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As we move toward commemorating Earth Day on April 22, it is interesting to note that it has been determined that there are approximately 400,000 types of flowering plant species canvassing the earth today. The Convention on Biological Diversity comprised of 193 members scoured over 600,000 plant names to refine the vast number of plant species listings into a singular master list. This was a 3-year process that was initiated at their 2002 Convention.

Over 125 million years ago, the very first flower thrived in freshwater lakes quite possibly nibbled on by the Brachiosaurus and Iguanodon Dinosaurs sharing the land at that point in our earth’s history. The “Montesechia Vidalii” as it is referred to has been determined to be the first Angiosperm, flowering plant, to exist. It’s discovery has occurred in Central and Northern Spain amongst what is now the mountainous regions of that country.

Lead Scientist, Professor David Dilcher of Indiana University has stated, “There’s still much to be discovered about how a few early species of seed-bearing plants eventually gave rise to the enormous, and beautiful, variety of flowers that now populate nearly every environment on Earth.”

The Flower Fields at Carlsbad® Ranch boast of nearly 50 acres of spectacular Giant Tecolote Ranunculus flowers brightening the hillside they emerge from with unbelievably vibrant colors as they reflect off of the Pacific Ocean in a symphony of natural magnificence. This breathless sight seemingly glorifying the arrival of Spring and rebirth has become an aspect of San Diego’s local heritage for over sixty years. The flowers are reaching their peak bloom right now and the fields are open until Mothers Day on May 14th.

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Out of the 365 chosen days in the year, it seems fitting that the culmination of the Flower Fields would rest yearly upon the commencement of Mother’s Day. Within the United States, Mother’s Day will be 103 years strong in 2017. According to Wesleyan Antolini in her Ph.D. dissertation, the founder of Mother’s Day, Anna Jarvis, began a lifelong commitment to promote, “…a day where you’d go home to spend time with your mother and thank her for all that she did,” by organizing the first Mother’s Day Observance in 1908 inspired by her own Mother’s death in 1905.

In it infancy, Mother’s Day traditions can be traced to ancient Greece and date as far back as the 1600’s. Throughout time, the radiant colors and stimulating fragrances flowers provide have been interlaced into the centuries of honor and celebration. O.C.’s Hair Police encourages you to pile the kids into the car and day trip to the Flower Fields. As you immerse you and your family within the awe-inspiring splendor of Mother Nature on display, we would like to offer the following thoughts.

“…flowering plants,…account for much more biomass than terrestrial animals and provide the structural canvass of the vast majority of land based eco-systems.” per Nick Fleming online, BBC-Earth.

Much like the radiant flower, so too shines the beauty and power of each and every Mother within the balance of nature and her profound relevance therein. In saying this, O.C.’s Hair Police believes it only appropriate then to memorialize in flowers that which mirrors proportional distinction in magnitude.

For those Mother’s that immerse themselves and their families within the living masterpiece of flora alongside the Carlsbad hillside, may you embrace your importance within as you glance upward toward Mother Earth speaking through the Flower Fields as their brilliance in virtue emulates your very own profound impression amongst us. Enjoy!FLOWER FIELDS

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IN IT TO WIN IT!

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“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.”

Mahatma Gandhi

Beauty Avenue located at 124 E. Yorba Linda Blvd. in Placentia is truly an avenue of beauty. Owner, Daniel Oh and his staff are deeply committed to the Yorba Linda, Brea, Anaheim Hills, Fullerton, and Placentia communities they serve. Exemplifying this is their ongoing promotion for hair donations to the non-profit children’s charity, Wigs for Kids, as well as their consistent outreach efforts to the H.I.S. House families and individuals located in Placentia.

Regularly, Beauty Avenue will conduct a day of beauty for the H.I.S. House occupants in transition while the same hair stylists and staff of Beauty Avenue are poised each and every day to donate the hair of those patrons that request them to do so for Wigs for Kids. Daniel Oh explains, “We are reminded daily how fragile life can be, and how thankfully blessed we are to have an opportunity to help people in need.”

