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Today’s weather for Saturday, December 20: beach hazards

Posted  December 19, 2014  by  shelley

Today’s local weather: A slight chance of sprinkles before 10am. Partly sunny, with a high near 65. East wind around 5 mph becoming calm. Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 50. South wind around 5 mph becoming east after midnight. The article above is based on information released by the National Weather Service. Beach […]

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The Habit Burger Grill in Cypress. Photo by C.E.H. Wiedel.
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Local shopping spot: Katella at Knott

Posted  December 19, 2014  by  shelley

The looming closure of Tuesday Morning casts a bit of gloom over shopping at Meridian Plaza, a short block west of the intersection of Katella Ave. and Knott St. along Katella — unless you like insane deals on what’s left of their stock. The doors will close by Jan. 24. While that leaves quite a […]

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Members: Lacy P, Derek T, and Alyssa B share the love this holiday season. Courtesy photo.
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Christmas Wish: Boys and Girls Club of Cypress fill member wish lists

Posted  December 9, 2014  by  courtesy

The Boys & Girls Club of Cypress is currently collecting holiday gifts and supplies from now through Dec. 19. The demand for assistance is great during the holidays and the Club is seeking your support. The Boys & Girls Club of Cypress is also selling handmade Christmas ornaments and has a Giving Tree with items […]

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Two young boys Tyler, 9, and his 10-year-old friend Mickey, just want a place to ride their motocross bikes - it's their Christmas wish. Photo courtesy of Loreen Berlin.
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Christmas Wish: help Santa find a location for a Motocross track

Posted  December 5, 2014  by  courtesy

Is “Santa’s helper” going to fulfill children’s wishes for a Motocross track? Dave Morse, a Garden Grove resident, who helps Santa each year in the City of Stanton, said he feels bad because he was hoping to fulfill requests from some young boys and girls for a place to ride their Motocross bikes, but so […]

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The signboard in front of Mac-Fusion on Main Street just north of Electric Ave. in Old Town Seal Beach. Photo by C.E.H. Wiedel.
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Local shopping spot: Mac-Fusion in Seal Beach

Posted  December 4, 2014  by  shelley

The best thing about progress made to date on the West County Connectors Project is that crossing the I-405 on the Seal Beach Blvd. bridge no longer takes forty-five minutes. That means everyone north of the freeway has clear sailing to Old Town Seal Beach and its funky, eclectic collection of shops on Main Street. […]

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Local shopping spot: Cypress Plaza East

Posted  December 4, 2014  by  Katie

While you’re out and about searching for gifts for your loved ones this holiday season, be sure to stop by Cypress Plaza East at the southwest corner of the intersection of Ball Rd. and Valley View St. at the border with Buena Park. There’s plenty of shopping to be had, plus a number of eateries […]

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Club members Albert H. and Kenny M. help sort canned goods collected by Club families to donate to We Care for the holidays. Courtesy photo.
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Christmas Wish: Boys and Girls Club needs items for after-school program

Posted  December 3, 2014  by  courtesy

The Boys & Girls Club of Cypress hosted a Canned Food Drive for the month of November. Members brought in nonperishable food donations to assist families in need during the holiday season. All collections were donated to We Care, a non-profit organization formed to meet the emergency needs of families with services such as food, […]

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A street musicians entertains the crowd prior to the start of the 2011 Seal Beach Christmas Parade. Photo by C.E.H. Wiedel.
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Local shopping spot: a magical time of the year in Old Town Seal Beach

Posted  December 3, 2014  by  shelley

Paraphrasing a popular bumper sticker about fishing, any day at the beach is better than a day at work… …but a magical day shopping in Seal Beach comes once a year, and this year that day is Friday, Dec. 5, when the Seal Beach Christmas Parade marshals on Ocean Ave., marches down Main Street starting […]

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A Santa Claus Christmas ornament at Green Street Interiors in November 2012. Photo by C.E.H. Wiedel.
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Local shopping spot: Get ready for the holidays on Los Al Blvd.

Posted  December 2, 2014  by  Katie

Los Alamitos is a haven for small businesses featuring treasures for the coming holiday season. From home furnishings to stationery, kids’ toys and beyond, Los Al Boulevard is a fantastic place to do your Christmas shopping and grab a bite to eat. Getting into the holiday spirit To top off any holiday party, Great Dane […]

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A parrot at Exotic Birds by Fran, 9215 Valley View St. in Cypress. Photo by C.E.H. Wiedel.
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Local shopping spot: Lincoln and Valley View

Posted  November 30, 2014  by  shelley

The intersection of Lincoln Ave. and Valley View St. is half in Cypress and half in Buena Park. This spot’s theme could be “discount shopping” based on the anchor stores on three of the four corners. Shopping The northeast corner is anchored by Albertsons and CVS Pharmacy on the north. Dollar Tree and Big Lots […]

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Bernadette Peters. Courtesy photo.

October at SCTFA: Bernadette Peters

The following information was released by Segerstrom Center for the Arts. Segerstrom Center for the Arts presents Cabaret: Bernadette Peters October 11, 2013 | Friday at 8 p.m. Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. Througho...
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A Swift Water Flood Search and Rescue Cache similar to those assigned to local fire agencies around the state. Photo courtesy of Cal EOS.

Cal OES expected to display key elements of statewide mutual-aid system at WWRE

The following article was originally published in the October 2013 print issue of Orange County Breeze in an abridged form. When an emergency occurs in California, firefighters, law enforcement personnel and other first respond...
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Superintendent’s message on student achievement at Los Alamitos Unified School District

The following information was released by Los Alamitos Unified School District. The Los Alamitos Unified School District has a long-standing commitment to excellence and uses multiple measures to monitor and improve outcomes fo...
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Grateful Hearts open house at its new facility on Katella Ave. The Los Alamitos City table, with Mayor Warren Kusumoto and City Councilmen Dean Grose, Troy Edgar, and Richard Murphy (and their guests). Photo by Katie Wiedel.

