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44th Annual Candy Caneland and Craft Faire scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 6 in Buena Park

Posted  November 17, 2014  by  courtesy

Bring the whole family to the 44th Annual Candy Caneland and Craft Faire on Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014 at Ehlers Community Center, 8150 Knott Ave. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. See the community center transform into a winter wonderland with spectacular decorations and activities! Free activities include a children’s snow hill […]

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Today’s weather for Saturday, November 15

Posted  November 15, 2014  by  courtesy

Today’s local weather: Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 70. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon. Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 54. Southwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening. This article is based on information released by the National Weather Service.

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Shop Los Alamitos on Small Business Saturday

Posted  November 14, 2014  by  courtesy

On November 29, 2014, shop owners and communities across the U.S. will once again rally to encourage shoppers to support local businesses. Los Alamitos is the hub of small businesses. One quick walk around Los Alamits and you can begin your day with a breakfast burrito at Nick’s Deli, purchase partyware at Le Paperie & […]

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Find unique holiday gifts at Cypress Holiday Bazaar

Posted  November 14, 2014  by  courtesy

Start your holiday shopping early at the City of Cypress’ annual Holiday Bazaar. Experience a fun-filled day featuring 44 vendors with unique handmade and commercial items, entertainment and delicious food! The event will be held on Saturday, November 22 from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. at the Cypress Community Center located at 5700 Orange Avenue. […]

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Community

Find holiday gifts and support Precious Life Shelter at the Holiday Boutique

Posted  November 12, 2014  by  courtesy

Come support Precious Life Shelter at the Holiday Boutique on Saturday, November 15, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. This fundraiser will be held at 2941 Copa De Oro Drive, Rossmoor. A portion of the proceeds and raffle will be donated to Precious Life. The event will feature raffle prizes and a bake sale. Come […]

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Business

Edison honors and hires veterans

Posted  November 11, 2014  by  courtesy

When Southern California Edison (SCE) called April Simmons this past July about a job opportunity, she was on active military duty. For the past 13 years, she has served in the Army Reserves as a sergeant first class in the 314 Military Intelligence Battalion. Simmons is one of several members of the military currently working […]

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SoCal Gas offers veterans jobs and support

Posted  November 11, 2014  by  courtesy

Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) joins the nation in saluting U.S. military veterans for their service and is proud of its employees who have served in the Armed Forces. SoCalGas is committed to hiring and retaining military veterans, veterans with disabilities and active military personnel. SoCalGas also supports organizations that assist veterans and works with […]

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OCSD honors veterans

Posted  November 11, 2014  by  courtesy

Each Nov. 11 we pause to honor the veterans of our armed forces. At Bunker Hill and Gettysburg, at Normandy and Iwo Jima, at Inchon and the Gulf of Tonkin, at Tora Bora and Bagdad, and on countless other battlefields, ordinary Americans were willing to sacrifice their lives so that our liberty may endure. To […]

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Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, Jr. talks during the passage of command ceremony at Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., Oct. 17, 2014. Dunford took command from Gen. James F. Amos as the 36th Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Lauren L. Whitney/Released)
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Commandant on the USMC’s 239th birthday

Posted  November 10, 2014  by  courtesy

In his birthday greeting 70 years ago, General Alexander Bandegrift, our 18th Commandant, noted that, “A birthday is a fitting time to peer backward — and forward.” That year, Marines reflected on an extraordinary year in combat during their amphibious drive across the Pacific. Despite the challenges and the horrific conditions, Marines prevailed at Guam, […]

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Pictured (l-r) Sergeant Nick Huttinga, U.S. Army National Guard; Petty Officer 2nd Class Grant Cooper, U.S. Navy; Private Jozlyn Brown, U.S. Army National Guard; Petty Officer 3rd Class Everett Nonles, U.S. Navy; Sergeant Eddie Reyes, U.S. Army. Photo courtesy of JWA.
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Bob Hope USO opens at John Wayne Airport

Posted  November 10, 2014  by  courtesy

Today, County of Orange officials, Bob Hope USO leadership and members of the military celebrate Veterans Day with the opening of the Bob Hope USO at John Wayne Airport (JWA). For 73 years, USO centers have welcomed troops and their families at airports across the nation. That warm welcome is being extended for the very […]

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Spotlight for November 2014

Articles in the Spotlight will appear in the Spotlight section of the homepage and linked below as they are published. (The article list below does not include articles in hand but not yet scheduled for publication.) The Orange...
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November Dining, Arts and Entertainment with two new pages!

Our popular monthly Dining, Arts & Entertainment (DARTS) listing is available as a downloadable pdf document. Now the November 2014 DARTS can be downloaded for free! From cover to back, it’s pages are stuffed with event l...
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Albertsons joins with Grateful Hearts to raise funds for families this Thanksgiving

With the holiday season upon us, Albertsons Long Beach, Lakewood and Buena Park area stores have officially launched their 2014 Turkey Bucks campaign to raise funds for  families in need this Thanksgiving.  Joining the effort...
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Orange County Solar Incentive Program expires on December 31

Orange County residents have until December 31, 2014, to take advantage of the Orange County Solar Program, a cash-back incentive program administered by local solar firm, Sullivan Solar Power. Since January, 2014, Orange Count...
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Long Beach parolee arrested on suspicion of sexual assault

