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Billed cap and flip flops from the summer 2014 collection of surfer Leila Hurst. Photo courtesy of Vans.

Surfer Leila Hurst debuts summer collection at the Vans US Open of Surfing

Vans is excited to spotlight surf team rider Leila Hurst on the release of her first-ever head-to-toe women’s collection and proudly welcomes her as the 2014 ASP wildcard into the Vans US Open of Surfing Women’s WCT event. ...
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Huntington Beach teen arrested after threats posted online against surfing event

On July 25, 2014 at approximately 12:00 PM the Huntington Beach Police Department (HBPD) received information from another law enforcement source regarding a possible threat of violence at the Vans US Open of Surfing. The event...
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Kayak with family on Naples Canals in Long Beach

Try something new this summer! Bring your family and friends and join Cypress Recreation for a day on the bay on Sunday, Aug. 3 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.! Whether you’re an avid kayaker or a beginner, you will enjoy a cruise thro...
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Mendez Brothers (from left) Santiago, 26, Cruz, 29, and Samuel, 19. Courtesy photo.

Mendez brothers ride to win, place, and show at LARC

It was an all Mendez Brothers Trifecta in Saturday’ sixth race at Los Alamitos, as brothers Samuel, Santiago and Cruz Mendez finished first, second, and third in the 300-yards dash. Samuel, who at 19-years-old is the youn...
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Field of runners at start of 2013 Cypress 5k/10k Run/Walk. Courtesy photo.

33rd Annual Cypress 5k/10k Run/Walk this Saturday, July 26

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 muc...
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OC Blues look past Arizona loss to home game against LA Galaxy II

The Orange County Blues met west coast rival, Arizona United SC for the final time this season in front of 2,238 fans in 102 degree at Peoria Sports Complex. Arizona United had a three goal shut-out against OC Blues. The Blues ...
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Mr Schnitzel wins wiener crazy eights at Los Alamitos Race Course

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 winni...
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Former OC Blues goalkeeper back at the net

Goalkeeper Aaron Perez is a Blue once again. The San Dimas, CA native has been signed by the newly rebranded Orange County Blues FC Perez, 27, played with the Los Angeles Blues during the 2013 season, recording six saves in fou...
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SeaCliff Country Club hosting fundraisers in support of wounded warriors and their families

SeaCliff Tee It Up for the Troops, a non-profit organization dedicated to financially supporting veterans and their families post-conflict, is hosting a series of three fundraising events from August 22-25 at the SeaCliff Count...
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LARC declares first Summer Thoroughbred Festival a success

Los Alamitos wrapped a successful first Summer Thoroughbred Festival Sunday, averaging more than $5 million ($5,070,966) daily in total combined mutuel handle. “It was a great first step for Los Alamitos,’’ said Brad McKi...
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Summer Thoroughbred Festival riding title won by apprentice jockey

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 Sep...
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After poor debut last month, Doinghardtimeagain shines in Great Lady M. Stakes at Los Alamitos

Bouncing back from a poor effort in her 2014 debut last month, Doinghardtimeagain parlayed a pace-pressing trip into a victory in the Grade II, $200,500 Great Lady M. Stakes Saturday at Los Alamitos. The 1 ¼-length win over pa...
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Pony Baseball Bronco 12 World Series slides home safe to Los Alamitos Aug. 1 to 4

Los Alamitos Youth Baseball (LAYB) is proud to announce that they once again have been selected to host the 2014 Pony Baseball Bronco 12 World Series August 1st- 4th . The 4 day tournament hosts the top 12-year old baseball tea...
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California Chrome co-favored for Horse of the Year; star 3-year-old due back at Los Alamitos July 17

California Chrome, the 2014 Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner who calls Los Alamitos home, is the current co-favorite for Horse of the Year honors. The betting website williamhill.com has the 3-year-old, who is trained by Art...
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