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John Wayne Airport changes runway designations

Due to a gradual shift of the Earth’s magnetic poles, both runways at John Wayne Airport (JWA) will receive new number designations on September 18, 2014. JWA’s 5,700-foot air carrier commercial service runway will ...
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Mike Schoppman, candidate for Cypress City Council in 2014. Courtesy photo.

Candidate statement: Mike Schoppman, Cypress City Council

Mike Schoppman is running for election to one of three open seats on the Cypress City Council. Mr. Schoppman responded to our invitation, extended at a recent City Council meeting, to all local candidates to send us a photo and...
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Golden State Water notifies customers of State drought regulations

Golden State Water Company (Golden State Water) has been ordered by the California Public Utilities Commission to notify its customers of the State Water Resources Control Board’s (Board) recent adoption of emergency restrict...
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High temperatures and wildfire smoke pose potential health risk

Higher than normal temperatures are expected throughout the weekend in many inland Orange County cities, increasing the risk of heat-related illnesses. In addition, smoke from the wildland brush fire burning in Silverado Canyon...
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Politics versus civil engagement in local elections

The state Supreme Court recently denied review of a ruling that requires charter cities to switch to district elections based on majority-minority representation (Ruling backs district elections for cities.” San Francisco Chr...
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Damaged east breakwater protecting Anaheim Bay. Photo courtesy of Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach.

SoCal Congressional reps ask Army Corps of Engineers for quick repairs to Long Beach breakwater

Congressman Lowenthal on Wednesday urged the Army Corps of Engineers to expedite repairs to a storm-damaged portion of the federal breakwater that protects the San Pedro Bay ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles. In the letter (p...
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California State Controller reports August revenues below budget estimates due to one-time transfer

State Controller John Chiang today released his monthly report covering California’s cash balance, receipts and disbursements in August 2014. Total revenues for the second month of Fiscal Year 2014-15 were $6.7 billion, c...
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OC Assessor Guillory charged with filing false papers in re-election bid

The Orange County District Attorney has charged Orange County Assessor Webster Guillory with filing false nomination papers in a re-election bid for County Assessor in the March 2014 Orange County primary election. Webster Jame...
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Local candidates to speak at September meeting of Republican Women

Local candidates will speak at the Sept. 20 Rossmoor-Los Alamitos Republican Women Federated meeting at the Courtyard by Marriott (5865 Katella Ave.at Valley View St.). Starting at 9:45 a.m. with a delicious brunch buffet follo...
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Cal OES Director Mark Ghilarducci is joined by other officials during a press conference that kicked off the California Day of Preparedness Event in Old Sacramento. Courtesy photo.

Cal OES Hosts California Day of Preparedness

Over 3,000 Californians attended the 6th annual California Day of Preparedness event in Historic Old Sacramento on Saturday, Sept. 6 where visitors enjoyed a variety of disaster readiness demonstrations including a mobile earth...
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Rossmoor Homeowners Association to host candidate night in October

The Rossmoor Homeowners Association will host a candidate night on Thursday, Oct. 2 beginning at 7 p.m. at Rush Park, 3001 Blume Dr. in Rossmoor. All the candidates for the following offices have been invited with many already ...
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OC Registrar of Voters mails ballots for November general election

Yesterday was exactly 60 days before the November 4th general election. This is an important day for election administrators, which is the first day ballots can be mailed to military and overseas voters. We work to ensure we me...
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APD seeking funding for body-worn cameras

On Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at the regularly scheduled Anaheim City Council Meeting, Anaheim Police Chief Raul Quezada will go before the City Council to request funding for a body-worn camera initiative. The Department has b...
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Courtesy photo of Greg Shellenbergar, candidate for the Los Alamitos Unified School District Board of Trustees.

Candidate statement: Greg Shellenbergar, Los Alamitos Unified School District Board of Trustees

Greg Shellenbergar is running for election to the Board of Trustees of the Los Alamitos Unified School District. Mr. Shellenbergar responded to our invitation to all local candidates to send us a photo and a statement for publi...
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