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Purple condiments: boysenberry BBQ sauce (left) and honey (right), available at Knott's Berry Farm while supplies last. Photo by C.E.H. Wiedel.

Knott’s Boysenberry Festival opens Saturday, March 28

As a member of local media, I was invited to a special event introducing the array of “Boysenberry Bites” that will tempt visitors to Knott’s Boysenberry Festival to indulge themselves beginning on Saturday, March 28. Boy...
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30th Fabulous Fords Forever Car show set for Knott’s on April 19

The Ford Car Club Council, Inc. and the Ford Motor Company will be celebrating their 30th Year of the Fabulous Fords Forever Car Show held each year at Knott’s Berry Farm in the north parking lot of Independence Hall. It is t...
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Logo for Out of the Park Pizza in Buena Park, southeast corner of Ball Rd. and Valley View St. in Buena Park. Photo by C.E.H. Wiedel.

Cypress Chamber to help new pizza restaurant celebrate grand opening

Out of the Park Pizza opened quietly a handful of weeks ago to give staff time and experience before banging the drum to bring in crowds. But they’s ready now! So the Cypress Area Chamber of Commerce will help to bang the...
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Multi-agency critical incident response exercise to be held at Buena Park HS

The Buena Park Police Department will be conducting a multi-agency Critical Incident Response Exercise at the Buena Park High School on Tuesday, March 24, 2015. The exercise will include agency participation from: Buena Park Po...
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Lucky driver on westbound SR-91

According to the Caltrans QuickMap, a black Toyota Matrix flipped over and landed back on its wheels on the westbound SR-91 shortly after 2 a.m. this morning. The driver managed to get the vehicle off the freeway at Valley View...
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Page 17 of a presentation on the Los Coyotes Country Club development proposal, presented at a community meeting on Oct. 13, 2014. Courtesy of City of Buena Park.

Response to recent OC Register editorial on Buena Park open space initiative

The recent Orange County Register editorial, quoted by the Buena Park Mayor [Art Brown], which concerns the Buena Park Open Space and Park Preservation Initiative is full of misrepresentations. The Initiative is not anti-growth...
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Buena Park Police Officers prevent female juvenile from jumping off I-5 overpass

On Monday, Feb.23, at approximately 4:34 p.m., the Buena Park Police Department received a call of a person attempting to jump from the Orangethorpe Ave. overpass onto the northbound lanes of Interstate 5. Officers arrived and ...
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Page 17 of a presentation on the Los Coyotes Country Club development proposal, presented at a community meeting on Oct. 13, 2014. Courtesy of City of Buena Park.

Buena Park Council quashes second ballot question on open space

At a special meeting on Thursday, Feb. 19, the Buena Park Council approved new language for a ballot question and quashed a second ballot question. Both ballot questions would have been presented to Buena Park voters in a speci...
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2015 Coaster Run at Knott's Berry Farm. Courtesy photo.

Coaster Run at Knott’s coming soon, sign up now!

Five thousand people are expected to attend Coaster Run which supports special education at Speech and Language Development Center (SLDC). The race, celebrating its 10th anniversary is at 6:00 a.m. on Sunday, March 8, 2015 at K...
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Overflow attendance forced City staff to bring in extra chairs by the time the Council considered the open-space initiative. Photo by C.E.H. Wiedel.

Another speech in support of Buena Park citizen’s initiative on open space

One could say, “Yeah… when pigs fly!” relative to City Council voting to change our General Plan sacrificing not only the Los Coyotes Country Club (LCCC) but any other private facility, easement, park currently zoned recr...
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Letter from Southern California Edison opposing Buena Park citizen open space initiative

Thank you for providing Southern California Edison (“SCE”) with a copy of the proposed ballot initiative regarding open space and park preservation. The purpose of this letter is to raise our concerns regarding the proposed...
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Page 17 of a presentation on the Los Coyotes Country Club development proposal, presented at a community meeting on Oct. 13, 2014. Courtesy of City of Buena Park.

Speech questioning handling of Buena Park landowner’s open space initiative

I going to be speaking twice this evening. I am addressing you now as well as for the benefit of those citizens sitting behind me and watching on television who need to know what has happened out of public sight. Just yesterday...
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Overflow attendance forced City staff to bring in extra chairs by the time the Council considered the open-space initiative. Photo by C.E.H. Wiedel.

Speech in support of Buena Park citizen’s initiative on open space

Abraham Lincoln said, “If you want to test a man’s character, give him power.” Exactly one year ago tomorrow I stood at this lectern and asked the question – Who is the City of Buena Park? That night, in spite of a ...
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Joel Kushell consults his notes while speaking to the Buena Park City Council on an open-space initiative championed by a group of residents. Photo by C.E.H. Wiedel.

Buena Park residents group takes open space initiative to City Council

Buena Park residents who live near Los Coyotes Country Club say that they have spent the last year trying to block the development of high-density luxury condominiums on a piece of land owned by the Country Club with the proper...
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