[Flickr:Thumb:Small]Twenty three community associations are within Anaheim Hills, led by the Anaheim Hills Planned Community Association, which oversees the entire community of Anaheim Hills. Two councils represent the community, the Canyon Hills Community Council and the Anaheim Hills Citizens Coalition.
On Sunday, March 11, 2007 at 07:53 AM (PST), a fire possibly started by a stolen vehicle on the southbound 241 Windy Ridge Toll Plaza, destroyed over 2,000 acres (8.1 kmin Anaheim Hills and the city of Orange. Due to winds moving as fast as 35 mph (56 km/h), an estimated 2,500 homes were evacuated, with 2 injuries reported.
The Freeway Complex Fire broke out in the Corona area at around 9am on Saturday, November 15, 2008, which burned south-westerly into Anaheim Hills, forcing the immediate evacuation of 3,100 homes in the Weir Canyon area. In total, more than 200 residences were destroyed by the fire, of which fourteen houses and 86 apartments were burned within Anaheim Hills.
Anaheim Hills is located just south of Yorba Linda, California, opposite the 91 freeway at Imperial Highway. The western border is the 55 freeway opposite the city of Orange, California. On the northeast side the community extends past Gypsum Canyon, bordered by unincorporated areas of Orange County and the Cleveland National Forest (east). To the south is the Santa Ana foothills opposite the community of Villa Park, California. The entirety of Anaheim Hills is within the city limits of Anaheim, California.
The 92807 zip code serves the western portion and other parts of East Anaheim while the 92808 zip code serves the eastern portion, and although residents typically identify themselves as living in the community of “Anaheim Hills” (as opposed to the city of “Anaheim”), the United States Postal Service considers only the larger incorporated city’s name of “Anaheim” as acceptable. Anaheim Hills is served by Anaheim Fire Department Stations 9 and 10. The community is served by two of the City of Anaheim’s libraries, the Canyon Hills Library and the East Hills Library.
Anaheim Hills is split between the 39th and 45th congressional districts, which are represented in the United States House of Representatives by Republicans Ed Royce and John Campbell, respectively. In the California State Legislature, the community is represented by Senator Mimi Walters (a Republican from the 29th Senate District) and Assemblyman Don Wagner (a Republican from the 68th Assembly District). On the Orange County Board of Supervisors, Anaheim Hills is represented by the 3rd District’s Todd Spitzer.
The 2010 United States Census reported that Anaheim Hills had a population of 55,03The racial makeup of Anaheim Hills was 39,728 (72.2%) White, 1,099 (2.0%) African American, 158 (0.3%) Native American, 9,414 (17.1%) Asian, 103 (0.2%) Pacific Islander, 2,003 (3.6%) from other races, and 2,531 (4.6%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6,054 persons (12.1%). Anaheim Hills has a median household income of $123,260.
A wildfire broke out on February 7, 2006 in the Cleveland National Forest, the National Forest that separates Anaheim Hills from the Riverside County Border. This fire grew and firefighters were unable to contain it due to 20 mph (32 km/h) winds and 80 °F (27 °C) temperatures. On the morning of February 9, 2006, the fire worsened, which forced the evacuation of a large section of Anaheim Hills. Nearly 75% of the Community of Anaheim Hills was either under voluntary or mandatory evacuation. This resulted in the closing of two local elementary schools for two days, and several other schools served as shelters for the evacuees during the day.
Benson was born and raised in Anaheim Hills, Anaheim, California, the daughter of Shannon (Harte) and Jeff Benson. She has an older sister, Shaylene. She started dancing competitively in ballet, jazz, hip-hop, and lyrical at age four. She also enjoys singing, and has appeared in several choir groups and musicals. At age four, she was asked to audition to sing solo at four Christmas services at her church. At five, she modeled in dance catalogs, and at 8 she was pursued by The Ford Modeling Agency and worked steadily in print thereafter. She made a brief appearance on Zoey 101, in the episode Quinn’s Date. She has also performed in NLT’s music video “That Girl”, One Call’s music video “BlackLight” and Hot Chelle Rae’s music video “Honestly.”
The first major wildfire since the development of Anaheim Hills occurred in October 198Santa Ana Winds drove a fire that ended up causing $50 million in property damage. The fire burned 17,000 acres (69 kmand destroyed 14 homes.
Josh Todd grew up in Anaheim Hills, California, and later moved to Lake Forest, California. He attended high school at Trabuco Hills High School in Orange County, California, and graduated in 198Prior to his days in Buckcherry, Todd fronted the Hollywood glam rock band Slamhound. Slamhound was signed to Skydoor Records, an independent record company that was unsuccessful in releasing a Slamhound album even though the band recorded over a dozen songs with Josh as the lead singer. While in Slamhound, Josh honed his musical style, moving away from glam and more towards punk. In 1995, Josh met guitarist Keith Nelson through his tattoo artist. The two agreed to meet because of their shared love of AC/DC. They soon formed the band Sparrow, which later changed its name to Buckcherry. He later married Jasmine Lawson, an American actress and model. He is currently married to actress/model Mitzi Martin. They have 2 children.