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November 1, 1995 | KAREN D'SOUZA
An 11-year-old girl awoke Tuesday morning to a burglar touching her on the chest, but he fled when she screamed, authorities said. The man had apparently entered the home on Angler Lane about 1:40 a.m. by removing the screen from an open living room window, Orange County Sheriff's Lt. Ron Wilkerson said. "It appears there was a burglary in progress, and this was something that happened in the course of it," he said. The burglar fled out the back door.
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December 4, 2012 | By Rick Rojas, Los Angeles Times
Authorities are investigating "acid bombs" - small explosives made from a mixture of household chemicals - left on the lawn of an African American woman's home in Rossmoor, Orange County sheriff's officials said. A woman called law enforcement shortly after 7 a.m. Sunday to report that she had found several plastic bottles containing a blue liquid near the driveway of her home in the 3000 block of Mainway Drive. As she was on the phone with the authorities, one of the bottles exploded with a sound that resembled a gunshot, said Investigator Kent McBride of the Orange County Sheriff's Department bomb squad.
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March 1, 1987
A 15-year-old Rossmoor boy was seriously injured Saturday when he touched a high voltage line with an aluminum pole he was using to retrieve a friend's pet bird, an Orange County Fire Department spokesman said. Arthur Stahl was in the back yard of his home at 11882 Weatherby Road, trying to coax a cockateel--an Australian parrot--down from a telephone line where it had roosted, according to Ron Murphy, a spokesman for the department.
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November 29, 2009 | By Jerry Hirsch
The gig: Owner of Rossmoor Pastries, one of the region's largest independent commercial bakeries. It supplies pastries, cakes and other baked goods to large clients, including Disneyland, Staples Center, Angel Stadium, Universal Studios and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Some big projects : Created a gingerbread version of Staples Center that was rolled out to center court during halftime of a Los Angeles Lakers game. Baked a 5-foot-tall birthday cake for pop star Miley Cyrus.
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December 9, 1997
One Orange County office in the Home Savings of America network will be closed as part of the savings and loan's decision Monday to consolidate 25 branches statewide. The S&L will close its Seal Beach Boulevard office by Rossmoor within the next three months and move the accounts 1.3 miles to its Katella Avenue branch in Los Alamitos.
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May 5, 1998 | JOHN CANALIS
Community directors have approved the first budget in five years that avoided reserve spending, but four jobs were eliminated to achieve the balance. "It's very difficult to suggest that we reduce our staff," said James S. Mocalis, general manager of the district. "We have wonderful employees. I am very regretful."
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May 23, 2008 | David Haldane
Residents of this unincorporated bedroom community between Seal Beach and Los Alamitos will vote Nov. 4 on whether to become a city, the Orange County Local Agency Formation Commission decided Thursday. In a 6-1 vote following a three-hour public hearing, the commission approved placing three measures on the November ballot: Measure A: Whether Rossmoor should incorporate; Measure B: the imposition of a 7% utility tax on households in the community; and Measure C: the imposition of a utility tax at 9%. Measure A would be implemented only if either B or C is approved, said Carolyn Emery, a senior project manager with the commission.
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April 3, 1998 | JOHN CANALIS
A taller, stronger wall soon will surround Rossmoor. Community directors approved final plans Wednesday to rebuild the damaged icon that spans nearly a mile along Los Alamitos Boulevard and distinguishes the unincorporated county enclave from neighboring communities. Workers will tear down the wall and put up cement blocks, and then attach the original red bricks. The blocks will provide seismic strength needed to keep more bricks from falling or leaning further, officials said.
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April 14, 1993 | LYNDA NATALI, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The details of the mural that helped save Bill Salamon's life escape him now. * It took up one wall in the cafeteria where his Nazi captors would enjoy their meals. A picture of a German soldier sitting on a bench, his arm casually draped around a young girl's shoulder, he recalls. He was 16 when he painted it. "I probably survived the concentration camp because I knew how to paint and draw," says Salamon.
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January 19, 2000 | Ana Cholo-Tipton, (714) 966-5890
Rossmoor Community Services District Director Jim Alexander has resigned from the board effective last Thursday, after nearly eight years of service. The district serves Rossmoor, an unincorporated community of about 3,600 residents, as a policy-setting board of five elected members.
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February 16, 2009 | Richard C. Paddock
To the woodpeckers, the ridge-top homes in Rossmoor are the perfect place to stash their food. For years, the energetic birds have bored holes in more than a dozen town houses and hidden acorns in the walls. The homes look as if they have been raked by machine-gun fire. Residents of the retirement community have tried scaring them off with Mylar balloons that flap in the wind and giant battery-operated spiders that move toward the sound of a woodpecker hammering.
