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Helmets to Hardhats pilot skills training program puts veterans on the jobs

Helmets to Hardhats Ironworker Industry Preparation Program in partnership with Cerritos College opens 7 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, April 6 through April 17 at Local 416/433 Apprenticeship Training Facility, 5555 ...
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La Palma police blotter, March 30 to April 5, 2015

The items shown below are selected from the logs of the La Palma Police Department. No inference of guilt is implied in showing any item in the La Palma police blotter. Advisory note: The La Palma Police Department’s logs ref...
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University Women to learn about financial planning strategies at April 16 meeting

Learn About Financial Planning Strategies at the April AAUW Meeting The La Palma-Cerritos Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) wll be having its monthly meeting on Thursday, April 16, 2015, in the Skyli...
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La Palma domestic violence suspect arrested after ramming police cars during pursuit

On April 4, 2015, at about 9:20 p.m., La Palma Police responded to the 5100 block of Bransford St. to investigate a domestic violence incident. The female victim suffered serious injuries and was transported to a local hospital...
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Field trip launches Luther Elementary GATE students out of this world

GATE* students at Steve Luther Elementary have been working on group research projects over the last few months dealing with the solar system. They have researched: the birth of the sun, solar eclipses, planets, black holes,
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What’s a high school paper like these days?

My visit with JFK High’s Shamrock newspaper staff And to think that I, nearly five years after my own graduation, was nervous to visit a high school classroom. Students at John F. Kennedy High School, currently celebrating it...
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City of La Palma to celebrate Arbor Day

The La Palma Community Activities and Beautification Committee will celebrate Arbor Day on Tuesday, April 21, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The celebration will be held near the tennis courts at La Palma’s Central Park, 7821 Wa...
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La Palma may allow denser development

The La Palma City Council convened for a regular meeting Tuesday, March 3. All members were present. Rick Nitta, president of a local stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, gave the invocation. “A Special T...
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La Palma Council approves martial arts studio move-in

The La Palma City Council convened for a regular meeting Tuesday, Feb. 17. All members were present. Pastor Steve Bland of La Palma Christian Center gave the invocation, giving thanks for the local winter sunshine and warmth, a...
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Walker Junior High School explores education at the Disneyland Resort

Walker Junior High School from La Palma, Calif. used the Disneyland Resort as a classroom on Jan. 22, 2015 when they participated in the Disney Youth Education Series “Designing a Disney Story” at the Disneyland Resort in A...
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Investigators seek additional victims of robbery suspects

On Wednesday, February 11, 2015, Sandy Cacero, 24, La Palma and Christopher Herrera, 27, Bell Gardens, were arrested in connection with robbery that occurred in the city of Dana Point. Cacero and Herrera were arrested in the ci...
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Gail and Bert Poan were recognized at the 35th Annual La Palma Neighborhood Watch Banquet. Photo by Trevor Gerdes.

La Palma Neighborhood Watch hosts 30th Annual Appreciation Banquet

The La Palma Neighborhood Watch welcomed a lively assortment of locals at the Community Center on Thursday, Feb. 5, offering free dinner and a raffle. Around a hundred people attended, according to an estimate by Gail Poan, a m...
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La Palma City Council approves McDonald’s teardown and rebuild

The La Palma City Council convened for a regular meeting Tuesday, Feb. 3. All members were present: Mayor Peter Kim; Mayor Pro Tem Gerard Goedhart; and Councilmembers Steve Hwangbo, Steve Shanahan and Michele Steggell. Father D...
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Introducing Trevor, our new intern

Hi! My name’s Trevor. I am a senior journalism student at Biola University in La Mirada. For the next few months I’ll be interning here at the Breeze, learning all sorts of things about our local communities. In particular,...
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