cervenka performs acoustic and spoken word shows once a month at Moonlight Graham in Old Towne.

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have included band mate John Doe from X, and Phil Alvin of the Blasters. Although the gatherings provide an opportunity for Exene to showcase old favorites and new tunes (including songs from her latest release, “The Excitement of Maybe”), the iconic singer is not particularly concerned about self-

promotion. “We’ve created a venue at the Moonlight Graham store where people can hear music that isn’t corporate and share political views. We laugh a lot too, but it’s important to talk about what’s going on in this country, politically. It’s a very serious situation. The Protect IP Act, for example, will

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hen Dave and Lora Royster welcomed more than 1,300 people to their home during the 2011 Old Towne Orange Home Tour, they relished the opportunity to share the history of their 1923 California bungalow with visitors

and neighbors alike. “I enjoy going on home tours myself, so it was great to meet people who appreciate older homes,” Lora said. “It was a fun and positive experience.” Known as the Handley Home,

the Royster’s bungalow at 320 South Grand was originally built for Lenora Handley in the early 1920s. Various members of Lenora’s family occupied the home until 1945, followed by James Marta and his wife, who


Whittier who had two gas stoves for sale,” Lora said. “Our stove is very old-fashioned looking, with porthole windows on the doors. For the fridge, we chose a Big Chill model in white. It really does look vintage. We have a Big Chill dishwasher too.” The Roysters relied on the expertise of their contractor, Chuck Kinsicki, of Good Home Construction. To replace the granite, he installed a soapstone look-alike, Caesar stone, which perfectly complements the country farmhouse sink and cottage feel of the kitchen. During the remodel, volunteers from Habitat for Humanity came out to help remove the granite, cabinets and appliances, all of which were donated to the organization. “That was such a great experience working with the Habitat volunteers and employees,” Lora said. According to Lora, the home had been added onto over the years. Behind the kitchen is a large room that extends the width

lived there through 1964. (James was a mechanic for the Olive Heights Citrus Association in the 1950s.) Characterized by wide lap siding and a multi-gable roof with shallow pitch, the 1,500-squarefoot bungalow includes two bedrooms and one-and-a-half baths. There’s also a large basement that serves as an art studio for the couple. Both Dave and Lora teach art at Anaheim Union High School. Although the home was in great shape when they purchased it in 2006, the Roysters determined that the previously updated kitchen needed to be brought back to a vintage look more reflective of the era. They removed the granite countertop, modern cabinets and Mediterranean-style tile, opting for a farmhouse-style kitchen that now features seafoam-green linoleum flooring, a duel porcelain sink, plain white cabinets and a 1940s Western Holly gas stove. “We actually went on Craigslist and found a guy in

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Additionally, the home’s most recent owner completed a lot of fine woodworking throughout, said Lora. His handcrafted trim, frame work and entertainment center are all in keeping with the Craftsman style. Another practi-


cal addition, the 12-foot-long bench/window seats feature extensive space for storage underneath. Unfortunately, the upgraded bathroom did not match the vintage feel of the home, but the Roysters plan to renovate it in the near future. “When we first moved in, we decided to use the front bedroom

When the Roysters acquired the home in 2006, they decided to re-do the kitchen, which had been modernized by a previous owner. They removed the granite and added a farmhouse sink, linoleum flooring, white cabinets and a vintage gas stove to make it more reflective of the era.

for an office/guest room,” Lora said. “It had an awkward closet with bulky drawers that didn’t work very well. We knew we needed another bathroom, so we converted a portion of the closet

into an actual water closet. We added seafoam mosaic marble tiles on the floor, plus a Missionstyle wainscot.” A teacher of photography and three-dimensional design for 30

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More vintage decorative items add cheer to the Royster’s backyard on South Grand. “The sun/moon was a gift from our neighbor,” Lora said.

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In recent years, though some Old Towne Orange Plaza antique shops gave way to new establishments such as restaurants, the area is still an antique lover’s mecca. And no other event illustrates this more vividly than the 36th annual Antique Affair going on President’s Day weekend February 18th, 19th and 20th. Hosted by Plaza merchants, the independent event features storewide sales of some of the finest antique offerings of the year. “The Antique Affair allows

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including corbels (wood brackets), garden gates and iron headboards that function as ornamental pieces in the yard. A large, arched iron trellis is covered with flowering sweet pea vine. Rose bushes, hydrangeas and camellias grace the property. Previously living in Placentia for 17 years in the home that Lora grew up in, the Roysters have embraced their new life in Old Towne. “We love living in a small town,” Lora said. “Every night, we walk our dogs around the neighborhood, and we also enjoy walking to dinner in the Plaza with friends and family. We’ve always been avid antique shoppers,

