Dr. Terrence Roberts, of Little Rock 9, speaks to overflow crowd
By David N. Young – Part 1 of 2 – Woven together with a story of courage and personal responsibility, a civil rights icon this week laid forth a spellbinding tale of battling racism at the epicenter of the segregated south as students, parents, and teachers absorbed every word. Dr. Terrence Roberts, then 15, was one of nine black teenagers that stepped forward in 1957 to face a torrent of danger to integrate Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas. These students were then forever known as…”
Weaver Elementary School in Rossmoor is the top performing school in Orange County based on statewide testing in English language arts and mathematics. More than 93 percent of Weaver students met or exceeded state standards in both subject areas of the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP), which is administered in third through fifth grades.
Maureen Wauters has done so much to help out in schools that Los Alamitos High Principal Dr. Gregg Stone had to write an epic, 13-stanza poem to praise her two decades of volunteer work and honor her as the high school’s 2019 Hero of the Heart. Speaking to the Los Alamitos Unified School Board, Stone said Wauters began volunteering at Hopkinson Elementary in Rossmoor even before her sons had entered school and served in many capacities including president of the school’s fund-raising group…
By Brooklynn Wong – Any frustration that Cypress residents are feeling about the plans for LARC Park at this point is much ado about nothing. At least that’s what the city’s Director of Recreation and Community Services tried to get across at the March 25 City Council Meeting. Last year, the owner of the Los Alamitos Race Course donated 8.8 acres of land to the city, at the corner of Cerritos Avenue and Lexington Drive, which connects with Denni Street.