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Today’s weather forecast for Thursday, July 24

Posted  July 24, 2014  by  courtesy

Today’s local weather: Sunny, with a high near 91. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.

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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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Huntington Beach Police arrest suspect on outstanding warrants after crash

A Huntington Beach Police detective spotted a subject wanted for various crimes committed in Huntington Beach in the area of Bishop and Brookhurst AVe. in the City of Westminster. Surveillance was conducted on the wanted felon....
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You are invited to the Cypress Community Festival Mixer

On Thursday, July, the Cypress Chamber of Commerce, in association with Vans and Cypress Community College will present the 2014 Cypress Festival Mixer from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Cypress College Pond. There is a $5 donation t...
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DC Circuit Court strikes down IRS tax credit for federal health exchanges

This morning, the DC Circuit Court of Appeals struck down an IRS interpretation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that allowed the IRS to give tax credits for health insurance purchased on federal exchanges, in ...
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Buena Park Police and Target host National Night Out (NNO).

Buena Park Police and Target to host National Night Out on Tuesday, Aug. 5

On Tuesday, Aug. 5, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., the Buena Park Police and Target will host National Night Out in the store’s parking lot at 7530 Orangethorpe Ave. in Buena Park. National Night Out (NNO) is an annual event designed...
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Unplanned power outages in Orange County as of Tuesday, July 22

As of this morning, Southern California Edison is working on the following power outages: Huntington Beach, Gothard St. south of Slater Ave.: Started at 9:55  p.m. on July 21. The cause was a traffic accident. Edison crews are...
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Today’s weather forecast for Tuesday, July 22

Today’s local weather: Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 82. Light southwest wind increasing to 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. Related articles Seven-day local weather forecast, 20 July through...
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Monthly Rossmoor recycling is this Saturday, July 26

Monthly RHA paper, cans, and plastic bottles drive is this Saturday, July 26, 2014! Bring your recyclables and help put some money in the pot for Rossmoor projects! It’s the end of July and time to finish your summer outi...
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West Orange County Connector highlights for the week of July 21

The new east-half of the Seal Beach Boulevard bridge is scheduled to open to motorists on Saturday morning, July 26. Once the new lanes are open, crews will require extended closures to realign / reconstruct two of the existing...
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Boys and Girls Club teen members Matthew O., Jonathan T., Troy T., Kayla M., Meagan G., Kamari T., Sara K., Taylor E., and Sara S. and teen leader Sean P. gain retail experience during their field trip to Old Navy at Long Beach Towne Center.

Old Navy welcomes Boys and Girls Club teen members

On Thursday, July 17, a group of teen members from the Boys & Girls Club of Cypress joined the staff at Old Navy at Long Beach Towne Center for “Camp Old Navy.” Every summer Old Navy stores invite teens ages 12 to 18 ye...
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Oakland man sentenced to state prison for pimping teenage girl in Garden Grove

A man was sentenced today to four years in state prison for pimping a 19-year-old woman in Garden Grove. Trey Dimaria Bailey, 22, Oakland, pleaded guilty to a court offer May 19, 2014, to one felony count each pimping and pande...
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Kayak with family on Naples Canals in Long Beach

Try something new this summer! Bring your family and friends and join Cypress Recreation for a day on the bay on Sunday, Aug. 3 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.! Whether you’re an avid kayaker or a beginner, you will enjoy a cruise thro...
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Anaheim budgets dozens of capital improvements

Anaheim residents can look forward to nearly a hundred capital improvement projects for fiscal year 2014/15. As part of the City of Anaheim’s $1.6 billion approved budget for this fiscal year, the City is committed to the com...
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Mendez Brothers (from left) Santiago, 26, Cruz, 29, and Samuel, 19. Courtesy photo.

Mendez brothers ride to win, place, and show at LARC

It was an all Mendez Brothers Trifecta in Saturday’ sixth race at Los Alamitos, as brothers Samuel, Santiago and Cruz Mendez finished first, second, and third in the 300-yards dash. Samuel, who at 19-years-old is the youn...
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Identity of man found dead at Seal Beach jetty established

A man found dead among the rocks at Neptune Jetty in Seal Beach on Thursday, July 17, has been identified as Artesia resident Edward Manual Garcia. Mr. Garcia was sixty years old. He was identified using fingerprints. According...
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Burglars steal guns, jewelry from Garden Grove residence

On Wednesday, July 16, at 9:56 p.m., officers responded to a burglary at 13472 Benton St. The victim arrived home and heard movement in the house when she opened the front door. After hearing more movement inside the residence,...
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Today’s weather forecast for Monday, July 21

Today’s local weather: Cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 81. Light west wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. Related articles Seven-day local weather forecast, 20 July th...
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Long Beach man shot dead after verbal confrontation

On Friday, July 18, 2014, at approximately 4:20 p.m., Long Beach Police responded to the 2100 block of Earl Ave. regarding a shooting call, which resulted in the death of a male adult. When officers arrived, they located the vi...
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