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Today’s weather forecast for Friday, April 18

Posted  April 18, 2014  by  courtesy

Today’s local weather forecast: Cloudy, with a high near 71. South wind 5 to 10 mph.

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Baseball: an app for that!

Posted  April 15, 2014  by  shelley

The first day of Spring was last month, and Major League Baseball’s Opening Day has already proved disappointing locally — but you can still download and install software that allows you to dream big, or follow the ups (and downs) of your favorite team. So, if you can’t go out to the ballgame — even […]

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April

Springtime is decluttering time

Posted  April 14, 2014  by  courtesy

Today I stood on-line at the market, surrounded by magazines, almost all aimed at women (hey, market manager – men shop too!). It is springtime and most of the cover stories are about losing weight for bathing suit season or about spring decluttering. That’s easier than losing weight — or is it? Clutter happens when […]

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April

A Catholic looks at Passover

Posted  April 14, 2014  by  shelley

I would like to wish all our Jewish readers a solemn and joy-filled celebration of Passover among family and friends. As a Catholic Christian, I am taught that God did not abrogate the Old Covenant when Jesus Christ established the New Covenant. We are, therefore, obligated to accord our Jewish brethren all due respect as […]

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What you can do about the California drought

Posted  April 13, 2014  by  courtesy

Earlier this week, I spent three days with nearly 100 fellow agriculture-related business owners, bankers, ranchers, farmers and interesting speakers to study a few companies in the agricultural sector. Every two years, I attend the UC Davis Agribusiness Executive Seminar which focuses specifically on agricultural issues and enterprises in California. Besides the usual business issues […]

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Local locations for Easter Week services

Posted  April 12, 2014  by  shelley

The following list of local churches is meant to help our readers find a house of worship for Holy Week or Easter Day. Assumption Greek Orthodox Church 5761 East Colorado St., Long Beach 90814 Bay Shore Community Congregational United Church of Christ 5100 The Toledo, Long Beach 90803 Bethlehem Lutheran Church 3352 Katella Ave., Los […]

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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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April

Celebrate Mother Nature in April

Posted  April 12, 2014  by  Surfwriter Girls

The month of April’s name comes from the Romans and means “to open.” It refers to the season when trees and flowers begin to open and bloom. SurfWriter Girls Sunny Magdaug and Patti Kishel think that this makes April the perfect month to celebrate Mother Nature. And, fortunately, there are two special days to do […]

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Blue Moon Boutique’s charity for April

Posted  April 11, 2014  by  shelley

Blue Moon Boutique supports local charities by donating a certain percentage of proceeds from our monthly sales. For the month of April 2014, Blue Moon will donate a percentage of sales to support the Illumination Foundation. The Foundation’s mission is to provide targeted, interdisciplinary services for the most vulnerable homeless clients to break or prevent […]

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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 April 2014

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 fil...
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April Dining, Arts and Entertainment listing available now!

Early in January, the departure of our marketing director forced the suspension of the print edition of Orange County Breeze. Despite this snag, we have continued the highly popular Dining, Arts & Entertainment (DARTS) list...
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Today’s weather forecast for Friday, April 18

Today’s local weather forecast: Cloudy, with a high near 71. South wind 5 to 10 mph.
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Cypress Police to take part in National Drug Take-Back Day

Got Drugs?  Turn in your unused or expired medication for safe disposal on Saturday, April 26, 2014. National Prescription Drug Take Back Day addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. More than 7 million America...
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Garden Grove woman convicted of stealing newborn

A woman was convicted and sentenced Tuesday to 13 years in state prison for kidnapping a newborn baby from Garden Grove Medical Center after searching multiple hospital rooms in two different hospitals for a baby to steal. Gris...
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The Youth Center’s 2014 Annual Community Support Campaign powers to half-way point

The Youth Center’s month-long fundraiser, the Community Support Campaign is officially half way through. The ultimate goal of this event is to raise $100,000. The second report meeting revealed that the committed efforts of 1...
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Register now for Pee Wee T-Ball!

