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By Michael Miller | April 25, 2006
On June 14, 1846, a group of ragtag American soldiers surrounded the home of Mexican Gen. Mariano Vallejo, demanding that he surrender his territories in California. Seeking a peaceful negotiation, Vallejo invited a group of the soldiers in for breakfast and brandy. His efforts didn't help much, as they took him prisoner anyway. On April 18, 2006, Vallejo was among the historical figures cited in Eastbluff Elementary School's Walk Through California, proving that history is made up of many things: bravery, adventure, heroism and sometimes just rotten luck.
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January 3, 2008
The Environmental Protection Agency recently denied California’s request to use its own law to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from automobiles, prompting Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to threaten a lawsuit against the federal government. President Bush defended the EPA decision, arguing that his administration was pursuing a “more effective” national effort and that the energy bill he recently signed lessens the need for states to take action individually.
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September 14, 2011
Pamela Lee Lauer Pamela Lee Lauer, 54, died March 23, 2011, at home surrounded by family and friends.  Born in Riverside, California to John and Juanita Lauer on January 5, 1957, Pam was raised in Glendale, California.  She graduated from Crescenta Valley High School in La Crescenta in 1975 where she lettered in badminton, belonged to the Spanish Club and participated in Job's daughters.  Pam attended Glendale College, OCC, BYU, and graduated...
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April 4, 2013
Greg Willard Memorial Service & Celebration of Life April 8th at 1:00P.M Reception to Follow Mariners Church (Worship Center) 5001Newport Center Dr. Irvine, California 92603 Preferred Attire- Please Wear Purple in Honor of Greg's Fight against Pancreatic  Cancer
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November 30, 2003
by Ken Maddox Arnold Schwarzenegger became famous for both his movie roles and his tremendous success in bodybuilding competitions. His active lifestyle has kept him fit. But, like a couch potato, California's fiscal lifestyle is grossly unhealthy, causing all of California to suffer. Luckily, Gov. Schwarzenegger is ready to use his expertise to trim California's budget bloat. Schwarzenegger has put the state on notice, time to get pumped up and drop fiscal fat. When he was sworn into office on Nov. 17, Schwarzenegger received a pre-Thanksgiving turkey from outgoing Gov. Gray Davis.
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November 9, 2012
RUTH CARROLL MACDOUGALL McCARTIN passed away on November 4, 2012 in Dana Point, California.  She was born in Redwood Falls, Minnesota on December 17, 1925, attended Redwood Falls schools and graduated from Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota in 1947.  After graduation, she worked in department store advertising in St. Paul, Minnesota; taught first grade in Quantico, Virginia; worked in newspaper display advertising in Costa Mesa, California; and...
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May 18, 2004
"I like learning about the gold rush. I think it's important to learn about it. And I've learned about the regions and the Native Americans." Melody Ackroyd, 9 Costa Mesa "The gold rush. It was very popular and everybody went to San Francisco, across from where my sister lives [in Berkeley]." Sarah Rogalla, 9 Costa Mesa "I learned about the gold rush and missions and all the Indians, like where they live and how they live." Kaya McAllister, 10 Costa Mesa "California is very old and also it has been part of Mexico because they owned the claim and California is the state where they first found gold."
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May 16, 2013
Dorr-Carey Engagement Announcement Mr. and Mrs. George Carey of Balboa Island are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Morgan Carey  to John Wells Dorr III, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Dorr II of Lafayette, CA. Jennifer is a graduate of Newport Harbor High School and the University of Hawaii where she competed in volleyball. She is the Assistant Volleyball Coach at the University of California at Berkeley. John is a graduate of Las Lomas High School and the University of California at Berkeley where he competed in swimming.
NEWS
December 31, 2001
The California Coastal Commission is currently hosting its fourth annual Amateur Photography Competition in an effort to "pay tribute to the resources it is mandated to protect -- California's spectacular coast and ocean." All interested amateur photographers who earn less than 50% of their income from photography have until March 15 to send in photos that depict California's scenic coast, the way people use the coast and coastal wildlife. Photos must be taken from a public place and should be in color.
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May 3, 2010
Patricia (Patty) Lillegraven, entered this life in Chicago, Illinois on June 27, 1927, the daughter of Grace and Thomas Thompson. She entered eternal life on April 23, 2010 in Rancho Mirage, California, following a brief illness. Her death was peaceful, surrounded by her closest family. Patty lived on Balboa Island with her husband, Ben, and they spent winters in Rancho Mirage, California playing golf and enjoying the ambience of the desert.
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