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Today’s weather forecast for Friday, July 25

Posted  July 25, 2014  by  courtesy

Today’s local weather: Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 85. Light southwest wind increasing to 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.

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Today’s weather forecast for Thursday, July 24

Posted  July 24, 2014  by  courtesy

Today’s local weather: Sunny, with a high near 91. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.

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33rd Annual Cypress 5k/10k Run/Walk this Saturday, July 26

Posted  July 20, 2014  by  cehwiedel

Editor’s note: while the race marks its thirty-third run, the Cypress Community Festival will mark its thirty-fourth appearance the same day. Come down for pancakes flipped just for you by the Cypress Kiwanis Club — and much, much more — at Oak Knoll Park, 5700 Orange Ave., from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. This year […]

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Mr Schnitzel wins wiener crazy eights at Los Alamitos Race Course

Posted  July 20, 2014  by  courtesy

It was a night of crazy eights during the 19th running of the Wienerschnitzel Wiener Nationals, as four of the 10 trial winners on the night won from starting post number eight on Saturday at Los Alamitos Race Course. The winning wiener in the championship race also started from post number eight; as Luis and […]

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Today’s weather forecast for Sunday, July 20

Posted  July 20, 2014  by  courtesy

Today’s local weather: Mostly sunny, with a high near 80. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

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Summer Thoroughbred Festival riding title won by apprentice jockey

Posted  July 13, 2014  by  courtesy

Apprentice jockey Drayden VanDyke wrapped up the riding title at the inaugural Summer Thoroughbred Festival with a pair of victories Sunday at Los Alamitos. The Kentucky-born and Arkansas-raised VanDyke, who will turn 20 in September, finished with 12 victories, four more than runner-up Joe Talamo. It was the first riding title for an apprentice in […]

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Posting a restaurant review on Yelp

Posted  July 13, 2014  by  courtesy

Most of us have certain apps on our smart phones that we use regularly. For example, I oftentimes check in on Facebook when I am at interesting places, and I use my airline app to check on the status of my flight times and departure gates. But it’s not very often that I post a […]

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Planning your “What I did on my summer vacation” essay

Posted  July 13, 2014  by  courtesy

Do you remember each year as you returned to school in the fall, your teacher said, “Take out a sheet of paper and write an essay about what you did on your summer vacation!”? What if, as in the comic Frazz the week of June 16, 2014, on the last day of school in June, […]

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College-bound students plump applications with summer internships and jobs

Posted  July 13, 2014  by  Margene Walz

Parents, remember the old days when you spent the summer doing nothing? This was a time for sitting on the beach, driving around or hanging with friends. Those days are long gone. Today, college admissions officers see meaningful summer activities as a demonstration of commitment and responsibility. They want their incoming freshman class to have […]

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Dance your way to fitness at the Cypress Community Festival

Posted  July 12, 2014  by  courtesy

Zumba Fitness instructor Lettie Morris will be showing Cypress Community Festival visitors how to dance their way to fitness. Her interactive demonstration will be at Oak Knoll Park in Cypress on Saturday, July 26th. Ms. Morris has been dancing to Latin rhythms ever since she could walk. She took her first Zumba class about ten […]

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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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Santa Ana man found dead in Anaheim parking lot

According to information released by the Orange County Coroner, Cesar Reyes, 28, a resident of Santa Ana, was found shortly before 11 a.m. on Thursday, June 12, in a parking lot in Anaheim. An autopsy has been completed, but th...
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California state revenues 10.8% below budget projections in November

The following information was released by the California Controller. State Controller John Chiang today released his monthly report covering California’s cash balance, receipts and disbursements in November 2012, showing ...
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Cypress Council approves second reading of ordinance restricting registered sex offenders

Over the protests of a number of speakers, and indeed against the advice of City Attorney William Wynder, the Cypress City Council voted a unanimous second approval for an ordinance restricting registered sex offenders with[in]...
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Marketing Maven Robin Itzler as Madam President.

Hillary for President

If I had $10 for every American who voted for Barack Obama solely because they wanted to elect America’s first black president, I’d be a wealthy woman. Speaking of women, there are many voters who would pull the lever for H...
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Residents and non-residents speak about the anti-Kusumoto flyer at Los Alamitos City Council [UPDATED]

Business entirely unrelated to attempted recordings and anonymously printed flyers was conducted at the regular meeting of the Los Alamitos City Council on Monday, May 20. But all that other business will be covered separately....
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Surprises at the debate between Troy Edgar and Travis Allen

Editor’s note: Orange County Breeze live-tweeted the debate at twitter.com/OC_Breeze. As promised, Villa Park Councilwoman Deborah Pauly ran a tight debate as Los Alamitos Mayor Troy Edgar and Huntington Beach financial a...
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The Marketing Maven: After the election, what next?

My prediction was for a Mitt Romney win. I was in good company: Michael Barone, George Will, Newt Gingrich, Peggy Noonan, Steve Forbes, Dick Morris, Karl Rove and Rush Limbaugh also predicted that Romney would win the presidenc...
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Marketing and more: The debate over service dogs

Update: the first paragraph has been edited to clarify after comments by readers showed that the writer’s intent was not clear. There’s been some debate about what constitutes a legitimate service/assistance dog. Accord...
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Nancy Pelosi supports executive overreach by President Obama

National Review Online has made the video clip below available of our junior senator, Nancy Pelosi, reacting to President Obama’s State of the Union address last night. She says that its A-OK with her if President Obama ignor...
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A beautiful day in the neighborhood, until the Health Department showed up

The Rossmoor Homeowners Association couldn’t have asked for more perfect weather for the Rossmoor Community Festival. Bev Houghton, in charge of checking vendors in, had the happy problem of finding room for more vendors than...
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The Marketing Maven: Keeping Christmas Kosher

There are two months each year when the divide between liberals and conservatives becomes wider than the Grand Canyon. The first is November, when Election Day demonstrates that America is a 50/50 nation. No matter who wins, ap...
by Robin Itzler
 

 
 
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Video of RCSD Shops at Rossmoor Ad Hoc Committee meeting, 10 Jan. 2012

From CSMP: This is coverage of the first RCSD (Rossmoor Community Services District) Shops at Rossmoor ad hoc committee meeting, held January 10, 2012 at Rush Park auditorium in Rossmoor. The committee was called for at the Dec...
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Cypress Chamber announces exhibitor booths still available for Community Festival

The following information was released by the Cypress Chamber of Commerce. The Cypress Chamber of Commerce still has high profile commercial exhibitor booths available for the July 28 Cypress Community Festival at Oak Knoll Par...
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The Marketing Maven: Seventeen reasons to vote for Obama on Nov. 6

After several columns promoting that Mitt Romney be elected President of the United States, it’s only fair that I devote at least one column to why voters should consider re-electing Barack Obama. This column is dedicated to ...
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Marketing Maven: Ship happens

Businesses large and small have marketing campaigns that highlight how they strive to satisfy their customers with outstanding products and/or services. Yet, even an award-winning marketing campaign can become an albatross when...
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Marketing Maven: Hooray for Marketingwood!

Editor’s note: IMDB plot summary of “Lee Daniels’ The Butler” — As Cecil Gaines serves eight presidents during his tenure as a butler at the White House, the civil rights movement, Vietnam, and other major events affe...
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LAHS boy’s varsity basketball vs. Villa Park

In tournament play on Saturday, Dec. 17, Los Alamitos High School’s Griffin boy’s varsity basketball team beat the Villa Park Spartans 72 to 62 according to MaxPreps. The Spartans rolled up points faster than the Griffins i...
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