The Parks and Recreation Department of Tustin is now taking sign up for a class offered by the Tustin Preservation Conservancy. It will be a one-day class offered on Saturday, November 5th , from 9:30 to approximately 11:15 am. A brief class presentation of Tustin’s beginnings and early days will be followed by a one-hour walking tour of some of Tustin’s most historic buildings and homes on Main Street. Get some fun exercise while you admire the city’s history and what Old Town Tustin has to offer.
Cost is $20 for adults and $15 for children ages 12-17. Children ages 12 -17 must be accompanied by a registered adult. Go to: www.tustinca.org/econnect to register online, or get a copy of the Tustin Today brochure in City Hall on Centennial Way.
On Saturday, October 15th , 2016, the City of Tustin will hold its 9th Annual Art Walk in Old Tustin from 12:00 to 5:30 pm. The sidewalks of Old Town will feature art displays, Plein Air art contest, chalk drawing contest, live music, and a festive wine tasting event hosted by the Tustin Preservation Conservancy.
While the Art Walk begins at noon, the Wine Tasting Event will start a bit later at 1 o’clock pm. We will offer plenty of cooling shade and wonderful tastes of wine and other goodies in our Wine Tasting tent located in the Waterworks parking lot at the corner of Main Street and Prospect. We will offer 5 tastes of some exceptional wines for ten dollars ($10). Look for our sign out on Main Street and join us for this event as well as the bus tours of historic Old Town Tustin. We hope to see you at the Art Walk!
Seating will be limited. You may bring your own folding chair if you wish.
Thursday, June 23, 2016
at the Black Marlin Restaurant
560 El Camino Real, Tustin
from 5-7 pm
Come meet your old town neighbors and visit for a while.
The Black Marlin invites you to stay and enjoy dinner and jazz by the Chuck Ousley Trio!
Tustin has over 400 homes and buildings listed locally as historic properties. Over 50 of them are eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places but to date, only 2 sites in Old Town Tustin have that honor and the Tustin Preservation Conservancy wants to change that!
The City of Santa Ana has 22 listed sites on the National Register of Historic Sites and Or-
ange has 15. Right now, Tustin’s two sites that are listed on the National Register are the Stevens Mansion and the Artz Building (Rutabagorz Restaurant).
We hope you will join us in the effort to make our buildings national treasures! In the next few weeks, we will begin raising funds to proceed with a project to do the research and writing to have more of our homes and buildings recognized nationally as important historic sites. We want our history, and the contribution that Tustin’s early settlers made to Orange County and California’s settlement, to be recognized on a national level. You will be hearing from us in the next few weeks about how you can help.
We want to hear from you! What would you like to have the Conservancy offer the community? Do you have a special request for us? Is there a special program you would like to be a part of? Or would you just prefer to socialize with your neighbors in an Old Town setting?
Well, here’s your chance to let us know via the internet. The Conservancy has created a survey on the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/KQTW3LH
The survey is divided into three areas of interest that we would need feedback: historic preservation and education, conservancy social events, and conservancy fundraising projects. Each of these areas will also have an “Other” category, so that if an idea of yours is not listed, you have an opportunity to write in your own idea.
On top of making your voice heard, we want to reward those of you who take the time to complete this short survey. Every household that completes the survey will have their name entered in a raffle for
one of our local downtown giftcards. Surveys must be completed by Thursday, March 31st. Winners will be contacted by email by mid-April.
So what have you got to lose? Tell us your thoughts for the conservancy’s upcoming events in 2016.
Sidewalks filled with great art for sale, live music up and down the streets, competitions for area artists and local restaurants offering special prices—all available in downtown Old Town Tustin. The Art Walk begins at 10:00 am and closes at 4:00 pm.
The Annual Wine Tasting sponsored by the Tus- tin Preservation Conservancy will open at noon in the Jamestown Parking Lot on El Camino Real (across from Armstrong Nursery). Join the crowd for this very popular event!
A delightful variety of both red and white wines will be offered for your tasting pleasure by Young’s Market of Tustin. Tickets for the tasting are $10 for 5 tastes and can be bought at the door of the tasting tent in the Jamestown parking lot. All proceeds from the event go to promote the Conservancy’s goal of preserving and protecting Old Town Tustin.
The Orange County Mosquito and Vector Control District (district) will be conducting aerial applications to reduce adult mosquitoes and suppress the spread of West Nile Virus over the cities of Orange, Tustin, Villa Park and portions of Anaheim, Fountain Valley, Garden Grove, Santa Ana and Stanton. The applications will take place between 10 p.m. and 4 a.m. on Wednesday, September 9, and Thursday, September 10, 2015 (weather permitting).
The treatment will be made using Duet, a mosquito control product registered for use by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and routinely used throughout the United States to help control adult mosquito populations. Prior to registering a product, the EPA evaluates products thoroughly to be sure there is a “reasonable certainty of no harm” to humans, animals and the environment from their use. Duet is applied in very low dosages—roughly a tablespoon to treat an area the size of a football field—and dissipates quickly.
There is no need to stay indoors, cover outdoor pet food or replace outdoor water in bowls, ponds and water features, though residents certainly are free to do so. There also is no requirement to cover cars or wash down outdoor play equipment. However, the insecticide is toxic to other insects so beekeepers and those with insects kept outdoors are encouraged to shelter hives and habitats during spraying operations.
“Protecting the residents of Orange County from mosquitoes and West Nile virus is our top priority, and this application is being made to reduce the number of infected mosquitoes that pose this threat,” said Michael Hearst, District Manager.
For exact spraying locations, please visit the interactive map on our website at www.ocvcd.org.
Residents concerned about the application or needing more information are invited to call the district’s Aerial Application Hotline at 714-971-2421 EX. 395.
OCMVCD is aware of public concerns and has dedicated a page regarding West Nile virus on our website (http://www.ocvcd.org/WNVThreatGauge.php), as well as a Frequently Asked Questions page (http://www.ocvcd.org/ARCFAQ.php) regarding the application and other considerations.
The District may postpone or cancel the scheduled treatment due to unfavorable weather conditions or other factors.
For more information, please contact the Orange County Mosquito and Vector Control District at (714) 971-2421 or (949) 654-2421, or visit www.ocvcd.org.
Tustin will be offering a time for community input at a Downtown Commercial Core Plan meeting on December 4th at the Clifton Miller Community Center (city hall) at 300 Centennial Way. The meeting will run from 6 to 8 pm.