What’s in the news? — July 21, 2023


EVENT-NEWS ENTERPRISE: It’s Beenie Von Weenie by – a long nose – at the Wiener Nationals

Nicolee Leonard’s Beenie Vonweenie of Fullerton, California got sweet redemption in the 2023 Wienerschnitzel Wiener Nationals, as he led from start to finish in route to winning the title of Fastest Wiener In the West in front of a huge crowd on Saturday night at Los Alamitos Race Course. Racing from post number two, Beenie Vonweenie flew to a big lead early on, drifted outside to bump Cannonball Charlie and Rowdy, then barked at Penny G in mid run before focusing on the finish line to win the title by a long ear and tail. The German chocolate cake colored Beenie VonWeenie covered the 50-yard distance in… [more]

SUN: Seal Beach Lions estimate $75K from 79th Fish Fry

Last weekend’s Seal Beach Lions Club Community Fish Fry was attended by approximately 3,000 people, according to local Lion John Schroeder. (The same attendance number was reported in 2022 by then-Lions President Scott Weir.) The 79th annual Fish Fry raised an estimated $75,000, according to Schroeder. The amount includes money from the car raffle. Proceeds go to fund Lions Club service projects. Speaking of the raffle: Harry Narhabedian of New Jersey won the car; John Scharler of Nevada won the motor bike and Nancy Ramos of Seal Beach won the…. [more]

EVENT-NEWS ENTERPRISE: Pacific Airshow to return with Thunderbirds, F-22 and Snowbirds

The Pacific Airshow has announced that the three-day spectacle in the sky will return to Huntington Beach, September 29 – October 1, 2023, with tickets already on sale. Headlining the event are the world-renowned U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, Canadian Forces Snowbirds and, for the first time in Huntington Beach history, the F-22 Raptor Demonstration team, along with dozens of other military and civilian aviators from around the world. Now in its seventh year, the three-day event is continuing its mantra of ‘redefining the airshow experience’ with visitors stretching along 5 miles of the California coastline.
Already the most attended airshow in the United States, this year’s event will feature […more]

SUN: Local NCL group honors class of 2023

National Charity League South Coast Chapter celebrated the graduation of its Senior Ticktocker class of 2023. Since 1925, National Charity League has been a mother-daughter service organization dedicated to philanthropic service, in addition to leadership development and cultural experiences. The young women of our organization are known as Ticktockers. This year’s class began their NCL membership in 7th grade and have collectively contributed thousands of hours of philanthropic service to the Los Alamitos, Seal Beach, Cypress, and Long Beach communities. This year’s graduating class was honored for their service to the community, as well as their leadership and […more]

EVENT-NEWS ENTERPRISE: Residents, city get first glimpse of reimagined Arnold Cypress Park

The Cypress City Council voted to accept recommendations for the “reimagined” conceptual design of Arnold Cypress Park at the meeting last week. City officials, who have been working for the past few years with ideas from the public and planners to “reimagine” the decades old city park, held a joint meeting with the city’s Recreation and Community Services Commission to approve the new plan. Cypress Park was initially constructed in 1949, then in 1970 was renamed Arnold Cypress Park to honor Alfred E. “Pat” Arnold, a founding city Council member and former president of the Orange County Board of Education. The park has since been known as [… more]

SUN: ‘Walk on Water’ helps special needs people surf

More than 190 children and adults with special needs recently learned to take “A Walk on Water” at Huntington City Beach, thanks to local surfers, including former U.S. Open of Surfing Champion Courtney Conlogue. “This is one of the favorite things I do to give back to all those who helped and encouraged me to become a professional surfer,” said the popular 30-year-old, an event ambassador who rides waves around the world. Her father started teaching her surfing at Huntington when she was 4.

“Nothing makes me happier than seeing the excitement in these new surfers, whose lives are changed through Surf Therapy,” Conlogue said. […more]


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