Nov. Sentry


Neck and neck

School bond measure is too close to call as vote count closes the yes vs. no gap. See Measure K, page 2

Good as gold

Athena commemorates 50 years of philanthropy, celebrating honored volunteers from decades past.  See Athena, page 3

Crowning glory

Football fields host pomp and pageantry at Homecoming games.  See Queens, page 6

Wild west for the weekend

Silverado country fair recreates canyon heritage with arts and music.  See Cowboys, page 12

An unreal deal

Revelers in Villa Park and Old Towne Orange let their alter egos out.  See No tricks, page 16

Nov. Advertisers

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Fall Events

Nov. 15: Cholame Vineyards - Wine Tasting Event

2 p.m. - 5 p.m. at Coastkeeper Garden, Santiago Canyon College

Nov. 15:Holiday boutique - Covenant Christian Church 

1855 Orange/Olive, Orange. 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Nov. 19:  OPA Trails and Town Hall Meeting 

7:30 p.m. at Moreno’s Restaurant on Chapman. 

Nov. 20:VP Women’s League - “Holiday Frolics” 

celebration and general meeting 

6:30 p.m. at 18501 Jocotal Ave., VP. 

Nov. 20:Enderle Center- holiday season open house

5-9 p.m. 



Measure K heads to photo finish                                          By Tina Richards

The outcome of the school bond measure raising property taxes to modernize/refurbish the four high schools in the Orange Unified School District is still undecided as votes continue to be counted.>>>>

Orange race results add new flavor to old favorites

By Tina Richards

Reelected Orange Mayor Tita Smith and Councilman Fred Whitaker, along with newcomer Kim Nichols, will be sworn into office at a special city council meeting, Dec. 2 at 6 p.m.>>>>

Villa Park vote shuns long-distance donations

The City of Villa Park elected Bill Nelson and Bob Collacott to serve on the city council and reelected incumbent Diana Fascenelli, who will retain her seat on the five-member panel.>>>>

Canyon Beat

We can work it out

By Michelle Mainville

As stated so eloquently by the “original” Fab Four, “Life is very short, and there’s no time for fussing and fighting, my friend.” With Phil McWilliams, Deborah Johnson, and Kevin Topp winning the four-year seats, and John Olson, the two-year seat on the Silverado-Modjeska Recreation and Parks District, it seems that folks have had enough of the constant squabbling and strife that has characterized meetings for the past four years.>>>>

Real Estate

Have your cake and eat it too

By Ken McCord

As a real estate agent, I frequently encounter seniors interested in moving down to smaller homes.  They usually want to pay cash and have no mortgage payment.  Sometimes this is difficult because they cannot find a suitable property with the cash available, or they will not have enough cash left to live on or share with family.>>>>

Letters to the Editor

One man's trash

Dear Editor:

It’s a shame that the Canyon Beat section has deteriorated under Andrew Tonkovich’s authorship, to a verbose, rambling political manifesto, full of sound and fury...>>>>

Soup's On

By Liz Richell

India Kitchen

I’m a big fan of Indian food, so I’m always glad to find a new spot to try. India Kitchen is easy to find at 14131 Red Hill Ave., Tustin. The free-standing building includes the dining room and banquet facilities where you will find culinary offerings from northern and southern India, with a smattering of Chinese influence.>>>>