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One of Santa’s elves with a small sample of the bags and bags of toys collected at the Edgemont Cirlce block party on Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. Photo by C.E.H. Wiedel.
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Edgemont Circle elves collect piles of toys at block party

Posted  December 20, 2014  by  shelley

Last month, the residents of Edgemont Circle in Cypress invited friends, family, and neighbors over to enjoy an old-fashioned block party featuring lavish outdoor Christmas displays, a live deejay, luscious hot chocolate, spicey apple cider, fresh popcorn, and juicy hot dogs. Santa himself was there, to allow photos and a chance for youngsters to tell […]

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The Habit Burger Grill in Cypress. Photo by C.E.H. Wiedel.
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Local shopping spot: Katella at Knott

Posted  December 19, 2014  by  shelley

The looming closure of Tuesday Morning casts a bit of gloom over shopping at Meridian Plaza, a short block west of the intersection of Katella Ave. and Knott St. along Katella — unless you like insane deals on what’s left of their stock. The doors will close by Jan. 24. While that leaves quite a […]

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Members: Lacy P, Derek T, and Alyssa B share the love this holiday season. Courtesy photo.
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Christmas Wish: Boys and Girls Club of Cypress fill member wish lists

Posted  December 9, 2014  by  courtesy

The Boys & Girls Club of Cypress is currently collecting holiday gifts and supplies from now through Dec. 19. The demand for assistance is great during the holidays and the Club is seeking your support. The Boys & Girls Club of Cypress is also selling handmade Christmas ornaments and has a Giving Tree with items […]

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Two young boys Tyler, 9, and his 10-year-old friend Mickey, just want a place to ride their motocross bikes - it's their Christmas wish. Photo courtesy of Loreen Berlin.
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Christmas Wish: help Santa find a location for a Motocross track

Posted  December 5, 2014  by  courtesy

Is “Santa’s helper” going to fulfill children’s wishes for a Motocross track? Dave Morse, a Garden Grove resident, who helps Santa each year in the City of Stanton, said he feels bad because he was hoping to fulfill requests from some young boys and girls for a place to ride their Motocross bikes, but so […]

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The signboard in front of Mac-Fusion on Main Street just north of Electric Ave. in Old Town Seal Beach. Photo by C.E.H. Wiedel.
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Local shopping spot: Mac-Fusion in Seal Beach

Posted  December 4, 2014  by  shelley

The best thing about progress made to date on the West County Connectors Project is that crossing the I-405 on the Seal Beach Blvd. bridge no longer takes forty-five minutes. That means everyone north of the freeway has clear sailing to Old Town Seal Beach and its funky, eclectic collection of shops on Main Street. […]

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Local shopping spot: Cypress Plaza East

Posted  December 4, 2014  by  Katie

While you’re out and about searching for gifts for your loved ones this holiday season, be sure to stop by Cypress Plaza East at the southwest corner of the intersection of Ball Rd. and Valley View St. at the border with Buena Park. There’s plenty of shopping to be had, plus a number of eateries […]

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Club members Albert H. and Kenny M. help sort canned goods collected by Club families to donate to We Care for the holidays. Courtesy photo.
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Christmas Wish: Boys and Girls Club needs items for after-school program

Posted  December 3, 2014  by  courtesy

The Boys & Girls Club of Cypress hosted a Canned Food Drive for the month of November. Members brought in nonperishable food donations to assist families in need during the holiday season. All collections were donated to We Care, a non-profit organization formed to meet the emergency needs of families with services such as food, […]

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A street musicians entertains the crowd prior to the start of the 2011 Seal Beach Christmas Parade. Photo by C.E.H. Wiedel.
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Local shopping spot: a magical time of the year in Old Town Seal Beach

Posted  December 3, 2014  by  shelley

Paraphrasing a popular bumper sticker about fishing, any day at the beach is better than a day at work… …but a magical day shopping in Seal Beach comes once a year, and this year that day is Friday, Dec. 5, when the Seal Beach Christmas Parade marshals on Ocean Ave., marches down Main Street starting […]

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A Santa Claus Christmas ornament at Green Street Interiors in November 2012. Photo by C.E.H. Wiedel.
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Local shopping spot: Get ready for the holidays on Los Al Blvd.

Posted  December 2, 2014  by  Katie

Los Alamitos is a haven for small businesses featuring treasures for the coming holiday season. From home furnishings to stationery, kids’ toys and beyond, Los Al Boulevard is a fantastic place to do your Christmas shopping and grab a bite to eat. Getting into the holiday spirit To top off any holiday party, Great Dane […]

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A parrot at Exotic Birds by Fran, 9215 Valley View St. in Cypress. Photo by C.E.H. Wiedel.
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Local shopping spot: Lincoln and Valley View

Posted  November 30, 2014  by  shelley

The intersection of Lincoln Ave. and Valley View St. is half in Cypress and half in Buena Park. This spot’s theme could be “discount shopping” based on the anchor stores on three of the four corners. Shopping The northeast corner is anchored by Albertsons and CVS Pharmacy on the north. Dollar Tree and Big Lots […]

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Nissan displayed a new vehicle at Winter Wonderland at the Plaza. Photo by C.E.H. Wiedel.

