Oct. Sentry

Orange Candidate Forum


Shoot-out at the  “K” corral

Supporters and opponents sound off to fulfill or kill the school bond. See Letters, pages 6, 7 and 17

Don’t fence me in

An out-of-character concrete wall is okayed by city, but is counter to code and local guidelines. See Block fences, page 9 

Back to the   drawing board

OUSD admits master plans cannot be built with Measure K funds, presents scaled-back versions. See High school, page 12

Poll positions pointed out

Candidates for TUSD and Serrano Water District introduce themselves to voters. See pages 11 and 14

Gathering of equals

Camaraderie is the catchall for fall festivities. See Foothills, page 20

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Fall Events

Oct. 16: Mayor's Prayer Breakfast 

7:30 p.m.

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. 


Dumitru shoots himself in the foot

Orange city council candidate Jon Dumitru assured his opponents that he would not launch smear campaigns against them and he hoped they would reciprocate. >>>>

Candid candidates discuss city issues at East Orange forum 

By Tanner Woodward and Tina Richards

Candidates running for office in Orange weighed in on topics

ranging from property rights, partisan politics, and the strength of the general plan, at a forum held Oct. 1 at Salem Lutheran Church.>>>

Block fences don’t make good neighbors

By Tina Richards

The Orange Planning Commission upheld a community development staffer’s decision to allow a 300- ft. long, six-foot high block wall fence to be built between two residences in Orange Park Acres, even though it violates city code and the OPA Specific Plan.>>>>

High school plans revised for Measure K funding

By Tina Richards

The Orange Unified School District unveiled a revised set of architectural drawings depicting the “phase one” revamping of its four high schools if Measure K passes and funding becomes available. >>>>


Measure K: setting the community up for disappointment

By Dr. Alexia L. Deligianni-Brydges

OUSD has voted to place a $296 million bond on the November ballot.  Bonds are debt instruments that are paid for by raising property taxes. This would be the largest property tax bond requested by a school district in Orange County’s history. >>>> 

Measure KO’s the public

By Peter Jacklin

I must begin by saying that a good education is one of the most valuable possessions one can have. That said, I am not a fan of public education for many reasons, some of which I will express here.>>>>


Bates and switch

By Andrew Tonkovich

Compost happens.  Wildfire happens. Democracy too. Canyon folk reside in an environment of self-esteeming provincialism, if also admirable visionary grassroots democracy, with the firestorm debate over self-governance complementing a dangerous, windy season of ignition and evacuation, collectivism and empathy.


Tips to avoid a “scary” escrow

By Ken McCord

When an escrow falls out, it is usually a huge disappointment for both parties. In addition, there can be expenses incurred on both sides like inspections, repairs, carrying costs and lost opportunities. With Halloween approaching, here are five things a Seller can do to prevent  a “Scary Escrow”. >>>>


Measure K is all . . . .

Dear Editor:

Recent editions of the Sentry have included a guest  editorial and letters voicing opposition to Measure K. >>>