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Today’s weather forecast for Friday, July 25

Posted  July 25, 2014  by  courtesy

Today’s local weather: Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 85. Light southwest wind increasing to 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.

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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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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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Oakland man sentenced to state prison for pimping teenage girl in Garden Grove

A man was sentenced today to four years in state prison for pimping a 19-year-old woman in Garden Grove. Trey Dimaria Bailey, 22, Oakland, pleaded guilty to a court offer May 19, 2014, to one felony count each pimping and pande...
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Kayak with family on Naples Canals in Long Beach

Try something new this summer! Bring your family and friends and join Cypress Recreation for a day on the bay on Sunday, Aug. 3 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.! Whether you’re an avid kayaker or a beginner, you will enjoy a cruise thro...
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Anaheim budgets dozens of capital improvements

Anaheim residents can look forward to nearly a hundred capital improvement projects for fiscal year 2014/15. As part of the City of Anaheim’s $1.6 billion approved budget for this fiscal year, the City is committed to the com...
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Mendez brothers ride to win, place, and show at LARC

It was an all Mendez Brothers Trifecta in Saturday’ sixth race at Los Alamitos, as brothers Samuel, Santiago and Cruz Mendez finished first, second, and third in the 300-yards dash. Samuel, who at 19-years-old is the youn...
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Identity of man found dead at Seal Beach jetty established

A man found dead among the rocks at Neptune Jetty in Seal Beach on Thursday, July 17, has been identified as Artesia resident Edward Manual Garcia. Mr. Garcia was sixty years old. He was identified using fingerprints. According...
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Burglars steal guns, jewelry from Garden Grove residence

On Wednesday, July 16, at 9:56 p.m., officers responded to a burglary at 13472 Benton St. The victim arrived home and heard movement in the house when she opened the front door. After hearing more movement inside the residence,...
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Today’s weather forecast for Monday, July 21

Today’s local weather: Cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 81. Light west wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. Related articles Seven-day local weather forecast, 20 July th...
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Long Beach man shot dead after verbal confrontation

On Friday, July 18, 2014, at approximately 4:20 p.m., Long Beach Police responded to the 2100 block of Earl Ave. regarding a shooting call, which resulted in the death of a male adult. When officers arrived, they located the vi...
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33rd Annual Cypress 5k/10k Run/Walk this Saturday, July 26

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 muc...
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Upcoming events at Quaker Gardens Senior Living

All listed events take place at Quaker Gardens Senior Living, 12151 Dale St. in Stanton. Please park in any free parking space that does not have a name or a reserve sign. Senior Safety On Monday, July 21 at 1:30 p.m., an offic...
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OC Blues look past Arizona loss to home game against LA Galaxy II

The Orange County Blues met west coast rival, Arizona United SC for the final time this season in front of 2,238 fans in 102 degree at Peoria Sports Complex. Arizona United had a three goal shut-out against OC Blues. The Blues ...
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Moon Day on Sunday

Happy 45th anniversary of the original moon landing! A lot of people may no longer realize that a big hunk of the Saturn V rocket that powered Apollo 11 upwards from Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral was built right here i...
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Watercolors by N.C. Swan showcased at John Wayne Airport

Newport Coast resident and artist N. C. Swan will have a selection of her watercolors on exhibit July 16 through August 14, 2014, in the Thomas F. Riley Terminal as part of John Wayne Airport’s Community Focus Space Progr...
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Republican Women encourage a return to conservative principles

Members and guests of the Rossmoor-Los Alamitos Republican Women Federated attended the July 12 “Take America Back” event at The Phoenix Club in Anaheim. The champagne lunch and fashion show, which was sponsored by the Cali...
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Seven-day local weather forecast, 20 July through 26 July

The following information was released by the National Weather Service. Forecast details Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 80. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph. Sunday Night: Increasing clouds, with a low around 67. Southwest w...
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Top Ten Stories for July 13 through July 19

These were the most read stories at Orange County Breeze over the last week (excluding weather forecasts): SBPD issues traffic advisory for gas leak on PCH in Huntington Beach Knott’s announces 2014 Scary Farm dates and t...
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Mr Schnitzel wins wiener crazy eights at Los Alamitos Race Course

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 winni...
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