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Orange to annually reestablish itself as the antique capitol of Southern California,” says Lisa Ackerman, owner of A&P Collectables, whose store has participated for 34 years. Most antique merchants really look forward to the Antique Affair every year,” says Denise Jochec, owner of Summerhill Antiques & Design, whose store has been involved for 18 years. “The event originally started as an antique information day, morphing into a sales event that now

includes education on antiques,” says Jochec, who will be on-hand to answer questions regarding antiques and will have interior designers in her store giving decorating tips. “Many of the antique dealers also display their personal collections during this popular event.” Antique lovers delight in discovering that perfect treasure, and they know they’ll find it at the Antique Affair, says Sue Jackson, owner of Country Roads Antiques and Gardens, whose


and Old Towne was a favorite destination for us before we moved here. Now we get to be here full time and walk wherever we want to go. It’s just wonderful!”

Dave and Lora Royster, in their backyard on South Grand. A collection of garden gates and iron headboards serve as ornamental pieces near the fence, while rose bushes, hydrangeas and camellias grow in abundance on the property. The couple’s golden retriever, Luck, enjoys the lounging in the yard, which features an arched iron trellis covered in flowering sweet pea vine.

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shows those who attend just how valuable and timeless antiques are, agrees Ackerman. “Antique stores are the original recyclers. We are an adoption agency that cares for treasures in between owners. By supporting these brick and mortar stores, you provide a valuable way for antique caregivers to remain viable so future generations can enjoy pos-

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Dear Sandy, My husband and I have two children. They are 12 and 15. Too often when we ask them questions, they respond with, “I don’t know.” This can be the answer to a simple question or a serious question. When we press a little further for a “real” answer, they continue with, “I don’t know.” Usually, it ends with us arguing. I am at a loss as to what to do to get an answer out of these kids! L.B. Dear L.B., I have a solution that is both effective and fun! You have to be a good actor and you have to do it consistently. When your children ask you or your husband a question, simply answer them with, “I don’t know.” It is critical that you: - Do not be facetious, animated or dramatic. - Answer as normally as you would if you really didn’t know what you were being asked. - Continue whatever activity you are doing when you are being asked something (i.e, sorting the mail). - No laughing or giving each other “high fives” between you and your husband. Eye contact or a wink will be sufficient - Do not elaborate beyond, “I don’t know.” - Do not explain what you are doing or why you are doing it. So, let’s practice: - “Mom, can you take me to my friends house?” “I don’t know.” - “What is for dinner?” “I don’t know.” - “Can I get some fries with my burger?” “I don’t know.” - “Where are you and Dad going?” “We don’t know.” Don’t do this with every question they ask you, but do it often. Your children will understand pretty quickly. Let them feel the frustration of not getting information that they want or need just as you and your husband have been experiencing it. This exercise should not last long and your children will drop “I don’t know” as their standard response. Feel free to pick

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David Hockney by Don Cribb

Recognized for his vibrant paintings of Southern California and compelling portraits, David Hockney is one of the most respected of today’s living artists. His work, which spans over half a century, gained notoriety during the Pop Art period of the 1960s. Though he is British, Hockney moved to Los Angeles after a trip to the area in 1964 and for the next 41 years lived in Hollywood Hills and on the Malibu coast. In the golden light of Southern California, he created numerous exotic landscape sceneries, including his iconic paintings of sun-drenched swimming pools. He has experimented with asymmetry, cubism and reverse perspective and helped create an important dialogue between photography and drawing. The juxtaposed photographic images he calls “joiners” have led to well-known works of art like “Pear Blossom Highway” (1986). Always open to new visual technologies, Hockney continues to remain viable as an artist. In addition to painting, drawing and photography, he has used in his artwork color copiers, color laser printers, FAX machines and most recently the iPad. Locally, it was an exhibition of Hockney’s work that helped launch the Santa Ana arts movement started in 1987. The artist’s exhibition at the Modern Museum of

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On Fire Island in 1976, David Hockney (left) pictured with Joe MacDonald, a well-known model who posed for Hockney and Andy Warhol.

* Art at Griffin Towers at MacArthur Place in 1989 announced that Santa Ana had serious intentions of becoming a center for art, artists and culture. The fact that an artist of such international repute displayed his work in Santa Ana, rather than a venue like the Orange County Museum of Art in Newport Beach where he’d been invited, brought major attention to Santa Ana’s arts profile. CNN, West German television and most local media were on hand when Hockney created the exhibit. The display included 36

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poster was created to recognize this important occasion, and unsigned at $40 each they sold out. This successful exhibition helped Santa Ana overcome resistance from some local journalists who felt the arts “belonged” in Laguna and Newport beaches, and the display made it clear the intentions of the Santa Ana Council of Arts and Culture to make Santa Ana an enduring center for the arts. After years creating large-scale, richly-colored landscapes and portraits in Southern California, Hockney returned to England in 2005. Though he once referred to his homeland as “dreary and drizzly old England,” using his unique colorful interpretation he soon created a visual wonderland of East Yorkshire. Through his work, the British landscape became mythically imagined—a verdant land of gentle, proud and elegant beauty.

