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Weather in northwest Orange County for Thursday, April 16, 2015

Posted  April 16, 2015  by  Katie

Today’s weather in northwest Orange County for Thursday, April 16, 2015, in Southern California, along the Los Angeles County border: Sunny, with a high near 87. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming northwest in the morning. Tonight: Clear, with a low around 56. West wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light and variable in […]

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Bird on a branch. Photo by Surfwriter Girls.
April

Unsilenced Spring: celebrating the wonder of Rachel Carson (1907-1964)

Posted  April 12, 2015  by  Surfwriter Girls

Now that Spring is here and you can hear the sounds of birds chirping, celebrating the day and drawing attention to their aerial acrobatics, think how different the world would be without their joyful notes. Rachel Carson, the author of Silent Spring — the landmark 1962 book that launched the environmental movement — did just […]

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Boys & Girls Club of Cypress members pose with their finished “moon habitat” during the Club’s Spring Break program. Courtesy photo.
April

Boys and Girls Club of Cypress Spring Break provided out of this world fun!

Posted  April 11, 2015  by  courtesy

The Boys &amp Girls Club of Cypress hosted an intergalactic Spring Break this year with an “Out of this World” space theme. The program ran from March 30th through April 3rd and included a wide variety of scientific explorations, fun arts and craft activities such as building sun dials and newspaper “moon habitats”. Members made […]

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Cypress Chargers lose big to Riverside at home, 2 to 9

Posted  April 11, 2015  by  shelley

In a two-and-a-half-hour game on their home field, the Cypress Chargers lost to the Riverside Tigers 2 to 9. Shortstop Brody Weiss knocked in three runs for Riverside, designated hitter Garrett Dean and center fielder Mason Fishback each accounted for two more. The last two runs were brought home by left fielder David Schuknecht and […]

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USC baseball player Bobby Stahel (Needles, Calif./Palos Verdes HS). Courtesy photo.
April

USC drops the ball on opening day of 2015 baseball season — to UCLA!

Posted  April 11, 2015  by  courtesy

No. 6 USC went down early to visiting No. 7 UCLA and could never climb out of the hole, eventually falling 9-3 in game one of the series at Dedeaux Field. The Bruins (24-6, 11-2 Pac-12) jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the top of the first inning, as a three-run home run from […]

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April

An aspiring third baseman learns to play the violin

Posted  April 11, 2015  by  courtesy

The third day of our elementary school semester in 1930 is one day I have never forgotten. I was seven years old, and in the second grade at John Hancock School in Detroit, Michigan. I was dressed in the new light blue shirt and the dark blue short pants my mother had sewed. (Mom was […]

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Car show entrants from a prior Rossmoor Community Festival.
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Save Sunday, May 3, for the 2015 Rossmoor Community Festival

Posted  April 5, 2015  by  courtesy

Coming soon, don’t miss it! The 2015 Rossmoor Community Festival will be held on Sunday, May 3, 2015, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Rush Park, 3021 Blume Dr. in Rossmoor. Join us for the day and experience the rides, games, many vendors, food trucks, live entertainment, dog parade, and car show. Sign-up for […]

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April

Spotlight for April 2015

Posted  April 4, 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 April: Spring, and baseball, and the Rossmoor Community Festival! Spring in all-too-sunny Southern […]

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April

HB Community Garden to give free “HomeGrown Tomatoes” presentation

Posted  April 3, 2015  by  courtesy

The Huntington Beach Community Garden invites you to attend a free presentation, “HomeGrown Tomatoes,” with Dave Freed. Dave has been researching, educating, and helping other backyard farmers grow tomatoes for years. He will tell you how to easily produce 50 to 100 pounds of fresh and delicious tomatoes from a single plant! This event will […]

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High Stakes for Earth project honors Earth Day in Garden Grove

Posted  April 3, 2015  by  courtesy

In recognition of Earth Day on April 22, 2015, the City of Garden Grove is presenting a temporary public art installation project and asking for community participation. Called “High Stakes for Earth,” the project will be placed in the Downtown’s Civic Center park and center around a heritage London Plane tree. The community is asked […]

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cover art for the April 2015 issue of Orange County Breeze spotlight

Spotlight for April 2015

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...
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Weather in northwest Orange County for Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Today’s weather in northwest Orange County for Tuesday, April 21, 2015, in Southern California, along the Los Angeles County border: Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 69. Light and variable wi...
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Bruster's Real Ice Cream in Cypress.

