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Today’s weather for Friday, October 24

Posted  October 24, 2014  by  courtesy

Today’s local weather: Sunny, with a high near 84. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon

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Trick or Treat?

Posted  October 16, 2014  by  courtesy

It’s Halloween! In front of you is a huge bag, full of calorie-laden candy. You think, I am strong and I will eat only one piece of candy! Care to make a wager? The last week of October is the beginning of the TRICK OR TREAT TRAP that lasts clear through Jan. 2. One piece […]

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Kid-sized Camp Spooky offers non-scary fun on weekends and Halloween Day

Posted  October 11, 2014  by  courtesy

Weekends in October and on Halloween Day, Knott’s Berry Farm invites you and your family to join in on the Halloween fun in Camp Spooky. This daytime, non-scare celebration, of cheer rather than fear, is the social event of the season with shows, activities, costume contest all geared for kids ages 3-11. Kids can take […]

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Booooooooo!!!

Posted  October 11, 2014  by  Surfwriter Girls

With palm trees rustling in the wind and eerie shadows cast over the ocean, you can feel that Halloween is almost here. SurfWriter Girls Sunny Magdaug and Patti Kishel were curious about “things that go bump in the night” and decided to do some research on Halloween. Originally called “All Hallows Eve,” Halloween dates back […]

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OC Parks invites you to its Halloween Zoo-tacular

Posted  October 11, 2014  by  courtesy

OC Parks is pleased to present the annual Halloween Zoo-tacular at the OC Zoo located inside Irvine Regional Park on Saturday, Oct. 25 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Families are invited to partake in a fun-filled spooky day of activities with the animals of the OC Zoo. At Halloween Zoo-tacular, guests ages 12 and […]

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Shocktoberfest brings screams to Los Alamitos

Posted  October 5, 2014  by  courtesy

Prepare to be scared out of your mind in the Fall festive family fun atmosphere of the inaugural Shocktoberfest brought to you in partnership by the Youth Center and St. Isidore Historical Plaza on Oct. 24, 25, 26, and 31 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Plaza in Los Alamitos. For the first […]

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Denizen of Voodoo Village at Queen Mary's Dark Harbor 2014. Photo by Steve Treretola.
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QM’s Dark Harbor new mazes and monsters ready for their close-up

Posted  October 4, 2014  by  courtesy

The Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor has once again risen from the depths of a rich, haunted history to frighten those who dare through Nov. 2. This year’s Dark Harbor is thrilled to unveil a spectacle of new attractions that include two brand new mazes, the new The Voodoo Village, and an Exclusive Encounter on board […]

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Esther Kenyon and Carl Stewart at Print Masters in Los Alamitos.
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Seal Beach Arts Association visits Los Alamitos

Posted  October 4, 2014  by  shelley

Esther Kenyon, the dynamo powering the new Seal Beach Community Performing Arts Association (SBCPA), visited Nesi and Carl Stewart in Los Alamitos for Print Masters’ Christmas in December — An Affair to Remember last month. The event was a fun way for Print Masters to nudge new and prospective customers to plan ahead for holiday […]

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Cypress Halloween Carnival offers fun and scares for families

Posted  October 3, 2014  by  courtesy

The Cypress Recreation and Community Services 35th Annual Halloween Carnival is scheduled for Friday, October 31, at the Cypress Community Center, 5700 Orange Avenue. The event is from 6:00 – 9:00 pm. The carnival is offered as an alternative to Trick-or-Treating and is geared as a family event. The admission for the carnival is $3.00 […]

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Dunk a fireman, step back in time, or visit a galaxy far, far away…

Posted  October 2, 2014  by  shelley

Wings, Wheels, Rotors & Expo (WWRE), held this year on Sunday, Oct. 26, is the biggest event open to the general public at Los Alamitos Joint Forces Training Base. Event organizer Tom Lasser of the Los Alamitos Area Chamber of Commerce expects tens of thousands of visitors of all ages to visit the Base for […]

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Spotlight for October 2014

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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October Dining, Arts and Entertainment listing available now!

Our popular monthly Dining, Arts & Entertainment (DARTS) listing is available as a downloadable pdf document. Now the October 2014 DARTS can be downloaded for free! From cover to back, it’s pages are stuffed with event li...
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Volunteer poll workers still needed for November election

The Orange County Registrar of Voters is in need of poll workers throughout Orange County. Election Day is November 4, 2014 and hundreds of poll workers are still needed as Inspectors and Clerks. As long as an individual is reg...
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Unplanned power outages in Orange County as of Friday, Oct. 24

As of this morning, Southern California Edison is working on the following power outages: Tustin, Vandenberg Ln. and Via Lindo: Started at 4:12 a.m. on Oct. 24. Edison is analyzing the cause of the problem. Edison has notified ...
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Today’s weather for Friday, October 24

Today’s local weather: Sunny, with a high near 84. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon
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Garden Grove names interim fire chief

