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Website down earlier today, delivery of Daily Overnight News Summary delayed

Orange County Breeze would like to apologize to our readers for the unscheduled downtime of this website earlier today. You may not have been able to read articles here during that downtime — receiving only a timeout erro...
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DALBAR rates Edward Jones no. 1 in brokerage investor statements

The financial-services firm Edward Jones ranked No. 1 in a recent evaluation of brokerage client statements by DALBAR, said Sean Payne, a financial advisor in Seal Beach. This No. 1 ranking was part of DALBAR’s 17th annua...
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2015 Cypress BRACE Award was given to Los Alamitos Race Course. Photo by C.E.H. Wiedel.

Los Alamitos Race Course named BRACE Business of the Year by City of Cypress

At the 2015 State of the City Luncheon on Wednesday, Jan. 21, Cypress Mayor Rob Johnson announced that Los Alamitos Race Course has been named the City’s BRACE Business of the Year. The BRACE Business of the Year Award is...
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Art Garcia, owner of Maderas Steak and Ribs, speaks after receiving a commendation from the Los Alamitos City Council on Jan. 19, 2015. Photo by C.E.H. Wiedel.

Los Alamitos Council commends restauranteur Art Garcia

At its regular meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 21, the Los Alamitos City Council presented a certificate of recognition to Arturo “Art” Garcia, owner of Maderas Steak and Ribs In particular, the Council commendation called out Mr....
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Los Alamitos City Manager Bret Plumlee (right) installs Josh Wilson of Southland Credit Union (left) as 2015 Chairman of the Los Alamitos Area Chamber of Commerce. Photo courtesy of John Hull.

Los Alamitos Chamber installs new board for 2015

At its networking breakfast meeting on Friday, Jan. 9, the Los Alamitos Area Chamber of Commerce installed its 2015 governing board at a new monthly meeting location, Eagle’s Nest at the Navy Golf Course. Los Alamitos City Ma...
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Orange County Breeze World Headquarters to be closed for Martin Luther King, Jr., Day

In recognition of the federal holiday commemorating Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., the world headquarters of Orange County Breeze will be closed on Monday, Jan. 19. We will observe the memorial by barbecuing hamburgers and readi...
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New contribution limits make 401(k) plans even more attractive

If you are interested in saving for retirement, here’s some good news: For 2015, the IRS has raised the maximum contribution limits for 401(k) plans from $17,500 to $18,000. And if you’re 50 or older, you can put in an extr...
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2015 story to watch: Social Security’s disability insurance trust fund

Charles Blauhaus, a Social Security trustee, has written a clear and understandable explanation of the dire situation facing both halves of Social Security: old-age and survivors’ benefits (OASI) and disability insurance (DI)...
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Assemblyman Allen ranks tops with Small Business Roundtable

Today, Assemblyman Travis Allen (R-Huntington Beach) was honored by the California Small Business Association and California Small Business Roundtable with a Summa Cum Laude ranking from the organizations’ annual Legislative ...
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Kids in college? Fill out that FAFSA!

We’ve just begun the new year, but the next academic year is still months away. Nonetheless, if you have a child who will be attending college in the fall, it’s not too soon to start thinking about what might be a vital com...
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Cypress-based Mitsubishi Motors recognized for model loyalty by customers

Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (MMNA) is pleased to kick off the new year with recognition by IHS Automotive for having the highest Model Loyalty in the Non-Luxury Traditional Sub-Compact Car Segment for the 2014 model y...
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AUHSD launches corporate mentoring program with Kaiser Permanente and City of Anaheim

Anaheim Union’s corporate-mentoring program will be launched Jan. 14, matching 45 students with Kaiser Permanente professionals who will provide them with hands-on experience and career guidance. The P21 Mentoring Program is ...
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Registration went quickly and smoothly at the 2012 Cypress Job Fair

Summary of Orange County WARN notices for the last half of 2014

As part of reviewing last year, we decided to look over WARN notices filed with the California Employment Development Department by companies in Orange County. Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN), also known as...
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Cypress-based Mitsubishi Motors revels in year-over-year sales increase

Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (MMNA) is pleased to report total vehicle sales for 2014 at 77,643 units, marking a 24.8 percent sales increase over 2013. The brand’s strong momentum through 2014 was carried into th...
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