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December Dining, Arts and Entertainment now available!

Posted  November 25, 2014  by  shelley

Our popular monthly Dining, Arts & Entertainment (DARTS) listing is available as a downloadable pdf document. Now the December 2014 DARTS can be downloaded for free! From cover to back, it’s pages are stuffed with event listings, articles, and display advertisements for local people, venues and events. We encourage you to download the let us […]

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Today’s weather for Tuesday, November 25: high wind warning, red flag warning

Posted  November 25, 2014  by  courtesy

Today’s local weather: Sunny, with a high near 84. East wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the afternoon. Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 51. Northeast wind around 5 mph. High wind warning Periods of strong gusty Santa Ana winds through Wednesday for the coastal slopes of the mountains and for the inland […]

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Today’s weather for Sunday, Nov. 23

Posted  November 23, 2014  by  courtesy

Today’s local weather: Sunny, with a high near 77. Calm wind becoming west around 5 mph. Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 52. Calm wind becoming northeast around 5 mph in the evening.

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44th Annual Candy Caneland and Craft Faire scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 6 in Buena Park

Posted  November 17, 2014  by  courtesy

Bring the whole family to the 44th Annual Candy Caneland and Craft Faire on Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014 at Ehlers Community Center, 8150 Knott Ave. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. See the community center transform into a winter wonderland with spectacular decorations and activities! Free activities include a children’s snow hill […]

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Today’s weather for Saturday, November 15

Posted  November 15, 2014  by  courtesy

Today’s local weather: Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 70. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon. Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 54. Southwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening. This article is based on information released by the National Weather Service.

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Shop Los Alamitos on Small Business Saturday

Posted  November 14, 2014  by  courtesy

On November 29, 2014, shop owners and communities across the U.S. will once again rally to encourage shoppers to support local businesses. Los Alamitos is the hub of small businesses. One quick walk around Los Alamits and you can begin your day with a breakfast burrito at Nick’s Deli, purchase partyware at Le Paperie & […]

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Find unique holiday gifts at Cypress Holiday Bazaar

Posted  November 14, 2014  by  courtesy

Start your holiday shopping early at the City of Cypress’ annual Holiday Bazaar. Experience a fun-filled day featuring 44 vendors with unique handmade and commercial items, entertainment and delicious food! The event will be held on Saturday, November 22 from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. at the Cypress Community Center located at 5700 Orange Avenue. […]

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Find holiday gifts and support Precious Life Shelter at the Holiday Boutique

Posted  November 12, 2014  by  courtesy

Come support Precious Life Shelter at the Holiday Boutique on Saturday, November 15, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. This fundraiser will be held at 2941 Copa De Oro Drive, Rossmoor. A portion of the proceeds and raffle will be donated to Precious Life. The event will feature raffle prizes and a bake sale. Come […]

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Edison honors and hires veterans

Posted  November 11, 2014  by  courtesy

When Southern California Edison (SCE) called April Simmons this past July about a job opportunity, she was on active military duty. For the past 13 years, she has served in the Army Reserves as a sergeant first class in the 314 Military Intelligence Battalion. Simmons is one of several members of the military currently working […]

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SoCal Gas offers veterans jobs and support

Posted  November 11, 2014  by  courtesy

Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) joins the nation in saluting U.S. military veterans for their service and is proud of its employees who have served in the Armed Forces. SoCalGas is committed to hiring and retaining military veterans, veterans with disabilities and active military personnel. SoCalGas also supports organizations that assist veterans and works with […]

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December Dining, Arts and Entertainment now available!

Our popular monthly Dining, Arts & Entertainment (DARTS) listing is available as a downloadable pdf document. Now the December 2014 DARTS can be downloaded for free! From cover to back, it’s pages are stuffed with event l...
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Korean War veteran to receive rifle-volley salute during memorial at JFTB on Saturday

A memorial service with full military honors for U.S. Marine Corps veteran Sgt. Bruce Norman Denny will take place on Saturday afternoon (Nov. 29) at 2 p.m. at Joint Forces Training Base Los Alamitos. Sgt. Denny, a Korean War v...
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Unplanned power outages in Orange County as of Tuesday, Nov. 25

As of this morning, Southern California Edison is working on the following power outages: Lake Forest, Paseo Sombra and Paseo Vereda: Started at 1:06 a.m. on Nov. 25. The cause was equipment problems. Edison is working to resto...
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Sa K. Lee, missing. Photo courtesy of OCSD.

OCSD asks public help in finding missing elderly Asian man

NAME: LEE, Sa K. – DOB: 08/15/1932 DESCRIPTION: Male, Asian, 5’7”, 150 lbs., black hair (salt & pepper), brown eyes CLOTHING: Gray sweatshirt and pants, white tennis shoes & black baseball cap LAST CONTACT: Saturd...
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Today’s weather for Tuesday, November 25: high wind warning, red flag warning

Today’s local weather: Sunny, with a high near 84. East wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the afternoon. Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 51. Northeast wind around 5 mph. High wind warning Periods of strong gusty...
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Garden Grove mayor ends recount

From the Orange County Registrar of Voters: The results as posted by the OC Registrar of Voters: CITY OF GARDEN GROVE Mayor Completed Precincts: 87 of 87 Candidate Vote Count Percentage BAO NGUYEN 11,785 42.4% * BRUCE ALLAN BRO...
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Los Alamitos holiday trash pick-up and street-sweeping schedule released

The City of Los Alamitos would like to inform the Public of the modified trash pickup and street sweeping schedule this Holiday Season. The observed Holiday’s for 2014 are: Thanksgiving Day, Thursday Nov. 27 Christmas Day, Th...
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Marketing and more: cruising on the M.S. Denny’s

Those who live in northwest Orange County enjoy great weather most of the year and a variety of ways to take short trips that don’t include air travel. The Marketing Maven’s favorite getaway vacation is a short cruise and s...
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New Youth Center music instructor Michael Reznick with his Band Class. He was recently hired and comes with 19 years of music instruction experience. Courtesy photo.

