Do the Fourth Right

The Fourth of July is a great time in Anaheim.
It's a chance to celebrate with family and friends, and fireworks can add to the fun.
But fireworks also bring fire and safety risks and can disrupt quality of life in our neighborhoods.
As Anaheim marks the second year of Safe and Sane fireworks sales to benefit local nonprofits, we're reminding residents and visitors to celebrate with care and to do the Fourth right.
Only Safe and Sane-type fireworks are legal in Anaheim, and they only can be used on July 4.
Misuse of Safe and Sane fireworks or use of illegal fireworks can bring criminal prosecution and fines of up to $3,000.
On June 23, the Anaheim Police Department seized more than 600 pounds of dangerous, illegal fireworks for sale following a tip from the community.
You can help do the Fourth right by reporting illegal fireworks use or sales to police at (714) 765-1900.
For more information about fireworks in Anaheim, including where to buy and nonprofits taking part in fundraising, see

4th of July
Free Movie
Night Kickoff
Celebrate Summer 
With Disney 
Get out your red, white and blue and get ready to celebrate America's independence with the Anaheim Hills Community Council! 

On Monday, July 4, the day will begin with the Firecracker 5K and 10K at 7 a.m. followed by a refueling and hearty pancake breakfast from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. at Canyon High School. 

Interested in a contest? Enter your patriotic four-legged friend in the 9:30 a.m. Yankee Doodle Dog Show and win one of several prizes. 

With the afternoon and evening festivities moving in, head over to Peralta Park (115 N. Pinney Dr.) for the Patriotic Parade starting at 1 p.m..

The parade will start at Canyon High School, travel north on Imperial Highway then head east on Santa Ana Canyon Road, so set your chairs early and ready your cameras!

Following the parade, grab a bite to eat at one of many food booths starting at 3 p.m. and enjoy live entertainment in the park at 5 p.m. 

The day's events will conclude with a spectacular fireworks show kicking off at
9 p.m. 

Please remember, all fireworks, including safe and sane, are illegal in east Anaheim. Click here for a map.

We hope you and you, your family and friends have a safe and memorable Fourth of July! For more details, click here.
Honda Center, one of two Anaheim locations selling fireworks to benefit nonprofits, will add fun to sales Friday, with a free movie night.
The baseball film classic, "The Sandlot" will be shown on the big screens outside the arena.
Bring your chairs and blankets for an evening of fun that starts at 6 p.m. Come early to enjoy food trucks, a Ducks bounce house, giveaways and more.
Attendees will get an exclusive discount on fireworks bought during the event and have a chance to win TNT Fireworks assortments.
For more and to RSVP, click here.
Fireworks may also be bought at the Brookhurst Shopping Center (2297 W. Ball Road).  Anaheim's two stands benefit more than 100 nonprofits that have signed up for the fundraiser.
Anaheim is Orange County's only city to allow all qualified Anaheim nonprofits the chance to raise money from fireworks sales.
Qualified groups can earn 30 percent of all pretax sales they drive to Anaheim's two fireworks stands. So remember your nonprofit when burying by showing a flier or checking a form at the register to credit your group.

For more, click here.

Another great thing about living in Anaheim? The totally awesome things the Disneyland Resort does to give back to the community where it all started more than 60 years ago.
This summer, the city of Anaheim is teaming with the Disneyland Resort to bring Anaheim residents free family events at our parks.
Starting this month and running through August, Disney will host movie nights at Anaheim parks and schools, including screenings of childhood classics "The Little Mermaid" and "Monsters, Inc." as well as the widely popular "Lilo & Stitch."
Locations include the lawns at Twila Reid Park and Ponderosa Park, and the Pearson Park Amphitheater.
So mark your calendars for these free movie nights. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets for outside movie showings.
All movies start at 7:30 p.m.
Also, be on the lookout for special pop-up surprises at Anaheim community events as well as some end-of-summer parties.
The events are part of the Disneyland Resort's Diamond Anniversary, which concludes this summer.
For a list of upcoming movies and their locations, please click here


Concerts in
the Canyon 
Summer Fun 
for Kids
Are you 
Complete your summer with a free concert!

