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Today’s weather for Sunday, Nov. 23

Posted  November 23, 2014  by  courtesy

Today’s local weather: Sunny, with a high near 77. Calm wind becoming west around 5 mph. Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 52. Calm wind becoming northeast around 5 mph in the evening.

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44th Annual Candy Caneland and Craft Faire scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 6 in Buena Park

Posted  November 17, 2014  by  courtesy

Bring the whole family to the 44th Annual Candy Caneland and Craft Faire on Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014 at Ehlers Community Center, 8150 Knott Ave. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. See the community center transform into a winter wonderland with spectacular decorations and activities! Free activities include a children’s snow hill […]

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Today’s weather for Saturday, November 15

Posted  November 15, 2014  by  courtesy

Today’s local weather: Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 70. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon. Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 54. Southwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening. This article is based on information released by the National Weather Service.

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Shop Los Alamitos on Small Business Saturday

Posted  November 14, 2014  by  courtesy

On November 29, 2014, shop owners and communities across the U.S. will once again rally to encourage shoppers to support local businesses. Los Alamitos is the hub of small businesses. One quick walk around Los Alamits and you can begin your day with a breakfast burrito at Nick’s Deli, purchase partyware at Le Paperie & […]

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Find unique holiday gifts at Cypress Holiday Bazaar

Posted  November 14, 2014  by  courtesy

Start your holiday shopping early at the City of Cypress’ annual Holiday Bazaar. Experience a fun-filled day featuring 44 vendors with unique handmade and commercial items, entertainment and delicious food! The event will be held on Saturday, November 22 from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. at the Cypress Community Center located at 5700 Orange Avenue. […]

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Find holiday gifts and support Precious Life Shelter at the Holiday Boutique

Posted  November 12, 2014  by  courtesy

Come support Precious Life Shelter at the Holiday Boutique on Saturday, November 15, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. This fundraiser will be held at 2941 Copa De Oro Drive, Rossmoor. A portion of the proceeds and raffle will be donated to Precious Life. The event will feature raffle prizes and a bake sale. Come […]

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Edison honors and hires veterans

Posted  November 11, 2014  by  courtesy

When Southern California Edison (SCE) called April Simmons this past July about a job opportunity, she was on active military duty. For the past 13 years, she has served in the Army Reserves as a sergeant first class in the 314 Military Intelligence Battalion. Simmons is one of several members of the military currently working […]

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SoCal Gas offers veterans jobs and support

Posted  November 11, 2014  by  courtesy

Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) joins the nation in saluting U.S. military veterans for their service and is proud of its employees who have served in the Armed Forces. SoCalGas is committed to hiring and retaining military veterans, veterans with disabilities and active military personnel. SoCalGas also supports organizations that assist veterans and works with […]

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OCSD honors veterans

Posted  November 11, 2014  by  courtesy

Each Nov. 11 we pause to honor the veterans of our armed forces. At Bunker Hill and Gettysburg, at Normandy and Iwo Jima, at Inchon and the Gulf of Tonkin, at Tora Bora and Bagdad, and on countless other battlefields, ordinary Americans were willing to sacrifice their lives so that our liberty may endure. To […]

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Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, Jr. talks during the passage of command ceremony at Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., Oct. 17, 2014. Dunford took command from Gen. James F. Amos as the 36th Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Lauren L. Whitney/Released)
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Commandant on the USMC’s 239th birthday

Posted  November 10, 2014  by  courtesy

In his birthday greeting 70 years ago, General Alexander Bandegrift, our 18th Commandant, noted that, “A birthday is a fitting time to peer backward — and forward.” That year, Marines reflected on an extraordinary year in combat during their amphibious drive across the Pacific. Despite the challenges and the horrific conditions, Marines prevailed at Guam, […]

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Los Al Rec accepting kids’ letters to Santa

Hey parents! It’s that time again… In the spirit of spreading holiday cheer, the City of Los Alamitos Recreation & Community Services Department is accepting children’s letters for Santa Claus! Letters must be dr...
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Anaheim Convention Center expansion project on track for groundbreaking in early 2015

The Anaheim Convention Center, LEED certified and the largest exhibition center on the west coast, will soon begin its seventh expansion project, furthering the Center’s standing as the preferred location for world-class meet...
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Bryant L. Francis appointed Director of Long Beach Airport

City Manager Pat West today named Bryant L. Francis, C.M., an aviation expert with over 18 years of industry experience, as Director of Long Beach Airport (LGB). Mr. Francis’ appointment will be effective January 5, 2015....
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Garden Grove water bills to increase an average of $1.20 on January 1

Increases in water rates and fees set by agencies that supply water to more than 34,000 customers in Garden Grove will result in a slight increase to consumers beginning January 1, 2015. The average water customer will see an i...
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FBI looking for Beachcomber Bandit for robberies in Long Beach, Grover Beach

The FBI and law enforcement partners are seeking information from the public that leads to the identity of an unidentified male suspect wanted for armed bank robberies in Los Angeles and San Luis Obispo Counties. The suspect wa...
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GOES West rainbow infrared satellite image for Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014. Image courtesy of NOAA.

