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April

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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A Seder plate, giving the names of the different symbolic foods in both English and Hebrew.
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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April

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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April

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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Participants at the Surfrider Foundation Ohana Day dump trash in a receptacle. Photo by Surfwriter Girls.
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 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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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 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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Volunteer Service recipient Roberta O’Toole, 2014 Outstanding Contribution to the Arts Award recipient John Brent, 2014 Youth Volunteer Service Award recipient Kylie Tierney. Courtesy photo.

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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Mark Hansberry and Jackson Fortune of Troop 658 in Los Alamitos. Courtesy photo.

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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Johnathan Mendez, a Youth Center member, holds up a vase for appraisal. Courtesy photo.

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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2nd Annual Stomp on the Roof Festival provides health resources and support

Food trucks, live music and drum circles doesn’t quite sound like the setup at your average health festival. But that’s exactly what Arts & Services for Disabled and Community Hospital Long Beach (CHLB) had in mind when...
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Unplanned power outages in Orange County as of Wednesday, April 16

As of this morning, Southern California Edison is working on the following power outages: Mission Viejo, Ebson near Chatham: Started at 4:08 p.m. April 15. The cause was equipment problems and works is in progress. Edison expec...
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Today’s weather forecast for Wednesday, April 16

Today’s local weather forecast: Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 76. Light and variable wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.
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Los Alamitos police blotter, April 4 to April 10

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. April 4, 2014 Suspicious Person – 3:03 p.m. – Chestnut/Sausalito - A male...
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Cypress police blotter, April 3 to April 9

The items shown below are selected from the logs of the Cypress Police Department. No inference of guilt is implied in showing any item. April 3, 2014 Grand Theft Report – 3:41 p.m. – 6100 block of Chip Ave. - The c...
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Shown left to right are Cypress City Councilman Prakash Narain, M.D.; Mayor Pro Tem Rob Johnson; and Mayor Leroy Mills. Courtesy photo.

Cypress plants twelve trees for Arbor Day

On Saturday, April 12, 2014, Cypress community members and City officials celebrated Arbor Day at Evergreen Park located at 9300 Moody St. In attendance was Cypress Mayor Leroy Mills who also served as the Master of Ceremony. O...
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Westminster motorcyclist killed in collision

According to the Orange County Coroner, Westminster resident Mark Botros, 21, was injured in a collision while driving a motorcyle at Springdale St. and Camphor Ave. in Westminster on Friday, April 11, at about 2:45 p.m. Botros...
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Drakes Bay Oyster Company appeals to the US Supreme Court

According to Ninth Circuit Court Judge M. Margaret McKeown in an opinion published on January 14, 2014, Drakes Bay Oyster Company purchased property in 2005 within the boundaries of Point Reyes National Seashore, specifically a...
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Garden Grove Police encourage public to turn in expired, unused, unwanted prescription drugs on April 26

On April 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Garden Grove Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its eighth opportunity in three years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their hom...
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Baseball, stock image from Metro Creative Services.

Baseball: an app for that!

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...
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