In our effort to support Beauty Avenue’s commitment to its community and those in need, O.C.’s Hair Police is honored to provide a charitable contribution to both Wigs for Kids and H.I.S. House on their behalf. We would like to also thank Daniel and his Beauty Avenue members as they remind us that the beauty within each of us can truly change the lives of others through the simplest of gesture’s woven into an avenue of giving.

The journey leading one to a place of empathy and action is truly inspirational as well as deeply enlightening. Most definitely the evolution of Wigs for Kids and H.I.S. House exemplify just this.

The non-profit charity for children Wigs for Kids developed when a beloved niece diagnosed with leukemia, her Uncle a highly influential hair stylist, his promise to her, a flood, and the genuine compassion of the human spirit was tapped into.

Jeffrey Paul began the journey leading him to the creation of Wigs for Kids over 30 years ago. Paul’s niece had been diagnosed with leukemia. Devastated at the thought of losing her hair, Paul’s niece made an emotional plea to him to please provide her with hair so that she would not have to be bald when she tried out for the gymnastics team she had dreamt of representing ever since she could remember. Paul promised she would have hair.

Children are much more active than adults and their heads are smaller. This posed as a very difficult challenge for Paul. After countless consultations with doctors and prosthetics specialists, the creation of a hairpiece that would uphold its look as if it were a child’s very own hair was devised. The wig that Paul developed remains on the scalp before, during, and after the most rigorous child activities inclusive of gymnastics!

Chemotherapy saved Paul’s nieces life. Due to the Chemotherapy treatments that left her bald however, she chose to wear her wig for her gymnastics competition. Paul sat in the stands cheering her on as she pointed to her head while looking up to him after finishing a routine. In that moment Paul proclaimed, “Tears ran down my face. I knew that God was taking me to another place in my life. The time was right for me to reach out.”

In 1989, the Presbyterian Church founded H.I.S. House. The “H.I.S.” of H.I.S. House stands for Homeless Intervention Shelter. In its humble beginnings, this three bedroom two bath farmhouse nestled in Placentia where raising citrus fruit, walnuts, avocados, and grapes abound shared in the synergy of a town that boasted the Valencia Orange Growing and Packing company as a fabric of its community. The love that once was reflected in a nurturing farmhouse has grown in its goodness to become a transitional shelter for families and individuals that are suffering from homelessness.

The depth of compassion that is woven into this property is reflected in its now burgeoning 13 guest room, 5 bathroom, 2 kitchen and family rooms, one living room and library, and a resident manager quarters. The length of stay for its transitioning residents is 4-6 months. To date, H.I.S. House has lovingly assisted over 2000 families, singles, and children regain self-sufficiency.

Our human spirit yearns for the love from one another. We are blessed to have the Beauty Avenue’s, the Wigs for Kids, and the H.I.S. House’s amongst us and those within their organizations that drive a deep sense of connectivity and compassion as members of our very own communities.BEAUTY AVENUE       WIGSFOR KIDS    HIS HOUSE

“Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.” Mother Teresa

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Throughout the Netherlands and Scandinavia nearly 1,000 years ago, animal bones were laced to the footwear of those looking to travel on frozen lakes and rivers.  In 1592, a Scotsman developed an all-iron skate.  For the Dutch, this innovation lead to a surge in traveling on blades between villages as well as an efficient and popular means of transport beginning in the 1600’s.  On the Fens in England in 1763 the maiden speed skating race was launched, one hundred and twenty one years prior, the first Skating Club was established in Edinburgh in 1642.

North America was introduced to speed skating shortly after 1763. By 1850 and nearly eighty five years into being introduced to the sport, the U.S. had developed a lighter, sharper, all-steel blade. Americans have without question embraced the gamete of sporting events and pastimes offered within the realm of ice skating since its inception within our country.

