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Today’s weather for Friday, December 19

Posted  December 19, 2014  by  shelley

Today’s local weather: Mostly sunny, with a high near 65. Calm wind becoming west around 5 mph in the afternoon. Tonight: A 20 percent chance of showers after 10pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 50. West wind around 5 mph becoming calm. The article above is based on information released by the National Weather […]

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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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Surfrider Foundation membership cards for Patricia Kishel and Sunny Magdaug. Photo by SurfWriter Girls.
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Christmas Wish: support the Surfrider Foundation

Posted  November 30, 2014  by  Surfwriter Girls

SurfWriter Girls Sunny Magdaug and Patti Kishel’s Christmas wish is for volunteers to help the nonprofit Surfrider Foundation protect the world’s oceans, waves and beaches. By donating to the Huntington/Seal Beach Chapter (hsbsurfrider.org) or becoming a member, you can save the environment for future generations. For more information, visit hsbsurfrider.org. Supported programs Here is a […]

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Dalton's Restaurant on Valley View, just south or Orange Ave., in Cypress.

Dalton’s Cafe owner undecided about the future of the restaurant

As previously reported, the Cypress Village shopping center, just south of the intersection of Valley View St. and Orange Ave., will be undergoing a renovation. Dalton’s Cafe, which has served up delicious hot meals for n...
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20th Annual Long Beach Crawfish Festival runs Aug. 3 and 4

The following information was released by the Long Beach Crawfish Festival. The 20th Annual Long Beach Crawfish Festival will land this summer at Rainbow Lagoon in Shoreline Village in Long Beach, with all the good eating and e...
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Korean War Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C.

Defense Secretary Hagel commemorates Korean War armistice

The following information was released by the U.S. Department of Defense. United States Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel released the following statement on the 60th anniversary of the signing of the Korean War armistice: Featu...
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Court Room Diary: People vs. Robert Allen Barnhart, verdict

The verdict is in for the matter of The People vs. Robert Allen Barnhart, Case Number 11WF2614. Mr. Barnhart was accused of two counts of felony Assault With a Deadly Weapon and one count of misdemeanor Battery, stemming from w...
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Today’s weather forecast for Friday, July 26

The following information is courtesy of the National Weather Service. Weather forecast for Friday, July 26: Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 83. Calm wind becoming west around 5 mph in the afterno...
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CPD seeks public help in identifying armed robbery suspects

The following information was released by Cypress Police Department. On July 24, 2013, at approximately 12:10 p.m., Cypress Police Officers were dispatched to the 8600 Block of Watson Street (Cypress Arnold Park) to investigate...
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No ETA on completion of new cafe on Walker St.

Many people have noted the construction on the former Mexican restaurant  in Cypress Plaza on Walker St., just north of Ball Rd. in Cypress. The building is being renovated to make way for a new Kimmie’s Coffee Cup cafe....
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Volunteers prepare Festival Grounds for Saturday, July 27

Oak Knoll Park, 5700 Orange Ave. in Cypress, has begun its transformation into Cypress Community Festival Grounds. Chain-link fences carve the open grass into separate areas for different activities on Festival Day. Looking lik...
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30th Annual National Night Out Against Crime

Cypress Police Department to host National Night Out 2013 on Tuesday, Aug. 6

The following information was released by Cypress Police Department. On Tuesday, August 6, neighborhoods throughout Cypress are being invited to join forces with thousands of communities nationwide for the 30th annual “Nation...
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Today’s weather forecast for Thursday, July 25

The following information is courtesy of the National Weather Service. Weather forecast for Thursday, July 25: Cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 82. Light south wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 ...
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Court Room Diary: People vs. Robert Allen Barnhart, Day 3

The defense called one more witness at the beginning of Day Three of the trial of Robert Barnhart, Case Number 11WF2614. Mr. Barnhart is accused of two counts of felony Assault With a Deadly Weapon and one count of misdemeanor ...
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Huntington Beach parolee convicted of sexual assault

The following information was released by the Orange County District Attorney. A parolee was convicted yesterday on charges of sexually assaulting a 4-year-old female relative while he was babysitting her and solely responsible...
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Buddy Black wins 18th Annual Wienerschnitzel Wiener Nationals at Los Alamitos

The following information was released by Los Alamitos Race Course. Owned by Shawn Black of Long Beach, Buddy Black was stylish from beginning to end, as the 4-year-old male dachshund on the 18th annual Wienerschnitzel Wiener N...
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OCTA announces closures on southbound 405/eastbound 22

The Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) has announced a 55-hour closure for the area of the southbound I-405 and SR-22 connector project. The existing connector will be closed starting at 10pm on Friday, July 26, unti...
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HabitatOC to offer DIY chalk-style furniture workshop on Sunday, July 28

The following information was released by Habitat for Humanity of Orange County. Habitat for Humanity of Orange County’s ReStore in Santa Ana is hosting a DIY Furniture Workshop on Sunday, July 28, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. This ...
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Today’s weather forecast for Wednesday, July 24

The following information is courtesy of the National Weather Service. Weather forecast for Wednesday, July 24: Cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 84. Light west wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 ...
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Anaheim Council approves Marcie Edwards as new city manager

The following information was released by the City of Anaheim. The Anaheim City Council tonight announced the unanimous approval of Marcie Edwards as Anaheim’s City Manager, and the first female in this position since Anaheim...
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Court Room Diary: People vs. Robert Allen Barnhart, Day 2

The prosecution rested its case at the beginning of Day Two of the trial of Robert Barnhart, Case Number 11WF2614. Mr. Barnhart is accused of two counts of felony Assault With a Deadly Weapon and one count of misdemeanor Batter...
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Paige Gates, Los Alamitos, youth volleyball

Coed youth volleyball league available to aspiring competitors — like Paige Gates

The following information was released by the City of Los Alamitos. No matter what we excel in, or the goals we accomplish in life, there is a starting point for all of us at one time. In the case of twelve-year-old Paige Gates...
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Seal Beach Police Department, Adolfo Lopez Drive

News from Seal Beach Councilwoman Ellery Deaton (part 2)

The following information was released by Seal Beach Councilwoman Ellery Deaton, representing Old Town and Surfside. Police Department promotion Congratulations to Sergeant Phil Gonshak! Corporal Gonshak has just been promoted ...
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Coyote, courtesy photo from Bureau of Land Management

Warning: coyotes unafraid of people, abroad at all hours

As recent incidents teach us, suburban coyotes are not afraid of people, and they are active around the clock. A Rossmoor resident nearly lost a pet chihuahua during the night, attacked in a walled backyard. A family visiting F...
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Today’s weather forecast for Tuesday, July 23

The following information is courtesy of the National Weather Service. Weather forecast for Tuesday, July 23: Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 81. Light west wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph in ...
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