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Today’s weather forecast for Wednesday, July 23

Posted  July 23, 2014  by  courtesy

Today’s local weather: Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 87. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon. Related articles Seven-day local weather forecast, 01 June through 07 June (oc-breeze.com) Seven-day local weather forecast, 13 July through 19 July (oc-breeze.com) Seven-day local weather forecast, 30 June 2013 through […]

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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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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 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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Los Alamitos Education Foundation launches annual appeal

The following information was released by Los Alamitos Education Foundation (LAEF). An average of 78% students graduated from high schools across California last school year. Locally, 99% of Los Alamitos students graduate high ...
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Fisher House steps up to pay death benefits to military survivors

The following information was released by the U.S. Department of Defense. Today I am pleased to announce that the Department of Defense is entering into an agreement with the Fisher House Foundation that will allow the federal ...
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Cypress Holiday Bazaar sure to be a day of fun and good cheer

The following information was released by Cypress Recreation and Community Services. Experience a fun filled day of shopping, entertainment and delicious food at the Cypress Holiday Bazaar. The event will be held on Saturday, N...
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OC Coroner seeks public’s assistance to identify Jane Doe

The following information was released by the Orange County Sheriff’s Department. The Orange County Sheriff’s Department Coroner Division is seeking the public’s help in identifying and locating the family of an unide...
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Picnics at the Plaza move to Tuesdays starting Oct. 15

The following information was released by St. Isidore Historical Plaza. St. Isidore Historical Plaza is changing the day for Picnics at the Plaza. It has been every Thursday but starting on Tuesday, Oct. 15, Picnics will be eve...
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Staffing the gate 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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Cristina Cruz at the 2010 Halloween Carnival at Los Alamitos Race Course. Courtesy photo.

Heart-pumping fun at Race Course Carnival

The following article was originally published in the October 2013 print issue of Orange County Breeze. A digital version of that print edition can be read through our digital archive. Los Alamitos Race Course will host its ann...
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Left to right, they are Marie Chance, treasurer; Dave Sluga, operations chair; Lynn Adams, secretary; Bob Koehler, publicity and social media; Stacy Berry, volunteer coordinator, and Wanda Slade, vice chair and vendor booth coordinator.

Room with a view: Wrapping up the 2013 Cypress Festival

The following article was originally published in the October 2013 print issue of Orange County Breeze. A digital version of that print edition can be read through our digital archive. The folks in the featured photo for this a...
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Cypress-based Christie to provide digital cinema technologies to Walt Disney Studios

The following information was released by Christie, a global visual technologies company based in Cypress. The Walt Disney Studios has entered into an agreement with Christie® to provide the latest digital cinema technologies ...
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Seal Beach hires building inspector and senior building technician

The following information was released by the City of Seal Beach. The City of Seal Beach is pleased to announce the hiring of two new employees. Brian McKinney has over 25 years of contractor and building inspection experience ...
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OCFA updates public on Baker Fire

The following information was released by Orange County Fire Authority (OCFA). This information is as of 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 8. The Baker Fire at Aguinage Green, 27810 Baker Canyon Rd. in Silverado, is now 100% contained af...
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Federal Reserve issues newly re-designed hundred dollar bill

The following information was released by the Federal Reserve Board of the United States. The Federal Reserve on Tuesday began supplying financial institutions with a redesigned $100 note that incorporates new security features...
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Today’s weather forecast for Wednesday, October 9

The following information is courtesy of the National Weather Service. Weather forecast for Wednesday, Oct. 9: Rain likely, mainly after 11am. Cloudy, with a high near 64. South wind 5 to 10 mph increasing to 10 to 15 mph in th...
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The Youth Center’s Haunted House allows Joe’s Premium Painting to give back

The following article by Lisa Lee, Community Relations Director for The Youth Center in Los Alamitos. For the fourth year in a row, Joe Prior and Jeremy Carson of Joe’s Premium Painting are generously giving back to kids in o...
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Spaces still available at Kids Corner preschool program

The following information was released by Cypress Recreation and Community Services. Registration for Cypress Recreation & Community Services’ 2013-2014 Kids Corner Preschool Aged Program is going on NOW! Registration is ...
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Business Brief: On The Ball Fitness

The following article was originally published in the October 2013 print issue of Orange County Breeze. A digital version of that print edition can be read through our digital archive. The owners of On The Ball Fitness, a new a...
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