• On January 21, 2012, a very large exhibition of earlier and new Hockney works will debut at the Royal Academy of Arts in London.

Don Cribb served on the Santa Ana planning commission for eight years, is currently sitting on the Environmental and Transportation Advisory Committee and is the President of the Santa Ana Council of Arts & Culture.

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When Kris Olsen traveled to Norway in 2006 to trace his roots, Chapman University’s Vice President of Campus Planning & Operations discovered a surprising parallel. As he walked the streets of Kristiansand with his Norwegian cousin, his relative pointed out prominent buildings and residences constructed in the mid-1800s, informing him that his great-great grandfather Osmund Olsen had been the master builder. “Finding out that my great-great grandfather held the equivalent of my job as a modern day planner and builder was an extraordinary experience,” says Olsen, who directs the building and renovation of Chapman University properties. “It was a nice surprise to find that I had planning in my blood. As a kid, I often played with Legos, and in high school I took elective mechanical drawing and drafting classes, always wondering where I got the interest.” Fast forward to today and take a look around the Chapman campus and you quickly see Olsen’s mark. Since he joined the university in 2001, he has orchestrated more than 100 building and renovation projects, including the restoration of various historic structures and the construction of many new buildings, such as the $20.5 million Lastinger Athletic Complex, the 4-story Leatherby Libraries and the film school’s $42 million, 76,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art Marion Knott Studios. Recently he managed an expansion of Argyros Forum and is in the planning stages for several large projects breaking ground within the next 14 months, including a Filmmakers’ Village and a 1,100 seat Center for the Arts. For Olsen, possessing the skills to take on such an array of challenging building projects comes from a varied career that started with working for Disney in the late 1970s and early 1980s. “I was a draftsman and then designer for Epcot’s Imagination Pavilion and Spaceship Earth,” he says. Though he enjoyed the project, which was Walt Disney’s final brainchild, Olsen grew weary of working at a drafting table all day in a building with no windows. “I thought there has to be something CONTINUED ON PAGE 24

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more,” he recalls. “I took note that about once a week the project manager would come in to check on things. He’d have a suntan and have just come back from meeting with the city or from the construction site. I thought—that’s the job I want.” After the Epcot project, Olsen took a year off to “live dangerously,” trying various experiences as they arose. He worked for ABC Sports as an assistant photographer for the 1984 Summer Olympics, lived in Hawaii and was a ski instructor in Big Bear. “That year allowed me to try various experiences so I wouldn’t have any what-ifs later—at the same time solidifying the fact that I wanted to be in building development,” he says. After his year of exploration, Olsen became project manager for the nonprofit World Vision at their Pasadena campus where he worked until the late 1980s. He met his wife Lori there, and they married in 1987. By the early 1990s, Olsen had a young family and found project management work in the hotel industry more lucrative. For 12 years, he developed everything from roadside motels to 5-star hotels. The work was satisfying but required a great deal of travel, so he interviewed for Chapman’s planning and construction management position in 2001. “I was intrigued by the idea of staying in one place and working on the historic renovation of old buildings and new projects designed to last 100 years,” says Olsen, who landed the position. Gary Brahm is Chancellor for Chapman’s Brandman University and was executive vice president and chief operating officer in 2001 when he hired Olsen. “Kris is an extraordinary guy with honesty and integrity and obviously an incredible project manager able to juggle a tremendous amount of complex projects at varying stages,” says Brahm. “He has an artistic ability and sensibility to Old Towne standards.” Local architect Susan Secoy of Secoy Architects Inc. is based in Old Towne at the Icehouse and comments on Olsen’s work. “I respect Kris’s professionalism and his concern with design details. He is well-informed about historic preservation and has done a very good job on restoration work such as the Western Cordage Building,” she says, referring to the historic adaptive re-use of the 1923 building now called Crean Hall located at 501 West Palm. When it comes to new construction and preservation work, Olsen also keeps lines of communication open with the community, says Old Towne resident Bob Hitchcock, former president of the Old Towne Preservation Association (OTPA). “Kris made Chapman a good neighbor by taking our concerns seriously. When we had issues with the height of the university’s upcoming performing arts center, he worked with the architects for a solution, which involves building underground.” One of the best parts of Olsen’s job is the historic restorations. “I really enjoy restoring historical buildings to their original conditions as closely as feasible,” he says. “It’s extremely satisfying to give them a new lease on life so perhaps they may live another 100+ years.” No doubt Great-Great Grandpa Olsen would be pleased.

