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Donated gifts make a happy holiday for Boys & Girls Club members

By courtesy This holiday season, the Boys & Girls Club of Cypress partnered with community members and organizations to collect gifts and meals for Club families that had requested assistance. Old Navy in Cerritos, Cypress High School Basketball, and SoCal Office Technologies sponsored gifts for three families each, and On the Ball Fitness provided gifts…

Where we stand 100 days into recovery from October wildfires

By courtesy It has been 100 days since the devastating October wildfires in Northern California and Orange County. As of close of business Jan. 16 FEMA and the State have provided the following to survivors: 4,349 households have been deemed eligible for FEMA individual assistance. FEMA has approved more than $14.3 million in Individuals and…

‘Deathtrap’ mystery opens at Cabrillo Playhouse

By Fred Swegles Ira Levin’s “Deathtrap,” billed as “a mystery about a writer, a stolen script and murder,” opens Friday, Jan. 19 at Cabrillo Playhouse, 202 Avenida Cabrillo, San Clemente. Tickets are $20 for performances through Feb. 11, offered at 8 p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. on Sundays. For details or reservations,…

Updated list of Orange County football coaching changes

By OCVarsity sports staff There has been a lot of movement in Orange County’s football coaching ranks since the end of the 2017 season. We have a list of the coaching moves that have been announced since December. (We also have lists of the coaching changes after the 2016 and 2015 seasons.) If we’re missing…

San Juan seeks input on River Street proposal

By Fred Swegles A consultant hired by the city is about to begin a study to examine possible environmental impacts from River Street, a proposed farm-themed, 61,000-square-foot commercial venture proposed on 5.6 acres next to the Los Rios Historic District. The city invites the public to a meeting at 5 p.m. Jan. 24 at the…

Get an inside look on how Laguna Beach is run

By Erika I. Ritchie Want to learn how the city runs? Leadership Laguna, a five-week citizen awareness program, starts March 1. Sessions will be held 7-9 p.m. Thursdays through March 29. Each session covers aspects of local government and includes presentations from government leaders. The program answers questions and provides an inside look at how…