By David N. Young – What kind of man comes home and tells his wife of 42 years to pack the SUV as he puts the kayak on top, throws in the ice chests and prepares to embark on a 7,000-mile road trip to the Arctic Ocean? If you know George Hibard, Jr., of Los Alamitos, you may not at all be surprised to learn that’s exactly something he would do… [read more]
The California National Guard announced this week that Fountain Valley native Brig. Gen. Laura Yeager will be installed June 29 as the first-ever woman to lead a major infantry division of the United States Army. Not only will Yeager be the first female to lead a U.S. Army Infantry Division, the former UH-60 Blackhawk pilot will lead the much storied 40th Infantry Division, based on Joint Forces Training Base in Los Alamitos. According to newly installed base commander Col. Nick Ducich, the installation ceremony for the Yeager’s will have the best of the [read more]
By David N. Young – With more than 42 years in education at area school districts, Dr. Gregg Stone is saying goodbye to the principal’s office at Los Alamitos High School this week to make way for incoming principal Chris Vlasic. “It was time to retire,” says Stone, adding that he informed incoming Supt. Andrew Pulver immediately after Pulver’s appointment that he preferred to retire. [read more]
Registered Nurse Lindsey Beck was recently recognized by the Los Alamitos Medical Center as one of its longest serving nurses. Beck has been providing care for 45 years,and has worked in almost every hospital department except for the OR and OB. She has been in the GI Lab for the past 16 years at Los Alamitos.
Barke tapped to fill vacant RCSD board seat
The Rossmoor Community Services District announced the appointment of Mr. Jeff Barke as the newest Director of the Rossmoor Community Services District. Barke’s selection comes after the May resignation of Director Bill Kahlert who had relocated to Texas for business. At its May 14, 2019 regular meeting, the RCSD Board voted to appoint a new board member to fill the vacancy rather than incur the expense of a costly election. Barke was unanimously selected as the new director after the recruitment and consideration of all qualified candidates.