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Today’s weather for Saturday, September 20

Posted  September 20, 2014  by  courtesy

Today’s local weather: A chance of drizzle before 11am. Cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 82. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon

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Announcing our Jobs Board

Posted  September 19, 2014  by  shelley

Staff members here at Orange County Breeze have recently noticed two local business-related news items: Workers and employees mention that they are looking for a new job. Business owners and managers mention that they are looking to fill job openings. This is great news — the job market is finally thawing! We here at Orange […]

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Morningside Recovery sponsors monthly surf camp

Posted  September 18, 2014  by  courtesy

Morningside Recovery of Orange County, California, has created the nation’s first substance abuse and mental health recovery surf camp. Swell Life combines the healing powers of holistic therapy and the ocean to create a unique and inviting program for the recovery community. Swell Life is open and free to the recovery community every third Sunday […]

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How to simplify your transition to a new career

Posted  September 17, 2014  by  courtesy

Today’s professionals change careers and jobs much more frequently than those of past generations. While a person may have once thought themselves lucky just to have a job and hold on to it as long as they could, workers today tend to be more fickle and jump around until they find the perfect career fit. […]

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How to stay within your home improvement budget

Posted  September 16, 2014  by  courtesy

Home improvement projects range from small scale undertakings that can be tackled in a single weekend to large remodels that can take several months to complete. While no two projects are the same, every home improvement project demands that homeowners dip into their pockets and spend some money. Much like the scale of projects varies […]

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September Movie Marathon: The Art of Self-Improvement

Posted  September 5, 2014  by  Katie

Welcome to September! This month’s spotlight theme is about makeovers, so our Movie Marathon will follow protagonists who grow and change in ways subtle and profound over the course of the story. Check out the ten movies below for a wildly varied list of sometimes unexpected self-improvement stories! Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (2001) […]

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Add anti-oxidants to your diet with Dragon Fruit

Posted  September 4, 2014  by  courtesy

I think it’s time to proclaim 2014 as “The Year of the Dragon Fruit.” It’s been twenty years since we at Frieda’s Specialty Produce first introduced Pitaya (also known as “Pitahaya”). Yes, that’s what Dragon Fruit was called 20 years ago, and we sold the first fruit. Dragon Fruit is native to Mexico and is […]

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Your Fall Makeover – A time to be inventive!

Posted  September 3, 2014  by  Surfwriter Girls

Bette Joan Perske from the Bronx (1924 – 2014) made herself over, by turns, into a model, Hollywood starlet, acclaimed film actress, Broadway legend, and author known to the world as Lauren Bacall. Still acting and writing well into her eighties, how did Bacall, nicknamed “Slim” by her friends, have the ability to stay active […]

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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!

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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Fullerton bicycle enthusiast Vince Buck tries out a portion of the new two-mile Coyote Creek link of the OC Loop. Courtesy photo.

New segment of bike path connects Seal Beach, Los Alamitos, and Cypress to La Mirada

Orange County Transportation Authority officials today cut a ceremonial ribbon to mark the completion of an important two-mile segment of the OC Loop, a path for bicyclists and pedestrians to travel throughout the county. OCTA ...
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Hemet man convicted of pimping in Anaheim

A man was convicted on Thursday, Sept. 18, of pimping and pandering a woman from Riverside County by driving her to Orange County for the purpose of performing commercial sex acts for his benefit. Damaris Markyse Thompson, 24, ...
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2015 football schedules announced for USC and UCLA

What can our two football schools do to keep interest up during a bye week for both teams? Put out a news release about next year’s schedules. From USC: From UCLA: Schedules 2015 USC Football Schedule Date Opponent Result Tim...
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Jay Sondhi begins walking tour in campaign for Cypress City Council

Jay Sondhi, who launched his candidacy for one of the three open seats on the Cypress City Council on Aug. 5, 2014, today began walking the City precincts hoping to meet the voters and listen to their concerns. “You’ll spot...
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Travis Allen’s charitable organization registry bill signed by governor

Yesterday, Gov. Jerry Brown signed AB 2077 sponsored by Travis Allen (R-Huntington Beach). The law establishes a registry of charitable organizations to be maintained by the California Attorney General and requires all charitab...
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City clerks now authorized to marry couples in California

Yesterday, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed AB 1525 sponsored by Assemblywoman Bonnie Lowenthal (D-Long Beach) titled Marriage: solemnization. According to the official legislative counsel’s digest: The operative word is ma...
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Power plant refurbishment company executives sentenced for tax evasion

A former executive was sentenced yesterday to seven years in state prison for failing to pay taxes on over $180 million in unreported income from their power plant refurbishing business. Richard Engel, 70, pleaded guilty Dec. 1...
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UCLA QB Jerry Neuheisel is carried by teammates after UCLA's win over Texas on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014. Photo by Greg Turk.

