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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

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Metrolink’s Holiday Toy Express Arrives in Buena Park December 22nd

Metrolink’s Holiday Toy Express Arrives in Buena Park December 22nd

Free traveling show features lights, music and Santa!

Ring in the holiday this year by heading over to the Buena Park Metrolink Station on December 22 at 7:30 p.m. to greet Santa as he rides in on a sparkly train sleigh. Now in its 16th year, the festively decorated 450-ton Metrolink Holiday Toy Express showcases over 50,000 lights, a musical show featuring jolly Santa Claus, and a gift collection. 

Each year, the Holiday Toy Express travels through 44 cities in six counties entertaining families and collecting toys for the less fortunate. Families who come to the station to enjoy this free show are encouraged to bring new unwrapped toys for the ABC7/Spark of Love Toy Drive. 

Local firefighters typically collect more than 100,000 toys during the season when the Holiday Toy Express is in town. The toys are distributed to families in local communities that may not be able to afford gifts this holiday season. 

The Buena Park Noon Lions Club is again the kind sponsor of this year’s event. 

The Buena Park Metrolink Station is located at 8400 Lakeknoll Drive (at Dale Street), in Buena Park. For the Metrolink’s Holiday Toy Express full schedule, please visit www.metrolink.com