Registration is going on now at the City of Los Alamitos Recreation and Community Services Department for Jr. Pee Wee T-Ball for kids ages 3 ½ to 4 yrs and Pee Wee T-Ball for ages 5-7 yrs. Don’t miss this great way for your ...
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Religious leaders and students pledge to work for peace at international meeting in Long Beach

 Over 100 religious leaders across North America and local university students gathered at the Grand Event Center in Long Beach for the 2014 Religious Leaders Peace Conference, hosted by international non-profit organization H...
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Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with Garden Grove fiesta!

In celebration of Cinco de Mayo, Garden Grove’s H. Louis Lake Senior Center will be hosting a fiesta on Monday, May 5, 2014, starting from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., in the Senior Center Dining Room, located at 11300 Stanford ...
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Seal Beach PD leads the way in multi-agency operation that nets 10 arrests

During a press conference on the afternoon of April 16, Seal Beach Police Chief Joe Stilinovich announced the arrests of ten members of the Long Beach-based Insane Crips gang, as part of Operation Crossover. The suspects are al...
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LBPD asks public help in finding 79-year-old man

The Long Beach Police Department (LBPD) is asking for the public’s help in locating a man who suffers from Dementia and undiagnosed Alzheimer’s. The missing man, 79-year-old Gregorio Rios, was last seen this morning, Wednes...
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Anaheim PD asking public help in finding further victims of serial murderers

On Monday, April 14, a press conference was held to update the public and the media on the status of a serial homicide investigation. Detectives arrested Steven Dean Gordon, 45, and Franc Cano, 27, for the murders of four women...
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Today’s weather forecast for Thursday, April 17

Today’s local weather forecast: Cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 70. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon.
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Cypress recognizes its volunteers

The Cypress Recreation and Community Services Commission held its annual awards ceremony on April 15, 2014, at the Cypress Community Center to recognize the recipients of the Volunteer Service Award, the Youth Volunteer Service...
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Men from Buena Park, Garden Grove and Stanton among 19 convicted of crimes related to prositution

The Orange County District Attorney’s Office (OCDA) convicted 19 men of loitering, soliciting, engaging, and/or agreeing to engage in prostitution. The men were convicted in March 2014. The defendants in these cases appro...
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Members of the 79th SSC at parade rest during the change-of-command ceremony on Feb. 9, 2013. Photo by C.E.H. Wiedel.

JFTB’s 79th Sustainment Support Command to celebrate 106th anniversary of U.S. Army Reserve

On Wednesday, April 23, the 79th Sustainment Support Command will celebrate the 106th anniversary of the U.S. Army Reserve at building 1001, 4201 Saratoga Ave., Los Alamitos, CA, at 2 p.m. For over 250 years, the Citizen-Soldie...
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Scouts Hansberry and Fortune celebrate their Eagle Court

Mark Hansberry and Jackson Fortune of Troop 658 in Los Alamitos, celebrated their Eagle Court of Honor at Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church after they received scouting’s highest honor the rank of Eagle. Family, friends and t...
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Overnight purses pumped up for quarter horse racing at Los Alamitos

Overnight purses for races featuring 3-year-olds and upward Quarter Horse have been increased by $1,000 across the board effective with the racing program at Los Alamitos Race Course on Friday, April 18. Quarter Horses of ages ...
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Los Alamitos Youth Center organizes new antique and collectible events

The Youth Center’s is proud to announce two new events sponsored by Coliseum Antiques. Appraisal Day is scheduled on Saturday April 19 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. Come to this event to have your valuables professionally appraised...
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La Palma man pleads guilty to murdering his uncle

A man was convicted on Monday, April 14, of murdering his uncle and dumping the victim’s body in a remote area of Santa Barbara County after setting it on fire in an attempt to destroy the evidence. Kirk Michael Galvin, 2...
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