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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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Unidentified female dead on Huntington Beach Street

According to the Orange County Coroner, an unidentified woman was found dead at about 2:45 p.m. on Wednesday, March 4, in the 8100 block of Talbert Ave. (just east of Beach Blvd.) in Huntington Beach. No further information was...
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Four-part lecture series on the Civil War continues on April 18 at Rancho Los Cerritos

In commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War, Rancho Los Cerritos Historic Site is presenting Remembering the Civil War: Perspectives on Race, Place, and Movement, a four-part Saturday morning lecture s...
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US Navy Reserve celebrates a hundred years of service in March

The Navy Reserve will mark its centennial anniversary on Tuesday, March 3, with a series of events starting in Washington DC and continuing at installations around the country during the year. The events will highlight the hist...
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File photo by C.E.H. Wiedel of Los Alamitos Joint Forces Training Base front gate on Lexington Dr.

Get to know the Los Alamitos Joint Forces Training Base

The Joint Forces Training Base (JFTB), first set aside in 1940, almost hides in plain sight in Los Alamitos. It’s an “island” amid developed land on all sides, a guide told my tour group at the Airfield, showing us an aer...
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Rare leatherback sea turtle fossil found on County construction site

In a discovery that helps shed light on life in Orange County millions of years ago, an Orange County (OC) Public Works project team constructing a new regional transportation corridor uncovered extremely rare marine turtle fos...
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A portrait of George Washington by Gilbert Stuart, courtesy of WikiCommons.

Orange County Breeze World Headquarters closed for the holiday

In honor of George Washington, Orange County Breeze World Headquarters will be closed on Monday, Feb. 16. We will all be working hard behind the scenes to publish articles online throughout the day. For our local readers, we hi...
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Fanny Bixby Spencer, courtesy of Esotouric.

Reenactor Marcia Harris to bring presidential history to life for Republican Women

Members and guests will step back into history when Marcia Harris transcends time to share anecdotes about some of America’s outstanding presidents at the Saturday, Feb. 21 Rossmoor-Los Alamitos Republican Women Federated mee...
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Historic Southern Pacific Railroad Depot building will be moved to Willow Springs Park overnight on Jan. 28

Overnight tonight, Jan. 28, 2015, the City of Long Beach will move the historic 107-year-old Southern Pacific Railroad Depot from the Public Service Yard on San Francisco Ave. to a new site at Willow Springs Park, where it is e...
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Los Alamitos Museum seeking volunteer to act as docents

This is a call to all who are available to come forward and volunteer as a docent at the Los Alamitos Museum. For some untoward reason, it seems to be a difficult time of year for the museum to keep its doors open. Either becau...
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Martin Luther King, Jr., in Birmingham Jail.

“Letter from Birmingham Jail” in 2015

I was five years old when Martin Luther King, Jr., was jailed in Birmingham, Alabama, on Good Friday, April 12, 1963 — about the same age as his daughter, Yolanda, who appears as an unnamed six-year-old in the excerpt below f...
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Anaheim celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., at Ponderosa Library

In honor of the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the City of Anaheim and Ponderosa Joint-Use Library are hosting a commemorative celebration on Saturday, Jan. 17 from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. featuring Michael Bandy and Eric ...
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