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Larwin Park Land Swap Dropped

ImageFor the last two years, Cypress School District has worked exclusively with the City of Buena Park on a potential development of the city-owned property known as Larwin Park and a subsequent exchange of that developed site for the District-owned Dickerson School site.

Cypress School District has learned that the City of Buena Park will no longer be pursuing this proposed development.  While this decision is disappointing, we understand and appreciate the city’s considerations and its commitment to the community that we both serve.

Cypress School District believes education is a community endeavor and thanks the City of Buena Park and our community for their support.  We will continue this effort as we work collaboratively to maximize use of our assets in ways that will benefit the community and generations of future students.

The article above was released by the Cypress School District.

Editor’s note: the residents of the neighborhood surrounding Larwin Park and the now-closed Dickerson Elementary School put a lot of effort into opposing this land swap. This is only a partial victory, in that the Cypress School District will continue its efforts to identify a way to make revenue from the closed school.

Source = OC Breeze

La Palma Days Parade 2013

Saturday, November 9, 2013

La Palma celebrates its diverse heritage with La Palma Days 2013!


This annual tradition has been celebrated in our community for over 28 years, encouraging residents, business partners, and friends to celebrate La Palma’s community spirit.

La Palma Pageant
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The City of La Palma kicks off the 2013 La Palma Days Celebration with the Pageant on Sunday, November 3 at the Walter Ehlers Community Center in Buena Park.  La Palma’s 2012-2013 Ambassador, Summer Meyer, will crown this year’s winner.  

As an ambassador, Summer is attending Business Grand Openings, City Functions and Community Events.  This past year, for the first time, each of the contestants chose a service organization to dedicate their year of service too.  Summer has chosen to create an anti-bullying program. She believes that bullying is an epidemic in our society today and wants to use her influence to raise awareness about this issue.

Everyone loves a parade!
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On Saturday, November 9, 2013, at 10:00 a.m., the La Palma Days Parade and prestigious Band Review will feature over 125 units including junior and senior high school bands, JROTC units, veterans, military entries, celebrities, dignitaries, elected officials, local schools, clubs and organizations, businesses, the Orange County Fire Authority, and others – all parading down Walker Street, from Houston to La Palma Avenue.

The 2013 Band Review will take place prior to the Parade on Walker Street at Bransford Drive.

The 2013 Parade Lineup is available to find your favorite entries.  

Once again, the City of La Palma plans to have the La Palma Days Parade be designated as the “Official Veteran’s Day Parade of Orange County” by proclamation from the Orange County Board of Supervisors.

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A variety of activities for preschoolers to adults will be featured at La Palma Days 2013. Everyone will enjoy the festival while supporting local organizations at the same time.

Discounted wristbands may be purchased for all the activities for $22 until Friday, November 8 at 5:30 p.m. or for $25 thereafter. To purchase presell wristbands, please stop by the La Palma Community Services Department at 7821 Walker Street in La Palma. Individual ride tickets will also be available on the day of the event. 

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La Palma Days 2013 will feature diverse entertainment and things to do for the entire family.  The Pavilion Stage will showcased cultural entertainment featuring local and diverse talent.  

Entertainment Schedule: 
12:30 a.m. Ronny and the Classics (Rock N’ Roll) 
1:45 a.m. Cypress High School Singers (High School Choir) 
2:45 p.m. Silk Thunder (Hikari Taiko Drummers) 
4:00 p.m. Innovations Dance Academy 
4:30 p.m. Gold Eagle (2013 Teen Battle of the Bands winner) 

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The La Palma Days Community Festival features over 30 vendors.  Everyone enjoys a wide variety of tasty cuisine by sampling foods from around the world. Patrons support both commercial and local nonprofit organizations as they work towards their goal of providing ongoing services to our community.


Free Document Shredding Event

Join Us for Shred Day!

Our next fundraiser with 100% of donations going to KW Cares!

Get rid of all those old files and documents that are too sensitive to throw in the trash or recycle bin. We have two big shredding trucks coming so there’s loads of space to fill.

We’d love you to invite lots of folks to participate. It will help them clean out the garage or basement and it will help someone needy through KW Cares!

When: Saturday November 2, 2013
8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Where: Keller Williams Realty, Los Alamitos
Corner of Pine & Florista behind Hof’s Hut