Chapman Residential Restorations In addition to constructing new buildings, Chapman has restored over a dozen historic homes on the perimeter of the school, including a 1905 Folk Victorian Farmhouse. Originally owned by Milo and Rosa Stutsman, the house was restored in 2010 and now serves as home to Chapman University’s Vice President of Campus Planning & Operations Kris Olsen and his wife, Lori. “Like many of the homes Chapman has restored, the house was in pretty rough shape, but the structure had good bones and plenty of original features with which to work,” says Olsen. “The house came out great, and it’s an honor to live in such a fabulous historic structure.” Other notable Chapman-restored residential properties include eleven bungalows and cottages on North Center and North Lemon streets. The latest project is a 1925 Craftsman at 238 West Palm that had been turned into a concrete business office and is being returned to its residential roots.

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Economic Forecast Brighter for Old Towne in 2012 Back in 1977 when the first Chapman economic forecast was held in a classroom, the group of 25 who attended the presentation consisted of the school’s trustees. “At the time, George Argyros said he saw the forecast as the beginning of something big,” recalled Chapman University’s President and economist James Doti when he addressed an audience of about 1,800 on December 6th at the 34th annual economic forecast held at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts. Argyros, a local real estate investor and a Chapman University trustee, was obviously correct. Today, the forecast which comes

out of the University’s A. Gary Anderson Center for Economic Research, attracts attention across the nation for its accurate predictions of economic trends. According to this year’s forecast, while the economy is not expected to improve drastically anytime soon, it is likely to steadily creep upward in 2012. Orange County should experience higher employment growth this year—especially in the areas of professional business services, health care and leisure and hospitality. Personal income is projected to increase 5 percent, which when adjusted for inflation means a 2 percent increase in real income. On the downside, the housing market is expected to stay depressed, though the number of vacant homes and foreclosures is declining. And even though home prices are down, which should spur buying for those who can afford it, securing financing is much more difficult than years past. In light of the economic forecast for the county and nation, things are also looking somewhat brighter for Orange and Old Towne. “We are pleased to see that while we are still in a slow growth trend, the economy IS growing,” said Heidi Larkin-Reed, the Orange Chamber of Commerce

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president/CEO. “Old Towne Orange and other retail areas of our city, such as The Outlets in Orange, have seen an increase in customers,” she says. “We feel Orange offers unique shopping opportunities which are very attractive to people in Orange County and beyond. Because of this uniqueness we will continue to see growth.” Orange Mayor Pro Tem and lifetime Old Towne resident Teresa “Tita” Smith comments on the continued popularity of Old Towne. “Judging by foot traffic, the Plaza area is buzzing almost continuously,” she says. “Some of that has to do with Chapman students and their families coming to town, and the other has to do with the fact that Old Towne has been named “Best Downtown” by The Orange County Register for many years. People enjoy our wonderful restaurants and wide variety of great shops and services.” At the same time that Doti and his Chapman colleagues were building the economic forecast, Smith and other members of the Old Towne Orange Preservation Association have successfully worked to preserve Old Towne’s historic buildings, which had the added benefit of making the historic district economically viable. Orange Realty owner and broker Dan Slater agrees that Old Towne properties have held their allure during the economic downturn. “Old Towne as always remains more desirable and popular than other areas by the mere fact of its uniqueness and continuing improvement,” he says. “I do concur with the economic forecast when it comes to the housing market overall. It’s been soft this year and prices slipped a little bit more, but I think that is nearing an end. Short sales and foreclosures are diminishing. We have a very low inventory right now, but I’m optimistic we’ll see stabilization and possibly a slight increase in prices in the spring.” Current predictions along with new information will be addressed at the next economic forecast to be held in June 2012.


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The Birthplace of Orange Adapted from Orange, Cal., Illustrated and Described (1886)

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“Then Again” by Sue Jackson, proprietor of Country Roads

Photos of Captain Glassell’s tract office are almost impossible to come by. One of the few images is this 1886 bird’s-eye view of Orange looking northeast across downtown. The little building had been moved off the square the year before.

Orange was born on the Plaza. Sometime in late 1870, Captain William T. Glassell came down from Los Angeles and built a little wooden home and tract office. It stood along the west side of the Plaza Square, just south of Chapman Avenue. It had a little porch and two seedling orange trees out front. Alfred Chapman liked to claim to be “the father of Orange.” But if he was the father, Captain Glassell was the midwife. Chapman and his partner, Andrew Glassell, were busy Los Angeles attorneys. Glassell’s brother, William Glassell, was an ailing Civil War vet with time on his hands. So he was hired as tract agent. Captain Glassell (1831-1879) had a remarkable record in the Civil War. A career Navy man, the Virginia-born Glassell refused a new loyalty oath at the start of the war and was packed off to a Union POW camp. Traded to the South for a Union prisoner, he joined the Confederate Navy and built one of the first successful “torpedo boats” (an ancestor of the submarine). He called his little boat the David (a Biblical reference) and used it to blow a pretty good hole in the side of the Union New Ironsides in Charleston Harbor in October 1863. Unfortunately, he was captured after the attack and sent

