Halloween Fun!

There's a treat in store for everyone at the 93rd annual Anaheim Fall Festival and Halloween Parade this weekend!

Join your neighbors for some family friendly, spooky goodness on Saturday starting at 11 a.m. along Center Street Promenade, where you'll find some old-fashioned Halloween fun! 

Locals and artisans have volunteered endless hours to keep the city's annual parade tradition alive and to bring joy to the community. They've restored iconic floats such as "The Flying Sasser" and created handmade, old-fashioned carnival games!

In addition, the one-of-a kind event will have a Ferris wheel, a pumpkin patch, live music, storytelling and delicious food!

There's a treat in store for everyone in the community ... even your family dog! The crowd favorite Howl-O-Ween Pooch Pawrade starts at 3 p.m. following the children's costume contest.

At 6 p.m., the Headless Horseman will lead the Halloween parade down Broadway, through Center Street and ending at the Anaheim Packing District!

To participate in the parade or learn more about the festival, check out the website here.

Vote Early,
In Person
Epic Dining

Starting Saturday, you can vote early and in person at Anaheim City Hall. 

The city has teamed with the county Registrar of Voters to open a Vote Center on the second floor of City Hall. 

You can vote in person, drop off vote-by-mail ballots or stop in to have a ballot printed. 

The Vote Center is for all Anaheim residents and anyone who lives in Orange County. 

It makes voting easy, even on weekends!

Here are dates and hours: 
  • Saturday, Oct. 29, through Friday, Nov. 4: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Saturday, Nov. 5, through Monday, 

    Nov. 7
    : 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
On Election Day, Nov. 8, City Hall will serve as a precinct for voters from Anaheim's district 3.

This year's voting marks the first under Anaheim's new by-district City Council election system. 

For more on the Vote Center and Anaheim's district elections, click here
The newest place to eat and drink in the Platinum Triangle is under the lights at ARTIC.

The Oyster Bar Steam Kettle Cooking is now open at the Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center, better known as ARTIC.

Stop by for modern takes on Cajun and Creole comfort dishes and fresh clams, crab legs, lobster tails, muscles and seasonal oysters.

As great as the food is, the setting at ARTIC makes for a one-of-a-kind dining experience.

At lunch, The Oyster Bar is bathed in natural sunlight from ARTIC's arching roof, with views of neighboring Honda Center and Angel Stadium of Anaheim.

At night, The Oyster Bar comes alive as epic light show takes place on the roof overhead.

Stop by before an Anaheim Ducks hockey game, a concert or just a fun night out with friends. 

For more on The Oyster Bar, click here
Just in time for Veterans Day, nearly 20 new military banners are hanging throughout Anaheim.

Look for the new banners along Brookhurst Street in west Anaheim, Lincoln Boulevard in downtown and Weir Canyon in east Anaheim. 

The banners, which honor Anaheim residents serving in the armed forces, were dedicated during a ceremony at George Washington Park in downtown Anaheim earlier this month. 

The city's military banner program began in 2009 and to date has honored 121 brave men and women. 

Among them are six fallen heroes who gave their lives serving our country. 

If you have a family member serving overseas in the armed forces, we encourage you to apply for the city's military banner program.

For more information, visit Anaheim.net/MilitaryBanner.

There, you'll find an online application, a full listing of all honorees and additional information about the military banner program.


Anaheim, Mito
Mark 40 Years
Making Our 
Roads Safer
Honoring Our

Earlier this month, the city of Anaheim celebrated a 40-year milestone with its sister city Mito in Japan. 

In 1976, a group of Anaheim residents gathered to form a Sister City Association that would later go on to start a student exchange program to increase cultural awareness between the two cities.

Through the years, Anaheim has welcomed more than 400 students from Mito, giving them a world-class tour and experience in Anaheim. 

Anaheim high school students also have the opportunity to visit Mito on exchange trips where they learn about the Japanese culture, visit schools in Mito and build friendships that last a lifetime. 

The Sister City Commission will be accepting applications in December for a summer 2017 exchange trip to Mito.

Look for applications at Anaheim.net/SisterCity.

There, you'll also find more details about the commission and upcoming activities. 

The Anaheim Police Department is making our roads safer with a yearlong program to educate about impaired, distracted and unsafe driving.

Police will conduct additional education and enforcement campaigns thanks to a $536,452 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety.

The grant builds on the department's ongoing efforts to keep our roads safe and improve quality of life for residents. 

The programs, among others, are set to include: 
  • Drunken driving checkpoints and saturation patrols.
  • "Know Your Limits" education on drinking and driving and the impacts of a DUI.
  • Bicycle and pedestrian safety enforcement.
  • Distracted driving enforcement.
  • Seat belt and child safety seat enforcement.
For more about the programs of the Anaheim Police, click here.

Throughout the year, we show our appreciation to those who are serving, or have served, our country in the armed forces. 

But one day each year, we have the special opportunity to come together as a community and pay tribute to all veterans. 

This year, the city of Anaheim's Veterans Day ceremony will take place on Friday, Nov. 11, at 11 a.m. next to the Anaheim Veterans Monument (241 S. Anaheim Blvd.).

The event will include patriotic music, a special guest speaker and a commemoration of the Marine Corps' birthday. 

The Anaheim Veterans Monument is at the corner of Anaheim Boulevard and Broadway, next to the MUZEO. 

Free parking is available in the structure behind City Hall and along Center Street Promenade. 

Veterans can access our online resources to seek assistance with housing, employment and a variety of other services at Anaheim.net/Veterans.
Go Green for Veterans

Attendees to the city's Veterans Day ceremony on Nov. 11 could walk away with an energy-efficient green light bulb, courtesy of Anaheim Public Utilities. Why a green light bulb? It's part of the national Greenlight a Vet campaign.

With the purpose of showing support for our veterans, Americans are encourages to change one of their home or office lights, that's in a visible location, to a green light bulb. The effort has already attracted more than 3.7 million supporters.

Anaheim Public Utilities also has a discount program for military veterans, reserve and active service members. These individuals can apply to receive a 10 percent credit on their electric bill. For more information on this program please click here


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