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  • Brea Lions Club celebrating 90 years of service

    7 years ago by

    The Brea Lions Club celebrated their 90th birthday July 25. The Brea Lions Club know how to work and have fun. They are shown at their 90th birthday celebration last week(l-r) Director Tom Rhine, past president ,Ed Salinas, and Club Chaplin and district chaplin, Lyle Sutton. (photo courtesy Phil Anton)

    Happy 90th July 25th Birthday Brea Lions Club! Who are the Lions? They meet the needs of local communities and the world, share a core belief – community is what we make it. Our dedicated Brea club work extremely hard and offers a lot to Brea and their citizens. Thank you for 90 years of years of wonderful service to the community.

    Susan Gaede

  • Mayor Don Schweitzer talks about Brea projects on Time Warner Cable Local Edition

    7 years ago by

    Time Warner Local Edition with Mayor Don Schweitzer

    Architect/Artist Susan Narduli commissioned to build the Brea War Memorial. (Narduli Studios rendition)


    Mayor Don Schweitzer discusses Brea “going green” and a new War Memorial with Time Warner Cable Local Edition host Leslie Leyton.

    “Proud of what we have done to conserve energy” says, the Mayor mentioning “19 Breans will be honored on the memorial wall, we actually start breaking ground next week.”

  • The Curtis Theatre Presents: Oliver!

    7 years ago by



    July 21 - 2pm & 7:30pm
    July 22 - 2pm & 7:30pm
    July 26 - 7:30pm
    July 27 - 7:30pm
    July 28 - 2pm & 7:30pm
    July 29 - 2pm & 7:30pm
    August 2 - 7:30pm
    August 3 - 7:30pm
    August 4 - 2pm & 7:30pm
    August 5 - 2pm & 7:30pm
    All dates have tickets available! Don't miss out!
    Know a group of 12 or more kids that would love to experience this exciting Dickens adventure?
    Contact our Audience Services Coordinator at (714) 990-7727 for special group performances and rates!

  • City of Brea sets meeting for Eagle Hills neighborhood annual holiday light event

    7 years ago by

    Good Afternoon –

    My name is David Crabtree and I’m the City Planner here in Brea. I’m writing to you today because you were included in various past email communications regarding the recent challenges facing the “Eagle Hills Holiday Lights” event. I hope to identify those residents who are possibly interested in participation regarding the neighborhood’s annual home decorating activity.

    The City desires to facilitate discussion among residents in Eagle Hills regarding how you best see the holiday light event functioning in the future. We understand that many residents feel the event has grown to a point that some controls may be desired regarding traffic, vending, and perhaps other issues we may not be aware of at this time. That said, the City very much respects this as a residential neighborhood event and does not desire to impose unnecessary or unwanted controls. We do want to promote safe and positive activities. To that end, we need your input.

    Staff will be conducting a neighborhood input meeting on Wednesday, August 1, 2012, at 6 pm at the North Hills Church, 3100 E. Birch Street, Brea, CA 92821 (Community Room, south side of the building—for those of you that attended the Maintenance District meeting a few months ago, it’s the same room!). This first “general” meeting is an opportunity to share your experiences and any ideas you may have for the future of the event with your neighbors and City staff. We hope to then gather a group of 6 to 12 resident volunteers to serve as an Advisory Committee to take all that input and create a set of policy guidelines or standards to be observed by event participants for the future. A presentation of the draft Policy Document would eventually be put forward for review and consideration by the neighborhood. Finally, a presentation of the endorsed Policy Document would be provided to the City Council for its consideration and support of your goals. The entire process is envisioned to be completed within approximately three months. We anticipate possibly three or four meetings for Advisory Committee members/

    I encourage you to attend the August 1 meeting. If you cannot attend, but have ideas you’d like to share with your neighbors and the City staff, please forward them to me and I’ll gladly raise them in the discussions. Finally, please be encouraged to share this email with your Eagle Hills neighbors—the more input, the better the process (we’ll also be providing an invitation to all the Eagle Hills residents via door hangers later this week). Ideally, we’d hear from everyone with something to say on this important issue! Please feel free to reach me via email or using my other contact information below.

