Foothills Sentry: Chapman Committee Hopes to Bridge Gap Between Town and Gown

The following is a story by the Foothills Sentry newspaper, a Voice of OC media partner covering Orange, Villa Park, Orange Park Acres, Anaheim Hills, North Tustin, Silverado Canyon, and Modjeska Canyon. This story was published in the Sentry’s January 2016 edition. A new slate of Orange residents, business owners and public officials convened for the first time in November, as part of a committee organized by Chapman University aimed at calming tense relations between students and neighbors. At its inaugural meeting on Nov. 5, the committee identified five issues it wants to address at future meetings: student housing, parking in areas surrounding the campus, party houses, university growth, and Chapman’s appointment of a primary lead person with whom the community can communicate.

Foothills Sentry: Anticipated 2016 School Bond Marches Forward

The following is a story by the Foothills Sentry newspaper, a Voice of OC media partner covering Orange, Villa Park, Orange Park Acres, Anaheim Hills, North Tustin, Silverado Canyon, and Modjeska Canyon. This story was published in the Sentry’s January 2016 edition. Consultants hired to assess the viability of a school bond measure for 2016, and provide marketing ideas to help get it passed, presented their preliminary recommendations to the OUSD board at its Nov. 5 meeting. CliffordMoss spent the last several months on a “listening tour,” talking to district teachers, parents, school supporters, and community leaders.

BREAKING: Wayland Wins Lawsuit Seeking Changes to Special election ballot

The following is a story by the Foothills Sentry newspaper, a Voice of OC media partner covering Orange, Villa Park, Orange Park Acres, Anaheim Hills, North Tustin, Silverado Canyon, and Modjeska Canyon. This story was published in the Sentry’s January 2016 edition. An Orange County Superior Court judge handed Mark Wayland, trustee for the Orange Unified School District, a win Wednesday (Jan 6) in his lawsuit challenging the accuracy of the candidate statement of Gregory Salas for the March special election. Superior Court Judge Richard Luesebrink said there was “good cause” for Salas, who is running to represent the Anaheim Hills portion of the school district, to delete statements that he is a former OUSD governing board member and that he was endorsed by Wayland. The judge also ordered Salas to change a statement saying “if you return me to the OUSD board” to “if you elect me to the OUSD board.”