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Today’s weather forecast for Tuesday, July 29

Posted  July 29, 2014  by  courtesy

Today’s local weather: Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 87. Light south wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.

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Field of runners at start of 2013 Cypress 5k/10k Run/Walk. Courtesy photo.
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33rd Annual Cypress 5k/10k Run/Walk this Saturday, July 26

Posted  July 20, 2014  by  cehwiedel

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 much, much more — at Oak Knoll Park, 5700 Orange Ave., from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. This year […]

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Mr Schnitzel wins wiener crazy eights at Los Alamitos Race Course

Posted  July 20, 2014  by  courtesy

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 winning wiener in the championship race also started from post number eight; as Luis and […]

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Today’s weather forecast for Sunday, July 20

Posted  July 20, 2014  by  courtesy

Today’s local weather: Mostly sunny, with a high near 80. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

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Summer Thoroughbred Festival riding title won by apprentice jockey

Posted  July 13, 2014  by  courtesy

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 September, finished with 12 victories, four more than runner-up Joe Talamo. It was the first riding title for an apprentice in […]

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Posting a restaurant review on Yelp

Posted  July 13, 2014  by  courtesy

Most of us have certain apps on our smart phones that we use regularly. For example, I oftentimes check in on Facebook when I am at interesting places, and I use my airline app to check on the status of my flight times and departure gates. But it’s not very often that I post a […]

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Planning your “What I did on my summer vacation” essay

Posted  July 13, 2014  by  courtesy

Do you remember each year as you returned to school in the fall, your teacher said, “Take out a sheet of paper and write an essay about what you did on your summer vacation!”? What if, as in the comic Frazz the week of June 16, 2014, on the last day of school in June, […]

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College-bound students plump applications with summer internships and jobs

Posted  July 13, 2014  by  Margene Walz

Parents, remember the old days when you spent the summer doing nothing? This was a time for sitting on the beach, driving around or hanging with friends. Those days are long gone. Today, college admissions officers see meaningful summer activities as a demonstration of commitment and responsibility. They want their incoming freshman class to have […]

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Zumba Fitness instructor Lettie Morris. Courtesy photo.
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Dance your way to fitness at the Cypress Community Festival

Posted  July 12, 2014  by  courtesy

Zumba Fitness instructor Lettie Morris will be showing Cypress Community Festival visitors how to dance their way to fitness. Her interactive demonstration will be at Oak Knoll Park in Cypress on Saturday, July 26th. Ms. Morris has been dancing to Latin rhythms ever since she could walk. She took her first Zumba class about ten […]

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Rossmoor-Los Alamitos RWF at the 2013 Cypress Family Festival: l-r: Rosemary Trez, Robin Itzler, MaryAnn Mills, Margene Walz
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Visit RLA RWF booth at Cypress Festival to find out about presidents and their pets!

Posted  July 11, 2014  by  courtesy

The Rossmoor-Los Alamitos Republican Women Federated, which also serves Cypress, La Palma, Seal Beach and other surrounding cities, will once again have a booth at the Cypress Family Festival. In addition to registering voters and sharing information about conservative values, there will be a “Presidents & Their Pets” display. Beginning with George Washington through Barack […]

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Long Beach man killed in motorcycle accident in Orange

The following information was released by the Orange County Coroner. Juan Zamora Berrera, a 28-year-old resident of Long Beach, was injured shortly before 9 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 17, when the motorcycle he was driving collided...
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Today’s weather forecast for Friday, October 18

The following information is courtesy of the National Weather Service. Weather forecast for Friday, Oct. 18: Sunny, with a high near 85. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph. More about Orange County Breeze Did you know th...
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Free open-cockpit flights to honor WW II and Korean veterans at WWRE

The following information was released by Wings, Wheels, Rotors & Expo (WWRE). Ageless Aviation Dreams Foundation and its Salute to America’s Senior Veterans will offer free airplane rides to World War II and Korean War v...
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Cypress Rec hosting home run derby and charity softball tournament