    Sincerely, David

    David M. Crabtree, AICP, Deputy Director/City Planner

    Community Development Department

    phone: 714.990.7674 fax: 714.990.2258


  • City of Brea – Free Summer Concerts in the Park 2012

    7 years ago by

    City of Brea invites you and your family to Concerts in the Park: Sounds of Summer 2012. Yes, half of the year has flown by and it’s that time of the year at City Hall Park when the family can relax with a comfy blanket and pack a picnic or purchase some good eats and hear a mix of popular musical styles! And this year there are two additional performances, starting every Wednesday from July 11 through August 29, at 6:30 p.m. FREE.

    JULY 11 – Symphonic Winds of the Pacific (Pops & Patriotic Music, 50 – Piece Band)

    JULY 18
        – Kid and Nic (Classic American Top 40)
    JULY 25
          – Chico (Latin Jazz, Rock and Pop)
    AUGUST 1
            – CASH Up Front…formerly With A Bible & A Gun (Rockin’ Tribute to Johnny Cash)
    AUGUST 8
              – FlipOut (Covering Classic and Modern Rock)
    AUGUST 15
                – Griff Hamlin and The Circle City Horns (Chicago – style Blues)
    AUGUST 22
                  – The Reflexx (’80s Rock and Pop)
    AUGUST 29
                    – Off the Record (Classic Big Band)

  • Brea Sister City Association in need of host family for sister exchange program

    7 years ago by

    The Brea Sister City Association was founded in 1967 and is a volunteer organization in support of cultural exchange for students and adults through the development of relationships with cities around the world.

    For 44 years, Brea has been in a relationship with Lagos de Moreno, Jalisco Mexico, with mostly an adult interaction between the two cities. This year Brea Sister City Association is celebrating a 30 year relationship with Hanno Japan and is also in the process of developing a relationship with Anseong, South Korea.

    Currently there is opportunity to become a host family for two gentlemen from Lagos de Moreno during the first week of July.  In welcoming the gentlemen the Brea Sister City Association has planned a full schedule with barbeques, the Brea’s Country Fair, a Barry Manilow concert at Hollywood Bowl, and a day in Little Tokyo.  This would be a great adult party exchange for someone who has pondered what it would be like to host visitors from another culture.  Interested parties, please contact or Ronna Voisan, President of Brea Sister City Association at


  • City of Brea’s 33rd Annual Country Fair on July 4th

    7 years ago by

    Annual Country Fair flyer

    Get ready for some old fashioned community fun on July 4th!  It’s countdown to the 33rd Annual Country Fair in Brea!  Every year at City Hall Park a grand fair is set up with an array of activities throughout the day for the entire family from 7:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.  Many of Brea’s local organizations and community members are involved as the Brea Kiwanis kick-off the festivities with an early morning pancake breakfast, the musically, talented Darden Family entertain visitors, there’s a Hula Hoop Contest and a Pie Eating Contest sponsored by the Brea Lions Club, a fun Balloon Toss guided by North Hills Church, along with exhibits and tours at the Brea Museum and Heritage Center.  And the list goes on……..with a Beautiful Baby Contest, and much more!  This event has all the ingredients for a fun-packed family day out!!

  • They’re back: Family Films in the Park 2012

    7 years ago by

    See flyer for further details

    ARRIVE at 8PM or Dusk: THEY’RE BACK (Family Films) after a two year hiatus due to budget cuts! Kick-off the summer in Brea by attending family films in the park scheduled to start this Friday, June 22 and will continue on Friday nights through July 22! All you need is a few blankets and low-rise lawn chairs and you and your family are set for a family night of fun under the moonlight at Arovista Park Amphitheatre.  Arrive a little early to purchase a grand picnic feast provided by Ambassador Church, Brea Baptist Church, Brea Ministerial Association, Cause Church, Christ Lutheran Church and North Hills Church, generous sponsors of the program.  Admission and parking are FREE. For more information, call (714) 990-7201.   Nothing beats the simple joys in life!

