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Musique sur la Mer Orchestra in concert. Courtesy photo.

Kiwanis grant makes orchestra music camp free for all

A generous grant presented by the Downtown Long Beach Chapter of the Kiwanis Club to Musique Sur La Mer (MSLM) Orchestras makes the inaugural MSLM Summer Orchestra Camp available all musicians ages 7 through 19 free of charge. ...
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Shown left to right: Quynh Mai, Oxford Academy; Le Wen Chiu, Los Alamitos High School; Dylan Bach, Cypress High School; and Casey Montano, Cypress College.

Cypress Kiwanis Club awards scholarships, applauds Red Ribbon essayists

On Friday, May 16, the Kiwanis Club of Cypress hosted over seventy people at the Courtyard by Marriott to award annual college scholarships and applaud fifth-grade Red Ribbon Week essayists. Among the notables in attendance wer...
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ecoSolargy founder Alan H. Lee inspects a solar panel prior to installation. Courtesy photo.

Irvine solar power company to donate system to Giving Childen Hope in Buena Park

Solar solutions provider ecoSolargy plans to donate a free solar system to Giving Children Hope in Buena Park to offset its electricity costs, announced ecoSolargy founder and CEO Alan H. Lee. The company has launched a Giving ...
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Helping Other People Everyday (H.O.P.E.), an outreach of St. Irenaeus Church

Eat at Hof’s Hut this week to raise money for H.O.P.E.

Please come to Hof’s Hut in Los Alamitos at 10900 Los Alamitos Blvd. on May 19, 20, 21 and 22, 2014 to help raise funds for H.O.P.E. (Help Other People Every Day)! H.O.P.E. is the non-profit group that is in charge of th...
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Casa Youth Shelter to replace annual dinner auction with A Night on the Town

A “Save the Date!” postcard came in today’s mail. Casa Youth Shelter will replace its annual dinner and auction with a new event, A Night on the Town. On Saturday, January 10, 2015, guests will dine at the Westin South Co...
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Three new members elected to board of Orange Catholic Foundation

The Orange Catholic Foundation (OCF), Orange County’s largest independent Catholic philanthropic organization, has elected three new board members that will work collaboratively with existing board members to enable the found...
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Nicole and Bob Sittman presented Boys & Girls Club of Cypress members Michael and Andrew with a bike and scooter. The bike and scooter were donated by Ron and Cathy Bacon and refurbished by Bob. The brothers were so happy to receive the wonderful gifts from generous community members and friends of the Club.

Cypress Boys and Girls Club members accept donated bike, scooter

Nicole and Bob Sittman presented Boys & Girls Club of Cypress members Michael and Andrew with a bike and scooter. The bike and scooter were donated by Ron and Cathy Bacon and refurbished by Bob. The brothers were so happy t...
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Fundraiser for Precious Life Shelter to be held at Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen

On Sunday, June 29, you are invited to eat, drink, and let the good times roll at A Taste of New Orleans and All That Jazz in support of Precious Life Shelter in Los Alamitos. The event, which will include silent and live aucti...
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Precious Life Thrift and Gift Shop, PLS Thrift Shop

Precious Life Thrift & Gift holding blow-out sale for Mother’s Day

Come down to Precious Life Thrift & Gift Shop for their Blow-out Sale on Saturday, May 10! Find bargains of 50% off on all clothes! Shop early for the best bargains. This sale will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more infor...
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Shown left to right are LAEF Executive Director Carrie Logue, LAEF Board Member Michelle Boos-Stone, Kristi Wilhelm of the Young Americans, LAEF Program Lead Teacher Katie Miraglia. Photo by Emeline Noda.

Young Americans donates $7000 to Los Alamitos Education Foundation

The Los Alamitos Education Foundation (LAEF) received a check in the amount of $7000 from the Young Americans on Sunday, April 27, during the finale performance of the performing arts workshop conducted that weekend. The Young ...
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Travis Allen, California Assembly, 72nd District, Huntington Beach

“Scam charities” bill passes out of committee

Today, Assemblyman Travis Allen (R-Huntington Beach) announced that his proposal, Assembly Bill 2077, which cracks down on “scam charities,” passed unanimously out of the Committee on Business, Professions, and Consumer Pro...
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Members of Woman’s Club of Seal Beach invite you to their Tea. Shown left to right are Rosa Ana Schmidtke, Rosario Mauritz, and Betty Brand. Courtesy photo.

You are invited to join the Woman’s Club of Seal Beach members at their Spring Tea and Fashion Show

The Woman’s Club of Seal Beach invites all to a Spring Tea and Fashion show “Sipping with Style” to support charitable endeavors. The tea will be held on Saturday, May 17, 2014 at the Marina Community Center, 151 Marina D...
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Silent film ‘The Kid Brother’ with Harold Lloyd set for after-school program’s fundraiser

The public is invited to attend the delightful silent film comedy The Kid Brother starring Harold Lloyd, equal to Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton in critical acclaim and one of the most popular silent film comedians ever! Con...
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Pictured from left: Captain Behrens of the Orange County Sheriff's Department, Sandra Barry of the Children and Families Commission of Orange County, Jenna Watkinson of VONS, Theresa Murphy of Precious Life Shelter, and Scott Larson of HomeAid Orange County. Photo by Katie Wiedel.

HomeAid funding drive jumpstarted by Vons Foundation

On Wednesday, April 23, HomeAid Orange County, in partnership with the Children and Families Commission of Orange County, kicked off the 7th Annual Essentials for Young Lives donation drive at their Community Partner Luncheon h...
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