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  • Wednesday, August 20, 2008


    Firefighters and Telephone OVERLAY

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    The Orange City Firefighters Benevolent Association (OCFBA) is proud to host the First Annual Memorial Golf Classic 2008 on Thursday, September 11th at the Tustin Ranch Golf Club. All the proceeds from the Memorial Golf Classic will benefit the families of firefighters killed or severely injured in the line of duty.

    The Memorial Golf Classic welcomes golfers of all levels and the field is limited to 144 golfers. Space is still available. The Memorial Golf Classic will feature a shotgun start, putting challenge, lunch provided by El Pollo Loco, gift bags and an evening banquet, auction and raffle.

    Tournament registration and warm-up begin at 10:00 am, with a putting challenge at 10:30 and lunch. The shotgun start takes place at 12:30pm. The golf package includes green fees, golf cart, range balls, drinks on the course, and dinner banquet, awards and silent auction. Actor Patrick Warburton (best known as Puddy, Elaine's boyfriend on Seinfeld), and Anaheim Ducks Player Temu Selanne will be presenting at the evening dinner banquet, along with the president of the Orange City Firefighters Benevolent Association Greg Lewin.

    The First Annual Memorial Golf Classic has the support of many key members of the Greater Orange Community, as well as many businesses. Gatorade, Miller Lite, El Pollo Loco and Toyota of Orange, along with many other local companies, have supported the event through sponsorships or donations. Planning committee members include Rob Dunwoody, chair, and firefighters Greg Lewin, Jim Lazzara, John Voris, Casey Fieldhouse, Jeff Tiqui, Brian Bingham, and Joe Grant.

    Interested golfers or sponsors are encouraged to contact Rob Dunwoody, Golf Classic Chair, at 714-288-2111 or

    For more information on Tustin Ranch Golf Club CLICK ON: TUSTIN RANCH

    August 23rd Greater Orange gets new 657 OVERLAY telephone dialing
    Ready-or-not here comes telephone area code OVERLAY. An OVERLAY is the addition on another area code to an area code area. In the Greater Orange Communities case, the Area Code 714 will be getting a new OVERLAY Area Code of 657. While your existing Area Code 714 will not change, new numbers in the Greater Orange Communities will be assigned the new Area Code 657. This means new dialing procedures beginning August 23rd. After that date if you do not use the new dialing procedure, your call will not be completed and a recording will tell you to hang up and try again!

    To complete calls from a land line phone, the new dialing procedure requires callers to dial 1 + area code + telephone number. This means that all calls in the 714 area code that are currently dialed with seven digits will need to be dialed using 1+ area code + telephone number.

    To complete calls from a cellular or mobile phone, callers may dial the area code + telephone number or 1 + area code and telephone number whenever placing a call from a phone number with the 714 or 657 area code.

    Beginning September 23rd, 2008 new telephone lines and services will begin to receive the 657 area code. A special “test” number for business customers to verify their equipment can complete calls to the new 657 area code has been established. That special number is (657) 222-0222 (it will remain active until 12/22/08). Business are reminded to reprogram all automatic dialing equipment like: Life safety systems; fax machines; internet dial-up numbers; alarm services; speed dialing systems; call forwarding settings; and voicemail and other like services. In addition, advertising, business stationary and cards should all have the area code.

    Local calls will remain local calls and rates will not change. Three digit dialing will remain the same (i.e. 911; 211;311;411;511;611;711 and 811). For questions or clarification call 1+(626)+415-1050.

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