By Andrea King

Summer ended early as classes began at public schools on Aug. 26. The day, one of the hottest of the year, was marked by student legions laden with new backpacks, some nearly as big as the kids themselves. 

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Showdown slowed down
Residents pumped and primed for a housing project hearing are in the wrong place at the wrong time for their public airing.  See Marywood, page 2 

Go with the flow
Water districts anxious to learn who will take over Area 7 sewer lines must wait a little longer as LAFCO hearing is postponed.  See Fate of, page 4

Out of the wood
Talented OC carvers turn saws, blades and picks into magical instruments.  See Carvers, page 12

Confections at the intersection
Long fenced and empty Villa Park corner slated to be a drive-through for donuts.  See Dunkin’, page 15

On the yaks track
Modjeska traveler ventures deep into Mongolia, where horses and beasts of burden rule.  See Steppe, page 20

December Sentry

School daze 


Orange International Street Fair
Sept. 4-6
Old Towne Orange

OC Brew Ha Ha
Sept. 12

Oak Canyon Private Ranch 

5305 E. Santiago Canyon Road, Silverado 

A d’Vine Wine Affair

Sept. 27     3-6 p.m.

Tustin Hills Racquet Club

Holy Family Fiesta  
​Sept. 25 -27    

Holy Family Cathedral

Silverado Country Fair
Oct. 10-11  

10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Saturday Live Music 5 - 10 p.m. 

Silverado Fairgrounds

Dinosaur Dash
Nov. 1     6:15 a.m.

Market Place in Tustin

Orange County Buddy Walk
Nov. 1     
Angel Stadium