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January 10, 2009 | Susannah Rosenblatt
A Huntington Beach man who broke into an 83-year-old widow's home and sexually assaulted her during a botched burglary attempt was sentenced to 62 years to life in prison Friday. The victim was watching television in her Rossmoor home the evening of July 12, 2006, when Jeffrey Miller, 38, entered the residence by jumping a fence, removing a window screen and crawling through a bathroom window. Miller threatened to kill the woman, forced her to the floor and hit her in the head and ribs.
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November 6, 2008 | Susannah Rosenblatt, Rosenblatt is a Times staff writer.
Residents of the quiet, leafy corner of Orange County called Rossmoor declared loud and clear Tuesday that they like things just the way they are. Voters in Rossmoor, the county's would-be 35th city near Seal Beach and Los Alamitos, crushed a measure to incorporate by a margin of more than 2 to 1. "The slogan that we use: 'If it isn't broke, don't fix it,' " said Phil Wyels, part of the Rossmoor Preservation Committee against cityhood and a resident for more than four decades.
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November 5, 2008 | Christopher Goffard and Tony Barboza, Goffard and Barboza are Times staff writers.
An effort to turn a suburban neighborhood into Orange County's 35th city appeared headed to failure Tuesday in early voting as Rossmoor residents lined up on the side of remaining an unincorporated county island. The 1.6-square-mile sliver of land between Seal Beach and Los Alamitos would have been a self-sufficient entity supported by a new utility tax. Proponents of Measure U argued that cityhood meant local control and better services.
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October 21, 2008 | DANA PARSONS
When it comes to conspiracy theories, count me in. I just wouldn't have expected to find one in the unincorporated, quiet little bedroom community of Rossmoor. But there's a good one brewing in the enclave of roughly 10,500 people nestled between Seal Beach and Los Alamitos, where voters will decide in two weeks whether to become a city. An apparently sizable number of locals favoring cityhood wonder why the union representing the Orange County Sheriff's Department is so actively opposing them.
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October 19, 2008 | Susannah Rosenblatt, Times Staff Writer
Rossmoor, the tidy 1950s-era community bordered by a red brick wall, could become the second-smallest city in Orange County -- Villa Park is the tiniest -- if residents vote to incorporate on Election Day. At issue is whether the sliver of suburb with 10,500 residents can support itself financially with one small retail center. If voters approve cityhood, a majority must also support either a 7% or 9% utility tax to help keep the city afloat.
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October 17, 2000 | Sharon Nagy, (714) 966-5832
The board of directors of the Rossmoor Community Services District will hold a public hearing at its meeting tonight to discuss whether to offer a discounted rate to nonprofit organizations that want to use Rossmoor facilities. The board also will hear a progress report from a contractor that has been doing landscaping and maintenance improvements on local parks for the last six months. The board meets at 7 p.m. at 3001 Blume Drive.
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May 28, 1997 | CATHY WERBLIN
Expanses of grass, shade trees and tennis courts, where the pop of ball against racquet resonates all day long, characterize Rossmoor Park, one of two areas administered by the Rossmoor Community Services District. The 8.5-acre Rossmoor and 8.2-acre Rush Park offer residents an array of facilities, including a sand volleyball court, baseball diamonds and tot lots. The parks also have horseshoe-pitching areas and picnic tables.
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May 23, 2008 | David Haldane
Residents of this unincorporated bedroom community between Seal Beach and Los Alamitos will vote Nov. 4 on whether to become a city, the Orange County Local Agency Formation Commission decided Thursday. In a 6-1 vote following a three-hour public hearing, the commission approved placing three measures on the November ballot: Measure A: Whether Rossmoor should incorporate; Measure B: the imposition of a 7% utility tax on households in the community; and Measure C: the imposition of a utility tax at 9%. Measure A would be implemented only if either B or C is approved, said Carolyn Emery, a senior project manager with the commission.
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May 18, 2008 | David Haldane, Times Staff Writer
This year's Rossmoor Family Fun Day Picnic featured a Ferris wheel, hot dogs and bands. Parents and children tossed baseballs in Rush Park as vendors sold their wares. And a seemingly innocuous sign at a booth caused a bit of a stir: "City of Rossmoor," it said. The annual picnic is the closest thing to a municipal event in this upscale community between Seal Beach and Los Alamitos, an unincorporated section of Orange County just over the border from Los Angeles County.
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