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Landry allows just three hits in shutting out Tigers

 

Cypress High baseball is looking to win a sixth straight Empire League title. But the Centurions were co-champs last year, thanks, in part, to Valencia coming to Cypress blanking the Centurions, 2-0, to grab a share of the title.

Returning players were motivated to get the early upper hand on the Tigers this year as the two teams met on Wednesday at Cypress High. The motivation worked, as the Centurions pounded the Tigers, 11-0, to improve to 3-0 in league play.

The contentious debate drew hundreds of people on both sides

 

The Los Alamitos City Council listened to several more hours of public comments before voting by the same 4-1 count, to approve a city ordinance that exempts the city from the California Sanctuary law, SB54.

The contentious debate drew hundreds of people on both sides, as the council was set to approve the law in a second reading, after initially passing the ordinance on April 16.

The title was among a long list of accomplishments for the Kennedy High athlete

 

Kennedy High sophomore Lauren Madison Camp, recently captured a national wrestling championship.

The title was among a long list of accomplishments for the Kennedy High athlete. Head wrestling coach Mike Kim said he believes it is the first-ever national championship for any sport or athlete from Kennedy High.

In accepting the award, Vida said her long commitment to the schools has been motivated by her childhood

 

Anne Vida, a longtime volunteer in Los Alamitos schools, is the recipient of the 2018 Hero of the Heart award from Los Alamitos High School. In a recent presentation to the Los Alamitos Unified School District Board, Principal Dr. Brandon Martinez said there is “no way to capture all the reasons why” Vida was the school’s unanimous choice for the award. Among many contributions, he said, she has donated hundreds of hours of her time assisting with fundraising, show choir and School Site Council and is currently president of the PTSA.

'He is a mentor, a teacher, someone working behind the scenes as a tireless advocate for students,' - Los Al High Principal Dr....

Eddy Clement, who for 16 years has provided music behind Los Alamitos High School’s perennial national champion choirs, has been named a classified employee of the year by the school district board.

Los Alamitos High School Principal Dr. Brandon Martinez, who introduced Clement to a standing ovation of students, teacher and administrators attending the board meeting, said he is far more than an accompanist.

Chaffee pitched seven innings, with seven strikeouts

 

Judging by their record, it might appear that the Cypress High baseball team had just an average pre-season. But with a young team and the third toughest schedule in the CIF-SS, Head Coach John Weber likes the progress he has seen in the Centurions. Cypress enters the Empire League with a 10-7-1 record and big boost of energy after capping the National Classic Tournament with a 4-0 win behind a no-hitter by junior pitcher Tyler Chaffee.

County groups and some local residents are now requesting records from the city to confirm that there has not been any outside influence

The City of Los Alamitos continued to feel resistance from groups opposing the passing of a local ordinance that calls for the city to opt out of the California Values Act, stating that the state law conflicted with the U.S. Constitution.

But county groups and some local residents are now requesting records from the city to confirm that there has not been any outside influence that may have encouraged the council’s action, and started a wave of other cities taking similar actions.

Youth Center’s RASCALS Reading Program recently got a visit from Jonathan Gallo, author of The World of Oneiro

As part of a book drive with OptumRx in Cypress, a division of UnitedHealth Care, the Youth Center’s RASCALS Reading Program recently got a visit from Jonathan Gallo, author of The World of Oneiro, which touches on his personal experience of being a father of a child with special needs and imparts that everyone can find their place in the world.

Since 1947, Youth of the Year has been Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s premiere recognition program

 

The Boys & Girls Club of Cypress recently honored their Youth of the Year recipient at the Orange County Youth of the Year Banquet: Travis, from the Boys & Girls Club After-School Program at King Elementary. 

Softball team has started the season strongly, as they look to defend the league and CIF-SS championships from a year ago

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Four women shared their stories about their past and present lives as immigrants

 

City Council saw conflict with state law, US Constitution

 

After listening to more than 50 speakers during public comments, the Los Alamitos City Council voted 4-1, to enact an ordinance that claims the city is exempting itself from enforcement of the California Sanctuary State law.

Los Alamitos High School joined the nationwide protest on March 14

 

A large contingent of students at Los Alamitos High School joined the nationwide protest on March 14, making their voices heard in the wake of the most recent attack at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla.

As chants and signs flooded the air, the tune of Bob Marley’s “Get Up, Stand Up” played in the background, Los Al students assembled together, along with thousands of other schools in the nation, to stand up for their safety and against gun violence.

Oxford Academy girls basketball can’t close out Legacy in CIF State tournament

Elijah West of Los Alamitos is already an owner and founder of his own business

You’d never imagine it, but 10-year-old Youth Center After School Program student entrepreneur Elijah West of Los Alamitos is already an owner and founder of his own business, having big dreams for his future with it and beyond.

Elijah started off selling “personality” novelty socks and has expanded to sell beanies, hats, bow ties, t-shirts, and sweatshirts and soon, will launch backpacks. The idea is a collaborative effort with his mother Keysha Selders.

The Advanced Dance Team placed first in the Jazz-large group, Jazz-line, and Lyrical-small group categories

Los Alamitos residents have long been participants in the ‘Last Supper’ at the Pageant of the Masters

A rally, organized by teachers and parents, was held in front of Los Alamitos High School to show support for the students from Florida

The Griffins will get a berth in the state tournament next week, with opponent and venue to be determined

The Los Alamitos High girls basketball team’s run in the CIF-SS Division 1 playoffs came to an end with a 48-40 loss to West Torrance, on Saturday at Los Alamitos High.

The Griffins trailed much of the game, but the score was close down the stretch, as the Griffins made runs to try and catch the Warriors on several occasions. West Torrance led 24-16, early in the third quarter, when Asia Avinger drove the key for a scoop shot that cut the lead to 24-18. Sydney Gandy followed with a three-pointer that cut the lead to 24-21.