Bruster’s brings Real Ice Cream to Cypress

Bruster’s Real Ice Cream is well-known up and down the East Coast for its delicious cold desserts made on-site. The ice cream company was founded in Pennsylvania in 1989 by Bruce Reed and grew swiftly. Now there are over ...
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Cypress City Council opposes AB 1217 as Sacramento overreach

At the regular meeting of the Cypress City Council on April 13, the Council unanimously voted to voice formal opposition to AB 1217. AB 1217 is a California State Assembly bill proposed by Assemblyman Tom Daly, a Democrat repre...
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Children and Families Commission of Orange County partners with HomeAid for Essentials drive

On April 17, the Children and Families Commission of Orange County, announced that it will again partner with HomeAid Orange County on its annual Essentials donation drive. The campaign, now in its 8th year, collects diapers an...
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Upcoming Red Cross blood drive locations

The Red Cross is always searching for those willing to donate blood; there is a constant demand for donor blood everyday. You can do your part by offering up a life-giving pint at one of these upcoming Red Cross blood drive loc...
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Rotary Club recognizes donors

Los Al/Seal Beach Rotary Club recognizes donors

Rotary’s Paul Harris Fellow (PHF) recognition acknowledges individuals who contribute, or who have contributions made in their name, of US$1,000 to The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International. It was established in 1957...
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LASD Norwalk seeks help IDing suspect accused of annoying school children

Crime Summary: The suspect drives up next to young female students as they are walking to school by themselves and makes inappropriate comments to them. There have been five reported incidents in this area. Suspect Description:...
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LB Embroiderers continue with Hardanger project

The Long Beach Chapter of the Embroiderers’ Guild of America, Inc. will meet for a General Meeting on Friday, Feb. 27 at 11:30 a.m. Social Hour will begin at 10:30 a.m. This month’s program features part two of Claudia ...
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Hello Dolly! at Rose Center Theater

Say Hello, Dolly! at Rose Center Theater

This summer, the world renowned and timeless Jerry Herman classic is strutting on over to the Rose Center Theater for what is to be a musical spectacular! The show that starred iconic actresses such as Carol Channing, Ethel Mer...
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Cypress and Los Al Chambers holding mixer at Duke and Duchess

The Cypress Chamber of Commerce and the Los Alamitos Area Chamber of Commerce are holding a mixer at Duke and Duchess! Stop in on Thursday, April 23, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. to enjoy the snacks and spirits. There will also be a fre...
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Weather in northwest Orange County for Monday, April 20, 2015

Today’s weather in northwest Orange County for Monday, April 20, 2015, in Southern California, along the Los Angeles County border: Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 72. Light and variable win...
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Woman’s Club of Cypress celebrates 49th Anniversary

The Woman’s Club of Cypress is frequently in the news as the club is involved in a variety of activities that benefits the city and surrounding community. On Wednesday, April 1, members and guests joined Chris Herzog, preside...
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Marketing Maven Robin Itzler and her proud Democrat father.

I Miss My Dad, But Am Glad He Isn’t Here

My beloved father died in 1992 from complications related to Alzheimer’s – may he rest in peace. Born in 1921, Dad suffered greatly during the Depression, often going without meals. Enlisting during World War II, he fought ...
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Cinco de Mayo fiesta at Garden Grove Senior Center

In celebration of Cinco de Mayo, Garden Grove’s H. Louis Lake Senior Center will be hosting a fiesta on Tuesday, May 5, 2015, 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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Rising TIDE collects shoes in Shoes Go Global fundraiser

Have you been wondering what to do with all those unwanted or worn outshoes piling up in messy heaps at the bottom of your closet? Wonder no more! Your donations of used shoes can make a world of difference to others and help t...
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Rock & Roll Spirit Night

Da’ Hawaii Seniors celebrate a Rock & Roll Spirit Night

Da’ Hawaii Seniors Club had a fun-filled night of singing and dancing at their Rock & Roll Spirit Night at Chick-Fil-A in Cerritos on March 18, 2015. The CFA Spirit Night Committee, led by Gylene Ornellas, Alison Shimabuk...
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Author Marie Bean to speak about fitness at BP Library

Marie Bean, the author of two very successful books on health and fitness, Lazy Runner and Lazy Loser, will be presenting an author talk at the Buena Park Library on Saturday, April 25 at 2:00 p.m. in the Library’s auditorium...
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