Little People's Park Re-opens

with Historic Touch

Earlier this month, we celebrated the grand re-opening of Little People's Park (220 W. Elm St.) near Ctr City. The park, an acre in size, underwent a transformation not only in its amenities, but also in its curb appeal. 

Among the new features are a basketball court that was increased from a half to a full court, a new gazebo that was built to reflect Anaheim's historic roots and the re-purposing of old utility light poles that were brought back to life with a fresh coat of paint and LED light bulbs. 

With its proximity to the Anaheim Colony Historic District and Anaheim Packing District, we took this opportunity to embrace Anaheim's historic past by making the perimeter fence and rock pillars resemble those you would find in the city's early years.

We invite you to visit this park and enjoy all it has to offer!

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Convention Center Goes Gold
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Give Back,
Go to Disneyland 
The Anaheim Convention Center has become the largest U.S. convention center to achieve LEED Gold, a designation reserved for the world's highest performing and most sustainable buildings.

LEED, short for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is administered by the Washington, D.C.-based U.S. Green Building Council.

LEED certification is the benchmark for buildings, homes and communities designed, built, maintained and operated for optimal environmental and human health.

The Anaheim Convention Center attained LEED Gold by scoring high in sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection, indoor environmental quality and environmentally friendly practices.

Hosting more than 1 million attendees a year, the Anaheim Convention Center is a vital part of Anaheim's visitor industry and plays a critical role supporting city services for residents, businesses and visitors.

Calling all job seekers!

The 2016 Free Anaheim/OC Job Fair and Expo returns to Anaheim on Wednesday, Aug. 31 at the Anaheim Convention Center. The job fair will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Parking will be free.

The expo will help job seekers connect with new opportunities, meet hundreds of qualified employers and receive free advice. 

Attendees can also visit career workshops to explore their talents and interests. Resume reviews by professionals will also be available.

Military veterans are encouraged to addend and tap into the many resources that will be available. Please help spread the word to job-seeking veterans. 

Attendees are encouraged to pre-register. Job fair registration and additional information can be found here
For students, giving back in Anaheim is its own reward. But now it can earn you a trip to Disneyland.

Disneyland Resort is offering Anaheim sixth-graders who volunteer in their communities a chance to earn passes to Disney's two theme parks here.

The 10-year program, which runs through 2025, is open to Anaheim public and private schools with sixth-grade classes.

Schools in nearby cities with at least half of their students from Anaheim also can take part.

Participating schools pick from suggested community service projects to have students do on their own or as a class.

Or schools can pick projects based on needs in their community. Teachers document progress and submit to Disneyland Resort.

Theme park visits can be done as field trips with educational classroom materials and activities for teachers and students.

Look for details soon



Remember and
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New Tail-

Wagging Park 
Come Ride
With Us
2016 marks the 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks.

The city of Anaheim will mark the anniversary with a remembrance ceremony at City National Grove of Anaheim on Sept. 11 at 2 p.m.

You're invited to join Anaheim Fire & Rescue Chief Randy Bruegman, Anaheim Police Chief Raul Quezada and honored guests in remembering those who lost their lives in the 2001 attacks.

The event, which is free to attend, provides Anaheim a chance to come together and reflect on a day when our nation's resilience shined in the face of tragedy.

Attendees of all ages are encouraged to take part in a day of charitable service and volunteerism as part of the September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance.

Some 40 nonprofits representing a range of causes, from human needs to sustainability, will be on hand to offer ways to volunteer and give back on Sept. 11 or in the days and weeks after.

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Coming next month, Anaheim's four-legged residents will have a new place to play with the opening of Olive Hills Dog Park.

Join us for the grand opening on Aug. 6 at 10 a.m. The one-acre dog park, located at 700 E. Nohl Canyon Road, will feature separate small and large dog play areas, agility equipment, a new restroom and a walking and jogging path. 

The park is located adjacent to the Olive Hills tennis courts.

During the grand opening ceremony, we'll also unveil a second K-9 monument, titled Vigilance, in honor of Anaheim's finest officers. 

The monument was handmade by renowned artist Susan Bahary and will be located at the park's entrance. 

The city's first K-9 monument was unveiled last year at La Palma Dog Park.

We look forward to the community and their four-legged family members joining us on Aug. 6. Please remember, all dogs should remain on leashes during the ceremony.

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Anaheim has nearly 65 miles of bikeways that add to our quality of life by easing congestion, lowering pollution and promoting health and fun.

In the next two decades, Anaheim is looking to triple the miles of bikeways with new routes that will connect neighborhoods, employment centers and transit hubs.

Anaheim's Bicycle Master Plan is the vision for the city's bikeways network.

With community input, the plan will guide building of future bikeways.

A draft plan is expected to be up for review on the city's website in early August.

A Planning Commission workshop on the draft plan is set for Aug. 8.

You can share your thoughts at up until Aug. 31.

Once finalized, the plan will be a blueprint for the city as it works to build out Anaheim's bikeways network.

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Know Your Watering Days
Anaheim's watering days have gone from two to three days a week.

Homes with addresses ending in an odd number now can water Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Homes with addresses ending in an even number can water Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.

While California's drought continues, the extra water day comes after conservation gains and an improved outlook statewide.

Since June 2105, Anaheim residents, businesses and the city have saved 5.2 billion gallons of water, exceeding our state-mandated conservation goal.

But we all still need to be mindful about water use and observe the following landscape watering guidelines:
  • Limit watering to eight minutes per station when using standard sprinklers and bubblers.
  • Limit watering to 15 minutes per station when using high-efficiency nozzles.
  • Water before 9 a.m. or after 6 p.m.

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