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Today’s weather for Friday, August 22: beach hazard through Sunday

Posted  August 22, 2014  by  cehwiedel

Strong rip currents and elevated surf through this weekend A fresh south swell of four to five feet with a twelve-second period will continue to move through the coastal waters through Sunday. This swell will generate elevated surf along San Diego and Orange County beaches through the weekend, with isolated sets to seven feet possible […]

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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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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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RCSD Board Member Rips resigns, appointed replacement to be sought

The following information was released by the Rossmoor Community Services District (RCSD). The Board voted to replace Mr. Rips by appointment. Rossmoor Community Services District Board Member Jeffrey T. Rips has informed the B...
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GOES West 2k infrared satellite image for June 16, 2013, courtesy of National Weather Service.

Seven-day local weather forecast, 16 June 2013 through 22 June 2013

The following information was released by the National Weather Service. Forecast details Sunday: Cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 77. Light southwest wind increasing to 5 to 10 mph in the afte...
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Today’s weather forecast for Sunday, June 16

The following information is courtesy of the National Weather Service. Weather forecast for Sunday, June 16: Cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 78. Light west wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph...
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Precious Life Shelter, wine tasting, "A Taste of Precious Life"

Join Precious Life Shelter for food and wine at Shoreline Yacht Club

The following information was released by Precious Life Shelter. You are invited to join other friends and supporters of Precious Life Shelter for a food and wine tasting on Sunday, July 14, from 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Shorelin...
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Registrar of Voters to check accuracy of system prior to Cypress special municipal election

The following information was released by the Orange County Registrar of Voters. Accuracy testing of Orange County’s voting system will take place Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at 10 a.m. for the June 25, 2013 City of Cypress Specia...
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A junk in Halong Bay, Vietnam. Courtesy of Wiki Commons.

Assemblyman Allen seeks to honor Vietnamese-American community

The following information was released by the office of Assembly Travis Allen (R-CAAD72). Assemblyman Travis Allen’s (R-Huntington Beach) Assembly Concurrent Resolution (ACR) 64, which recognizes the 25th Anniversary of Littl...
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ARTIC, Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center, conceptual drawing

Contractor for Anaheim transportation center to host local-hire outreach

The following information was released by the City of Anaheim. On Monday, June 17, from 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. at the Downtown Anaheim Community Center, the Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center (ARTIC) contractor,...
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Rossmoor-Los Alamitos Republican Women Federated President Margene Walz joined dozens of members and guests at the Orange County Republican Women Federated June meeting to fill packages for our men and women serving in Afghanistan. "The snacks and treats from home let our soldiers know that we appreciate what they are doing," said Walz. "We held this event on D-Day to honor those who have served our country as well as those currently serving." The club serves residents of Rossmoor, Los Alamitos, Seal Beach, Cypress and Leisure World.

RLA RWF president helps fill packages for service members

The following information was released by Rossmoor – Los Alamitos Republican Women Federated (RLA RWF). Rossmoor-Los Alamitos Republican Women Federated President Margene Walz joined dozens of members and guests at the Or...
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Today’s weather forecast for Saturday, June 15

The following information is courtesy of the National Weather Service. Weather forecast for Saturday, June 15: Cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 75. Light southeast wind becoming southwest 5 to...
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Applications open now for 2013 Orange County Election Academy

The following information was released by the Orange County Registrar of Voters. In 2010 the Registrar of Voters launched the Orange County Election Academy, an 8-session long academic program designed to teach participants abo...
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Lou Correa, courtesy of Cal State Fullerton.

California State Senator Correa (D-CA34) responds to state budget

The following information was released by California State Senator Lou Correa, who represents California Senate District 34. That District includes Seal Beach, Los Alamitos, Rossmoor, Los Alamitos Joint Forces Training Base but...
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OCTA encourages commuters to ‘Dump the pump’ next week

The following information was released by Orange County Transportation Authority. The Orange County Transportation Authority is encouraging people to Dump the Pump from June 17-21 by leaving their car at home and commuting usin...
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Ginny Harman of Go Country 105 FM will broadcast live from the Cypress Community Festival.

Ginny Harman and Go Country 105 FM to broadcast live from Cypress Community Festival

The following information was released by the Cypress Community Festival. Update: we are told that Go County 105 FM will not be broadcasting live. Ginny Harman will be on-site with the Go Country street team. The Cypress Commun...
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ARTIC, Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center, conceptual drawing

Anaheim now accepting statements of qualification for service providers at ARTIC

The following information was released by the City of Anaheim. Statements of Qualification (SOQ) are now being accepted by the City of Anaheim for the Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center (ARTIC) project, specifica...
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Mystery writer Hank Phillippi Ryan to visit Orange County

The following information was released in conjunction with the author’s national book tour in support of her most recent mystery novel, The Other Woman. Boston investigative reporter and National Sisters in Crime president Ha...
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Today’s weather forecast for Friday, June 14

The following information is courtesy of the National Weather Service. Weather forecast for Friday, June 14: Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 76. Light southeast wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph...
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Rossmoor Community Services District, 11 June 2013

Video of Rossmoor Community Services board meeting on June 11

CSMP TV provides a video of the Rossmoor Community Services Board meeting on June 11: John Herron, AYSO Soccer 50th anniversary Public forum Consent calendar Resolutions Fiscal Year 2013-2014 preliminary budget Policy on retent...
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