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Saturday, November 11, 2017

Veterans Day Celebrations

Celebrating Veterans Day is a simple way to honor the men and women who have fought for our freedom and protected our democracy.

The history of Veterans Day can be traced back to World War I (WWI). In 1919, President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed November 11th as the first commemoration of "Armistice Day" in recognition of the heroism of those who died in the country's service in WWI. On May 13, 1938, the United States Congress made the 11th of November of each year a legal holiday.

Veterans Day continues to be observed not only to preserve the historical significance of the date, but also to focus attention on its importance: honoring America's veterans for their patriotism and willingness to serve and sacrifice for our nation.

I encourage you to join me in honoring servicemen and women past and present on November 11th. See below for a list of events in our area:


Veterans Day Ceremony

Anaheim Veterans Monument
241 S. Anaheim Blvd.

November 11
11 a.m.

Event will be led by Mayor Pro Tem Lucille Kring, and will include patriotic music, a special guest speaker and a commemoration of the Marine Corps 242nd birthday. Parking is available in the parking structure behind Anaheim City Hall (200 S. Anaheim Blvd.)

Buena Park

Veterans Honor Walk

Ehlers Event Center
8150 Knott Ave.

November 8
5 – 6 p.m.

Light refreshments will be provided after the event. We want to thank all of the men and women who have served this great country. Please allow us to honor you for your service and sacrifice for our freedom. Call (714) 236-3870 to register as a veteran for this event or send an email to


Veterans Day Lunch

Cypress Senior Center
9031 Grindlay St.

November 9
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Join us for a commemorative celebration honoring all who served. $5 ticket includes lunch donation, entertainment, and non-alcoholic beverage. Tickets will be available for purchase to Dining Center participants ONLY Monday, Oct. 30 through Friday, Nov. 3. Please bring your SeniorServ lunch card to purchase your ticket.

General public may purchase tickets beginning Monday, Nov. 6 until sold out.


Veterans Day Parade and Ceremony

Fullerton College Quad
321 E. Chapman Ave.

November 11

Parade starts at 10:20 a.m., and the Ceremony will be held at 11 a.m.

The parade will commence at 10:20 a.m. from the Downtown Plaza, located on Wilshire Avenue, east of Harbor Boulevard and adjacent to the Fullerton Museum Center, and end at Hillcrest Park, which is located at the intersection of Harbor and Valley View Drive.


Veterans Day Celebration

Veterans Memorial Park
10970 Cedar St

November 11
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

The celebration will include a formal ceremony, a special message from the Mayor, guest speakers, flag folding ceremony, rifle salute and much more. A reception will be held at City Hall upon the ceremony's conclusion. Light refreshments and appetizers will be served.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Be Safe This Halloween

I am thrilled to tell you that my office has partnered with several organizations and community leaders to host "A Safe Halloween," where families, children and friends can safely trick-or-treat. This year, Red Ribbon Week activities coincide with Halloween activities from Oct. 23-31.

Here are some safety tips to keep in mind on this special day:

  • Place reflective tape on costumes and provide flashlights for visibility.
  • Remind children never to get in a car with a stranger.
  • Tell children that it's never OK to enter a stranger's home.
  • Plan to trick or treat in a group.
  • Adults should carefully check all treats before they are eaten.
  • Parents should stick close to younger children.
  • Stay on the sidewalk – don't jaywalk.
  • Make sure cell phones are fully charged.

Safe Halloween/Fall Celebration Events in the District

If you have any questions, please contact our District Office located in Buena Park at (714) 521-6505.

I hope to see you there!


Anaheim Plaza - Halloween Trick or Treat

Anaheim Plaza Food Court
N. Euclid St. & Santa Ana Frwy.

Saturday, Oct. 28
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Hosted by Anaheim Plaza, the Halloween Trick or Treat event is for the whole family and will include face painting, a balloon artist and a kid friendly DJ, plus free candy distributed by participating stores and restaurants. Look for the "Trick or Treat Here" sign displayed in participating store and restaurant windows.

A Free Trick or Treat bag and flashlight for the first 100 kids! While supplies last. Must be wearing a costume to participate.

Anaheim Fall Festival & Halloween Parade

Downtown Anaheim, at the Center Street Promenade

Saturday, Oct. 28
6 – 8 p.m.

The Halloween Parade has been an Anaheim tradition since 1924, when baseball legend Babe Ruth was honored as the Grand Marshal of the celebration.

The Fall Festival features game and food booths, live entertainment, a craft fair, a haunted house, a pumpkin patch, a children's costume contest and trick-or-treating.

Halloween Treat-or-Treating at Anaheim Town Square

Anaheim Town Square
2180 East Lincoln Avenue

Saturday, Oct. 28
Kids Fun Zone: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Trick or Treat: 1 – 3 p.m.

The monthly Kid's Fun Zone event is hosted by Anaheim Town Square on the last Saturday of every month. Enjoy train rides, a raffle, a free craft activity, a balloon artist and face painter, creepy creatures, a spin-to-win wheel, a Halloween costume contest with $100 in prizes and MORE!

Buena Park

Free Trick-Or-Treat at the Mall

Buena Park Mall
8308 On the Mall, Suite A6

Tuesday, Oct. 31
5 – 6 p.m.

Wear your favorite Halloween costume and head over to Buena Park Downtown Mall for a full evening of trick-or-treating. The free event invites visitors to stop by participating stores and restaurants for delicious candy and interactive activities.


