Resident gives a century of service

Clem Heinz, who went to kindergarten in Anaheim and now lives in Fullerton, has a century of local memories

By ELISABETH DEFFNER / THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER

When Clem Heinz started kindergarten in Anaheim, he could only speak German.

Now a centenarian living in Fullerton, the quick-witted Heinz readily shares his memories of growing up in a very young Anaheim, working in his family’s orange grove, and being a founding parishioner of St. Anthony Claret Catholic Church.  …read the article

Anaheim cancer survivor named Boy of the Year

Anaheim Hills resident Chris Weller, second from left, is the Boy of the Year for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Orange County/Inland Empire Chapter. Here he is pictured with his mother, Patty, at left, younger sister Caroline, elder brother Matthew, and father Michael.

By ELISABETH DEFFNER / THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER

As a very little boy, Chris Weller had bruises all over his body.

“We got lucky,” says his mother, Patty.

That luck paid off when the bruising combined with a peculiar incident: one of Chris’s ears started bleeding. The pediatrician wondered if the 4-year-old had a blood condition and ordered a series of blood tests. …read the article

 

 

Local beer comeback brewed for 90 years

Anaheim Brewery

By ELISABETH DEFFNER / THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER

Between them, Greg and Barbara Gerovac had 17 years of professional beer-brewing experience – always working for other people, and never working together.They decided it was time for a change…read the article

Rev. Rafael Luevano pens new book on Juarez killings

By ELISABETH DEFFNER / THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER

Rev. Rafael Luevano, a recently tenured professor at Orange’s Chapman University, is the author of a new book titled “Woman-Killing in Juarez: Theodicy at the Border.”

It was back in 1993 when he sat down to breakfast and read about the discovery of seven dead women. They were the first of hundreds of women’s bodies that would eventually be found in the desert outside the north Mexico city of Ciudad Juarez. …read the article

Christmas celebration features exhibit of nativity scenes

Matt Goodman is the president of the Orange Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

By ELISABETH DEFFNER / THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER

Matt Goodman has a not-so-secret identity. A dermatologist by day, he is also the president of the 3,700-member, eight-congregation Orange Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (often referred to as the Mormons). It’s not a position he aspired to or chose — but then, all LDS leaders are laypeople called to their positions by other leaders.

“We’re taught to be willing to accept whatever we’re called to do,” said Goodman, 55. “Virtually everyone in the church has a calling and is serving in some capacity.” …read the article