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LAUSD Superintendent Sherry Kropp
August

LAUSD Superintendent Kropp welcomes families to the new school year

Posted  August 20, 2014  by  courtesy

Welcome to a new school year and another exciting time in Los Alamitos Unified! Last year, we saw tremendous gains in student achievement in academics, athletics, activities, and the arts. We appreciate the hard work and dedication of teachers, support staff, LAEF, families, and community members who join us in Igniting Unlimited Possibilities for Students! […]

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Seal of the County of Orange, California, with quasquicentennial ribbon. Graphic courtesy of the County of Orange.
August

Parents reminded to immunize their students ahead of new school year

Posted  August 19, 2014  by  courtesy

With the new school year starting, vaccinations should be included in every back-to-school list. Parents are reminded to have their children up-to-date on required vaccinations before school starts. “Immunizations are a safe and effective way to help children stay healthy in school and protect them, and the people around them, from vaccine preventable illnesses that […]

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Cypress School District headquarters
August

Cypress School District responds to published project criticisms

Posted  August 18, 2014  by  courtesy

Recently, a guest column in the News Enterprise regarding Cypress School District’s efforts to exchange its Mackay School site and its District Office site provided confusing, misleading, and inaccurate information. The author’s comments focused upon three principal areas: First, the author thinks the District should sell the Mackay and District office properties and pay down […]

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Sean Payne
August

Avoid expensive errors when paying for college

Posted  August 14, 2014  by  Sean Payne

It’s just about Back-to-School time again. If you have young children, you might be hustling them to the store for backpacks and binders. But if you fast-forward a few years, you can envision driving your kids a little farther — to their college dorms. And when that day comes, you’ll want to be financially prepared. So you’ll want […]

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A young cadet at St. Catherine's Academy in Anaheim. Courtesy photo.
Anaheim

St. Catherine’s Academy in Anaheim marks 125th anniversary

Posted  August 9, 2014  by  courtesy

St. Catherine’s Academy, an all-boys Catholic School with a military tradition, celebrates 125 years of existence this year. As the only Catholic school of its kind in the entire country and oldest elementary school in Orange County, St. Catherine’s is now accepting enrollment for their Transitional Kindergarten (TK) program. Classes for students grades TK to […]

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UCLA Basketball Coach John Wooden, courtesy of Wikimedia.
August

How you put on your socks is Important

Posted  August 8, 2014  by  courtesy

Each of us has two lives: our personal life and our professional life. You know, like the weekend vs. the rest of the week. Some people say you are two different people: the You that is at work—and the You on your personal time. But I do not subscribe to that philosophy. I believe there […]

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SurfWriter Girls Sunny Magdaug and Patti Kishel at the Century of Stoke exhibit at the International Surfing Museum in Huntington Beach. Photo by SurfWriter Girls.
August

Museum showcases century of surfing in Huntington Beach

Posted  August 8, 2014  by  Surfwriter Girls

Now that summer’s winding down and people are starting to think more about books and backpacks than bikinis and board shorts, if you want to hold onto summer a little longer, stop by the Century of Stoke exhibit at the International Surfing Museum in Huntington Beach (411 Olive Ave.). Less than an hour before the […]

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UCLA Football Offensive Coordinator Noel Mazzone. Courtesy photo.
August

CS San Bernardino hosts third Bruin pre-season practice session

Posted  August 7, 2014  by  courtesy

The UCLA football team wrapped up its third practice of training camp on Wednesday. The Bruins returned to the practice fields in shells for the first time on the campus of Cal State San Bernardino. Date Opponent Time(Media) Aug. 30 at Virginia 9 a.m. (ESPN) Sep. 6 Memphis 7 p.m. Pac-12 Networks Sep. 13 at […]

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Musique Sur La Mer, violin soloist, Doug Conwell
August

Back-to-school in 1930

Posted  August 7, 2014  by  courtesy

Twas the first Tuesday after Labor Day in September, 1930. I was seven years old. There were no school bells ringing to inform or remind anyone that day was the first day in the new school semester. I’d had a very enjoyable summer vacation with a few of my daylight hours in being an entrepreneur. […]

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August

CIF-SS adjusts criteria for balancing divisions in basketball

Posted  August 7, 2014  by  courtesy

The CIF-SS Basketball Advisory Committee and SCIBCA Executive Committee have reviewed the basketball division criteria that we have used the previous 6 seasons. The following recommendations to adjust the current mechanics of this process have been adopted by these committees for implementation in the 2014-15 season. This is being done to further enhance the goal […]

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Today’s weather forecast for Sunday, Nov. 17

The following information is courtesy of the National Weather Service. Weather forecast for Sunday, Nov. 17: Partly sunny, with a high near 67. East wind around 5 mph becoming south in the afternoon.
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US Navy Petty Officer First Class Rafael Vasquez. Courtesy DVIDS.

