Orange County Breeze
News of Northwest Orange County, CA
Southland Credit Union | You Can Join! | Find Out How

Yes on Measure Q | Friends for Cypress Schools | www.FriendsforMeasureQ.com



In the Spotlight


weather icon, partly cloudy
Calendar

Today’s weather for Monday, October 20

Posted  October 20, 2014  by  courtesy

Today’s local weather: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 63. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light in the evening.

Full Story »

Halloween-treats_MCS
Calendar

Trick or Treat?

Posted  October 16, 2014  by  courtesy

It’s Halloween! In front of you is a huge bag, full of calorie-laden candy. You think, I am strong and I will eat only one piece of candy! Care to make a wager? The last week of October is the beginning of the TRICK OR TREAT TRAP that lasts clear through Jan. 2. One piece […]

Full Story »

Camp Snoopy 30th Anniversary logo courtesy of Knott's Berry Farm.
Buena Park

Kid-sized Camp Spooky offers non-scary fun on weekends and Halloween Day

Posted  October 11, 2014  by  courtesy

Weekends in October and on Halloween Day, Knott’s Berry Farm invites you and your family to join in on the Halloween fun in Camp Spooky. This daytime, non-scare celebration, of cheer rather than fear, is the social event of the season with shows, activities, costume contest all geared for kids ages 3-11. Kids can take […]

Full Story »

Monster made from plastic grocery bags. Photo by Surfwriter Girls.
Calendar

Booooooooo!!!

Posted  October 11, 2014  by  Surfwriter Girls

With palm trees rustling in the wind and eerie shadows cast over the ocean, you can feel that Halloween is almost here. SurfWriter Girls Sunny Magdaug and Patti Kishel were curious about “things that go bump in the night” and decided to do some research on Halloween. Originally called “All Hallows Eve,” Halloween dates back […]

Full Story »

Betty the Beaver in a bee costume at a prior OC Zoo-tacular. Courtesy photo.
Calendar

OC Parks invites you to its Halloween Zoo-tacular

Posted  October 11, 2014  by  courtesy

OC Parks is pleased to present the annual Halloween Zoo-tacular at the OC Zoo located inside Irvine Regional Park on Saturday, Oct. 25 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Families are invited to partake in a fun-filled spooky day of activities with the animals of the OC Zoo. At Halloween Zoo-tacular, guests ages 12 and […]

Full Story »

Shocktoberfest in Los Alamitos
Calendar

Shocktoberfest brings screams to Los Alamitos

Posted  October 5, 2014  by  courtesy

Prepare to be scared out of your mind in the Fall festive family fun atmosphere of the inaugural Shocktoberfest brought to you in partnership by the Youth Center and St. Isidore Historical Plaza on Oct. 24, 25, 26, and 31 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Plaza in Los Alamitos. For the first […]

Full Story »

Denizen of Voodoo Village at Queen Mary's Dark Harbor 2014. Photo by Steve Treretola.
Calendar

QM’s Dark Harbor new mazes and monsters ready for their close-up

Posted  October 4, 2014  by  courtesy

The Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor has once again risen from the depths of a rich, haunted history to frighten those who dare through Nov. 2. This year’s Dark Harbor is thrilled to unveil a spectacle of new attractions that include two brand new mazes, the new The Voodoo Village, and an Exclusive Encounter on board […]

Full Story »

Esther Kenyon and Carl Stewart at Print Masters in Los Alamitos.
Calendar

Seal Beach Arts Association visits Los Alamitos

Posted  October 4, 2014  by  shelley

Esther Kenyon, the dynamo powering the new Seal Beach Community Performing Arts Association (SBCPA), visited Nesi and Carl Stewart in Los Alamitos for Print Masters’ Christmas in December — An Affair to Remember last month. The event was a fun way for Print Masters to nudge new and prospective customers to plan ahead for holiday […]

Full Story »

Participants at the 2013 Cypress Halloween Carnival. Courtesy photo.
Calendar

Cypress Halloween Carnival offers fun and scares for families

Posted  October 3, 2014  by  courtesy

The Cypress Recreation and Community Services 35th Annual Halloween Carnival is scheduled for Friday, October 31, at the Cypress Community Center, 5700 Orange Avenue. The event is from 6:00 – 9:00 pm. The carnival is offered as an alternative to Trick-or-Treating and is geared as a family event. The admission for the carnival is $3.00 […]

Full Story »

D-Day Doll at WWRE 2011
Calendar

Dunk a fireman, step back in time, or visit a galaxy far, far away…

Posted  October 2, 2014  by  shelley

Wings, Wheels, Rotors & Expo (WWRE), held this year on Sunday, Oct. 26, is the biggest event open to the general public at Los Alamitos Joint Forces Training Base. Event organizer Tom Lasser of the Los Alamitos Area Chamber of Commerce expects tens of thousands of visitors of all ages to visit the Base for […]

Full Story »

 
 
 

 
Cover for Orange County Breeze Spotlight for October 2014.

