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Today’s weather for Wednesday, December 17: beach hazards

Posted  December 17, 2014  by  shelley

Today’s local weather: Showers and possibly a thunderstorm before 10am, then a chance of showers. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. High near 63. East wind around 5 mph becoming calm. Chance of precipitation is 100%. Tonight: A 20 percent chance of showers before 10pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 45. Calm […]

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Members: Lacy P, Derek T, and Alyssa B share the love this holiday season. Courtesy photo.
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Christmas Wish: Boys and Girls Club of Cypress fill member wish lists

Posted  December 9, 2014  by  courtesy

The Boys & Girls Club of Cypress is currently collecting holiday gifts and supplies from now through Dec. 19. The demand for assistance is great during the holidays and the Club is seeking your support. The Boys & Girls Club of Cypress is also selling handmade Christmas ornaments and has a Giving Tree with items […]

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Two young boys Tyler, 9, and his 10-year-old friend Mickey, just want a place to ride their motocross bikes - it's their Christmas wish. Photo courtesy of Loreen Berlin.
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Christmas Wish: help Santa find a location for a Motocross track

Posted  December 5, 2014  by  courtesy

Is “Santa’s helper” going to fulfill children’s wishes for a Motocross track? Dave Morse, a Garden Grove resident, who helps Santa each year in the City of Stanton, said he feels bad because he was hoping to fulfill requests from some young boys and girls for a place to ride their Motocross bikes, but so […]

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The signboard in front of Mac-Fusion on Main Street just north of Electric Ave. in Old Town Seal Beach. Photo by C.E.H. Wiedel.
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Local shopping spot: Mac-Fusion in Seal Beach

Posted  December 4, 2014  by  shelley

The best thing about progress made to date on the West County Connectors Project is that crossing the I-405 on the Seal Beach Blvd. bridge no longer takes forty-five minutes. That means everyone north of the freeway has clear sailing to Old Town Seal Beach and its funky, eclectic collection of shops on Main Street. […]

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Local shopping spot: Cypress Plaza East

Posted  December 4, 2014  by  Katie

While you’re out and about searching for gifts for your loved ones this holiday season, be sure to stop by Cypress Plaza East at the southwest corner of the intersection of Ball Rd. and Valley View St. at the border with Buena Park. There’s plenty of shopping to be had, plus a number of eateries […]

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Club members Albert H. and Kenny M. help sort canned goods collected by Club families to donate to We Care for the holidays. Courtesy photo.
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Christmas Wish: Boys and Girls Club needs items for after-school program

Posted  December 3, 2014  by  courtesy

The Boys & Girls Club of Cypress hosted a Canned Food Drive for the month of November. Members brought in nonperishable food donations to assist families in need during the holiday season. All collections were donated to We Care, a non-profit organization formed to meet the emergency needs of families with services such as food, […]

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A street musicians entertains the crowd prior to the start of the 2011 Seal Beach Christmas Parade. Photo by C.E.H. Wiedel.
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Local shopping spot: a magical time of the year in Old Town Seal Beach

Posted  December 3, 2014  by  shelley

Paraphrasing a popular bumper sticker about fishing, any day at the beach is better than a day at work… …but a magical day shopping in Seal Beach comes once a year, and this year that day is Friday, Dec. 5, when the Seal Beach Christmas Parade marshals on Ocean Ave., marches down Main Street starting […]

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A Santa Claus Christmas ornament at Green Street Interiors in November 2012. Photo by C.E.H. Wiedel.
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Local shopping spot: Get ready for the holidays on Los Al Blvd.

Posted  December 2, 2014  by  Katie

Los Alamitos is a haven for small businesses featuring treasures for the coming holiday season. From home furnishings to stationery, kids’ toys and beyond, Los Al Boulevard is a fantastic place to do your Christmas shopping and grab a bite to eat. Getting into the holiday spirit To top off any holiday party, Great Dane […]

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A parrot at Exotic Birds by Fran, 9215 Valley View St. in Cypress. Photo by C.E.H. Wiedel.
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Local shopping spot: Lincoln and Valley View

Posted  November 30, 2014  by  shelley

The intersection of Lincoln Ave. and Valley View St. is half in Cypress and half in Buena Park. This spot’s theme could be “discount shopping” based on the anchor stores on three of the four corners. Shopping The northeast corner is anchored by Albertsons and CVS Pharmacy on the north. Dollar Tree and Big Lots […]

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Surfrider Foundation membership cards for Patricia Kishel and Sunny Magdaug. Photo by SurfWriter Girls.
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Christmas Wish: support the Surfrider Foundation

Posted  November 30, 2014  by  Surfwriter Girls

SurfWriter Girls Sunny Magdaug and Patti Kishel’s Christmas wish is for volunteers to help the nonprofit Surfrider Foundation protect the world’s oceans, waves and beaches. By donating to the Huntington/Seal Beach Chapter (hsbsurfrider.org) or becoming a member, you can save the environment for future generations. For more information, visit hsbsurfrider.org. Supported programs Here is a […]

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Spotlight for December 2014

Articles in the Spotlight will appear in the Spotlight section of the homepage and linked below as they are published. (The article list below does not include articles in hand but not yet scheduled for publication.) The Orange...
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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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One citation issued in LBPD undercover ‘minor decoy’ operation

On Friday, Dec. 12, 2014, the Long Beach Police Department’s Vice Investigations Section, in cooperation with investigators from the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC), conducted an undercover operation throug...
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Orange County Family Justice Center adopts 38 families this holiday season

For six years, the Orange County Family Justice Center (OCFJC) has been adopting families in need for the holidays. Today, the OCFJC will be having their 2014 Adopt-A-Family event at the justice center, 150 W. Vermont Ave. in A...
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LBPD urges public to drive sober during the most wonderful time of the year

It’s the most wonderful time of the year… until you get a DUI. For many Americans “holiday cheer” involves consuming alcohol at parties and holiday events. So it comes as no surprise that there’s a spike in drunk driv...
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Changes in the American workforce: men who do not work

Amanda Cox crunches numbers from the Current Population Survey published by the U.S. Census Bureau to look at how the working population in the United States has changed since the turn of the millennium. In particular, she look...
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Representatives from the new AAA office in Los Alamitos at Winter Wonderland at the Plaza. Photo by C.E.H. Wiedel.

