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CA Supreme Court rules against summary judgement in Freeway Service Patrol collision

According to a judgement issued Thursday, Feb. 27 (pdf), the California Supreme Court has reversed a Court of Appeals judgement allowing a summary judgement in a case involving a Freeway Service Patrol (FSP) vehicle striking an...
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Cypress City Council approves sale of beer and wine at new Wing Stop

During the regular meeting of the Cypress City Council on Feb. 23, 2015, the Council held a public hearing regarding the application for a conditional use permit for expanded restaurant use and the sale of beer and wine at a ne...
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Real estate educational event at Courtyard by Marriott

Folks interested in the real estate industry are invited to a valuable educational event on Saturday March 14, 2015 at the Courtyard by Marriott, 5865 Katella Avenue, Cypress, CA 90630. Real estate owners, investors, and proper...
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Albertsons shopping center on the northeast corner of Valley View St. and Lincoln Ave. in Buena Park. Photo by C.E.H. Wiedel.

Ban of plastic grocery bags suspended after repeal measure qualifies

After a signature check conducted by California county registrars, Secretary of State Alex Padilla today announced the qualification of a ballot measure to repeal Senate Bill 270, legislation passed in 2014 to ban plastic retai...
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Seal Beach woman gets nearly 3-year sentence for real estate fraud

A Seal Beach woman was sentenced today to 35 months in federal prison for operating a $1.4 million fraud scheme that bilked clients who paid money in response to false promises of ownership in commercial real estate. Karen Hano...
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Westminster commercial property tax case reversed on appeal

Proposition 13 casts a long shadow. In the case of Dyanlyn Two v. County of Orange (pdf), the real property in question is the Golden Westminster Specialty Center, 15212 and 15300 Goldenwest St. in the City of Westminster. The ...
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Is recent rise in gasoline price caused by AB 32?

After an extended vacation from gas prices over $3 per gallon, residents of Orange County (and the rest of California) have seen the price rise again. According to gasbuddy.com: Location $/gal Orange County $3.061 California $2...
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A tiny bite of delicious perfection served at Coconut Rabbit in Los Alamitos. Photo by C.E.H. Wiedel.

Coconut Rabbit rates as a Westways “top pick”

In August 2013, Los Alamitos welcomed Coconut Rabbit Thai Bistro. Now the Southern California Auto Club — which opened an office in Rossmoor recently — has picked the easily-overlooked but never-forgotten-once-visited Bistr...
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Multiple news agencies report tentative agreement in West Coast Port labor negotiations

Multiple news agencies, including the Wall Street Journal, report that a tentative five-year agreement has been reached between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the Pacific Maritime Association. Union members...
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Women may face extra challenges in seeking financial security

On March 8, we observe International Women’s Day. On this occasion, thousands of events across the world will honor the cultural, political and social achievements of women. Of course, in many countries, women still face sign...
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Carl (left) and Nesi Stewart are recognized by the Los Alamitos City Council. Photo by C.E.H. Wiedel.

Carl and Nesi Stewart recognized by Los Alamitos City Council

The regular meeting of the Los Alamitos City Council was held on Feb. 18 due to the President’s Day holiday. During the presentations segment, local business owners Carl and Nesi Stewart were recognized by the City Council fo...
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Bruster's Real Ice Cream, 9963 Ball Rd. in Cypress. Photo by C.E.H. Wiedel.

Bruster’s Real Ice Cream coming to Cypress Plaza

The for lease signs in the window at 9963 Ball Rd. have been replaced with coming soon! and now hiring!* signs for Bruster’s Real Ice Cream. This is the south end of the same shopping center — Cypress Plaza — ...
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Long-time Los Alamitos business Frame Works evicted from Los Alamitos Corporate Center. Photo by C.E.H. Wiedel.

Frame Works evicted from storefront [Updated]

Long-time local business Frame Works has been evicted from its storefront at the Los Alamitos Corporate Center, 4474 Cerritos Ave. in Los Alamitos. Business owner Jeffrey Williams was served an eviction notice on Feb. 11 and is...
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Seal Beach Anytime Fitness holding mixer

Anytime Fitness is hosting a mixer Tuesday, Feb. 17, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at its Seal Beach location! Stop by for hors d’ouvres, wine and beer, and a raffle. Chamber of Commerce members can also bring in a raffle prize for a ch...
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