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Today’s weather forecast for Monday, April 21

Posted  April 21, 2014  by  courtesy

Today’s local weather forecast: Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 80. Light west wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.

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San Jose moves forward with suit over luring Oakland A’s south

Posted  April 19, 2014  by  shelley

Spring is in the air, Major League Baseball games are being played (not cryingly badly, in the case of the Dodgers and Angels), and San Jose continues its legal efforts to force Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig to let the City sweet-talk the Oakland A’s away from its northern neighbor. The Dodgers, at 10-7 and .588, […]

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Baseball: an app for that!

Posted  April 15, 2014  by  shelley

The first day of Spring was last month, and Major League Baseball’s Opening Day has already proved disappointing locally — but you can still download and install software that allows you to dream big, or follow the ups (and downs) of your favorite team. So, if you can’t go out to the ballgame — even […]

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April

Springtime is decluttering time

Posted  April 14, 2014  by  courtesy

Today I stood on-line at the market, surrounded by magazines, almost all aimed at women (hey, market manager – men shop too!). It is springtime and most of the cover stories are about losing weight for bathing suit season or about spring decluttering. That’s easier than losing weight — or is it? Clutter happens when […]

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April

A Catholic looks at Passover

Posted  April 14, 2014  by  shelley

I would like to wish all our Jewish readers a solemn and joy-filled celebration of Passover among family and friends. As a Catholic Christian, I am taught that God did not abrogate the Old Covenant when Jesus Christ established the New Covenant. We are, therefore, obligated to accord our Jewish brethren all due respect as […]

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April

What you can do about the California drought

Posted  April 13, 2014  by  courtesy

Earlier this week, I spent three days with nearly 100 fellow agriculture-related business owners, bankers, ranchers, farmers and interesting speakers to study a few companies in the agricultural sector. Every two years, I attend the UC Davis Agribusiness Executive Seminar which focuses specifically on agricultural issues and enterprises in California. Besides the usual business issues […]

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Local locations for Easter Week services

Posted  April 12, 2014  by  shelley

The following list of local churches is meant to help our readers find a house of worship for Holy Week or Easter Day. Assumption Greek Orthodox Church 5761 East Colorado St., Long Beach 90814 Bay Shore Community Congregational United Church of Christ 5100 The Toledo, Long Beach 90803 Bethlehem Lutheran Church 3352 Katella Ave., Los […]

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Spotlight for April 2014

Posted  April 12, 2014  by  shelley

We apologize for the late appearance of the April Spotlight section, which should have been published on Monday, March 31. Our graphics station hardware fried, and it took a while to replace the hardware and restore all our files. Articles in the Spotlight will appear in the Spotlight section of the homepage and linked below […]

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Participants at the Surfrider Foundation Ohana Day dump trash in a receptacle. Photo by Surfwriter Girls.
April

Celebrate Mother Nature in April

Posted  April 12, 2014  by  Surfwriter Girls

The month of April’s name comes from the Romans and means “to open.” It refers to the season when trees and flowers begin to open and bloom. SurfWriter Girls Sunny Magdaug and Patti Kishel think that this makes April the perfect month to celebrate Mother Nature. And, fortunately, there are two special days to do […]

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Blue Moon Boutique’s charity for April

Posted  April 11, 2014  by  shelley

Blue Moon Boutique supports local charities by donating a certain percentage of proceeds from our monthly sales. For the month of April 2014, Blue Moon will donate a percentage of sales to support the Illumination Foundation. The Foundation’s mission is to provide targeted, interdisciplinary services for the most vulnerable homeless clients to break or prevent […]

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Dollar sale at Precious Life Thrift and Gift this Thursday, April 25

The following information was released by Precious Life Shelter. Precious Life Shelter Thrift and Gift Shop will hold a Dollar Day Sale this Thursday, April 25, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (The sale excludes jewelry, items on the ...
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Today’s weather forecast for Wednesday, April 24

The following information is courtesy of the National Weather Service. Weather forecast for Wednesday, April 24: Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 67. Light and variable wind becoming southwest 5 to...
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National Drug Take-Back Day addresses important safety, health issue

The following information was released by Cypress Police Department. On Saturday, April 27, 2013, the US Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will sponsor “Nationwide Prescription Take Back Day” in co...
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Teapots for sale at the 2012 Casa Youth Shelter Estate Sale and Open House.

