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Today’s weather forecast for Thursday in the Octave of Easter, April 24

Posted  April 24, 2014  by  courtesy

Today’s local weather forecast: Mostly sunny, with a high near 77. Light and variable wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.

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San Jose moves forward with suit over luring Oakland A’s south

Posted  April 19, 2014  by  shelley

Spring is in the air, Major League Baseball games are being played (not cryingly badly, in the case of the Dodgers and Angels), and San Jose continues its legal efforts to force Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig to let the City sweet-talk the Oakland A’s away from its northern neighbor. The Dodgers, at 10-7 and .588, […]

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Baseball: an app for that!

Posted  April 15, 2014  by  shelley

The first day of Spring was last month, and Major League Baseball’s Opening Day has already proved disappointing locally — but you can still download and install software that allows you to dream big, or follow the ups (and downs) of your favorite team. So, if you can’t go out to the ballgame — even […]

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April

Springtime is decluttering time

Posted  April 14, 2014  by  courtesy

Today I stood on-line at the market, surrounded by magazines, almost all aimed at women (hey, market manager – men shop too!). It is springtime and most of the cover stories are about losing weight for bathing suit season or about spring decluttering. That’s easier than losing weight — or is it? Clutter happens when […]

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April

A Catholic looks at Passover

Posted  April 14, 2014  by  shelley

I would like to wish all our Jewish readers a solemn and joy-filled celebration of Passover among family and friends. As a Catholic Christian, I am taught that God did not abrogate the Old Covenant when Jesus Christ established the New Covenant. We are, therefore, obligated to accord our Jewish brethren all due respect as […]

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April

What you can do about the California drought

Posted  April 13, 2014  by  courtesy

Earlier this week, I spent three days with nearly 100 fellow agriculture-related business owners, bankers, ranchers, farmers and interesting speakers to study a few companies in the agricultural sector. Every two years, I attend the UC Davis Agribusiness Executive Seminar which focuses specifically on agricultural issues and enterprises in California. Besides the usual business issues […]

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Local locations for Easter Week services

Posted  April 12, 2014  by  shelley

The following list of local churches is meant to help our readers find a house of worship for Holy Week or Easter Day. Assumption Greek Orthodox Church 5761 East Colorado St., Long Beach 90814 Bay Shore Community Congregational United Church of Christ 5100 The Toledo, Long Beach 90803 Bethlehem Lutheran Church 3352 Katella Ave., Los […]

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Spotlight for April 2014

Posted  April 12, 2014  by  shelley

We apologize for the late appearance of the April Spotlight section, which should have been published on Monday, March 31. Our graphics station hardware fried, and it took a while to replace the hardware and restore all our files. Articles in the Spotlight will appear in the Spotlight section of the homepage and linked below […]

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April

Celebrate Mother Nature in April

Posted  April 12, 2014  by  Surfwriter Girls

The month of April’s name comes from the Romans and means “to open.” It refers to the season when trees and flowers begin to open and bloom. SurfWriter Girls Sunny Magdaug and Patti Kishel think that this makes April the perfect month to celebrate Mother Nature. And, fortunately, there are two special days to do […]

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Blue Moon Boutique’s charity for April

Posted  April 11, 2014  by  shelley

Blue Moon Boutique supports local charities by donating a certain percentage of proceeds from our monthly sales. For the month of April 2014, Blue Moon will donate a percentage of sales to support the Illumination Foundation. The Foundation’s mission is to provide targeted, interdisciplinary services for the most vulnerable homeless clients to break or prevent […]

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Spotlight for April 2014

We apologize for the late appearance of the April Spotlight section, which should have been published on Monday, March 31. Our graphics station hardware fried, and it took a while to replace the hardware and restore all our fil...
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Seal Beach PD issues reminder about regulations, restrictions for dogs in the city

Seal Beach city officials have seen an uptick in complaints regarding violations of the City’s municipal code by animal owners. Specifically, dogs on the beach, dogs on the pier, unleashed dogs, and adherence to sanitary stan...
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LAEF and LAHS choir directory sing for the summer!