Grateful Hearts celebrates 15 years of service with dinner and silent auction new location

Non-profit group Grateful Hearts celebrated fifteen years of serving the community with a fundraiser dinner and silent auction at their brand new location, the former HockeyTron building at 5700 Katella Ave. in Los Alamitos. Th...
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Today’s weather forecast for Thursday, October 3 – RED FLAG WARNING

The following information is courtesy of the National Weather Service. Red Flag Warning in effect from 2 a.m. Friday morning through 8 p.m. Sunday evening for most of Orange County. A moderate strength Santa Ana wind effect now...
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“Behind the Orange Curtain” to be screened at Los Al High School

The following information was released by the Parent, Teacher, Student Association of Los Alamitos High School. The award-winning full-length feature documentary Behind the Orange Curtain will be screened at Los Alamitos High. ...
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What does government shutdown mean to investors?

As you’re well aware, a partial government shutdown began on Oct. 1. No matter what one’s views are on the political issues that led to this event, it’s probably fair to say that a shutdown is not particularly good news, ...
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Seal Beach police blotter, September 24 to September 30

The items shown below are culled from the logs of the Seal Beach Police Department. No inference of guilt is implied in showing any item. September 24, 2013 POLICE INFORMATION – 1:25pm – 1st/Ocean - The caller said ...
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Public safety agencies showcase communications equipment and mobile command posts

The following information was released by the Orange County Sheriff’s Department. The California Statewide Interoperability Executive Committee will be hosting a “Radio Rodeo”. The purpose of this event is to test the...
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Los Alamitos police blotter, September 20 to September 26

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. September 20, 2013 HAIL BY CITIZEN – 8:38am – Shasta Ave – Reporting ...
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Cypress police blotter, September 19 to September 25

The items shown below are culled from the logs of the Cypress Police Department. No inference of guilt is implied in showing any item. September 19, 2013 VIOLATION OF A COURT ORDER – 8:14am – 4500 block of Marion Av...
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San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS), courtesy of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

Edison wants Mitsubishi to pay up

The following information was released by Southern California Edison. Southern California Edison (SCE) today criticized Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (Mitsubishi) for “stonewalling” and made public its demand that Mitsubishi ...
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Waffle sandwiches get a boost from back East

Bruxie, a restaurant chain specializing in Belgian waffle sandwiches, has received significant funding from Catterton Partners, a consumer-focused private equity firm in Greenwich, Connecticut. So a new sibling has been added t...
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Staff Sgt. Michael Riggs, a drill instructor with Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego's Drill Instructor School, leads enlistees in a warm-up during Marine Corps Recruiting Station Seattle's Sergeant Major Pool Function on Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Tacoma, Wash., Sept. 28, 2013. During the event, Washington-based recruiters teamed with the drill instructors to physically and mentally prepare enlistees for boot camp. The enlistees, part of the Marine Corps delayed entry program, are awaiting their ship dates. Riggs, 29, is from Long Beach. Photo by Sgt. Reece Lodder.

Long Beach staff sergeant readies enlistees for boot camp

The following photo and article by Sgt. Reece Lodder were released through the Defense Video and Information Distribution System. Staff Sgt. Michael Riggs, a drill instructor with Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego’s Dr...
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Coroner identifies contract worker killed in electrical vault fire

The Orange County Coroner has identified the Southern California Edison contract worker killed in electrical vault fire as Brandon Orozco, a 28-year-old resident of Whittier. Orozco was killed shortly after noon on Monday, Sept...
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Today’s weather forecast for Wednesday, October 2

The following information is courtesy of the National Weather Service. Fire weather watch in effect from 2 a.m. Friday morning through 8 pm. Sunday evening for most of Orange County.Santa Ana winds of moderate strength are expe...
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OCFA Fire Station 2 on Green Avenue at Reagan Street in Los Alamitos

OCFA hosting open house at a fire station near you

The following information was released by the Orange County Fire Authority. The Orange County Fire Authority invites you to their Open House 2013. Bring your family and friends to see live fire demonstrations, put out make-beli...
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Cypress Chamber of Commerce, e-waste, paper shredding

Free electronic waste recycling on Oct. 11 and 12 in Cypress

The following information was released by Cypress Area Chamber of Commerce. Looking for a quick and easy way to get rid of those unwanted electronics items or to make sure documents are disposed of in a proper way? Then join th...
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Walmart looking for 200 people for new store in Garden Grove

The following information was released by Walmart. Walmart will hire approximately 200 associates to work at the new Walmart Supercenter slated to open this winter in Garden Grove. A temporary hiring center has opened at 12880 ...
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National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

For Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Know your body, own your health

The following information was released by Long Beach Memorial Hospital. Knowing what is normal for your body can save your life. The early stages of breast cancer, especially those found from self-screening, are the most succes...
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Green Goblin monster at Knott's Scary Farm 2013.

Second week of Knott’s Halloween Haunt shrieking ahead

The following information was released by Knott’s Berry Farm. Knott’s Scary Farm, home of spine-tingling fears, has added even more thrills and excitement to its already monstrous Halloween Haunt lineup. Guests will thrill ...
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Kennedy High School Fighting Irish mascot, La Palma, California

Kennedy High School to offer free PSAT to all sophomores

The following information was released by Kennedy High School as a Teleparent message from Principal Russ Ernest on Monday, Sept. 30. Good evening parents. Here are a few quick messages. We had a very successful homecoming asse...
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