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Today’s weather for Thursday, Feb. 26

Posted  February 26, 2015  by  courtesy

Today’s local weather: Patchy fog before 10am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 69. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon. Tonight: Increasing clouds, with a low around 54. South wind around 5 mph becoming calm. The article above is based on information released by the National […]

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2014 Youth Center Stellar Scholarship winner Andrew Turner (right) with Seal Beach Mayor Ellery Deaton. Courtesy photo.
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Youth Center awards recognition and scholarships to young stellar volunteers

Posted  February 16, 2015  by  courtesy

Stellar philanthropic youth shine at The Youth Center’s 3rd annual A Night among the Stars “Together We Make A Difference” awards ceremony on Saturday, Feb. 7 at the Marina Center in Seal Beach. More than 130 people gathered to recognize the outstanding achievements of sixteen young community volunteers who all received certificates and letters of […]

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Paying it Forward – to the environment

Posted  February 13, 2015  by  Surfwriter Girls

“Remember, girls, we always leave a campsite cleaner than we found it,” Girl Scout troop leader Dorothy Gibson would say as the tents were being taken down and the camping gear stowed away. Gibson (known as “Mrs. Gibson” to the girls in her troop and “Dottie” to her friends) had another rule, too. “For every […]

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Lucero’s Pasteleria is a second generation, family-owned business. Lucy, the daughter of the founder, is now the owner and works beside her mother. One of my coworkers confirmed for me that they have the reputation for the BEST Tres Leches cake around, which is a favorite for birthdays. We each had a slice for breakfast! Photo by Karen Caplan.
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Welcome to Los Angeles — Let’s eat!

Posted  February 13, 2015  by  courtesy

One of my passions is food (obviously) and because I live in Southern California, one of the most amazing food meccas in the world, I continue to explore different areas of the Los Angeles basin for delicious destinations. Even as a native Angeleno, I am amazed and surprised at what I have learned the last […]

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Paying It Forward in suffering?

Posted  February 12, 2015  by  courtesy

I love the idea of “paying it forward.” It’s a powerful concept. First, it helps us to take stock of the ways we’ve been blessed — and indeed we have! But then it empowers us. We realize we have a responsibility to be a conduit of these blessings to others rather than having them terminate […]

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Pay It Forward: NovaWurks supports LAEF’s King and Queen Campaign

Posted  February 10, 2015  by  courtesy

NovaWurks on Noel Street in Los Alamitos has generously sponsored LAEF’s King and Queen of Hearts Campaign at the Duke/Duchess level of $2000. The Los Alamitos Education Foundation (LAEF) is extremely grateful for NovaWurks’ support of educational excellence in our community. NovaWurks™ Inc., a provider of high technology space products and services, is proud to […]

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Pay It Forward: Garden Grove stands up to bullying

Posted  February 9, 2015  by  courtesy

In observance of International Stand Up to Bullying Day on Friday, Feb. 27, 2015, the City of Garden Grove will join others across the globe to speak out against bullying by hosting an anti-bullying and cyber-bullying prevention event at Village Green park from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 28 and Sunday, March […]

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Pay It Forward Day, short and simple

Posted  February 8, 2015  by  courtesy

February is a short month. I am a short woman. And I am going to keep it short and simple this month: Pay it forward. It’s a great way to lighten up the cold, rainy (we in California only can hope!), dark February days. Here’s an easy feel-good idea that you can accomplish alone or […]

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Spotlight for February 2015

Posted  January 31, 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 February: 2015 — Pay it Forward! Paying debts of gratitude forward Our February […]

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Pay It Forward: Duke and Duchess to host LAEF King and Queen fundraiser

Posted  January 31, 2015  by  shelley

The Los Alamitos Education Foundation (LAEF) is in the middle of their Second Annual King and Queen of Hearts fundraising campaign. Four big-hearted men and four big-hearted women are working hard to rally their troops to raise money on behalf of LAEF. On Wednesday, Feb. 11, that important effort comes to Cypress! From 5 p.m. […]

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March Dining, Arts and Entertainment now available!

