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News of Northwest Orange County, CA



Rancho Los Cerritos opens new California native garden

In a process that took years of planning, the participation of many municipal departments, and with funding from a Port of Long Beach Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Mitigation grant, Rancho Los Cerritos Historic Site has co...
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Seal of the County of Orange, California, with quasquicentennial ribbon. Graphic courtesy of the County of Orange.

Old Courthouse shows off Orange County’s 125-year history

The Old Orange County Courthouse is pleased to present “Orange County Circa 1889,” a collection of historic photographic work taken 125 years ago documenting the founding year of Orange County’s birth. The exhibit will ru...
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U.S. Coast Guard at New York City on September 11, 2001

Sept. 11 tribute to be held at Anaheim Convention Center

Anaheim’s first responders have joined together to pay tribute to the victims of September 11, 2001 and to honor those emergency personnel and civilians that were lost on this tragic day in history. Anaheim Fire & Rescue,...
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Musique Sur La Mer, violin soloist, Doug Conwell

Back-to-school in 1930

Twas the first Tuesday after Labor Day in September, 1930. I was seven years old. There were no school bells ringing to inform or remind anyone that day was the first day in the new school semester. I’d had a very enjoyab...
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Chronic infection, smoke inhalation, or yet to be discovered cause could explain why ancient men and women had atherosclerosis

Examining the remarkably preserved mummies of five ancient cultures, the Horus mummy research team discovered atherosclerosis (narrowing of the arteries due to build up of fatty deposits) was present in humans long before we ac...
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Neil Armstrong took a photo of Buzz Aldrin stepping on the moon on July 20, 1969. NASA photo.

Moon Day on Sunday

Happy 45th anniversary of the original moon landing! A lot of people may no longer realize that a big hunk of the Saturn V rocket that powered Apollo 11 upwards from Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral was built right here i...
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Seal of the County of Orange, California, with quasquicentennial ribbon. Graphic courtesy of the County of Orange.

OC Fair invites you to celebrate the the County’s 125th birthday

Come celebrate orange County’s Quasquincentennial on Friday, Aug. 1, when the OC Fair hosts “Orange County Day” with a special ceremony honoring the county’s birth on Aug. 1, 1889. The celebration begins at 12:30 p.m. a...
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Rossmoor-Los Alamitos RWF at the 2013 Cypress Family Festival: l-r: Rosemary Trez, Robin Itzler, MaryAnn Mills, Margene Walz

Visit RLA RWF booth at Cypress Festival to find out about presidents and their pets!

The Rossmoor-Los Alamitos Republican Women Federated, which also serves Cypress, La Palma, Seal Beach and other surrounding cities, will once again have a booth at the Cypress Family Festival. In addition to registering voters ...
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Korean War Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C.

Defense Department recovers remains from 1952 Alaska crash

The Department of Defense announced today 17 service members have been recovered from a C-124 Globemaster aircraft that was lost on Nov. 22, 1952. U.S. Army Lt. Col. Lawrence S. Singleton, Pvt. James Green, Jr., and Pvt. Leonar...
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A Betsy Ross Flag flies atop a mast near the Air Traffic Control tower at Bagram Air Base (AB), Afghanistan, during Operation ENDURING FREEDOM, 05/25/2002 . National Archives ID# 6629335.

California State Senator Bob Huff on Flag Day, June 14

On January 1, 1776, when the Continental Army had the British Army under siege, General George Washington ordered that the Grand Union Flag be hoisted. That flag was made by Betsy Ross and consisted of 13 stars accented with re...
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An aerial view of historic Fort McHenry guarding the harbor entrance. It was here, in August 1814, that Francis Scott Key wrote the National 'Anthem at dawn's early light after he had watched British naval forces bombard the fort all night long without forcing its surrender. The American defenders unfurled a large American flag and the British Admiral in charge gave up and sailed home. Photo courtesy of U.S. National Archives, ID#6490435.

Flag Day: Ft. McHenry inspires a poet

Today is Flag Day. Remember to fly the Stars and Stripes! During the War of 1812, a lawyer under British guard watched through a long, long night from the vantage of a truce ship as the British Navy bombarded Maryland’s Ft. M...
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2014 Southland Credit Union Sugar Beet Festival logo.

Sweet Saturday: Sugar Beet Festival has returned

Over 110 vendors and non-profits! This Saturday, June 7, at Shops at Rossmoor! The Southland Credit Union Sugar Beet Festival returns to the greater West Orange County-East Long Beach area on June 7, 2014 — with more vendors,...
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Capitol Comment with Senator Bob Huff

State Senator Bob Huff celebrates Prop. 13

Senate Republican Leader Bob Huff (R-Diamond Bar) celebrates the 36th Anniversary of Proposition 13 in his Capitol Comment for the week of June 2, 2014. The brainchild of low-tax crusader Howard Jarvis, Proposition 13 was appro...
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Ten years ago, D-Day veteran U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. (ret) Wayne Chase, 15th Troop Carrier Squadron (TCS), visited the Normandy American Cemetery above Omaha Beach after a D-Day ceremony on June 6, 2004. Photo courtesy of U.S. National Archives, National Archives Identifier 6663985.

Pause for a moment today and remember D-Day, France, across seventy years

Seventy years ago today, Allied troops participating in Operation Neptune landed on beaches in northern France code-named Omaha and Sword and Juno to begin Operation Overlord, and the long bloody march to end World War II. The ...
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