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bachelor’s degree in liberal stud- ies, a master’s in educational ad- ministration, a multiple-subject teaching credential and an admin- istrative services credential. Ashley Pedroza was appointed


Orange Unified School District


announced five new principal ap- pointments for the new school year. James (Craig) Abercrombie


will take the reins at Canyon High School. He served as as- sistant principal at Orange High since 2011, prior to which he was athletic director, basketball coach and teacher. Abercrombie has a master’s degree in educational administration, a bachelor’s in English as well as teaching cre- dentials. Dennis McCuistion will return


to Orange High School as its principal. He served for two years as the principal of Richland Con- tinuation High and two years as the coordinator of alternative edu- cation. Prior to these assignments, McCuistion was assistant princi- pal at Orange High, where he was also a special education teacher, athletic director and department chair. He has a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, is a candidate for a master’s in educational ad- ministration and holds a teaching credential. Shele Tamaki will be the new


principal at Crescent Elemen- tary School. She comes to OUSD from the Newport-Mesa and Cap- istrano districts where she served as an elementary principal. Ta- maki has 20 years of experience as an elementary principal, and a


principal at Serrano Elemen- tary. She was named Technology Administrator of the Year by the Association of California School Administrators Region 17, and distinguished herself by educat- ing teachers and the community about the new state assessments. She was previously a science teacher at El Modena High, and earned a bachelor’s degree in bio- logical science and a master’s in education. Additionally, Pedroza holds a single-subject teaching credential in biology and an ad- ministrative services credential. Raeanne Lopez-Little fills the


principal position at Villa Park Elementary. She has served Or- ange Unified for more than 20 years as a teacher and instruc- tional specialist, and most recent- ly was an elementary assistant principal at Lampson Elementary. Lopez-Little holds a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and a mas- ter’s in curriculum. Additionally, she holds credentials in multi- subject teaching and administra- tive services, and has experience teaching GATE programs. Tustin Unified School District


announced the appointment of Adam Hernandez to the position of assistant principal at Foothill High. Hernandez earned a bach- elor’s degree in math at UC Riv- erside, a master’s in counseling from Loyola Marymount, and is currently working on his doctoral degree in educational leadership at USC. He comes to Foothill High from Valley Christian High in Cerritos where he also served as assistant principal.


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ago dump” would increase. They did. Since then, the company has re-


placed consultants Ryan and Diane Gaynor, who so alienated the East Orange community with strong- arm tactics and untruths that no meaningful discussion was pos- sible. Milan’s new consultants, Frank Elfend and Carmen Mori- nello, have worked with the city on land-use issues for years, and have a better relationship with Orange Park Acres and the community. Heartened by preliminary


discussions with OPA, Mabury Ranch and the Reserve home- owners associations, Milan has agreed to indefinitely suspend its backfilling and stockpiling opera- tion and halt the import of new dirt and gravel on Sept. 7. That suspension will stop the daily on- set of truck traffic, noise and dust.


Fresh start Commencing July 31, rock-


crushing operations will be lim- ited to 15 consecutive business days in any six-month period. Milan intends to give the com- munity two weeks’ notice before starting up, and believes it will entail fewer than two dozen truck trips per day -- but not every day. The site owner also intends


to further mitigate dust impacts, better maintain the property and improve the frontage along San- tiago Canyon Road by removing weeds, fixing broken fencing and installing temporary landscaping. Milan Capital is still looking


to develop portions of the parcel. According to the memo sent to the city, it hopes to achieve that by working with the city and ad- jacent neighborhoods in “a more collaborative, constructive and transparent manner in order to achieve the visions and goals of all parties involved.”


joined the City of Orange as di- rector of community develop- ment. He will oversee the city’s planning, code enforcement, building and housing staff. Crouch holds a degree in archi-


tecture from the RoyalMelbourne Institute of Technology Universi- ty (RMIT), Melbourne, Australia and a graduate degree in urban design from the Joint Center for Urban Design, Oxford, England. In 2006, he moved halfway


around the world -- and across two hemispheres -- to Sacra- mento, where he was appointed the first urban design manager for that city. During his tenure at the state capitol, he worked on the 240-acre Sacramento railyards project, one of the nation’s larg- est brownfields urban infill enter- prises, and managed the creation of Sacramento’s award-winning Urban Design Guidelines. Crouch became the first urban


designer for the city of Beverly Hills in 2012, managing its his-


Tuesday, July 7, 2015 Orange welcomes new


community development director William “Bill” Crouch has


Bill Crouch


toric preservation program, and cultural heritage commission. Of his move to Orange, Crouch


says, “I am excited to be a part of such a great team of dedicated and highly skilled profession- als. I will work to reinforce the customer-friendly focus of the Community Development De- partment.” He is a member of the Ameri-


can Institute of Architects, is cer- tified with the National Council of Architect Registration Boards in Washington, D.C., and the American Institute of Certified Planners.


Good times coming to the Orange County Fair


The Orange County Fair is


opening July 17. This family affair includes


live animal exhibits and auc- tions; plant and garden entries; wild midway rides and live con- certs; and all kinds of eating and drinking opportunities, including unique-to-the-fair items such as chocolate-covered pork rinds, Frosted Flakes chicken fingers, peanut-butter pickle dogs, or even deep-fried birthday cake. The fair is open from noon to


midnight Wednesdays through Fridays, and 10 a.m. to midnight Saturdays and Sundays through August 16. Concert tickets, ac- tion sports reserved seats, single-


day general admission and popu- lar super passes can be purchased online at ocfair.com, where you can also find complete informa- tion about scheduled activities. Dedicated city days are cel-


ebrated for each Orange Coun- ty city. Local cities will have the honor of opening the fair and raising the flag at a 12:30 p.m. ceremony, as a designated performer(s) from the city per- forms the national anthem. City days are: Orange, Wed., July 29; Anaheim, Thurs., July 30; Tustin, Thurs., Aug. 6; Villa Park, Fri., Aug. 7. Attendees may find $2 discounted admission coupons at their city offices.


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