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Today’s weather for Sunday, Nov. 23

Posted  November 23, 2014  by  courtesy

Today’s local weather: Sunny, with a high near 77. Calm wind becoming west around 5 mph. Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 52. Calm wind becoming northeast around 5 mph in the evening.

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44th Annual Candy Caneland and Craft Faire scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 6 in Buena Park

Posted  November 17, 2014  by  courtesy

Bring the whole family to the 44th Annual Candy Caneland and Craft Faire on Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014 at Ehlers Community Center, 8150 Knott Ave. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. See the community center transform into a winter wonderland with spectacular decorations and activities! Free activities include a children’s snow hill […]

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Today’s weather for Saturday, November 15

Posted  November 15, 2014  by  courtesy

Today’s local weather: Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 70. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon. Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 54. Southwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening. This article is based on information released by the National Weather Service.

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Shop Los Alamitos on Small Business Saturday

Posted  November 14, 2014  by  courtesy

On November 29, 2014, shop owners and communities across the U.S. will once again rally to encourage shoppers to support local businesses. Los Alamitos is the hub of small businesses. One quick walk around Los Alamits and you can begin your day with a breakfast burrito at Nick’s Deli, purchase partyware at Le Paperie & […]

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Find unique holiday gifts at Cypress Holiday Bazaar

Posted  November 14, 2014  by  courtesy

Start your holiday shopping early at the City of Cypress’ annual Holiday Bazaar. Experience a fun-filled day featuring 44 vendors with unique handmade and commercial items, entertainment and delicious food! The event will be held on Saturday, November 22 from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. at the Cypress Community Center located at 5700 Orange Avenue. […]

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Find holiday gifts and support Precious Life Shelter at the Holiday Boutique

Posted  November 12, 2014  by  courtesy

Come support Precious Life Shelter at the Holiday Boutique on Saturday, November 15, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. This fundraiser will be held at 2941 Copa De Oro Drive, Rossmoor. A portion of the proceeds and raffle will be donated to Precious Life. The event will feature raffle prizes and a bake sale. Come […]

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Edison honors and hires veterans

Posted  November 11, 2014  by  courtesy

When Southern California Edison (SCE) called April Simmons this past July about a job opportunity, she was on active military duty. For the past 13 years, she has served in the Army Reserves as a sergeant first class in the 314 Military Intelligence Battalion. Simmons is one of several members of the military currently working […]

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SoCal Gas offers veterans jobs and support

Posted  November 11, 2014  by  courtesy

Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) joins the nation in saluting U.S. military veterans for their service and is proud of its employees who have served in the Armed Forces. SoCalGas is committed to hiring and retaining military veterans, veterans with disabilities and active military personnel. SoCalGas also supports organizations that assist veterans and works with […]

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OCSD honors veterans

Posted  November 11, 2014  by  courtesy

Each Nov. 11 we pause to honor the veterans of our armed forces. At Bunker Hill and Gettysburg, at Normandy and Iwo Jima, at Inchon and the Gulf of Tonkin, at Tora Bora and Bagdad, and on countless other battlefields, ordinary Americans were willing to sacrifice their lives so that our liberty may endure. To […]

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Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, Jr. talks during the passage of command ceremony at Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., Oct. 17, 2014. Dunford took command from Gen. James F. Amos as the 36th Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Lauren L. Whitney/Released)
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Commandant on the USMC’s 239th birthday

Posted  November 10, 2014  by  courtesy

In his birthday greeting 70 years ago, General Alexander Bandegrift, our 18th Commandant, noted that, “A birthday is a fitting time to peer backward — and forward.” That year, Marines reflected on an extraordinary year in combat during their amphibious drive across the Pacific. Despite the challenges and the horrific conditions, Marines prevailed at Guam, […]

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Today’s weather for Friday, November 21

Today’s local weather: A 30 percent chance of showers before 10am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 71. Calm wind becoming northwest around 5 mph. Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 52. South wind around 5 mph becomi...
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John Wayne Airport offers tips for safe holiday travel

In anticipation of one of the most heavily traveled holiday periods, John Wayne Airport (JWA) offers travel tips to help passengers prepare for a safe and enjoyable holiday. Passengers traveling through JWA between Friday, Nove...
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Drug and alcohol abuse treatment works in Orange County

A new report from the Orange County Health Care Agency found that adult clients of the County’s drug and alcohol treatment programs experienced significant reduction in drug use, improved health, and social functioning; incre...
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Acclaimed pianist Alain Lefèvre leads Pacific Symphony in masterful concert performances

Savor two giant works of the repertoire for Pacific Symphony’s first concert in December, beginning with Beethoven’s masterful and rhythmic Seventh Symphony, which the composer himself called “one of my best works.” The...
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Find something special at Cypress Senior Center Shop-o-Rama

Do your holiday shopping early or buy something special just for you at Shop-O-Rama at the Cypress Senior Center on Tuesday, December 2, 2014 from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. Vendors expected to participate in the event include: Mary...
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With community support, Republican Women assemble hundreds of gifts for homeless veterans

