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Today’s weather for Tuesday, January 27

Posted  January 27, 2015  by  shelley

Today’s local weather: Mostly sunny, with a high near 72. East wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the morning. Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 51. Calm wind becoming northeast around 5 mph. The article above is based on information released by the National Weather Service.

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Making music with what we have left

Posted  January 26, 2015  by  Loreen Berlin

The Buena Park City Council makes a practice of inviting local religious leaders to offer an invocation at the beginning of Council meetings. At the Jan. 13, 2015, meeting, Rabbi Lawrence Goldmark offered the following story: Related articles At Seattle Symphony, Itzhak Perlman leads a distinguished ‘Eroica’ (seattletimes.com) Itzhak Perlman Live at Broward Center (local10.com) […]

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Filling out FAFSA early makes life easier for parents of college students

Posted  January 26, 2015  by  Margene Walz

It’s that frantic time of year when parents are searching for money needed to fund their student’s college education. Relax, take a deep breath! Thousands of parents have gone through the process and have survived. Although it seems complicated, if you gather the needed information before you start, read and follow instructions on the financial […]

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Making Seal Beach better: Lions remove graffiti

Posted  January 19, 2015  by  Katie

The Seal Beach Lions seem to be everywhere: with 288 members, they make up the largest Lions Club in California, and the fourth largest in the United States. They organized the Seal Beach Christmas Parade, they hold a fundraising Golf Tournament in the summer, and then there’s the famous Fish Fry, which celebrated its 70th […]

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Friendship – the perfect blendship for 2015

Posted  January 18, 2015  by  Surfwriter Girls

Make new friends, but keep the old. One is silver and the other’s gold. That popular campfire song of old is just as relevant today. To make 2015 a better year, SurfWriter Girls Sunny Magdaug and Patti Kishel would like to see us all reach out the hand of friendship to the people we encounter […]

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New Year’s resolutions – again??? It’s 2015!

Posted  January 11, 2015  by  courtesy

Editor’s note: it is never too late or too early to resolve to make a change! Even when we aren’t thinking about it, the days become weeks, then months and seasons, and before you know it, another year has passed. 2014 is behind us, in the dust. And if you are like most people (and […]

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Making Seal Beach better: community plans for new aquatic center

Posted  January 9, 2015  by  courtesy

The City of Seal Beach is pleased to announce the launch of the Swim Seal Beach effort and website www.swimsealbeach.com. The website is a new comprehensive community engagement website where citizens can engage, communicate and collaborate with community decision makers, other residents, and employees in the City to plan for a new aquatics center. The […]

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Los Alamitos Elementary Ambassadors give back through community service

Posted  January 4, 2015  by  courtesy

Community service continues to be the focus of the Ambassadors at Los Alamitos Elementary (LAE), fourth and fifth grade students in the school’s leadership program. Thirty-one students joined the residents at Katella Manor in December to read stories together. The residents surprised the students with hot chocolate with marshmallows, and cookies. As the students gathered […]

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2014 Arbor Day Event. The Saliture family assisting with planting the ceremonial tree donated by the Cypress Police Officers Association and Command Staff in loving memory of their daughter Allison Saliture. Courtesy photo.
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Making Cypress better: 2015 tree donation project begins

Posted  January 3, 2015  by  courtesy

The City of Cypress in Partnership with the Friends of Cypress Recreation and Parks, Inc., announces that the 25th annual Tree Donation Project is now underway! A tax-deductible donation may be made in the amount of $300 for a 24” box tree. This amount covers the cost of having Great Scott Tree Service Inc., a […]

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Spotlight for January 2015

Posted  January 3, 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 January: 2015 — a Better Year! Improving on what we already have Our […]

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Spotlight for January 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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January Dining, Arts and Entertainment now available — with 2015 events month-by-month!

Our popular monthly Dining, Arts & Entertainment (DARTS) listing is available as a downloadable pdf document. Now the January 2015 DARTS can be downloaded for free! We have included a year-long list of 2015 events month-by-...
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Special topics and screenings at the Cypress Senior Center for February 2015

The following programs will be offered at the Cypress Senior Center. Reservations are recommended, unless otherwise indicated. For more information or reservations, please call 714-229-2005. BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENINGS Glenda Pap...
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Garden Grove Senior Center hosts annual Sweetheart Dance

Senior sweethearts are invited to attend a romantic night at the annual Sweetheart Dance hosted by the H. Louis Lake Senior Center, located at 11300 Stanford Ave. The event is scheduled from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., on Friday, ...
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Historic Southern Pacific Railroad Depot building will be moved to Willow Springs Park overnight on Jan. 28

