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On your marks, get set, GO!

Posted  September 2, 2014  by  courtesy

The beginning of September is the beginning of a marathon – but not the running kind of marathon. This marathon begins with the Labor Day BBQ, and then in quick succession comes some combination of the following: Jewish New Year, the Halloween Haunted House (home-made costumes?), the Thanksgiving five-course gourmet dinner, and finally the eight […]

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Anaheim urges residents “Be Disaster Aware, Take Action to Prepare”

Posted  September 1, 2014  by  courtesy

September is National Preparedness Month and Anaheim Fire & Rescue wants residents to be ready in the event of a disaster or major emergency. This year’s theme, “Be Disaster Aware, Take Action to Prepare” focuses on increasing emergency preparedness for everyone including residents, families, neighborhoods, schools and businesses. By taking simple steps to connect, plan, […]

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Orange County Breeze spotlight for September 2014: Fall Makeover — personal, professional home!
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Spotlight for September 2014

Posted  August 31, 2014  by  shelley

Articles in the Spotlight will appear in the Spotlight section of the homepage and linked below as they are published. The Orange County Breeze spotlight for September 2014: Fall Makeover — personal, professional home! Personal makeover On your marks, get set, GO! by Sandra Rodriguez Add anti-oxidants to your diet with Dragon Fruit! by Karen […]

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Spotlight for August 2014

Posted  August 2, 2014  by  shelley

Articles in the Spotlight will appear in the Spotlight section of the homepage and linked below as they are published. Bye-bye, Summer! Museum showcases century of surfing in Huntington Beach by SurfWriter Girls Sunny Magdaug and Patti Kishel How to navigate life transitions by Sandra Rodriguez August Movie Marathon: Last blast of summer by Katie […]

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Spotlight for July 2014

Posted  July 1, 2014  by  shelley

Articles in the Spotlight will appear in the Spotlight section of the homepage and linked below as they are published. The first article will appear later today. Other activities Blue Moon Boutique chooses Sunburst Youth Foundation as its non-profit for the month of July Summer thoroughbred festival opening at Los Alamitos Race Course Take the […]

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Spotlight for June 2014

Posted  June 1, 2014  by  shelley

Articles in the Spotlight will appear in the Spotlight section of the homepage and linked below as they are published. The first article will appear later today. Father’s Day: What Really Matters by Tim Thomas Summer: Beat summer heat with ice cream treats! by SurfWriter Girls Sunny Magdaug and Patti Kishel. Summer: Gardening at the […]

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Spotlight for May 2014

Posted  May 5, 2014  by  shelley

Articles in the Spotlight will appear in the Spotlight section of the homepage and linked below as they are published. The first article will appear later today. Mother’s Day: Jill Pless — The Surfin’ Mama of Seal Beach by the Surfwriter Girls Life Repurposed: My great thing by Sandra Rodriguez Mother’s Day: Diocesan ministry reunites […]

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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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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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Orange County Breeze spotlight for September 2014: Fall Makeover — personal, professional home!

Spotlight for September 2014

Articles in the Spotlight will appear in the Spotlight section of the homepage and linked below as they are published. The Orange County Breeze spotlight for September 2014: Fall Makeover — personal, professional home! Person...
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September Dining, Arts and Entertainment listing available now!

Our popular monthly Dining, Arts & Entertainment (DARTS) listing is available as a downloadable pdf document. Now the September 2014 DARTS can be downloaded for free! From cover to back, it’s pages are stuffed with event ...
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Cypress police blotter, August 21 to August 27

The items shown below are selected from the logs of the Cypress Police Department. No inference of guilt is implied in showing any item. August 21, 2014 Trespassing – 8:26 a.m. – 9200 block of Grindlay St. - A femal...
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Los Alamitos police blotter, August 22 to August 28

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. August 22, 2014 Suspicious Occupied Vehicle – 10:17 a.m. – 3600 block of ...
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West Orange County Connectors Project construction highlights for the week of Sept. 2

With the new lanes open on Seal Beach Boulevard, crews will require extended closures to realign / reconstruct two of the existing I-405 on- and off-ramps at Seal Beach Blvd. 12-Hour Nighttime Closure: This weekend, the southbo...
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Daughter to be arraigned today for murdering her own mother in Rossmoor

A daughter is scheduled to be arraigned today for shooting and murdering her 96-year-old mother. Christine Marie Reynolds, 71, Rossmoor, was charged today with one felony count of murder with a sentencing enhancement for the pe...
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California cities do not rank high on Allstate’s Best Drivers Report

According to Allstate’s tenth annual America’s Best Drivers Report, the best driver’s in the country toodle around Fort Collins, Colorado. The 2014 rankings are based on a city’s population, density, and weather. Th...
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Enjoy Picnics at the Plaza as summer comes to a close

Picnickers enjoyed a delightful evening on Thursday, August 28, St. Isidore Historical Plaza. Many old friends and new sashayed around the Plaza in summer glory. Two people who bring camaraderie to the Plaza are Sid Staxrud and...
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PFC Charles Jacobo. Photo by Sgt. John L. Carkeet IV, 143rd Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), courtesy of DVIDS.