The average daily degrees in Southern California reaches 75 farenheit.  The temperature required in order for a lake to begin to freeze from its perimeter inward is 32 degrees. During this process, the air must remain colder than the water. Southern Californian’s are not deterred easily and in this instance climate is not a factor.  Listed below are six of many ice skating rinks throughout our adventure seeking, health conscious County.  From public skate to figure skating to ice hockey to broomball, the sport of ice skating is thriving in the O.C.

As California enters into its rainiest season in five years, O.C.’s Hair Police thought it just might be good karma to assist in furthering this pattern by encouraging participation in a genuine winter sport established almost 10 centuries ago. In a sense, performing our very own rain dance!

Regardless of the reason, O.C.’s Hair Police hopes you will enjoy a wonderful family outing by accessing one of the many skate rinks in the O.C.  Enter into the same temperate atmosphere that ensures snow capped mountaintops along the Sierra Nevada mountain range which produces 95% of our water source in California.  May your winter wonderland excursion within the rink foster fond family memories and just maybe through osmosis the continuance of a rainy So Cal winter!   anaheim Ice     family fun!!!

http://www.anaheimice.com/http://www.avicepalace.com/ •  http://www.lficepalace.com/

http://www.khsice.com/ http://www.westminstericerink.com/

http://www.yorbalindaicerink.com/ http://www.clearleadinc.com/site/ice-skating.html

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As the denouement of 2016 transcends upon us, O.C.’s Hair Police would like to wish each and every one of our patrons blessings and peace throughout 2017. The assurance that the goodness in humanity will persevere as it has throughout history is reflected in the words of Lord Alfred Tennyson as he proclaimed in 1850 within his poem, “Ring out, wild bells” in 1850. We would like to offer these same sentiments in 2016 as our toast to the current New Year.

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https://www.poets.org/poetsorg/poem/memoriam-ring-out-wild-bells

Get out and Play!

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“IN IT TO WIN IT”

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“Healing is a matter of time, but it is sometimes also a matter of opportunity.” Hippocrates

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Anika Ortiz is 11 years of age.  Within these first precious years of life she has experienced tragedy on a level that one would hope to never be exposed to in a lifetime. From the depths of despair, Anika has continued to soothe her heartache through helping those that are struggling emotionally and physically also.  Anika has established a “pop-up” boutique with a portion of the proceeds being donated to low-income women and families challenged with depression, anxiety, substance abuse, domestic violence, and other difficult life altering issues.  

The name of her boutique is Anika’s Pink Closet.   It is located at the Mariposa Women and Family Center on West Town and Country Road in the city of Orange.  One time per month the boutique will be open at the Center spanning over the course of one year.  Each time the boutique is open, there will be a speaker discussing topics that are relevant to young girls such as bullying and setting healthy boundaries.  Anika herself will also offer her personal fashion tips while engaging her audience with mounds of self-confidence.  

Items in the boutique for purchase include clothing, accessories, toys, and other goods for girls.  Anika has cleaned her closet out as well as purchased on Craigslist to round out her initial line of product.  10% of all proceeds will be donated back to the Mariposa Women and Family Center.  Anika also encourages donations of items to be dropped off at the Center in order for her to sale.   

Anika lost her sister, Alejandra Hernandez, a couple years ago to domestic violence.  Alejandra was murdered by her estranged husband, John Rand Agosta.  Agosta is currently serving 50 years to life for this horrific crime.  Maria Ortiz is Anika and Alejandra’s mother.  She had wanted to honor her daughter while reaching out to others with similar experiences.  Anika’s desire to create a boutique was the catalyst to assist those that are looking to heal.  

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O.C.’s Hair Police would like to honor Anika, Maria, Alejandra, and the Mariposa Women and Family Center for the enormity of their hearts and the difference they are making within their community as our current “In It To Win It” recipients.  It is the unsung heroes amongst us that are able to provide strength to those in despair so that they may shed the past for a better tomorrow.  O.C.’s Hair Police is proud to assist in this process with a donation provided to Anika’s Pink Closet as well as the Mariposa Women and Family Center.  

