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Today’s weather forecast for Monday, July 28

Posted  July 28, 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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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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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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Today’s weather forecast for Monday, May 6

The following information is courtesy of the National Weather Service. Weather forecast for Monday, May 6: Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 11am, then a chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 67. So...
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Cal EMA update on Spring Fire in Ventura County

The following information was released by the California Emergency Management Agency. Although significant progress has been made in the control and containment of fires throughout the state, the California Emergency Management...
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Mr. Porkpie performs close-up card tricks at the 2013 Rossmoor Community Festival.

Rossmoor Community Festival welcomes back Mr. Porkpie

Although the day was overcast with a chilly windy, no rain fell to interrupt the fun at Sunday’s Rossmoor Community Festival, held at Rush Park in Rossmoor from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Festival is sponsored annually by Rossmoor...
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Seven-day local weather forecast, 5 May 2013 through 11 May 2013

The following information was released by the National Weather Service. Forecast details Sunday: A 20 percent chance of showers after 11am. Cloudy, with a high near 66. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph. Sunday Night: A 50 percent cha...
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Cover of May 2013 Orange County Breeze monthly print issue.

Top Ten Stories for April 28 through May 4

These were the most read stories at Orange County Breeze over the last week (excluding weather forecasts): Former Stanton police officer convicted of fraud Unlicensed contractor gets 16 months for defrauding homeowners in Hunti...
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Today’s weather forecast for Sunday, May 5

The following information is courtesy of the National Weather Service. Weather forecast for Sunday, May 5: A chance of drizzle before 11am, then a slight chance of showers after 11am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 68. East wi...
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Rossmoor Community Festival Sunday May 5

See you all at Rush Park, 3001 Blume Dr. in Rossmoor, between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Look for Orange County Breeze’s booth — drop by for a chat! We’ll have a spinner and give-aways. Along with other booths and food trucks, th...
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Job Losses by recession since World War II, courtesy of Bill McBride at Calculated Risk.

Uneven employment situation reflected in BLS April numbers

The Bureau of Labor Statistics released its April employment situation report on Friday, May 3. This standard economic report is based on two different surveys: household and establishment. The household survey showed unemploym...
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Chili cook-off in June at Los Alamitos American Legion Post 716

The following information was released by American Legion Post 716 in Los Alamitos. American Legion Post 716 in Los Alamitos will hold its First Annual Chili Cook-off on Saturday, June 8, with all proceeds going to Post 716 Boy...
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Steve Martel to speak on sharia law at May meeting of Republican Women

The following information was released by the Rossmoor – Los Alamitos Republican Women Federated (RLA RWF). The United States has always been a welcoming nation to those who legally enter and pledge allegiance to our flag...
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Strokes: when every minute until treatment counts

The following information was released by Los Alamitos Medical Center (LAMC). May is National Stroke Awareness Month If one of your loved ones was doubled over with chest pain, having what appeared to be a heart attack, or witn...
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Today’s weather forecast for Saturday, May 4

The following information is courtesy of the National Weather Service. Weather forecast for Friday, May 3: Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 77. Light southeast wind becoming south 5 to 10 mph in...
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Cal Guard assists in fighting wildfires

The following information was released by the California Air National Guard’s 146th Airlift Wing. Following a request for support from Cal EMA and CAL FIRE, Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr. directed the Adjutant General of the Ca...
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Amateur historian John Olson to speak about Cypress history at June meeting of Woman’s Club

The following information was released by The Woman’s Club of Cypress. Nestled among more famous cities such as Los Angeles, Long Beach and Anaheim, Cypress is home to nearly 50,000 people. With a rich history that goes back ...
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Small Business Seminar sponsored by the City of Cypress.

California State Board of Equalization Vice Chair Michelle Steel hosts small business seminar in Cypress

The following information was released by the City of Cypress California State Board of Equalization Vice Chair Michelle Steel, in partnership with the City of Cypress hosted a Small Business Tax Seminar and Resource Expo on Th...
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Unlicensed contractor gets 16 months for defrauding homeowners in Huntington Beach and Yorba Linda

The following information was released by the Orange County District Attorney. An unlicensed contractor was sentenced today to 16 months in jail for defrauding over $635,000 from a Huntington Beach homeowner and a Yorba Linda f...
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Orange County DUI Task Force on special patrols for Cinco de Mayo

The following information was released by the Orange County Sheriff’s Department. As the community celebrates Cinco de Mayo, party-goers may indulge themselves with their favorite margarita or tequila and then, unfortunat...
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