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Thanksgiving Day, 1943

Posted  November 27, 2014  by  courtesy

This article is about my memorable Thanksgiving Day dinner in Italy, in November,1943, during World War II. I’ll just mention a brief prelude. Getting to Italy via North Africa At age 19, in Feb. 1943, I enlisted in the Army in cold, wintry, Detroit, Michigan. We soldiers learned our unit would be “heading south for […]

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Parents and children thankful for community support of The Youth Center

Posted  November 27, 2014  by  courtesy

Parents are thankful this holiday season for all the programs offered at the Youth Center in Los Alamitos. Parent Phillip Hornung of Los Alamitos said he doesn’t know what he’d do without the Youth Center. “I’d probably have to put my kids into daycare of some sort or they could stay at home alone. They […]

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December Dining, Arts and Entertainment now available!

Posted  November 25, 2014  by  shelley

Our popular monthly Dining, Arts & Entertainment (DARTS) listing is available as a downloadable pdf document. Now the December 2014 DARTS can be downloaded for free! From cover to back, it’s pages are stuffed with event listings, articles, and display advertisements for local people, venues and events. We encourage you to download the let us […]

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Today’s weather for Sunday, Nov. 23

Posted  November 23, 2014  by  courtesy

Today’s local weather: Sunny, with a high near 77. Calm wind becoming west around 5 mph. Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 52. Calm wind becoming northeast around 5 mph in the evening.

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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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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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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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December Dining, Arts and Entertainment now available!

Our popular monthly Dining, Arts & Entertainment (DARTS) listing is available as a downloadable pdf document. Now the December 2014 DARTS can be downloaded for free! From cover to back, it’s pages are stuffed with event l...
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Lisa Bartlett to be sworn in as County Supervisor on Dec. 2

A special meeting of the Orange County Board of Supervisors will convene at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014, in the Board Hearing Room to administer the Oath of Office to Supervisor-elect Lisa Bartlett. Supervisor-elect Bar...
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High surf caused by Hurricane Marie pounds Seal Beach Municipal Pier on Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014. Photo courtesy of Seal Beach Mayor Ellery Deaton.

Scripps researchers will study winter storm effects in Seal Beach

On Nov. 19, researchers from Scripps Institute of Oceanography, UC San Diego, began to track the effects of wintertime storms and assess the effectiveness of coastal protection projects in Seal Beach. The Seal Beach Winter Stor...
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The Youth Center recognized as a 2014 ‘Top-Rated Non-profit’

The Youth Center in Los Alamitos recently announced it has been honored with a prestigious 2014 Top-Rated Award by GreatNonprofits, the leading provider of user reviews about nonprofit organizations. “We are excited to be nam...
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LARC simulcasting Del Mar races on Thanskgiving Day

Los Alamitos will simulcast the complete Del Mar racing card on Thanskgiving Day starting at 11 a.m. All gates will open at 9:30 a.m. Del Mar simulcasting will continue Friday through Sunday with first post time at 12:30 p.m. G...
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Passenger traffic increases in October year-over-year at John Wayne Airport

Airline passenger traffic at John Wayne Airport increased in October 2014 as compared to October 2013. In October 2014, the Airport served 812,298 passengers, an increase of 2.6% when compared to the October 2013 passenger traf...
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Thanksgiving Day, 1943

This article is about my memorable Thanksgiving Day dinner in Italy, in November,1943, during World War II. I’ll just mention a brief prelude. Getting to Italy via North Africa At age 19, in Feb. 1943, I enlisted in the Army ...
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Thanksgiving greets from Michelle Steel

This year, as we gather together with family and friends at our Thanksgiving tables to continue the “wise custom” which the Pilgrims began nearly four hundred years ago, we can continue to find overwhelming reasons for than...
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Parents and children thankful for community support of The Youth Center

Parents are thankful this holiday season for all the programs offered at the Youth Center in Los Alamitos. Parent Phillip Hornung of Los Alamitos said he doesn’t know what he’d do without the Youth Center. “I’d probably...
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Today’s weather for Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 27

