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Protect seniors from financial abuse

It’s unfortunate but true: The elderly population is targeted for financial abuse or exploitation. In fact, by some estimates, this type of targeted abuse results in billions of dollars in losses each year. If you have elderl...
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Valspar and EnChroma together have designed new glasses to correct color blindness

What if someone designed a pair of glasses costing less than $500 that would allow the blind to see? Correction of complete blindness isn’t possible with current technology… but near-sightedness and far-sightedness have bee...
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Kathryn Atkins, a freelance copywriter and founder of Writing World. Courtesy photo.

Meet Kathryn Atkins, a local freelance business writer

Writing World creates marketing messages that bring you business. Writing World owner and founder Kathryn Atkins is a local freelance business writer Los Alamitos resident, president of the local California Writers Club, and a ...
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Youth Center acknowledges sponsorship of Alamitos Eye Care

Top local donor Alamitos Eye Care in Los Alamitos is being acknowledged for their on-going support during the Youth Center’s month-long Community Support Campaign which kicks off on March 31 at 7 p.m. at the Youth Center in L...
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Be prepared for those RMDs

You might not think that 70 ½ represents any particular milestone. But when you do reach this age, you will have to make some decisions that affect an important aspect of your life — your retirement income. Here’s the back...
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City of Cypress looking to hire

After a nudge from Huntington Beach, I thought to look to see what job openings there are in Cypress. Pickings are more scarce — only two. The City has had a lot of personnel changes over the last year — and changes...
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Time for some financial “spring cleaning”

We’ve just about arrived at spring, the time when many people spruce up their homes, yards and other parts of their surroundings. This year, why not extend that practice a little further and give your financial and investment...
by Sean Payne
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8th annual OC water summit set for May 15

Rain today, gone tomorrow? Droughts in California are expected to occur three out of every ten years… but what happens in California does not stay in California. Without proper planning and investment in water infrastruc...
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Courtney Wiercioch, Deputy Airport Director for Public Affaris at John Wayne Airport. Photo by C.E.H. Wiedel.

Cypress Chamber members hear about John Wayne Airport

Courtney Wiercioch, Deputy Airport Director for Public Affairs at John Wayne Airport, spoke about the Airport at a recent networking breakfast sponsored by the Cypress Area Chamber of Commerce. Although taken for granted by Sou...
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Legislative Analyst’s Office agrees that Cal OSHA needs more staff

The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA), part of the Department of Industrial Relations (DIR), is responsible for protecting California workers by enforcing occupational safety and health standards....
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Going that extra mile to offer great customer service

‘Good Is the Enemy of Great’ I actually saw that quote in a video on excellence that a local real estate company sent me today. The reason the quote caught my eye is it made me think of some recent experiences I have had wi...
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Celebrate grand opening of Main Street Cyclery under new ownership

Main Street Cyclery will be hosting a grand opening event on Saturday, March 14, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. to celebrate their new ownership. Jonathan Belding and Sloan Moore took over as owners of the iconic Main Street business in...
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Learn about real world social media campaigns for your business

Cypress College is offering a unique class for those who want to know how social media can work for any business — large or small. CIS 120 is an ideal way to find out what it takes to step into the world of social media &...
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Logo for Out of the Park Pizza in Buena Park, southeast corner of Ball Rd. and Valley View St. in Buena Park. Photo by C.E.H. Wiedel.

Cypress Chamber to help new pizza restaurant celebrate grand opening

Out of the Park Pizza opened quietly a handful of weeks ago to give staff time and experience before banging the drum to bring in crowds. But they’s ready now! So the Cypress Area Chamber of Commerce will help to bang the...
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