Archive for November, 2012

All Los Alamitos residents are invited to participate in the 2012 Holiday Decorating Contest held by the City of Los Alamitos Recreation and Community Services Department. Judges from the community will select 1st and 2nd place winners in each of the Los Alamitos neighborhoods on Wednesday, Dec. 12, between the hours of 6 and 9 p.m. No application is required. All residences decorated with holiday displays and lights on will be judged.
Signs will be distributed to each winner for display in front of their home. Winners are encouraged to keep decorations on display throughout the holiday season. A map of the winning homes will be posted on the city website for community members to visit during the holiday season.
For additional information, please contact McKenzie Ricks at the Los Alamitos Recreation and Community Services Department at 562-430-1073 ext. 515 or

The Los Alamitos High girls soccer team will open their season with a home game against Lakewood, at 3 p.m. today at Laurel High School.

The Friends will hold the last every-other-month book sale of 2012 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday at 12700 Montecito Road, Seal Beach.
The sale will be held in the courtyard and in the conference room and will be held rain or shine. All proceeds support the Los Alamitos/Rossmoor Library and the library programs.

Casa Youth Shelter’s Auxiliary is inviting the community to the 10th Annual “Holidays on the Boulevard” shopping event on Sunday, November 11, between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. in Los Alamitos. The event supports Los Alamitos-based Casa Youth Shelter, a 12-bed emergency shelter for youth in crisis.
Percentage from sales at each location will be donated to Casa Youth Shelter. Mention “Casa Youth Shelter” at checkout. Shop and dine at the following participating stores: Elementals (10621 Los Alamitos Blvd), Cinnamon Stik (10641 Los Alamitos Blvd), Flags with a Flair (10651 Los Alamitos Blvd), the denim bar (10661 Los Alamitos Blvd), Green Street Interiors (10660 Los Alamitos Blvd), Deux Amies I (10664 Los Alamitos Blvd), PrintMasters (10666 Los Alamitos Blvd) and Shenandoah at the Arbor (10631 Los Alamitos Blvd). Shenandoah at the Arbor will be donating a percentage of their lunch receipts during the hours of 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Tickets for the opportunity drawings are now available for a donation of $10 per ticket. Tickets must be stamped at the event by five of the participating merchants (winners need not be present at time of drawing).
Casa Youth Shelter’s Auxiliary is a community support group that organizes fundraising events throughout the year to pay 100 percent of the shelter’s utility bills.
For more information about Holidays on the Boulevard or tickets, contact Casa Youth Shelter at 562-594-6825 or 714-995-8601.
Casa Youth Shelter is located at 10911 Reagan Street in Los Alamitos. For more information about the shelter’s programs and services, visit