Letters to the Editor: Feb. 24, 2010

Help save St. Isidore Historical Plaza

It has been slightly over 10 years since Comité del Amor was formed to “save St. Isidore Historical Plaza” from being possibly torn down to making way for a new development.

St. Isidore has been an integral part of this community by providing after school tutoring, Heart of the City food and clothing distribution for the needy, ESL classes for adults, Scouts, AA,  St. Isidore is a jewel in our community, one we cannot afford to lose.

Passion for the cause is mighty.  Commitment and perseverance grows as the sense of urgency builds around our first looming deadline, March 31, 2011.

All donations to this meaningful cause will be deeply appreciated. Donations can be made to:

St. Isidore Historical Plaza

P.O. Box 1434

Los Alamitos, CA 90720

Check the Web site www.stisidoreplaza.org

Anita Schommer

Los Alamitos

Black history month

February is Black History Month.  This Black History Month we will be honoring Dr. Martin Luther King.  Dr. Martin Luther King Day was created in honor of Dr. King and his contribution to society.  He was a leader during the Civil Rights Movement.

Born in Atlanta, Ga. on Jan. 15, 1929.  In 1963, Dr. King delivered the famous “I Had A Dream” speech.  Dr. King practiced and preached non-violence.  Through his efforts Blacks and minorities were eventually granted many rights that they may not have today.

Highlights of Dr. Martin Luther King:

1. Dr. Martin Luther King Day is a federal holiday.

2. Martin Luther King Jr. was a Nobel Peace Prize winner.

3. His message emphasized bringing unity to a divided country.

4. He entered college when he was just 15 years old and graduated seven years later with a PH.D.in theology.

5. He was assassinated in 1968.

6. On Oct. 19, 1983 the US Senate passed a resolution creating the Dr. Martin Luther King Holiday.  This bill was signed and enacted by President Ronald Reagan.

Bessie Smith

Mutual 3

Seal Beach Leisure World

Miss Seal Beach Farewell Comments

It has been my honor to serve as Miss Teen Seal Beach for the past 16 months.

It has truly been the experience of a lifetime, and I would like to thank everyone in the Seal Beach Pageant organization for allowing me to serve as Miss Teen.

Foremost, though, I would like to thank Barbie Meyer for all of her tireless work efforts for the pageant, and the guidance she has shown to all of the girls.

She taught us valuable life lessons that I will never forget and  I would also like to thank our reigning Miss Seal Beach, Sophie, for her unconditional determination and dedication to the Pageant.

I look back on my time as Miss Teen Seal Beach and remember the smiles we brought to so many people, and the service to the community of Seal Beach we performed.

I think, most of all, I will remember the look on the little girl’s faces when they came up to us to say hello or pose for a picture with the court.

In those young smiles, I recognized the happiness that I felt as a child when meeting one of the Court, and I am so grateful to have been able to play that role for others.

I am sad to see my time on the court end, but I will always cherish the many precious memories I have created with the city of Seal Beach.

Thank You!

Annalee Magrann

Member of Miss

Seal Beach Court