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Today’s weather for Thursday, October 23

Posted  October 23, 2014  by  courtesy

Today’s local weather: Sunny, with a high near 85. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.

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Trick or Treat?

Posted  October 16, 2014  by  courtesy

It’s Halloween! In front of you is a huge bag, full of calorie-laden candy. You think, I am strong and I will eat only one piece of candy! Care to make a wager? The last week of October is the beginning of the TRICK OR TREAT TRAP that lasts clear through Jan. 2. One piece […]

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Kid-sized Camp Spooky offers non-scary fun on weekends and Halloween Day

Posted  October 11, 2014  by  courtesy

Weekends in October and on Halloween Day, Knott’s Berry Farm invites you and your family to join in on the Halloween fun in Camp Spooky. This daytime, non-scare celebration, of cheer rather than fear, is the social event of the season with shows, activities, costume contest all geared for kids ages 3-11. Kids can take […]

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Booooooooo!!!

Posted  October 11, 2014  by  Surfwriter Girls

With palm trees rustling in the wind and eerie shadows cast over the ocean, you can feel that Halloween is almost here. SurfWriter Girls Sunny Magdaug and Patti Kishel were curious about “things that go bump in the night” and decided to do some research on Halloween. Originally called “All Hallows Eve,” Halloween dates back […]

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OC Parks invites you to its Halloween Zoo-tacular

Posted  October 11, 2014  by  courtesy

OC Parks is pleased to present the annual Halloween Zoo-tacular at the OC Zoo located inside Irvine Regional Park on Saturday, Oct. 25 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Families are invited to partake in a fun-filled spooky day of activities with the animals of the OC Zoo. At Halloween Zoo-tacular, guests ages 12 and […]

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Shocktoberfest brings screams to Los Alamitos

Posted  October 5, 2014  by  courtesy

Prepare to be scared out of your mind in the Fall festive family fun atmosphere of the inaugural Shocktoberfest brought to you in partnership by the Youth Center and St. Isidore Historical Plaza on Oct. 24, 25, 26, and 31 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Plaza in Los Alamitos. For the first […]

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Denizen of Voodoo Village at Queen Mary's Dark Harbor 2014. Photo by Steve Treretola.
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QM’s Dark Harbor new mazes and monsters ready for their close-up

Posted  October 4, 2014  by  courtesy

The Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor has once again risen from the depths of a rich, haunted history to frighten those who dare through Nov. 2. This year’s Dark Harbor is thrilled to unveil a spectacle of new attractions that include two brand new mazes, the new The Voodoo Village, and an Exclusive Encounter on board […]

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Esther Kenyon and Carl Stewart at Print Masters in Los Alamitos.
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Seal Beach Arts Association visits Los Alamitos

Posted  October 4, 2014  by  shelley

Esther Kenyon, the dynamo powering the new Seal Beach Community Performing Arts Association (SBCPA), visited Nesi and Carl Stewart in Los Alamitos for Print Masters’ Christmas in December — An Affair to Remember last month. The event was a fun way for Print Masters to nudge new and prospective customers to plan ahead for holiday […]

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Participants at the 2013 Cypress Halloween Carnival. Courtesy photo.
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Cypress Halloween Carnival offers fun and scares for families

Posted  October 3, 2014  by  courtesy

The Cypress Recreation and Community Services 35th Annual Halloween Carnival is scheduled for Friday, October 31, at the Cypress Community Center, 5700 Orange Avenue. The event is from 6:00 – 9:00 pm. The carnival is offered as an alternative to Trick-or-Treating and is geared as a family event. The admission for the carnival is $3.00 […]

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Dunk a fireman, step back in time, or visit a galaxy far, far away…

Posted  October 2, 2014  by  shelley

Wings, Wheels, Rotors & Expo (WWRE), held this year on Sunday, Oct. 26, is the biggest event open to the general public at Los Alamitos Joint Forces Training Base. Event organizer Tom Lasser of the Los Alamitos Area Chamber of Commerce expects tens of thousands of visitors of all ages to visit the Base for […]

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Cypress Mayor Narain, Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva help kick off 2013 Cypress Relay for Life

The following article was released by the City of Cypress. On Saturday, Sept. 28, Cypress Mayor Prakash Narain, M.D., and Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva (D-AD65) helped Event Coordinator and Chair Nicki Butler kick off the 20...
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Petals and Pop next to TankFarm clothing on Main Street in Old Town Seal Beach. Photo by Katie Wiedel.

