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Today’s weather for WWRE on Sunday, October 26: partly cloudy with a chance of helicopters!

Posted  October 26, 2014  by  courtesy

Today’s local weather is picture-perfect for Wings, Wheels, Rotors and Expo: Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 76. Calm wind becoming south around 5 mph in the afternoon. Elevated surf and rip currents on Sunday Beach hazards statement remains in effect from Sunday morning through Sunday evening. Waves and surf will […]

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D-Day Doll to miss WWRE due to in-flight malfunction

Posted  October 25, 2014  by  courtesy

D-Day Doll suffered an in-flight malfunction en route to Los Alamitos Army Airfield on Saturday afternoon. She returned safely to Riverside with engine problems. The aircraft will not be at WWRE this year so the advertised flights are cancelled — but other aircraft with the CAF will participate. However, D-Day Doll was to provide a […]

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Performing at WWRE — the Golden Stars Skydiving Team

Posted  October 25, 2014  by  courtesy

The Golden Stars Skydiving Team’s mission is to foster goodwill between law enforcement, the military and the public; educate children about the dangers of drugs and encourage them to adopt a drug-free lifestyle; and assist charitable groups in fundraising. Their Jumpers have performed all over the world! They have a combined jump experience of almost […]

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The Dark Side Riders cosplay at Wings, Wheels, Rotors and Expo 2014.
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The Dark Side Riders cosplay at WWRE 2014

Posted  October 25, 2014  by  shelley

Cosplay, short for costume play, is a performance art or costumed role play in venues apart from the stage. Favorite sources of inspiration for characters and story lines are manga and anime, comic books, cartoons, video games, and live-action films. Visitors to Wings, Wheels, Rotors and Expo this year are in for a treat: cosplayers […]

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LBPD offers Halloween safety tips, warns of pot-laced candy

Posted  October 25, 2014  by  courtesy

The Long Beach Police Department would like to warn parents about marijuana laced candy, and encourage the community to practice safety tips to ensure a fun and safe Halloween. Can you identify which candies pictured in this photo are laced with marijuana? Surprisingly, all of them! These candies were found at various Long Beach marijuana […]

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Youngsters aged 8 to 17 can fly free with the Young Eagles at WWRE

Posted  October 24, 2014  by  courtesy

Are you between the ages of 8 and 17— and dream of flying? Are you a parent or teacher of such a dreamer? Young dreamers (and a parent!) should be first in line at the entrance gate to Wings, Wheels, Rotors & Expo to fulfill their dream by flying free — yes, at no cost! […]

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Fiddlers Green open during WWRE

Posted  October 23, 2014  by  courtesy

The Pub at Fiddlers Green will be open on Sunday, Oct. 26, during the annual Wings, Wheels, Rotors & Expo event from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Take a break and stop over at Fiddlers Green! Enjoy the outside patio and a cool refreshment, great food, friendly staff, and relaxing atmosphere. Fiddlers Green is located […]

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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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New and improved online registration process for Los Alamitos Recreation classes and programs

Announcing a new and improved upgrade to the Los Alamitos Recreation and Community Services Online Registration! Visit www.cityoflosalamitos.org/recreation/ and follow the links to our new and improved online registration proce...
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Guest editorial: For managing coyotes, follow the lead of Huntington Beach

Communities in Orange County would be wise to follow the lead of Huntington Beach in managing conflicts with coyotes. Rather than engaging in an expensive and futile program to trap and kill coyotes as they recently started doi...
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Anaheim boy killed in traffic accident

According to the Orange County Coroner, Anaheim resident Rafael Ramirez, age 10, was injured when the automobile he was riding in collided with a pick-up truck just before midnight on Saturday, Oct. 18 at the intersection of Eu...
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Today’s weather for Monday, October 20

Today’s local weather: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 63. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light in the evening.
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Marketing and more: Sign language

Yard signs … Fence signs … Wall signs – wherever you look, there are signs posted urging you to vote for a particular candidate or support a specific proposition. Many people grumble about the landscape being littered wit...
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Cypress Boys and Girls Club invites you to celebrate their new shade structure

The Boys & Girls Club of Cypress would like to cordially invite you to join us in celebrating the installation of our new permanent shade structure. The shade structure was generously funded through the American Academy of ...
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Letter to the Editor: Response to Valery Wagner’s letter to the Event Newspaper

I am curious as to why, in her letter to the Orange County Breeze, Cypress School Board President Valeri Wagner does not answer material questions regarding Measure M Bonds and upcoming Measures Q and R? Ms. Wagner complains ab...
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CHP reminds teen drivers of safety ground rules

Traffic collisions remain the leading cause of death for teenagers in the United States and California. Each year, thousands of young drivers and their passengers are killed in collisions. To help bring awareness to this nation...
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Top Ten Stories for Oct. 12 through Oct. 18

These were the most read stories at Orange County Breeze over the last week (excluding weather forecasts): Knotts announces 2014 Scary Farm dates and the return of Elvira Surf City races to close Pacific Coast Hwy in Huntington...
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UCLA quarterback Brett Hundley carries the ball past California cornerback Darius Allensworth, left, into the end zone for a touchdown during the third quarter of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, in Berkeley. Courtesy photo.

Bruins snatch win from Golden Bears, 36-34

Brett Hundley threw for 330 yards and two touchdowns and added a third score on the ground to help UCLA snap a seven-game skid at California with a 36-34 victory Saturday. Hundley accounted for 424 yards of offense to overcome ...
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Trojan mascot Tommy Trojan leads the Spirit of Troy marching band before the game. Kirby Lee for USA TODAY Sports.

Trojan QB Kessler sets new TD record in 56-28 win over Colorado

Cody Kessler spent two seasons watching Matt Barkley claim nearly every passing record at Southern California and in the Pac-12, soaking up every bit of information he could and hoping he would get the chance one day to chase t...
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Unplanned power outages in Orange County as of Sunday, Oct. 19

As of this morning, Southern California Edison is working on the following power outages: Westminster, All-American Way and 18th St.: Started at 4:20 p.m. on Oct. 18. The cause was equipment problems. Edison is working to resto...
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Accident closes lanes on I-5 southbound just north of Magnolia offramp

Just after 4 a.m., the CHP reported all lanes except the rightmost lane on the southbound I-5 just north of the Magnolia offramp. A Scion had hit the center divider and spun out, ending in the #1 and #2 lanes. A good Samaritan ...
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Today’s weather for Sunday, October 19

Today’s local weather: Mostly sunny, with a high near 77. Light and variable wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.
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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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