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October Dining, Arts and Entertainment listing available now!

Posted  September 28, 2014  by  shelley

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 listings, articles, and display advertisements for local people, venues and events. We encourage you to download the October 2014 […]

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Announcing our Jobs Board

Posted  September 19, 2014  by  shelley

Staff members here at Orange County Breeze have recently noticed two local business-related news items: Workers and employees mention that they are looking for a new job. Business owners and managers mention that they are looking to fill job openings. This is great news — the job market is finally thawing! We here at Orange […]

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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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Spotlight for May 2014

Posted  May 5, 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. Mother’s Day: Jill Pless — The Surfin’ Mama of Seal Beach by the Surfwriter Girls Life Repurposed: My great thing by Sandra Rodriguez Mother’s Day: Diocesan ministry reunites […]

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Spotlight for April 2014

Posted  April 12, 2014  by  shelley

We apologize for the late appearance of the April Spotlight section, which should have been published on Monday, March 31. Our graphics station hardware fried, and it took a while to replace the hardware and restore all our files. Articles in the Spotlight will appear in the Spotlight section of the homepage and linked below […]

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Spotlight for March 2014

Posted  March 5, 2014  by  shelley

We apologize for the late appearance of the March Spotlight section, which should have been published on Monday, Feb. 24. Articles in the Spotlight will appear in the Spotlight section of the homepage and linked below as they are published. Blue Moon Boutique’s charity for March Ancestry, Experiences and Customs by Sandra Rodriguez The Luck […]

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Spotlight for February 2014

Posted  January 31, 2014  by  shelley

Articles in the Spotlight will appear in the Spotlight section of the homepage and linked below as they are published. Blue Moon Boutique’s charity for February From the Surfwriter Girls: Fourteen romantic beach movies Winter Olympics — Miracle on ice Living heart healthy — February is National Heart Health Awareness Month Race on the Base: […]

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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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Orange County Health Care Agency warns residents on dangers of extreme heat

Temperatures in many inland Orange County communities are expected to reach high temperatures above 95 degrees this week, increasing the risk of heat related illnesses like heat exhaustion and heat stroke for those who are more...
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OC Supervisors approve extension to 1985 airport agreement that allows passenger growth

By a vote of 5-0, the Orange County Board of Supervisors voted this morning to approve the proposed John Wayne Airport (JWA) Settlement Agreement Amendment and to certify Environmental Impact Report 617. The 1985 Settlement Agr...
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LBPD seeking information from public in shooting death of West Covina man

On Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014, at approximately 1:25 a.m., Long Beach Police responded to a shots-fired call in the area of 11th St. and Walnut Ave., which resulted in the death of a male adult. The preliminary investigation determ...
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Police seeking witnesses of fatal Huntington Beach motorcycle accident

On Sunday, Sept. 28, at about 8:40 p.m., the Huntington Beach Police Department responded to the area of Pacific Coast Highway (PCH) and 8th Street regarding a traffic collision involving a motorcycle and a van. Arriving office...
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JFTB neighbors will see (and hear) more helicopters from today through Friday, Oct. 17

A visiting U.S. Army aviation unit returns to Los Alamitos Army Airfield this Wednesday to engage in flight operations The training, which may include periods of increased air traffic and aircraft noise, is designed for the uni...
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Today’s weather for Wednesday, October 1: Heat advisory

Today’s local weather: Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 83. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon. Hot conditions Friday th...
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Make sure your vote counts in November!

Don’t let the opportunity to vote pass you by. The deadline to register for the November election is October 20, 2014. Registration information can be found online at www.ci.garden-grove.ca.us by accessing the “Mayor and Co...
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Cypress police blotter, September 18 to September 24

The items shown below are selected from the logs of the Cypress Police Department. No inference of guilt is implied in showing any item. September 18, 2014 Animal Information – 9:24 a.m. – Ball/Grindlay - The caller...
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Los Alamitos police blotter, September 19 to September 25

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. September 19, 2014 Disturbance (Subjects) – 3:22 p.m. – 3700 block of Kat...
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‘READY Long Beach’ citywide preparedness expo to provide life-saving information

