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Today’s weather forecast for Tuesday, July 22

Posted  July 22, 2014  by  courtesy

Today’s local weather: Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 82. Light southwest wind increasing to 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. Related articles Seven-day local weather forecast, 20 July through 26 July (oc-breeze.com) Seven-day local weather forecast, 13 July through 19 July (oc-breeze.com) Seven-day local weather forecast, 6 July through […]

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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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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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Today’s weather forecast for Thursday, July 17

Today’s local weather: Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 76. Light south wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.
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Rotary Club of Los Alamitos/ Seal Beach supports Eagle Scout project

Michael Williamson, Rossmoor resident and senior at Los Alamitos High School recently completed his Eagle Scout Project by purchasing a bicycle rack for $400, which he raised. Michael organized a group of Scouts from his troop ...
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Kiwanis to kick of Cypress Festival with pancake breakfast

The annual Cypress Kiwanis Club Pancake Breakfast will be the “kick-off” event for the Cypress Community Festival on Saturday, July 26 at Oak Knoll Park.  This is the spot to satisfy your man-sized (or woman-sized) appetit...
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CPF to demonstrate new Cypress Police app at Community Festival

The Cypress Police Foundation (CPF), a non-profit public-benefit corporation establish to support innovative programs, projects, and activities of the Cypress Police Department, will have a booth at the Cypress Festival on Satu...
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La Palma presents live concerts in Central Park

In a time-honored tradition, the City of La Palma’s Community Activities & Beautification Committee brings you Concerts in the Park! The concerts are held every Saturday evening, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Central Park, 7821 ...
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Trees chopped down in Anaheim Park, public help sought to find vandals

On July 13, 2014 around 7 a.m., Anaheim Police were called to Ronald Reagan Park – 945 South Weir Canyon Rd. – to investigate vandalism of City trees. In the overnight hours, July 12, 2014 to July 13, 2014, an unknown suspe...
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Stacy Berry jumps to run for one of three open Cypress City Council seats

Local community volunteer Stacy Berry formally requested official papers to begin the process of entering the race for one of three open seats on the Cypress City Council. An Orange County native, Stacy has witnessed firsthand ...
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Huntington Beach Police investigating death of man in beach parking lot

On July 15 shortly after 9 a.m., a Huntington Beach Parking Control Officer patrolling a City beach parking lot discovered a deceased adult male in a vehicle. The vehicle was parked in the bluffs parking area of the City beach ...
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Man dies on westbound SR-91

According to the Orange County Coroner, Anaheim resident Agustin Villegas Torres, 32, died at about 8 p.m. on Monday, July 14, on the westbound SR-91 Freeway east of SR-57 Freeway in Anaheim. A description of his injuries was n...
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Buena Park Police seek public help in finding bank robbery suspect

On July 11 at approximately 2:20 p.m., Buena Park officers responded to a robbery at the Wells Fargo Bank located at 7560 Orangethorpe Ave. Based on witness statements, the suspect entered the bank, balmly walked to bank teller...
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Today’s weather forecast for Wednesday, July 15

Today’s local weather: A chance of drizzle before 11am. Cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 78. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.
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79th SSC hosts retirement ceremony at Joint Forces Training Base

The 79th Sustainment Support Command hosted a retirement ceremony for seven members of the United States Army Reserve on Saturday, July 12, outside the newly-dedicated Sergeant Paul T. Nakamura Reserve Center. The ceremony, org...
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Finalists named for Orange County’s Cox Conserves Heroes program

Cox Communications and The Trust for Public Land announced Evan Brown, Frank Capalupo and George Sutherland as the 2014 finalists for Orange County’s Cox Conserves Heroes program, which recognizes volunteers for creating,...
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Cypress City Clerk Denise Basham congratulates new City Manager Peter Grant after swearing him in at the July 14, 2014, City Council meeting. In the background are Cypress Mayor Leroy Mills and Councilwoman Mariellen Yarc. Photo by C.E.H. Wiedel.

Peter Grant sworn in as new Cypress City Manager

City Clerk Denise Basham administered the oath of office to incoming City Manager Peter Grant at the regular meeting of the Cypress City Council on Monday, July 14. Mr. Grant previously served as the assistant city manager for ...
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SeaCliff Country Club hosting fundraisers in support of wounded warriors and their families

SeaCliff Tee It Up for the Troops, a non-profit organization dedicated to financially supporting veterans and their families post-conflict, is hosting a series of three fundraising events from August 22-25 at the SeaCliff Count...
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MemorialCare Health System hospitals rank among nation’s best in annual listings of best hospitals

In a rigorous assessment of more than 5,000 hospitals in the U.S., MemorialCare Health System’s Long Beach Memorial has earned a place among U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals. It is listed as one of the nation...
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Los Alamitos Chamber donates Golf Tournament funds to LAEF

The Los Alamitos Area Chamber of Commerce generously donated a check for $1,500 to the Los Alamitos Education Foundation on Friday, July 11, which was a portion of the proceeds from the 32nd annual Silver Cup Challenge golf tou...
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