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Field of runners at start of 2013 Cypress 5k/10k Run/Walk. Courtesy photo.
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33rd Annual Cypress 5k/10k Run/Walk this Saturday, July 26

Posted  July 20, 2014  by  cehwiedel

Editor’s note: while the race marks its thirty-third run, the Cypress Community Festival will mark its thirty-fourth appearance the same day. Come down for pancakes flipped just for you by the Cypress Kiwanis Club — and much, much more — at Oak Knoll Park, 5700 Orange Ave., from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. This year […]

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Luis and Lois Hernandez’s Mr Schnitzel of Newbury Park. Courtesy photo.
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Mr Schnitzel wins wiener crazy eights at Los Alamitos Race Course

Posted  July 20, 2014  by  courtesy

It was a night of crazy eights during the 19th running of the Wienerschnitzel Wiener Nationals, as four of the 10 trial winners on the night won from starting post number eight on Saturday at Los Alamitos Race Course. The winning wiener in the championship race also started from post number eight; as Luis and […]

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Today’s weather forecast for Sunday, July 20

Posted  July 20, 2014  by  courtesy

Today’s local weather: Mostly sunny, with a high near 80. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

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Summer Thoroughbred Festival riding title won by apprentice jockey

Posted  July 13, 2014  by  courtesy

Apprentice jockey Drayden VanDyke wrapped up the riding title at the inaugural Summer Thoroughbred Festival with a pair of victories Sunday at Los Alamitos. The Kentucky-born and Arkansas-raised VanDyke, who will turn 20 in September, finished with 12 victories, four more than runner-up Joe Talamo. It was the first riding title for an apprentice in […]

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Karen Caplan of Frieda's Specialty Produce.
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Posting a restaurant review on Yelp

Posted  July 13, 2014  by  courtesy

Most of us have certain apps on our smart phones that we use regularly. For example, I oftentimes check in on Facebook when I am at interesting places, and I use my airline app to check on the status of my flight times and departure gates. But it’s not very often that I post a […]

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Planning your “What I did on my summer vacation” essay

Posted  July 13, 2014  by  courtesy

Do you remember each year as you returned to school in the fall, your teacher said, “Take out a sheet of paper and write an essay about what you did on your summer vacation!”? What if, as in the comic Frazz the week of June 16, 2014, on the last day of school in June, […]

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Margene Walz, Quest College Counseling. Courtesy photo.
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College-bound students plump applications with summer internships and jobs

Posted  July 13, 2014  by  Margene Walz

Parents, remember the old days when you spent the summer doing nothing? This was a time for sitting on the beach, driving around or hanging with friends. Those days are long gone. Today, college admissions officers see meaningful summer activities as a demonstration of commitment and responsibility. They want their incoming freshman class to have […]

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Zumba Fitness instructor Lettie Morris. Courtesy photo.
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Dance your way to fitness at the Cypress Community Festival

Posted  July 12, 2014  by  courtesy

Zumba Fitness instructor Lettie Morris will be showing Cypress Community Festival visitors how to dance their way to fitness. Her interactive demonstration will be at Oak Knoll Park in Cypress on Saturday, July 26th. Ms. Morris has been dancing to Latin rhythms ever since she could walk. She took her first Zumba class about ten […]

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Rossmoor-Los Alamitos RWF at the 2013 Cypress Family Festival: l-r: Rosemary Trez, Robin Itzler, MaryAnn Mills, Margene Walz
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Visit RLA RWF booth at Cypress Festival to find out about presidents and their pets!

Posted  July 11, 2014  by  courtesy

The Rossmoor-Los Alamitos Republican Women Federated, which also serves Cypress, La Palma, Seal Beach and other surrounding cities, will once again have a booth at the Cypress Family Festival. In addition to registering voters and sharing information about conservative values, there will be a “Presidents & Their Pets” display. Beginning with George Washington through Barack […]

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Ginny Harman of Go Country 105 FM will broadcast live from the Cypress Community Festival.
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Ginny Harman of Go Country 105 returning to emcee Cypress Festival

Posted  July 8, 2014  by  courtesy

Cypress Community Festival guests will be in for a real treat when country radio personality Ginny Harman of Go Country 105 FM takes the stage as emcee. Harman hosts a local country music radio show every weekday evening. On Festival Day, she will be making introductions for country artist Peter Brandon, the bluegrass band Creekwood […]

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A note to our Daily Overnight News Summary subscribers

Orange County Breeze publishes a Daily Overnight News Summary (DONS) to subscribers only — it’s free! We recently upgraded the software used to email DONS to subscribers. We apologize that, for a handful of days, no DONS wa...
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Chevron sale of butterflies to fund research on pediatric brain cancer

Beginning on Monday, July 21, the McKenna Claire Foundation, a non-profit organization striving to spread awareness, increase community involvement and fund research of pediatric brain cancer, continued its partnership with Che...
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Driver's license photo of homicide victim Raul Jose Alcala courtesy of GGPD.

