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One of Santa’s elves with a small sample of the bags and bags of toys collected at the Edgemont Cirlce block party on Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. Photo by C.E.H. Wiedel.
Community

Edgemont Circle elves collect piles of toys at block party

Posted  December 20, 2014  by  shelley

Last month, the residents of Edgemont Circle in Cypress invited friends, family, and neighbors over to enjoy an old-fashioned block party featuring lavish outdoor Christmas displays, a live deejay, luscious hot chocolate, spicey apple cider, fresh popcorn, and juicy hot dogs. Santa himself was there, to allow photos and a chance for youngsters to tell […]

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The Habit Burger Grill in Cypress. Photo by C.E.H. Wiedel.
Business

Local shopping spot: Katella at Knott

Posted  December 19, 2014  by  shelley

The looming closure of Tuesday Morning casts a bit of gloom over shopping at Meridian Plaza, a short block west of the intersection of Katella Ave. and Knott St. along Katella — unless you like insane deals on what’s left of their stock. The doors will close by Jan. 24. While that leaves quite a […]

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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.
Business

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.
Buena Park

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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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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LAEF welcomes renewed support from Alamitos Eye Care for King and Queen of Hearts Campaign

Alamitos Eye Care, an Optometric Corporation on Cherry Street in Los Alamitos, has continued their generous sponsorship of LAEF by providing $2000 to the King and Queen of Hearts Campaign at the Duke/Duchess level. The Los Alam...
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Seventeen-year-olds charged in Long Beach stabbing murder

The Long Beach Police Department is pleased to announce that charges have been filed against two male juveniles who were arrested in connection with the Oct. 31, 2014 murder of 19-year-old Enrique Avila of Long Beach. Long Beac...
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Suspect arrested in fatal hit-and-run in Anaheim

On Nov. 1, 2014 at 9:10 p.m. Daniela Palacios, 44, of Anaheim was struck by a pick-up truck as she rode her bicycle near the intersection of La Palma Ave. and Magnolia Ave. in Anaheim. After the collision, the pick-up fled the ...
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Huntington Beach man dies from injuries in Garden Grove collision

According to the Orange County Coroner, Huntington Beach resident Carson Milligan IV, 34, was injured shortly after 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 20, when the car he was a passenger in struck a utility pole on Valley View St. south ...
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Seven-day local weather forecast, 21 December through 27 December

Forecast details Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 70. Calm wind. Beach hazards. Sunday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 51. Calm wind. Beach hazards. Monday: Sunny, with a high near 77. Calm wind. Beach hazards. Mon...
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Stanton man dies from injuries in Huntington Beach traffic collision

According to the Orange County Coroner, Stanton resident Kim Xuan Vo, 73, was injured shortly before 10 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 19, when the car that he was driving collided with a pick-up truck at the intersection of Edwards T. a...
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Top Ten Stories for Dec. 14 through Dec. 20

These were the most read stories at Orange County Breeze over the last week (excluding weather forecasts): Missing Long Beach woman found in submerged car Teen attempts armed robbery of Seal Beach gas station Anaheim man killed...
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OCSD asks for public’s help in locating missing elderly couple

According to a special critical missing persons bulletin issued by the Orange County Sheriff’s Department, the public is being asked for information on the whereabouts of Laguna Woods resident Carl Tarantino, 83, and his wife...
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Today’s weather for Sunday, December 21: beach hazards

Today’s local weather: Mostly sunny, with a high near 70. Northeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm. Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 51. Calm wind. The article above is based on information released by the Nation...
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Two-year-old Dortmond takes home the prize in thrilling win of Los Alamitos Futurity at Los Alamitos Race Course

Making his first start around two turns, Dortmund, the 3-5 favorite, remained undefeated and became a Grade I winner, capturing a thrilling $500,000 Los Alamitos Futurity Saturday at Los Alamitos. Contested for the first time l...
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Shown in the featured photo are, at left, Ron Sarabi, General Manager of Hawaiian Gardens Casino; and, at right, Julie Rubin, Youth Center Office Manager. Courtesy photo.

The Youth Center recognizes ongoing support by Hawaiian Gardens Casino

Shown in the featured photo are, at left, Ron Sarabi, General Manager of Hawaiian Gardens Casino; and, at right, Julie Rubin, Youth Center Office Manager. The Youth Center presented a plaque to Mr. Sarabi recognizing Hawaiian G...
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Cypress High School Interact Club members help serve a free spaghetti and meatball feast for over 200 people at the annual Boys & Girls Club of Cypress Holiday Party sponsored by Cypress Rotary Club. Courtesy photo.

Cypress Rotary hosts holiday party for Boys and Girls Club of Cypress

The Boys & Girls Club of Cypress and Rotary Club of Cypress partnered to host an annual holiday party on Friday, Dec. 12. All members and their families were invited for an evening celebration at the Club that included a fr...
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Damsel in Defense attracted a big crowd once Winter Wonderland at the Plaza opened. Photo by Katie Wiedel.

Winter Wonderland vendor: Damsel in Defense

The organizers of the 2014 Winter Wonderland at the Plaza would like to extend sincere thanks to vendor Damsel in Defense for participating in and supporting the community event. The participation and support of sponsors and ve...
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Public help sought to ID suspect in robbery of Seal Beach Chase Bank

On Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014 at approximately 9:30 a.m., the Seal Beach Police Department received a 911 call regarding a robbery that just occurred at Chase Bank located at 13900 Seal Beach Blvd., in the City of Seal Beach. Acco...
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Former Costa Mesa City Manager Allan L. Roeder. Courtesy photo.

Garden Grove Council to consider approval of interim city manager

With just over a week to recruit and review applicants for the position of Garden Grove Interim City Manager, the Garden Grove City Council will consider at their meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 23, appointing former Costa Mesa City M...
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Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church at Winter Wonderland at the Plaza. Photo by Katie Wiedel.

Winter Wonderland exhibitor: Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church

The organizers of the 2014 Winter Wonderland at the Plaza would like to extend sincere thanks to exhibitor Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church for participating in and supporting the community event. The participation and support...
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American Monster Burlesque & Blues Show | Harvelle's Long Beach | 201 E Broadway, Long Beach | 562-239-3700

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Cypress announces holiday schedule for street sweeping and trash pickup

In observance of the holidays, the City of Cypress will be closed Wednesday, December 24 through Friday, December 26, and Thursday, January 1 through Friday, January 2. Street sweeping will be suspended during this period, but ...
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Los Alamitos announces winners of Holiday Decorating Contest

The Los Alamitos Recreation and Community Services Department would like to thank all the residents who participated in this year’s Holiday Decorating Contest and the volunteer judges who generously donated their time to judg...
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One of Santa’s elves with a small sample of the bags and bags of toys collected at the Edgemont Cirlce block party on Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. Photo by C.E.H. Wiedel.

Edgemont Circle elves collect piles of toys at block party

Last month, the residents of Edgemont Circle in Cypress invited friends, family, and neighbors over to enjoy an old-fashioned block party featuring lavish outdoor Christmas displays, a live deejay, luscious hot chocolate, spice...
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