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Photo of the Band of the California Battalion above the California Bear Flag. Photo courtesy of Rancho Los Cerritos.

Free concerts at Rancho Los Cerritos on third Sunday in May, June, July, August

To commemorate the Rancho’s transfer from the Bixby family to the City of Long Beach in 1955, Rancho Los Cerritos Historic Site is presenting Back To The 50’s, a celebration of American Rock n’ Roll, Jazz, and Country Mus...
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California HR 22 to honor founding of Israel on May 14

Assemblyman Travis Allen introduced House Resolution 22 to honor May 14, 2015 as the 67th anniversary of the independent Jewish state of Israel. “I introduced House Resolution 22 to honor and recognize the creation of the ind...
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Lowenthal resolution marks Fall of Saigon

Congressman Alan Lowenthal introduced a House resolution recognizing the significance of the 40th anniversary of the Fall of Saigon. The resolution also honors the contributions of Vietnamese Americans over the past 40 years, t...
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Band of the California Battalion to give free concert at Rancho Los Cerritos

On May 24, Rancho Los Cerritos Historic Site is presenting a concert by the Band of the California Battalion, an authentic recreation of a Union Army band that performs Civil War era military and popular music on period instrum...
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Fear No Fruit documentary tells story of local business-owner

A documentary was recently done on Los Alamitos business-owner Frieda Caplan, and it’s premiering at the Newport Beach Film Festival on Wednesday, April 29. The film, titled Fear No Fruit, features several scenes shot in ...
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California State Senator Janet Nguyen. Courtesy photo.

40th anniversary of end of Vietnam War evokes legislative designation of April as memorial month

Today, Senate Concurrent Resolution (SCR 29) designating the month of April as Black April Memorial Month, to remember the lives lost during the Vietnam War era passed unanimously off the Assembly Floor. “I am honored to join...
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Unknown USS Oklahoma sailors to be disinterred for possible identification

The Department of Defense (DoD) announced today that the remains of up to 388 unaccounted for sailors and Marines, associated with the USS Oklahoma, will be exhumed later this year. Upon disinterment, the remains will be transf...
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East side exterior of Cypress Senior Center. Photo by C.E.H. Wiedel.

Cypress College professor to speak on the Crusades

Popular speaker David Halahmy, professor in the History Dept. at Cypress College, returns to the Cypress Senior Center with the program “The Crusades, A Medieval Conflict for the Ages.” The program will be presented on Frid...
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An aspiring third baseman learns to play the violin

The third day of our elementary school semester in 1930 is one day I have never forgotten. I was seven years old, and in the second grade at John Hancock School in Detroit, Michigan. I was dressed in the new light blue shirt an...
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Los Alamitos Museum seeks volunteer docents

The Museum has some wonderful true historical tales regarding the initiation and pursuit of the sugar beet industry in Los Alamitos. Interesting events occurred in the small village, events depicting life as it was long ago. A ...
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The Wall That Heals to visit Buena Park April 16-19

The Wall That Heals, a 250-foot replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, along with a mobile Education Center, is coming to Buena Park on April 16 at 10:00am at the Walter D. Ehlers Community Center and will be open and free t...
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WCC President Joyce Grohmann, left, awards Robin Itzler a certificate as February Volunteer of the Month. Courtesy photo.

Fannie Bixby Spencer to speak to Woman’s Club of Cypress at April 1 meeting

The Woman’s Club of Cypress (WCC) welcomes Marcia Harris as famed Long Beach founding resident Fannie Bixby Spencer to their Wednesday, April 1 meeting that begins at 10 a.m. at the Cypress Community Center (5700 Orange Ave. ...
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Chinese immigrant admitted to California bar more than a century after applying

According to a case document published by the California State Supreme Court (pdf), Chinese native Hong Yen Chang emigrated to the United States in 1872, graduated from the Philips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts, in 18...
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Los Alamitos Museum screening silent movie filmed in old Los Al

The Los Alamitos Museum will be presenting a “silent” circa 1916 movie entitled “A Bond of Blood” The movie was produced by the Capital Film Company starring Al Jennings with Al Jennings playing himself. This is a very ...
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