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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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Luis and Lois Hernandez’s Mr Schnitzel of Newbury Park. Courtesy photo.
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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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Karen Caplan of Frieda's Specialty Produce.
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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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Margene Walz, Quest College Counseling. Courtesy photo.
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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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Ginny Harman of Go Country 105 FM will broadcast live from the Cypress Community Festival.
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Ginny Harman of Go Country 105 returning to emcee Cypress Festival

Posted  July 8, 2014  by  courtesy

Cypress Community Festival guests will be in for a real treat when country radio personality Ginny Harman of Go Country 105 FM takes the stage as emcee. Harman hosts a local country music radio show every weekday evening. On Festival Day, she will be making introductions for country artist Peter Brandon, the bluegrass band Creekwood […]

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Local high school football round-up for week of October 6 to October 12 [UPDATED]

Here is a round-up, courtesy of MaxPreps, of local high school football results for the week of Oct. 6 to Oct. 12. Los Alamitos vs. Newport Harbor Sailors The Los Alamitos High School Griffins lost to the the Newport Harbor Sai...
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Parent of Orange County Register buys Riverside daily

The following information was released by Freedom Communications, Inc. A. H. Belo Corporation and Freedom Communications Holdings, Inc. jointly announced today they have entered into a definitive asset purchase agreement under ...
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Today’s weather forecast for Friday, October 11

The following information is courtesy of the National Weather Service. Weather forecast for Friday, Oct. 11: Sunny, with a high near 73. Light and variable wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. More about Orange...
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Video of Rossmoor Community Services board meeting on Oct. 8

CSMP TV provides a video of the Rossmoor Community Services Board meeting on Feb. 12: Thanks, CSMP TV! More about Orange County Breeze Did you know that we have a monthly print edition? We do! We also have digital version of ou...
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Anaheim-based biopharmaceutical company increases its stock dividend

The following information was released by Questcor Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Questcor Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.30 per share ($1.20 per share on a...
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Working the Rim Fire on Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013. Courtesy of InciWeb.

CoreLogic releases wildfire hazard risk report that leaves out Orange County

The following information was released by CoreLogic. Editor’s note: the full forty-page report looks in detail at Los Angeles — including Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Malibu, Santa Clarita and other cities. It also looks in de...
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Sequoia Golf secures 20-year lease of Old Ranch Country Club

The following information was released by Sequoia Golf last August. Editor’s note: the other two California properties managed by Sequoia Golf are Pauma Valley Country Club, a private facility at 15835 Pauma Valley Dr. in Pau...
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U.S. Army Spc. Hoang Ngyun, an infantryman and is a native of Westminster, Calif., 2nd squad, 3rd Platoon, Company C, 2nd Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, watches the sun rise before heading down the mountain after spending the night on a night observation post on Forward Operating Base Torkham, Sept. 27, 2013. U.S. Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Jerry Saslav, 129th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment.

Westminster soldier spends night at mountaintop observation post

The following article and photo by Staff Sgt. Jerry Saslav were released through the Defense Video and Information Distribution Systems. A squad of soldiers and their Afghan interpreter gathered in the darkness outside of a bui...
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History of JFTB and Airfield

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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Star Helicopters returns as proud helicopter ride operator at WWRE 2013

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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Los Al Unified School District Board chooses higher tax rate to allow for lower lifetime cost of school bonds

The following information was released by Los Alamitos Unified School District. Taxpayers in the Los Alamitos Unified School District may notice a difference in their tax bills this fall. Several Series E bond financing options...
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California Catholic Conference releases statement on signing by governor of laws relaxing standards for abortion providers

The following information was released by the California Catholic Conference. The Most Rev. Gerald Wilkerson, Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles and President of the California Catholic Conference, released the ...
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Steve Moeller to speak to Republican Woman on why conservatives are happy and liberals are mad

The following information was released by Rossmoor-Los Alamitos Republican Women Federated. Gather a group of conservatives and liberals and you’ll probably find that conservatives are the happier group. Steve Moeller will ex...
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California controller paints sunny fiscal picture for September

The following information was released by California State Controller John Chiang. State Controller John Chiang today released his monthly report covering California’s cash balance, receipts and disbursements in September 201...
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JFTB leadership confident that Wings, Wheels, Rotors and Expo will take off

WWRE is a GO! At a regular meeting of the general planning committee for the 2013 Wings, Wheels, Rotors and Expo (WWRE), members heard an update from Lt. Col. Nathan Range, deputy base commander, on the possible grounding of th...
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Two residents of Garden Grove killed in Westminster motorcycle accident

The Orange County Coroner has released information on the deaths of two residents of Garden Grove who were killed as a result of a motorcycle accident on Monday, Oct. 7, just after 9 p.m. on Edwards St. north of Royal Oak Dr. i...
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Today’s weather forecast for Thursday, October 10

The following information is courtesy of the National Weather Service. Weather forecast for Thursday, Oct. 10: Mostly sunny, with a high near 69. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon. More about Orange Cou...
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