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Orange County Breeze spotlight for September 2014: Fall Makeover — personal, professional home!

Spotlight for September 2014

Articles in the Spotlight will appear in the Spotlight section of the homepage and linked below as they are published. The Orange County Breeze spotlight for September 2014: Fall Makeover — personal, professional home! Person...
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Sean Payne

Make the right moves to leave a legacy to grandchildren

On Sept. 8, we observe National Grandparents Day. If you have grandchildren, they will hopefully mark this occasion by sending a card, making a call or, best of all, paying a visit. But however your grandchildren express their ...
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North exterior of 40th Infantry Division headquarters building at Los Alamitos Joint Forces Training Base. Photo by C.E.H. Wiedel.

Lt. Col. Nathan Range to update Cypress Chamber on JFTB

Lieutenant Colonel Nathan Range, who serves as the Deputy Base Commander at the Joint Forces Training Base, will be the guest speaker at the Cypress Chamber of Commerce Networking Breakfast Sept. 9 at the Residence Inn by Marri...
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NV Energy approved to join expanded market to balance Western power grid

The Public Utilities Commission of Nevada approved on Aug. 27 NV Energy’s request to participate in the expanded Energy Imbalance Market (EIM), which automatically optimizes resources across a wide geographic region and in tu...
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Orange-based Valiant Brewing Company named to 2014 Ten Best at US Open Beer Championship

One of Orange County’s newest microbreweries is already making a name for itself in the national craft beer industry, with its award winning beer.Valiant Brewing Company first opened its doors in March of 2013. Head brewer Br...
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Cypress City Council approves additional thoroughbred racing at LARC

During their regular meeting on Monday, August 25, the Cypress City Council held a public hearing regarding a request to allow additional thoroughbred racing dates at Los Alamitos Race Course (LARC). A number of individuals add...
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French fries, a BBQ Bacon Char burger, and a lettuce-wrapped Santa Barbara Char burger at Habit Burger in Cypress. Photo by C.E.H. Wiedel.

Habit Burger in Cypress: cheerful service, good burgers, not costly

The Habit Burger Grill opened earlier this year at 6830 Katella Ave. in Cypress, a space that used to be a copy shop in the same center as Staples and Ross Dress For Less. When I asked if they had a list of menu items that are ...
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Map showing percent change in real GDP by state over 2013. Courtesy of BEA.

California ranks fifteenth in new BEA state-level economic stats

The busy beavers at the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) have developed new statistics to show economic growth across states. The new numbers are meant to provide a better understanding of state-level economies — what...
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BRACE and AGENT programs to give workshop on business cybersecurity

Mark your calendars and RSVP for the City of Cypress’ joint BRACE and AGENT Program Workshop which will be held on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 from 9:00 to 11:30 a.m. at the Cypress Community Center (5700 Orange Ave., Cypre...
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Stephany Bradford, recipient of $3000 scholarship from Eagle Community Credit Union. Courtesy photo.

Cypress student Stephany Bradford awarded $3,000 scholarship

Eagle Community Credit Union in Lake Forest recently awarded a total of $10,000 in scholarships to three Orange County students, including a $3,000 one to Stephany Bradford of Cypress Andrew Shensky, 22, of Yorba Linda was the ...
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Shown left to right in the featured photo are Executive Director Engineering & Local Resources John Kennedy, Senior Communications Specialist Diane Pinnick, Cypress Chamber Board Chairman David Macdonald and OCWD past president and current director Phil Anthony. Photo courtesy of Cypress Chamber of Commerce.

OC Water District talks to Cypress Chamber about on-going drought

Members of the Orange County Water District were guest speakers at the recent Cypress Chamber of Commerce Networking Breakfast at the Residence Inn by Marriott, discussing the on-going drought and what to expect in the future. ...
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SoCalGas declares quarterly dividend

The board of directors of Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) has declared regular quarterly dividends for the preferred series stock of the company as follows: SoCalGas: Preferred Stock $0.375 per share Preferred Stock Seri...
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Case Management Director Debbie Rivet. Photo courtesy of LAMC.

Debbie Rivet of LAMC recognized for professional innovation

Los Alamitos Medical Center (LAMC) is pleased to announce that Case Management Director Debbie Rivet has been recognized as a Readmission Innovator by the National Readmission Prevention Collaborative. “This prestigious award...
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Sean Payne

Avoid expensive errors when paying for college

It’s just about Back-to-School time again. If you have young children, you might be hustling them to the store for backpacks and binders. But if you fast-forward a few years, you can envision driving your kids a little farthe...
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