Thank you northwest Orange County! The community responded with guests joining members at the Rossmoor-Los Alamitos Republican Women Federated Nov. 15, 2014 meeting to assemble 200+ holiday gift bags for homeless veterans. Gift...
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Los Alamitos starts sign-ups for co-ed youth basketball

Co-Ed Youth Basketball sign-ups are underway at the Los Alamitos Recreation and Community Services Department. This ten-week program offers participants a perfect opportunity to improve their basketball skills, learn the value ...
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DEVOUR: Walt’s Wharf during Seal Beach Restaurant Week

Last Saturday’s Main Street Chili Crawl kicked off DEVOUR Seal Beach Restaurant Week. (Yes, we’re working on an article about the Chili Crawl — every single chili was fabulous!) This article is about eating a DEVOUR prix ...
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LBPD conducts three-day anti-theft operation ahead of Black Friday

The Long Beach Police Department, in cooperation with our retail partners, conducted a three-day retail theft operation prior to “Black Friday” and the start of the holiday shopping season, to send a strong message ...
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Ten Anaheim youths recognized for Doing The Right Thing

On Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, at 11 a.m., the Anaheim Police Department recognized ten Anaheim youths who demonstrated they will do the right thing! As part of the “Do The Right Thing” (DTRT) Program ten youths from across A...
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33-acre project: no signal at Enterprise

Residents of Carrier Row in Los Alamitos, across Katella Ave. from a thirty-three-acre parcel that fronts on Katella just east of Cottonwood Church in Cypress, brought torches and pitchforks to a community meeting at the Courty...
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Today’s weather for Thursday, November 20: high surf advisory

Today’s local weather: A 10 percent chance of showers after 4pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 69. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon. Tonight: A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly between 10pm ...
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A chalkboard right outside the entrance of Aroma Italiano, 4959 Katella Ave., Unit A, Cypress. The entrance is around the corner on the right, near the patio eating area. Photo by C.E.H. Wiedel.

Cypress Chamber welcomes Aroma Italiano

Members of the Cypress Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting at Aroma Italiano Café on Tuesday, Nov. 18, to welcome the new restaurant and offer an opportunity to get to know the new establishment. Umberto Ortoli, the prop...
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Long Beach releases holiday schedule for Permits Center

In observance of the Holiday Season, the Long Beach Permit Center schedule is as follows: Wednesday, November 26 – 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Thursday, November 27 – Closed Friday, November 28 – Closed Wednes...
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Save 51% at El Mahroosa Cafe | 930 S Brookhurst St., Anaheim | 714-991-9200

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Bellflower man dies on Westbound SR-91 in Anaheim

According to the Orange County Coroner, Bellflower resident Arthur Delcour, 73, died just before noon on Sunday, Nov. 16, on the westbound SR-91, east of Imperial Highway in Anaheim. The car he was driving veered off the road a...
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Long Beach Airport’s new concourse wins award for excellence

On Tuesday, Nov. 18, the Long Beach City Council was presented with the Helen Putnam Award for Excellence in Public Works, Infrastructure and Transportation by the League of California Cities for the new concourse at Long Beach...
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Huntington Beach man dies in Westminster

According to the Orange County Coroner, Huntington Beach resident Michael Byrd, 57, died around 7 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 15, at the south Magnolia Ave. and I-405 overpass in Westminster. The coroner released no further details ...
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Scoff-law drivers caught in OCSD ‘Court Sting’ operation in Newport Beach

On Monday, Nov. 17, 2014, Orange County Sheriff’s Department deputies conducted an undercover ‘Court Sting’ operation at Harbor Justice Center in Newport Beach targeting suspected DUI drivers whose licenses where suspende...
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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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Marion Knott, daughter of Walter and Cordelia Knott, passes away at the age of 92

Knott’s Berry Farm is saddened by the passing of Marion Genevieve Knott, daughter of Walter and Cordelia Knott. The youngest of her four siblings, Marion Knott made significant contributions to the theme park, including t...
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Operation Turkey Leg rewards at-risk students with family dinner

Since 2011, the Anaheim Police Department, Community Service Programs Inc. (CSP) and Anaheim First Christian Church have partnered to offer a traditional turkey dinner incentive to Anaheim students who participate in the Gang R...
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Unplanned power outages in Orange County as of Wednesday, Nov. 19

As of this morning, Southern California Edison is working on the following power outages: Irvine, Redonda north of Sonrisa: Started at 2:18 a.m. on Nov. 19. Edison is analyzing the problem in order to restore power to 69 custom...
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Today’s weather for Wednesday, November 19

Today’s local weather: Patchy fog before 10am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 72. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon. Tonight: Increasing clouds, with a low around 54. West wind around 5...
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Cypress police blotter, November 6 to November 12

The items shown below are selected from the logs of the Cypress Police Department. No inference of guilt is implied in showing any item. November 6, 2014 Suspicious Person – 5:38 a.m. – 4200 block of Paseo de Oro - ...
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Los Alamitos police blotter, November 7 to November 13

The items shown below are selected from the logs of the Los Alamitos Police Department. No inference of guilt is implied in showing any item. November 7, 2014 Patrol Check – 3:23 p.m. – 4400 block of Howard Ave. - T...
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