Today’s local weather: Sunny, with a high near 87. East wind around 5 mph becoming calm. Tonight: Patchy fog after 4am. Otherwise, increasing clouds, with a low around 54. Calm wind becoming east around 5 mph.
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Garden Grove City Manager to retire effective Dec. 31

After an established 25-year career with the City of Garden Grove, 35 in public service, City Manager Matthew Fertal announced yesterday, that he is retiring, effective Dec. 31, 2014. Fertal is credited with attracting several ...
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Two Christmas concerts offered by Los Altos United Methodist Church

Two opportunities to enjoy the Music of Christmas will be offered at Los Altos United Methodist Church on the first two Sundays of December. On Sunday, Dec. 7 at 3 p.m., the community can enjoy a Concert of Christmas music in t...
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DIY home-improvement at Habitat ReStore on Black Friday

The Habitat ReStore locations in Anaheim and Santa Ana are participating in Black Friday this year by offering sales on already discounted home improvement items. Shoppers are encouraged to visit both ReStore locations on Black...
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"Amahl & the Night Visitors" presented by Seal Beach Community Performing Arts Association and the Los Alamitos Education Foundation (LAEF).

Christmas children’s opera to be staged at McGaugh Elementary School

The Seal Beach Community Performing Arts Association and the Los Alamitos Education Foundation (LAEF) are proud to present the beloved Christmastime children’s opera Amahl and the Night Visitors at McGaugh Elementary School o...
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Check out this year-end financial checklist

As 2014 draws to a close, you may want to look back on the progress you’ve made this past year in various areas of your life — and that certainly includes progress toward your financial goals. At the same time, you may want...
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OCSD offers safety tips for holiday travelling

Many of us will spend the upcoming holidays traveling to visit family and friends. As we travel it is important to remember key safety tips. Here are some general tips to make sure that you have the safest holiday season wherev...
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LBPD and LBPF ‘Toy Patrol’ collecting unwrapped toys, monetary donations, gift cards

The Long Beach Police Department, in partnership with the Long Beach Police Foundation, has begun collecting donations of new unwrapped toys for the annual ‘Toy Patrol’ holiday toy drive. The ‘Toy Patrol’ delivery carav...
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CHP call centers receive national accreditation

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) yesterday announced that its communications centers — which answer approximately seven million 9-1-1 calls per year — were formally accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Law E...
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The office of Orange County Breeze will be closed for Thanksgiving Day, and will re-open on Monday, Dec. 1 at 9 a.m.

OCB to close for Thanksgiving holiday weekend

Orange County Breeze World Headquarters will close today  for Thanksgiving, and will re-open on Monday, Dec. 1 at 9 a.m. On Thanksgiving Day, we plan on a big family get-together where we will thank God, eat too much, watch fo...
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APD to host gun buyback event

The Anaheim Police Department is offering a Gun Buyback on Dec. 13 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at La Palma Park. City of Anaheim residents can turn in their handguns, rifles, gun parts, or ammunition with no questions asked. Resident...
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Today’s weather for Wedesday, November 26

Today’s local weather: Sunny, with a high near 87. Northeast wind around 5 mph becoming northwest in the afternoon. Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 53. Northeast wind around 5 mph.
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Los Alamitos police blotter, November 14 to November 20

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. November 14, 2014 Welfare Check – 2:10 p.m. – 4400 block of Howard Ave. -...
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Cypress police blotter, November 13 to November 19

The items shown below are selected from the logs of the Cypress Police Department. No inference of guilt is implied in showing any item. November 13, 2014 Fraud Report – 2:53 p.m. – 4900 block of Ariano Dr. - The re...
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Celebrate the season with the animals at the Orange County Zoo

Join OC Parks and the animals of the OC Zoo to celebrate the Christmas season on Saturday, Dec. 13 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Christmas at the OC Zoo invites children to a special story time with Mrs. Claus and a visit with Jolly O...
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Spread “Pizza on Earth” while helping to rescue pets

You can spread “Pizza on Earth” this holiday season and help Southern California SPIN! Neapolitan Pizza restaurants raise funds to help The Pet Rescue Center in Mission Viejo. The Pet Rescue Center is a temporary sanctuary ...
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