Los Al Will Light Holiday Tree Its Own Way

The city is planning its own event this year, at St. Isidore plaza on Sunday, Dec. 2.

Los Alamitos will have its own – its first – holiday tree lighting ceremony this year, on Sunday, Dec. 2.

The event, dubbed Winter Wonderland at the Plaza, will run from 3 to 7 p.m. at St. Isidore Historical Plaza.

Entertainment will include music by students from the Los Alamitos Unified School District. The “winter wonderland” will be created with the help of snow.  

The city is partnering with the Los Alamitos Area Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals for the event. Sponsors include AYSO 159, Pacific
Medical Buildings, Los Alamitos Medical Center, Dapeer, Rosenblit & Litvak,
LLP, Chase Bank, Los Alamitos Youth Center and Nadel Architects.


Nat Ferguson November 18, 2012 at 12:18 AM
met00 November 18, 2012 at 12:55 AM
"The city is partnering with the Los Alamitos Area Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals for the event." I have been at every council meeting or read the agenda and minutes for every council meeting in Los Alamitos for the last 12 months. HOW THE HECK DID THE CITY OF LOS AL GET INVOLVED WITH THIS? No mention of it in any agenda. No mention of it in any minutes. Never talked about while I was in the meeting. WHO IS RUNNING THE CITY? It is clearly NOT the City Council. St. Isidore Historical Plaza - Well that's Poe. Los Alamitos Area Chamber of Commerce - Well that's Edgar. Sounds to me that Edgar and Poe have decided that they want to bury the city in an ACLU Suit with Americans for Separation of Church and State as well. If they though they pissed me off with the "In God We Trust" on the wall, they haven't seen anything yet. This stops Monday night, or the lawsuit follows on Tuesday.
Robin Itzler November 18, 2012 at 08:57 PM
I find it ridiculous that government plays the PC game when everyone knows it is a CHRISTMAS Tree, NOT a holiday tree. Separation of church and state means the state should not force religion on its citizens. I assume that all the people who get upset at the mere mention of CHRISTMAS insist on working Christmas Day - a legal government holiday. I am Jewish and not very religious, but I am very proud to be Jewish. I welcome the CHRISTMAS Season and am glad to see my Christian friends have such joy in their hearts and home. Christmas trees do not frighten me - they are beautiful. Growing up in Queens, New York, my family planned annual trips to Manhattan to see the Christmas Tree at Rockefeller Center and all the other store Christmas decorations. If I know someone is Jewish, I wish them a Happy Chanukah. If I know someone is Christian, I say Merry Christmas. If Los Alamitos has to call a Christmas Tree a holiday tree to avoid a lawsuit, so be it. It'll be our little secret ... because EVERYONE KNOWS IT'S A CHRISTMAS TREE! MERRY CHRISTMAS!
met00 November 18, 2012 at 11:55 PM
If St. Isidore Historical Plaza and the Los Alamitos Area Chamber of Commerce want to have a Christmas tree lighting, go for it. Have fun! If the City of Los Alamitos wants to have a Christmas Tree lighting, I will object. They can attempt to hide it by calling it a holiday tree lighting, but I want them to find me a reference to such a BS thing before they spend my tax dollars on it. As you said, its a friggin Christmas tree, and a entire thesaurus isn't going to change that. They wanted to have holiday banners, you didn't see me say a word about it. The banners had no religious significance. They wished everyone a happy and joyous holiday season. Had snowmen on them. No problems there at all. The city has already said that they endorse monotheism and monotheistic beliefs. It's one small step from there to saying that this particular monotheistic belief is the one we implicitly endorse. The city just gave about $6K in my tax dollars to the Chamber of Commerce so that the Chamber of Commerce could write a larger check to a charity and take bigger bows by using my tax dollars to offset the costs of WWR. I am really tired of my tax dollars being used as gifts of public funds to Edgar's and Poe's charities. It's defrauding the taxpayers. If we wanted to support the Chamber of Commerce or St. Isidore Historical Plaza we could dig into our pockets and do so, just like we do with all the other charities that we choose to support.


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