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  • Kids in need go back-to-school shopping with the Kiwanis Club of Brea

    6 years ago by

    The Kiwanis Club of Brea partners with JCPenney: On Wednesday September 22, at 7:00 a.m., JCPenney at the Brea Mall will open its doors exclusively for the Kiwanis Club of Brea and over 30 local kids will be jumping with excitement, as they enter the store to go on a shopping spree for fashionable school clothes.

  • Albertsons Brea celebrating Mother’s Day at Brea Mall

    6 years ago by

    Albertsons Brea, our neighborhood grocery store, is setting up a kiosk inside the Brea Mall for Mother’s Day. They are excited as this will be the first time they greet the public inside the Brea Mall.  Albertsons Brea will have a lot of cool gifts for Mother’s Day such as balloons, candy bouquets, floral arrangements, chocolates and gift baskets.  Stop by and check it out!  They will be there during mall hours on Thursday, May 10 through Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 13.    

  • Meet members of the USA Water Polo Team at Brea Mall

    6 years ago by

    The USA Water Polo Team is 115 days and counting down to the 2012 Olympic Games in London, England, on July 27- August 12.  As they prepare for the big games, they are making guest appearances in California to spread the patriotic spirit at nine Simon Property Group Malls on Saturday, April 14 including, Brea Mall!  This is a great opportunity to meet Olympians: Courtney Mathewson - Lauren “Lolo” Silver - Peter Varellas - Andy Stevens and Layne Beaubien, from 11:00 a.m. –1:00 p.m. at Brea Mall. They will be available for photos and to sign autographs. Take the whole family to meet the athletes before they head to London this summer!!

  • Disney Store to celebrate 25th Anniversary

    6 years ago by

    Be the first 250 guests to arrive at Brea Mall Disney store on Wednesday, March 28, and receive a FREE signature “Mickey Ears” cap!  Disney store wide sales to include kids sleepwear, kids and adult graphic tees, and costumes while supplies last.  Doors open at 10:00 a.m.

    Prior to the big 25th anniversary party, they are hosting Stickermania & Storytelling where kids can use their imagination in creating their very own Disney party story using stickers.  This kid fun event is scheduled on Saturday, March 24, from 10:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.

    Disney Store is asking that people line-up no earlier than 30 minutes prior their anniversary event! Event limited per session based upon store capacity. Minimum age for participation is 3 years.



  • Fascinating Facts: Brea Civic & Cultural Center

    6 years ago by

    1.) In 1980, the theater at the Brea Civic & Cultural Center was named for Dr. C. Glenn Curtis, a transplanted Georgian, who opened his practice in Brea in 1927. "Doc" Curtis' devotion to his family, friends, and community, as well as his enthusiastic support of the Arts in Brea earned him a place in our history and on the marquee.

    2.) The Brea Civic & Cultural Center not only houses our seat of local government, but it is also the home of the Brea Gallery, the Brea Public Library, and the Curtis Theater.

    3.) The address of the Brea Civic & Cultural Center was 800 East Birch Street on the day it was dedicated and was changed to 1 Civic Center Drive soon after.

    Approximate area of the Yriarte Ranch, Brea, CA, circa 1917. (click for larger view)

    4.) The land that is now the Brea Civic and Cultural Center, the Brea Mall, and several acres of downtown Brea was once an enormous barley field on the Yriarte Ranch. Early Brea pioneers Patricio and Pascuala Yriarte settled in Randolph in 1905, the small town that would become Brea. They soon acquired 160 acres where they grew oats, barley and hay, and eventually provided the city with one of its first water wells.