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Finally, Fullerton is getting to use its theater, again. Veggie bikers and VW fans get a chance to go inside the Fox Theater June 5 to view a movie. After years of gutting out and sweeping and sawing and sweeping and Spackling (™) and sweeping and by volunteers and contractors, the citizens of Fullerton are seeing more of the inside of the former Vaudeville Theater.
That’s right, it is not a movie theater. It was built so actors like W.C. Fields, Red Skelton, Jack Benny, George Burns and Gracie Allen and others could get off the train and entertain folks for a few days, then move on around the country following the Vaudeville circuit. Only when Vaudeville crashed did these stars move to cinema and reappear in Fullerton, without their trunks, on the silver screen.
This is a chance to see the theater half-completed and dream of what it will be again. Volunteers long ago fixed the roof and dusted the bird droppings off the velvet seats. The lights work. The stage is safe. The theater once again has a tenant, a coffee shop, in the retail area.
Have the family take the bicycles and ride over to see the Volkswagens outside; come inside to see the Vaudeville dream being restored.
However, if one wants to be more than a fan, Pat Shepard, volunteer coordinator for the Fox, needs volunteers to set up this evening. He posted this message:
“Calling all ushers and usherettes!
We’re getting ready for a “Movie IN the Fox” on Thursday, June 5th, and we can use your help. This will be the first one we’ve done in a while, and it will be inside the Fox! If you can help at all please let me know.
The movie will be “Circle the Wagen” (2013, 86 min), co-written by and co-starring “local boy” Charlie Pecoraro. Charlie practically grew up at the Fox and has been a long-time supporter. This will be the first Fullerton screening of Charlie’s film, and what better place than the Fox? Also included in the event will be a vintage VW car show in the parking lot.
The event will run from about 5:00 to about 9:30 PM, and there are different activities involved. Volunteers in each area are asked to be there 30 minutes prior to the times listed below.
The time line and volunteer needs are roughly as follows:
4:00 – set up and preparation inside the theater; about four people are needed here.
5:00 – a reserved area of the parking lot will be opened for arrival of the vintage VWs. Two to four people will be needed for access control.
7:00 – the theater will open for the public to enter and select their seats. Eight or more ushers will be needed to stand by and assist.
8:00 – the movie will begin; most volunteers will be free to watch.
9:30 – post-film Q&A
9:45 (or so) – after the movie, cleanup as needed, and secure the theater. As many people as possible are needed here to make it go faster.
Obviously, this kind of thing can’t be done without volunteers. Thanks for your help.
FHTF Volunteer Coordinator
Orange County cities are being encouraged by county officials to write bicycle safety grants in the face of bicycle deaths across The O.C., The Voice of O.C. reports. They are also trying to educate county citizens that bicycles are not just recreational toys, but are serious commuting options.
Nick Gerda writes, “As local transportation officials ramp up bike safety efforts amidst a rising toll of biking deaths, they’re encouraging cities to apply for millions of dollars in new state grants to fuel construction of more bike and pedestrian projects.”
He reports there is $180 million in Active Transportation Program funding statewide, with another $13 million set aside for Orange County. Active transportation refers to encouraging walking, bicycling and the use of public transportation instead of a car.
City applications are due May 21.
Inexpensive bicycle rental has come to Fullerton. And it is among the things marking the beginning of the end of the freeway culture.
County Supervisor Shawn Nelson hosted a gaggle of politicians at the South of Commonwealth Parking Garage in a dedication ceremony making official the BikeShare partnership between BikeNation, the County of Orange, the Orange County Transportation Authority and the City of Fullerton.
Nelson said the country is at an end of an era of freeway construction. The future belongs to trains, buses and bicycles.
BikeShare currently has 11 stations across the city. Two more are planned. And two more are hoped for, the BikeShare website reports. Currently, they serve the flat areas of Fullerton. St. Jude Medical Center will have to wait.
The stations consists of bike rack holding a row of bicycles and a vending kiosk where, with the swipe of a credit card, one can purchase a daily, monthly or annual membership permitting one to ride as much as one wants at no extra charge–if one plans trips of less than 30 minutes per bike.
“Passes cost $5 for a one-day pass and $12 for a 7-day pass. Annual memberships are available to frequent users for $75,” the OCTA website reads. “There is also a discounted $45 annual membership for students. Bike rides lasting longer than 30 minutes will incur an overtime charge of $2 to $5 per 30 minutes.”
The short ceremony was followed by an opportunity for attendees to ride BikeShare rigs.