Anaheim sailor sends holiday greetings home

The following information was released by the Defense Video and Information Distribution Service. Editor’s note: NAS Signoella is on the eastern end of the island of Sicily off the toe of the boot of Italy in the Mediterranea...
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Cypress eliminated, Los Alamitos advances in high school football playoffs

The following information is courtesy of MaxPreps. The Cypress Centurions lost their first-round playoff game against the Edison Chargers. Edison will go on to play Villa Park in the second round of play-offs on Friday, Nov. 22...
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Unplanned power outages in Orange County as of Saturday morning, Nov. 16

As of this morning, Southern California Edison is working on the following power outages: Fullerton, south of East Chapman Ave., between North Harrington Dr. and North Acadia Ave.: started at 5:47 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 16. The...
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I-5 closures Nov. 16 through Nov. 18. Courtesy graphic.

I-5 South Corridor full freeway closure

The following information was released by Caltrans. For the northbound Santa Ana Freeway (I-5) and I-5 NOV/Alondra Blvd. Bridge project, northbound Santa Ana Freeway (I-5) will experience full-freeway, lane, ramp and connector ...
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Today’s weather forecast for Saturday, Nov. 16

The following information is courtesy of the National Weather Service. Weather forecast for Saturday, Nov. 16: Increasing clouds, with a high near 66. East wind 5 to 10 mph becoming south in the afternoon.
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Flyer for first annual Holiday Tree Lighting event in Buena Park.

Buena Park to hold first annual Holiday Tree Lighting

The following information was released by the City of Buena Park. Please join us for dessert and coffee as we celebrate the season with the First Annual City of Buena Park Holiday Tree Lighting event! Watch as Santa is delivere...
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Ed Arnold present Rick Tkach with an "Eddy" award for service to the Cypress Boys & Girls Club. Courtesy photo.

Cypress resident honored for service to Boys and Girls Club

The following information was released by the Cypress Boys and Girls Club (BGCC). Boys & Girls Club of Cypress Board Member Richard Tkach was recently acknowledged for his volunteer service with an Orange County “Eddy Awa...
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USMC Sgt. Francisco Fernandez from Moron, Spain. Courtesy DVIDS.

Garden Grove Marine sends holiday greetings home

The following information was released by the Defense Video and Information Distribution Service. Editor’s note: Morón is in southern Spain, southeast of Seville and just about due north of the Strait of Gibralter. United St...
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Irvine’s Western Digital promotes CFO from within

The following information was released by Western Digital. Western Digital® Corp. today announced that Tim Leyden has been named chief financial officer, effective Nov. 18, and that Jim Murphy will succeed Leyden as president ...
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Camp Pendleton

Four Pendleton Marines killed in training accident identified

The following information was released by Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton. Four Explosive Ordnance Disposal Marines were killed in an explosion at approximately 11 a.m. Wednesday during range maintenance operations to dispose ...
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Griffin girls volleyball win over Chaparral Pumas

The following information is courtesy of MaxPreps. In an away non-conference match, the Los Alamitos High School Griffin girls volleyball team beat the Chaparral High School Pumas 3-1. Related articles VOLLEYBALL: Chaparral giv...
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Today’s weather forecast for Friday, Nov. 15

The following information is courtesy of the National Weather Service. Weather forecast for Friday, Nov. 15: A chance of drizzle before 10am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 70. Southeast wind around 5 mph.
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Elroy Voet is honored by the Cypress City Council.

Cypress honors WWII vet at City Council meeting

The City of Cypress paid its respects to a long-time resident and World War II veteran during the Nov. 12 meeting of the Cypress City Council. Elroy Voet enlisted in the United States Navy at the age of 15 1/2 with the support ...
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OCSD missing person bulletin for Fowziya Igalle

OCSD seeks public’s help in locating missing developmentally disabled Stanton woman [UPDATED]

The following information was released by the Orange County Sheriff’s Department. UPDATE: Fowziya has been found. NAME: Fowziya Omar Igalle DESCRIPTION: Female, Somalian, date of birth-1/1/87, brown eyes, black hair, 5’...
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The Chick-fil-A cow showed up to help owner Scott Carr with the opening of the Seal Beach restaurant at 6 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 14. Photo by C.E.H. Wiedel.

New Chick-fil-A Seal Beach opens after overnight parking lot camp-out

After the pot-banging and whooping, after a handshake from the owner and the awarding of tickets for a year’s worth of Chick-fil-A meals, participants in the First 100 event at the new Chick-fil-A restaurant at the northern e...
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USC, UCLA grads win NCAA Silver Anniversary Award

The following information was released by the University of Southern California (USC). Emphasis added. Former USC All-American quarterback Rodney Peete has been selected as a recipient of the NCAA Silver Anniversary Award. The ...
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