back to prison. He came to California after the war to try to recover his health. It was Captain Glassell who surveyed the townsite (July 1871), supervised the construction of the first irrigation ditch, wrote the first ads, and made the first sales of lots in the new town. He seems to have been a charming, erudite individual, but after several bouts of illness, he left Orange in 1875. The old Glassell tract office was relocated and remodeled several times. It was moved back in 1885 to make way for a new business building along the Plaza. In 1890, it was moved over to Almond Avenue where it became the home of Joseph Beck, a downtown blacksmith. It was finally torn down in the 1930s. There’s an Orange County historical plaque in the sidewalk just a few feet from where the tract office originally stood, in front of the old Orange Daily News building in the southwest corner of the Plaza Square. If you visit there, try to picture the area in 1870 – a vast, level plain, dotted with shrubs and cactus, with a few sycamore trees off in the distance along the Santiago Creek. Halfwild cattle and horses grazed where they pleased. And in the midst of this wilderness, one tiny spot of civilization that would become the City of Orange.

You may wonder why I’m writing about Diane Keaton in this issue of the Plaza Review. If you take the time to read this article, you will quickly find out. I’m always working it seems, on something. Even when I’m home, I’m working on different things for Country Roads. There are only a couple of shows during the daytime that I really like. One is the “Ellen Show” and the other is the “Nate Berkus Show.” And because I work during the day, even at home, I record my favorite shows. Last night when I was watching the “Ellen Show” in bed, Diane Keaton was her guest. My love of Diane Keaton goes way back. I couldn’t even give you a date if I tried. She used to come into Country Roads all of the time. I don’t really have any words to describe what a “cool” person she really is. I remember one time I saw her crossing Chapman as she headed over to our store. You wouldn’t have recognized her because she was barefooted! The best part of Diane shopping with us is that she makes you feel like you’ve always known her! She is just so down-to-earth and nice and real. I remember one Saturday she came in, and while I was writing her up I got SO involved in my conversation with her that I didn’t realize a sizable crowd had built behind her. I do remember hearing Katie say to someone, “Yes, that is her. She comes in all of the time.” I think at the time she was having a house built down in Laguna Beach and had Bryce deliver chairs there for her. There was absolutely nothing whatsoever pretentious about her at all! Then there was the time after I finally had enough of the messes in our public restroom and had cleaned up such a disgusting, nasty mess that I closed it to the public and ordered a portable bathroom for the garden. Diane asked if she could use our bathroom, and I just automatically gave her the speech of having to use the portable in the garden without even thinking. Just as she left, Katie kicked me really hard! She just looked at me, like she often does, and said, “What is wrong with you? Why did you send Diane Keaton to the nasty portable”! I went out back and offered her our restroom before she had reached the portable, but she indicated it was no big deal. It’s been several years since I have seen Diane. It is always touching for me to see her at the Academy Awards being nominated for films in which she starred. So much talent and such a “real” person. I love how she adopted kids in her fifties and how she holds her head high and finds pride in marching to her own drummer! After Diane’s Mom passed away, Diane found a huge collection of her Mom’s journals, notebooks and scrapbooks, which included all kinds of newspaper clippings of anything and everything Diane had done. Her Mom was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s at 66 and was worried she wouldn’t remember everything or have anything left to leave to her family. What a wonderful, heartfelt gift she did leave! I’ve ordered Diane’s new book and cannot wait to read it. Sometimes it is just “nice” to be reminded of the real, caring people in our world, no matter how famous they are. And to honor the bond that many of us share with those who ARE our family. “I always say my life is this family, and that’s the truth.” Dorothy Deanne Keaton Hall