UCLA QB Neuheisel named athlete of the week after Texas win

After losing their starting quarterback early in the game, the UCLA Bruins beat the Longhorns last Saturday. Starter Hundley was named Athlete of the Week prior to the trip to Austin. Back-up quarterback Jerry Neuheisel was nam...
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Unplanned power outages in Orange County as of Saturday, Sept. 20

As of this morning, Southern California Edison is working on the following power outages: Irvine, Miners Wy. near Copper Hill: Started at 11:17 p.m. on Sept. 19. The cause was equipment problems. Edison has identified the probl...
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Today’s weather for Saturday, September 20

Today’s local weather: A chance of drizzle before 11am. Cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 82. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon
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Letter to the Editor: Thank you to Cypress Woman’s Club

This letter is to express my sincerest Thank you to all the members of the Cypress Woman’s Club for inviting several hundred male and female military Veterans (and their spouses) to the annual “Veterans Appreciation Pic...
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Principal Erin Kominsky and the mascot for Weaver Elementary School cut the ribbon on the school's new Media Center on Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. Courtesy photo.

Weaver Elemetary cuts ribbon and closes book on facilities modernization

On Friday, Sept. 19, Weaver school celebrated the opening of their new Media Center. This celebration was the culmination of two years of modernization. The modernization was made possible through the generous support of Measur...
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League of Women Voters to host registration at Cypress College on Tuesday, Sept. 23

Members of the North Orange County League of Women Voters are hosting a “Register to Vote Campaign” on campus on Tuesday, Sept. 23, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., in front of the Student Activities Center. The League is a non-parti...
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Los Angeles man sentenced for pimping underage girl in Anaheim

A man was sentenced today to five years in state prison for pimping and selling a 17-year-old girl, whom law enforcement had been looking to rescue. Dominique Dashawn Tillman-Brown, 21, Los Angeles, pleaded guilty today, Sept. ...
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Filly claims victory from last place at Los Alamitos Race Course

Making her first start since being claimed for $16,000 Aug. 9 at Del Mar, Rosewhitenblue earned her purchase price – plus $200 – with a last-to-first victory in the $27,250 feature Friday at Los Alamitos. Tagged by trai...
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Seal Beach residents to host memorial for pets killed by coyotes

Seal Beach Residents will host a memorial for their pets lost to vicious coyotes attacks in the area. The memorial tree will contain pictures of each of the more than 45 pets (the number is growing every day) and will finally p...
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Save 66% on Massage Package | Vida Organic Wellness | 320 Main St., Suite C Seal Beach | 562-596-7755

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Announcing our Jobs Board

Staff members here at Orange County Breeze have recently noticed two local business-related news items: Workers and employees mention that they are looking for a new job. Business owners and managers mention that they are looki...
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Orange County Sheriff’s Department operation aims at improving motorcycle safety

The Orange County Sheriff’s Department will be conducting specialized Motorcycle Safety Enforcement Operations on Sunday, September 21, 2014 in an effort to lower deaths and injuries. Extra deputies will be on duty patrolling...
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JetBlue flight makes emergency landing at Long Beach Airport

At approximately 9:15 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 18, an outbound JetBlue flight from Long Beach Airport reported an engine problem and was rerouted back to Long Beach Airport for an emergency landing at 9:29 a.m. Evacuation slides...
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Protect your retirement against market volatility

As an investor, you’re well aware that, over the short term, the financial markets always move up and down. During your working years, you may feel that you have time to overcome this volatility. And you’d be basing thes...
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Unplanned power outages in Orange County as of Friday, Sept. 19

As of this morning, Southern California Edison is working on the following power outages: Irvine, Toledo Wy. near Parker: Started at 2:54 a.m. on Sept. 19. The cause was equipment problems. Edison has notified repair crews. No ...
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Today’s weather for Friday, September 19

Today’s local weather: A chance of drizzle before 11am. Cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 80. South wind 5 to 10 mph.
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Candidate statement: Valeri Peters Wagner, Cypress School District

Valeri Peters Wagner is a candidate for election to the Board of Trustees of the Cypress School District. Ms. Peters Wagner is an incumbent. The Cypress School District serves parts of La Palma, Cypress, and Buena Park. Ms. Pet...
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Support the SEE Center and have tons of fun at Los Al Bunco Party

A Bunco Party with dinner and silent auction to benefit the SEE Center for the Advancement of Deaf Children will be at the Los Alamitos Community Center on September 20, 2014 starting at 5:30 p.m. There will be fun and food for...
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