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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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Today’s weather for Labor Day, Monday, September 1: rip currents

Posted  September 1, 2014  by  courtesy

Today’s local weather: Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 85. Light and variable wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. Strong rip currents through Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 1 A long-period southwest swell will bring strong rip and long-shore currents to […]

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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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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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Join the fun and festivities at St. Isidore’s annual September Fiesta

Come join us Saturday, September 13, 2014 at the annual September Fiesta at the St. Isidore Historical Plaza. The Fiesta will be held in the Courtyard of the Plaza at 10961 Reagan St. in Los Alamitos from 12 noon until 10:00 p....
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Today’s weather for Labor Day, Monday, September 1: rip currents

Today’s local weather: Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 85. Light and variable wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. Strong rip ...
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LAHS students raise $3200 in ice-bucket challenge

Before you read this article, we suggest watching Los Al’s #ICEBUCKETCHALLENGE Video as this cause is near and dear to the high school community and has impacted the Griffin family directly over the years. (See below for embe...
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Seal Beach Police reminds public of Labor Day DUI checkpoints

Labor Day weekend is coming up. For many Americans, that means an extra day off, backyard and beach barbecues, visiting friends and family, and the unofficial end of the summer season. Unfortunately, it also means a sharp incre...
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Long Beach Police Officer shoots pit bull loosed by sexual assault suspect

On Aug. 29, 2014, at approximately 10:35 p.m., Long Beach Police responded to the San Gabriel Riverbed near Pacific Coast Highway to investigate a report of a sexual assault that occurred to a 40-year-old female from Seal Beach...
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New planting season begins in September

The summer gardening season is nearly over so it is time to start planting cool weather vegetables and flowers that don’t mind lower temperatures, say experts at Agromin, a manufacturer of earth-friendly compost products made...
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Seven-day local weather forecast, 31 August through 06 September

Forecast details Sunday: Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 87. Light south wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. — Strong rip currents — Sunday Night: Patchy fog after 11pm. ...
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Half-day deep sea fishing trip | Pierpoint Landing | 200 Aquarium Way in Long Beach

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Top Ten Stories for Aug. 24 through Aug. 30

These were the most read stories at Orange County Breeze over the last week (excluding weather forecasts): City of Long Beach warns of storm surge Another Second Amendment victory in California Seal Beach mayor on high surf and...
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Unplanned power outages in Orange County as of Sunday, Aug. 31

As of this morning, Southern California Edison is working on the following power outages: Laguna Beach, Lagunita Dr.: Started at 2:33 a.m. on Aug. 31. The cause was equipment problems. Edison is working to restore power to 11 c...
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Trojans and Bruins both win opening game of Fall football season

The boys from Troy and Westwood pulled down twin wins yesterday, but while their Win-Loss record now looks exactly the same, the way they won makes the victories more fraternal than identical. Trojans so dominated the Bulldogs ...
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Today’s weather for Sunday, August 31: rip currents

Today’s local weather: Cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 87. Light south wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. Strong rip currents through Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 1 A lon...
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Diocese of Orange to join in Blessing of the Waves on Sunday, Sept. 7

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange will, in solidarity with other faith traditions, participate in the seventh annual “Blessing of the Waves” at the iconic Huntington Beach Pier (400 Pacific Coast Highway) Sept. 7, 2014, ...
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Arrests made in two armed robberies in Long Beach

The Long Beach Police Department has made several arrests in connection with two robberies that occurred on Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, and charges have been filed. On Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, at about approximately 12:08 a.m., Long B...
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OCHA finds no deliberate misconduct by GGFD in hazmat inspections

The results of an investigation by the County of Orange Health Care Agency (OCHA) into alleged deficient hazardous materials inspections conducted by the Garden Grove Fire Department during 2012, calls for re-inspections as the...
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City announces completion of solar panel system at Anaheim Convention Center

The City of Anaheim announced the completion of a 2.4-megawatt (MW) solar panel system on the Anaheim Convention Center. The $5.7 million project managed by Anaheim Public Utilities was completed by Borrego Solar Systems Inc., ...
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Sweepstakes Winner Anthony Mandella and family. Photo courtesy of John Wayne Airport.

Rancho Cucamonga reisdent wins John Wayne Airport’s Fly Away to Oakland sweepstakes

AM830 announced Rancho Cucamonga resident Anthony Mandella as the winner of John Wayne Airport’s Fly Away to Oakland Sweepstakes. The prize, which took place on August 23 and August 24, included round-trip air transportat...
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CIF-SS publishes 2014 eleven-man football pre-season polls

The Southern Section of the California Interscholastic Federation has published the following 2014 pre-season polls for eleven-man football. Central Division 2014 Rank School 2013 Record 1. Charter Oak 7-5 2. Kaiser 10-3 3. Dia...
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