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Today’s weather for Thursday, October 30

Posted  October 30, 2014  by  courtesy

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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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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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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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, 8285 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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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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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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Los Alamitos police blotter, October 17 to October 23

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. October 17, 2014 Suspicious Circumstances – 12:41 a.m. – 11000 block of P...
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Save 51% at El Mahroosa Cafe | 930 S Brookhurst St., Anaheim | 714-991-9200

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The Filipino Choir sings Christmas songs in Tagalog at Noel Night at St. Irenaeus Church on Friday, Dec. 6, 2013. The Choir is directed by Virginia Coquia and accompanied by Rhenee Ferrer. Photos and I.D. courtesy of David and Edna Ethington.

Save the Date: St. Irenaeus Choirs presents annual Noel Night concert Dec. 5

The Choirs of St. Irenaeus will present their annual Christmas concert, Noel Night, on Friday, Dec. 5 at 7:30 p.m. It promises to be a wonderful evening with beautiful songs of the season sung in a variety of styles by the pari...
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Get a jump on holiday shopping at Precious Life’s Huge Jewelry Sale

Precious Life Thrift & Gift Shop will be holding a Huge Jewelry Sale on Saturday, Nov. 1 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.! Don’t miss this second once-in-a-lifetime sale! Our September “better jewelry” table sale w...
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Garden Grove offers free seasonal flu shots and health screenings

Staying healthy during flu season is getting easier at Garden Grove’s H. Louis Lake Senior Center. Free seasonal flu shots along with free health screenings and health care information are being offered on Thursday, November ...
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Sunday Serenades presents musical tribute to America’s servicemen

Holy Cross Lutheran Church is pleased to announce the Opening of Sunday Serenades’s Third Season on Nov. 9 at 4:00 p.m. with a very special musical salute to America and the men & women who’ve served in our military...
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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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OCSD Deputy and Coroner to be recognized as Heroes with Heart

On Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014 OCSD Deputy Kyle Sheek and Deputy Coroner Brooke Beasley will be recognized at the 13th Annual Heroes with Heart Dinner and Awards Gala sponsored by TIP Orange County Chapter. TIP, also known as Trauma...
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CHP looks to lower teen driving deaths with revamped Start Smart program

Collisions remain the number one killer of American teenagers, killing almost as many drivers as passengers, and killing more kids than homicide or suicide. The same holds true in California. Saving teen lives through education...
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Unplanned power outages in Orange County as of Tuesday, Oct. 28

As of this morning, Southern California Edison is working on the following power outages: Fullerton, West Amerige Ave. near North Lee Ave.: Started at 1:51 a.m. on Oct. 28. The cause was equipment problems. Edison is working to...
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HBPD releases few details in officer-involved shooting

On Oct. 25, 2014, at 5:25 p.m. the Huntington Beach Police Department received a call of a reckless driver southbound Gothard St. from Heil Ave. The caller reported a male driving a dark-colored SUV forcing cars off the road. O...
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Today’s weather for Tuesday, October 28

Today’s local weather: Sunny, with a high near 81. Calm wind becoming west around 5 mph in the afternoon.
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Family-run Halloween maze raises money for homeless

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 suppor...
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