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Today’s weather for Thursday, October 23

Posted  October 23, 2014  by  courtesy

Today’s local weather: Sunny, with a high near 85. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.

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Trick or Treat?

Posted  October 16, 2014  by  courtesy

It’s Halloween! In front of you is a huge bag, full of calorie-laden candy. You think, I am strong and I will eat only one piece of candy! Care to make a wager? The last week of October is the beginning of the TRICK OR TREAT TRAP that lasts clear through Jan. 2. One piece […]

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Kid-sized Camp Spooky offers non-scary fun on weekends and Halloween Day

Posted  October 11, 2014  by  courtesy

Weekends in October and on Halloween Day, Knott’s Berry Farm invites you and your family to join in on the Halloween fun in Camp Spooky. This daytime, non-scare celebration, of cheer rather than fear, is the social event of the season with shows, activities, costume contest all geared for kids ages 3-11. Kids can take […]

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Booooooooo!!!

Posted  October 11, 2014  by  Surfwriter Girls

With palm trees rustling in the wind and eerie shadows cast over the ocean, you can feel that Halloween is almost here. SurfWriter Girls Sunny Magdaug and Patti Kishel were curious about “things that go bump in the night” and decided to do some research on Halloween. Originally called “All Hallows Eve,” Halloween dates back […]

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OC Parks invites you to its Halloween Zoo-tacular

Posted  October 11, 2014  by  courtesy

OC Parks is pleased to present the annual Halloween Zoo-tacular at the OC Zoo located inside Irvine Regional Park on Saturday, Oct. 25 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Families are invited to partake in a fun-filled spooky day of activities with the animals of the OC Zoo. At Halloween Zoo-tacular, guests ages 12 and […]

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Shocktoberfest brings screams to Los Alamitos

Posted  October 5, 2014  by  courtesy

Prepare to be scared out of your mind in the Fall festive family fun atmosphere of the inaugural Shocktoberfest brought to you in partnership by the Youth Center and St. Isidore Historical Plaza on Oct. 24, 25, 26, and 31 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Plaza in Los Alamitos. For the first […]

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Denizen of Voodoo Village at Queen Mary's Dark Harbor 2014. Photo by Steve Treretola.
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QM’s Dark Harbor new mazes and monsters ready for their close-up

Posted  October 4, 2014  by  courtesy

The Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor has once again risen from the depths of a rich, haunted history to frighten those who dare through Nov. 2. This year’s Dark Harbor is thrilled to unveil a spectacle of new attractions that include two brand new mazes, the new The Voodoo Village, and an Exclusive Encounter on board […]

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Esther Kenyon and Carl Stewart at Print Masters in Los Alamitos.
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Seal Beach Arts Association visits Los Alamitos

Posted  October 4, 2014  by  shelley

Esther Kenyon, the dynamo powering the new Seal Beach Community Performing Arts Association (SBCPA), visited Nesi and Carl Stewart in Los Alamitos for Print Masters’ Christmas in December — An Affair to Remember last month. The event was a fun way for Print Masters to nudge new and prospective customers to plan ahead for holiday […]

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Cypress Halloween Carnival offers fun and scares for families

Posted  October 3, 2014  by  courtesy

The Cypress Recreation and Community Services 35th Annual Halloween Carnival is scheduled for Friday, October 31, at the Cypress Community Center, 5700 Orange Avenue. The event is from 6:00 – 9:00 pm. The carnival is offered as an alternative to Trick-or-Treating and is geared as a family event. The admission for the carnival is $3.00 […]

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Dunk a fireman, step back in time, or visit a galaxy far, far away…

Posted  October 2, 2014  by  shelley

Wings, Wheels, Rotors & Expo (WWRE), held this year on Sunday, Oct. 26, is the biggest event open to the general public at Los Alamitos Joint Forces Training Base. Event organizer Tom Lasser of the Los Alamitos Area Chamber of Commerce expects tens of thousands of visitors of all ages to visit the Base for […]

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Cal leads Bruins by one point in fourth quarter

Since we’re late posting this, we’ll go straight to a hand-off to UCLA: Schedules 2014 USC Football Schedule Date Opponent Result Time (Media) Aug. 30 Fresno State W 4:30 p.m. (Fox/Dep.) Sep. 6 at Stanford W 12:30 p.m. (ABC...
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USC homecoming game against Colorado in first quarter right now

We’re late in posting this — the game is already in the first quarter, with Troy ahead 14-0 — so we will cut straight to the pre-game release from USC: Schedules 2014 USC Football Schedule Date Opponent Result Time (Media...
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San Diego man pleads guilty to attempted recruitment on Facebook of minor for prostitution

A man was convicted and sentenced on Thursday, Oct. 16, for human trafficking and attempting to pimp a minor who was actually an undercover police officer on Facebook. Melvin Eugene Winslow, 31, San Diego, pleaded guilty today ...
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OC Registrar of Voters reminds everyone of registration deadline

The deadline to register to vote in the Nov. 4, 2014 Statewide General Election is Monday, Oct. 20, 2014. Online voter registration is available, which allows new voters to complete the entire process online at ocvote.com/regis...
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SoCal Gas offers emergency preparedness tips

