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Top Ten Stories for Nov. 2 through Nov. 8

These were the most read stories at Orange County Breeze over the last week (excluding weather forecasts): Knotts Fire and Police Personnel Recognition Days honors those who protect our community Local election results: Cypress...
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Locked gate at entrance to parking lot of closed Mackay Elementary School in Cypress. Photo by Katie Wiedel.

Local election results: Measure R

Residents in Cypress approved Measure R, which rezones the former Mackay Elementary School site to allow development of homes and a public park. With all 33 precincts counted, here are the results as published by the Orange Cou...
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Local election results: Measure Q

Residents of Cypress failed to approve Measure Q, which would have rezoned the Cypress School District’s headquarters property to allow development of a new housing tract. With all 33 precincts counted, here are the resul...
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Letter to the editor: Measure Q raises questions

When Cypress School District introduced its land swap scheme that became Measure Q, many questions came to mind. Why would the district administrators want to exchange property with a developer instead of just selling it outrig...
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Yard signs in favor of Measures Q and R in Cypress. Photo by C.E.H. Wiedel.

Money contributed for (or against) local ballot measures

After looking at contributions for candidates in the Cypress City Council race, we’ll now look at contributions supporting (or opposing) local ballot measures. Measure Q This measure, if approved, would rezone the Cypress Sch...
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Cypress School District, Beverly Hempstead

Message from the Superintendent of Cypress School District

Cypress School District is proud of its continual growth and progress, building on more than 100 years of academic excellence. We steadfastly uphold the core belief that every child must be given an equal opportunity to achieve...
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Letter to the Editor: Responding to David Rose

Here is an attempt to briefly address the letter, dated Oct. 19, from Mr. Rose as the Chairman of Concerned Cypress Citizens. In 2011, a 7-11 Committee was formed, as mandated by California Education Code, to make recommendatio...
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Letter to the Editor: Measures Q and R — A sad state of affairs

When residents hear City Council members speak in support of Measures Q and R, it is important that residents know that in September 2012, the City signed a settlement agreement witht he School District that “the City hereby ...
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Steve Blount, Cypress School District Board of Trustees. Courtesy photo.

Candidate statement: Steve Blount Cypress School District

Steve Blount is a candidate for election to the Board of Trustees of the Cypress School District. Mr. Blount is a freshman incumbent — he was first elected four years ago. The Cypress School District serves parts of La Palma,...
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Opponents of Cypress Measures Q and R fight the wrong battle

I have read letters and editorials for and against Measures Q and R, which Cypress residents will vote on in the Nov. 4 general election. (See the reference section below that includes articles published here at oc-breeze.com.)...
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Locked gate at entrance to parking lot of closed Mackay Elementary School in Cypress. Photo by Katie Wiedel.

Cypress Chamber of Commerce Board endorses Measures Q and R

The Cypress Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors has voted to support measures Q and R, the land use zone change measures facing Cypress voters on Nov. 4. These measures will allow the Cypress School District to swap a closed...
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Letter to the Editor: Response to Valery Wagner’s letter to the Event Newspaper

I am curious as to why, in her letter to the Orange County Breeze, Cypress School Board President Valeri Wagner does not answer material questions regarding Measure M Bonds and upcoming Measures Q and R? Ms. Wagner complains ab...
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Arnold Elementary School in Cypress on Oct. 14, 2014. Photo by Katie Wiedel.

Arnold School celebrates grand re-opening after modernization

A.E. Arnold School invited local dignitaries to attend its grand re-opening and tour of its new, modernized facilities on Monday, Oct. 13. Arnold School was founded in 1969 and named for Alfred E. Arnold, the first mayor of Cyp...
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Guest editorial: Former Cypress mayor supports Measures Q and R

Hello. I’m Tim Keenan, former Mayor of the City of Cypress. I’m here tonight because I’m concerned about some of the misinformation floating around about Measures Q & R that are on the ballot for Nov. 4, and to remind...
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