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Reach Out & Help! With the New Year upon us, now is the time to add to your list of resolutions donation of your time or resources to the many worthy causes in the community. The following organizations could use a helping hand as we begin 2012. Quartermania Auction The Woman’s Club of Orange invites you to Quartermania (A quarter auction) at their clubhouse, 121 North Center St. on January 21st, 11:00-3:00. The $15 admission fee includes lunch and auction fun. The event features many onsite vendors and lots of auction items and raffle drawings. For information and tickets, call 714-743-8779. Embrace Orange Golfing and Dinner Event Come join the Assistance League® of Orange at Embrace Orange on March 19th. The event includes golf, a 1,000 golf ball drop raffle, fine dining and silent and live auctions. The event starts at the Yorba Linda Country Club for the golfing events and contests. After lunch, the action segues to the nearby Richard Nixon Library where guests view gift baskets and silent auction items while enjoying drinks and hors d’oeuvres. Dinner provided by the award-winning Anaheim White House Restaurant will be served in a replica of the White House East Room. After dinner, the Golfer Awards Ceremony includes fierce competition as bidders vie for exciting one-of-a-kind items. Proceeds from the event support a variety of local charities. For underwriting and sponsorship opportunities, information or reservations, contact Robin Lyall at 714/633-3099 or rlyall@socal.rr.com or Deena Arnold at 714/637-5527 or arnold@pacifichospitality.com. To purchase Golf Ball Raffle Tickets, contact Karla Elder at kkjellin@juno.com or 714-921-2616. For more information about Embrace Orange, see www.embraceorange.com, and to learn about the Assistance League, visit www.alorange.org. Orange Public Library & History Center Free Programs for Adults • Get Organized for the New Year Presented by the Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Orange County, this workshop will show you how to turn piles of paper into organized files, using simple strategies and tools. Tuesday, January 9th, 6:30-7:30, Community Room • Intro to Twitter for Business Learn the fundamentals of social media for the most active micro-blog, Twitter, which boasts over 200 million users who generate over 65 million tweets a day! This course, presented by Elite Social Management, will provide the steps you must have NOW to start engaging with your community. This is not a theoretical course. You will walk away with your own Personal Twitter Account that was created by you. Pre-requisite: Basic working knowledge of computer and Internet and an Orange Public Library card. Maximum number of attendees: 25. Tuesday, January 18th, 9:00 – 10:45 am, Library 2nd Floor • Monday Mysteries Book Club @ Your Library New Year, more great mysteries! Discuss some exciting mysteries that take place in the aftermath of World War I Britain; a small island off the Coast of Devon County, England and in presentday Los Angeles. Limited copies of featured books are available to be checked out. Mondays, 6:30 – 7:30 pm, Rotary Room January 30th - The Return of Captain John Emmett by Elizabeth Speller February 27th - And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie March 26 - Last Coyote by Michael Connelly • Intro to Facebook for Business Learn the fundamentals of social media for the most influential social network of our times, Facebook. With over 600 million total active users, this course, presented by Elite Social Management, will provide the steps you must have now to start participating. This is not a theoretical course. You will walk away with your own Facebook Profile Page that was created by you. Pre-requisite: Basic working knowledge of computer and Internet and an Orange Public Library card. Maximum number of attendees: 25. Tuesday, February 8th, 9:00 – 10:45 am, Library 2nd Floor • Learn to Create a Container Garden Learn how to create a beautiful container garden from an expert from The Dragonfly Shops & Gardens using popular succulent and native plants from Southern California. The completed container garden will be given away at the end of the workshop to one lucky participant. Monday, February 13th, 6:30 – 7:30 pm, Community Room

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Town & Gown Curious about what goes on at Chapman University and interested in helping worthy students achieve an education? Check out the nonprofit organization Town & Gown. Serving as a link between the university (gown) and the community (town), the group holds a variety of events throughout the year designed to give members a taste of what Chapman has to offer while raising funds for student scholarships and campus enrichment projects. “Town & Gown is comprised of interested community members who enjoy learning about the university, meeting faculty and attending academic, social and cultural functions,” says the organization’s current president Marcia Cooley. “Our most popular activity is our Lunch at the Forum series, which includes an excellent lunch and fascinating lectures.” Held five times a year, Lunch at the Forum events feature presentations by an assortment of faculty members and are catered by Sodexo, the school’s food service provider. The next lunch on February 2nd is titled “The Arab Spring: Implications for U.S. Policy.” Speaking are Dr. James J. Coyle, Director of Global Education and Dr. Nubar Hovsepian, Associate Professor of Political Science and International Studies. Both are Middle East experts, but a panel discussion format may show divergent views. In March, they will feature “The Impact of Design: From the Olympics to Medicine.” Professors Eric Chimenti and Claudine Jaenichen will discuss how design affects our lives and are bringing students to demonstrate their work. Past events this season included the presentation, “How Congress Really Works: The Budget and Debt Ceiling,” presented by the Dean of Chapman University Law School Dr. Tom Campbell and “Beyond the Notes” by renowned pianist and Director of Keyboard Studies, Dr. Grace Fong. The Town & Gown organization awards need and merit-based scholarships, and recipients are introduced at the luncheons, notes 1948 Chapman alumnus Mary Lou Savage. “Seeing the kids who have benefited from the scholarships and being on the active campus is an exciting, uplifting experience,” she says. Savage started the Lunch at the

Town & Gown funded the renovation of the gardens at the Elliott Alumni House, which was dedicated on October 15th. At the ribbon-cutting ceremony from left are ’37 alumnae Ella Henshaw, Alumni Association President Kelsey Smith, President James Doti, honored donors Pat Elliott ‘60/’74 and Tom Elliott ’60 and donor Howard Kelley.