The chatter among those bikers attending, who have tried the BikeShare equipment, is one really can ride all day for the price of a membership if one rides from one bike station to another in less than 30 minutes, swaps rides, and then proceeds to the next station in under 30 minutes.
Only two complaints were heard. The rugged bikes are not speedy, $2,000 touring bikes; and if a rider meets a friend and stops to talk, as happens often in Fullerton, the rider probably will pay BikeShare an overtime charge.
The position, among other things:
- Serves as OCTA’s single point-of-contact and liaison to the active transportation community including, but not limited to, the Orange County Bicycle Coalition, Safe Routes to Schools, and OCTA Citizens Advisory Committee. Responds to public inquiries. Supports public outreach efforts and attends outreach events.
- Leads the development and implementation of OCTA pedestrian/bicycle policies.
- Shares and promotes best practices for pedestrian/bicycle infrastructure policies, design and implementation.
- Leads the development, monitoring, and tracking of the implementation of the OCTA Active Transportation Plan and established pedestrian/bicycle program performance measures.
- Represents OCTA on state and regional bicycle/pedestrian committees convened by SCAG, Caltrans, and other agencies as appropriate.
Qualifications include knowing:
- Bicycle and pedestrian design concepts and safety issues.
- Principles of transportation planning with emphasis in active transportation.
- The relationships between active transportation, land use, economy, and overall sustainability.
- Bicycle and pedestrian program development.
- Policy development, communication and implementation methods.
- Principles and techniques of effective communication, including written, visual and public speaking.
- Computer software skills
- Project management techniques and systems.
- Research and statistical methods and techniques.
- (WALKING ON WATER NOT INCLUDED AT THIS TIME)
This position is in Salary Grade R: Min $62,358.40 – Mid $78,998.40 – Max $95,617.60 per year. The hiring range for this position is from $62,358.40 to $82,948.32 per year, the announcement reads.
Bicycle advocates concerned about bicycle deaths were told Monday authorities are already “collecting low-hanging fruit” to solve bike safety challenges, according to The Voice of O.C.
At a workshop in Irvine, Orange County Transportation Authority officials told dozens of activists of initial successes, writes Nick Gerda. Irvine saw a 27-percent reduction in traffic collisions involving bicycles from 2012 to 2013 with the city on a similar track this year, said city police Lt. Tom Allan, after simple outreach programs.
- Irvine City staffers visit schools to educate teenagers about safe routes to schools, and have held 11 bike rodeos to teach bike safety to children.
- Irvine law enforcement officials said they’ve had success with diversion, in which they allow youth cyclists who get tickets to take a safety class instead of going to traffic court.
Others listed similar small changes that are yielding results.
- Orange County sheriff’s Deputy Mike Matranga encouraged cyclists to call cities and report issues such as cars cutting off bikes or driving too close so officials can locate problem spots.
- Newport Beach biking activist Frank Peters pointed to bicycle-based police as being able to show drivers how bikes behave on the road.
Veggie Biking readers can read the lengthy Voice of O.C. article at: http://www.voiceofoc.org/county/article_83722070-c50b-11e3-8b94-001a4bcf887a.html
The Orange County Transportation Authority will celebrate a green way to get around at the OCTA BikeShare system dedication and Earth Day Celebration 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. April 22 at the parking garage across Harbor from the Fullerton Transportation Center and Metrolink Train station.
OCTA asks citizens to “join us as we thank our partners and hear from OCTA’s Chairman and CEO in moving forward with the project.”
In addition, the event web site promises prizes and savings.
In honor of Earth Day and National Bike Month (May), we also invite you to test ride our bikes and be entered into a drawing to win an iPad Mini, an annual BikeShare membership, or a GIRO helmet!
As an added bonus, anyone signing up for an annual membership during the month of May 2014 will receive a 20% discount! For more information on pricing or how BikeShare works, visit: www.octa.net/bikeshare.
April 22, 2014
9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
SoCo Fullerton Parking Structure
150 W. Santa Fe Avenue
Fullerton, CA 92832
Those wishing to attending are asked to RSVP. (http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/3BQXGWDfirstname.lastname@example.org&l=1307058_HTML&u=1106801965&mid=96936&jb=0)
BikeShare is a system of rental bikes placed about Fullerton and other cities by Bike Nation USA so commuters may renat a bike at one place, using a credit card, and ride to another for a low-cost daily or monthly membership. BikeShare aims to have 15 such locations in Fullerton.