Digest: July 5, 2023 – Seal Beach Animal Care, NBC feature on Justine Wong-Orantes, Rossmoor Crime Log, weather and Los Al fireworks


PRESS-TELEGRAM: After 20 years, Seal Beach ends Animal Contract with Long Beach

Seal Beach has officially implemented its own animal control services program — ending its nearly 20-year contract with Long Beach’s agency. The Long Beach Animal Care Services Department previously provided shelter, rescue operations, and animal licensing and enforcement to neighboring Seal Beach — until the agency moved to increase the costs of those services. Seal Beach’s new local program went into effect on Saturday, July 1, less than a week after the City Council OK’d it. [more]

WEATHER: Brief Break then Heat Wave Resumes (Patch)

With the holiday heat wave wrapping up, Southern California should see temperatures landing a little closer to normal through Saturday, but forecasters are growing increasingly confident that the next blast of summer won’t be far behind. “A series of shortwaves passing through the [Pacific Northwest] will continue to break down the high pressure over SoCal in the coming days, leading to a gradual cooling trend,” NWS San Diego wrote Tuesday. “High temperatures will gradually decrease each day, with the coolest days Friday and Saturday.”

ALUMNI SPORTS: NBC Sports feature on Olympic journey of Justine Wong-Orantes

As part of their buildup to the 2024 Olympic games NBC Sports has begun a series on Hometown heroes. In their latest episode, US Women’s Volleyball team captain Justine Wong-Orantes (and Los Al alum – LAHS ’13) recaps her journey to winning an Olympic gold medal with the USA volleyball team as well as her mother, Winnie Wong’s, journey as a parent of an Olympian.


PATCH: Los Al is 11th city in OC to allow July 4th fireworks

Los Alamitos is the 11th city in Orange County to allow certain types of fireworks for personal use, the Orange County Register reported. This year, Los Alamitos residents can set off “safe and sane” fireworks from the comfort of their homes on Independence Day. According to the report, two stands selling the fireworks are being allowed, one in the Vons parking lot at 11322 Los Alamitos Blvd., and the other at the shopping center at 4141 Katella Ave. The booths will be open until July 4 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Even though many communities had their firework shows on Monday night, this article in Patch tells us where to see July 4th firework shows.

RHA: Rossmoor releases latest Sheriff’s Dept activity report

OC Sheriff’s Deputies responded to 53 activities during the week of June 25-July 1, 2023.

Leading the list were Suspicious activities (5), audible burglary alarms (4) and abandoned vehicles at 3. Deputies reported only one traffic stop during the time period. The complete list is here.


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