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One of Santa’s elves with a small sample of the bags and bags of toys collected at the Edgemont Cirlce block party on Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. Photo by C.E.H. Wiedel.
Community

Edgemont Circle elves collect piles of toys at block party

Posted  December 20, 2014  by  shelley

Last month, the residents of Edgemont Circle in Cypress invited friends, family, and neighbors over to enjoy an old-fashioned block party featuring lavish outdoor Christmas displays, a live deejay, luscious hot chocolate, spicey apple cider, fresh popcorn, and juicy hot dogs. Santa himself was there, to allow photos and a chance for youngsters to tell […]

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The Habit Burger Grill in Cypress. Photo by C.E.H. Wiedel.
Business

Local shopping spot: Katella at Knott

Posted  December 19, 2014  by  shelley

The looming closure of Tuesday Morning casts a bit of gloom over shopping at Meridian Plaza, a short block west of the intersection of Katella Ave. and Knott St. along Katella — unless you like insane deals on what’s left of their stock. The doors will close by Jan. 24. While that leaves quite a […]

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Members: Lacy P, Derek T, and Alyssa B share the love this holiday season. Courtesy photo.
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Christmas Wish: Boys and Girls Club of Cypress fill member wish lists

Posted  December 9, 2014  by  courtesy

The Boys & Girls Club of Cypress is currently collecting holiday gifts and supplies from now through Dec. 19. The demand for assistance is great during the holidays and the Club is seeking your support. The Boys & Girls Club of Cypress is also selling handmade Christmas ornaments and has a Giving Tree with items […]

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Two young boys Tyler, 9, and his 10-year-old friend Mickey, just want a place to ride their motocross bikes - it's their Christmas wish. Photo courtesy of Loreen Berlin.
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Christmas Wish: help Santa find a location for a Motocross track

Posted  December 5, 2014  by  courtesy

Is “Santa’s helper” going to fulfill children’s wishes for a Motocross track? Dave Morse, a Garden Grove resident, who helps Santa each year in the City of Stanton, said he feels bad because he was hoping to fulfill requests from some young boys and girls for a place to ride their Motocross bikes, but so […]

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The signboard in front of Mac-Fusion on Main Street just north of Electric Ave. in Old Town Seal Beach. Photo by C.E.H. Wiedel.
Business

Local shopping spot: Mac-Fusion in Seal Beach

Posted  December 4, 2014  by  shelley

The best thing about progress made to date on the West County Connectors Project is that crossing the I-405 on the Seal Beach Blvd. bridge no longer takes forty-five minutes. That means everyone north of the freeway has clear sailing to Old Town Seal Beach and its funky, eclectic collection of shops on Main Street. […]

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Local shopping spot: Cypress Plaza East

Posted  December 4, 2014  by  Katie

While you’re out and about searching for gifts for your loved ones this holiday season, be sure to stop by Cypress Plaza East at the southwest corner of the intersection of Ball Rd. and Valley View St. at the border with Buena Park. There’s plenty of shopping to be had, plus a number of eateries […]

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Club members Albert H. and Kenny M. help sort canned goods collected by Club families to donate to We Care for the holidays. Courtesy photo.
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Christmas Wish: Boys and Girls Club needs items for after-school program

Posted  December 3, 2014  by  courtesy

The Boys & Girls Club of Cypress hosted a Canned Food Drive for the month of November. Members brought in nonperishable food donations to assist families in need during the holiday season. All collections were donated to We Care, a non-profit organization formed to meet the emergency needs of families with services such as food, […]

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A street musicians entertains the crowd prior to the start of the 2011 Seal Beach Christmas Parade. Photo by C.E.H. Wiedel.
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Local shopping spot: a magical time of the year in Old Town Seal Beach

Posted  December 3, 2014  by  shelley

Paraphrasing a popular bumper sticker about fishing, any day at the beach is better than a day at work… …but a magical day shopping in Seal Beach comes once a year, and this year that day is Friday, Dec. 5, when the Seal Beach Christmas Parade marshals on Ocean Ave., marches down Main Street starting […]

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A Santa Claus Christmas ornament at Green Street Interiors in November 2012. Photo by C.E.H. Wiedel.
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Local shopping spot: Get ready for the holidays on Los Al Blvd.

Posted  December 2, 2014  by  Katie

Los Alamitos is a haven for small businesses featuring treasures for the coming holiday season. From home furnishings to stationery, kids’ toys and beyond, Los Al Boulevard is a fantastic place to do your Christmas shopping and grab a bite to eat. Getting into the holiday spirit To top off any holiday party, Great Dane […]

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A parrot at Exotic Birds by Fran, 9215 Valley View St. in Cypress. Photo by C.E.H. Wiedel.
Buena Park

Local shopping spot: Lincoln and Valley View

Posted  November 30, 2014  by  shelley

The intersection of Lincoln Ave. and Valley View St. is half in Cypress and half in Buena Park. This spot’s theme could be “discount shopping” based on the anchor stores on three of the four corners. Shopping The northeast corner is anchored by Albertsons and CVS Pharmacy on the north. Dollar Tree and Big Lots […]

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Seal Beach Police arrest three suspects in surfing store burglary