Garden Grove City Manager Matt Fertal has appointed retired Garden Grove Fire Chief Warren Hartley to serve as Interim Fire Chief for the Garden Grove Fire Department. His temporary assignment officially begins on Monday, Novem...
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Candidate statement: Steve Blount Cypress School District

Steve Blount is a candidate for election to the Board of Trustees of the Cypress School District. Mr. Blount is a freshman incumbent — he was first elected four years ago. The Cypress School District serves parts of La Palma,...
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Have a ghoulishly good time at Fiddlers Green’s Halloween Gathering

The Pub at Fiddlers Green at the Joint Forces Training Base in Los Alamitos invites you to attend the 8th annual Halloween Gathering on Oct. 24, 2014. Come and join the fun! This event features tasty dinners prepared by Chef Ti...
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Gala to raise funds for scholarships to support the children of Marines and Navy Corpsmen

Marines and Navy Corpsmen make extraordinary sacrifices every day to protect our Nation, yet all too often their families are weighed down with financial burdens like affording the cost of college. The Marine Corps Scholarship ...
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Opponents of Cypress Measures Q and R fight the wrong battle

I have read letters and editorials for and against Measures Q and R, which Cypress residents will vote on in the Nov. 4 general election. (See the reference section below that includes articles published here at oc-breeze.com.)...
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Grateful Hearts seeks donations and volunteers for holiday food drive

Grateful Hearts and Albertsons are teaming up for a holiday food drive! Together we can feed families – we can provide local military families with holiday meals, but we need your help! To volunteer or get more info, plea...
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Fiddlers Green open during WWRE

The Pub at Fiddlers Green will be open on Sunday, Oct. 26, during the annual Wings, Wheels, Rotors & Expo event from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Take a break and stop over at Fiddlers Green! Enjoy the outside patio and a cool refresh...
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LBPD awarded grant to fund prevention of traffic-related deaths and injuries

The Long Beach Police Department has been awarded a $400,000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) for a year-long program of special enforcements and public awareness efforts to prevent traffic-related death...
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Expanded Candidate statement: Greg Shellenbergar, Los Alamitos Unified School District Board of Trustees

Greg Shellenbergar is running for election to the Board of Trustees of the Los Alamitos Unified School District. Mr. Shellenbergar responded to our invitation to all local candidates to send us a photo and a statement for publi...
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CHP supports Red Ribbon Week, encourage young people to live drug-free

The Red Ribbon Campaign is the oldest and largest drug prevention program in the nation, reaching millions of young people each year. In a show of support for a campaign committed to creating a drug-free America, the California...
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Army Reserve Center to be turned over to the City of Long Beach

The Maj. Henry F. Schroeder United States Army Reserve Center, located at 3800 East Willow Street, Long Beach, California, will be handed over to the city of Long Beach during a deed transfer ceremony at that location Friday, O...
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Unplanned power outages in Orange County as of Thursday, Oct. 23

As of this morning, Southern California Edison is working on the following power outages: Mission Viejo, Cano near Vilena: Started at 2:40 a.m. on Oct. 23. The cause was equipment problems. Edison is working to restore power to...
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Today’s weather for Thursday, October 23

Today’s local weather: Sunny, with a high near 85. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.
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OCSD receives grant for special enforcement and public awareness projects

The Orange County Sheriff’s Department has been awarded a $330,620 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) for a year-long program of special enforcements and public awareness efforts to prevent traffic relat...
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Last chance to enter the Best of Cypress Photo Contest

The City of Cypress Recreation and Community Services Department invites you to participate in our annual photo contest. Submit pictures of you, your family, and/or friends enjoying the wonderful parks and activities that make ...
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Los Alamitos-Rossmoor Library open during front porch construction

Groundbreaking for the Los Alamitos/Rossmoor Library’s new front porch will begin November 3. Thanks to the support of local organizations, businesses, and community members, the much anticipated project will soon be a realit...
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Touch a part of history with D-Day Doll at WWRE

The 13th Annual Wings Wheels & Rotors will be on Sunday, 26 October and one of the highlights will be flights in a actual World War Two military transport aircraft. Flights will be offered in this vintage combat veteran at...
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Anaheim announces schedule and road closures for Fall Festival and Halloween Parade

Anaheim’s family friendly Fall Festival and Halloween Parade will take place on Saturday, Oct. 25, and will feature a number of fun-filled activities for the entire family.  The Fall Festival, a time honored tradition in Ana...
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Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services receives $225,000 Covered California Navigator grant

The Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services has received a $225,000 Covered California Navigator grant, aimed at increasing health insurance enrollment in the state. Covered California anticipates a total registratio...
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LAEF seeks contributions to annual fundraising initiative

LAEF’s annual fundraising appeal will end October 31st and we need your support! The LAEF mission is to generate significant, sustainable and allocable resources to support LAUSD and to deliver opportunities for every student...
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Community invited to North Library ground-breaking ceremony on Saturday, Oct. 25

Mayor Robert Garcia, Councilmembers Rex Richardson and Al Austin and the Department of Library Services invite the public to a groundbreaking ceremony for the new North Neighborhood Library, at 10 am on Saturday, October 25, at...
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