December Sentry

News Inside

Hit the nail on the head

A World War II vet’s home is refurbished by a brigade of volunteers.  See Giving back, page 6

Rock the boats 

The annual Villa Park parade turns watercraft and well-wishers into whimsical winter wonders.  See Boats, page 7

A range of

climate change

Snow flurries melt amidst a warming trend in canyon camaraderie as new park board settles in.  See Canyon Beat,   page 8

Come together 

The Orange Park Association rings in the new year with board member elections and updates.  See OPA meeting,  page 9

The names in the games

Stellar student athletes rise to the top of their chosen sports.  See Fall All-league, page 14



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By Tina Richards

A developer’s appeal of a lower court ruling that blocked a 65-unit housing tract in deference to the Foothill Trabuco Specific Plan (FTSP) was heard by a three-judge panel Dec. 16. >>>>

Community-based water district seeks approvals to take on sewer system

By Tina Richards

The East Orange County Water District (EOCWD) has asked the City of Orange to support its efforts to take over operation and maintenance responsibilities for a sewer system that closely mirrors its current distribution area. >>>>

Feature Articles

Dreams of a white Christmas did not materialize until the last day of 2014, when canyon residents awoke to backyards covered in snow.  Chay Peterson, left, and Michelle Mainville, right, show off a snowman built from the bounty of the unusual weather.

Photo by Brett Peterson