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Today’s weather forecast for Wednesday, July 30

Posted  July 30, 2014  by  courtesy

Today’s local weather: Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 87. Light south wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.

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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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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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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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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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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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Dining, Arts, and Entertainment for August 2014.

August Dining, Arts and Entertainment listing available now!

Our highly popular Dining, Arts & Entertainment (DARTS) listing is available as a downloadable pdf document. Now the August 2014 DARTS can be downloaded for free! From cover to back, it’s pages are stuffed with event list...
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Today’s weather forecast for Wednesday, July 30

Today’s local weather: Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 87. Light south wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.
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Courtroom Diary: The People vs. Steven Matthew LeClaire, Day 7

The matter of The People vs. Steven Matthew LeClaire (Case Number 11ZF0126) resumed on Monday, July 28, 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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Cypress starts sewer construction project at Valley View and Orange

The Public Works Department will begin construction on the Valley View Street/Orange Avenue Sewer Project, CIP Project No. 79. Preliminary work is scheduled to begin July 28, with major construction beginning August 4. The proj...
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Seal Beach Council approves November ballot measure to lower utility users tax

The Seal Beach City Council voted unanimously at its July 28 meeting to place a measure on the November 2014 ballot which would give Seal Beach voters the opportunity to update and lower their Utility Users Tax from the current...
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Casa Youth Shelter to host summer sale

Casa Youth Shelter, located at 10911 Reagan St. in Los Alamitos, invites you to shop our Summer Sale on Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, beginning at 7 a.m. and lasting till noon. Please bring your family and friends and shop for furni...
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Surfer Leila Hurst debuts summer collection at the Vans US Open of Surfing

Vans is excited to spotlight surf team rider Leila Hurst on the release of her first-ever head-to-toe women’s collection and proudly welcomes her as the 2014 ASP wildcard into the Vans US Open of Surfing Women’s WCT event. ...
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Long Beach residents invited to opening of Orizaba Park Community Center

Mayor Robert Garcia, 4th District Councilmember Patrick O’Donnell and the Departments of Parks, Recreation and Marine and Public Works invite the public to a grand opening ceremony for the Orizaba Park Community Center on...
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Long Beach appoints Jyl Marden as interim assistant city manager

Long Beach City Manager Patrick H. West announced today the appointment of Jyl Marden as Interim Assistant City Manager, effective August 2, 2014. “Jyl has been an integral part of the City’s Executive Management te...
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Assemblyman Allen asks for public support for legislation to protect beach fire rings

The SCAQMD remains opposed to AB 1102 and is still trying to take away our family pastime at the beach of enjoying a beach bonfire. We need YOUR help to let the Legislature know that the fight to preserve fire rings is importan...
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Huntington Beach Mayor strongly opposes I-405 HOT lanes

What will voters decide when it comes to the impending decisions about taxing and tolling today’s totally tapped-out drivers? The California Department of Transportation, under the administration of Gov. Jerry Brown, cont...
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Today’s weather forecast for Tuesday, July 29

Today’s local weather: Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 87. Light south wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.
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Listen to Mariachi Divas under the stars at St. Isidore Historical Plaza

St. Isidore Historical Plaza presents “Mariachi Under the Stars” featuring Mariachi Divas in Concert on Saturday August 23, 2014! The cost per person includes dinner. Dinner will be served from 5:30pm – 6:30pm. The Concer...
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Smart use of “variables” can lead to rIght answers for retirement

If you think back to your math classes in high school or college, you may remember that many of the problems involved the use of variables. Changing these variables around in any fashion would change the outcome of the problem....
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West Orange County Connector construction highlights for the week of July 28

The new east-half of the Seal Beach Boulevard bridge reopened Saturday morning, July 26. Here are a few photos taken by our crews over the weekend, just before the new lanes opened to the public. The WCC team would like to than...
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PLS Thrift and Gift Shop to hold Dollar Day Sale on Thursday, July 31

Break out your pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters — Precious Life Shelter Thrift and Gift Shop will hold a Dollar Day Sale on Thursday, July 31, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. See how far your dollars can stretch! Note: this sale ...
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Courtroom Diary: The People vs. Steven Matthew LeClaire, Day 6

The matter of The People vs. Steven Matthew LeClaire (Case Number 11ZF0126) continued on Thursday, July 24, at the Orange County Superior Court Central Justice Center in Santa Ana. LeClaire is accused of two counts of attempted...
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