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Articles by Loreen Berlin

Celebrating Dr. Seuss’ 114th birthday, Centralia Elementary School invited 20 guests to read to students throughout the school day on Friday, March 2.

The school, located in Anaheim, with the district office in Buena Park, serves students from Buena Park, Anaheim, La Palma, and Cypress from K-6.

The Cypress Americana Awards began in 1975, where Cypress College pays tribute to local residents who generously give of their service to the various communities within the college’s boundaries.

Kumon Math and Reading Center is now open in West Garden Grove.

The Garden Grove Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting recently to announce the arrival of the learning center at 11891 Valley View St.

Kumon Learning Centers began 60 years ago in Japan, when the founder, Toru Kumon, saw that his son was struggling with math in the second grade. Teiko Kumon, Toru’s wife, wanted their son to improve in math and science. After all, Toru was a math teacher in a public Japanese school.

The City of Cypress held its 6th annual Police Appreciation Luncheon Tuesday, May 17, at the Community Center.

"It's an honor and privilege to be here today and share a little about the Cypress Police Department," said Police Chief Rod Cox. "I get to brag about the exceptional work the women and men of the Cypress Police Department do day-in-and-day-out and I'm blessed with the tremendous opportunity and responsibility to lead this great organization and whole-heartedly believe our public safety team is one of the best in the state," he said.

The Scholarship Foundation of John F. Kennedy High School in Cypress, held its 2015 fundraising dinner Saturday, May 9, at the Knott’s Berry Farm Resort Hotel, in Buena Park.

Before and during dinner, a silent auction was held, followed by 19 students being recognized as recipients in this year’s 19th scholarship year class.

La Palma realtor Michele Steggell has decided it's "her time" to run for City Council.

Addressing a crowd of nearly 200 well-wishers and supporters in La Palma City Park Saturday, Steggell said she has three goals for the city.

Those goals include: public safety, fiscal responsibility and improving the quality of life in La Palma.

The Buena Park Noon Lions Club gave 60 4th grade students at Pendleton Elementary School a very special presentation about the American Flag on Tuesday, June 11.

Teacher Lynn Sipes said the presentation would be a great opportunity for her students to learn more about the flag and also asked if Kristin Sherman’s fourth grade class could  hear the presentation.

Sherman said the presentation would be a good lead-in to American History as the students’ progress into the fifth grade next year.

Haze Saliture from Cypress and John Alvis from La Palma were honored as 2013 Americana Award recipients.

One day before Hollywood celebrated its Oscar Awards on Sunday, Orange County’s Cypress College held its annual “Cypress Americana Awards” Saturday, Feb. 24, at the Disneyland Hotel honoring local citizens for their individual spirit of giving.

The Cypress Boys and Girls Club recently received one of six $1,000 grants presented by UnitedHealth HEROES and Youth Service America to fight childhood obesity.

With reports of childhood obesity rates continuing to raise dramatically, UnitedHealth HEROES supports kids’ creative efforts to battle obesity and the grants support local programs that encourage children to “Step into Service” with a community-focused, service-learning initiative by UnitedHealthcare and YSA.

Scouting has been a journey - a 12-year journey together.

Three young men, who have been together in scouting since they were Tigers in Cub Scouting, celebrated receiving their Eagle Scout awards on Sunday, Jan. 20 at the Stanton Civic Center.

Stanton Mayor David Shawver, who is the Boy Scouts of America El Capitan District chair, said that scouting is the best organization in the world and that he has been in scouting for 28 years.