  • The Curtis Theatre Shines

    7 years ago by


    The Nelson brothers

    At 199 seats, “the Brea Curtis Theatre is a teeny tiny theatre,” says Tiina Mittler, Managing Director at Curtis Theatre. But they do well with the type of shows they book. They started their “See Us Shine” 2011/12 season with Charo and will end this weekend with a sold out show featuring the identical twin sons of Ricky Nelson, Mathew and Gunner, in Ricky Nelson Remembered.

    “Booking an artist is similar to reserving an exhibit,” Tiina explains. Every year she attends a booking convention in search of shows that will have a connection with the community. Unlike Orange County Performing Arts Center and Cerritos Performing Arts Theatre, the Curtis Theatre is challenged with the artists they contract given their very intimate venue.

    In the case of Mathew and Gunner Nelson, It took two years for Tinna to schedule their show at the Curtis Theatre. There are a lot of factors, according to Tiina. For instance, there’s the budget, their schedule, as many artists who are not local have to be booked while touring through Orange County. On the other hand, the Curtis Theatre is situated good being outside of Los Angeles, making it an easy drive for local artists to commute to the Curtis Theatre. But most importantly, Tiina says, it’s building a relationship, familiarity, and the trust level needed with an entertainment agent in order to achieve good results. Basically, each deal has to present the right set of circumstances.

    The work never ends, but for Tiina it’s not a job, it’s a passion for doing what she loves! So after the season, it’s on with the show. The Curtis Theatre will be busy at Brea Fest on Friday, August 24, Brea Concerts in the Park starting on Wednesday, July 11, Oliver, youth theatre production, on the 19th of July, and then it’s the opening of Season 2012/13 on September 14.

    If you were not able to purchase tickets to Ricky Nelson Remembered, remember to call early to buy tickets!! And for those who have tickets, have a spectacular time this Father’s Day weekend watching the performance of Mathew and Gunner Nelson in honor of their dad, Ricky Nelson!

  • Photo enthusiasts: BBON ‘All Things Brea’ Amateur Photo Contest

    7 years ago by

    Photo by Greg Voisan Panoramic Photographer - 'All Things Brea' Amateur Photo Contest judge.

    BBON “All Things Brea” Amateur Photo Contest
    Entry Theme:"All Things Brea"
    Get your camera ready and take your ‘photo passion’ on an exciting, new challenging level by entering BBON ‘All Things Brea’ Amateur Photo Contest. Check out the details and get ready to show off your best work in capturing.......
          Something that depicts life in Brea.
            Something that is identifiable as being Brea.
                  An artistic photograph inspired by living in the city of Brea.
    *Prize: $100.00
                Prize sponsored by Ana Ceja Brea Realtor
    'It's About You'
    Contest details:
    Contest dates: August 13 – Friday, August 17.
    Popular vote contest with expert judge making final decision.
    Amateur photo contest rules:
    1. All photos must be owned by the photographer submitting them and may be used in BBON publicity efforts.
    2. Please note a description/title of your entry photo.
    3.  Any identifiable people in the photo must give their permission to use it for this contest.
    4.  Maximum of two photos submitted per person.
    5.  Must be 18 years or older to enter contest.
    6.  Voting based by popular vote with final three contestants chosen on last contest day by expert judge.
    7. Open to everyone focusing on 'All Things Brea.'
    Voting details:
    Voting process starts on Monday, August 13, with contest participants uploading photos on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. Wednesday is the last day to upload photos. On Thursday morning, top (5) (based on popular votes) are announced, and voters will continue to vote throughout Thursday, as two contestants will be eliminated, leaving (3) left as finalist on Friday.
    Friday our expert judge (Greg) decides who wins. Winner is announced on August 17, Friday afternoon. Winning photo will be showcased on BBON Facebook Timeline Cover and community Web site.