Car ends up in Main St. flower shop after accident in Seal Beach

A 55-year-old female driver suffering from a medical condition accidentally hit the gas instead of the brakes while attempting to pull out of her parking spot on Main St. in Seal Beach on Wednesday, October 2, at around 12:30 p...
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Sunburst Youth ChalleNGe Academy mentors at-risk youth

The following article was released by Sunburst Youth ChalleNGe Academy (SYA) at Los Alamitos Joint Forces Training Base. The cadets of SYA will work as volunteers during Wings, Wheels, Rotors and Expo. Watch for these young peo...
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Cindy Dorn to speak to Cypress Chamber on fitness

The following information was relesed by the Cypress Area Chamber of Commerce. Cindy Dorn, owner of the new Anytime Fitness now open in Cypress in the Target shopping center at Valley View and Knott, will be the guest speaker a...
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Today’s weather forecast for Friday, October 4

The following information is courtesy of the National Weather Service. Red Flag Warning in effect from 2 a.m. Friday morning through 8 p.m. Sunday evening for most of Orange County. A moderate strength Santa Ana wind effect now...
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Utilitiesman 1st Class Randy Estheimer, assigned to Naval Surface Warfare Center Corona Division, replaces banners at Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach, Detachment Norco. The banners display the U.S. Navy's core values of honor, courage and commitment. U.S. Navy photo by Greg Vojtko.

Navy replaces banners at Naval Weapons Station’s Norco detachment

The following photo and article by Greg Vojtko were released by the Defense Video and Information Distribution System. Utilitiesman 1st Class Randy Estheimer, assigned to Naval Surface Warfare Center Corona Division, replaces b...
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October at SCTFA: Bernadette Peters

The following information was released by Segerstrom Center for the Arts. Segerstrom Center for the Arts presents Cabaret: Bernadette Peters October 11, 2013 | Friday at 8 p.m. Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. Througho...
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A Swift Water Flood Search and Rescue Cache similar to those assigned to local fire agencies around the state. Photo courtesy of Cal EOS.

Cal OES expected to display key elements of statewide mutual-aid system at WWRE

The following article was originally published in the October 2013 print issue of Orange County Breeze in an abridged form. When an emergency occurs in California, firefighters, law enforcement personnel and other first respond...
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Superintendent’s message on student achievement at Los Alamitos Unified School District

The following information was released by Los Alamitos Unified School District. The Los Alamitos Unified School District has a long-standing commitment to excellence and uses multiple measures to monitor and improve outcomes fo...
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Grateful Hearts open house at its new facility on Katella Ave. The Los Alamitos City table, with Mayor Warren Kusumoto and City Councilmen Dean Grose, Troy Edgar, and Richard Murphy (and their guests). Photo by Katie Wiedel.

Grateful Hearts celebrates 15 years of service with dinner and silent auction new location

Non-profit group Grateful Hearts celebrated fifteen years of serving the community with a fundraiser dinner and silent auction at their brand new location, the former HockeyTron building at 5700 Katella Ave. in Los Alamitos. Th...
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Today’s weather forecast for Thursday, October 3 – RED FLAG WARNING

The following information is courtesy of the National Weather Service. Red Flag Warning in effect from 2 a.m. Friday morning through 8 p.m. Sunday evening for most of Orange County. A moderate strength Santa Ana wind effect now...
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“Behind the Orange Curtain” to be screened at Los Al High School

The following information was released by the Parent, Teacher, Student Association of Los Alamitos High School. The award-winning full-length feature documentary Behind the Orange Curtain will be screened at Los Alamitos High. ...
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What does government shutdown mean to investors?

