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Today’s weather for WWRE on Sunday, October 26: partly cloudy with a chance of helicopters!

Posted  October 26, 2014  by  courtesy

Today’s local weather is picture-perfect for Wings, Wheels, Rotors and Expo: Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 76. Calm wind becoming south around 5 mph in the afternoon. Elevated surf and rip currents on Sunday Beach hazards statement remains in effect from Sunday morning through Sunday evening. Waves and surf will […]

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D-Day Doll to miss WWRE due to in-flight malfunction

Posted  October 25, 2014  by  courtesy

D-Day Doll suffered an in-flight malfunction en route to Los Alamitos Army Airfield on Saturday afternoon. She returned safely to Riverside with engine problems. The aircraft will not be at WWRE this year so the advertised flights are cancelled — but other aircraft with the CAF will participate. However, D-Day Doll was to provide a […]

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Performing at WWRE — the Golden Stars Skydiving Team

Posted  October 25, 2014  by  courtesy

The Golden Stars Skydiving Team’s mission is to foster goodwill between law enforcement, the military and the public; educate children about the dangers of drugs and encourage them to adopt a drug-free lifestyle; and assist charitable groups in fundraising. Their Jumpers have performed all over the world! They have a combined jump experience of almost […]

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The Dark Side Riders cosplay at Wings, Wheels, Rotors and Expo 2014.
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The Dark Side Riders cosplay at WWRE 2014

Posted  October 25, 2014  by  shelley

Cosplay, short for costume play, is a performance art or costumed role play in venues apart from the stage. Favorite sources of inspiration for characters and story lines are manga and anime, comic books, cartoons, video games, and live-action films. Visitors to Wings, Wheels, Rotors and Expo this year are in for a treat: cosplayers […]

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LBPD offers Halloween safety tips, warns of pot-laced candy

Posted  October 25, 2014  by  courtesy

The Long Beach Police Department would like to warn parents about marijuana laced candy, and encourage the community to practice safety tips to ensure a fun and safe Halloween. Can you identify which candies pictured in this photo are laced with marijuana? Surprisingly, all of them! These candies were found at various Long Beach marijuana […]

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Youngsters aged 8 to 17 can fly free with the Young Eagles at WWRE

Posted  October 24, 2014  by  courtesy

Are you between the ages of 8 and 17— and dream of flying? Are you a parent or teacher of such a dreamer? Young dreamers (and a parent!) should be first in line at the entrance gate to Wings, Wheels, Rotors & Expo to fulfill their dream by flying free — yes, at no cost! […]

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Fiddlers Green open during WWRE

Posted  October 23, 2014  by  courtesy

The Pub at Fiddlers Green will be open on Sunday, Oct. 26, during the annual Wings, Wheels, Rotors & Expo event from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Take a break and stop over at Fiddlers Green! Enjoy the outside patio and a cool refreshment, great food, friendly staff, and relaxing atmosphere. Fiddlers Green is located […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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 ...
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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]...
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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...
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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...
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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....
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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 ...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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 “...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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