Archive for February, 2014

Teens ages 12-18 years are invited to attend a writer’s boot camp on March 3 to March 5 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Los Alamitos/Rossmoor Library. Author Meadow Griffin will teach students how to write and refine their skills plus present information on how to get published.
Attendees will be eligible to win a $25 Barnes & Noble gift card. Space is limited for this free program, so please call 562-430-1048 to reserve a spot. The library is located at 12700 Montecito Road in Seal Beach. The Friends of the Los Alamitos/Rossmoor Library fund this program.

The issue of the local landmark designation for four Los Alamitos homes was postponed by the planning commission at its meeting on Monday at the Los Alamitos City Council Chambers. The postponement was due to the fact that there were not enough commission members present for a quorum.
Vice Chair Victor Sofelkanik was not in attendance and commissioners Art DeBolt and Wendy Grose had to recuse themselves because they have property interest within 500 feet of some of the homes.
The commission was set to hear an agenda item that recommended the removal of the historic home designation from four homes that had been given the status in 2012. Two of the homes are located on Chestnut Street, one in on Los Alamitos Boulevard and the fourth is on Florista Street.
The staff report stated that one of five properties had been removed at the January meeting because it determined that a public hearing had not been held as required by the Los Alamitos Municipal Code, prior to the 2012 designation.
“The commission further recommended that the local landmark designation on the remaining properties be brought back before the planning commission on the next meeting for removal,” the report states.
There had also been issues raised by owners of some of the properties, that the designations had been done without complete disclosure and had devalued the properties.
The issue will be heard at the commission’s March meeting. The planning commission meets on the second Monday of each month in the Los Alamitos Council Chambers at 7 p.m.

Cypress Senior Citizens Commission annually recognizes the outstanding contributions of a senior by presenting them with the Grace Lachina Outstanding Senior Recognition Award in April.
In order to be eligible to receive the award, nominees must meet the following criteria:
1. Nominees must be a resident of Cypress, 50 years of age or older, been active in the City of Cypress and made outstanding contributions to the senior community.
2. Nominee’s contribution(s) must be above and beyond the criteria of their normal professional duties.
3. Each nomination must be made on the nomination form outlining the nominee’s accomplishments and related activities.
Nomination forms are available at the Cypress Senior Center, Cypress Community Center, and online at Nominations must be received by 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 28.