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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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Today’s weather for Friday, December 19

Posted  December 19, 2014  by  shelley

Today’s local weather: Mostly sunny, with a high near 65. Calm wind becoming west around 5 mph in the afternoon. Tonight: A 20 percent chance of showers after 10pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 50. West wind around 5 mph becoming calm. The article above is based on information released by the National Weather […]

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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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27-year Long Beach Police Department veteran appointed deputy chief

Long Beach City Manager Pat West and Police Chief Robert Luna today announced the appointment of Commander Richard Rocchi, a 27-year veteran of the Police Department, as Deputy Chief, effective Dec. 13, 2014. “Richard Roc...
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Acceptance remains undefeated in winning King Glorious Stakes at LARC

Heavily-favored Acceptance remained undefeated, passing his first two-turn test with a decisive victory in the $200,000 King Glorious Stakes Sunday at Los Alamitos. Stretched out to a mile after beginning his career with a pair...
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Representatives of Casa Youth Shelter at Winter Wonderland at the Plaza. Photo by C.E.H. Wiedel.

Winter Wonderland exhibitor: Casa Youth Shelter

The organizers of the 2014 Winter Wonderland at the Plaza would like to extend sincere thanks to exhibitor Casa Youth Shelter for participating in and supporting the community event. The participation and support of sponsors, v...
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LBPD offers tips to avoid holiday fraudsters

The Long Beach Police Department would like to remind consumers to take precautions and not become a fraud statistic this holiday season. During this time of the year, credit and debit cards are certain to be one of the most co...
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GOES West rainbow infrared satellite image for Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014. Image courtesy of NOAA.

Seven-day local weather forecast, 14 December through 20 December

Forecast details Sunday:Mostly sunny, with a high near 65. East wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the morning. Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 47. Calm wind becoming east around 5 mph. Monday: Rain after 5pm. Th...
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Melanie Perez of CordRite at Winter Wonderland at the Plaza. Photo by C.E.H. Wiedel.

Winter Wonderland vendor: CordRite

The organizers of the 2014 Winter Wonderland at the Plaza would like to extend sincere thanks to vendor Melanie Perez of CordRite for participating in and supporting the community event. The participation and support of sponsor...
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Top Ten Stories for Dec. 7 through Dec. 13

These were the most read stories at Orange County Breeze over the last week (excluding weather forecasts): NASA Super Guppy to stay for a day at Long Beach Airport Cal OES issues statement on the next big rain storm due locally...
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Today’s weather for Sunday, December 14

Today’s local weather: Mostly sunny, with a high near 67. East wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the afternoon. Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 48. Calm wind becoming east around 5 mph.
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Anaheim man killed in traffic accident

According to the Orange County Coroner, Anaheim resident Matthew Bretzing, 58, was injured when the car he was driving struck a disabled tractor trailer in the 5300 block of east La Palma Ave. in Anaheim shortly after 6 a.m. on...
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Cypress Police to crack down on impaired drivers during the holidays

This holiday season, The Cypress Police Department will be out in force cracking down on impaired drivers to help keep roads safe for holiday travelers. Unfortunately, the excitement and celebrations of the holiday season can l...
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The very friendly rep for CalState Solar at Winter Wonderland at the Plaza on Dec. 6, 2014. Photo by C.E.H. Wiedel.

Winter Wonderland vendor: CalState Solar

The organizers of the 2014 Winter Wonderland at the Plaza would like to extend sincere thanks to vendor CalState Solar for participating in and supporting the community event. The participation and support of sponsors and vendo...
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Real costs of drunk and drugged drivers

Driving under the influence has serious consequences. Most serious, of course, is the threat to the life and safety of other drivers. Drunk and drugged driving can also have serious financial impacts. According to the DUI found...
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John Doe struck by car in Anaheim

According to the Orange County Coroner, an unidentified man was struck by a vehicle on the La Palma onramp to the northbound I-5 in Anaheim around 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 11. The victim died at the scene. The California Hig...
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Teen attempts armed robbery of Seal Beach gas station

On Friday, December 12, 2014 at 11:58 p.m., Seal Beach Police Officers were dispatched to a report of an attempted armed robbery at a Unocal service station located at 12071 Seal Beach Blvd., Seal Beach. After arriving, police ...
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Long Beach Police operation make for unhappy holidays for fugitives

On Dec. 10, 2014, the Long Beach Police North Division Directed Enforcement Team, in cooperation with the California State Parole Fugitive Apprehension Team, focused their combined efforts to reduce crime this holiday season. T...
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Long Beach Police Academy Class #87 graduates

The Long Beach Police Department is pleased to announce the graduation of Academy Class #87. The graduation ceremony was held on Dec. 11, 2014, at the Long Beach Convention Center. Twenty-four Long Beach Police Department, two ...
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Silpada Designs rep Carolyn Petty (right) impeccably turned out at Winter Wonderland on Dec. 6, 2014. Photo by C.E.H. Wiedel.

Winter Wonderland vendor: Silpada Designs

The organizers of the 2014 Winter Wonderland at the Plaza would like to extend sincere thanks to vendor Carolyn Petty of Silpada Designs for participating in and supporting the community event. The participation and support of ...
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Unplanned power outages in Orange County as of Saturday, Dec. 13

As of this morning, Southern California Edison is working on the following power outages: Costa Mesa, Elden Ave. and Monte Vista Ave.: Started at 1:29 p.m. on Dec. 12. The cause was equipment problems. Edison is working to rest...
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CHP: WB Katella onramp to NB 55 shut

In a bizarre ongoing early morning incident, the California Highway Patrol is requesting that the westbound Katella Ave. onramp to the northbound 55 Freeway be shut down due to an incident that began with a white pickup truck s...
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Today’s weather for Saturday, December 13: high surf

Today’s local weather: Mostly sunny, with a high near 64. Calm wind becoming west around 5 mph in the afternoon. Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 47. West wind around 5 mph becoming east in the evening. High surf...
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Long Beach Multi-Service Center celebrates grand re-opening

The City of Long Beach today celebrated the grand re-opening of the renovated Multi-Service Center (MSC) facility alongside community stakeholders and partners. A Port of Long Beach-owned property, the MSC serves as the central...
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Kids invited to fun New Year’s Eve activities at Cypress Library

No plans for New Year’s Eve? Can’t stay awake until the clock strikes midnight? Join us for a children/family event in the Cypress Community Room on Wednesday, December 31 at 11 a.m. for crafts, treats, photo booth (bring y...
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