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Weather in northwest Orange County for Sunday, May 24, 2015

Posted  May 24, 2015  by  shelley

Today’s weather in northwest Orange County for Sunday, May 24, 2015, in Southern California, along the Los Angeles County border: A chance of drizzle before 11am. Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 74. South wind around 5 mph. Tonight: Increasing clouds, with a low around 60. South wind 5 to 10 […]

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New crop of Rainier cherries arrives at local markets. Photo by C.E.H. Wiedel.
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Rainier cherries available now

Posted  May 23, 2015  by  shelley

Some people watch for the first strawberries each year. I watch for the first Rainier cherries, and the first home-grown tomatoes. It has been warm enough all Winter to keep tomato plants producing… if we had watered them. But we didn’t, so they’re dead and we haven’t replaced them because the drought has not eased […]

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OC Fuchsia Society to hold annual sale in Garden Grove

Posted  May 17, 2015  by  courtesy

The Orange County Fuchsia Society will be hold its annual plant sale on Friday, June 12 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Saturday, June 13 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. This is an opportunity to purchase hanging baskets, tabletop uprights, gallon-sized, 4″ and 2″ fuchsias in cultivars (varieties) not generally found in […]

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What I did over Spring Break

Posted  May 10, 2015  by  shelley

Between April 18 and May 5, I drove about 3,800 miles, a round trip from Southern California to Cedar Rapids, Iowa, along I-70 and I-80. One of our grown children had accepted a job with Honeywell. On Saturday, we loaded up her sedan and her father’s SUV with all her worldly belongings — except her […]

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My mother, Maria

Posted  May 10, 2015  by  courtesy

My mother was Maria Zoyiopoulos when she entered America in 1914, as an immigrant from Greece. After much personal study and coaching from friends, she received her American Citizen Naturalization Certificate. Two years later, 1916, she met John Thomaides who also became an American citizen, and condensed his name to John Thomas, by elimating “a-i-d-e” […]

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Mother and daughter garden memories – places in the heart

Posted  May 9, 2015  by  Surfwriter Girls

Mother and daughter garden memories – places in the heart, including childhood gardens in Culver City and Los Alamitos. A garden is a special place where you can enjoy tranquil beauty, get lost in thought or explore your imagination. It’s also a place where mothers and daughters can create memories that last a lifetime. SurfWriter […]

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Scarred, flawed, but still Mom

Posted  May 9, 2015  by  Sandra Rodriguez

The word/idea/reality “mother” conjures up so many possibilities: biological, surrogate, adopted, step, foster, godmother, evil, sainted, overbearing, treasured, friend, enemy. Some of us had great mothers, who nurtured, protected and encouraged. Others had less than wonderful moms, who belittled and tore/wore us down. And most of us grew up somewhere between. Daughters often have more […]

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Spotlight for May 2015

Posted  May 9, 2015  by  shelley

Articles in the Spotlight will appear in the Spotlight section of the homepage and linked below as they are published. (The article list below does not include articles in hand but not yet scheduled for publication.) The Orange County Breeze spotlight for May: Mom, motherhood, and Mother’s day! Motherhood in Southern California Our May 2015 […]

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Spotlight for April 2015

Posted  April 4, 2015  by  shelley

Articles in the Spotlight will appear in the Spotlight section of the homepage and linked below as they are published. (The article list below does not include articles in hand but not yet scheduled for publication.) The Orange County Breeze spotlight for April: Spring, and baseball, and the Rossmoor Community Festival! Spring in all-too-sunny Southern […]

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Spotlight for February 2015

Posted  January 31, 2015  by  shelley

Articles in the Spotlight will appear in the Spotlight section of the homepage and linked below as they are published. (The article list below does not include articles in hand but not yet scheduled for publication.) The Orange County Breeze spotlight for February: 2015 — Pay it Forward! Paying debts of gratitude forward Our February […]

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Spotlight for May 2015

Articles in the Spotlight will appear in the Spotlight section of the homepage and linked below as they are published. (The article list below does not include articles in hand but not yet scheduled for publication.) The Orange...
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May 2015 Dining Arts and Entertainment now available!

Our popular monthly Dining, Arts and Entertainment (DARTS) listing is available as a free printable document (pdf). May 2015 Dining Arts and Entertainment now available Now the May 2015 DARTS can be downloaded for free! We have...
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Printable sudoku and crossword puzzles for the fourth week of May 2015

We continue a fun addition to our monthly Dining, Arts & Entertainment publication (DARTS) — printable sudoku and crossword puzzles for the fourth week of May 2015! Starting with the April 2015 edition of DARTS, the last ...
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GOES West rainbow infrared satellite image for Sunday, May 24, 2015. Image courtesy of NOAA.

