Orange County Breeze
News of Northwest Orange County, CA


Neil Armstrong took a photo of Buzz Aldrin stepping on the moon on July 20, 1969. NASA photo.

Moon Day on Sunday

Happy 45th anniversary of the original moon landing! A lot of people may no longer realize that a big hunk of the Saturn V rocket that powered Apollo 11 upwards from Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral was built right here i...
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Seal of the County of Orange, California, with quasquicentennial ribbon. Graphic courtesy of the County of Orange.

OC Fair invites you to celebrate the the County’s 125th birthday

Come celebrate orange County’s Quasquincentennial on Friday, Aug. 1, when the OC Fair hosts “Orange County Day” with a special ceremony honoring the county’s birth on Aug. 1, 1889. The celebration begins at 12:30 p.m. a...
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Rossmoor-Los Alamitos RWF at the 2013 Cypress Family Festival: l-r: Rosemary Trez, Robin Itzler, MaryAnn Mills, Margene Walz

Visit RLA RWF booth at Cypress Festival to find out about presidents and their pets!

The Rossmoor-Los Alamitos Republican Women Federated, which also serves Cypress, La Palma, Seal Beach and other surrounding cities, will once again have a booth at the Cypress Family Festival. In addition to registering voters ...
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Korean War Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C.

Defense Department recovers remains from 1952 Alaska crash

The Department of Defense announced today 17 service members have been recovered from a C-124 Globemaster aircraft that was lost on Nov. 22, 1952. U.S. Army Lt. Col. Lawrence S. Singleton, Pvt. James Green, Jr., and Pvt. Leonar...
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A Betsy Ross Flag flies atop a mast near the Air Traffic Control tower at Bagram Air Base (AB), Afghanistan, during Operation ENDURING FREEDOM, 05/25/2002 . National Archives ID# 6629335.

California State Senator Bob Huff on Flag Day, June 14

On January 1, 1776, when the Continental Army had the British Army under siege, General George Washington ordered that the Grand Union Flag be hoisted. That flag was made by Betsy Ross and consisted of 13 stars accented with re...
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An aerial view of historic Fort McHenry guarding the harbor entrance. It was here, in August 1814, that Francis Scott Key wrote the National 'Anthem at dawn's early light after he had watched British naval forces bombard the fort all night long without forcing its surrender. The American defenders unfurled a large American flag and the British Admiral in charge gave up and sailed home. Photo courtesy of U.S. National Archives, ID#6490435.

Flag Day: Ft. McHenry inspires a poet

Today is Flag Day. Remember to fly the Stars and Stripes! During the War of 1812, a lawyer under British guard watched through a long, long night from the vantage of a truce ship as the British Navy bombarded Maryland’s Ft. M...
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2014 Southland Credit Union Sugar Beet Festival logo.

Sweet Saturday: Sugar Beet Festival has returned

Over 110 vendors and non-profits! This Saturday, June 7, at Shops at Rossmoor! The Southland Credit Union Sugar Beet Festival returns to the greater West Orange County-East Long Beach area on June 7, 2014 — with more vendors,...
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Capitol Comment with Senator Bob Huff

State Senator Bob Huff celebrates Prop. 13

Senate Republican Leader Bob Huff (R-Diamond Bar) celebrates the 36th Anniversary of Proposition 13 in his Capitol Comment for the week of June 2, 2014. The brainchild of low-tax crusader Howard Jarvis, Proposition 13 was appro...
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Ten years ago, D-Day veteran U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. (ret) Wayne Chase, 15th Troop Carrier Squadron (TCS), visited the Normandy American Cemetery above Omaha Beach after a D-Day ceremony on June 6, 2004. Photo courtesy of U.S. National Archives, National Archives Identifier 6663985.

Pause for a moment today and remember D-Day, France, across seventy years

Seventy years ago today, Allied troops participating in Operation Neptune landed on beaches in northern France code-named Omaha and Sword and Juno to begin Operation Overlord, and the long bloody march to end World War II. The ...
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Cypress civic center and Orange County branch library

Learn about real swordfighting with live demonstration by KRON

If you have ever wanted to learn how knights and soldiers really used swords in history, please join us for a live demonstration of historical European martial arts presented by Kron of Fullerton, an affiliate of HEMA Alliance,...
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Dr. William Jimenez. Photo courtesy of Los Alamitos Museum.

Psychologist to present on the paranormal at Los Alamitos Museum

Dr. William Jimenez will host a Paranormal Study at the Los Alamitos Museum on Sunday, June 1, 2014, at 2 p.m. Dr. Jimenez holds a doctorate in psychology and is a member of the American Counseling Association with over 36 year...
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Rancho Los Cerritos residence

Teen volunteer day camp counselors sought by Rancho Los Cerritos

Local teenagers are invited to volunteer as Summer Adventures day camp counselors. The program, now in its 7th year, serves children ages 6-11. The camp, located on the Rancho Los Cerritos Historic site, runs in three week-long...
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Left to right: Sugar Beet Festival organizers Larry Strawther and Diane Hill; Southland Credit Union representatives Matt Herrick and Ferris R. Foster. Courtesy photo.

Southland again forms sweet partnership with Sugar Beet Festival

Southland Credit Union once again creating a “Sweet” partnership with the Sugar Beet Festival Southland Credit Union has again signed on as the title sponsor for the second Sugar Beet Festival and 5k-ish Sugartown Challenge...
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Olympian and World War II prisoner of war, Louis Zamperini, a true American hero who survived excessive hardships was announced today as the Grand Marshal for the 2015 Tournament of Roses, themed “Inspiring Stories.” Zamperini, age 97, will ride in the 126th Rose Parade® presented by Honda on January 1, 2015. Courtesy photo.

WWII POW named Grand Marshal of 2015 Tournament of Roses

Olympian and World War II prisoner of war, Louis Zamperini, a true American hero who survived excessive hardships was announced today as the Grand Marshal for the 2015 Tournament of Roses, themed “Inspiring Stories.” Zamper...
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