Archive for April, 2013

Summer time is right around the corner and parents don’t want to get caught without a plan to keep kids busy once school is over. Register now for the City of Los Alamitos Recreation & Community Services Department’s Summer Day Camp program for children age 5-12 years old.
This popular program offers ten (10) weeks of camps from June 17 to August 28 designed around a central theme each week. Activities include arts & crafts, swimming/water activities, sports, games, beach trips, special events, guest speakers and weekly excursions to local attractions or amusement parks.
Weekly and daily options are available, as well as regular or extended hours.
Returning this year is the Counselor in Training Program (C.I.T.) for teens 13-16 years old. CIT offers 5 two-week programs where teens will work alongside Summer Day Camp staff and receive valuable on-the-job training as camp counselors. Training workshops are aimed to develop and strengthen professional skills for teens.
For registration, camp fees, schedules, and additional information, please contact the Los Alamitos Recreation and Community Services Department at 562-430-1073 or visit

Workshops for the Los Alamitos High School grad night will be held Saturday, May 11, Saturday, May 18 and Friday, June 7 from 9 a.m. to noon at the LAUSD utility yard, located at 10652 Reagan St. in Los Alamitos.
It is an opportunity to meet new people while working toward the common goal of a safe and fun grad night. No experience is needed and no particular skill is necessary. All grade level parents, students and community members are encouraged to attend or help.
Students may come to any or all workshops and will receive community service hours. A community service log form can be downloaded from the Los Alamitos High School website. Students can simply look for the adult in charge of the workshop to have the form signed.
In addition to the workshops, more parent volunteers are needed to help with grad night including parents of senior and underclassmen. Two shifts are available in areas such as casino, games, food, security, first-aid and more. Set-up for grad night begins on Saturday, June 8 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
For more information, please contact grad night volunteer coordinator, DeAnna Villegas at

The Rossmoor Elementary School Carnival is seeking vendors for its booths. Vendors can feature their business during the event. The carnival is scheduled for Saturday April 20 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 3272 Shakespeare Dr. in Los Alamitos. For more information contact Julianne Hinzo at

Wednesday’s Environmental Impact Report scope meeting for the proposed 33-acre truck distribution center along Katella Ave. drew more blowback from residents in Los Alamitos and Cypress.
The event was offered to give residents a better idea of what the project would entail. Many were not swayed in support of the project. The deadline for public comments to be submitted to the City of Cypress has been extended to Wednesday, April 10.
Comments can be mailed, e-mailed or faxed to the City of Cypress Community Development Department, 5725 Orange Ave. Cypress, 90630 or faxed to 714-229-0154, attention Douglas Hawkins, AICP, Planning Manager. Or emailed to Comments should be received by 5 p.m. on April 10.

The Rossmoor Homeowners Association is launching its 4th annual fiction writing contest open to any Rossmoor resident with a good imagination. You don’t have to be a professional writer to enter. Entries should have a Rossmoor theme either placed in Rossmoor or about characters that come from Rossmoor.
Past entries of great merit included powerful stories of romance, the loneliness of old age and the hostility that can grow between neighbors.
The winner will receive a $200 gift certificate to the Original Fish Company who is co-sponsoring the contest. The story will also be published on the RHA website. Runner up will win a $100 gift certificate and the third place story winner will receive a $50 gift certificate.
Entries can be no longer than 1,000 words and the deadline is July 1. Send your stories either by email to or by regular mail at P.O. Box 5058, Rossmoor, CA 90721-5058. If you have questions about the contest, please contact Ralph Vartabedian at