December Sentry

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Do you hear

what I hear?

Talk turns testy among trustees and bond supporters at impromptu Measure K wake, aka school board meeting.  See Measure K, page 2

Where treetops


Palm farm on OUSD property is a revenue stream, but district wants to end the lease before it has to.  See OUSD won’t wait,    page 6

Wassail Wassail all over town

Villa Park families share Thanksgiving feasts to make Marines merry.  See  The few, page 7


Eyes all aglow

And elbow deep in flour and ginger.  Kids create holiday goodies with saintly supervision.  See Hansel and Gretel, page 10, Easy as pie, page 11

You better watch out

With 23 added points in a row, number 35 is the best freshman kicker at Canyon High.  See All kicking, page 10



Dec. Advertising

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By Tina Richards

Donald Bren’s Irvine Company (TIC) has abandoned its plans to build 5,500 houses on approximately 2,500 acres in East Orange and Anaheim Hills, and has instead donated the land to Orange County for conservation and recreational use. >>>>

Measure K post-mortem praises “pros,” condemns “cons”

By Tina Richards

While Measure K was still on life support, gaining slightly with every day of post-election ballot counting, the Nov. 13 Orange Unified District School Board meeting focused on vilifying those who voted against the bond or didn’t support it "enough." >>>>

The Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) has fined the Southern California Taxpayers Association (SCTA) $2,500 for failing to identify itself on yard signs supporting Measure FF in 2012. >>>>

Residents are concerned about the establishment of a sober living home in Villa Park. >>>>

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