Seven-day local weather forecast, May 24 through May 30

Details for seven-day local weather forecast, May 10 through May 16: Sunday: A chance of drizzle before 11am. Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 74. South wind 5 to 10 mph. Sunday Night: Increasing c...
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Top Ten Stories for May 17 through May 23

Top Ten Stories for May 10 through May 16. The Top Ten Stories for May 10 through May 16 were the most read stories at Orange County Breeze over the last week (excluding weather forecasts): Los Cerritos Center to welcome new Un...
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Cottonwood Runners to support Grateful Hearts in Long Beach Marathon

Yes, it’s true! Cottonwood Runners are lacing up their running shoes in preparation for their upcoming training program for the 2015 Jet Blue Long Beach Marathon. If you have ever considered running, walking, or biking a ...
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Weather in northwest Orange County for Sunday, May 24, 2015

Today’s weather in northwest Orange County for Sunday, May 24, 2015, in Southern California, along the Los Angeles County border: A chance of drizzle before 11am. Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high ...
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4th Annual Art and Wine Tasting coming soon to St. Isidore

The Fourth Annual Art and Wine Tasting fundraiser will take place Sunday, May 31 (2:00-4:30 PM) at the St. Isidore Historical Plaza. Come and meet local artists and hear about their journey in art while enjoying a pairing of an...
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Twelve young people recognized for Doing the Right Thing

On Wednesday, May 20, 2015, the Anaheim Police Department recognized twelve Anaheim youth who demonstrated they will do the right thing! As part of the “Do The Right Thing” (DTRT) Program twelve youth from across Anaheim we...
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New crop of Rainier cherries arrives at local markets. Photo by C.E.H. Wiedel.

Rainier cherries available now

Some people watch for the first strawberries each year. I watch for the first Rainier cherries, and the first home-grown tomatoes. It has been warm enough all Winter to keep tomato plants producing… if we had watered them...
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Pictured with the donated table are Boys & Girls Club of Cypress’ members Eric V., Aiden A., Steven H., Raul R., David J., Rowan R., James G., Gavin D., and Samantha A.

SeaCoast Grace donates outdoor table, scholarship funds to Cypress Boys and Girls Club

SeaCoast Grace donates outdoor table, scholarship funds to Cypress Boys and Girls Club Since 2009, SeaCoast Grace Church has supported area youth at Boys & Girls Club of Cypress by providing volunteer mentors, in-kind resou...
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CHP concludes FedEx driver erred in deadly 2014 collision with tour bus

CHP concludes FedEx driver erred in deadly 2014 collision with tour bus The California Highway Patrol (CHP) today announced it has completed its investigation of the deadly 2014 collision between a FedEx vehicle and a tour bus,...
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Long Beach Police to step up patrols during Memorial Day Weekend

The Long Beach Police Department will conduct specialized beach patrol and modified exhaust operations from Saturday, May 23 through Monday, May 25, 2015, in an effort to address quality of life issues and enhance traffic enfor...
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World War II veteran and Bronze Star recipient subject of Anaheim Home Town Heroes video

As our nation celebrates Memorial Day this weekend, the City of Anaheim would also like to salute local resident, WWII veteran and Bronze Star recipient Dr. William Kott by featuring him in the launch of the City’s new Hometo...
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Anaheim Police to watch for impaired drivers over Memorial Day weekend

The Anaheim Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI/Driver’s License checkpoint on Lincoln Avenue at Anaheim Boulevard in addition to special DUI Roving Saturation Patrols during the Memorial Day weekend. DUI/...
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Two Anaheim men arrested on charges of conspiring to aid ISIL

Two Anaheim men arrested on charges of conspiring to aid ISIL Two California men, one of whom attempted to travel to the Middle East to allegedly join ISIL, have been arrested on charges of conspiring to provide material suppor...
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Weather in northwest Orange County for Saturday, May 23, 2015

Today’s weather in northwest Orange County for Saturday, May 23, 2015, in Southern California, along the Los Angeles County border: Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 70. South wind 5 to 10 mph...
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Independent consultant completes OCDA audit

An independent consulting firm has published the performance audit of the Orange County District Attorney’s Office (OCDA). The audit was conducted by Altmayer Consulting (Altmayer) and focused on the daily operation and m...
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Secretary of Defense issues Memorial Day statement

While every Memorial Day is marked with solemn remembrance, in 2015 we take special note. This year – as we mark the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War, the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, the 65th ann...
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