Archive for May, 2014

A downed power pole along Orangewood Avenue was apparently the cause of a power outage in the neighborhoods adjacent to the school.
The downed pole was reported to Los Alamitos Police at approximately 8:16 a.m. firefighters from Orange County Fire Authority, Station 2 were called to the scene, as were crews from Southern California Edison.
The cause of the downed pole was under investigation, but it may have been knocked over by a construction crew.
“A County of Orange contract construction crew working in the flood control channel immediately north of the school, may have inadvertently knocked the electrical pole down with its heavy equipment,” Los Alamitos Police said in a released report.
The pole fell across Orangewood Avenue and damaged an SUV, but no one was injured. There was not estimated time of repair released as of 12:30 p.m.

Students were evacuated from Lee Elementary School on Tuesday at approximately 12:30 p.m. after a bomb threat was called in to the school.
The Orange County Sheriff’s Department and Orange County Fire Authority Bomb Squad searched the school but found no explosives. Students had been evacuated to Rossmoor Elementary School where they were picked up by the parents.
Los Alamitos Unified School District Superintendent Sherry Kropp said she was pleased with the handling of the student safety by the staffs.
“The Lee and Rossmoor staffs did a great job of keeping students safe and calm during the evacuation process,” Kropp said in a statement.
School was scheduled to resume as usual today.