Will Anaheim designate Little Arabia?

During the Anaheim City Council candidates forum hosted at the Arab American Community Center in Anaheim on October 24, 2016, every candidate present stated, if elected, they would support the official designation of Little Arabia. Little Arabia, a cultural destination in West Anaheim mainly on and around Brookhurst Street, is a collection of Arab-American owned businesses such as Middle Eastern …

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Hundreds attend ‘Iftar with Refugees’

More than a hundred people gathered on Monday, June 27th at Little Arabia’s Olive Tree Restaurant in Anaheim to help welcome refugees to Southern California. ‘Iftar with Refugees’ brought together a diverse group of Southern California residents with 5 refugee families (total of 28 refugees) from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan. Refugee families were given the opportunity to share their stories with …

Anaheim Proclaims April as Arab American Heritage Month

On Tuesday, May 17, 2016, the Anaheim City Council under the leadership of Mayor Tom Tait, proclaimed April as Arab American Heritage Month.  Anaheim has become the second city in Orange County to recognize the month following Garden Grove’s proclamation. During the City Council meeting, the Mayor and Councilmembers presented certificates of recognition to key Arab American pioneers for their twenty years of public …