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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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Rossmoor-Los Alamitos RWF at the 2013 Cypress Family Festival: l-r: Rosemary Trez, Robin Itzler, MaryAnn Mills, Margene Walz
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Visit RLA RWF booth at Cypress Festival to find out about presidents and their pets!

Posted  July 11, 2014  by  courtesy

The Rossmoor-Los Alamitos Republican Women Federated, which also serves Cypress, La Palma, Seal Beach and other surrounding cities, will once again have a booth at the Cypress Family Festival. In addition to registering voters and sharing information about conservative values, there will be a “Presidents & Their Pets” display. Beginning with George Washington through Barack […]

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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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Woman convicted of pimping out of Anaheim motel

A woman was convicted today of conspiring to pimp two women from a brothel that she operated out of a motel. Ramona Judith Mora Garcia, 41, Anaheim, pleaded guilty today to two felony counts of conspiracy to commit pimping. She...
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Should you be a “hands-on” investor?

If you want to send your children or grandchildren to college, retire comfortably and achieve other important life goals, you will have to invest — it’s that simple. But the process of investing can sometimes seem anything ...
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Coroner investigators seeking public’s assistance identifying decedent

The Orange County Sheriff’s Department’s Coroner Division is seeking the public’s assistance identifying and locating family of an unidentified male decedent. On Tuesday, July 1, 2014, coroner investigators began conducti...
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Anaheim offers cooling centers and health care tips during warm weather

In times of higher than normal temperatures, Anaheim libraries and community centers serve as regional Cooling Centers, offering relief from the hot weather. The list of Cooling Centers is listed below.  In addition, the follo...
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Get the Early Bird Special price at Ranch Roundup before August 1st and save!

Everybody is talking about Ranch Roundup at Rancho Los Alamitos. Whoop it up for kids and raise big bucks for the educational programs and activities at the Rancho! The fun goes all night with casino games, the Texas Hold ‘em...
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UCLA Anderson shows California commercial development growing

A new forecast from Allen Matkins/UCLA Anderson expects commercial development in California to grow cautiously over the next two to three years due to improved job and income growth and inadequate supply of developed commercia...
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LBPD ask public help to identify robbery suspect

On Wednesday, July 2, 2014, at approx. 4:30 p.m., a female was attacked in the parking lot of a local shopping center located in the 4000 block of Atlantic Ave., and investigators are hoping that someone may be able to identify...
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Norwalk Sheriffs seek public help in finding missing teen boy

Detectives from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Norwalk Sheriff’s Station, are seeking the public’s assistance in locating David Arevalo, a 16-year-old male Hispanic juvenile, who voluntarily ran away fro...
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Courtroom Diary: The People vs. Steven Matthew LeClaire, Day 4

The matter of The People vs. Steven Matthew LeClaire (Case Number 11ZF0126) continued on Tuesday, July 22, at the Orange County Superior Court Central Justice Center in Santa Ana. LeClaire is accused of two counts of attempted ...
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Today’s weather forecast for Thursday, July 24

Today’s local weather: Sunny, with a high near 91. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.
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Chevron sale of butterflies to fund research on pediatric brain cancer

Beginning on Monday, July 21, the McKenna Claire Foundation, a non-profit organization striving to spread awareness, increase community involvement and fund research of pediatric brain cancer, continued its partnership with Che...
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Garden Grove Police ask public help in cold case murder from last year

On Sunday, July 28, 2013, at 12:23 a.m., officers of the Garden Grove Police Department responded to a large party with a fight in the 12400 block of Darnell St., in the area of Harbor/Lampson. Upon arrival, officers found a su...
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LULAC efforts reap Ford grant for Anaheim High School

Students at the Independent Learning Center (ILC) at Anaheim High School will again benefit from a $20,000 dropout prevention grant obtained through the efforts of the Anaheim branch of the League of Latin American Citizens (LU...
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Bon Jovi tribute band opens Garden Grove free summer concert series

Relive the 80’s with Wanted, a Bon Jovi tribute band, tomorrow, July 24, at the free Summer Concert Series, sponsored by the Garden Grove Community Foundation. The American rock n’ roll band takes the stage at 6:30 p.m. at ...
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Courtroom Diary: The People vs. Steven Matthew LeClaire, Day 3

The matter of The People vs. Steven Matthew LeClaire (Case Number 11ZF0126) resumed on Monday, July 21, at the Orange County Superior Court Central Justice Center in Santa Ana. LeClaire is accused of two counts of attempted mur...
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Long Beach man dies in possible street-racing accident

On Monday, July 21, 2014, at approximately 10:15 p.m., Long Beach Police responded to the area of Ocean Blvd. and Orizaba Ave. regarding an injury traffic collision, which resulted in the death of a male adult, and serious inju...
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Seal Beach recognizes five volunteers for their support of Police

On July 18, 2014 five members of the Seal Beach Police Department (SBPD) Volunteers in Police Services (VIPS) program were honored at a luncheon hosted by the “RSVP/OneOC” organization. Seal Beach Police Volunteers Ramzi Ma...
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