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Today’s weather for Tuesday, October 21

Posted  October 21, 2014  by  courtesy

Today’s local weather: Mostly sunny, with a high near 78. 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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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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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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Esther Kenyon and Carl Stewart at Print Masters in Los Alamitos.
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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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Long-time Rossmoor residents Dave and Rebecca Lata. Courtesy photo.

Long-time Rossmoor resident seeking kidney donor

For the last two years, my husband, David Lara, has been my caretaker in helping me battle terminal cancer. He has successfully changed my status from being terminal cancer to now just a person who has cancer and is being monit...
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Outside PAC mailers for Cypress candidates Paolo Morales and Jon Peat

In an article published earlier today on Contributions received by Cypress City Council candidates, I highlighted that our local municipal election had somehow attracted an outside political action committee (PAC) that had spen...
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La Palma announces pageant contestants

The City of La Palma is proud to announce the 2014 La Palma Pageant contestants. The contestants, all seniors at John F. Kennedy High School, are as follows: Michelle Glasell, Kari Kessinger, Shelby Rogers, and Maddi Thompson. ...
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Are there still coyotes in Rossmoor?

The Rossmoor Homeowners Association has received a number of questions about coyotes in Rossmoor and the simple answer to the question is Yes – There are still coyotes in Rossmoor! And the RHA and RCSD need your help to t...
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Orange County Coroner seeks public’s assistance in locating next of kin

The Orange County Sheriff’s Coroner Division is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying and locating possible next-of-kin for an unidentified male found on May 29, 2014 in the city of Santa Ana. At the time of death,...
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Long Beach teen arrested on suspicion of multiple robberies

On Oct. 10, 2014, multiple felony charges were filed against 19-year-old Long Beach resident Kiongozi Jones in connection with a series of convenience store robberies. On Sept. 22 and 24, 2014, commercial robberies occurred at ...
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Contributions received by Cypress City Council candidates [Updated]

California state law requires a candidate to file a Form 460 detailing both contributions and expenditures for their campaign if the candidate expects to receive more than a $1000 in contributions in a year. If less than a $100...
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Bank robbed in Huntington Beach

On Oct. 11 at 9:45 a.m., a male suspect entered US Bank at 9042 Garfield Ave. and approached the teller window. He passed a note demanding cash indicating he had a firearm yet no firearm was seen. The suspect received an undisc...
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Letter to the Editor: Response to Measure Q and R article in Event News

Dear Editor, I read Valeri Peters Wagner’s article in Friday’s Event News in disgust. I have found articles written by Mr. Pardon to be quite informative. I’m trying to understand why Ms. Wagner would be so combative of s...
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Unplanned power outages in Orange County as of Tuesday, Oct. 14

As of this morning, Southern California Edison is working on the following power outages: Buena Park, Humboldt Dr. and Cameron Dr.: Started at 11:43 p.m. on Oct. 13. The cause was a traffic accident. Edison is working to restor...
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Today’s weather for Tuesday, October 14

Today’s local weather: Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 77. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.
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Fall sales abound at Precious Life Thrift & Gift Shop

Precious Life Thrift & Gift Shop is holding a $7 Bag Sale-clothes only! Stop in on Thursday, October 16 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – we supply the bag! Summer is but a memory and fall has come marching in. What better ti...
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Cherry Avenue improvement project set to begin

The City of Long Beach is set to begin work this week for street improvements on Cherry Avenue between Ocean Boulevard and Pacific Coast Highway (PCH). The City is coordinating efforts with the City of Signal Hill for their Che...
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Kids can trick-or-treat safely at Buena Park PD event

The Buena Park Police Department is pleased to announce our “Cops N’ Goblins Halloween Trick or Treating Event”. It will be held at the Buena Park Police Department on Friday, October 31st, 2014 from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p....
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Save 51% at El Mahroosa Cafe | 930 S Brookhurst St., Anaheim | 714-991-9200

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Save the Date: St. Polycarp annual Christmas Bazaar and White Elephant Sale, Nov. 15-16

St. Polycarp Women’s Council is hosting their annual Christmas Bazaar and White Elephant Sale on Nov. 15 and 16 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in St. Polycarp Church Hall at 8100 Chapman Ave. at Beach Blvd. in Stanton. More than 3...
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Help keep our beaches clean with Beach Clean-up

You’re invited to the Beach Clean-up at Seal Beach this Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Volunteers will meet at the First Street Beach Parking Lot, 15 First St. Register at the SaveOurBeach website. The pr...
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Catch Picnics at the Plaza before year’s end!

The Plaza Picnics will soon be coming to an end until next year. This year has been a year of seeing old friends like the friends from the Rancho, the Larrys, Mr. Stanyo, the Staxruds, the Poes, Mr. Bruecop and many more will b...
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Retired military intelligence officer to speak on ISIS and other foreign issues

Please join the 405-605 Tea Party Patriots on Oct. 21 at Rush Park Auditorium, 3001 Blume Drive in Rossmoor at 7:00 p.m. Our speaker will be Col. Jon H. Gold, U.S. Army retired. Col. Gold is a career Military Intelligence Offic...
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Super Queen Mum's Tea for Two at McKenna's | 810 Electric Ave., Seal Beach | 562-431-0200

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This past weekend, crews reopened the third lane on the southbound I-405 / eastbound SR-22 connector. The third lane was restored to traffic and will help motorists travel through the area. Courtesy photo.

WOCC construction highlights for week of Oct. 13, 2014

This past weekend, crews reopened the third lane on the southbound I-405 / eastbound SR-22 connector. The third lane was restored to traffic and will help motorists travel through the area. [See featured photo.] The northbound ...
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The importance of a smile

One of my favorite songs these days is “Happy” by Pharrell Williams. So, when I was returning from a weekend trip in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., this past weekend and we were dropping off our rental car, I must have been thinking...
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Miss Ginger is caught between a rock and a hard place

Ginger Anderson, a popular dance instructor, has contracted with the City of Cypress and its Department of Recreation and Community Services for thirty-three years. She has literally taught generations of residents and non-resi...
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Letter to the Editor: Cypress needs a better plan than Measures Q and R

In opposing Measures Q and R, our problem is not with selling Mackay School and/or improving the Cypress School District Headquarters, but how it is being done. In voting NO on Q and R, residents stand for a better plan. Instea...
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Today’s weather for Columbus Day, Monday, October 13

Today’s local weather: Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 87. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.
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Pictured at the September 20, 2014, H.O.P.E. Luncheon Fundraiser at the home of Mary Jo and Roberto Velasco is H.O.P.E. Board Chair Mary Ellen Oves explaining the charitable and philanthropic work that H.O.P.E. does. Seated at right are Fr. Patrick Moses, Pastor of St. Irenaeus Church in Cypress, and parishioner Carol Reed. Photo by Edna Ethington.

Birthday party raises money for HOPE food bank

A person celebrating a birthday often receives gifts on his or her birthday, but Mary Jo Velasco of La Palma had a unique celebration of her birthday on Sept. 20, 2014. She and her husband, Roberto (aka Bert) hosted a fundraisi...
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