Forum program in 1994 when she was president of the organization. “At the time 18 years ago, Town & Gown, which was founded in 1968, kept members busy with off-campus activities such as bus tour trips, but few events were actually held at the college,” she says. “Though the field trips were fun and we still do them, I didn’t think we were fulfilling our mission statement, which is to be a liaison between the school and community. I told President Doti of that concern when I approached him about starting the luncheons. He agreed to the events and let us host them at the Argyros Forum, which had opened two years before. The luncheons were an immediate hit.” People enjoy the Lunch at the Forum events because they are a fun opportunity to learn, adds Melida Canfield, Co Vice-President of Programs and a board member. “I discover interesting information listening to the professors’ lectures, and I really like making new friends over lunch.” In addition to awarding scholarships to worthy Chapman students each year, Town & Gown has underwritten a number of on-campus projects such as the gardens at the Elliott Alumni House, a reading alcove at Leatherby Libraries, an endowed library fund for the arts, humanities and social sciences to purchase books for the library and the Gentle Spring fountain in Escalette Plaza. Members’ dues and gifts support these projects, but anyone who wishes to can attend the Lunch at the Forum events. For information on tickets to Lunch at the Forum, which can be purchased as a series for $125 or individually for $30, contact Canfield at 714-745-7851 or email her at melidac@sevengables.com. For information regarding membership, call Judy Crum at 714532-3264.

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Country Roads by Sue Jackson

On January 2nd, 1993, Country Roads opened its “door” at 10 am for the very first time on a cold, rainy day. I am amazed at how long ago that was. As we begin our 19th year of business, I look back and think to myself, “Wow, what a ride it’s been!” I was a lot younger then and have learned a great deal since those early days. I’m proud of the people that make up our Country Roads family today. They bring with them professionalism, quality merchandise and great talent when it comes to display. While some stores are interested in just filling their spaces, at Country Roads we carefully choose employees who understand what is important to not only keep our business successful but who also grasp the importance of quality merchandise, displays and customer service! And none of that would matter if we didn’t have you—our faithful customers—to shop with us. Thank you! As we begin this new year of ours, I am happy to let you know about our new webpage. I’ve had so many things relating to Country Roads Access the latest Country Roads news and up-to-date product information.

www. CountryRoadsAntiques .com Check out our blog at: www.MyCountryRoads.Blogspot .com that have been scattered all over the place, so it will be nice to have everything finally grouped together in one place. A very big addition to Country Roads is our brand new “Online Store” for all of our customers who have said they wished they lived closer to us and wanted to know if we ship. As you look at the site, please know that I’m working hard to get merchandise posted and keep it up to date. Also, this year, in memory of Joanie Smith, our own Tita Smith’s mom, Country Roads will continue to support the Orange YWCA in collecting gently-used purses filled with stuff you carry in your own purse for “My Sister Joanie’s Purse Project.” It is a beautiful project that Joanie started many years ago and heartwarming to see the project continued today thanks to the Orange YWCA. Please know that you can drop purses off at any time during the year to us here at Country Roads. And one more little group we are continuing to help out is the Long Beach SPCA. This year we will be selling our “Because Nice Matters” bumper stickers for $1, which will be donated to the SPCA to help our furry friends. Again, thank you all for everything positive you bring to Country Roads! Your nice comments, your sweet words and just your smiles make all of our jobs a pleasure. Thank you and happy New Year to each and every one of you!! “Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.”

