Calling Anaheim Nonprofits
Don't miss out on this year's biggest citywide fundraiser! Fireworks sales are returning to Anaheim this year and are bigger and better.
What's new:
1. Earlier registration for nonprofits
2. Two locations (Honda Center parking lot and Ralphs shopping center at the corner of Brookhurst and Ball).
How it works:
1. Sign up your nonprofit at
2. Nonprofits receive a promo flier with a unique code from TNT Fireworks. The code     tracks sales you drive to the fireworks stands.
3. Give fliers to friends and family and have them present them when they buy fireworks. Buyers also can show emails or merely mention the nonprofit they are there to support.
What else:
In addition to money raised by nonprofits, Honda Center will donate up to $100,000 to the Anaheim Community Foundation, as well as support the city's annual July Fourth Fireworks Spectacular at Peralta Park.
For more and to sign up, visit

Circle Park's
Big Impact 
Cinco de Mayo
Love Anaheim 
This Saturday
Neighborhood kids and families came out on April 23 to break in Anaheim's newest park.
Circle Park is Anaheim's 57th park.

At less than an acre, Circle Park isn't big. But its impact on west Anaheim's Park Circle neighborhood is.
The park brings a playground, four square court and barbecues with picnic tables, and provides a safe place for families to play and relax.
The apartment residents of Park Circle, who have little yard space, helped design everything down to the green, yellow and purple hues of the kids play area.
The project also brought new sidewalks, curbs, streetlights and parking spaces. In an area where parking spaces are scarce, the improvements yielded about 25 additional spots for the community.
One of Orange County's oldest and largest celebrations of Mexican culture returns to Anaheim this week for its 46th year of food, games, live music and entertainment.

Families, community groups and volunteers have spent countless hours preparing for the Anaheim 5 de Mayo Fiesta that kicks off today and runs through Sunday, May
 1 at La Palma Park (1000 N. Harbor Blvd.).

This family friendly annual event has grown into a four-day celebration with carnival rides today and Friday leading up to a weekend full of authentic Mexican food, a soccer tournament and live entertainment including mariachis, folkloric groups and more.

For a preview of this weekend's entertainment and events, check out this video or visit the Anaheim 5 de Mayo Facebook page
Residents are invited to "Love Anaheim" and join a community service project on Saturday.
This citywide service event will dispatch volunteers throughout Anaheim to bring neighborhoods, schools and families together through community projects.

All activities take place from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Don't worry if you can't make Saturday's event. There are more Love Anaheim outings planned throughout 2016.
The project is spearheaded by community volunteers. Activities include park beautification projects, teaching arts and crafts, leading children's games and more.
For more details, visit


About Recycling
APD Makes
Burglary Arrest
Finger Lickin' Fun in West Anaheim
We joined Republic Services in celebrating Earth Day with the launch of an advanced commercial sorting system at their Anaheim Recycling Center.

Each day, the new system is capable of processing more than 1,000 tons of recyclable material that is collected from Anaheim homes and businesses.

The sorting system helps keep Anaheim and Orange County at the forefront of sustainability practices. 

With more than 600 employees, Republic Services helps the city of Anaheim serve about 200,000 residential and 12,000 commercial customers. 

A video of the commercial sorting system can be viewed HERE.

In early April, Anaheim Police arrested 33-year-old Whittier resident Jonas McClanahan on suspicion of burglarizing an Anaheim Hills home and taking about $150,000 worth of baseball cards, autographed baseballs and pictures, jewelry, coins, paintings and other valuables.
After the arrest, Anaheim detectives were able to link property recovered from McClanahan's home to six other Anaheim Hills burglaries and four in Yorba Linda from January through early April.
If you think your property is among the items recovered, contact Anaheim Police at (714) 765-1900.
Kick up your heels and head west for the 20th annual Anaheim Western Barbecue hosted by the West Anaheim Neighborhood Development Council.

On May 14 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., you can spend the day enjoying family friendly fun.

Festivities include a barbecue, car show, craft faire, pony rides, two stages for live entertainment, children's activities, horseshoes, pot belly pigs, a dog show and much more! 

All this takes place at Twila Reid Park (3100 W. Orange Ave.).

For more details, check out WAND'Facebook page.

Earth Day Milestone
For Earth Day, the city of Anaheim planted its 50,000th shade tree as part of a program to save energy, beautify our city and help the environment.
City officials joined students to plant the tree at Olive Street Elementary School.
The planting was part of TreePower, a program by Anaheim Public Utilities and Anaheim Community Services that provides shade trees to residents, businesses, schools and nonprofits.
TreePower began in 1992. Shade trees can reduce air conditioning demand by up to 40 percent. Mature trees can help reduce lawn water usage by up to 50 percent. 

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