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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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Los Alamitos police blotter, June 13 to June 20

The items shown below are culled from the logs of the Los Alamitos Police Department. No inference of guilt is implied in showing any item. June 13, 2013 MEDICAL AID – 2:34pm – 3100 block of Katella Ave. - A male su...
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Map out your Medicare journey

The following information was released by Council On Aging – Orange County. The Council on Aging-Orange County HICAP program and Acacia Adult Day Services are partnering to provide a workshop to help you map out your Medi...
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Special municipal election: Measure A in Cypress

I just voted in the special municipal election in Cypress on Measure A. If approved, Measure A rezones a strip of former golf course land along Cerritos Ave. and a chunk of Los Alamitos Race Course parking lot from public/semi-...
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Long Beach man and six others suspected of fraud, identity theft

The following information was released by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Emphasis added. Seven Los Angeles-area residents have been charged with conspiracy to commit bank fraud for allegedly participating in an iden...
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Today’s weather forecast for Tuesday, June 25

The following information is courtesy of the National Weather Service. Weather forecast for Tuesday, June 25: Cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 76. Light south wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 m...
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OCDA seeks help in identifying possible further sexual assault victims

The following information was released by the Orange County District Attorney. The Orange County District Attorney’s Office (OCDA) is seeking the public’s help identifying potential additional victims of a man charg...
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Dalton’s restaurant in Cypress robbed

The following information was released by the Cypress Police Department. On June 23, 2013, at approximately 2325 hours, Cypress Police officers were dispatched to 9575 Valley View (Dalton’s Restaurant) regarding a commercial ...
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Huntington Beach Mayor Pro Tem Harper invites you to his birthday party

The following information was released by Harper for City Council 2014. You are invited to a birthday celebration and campaign fundraising reception for Huntington Beach Mayor Pro Tempore Matthew Harper, OCTA Director. Thursday...
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Picnic at the Plaza to honor Twinkles the Clown

The following information was released by St. Isidore Historical Plaza. There was a bit of summertime magic at the Picnic at the Plaza last Thursday evening. Although for some reason, no food concession showed up as planned, th...
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Today’s weather forecast for Monday, June 24

The following information is courtesy of the National Weather Service. Weather forecast for Monday, June 24: A chance of drizzle before 11am. Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 75. Southeast wind 5 t...
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Marketing Maven: jumping off the fence

Americans might soon have a lesson in the art of marketing, compliments of the United States Congress. As Democrats and Republicans debate the immigration bill it reminds the Marketing Maven of the fierce competition in the bev...
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Orange County Registrar of Voters to reach out to voters again this summer

The following information was released by the Orange County Registrar of Voters. As summer heats up our award winning voter outreach continues throughout Orange County. We’ve teamed up again with Verizon Wireless and Live...
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Buena Park male nurse convicted of sexually assaulting three male patients

The following information was released by the Orange County District Attorney. A male nurse was convicted on Friday of sexually assaulting two male patients who were medically incapacitated and another male patient under the gu...
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Seven-day local weather forecast, 23 June 2013 through 29 June 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 76. Light southeast wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph in the...
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Top Ten Stories for June 16 through June 22

These were the most read stories at Orange County Breeze over the last week (excluding weather forecasts): Free job fair at Anaheim Convention Center on Wednesday, June 19 Job fair and expo set for Anaheim Convention Center on ...
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Today’s weather forecast for Sunday, June 23

The following information is courtesy of the National Weather Service. Weather forecast for Sunday, June 23: Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 76. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southwest in th...
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Video of State Senator Bob Huff explaining budget mistakes made by Democrats

The following information was released by the office of California State Senator Bob Huff (R-CASD29). California Senate District 29 includes the City of Cypress and northeastward. Senator Lou Correa (D) represents Los Alamitos,...
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