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High-density development slated to replace Tustin Ranch Racquet Club
While Orange County’s “Orange is the New Green,” zoning ordinances wend their way through the approval process, it’s business as usual for a proposed development in unincorporated North Tustin. read more

Stimulus funding approved for OC small businesses
The Orange County Board of Supervisors approved a $75 million stimulus package to help small businesses, May 26. read more

Nonprofit study examines fire frequency in local mountains
A fire study produced by Friends of Harbors, Beaches and Parks reveals that, since 1914, the Santa Ana Mountains have experienced 218 wildfires, with only one known to be caused by lightning, 36 resulting from human activity, four prescribed burns and 171 of unknown origin.
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Memorial Day commemorated with quiet observance

Fairhaven Cemetery, normally a hub of ceremony and contemplation on Memorial Day, heeded social distancing this year with a car tour, small groups at gravesides and the expected array of flags.   read more

Guest Commentary:  Land-use plans upheld in OC rural canyons

An expensive (and avoidable) legal battle for the rural canyons has finally reached its unceremonious ending. The appeal on “Red Rock Gardens,” a proposed commercial event venue at a large private residence on Santiago Canyon Road in Silverado, was dismissed.

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Congratulations, Grads!

Orange Unified School District congratulates the 2,018 seniors graduating from the local high schools in this extraordinary year.  

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Dear Sentry Readers and Friends,

The Foothills Sentry needs your help.  The closures and cancellations wrought by COVID-19 have hurt our advertisers and, in turn, hurt us.  The loss of revenue forced us to forego the print version of our May issue and will likely do the same in June.  

December Sentry