On March 19, 2014, at 12:23 AM, Seal Beach Police Officers arrested two juveniles and an adult male named, Riley Evans – 19 Years of Age, after the suspects entered the InFlight surfing business at 1250 Pacific Coast Hwy....
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Suspect assaults three Seal Beach officers during arrest

On March 18, 2014, at 11:24 PM, three Seal Beach Police Officers suffered minor injuries while attempting to subdue an unruly subject in the area of 1100 Electric Ave., Seal Beach. All three police officers were treated and lat...
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Long Beach Police declare St. Patrick’s Day saturation patrols successful

On Monday, March 17, 2014, the Long Beach Police Department’s Traffic Section conducted a Driving Under the Influence (DUI) Saturation Patrol, from 5 p.m. until 1 a.m. During the eight-hour operation, motor officers patrolled...
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Today’s weather forecast for Wednesday, March 19: wind and beach hazard advisories

Today’s local weather forecast: Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 78. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.
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Bob Logan and his 1960 Ford Starliner won in the category Fords, Other, Class at the 2013 So-Cal Galaxies All Ford Show. Photo courtesy of So-Cal Galaxies.

Discover fantastic classic cars at 19th Annual All Ford Show

The following information was released by the So-Cal Galaxies All Ford Show. The 19th Annual All-Ford Show will be held with the WAND Western BBQ at Twila Reid Park on Saturday, May 10, 2014. Move-in will be from 8-9:30 a.m., a...
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Cypress police blotter, March 6 to March 11

The items shown below are selected from the logs of the Cypress Police Department. No inference of guilt is implied in showing any item. March 6, 2014 Welfare Check – 2:09 a.m. – 5600 block of Lincoln Ave. - The cal...
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Los Alamitos police blotter, March 7 to March 13

The items shown below are selected from the logs of the Los Alamitos Police Department. No inference of guilt is implied in showing any item. March 7, 2014 Suspicious Occupied Vehicle – 4:06 a.m. – Howard Ave. - A f...
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Orange County Sheriff's Department

OCSD issues 10 citations during Decoy ‘Shoulder Tap’ Operation

On Saturday, March 15, 2014 the Orange County Sheriff’s Department participated in a statewide effort coordinated by the California Alcohol Beverage Control (ABC) called a Decoy ‘Shoulder Tap’ Operation.  The goal is to ...
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Front Porch Project Chairman Sandy Lamoureux, President of the Friends of the Library Mary Holzgang, Library Branch Manager Sean Whittle. Courtesy photo.

Library Front Porch Project legacy tile/paver purchase deadline nearing

Thanks to generous donations from residents, community organizations and local businesses, the Friends of the Los Alamitos/Rossmoor Library will be able to begin constructing the new Front Community Front Porch for the Library....
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Two arrested in Long Beach assault

The Long Beach Police Department has made two arrests in the assault of a 19-year-old female that occurred on March 3, 2014, in an apartment complex in the 2000 block of Beverly Plaza. The arrests were made after releasing comp...
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Today’s weather forecast for Tuesday, March 18: wind and beach hazard advisories

Wind advisory Locally strong and gusty northeast winds in foothills this morning. Surface pressure gradients will turn offshore and generate gusty northeast winds this morning. Winds will diminish this afternoon. Beach hazard a...
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March 17 around 4:30 p.m. accident in La Palma. Courtesy photo.

Accident involving big rig delays traffic on Valley View

On March 17, 2014, at about 4:30 p.m., La Palma Police responded to the 7700 block of Valley View Street regarding a traffic accident involving an 18-wheeler truck and a minivan. No one was injured from the accident but the col...
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Medical Center to begin construction on Katella Avenue in Los Alamitos

At the regular meeting of the Los Alamitos City Council on Monday, March 17, Los Alamitos City Engineer David Hunt announced that construction of improvements on Katella Ave. in support of and paid by Los Alamitos Medical Cente...
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OCTA seeks applicants for Taxpayer Oversight Committee

The following information was released by the Orange County Transportation Authority. The Orange County Transportation Authority is seeking qualified volunteers to serve on the Taxpayer Oversight Committee. The 11-member commit...
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“Let It Grow” at Garden Grove community garden

The following information was released by the City of Garden Grove. Spring is the perfect time of year to start digging and planting! Garden Grove residents short on planting space for vegetables, herbs, fruits, and flowers, ha...
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Long Beach Symphony’s top musicians to play in free chamber music performance at Temple Israel

The following information was released by the Long Beach Symphony Orchestra. On Sunday, March 23, at 4:00 p.m., Long Beach Symphony Concertmaster Roger Wilkie, Principal clarinetist Gary Bovyer, and guest pianist Bryan Pezzone...
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Westminster man to face trial for 2004 special circumstances conspiracy-murder of wife

The following information was released by the Orange County District Attorney’s Office. A husband will face a jury trial tomorrow for the 2004 solicitation-murder of his wife. Magdi Faiz Girgis, 61, Westminster, is charge...
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Everyone’s Irish on St. Patrick’s Day

Most everyone’s heard the saying that everyone’s Irish on St. Patrick’s Day. This holiday celebrates the famous 5th Century missionary who is known as the “Apostle to Ireland” and is practically sy...
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Have fun and make friends while playing Bunco at Los Alamitos

The following information was released by Los Alamitos Recreation and Community Services. The City of Los Alamitos Recreation and Community Services Department invites you to play Bunco – a fun game of dice, luck, and prizes....
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