This summer, the Los Alamitos Education Foundation (LAEF) is teaming with award winning Los Alamitos High School Choir Director David Moellenkamp to present Xcite! Music Camps to fourth through twelfth grade students! The first...
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John Wayne Airport to expand Wi-Fi services

Boingo Wireless has been selected by the Orange County Board of Supervisors as John Wayne Airport’s new wireless network partner. Boingo will provide comprehensive connectivity services for the Airport per the terms of a ...
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LBPD to conduct DUI checkpoint on Saturday, April 26

The Long Beach Police Department’s Traffic Section will be conducting a DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint on Saturday April 26, 2014, in North Long Beach, between the hours of 7 p.m. and 3 a.m. The deterrent effect of DUI ch...
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Today’s weather forecast for Thursday in the Octave of Easter, April 24

Today’s local weather forecast: Mostly sunny, with a high near 77. Light and variable wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.
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Los Al/Rossmoor Library presents program on Dashiell Hammett

The Los Alamitos/Rossmoor Library will present a program about Dashiell Hammett on Monday, May 19, at 7 p.m. Julie M. Rivett, granddaughter of the well know author of the “Maltese Falcon” and the “Thin Man”, will be the...
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7th Annual Essentials for Young Lives drive kicks off with $10,000 check from Vons

HomeAid Orange County, in partnership with the Children and Families Commission of Orange County, kicked off the seventh annual Essentials For Young Lives donation drive with a $10,000 grant from the VONS Foundation. The check ...
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Operation Patriot Hook will bring air traffic to JFTB

Los Alamitos Army Airfield will be bustling with activity from April 23-28 and residents of the communities surrounding the Joint Forces Training Base familiar with the sight and sound of California Army National Guard helicopt...
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U.S. Army Reserve celebrates 106th birthday

Across the nation, the United States Army Reserve celebrated its 106th birthday. At the Los Alamitos Joint Forces Training Base, Colonel Roy Jewell commended those citizen-soldiers, people who are not separate from the communit...
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State Senator Huff to host Education Summit at Cypress College

Senate Republican Leader Bob Huff (R-Diamond Bar) will host an Education Summit on Thursday, May 1st at the Cypress College Campus. The Summit, which will feature a number of dynamic speakers, will focus on a new and exciting a...
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LBPD teams with Memorial for National Drug Take-Back Day

The Long Beach Police Department will once again join forces with Long Beach Memorial to participate in the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) National Pharmaceutical Take-Back initiative, along with several other la...
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Man found dead outside Westminster house being fumigated

According to the Orange County Coroner, a man was found dead on the patio of a home in the 14000 block of Monroe Ln. in Westminster at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 22. The building was being fumigated at the time. The Coroner ha...
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Corporate-sponsored National Merit scholarships announced

Today, National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) released the names of the first group of winners in the 59th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. Approximately 1,000 distinguished high school seniors have won corpora...
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Today’s weather forecast for Wednesday in the Octave of Easter, April 23

Today’s local weather forecast: Mostly sunny, with a high near 75. Light and variable wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.
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Tournament of Roses presents official invitation to Cypress HS Marching Band

Richard Chinen, President and Chairman of the Board of the Tournament of Roses, presented the Rose Parade flag to the Cypress High School Marching Band as an official invitation to march in the 2015 Rose Parade in Pasadena. Thi...
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Cypress Police blotter, April 10 to April 16

The items shown below are selected from the logs of the Cypress Police Department. No inference of guilt is implied in showing any item. April 10, 2014 Suspicious Property – 9:51 a.m. – 6600 block of Cerritos Ave. -...
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Los Alamitos Police blotter, April 11 to April 16

The items shown below are selected from the logs of the Los Alamitos Police Department. No inference of guilt is implied in showing any item. April 11, 2014 Disturbance (Family) – 1:28 a.m. – Oak St. - The caller...
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Capacitar Facilitator Ree Taylor who will be presenting a free Capacitar Wellness Training Workshop at St. Irenaeus Education Building on Tuesday, May 6, 2014, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. Taylor is a St. Irenaeus parishioner and Cypress resident. Courtesy photo.

Ree Taylor to present body, mind and spirit wellness workshop

St. Irenaeus Health Ministry is presenting a Wellness Training Workshop “Linking Body, Mind and Spirit with Capacitar” on Tuesday, May 6, 2014, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m., in the Education Building at St. Irenaeus Churc...
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