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Today’s weather for Friday, August 30

Posted  August 30, 2014  by  courtesy

Today’s local weather: Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 89. Light south wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.

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Steve Luther Elementary School, part of Cypress School District. Photo by Katie Wiedel.
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Cypress School District Superintendent welcomes families to the new school year

Posted  August 25, 2014  by  courtesy

Dear Cypress School District Families: Welcome to another wonderful school year at Cypress School District! The start of a new year is exciting for all of us. The entire District team—from the Board of Trustees to teachers in the classroom to District support staff—spent the summer eagerly preparing for your student’s return. Cypress School District […]

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Locked gate at entrance to parking lot of closed Mackay Elementary School in Cypress. Photo by Katie Wiedel.
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Resident response to Cypress School District

Posted  August 23, 2014  by  courtesy

There is one thing I fully agree with the Cypress School District Administration on and that’s “Let’s remain focused and keep to the facts.” The District implies that I am the chief critic of the bonds sold but they don’t mention the OC Grand Jury’s June 25, 2014 report that is very critical of the […]

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LAUSD Superintendent Kropp welcomes families to the new school year

Posted  August 20, 2014  by  courtesy

Welcome to a new school year and another exciting time in Los Alamitos Unified! Last year, we saw tremendous gains in student achievement in academics, athletics, activities, and the arts. We appreciate the hard work and dedication of teachers, support staff, LAEF, families, and community members who join us in Igniting Unlimited Possibilities for Students! […]

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August

Parents reminded to immunize their students ahead of new school year

Posted  August 19, 2014  by  courtesy

With the new school year starting, vaccinations should be included in every back-to-school list. Parents are reminded to have their children up-to-date on required vaccinations before school starts. “Immunizations are a safe and effective way to help children stay healthy in school and protect them, and the people around them, from vaccine preventable illnesses that […]

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August

Cypress School District responds to published project criticisms

Posted  August 18, 2014  by  courtesy

Recently, a guest column in the News Enterprise regarding Cypress School District’s efforts to exchange its Mackay School site and its District Office site provided confusing, misleading, and inaccurate information. The author’s comments focused upon three principal areas: First, the author thinks the District should sell the Mackay and District office properties and pay down […]

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Sean Payne
August

Avoid expensive errors when paying for college

Posted  August 14, 2014  by  Sean Payne

It’s just about Back-to-School time again. If you have young children, you might be hustling them to the store for backpacks and binders. But if you fast-forward a few years, you can envision driving your kids a little farther — to their college dorms. And when that day comes, you’ll want to be financially prepared. So you’ll want […]

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St. Catherine’s Academy in Anaheim marks 125th anniversary

Posted  August 9, 2014  by  courtesy

St. Catherine’s Academy, an all-boys Catholic School with a military tradition, celebrates 125 years of existence this year. As the only Catholic school of its kind in the entire country and oldest elementary school in Orange County, St. Catherine’s is now accepting enrollment for their Transitional Kindergarten (TK) program. Classes for students grades TK to […]

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August

How you put on your socks is Important

Posted  August 8, 2014  by  courtesy

Each of us has two lives: our personal life and our professional life. You know, like the weekend vs. the rest of the week. Some people say you are two different people: the You that is at work—and the You on your personal time. But I do not subscribe to that philosophy. I believe there […]

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SurfWriter Girls Sunny Magdaug and Patti Kishel at the Century of Stoke exhibit at the International Surfing Museum in Huntington Beach. Photo by SurfWriter Girls.
August

Museum showcases century of surfing in Huntington Beach

Posted  August 8, 2014  by  Surfwriter Girls

Now that summer’s winding down and people are starting to think more about books and backpacks than bikinis and board shorts, if you want to hold onto summer a little longer, stop by the Century of Stoke exhibit at the International Surfing Museum in Huntington Beach (411 Olive Ave.). Less than an hour before the […]

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September Dining, Arts and Entertainment listing available now!

Our popular monthly Dining, Arts & Entertainment (DARTS) listing is available as a downloadable pdf document. Now the September 2014 DARTS can be downloaded for free! From cover to back, it’s pages are stuffed with event ...
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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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CIF-SS publishes 2014 eleven-man football pre-season polls

The Southern Section of the California Interscholastic Federation has published the following 2014 pre-season polls for eleven-man football. Central Division 2014 Rank School 2013 Record 1. Charter Oak 7-5 2. Kaiser 10-3 3. Dia...
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Pacific Symphony celebrates music director’s 25th anniversary with Joshua Bell performance

Pacific Symphony launches Music Director Carl St.Clair’s landmark 25th-anniversary “season of giants” with classical music superstar violinist Joshua Bell, plus two orchestral showpieces, a West Coast premiere and festivi...
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Labor Day Weekend Sale at Re-new

Re-new, a second-hand store supporting Grateful Hearts, will hold a three-day sale this holiday weekend, with everything in the store at least 20% off! Plus lots of clothing will be 50% off! Store hours: Saturday, Aug. 30, and ...
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Unplanned power outages in Orange County as of Saturday, Aug. 30

As of this morning, Southern California Edison is working on the following power outages: Irvine, Culver Dr. between Warner Ave. and Irvine Center Dr.: Started at 1:01 a.m. on Aug. 30. The cause was equipment problems. Edison h...
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Man dies in van in Huntington Beach