Garden Grove Police ask public help in cold case murder from last year

On Sunday, July 28, 2013, at 12:23 a.m., officers of the Garden Grove Police Department responded to a large party with a fight in the 12400 block of Darnell St., in the area of Harbor/Lampson. Upon arrival, officers found a su...
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Joedis Avila, community outreach manager, Ford Motor Company Fund, and Yvonne Gonzalez Duncan, President, LULAC Council in Anaheim. Courtesy photo.

LULAC efforts reap Ford grant for Anaheim High School

Students at the Independent Learning Center (ILC) at Anaheim High School will again benefit from a $20,000 dropout prevention grant obtained through the efforts of the Anaheim branch of the League of Latin American Citizens (LU...
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Bon Jovi tribute band opens Garden Grove free summer concert series

Relive the 80’s with Wanted, a Bon Jovi tribute band, tomorrow, July 24, at the free Summer Concert Series, sponsored by the Garden Grove Community Foundation. The American rock n’ roll band takes the stage at 6:30 p.m. at ...
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Courtroom Diary: The People vs. Steven Matthew LeClaire, Day 3

The matter of The People vs. Steven Matthew LeClaire (Case Number 11ZF0126) resumed on Monday, July 21, at the Orange County Superior Court Central Justice Center in Santa Ana. LeClaire is accused of two counts of attempted mur...
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Long Beach man dies in possible street-racing accident

On Monday, July 21, 2014, at approximately 10:15 p.m., Long Beach Police responded to the area of Ocean Blvd. and Orizaba Ave. regarding an injury traffic collision, which resulted in the death of a male adult, and serious inju...
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SBBPD VIPS award recipients, shown left to right: Steve Enos, Sophia Salaya, Laurel Mauk, Vonnie Shulten, and Ramzi Mansour. Courtesy photo.

Seal Beach recognizes five volunteers for their support of Police

On July 18, 2014 five members of the Seal Beach Police Department (SBPD) Volunteers in Police Services (VIPS) program were honored at a luncheon hosted by the “RSVP/OneOC” organization. Seal Beach Police Volunteers Ramzi Ma...
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Los Alamitos Medical Center welcomes new CEO

Los Alamitos Medical Center (LAMC) is pleased to announce that Kent Clayton is the hospital’s new chief executive officer. Clayton comes to LAMC with more than twenty years of healthcare experience. He has an impressive track...
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Unplanned power outages in Orange County as of Wednesday, July 23

As of this morning, Southern California Edison is working on the following power outages: Huntington Beach, Sea Witch Ln. and Kamalii Dr.: Started at 7:23  p.m. on July 22. The cause was equipment problems. Edison crews are wo...
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Today’s weather forecast for Wednesday, July 23

Today’s local weather: Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 87. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon. Related articles Seven-day local weather forecast, 01 June through 0...
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Los Alamitos Police blotter, July 7 to July 17

The items shown below are selected from the logs of the Los Alamitos Police Department. No inference of guilt is implied in showing any item. July 7, 2014 Suspicious Occupied Vehicle – 8:57 a.m. – Pine/Rossmoor - Th...
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Mr. T. Rex, the Dinosaur, will be at the Cypress Community Festival on Saturday, July 26 at Oak Knoll Park in Cypress, CA. Courtesy photo.

Discover Mr. T. Rex the Dinosaur on Saturday July 26 at the Cypress Festival

Mr. T. Rex, the Dinosaur, will be at the Cypress Community Festival on Saturday, July 26 at Oak Knoll Park in Cypress, CA. When you get to the Festival, follow the dinosaur footprints to the excavation site. Put on a hat, glove...
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Car-free streets on Sunday, Oct. 12, in Garden Grove

The City of Garden Grove is pleased to announce the official route for its inaugural “Re:Imagine Garden Grove – A Downtown Open Streets Event.” On Sunday, October 12, 2014, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., 2.85-miles of downtown G...
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Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals affirms IRS regulation on ACA

In a not uncommon case of conflicting opinion among Circuit Courts, the U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals issued an opinion affirming the Interal Revenue Service interpretation of section 36B shortly after the DC Circuit str...
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Huntington Beach Police arrest suspect on outstanding warrants after crash

A Huntington Beach Police detective spotted a subject wanted for various crimes committed in Huntington Beach in the area of Bishop and Brookhurst AVe. in the City of Westminster. Surveillance was conducted on the wanted felon....
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You are invited to the Cypress Community Festival Mixer

On Thursday, July, the Cypress Chamber of Commerce, in association with Vans and Cypress Community College will present the 2014 Cypress Festival Mixer from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Cypress College Pond. There is a $5 donation t...
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DC Circuit Court strikes down IRS tax credit for federal health exchanges

This morning, the DC Circuit Court of Appeals struck down an IRS interpretation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that allowed the IRS to give tax credits for health insurance purchased on federal exchanges, in ...
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