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Today’s weather forecast for Monday, July 28

Posted  July 28, 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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Today’s weather forecast for Tuesday, October 15

The following information is courtesy of the National Weather Service. Weather forecast for Tuesday, Oct. 15: Sunny, with a high near 88. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southeast in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high ...
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Cypress Public Works Director announces end of 33-Acre Project

During the Oct. 14 meeting of the Cypress City Council, Doug Dancs, the Director of Cypress Public Works, reported that the City had returned all applications by Prologis in regards to the 33-acre site at Katella Ave. and Enter...
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Reminder: Meet the Editor this month at Firehouse Cafe in Los Alamitos

The following article was originally published in the October 2013 issue of Orange County Breeze. Earlier this year, I began a series of monthly meetings announced ahead of time when anybody who wanted to stop by to chat with m...
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Luther Elementary reopens after modernization upgrades

Steve Luther Elementary School in La Palma held a ceremony on Friday, Oct. 11, to celebrate its grand re-opening following a year-long modernization process. The many upgrades, courtesy of the Cypress School District’s on...
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October at SCTFA: Rodrigo’s Concerto

The following information was released by Segerstrom Center for the Arts. Pacific Symphony presents: Rodrigo’s Concerto October 24 – 26, 2013 | Thursday – Saturday at 8 p.m. Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hal...
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Home wireless network controls home lighting at Makers Depot

The following information was released by TCP in conjunction with its display at Makers Depot alongside the Solar Decathlon at Orange County Great Park. Technical Consumer Products, Inc. (TCP) proudly displayed its revolutionar...
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Marines ban OxyELITE Pro supplement after outbreak of fatal symptoms

The following article by Cpl. Scott Reel and photo were released through the Defense Video and Information Distribution System. The Headquarters Marine Corps Exchange buyer notified Camp Pendleton base exchanges to ban the sale...
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Today’s weather forecast for Monday, October 14

The following information is courtesy of the National Weather Service. Weather forecast for Columbus Day, Monday, Oct. 14: Cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 79. Calm wind becoming west around 5...
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Cypress kidnapping ends in Westminster

The following information was released by the Cypress Police Department. On Saturday, Oct. 12, at approximately 1 a.m., a male subject known to the female victim met her at her residence in Costa Mesa. From there, they drove to...
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Seven-day local weather forecast, 13 October 2013 through 19 October 2013

The following information was released by the National Weather Service. Forecast details Sunday: Cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 70. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph. Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy, w...
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Local restaurant closures listed by OC Health Department since Oct. 6

The following local restaurants were closed by the Orange County Health Department when an inspection found a major problem: Name City Address Date Closed Date Re-opened California’s Grill Anaheim 499 S. Brookhurst St. Se...
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Top Ten Stories for October 6 through October 12

These were the most read stories at Orange County Breeze over the last week (excluding weather forecasts): USDA alert warns of salmonella on Foster Farms raw chicken Update on Baker Fire near Blackstar Canyon Road Local restaur...
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Today’s weather forecast for Sunday, October 13

The following information is courtesy of the National Weather Service. Weather forecast for Sunday, Oct. 13: Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 70. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph in the af...
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City of Anaheim public utilities and Southern California Gas to offer energy efficiency programs

The following information was released by the City of Anaheim. Anaheim Public Utilities and Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) have teamed up to deliver energy efficiency programs for shared Anaheim customers based on an ag...
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St. Polycarp to hold Christmas Bazaar and White Elephant Sale in November

The following information was released by St. Polycarp Parish Women’s Council. The Women’s Council of St. Polycarp Parish in Stanton will host a Christmas Bazaar and White Elephant Sale on Saturday, Nov. 16, and Sunday,...
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Seal Beach Police to accept prescription drugs on Saturday, Oct. 26

The following information was released by the Seal Beach Police Department. On Oct. 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Seal Beach Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its seventh oppor...
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Youngsters aged 8 to 17 can fly free with EAA Young Eagles 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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