According to the Orange County Coroner, an unidentified man died in a parked van in the 16900 block of Lyndon St. in Huntington Beach shortly after 12:30 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 29. No further information was released. The Hunting...
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Today’s weather for Friday, August 30

Today’s local weather: Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 89. Light south wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.
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Long Beach PD reminds drivers that students have returned to school

The Long Beach Police Department would like to remind everyone that with school beginning on Wednesday, September 3, 2014, and with the volume of pedestrian traffic around schools increasing dramatically, all commuters are enco...
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Bill to require greater accountability at residential treatment facilities sent to governor

Assemblyman Allan Mansoor’s (R- Costa Mesa) Assembly Bill 2374, alcohol and drug residential rehabilitation home measure passed out of the Legislature with unanimous bipartisan support. AB 2374 now heads to the Governor for h...
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Good Shepherd Presbyterian offering class on Egyptian roots in Christian Scripture

A new class, A Distant Mirror – Christian Roots in Ancient Egypt – will be presented at Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church on Thursdays, beginning September 18 at 10 am to noon, continuing for 10 weeks until November 20. The...
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Save the date: 7th Annual Blessing of the Waves September 7 at Pier Plaza

The Blessing of the Waves is an event for anyone and everyone, all ages, all faiths. Come bless the waves with us as we focus for a moment on the importance of water and the environment in all our lives. Join Mayor Harper and o...
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Rotary Club hosts 23rd Annual Fishing Derby at Seal Beach Pier

The Rotary Club of Los Alamitos/Seal Beach held its 23rd Annual Fishing Derby on Saturday, August 23rd on the Seal Beach Pier. More than 75 children enjoyed the beautiful day by participating in the catch and release event. The...
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RHA holding monthly recycling drive Saturday, Aug. 30

The monthly RHA Paper, Cans, and Bottles Drive will be held Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014! Participants are reminded to please separate newspaper stuff from all other papers. There are some changes to non-paper collection: Glass bott...
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Half-day deep sea fishing trip | Pierpoint Landing | 200 Aquarium Way in Long Beach

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Try your luck at Rancho Los Alamitos Texas Hold ‘em Poker Challenge

Whether you are an experienced card player or never played poker in your life, you’re in for a great time at the Texas Hold ‘em Poker Challenge at Ranch Roundup on Saturday, September 6. If your luck holds out, you can win ...
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Triple-derby winner Moonist follows in sire’s hoofprints

Like father, like son. Ron Hartley’s Moonist became a three-time derby winner this season following a tremendous daylight victory in the Grade 1 $227,600 Golden State Derby on Sunday at Los Alamitos. Moonist’s derby triple ...
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Kennedy High in La Palma celebrates its 50th anniversary during September homecoming

Kennedy High School in La Palma will celebrate its fiftieth anniversary over three days during its September homecoming. And it wants alumni to attend the bash. An Alumni Celebration Night will take place the evening of Thursda...
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Make the right moves to leave a legacy to grandchildren

On Sept. 8, we observe National Grandparents Day. If you have grandchildren, they will hopefully mark this occasion by sending a card, making a call or, best of all, paying a visit. But however your grandchildren express their ...
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Lt. Col. Nathan Range to update Cypress Chamber on JFTB

Lieutenant Colonel Nathan Range, who serves as the Deputy Base Commander at the Joint Forces Training Base, will be the guest speaker at the Cypress Chamber of Commerce Networking Breakfast Sept. 9 at the Residence Inn by Marri...
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Cypress College Men’s Soccer starts season with a win against Cuyamaca

The Cypress College Men’s Soccer team kicked 2014 off on a good note earlier this afternoon after defeating Cuyamaca College by a score of 2-0. Sophomore forward Shawn Hansen and Sophomore midfielder Jesus Ibarra both hit...
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Rossmoor resident dies at home [Updated]

According to the Orange County Coroner, Rossmoor resident Gretchen De Stefano died shortly before 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 28, at her home on Wallingsfor Rd. Ms. De Stefano was 96 years old. The Orange County Sheriff’s Dep...
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Anaheim Bay breakwater damaged by high surf

As the featured photo and larger photo below show, a 25-to 30-foot section of the east breakwater protecting Anaheim Bay was partially washed away by yesterday’s extreme wave action, and the navigation aid at the end of t...
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Today’s weather for Friday, August 29: High surf advisory

High surf advisory High surf advisory for Orange County beaches through 8 p.m. Friday. Strong rip currents for San Diego beaches through 8 p.m. Friday. The large swell from Tropical Storm Marie will gradually decrease Friday. H...
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Labor Day closures in Long Beach announced

City of Long Beach offices and services will adhere to the following schedule on Monday, Sept. 1, 2014, for the Labor Day Holiday. City Hall re-opens on Tuesday, Sept. 2. Closed Animal Care Services and spcaLA Career Transition...
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NV Energy approved to join expanded market to balance Western power grid

The Public Utilities Commission of Nevada approved on Aug. 27 NV Energy’s request to participate in the expanded Energy Imbalance Market (EIM), which automatically optimizes resources across a wide geographic region and in tu...
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