Long Beach Police arrested a male suspect in connection with two sexual assaults. On Nov. 9, 2014, around 2 a.m., a female victim reported that as she was walking with a friend near 4th Street and Orange Ave., a male subject ra...
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Rossmoor’s popular Holiday Toy Drive returns

The Rossmoor Community Services District’s Recreation Department and the Rossmoor Homeowners Association are pleased to announce the return of Rossmoor’s 3rd Annual Holiday Toy Drive. Due to so many gracious donations recei...
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Joint Commission recognizes LAMC as Top Performer

The Los Alamitos Medical Center announced it has been recognized as a 2013 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in the United States. Los Alamitos ...
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La Palma celebrates 28th Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony – “Winter Wonderland”

Join your friends and family for an annual holiday favorite, La Palma’s Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony, on Wednesday, December 3, at 4:30 p.m. at the Central Park Amphitheater, 7821 Walker Street. Enjoy the musical talents of...
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Two principal chairs endowed by longtime Pacific Symphony supporters

Pacific Symphony recently became the recipient of two new principal chair endowments. The significant and exemplary gifts were received from longtime Symphony supporters Catherine and James Emmi and Elizabeth and John Stahr. Th...
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Garden Grove retains former fire chief due to “valuable experience”

Under the experienced leadership of Interim Fire Chief Warren Hartley, a 30-year veteran and former Garden Grove fire chief, the Garden Grove Fire Department carries out the day-to-day operations needed to maintain the safety o...
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Columbia College supports Winter Wonderland food drive

Columbia College is supporting a food drive sponsored by The Young Professionals of Los Alamitos Chamber of Commerce and the City of Los Alamitos by placing a collection box at their facility on Los Alamitos Joint Forces Traini...
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SB councilmember re-elected to OCTA Board of Directors

On November 13, Councilmember Gary Miller was re-elected to serve as one of two 2nd Supervisorial District Board Members on the Orange County Transportation Authority’s (OCTA) Board of Directors. This term is for two years, b...
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Unplanned power outages in Orange County as of Saturday, Nov. 22

As of this morning, Southern California Edison is working on the following power outages: Huntington Beach, Spar Cir.: Started at 8:22 p.m. on Nov. 21. The cause was equipment problems. Edison is working to restore power to 8 c...
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Today’s weather for Saturday, November 22

Today’s local weather: Mostly sunny, with a high near 72. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon. Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 53. Northwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm after midnight.
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Garden Grove releases Thanksgiving holiday schedule

In observance of the Thanksgiving Day holiday, Garden Grove City Hall and the H. Louis Lake Senior Center will be closed on Thursday, November 28, 2014 and Friday, November 29, 2014. No street sweeping services will be provided...
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HireLive offers career opportunities to Southland job seekers

HireLive will be holding holiday sales and management career fairs! The Orange County Career Fair will be held on Tuesday, December 9, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Embassy Suites – OC Airport, 1325 East Dyer Rd. in Santa Ana....
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The risk for diabetes is high: Learn how to reduce it early

Nearly 30 million Americans have diabetes. Of that population, one in four people don’t know they have it. At higher risk for developing Type 2 diabetes are the 86 million Americans who have pre-diabetes. Educating yourself n...
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Anaheim election results certified by Registrar of Voters

Orange County Registrar of Voters Neal Kelley has certified the official results of the November General Election held on November 4, 2014, which included re-electing Mayor Tom Tait, re-electing Council Member Kris Murray, as w...
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Lucille’s open for Thanksgiving — dine in or take out!

Lucille’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Que restaurants will dish up new Southern-inspired dishes as part of its special Fall Classics menu that focuses on its popular, deliciously moist hickory-smoked turkey. Lucille’s famous hickory s...
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OCSD to deploy task force to stop and arrest impaired drivers this weekend

The Orange County Sheriff’s Department’s DUI Task Force will deploy this weekend to stop and arrest alcohol and drug-impaired drivers in the department’s ongoing traffic safety campaign. DUI saturation patrols will deploy...
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LBPD to target motorcyclists in safety enforcement push

Long Beach Police Department will conduct a specialized Motorcycle Safety Enforcement Operation on Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, in an effort to reduce injuries and deaths. Additional officers will be on duty patrolling areas frequent...
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LAMC honored by Leapfrog for patient safety

Los Alamitos Medical Center was honored with an “A” grade in the Fall 2014 Hospital Safety Score, which rates how well hospitals protect patients from errors, injuries and infections. The Hospital Safety Score is compiled u...
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California Catholic Bishops renew call for reform following President Obama’s unconstitutional executive action

“Comprehensive immigration reform is long overdue in the United States. The Bishops of California welcome the President’s action to offer some humanitarian relief for hard-working families who have lived in the shadows ...
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Congressman Lowenthal supports President Obama’s unconstitutional immigration action

Editor’s note: the following is a news release from Congressman Alan Lowenthal, who represents California’s 47th Congressional District. Below it is an editorial response to President Obama’s unconstitutional executive ac...
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Unplanned power outages in Orange County as of Friday, Nov. 21

As of this morning, Southern California Edison is working on the following power outages: Irvine, Burnham Cir.: Started at 1:55 a.m. on Nov. 21. Edison is analyzing the problem in order to restore power to 82 customers. Edison ...
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Today’s weather for Friday, November 21

Today’s local weather: A 30 percent chance of showers before 10am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 71. Calm wind becoming northwest around 5 mph. Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 52. South wind around 5 mph becomi...
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