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Today’s weather for Friday, August 1

Posted  August 1, 2014  by  courtesy

Today’s local weather: Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 87. Light south wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 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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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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Ginny Harman of Go Country 105 FM will broadcast live from the Cypress Community Festival.
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Ginny Harman of Go Country 105 returning to emcee Cypress Festival

Posted  July 8, 2014  by  courtesy

Cypress Community Festival guests will be in for a real treat when country radio personality Ginny Harman of Go Country 105 FM takes the stage as emcee. Harman hosts a local country music radio show every weekday evening. On Festival Day, she will be making introductions for country artist Peter Brandon, the bluegrass band Creekwood […]

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Anaheim PD planning DUI checkpoint tonight

The Anaheim Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint on August 01, 2014, at the 500 block of North Magnolia Ave. between the hours of 8 p.m. and 3 a.m. The deterrent effect of DUI ch...
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DUI enforcement operations planned this weekend

Deputies from the Orange County Sheriff’s Department DUI Task Force will be deploying this weekend to stop and arrest alcohol and drug-impaired drivers in the Department’s ongoing traffic safety campaign. DUI Saturation Pat...
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Unplanned power outages in Orange County as of Friday, Aug. 1

As of this morning, Southern California Edison is working on the following power outages: Brea, Redtail Dr.: Started at 7:52 p.m. on July 31. The cause is being analyzed. Edison crews are working to restore power to 19 customer...
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Today’s weather for Friday, August 1

Today’s local weather: Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 87. Light south wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.
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Save the date: Legislative Networking Mixer coming Aug. 22

The Legislative Action Committee of West Orange County (LACWOC) presents the Legislative Networking Mixer on Friday, August 22, from 5-8 p.m. at the Joint Forces Training Base in Los Alamitos. There are sponsorship opportunitie...
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Courtroom Diary: The People vs. Steven Matthew LeClaire, Day 8

The matter of The People vs. Steven Matthew LeClaire (Case Number 11ZF0126) continued on Tuesday, July 29, at the Orange County Superior Court Central Justice Center in Santa Ana. LeClaire is accused of two counts of attempted ...
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Explore Tuscany’s wine region at Michael’s on Naples

Michael’s on Naples will host an extraordinary wine tasting from Tuscany, Italy on Tuesday, August 5, from 5:30-7 p.m. The Tuscany wine region is in the northwest portion of Italy and includes seven coastal islands and is...
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Long Beach man arrested for murder in July shooting

On Sunday, July 27, 2014, detectives from the Long Beach Police Department arrested 21-year-old Long Beach resident Jemar Welch in the 300 block of Lime Ave. for the murder of Alexander Johnson. Johnson was struck by gunfire on...
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Anaheim Fire & Rescue participates in White House Innovation for Disaster Response and Recovery Day

In Washington, DC yesterday, Anaheim Fire & Rescue participated in a White House event with a focus on technology and social media for disaster response and recovery. Information presented at this event will strengthen the...
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Your legacy is in your hands

Unless you keep close track of obscure holidays and observances, you probably didn’t know that August is “What Will Be Your Legacy? Month.” Still, you might want to use this particular month as a useful reminder to ta...
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Diocese of Orange building radio broadcast facility in partnership with Immaculate Heart Radio

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange has begun construction of a radio broadcast facility within the iconic Tower of Hope on the Christ Cathedral campus. This facility will be capable of producing live and recorded shows and ne...
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Long Beach shooting victim succumbs to injuries

On Friday, July 25, 2014, at approximately 11:00 p.m., Long Beach Police responded to a shooting in the 3200 block of Baltic Avenue, which ultimately led to the death of a male adult. Officers arrived and located a male adult w...
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CHP seeks accreditation for its communication operations

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) is seeking accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA), for its communications operations. “The communication centers are the front lines o...
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Unplanned power outages in Orange County as of Monday, July 28

As of this morning, Southern California Edison is working on the following power outages: Rancho Santa Margarita, Desert Thorn and Firethorn: Started at 12:56 a.m. on July 31. The cause was extreme heat. Edison crews are workin...
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Today’s weather forecast for Thursday, July 31

Today’s local weather: Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 88. Light south wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.
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Chronic infection, smoke inhalation, or yet to be discovered cause could explain why ancient men and women had atherosclerosis

Examining the remarkably preserved mummies of five ancient cultures, the Horus mummy research team discovered atherosclerosis (narrowing of the arteries due to build up of fatty deposits) was present in humans long before we ac...
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Supervisor Moorlach joins Assemblyman Mansoor in announcing opposition to Caltrans toll lanes on the I-405

Supervisor John Moorlach will join Assemblyman Allan R. Mansoor in a press conference in opposition to Caltrans’ decision to impose toll lanes on the I-405 on Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. outside his District Office i...
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