Happy last week of June. We are just a few days away from the halfway point of the year, and one week away from the 4th of July. The weather is supposed to high 70s and the low 80s up to then. So lets check out what’s new around here — 3 stories, 2 events and 1 Deal of the Day.
State Leaders reach budget deal that gives $1,050 paycheck to over half of all Californians.
CalMatters reports that State government leaders have reached a deal which includes a $17 billion “inflation relief package” that makes direct payments of as much as $1,050 to an estimated 23 million Californians, including individual filers making as much as $250,000 and joint filers making as much as $500,000. CalMatters also reports that California will suspend a portion of the diesel sales tax, lowering prices by about 23 cents per gallon ($439 in total) but the excise gas tax — which is set to increase by nearly 3 cents per gallon on Friday — will remain in place.
SPORTS: Griffin alums shine in US water polo win; Current Griffins win USC Passing Tourney title
It was a big day for former Griffins at the FINA Womens Water Polo Championships where the United States, which seeking its fourth-straight world title, downed Argentina 23-3 today. Griffin alum Rachel Fattal (Seal Beach, LAHS ’12), a veteran of three championship squads, scored the first goal of the match, and fellow alum Bayley Weber (Los Alamitos, LAHS ’18), playing in her first senior FINA tourney, scored four goals as the Americans concluded a perfect run through group play. Also in the news, the Los Al Football Passing league team defeated Mater dei kin the champiponship game of the inaugural USC Lincoln Riley 7v7 Passing Tournament. These and more sports stories can be seen on our Accesslosal.com sports page.
FOOD: Cypress eatery makes EaterLA’s Top OC Burrito Joints list
The quest for the Great Burrito is a never ending saga, but EaterLA has long maintained that the holy trinity of Orange County burrito joints was Athenian #3 in Buena Park, Nate’s Korner in Santa Ana, and Nick’s Deli in Seal Beach and Los Alamitos. Now they have added a fourth — a hole in the wall tucked against the Home Depot at Lincoln and Valley View in Cypress. Read about LJ’s Lil’ Cafe, opened by John Clarke and Lydia Holmes in September 2021, and in just nine months it has developed a following which is far larger than Home Depot customers looking for a quick snack between new shelving purchases. Check it out here.
- Leisure World installs new executive director (OC-Breeze)
Two events happening in the first half of this week are the quarterly meeting of the Regional Military Affairs Committee (RMAC), a joint committee of the Joint Forces Training Base and the Los Al Area Chamber of Commerce. That takes place Tuesday at 5pm. And then on Wednesday, Los Al Football is hosting a fundraiser at Crazy Fish Grill in the Target Center in Seal Beach.
MARKET MONDAY: San Pedro Fish Market Shrimp Tray for just $25.99
For those who don’t know, the Shrimp Tray is a mound of shrimp, onions, tomatoes, bell peppers and potatoes, tossed with San Pedro’s famous savory seafood seasoning and soybean butter. It’s a delicious seafood option for any occasion with a quick and easy preparation. As noted, this entree is normally $39.99, although the special comes without the garlic bread.)
Founded in 1956, San Pedro Fish Market has been Celebrating Food & Family for over 65 years. Now in our fourth generation of being family-owned and operated, we offer the largest selection of high-quality, fresh seafood delivered daily and prepared to order.