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Shown are (right) is Campaign Chairman Scott Newton with his wife, Cathy (left). He will lead more than a hundred volunteers in the 18th Annual Youth Center Community Support Campaign, kicking off on March 31 at the Youth Center. Courtesy photo.

Scott Newton to chair 18th annual Youth Center Community Support Campaign

The Youth Center in Los Alamitos announces Scott Newton as chairman for their 18th Annual Community Support Campaign which kicks off on March 31. “I am honored to be selected as this year’s Campaign chairman,” said Newton...
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Save the date: Lestonnac Free Clinic’s Casino Night fundraiser March 21, 2015

Lestonnac Free Clinic will be holding its 9th Annual Casino Night fundraising event March 21, 2015 from 5 to 10 p.m.! There will be black jack, roulette, poker, and craps, along with a delicious dinner, live music, a fabulous r...
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Pictured (rear left to right) are the 2014 Youth Center Community Support Campaign Chair Dr. Sherry Kropp with Youth Center Executive Director Lina Lumme. Pictured (front left to right) are Cassidy Hornug with her brother Brandon Hornug. Courtesy photo.

Los Alamitos Youth Center to kick off 18th annual Community Support Campaign

While making an impact in the lives of local children and families, the Youth Center in Los Alamitos will kick off their 18th Annual Community Support Campaign on March 31, where more than 100 volunteers come together for a mon...
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Try your luck at Monte Carlo at the Plaza

It is that time of the year when sweethearts announce their love for one another!  For a grand Valentine’s Eve event, attend Monte Carlo at the Plaza. Fun abounds playing blackjack, roulette and other games.  Hopefully ...
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City of Seal Beach accepting grant requests from community groups

Many of the City’s organizations provide a volunteer resource that is critical to the support and ongoing success of various City programs and recreation services. In May of 2012, the City of Seal Beach adopted a Contribution...
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Graffiti on Los Alamitos Blvd. Photo by Katie Wiedel.

Making Seal Beach better: Lions remove graffiti

The Seal Beach Lions seem to be everywhere: with 288 members, they make up the largest Lions Club in California, and the fourth largest in the United States. They organized the Seal Beach Christmas Parade, they hold a fundraisi...
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Sally, Snoopy, and Lucy go pink to show support for the Knott's for the Cure fundraising effort on behalf of Susan G. Komen Orange County. Courtesy photo.

Knott’s goes pink to raise money for Susan G. Koman and breast cancer awareness

Knott’s Berry Farm and Susan G. Komen Orange County are working together, for the second year, to raise money for breast cancer awareness, services and research by offering a special “Pink Ticket” and limited edition spec...
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Executive Director Anne Hertz from the Boys and Girls Club of Cypress speaks to members of the Woman's Club of Cypress. Courtesy photo.

Executive Director of Cypress Boys and Girls Club speaks to Woman’s Club

Executive Director Anne Hertz and Director of Operations Sue Osbon of the Boys & Girls Club of Cypress were the guest speakers at the Woman’s Club of Cypress January 7 meeting held at the Cypress Community Center. Speakin...
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Mike Matthiessen, 2015-2016 president of Tourname of Roses. Courtesy photo.

Pasadena Tournament of Roses® Board elects new president, chooses 2016 theme

The Pasadena Tournament of Roses® Board of Directors confirmed Mike Matthiessen as president for the 2015-2016 Tournament year in a ceremony tonight. Matthiessen will provide leadership for the 127th Rose Parade presented by H...
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Roberta and Pat O'Toole, 2015 Cypress American honorees from the City of Cypress. Photo by C.E.H. Wiedel.

Cypress College Foundation addresses City Council about upcoming Americana Awards

Representatives from the Cypress College Foundation spoke to the Cypress City Council  about the upcoming Americana Awards at the regular meeting of the Council on Jan. 12. Leading the group were Dr. Bob Simpson, the President...
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La Palma Intercommunity Hospital converts to non-profit facility

Prime Healthcare Services today announced that it has donated La Palma Intercommunity Hospital, an award-winning 141-bed acute care hospital located in La Palma, California to the Prime Healthcare Foundation, a 501(c)(3) not-fo...
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Volunteer at HabitatOC’s ReStore, support affordable homes

The Habitat ReStore locations in Anaheim and Santa Ana invite the public to participate in a Volunteer Drive Jan. 9 – Jan. 11. New and experienced volunteers alike are invited to participate in an orientation and serve their ...
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Southland Credit Union supports LAEF’s King and Queen Campaign

Southland Credit Union has generously sponsored the Los Alamitos Education Foundation (LAEF) King and Queen of Hearts campaign at the Archduke level of $5,000. LAEF is tremendously grateful to Southland for their support of edu...
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Seal Beach Polar Plunge 2015, Police Chief Joe Stilonovich's fundraiser for LAEF's King of Hearts. Photo by C.E.H. Wiedel.

LAEF Polar Plunge T-shirts available at Harvey Girls Gallery

The second annual Los Alamitos Education Foundation (LAEF) King and Queen of Hearts fundraising effort is underway. Four men and four women agreed to spearhead separate efforts to raise money for LAEF. At the end of the fundrai...
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