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Today’s weather for Tuesday, September 16: Heat advisory

Posted  September 16, 2014  by  cehwiedel

Today’s local weather: Sunny, with a high near 99. Light southwest wind increasing to 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. Heat advisory through 7 p.m. Tuesday Coastal temperatures will be in the lower 90s Tuesday. Very high temperatures can be stressful to animals and humans, making it hard for the body to acclimate and […]

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September Movie Marathon: The Art of Self-Improvement

Posted  September 5, 2014  by  Katie

Welcome to September! This month’s spotlight theme is about makeovers, so our Movie Marathon will follow protagonists who grow and change in ways subtle and profound over the course of the story. Check out the ten movies below for a wildly varied list of sometimes unexpected self-improvement stories! Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (2001) […]

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Add anti-oxidants to your diet with Dragon Fruit

Posted  September 4, 2014  by  courtesy

I think it’s time to proclaim 2014 as “The Year of the Dragon Fruit.” It’s been twenty years since we at Frieda’s Specialty Produce first introduced Pitaya (also known as “Pitahaya”). Yes, that’s what Dragon Fruit was called 20 years ago, and we sold the first fruit. Dragon Fruit is native to Mexico and is […]

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Your Fall Makeover – A time to be inventive!

Posted  September 3, 2014  by  Surfwriter Girls

Bette Joan Perske from the Bronx (1924 – 2014) made herself over, by turns, into a model, Hollywood starlet, acclaimed film actress, Broadway legend, and author known to the world as Lauren Bacall. Still acting and writing well into her eighties, how did Bacall, nicknamed “Slim” by her friends, have the ability to stay active […]

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On your marks, get set, GO!

Posted  September 2, 2014  by  courtesy

The beginning of September is the beginning of a marathon – but not the running kind of marathon. This marathon begins with the Labor Day BBQ, and then in quick succession comes some combination of the following: Jewish New Year, the Halloween Haunted House (home-made costumes?), the Thanksgiving five-course gourmet dinner, and finally the eight […]

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Anaheim urges residents “Be Disaster Aware, Take Action to Prepare”

Posted  September 1, 2014  by  courtesy

September is National Preparedness Month and Anaheim Fire & Rescue wants residents to be ready in the event of a disaster or major emergency. This year’s theme, “Be Disaster Aware, Take Action to Prepare” focuses on increasing emergency preparedness for everyone including residents, families, neighborhoods, schools and businesses. By taking simple steps to connect, plan, […]

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Orange County Breeze spotlight for September 2014: Fall Makeover — personal, professional home!
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Spotlight for September 2014

Posted  August 31, 2014  by  shelley

Articles in the Spotlight will appear in the Spotlight section of the homepage and linked below as they are published. The Orange County Breeze spotlight for September 2014: Fall Makeover — personal, professional home! Personal makeover On your marks, get set, GO! by Sandra Rodriguez Add anti-oxidants to your diet with Dragon Fruit! by Karen […]

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Spotlight for August 2014

Posted  August 2, 2014  by  shelley

Articles in the Spotlight will appear in the Spotlight section of the homepage and linked below as they are published. Bye-bye, Summer! Museum showcases century of surfing in Huntington Beach by SurfWriter Girls Sunny Magdaug and Patti Kishel How to navigate life transitions by Sandra Rodriguez August Movie Marathon: Last blast of summer by Katie […]

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Spotlight for July 2014

Posted  July 1, 2014  by  shelley

Articles in the Spotlight will appear in the Spotlight section of the homepage and linked below as they are published. The first article will appear later today. Other activities Blue Moon Boutique chooses Sunburst Youth Foundation as its non-profit for the month of July Summer thoroughbred festival opening at Los Alamitos Race Course Take the […]

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Spotlight for June 2014

Posted  June 1, 2014  by  shelley

Articles in the Spotlight will appear in the Spotlight section of the homepage and linked below as they are published. The first article will appear later today. Father’s Day: What Really Matters by Tim Thomas Summer: Beat summer heat with ice cream treats! by SurfWriter Girls Sunny Magdaug and Patti Kishel. Summer: Gardening at the […]

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Orange County Breeze spotlight for September 2014: Fall Makeover — personal, professional home!

Spotlight for September 2014

Articles in the Spotlight will appear in the Spotlight section of the homepage and linked below as they are published. The Orange County Breeze spotlight for September 2014: Fall Makeover — personal, professional home! Person...
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September Dining, Arts and Entertainment listing available now!

Our popular monthly Dining, Arts & Entertainment (DARTS) listing is available as a downloadable pdf document. Now the September 2014 DARTS can be downloaded for free! From cover to back, it’s pages are stuffed with event ...
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Unplanned power outages in Orange County as of Tuesday, Sept. 16

Speaking at the regular meeting of the Los Alamitos City Council on Monday, Sept. 15, Southern California Edison spokesperson Jenelle Godges explained that current extreme heat does not allow Edison equipment to cool down, and ...
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Silverado Canyon Fire 87% contained

As of Monday evening, Sept. 15, the Silverado Canyon Fire was 87% contained and Silverado Canyon Rd. had been re-opened. However, parts of Trabuco Range District remain off-limits. A community meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. to...
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Today’s weather for Tuesday, September 16: Heat advisory

Today’s local weather: Sunny, with a high near 99. Light southwest wind increasing to 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. Heat advisory through 7 p.m. Tuesday Coastal temperatures will be in the lower 90s Tuesday. Very high tem...
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Start your fall shopping at Precious Life sale

Precious Life Thrift & Gift Shop is holding a sale on Thursday, Sept. 18 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Who doesn’t want to update their wardrobe? New items are arriving every day – Stop in and get a jump on your fall ...
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Los Alamitos is prepared for high temperatures with designated cooling center

In response to increased temperatures that are likely to occur over the next few weeks, the City of Los Alamitos Community Center located at 10911 Oak St. has been designated as a Cooling Center by the Orange County Office on A...
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CHP salutes and thanks truck drivers

Truck drivers play an important role in our everyday lives. Whether you pick up produce from your local grocery store or come home to find that package at the front door from your online order, a truck driver helped get them in...
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Rose Center Theater holding auditions for Annie, Jr.