“How beautiful a day can be when kindness touches it!” George Elliston

FAMILY FUN

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“The American, by nature is optimistic. He is experimental, an inventor, and a builder who builds best when called upon to build greatly.”

John F. Kennedy

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From March 19th to April 3rd, Knott’s Berry Farm will feature their Knott’s Boysenberry Festival. The Festival will offer live entertainment from the Peanuts Party in the Park to Crazy Kirk and the Hillbillies. Delectable Boysenberry Bites will be plentiful while Interactive Pie Making will most definitely be curious to engage in. The ride portion of the park will of course be open as well.

The Knott’s Boysenberry Festival is a fitting tribute to the founders of Knott’s Berry Farm, Walter and Cordelia Knott. We hope you will join the celebration while we encourage you to proudly immerse yourselves in the rich American tradition the Knott’s exemplified. As a family, they dared to dream. This positive synergy ultimately has afforded each of our families decades of enjoyment as we stroll through the park, perhaps as they did on their farm, sharing a moment in time together.

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Walter Knott was the first to produce the boysenberry. In 1932, Anaheim Parks Superintendent Rudolph Boysen approached his friend Walter Knott. Mr. Boysen had experimented with crossing the loganberry, red raspberry, and blackberry. He shared his knowledge and ingenuity with Walter in the hope that Walter could make the fruit thrive where Mr. Boysen had been unable to. As it stands today, all boysenberries in the world trace their roots back to Knott’s Berry Farm. Nurturing the hybrid berry to a thriving vine, Walter Knott deemed it a “Boysenberry” after his friend Rudolph Boysen.

Walter Knott resided in Pomona as a child. He and Cordelia Hornaday attended high school together. After high school, they married. In 1920, Walter, Cordelia and their 4 children moved, leasing a plot of land spanning 10 acres in nearby Buena Park within the neighboring county of Orange. L.A. County’s loss was truly Orange County’s gain.

The initial year of the Knott family farming was difficult however, their American spirit of entrepreneurship filled them with the sense that they would overcome and ultimately succeed. Indeed, they did. Within the second year,

their harvest was plentiful to the point that they began selling rhubarb, asparagus, and berries at a roadside stand. Their dreams and aspirations were fed by their success. In 1928, Cordelia opened a tearoom and berry market which quickly evolved into a restaurant featuring her fried chicken, homemade biscuits, and boysenberry pies. Eventually an amusement park and a mining ghost town were added. Go figure.

The Knott family transitioned their berry farm to Modesto in 1960 while the

amusement park entity of their humble beginnings continued to grow spanning to an impressive 165 acres as we know it today. The American spirit is most assuredly unique. O.C.’s Hair Police is grateful for the Knott Family and their embodiment of this American Perseverance so that we may all continue to be so encouraged to dare to dream.   https://www.knotts.com/boysenberry

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The origin of President’s Day transpired in the 1880’s as a federal holiday stemming from a desire to honor the birth date of George Washington, America’s Commander of the Continental Army during the American Revolution and the first president of the United States. In 1968, Congress moved to be inclusive of Abraham Lincoln’s February birth date of February 12th in this celebration. By 1971, the term President’s Day had taken hold and become a part of the American fabric. Lyon Air Museum located on the west side of John Wayne Airport in Orange County was established by Major General William Lyon. The Museum stands alongside Martin Aviation that was established in 1923 by famed aviation pioneer Eddie Martin. World War II had enormous impact on the 20th century. The Lyon Air Museum provides captivating and thought-provoking exhibits based on factual historical events of this time. There are authentic wartime aircrafts, rare vehicles, and related memorabilia that will reflect the courage and innovation of the American spirit. Take a walk down memory lane with your family. As we lead into President’s Day it seems only appropriate to enjoy being inspired by those American patriots that ensured our freedom and are honored at one of O.C.’s very own homegrown Museum’s.