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Weather in northwest Orange County for Thursday, April 16, 2015

Posted  April 16, 2015  by  Katie

Today’s weather in northwest Orange County for Thursday, April 16, 2015, in Southern California, along the Los Angeles County border: Sunny, with a high near 87. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming northwest in the morning. Tonight: Clear, with a low around 56. West wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light and variable in […]

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Bird on a branch. Photo by Surfwriter Girls.
April

Unsilenced Spring: celebrating the wonder of Rachel Carson (1907-1964)

Posted  April 12, 2015  by  Surfwriter Girls

Now that Spring is here and you can hear the sounds of birds chirping, celebrating the day and drawing attention to their aerial acrobatics, think how different the world would be without their joyful notes. Rachel Carson, the author of Silent Spring — the landmark 1962 book that launched the environmental movement — did just […]

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Boys & Girls Club of Cypress members pose with their finished “moon habitat” during the Club’s Spring Break program. Courtesy photo.
April

Boys and Girls Club of Cypress Spring Break provided out of this world fun!

Posted  April 11, 2015  by  courtesy

The Boys &amp Girls Club of Cypress hosted an intergalactic Spring Break this year with an “Out of this World” space theme. The program ran from March 30th through April 3rd and included a wide variety of scientific explorations, fun arts and craft activities such as building sun dials and newspaper “moon habitats”. Members made […]

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Cypress Chargers lose big to Riverside at home, 2 to 9

Posted  April 11, 2015  by  shelley

In a two-and-a-half-hour game on their home field, the Cypress Chargers lost to the Riverside Tigers 2 to 9. Shortstop Brody Weiss knocked in three runs for Riverside, designated hitter Garrett Dean and center fielder Mason Fishback each accounted for two more. The last two runs were brought home by left fielder David Schuknecht and […]

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USC baseball player Bobby Stahel (Needles, Calif./Palos Verdes HS). Courtesy photo.
April

USC drops the ball on opening day of 2015 baseball season — to UCLA!

Posted  April 11, 2015  by  courtesy

No. 6 USC went down early to visiting No. 7 UCLA and could never climb out of the hole, eventually falling 9-3 in game one of the series at Dedeaux Field. The Bruins (24-6, 11-2 Pac-12) jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the top of the first inning, as a three-run home run from […]

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April

An aspiring third baseman learns to play the violin

Posted  April 11, 2015  by  courtesy

The third day of our elementary school semester in 1930 is one day I have never forgotten. I was seven years old, and in the second grade at John Hancock School in Detroit, Michigan. I was dressed in the new light blue shirt and the dark blue short pants my mother had sewed. (Mom was […]

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Car show entrants from a prior Rossmoor Community Festival.
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Save Sunday, May 3, for the 2015 Rossmoor Community Festival

Posted  April 5, 2015  by  courtesy

Coming soon, don’t miss it! The 2015 Rossmoor Community Festival will be held on Sunday, May 3, 2015, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Rush Park, 3021 Blume Dr. in Rossmoor. Join us for the day and experience the rides, games, many vendors, food trucks, live entertainment, dog parade, and car show. Sign-up for […]

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April

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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April

HB Community Garden to give free “HomeGrown Tomatoes” presentation

Posted  April 3, 2015  by  courtesy

The Huntington Beach Community Garden invites you to attend a free presentation, “HomeGrown Tomatoes,” with Dave Freed. Dave has been researching, educating, and helping other backyard farmers grow tomatoes for years. He will tell you how to easily produce 50 to 100 pounds of fresh and delicious tomatoes from a single plant! This event will […]

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High Stakes for Earth project honors Earth Day in Garden Grove

Posted  April 3, 2015  by  courtesy

In recognition of Earth Day on April 22, 2015, the City of Garden Grove is presenting a temporary public art installation project and asking for community participation. Called “High Stakes for Earth,” the project will be placed in the Downtown’s Civic Center park and center around a heritage London Plane tree. The community is asked […]

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Spotlight for April 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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Brian Lochrie of the Poseidon Project to speak on desalination

Recently Governor Brown made a state-wide drought declaration for a 25% decrease. Last week, the State Water Board decided how much each city has to cut back. You may know that Orange County is building a desalinization plant, ...
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Chipotole achieves pledge to use only non GMO ingredients

Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE: CMG) has achieved its goal of moving to only non-GMO ingredients to make all of the food in its U.S. restaurants – including all of the food at its Asian restaurant concept, ShopHouse Southeast A...
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U.S. Bank Business Edge gives back to OC Marathon participants

Not only is U.S. Bank the title sponsor of the 11th annual Orange County Marathon, but its Business Edge brand is giving back to participants, the community and small businesses. The U.S Bank OC Marathon is considered one of th...
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Weather in northwest Orange County for Monday, April 27, 2015

Today’s weather in northwest Orange County for Monday, April 27, 2015, in Southern California, along the Los Angeles County border: Sunny, with a high near 86. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Ton...
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Rotary recognizes LAHS student as March Student of the Month

The Rotary Club of Los Alamitos/Seal Beach recognized the March Student of the Month during the April 21 meeting at The Eagle’s Nest. Los Alamitos High School student Judith Bramasco was nominated by her Child Development...
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Registration open for Ready, Set, Go! Summer Preschool Program

Registration is going on now for Ready, Set, Go! Summer Preschool Program offered by the City of Los Alamitos Recreation and Community Services Department. Nursery Rhymes and Fairy Tales come alive in this 6-week summer session...
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Cypress Recreation and Community Services Commission 2015 volunteer awards

Cypress Recreation and Community Services Commission honors volunteers

The Cypress Recreation and Community Services Commission held its annual awards ceremony on April 21, 2015, at the Cypress Community Center to recognize the recipients of the Volunteer Service Award, the Youth Volunteer Service...
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Orange County Rose Society to address benefits of earthworms in gardening

Orange County Rose Society presents Kathy Monge, our current President and long time member, addressing “Vermiculture, The Cultivation of Earthworms.” She’ll address the benefits of raising earthworms and usin...
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Orange County-related visual artists asked to apply for solo-style exhibitions

John Wayne Airport (JWA) has issued a call for Orange County-related visual artists to apply for exhibition slots in JWA’s upcoming Community Focus Space (CFS) Program exhibition calendar that begins in fall 2016. “...
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LAHS choirs sweep to victory at FAME National Show Choir Competition

Competing against some of the best show choirs in the nation, both of Los Alamitos High School’s choirs won National Grand Championships over the weekend at the FAME National Show Choir Competition in Chicago. Los Al’s Adva...
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Two former parks and rec managers sentenced for public corruption in Buena Park

Two former parks and recreation (PAR) managers for the City of Buena Park were convicted and sentenced today for public corruption and embezzling over $1.3 million from the City. Former PAR maintenance manager Rudolph Peter Jua...
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GOES West rainbow infrared satellite image for Sunday, April 26, 2015. Image courtesy of NOAA.

Seven-day local weather forecast April 26 through May 2

Details for seven-day local weather forecast April 26 though May 2: Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 74. Southwest wind around 10 mph. Sunday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 58. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light a...
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Printable sudoku and crossword puzzles for the fourth week of April 2015

We continue a fun addition to our monthly Dining, Arts & Entertainment publication (DARTS) — printable sudoku and crossword puzzles for the fourth week of April 2015! Starting with the April 2015 edition of DARTS, the las...
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Weather in northwest Orange County for Sunday, April 26, 2015

Today’s weather in northwest Orange County for Sunday, April 26, 2015, in Southern California, along the Los Angeles County border: Mostly sunny, with a high near 76. East wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southwest in the aftern...
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Democrats vote down healthcare bill AB 1425

This week, Assemblyman Travis Allen (R-Huntington Beach) presented Assembly Bill 1425, which would have helped small businesses provide quality health coverage for their employees. AB 1425 was voted down by the Democrats in the...
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Pacific Symphony Youth Ensembles present season finale concerts

A festival of awe-inspiring musical performances awaits as the dedicated students of Pacific Symphony Youth Ensembles (PSYE) present three season finale performances after an enriching season of musical growth. Bursting with yo...
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Coastkeeper launches SmartScape service to help Orange County lower water use

In response to the most severe drought in California’s recorded history, Orange County Coastkeeper introduces its SmartScape services to consult on resource-efficient landscaping that features drought-tolerant plant desig...
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