Spotlight for October 2014

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...
by shelley
 

 
 
DARTS-cover-art-2014010

October Dining, Arts and Entertainment listing available now!

Our popular monthly Dining, Arts & Entertainment (DARTS) listing is available as a downloadable pdf document. Now the October 2014 DARTS can be downloaded for free! From cover to back, it’s pages are stuffed with event li...
by shelley
 

 

 
seal of the Orange County Sheriff-Coroner

Santa Ana man found dead in Anaheim parking lot

According to information released by the Orange County Coroner, Cesar Reyes, 28, a resident of Santa Ana, was found shortly before 11 a.m. on Thursday, June 12, in a parking lot in Anaheim. An autopsy has been completed, but th...
by shelley
 

 

Subscribe to our daily overnight news summary!


 
newspaper-carrier_MCS

OC Register home delivery still fails in northwest Orange County

This morning while I sifted through overnight emails, I heard a paper thrown on our driveway. Had the Orange County Register finally returned? No. I found today’s issue of the local weekly News Enterprise. We have now gone wi...
by shelley
27

 
 
money maze, dollar sign

California state revenues 10.8% below budget projections in November

The following information was released by the California Controller. State Controller John Chiang today released his monthly report covering California’s cash balance, receipts and disbursements in November 2012, showing ...
by courtesy
 

 

 
Cypress Civic Center

Cypress Council approves second reading of ordinance restricting registered sex offenders

Over the protests of a number of speakers, and indeed against the advice of City Attorney William Wynder, the Cypress City Council voted a unanimous second approval for an ordinance restricting registered sex offenders with[in]...
by shelley
 

 

Subscribe to our daily overnight news summary!

 
Marketing Maven Robin Itzler as Madam President.

Hillary for President

If I had $10 for every American who voted for Barack Obama solely because they wanted to elect America’s first black president, I’d be a wealthy woman. Speaking of women, there are many voters who would pull the lever for H...
by Robin Itzler
 

 
 
newspaper-carrier_MCS

OC Register suffering delivery problems

We have heard from readers of Orange County Breeze who are also subscribers to the Orange County Register that they haven’t received their newspaper since Friday. We are highly sympathetic to delivery problems, having suffere...
by shelley
 

 

 
Los Alamitos Civic Center

Residents and non-residents speak about the anti-Kusumoto flyer at Los Alamitos City Council [UPDATED]

Business entirely unrelated to attempted recordings and anonymously printed flyers was conducted at the regular meeting of the Los Alamitos City Council on Monday, May 20. But all that other business will be covered separately....
by shelley
 

 
 
California Assembly District 72, Troy Edgar, Travis Allen, Fountain Valley, debate

Surprises at the debate between Troy Edgar and Travis Allen

Editor’s note: Orange County Breeze live-tweeted the debate at twitter.com/OC_Breeze. As promised, Villa Park Councilwoman Deborah Pauly ran a tight debate as Los Alamitos Mayor Troy Edgar and Huntington Beach financial a...
by shelley
 

 

Subscribe to our daily overnight news summary!

 
Robin Itzler, holding glasses

The Marketing Maven: After the election, what next?

My prediction was for a Mitt Romney win. I was in good company: Michael Barone, George Will, Newt Gingrich, Peggy Noonan, Steve Forbes, Dick Morris, Karl Rove and Rush Limbaugh also predicted that Romney would win the presidenc...
by Robin Itzler
 

 

 
Marketing Maven Robin Itzler holds a dog's service vest. Courtesy photo.

Marketing and more: The debate over service dogs

Update: the first paragraph has been edited to clarify after comments by readers showed that the writer’s intent was not clear. There’s been some debate about what constitutes a legitimate service/assistance dog. Accord...
by Robin Itzler
 

 
 
Nancy Pelosi (D), junior senator from California. Official portrait.

Nancy Pelosi supports executive overreach by President Obama

National Review Online has made the video clip below available of our junior senator, Nancy Pelosi, reacting to President Obama’s State of the Union address last night. She says that its A-OK with her if President Obama ignor...
by shelley
 

 

 
Rossmoor Festival, contraband cupcakes

A beautiful day in the neighborhood, until the Health Department showed up

The Rossmoor Homeowners Association couldn’t have asked for more perfect weather for the Rossmoor Community Festival. Bev Houghton, in charge of checking vendors in, had the happy problem of finding room for more vendors than...
by shelley
 

 

Save 51% at El Mahroosa Cafe | 930 S Brookhurst St., Anaheim | 714-991-9200

Subscribe to our daily overnight news summary!


