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Heritage Hill announces upcoming seasonal events

Spend the holiday season in the great outdoor winter wonderland at Heritage Hill Historical Park. The month of December welcomes a busy calendar of festive events and public programs at the park for all to enjoy. December 6 –...
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Rancho Los Cerritos illuminates the past with Christmas showcase

A feast for the senses awaits you as you step back into Victorian-era California to celebrate the Christmas season at Rancho Los Cerritos. The adobe home will showcase extravagant decorations and the museum’s collections,...
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Enjoy a Victorian Christmas at Rancho Los Cerritos’s Old Time Christmas Festival

The popular Old Time Christmas Festival is returning to Rancho Los Cerritos Historic Site on Sunday, December 7 from 1 to 4 p.m. People of all ages can experience and celebrate Victorian era Christmas traditions while learning ...
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The photo and proclamation honoring veteran Alex Olea that will hang in Cypress City Hall, held by Cypress Mayor Leroy Mills. Photo by C.E.H. Wiedel.

Cypress honors Alex Olea as Veteran of the Quarter

As part of a program started by Councilmember Mariellen Yarc to recognize veterans, the City of Cypress presented its quarterly Veteran’s Recognition to Alex Olea. Olea served in the United States Army from March 15, 1944...
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JFTB, 140th Chemical Company, California Nationial Guard, deployment

Veterans Day in America

Imagine… 2014. It’s 100 years since 1914. I’ve lived through 90 of those memorable years. Why “memorable?” One of the most memorable automobiles was Henry Ford’s “Model T Ford.” It was also the time when For...
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Eddie Martin Airport circa 1933. Photo courtesy of Eddie Martin Estate, via John Wayne Airport.

OC aviation history part of travelling Smithsonian exhibit on local display till Nov. 16

John Wayne Airport (JWA) is pleased to announce its participation in the Smithsonian Institute’s Journey Stories exhibition on display at the Heritage Museum of Orange County (HMOC). The Airport is providing photographic ...
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Class of 1985, John F. Kennedy High School, La Palma, California

La Palma’s Fighting Irish looking for 1985 grads

Did you graduate from La Palma’s John F. Kennedy High School in the Class of 1985? The reunion committee is looking for you! A reunion party is planned for Aug. 29, 2015, at Amaya Lounge in Buena Park. Richard Blade will be t...
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Clem Culpepper celebrates reopening of the Calico Mine Ride at Knott's Berry Farm on June 12, 2014. Photo by Katie Wiedel.

Local writer to speak about books on Knott’s Berry Farm

On Saturday, October 25, at 2:30 at the Cypress Library, Christiane Salts, writer, educator and 2014 Americana Buena Park ‘Citizen of the Year’ recipient, will speak at the Cypress Library about her books on the Kno...
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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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