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Entries from June 26th, 2009

Letter to the Editor

June 26th, 2009 · No Comments · Letters to the Editor

‘Genitally Expressed?’ I am disappointed that public officials such as Councilman Dee Andrews support a religion-sponsored project such as the Kroc Center. Quite apart from Andrews’s violation of the constitutional principle of separation of church and state, the Salvation Army discriminates against gay and lesbian people. Its website says, “same-sex relationships which are genitally expressed […]

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Commentary: Being truly ‘safe and sane’ this Independence Day

June 26th, 2009 · No Comments · Commentary

By Hugh R. Parry President and CEO Prevent Blindness America Fireworks pose dangerous risks, especially to children. In fact, more than 40 percent of all fireworks injuries are to children under the age of 15. With planning for Fourth of July celebrations already in full swing, Prevent Blindness America, the nation’s oldest eye health and […]

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Garden Variety: Step outside– visit the Mediterranean

June 26th, 2009 · No Comments · Garden Variety

By Jennifer E. Beaver Did the profile of California natives in my last column whet your appetite for more drought-tolerant landscape alternatives? If so, consider the lovely unthirsty plants of the sunny Mediterranean. Like southern California, the Mediterranean receives rain only in the winter and abundant year-round sun. Encompassing Spain, France, Greece, Italy, Morocco, Turkey […]

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Pho America is no ‘foe’ to the American palate

June 26th, 2009 · 1 Comment · Community, food

Pho America owner Karen Tran, with brother Henry Le, show the restaurant’s clay pot rice with shrimp. Photos by Neena Strichart by Vicki Paris Goodman Entertainment Writer Say “fuh” (not “fo”) and you’ve pretty much got it. Pho, the classic Vietnamese rice noodle soup, has really grown in popularity over the last few years. Today […]

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1,000 show up to put down roots at Rancho Los Alamitos

June 26th, 2009 · No Comments · Community

Photos by Christina Salvador-Klenz By Tessa St. Marie Editorial Intern It was a day for the plants earlier this month when approximately 1,000 people joined local dignitaries to celebrate the completion of a total restoration of the Native Plant Garden at Rancho Los Alamitos Historic Ranch and Gardens.

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