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Registered voters gathered at the Coffee Grove in Villa Park to sign a petition calling for a special election to fill a vacancy on the OUSD School Board.  Standing:  Shawn Bittner, Kathleen Enge; seated: Thomas and Sandra Thrasher.


December Sentry

By Tina Richards

Constituents of the Orange Unified School District (OUSD) are gathering signatures to force a special election to fill a vacant trustee seat following the board majority’s appointment of an unknown, unqualified candidate whose selection appeared to be prearranged by backroom politicking.

Of eight candidates who applied for the position, Gregory Salas looked to be the least qualified.  His competition for the Area 1 seat, left open when Diane Singer resigned, included school employees and retired teachers with 30-years-plus experience in OUSD.  It included a college professor, an OUSD volunteer known district-wide, and a retired police chief.  Most have lived in the district 20 years or more and have, or had, children in OUSD schools.  Several have served on governing boards and understand the legal requirements to which public officials must adhere. >>> 

OUSD stakeholders aim to force special election to void irreconcilable board appointment


Enderle Center
High School Choir Concerts

Oct. 1-22

Thursdays 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Silverado Country Fair
Oct. 10-11  

10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Saturday Live Music 5 - 10 p.m. 

Silverado Fairgrounds

Boutique Noel

Oct 21-25

124 S. Orange St.

Wagon Train Feed & Pet

Oktoberfest Adoption Event

Saturday Oct. 17

9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Dinosaur Dash
Nov. 1     6:15 a.m.

Market Place in Tustin

Orange County Buddy Walk
Nov. 1     
Angel Stadium

Holiday Craft Faire

Saturday, November 7

9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Cholame Vineyard Harvest Celebration

Saturday, November 7

2 p.m. - 5 p.m.

​Rancho Las Lomas




By the book
Impacts of planned housing tract meet city “standards,” but overwhelm the community that surrounds it.  See Marywood, page 2

Nothin’ to it
A disingenuous tract map lacking details, design or direction is disapproved by a disgruntled commission.  See Orange Planning, page 5

On the outside looking in
Former school board trustee takes on questionable decisions of majority members.  See Guest Commentary, page 11

Park where  you can
A city with no parkland, Villa Park will turn unused roadside turf into an outdoor recreation hub.  See Greenbelt, page 12

The world at our doorstep
Downtown Orange becomes a global village once a year, featuring international foods and local color.  See Street fair,

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