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Tuesday, February 01, 2011
Metro TALK: Villa Park gets ready for 50; Orange Library goes Sci-Fi; Bald Eagle visits
Villa Park, the Hidden Jewel, turns Golden
On January 3, 1962 by a vote of 264 to 134, citizens on 1300 acres of mostly farmland just south of Anaheim and just north of Orange voted to become the City of Villa Park. Later that month the first Villa Park City Council met to pass the laws establishing the new city. Last year in August, the Villa Park City Council set in motion the planning of next year’s city-wide celebration of the 50th Golden Anniversary of the establishment of the city known by its nickname, the Hidden Jewel. The City Council designated the Villa Park Community Services Foundation to lead the 50th Anniversary Celebration Committee (50ACC) with Doug Bender as Chair. The first meeting of the 50ACC was September, 2010 and the committee lost no time getting to work, establishing a contest for a slogan and working on developing an official logo. That logo was approved by the Villa Park City Council in December 2011.
Creating a first class celebration will take a lot of volunteers, and the 50ACC is inviting all interested residents to attend a committee meeting to share ideas. The next committee meeting is scheduled for February 10, 2011 at 8:30 AM at Rockwell’s Bakery.
Orange Public Library Saturday Science Fiction
The Orange Public Library is connecting science fiction movie buffs with the original books those movies are adapted from in their Saturday Science Fiction series. Discussions of books that have inspired cult favorite classic “sci-fi” movies are led by librarians. In January, Androids Dream of Electric Sheep was discussed. This month on Saturday February 12, at 2:00 pm the classic Invasion of the Body Snatchers by Jack Finney will be the topic. The event is free at the Orange Public Library and History Center (aka Main Branch). For more information call 714-288-2410.
National Symbol sited at Irvine Regional Park
A wild Bald Eagle has been visiting the OC Zoo inside Irvine Regional Park. The Bald Eagle has been spotted perched in trees above the zoo's Bald and Golden Eagle exhibits. Below is the video of the Bald Eagle at Irvine Regional Parks that the Orange County Parks has posted on YouTube.