Free Health Fair This Weekend
Free medical, dental, vision ­­and more health services will be offered at Anaheim's annual health fair, taking place this weekend at the Anaheim Convention Center. The health screenings and services will be available for family members of all ages, and all are welcome.
The free event takes place on Saturday, April 2, and Sunday, April 3, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the convention center's Hall E. Free parking will be available at the West Street entrance.
This year marks the health fair's 10th anniversary. Each year, more than 150 doctors, health care professionals and community members volunteer to provide vital health screenings and services. Since 2007, more than 8,000 attendees have benefited from the event, helping to build healthier communities.
The Anaheim Health Fair, open to anyone in need of health services and those looking to ensure optimal wellness, is presented by founding partners the city of Anaheim, the Anekant Community Center and GBS Linens Inc., along with recently added partner Lestonnac Free Clinic.
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K-9 Monument Dedication
New Green Power
for Anaheim
Helping End Family Violence
Anaheim will honor the bravery and dedication of the city's K-9 officers by unveiling and dedicating "Valor," a bronze monument
symbolizing a police dog, at La Palma Dog Park on Sunday, April 3. The event begins at 2 p.m.
Everyone is invited to this special event, which pays tribute to the brave police dogs that serve alongside Anaheim Police Department officers to protect lives and keep our city safe.
The life-size sculpture to be unveiled was inspired by a 2014 incident in which Anaheim Police K-9 officer Bruno was shot in the line of duty.

Bruno, who survived the shooting and months of recovery, became an international sensation with an outpouring of public support. Bruno now enjoys retirement and his "job" of keeping a watchful eye on his family's children.
After the shooting, residents and business leaders came together to come up with a way to honor the city's K-9s. Thanks to community volunteers, money was raised to bring the sculpture by artist Susan Bahary to Anaheim.

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Anaheim Public Utilities has teamed up with the county of Orange to open a new green power resource, the Bowerman Power Facility.

Located in Irvine, this landfill gas-to-energy project will provide Anaheim with 20 megawatts of power, or 6 percent of its energy needs. That's enough to power 23,000 homes a year. Landfill gas is collected from decomposing trash, which is captured and used to generate electricity.
In the past decade, Anaheim has steadily increased its use of green power, which is created from renewable sources and has the benefit of lowering greenhouse gas emissions compared to traditional fossil fuels. 

Adding this new resource to the mix will help meet state mandates for renewable energy and move Anaheim closer to achieving its sustainability goals. Anaheim currently receives 25 percent of its power from green sources, and Bowerman will help meet the next milestone of 33 percent by 2020.
A dedication event was held Tuesday, celebrating the achievement of delivering clean energy to Anaheim residents and businesses.

In 2004, the Anaheim Police Department developed a plan to assist victims of violence and abuse.

Today, the Orange County Family Justice Center serves more than 4,500 men, women and children each year and helps them on the path of breaking the cycle of family violence.
The Justice Center is a safe, confidential and friendly place to secure various social services. It is not a police station, and emergencies still should be reported by calling 911.
Research has shown that timely intervention by police, prosecutors, advocates, interventions and others can decrease future incidents.
The Justice Center is in Anaheim and serves residents throughout Orange County. It is a model for cities and counties around the country.
If you know someone in need of help, contact the Justice Center at (714) 765-1645. Assistance is provided to survivors of domestic violence, child abuse, sexual assault and elder/dependent adult abuse.


Welcome USA Gymnastics
For the Win!
Video Spotlight:
Anaheim on your Side
Anaheim, well-known for its professional and Olympic sports teams, recently announced that one of the most popular amateur sports competitions is coming to the city next year.
The 2017 P&G Gymnastics Championships, the national championships for men's and women's gymnastics, will be held in Anaheim for the first time. Scheduled for Aug. 17-20, 2017, the country's best gymnasts will compete in the four-day competition at Honda Center. USA Gymnastics, Honda Center and Visit Anaheim made the recent announcement at a press conference at Downtown Disney.
The P&G Championships determine the men's and women's U.S. champions and the U.S. National Team for the junior and senior elite levels. The field will feature the country's top gymnasts. The championships also traditionally serve as part of the selection process for the U.S. Team for the World Championships.

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The Anaheim Library is excited to offer the annual Summer Reading Program at all branch locations.

This year's theme, "Read For the Win!" coincides with the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Like the Olympic Games, the theme stands for much more than just sports, games and competition. Olympians set goals to achieve greatness and set out to accomplish them. Reading can do the same and offer creativity and inspiration.
The Summer Reading Program is for everyone. Young children can learn to read with their parents, and adults can choose their favorite novel. There is a nearly endless catalog of books to choose from, and all readers are eligible to earn prizes.
Summer reading encourages lifelong learning, and the Anaheim Library looks forward to welcoming thousands of children and adults this year, where together, we will Read For the Win!

This month we are pleased to introduce you to the city's Public Works team and their efforts in our neighborhoods.
Just as any home needs routine maintenance, so do neighborhoods. The city develops a plan, then crews begin to lay down new asphalt, repair curbs, repaint street signs and trim trees on parkways. 

Each year Public Works paves 2.2 million square feet of residential streets and preserves 5 million square feet of residential roadways with slurry seal.
One of the most interesting aspects of street rehabilitation is the asphalt process, seen in the video. Trucks scoop up the old asphalt, smooth the surface, and lay down a two-inch overlay of new asphalt. Within 60 to 90 minutes, the surface is dry and ready for use.
We invite you to view the video for an interactive look at how the city is On Your Side.


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