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California Department of Managed Health Care orders ALL health plans to cover elective abortion

According to an article by Courtney Crandall at World, the California Department of Managed Health Care (DMHC) has ordered that all health care plans in California must include abortion coverage: No conscientious objection, eve...
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Two Californias: how the state broke along party lines in the State Controller race in November 2014. Graphic courtesy of California Secretary of State.

Field Poll: California swims against general-election red tide

Nancy Pelosi represents the 12th California Congressional District, in San Francisco. As she is fond of pointing out, she was the first woman to serve as the Speaker of the House of Representatives. She helped ram through Obama...
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Red v. Blue results by county in 2014 general election

Kyle Kondik and Geoffrey Skelley, writing at Sabato’s Crystal Ball, provided several “quick takes” from last week’s general election. One was an analysis of which party dominated by county: “In the nation’s 50 l...
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Orange County Supervisor John Moorlach makes a point while speaking to members of the Cypress Chamber of Commerce on November 11, 2014. Photo by C.E.H. Wiedel.

John Moorlach asks for volunteers

Outgoing Orange County Supervisor John Moorlach was the featured speaker at the regular Cypress Chamber of Commerce networking breakfast on Tuesday, Nov. 11. Looking at being termed-out as Supervisor, Mr. Moorlach researched th...
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Letter to the editor: Measure Q raises questions

When Cypress School District introduced its land swap scheme that became Measure Q, many questions came to mind. Why would the district administrators want to exchange property with a developer instead of just selling it outrig...
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Letter to the Editor: Join effort to support homeless veterans

Dear Editor, It is estimated that there are more than 100,000 homeless veterans in the United States. Of that number, 10,000 are estimated to be women. That’s a lot of men and women who served our nation in time of war or pea...
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Marketing and more: A red, white and blue Electio Day

In 1976, I registered as a Democrat and voted for the first time in New York City, where I was born. In the presidential race, I voted for Georgia Governor Jimmy Carter who won over Republican incumbent Gerald Ford. In the sena...
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Letter to the editor: a Cypress resident endorses Blount for CSD Board

The following letter was originally addressed to Steve Blount, who is running for re-election to the Cypress School District Board of Trustees. Related articles Candidate statement: Steve Blount Cypress School District (oc-bree...
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Letter to the Editor: Measures Q and R — A sad state of affairs

When residents hear City Council members speak in support of Measures Q and R, it is important that residents know that in September 2012, the City signed a settlement agreement witht he School District that “the City hereby ...
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Letter to the Editor: Paid parking at LAMC

To the City of Los Alamitos: I just made an appointment for a doctor appointment in the old brick building 3801 Katella and they said it will cost you $3. to park. What are you thinking?? There is something wrong when the City ...
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Opponents of Cypress Measures Q and R fight the wrong battle

I have read letters and editorials for and against Measures Q and R, which Cypress residents will vote on in the Nov. 4 general election. (See the reference section below that includes articles published here at oc-breeze.com.)...
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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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Marketing and more: Sign language

Yard signs … Fence signs … Wall signs – wherever you look, there are signs posted urging you to vote for a particular candidate or support a specific proposition. Many people grumble about the landscape being littered wit...
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Letter to the Editor: Response to Valery Wagner’s letter to the Event Newspaper

I am curious as to why, in her letter to the Orange County Breeze, Cypress School Board President Valeri Wagner does not answer material questions regarding Measure M Bonds and upcoming Measures Q and R? Ms. Wagner complains ab...
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