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NEIGHBORHOOD SPOTLIGHT

Orange North Rotary Club Seeking Members The Orange North Rotary Club is looking for members interested in a dynamic, growthoriented organization where you can help make a difference in your community and the world while joining with other business leaders in fellowship and fun. The group meets in Old Towne Orange on Tuesdays at noon. For more information, contact Membership Chair David Silva 714-227-3822 or David@GiveMEaRing.com Friendly Center Calling for Volunteers Dedicated to helping needy families through various community programs and services in order to break the cycle of poverty, the Friendly Center is looking for volunteers. Be a tutor in the after-school tutoring program for kindergarten through high school, drive a Friendly Center van for morning food pickups at local grocery stores or help distribute food once a month at the Mobile Pantry food distribution. For more information, call 714-771-5300 or email info@friendlycenter.org. Find out more about the Friendly Center at www.friendlycenter.org. YWCA Central Orange County Celebrates 90 Years Founded in 1921, the YWCA just finished 90 years of service aimed at giving women and children in Orange County better lives. The organization is currently asking for donations of $90 as they look ahead to the next 90 years of community service. To make a donation, visit http://www.ywcacoc.org/90-years#!__donate Swipe Your Card and Give If you’re looking for a no-cost means of giving back in a big way, the Lestonnac Free Clinic encourages you to register your Ralphs Rewards card with the Ralphs Community Contributions Program, specifying Lestonnac Free Clinic (NPO #92515) as the recipient. Then, every time you use your Ralphs Rewards card when making purchases, Lestonnac Free Clinic will receive a donation of 1-4 percent of your bill. To register, visit http://www.ralphs.com/myralphs/Pages/default.aspx. If you are already registered, sign into your account, choose the community contribution program and use Lestonnac’s ID. Help the Hungry and Host a Food Drive Lestonnac Free Clinic is always in need of donated food to sustain their weekly food bank, which is open to the entire community each Thursday from 10 am-noon. Depending on the food supply, 60 to 90 families are served. Stocking the shelves has been difficult lately and people have gone away empty-handed. High priority items needed include canned meats, soups, vegetables, fruit and tomato products, as well as cereal, oatmeal, peanut butter, meal mixes and condiments. For more information, contact Roseann Peters at 714-633-4600 x 236; rpeters@lestonnacfreeclinic.org or visit www.lestonnacfreeclinic.org. Orange Public Library’s Books Make House Calls The Orange Public Library offers a Homebound Delivery Service that brings library materials to patrons who cannot get to the library, such as individuals who are handicapped, elderly, chronically or temporarily ill or injured with a confinement expected to last three months or more. The program provides person-to-person contact between homebound cardholders and volunteers who make monthly deliveries of books and other library materials to patrons’ homes. Materials are selected based on each homebound patron’s interests. If you are in need of this service or know someone who is, contact the library’s Homebound Delivery Service Coordinator at 714-288-2471. Beverly’s House Located in Old Towne, the YWCA Beverly’s House provides transitional housing to emancipated foster girls who might otherwise be homeless. Your support enables the program to help these young women learn skills to gain independence. For more information or to donate, go to www.ywcacoc.org or call 714-633-4950. Loaves and Fishes Loaves and Fishes is a ministry at St. John’s Lutheran Church dedicated to improving the lives of anyone in need. Taking a tip from the Bible when five loaves of bread and three fishes fed 5,000, the all-volunteer group provides meals to a wide variety of local individuals, from families struck by illness and financial hardship, to elderly individuals in need of a home-cooked meal and a smile, to single moms seeking a break from making dinner to spend more times with their kids. If you know of anyone in need of meals, or would like to volunteer to provide meals, contact Christi Yeandle at c.yeandle@yahoo.com.

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Can My Child “Catch” Cavities? Dental caries is an infectious disease process that causes tooth decay or “cavities.” If untreated, caries can lead to severe pain, local infection, tooth loss, and even serious systemic infections. Baby’s mouths are born without cavity-causing bacteria. They typically are inoculated or “catch” the bacteria that causes dental caries from their parents or caregivers. This window of infectivity occurs between 6 to 20 months of age. For this reason, it is important that parents attend to their own dental needs, striving to have excellent dental hygiene and therefore helping to prevent problems with their children’s teeth. Here is what is happening in your child’s mouth: Teeth, which are primarily made of minerals, are in a constant state of back-and-forth demineralization and remineralization. When your child eats and drinks certain types of bacteria, they create acid from the foods and fluids left on the teeth. The acid demineralizes or weakens the tooth enamel. In healthy mouths, the time between meals allows minerals from the saliva to become incorporated into the teeth, remineralizing the enamel and reversing the damage from the acid. In essence, the tooth heals itself. However, in unhealthy mouths, where there is an abundance of bacteria and a high incidence of juice, energy drink or starch snack consumption, the enamel never remineralizes and the tooth, instead of healing, develops decay. Therefore, the more parents can clean their children’s teeth, use appropriate amounts of fluoride and give the teeth time between food and drink consumption to recover, the better chance their teeth will have to win the battle for remineralization, be healthy, strong and caries free. Bring your infant today for a “caries risk assessment” to learn more about this preventable disease!

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Sister Joan Cunningham (right) got her 90th birthday wish recently when she rode into the Plaza on the back of a Harley. Cunningham, who serves as a chaplain for the police department, received a full police escort during her ride which culminated with a flag-lowering ceremony. Helping Cunningham celebrate and attending the flag ceremony were recent “Know the Neighbor” veteran subjects (from left) Jan Moorehead, Robert “Buck” Rogers and Mark Wayland. www.Vision2Victory.com

Miss City of Orange 2012 Megan Wisler attended this year’s Plaza Tree Lighting Ceremony & Candlelight Choir Procession. This popular festive event draws large crowds who come to see the decorative lights and acclaimed Orange High School director of choral activities Michael Short lead a 350-person choir and 60-person orchestra.

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