Long Beach Fire Department CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) and other city departments and disaster response agencies will host the first-ever “READY Long Beach” Community Preparedness Expo on October 4, 201...
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October gardening tips from Agromin

October marks the beginning of a new planting season in southern California as cooler weather makes it easier for new plants to flourish, say experts at Agromin, an Oxnard-based manufacturer of earth-friendly compost products m...
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Local writer to speak about books on Knott’s Berry Farm

On Saturday, October 25, at 2:30 at the Cypress Library, Christiane Salts, writer, educator and 2014 Americana Buena Park ‘Citizen of the Year’ recipient, will speak at the Cypress Library about her books on the Kno...
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Boys & Girls Club of Cypress a finalist for the S.T.R.I.V.E. Award

The S.T.R.I.V.E. Award is presented by the National Council of Youth Sports for organizations that implement and embrace a “kids first” approach, by promoting responsible health and safety within their organization....
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Save 50% on Admission to Haunted Dojo | Cemetery of Lost Souls | 5741 E La Palma Ave., Anaheim | 714-777-5026

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Predicted high temperatures call for cooling center in Garden Grove

With the predicted return of summer-like weather, the H. Louis Lake Senior Center will open as a public cooling center on Thursday, October 2, Friday, October 3, and Saturday, October 4. The center is located at 11300 Stanford ...
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Los Alamitos offers SAT Prep & Test Strategies class

The City of Los Alamitos Recreation and Community Services Department will be offering SAT Prep & Test Strategies class for grades 9-12. This 3-week class will provide SAT test, manual, and individualized SAT instruction gu...
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Unemployed vets to benefit from $100,000 grant to Build It Workspace

Build It Workspace, a revolutionary “Maker Space” company featuring 3D printing, received a $100,000 Clean Tech Grant that will be utilized in part to train and educate unemployed veterans, President Mark Lengsfeld announce...
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Today’s weather for Tuesday, September 30

Today’s local weather: Sunny, with a high near 85. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon. Related articles Seven-day local weather forecast, 28 September through 04 October (oc-breeze.com)
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Save 66% on Massage Package | Vida Organic Wellness | 320 Main St., Suite C Seal Beach | 562-596-7755

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Garden Grove names Todd Elgin as new police chief

For the twelfth time, Garden Grove has a new police chief. Captain Todd Elgin, a 27-year veteran of the department, assumes his new assignment as Chief of Police on Jan. 1, 2015. His predecessor, Chief Kevin Raney, will remain ...
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Jr. Pee Wee and Pee Wee Basketball registration still open

The City of Los Alamitos Recreation and Community Services Department is still accepting registrations for Jr. Pee Wee Basketball for ages 3 1⁄2 to 4 and Pee Wee Basketball League for ages 5-7. In a fun and enthusiastic envir...
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West Orange County Connectors Project construction highlights for the week of Sept. 29

UPDATE: The northbound I-405 on-ramp at Seal Beach Blvd. will reopen at 5 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 30. Caltrans and the project contractor worked diligently to get the ramp open in late-September. The project team would like to than...
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Scavenger hunt raises literacy awareness at the Cypress Library

Literacy plays an important part in every aspect of our adult lives. Without strong reading skills, it is difficult to seek employment, hold down a job, manage our healthcare, support our families, teach our children, participa...
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Document shredding event to help Cypress High Band for 2015 Tournament of Roses Parade

Proceeds from the upcoming Chamber of Commerce document shredding event will be donated to assist in the fundraising efforts for the Cypress High School Band, a proud participant in the 2015 Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasade...
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Cooper Center presents family-friendly Prehistoric OC festival

The Dr. John D. Cooper Archaeological and Paleontological Center will celebrate International Archaeology Day and National Fossil Day (which are only four days apart) on October 12, 2014 with a FREE educational family event, Pr...
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Los Alamitos Museum now open three days a week

The Los Alamitos Museum is happy to announce that a select number of people offering their time and services are allowing the Museum to open their doors for an extra day each week. You can now tour this local landmark on Sunday...
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