Invite your friends and family to enjoy sunshine, food and live music during the 2016 Concerts in the Canyon series.

Mark your calendars for July 14, 21, 28 and Aug. 4.

Concerts in the Canyon is a great opportunity for residents and families to have fun and unwind to soothing tunes. With picnics, lawn chairs and blankets, you can set up a small get-together for a relaxing evening on the green.

Get there early to enjoy games and activities. You can also opt for gourmet meals on-site, offered by a variety of food trucks. 

Performances will be like a blast from the past, recalling familiar songs.

Opening night will feature the 80z All Stars, a group recreating the greatest hits from the 1980s. Born Jovi, a Bon Jovi tribute band, will be there the following week, performing Bon Jovi classics. 

A Tom Petty tribute band, The Petty Breakers, is scheduled for the third week. Closing the concert series is DSB, a group whose inspiration draws from Journey. 

Its location at Ronald Reagan Park (945 S. Weir Canyon Road) is perfect for the occasion. With an open field and fresh air, the area is a perfect stadium for a peaceful night out and unforgettable memories.

All concerts begin at 6:30 p.m.
For more information, click here
With games, crafts, weekly excursions and more, you can give your child a memorable and adventure-filled summer with CampVenture. 

CampVenture gives children the opportunity to enjoy activities such as games, movies, crafts, weekly excursions and more. 

The weekly camps rotate between different themes, like Shark Week, the Amazing Race, Animal Planet and many others, which helps keep children excited, engaged and ready to have fun.

Daily camps run from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 

While CampVenture is for children, ages 6 to 13 years, older children have a separate camp counselor program available called TeenVenture.

TeenVenture is available for teens, ages 14 to 16 years. With leadership trainings and counselor aid, your child will be able to learn valuable skills necessary beyond the duties of a camp counselor. 

Each TeenVenture session will be held over the course of three weeks, so register for the next coming session on Monday, July 11! 

Camp hours will run from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 

Both camps will be held at Peralta Park.
For more specialized, one-week classes, register for Anaheim's Summer Camp Classes. 

Does your child have an eye for art? The skills for athletics, cooking or learning to plan an instrument? You guessed it, Anaheim Community Services has camps and classes designed to meet their needs.

For more information, check out our recreation guide here

Anaheim Public Utilities is helping residents lower their utility bills this summer by offering up to $40 in credits on their bill, increased rebates and a number of ways to conserve energy.
Save 20, Get 20
Residents can receive a $20 credit per 60-day billing period by reducing 20 percent of their energy use from July 1 to Oct. 31 (compared to last summer's usage). Simple actions, such as increasing thermostats to 78 degrees or installing energy-efficient appliances, can help you save. To qualify, your account at the same address must have been in good standing for the prior 12 months.
What to Look For on Your Bill
View your current energy use on your bill and compare to last year's by visiting to manage your account. Look at the "Electric Usage Comparison" chart. It shows the amount of kilowatt hours used during the same time period as the previous year and is a helpful tool to keep you on track. Any credits earned will be automatically applied to your bill within 90 days after the qualified billing period.
Limited-Time Increased Rebates
By using fans to precool homes during morning hours, you can reduce the need for air conditioning. Check out the increased rebates now available on appliances such as: whole-house, attic and ceiling fans; central and room air conditioners; high-performance windows; and air conditioning tune-ups. Measures are required to meet high efficiency guidelines, such as EnergyStar ratings, and qualifications do apply.
For program details and criteria, visit
Protect Yourself from Fraud
Anaheim Public Utilities customers have recently been experiencing a number of fraud calls and visits. Scammers pose as utility employees threatening to abruptly disconnect water and electric services if immediate payment is not made using a prepaid card. 

Anaheim representatives will never make unsolicited calls to customers asking for payment information over the phone, nor will our staff visit your home to solicit payment.

Here are some fraud prevention tips to keep you, family members and friends from becoming a victim. Please share this information:
  • Protect your personal information
  • Shred bills before throwing them away
  • Pay over the phone using only the authorized number on your bill
  • Verify all notices before making payment
Your safety and security is our priority and we encourage customers to contact us immediately at (714) 765-3300 if you suspect fraudulent activity. 

For more information, visit


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