Anaheim paratrooper helps expand Estonian school

Pfc. Charles E. Jacobo, an Anaheim, California, native and health care specialist attached to Company B, 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, removes rocks and weeds in preparation for the constructio...
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Top Ten Stories for August 2014

These were the most read stories at Orange County Breeze over the last month (excluding weather forecasts): Knott’s announces 2014 Scary Farm dates and the return of Elvira Huntington Beach man kills himself in Westminste...
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Candidate statement: Cathy Larson, Los Alamitos Unified School District Board of Trustees

Cathy Larson is running for re-election to the Board of Trustees of the Los Alamitos Unified School District. Mrs. Larson responded to our invitation to all local candidates to send us a photo and a statement for publication he...
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On your marks, get set, GO!

The beginning of September is the beginning of a marathon – but not the running kind of marathon. This marathon begins with the Labor Day BBQ, and then in quick succession comes some combination of the following: Jewish New Y...
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Field Poll: even Obama’s California base voters disapprove

There has been a sizeable decline in President Barack Obama’s job approval rating among California voters over the last few months. A statewide Field Poll completed last week found that almost as many Californians now disappr...
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Unplanned power outages in Orange County as of Tuesday, Sept. 2

As of this morning, Southern California Edison is working on the following power outages: Huntington Beach, Product Ln.: Started at 11:39 p.m. on Sept. 1. The cause was equipment problems. Edison has identified the problem and ...
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Half-day deep sea fishing trip | Pierpoint Landing | 200 Aquarium Way in Long Beach

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Huntington Beach bicyclist struck, killed by car

According to the Orange County Coroner, Huntington Beach resident Michael Bastien, 55, was struck by an automobile in the 16400 block of Bolsa Chica in Huntington Beach just before 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 1. The victim was t...
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Anaheim man dies in vehicle

According to the Orange County Coroner, Anaheim resident Efrain Bautista Reyes, 23, died in a vehicle in the 300 block of Valencia Ave. in Anaheim at about 9:45 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 31. No further information regarding the vict...
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Today’s weather for Tuesday, September 2

Today’s local weather: Cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 84. Light south wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. Related articles Seven-day local weather forecast, 31 August...
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Epi pen legislation clears Senate, heads to governor’s desk

SB 1266, authored by Senate Republican Leader Bob Huff (R-Diamond Bar), passed its final legislative test today, passing off the Senate Floor with unanimous support. The measure, which now heads to the governor for his signatur...
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Openings remain in Garden Grove pre-school programs

The City of Garden Grove’s Tiny Tots and Kare Bears programs offer a convenient alternative to private daycare for pre-schoolers. Openings still exist for these programs that give children, between the ages of three and five,...
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Woman’s Club of Cypress to be inspired by “happy professor” Susan Mathieu

The Woman’s Club of Cypress (WCC) invites the community to their annual Inspiration Breakfast on Wednesday, Oct. 1 at the Cypress Community Center (5700 Orange Ave. between Walker and Valley View). Dr. Susan Mathieu, RTC/CTRS...
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2014 Wings, Wheels, Rotors and Expo scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 26 at Los Alamitos JFTB

The 2014 Wings, Wheels, Rotors, and Expo will be held Oct. 26 at the Los Alamitos Joint Forces Training Base. This year’s show will have the wheels located at the East end of the tarmac with the merchant venders along with a ...
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ypress residents Kevin Rummler and his son Grant surfed Church Beach in Southern Orange County last week where Kevin broke his board their first morning. Photo courtesy of Kevin Rummler.

Epic waves eat board when Cypress father and son hit the water

Cypress business owner, Kevin Rummler, had planned to take the family to the high Sierras for some trout fishing, but when news reports started rolling in about Hurricane Marie and the potential for high surf, his plans changed...
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Firefighter engineers train at Ft. Hunter Liggett

Firefighters of the 323rd Engineer Detachment, based in El Dorado, Kansas, and 582nd Engineer Detachment, based in Tustin, California, conducted their annual training exercise at Ft. Hunter Liggett recently. A video by St. Aqui...
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Anaheim urges residents “Be Disaster Aware, Take Action to Prepare”

September is National Preparedness Month and Anaheim Fire & Rescue wants residents to be ready in the event of a disaster or major emergency. This year’s theme, “Be Disaster Aware, Take Action to Prepare” focuses on i...
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Thank God it’s Monday!

Labor Day is upon us and we all love a day off — to nap in a hammock, go for a ride, spend the day at the beach, or fire up the barbecue one more time before the grind of Fall begins. With the frenetic pace of our culture, an...
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