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Rancho Los Cerritos presenting program on Chinese Americans in the 19th Century

“Building Railroads and Transplanting Chinese Food: Chinese Americans in 19th Century,” is scheduled for Saturday, May 10, concluding Rancho Los Cerritos’ 2014 lecture series, “California – A Land of Many: The Immigra...
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Diocese of Orange to celebrate Cinco de Mayo

The Diocese of Orange will stage a celebration of Latin culture, food and music on Saturday, May 3, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Christ Cathedral Campus, 13280 Chapman Ave. in Garden Grove. The cost is $10 per adult and $5 each for...
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Cover graphic for Larry Strawther's history of Seal Beach courtesy of History Press.

Larry Strawther’s Seal Beach history to be published later this month

Today’s famously friendly Seal Beach had a rough and rowdy past. Publication date: April 22, 2014 The wooden pier, tree-lined Main Street and ocean views, coupled with a prosperous and happy community, led Forbes magazine to ...
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Dick Nunis as a USC Trojan in the 1950s, and now as a Hall of Famer. Photos courtesy of USC (left) and CoSIDA (right).

Retired Disney exec named to Academic All-America Hall of Fame

Dick Nunis, who led the USC football team in interceptions in 1951 and was a member of the Trojans’ Rose Bowl champions the following year before rising up the ranks of Walt Disney Attractions to become its chairman, has ...
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Mike Ciminera, author of "The Aircraft Designers." Courtesy photo.

Grampaw Pettibone Squadron to hear behind-the-scenes story of Grumman aircraft designers in April

Mike Ciminera will discuss his new book, The Aircraft Designers, that tells the behind-the-scenes story of the designers and their team mates who conceived of and built Grumman aircraft from the founding of the company in 1929 ...
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Cypress Police Chief Jackie Gomez-Whitely presents a commemorative coin to World War II veteran Elroy Voet. Courtesy photo.

WWII vet rides patrol with Cypress Police Chief and Councilwoman

On the evening of Thursday, March 20, 2014, Mr. Elroy Voet, honored World War II (WWII) Veteran, participated in a ride-along with Cypress Police Chief Jackie Gomez-Whitely and Councilwoman Mariellen Yarc, where Chief Gomez-Whi...
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Everyone’s Irish on St. Patrick’s Day

Most everyone’s heard the saying that everyone’s Irish on St. Patrick’s Day. This holiday celebrates the famous 5th Century missionary who is known as the “Apostle to Ireland” and is practically sy...
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“Mysteries of Egypt” returns to Cypress Senior Center

By popular demand, David Halahmy, professor from the History Dept. at Cypress College, returns to the Cypress Senior Center with a program on “The Mysteries of Egypt.” The program will be on Friday, March 28, 2014 at 1:00 p...
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Ancestry, experiences and customs

Mardi Gras and St. Patrick’s Day are both celebrated in March this year. As we learned about St. Valentine’s Day last month, there is a lot of history, many explanations as to how the days became important, and myriad ways ...
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Blue Moon Boutique’s charity for March

St. Isidore Historical Plaza and Blue Moon Boutique have coordinated their efforts in a fundraiser for the Plaza. Everyone who shops at the Blue Moon Boutique during the month of March, 2014 will have a percentage of their purc...
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Opportunity for garden docent training in March at Rancho Los Cerritos

The following information was released by Rancho Los Cerritos Historic Site. Rancho Los Cerritos Historic Site’s gardens and grounds include plants from the 1840s, 1880s and 1930s, as well as recently planted California nativ...
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Buena Park’s Medal of Honor recipient Walter Ehlers dies at 92

The following information was released by the City of Buena Park. On Thursday, February 20, 2014, decorated World War II veteran Lt. Walter D. Ehlers passed away. He was 92 years old. Walter D. Ehlers, of Buena Park, California...
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Los Alamitos Museum seeking additional docents

The following information was released by Los Alamitos Museum. The Los Alamitos Museum is in dire need of volunteers. The Museum was dedicated on October 25, 1975 and opened its doors with exhibits on April 26, 1976. It has bee...
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Ice skates, courtesy of Metro Creative Services.

Looking back at memorable Olympic moments: inspiration

Many people are drawn to the stunning opening and closing Olympic ceremonies as each host nation tries to outdo the previous one. With thousands of participants involved on and off the field, the opening ceremonies in Sochi, Ru...
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