 
Robin Itzler, Christmas, Marketing Maven

The Marketing Maven: Keeping Christmas Kosher

There are two months each year when the divide between liberals and conservatives becomes wider than the Grand Canyon. The first is November, when Election Day demonstrates that America is a 50/50 nation. No matter who wins, ap...
by Robin Itzler
 

 
 
RCSD, ad hoc committee, meeting 10 Jan 2012

Video of RCSD Shops at Rossmoor Ad Hoc Committee meeting, 10 Jan. 2012

From CSMP: This is coverage of the first RCSD (Rossmoor Community Services District) Shops at Rossmoor ad hoc committee meeting, held January 10, 2012 at Rush Park auditorium in Rossmoor. The committee was called for at the Dec...
by courtesy
 

 

 
Cypress Festival Preview Video

Cypress Chamber announces exhibitor booths still available for Community Festival

The following information was released by the Cypress Chamber of Commerce. The Cypress Chamber of Commerce still has high profile commercial exhibitor booths available for the July 28 Cypress Community Festival at Oak Knoll Par...
by courtesy
 

 
 
Robin Itzler, take 3

The Marketing Maven: Seventeen reasons to vote for Obama on Nov. 6

After several columns promoting that Mitt Romney be elected President of the United States, it’s only fair that I devote at least one column to why voters should consider re-electing Barack Obama. This column is dedicated to ...
by Robin Itzler
 

 

Super Queen Mum's Tea for Two at McKenna's | 810 Electric Ave., Seal Beach | 562-431-0200

Subscribe to our daily overnight news summary!

 
Robin Itzler on a family cruise to Mexico in 1978.

Marketing Maven: Ship happens

Businesses large and small have marketing campaigns that highlight how they strive to satisfy their customers with outstanding products and/or services. Yet, even an award-winning marketing campaign can become an albatross when...
by Robin Itzler
 

 

 
Hollywood Sign

Marketing Maven: Hooray for Marketingwood!

Editor’s note: IMDB plot summary of “Lee Daniels’ The Butler” — As Cecil Gaines serves eight presidents during his tenure as a butler at the White House, the civil rights movement, Vietnam, and other major events affe...
by Robin Itzler
 

 
 
Long Beach Police Department shoulder patch. Courtesy photo.

Pedestrian and motorcyclist die in Long Beach traffic accident

On Thursday, July 17, 2014, at approximately 9:45 p.m., Long Beach Police responded to the area of Ocean Blvd. and 8th Pl. regarding an injury traffic collision, which resulted in the death of two female adults. When officers a...
by courtesy
 

 

 
Los Alamitos High School, LAHS

LAHS boy’s varsity basketball vs. Villa Park

In tournament play on Saturday, Dec. 17, Los Alamitos High School’s Griffin boy’s varsity basketball team beat the Villa Park Spartans 72 to 62 according to MaxPreps. The Spartans rolled up points faster than the Griffins i...
by shelley
 

 

Subscribe to our daily overnight news summary!


 
Seal Beach, 2012 Harman small business, Beach Fitness

Beach Fitness-Crossfit Seal Beach chosen as State Senator Harman’s small business of the year

The following information was released by State Senator Tom Harman. State Senator Harman (R-Huntington Beach) is pleased to recognize Bryce Turner and Barbara Bartee, co-owners of Beach Fitness-CrossFit Seal Beach” as the “...
by courtesy
 

 
 
Cypress Community Festival, Chamber mixer, Dr. Michael Kasler, Dr. Barbara Dunsheath

Cypress Community Festival to honor sponsors at mixer on July 26

The following information was released by the Cypress Community Festival Committee. The Cypress Chamber of Commerce, in association with Cypress College, will host the annual Cypress Community Festival Mixer at the college from...
by courtesy
 

 

 
Gary DeLong, CA-47 Congressional candidate

Gary DeLong leapfrogs Alan Lowenthal in the 47th Congressional District tally

The vote counts and percentages were released by the Orange County Registrar of Voters. UPDATE: Please see the comments for a correction, noting that the tally reported here does not include votes from the larger portion of Con...
by shelley
 

 
 
Seal Beach Pier fishermen

Rotary Club sponsors Twenty-first Annual Seal Beach Fishing Derby

The following information was released by the Rotary Club of Los Alamitos/Seal Beach. The Rotary Club of Los Alamitos/Seal Beach are inviting youths up to fifteen years old to compete in the Twenty-First Annual Seal Beach Fishi...
by courtesy