December 18, 2007
Project Self-Sufficiency Benefits from Cut-a-Thon
Long-time Project Self-Sufficiency Program supporter, Robert Curtis, held the third annual Cut-a-Thon for PS-S participants last week. At Studio 409 in Newport Beach, Robert offered free haircuts, blow dries, makeovers, and a catered lunch. Channel 7 and the Daily Pilot were on hand to interview PS-S Interim Supervisor, Ann Casady, the 15 participants, and their children who availed themselves of the service.
Community SeniorServ Christmas Party
On Friday, December 21, at 11 a.m., Community SeniorServ will host their annual Christmas lunch at the Michael E. Rodger’s Senior Center, 1706 Orange Avenue. The festive Christmas menu will include roast turkey with holiday stuffing, mashed potatoes & gravy, cranberry relish, a dinner roll, and a choice of cheese cake or ‘diet cake’ for dessert. The Surf City Singers from Huntington Beach Academy of the Performing Arts will perform Christmas Classics. The lunch is sponsored by Huntington Beach Hospital so there is no charge to seniors for the lunch, although seating is limited and reservations are required. If transportation is needed, the Seniors on the Go Program will pick you up at your home, bring you to the senior center in time for lunch, and return you home afterward. To make reservations, call 536-8404.
Holiday cookies are currently available, sold individually or by the platter. With the purchase of a City Café gift card, you get a free Holiday Card and envelope. During the holiday, the City Café will be closed from Monday, December 24, through Tuesday, January 1. They will resume normal operating hours on Wednesday, January 2. The staff of the Café would like to thank everyone for their support and look forward to serving them in the New Year. Happy Holidays!
Surf City Nights
Enjoy the holiday festivities tonight, December 18, in the Downtown on Main Street. Bundle up and stroll around listening to Christmas carolers while shopping for fresh veggies and fruit at the farmers market and snacking on hot roasted nuts while sipping hot chocolate. If you haven’t bought a Christmas tree yet, there are fresh cut ones available for purchase on Main Street to take home. Make a night of it and dine at a local restaurant and finish it off with some holiday shopping! Please note Surf City Nights will be on a short hiatus on December 25 and January 1 and will return on January 8.
The Economic Development Department and Jamboree Housing Corporation (JHC) are happy to announce the start of the rehabilitation on the first of three properties in the Oakview neighborhood. JHC, a non-profit affordable housing developer, has acquired three multi-family properties comprising 14 units over the past 15 months. Economic Development assisted JHC by providing financial assistance for the acquisition and rehabilitation of the property via the use of HOME and Redevelopment Set Aside funds. This assistance will enable JHC to provide affordable rental housing to 14 very low and low-income families. As part of the assistance provided, Jamboree will also rehabilitate the units to address any health, safety, and code violations. The rehabilitation on the three properties will be phased over a twelve-month period.
Solar chimneys are passive solar ventilation systems. Shafts connect the interior and exterior of the building. The functioning can be improved by glazing and using thermal mass materials. Learn more about solar.