city of fullertonWater usage on property owned or maintained by the City of Fullerton is down 12 percent from July through September of 2014 when compared with the same period in 2013, said Dave Schickling, the city’s water systems manager.

“Use by both public and private water customers in Fullerton is down 6% from July through September, compared with a year ago,” Schickling added. “The City of Fullerton will continue to implement a water conservation plans for our buildings, parks and medians.”

In 2008, anticipating the shortage of water in the southland, the City announced a mandated 10 percent reduction for all city-owned property including parks, city buildings, medians, and parkways. Data released by Fullerton City Hall indicates that water consumption for property owned or maintained by the city has reduced by an average of 21 percent over the past six years.

In addition to reductions in usage, the Fullerton City Council has implemented a number of policies that has reduced water use, and at the same time, maintain the quality and safety of public facilities. According to Hugo Curiel, Fullerton’s Director of Parks and Recreation, “the City Council recognized the need to lower our water usage and over the past six years, we’ve proactively taken measures to be more strategic in our usage. From using synthetic turf to investing in drought-tolerant plants in our parks, medians and landscape areas, our team at City Hall has worked effectively to conserve water resources.”

With the significant impact of the drought an ongoing concern, most residents will see the impacts in our parks and sports fields.  Added Curiel, “In the months to come, we’ll also be reseeding several of our fields. While daytime watering may be necessary for short periods of time, this process of “rebuilding” the turf will, in the long run, result in more efficient use of our water resources and net us a savings. We’re accomplishing all this while increasing the safety and enjoyment in our parks for our residents and youth sports organizations.”

For more water-saving tips, please visit www.bewaterwise.com or at the city of Fullerton water conservation page at: www.fullertonwaterconservation.com. You can also call the City Water Conservation Hotline at (714) 738-6744.

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city of fullertonThe Fullerton Community Center is hosting “Merry Night Dive-In,” Friday, Dec. 5, to help us get into the spirit of the holiday seasons. This family night will feature a movie night with swimming and the chance to meet and have their photos taken with Santa Claus!

Guests are invited to bring a blanket to sit on the grass and enjoy Will Ferrell in the movie, “Elf,” while children work out their energy watching the movie from the indoor pool. The swimming pool will be comfortable for movie viewing and lifeguards will be present to ensure safety.

Winter Wonderland Registration includes: movie admission, indoor pool access, photos with Santa Claus, writing letters to Santa, holiday treats, hot chocolate and lots more. Registration is $5 person per. Children two years-of-age and under are free.  Admission the day of the event is cash only. Advanced registration is highly recommended, with a limited number of swimmers permitted in the pool.

Doors open at 6 p.m. The movie will begin at 7 p.m. Santa Claus will drop in for photos from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Movie goers can also look forward to pizza and sandwiches from Two Saucy Broads and different styles and flavors of beers from Bootleggers Brewery. The Center’s onsite concession stand will also have additional movie favorites – holiday treats, soft drinks, and more for sale. No outside coolers, food or lawn chairs allowed.

The Fullerton Community Center is located at 340 W. Commonwealth Ave. Normal operating hours for the Fullerton Community Center are Monday – Friday 7:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Saturday 7:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.; and Sunday 12 noon – 3 p.m.

To register or for more information on the “Merry Night Dive-In,” contact the Fullerton Community Center at (714) 738-6575.

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Boys and Girls Club of Fullerton to Host 800 Residents for Thanksgiving Dinner

November 21, 2014

To continue their remarkable commitment to the community, The Boys & Girls Clubs of Fullerton will partner with several businesses, Club Alumni, volunteers and service groups to provide a memorable meal to the residents of Fullerton.  This is a FREE event for anyone that wants to join them for a hot meal, cold drinks, dessert, […]

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SoCal Undergrad Research Conference Bringing 1,500 Scholars to CSUF Nov. 22

November 21, 2014

Art-graphic design major Ashley Adams is delving into what makes a powerful and visually appealing logo. Biochemistry student Julianne Truong is studying ways to synthesize new compounds to stop West Nile virus infections. And Gregory Weisberg, pursuing a double major in geography and earth science, is examining how to critically identify seasons to provide insight […]

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SCORE Business Workshop on Hiring

November 21, 2014

There will be a SCORE workshop Dec. 1 on hiring, specifically about hiring people who live in the U.S., but who are not citizens. This workshop will take place at the Fullerton Public Library, 1:30 p.m., at 353 W. Commonwealth Ave. Attendees will learn how to: • Verify an employee’s identity and status with proper […]

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New Chamber Members 11/21/14

November 21, 2014

Accounting Principles (626) 404-0850 1050 Lakes Drive, Suite 260 West Covina, CA 91790 Bookkeeping/Tax Preparation Staffing firm specializing in temp, temp to hire and direct hire placement of accounting, finance and administrative professionals. Andrew Crist Realtor (909) 784-1480 Real Estate Combo’s Pizza Lorena Ruiz (714) 526-6267 757 W. Commonwealth Ave. Fullerton, CA 92832 Restaurants & […]

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New Employment Laws

November 21, 2014

California Chamber of Commerce has released a list of new employment laws scheduled to take effect in 2015 or earlier that will have an impact on businesses in California. Some of the new laws for 2015, such as mandatory paid sick leave, make significant changes to California’s legal landscape. Other new laws make changes to […]

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California Employers Pay Highest Workers’ Comp Costs in Nation

November 18, 2014

The biennial study by the Oregon Department of Business and Consumer Services has confirmed that California employers pay the highest workers’ compensation costs in the nation — by a wide margin. California has consistently ranked among the most expensive states in this workers’ compensation rate study for more than a decade; however, California has not been tagged […]

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Economic Forecast Attracts Large Crowd

November 18, 2014

More than 100 guests of the Fullerton and Brea Chambers of Commerce got an expert’s view of the U.S. economic recovery during a filled-to-capacity Nov. 14 luncheon held at the Fullerton Marriott on the campus of Cal State Fullerton. CSUF associate professor of economics and co-director of the Mihaylo College of Business and Economics Center […]

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Ambience, Connections Mark Sunset Mixer Hosted by Richey Advisors

November 17, 2014

In true Chamber tradition, J.H. Richey and his team at Richey Advisors, Inc., hosted the November Fullerton Chamber of Commerce’s Sunset Mixer at the historic Villa del Sol on Nov. 14. The after-hours business al fresco event provided Chamber members and prospective Chamber members an opportunity to network and a chance. While making new business contacts, attendees enjoyed […]

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