In 1944, Lorenzo Ramirez of El Modena, Calif., was stunned when he was turned away from the neighborhood elementary school where he wanted to enroll his two sons. He’d been away for some time, working on the sprawling Murphy Ranch in Whittier, but he’d grown up in El Modena when school segregation wasn’t practiced. And
Today, Chapman University received a complaint that the home located at 455 N. Cypress Street–incorrectly reported to be a Chapman-owned property–was being demolished. Chapman does not own the house or property at this location. After consulting with the City of Orange, it was discovered that this project had been approved by the City at the
Coming on the heels of its swift formation, a local citizens committee has met several times with Chapman University officials and made progress to identify top concerns of Old Towne Orange residents living near the University. Called the Neighborhood Advisory Committee (NAC), the group includes representatives from a variety of leadership organizations, ranging from the
Roosevelt Hall, one of the neoclassical-style classroom and office buildings that make up the historic core of Chapman University’s Orange campus, is undergoing a complete renovation this semester. To learn how the University is renewing this historic structure once part of the old Orange Union High School campus, we checked in with Kris Eric Olsen,
The processing of the Specific Plan update has been extended to allow the University time to meet with residents and community leaders to alleviate neighborhood concerns.