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Joedis Avila, community outreach manager, Ford Motor Company Fund, and Yvonne Gonzalez Duncan, President, LULAC Council in Anaheim. Courtesy photo.

LULAC efforts reap Ford grant for Anaheim High School

Students at the Independent Learning Center (ILC) at Anaheim High School will again benefit from a $20,000 dropout prevention grant obtained through the efforts of the Anaheim branch of the League of Latin American Citizens (LU...
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LAEF’s Enrichment Institute succeeds in keeping kids learning over summer break

LAEF’s Summer Enrichment Institute ends on Friday, July 25, but everything students have learned and experienced will last a lifetime! The Los Alamitos Education Foundation (LAEF) is proud to have provided 54 classes this sum...
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Tech Trek sets girls on a path to technical careers

It’s been said – “it’s a man’s world.” That axiom is fading into oblivion and Tech Trek is helping send it packing in the world of science. Tech Trek is a project of the Association of American University Women (AAU...
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Margene Walz, Quest College Counseling. Courtesy photo.

College-bound students plump applications with summer internships and jobs

Parents, remember the old days when you spent the summer doing nothing? This was a time for sitting on the beach, driving around or hanging with friends. Those days are long gone. Today, college admissions officers see meaningf...
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AUHSD, business mentoring program set to launch July 11

Local business leaders and 60 AUHSD students are gathering July 11 at Cal State Fullerton to lay the groundwork for a mentoring program designed to provide the students with hands-on experience and guidance for future careers. ...
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Kohl’s honors young volunteers with thousands in scholarships

Today, the Kohl’s Department Stores’  Kohl’s Cares® Scholarship Program honors nearly 200 deserving volunteers with $1,000 scholarships toward higher education. Nine youths from the Los Angeles-area were chosen from mor...
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Top Ten Stories for June 22 through June 28

These were the most read stories at Orange County Breeze over the last week (excluding weather forecasts): Navy successfully tests missile interceptor launched from Vandenberg Seal Beach hosting block party/car show to raise mo...
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Lou Correa, courtesy of Cal State Fullerton.

Governor signs Correa measure to reform teacher dismissal process

Earlier this week, Governor Brown signed legislation to better protect California’s students by reforming the teacher dismissal process. Assembly Bill (AB) 215, jointly authored by Assembly-member Joan Buchanan and Senator Lo...
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Bob Huff, State Senate District 29

Assembly committee passes Huff measure to help students make correct career choices

The Assembly Education Committee took action this week to pass legislation that will give students in California a good idea of what a college degree is worth. SB 1022, authored by Senate Republican Leader Bob Huff (R-Diamond B...
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Weaver Elementary teacher to participate in national education program

Heidi Kwalk, an educator at Weaver Elementary School in Los Alamitos, has been selected from a pool of more than 400 applicants to participate in the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources Summer Teacher Institute fo...
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Cypress School District headquarters

Cypress School District responds to grand jury report

Cypress School District (District) was recently identified in an Orange County Grand Jury report titled: School Bonds – The Untold Story of Assessed Values. Our District is extremely grateful to the voters in our community fo...
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Alan Lowenthal

Congressman Lowenthal amendment wins funds for STEM education in 47th District

A legislative amendment authored by Congressman Alan Lowenthal that would direct an additional $5 million to a critical national STEM education program passed the House of Representatives June 20 as part of the Department of De...
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LAUSD recognizes Johnson as 2014 Administrator of the Year

Dr. Mark Johnson, Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services, was recognized by the Los Alamitos Unified School District (LAUSD) at the June 10 Board of Education meeting for being selected as the Administrator of the Yea...
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LAUSD 2014 Teacher of the Year Justin Padilla and members of the Board of Rossmoor Community Services District. Photo by Elizabeth Deering.

RCSD honors LAUSD 2014 Teacher of the Year Justin Padilla

The Rossmoor Community Services District Board honored Los Alamitos Unified School District’s 2014 Teacher of the Year, Mr. Justin Padilla at their June 10, 2014, regular meeting. President Maynard presented a framed proclama...
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