What’s in this week’s Event News-Enterprise – July 14, 2021

What’s in this week’s Event News-Enterprise – July 14, 2021

State mandates masks; schools must develop enforcement protocols

By David N. Young & Jeannette Andruss  –  Students and teachers at California’s K-12 schools are required to wear face coverings indoors regardless of their vaccination status, according to guidance from the California Department of Public Health issued this week.  In a revision of its guidance issued on July 12, the CDPH specified that “schools must,  develop and implement local protocols to enforce the mask requirements” including deciding what “alternative educational opportunities” would be offered to students “who are excluded from campus because they will not wear a face covering.”  [more]

GSA plans surplus sale of Poplar Plaza (aka Swirl Park, WestEd, etc.)

The U.S. General Services Administration announced the upcoming public sale of 12-acre Poplar Plaza in Los Alamitos with no shortage of interest from local developers. Los Alamitos Planner Tom Oliver said more than 35 developers have expressed interest in the property.  [note: Poplar Plaza is better known to most community members as the site of Swirl Park, the Fish & Game headquarters, or the adjacent Arbor Park.]  [more]

Cypress council to fill Berry’s seat via applicant process

Despite several personal recommendations and a host of emails supporting the third-place finisher in the 2020 election, the Cypress City Council voted on Monday to allow eligible citizens to apply to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of former Council member Stacy Berry.  Berry somewhat surprisingly resigned her seat on the Council effective July 5 so that she and her husband could better prepare for an… [more]

Community reacts to OCBE permit withdrawal in Rossmoor

The Orange County Board of Education had voted to withdraw a controversial application to rent the RCSD Rush Park auditorium for two educational forums on Critical Race Theory, one on July 27, and the other, potentially on August 24. Residents both for and against OCBE having the meeting in Rossmoor testified at the special meeting, but longtime Rossmoor residents were largely against the move, outraged that the OCBE “forum” on CRT, with the potential for… [more]


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