Natural disasters and other emergencies can strike without warning. As millions of Californians joined in earthquake preparedness drills during the Great ShakeOut, Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) reminded customers about...
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City of Long Beach urges everyone to get ready for flu season

The change in seasons and cooler weather is a reminder that it’s time for residents to get their annual flu shot. While winter is the typical time for flu activity, outbreaks can occur as early as October, so it’s n...
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4th of July Fireworks Spectacular to be discussed by Los Alamitos City Council

Residents of nearby communities may want to attend the regular Los Alamitos City Council meeting on Monday, Oct. 20, beginning at 6 p.m. According to the published agenda, the Council will discuss the Fourth of July Fireworks S...
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Cypress College President Dr. Bob Simpson was the guest speaker at the Cypress College Networking Breakfast where he spoke about the pros, cons and impacts of school bonds in general, with a emphasis on Measure J, which directly affects the North Orange County School District and Cypress College. Courtesy photo.

Cypress College President talks about Measure J

Cypress College President Dr. Bob Simpson was the guest speaker at the Cypress College Networking Breakfast where he spoke about the pros, cons and impacts of school bonds in general, with a emphasis on Measure J, which directl...
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Unplanned power outages in Orange County as of Saturday, Oct. 18

As of this morning, Southern California Edison is working on the following power outages: Cerritos, Carmenita Rd. and Beach St.: Started at 5:27 p.m. on Oct. 17. Edison has identified the problem and is working to restore power...
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Today’s weather for Saturday, October 18

Today’s local weather: Cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 76. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.
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Local business development opportunities at West Coast Franchise Expo

With its continued focus on fostering a freedom-friendly business environment in Anaheim, the City is pleased to welcome the West Coast Franchise Expo, taking place at the Anaheim Convention Center October 23-25. Mayor Tait wil...
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LB Police cite one business for sale of alcohol to a minor

The Long Beach Police Department’s Vice Investigations Section, in cooperation with investigators from the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC), conducted an undercover operation throughout Long Beach on Monday,...
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Cypress High senior earns Eagle Scout rank

On Saturday, October 11, 2014, Hayden A. Veale from Boy Scout Troop 295 was elevated to the rank of Eagle Scout at a Court of Honor ceremony held in the Cypress Stake Center at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in...
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Jobseekers in line to check in at the fourth annual Cypress Job Fair on Oct. 10, 2013. Photo by Katie Wiedel.

Fifth Annual Cypress Job Fair to put job seekers together with employers

The City of Cypress and the Orange County Business Service Center have teamed up to provide the 5th Annual Cypress Job Fair on Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014, at the Cypress Community Center, located at 5700 Orange Ave., Cypress, Calif...
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Save 51% at El Mahroosa Cafe | 930 S Brookhurst St., Anaheim | 714-991-9200

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Free cartoon drawing workshop for kids at library

Children ages 8 – 12 years of age are invited to the Los Alamitos/Rossmoor Library for a cartoon drawing workshop on Saturday Oct. 25 at 1 p.m. The Chuck Jones Center for Creativity will teach future artists how to draw chara...
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Former CIF-SS Council President Godfrey passes way

The CIF Southern Section expresses its deepest sympathies in the passing of former CIF Southern Section Council President Margie Godfrey. Godfrey passed away last night after an extended battle with cancer. Godfrey, the first f...
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Anaheim man convicted and sentenced for killing friends in drunken crash

A drunken driver was convicted and sentenced yesterday to nine years and four months in state prison for killing two friends by crashing into a light pole after losing control of his vehicle. Ryan Manuel Hernandez, 24, Anaheim,...
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Hundreds expected at OCTA Business Expo to accelerate opportunities in transportation

The Orange County Transportation Authority’s Business Expo will give business leaders and owners the opportunity to network with and to attend workshops and panels led by some of Southern California’s top businesses and tra...
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Super Queen Mum's Tea for Two at McKenna's | 810 Electric Ave., Seal Beach | 562-431-0200

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Anaheim welcomes community input at Bicycle Master Plan update meeting

The City of Anaheim invites residents to learn the most current updates to the City’s Bicycle Master Plan, as well as provide your input on the future growth of bicycle transportation for business commuters and recreational u...
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CHP urges group effort to keep children safe

Ensuring more than one million students in California receive safe transportation to and from school every day is no small task and involves many people. Therefore, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) is proud to join the Natio...
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Surf City races to close Pacific Coast Hwy. in Huntington Beach

Pacific Coast Highway will be temporarily closed as thousands participate in California’s longest-running road race. PCH will be closed from Beach Blvd. to Warner Ave. between 4:45 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 26. Thou...
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Heed the message of “Save for Retirement Week”

You won’t see it on the calendar, and it doesn’t inspire any greeting cards, but National Save for Retirement Week is here again. The goal of this week is self-explanatory, but what does it mean to you? Are you vulnerabl...
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Unplanned power outages in Orange County as of Tuesday, Oct. 14

As of this morning, Southern California Edison is working on the following power outages: Aliso Viejo, Grand and Wood Canyon Dr.: Started at 7:30 a.m. on Oct. 17. Edison is analyzing the cause of the problem. Edison has notifie...
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Today’s weather for Friday, October 17

Today’s local weather: Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 74. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.
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