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Garden Grove water bills to increase an average of $1.20 on January 1

Posted November 23, 2014 by courtesy

Increases in water rates and fees set by agencies that supply water to more than 34,000 customers in Garden Grove will result in a slight increase to consumers beginning January 1, 2015. The average water customer will see an increase of approximately $1.20 per month, or $2.40 in their bi-monthly water bill. In addition to […]

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Bank surveillance photos of the Beachcomber Bandit wanted by the FBI.
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FBI looking for Beachcomber Bandit for robberies in Long Beach, Grover Beach

Posted November 23, 2014 by courtesy

The FBI and law enforcement partners are seeking information from the public that leads to the identity of an unidentified male suspect wanted for armed bank robberies in Los Angeles and San Luis Obispo Counties. The suspect was given the moniker “Beachcomber Bandit” since both robberies occurred in beach cities, as follows: May 13, 2014: […]

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GOES West rainbow infrared satellite image for Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014. Image courtesy of NOAA.
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Seven-day local weather forecast, 23 November through 29 November

Posted November 23, 2014 by courtesy

Forecast details Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 76. East wind around 5 mph becoming calm: high warning Sunday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 50. Calm wind becoming northeast around 5 mph in the evening: high wind warning Monday: Sunny, with a high near 79. Northeast wind around 5 mph becoming north in […]

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CHP encourages Thansgiving travellers to buckle up to arrive safely

Posted November 23, 2014 by courtesy

The extended Thanksgiving weekend is one of the busiest travel periods of the year. This raises the risk of a potentially serious or even deadly traffic collision. As families and friends gather for the holiday, the California Highway Patrol (CHP), along with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), wants to encourage travelers to always […]

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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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Albertsons joins with Grateful Hearts to raise funds for families this Thanksgiving

Posted November 22, 2014 by courtesy

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 and helping to coordinate this year’s meal distribution is Grateful Hearts, a 501(c) 3 organization that provides emergency assistance to […]

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Orange County Solar Incentive Program expires on December 31

Posted November 22, 2014 by courtesy

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 County residents have received more than $190,000 in Orange County Solar Program incentives alone. Each participant in the program is also able […]

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Parolee Miguel Avila arrested on suspicion of sexual assault. Courtey LBPD.
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Long Beach parolee arrested on suspicion of sexual assault

Posted November 22, 2014 by courtesy

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 ran up behind her and slapped her buttocks. When confronted, the suspect exposed himself […]

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Rossmoor’s popular Holiday Toy Drive returns

Posted November 22, 2014 by courtesy

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 received in its first two years, the RCSD and RHA have once again partnered with the OC Sheriff’s Department’s Operation Santa Claus and Senior […]

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Joint Commission recognizes LAMC as Top Performer

Posted November 22, 2014 by courtesy

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 Medical Center was recognized as part of The Joint Commission’s 2014 annual report “America’s Hospitals: Improving Quality and Safety,” […]

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La Palma celebrates 28th Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony – “Winter Wonderland”

Posted November 22, 2014 by courtesy

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 local school students and let your inner-star shine during the community sing-along. The young and the young-at-heart won’t want […]

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Two principal chairs endowed by longtime Pacific Symphony supporters

Posted November 22, 2014 by courtesy

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. The Principal Second Violin Chair has been endowed by the Stahrs, while the Emmis, who have been subscribers and donors of the Symphony […]

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