The following information was released by Cypress Recreation and Community Services. Cypress Recreation and Community Services will be hosting a Homerun Derby on Friday, December 6 and a Charity Co-Ed Softball Tournament on Sat...
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Kids can have super fun Saturdays with Mad Science

The following information was released by Los Alamitos Recreation and Community Services. There can’t be anything more fun than science Saturdays… a chance to experiment and blow stuff up on the weekends! Come all Jr. Mad S...
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Seal Beach police blotter, October 9 to October 14

The items shown below are culled from the logs of the Seal Beach Police Department. No inference of guilt is implied in showing any item. October 9, 2013 DISTURBANCE (Noise) – 7:27pm – Montecito Rd. - The caller adv...
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Los Alamitos offers course in narrative writing for kids

The following information was released by Los Alamitos Recreation and Community Services. The City of Los Alamitos Recreation and Community Services Department provides an encouraging approach to writing with its new class for ...
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Today’s weather forecast for Thursday, October 17

The following information is courtesy of the National Weather Service. Weather forecast for Thursday, Oct. 17: Sunny, with a high near 79. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon. More about Orange County Bre...
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Anytime Fitness Cypress throws open its doors on Wednesday, Oct. 23

The following information was released by Anytime Fitness Cypress. Everyone is invited to the grand opening of Anytime Fitness Cypress on Wednesday, Oct. 23, from noon to 7 p.m. at 6911 Katella Ave. (in the Target shopping cent...
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Boys and Girls Club of Cypress offers free parenting class

The following information was released by the Boys and Girls Club of Cypress. The Boys & Girls Club of Cypress will be hosting free parenting classes during the fall and winter. Classes are presented by the Parent to Parent...
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Los Alamitos offers fun golf classes

The following information was released by Los Alamitos Recreation and Community Services. The City of Los Alamitos Recreation and Community Services Department continues to offer a series of SWINGplay® Golf classes full of fun...
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Costa-Mesa-based Emulex beats its earning forecast

Yesterday, Costa-Mesa-based Emulex Corp. announced that the company expects to beat its previously announced revenue expectations for its first fiscal quarter that ended Sept. 29. The company expects to report revenues of about...
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An F-16 Fighting Falcon piloted by Col. Patrick McKenzie, 51st Fighter Wing commander, taxies under pressured water from a fire truck during his final flight at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, July 11, 2013. McKenzie has served as the wing’s commander since 2011. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Emerson Nuñez.

Holiday greetings from Master Sgt. Monzon on Osan Air Base

The following video was released through the Defense Video and Information Distribution Service. Editor’s note: Osan Air Base is home to the 51st Fighter Wing, which fields F-16 and A-10 squadrons in defense of South Korea. T...
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Sea World delights with 2014 Rose Parade float design

The following information was released by Sea World Parks & Entertainment. Editor’s note: the Cypress High School marching band recently qualified to march in the 2015 Rose Parade. “Sea of Surprises” will be the theme...
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Newport Coast’s Pelican Hill chosen Top Resort in Southern California

The Resort at Pelican Hill on Newport Coast was chosen the Top Resort in Southern California in the 26th annual Readers’ Choice Awards announced by Condé Nast Traveler on Tuesday, Oct. 15. California is further represented b...
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For example, CCMH provided memorabilia for a recent event for Korean War veterans, shown in the photo at left with a current era Black Hawk helicopter as backdrop.

Look for the military memorabilia display at WWRE!

The following article about Wings, Wheels, Rotors and Expo (WWRE) was originally published in the special feature on Wings, Wheels, Rotors and Expo in the October 2013 print issue of Orange County Breeze. A digital version of t...
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La Salle and Grace, site of upcoming condo construction by Bonanni Development in Cypress

Bonanni Development set to construct new condos at La Salle and Grace

A public hearing at the Oct. 14 Cypress City Council meeting saw the approval of a conditional use permit for Bonanni Development to construct four condominium units at 8612 La Salle St., just southwest of the intersection of M...
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