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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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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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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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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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Arnold Elementary School in Cypress on Oct. 14, 2014. Photo by Katie Wiedel.

Arnold School celebrates grand re-opening after modernization

A.E. Arnold School invited local dignitaries to attend its grand re-opening and tour of its new, modernized facilities on Monday, Oct. 13. Arnold School was founded in 1969 and named for Alfred E. Arnold, the first mayor of Cyp...
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Long Beach gala to celebrate success of at-risk youth program

The third annual ChalleNGe Champions Gala provides awareness of our state and nation’s high school dropout epidemic, and honors those who contribute to the success of the California National Guard Youth ChalleNGe programs. Ch...
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Westminster Mall retailers looking to hire hundreds at Retail REVEAL event

Attention Job Seekers – Join the California Community Colleges on Saturday, October 18th at Westminster Mall for Retail REVEAL. This free event is open to anyone looking to start a successful career in the retail industry an...
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Metro renovation in downtown Long Beach allows street median beautification

The Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine (PRM) took advantage of Metro Blue Line station temporary closures in Downtown Long Beach to perform ground maintenance. Metro began a major renovation project in the area Sept. 20...
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Trick or Treat?

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 ...
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Los Alamitos Planning Commission discusses changes to city’s general plan

The Los Alamitos Planning Commission held its regular meeting on Monday, Oct. 13 at the Los Alamitos City Council Chambers. The first major item on the agenda was a conditional use permit (CUP) for Watersafe Swim School. The Se...
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First “Walk to School Day” a success in Los Alamitos Unified School District

On Wednesday, Oct. 8, elementary students from across the Los Alamitos Unified School District participated in the International Walk to School Day. The District has initiated this effort as a commitment to educate students and...
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Top-ranked elder Quarter Horse Bon Accord to run at LARC on Saturday night

Two-time Grade 1 stakes winner Bon Accord, currently the nation’s top ranked older Quarter Horse, will face a field that includes 2013 World Champion Last To Fire and Grade 1 winning stablemate Nellie Delaney in the $150,000 ...
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Students can earn scholarships by creating a video on dangers of distracted driving

Distracted driving is a huge issue all over the United States and many have either been in an accident or have died due to driving while distracted. Distracted driving does not solely refer to texting, but also includes eating ...
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La Palma-Cerritos AAUW members came to Cerritos College on October 2,2014, to register students to vote in the November elections and to invited students to join the National AAUW with free-e memberships as affiliates. Pictured, sitting, left to right, Penny Brown and Barbara Sparks. Standing are Joan Plyman and Tobi Balma. Balma is the Chairperson of the Legal Advocacy Fund Committee for the La Palma-Cerritos AAUW and is also a member of the National LAF Committee. Courtesy photo.

Cerritos College students told of free e-membership by La Palma-Cerritos AAUW

Tobi Balma, a founding member and past president of the La Palma-Cerritos Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) for the La Palma-Cerritos AAUW in 1972, recently was selected to serve on the National AAUW...
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Guest editorial: Former Cypress mayor supports Measures Q and R

Hello. I’m Tim Keenan, former Mayor of the City of Cypress. I’m here tonight because I’m concerned about some of the misinformation floating around about Measures Q & R that are on the ballot for Nov. 4, and to remind...
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Letter to the editor: Writing, the “forgotten R,” must be brought back

The time has come for me to write about writing – my passion, my life’s work, my hobby, the core of my educational philosophy, and right now, the largest source of my frustration with education. With No Child Left Behind, w...
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Today’s weather for Thursday, October 16

Today’s local weather: Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 75. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.
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Remarks by California State Senator Kevin de León at swearing-in ceremony

This is the prepared text of remarks, title “Every Kid Deserves a Fair Shot at the California Dream,” Senator Kevin de León at a swearing-in ceremony for the Senate President Pro Tempore on Oct. 15, 2014, at Walt Disney Co...
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Hemet man sentenced to state prison for pimping and pandering

A man was sentenced today to four years in state prison for pimping and pandering a young woman against her will. Damaris Markyse Thompson, 24, Hemet, was found guilty by a jury Sept. 18, 2014, of one felony count each of pimpi...
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Cypress police blotter, October 2 to October 8

The items shown below are selected from the logs of the Cypress Police Department. No inference of guilt is implied in showing any item. October 2, 2014 Counseling – 11:50 a.m. – 6000 block of Nauru - The reporting ...
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Los Alamitos police blotter, October 3 to October 9

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. October 3, 2014 Municipal Code Violation – 7:25 a.m. – 10000 block of Las...
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Consider benefits of pet adoption during October, National Adopt a Shelter Dog Month

There’s a reason that they say dog is man’s best friend. Having a pet, not limited to dogs, is something that everyone should experience at some point in their life. Pets can be calming, mood lifting, empathetic, an...
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"Palms" by Orange County artist Steve Adam. Photo courtesy of John Wayne Airport.

Paintings by local modern abstract artist featured at John Wayne Airport

As part of John Wayne Airport’s Community Focus Space Program, a selection of paintings by Steve Adam can be seen on the Departure (upper) Level near the security screening areas in Terminals A, B and C and on the Arrival...
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California flights power study on cleaner aircraft fuels

There’s more than one way to study the impact of biofuels. For NASA scientists, it means trailing an aircraft from as little as 300 feet behind while flying 34,000 feet in the air. Earlier this year, a NASA-led team conducted...
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Hand-carved sculptures of toy soldiers at The Queen Mary's CHILL. Photo by Steve Treretola.

CHILL to freeze Queen Mary in November

The Queen Mary will once again be overtaken by a deep freeze for the third annual CHILL, opening on Nov. 21. Experience the frozen magic that will bring holiday celebration, wonderment and North Pole temperatures to families ac...
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OC Register home delivery still fails in northwest Orange County

This morning while I sifted through overnight emails, I heard a paper thrown on our driveway. Had the Orange County Register finally returned? No. I found today’s issue of the local weekly News Enterprise. We have now gone wi...
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Cypress resident killed in Anaheim motorcycle accident

According to the Orange County Coroner, Cypress resident Evan Achstein, 27, was injured when the motorcycle he was driving collided with an automobile at Ball Rd. and Western Ave. in Anaheim shortly after 7:15 a.m. on Monday, O...
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