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November Dining, Arts and Entertainment listing available now!

Posted  October 30, 2014  by  shelley

Our popular monthly Dining, Arts & Entertainment (DARTS) listing is available as a downloadable pdf document. Now the November 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 November 2014 […]

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Family-run Halloween maze raises money for homeless

Posted  October 27, 2014  by  shelley

With only two mazes, Fear Station in Stanton is about the same size as Shocktoberfest in Los Alamitos. Both events support worthy causes — Fear Station raises money for Illumination Foundation, while Shocktoberfest supports The Youth Center and St. Isidore Historical Plaza. But in one way, Fear Station is even tinier — it’s run by […]

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LBPD offers Halloween safety tips, warns of pot-laced candy

Posted  October 25, 2014  by  courtesy

The Long Beach Police Department would like to warn parents about marijuana laced candy, and encourage the community to practice safety tips to ensure a fun and safe Halloween. Can you identify which candies pictured in this photo are laced with marijuana? Surprisingly, all of them! These candies were found at various Long Beach marijuana […]

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Trick or Treat?

Posted  October 16, 2014  by  courtesy

It’s Halloween! In front of you is a huge bag, full of calorie-laden candy. You think, I am strong and I will eat only one piece of candy! Care to make a wager? The last week of October is the beginning of the TRICK OR TREAT TRAP that lasts clear through Jan. 2. One piece […]

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Kid-sized Camp Spooky offers non-scary fun on weekends and Halloween Day

Posted  October 11, 2014  by  courtesy

Weekends in October and on Halloween Day, Knott’s Berry Farm invites you and your family to join in on the Halloween fun in Camp Spooky. This daytime, non-scare celebration, of cheer rather than fear, is the social event of the season with shows, activities, costume contest all geared for kids ages 3-11. Kids can take […]

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Posted  October 11, 2014  by  Surfwriter Girls

With palm trees rustling in the wind and eerie shadows cast over the ocean, you can feel that Halloween is almost here. SurfWriter Girls Sunny Magdaug and Patti Kishel were curious about “things that go bump in the night” and decided to do some research on Halloween. Originally called “All Hallows Eve,” Halloween dates back […]

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OC Parks invites you to its Halloween Zoo-tacular

Posted  October 11, 2014  by  courtesy

OC Parks is pleased to present the annual Halloween Zoo-tacular at the OC Zoo located inside Irvine Regional Park on Saturday, Oct. 25 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Families are invited to partake in a fun-filled spooky day of activities with the animals of the OC Zoo. At Halloween Zoo-tacular, guests ages 12 and […]

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Shocktoberfest brings screams to Los Alamitos

Posted  October 5, 2014  by  courtesy

Prepare to be scared out of your mind in the Fall festive family fun atmosphere of the inaugural Shocktoberfest brought to you in partnership by the Youth Center and St. Isidore Historical Plaza on Oct. 24, 25, 26, and 31 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Plaza in Los Alamitos. For the first […]

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Denizen of Voodoo Village at Queen Mary's Dark Harbor 2014. Photo by Steve Treretola.
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QM’s Dark Harbor new mazes and monsters ready for their close-up

Posted  October 4, 2014  by  courtesy

The Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor has once again risen from the depths of a rich, haunted history to frighten those who dare through Nov. 2. This year’s Dark Harbor is thrilled to unveil a spectacle of new attractions that include two brand new mazes, the new The Voodoo Village, and an Exclusive Encounter on board […]

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Cypress Halloween Carnival offers fun and scares for families

Posted  October 3, 2014  by  courtesy

The Cypress Recreation and Community Services 35th Annual Halloween Carnival is scheduled for Friday, October 31, at the Cypress Community Center, 5700 Orange Avenue. The event is from 6:00 – 9:00 pm. The carnival is offered as an alternative to Trick-or-Treating and is geared as a family event. The admission for the carnival is $3.00 […]

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November Dining, Arts and Entertainment listing available now!

Our popular monthly Dining, Arts & Entertainment (DARTS) listing is available as a downloadable pdf document. Now the November 2014 DARTS can be downloaded for free! From cover to back, it’s pages are stuffed with event l...
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County-wide DUI taskforce deploying additional manpower on Halloween night

As Halloween is quickly approaching, the Orange County Sheriff’s Department is encouraging all residents to drive sober or designate a sober driver this weekend. Every Halloween there are people who make the choice to drive a...
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The Youth Center's Shocktoberfest 2014 at St. Isidore Historical Plaza. Photo by Katie Wiedel.

