Today is the first #Giving Tuesday – What will you be giving?

This terrific idea is supported by a host of non-profits, corporations and other individuals/organizations. Its mission is to create a national day of giving at the start of the annual holiday season. It celebrates and encourages charitable activities that support nonprofit organizations.

We, of The Old Orchard Conservancy, welcome your help or charitable donations to save the Orchard, and create an Urban Agricultural Center for the community to share. If you’d like to help us with our efforts, please contact us, or consider donating any amount of money to help achieve our vision.

Thank you for your generous support. Please feel free to like this post and/or share it with your friends.

Comments on Draft Environmental Impact Report Due to City December 17

Comments on the Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) need to be returned to the Santa Ana City Planning and Building Agency by December 17, 2012, 5:00 PM. This has also been added to the TOOC Calendar page.

Here is a link to the DEIR: http://www.santa-ana.org/pba/planning/documents/SexlingerOrchard_RecirculatedEIR.pdf

Please send your comments to:

Vince C. Fregoso, AICP, Principal Planner
Santa Ana Planning and Building Agency
PO Box 1988
Santa Ana, CA 92702

Email: Vince Fregoso
(714) 667-2713
Fax (714) 973-1461

The Right to Be An Individual

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The standards by which you live must be your own standards, your own values, your own convictions in regard to what is right and wrong, what is true and false, what is important and what is trivial. When you adopt the standards and the values of someone else … you surrender your own integrity. You become, to the extent of your surrender, less of a human being.

Eleanor Roosevelt, from her book You Learn by Living, 1960

Attention OC Register Subscribers

Are you an Orange County Register Subscriber?

If so, you may soon receive a gold envelope in the mail from the OC Register, containing what looks like a check. If you get one, you can endorse it to The Old Orchard Conservancy c/o Santa Ana Historical Preservation Society, and mail it back to the OC Register (per instructions in the letter). The Register will then notify us that money is available for us to spend on advertising.  Aaron Kushner, the new publisher and owner of The Orange County Register has pledged $12.4 million worth of free advertising to local nonprofits to be chosen by the paper’s readers.

Thank you for your support!

Santa Ana Planning Commission Receives Comments on DEIR

On November 13, the City of Santa Ana Planning Commission held a public hearing to receive and file public comments on the revised Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) for the Sexlinger Farmhouse and Orchard project. Thank you to everyone who participated!

Your input on the DEIR may still be submitted in writing through December 17, 2012 by 5:00 PM.

Here is a link to the document: http://www.santa-ana.org/pba/planning/documents/SexlingerOrchard_RecirculatedEIR.pdf

Please send any comments you have on the DEIR to:

Vince C. Fregoso, AICP, Principal Planner
Santa Ana Planning and Building Agency
PO Box 1988
Santa Ana, CA 92702

Email: Vince Fregoso
(714) 667-2713
Fax (714) 973-1461