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April

Baseball: an app for that!

Posted  April 15, 2014  by  shelley

The first day of Spring was last month, and Major League Baseball’s Opening Day has already proved disappointing locally — but you can still download and install software that allows you to dream big, or follow the ups (and downs) of your favorite team. So, if you can’t go out to the ballgame — even […]

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Cluttered closet challenge.
April

Springtime is decluttering time

Posted  April 14, 2014  by  courtesy

Today I stood on-line at the market, surrounded by magazines, almost all aimed at women (hey, market manager – men shop too!). It is springtime and most of the cover stories are about losing weight for bathing suit season or about spring decluttering. That’s easier than losing weight — or is it? Clutter happens when […]

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A Seder plate, giving the names of the different symbolic foods in both English and Hebrew.
April

A Catholic looks at Passover

Posted  April 14, 2014  by  shelley

I would like to wish all our Jewish readers a solemn and joy-filled celebration of Passover among family and friends. As a Catholic Christian, I am taught that God did not abrogate the Old Covenant when Jesus Christ established the New Covenant. We are, therefore, obligated to accord our Jewish brethren all due respect as […]

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April

What you can do about the California drought

Posted  April 13, 2014  by  courtesy

Earlier this week, I spent three days with nearly 100 fellow agriculture-related business owners, bankers, ranchers, farmers and interesting speakers to study a few companies in the agricultural sector. Every two years, I attend the UC Davis Agribusiness Executive Seminar which focuses specifically on agricultural issues and enterprises in California. Besides the usual business issues […]

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Local locations for Easter Week services

Posted  April 12, 2014  by  shelley

The following list of local churches is meant to help our readers find a house of worship for Holy Week or Easter Day. Assumption Greek Orthodox Church 5761 East Colorado St., Long Beach 90814 Bay Shore Community Congregational United Church of Christ 5100 The Toledo, Long Beach 90803 Bethlehem Lutheran Church 3352 Katella Ave., Los […]

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April

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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Participants at the Surfrider Foundation Ohana Day dump trash in a receptacle. Photo by Surfwriter Girls.
April

Celebrate Mother Nature in April

Posted  April 12, 2014  by  Surfwriter Girls

The month of April’s name comes from the Romans and means “to open.” It refers to the season when trees and flowers begin to open and bloom. SurfWriter Girls Sunny Magdaug and Patti Kishel think that this makes April the perfect month to celebrate Mother Nature. And, fortunately, there are two special days to do […]

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Blue Moon Boutique’s charity for April

Posted  April 11, 2014  by  shelley

Blue Moon Boutique supports local charities by donating a certain percentage of proceeds from our monthly sales. For the month of April 2014, Blue Moon will donate a percentage of sales to support the Illumination Foundation. The Foundation’s mission is to provide targeted, interdisciplinary services for the most vulnerable homeless clients to break or prevent […]

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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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Spotlight for April 2014

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 fil...
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April Dining, Arts and Entertainment listing available now!

Early in January, the departure of our marketing director forced the suspension of the print edition of Orange County Breeze. Despite this snag, we have continued the highly popular Dining, Arts & Entertainment (DARTS) list...
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Los Alamitos police blotter, April 4 to April 10

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. April 4, 2014 Suspicious Person – 3:03 p.m. – Chestnut/Sausalito - A male...
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Cypress police blotter, April 3 to April 9

The items shown below are selected from the logs of the Cypress Police Department. No inference of guilt is implied in showing any item. April 3, 2014 Grand Theft Report – 3:41 p.m. – 6100 block of Chip Ave. - The c...
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Shown left to right are Cypress City Councilman Prakash Narain, M.D.; Mayor Pro Tem Rob Johnson; and Mayor Leroy Mills. Courtesy photo.

Cypress plants twelve trees for Arbor Day

On Saturday, April 12, 2014, Cypress community members and City officials celebrated Arbor Day at Evergreen Park located at 9300 Moody St. In attendance was Cypress Mayor Leroy Mills who also served as the Master of Ceremony. O...
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Westminster motorcyclist killed in collision

According to the Orange County Coroner, Westminster resident Mark Botros, 21, was injured in a collision while driving a motorcyle at Springdale St. and Camphor Ave. in Westminster on Friday, April 11, at about 2:45 p.m. Botros...
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Drakes Bay Oyster Company appeals to the US Supreme Court

According to Ninth Circuit Court Judge M. Margaret McKeown in an opinion published on January 14, 2014, Drakes Bay Oyster Company purchased property in 2005 within the boundaries of Point Reyes National Seashore, specifically a...
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Garden Grove Police encourage public to turn in expired, unused, unwanted prescription drugs on April 26

On April 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Garden Grove Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its eighth opportunity in three years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their hom...
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Baseball: an app for that!

The first day of Spring was last month, and Major League Baseball’s Opening Day has already proved disappointing locally — but you can still download and install software that allows you to dream big, or follow the ups (and...
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Huntington Beach DUI checkpoint nets 6 DUI arrests

The Huntington Beach Police Department conducted a Sobriety/Drivers License Checkpoint on Friday, April 11, 2014, on Pacific Coast Highway (PCH) and Huntington St. from 7:50 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. Checkpoints are placed in locations...
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CHP honors emergency dispatchers

You may be in the midst of a chaotic moment, a health crisis, or even worse and the three numbers that come to mind to call in the emergency are 9-1-1. The people answering the phones are highly trained professionals who may ca...
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Two coyotes spotted in Cypress this morning

A resident walking her dog north of Sorrento this morning, Tuesday, April 15, spotted not one but two coyotes on Newman Ave. west of Moody St. shortly after 5 a.m. The first coyote sashayed off and laid down. The second coyote ...
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Unplanned power outages in Orange County as of Tuesday, April 14

As of this morning, Southern California Edison is working on the following power outages: La Palma, Banbury Cir. near Arnold Cypress Park: Started at 4:35 am. April 15. Edison is aware of the problem with power to 24 customers....
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Lakewood teen drowns in ocean at Sunset Beach

According to the Orange County Coroner, Lakewood resident Daminan Frierson Jr., 19, drowned while swimming in the ocean in Sunset Beach at Pacific Coast Highway and Anderson St. on Monday, April 14, at about 5:30 p.m. Frierson ...
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Today’s weather forecast for Tuesday, April 15

Today’s local weather forecast: Sunny, with a high near 83. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.
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West County Connectors highlights and closures for the week of April 14, 2014

Last Friday, April 11, crews completed a stem and soffit concrete pour on the SR-22 / I-405 carpool connector. This was the first of four stem and soffit pours scheduled for the new carpool connector. Then in mid-May the contra...
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Diocese of Orange to celebrate Cinco de Mayo

The Diocese of Orange will stage a celebration of Latin culture, food and music on Saturday, May 3, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Christ Cathedral Campus, 13280 Chapman Ave. in Garden Grove. The cost is $10 per adult and $5 each for...
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Attempted murder suspect arrested in Garden Grove

UPDATE: The victim, Valenz, was treated for his injuries and released in the early hours this morning, Wednesday, April 9. Later that day, GGPD received information that the suspect in this case, Gomez, had returned to his resi...
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Los Angeles mans dies after being shot in Long Beach

On Saturday, April 5, 2014, around 9:07 p.m., Long Beach Police were dispatched to a report of shots heard in the 2300 block of Eucalyptus Avenue, which resulted in the death of a male adult. Arriving officers discovered two ma...
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CHP driving class offers seniors keys to safe driving

Talking with an older family member about their driving is often difficult. Most of us put off that talk until the person’s driving has become what we believe to be dangerous. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) implemented t...
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