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Former Costa Mesa City Manager Allan L. Roeder. Courtesy photo.

Garden Grove Council to consider approval of interim city manager

With just over a week to recruit and review applicants for the position of Garden Grove Interim City Manager, the Garden Grove City Council will consider at their meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 23, appointing former Costa Mesa City M...
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CHP wants a happy holiday season

With holiday celebrations upon us, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) is preparing for this heavily-traveled time of year by educating the motoring public about safety on our roadways. As part of its upcoming Maximum Enforceme...
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Cypress College

Recount results in no change for Measure J

The recount of the ballots cast in the 2014 General Election North Orange County Community College District, Fullerton/Cypress Colleges Bond Measure J has ended with no change in the vote total. No ballots were recounted in the...
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Alamitos Bay closed to swimmers due to sewage spill

A sewage spill Wednesday night in Alamitos Bay has resulted in a beach closure for all swimming areas in the bay. The spill has been contained. The total volume of the spill was estimated at approximately 11,250 gallons with 5,...
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Following the administration of the oath of office, the new Los Alamitos City Council took its place on the dais. Photo by C.E.H. Wiedel.

Los Alamitos posts notice of city council reorganization

Los Alamitos City Clerk Windmera Quintanar has published a Notice of City Council Reorganization dated Dec. 16, 2014. In comments after taking the oath of office, new Councilwoman Hasselbrink said that her goal would be to gove...
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US Supreme Court sets 3-mile undersea boundary to California

In a supplemental decree issued yesterday (pdf), the United States Supreme Court plunged into land, water and resource politics offshore of California. The dispute dates back to the Truman Administration. In October 1947, the C...
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Exterior of Bogarts Coffee House on Ocean Ave. in Old Town Seal Beach. Photo by C.E.H. Wiedel.

Seal Beach Councilwoman invites residents to chat

Seal Beach City Councilwoman Ellery Deaton invites Seal Beach residents to Bogarts Coffee House, 905 Ocean Ave. in Old Town Seal Beach, for a neighborly chat with not only the Councilwoman but also with City Manager Jill Ingram...
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Just-passed federal appropriation bill funds final payment to CalSTRS

The California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS) will receive its final $15.6 million payment of compensation from the 1997 sale of the Elk Hills Naval Petroleum Reserve as part of the $1.1 trillion budget appropria...
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Cypress College

Razor-thin margin on Measure J requires recount

Pursuant to California Elections Code section 15628 the Orange County Registrar of Voters will be conducting a recount of the ballots cast in the 2014 General Election North Orange County Community College District, Fullerton/C...
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27-year Long Beach Police Department veteran appointed deputy chief

Long Beach City Manager Pat West and Police Chief Robert Luna today announced the appointment of Commander Richard Rocchi, a 27-year veteran of the Police Department, as Deputy Chief, effective Dec. 13, 2014. “Richard Roc...
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Top Ten Stories for Dec. 7 through Dec. 13

These were the most read stories at Orange County Breeze over the last week (excluding weather forecasts): NASA Super Guppy to stay for a day at Long Beach Airport Cal OES issues statement on the next big rain storm due locally...
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House-passed ‘Cromnibus’ bill funds dredging of Queensway Bay channel

Congressman Alan Lowenthal has helped secure an additional $7.74 million for much-needed dredging of the Queensway Bay channel, which sits at the mouth of the Los Angeles River in Long Beach. The funding is in addition to more ...
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Garden Grove opens submissions for interim city manager

From now, through Monday, Dec. 15, the City of Garden Grove will be accepting submissions to fill the position of Interim City Manager. Applicants must demonstrate a strong background in public agency management, necessary to d...
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CalOES

Cal Office of Emergency Services ready to offer support in wake of intense wind and rain storm

The California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) has activated the State Operations Center (SOC) to support local cities and counties impacted by heavy rain, snow and high winds during the next few days ac...
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