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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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

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Esther Kenyon and Carl Stewart at Print Masters in Los Alamitos.
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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Spotlight for October 2014

Posted  October 2, 2014  by  shelley

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 County Breeze spotlight for October 2014: Wings, Wheels, Rotors & Expo… and Halloween! Wings, Wheels, Rotors and […]

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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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2014 Wings, Wheels, Rotors and Expo | Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014 | Los Alamitos Joint Forces Training Base

Star Helicopters returns as proud helicopter ride operator at Wings, Wheels, Rotors & Expo

Star Helicopters is proud to once again be the helicopter ride operator for Wings, Wheels, Rotors & Expo 2014 at Los Alamitos Army Airfield Sunday, Oct. 26. You can also sign up on the WWRE website. This year in addition to...
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Los Alamitos police blotter, October 10 to October 16

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. October 10, 2014 Extra Patrol Checks – 11:13 a.m. – 10800 block of Bloomf...
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Cypress police blotter, October 9 to October 15

The items shown below are selected from the logs of the Cypress Police Department. No inference of guilt is implied in showing any item. October 9, 2014 Counseling – 11:17 a.m. – 9200 block of Valley View St. - The ...
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Signal Hill man arrested for Long Beach sexual assault in January

Long Beach Police arrested a male suspect in connection with a sexual assault that occurred in January 2014, and charges have been filed. On Jan. 14, 2014, at approximately 1:30 a.m., a male suspect kidnapped a 53-year-old ment...
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OC Register endorses Deaton, Weir, and Massa-Lavitt for Seal Beach City Council

Historically, an endorsement by the Orange County Register is a huge boost to a candidate in a local election. This year, the effect is muted by the distribution troubles suffered by the Register — and its subscribers. (My ow...
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Bogart’s to host coffee chat with Seal Beach mayor and LAUSD Board candidates

Please join Diana Hill, School Board Member; Dr. Jeff Barke, School Board Member; Meg Cutuli, School Board Member; and me, Seal Beach Mayor Ellery Deaton, for a cup of coffee and good conversation this Wednesday evening at Boga...
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Expanded candidate statement: Diana D. Hill, Los Alamitos Unified School District Board of Trustees

Diana D. Hill is running for re-election to the Board of Trustees of the Los Alamitos Unified School District. Ms. Hill originally responded to our invitation to all local candidates to send us a photo and a statement for publi...
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Dr. Jeffrey I. Barke, candidate for Los Alamitos School Board. Courtesy photo.

Expanded candidate statement: Jeffrey I. Barke, M.D., Los Alamitos Unified School District Board of Trustees

Dr. Jeffrey I. Barke is running for re-election to the Board of Trustees of the Los Alamitos Unified School District. Dr. Barke originally responded to our invitation to all local candidates to send us a photo and a statement f...
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Conner Brown receives his certificate and check from Club President and Los Alamitos Police Chief Todd Mattern. Courtesy photo.

Rotary Club recognizes Conner Brown as Student of the Month

The Rotary Club of Los Alamitos/Seal Beach was proud to honor Conner Brown as the ROP Student of the Month and presented him with a Certificate of Merit and a check for to use for his future education. Conner is involved in the...
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Los Alamitos Medical Center CEO, Kent Clayton and Cypress City Council Member, Dr. Prakash Narain. Photo courtesy of City of Cypress.

LAMC celebrates completion of first phase of expansion

On Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014, Los Alamitos Medical Center (LAMC) hosted a Grand Opening Celebration to mark the completion of a comprehensive project to expand the medical center complex. The project included the construction of...
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Los Alamitos offers Halloween Costume Workshop for kids 6-10 years

Wear your Halloween costume for one more day! Register now at the City of Los Alamitos Recreation and Community Services Department for Halloween Costume Workshop for kids aged 6-10 yrs. and create original skits based on every...
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OC Register finally found on our driveway

My household is happy to be able to say that today’s edition of the Orange County Register appeared at the end of our driveway this morning. We had been been reduced to reading political mailers over our breakfast cereal. Or ...
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Unplanned power outages in Orange County as of Tuesday, Oct. 21

As of this morning, Southern California Edison is working on the following power outages: Irvine, Marconi: Started at 12:57 p.m. on Oct. 20. The cause was equipment problems. Edison is working to restore power to 1 customer. Ed...
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Huntington Beach middle schooler struck by car

On Friday, Oct. 17, at about 2:45 p.m., the Huntington Beach Police Department responded to the area of Heil Ave. and Edwards St. regarding an injury traffic collision involving a vehicle and a bicyclist. Arriving officers loca...
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Today’s weather for Tuesday, October 21

Today’s local weather: Mostly sunny, with a high near 78. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.
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LAUSD Assistant Superintendent named Superintendent for Fountain Valley School District

Dr. Mark Johnson, our current Assistant Superintendent, was just named the Superintendent for Fountain Valley School District. He will begin this new position on January 1.  During the next few weeks, we will be selecting a ne...
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Super Queen Mum's Tea for Two at McKenna's | 810 Electric Ave., Seal Beach | 562-431-0200

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Pacific Symphony’s Café Ludwig chamber series explores musical gems composed at different stages of masters’ lives

Discover the evolving genius and unique musical voices of “Beethoven, Debussy and Mendelssohn” during the first concert of Pacific Symphony’s 2014-15 Café Ludwig chamber series, which this season explores music written a...
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Figure out your iPhone or iPad with helpful class at Los Alamitos

Got cool gadgets but can’t figure out how to use them? The City of Los Alamitos has a class to help with that: “iPhones® & iPads® I’m Lost” for ages 18 yrs. and older. There is so much more to do with an iPhone® ...
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Be there “When Pigs Fly” at St. Isidore for final Wine & Beer Garden of 2014

The St. Isidore Historical Plaza will be hosting its final Wine and Beer Garden for 2014 on October 23, 2014. Some of the loyal participants of the Wine Garden will wonder what to do on Thursday evenings as it was the place to ...
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Buena Park announces Renée Bondi as featured speaker at Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast

Recording artist, author and renown motivational speaker Renée Bondi is the featured speaker at the 36th Annual Buena Park Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast on Thursday, Nov. 20. Retired television news/sports anchor and Buena ...
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Locked gate at entrance to parking lot of closed Mackay Elementary School in Cypress. Photo by Katie Wiedel.

Cypress Chamber of Commerce Board endorses Measures Q and R

The Cypress Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors has voted to support measures Q and R, the land use zone change measures facing Cypress voters on Nov. 4. These measures will allow the Cypress School District to swap a closed...
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Trunk or Treat featuring the Treasure Hunt at Los Alamitos

The Los Alamitos Recreation and Community Services Department invites you to “Trunk-or-Treat” on Saturday, October 25th at Little Cottonwood Park from 5:00 to 8:00 p,m. Come dressed in your best Halloween costume for a chan...
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New and improved online registration process for Los Alamitos Recreation classes and programs

Announcing a new and improved upgrade to the Los Alamitos Recreation and Community Services Online Registration! Visit www.cityoflosalamitos.org/recreation/ and follow the links to our new and improved online registration proce...
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Guest editorial: For managing coyotes, follow the lead of Huntington Beach

Communities in Orange County would be wise to follow the lead of Huntington Beach in managing conflicts with coyotes. Rather than engaging in an expensive and futile program to trap and kill coyotes as they recently started doi...
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