As you’re well aware, a partial government shutdown began on Oct. 1. No matter what one’s views are on the political issues that led to this event, it’s probably fair to say that a shutdown is not particularly good news, ...
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Seal Beach police blotter, September 24 to September 30

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. September 24, 2013 POLICE INFORMATION – 1:25pm – 1st/Ocean - The caller said ...
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Save 51% at El Mahroosa Cafe | 930 S Brookhurst St., Anaheim | 714-991-9200

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Public safety agencies showcase communications equipment and mobile command posts

The following information was released by the Orange County Sheriff’s Department. The California Statewide Interoperability Executive Committee will be hosting a “Radio Rodeo”. The purpose of this event is to test the...
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Los Alamitos police blotter, September 20 to September 26

The items shown below are culled from the logs of the Los Alamitos Police Department. No inference of guilt is implied in showing any item. September 20, 2013 HAIL BY CITIZEN – 8:38am – Shasta Ave – Reporting ...
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Cypress police blotter, September 19 to September 25

The items shown below are culled from the logs of the Cypress Police Department. No inference of guilt is implied in showing any item. September 19, 2013 VIOLATION OF A COURT ORDER – 8:14am – 4500 block of Marion Av...
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Edison wants Mitsubishi to pay up

The following information was released by Southern California Edison. Southern California Edison (SCE) today criticized Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (Mitsubishi) for “stonewalling” and made public its demand that Mitsubishi ...
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Super Queen Mum's Tea for Two at McKenna's | 810 Electric Ave., Seal Beach | 562-431-0200

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Waffle sandwiches get a boost from back East

Bruxie, a restaurant chain specializing in Belgian waffle sandwiches, has received significant funding from Catterton Partners, a consumer-focused private equity firm in Greenwich, Connecticut. So a new sibling has been added t...
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Staff Sgt. Michael Riggs, a drill instructor with Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego's Drill Instructor School, leads enlistees in a warm-up during Marine Corps Recruiting Station Seattle's Sergeant Major Pool Function on Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Tacoma, Wash., Sept. 28, 2013. During the event, Washington-based recruiters teamed with the drill instructors to physically and mentally prepare enlistees for boot camp. The enlistees, part of the Marine Corps delayed entry program, are awaiting their ship dates. Riggs, 29, is from Long Beach. Photo by Sgt. Reece Lodder.

Long Beach staff sergeant readies enlistees for boot camp

The following photo and article by Sgt. Reece Lodder were released through the Defense Video and Information Distribution System. Staff Sgt. Michael Riggs, a drill instructor with Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego’s Dr...
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Coroner identifies contract worker killed in electrical vault fire

The Orange County Coroner has identified the Southern California Edison contract worker killed in electrical vault fire as Brandon Orozco, a 28-year-old resident of Whittier. Orozco was killed shortly after noon on Monday, Sept...
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Today’s weather forecast for Wednesday, October 2

The following information is courtesy of the National Weather Service. Fire weather watch in effect from 2 a.m. Friday morning through 8 pm. Sunday evening for most of Orange County.Santa Ana winds of moderate strength are expe...
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OCFA Fire Station 2 on Green Avenue at Reagan Street in Los Alamitos

OCFA hosting open house at a fire station near you

The following information was released by the Orange County Fire Authority. The Orange County Fire Authority invites you to their Open House 2013. Bring your family and friends to see live fire demonstrations, put out make-beli...
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Free electronic waste recycling on Oct. 11 and 12 in Cypress

The following information was released by Cypress Area Chamber of Commerce. Looking for a quick and easy way to get rid of those unwanted electronics items or to make sure documents are disposed of in a proper way? Then join th...
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