Michael Reznick welcomed as new music instructor at The Youth Center

The Youth Center in Los Alamitos recently welcomed Michael Reznick, a new addition to their Music Education Program. He brings 19 years of music instruction experience to the Youth Center. “Together with 17 other instructors,...
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Ortega Highway reopens after roadway reconfiguration

Ortega Highway between the San Diego Freeway (I-5) and Del Obispo Street in San Juan Capistrano reopened today. The segment was closed to allow crews to reconfigure the roadway as part of the I-5/Ortega Highway Interchange Impr...
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Seal Beach administrative offices will be closed from Dec. 22 until Jan. 5

The City of Seal Beach will be closed for the holidays beginning Monday, Dec. 22, 2014, and will reopen on Monday, Jan. 5, 2014. Emergency City services such as Police Department and Marine Safety will be unaffected by the clos...
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Dining at Knott’s is a holiday tradition

When it comes to holiday dining, no one does it better than Knott’s Berry Farm! Starting Thanksgiving Day, a bounty of delectable choices await hungry guests, from an all-you-can-eat champagne buffet at the famous Mrs. Knott...
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The Pattie, Kelly, and Wink team at Keller Williams Los Alamitos. Courtesy photo.

Keller Williams supporting Second Harvest food drive

For many years the Pattie, Kelly and Wink team at Keller Williams Realty Los Alamitos have collected canned goods and personal care items for the less fortunate. Over that time, the local community has donated thousands of poun...
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Mark Lengsfeld of Build It Workspace showing Cassidy Hornung at the Youth Center about how to design and print in 3D. Courtesy photo.

Build It Workspace leads 3D design pilot program at The Youth Center

Curious kids are learning something new at The Youth Center in Los Alamitos. Mark Lengsfeld of Build It Workspace in Los Alamitos conducted an Introduction to 3D Design and Printing workshop for the children from Nov. 12 to 14....
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Save 51% at El Mahroosa Cafe | 930 S Brookhurst St., Anaheim | 714-991-9200

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Woman’s Club of Cypress honored by Cypress Library

The Woman’s Club of Cypress (WCC) was honored by the Cypress Library for their generous support of library programs and activities during the Club’s Nov. 5 meeting. Library representatives Stephanie Anson and Cathy Hickle a...
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Yoga for everyone at Stanton Community Center

New yoga classes will being next week at the Stanton Community Center, 7800 Katella Ave. in Stanton. All levels and ages are welcome in the eleven-week classes that being on Tuesday, Dec. 2, or on Thursday, Dec. 11. Both classe...
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Today’s weather for Monday, November 24

Today’s local weather: Sunny, with a high near 82. Northeast wind around 5 mph. Tonight: Clear, with a low around 51. Light northeast wind increasing to 5 to 10 mph in the evening. This forecast was generated using inform...
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Los Al Rec accepting kids’ letters to Santa

Hey parents! It’s that time again… In the spirit of spreading holiday cheer, the City of Los Alamitos Recreation & Community Services Department is accepting children’s letters for Santa Claus! Letters must be dr...
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Super Queen Mum's Tea for Two at McKenna's | 810 Electric Ave., Seal Beach | 562-431-0200

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Artist rendering of expansion of Anaheim Convention Center, courtesy of City of Anaheim.

Anaheim Convention Center expansion project on track for groundbreaking in early 2015

The Anaheim Convention Center, LEED certified and the largest exhibition center on the west coast, will soon begin its seventh expansion project, furthering the Center’s standing as the preferred location for world-class meet...
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Bryant L. Francis appointed Director of Long Beach Airport

City Manager Pat West today named Bryant L. Francis, C.M., an aviation expert with over 18 years of industry experience, as Director of Long Beach Airport (LGB). Mr. Francis’ appointment will be effective January 5, 2015....
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Garden Grove water bills to increase an average of $1.20 on January 1

Increases in water rates and fees set by agencies that supply water to more than 34,000 customers in Garden Grove will result in a slight increase to consumers beginning January 1, 2015. The average water customer will see an i...
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FBI looking for Beachcomber Bandit for robberies in Long Beach, Grover Beach

The FBI and law enforcement partners are seeking information from the public that leads to the identity of an unidentified male suspect wanted for armed bank robberies in Los Angeles and San Luis Obispo Counties. The suspect wa...
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GOES West rainbow infrared satellite image for Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014. Image courtesy of NOAA.

Seven-day local weather forecast, 23 November through 29 November

Forecast details Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 76. East wind around 5 mph becoming calm: high warning Sunday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 50. Calm wind becoming northeast around 5 mph in the evening: high wind warni...
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CHP encourages Thansgiving travellers to buckle up to arrive safely

The extended Thanksgiving weekend is one of the busiest travel periods of the year. This raises the risk of a potentially serious or even deadly traffic collision. As families and friends gather for the holiday, the California ...
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