Winter Wonderland exhibitor: Nissan

The organizers of the 2014 Winter Wonderland at the Plaza would like to extend sincere thanks to exhibitor Nissan for participating in and supporting the community event. The participation and support of sponsors, exhibitors, a...
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OC Sheriff asking for help identifying iPhone robbers

On Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014 at approximately 7:20 p.m, a robbery occurred at the Verizon 4G Wireless store located at 120 North El Camino Real. The suspects entered the store and demanded iPhones that were being stored in the ba...
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LBPD stages ‘tobacco decoy’ operation, cites 10 for sale to minors

On Dec. 13, 2014, Juvenile Investigations detectives, along with the Department of Health and Human Services, participated in a Tobacco Decoy Operation. During this operation, minors entered businesses and requested to buy toba...
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HBPD to man DUI checkpoint Friday, Dec. 19

The Huntington Beach Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint this Friday night, Dec. 19, 2014, between the hours of 7 p.m. and 3 a.m. The deterrent effect of DUI checkpoints is a prove...
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Anaheim Police K-9 Officer Bruno with handler RJ Young. Courtesy photo.

APD K-9 Bruno wins Kennel Club Award

Anaheim Police Department K-9 Bruno and his handler, Officer R.J. Young, were the recipients of the American Kennel Club Humane Fund Award For Canine Excellence (ACE) in the category of Uniformed Service K-9. Bruno was shot and...
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Southland Credit Union employees at the Southland booth at Winter Wonderland at the Plaza. Photo by C.E.H. Wiedel.

Winter Wonderland sponsor: Southland Credit Union

The organizers of the 2014 Winter Wonderland at the Plaza would like to extend sincere thanks to sponsor Southland Credit Union for participating in and supporting the community event. (Transparency note: Southland Credit Union...
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Unplanned power outages in Orange County as of Thursday, Dec. 18

As of this morning, Southern California Edison is working on the following power outages: Huntington Beach, Jade Cir.: Started at 11:13 p.m. on Dec. 17. Edison has identified the problem (caused by rain) and is working to resto...
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Today’s weather for Thursday, December 18

Today’s local weather: Mostly sunny, with a high near 62. Northeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm. Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 47. West wind around 5 mph becoming calm. The article above is based on inform...
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Three cases of heroin-related wound botulism reported in Orange County

Three cases of botulism associated with heroin use have been reported in Orange County adults in the last month. All were hospitalized and two required admission to the intensive care unit. Most people with injection drug-assoc...
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Theo Lacy Jail inmate in critical condition and hospitalized after altercation with cellmate

On Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014, at approximately 11:57 a.m., a physical altercation occurred between two inmates at the Theo Lacy Jail. The altercation occurred between a 39-year-old male and a 49-year-old male who were housed toget...
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Ryan W. Humbert, Edward Jones Financial Advisor, at Winter Wonderland. Photo by C.E.H. Wiedel.

Winter Wonderland vendor: Edward Jones

The organizers of the 2014 Winter Wonderland at the Plaza would like to extend sincere thanks to vendor Ryan W. Humbert, a financial advisor at Edward Jones in Los Alamitos, for participating in and supporting the community eve...
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One citation issued in LBPD undercover ‘minor decoy’ operation

On Friday, Dec. 12, 2014, 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 throug...
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Orange County Family Justice Center adopts 38 families this holiday season

For six years, the Orange County Family Justice Center (OCFJC) has been adopting families in need for the holidays. Today, the OCFJC will be having their 2014 Adopt-A-Family event at the justice center, 150 W. Vermont Ave. in A...
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LBPD urges public to drive sober during the most wonderful time of the year

It’s the most wonderful time of the year… until you get a DUI. For many Americans “holiday cheer” involves consuming alcohol at parties and holiday events. So it comes as no surprise that there’s a spike in drunk driv...
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Changes in the American workforce: men who do not work

Amanda Cox crunches numbers from the Current Population Survey published by the U.S. Census Bureau to look at how the working population in the United States has changed since the turn of the millennium. In particular, she look...
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Representatives from the new AAA office in Los Alamitos at Winter Wonderland at the Plaza. Photo by C.E.H. Wiedel.

Winter Wonderland vendor: AAA Travel

The organizers of the 2014 Winter Wonderland at the Plaza would like to extend sincere thanks to vendor Barbara Perry, a travel agent at AAA Travel Los Alamitos, for participating in and supporting the community event. The part...
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Unplanned power outages in Orange County as of Wednesday, Dec. 17

As of this morning, Southern California Edison is working on the following power outages: Orange, north Fairbairn St.: Started at 4:04 a.m. on Dec. 17. Edison has identified the problem (caused by lightning) and is working to r...
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Today’s weather for Wednesday, December 17: beach hazards

Today’s local weather: Showers and possibly a thunderstorm before 10am, then a chance of showers. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. High near 63. East wind around 5 mph becoming calm. Chance of precipitatio...
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Los Alamitos police blotter, December 5 to December 11, 2014

The items shown below are selected from the logs of the Los Alamitos Police Department. No inference of guilt is implied in showing any item. December 5, 2014 Animal Information – 10:29 a.m. – 605 Fwy/Katella Ave. -...
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