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Garden Grove residents to get emergency alert test call from AlertOC

Posted April 1, 2015 by courtesy

On Tuesday, April 7, 2015 between 3:00 and 4:00 p.m., all Garden Grove residents will receive a call to test the County’s regional mass notification system known as AlertOC. This is the sixth regional test of the system since its launch in 2008 covering Garden Grove and 31 other participating cities, including the County’s unincorporated […]

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Lowest ever snowpack calls for emergency measures to respond to California drought

Posted April 1, 2015 by courtesy

Following measurement of the lowest snowpack ever recorded in California history, Governor Jerry Brown announced today, an executive order that will save water, increase enforcement of wasteful water use, invest in new technologies, and streamline the permitting process for water infrastructure projects such as desalination facilities. Scott Maloni, Vice President of Poseidon Water, issued the […]

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5th Annual “Wine, Cheese & Chocolate, Please” event set for Sunday, April 19

Posted April 1, 2015 by courtesy

Project Self Sufficiency Foundation (PSSF) is proud to host the 5th Annual Wine, Chocolate and Cheese, Please event – an afternoon filled with tastings of distinctive wines, decadent chocolates, and gourmet cheeses, as well as live music, a silent auction and gift basket opportunity drawing. In addition, John’s Philly Grille will provide their award winning […]

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Support our soldiers with a night out at Army Birthday Ball

Posted April 1, 2015 by courtesy

Thousands of Soldiers from Southern California have deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan over the long decade of war in those countries. These are our own local heroes – men and women who’ve left their jobs, their families, and their lives behind to serve our country. These Soldiers – and their families – have sacrificed more […]

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Seal Beach Police seeking volunteers for next Volunteers in Police Services Academy session

Posted April 1, 2015 by courtesy

Volunteers In Police Services participate in various functions at the Police Department; they include Volunteer patrols, records, property, fleet services, special events and more. Volunteers are an important part of our department and have been serving with distinction since 1997. The Seal Beach Police Department will host its Volunteer in Police Services (VIPS) Academy commencing […]

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Not too hot, not too cold: April gardening tips

Posted April 1, 2015 by courtesy

April offers an ideal gardening climate in Southern California. With hot weather ahead, gardening enthusiasts should take advantage of April’s mild temperatures and longer days, says Agromin, an Oxnard-based manufacturer of earth-friendly compost products made from organic material collected from more than 50 California cities. Residents can obtain Agromin soil products in bulk or in […]

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Silence the distractions during Distracted Driving Awareness Month

Posted April 1, 2015 by courtesy

Working with the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS), California Highway Patrol (CHP), and more than 200 law enforcement agencies statewide, the Los Alamitos Police Department will increase its education and enforcement efforts for National Distracted Driving Awareness Month in April, and during California Teen Safe Driving Week, April 1 through April 7. Distracted driving […]

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Alaska Air offers low one-way fares to Mexico out of John Wayne

Posted March 31, 2015 by courtesy

California sun seekers who pine for pristine beaches and authentic Mexican cuisine can now book travel on Alaska Airlines’ new nonstop flights from Orange County, California, to Los Cabos and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Pending approval from the Mexico Dirección General de Aeronáutica Civil (DGAC), the airline will begin service in early October. Alaska is offering […]

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OC Sheriff reverts to prior policy on concealed carry weapons after Ninth Circuit says it will rehear Peruta

Posted March 31, 2015 by courtesy

On Thursday, March 26, 2015, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals voted to rehear “en banc” the case of Peruta v. County of San Diego. In February 2014, a three-judge panel split 2 – 1 and held that a Sheriff’s policy requiring more than “self-defense” or “personal protection” to meet the “good cause” requirement for […]

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State Attorney General releases statement regarding Cesar Chavez Day

Posted March 31, 2015 by courtesy

Attorney General Kamala D. Harris issued the following statement in honor of Cesar Chavez Day: “Today we remember Cesar Chavez, a civil rights icon who fought tirelessly to provide justice, equality and dignity to farmworkers, immigrants and all those in pursuit of the American dream.  His ability to organize, inspire and persevere helped to improve […]

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Special topics and screenings at the Cypress Senior Center for April 2015

Posted March 31, 2015 by courtesy

The following programs will be offered at the Cypress Senior Center. You do not need to be a Cypress resident to participate in these free programs. Reservations are recommended, unless otherwise indicated. For more information or reservations, please call 714-229-2005. BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENINGS Glenda Papa, R.N. Fridays – April 3, 10, 17 and 24, 10:00 […]

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SBPD arrests man for attempting to sell fake diamond

Posted March 31, 2015 by courtesy

Seal Beach Police Detectives arrested Earl Howard of Compton, CA. (date of birth – Jan. 2, 1956) for attempting to sell a fake diamond. In March 2015, a subject contacted a local Main Street business to post an advertisement to sell an alleged $29,000 diamond for $9,500. The employees became suspicious and contacted the Seal […]

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