Seven-day local weather forecast, 23 November through 29 November

Forecast details Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 76. East wind around 5 mph becoming calm: high warning Sunday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 50. Calm wind becoming northeast around 5 mph in the evening: high wind warni...
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CHP encourages Thansgiving travellers to buckle up to arrive safely

The extended Thanksgiving weekend is one of the busiest travel periods of the year. This raises the risk of a potentially serious or even deadly traffic collision. As families and friends gather for the holiday, the California ...
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Trojans show up for the first quarter, Bruins for the rest of the game

A confession: I did not watch the game because I was attending Knott’s Merry Farm (story forthcoming). My daughter, who camps out for a living room tailgate party during football season, told me about the game afterwards. All...
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Top Ten Stories for Nov. 16 through Nov. 22

These were the most read stories at Orange County Breeze over the last week (excluding weather forecasts): Huntington Beach man dies in Westminster New segment of bike path connects Seal Beach. Los Alamitos, and Cypress to La M...
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Unplanned power outages in Orange County as of Sunday, Nov. 23

As of this morning, Southern California Edison is working on the following power outages: Lake Forest, Bake Ln. north of Jeronimo Rd.: Started at 4:55 a.m. on Nov. 23. The cause was equipment problems. Edison is working to rest...
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Today’s weather for Sunday, Nov. 23

Today’s local weather: Sunny, with a high near 77. Calm wind becoming west around 5 mph. Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 52. Calm wind becoming northeast around 5 mph in the evening.
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Albertsons joins with Grateful Hearts to raise funds for families this Thanksgiving

With the holiday season upon us, Albertsons Long Beach, Lakewood and Buena Park area stores have officially launched their 2014 Turkey Bucks campaign to raise funds for  families in need this Thanksgiving.  Joining the effort...
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Orange County Solar Incentive Program expires on December 31

Orange County residents have until December 31, 2014, to take advantage of the Orange County Solar Program, a cash-back incentive program administered by local solar firm, Sullivan Solar Power. Since January, 2014, Orange Count...
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Long Beach parolee arrested on suspicion of sexual assault

Long Beach Police arrested a male suspect in connection with two sexual assaults. On Nov. 9, 2014, around 2 a.m., a female victim reported that as she was walking with a friend near 4th Street and Orange Ave., a male subject ra...
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Rossmoor’s popular Holiday Toy Drive returns

The Rossmoor Community Services District’s Recreation Department and the Rossmoor Homeowners Association are pleased to announce the return of Rossmoor’s 3rd Annual Holiday Toy Drive. Due to so many gracious donations recei...
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Joint Commission recognizes LAMC as Top Performer

The Los Alamitos Medical Center announced it has been recognized as a 2013 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in the United States. Los Alamitos ...
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La Palma celebrates 28th Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony – “Winter Wonderland”

Join your friends and family for an annual holiday favorite, La Palma’s Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony, on Wednesday, December 3, at 4:30 p.m. at the Central Park Amphitheater, 7821 Walker Street. Enjoy the musical talents of...
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Two principal chairs endowed by longtime Pacific Symphony supporters

Pacific Symphony recently became the recipient of two new principal chair endowments. The significant and exemplary gifts were received from longtime Symphony supporters Catherine and James Emmi and Elizabeth and John Stahr. Th...
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Garden Grove retains former fire chief due to “valuable experience”

Under the experienced leadership of Interim Fire Chief Warren Hartley, a 30-year veteran and former Garden Grove fire chief, the Garden Grove Fire Department carries out the day-to-day operations needed to maintain the safety o...
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Columbia College supports Winter Wonderland food drive

Columbia College is supporting a food drive sponsored by The Young Professionals of Los Alamitos Chamber of Commerce and the City of Los Alamitos by placing a collection box at their facility on Los Alamitos Joint Forces Traini...
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SB councilmember re-elected to OCTA Board of Directors

On November 13, Councilmember Gary Miller was re-elected to serve as one of two 2nd Supervisorial District Board Members on the Orange County Transportation Authority’s (OCTA) Board of Directors. This term is for two years, b...
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Unplanned power outages in Orange County as of Saturday, Nov. 22

As of this morning, Southern California Edison is working on the following power outages: Huntington Beach, Spar Cir.: Started at 8:22 p.m. on Nov. 21. The cause was equipment problems. Edison is working to restore power to 8 c...
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Today’s weather for Saturday, November 22

Today’s local weather: Mostly sunny, with a high near 72. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon. Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 53. Northwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm after midnight.
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Garden Grove releases Thanksgiving holiday schedule

In observance of the Thanksgiving Day holiday, Garden Grove City Hall and the H. Louis Lake Senior Center will be closed on Thursday, November 28, 2014 and Friday, November 29, 2014. No street sweeping services will be provided...
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