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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

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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

FAMILY FUN

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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.

 

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MAY YOU ENJOY CELEBRATING THE HOLIDAYS

AMONGST FAMILY AND FRIENDS?

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FAMILY FUN!!!!

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Twenty-three years ago, Duane and Kelly Roberts saved the Mission Inn located in the city of Riverside from destruction. The Inn is a member of the prestigious Historic Hotels of America maintaining a rich history dating back to its very first guests in 1876. This California landmark “…evokes the romance and enchantment of a European castle…” At this time every year, The Festival of Lights is offered for everyone to enjoy by the Roberts as their gift to the community. The Inn proudly displays the largest manmade mistletoe at a size of 12’ x 8’ amongst 4 million dazzling holiday lights. This spectacle is a must see for families. The Inn is located on Main Street in downtown Riverside. Main Street offers horse-drawn carriage rides, an outdoor ice-skating rink, holiday vendors, and family-friendly entertainment. The Inn’s lobby offers a breathtaking Christmas tree that can be marveled at while enjoying a holiday treat from the original Casey’s Cupcakes®. Santa’s elves will even tuck your child in for a long winters slumber with a present-filled stocking and a keepsake book if you choose to stay at the Inn! An evening spent at the Inn and strolling down Main Street will leave your child believing in the magic of this time of year. Please click on their website to begin the memory of a lifetime. http://www.missioninn.com/festival-en.html

 

 

 

YMCA CAMP OAKS SCREENING 2015

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O.C.’s Hair Police’s Professional Technician and Lice Consultants (P-TLC’s) helped to keep Camp Oakes Camper’s summer camp experience nice…NOT one full of head lice last Saturday at this YMCA Camp Oakes Screening.

O.C.’s Hair Police wishes each camper a summer of adventure with friendships to last a lifetime!!!

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FAMILY FUN!

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“Books give a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, life to everything.” With this as our basis, OC’s Hair Police would like to offer innovative ways in which to immerse oneself into a summer of reading with your family.

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Check out our Pinterest at https://www.pinterest.com/ocshairpolice/summer-reading/

and click on our Lazy Days of Summer board to view ideas that will help to spark your creativity as you enter into a realm of limitless imagination.

HAPPY 4TH OF JULY!

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The love of one’s country bonds us

with a common purpose and mutual sense of belonging.

Let us not allow for this to be lost.

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O.C.’s Hair Police wants you to celebrate

the day while you celebrate your freedom

as an entity of a greater whole.

Happy 4th of July!!!

IN IT TO WIN IT RECIPIENT SUMMER 2015

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“There is no substitute for books in the life of a child.” Mary Ellen Chase

Mackenzie Bearup and Sheltering Books is our current “In It To Win It” recipient. Mackenzie is 18 years of age. She suffers from Complex Regional Pain Syndrome. This incurable disease characterized by severe pain, swelling, and changes in the skin inspired Mackenzie to create the Non-Profit Organization, Sheltering Books in 2007.

“Books are a uniquely portable magic.” Stephen King

Sheltering Books collects books to donate to homeless shelters, domestic violence shelters and residential treatment centers that house children throughout the U.S. To date, Mackenzie and her two brothers, Alex and Benjamin have delivered over 360,000 donated books to children in these shelters. Books have helped to remove Mackenzie from her daily discomfort caused from her disease. Recognizing the healing “magic” of books and her desire to offer this same sense of peace to those children perhaps in pain themselves of a completely different nature reflects a deep sense of thoughtfulness wrapped in pure goodness.

“Reading gives us someplace to go when we have to stay where we are.” Mason Cooley

As our “In It To Win It” recipient, O.C.’s Hair Police will forward a monetary donation to Sheltering Books reflecting our gratitude for their efforts to heal the hearts and minds of those children that find themselves in a less than desirable situation that they can neither fix nor remove themselves from physically. O.C.’s Hair Police would like to further honor Mackenzie’s efforts by establishing our very own “Sheltering Books” in our Treatment Center over the summer of 2015.

Walt Disney once wrote, “There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate’s loot on Treasure Island.”

The book donations that we receive throughout the summer will then be offered to the local chapter of Project Hope Alliance as they are collected. Project Hope Alliance has been working toward ending the cycle of homelessness throughout our country for over 25 years. In Orange County alone, there are 30,000 homeless children. Project Hope Alliance tirelessly works with homeless children to peel away the layers of stress, anxiety, and trauma so that they may stand the greatest chance of success in living a balanced, healthy life free from the emotionally paralyzing and chaotic state that homelessness triggers within the brain.

“You will be transformed by what you read.” Deepak Chopra

O.C.’s Hair Police recognizes that it is as a community that we define tomorrow’s level of kindness and sense of communal purpose by what we do today. It is in this spirit, that we excitedly ask to join with you to collect books to be donated to Project Hope Alliance. With each book that we receive from you, your child or children’s name/s will be placed on our “Best Day”     donor wall for those that follow to be inspired to hopefully do the same.

“…when you put a book in a child’s hands, you are bringing that child news of the infinitely varied nature of life. You are an awakener.” Paula Fox

We will be collecting books during regular business hours. A box will be placed outside our door for those that stop by when we are closed. In advance, O.C.’s Hair Police thanks you for teaming with us to help heal one child at a time.

CONGRATULATIONS!

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O.C.’s HAIR POLICE WOULD LIKE TO CONGRATULATE

THE GRADUATING CLASS OF 2015 WHILE WE WISH FOR YOU

THE GREATEST SUCCESS AND HAPPINESS!!

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“The future belongs to those who believe in the

beauty of their dreams.”

Eleanor Roosevelt