Overnight tonight, Jan. 28, 2015, the City of Long Beach will move the historic 107-year-old Southern Pacific Railroad Depot from the Public Service Yard on San Francisco Ave. to a new site at Willow Springs Park, where it is e...
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John Wayne Airport posts December 2014 statistics

Airline passenger traffic at John Wayne Airport increased in Dec. 2014 as compared to Dec. 2013. In Dec. 2014, the Airport served 803,492 passengers, an increase of 1.8% when compared to the December 2013 passenger traffic coun...
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Valley Christian High School soccer teams with National Foundation for Cancer Research’s Play4theCure

The Valley Christian High School Soccer team will Play4theCure during Feb. 6, 2015’s home game to help support the National Foundation for Cancer Research’s (NFCR) fundraising and awareness campaign, Play4theCure. Valle...
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County awarded $19.5 million in grant funding for homeless services

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded $19.5 million to the County of Orange and its community partners for homeless housing assistance and other programs under the 2014 Continuum of Care grant c...
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Save the date: ESGR welcomes new members at orientation/refresher Jan. 31

Save the Date! On Saturday, Jan. 31, the California Employer Support of Guard and Reserve (ESGR) is hosting a new member orientation/refresher course to encourage continued partnerships and relationships between Guard and Reser...
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Local Veterans embrace art as therapy and showcase masterpieces

Local Veterans who practice art as a therapy will showcase their art pieces and compete for advancement to the National Veterans Creative Arts Festival on Jan. 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at VA Long Beach Pantages Theatre. VA Lon...
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FOCCA accepting applications for annual arts scholarships

Show off your talents with a chance to receive a scholarship at the same time! Arts Scholarships, sponsored by Friends of Cypress Cultural Arts (FOCCA) are available to high school students (9-12 grade) who either live in Cypre...
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Today’s weather for Wednesday, January 28

Today’s local weather: Mostly sunny, with a high near 76. North wind around 5 mph becoming calm. Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 54. Calm wind. The article above is based on information released by the National ...
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Kids’ homework causing stress? Cypress Library offers help

Don’t pull your hair out over your kid’s homework! Bring them to Homework Help at the Cypress Library! We have an impressive group of teens available to help your child (grades Kindergarten-8th) with their homework. This se...
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Rossmoor plans new Walk & Talk program

Long time Rossmoor resident Bernie Beskind is coordinating a new program, Rossmoor Walk & Talk. The idea is simple enough: whoever attends forms groups of 2-4 people and walks around Rush Park and they talk. How long they w...
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Save the date: Musique Sur La Mer’s Celtic Spring Fling Concert on March 15, 2015

It’s time to don your tartan, where a shamrock on your lapel, and shake a shalailie and harken to the call of the pipes Join Music Director Marcy A. Sudock as she conducts the Celtic Spring Fling Concert, starring Musique Sur...
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Los Alamitos police blotter, January 15 to January 22, 2015

The items shown below are selected from the logs of the Los Alamitos Police Department. No inference of guilt is implied in showing any item. January 15, 2015 Suspicious Person – 9:36 a.m. – 12000 block of Reagan St...
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Seal Beach police blotter, January 15 to January 18, 2015

The items shown below are selected from the logs of the Seal Beach Police Department. No inference of guilt is implied in showing any item. January 15, 2015 Disturbance (Subjects) – 1:48 p.m. – Main St. - A male sub...
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Cypress police blotter, January 15 to January 21, 2015

The items shown below are selected from the logs of the Cypress Police Department. No inference of guilt is implied in showing any item. January 15, 2015 Disturbance – 12:10 p.m. – 9000 block of Bloomfield St. - The...
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Assemblywoman Kim responds to DMV’s reversal on commercial license plates for ride share drivers

Assemblywoman Young Kim, R-Fullerton, today issued a statement in response to the California Department of Motor Vehicles’ decision to reverse its controversial requirement that ride share drivers have commercial license plat...
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Clerk-Recorder offers special Valentine’s Day hours

The Clerk-Recorder is making it easier for couples to get married this Valentine’s Day. The Old County Courthouse in Santa Ana and the department’s branch offices in Fullerton and Laguna Hills will be open to the pu...
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Long Beach PD arrest three for DUI during weekend checkpoint

The Long Beach Police Department Traffic Section conducted a DUI/Driver’s License checkpoint on Jan. 24, 2015, on northbound Cherry Ave. at 59th St., between the hours of 7 p.m. and 3 a.m. Checkpoints are placed in locations ...
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