The Rose Center Theater’s “Rose Kids” will be holding auditions for Annie, Jr., directed by Vincent Aniceto, with Musical Direction by Tim Nelson and choreography by Jennifer Simpson-Matthews Auditions will be...
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Vendor, sponsorship opportunities available for 2015 Race on the Base

The 2015 Southland Credit Union Los Alamitos Race on the Base is taking place on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 27-28, 2015, at the Joint Forces Training Base in Los Alamitos. Packet Pick-Up and the Vendor Expo will be held on Frida...
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Play Bunco at Los Alamitos!

The City of Los Alamitos Recreation and Community Services Department invites you to play Bunco – a fun game of dice, luck, and prizes. It’s a great way to socialize, make new friends, and win prizes! Join us on Wednesday, ...
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Man dies in Anaheim just east of Disneyland

According to the Orange County Coroner, a man of unknown age and residence was injured shortly before 10:30 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 14, in front of 203 West. Guinida Ln. in Anaheim. The victim was transported to UCI Medical Cente...
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Anaheim Public Utilities encourages electricity conservation to meet higher than normal demands

Southern California will experience hot weather over the next few days, and Anaheim Public Utilities is encouraging all customers to conserve electricity to help meet the higher-than-normal demands. While Anaheim Public Utiliti...
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La Palma Fighting Irish open new season early with loss to Fullerton Indians

We apologize for our tardy high school football reporting. Details of the games are based on information from MaxPreps. Because Kennedy High School did not enter any information — and we did not attend the game — all that w...
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Cypress Centurions start new season with win over Fullerton Indians

We apologize for our tardy high school football reporting. Details of the games are based on information from MaxPreps. Because Cypress High School did not enter any information — and we did not attend the game — all that w...
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Hit-and-run on Spring St. east of Studebaker leaves one man dead

On Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, at approximately 12:11 a.m., Long Beach Police responded to the area of Spring St. east of Studebaker Rd. regarding an injury, hit-and-run traffic collision resulting in the death of a male adult. W...
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Griffins open new football season with win over Paramount

We apologize for our tardy high school football reporting. Details of the games are based on information from MaxPreps. In the season opener against Paramount, Junior Quarterback Jack Telenko completed 12 of 21 passes for a tot...
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Pedestrian killed after multi-vehicle accident in Huntington Beach

According to the Orange County Coroner, Robert Borklund, 45, was struck by an SUV shortly before 12:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 12, after a multi-vehicle traffic accident in front of Resurrection Lutheran Church, 9812 Hamilton Ave...
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Unplanned power outages in Orange County as of Monday, Sept. 15

As of this morning, Southern California Edison is working on the following power outages: Buena Park, Arnold Wy. and Hershey Dr.: Started at 10 p.m. on Sept. 14. The cause was equipment problems. Edison is working to restore po...
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Silverado Canyon Fire 50% contained, winds remain a concern

According to InciWeb, mandatory evacuation orders for Silverado Canyon east of 30311 Silverado Canyon Rd. have been lifted. While resident may go to their homes, non-residents cannot go past Santiago Canyon Rd. Those trying to ...
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Today’s weather for Monday, September 15: Heat advisory

Today’s local weather: Sunny, with a high near 98. Light southwest wind increasing to 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. Heat advisory through 7 p.m. Tuesday Coastal temperatures will be in the lower 90s Monday and Tuesday. Ve...
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Wheels portion of WWRE revving up

The 2014 Wings, Wheels, Rotors, and Expo will be held Oct. 26 at the Los Alamitos Joint Forces Training Base. This year’s show will have the wheels located at the East end of the tarmac with the merchant venders along with a ...
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Katella and Las Madrinas stakes races featured in final weekend of Fall Thoroughbred meet

Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert has seven of the 17 nominees to the $75,000-guaranteed Katella Stakes. Open to 3-year-olds & up, the Katella is one of two stakes that will be run closing weekend of the inaugural Fall meet ...
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Inline skaters take off from the starting line at Race on the Base 2013. Photo by C.E.H. Wiedel.

Register now for 2015 Race on the Base

The Southland Credit Union Annual Los Alamitos Race on the Base is all set to take place on Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015. Southland Credit Union invites you to receive a free Los Alamitos Race on the Base race registration for 1K/5K...
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Study the Gospel of Mark at St. Irenaeus beginning Sept. 23

A new ten-week session of Bible study on The Gospel according to Mark will begin at St. Irenaeus Parish on Tuesday, Sept 23, from 10 a.m. to noon. St. Irenaeus is hosting Dr. Bill Creasy’s weekly series on The Bible. Dr. Drea...
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John Wayne Airport changes runway designations

Due to a gradual shift of the Earth’s magnetic poles, both runways at John Wayne Airport (JWA) will receive new number designations on September 18, 2014. JWA’s 5,700-foot air carrier commercial service runway will ...
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