Our popular monthly Dining, Arts & Entertainment (DARTS) listing is available as a downloadable pdf document. Now the March 2015 DARTS can be downloaded for free! We have detailed January event listings, articles, and displ...
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Entries sought for California State Senate Art Show

Senate Minority Leader Bob Huff (R-Diamond Bar) is now seeking entries for the California State Senate art show, which features local artwork from every corner of California. Artists from the 29th Senate District can submit as ...
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Four-part lecture series on the Civil War continues on April 18 at Rancho Los Cerritos

In commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War, Rancho Los Cerritos Historic Site is presenting Remembering the Civil War: Perspectives on Race, Place, and Movement, a four-part Saturday morning lecture s...
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Snowboarder and spinal-injury survivor Alyona Alekhina tours UCI research centers

On Friday, Nov 27, Assemblyman Travis Allen (R-Huntington Beach) brought world renowned snowboarder Alyona Alekhina to tour University of California, Irvine’s (UCI) Stem Cell Research Center and Reed-Irvine Research Center to...
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OC Congressional reps push for Port of Entry designation for John Wayne Airport

Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez, Congressman Dana Rohrabacher and Congresswoman Mimi Walters have introduced a bill, H.R. 1051, that would require the U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security to designate John Wayne Airport (JWA) as a...
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US Navy Reserve celebrates a hundred years of service in March

The Navy Reserve will mark its centennial anniversary on Tuesday, March 3, with a series of events starting in Washington DC and continuing at installations around the country during the year. The events will highlight the hist...
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Orange County Supervisor John Moorlach makes a point while speaking to members of the Cypress Chamber of Commerce on November 11, 2014. Photo by C.E.H. Wiedel.

Voter registration deadline looms for special election in 37th California State Senate District

The deadline to register to vote in the March 17, 2015 37th Senate District Special Primary Election is Monday, March 2, 2015. Online voter registration is available, which allows new voters to complete the entire process onlin...
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Today’s weather for Saturday, Feb. 28

Today’s local weather: Showers likely, mainly after 4pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 64. West wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Tonight: Showers likely, then showers and ...
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Laura Bleijenberg, owner of On the Ball Fitness, 4107 Ball Rd. in Cypress, strikes a pose on behalf of all the vendors at the Vendor Expo at the 2015 Southland Credit Union Race on the Base. Photo by C.E.H. Wiedel.

Packet pick-up day today, on your mark tomorrow morning at Race on the Base!

Today was packet pick-up day for the 2015 Southland Credit Union Race on the Base, managed by Run Racing for the City of Los Alamitos. Vendors set up their booths in the Vendor Expo between 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. in time for ...
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Supporters of plastic-bag ban vow to fight repeal

Orange County Breeze received this statement in response to an earlier statement in support of repealing the plastic-bag ban. We are happy to publish both sides. California vs. Big Plastic, the coalition of local officials and ...
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CA Supreme Court rules against summary judgement in Freeway Service Patrol collision

According to a judgement issued Thursday, Feb. 27 (pdf), the California Supreme Court has reversed a Court of Appeals judgement allowing a summary judgement in a case involving a Freeway Service Patrol (FSP) vehicle striking an...
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California Highway Patrol accepting job applications for openings statewide

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) will accept applications in March from individuals interested in a career as a CHP officer. The CHP is looking to hire cadets from a pool of applicants to fill vacant officer positions throug...
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Anaheim Fire and Rescue to climb 69 floors in the fight against leukemia

69 flights | 1,311 steps | 788 feet of vertical elevation On Sunday March 8, a team of twelve Anaheim Firefighters will climb the Columbia Center Tower – all 69 floors in full turnouts and breathing equipment to raise fun...
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Anaheim PD to work Tip-A-Cop for Special Olympics

Please join the Anaheim Police Department on Thursday, March 12, 2015, from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., at Bubba Gump Shrimp Company, located at the GardenWalk, 321 W. Katella Ave. in Anaheim, as the Department hosts a Tip-A-Cop event, ...
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La Palma Council approves martial arts studio move-in

The La Palma City Council convened for a regular meeting Tuesday, Feb. 17. All members were present. Pastor Steve Bland of La Palma Christian Center gave the invocation, giving thanks for the local winter sunshine and warmth, a...
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Orange County property tax sale auction set for Thursday, March 5

Orange County Treasurer Shari L. Freidenrich announced that the next tax auction is Thursday, March 5, at 12:30 p.m. in the Board of Supervisors Hearing Room at 333 W. Santa Ana Boulevard, Building 10 in Santa Ana. “We curren...
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Second fatal motorcycle accident in two days in Long Beach

On Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015, at approximately 7:16 p.m., Long Beach Police responded to the area of Redondo Ave. and 4th Street regarding an injury traffic collision, which resulted in the death of a male adult. Arriving office...
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Today’s weather for Friday, Feb. 27

Today’s local weather: A 10 percent chance of showers after 4pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 69. Light and variable wind becoming south 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. Tonight: A 50 percent chance of showers, mainly aft...
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