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Today’s weather forecast for Thursday, July 24

Posted  July 24, 2014  by  courtesy

Today’s local weather: Sunny, with a high near 91. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 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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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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Today’s weather forecast for Wednesday, May 1

The following information is courtesy of the National Weather Service. Weather forecast for Wednesday, May 1: Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 73. Light and ...
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Vans Team members clean up Nature Park in Cypress

The following information was released by the City of Cypress. On Friday, April 26, 2013, 50 Vans® team members pulled up in the Vans® Bus to the City’s Nature Park located at 4201 Ball Road to donate their time for a park ...
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Robin Itzler on rebranding

Marketing Maven: rebranding is not as easy as pie

Advertisers spend millions of dollars each year trying to convince consumers that if things aren’t going right in their life, all they need to do is make a physical change. From a new hair style to wardrobe upgrade to luxurio...
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Good Shepherd to hold blood drive on Sunday, May 5

The following information was forwarded by the Los Alamitos Area Chamber of Commerce. Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church will hold a Red Cross blood drive on Sunday, May 5, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Donors will receive two VIP ticke...
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Cypress Police arrest man for assault with a deadly weapon

The following information was released by the Cypress Police Department. On April 29, 2013, at approximately 11:34 p.m., Cypress Police Officers were dispatched to a condominium located in the 9500 block of Linda Lane in regard...
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Cypress Police arrest two suspects for possession of stolen property

The following information was released by Cypress Police Department. On April 29, at approximately 10:23 a.m., a Cypress Patrol Officer attempted to stop a vehicle that was leaving the parking lot of the Cypress Suites Motel at...
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Today’s weather forecast for Tuesday, April 30

The following information is courtesy of the National Weather Service. Weather forecast for Tuesday, April 30: Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 70. Light southeast wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 m...
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Meet The Wiggles at Westminster Mall

The following information was released by Westminster Mall. Come say hello to The Wiggles, take a photo with Anthony, Emma, Lachy and Simon, dance to their new songs and sing along to your favorite Wiggly classics at a free eve...
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West Orange County Connectors Project construction update Monday, April 29, to Friday, May 3

The following information was released by Orange County Transportation Authority. Construction highlights Beginning the week of April 29 crews will begin pouring the concrete footings or foundations for the new I-405 / I-605 ca...
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(Pictured: Dr. Prakash Narain, Mayor; Mrs. Paula Gibbs, Mayor’s Award Winner)

Famed local artist serves as judge of 38th Annual Open Juried Art Show

The following information was released by the City of Cypress. The 38th Annual Open Juried Art Show, sponsored by the Cypress Art League, was held on Sunday, April 28, at the Cypress Community Center. The Open Juried Art Show p...
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State Senator Huff to hold open house at new district office

The following information was released by California State Senator Bob Huff (D-CA29). The district office of California State Senator Bob Huff has moved. Your are invited to join Senator Bob Huff for an open house on Thursday, ...
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Sunrise Senior Living, Seal Beach, Los Alamitos

Sunrise Senior Living throwing a “Dos de Mayo” fiesta

The following information was released by Sunrise Senior Living Seal Beach. Join us for our “Dos de Mayo” celebration! We are having a fiesta And the time is drawing near, We will be serving Margaritas And Mexican beer! Com...
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Today’s weather forecast for Monday, April 29

The following information is courtesy of the National Weather Service. Weather forecast for Monday, April 29: A chance of drizzle before 11am. Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing...
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Last chance this year to support Casa Youth Shelter and eat great pizza!

The following information was released by Casa Youth Shelter. Lee and Alex of Valentino’s Pizza present Pizza Mondays! Every Monday in April, you can order any extra large two topping pizza for only $10 each. 100% of the ...
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Free seminar for veterans on tech career opportunities

The following information was released by the California Department of Veterans Affairs. Learn from professionals at CompTIA, Robert Half, new Horizons, Veterans VocRehab and more. Also, learn about New Horizons Heroes Made to ...
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Seven-day local weather forecast, 28 April 2013 through 4 May 2013

The following information was released by the National Weather Service. Forecast details Sunday: Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 75. Light south wind becomi...
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Top Ten Stories for April 21 through April 27

These were the most read stories at Orange County Breeze over the last week (excluding weather forecasts): 26th Annual Seal Beach Classic Car Show program details Seal Beach Chamber welcomes everyone to the 26th Annual Classic ...
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