Halloween Party at the Cypress Senior Center

Cypress Senior Center
9031 Grindlay St

Tuesday, Oct. 31
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

You're invited for a scary good time at the Cypress Senior Center Spooktacular Halloween Party in the Multi-Use Room. Treats, trivia, photos, music and prizes are some of the fun activities we'll be offering. Don't forget to come in costume for our Costume Contest!



Fullerton Market
Wilshire (enter from Harbor; Lemon Street and Chapman Avenue

Thursday, Oct. 26
Parade starts at 10:20 a.m., and the Ceremony will be held at 11 a.m.

Enjoy this festive Halloween-themed market day with kids' costume parades, trick-or-treating at vendor booths, a DJ, kids' activities, a beer and wine garden, and more.

La Palma

Halloween Carnival

La Palma Central Park
7821 Walker Street

Tuesday, Oct. 31
6 – 8:30 p.m.

Join the gang and the Mystery Machine for La Palma's safe, family oriented alternative to traditional trick-or-treating. This year's Halloween spookfest will feature carnival games, an area for children under the age of 5 to play games, and a maze, for those who dare to find their way through. Free event. This event will be canceled in the event of rain.


Halloween Fun with Family and Friends

Stanton Central Park
7800 Katella Avenue

Saturday, October 28
12 – 4 p.m.

The City of Stanton invites you to its annual Halloween Fun with Family and Friends event! This special event is open to ghosts, goblins and witches of all ages. The event will feature games, DJ entertainment, spooky stories, craft making, costume contests, food booths and a howling good time for everyone.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Senior Scam StopperAssemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva and the California Contractors State License Board are hosting a FREE Senior Scam Stopper seminar.

A panel of experts will provide information to seniors on how they can protect themselves from becoming victims of fraud. Attendees can get answers to their questions and obtain assistance if they have been scammed.

Refreshments will be provided!


  • One in five seniors has been a victim of fraud.
  • Seniors are the most targeted group.
  • New scams are developed constantly.

Thursday, October 26
1 – 2:30 p.m.

Ehlers Event Center
8150 Knott Avenue
Buena Park

RSVP For This Event

Space is limited. RSVP is required. Please call (714) 521-6505 for more information.

We hope to see you there.

Friday, October 20, 2017

This October, the City of Buena Park celebrates the 61st annual Silverado Days. This event draws about 60,000 people who enjoy the carnival, raffles, arts and crafts exhibits, international food booths, contests and many more events and attractions. In addition to the fun had by all, our entire community benefits by the thousands of dollars returned to our local charities!

Featured contests include World Amateur Arm Wrestling Championship, a Men's Leg Contest, Professional Horseshoe Contest, Pie-Eating Contest, Hog Calling, Baby Contest, Mutt Show, along with a Classic Car Show, Chili Cook-off and much more!!

Additional highlights include food and game booths, arts and crafts booths, and carnival rides.


Baby Classic for babies 2 & under
(Main Stage)
Saturday at 12 p.m.
Registration begins at 11 a.m. This event is FREE!
Babies of all shapes and sizes are invited to compete for prizes in this popular and lovable event. Categories include: "Chubbiest Cheeks," "Curliest Hair," "Parent/Child Look-Alike" and "Best Western Outfit." All children under two years of age as of show-time are eligible and the first 60 entrants receive a "Baby Classic" T-shirt.

Pie Eating for pie lovers
(Senior Pavilion)
Saturday at 1 p.m.
Registration begins at 12:30 p.m. Entry fee: $.50
Test your appetite, speed and technique! Trophies awarded in the following categories: 5-8 yrs., 9-12 yrs., 13-16 yrs., 17 & older.

Mutt Show - Bring Yours!
(Main Stage)
Sunday at 12 p.m.
Registration begins at 11 a.m. This event is FREE!
Bring your "Favorite Fido Friend" to this very special dog day afternoon at Peak Park. Dog owners and spectators alike will enjoy the crazy categories the "mutts" compete in these categories: "Craziest Costume," "Best Trick / Talent," "Largest Dog," "Mutt/Owner Look-Alike," "Best Tail Wag."

Hog Calling - Do You Dare? (Silverado Community Stage)
Sunday at 3 p.m.
Registration begins at 2 p.m. This event is FREE!
This is your chance to try your own unique hog calling technique. All ages welcome! Trophies awarded to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners.

For more upcoming local events and more information please contact my office.

The event attracts up to 60,000 people and thousands of dollars for local charities each year. All funds collected from food and raffle ticket sales go back into the community through charitable organizations. For more information visit:

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Celebrate culture and heritage through lively song, dance and food at the 33rd Arirang Festival!

Earlier this year, I stood on the floor of the California State Assembly to speak on Assembly Concurrent Resolution 128 (ACR 128), which recognizes and celebrates October 20, 2017 as Arirang Day.

This event is a great tradition that honors the culture and contributions of Korean Americans to California. As a State recognized holiday, we help empower the Korean community throughout California and invigorate our local economy through a celebration of customs and culture during the 33rd Annual Arirang Festival in Orange County.

The Festival's beginnings date back to 1981 when it was known as Korea Day. The name later changed to the Orange County Korean Festival. The event took place in Garden Grove, but moved to Buena Park in 2013 with a new name – Arirang Festival – to reflect the event's participating culture

33rd Annual Arirang Festival
Oct. 19 - 22
10 a.m. - 10 p.m., everyday

The Source OC
6940 Beach Blvd.
Buena Park

For more information, please visit

Arirang Festival