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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.
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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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Orange County Sheriff, coroner, Sandra Hutchens

Cypress Women’s Conference to be held Sept. 18, 2014

Mark your calendars and register for the Cypress Women’s Conference on Thursday, September 18, 2014, from 8:45 a.m. to noon, at the Cypress Community Center, located at 5700 Orange Ave. “I am very excited for the return of ...
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Los Alamitos hosting Medicare & Medi-Cal benefits seminar

Do you have Medicare and Medi-Cal? Are you aware of all the additional benefits available to you? Do you need help choosing a plan that’s right for you and that will allow you to keep your doctors? Join HRBC Insurance and get...
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Long Beach and Compton work together to rehabilitate Artesia Blvd.

The City of Long Beach will soon begin work on a street improvement project on Artesia Blvd. from Butler Ave. to the western city boundary. The majority of this project is in the City of Long Beach, but some work will be in the...
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Marijuana cultivation eradicated by narcotics investigators

On Friday, August 15, Orange County Sheriff’s Department narcotics investigators are conducting a marijuana cultivation eradication operation in the Muddy Canyon area of the Laguna Wilderness Park. The location is south of th...
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Long Beach Embroiderers’ Guild meeting to cover “Falling Leaves” design

The Long Beach Chapter of the Embroiderers’ Guild of America, Inc. will meet for a General Meeting on Friday, August 22 at 11:00 a.m. Social Hour will begin at 10 a.m. The program will be on the “Falling Leaves” d...
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Motorcycle safety to get enhanced scrutiny in Long Beach this weekend

The Long Beach Police Department will conduct a specialized Motorcycle Safety Enforcement Operation on August 16 and August 17, 2014, in an effort to lower deaths and injuries. Extra officers will be on duty patrolling areas fr...
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DUI checkpoint in Huntington Beach this Saturday, Aug. 16

The Huntington Beach Police Department’s Traffic Unit will conduct a Sobriety/Drivers License Checkpoint this Saturday night, Aug. 16, 2014. Impaired driving puts everyone on the road in danger, and we are doing everything we...
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Case Management Director Debbie Rivet. Photo courtesy of LAMC.

Debbie Rivet of LAMC recognized for professional innovation

Los Alamitos Medical Center (LAMC) is pleased to announce that Case Management Director Debbie Rivet has been recognized as a Readmission Innovator by the National Readmission Prevention Collaborative. “This prestigious award...
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Today’s weather for Friday, August 15

Today’s local weather: Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 84. Light southwest wind increasing to 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.
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Lead up to Labor Day brings DUI crackdown to Orange County

From August 15 through September 1, 2014, deputies and officers will be aggressively targeting drunk and drugged drivers as part of a nationwide effort to end impaired driving and save lives. The Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over ...
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Happily ever after: author to discuss writing romance

Wendy Crutcher, recipient of the 2011 Romance Writers of America’s Librarian of the Year Award, will discuss romance writing and writers with historical romance novelist, Tessa Dare, on September 13. The author’s latest nov...
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Electronics Technician Second Class Jeremy Kramer. Photo courtesy of the Navy Office of Community Outreach.

Rossmoor native serves aboard USS Georgia

A 2004 Don Basco Technical Institute graduate and Rossmoor, Calif. native is serving in the U.S. Navy as part of a crew working aboard one of the world’s most advanced guided missile submarines, the USS Georgia (SSGN 729). El...
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Sean Payne

Avoid expensive errors when paying for college

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 farthe...
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Fiddler's Green at Los Alamitos Joint Forces Training Base

Fiddlers Green closed for lunch August 18-19

Fiddlers Green will be closed for lunch on Monday and Tuesday, August 18-19. We are sorry for this inconvenience – the kitchen is closed for new equipment installation. We look forward to seeing you all back for lunch on ...
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Chicken-fried bacon, batter-fried avocado bites, and Krispy Kreme fried-chicken sandwiches

The just-ended Orange County Fair offered a world of fun, including a palette of fried foods that nobody could say with a straight face were low calorie or healthy. So, with chicken-fried bacon, batter-fried avocado bites, and ...
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LBPD checkpoint snags two for DUI

On Saturday, August 9, 2014, the Long Beach Police Department’s Traffic Section conducted a Driving Under the Influence/Driver License Checkpoint on 7th Street and Federation Drive, from 7 p.m. until 3 a.m. During the eight-h...
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Rancho Los Cerritos opens new California native garden

In a process that took years of planning, the participation of many municipal departments, and with funding from a Port of Long Beach Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Mitigation grant, Rancho Los Cerritos Historic Site has co...
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