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New Garden Grove Police Chief Todd Elgin. Courtesy photo.

Garden Grove names Todd Elgin as new police chief

For the twelfth time, Garden Grove has a new police chief. Captain Todd Elgin, a 27-year veteran of the department, assumes his new assignment as Chief of Police on Jan. 1, 2015. His predecessor, Chief Kevin Raney, will remain ...
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RHA Candidate Night spotlights candidates for local, state, and national postitions

The Rossmoor Homeowners Association is proud to sponsor the Candidate Night event for our communities. Join us for this opportunity to listen to and ask questions of candidates for national, state and local positions. The follo...
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Cypress Council members meet California Chrome

Mayor Pro Tem Rob Johnson and Council Member Mariellen Yarc had the exciting opportunity recently to get a close-up view of Cypress resident and Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner California Chrome at Los Alamitos Race Course ...
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Video of Barry Bonds en banc hearing before Ninth Circuit

On Sept. 18, a full panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments for and against Barry Bonds’ effort to clear himself of charges of obstruction of justice related to a federal investigation into the use of perf...
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Chief Jackie Gomez-Whiteley recognizes the life-saving efforts of Officer Johnathan Krok and PSO Nathan Regalado at the Cypress City Council meeting on Sept. 22, 2014. Photo by CEH Wiedel.

Cypress Police Officer and PSO recognized for life-saving efforts

Though the Cypress City Council meeting on Sept. 22 featured three separate presentations by the Cypress Police Department, the final presentation of the night was in no way overshadowed by those that came before it. Chief Jack...
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Newly-promoted CPD Sergeant Scott Ausmus was presented to the Cypress City Council on Sept. 22, 2014. Photo by CEH Wiedel.

Scott Ausmus introduced as new Cypress Police Sergeant

In the second of three presentations by the Cypress Police Department at the Cypress City Council meeting on Sept. 22, Chief Jackie Gomez-Whiteley introduced Sergeant Scott Ausmus. Sgt. Ausmus was recently promoted following a ...
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Cypress signs new 10-year trash hauling contract with Valley Vista Services

Upon completing a six-month procurement process for citywide solid waste and recycling services, the Cypress City Council approved and executed an exclusive franchise agreement with Valley Vista Services at the City Council Mee...
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Cypress Police Officer Cody Hense, flanked by Mayor Leroy Mills and Chief of Police Jackie Gomez-Whiteley. Photo by C.E.H. Wiedel.

Cypress PD presents new officer to City Council

The Cypress Police Department was the star of the evening at the Cypress City Council meeting on Monday, Sept. 22. Represented by Chief Jackie Gomez-Whiteley, the Department made no fewer than three presentations. The first was...
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Closure of Seal Beach Blvd. onramp to northbound I-405 for two months. Graphic courtesy of OCTA.

Construction update on West County Connectors Project for the week of Sept. 22, 2014

Falsework removal is ongoing at the SR-22 / I-405 carpool connector; this work is expected to continue through the end of the month. Installation of electrical and fiber optic lines along the I-405 and SR-22 freeways is also on...
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Long Beach ready to support new law allowing city clerks to solemnize marriages

On Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, Governor Brown signed AB 1525 by Assemblymember Bonnie Lowenthal into State law. This bill was sponsored by the City of Long Beach and allows City Clerks to perform marriages, thus enhancing civic eng...
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Incumbent State Senator Lou Correa endorses candidate Jose Solario. Courtesy photo.

Garden Grove mayor and councilman endorse Jose Solario for State Senate

State Senate Candidate Jose Solorio announced today that Garden Grove Mayor Bruce Broadwater and Councilman Kris Beard have endorsed his campaign for Senate. “I’ve had the pleasure of working with Jose Solorio on a wide var...
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Heard about Common Core? Don’t know much about Common Core?

If you have school-age children, you know that the California public school system bought into implementing Common Core. You are also likely a bit fuzzy on what Common Core means, other than that the federal government has foun...
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Alan Mansoor on the proposed 405 toll lanes

There has been a lot of discussion about whether or not toll lanes will reduce traffic and travel time on the 405 freeway, and that is a worthy discussion. Today, I would like to approach it from another perspective; truthful a...
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Governor Brown declares POW-MIA Recognition Day

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. issued a proclamation declaring Sept. 19, 2014, as POW/MIA Recognition Day in the State of California. The text of the proclamation is below:
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