Casa Youth Shelter Auxiliary to host sale and open house on Saturday, April 27

The following information was released by Casa Youth Shelter. Casa Youth Shelter’s Auxiliary invites you to shop our Estate and Collectibles Sale on Saturday, April 27 starting at 7 a.m. Bring your family and friends to 10911...
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Seal Beach sues Ruby’s to recover pier maintenance money

The following information was released by the City of Seal Beach. On March 29, 2013, the City of Seal Beach filed a lawsuit against Ruby’s Inc. to recover $570,000 for upgrades, repairs, and maintenance Ruby’s failed to do ...
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Cypress officers wait tables to benefit Special Olympics Orange County

The following information was released by the Cypress Police Department. On Wednesday, April 24, 2013 from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m., Cypress officers will be volunteering their time by donning aprons, serving sodas and cleaning tabl...
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“Sunny Yellow” Old Fashioned Fun for Youngsters at Rancho Los Cerritos

The following information was released by Rancho Los Cerritos. Rancho Los Cerritos Historic Site announces an afternoon of free good old-fashioned fun on Sat., May 4, 2013: “Creation Station: Sunny Yellow.” At our monthly c...
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Seal Beach Councilwoman Deaton reports on Main Street lighting

The following information was released by Seal Beach Councilwoman Ellery Deaton. The Council unanimously voted to remove the existing, ineffective cobra-head lights and replace them with “old fashioned” double-heade...
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Creation Station at Rancho Los Cerritos.

Rancho Los Cerritos invites youngsters to enjoy old-fashioned “sunny yellow” fun

The following information was released by Rancho Los Cerritos. Rancho Los Cerritos Historic Site announces an afternoon of free good old-fashioned fun on Saturday, May 4, 2013: “Creation Station: Sunny Yellow.” At our month...
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26th Annual Seal Beach Classic Car Show program details

The 26th Annual Seal Beach Classic Car Show will take place on Saturday April 27, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Parking/Shuttle McKenna’s Restaurant and the Big Red Bus will once again provide FREE PARKING and transportation from 9a...
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Arnette Edwards receives 2012-2013 Outstanding Classified Staff Award

The following information was originally published in @Cypress, the online newsletter of Cypress College. Permission to republish was granted by Marc S. Posner. Arnette Edwards’ exceptional efforts have earned her the Cypress...
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West Orange County Connectors Project construction update Monday, April 22, to Friday, April 262

The following information was released by Orange County Transportation Authority. Over the next several weeks crews will begin placing falsework (temporary bridge support structure) for the new I-405 / I-605 carpool connector. ...
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Today’s weather forecast for Tuesday, April 23

The following information is courtesy of the National Weather Service. Weather forecast for Tuesday, April 23: Cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 72. Light and variable wind becoming southwest 5...
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Enjoy Mother’s Day Champagne Brunch at Rancho Los Cerritos

The following information was released by Rancho Los Cerritos. Rancho Los Cerritos will host an outdoor Mother’s Day Champagne Brunch on Sunday, May 12 from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. The brunch will be a great opportunity for...
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Grampaw Pettibone Squadron sailor of the quarter award, 11 April 2013.

Grampaw Pettibone Squadron honors sailors from Seal Beach Naval Weapons Station

The following information was released by Grampaw Pettibone Squadron of the Association of Naval Aviation. Sailors of the Quarter (SOQ) are selected by their respective commands as either a Junior or Senior SOQ depending on the...
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DEA hosting drug Take-Back Day

The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) will host its National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, scheduled for Saturday, April 27, between 10am and 2pm. The National Take-Back Initiative allows a great opportunity for people to safely...
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Earth Day, April 22

Earth Day 2013

Happy Earth Day 2012! Those Angelenos (like me) old enough to remember the original Earth Day in 1970 may also remember hot summer days when the smog was so thick that downtown Los Angeles disappeared behind a brown curtain tha...
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Seal Beach Councilwoman Deaton invites everyone to Bogarts to chat

The following information was released by Seal Beach Councilwoman Ellery Deaton. Join Seal Beach City Councilwoman Ellery Deaton and Los Alamitos School District Board members Meg Cutuli and Karen Russell for coffee at Bogart&r...
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