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  • Sunday, March 11, 2007

     

    Windy Ridge Fire in Anaheim Hills

    KTTV –TV Photo

    Metro TALK


    A community service of the Greater Orange Communities Organization

    241 Freeway Closed South bound from 91 Freeway Until Dawn
    (see below)


    Red Cross sets up El Modena H.S. as Human and Animal Evacuation Center


    OPA Evacuated: East of Meads, North of Ampola

    Serrano Heights; Mayberry Ranch; and Park Ridge under Mandatory Evacuation

    Anaheim Hills’ Windy Ridge Fire story goes National

    241 Closed South bound from 91 Until Dawn
    241 South at 91 SigAlert - Lane Closure 10:11 PM
    Thomas Guide Map Coordinates: Page 741, Grid 7E
    CHP Unit on Scene 10:11 PM
    Duration: Until Daylight Hours on Monday, 03 /12/07^ 10:12 PM
    Remarks: Due to Fire-Fighting Efforts in Association With the "windy Ridge/anaheim Hills" Fire^ 10:12 PM
    Closed: South State Route-241 from State Route-91 (riverside Fwy) to *santiago Canyon Rd* (city of Orange)^ 10:13 PM
    Closed: *eb 91 Transition to South 241 *^ 10:14 PM
    Closed: *wb 91 Transition to South 241 *^ 10:14 PM


    For City of Orange FIRE UPDATES CLICK ON: http://www.cityoforange.org/

    For City of Anaheim FIRE UPDATES CLICK ON:
    http://www.anaheim.net/


    The gusting 35 mph Santa Anna winds fanned a fire in Anaheim Hills on Sunday that became national news on both Reuters and AP news services. Local authorities suspect an abandoned car (possibly stolen) on fire near the 241 Eastern Transportation Corridor toll plaza at Windy Ridge Road, for igniting over 2000 acres by posting time. As of Sunday March 11th evening, only 30% of the fire was contained. Monday is expected to bring more windy hot conditions.

    Two storage structures were damaged in the Hidden Hills community and two homes had roof damage Hundreds of residents evacuated from hundreds of homes in the Windy Ridge Road area, OPA, Serrano Heights; Mayberry Ranch and Park Ridge. Hundreds of firefighters from the Orange County Fire Authority and the Anaheim Fire Department battled the blaze beginning at 8 a.m. Two firefighters are reported with minor injuries. No other injuries have been reported.


    For up to date information CLICK ON: http://www.topix.net/city/orange-ca

    Orange Councilman Jon Dumitru Champions
    Assemblyman Spitzer’s Steve Ambriz Law
    Jon Dumitru posted the latest on Assemblyman Todd Spitzer’s introduction of the Steve Ambriz Legislation increasing the penalty for vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated from 4 years to life.

    To see the Dumitru post, CLICK ON:
    http://jdaroundorange.blogspot.com/2007/03/steves-law-introduced-in-state.htmlFor more Information Links (CLICK ON blue links):

    Steve Ambriz Memorial Website:| http://www.steveambriz.org/

    2007 Steve Ambriz Legacy Golf Tournament Information:
    http://www.cityoforange.org/news/displaynews.asp?NewsID=505

    Orange Council Member Jon Dumitru’s Blog Report on Sara Lynn Wards court plea:
    http://jdaroundorange.blogspot.com/2006/07/sara-ward-i-am-not-guilty.html


    Black, White and Orange All Over Gala
    set for March 24th

    The Orange Community Foundation pays tribute to the Sisters of St. Joseph at the Foundations signature event, the Black, White and Orange All Over fundraising event. The social event of the year for the Greater Orange Communities as a whole, the event supports the Foundations’ program development that has given the community such programs as the Hobbs Community Scholarship and Grant program and the Foundation Games.

    This year the Foundation will pay tribute to the Sisters of St. Joseph for their commitment to the Greater Orange Communities through their efforts for social justice, education, healthcare and social services.

    The Black, White and Orange All Over gala will be held at the Grove of Anaheim and includes live entertainment, dinner, and live and silent auctions. Plus, all the hobnobbing with the gala crowd from throughout the Greater Orange Communities. Sponsorship of tables and tribute ads for the program are available.

    For more information on the gala, its sponsors, and forms for all the gala opportunities CLICK ON:
    http://www.communityfoundationoforange.org/cgi-bin/datacgi/database.cgi?file=cfo&report=rptShowPage&ID=Gala



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