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Weather in northwest Orange County for Monday, June 29, 2015

Posted  June 29, 2015  by  shelley

Today’s weather in northwest Orange County for Monday, June 29, 2015, in Southern California, along the Los Angeles County border: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11am. Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 89. Light and variable wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. […]

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Weather in northwest Orange County for Sunday, June 28, 2015

Posted  June 28, 2015  by  courtesy

Today’s weather in northwest Orange County for Sunday, June 28, 2015, in Southern California, along the Los Angeles County border: A 20 percent chance of showers. Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 84. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph. Tonight: A 20 percent chance of showers before 11pm. Patchy fog […]

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Weather in northwest Orange County for Friday, June 26, 2015

Posted  June 26, 2015  by  Katie

Today’s weather in northwest Orange County for Friday, June 26, 2015, in Southern California, along the Los Angeles County border: Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 80. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph. Tonight: Increasing clouds, with a low around 64. West wind 5 to 10 mph. Temperatures are expected to […]

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Maxine Tanney, teacher extraordinaire. Photo courtesy of the Surfwriter Girls.
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A Summer salute to teachers: Maxine Tanney, teacher extraordinaire!

Posted  June 22, 2015  by  Surfwriter Girls

At this time of year children everywhere – from the rugged coast of Maine to sunny Huntington Beach – can’t wait to race out the school house door and jump into their favorite swimming holes or paddle out to catch the first wave of summer. SurfWriter Girls Sunny Magdaug and Patti Kishel think now is […]

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Dear biological Dad: Would you have named me Kathryn?

Posted  June 21, 2015  by  Kathryn Atkins

Dear Dad, I’m sorry. Dads get a bum rap. No one has ever asked me if I looked up my “real” dad. It’s always, “Did you ever look for your biological mom?” The answer is no, I didn’t. And I didn’t look for you either. I didn’t think it was fair to bring you or […]

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“Freedom’s Image” Rose Parade sculpture refurbished

Posted  June 21, 2015  by  courtesy

Attached find a partial sculpture of “Freedom’s Image” – known the world over, being the 151-foot-tall Statue of Liberty, a gift from the French to our People, commemorating the 1876 Centennial Celebration for America, when “only” the right arm section was displayed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, some 80 feet high, with the famous torch and flame […]

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Long Beach Police offer summer safety tips

Posted  June 21, 2015  by  courtesy

With Long Beach high school graduation ceremonies taking place this week, and Wednesday, June 17th being the last day of school for all other Long Beach Unified School District schools on the traditional calendar, the Long Beach Police Department (LBPD) would like to congratulate graduates and parents, yet remind them about the dangers associated with […]

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Hoping for a star-spangled 95th birthday for Dad

Posted  June 21, 2015  by  Sandra Rodriguez

By the time Father’s Day is celebrated two thirds of June will be behind us. And why this matters today as I write my Father’s Day article [in time to meet submission deadline] is that my father, who will be 95 on July 4th, may die before Father’s Day. It’s not looking good today. So […]

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Summer offers time to gain experience for goal-oriented students

Posted  June 20, 2015  by  Margene Walz

Across the USA more and more high school seniors are applying for college. Colleges are becoming impacted and therefore are more selective in the qualifications of students admitted. No longer are good grades and high test scores enough. Extracurricular accomplishments are also important. Today, college admissions officers see meaningful summer activities as a demonstration of […]

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St. Irenaeus Fiesta coming up next weekend

Posted  June 19, 2015  by  Katie

St. Irenaeus Parish is proud to invite you to its annual Fiesta, the parish’s biggest and most popular community event of the year! The theme for this year’s St. Irenaeus Fiesta is Teamwork Makes the Dream. From rides to game booths to food and raffles, there will be fun for the whole family at the […]

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Enjoy a Victorian Christmas at Rancho Los Cerritos’s Old Time Christmas Festival

The popular Old Time Christmas Festival is returning to Rancho Los Cerritos Historic Site on Sunday, December 7 from 1 to 4 p.m. People of all ages can experience and celebrate Victorian era Christmas traditions while learning ...
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SoCalGas joints LADWP in support of LA mayor’s ambitious energy efficiency goal

Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) supports Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s recent announcement of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power’s (LADWP) Energy Efficiency goal of 15 percent by year 2020, the...
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OC Sheriff Hutchens honored by Girl Scouts

Four local women and former Girl Scouts were honored last week for their roles in the community and their trail blazing leadership. These women were honored at the fifth annual Girl Scouts of Orange County’s Celebrate Leaders...
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HBPD receives road safety grant

The Huntington Beach Police Department (HBPD) has been awarded a 4435,226 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) for a year-long program of special enforcements and public awareness efforts to prevent traffic-...
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Dive below the Boardwalk to Save the Farm… Iron Reef coming to Knott’s in 2015!

Knott’s Berry Farm announced plans for a spectacular new interactive 4-D attraction for 2015, Voyage to the Iron Reef. Opening Spring 2015, Voyage to the Iron Reef adds high-tech fun for everyone as guests save Knott’s from...
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Red v. Blue results by county in 2014 general election

Kyle Kondik and Geoffrey Skelley, writing at Sabato’s Crystal Ball, provided several “quick takes” from last week’s general election. One was an analysis of which party dominated by county: “In the nation’s 50 l...
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Unplanned power outages in Orange County as of Thursday, Nov. 13

As of this morning, Southern California Edison is working on the following power outages: Fullerton, north Gilbert St. and Loma Alta Dr.: Started at 11:37 p.m. on Nov. 12. The cause was equipment damaged by a traffic accident. ...
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Today’s weather for Thursday, November 13

Today’s local weather: A chance of drizzle before 10am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 69. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon. Tonight: A chance of drizzle after 10pm. Cloudy, with a low around 57...
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Friday Night Lights Fall Season Playoffs come to McAuliffe in Los Alamitos

The largest one night, one location Youth Fall Football event in the United States will take place on Friday, November 14, 2014 at McAuliffe Middle School in Los Alamitos. This event is the opening night of the Fall Season Play...
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LAUSD honored by College Board’s 5th Annual AP Honor Roll

Los Alamitos Unified School District was named to the College Board’s 5th Annual Advanced Placement (AP) District Honor Roll! Since this distinction started five years ago, we are the only District in Orange County to be ...
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Holiday shopping hours announced for Westminster Mall

Westminster Mall, a Simon shopping center, is announcing enhanced holiday season opening hours to accommodate the needs of busy holiday shoppers. Westminster Mall will be open from 6 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014 (Thanksgivin...
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Find holiday gifts and support Precious Life Shelter at the Holiday Boutique

Come support Precious Life Shelter at the Holiday Boutique on Saturday, November 15, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. This fundraiser will be held at 2941 Copa De Oro Drive, Rossmoor. A portion of the proceeds and raffle will be don...
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Director of Agent services Alix Jacobs (L) and Sally Doherty (R), loan officer at Cherry Creek Mortgage, are helping agents at KW Los Alamitos get into the Christmas spirit with the office's annual toy drive. KW Los Alamitos has been collecting new, unwrapped toys for the Toys For Tots collection drive for 10 years. With fantastic support from the local community, the agents have been able to help make the holiday special for children who might not have a Christmas. Toys can be dropped off at KW Los Alamitos until Dec. 11. Courtesy photo.

Keller Williams Los Alamitos helping collect for Toys for Tots

Agents at Keller Williams Los Alamitos will be playing Santa Claus and collecting toys for the U.S. Marine Corps Toys For Tots Program in their effort to help needy children in the local area have a grand holiday. Boxes are loc...
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Support Los Al Marching Band at preview show

Save the date, show up, and you’ll be blown away by our Los Al student-musicians in a preview of the show that they will put to the test at the upcoming Western Band Association State Championships in Fresno. Under director T...
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Three-judge panel denies motions to intervene in concealed-carry case

Today, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued an order denying motions to intervene (pdf) in the case of Peruta et al. v. County of San Diego. The order was issued by the same three-judge panel as earlier quashed a lower cou...
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