Shocktoberfest at St. Isidore a night of fun and scares for the whole family

There’s one more night of Shocktoberfest at St. Isidore Historical Plaza! The event is a collaboration between St. Isidore and The Youth Center under the direction of Lisa Lee. It features live entertainment, delicious fo...
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Los Alamitos seeks residents to apply for City commissions

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of Los Alamitos encourages residents to apply for open positions on City Commissions. Applications are now being accepted for the listed commissions. CABLE TELEVISION COMMISSION – This is ...
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CHP to distracted drivers: that email or phone call is not worth your life

In response to this growing incidence of distracted driving, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) has launched a yearlong, Adult Distracted Driving traffic safety campaign in partnership with the Office of Traffic Safety and the...
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Huntington Beach teen struck, killed by car

According to the Orange County Coroner, Huntington Beach resident Monique Zarazua, 17, was struck by a car shortly after 5:30 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 27, while walking at Beach Blvd. and Yorktown Ave. in Huntington Beach. Ms. Zara...
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Off-duty LAPD officer arrested for public lewdness in Huntington Beach

On Thursday, Oct. 23, shortly after 7:30 a.m., detectives from the Huntington Beach Police Department were conducting surveillance in the area of Bolsa Chica St. south of Los Patos Ave. The surveillance was part of an investiga...
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Storytime during the holiday season at the Los Alamitos-Rossmor Library

The Los Alamitos/Rossmoor Library will be resuming their fun filled reading programs in November. Preschool Storytime will be held Mondays at 11:30 for ages 3-5 beginning November 17 to Dec 15. Big Buddies & Books will run ...
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OC Registrar of Voters announces manual tally of votes cast

Pursuant to California Election Code section 15360 (d) this serves as public notice that we will be conducting a random draw of 1% of our precincts in the Nov. 4, 2014 General Election to be used in a manual tally of votes cast...
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Letter to the editor: a Cypress resident endorses Blount for CSD Board

The following letter was originally addressed to Steve Blount, who is running for re-election to the Cypress School District Board of Trustees. Related articles Candidate statement: Steve Blount Cypress School District (oc-bree...
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City of Long Beach invites public to open houses on the future of its civic center

The public is invited to attend two open houses and a City Council Study Session and share their thoughts regarding the future of the Long Beach Civic Center. The Civic Center has significant seismic deficiencies, and the City ...
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Unplanned power outages in Orange County as of Thursday, Oct. 30

As of this morning, Southern California Edison is working on the following power outages: Seal Beach, Leisure World, McKinney Wy.: Started at 8:06 p.m. on Oct. 29. The cause was equipment problems. Edison is working to restore ...
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Today’s weather for Thursday, October 30

Today’s local weather: Mostly sunny, with a high near 79. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.
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Special topics and screenings at the Cypress Senior Center for November 2014

The following programs will be offered at the Cypress Senior Center, which is located at 9031 Grindlay Street, just south of Lincoln Avenue and about a mile west of Valley View Street in Cypress. You need not be a Cypress resid...
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Save 51% at El Mahroosa Cafe | 930 S Brookhurst St., Anaheim | 714-991-9200

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Cypress City Attorney announces retirement

Long-time City Attorney William Wynder announced his retirement at the regular Cypress City Council meeting on Monday, Oct. 27. Bill Wynder, of Aleshire & Wynder, has served as City Attorney for over sixteen years. His wife...
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OC Register apologizes to subscribers

As subscribers to the Orange County Register, we received the following email apologizing for the lack of home delivery this month: This is about four weeks late — and the generic salutation (“Dear Orange County Register Su...
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Cypress Police Department introduces two new veteran officers to City Council

Cypress Police Chief Jackie Gomez-Whiteley introduced two new additions to the Cypress Police Department, a pair of experienced lateral transfers from large departments, quite a coup for the City of Cypress. 31-year-old David L...
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Personal pumpkin pie from Twice-Baked Baking Company, 8185 East Wardlow Rd. in Long Beach. Photo by C.E.H. Wiedel.

Twice-Baked is heaven-sent for gluten-free baked goods

Anyone going gluten-free for whatever reason should beat a path to Twice Baked Bakery, 8185 East Wardlow Rd. in Long Beach. Twice Baked Bakery opened three months ago in extreme northeast Long Beach, in the same shopping center...
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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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Long Beach puts process in place for selection of new police chief

City Manager Pat West today announced the process for selecting a new Police Chief, should a vacancy occur as a result of the November 4, 2014 election. The City Manager plans to conduct an expedited recruitment process of inte...
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CHP traffic safety programs awarded national recognition

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) today announced the receipt of a national award for its traffic safety programs. The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) has awarded the CHP the prestigious Clayton J. Hall M...
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Independent mailer for Stacy Berry finally surfaces

The City Council race in Cypress has attracted outsided expenditures, specifically from the Cypress Police Officers Association (no surprise there) and Southern California Coalition of Businesses and Taxpayers (huh?). From its ...
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Auto theft suspect sought by Seal Beach Police Department. Surveillance camera photo courtesy of SBPD.

SBPD seeks help identifying auto theft suspect

On Sept. 10, 2014, at approximately 10 a.m., a white male in his mid to late 20s wearing a red Chicago Bulls hat, a black shirt, and black shorts stole a woman’s blue 202 Toyota Sienna minivan from the 100 block of 11th St. i...
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Today’s weather for Wednesday, October 29

Today’s local weather: Sunny, with a high near 85. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.
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Cypress police blotter, October 16 to October 22

The items shown below are selected from the logs of the Cypress Police Department. No inference of guilt is implied in showing any item. October 16, 2014 Suspicious Person – 11:01 a.m. – 9000 block of Valley View St...
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