Page 20 OBITUARIES Pearl
Raymond 1925 – 2015
grandchildren. Memorial services were held
at the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Orange. A memorial fund has been established by the Tustin Public Schools Founda- tion. Funds will be used to sup- port TUSD ceramics classes. Tax-deductible donations may be sent to TPSF (Pearl Raymond Memorial Fund), 150 El Camino Real, #140, Tustin, CA 92780, or visit www.tpsf.net
Retired elementary school
teacher Pearl Raymond passed away on June 15. She was 90 years old. Raymond worked in education
for 38 years – 30 in the Tustin Uni- fied School District. She spent eight years teaching K-12 stu- dents at a one-room schoolhouse in Minnesota prior to moving to Tustin. She joined the district in 1954 as an elementary teacher. Over the years, she taught kinder- garten at Del Norte, Gladys Wal- lace and Loma Vista Elementary Schools. She finished her career at Loma Vista in 1984. After re- tiring, Pearl continued working for TUSD as a substitute teacher until the age of 84. She is survived by her daugh-
ter Jill Marie Hicks, son-in-law Steven Hicks, sister Mildred, brothers Leland and Dewey, four grandchildren and seven great-
SOUP’S ON By
Liz Richell It all seems to work well. It’s a while since we had Chi-
nese food, so it wasn’t a hard choice to check out the new Fortune Cookies location in the Tuskatella Plaza, 1407 E. Katella Ave., Orange. Billed as a Chinese Bistro, the
entry is graced with an attractive “wall of wines” displayed behind glass, and the interior of the res- taurant is elegant and peaceful – no loud music, no clattering dishes. The mission here is to provide
healthy food without compromise to taste. For example, Fortune Cookies commits to using only 100 percent chicken white meat; no MSG; reduced fat and the use of non-hydrogenated vegetable oil; low sodium; gluten-free dishes, and nutrition information (including calorie count) listed on each menu item. The menu is based on dishes created by the restaurant’s original chef, a man who spent most of his life dream- ing up new ways to improve Chi- nese cuisine.
Frank and I ordered a serving of honey walnut shrimp, another of “house beef steak,” a stir-fry of steak strips, mushrooms, onions and bell peppers, and a serv- ing of spicy string beans, all to share. Each dish comes with its own white or brown rice (brown recommended), and we found our choices very tasty and plen- tiful. The serving of green beans looked as if it would serve a small battalion, but we somehow managed to finish these slightly crispy, flavorful veggies. The menu is quite extensive,
with choices of appetizers, soup, chef specialties (always a good idea), chicken, beef, seafood, vegetables, fried rice, chop suey, lo mein, sushi and sashimi. Ac- company your meal with wine, beer, soft drinks or tea. Prices are reasonable, ranging
from $6.59 - $12.99, slightly less for soups/appetizers and sushi/ sashimi. A long list of luncheon specials, served from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., are priced between $6.49 and $7.99, including brown, white or fried rice. The restaurant offers take out, delivery, and ca- tering. Fortune Cookies is open Mon.
Thurs. and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Fri./Sat. from 11 a.m. – 10:30 p.m. Call (714) 288- 1088 for reservations or orders.
Concetta (Connie) Freeland, a
long-time substitute nutrition ser- vices assistant for the Tustin Uni- fied School District, has passed away. She was 90 years old and the oldest employee inTUSD his- tory.
Connie started working in the
Hewes Middle School cafeteria in 1987 at the age of 62. She remained there for the next 28 years. She stopped working a few days prior to her 90th birth- day on May 19. She passed away on May 22. Nutrition Services Director Te-
resa Squibb said Freeland was a “great employee who cared about the students at Hewes School.” Cards and letters may be sent to
Hewes Cafeteria Manager Barba- ra Boyd, who will forward them to the Freeland family.
Boys & Girls Club needs trash
The Boys & Girls Club of Tu-
stin needs your discards – stuff you usually commit to your gar- bage collector – for its Upcycled Craft Club. The club is looking for egg cartons, candy wrappers, empty (washed) tin cans, plastic bottle caps, cardboard of various sizes, old CDs, clothespins, plas- tic Easter eggs, old calendars, old T-shirts, new tea bags and scratch paper with at least one side blank. Upcycled discards may be brought to the club at 580 W. 6th St., Tustin. For further informa- tion, call (714) 838-5223, Ext. 109.
happens. Be prepared.
