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Today’s weather forecast for Thursday, July 31

Posted  July 31, 2014  by  courtesy

Today’s local weather: Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 88. 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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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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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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Margene Walz, Quest College Counseling. Courtesy photo.
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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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Ginny Harman of Go Country 105 FM will broadcast live from the Cypress Community Festival.
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Ginny Harman of Go Country 105 returning to emcee Cypress Festival

Posted  July 8, 2014  by  courtesy

Cypress Community Festival guests will be in for a real treat when country radio personality Ginny Harman of Go Country 105 FM takes the stage as emcee. Harman hosts a local country music radio show every weekday evening. On Festival Day, she will be making introductions for country artist Peter Brandon, the bluegrass band Creekwood […]

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Seal Beach Mayor invites residents to drop by for a chat

Seal Beach Mayor Ellery Deaton invites Seal Beach residents to join her and her summer intern, Emma Bishop, for a cup of coffee and to chat about whatever you’re interested in. Mayor Deaton and Emma will be at Javatinis at th...
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Unplanned power outages in Orange County as of Monday, July 28

As of this morning, Southern California Edison is working on the following power outages: Yorba Linda, Joshua Dr.: Started at 9:13 a.m. on July 27. The cause was extreme heat. Edison crews are working to restore power to 7 cust...
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Today’s weather forecast for Monday, July 28

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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Shown left to right at the opening ceremony of the 2014 Cypress Community Festival are Mayor Leroy Mills, Mayor Pro Tem Rob Johnson, Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva, and Councilwoman Mariellen Yarc. Photo by C.E.H. Wiedel.

Local elected officials help to open Cypress Festival

As is traditional, the opening ceremony for the Cypress Community Festival was short, to allow the real entertainers to get a running start on the day. The ceremony was delayed slightly because the singer for the national anthe...
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Seal Beach Police Chief Joe Stilonovich with members of the board of the newly launched Seal Beach Police Foundation. Photo by C.E.H. Wiedel.

Seal Beach Police Foundation launches

For several years, a slowly simmering pot of community service and a heart of need has been beating. As of today, Monday, July 21, the collaboration and pre-work has been done to announce the newly formed Seal Beach Police Foun...
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Eternal Word Television Network to open facility on Christ Cathedral campus

EWTN Global Catholic Network has begun construction of its first West Coast television news and broadcast facility located within the iconic Tower of Hope on the Christ Cathedral campus. EWTN hopes to begin broadcasting news, t...
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Huntington Beach teen arrested after threats posted online against surfing event

On July 25, 2014 at approximately 12:00 PM the Huntington Beach Police Department (HBPD) received information from another law enforcement source regarding a possible threat of violence at the Vans US Open of Surfing. The event...
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Residential burglary suspect Ruby Adams, mother of Gus Adams. Photo courtesy of LBPD.

Third suspect in Long Beach residential burglary arrested

Today, Friday, July 25, 2014, Long Beach Police Homicide detectives presented its case involving a residential robbery that occurred in the area of Terry Lynn Place and Country Club Drive on Tuesday, July 22, 2014, to the Los A...
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Residential burglary suspects Andrea Miller (deceased) and Gus Adams. Photos courtesy of LBPD.

Long Beach homeowner shoots at burglars, kills one, drives off second

On Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at approximately 8:55 p.m., Long Beach Police were dispatched to the area of Terry Lynn Pl. and Country Club Dr. regarding a shots fired call, where a woman was found deceased. When officers arrived, ...
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Seven-day local weather forecast, 27 July through 02 August

The following information was released by the National Weather Service. Forecast details Sunday: Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 87. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph. Sunday Night: A 20 percent chan...
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Courtroom Diary: The People vs. Steven Matthew LeClaire, Day 5

The matter of The People vs. Steven Matthew LeClaire (Case Number 11ZF0126) continued on Wednesday, July 23, at the Orange County Superior Court Central Justice Center in Santa Ana. LeClaire is accused of two counts of attempte...
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Top Ten Stories for July 20 through July 26

These were the most read stories at Orange County Breeze over the last week (excluding weather forecasts): Knott’s announces 2014 Scary Farm dates and the return of Elvira Long Beach man shot dead after verbal confrontati...
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Today’s weather forecast for Sunday, July 27

Today’s local weather: Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 87. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.
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Juvenile suspect surrenders after shots fired in Long Beach commercial robbery

On Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at approximately 5:50 p.m., Long Beach Police were flagged down by a security guard at a business in the 5200 block of Long Beach Blvd. This security guard advised he had just been robbed at gunpoin...
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Authorities seeking further victims of Cypress man accused of lewd acts on minors

The Orange County District Attorney’s Office (OCDA), Cypress Police Department (CPD), and Garden Grove Police Department (GGPD) are seeking the public’s help identifying potential additional victims of a man charged...
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Young patients try to dunk-a-doc to raise funds for Miller Children’s Hospital

A crowd gathered outside of Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach on Thursday, July 24 to watch pediatric patients attempt to submerge their doctors in a 500 gallon water tank. The special “dunk-a-doc” eve...
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Gardena man sentenced for pimping in Orange County

A man was sentenced today to five years in state prison for human trafficking and threatening a 17-year-old girl. Marsalis Joseph Smith, 27, Gardena, pleaded guilty today to one felony count each of human trafficking and crimin...
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