February 2014

Found 36 blog entries for February 2014.

Hanna Blumer, 14, leaned over the edge of the second-story banister at Santa Ana College, all her energy focused on a fragile egg nestled in the helicopter-like contraption in her hand.

She let go of the device and held her breath as it dropped to the ground below – and didn’t break.

Blumer visibly relaxed – an uncracked egg is central to scoring points in the rotor egg drop at the Orange County Science Olympiad.

Fifteen schools and about 225 students participated in the Olympiad’s middle school division at Santa Ana College on Friday; at the same time, 25 high schools and about 375 students competed at Golden West College. The tournament tests teams of students on their knowledge of science and engineering in 23 topics including anatomy,

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The organizer for the Mardi Gras for Autism, a day-long festival that raises money for autism programs in the Fullerton School District, said this year’s fifth annual event on Saturday will be biggest than ever.

In the past, it was staged in the parking lot adjacent to the Bourbon Street Bar & Grill, which backs up to the Fullerton Transportation Center.

The event has grown to where much of the transportation center will be used.

Larry Houser, co-owner of Bourbon Street Bar & Grill, started Mardi Gras for Autism after discovering his son Boyd had autism. Boyd is now 5 years old.

Festival highlights include a sensory zone with activities geared toward special-needs youngsters; it will be run by staffers from the Fullerton School District who

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Four new businesses are scheduled to open at the mall over the next several months, adding to the already extensive multimillion-dollar upgrades that the 37-year-old shopping center has undergone since last year.

  • A Starbucks and a Kelley’s Kookies are set to debut sometime in the spring,
  • Cosmetic and pharmaceutical store, Kiehl’s Since 1851, is set to open in May.
  • A 3,821-square-foot Shoe Palace is coming over the summer.

The exact dates of the stores’ openings are unknown because of the variables of preparing the locations for business, said Noelle Ibrahim, a spokeswoman for the Simon Property Group, which owns the Brea Mall.

“We’re excited about all the changes that have been happening at Brea Mall,” said Anna Cotter,

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FULLERTON – Two current Fullerton College football players and one former player were arrested Thursday on suspicion of stealing from cars at an apartment complex.

Tevita Hala, 19, Palaki Liaava, 20, and Takilisi Vehikite, 22, were arrested by officers conducting surveillance at a complex where there had been a recent series of car break-ins, Fullerton police Sgt. Jeff Stuart said.

Shortly before 2:30 a.m. an officer spotted two men near some cars in an alley at the Homestead Apartments in the 1900 block of Deerpark. One of the men “appeared to be acting as a lookout,” while the other seemed to be opening doors on the cars, Stuart said.

The two men, along with a third who was found nearby, were detained by officers. Police say they were carrying

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Athletes play sports for a number of reasons. Some play for their careers, others for fun, maybe even for an escape. Some however, play for family.

   Fullerton's Sunny Hills’ final two regular-season games saw 3 goals by Sarah Fajnor.

   On Monday, her team faced the Palos Verdes of Palos Verdes Estates in a CIF-SS Division 2 First-round Game at Sunny Hills, where she continued her outstanding play by scoring the deciding goal in the top-seeded Lancers’ 1-0 victory.

   Fullerton Sunny Hills coach Jeff Gordon went on to call her “the best player on the field.”

   While astounding when put into context, its nothing out of the ordinary for the future Cal State Fullerton soccer player.

   Three weeks ago, Fajnor’s sister, Stacy, age 22, and

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Fullerton, California...

Fullerton Junior College is having a book drive for students in kindergarden to 8th grade. The books will be donated to schools in orange county and other community groups that need them, bins will be on the Fullerton College campus as well as the train station and the library. The book drive will run from March 2-9, come show your support!

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