That’s the message from Lance
Charn of the American Red Cross, who shared emergency prepared- ness tips at a meeting for Villa Park residents in June. Whether it’s an earthquake or a
sends out automatic notices to landlines. You may register where you live, work or go to school for phone messages, cell phone texts and emails. Keep a "go bag" ready in case
you need to evacuate. Include copies of important papers, such as drivers licenses, insurance pol- icies, deeds or leases, pink slips; and such personal needs as glass- es, medications, toiletries and sturdy shoes. Pre-identify what items are precious to you, so that family members can grab them as they evacuate. If an earthquake hits, get under
a sturdy table or desk, curl into a ball, cover your head and hold on. The worst place to be during an earthquake is outside, next to a building that may crumble. Move away from structures, windows and falling items. If you are in your auto, pull over, away from overpasses or bridges and keep your seat belt on. Should a shift happen, utilities,
roads, stores, 911 and hospitals will be compromised. Purchase or use the Red Cross’s easy, step- by-step 21-week plan to prepare an earthquake kit. Sturdy plas- tic buckets were provided at the meeting as incentives. Every mammal in the house – and car and business – needs a kit, made to last for seven to 10 days. Water is the top priority; allow one gal- lon per mammal per day. Include cash in small bills, a can opener, whistle, flashlights and batteries, solar radio and chargers -- and shoes, suitable to wear around broken class and debris. Fami- lies should develop an evacua- tion plan and a rendezvous point. Should the worst happen, commu- nications will be compromised; landlines are more dependable than cell lines. It is best to have an out-of-state contact for all family members to check in with; also, register at safeandwell.org
, a cen- tral clearing to indicate that you are safe.
(SCC) celebrated the Class of 2015 at its commencement exer- cise on June 4. The 1,200 gradu- ates ranged in age from 20 to 72 years of age, boasted seven sets of siblings, including two sets of twins, and 13 military veterans. Chad Serrao, 20, the 2015
Thinking of downsizing and 55-plus?
I thought it would be a good
time to review the benefits of Propositions 60 and 90. Proposition 60 allows transfers
of base year property values with- in the same county (intracounty). Proposition 90 allows transfers from one county to another coun- ty in California (intercounty). It is the discretion of each county to authorize such transfers. As of Nov. 20, 2014, only 10 counties have passed an ordinance autho- rizing intercounty transfers. They are: Alameda, Los Angeles, Riv- erside, San Diego, Santa Clara, El Dorado, Orange, San Bernardino ,San Mateo and Ventura. It is rec- ommended, however, that you call your assessor for verification, as it could change at any time. What are the eligibility require-
ments for Propositions 60/90? 1. You, or a spouse residing
with you, must have been at least 55 years of age when the original property was sold. 2. The replacement property
must be your principal residence and must be eligible for the homeowners’ exemption or dis- abled veterans’ exemption. 3. The replacement property
must be of equal or lesser “cur- rent market value” than the original property. The “equal or lesser” test is applied to the en- tire replacement property, even if the owner of the original property purchases only a partial interest in the replacement property. Owners of two qualifying origi- nal properties may not combine the values of those properties in order to qualify for a Proposition 60 base-year value transfer to a replacement property of greater value than the more valuable of the two original properties. 4. The replacement property
must be purchased or built within two years (before or after) of the sale of the original property. 5. To receive retroactive relief
from the date of transfer, you must file your claim within three years following the purchase date, or new construction completion date, of the replacement property. 6. Your original property must have been eligible for the home-
SCC holds commencement Santiago Canyon College
valedictorian, graduated with a 4.0 GPA, an associate degree in philosophy, departmental honors for his outstanding work, and the title of Presidential Scholar for completing the college’s honor program. He has been ac- cepted at both UC Berkeley and UCLA.
owners’ or disabled veterans’ ex- emption either at the time it was sold or within two years of the purchase or construction of the replacement property. The original property must be
subject to reappraisal at its cur- rent fair market value at the time of sale, unless the buyer(s) of your original property also qual- ify the property as a replacement property for a base year value transfer due to disaster relief or a base year value transfer for a se- verely and permanently disabled person. Therefore, most transfers between parents and children will not qualify. This is a one-time only ben-
efit. Once you have filed and re- ceived this tax relief, neither you nor your spouse who resides with you can ever file again, even upon your spouse’s death or if the two of you divorce. The only excep- tion is that if you become disabled after receiving this tax relief for age, you may transfer the base year value a second time because of the disability, which involves a different claim form. With the opportunity of keep-
ing your tax base along with fa- vorable interest rate and selling conditions, this could be the time to get serious about that single story dream home you have been thinking about.
By Ken McCord
Tuesday, July 7, 2015
*Saturday, Aug. 16: Classic
Car Show at Enderle Center. Fun-filled annual family event. For registration, call Pam Mil- liken at (714) 315-0624; the Boys and Girls Club of Tustin at (714) 838-5223, ext 100; or go to bgc- tustin.org
*Saturday, Sept. 26: Orange
Park Acres Fall BBQ and dance. Gates will open at 5:30 p.m. at Sandford Meadows on Meads. Enjoy great food, good friends, fabulous auction items and music from the ever-popular Chris Lozano and the Dixie Play- boys.
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