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Today’s weather forecast for Wednesday, July 30

Posted  July 30, 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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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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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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Today’s weather forecast for Sunday, July 7

The following information is courtesy of the National Weather Service. Beach hazard warning In effect from late Sunday night through late Thursday night. This warning may be extended beyond Friday. The National Weather Service ...
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Grateful Hearts move delayed

The following information was released by Grateful Hearts. If all had gone according to schedule, Grateful Hearts would have moved into a new facility in the landmark building formerly occupied by Hockeytron on Katella Ave. opp...
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Anne Walsh to perform contemporary jazz at Rancho Los Cerritos

The following information was released by Rancho Los Cerritos. Rancho Los Cerritos is pleased to host the musically talented Anne Walsh performing a free concert on July 28, 2013. Friends and family will get the opportunity to ...
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Olive Garden to open in former Pat and Oscars in Buena Park

Diners pining for the closed Pat and Oscars at Buena Park Downtown can look forward to a new Olive Garden restaurant at 8386 La Palma Ave. opening on Monday, July 8. This new Olive Garden location joins a restaurant at 6874 Kat...
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CSD honors retiring faculty and staff with 334 years of service

The following information was released by Cypress School District. This year, Cypress School District (CSD) retirees represent a collective 334 years of service to the students of this District. On June 13, 2013, during the reg...
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Today’s weather forecast for Saturday, July 6

The following information is courtesy of the National Weather Service. Weather forecast for Saturday, July 6: Cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 78. Light south wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 m...
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Corona man faces additional sexual assault charges after second victim found

The following information was released by the Orange County District Attorney. Additional charges have been filed against a man for sexually assaulting the 7-year-old daughter of a family friend. The defendant was previously ch...
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You can still volunteer to help at the Cypress Community Festival

A whole lot of help is needed to put on a fabulous community festival — and the Cypress Community Festival is fabulous! So there are plenty of opportunities for volunteers to help on Festival Day. “We’re in pretty good sh...
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June BLS employment report shows solid gains

Today’s employment report for June, just released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, (BLS) shows solid gains of 195,000 nonfarm payroll jobs in June. The consensus forecast was for 161,000 payroll jobs. Although good news, it...
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For our Catholic readers: two new saints approved by Pope Francis

According to Rocco Palmo at Whispers in the Loggia, Pope Francis has approved the official recognition of Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II as saints of the Roman Catholic Church. John XXIII convoked Vatican II. His approva...
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Today’s weather forecast for Friday, July 5

The following information is courtesy of the National Weather Service. Weather forecast for Friday, July 5: Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 79. Light south wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph in t...
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Orange County Breeze wishes all our readers a happy and safe Independence Day

My immediate family will be celebrating with an extended-family barbecue and fireworks show, a decades-old tradition that actually pre-dates not only our children, but our marriage. We look forward to hamburgers, hot dogs, pota...
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Cal EMA offers video urging diligence in preparing for extreme weather

Non-native residents of California may raise an eyebrow over a call for diligence in preparing for extreme weather renewed recently by the California Emergency Management Agency (Cal EMA) in response to recent extended hot weat...
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Kitchen clatter: taking stabs at a sugar beet

Truth to tell, a newly harvested raw sugar beet is no great beauty, as proven by the featured photo for this article. The small version photographed is about seven inches long, and weighs about a pound. After serving as a fashi...
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Personnel changes at Los Alamitos JFTB

Orange County Breeze has heard that major personnel changes in the headquarters staff at Los Alamitos Joint Forces Training Base will occur over the next few months. Lt. Col. Susan Russell, currently base commander, will retire...
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Lauren Barrette's Club Honores at Leon Cathedral in Nicaragua.

Los Al graduate seeks help in establishing long-term support of honors students in Nicaragua

The following information was submitted by Anne Yee. A Los Alamitos High School graduate has initiated the first-ever honors program at a high school in Nicargua. Lauren Barrette, a 2006 graduate of Los Al, completed her educat...
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Today’s weather forecast for Independence Day, Thursday, July 4

The following information is courtesy of the National Weather Service. Weather forecast for Independence Day, Thursday, July 4: Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 8...
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