Winter Wonderland vendor: AAA Travel

The organizers of the 2014 Winter Wonderland at the Plaza would like to extend sincere thanks to vendor Barbara Perry, a travel agent at AAA Travel Los Alamitos, for participating in and supporting the community event. The part...
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Unplanned power outages in Orange County as of Wednesday, Dec. 17

As of this morning, Southern California Edison is working on the following power outages: Orange, north Fairbairn St.: Started at 4:04 a.m. on Dec. 17. Edison has identified the problem (caused by lightning) and is working to r...
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Today’s weather for Wednesday, December 17: beach hazards

Today’s local weather: Showers and possibly a thunderstorm before 10am, then a chance of showers. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. High near 63. East wind around 5 mph becoming calm. Chance of precipitatio...
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Los Alamitos police blotter, December 5 to December 11, 2014

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. December 5, 2014 Animal Information – 10:29 a.m. – 605 Fwy/Katella Ave. -...
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Cypress police blotter, December 4 to December 10, 2014

The items shown below are selected from the logs of the Cypress Police Department. No inference of guilt is implied in showing any item. December 4, 2014 Disturbance (Subject) – 1:24 p.m. – Bishop/Watson - A male su...
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Remembering Orange County’s first fallen peace officer, Undersheriff Robert Squires

On the evening of Dec. 16, 1912 Sheriff Ruddock received a telephone call from the Irvine station, telling him that a young Irvine girl had been attacked by a drifter who had fled into the hills. Sheriff Ruddock immediately rou...
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Representatives of Rossmoor Dental Group at Winter Wonderland at the Plaza. Photo by C.E.H. Wiedel.

Winter Wonderland vendor: Rossmoor Dental Group

The organizers of the 2014 Winter Wonderland at the Plaza would like to extend sincere thanks to vendor Rossmoor Dental Group for participating in and supporting the community event. The participation and support of sponsors an...
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Long Beach man killed in drive-by shooting

On Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014, at approximately 12:45 p.m., officers responded to the 1100 block of East Pacific Coast Highway in regards to a drive-by shooting, which resulted in the death of a male adult. When officers arrived, th...
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Save 51% at El Mahroosa Cafe | 930 S Brookhurst St., Anaheim | 714-991-9200

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Anaheim Police seek additional victims of police impersonator

On Oct. 26, 2014 at 10 a.m. two female adults were “pulled over” near the intersection of La Palma Ave. and Anaheim Blvd. by a male suspect who claimed to be a police officer. The victims reported they were driving south on...
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Following the administration of the oath of office, the new Los Alamitos City Council took its place on the dais. Photo by C.E.H. Wiedel.

Los Alamitos posts notice of city council reorganization

Los Alamitos City Clerk Windmera Quintanar has published a Notice of City Council Reorganization dated Dec. 16, 2014. In comments after taking the oath of office, new Councilwoman Hasselbrink said that her goal would be to gove...
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Orange County DUI Task Force holiday crackdown on impaired driving

This time of year, with all the holiday parties and festive occasions, many partygoers will be drinking. If you are celebrating with alcohol this holiday season, local law enforcement agencies have a message for you:  Drive So...
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Get in some last-minute holiday shopping before Christmas at Precious Life

Precious Life Thrift & Gift Shop will be holding a sale on Thursday, Dec. 18 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. You’ll find great bargains and receive a 50% discount on all clothing items! Punch cards are not included in the sal...
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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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Try it, then buy it: Cypress Rec offers free trial classes

Are you interested in a class, but not sure if you will like it or not? This winter you can try selected classes for free before you register for an entire session. Pre-registration is not required; just come and try it for fre...
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Unplanned power outages in Orange County as of Tuesday, Dec. 16

As of this morning, Southern California Edison is working on the following power outages: Cerritos (Los Angeles County), South St. west of Shoemaker Ave.: Started at 5:51 a.m. on Dec. 16. Edison is analyzing the cause of the pr...
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Representatives of Berro Orthodontics were giving away cards good for a free orthodontic exam at Winter Wonderland at the Plaza. Photo by C.E.H. Wiedel.

Winter Wonderland vendor: Berro Orthodontics

The organizers of the 2014 Winter Wonderland at the Plaza would like to extend sincere thanks to vendor Samuel S. Berro, DDS, a diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics, for participating in and supporting the community ...
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US Supreme Court sets 3-mile undersea boundary to California

In a supplemental decree issued yesterday (pdf), the United States Supreme Court plunged into land, water and resource politics offshore of California. The dispute dates back to the Truman Administration. In October 1947, the C...
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Today’s weather for Tuesday, December 16: high surf advisory

Today’s local weather: Showers likely, with thunderstorms also possible after 10am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 64. East wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Tonight: A cha...
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Exterior of Bogarts Coffee House on Ocean Ave. in Old Town Seal Beach. Photo by C.E.H. Wiedel.

Seal Beach Councilwoman invites residents to chat

Seal Beach City Councilwoman Ellery Deaton invites Seal Beach residents to Bogarts Coffee House, 905 Ocean Ave. in Old Town Seal Beach, for a neighborly chat with not only the Councilwoman but also with City Manager Jill Ingram...
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