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The City of Lakewood issued the following proclamation: Whereas, Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States marking when on June 19, 1865, more than two years after President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation and Executive Order declaring slavery to be …continue reading

Editorial - Room with a View

Happy Juneteenth! This is the anniversary of the day in 1866 that the Emancipation Proclamation was formally announced in Galveston, Texas, two years after it was signed into law by President Abraham Lincoln. Since that time, the informal holiday has spread from Galveston and has been celebrated nationwide, mostly by …continue reading

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On June 6, 1944 — 77 years ago — Allied troops landed on the coast of Normandy in northern France, laying the groundwork for victory over Nazi Germany in World War II. D-Day is one of our nation’s proudest moments. It marks a turning point in world history, and we …continue reading

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Corrie ten Boom helped many Jews in the Netherlands escape the Nazis during World War II, was eventually sent to Ravensbruck concentration camp herself, survived, and spent the rest of her life helping others, speaking before large audiences, spreading the Gospel, and writing popular books. She spent her later years …continue reading

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The Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum reopened Wednesday, May 19 at 10:00 AM PT, with a red white and blue ceremony to welcome its first museum visitors since March of 2020. This is the first presidential library to reopen in the U.S. following month-long closures from the Covid-19 pandemic. …continue reading

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On Thursday, May 27th at 11:30 a.m. Rancho Los Alamitos will host a Facebook Live event to honor local leaders Bonnie Lowenthal and John Hancock. This virtual event replaces the Rancho’s Cottonwood Awards Luncheon, an annual business networking event, and fundraiser that honors individuals and organizations for their leadership and …continue reading

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The culture and history of the Juaneño/Acjachemen indigenous people of Orange County will be the topic of Adelia Sandoval’s program at the Orange County Historical Society’s May 13, 2021 meeting at 7:30 p.m., online via Zoom. Adelia Sandoval is the Spiritual Overseer (Púul) and Cultural Director for the Juaneño Band …continue reading

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Representatives Michelle Steel (CA-48), Alan Lowenthal (CA-47), and Lou Correa (CA-46) this week introduced a bipartisan House Resolution recognizing the significance of and commemorating the 46th anniversary of the Fall of Saigon and the tragic collapse of the Republic of Vietnam. The three Congress Members each represent a portion of …continue reading

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The Garden Grove Historical Society will hold a “Barn & Book Sale” to raise funds for the restoration and development of Stanley Ranch Museum. The Museum is part of Stanley Ranch Museum & Historical Village, two acres stuffed with uniquely-themed authentic and reproduction buildings snuggled within Garden Grove tract housing …continue reading

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Robin Itzler, a longtime contributer to Orange County Breeze, has a thoughtful piece published at American Thnkger titled “Could ordinary Americans embrace socialism?” Here’s how the piece opens: Flipping channels to get away from the day’s depressing news, Berlin: Symphony of a Great City (Berlin: Die Sinfonie der Großstadt) was …continue reading