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2008-10-01 18:00:19

Rossmoor incorporation Re "O.C. deputies call Rossmoor plan a bad idea" (John Canalis Report, Local News, Sept. 27): There are over 10,500 residents in Rossmoor and no two have exactly the same perspective on incorporation. It would be refreshing to read one of the 10,499 besides Eric Christensen's. Eric expressed concern over the fact that the Association of Orange County Deputy Sheriffs funded the printing of yard signs for the Rossmoor Preservation Committee Against Measure U....

2008-09-04 03:00:13

By Joe Segura LOS ALAMITOS -- Startled residents have been been raising Cain more regularly, following continued coyote sightings near the massive San Gabriel River channel this year. However, Los Alamitos raised the ante this week, when the City Council unanimously decided to hire a private certified contractor to trap and kill the coyotes, a control strategy that's been avoided elsewhere. Los Alamitos Mayor Ken Parker said the decision was made after several residents complained of...

2008-07-05 03:00:11

By Kevin Butler SURFSIDE - One ad message made an unexpected splash Friday when a banner-towing plane crash-landed just off Surfside beach, resulting in minor injuries to the pilot but none to those on the ground. In one of the more unusual public safety incidents on the Fourth of July holiday, the single-engine Cessna 150 J lost power before it ditched about 100 feet off the beach adjacent to the gated community around 3:55 p.m. Seal Beach lifeguards pulled the pilot from the water a...

2008-06-23 03:00:14

By John Canalis It may be landlocked, but Orange County considers Rossmoor an "island." That is because the 50-year-old subdivision of ribboned roads, rambling ranch houses and enviable schools is not a city, but an unincorporated area that receives core services from the county seat in Santa Ana and a tiny on-site agency with a few employees. County politicians want to get out of delivering many day-to-day services to Rossmoor and areas like it to reduce costs and focus on regional...

2008-06-20 03:00:13

By Joe Segura LONG BEACH - Construction of Long Beach Water Department's ocean- water filtration system - which might be used for a desalination project - has been completed and the testing process should get under way in the near future. "Everything went well," spokesman Ryan Alsop said Thursday. Initial testing of the sand offshore of Junipero Avenue - informally known as Cherry Beach - was approved by the commission in February 2005, but the Water Department uncovered problems with...


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  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.