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Tuesday, July 7, 2015


LETTERS to the EDITOR


College tries


Dear Editor: Twenty-six years ago, a small


Christian college in the City of Orange requested an expansion of a building on-site with a maxi- mum capacity of 2,500 students. The Orange City Council was cautious in approving the request because of citizen complaints about traffic, parking and riotous behavior of students. Throughout the years, Chap-


man has dramatically expand- ed its student population and land-use holdings, well beyond its relatively simple request in 1988. Utilizing the original En- vironmental Impact Report for


the seventh time, the University is now requesting a multitude of new building construction across the city, including an increase in student enrollment to 11,560 stu- dents within the next 10 years. Chapman has become a city


within a city, constraining our city services, and impacting our park- ing ability and traffic circulation through our narrow streets. The long ago complaints of residents about traffic, parking and riot- ous behavior of students is still a major complaint, not just in Old Towne, but also across our entire city. When asked, Chapman rep- resentatives replied that they have no record of where their students live!


New Orange planning commissioner appointed


Doug Willits has taken the reins


as planning commissioner for the City of Orange. Willits has deep roots in Orange, having originally moved from Michigan to attend Chapman College in 1969. He graduated in 1972, but never left his newly-adopted hometown. Willits owned and managed


several electronics industry com- panies, and for the past eight


years has been a broker associate with Ricci Realty. His wife Su- sie recently retired after 20 years of teaching in Orange. Their two children attended Orange schools, and both graduated from Chapman University. He was appointed by Council-


man Mark Murphy to replace Pat Buttress, who resigned from the planning commission in May.


TUSD names CBEE honor roll schools


Fourteen schools in the Tu-


stin Unified School District have been selected for the 2014 Honor Roll by the Campaign for Business and Education Ex- cellence (CBEE). Among the schools honored are Arroyo, Loma Vista and Peters Canyon Elementary, Tustin Memo- rial Academy, Pioneer Middle School and Foothill High. The Honor Roll recognizes schools that demonstrate con-


Zov’s Restaurant was honored


as the 2015 Small Business of the Year from the 37th Senate District by the California Small Business Association at a celebration lun- cheon in Sacramento attended by Senator John Moorlach and other county dignitaries. Founded in 1987 by Chef Zov


Karamardian and her husband Gary, what began as Zov’s Bis-


sistent high student academic achievement, and, for high schools, includes measures of college readiness. The CBEE Foundation annu-


ally identifies the highest-per- forming public schools in Cali- fornia, and those consistently raising student achievement and closing the achievement gap among all students. CBEE’s Honor Roll schools program began in 2005.


Award for Zov’s


tro and Bakery in Tustin has be- come a culinary institution. It has venues in Irvine, Newport Beach, Orange County Airport and Anaheim. In addition, cook- ing classes and catering are also offered. The business is now operated


by son Armen and daughter Ta- leen Karamardian, but they can’t keep Zov out of the kitchen.


Foothills Sentry The seventh rendition of the


Environmental Impact Report to make changes to the Chap- man University Specific Plan will arrive for public comment in the fall. Residents need to be involved in fully understanding all of the university’s 16 requests and take action -- or we will lose our identity as a desirable com- munity.


Joanne Coontz Orange


Lost and found


Dear Editor: We have lived in North Tustin


since 1989 and always enjoyed getting the Sentry news; it’s a great paper.


(I lived in Tustin


and No. Tustin during high school too.) Being part of the unincor- porated area, this is where we find good info and news. We find ar- ticles about Foothill High, which is our neighborhood high school,


Books and music at Silverado Library


“Read to the Rhythm” is the ti-


tle of Silverado Branch Library’s summer reading program that will run until July 30 at 28192 Silverado Canyon Road. There are special programs offered ev- ery Wednesday evening. "Read to the Rhythm" will conclude with a party on Thursday, July 30 at 4 p.m. For more information, call (714) 649-2216.


Chamber has


a new home The Orange Chamber of Com-


merce has moved and is now un- packed, tidied up and ready for visitors at 1940 N. Tustin St., Suite 107 in Orange. The phone number remains the same, (714) 538-3581.


Public can


review OCTA plan


The City of Orange and the


Orange County Transportation Authority are ready to share their plans for a parking structure at the northwest corner of Chapman and Lemon. The public will be able to review the plans at an in- formal town hall meeting, July 8 from 5:30 – 7 p.m. at the Orange Main Library and History Center, 407 E. Chapman. Exhibit boards and technical documents can also be viewed at cityoforange.org/ metrolinkparkingstructure.


Scaffolding surrounds the Orange Grove Masonic Lodge No. 293, located in downtown Orange, as its façade is refreshed, the mortar repointed and repaired.


things about Orange and Villa Park, coupons for Pacific Ranch Market, info on the Enderle Cen- ter concerts (which we can walk to) and lots of other pertinent lo- cal deals and information useful and informative. Unfortunately, for the past couple of years or so, we’ve stop receiving the paper. We thought it went away until we recently found one at a business and brought it home, realizing we miss it! Please – can you consider re-


adding our neighborhood to the distribution area? And, how do I find a list of places to TRY to get it myself? Thank you for the consider-


ation.


Michelle & Dan Kissel Tustin


Ed note: The Foothills Sentry may be found at local businesses, civic centers and libraries. See Sentry rack in photo at right.


Finding an extra copy of the Foothills Sentry should be easier now that five new racks have been placed around town. Look for two in the Pacific Ranch Market center, two in Old Towne Orange and another at Enderle Center.


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