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Do it yourself and save on home improvement projects.

How to stay within your home improvement budget

Home improvement projects range from small scale undertakings that can be tackled in a single weekend to large remodels that can take several months to complete. While no two projects are the same, every home improvement projec...
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Orange County Breeze spotlight for September 2014: Fall Makeover — personal, professional home!

Spotlight for September 2014

Articles in the Spotlight will appear in the Spotlight section of the homepage and linked below as they are published. The Orange County Breeze spotlight for September 2014: Fall Makeover — personal, professional home! Person...
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Long Beach Police Officer shoots pit bull loosed by sexual assault suspect

On Aug. 29, 2014, at approximately 10:35 p.m., Long Beach Police responded to the San Gabriel Riverbed near Pacific Coast Highway to investigate a report of a sexual assault that occurred to a 40-year-old female from Seal Beach...
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Chrysanthemums for your Fall garden

New planting season begins in September

The summer gardening season is nearly over so it is time to start planting cool weather vegetables and flowers that don’t mind lower temperatures, say experts at Agromin, a manufacturer of earth-friendly compost products made...
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SEAACA to hold pet care/vaccination clinic in Buena Park

On Sunday, September 21, the Southeast Area Animal Control Authority (SEAACA) in cooperation with The Lucy Pet Foundation will conduct a Pet Care Fair & Vaccination Clinic. This event is being held at the Ehler’s Com...
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Rancho Los Cerritos opens new California native garden

In a process that took years of planning, the participation of many municipal departments, and with funding from a Port of Long Beach Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Mitigation grant, Rancho Los Cerritos Historic Site has co...
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Seal Beach cautions against coyotes

Over the past several years, coyote sightings have become more common within the City of Seal Beach. Although statistics show attacks on humans are extremely rare, it is always a good idea to regularly remind the residents of o...
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Keep gardens thriving despite August heat

With August being the warmest month of the year in Southern California, keeping gardens growing in the heat can be a challenge, say experts at Agromin, a manufacturer of earth-friendly compost products made from organic materia...
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Support shelter animals at SBACC’s Wag ‘n’ Walk

Going for a walk? Walk your canine pal through Seal Beach to benefit shelter animals. Seal Beach Animal Care Center’s 19th Annual Wag ‘n’ Walk will be held on Saturday, September 27, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at t...
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Luis and Lois Hernandez’s Mr Schnitzel of Newbury Park. Courtesy photo.

Mr Schnitzel wins wiener crazy eights at Los Alamitos Race Course

It was a night of crazy eights during the 19th running of the Wienerschnitzel Wiener Nationals, as four of the 10 trial winners on the night won from starting post number eight on Saturday at Los Alamitos Race Course. The winni...
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Anaheim Police K-9 monuments gain monetary support of hotel industry

The City of Anaheim announced the Anaheim/Orange County Hotel Industry has committed an initial contribution of $25,000 for Police K9 monuments to be placed at Anaheim’s future La Palma and Olive Hills dog parks. The Anaheim ...
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Oriental fruit fly on the hood of a car in Cypress, north of Sorrento. Photo by C.E.H. Wiedel.

Fruit flies in Cypress north of Sorrento

Scattered ploppy rain drops drew us outside this morning. On inspecting the dirty damage to the car on our driveway, we found a small fly glued to the hood by watery surface tension. My husband muttered, “Malathion.” I said...
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Guinea pig friends unite! The annual SoCal Pignic features fun for the whole family

Come join us as we celebrate piggies and piggy people at the Annual SoCal Pignic! Attend our Pignic with your guinea pigs! The Pignic will be held Sunday, August 10, 2014, from noon to 4 p.m. at Irvine Animal Care Center, 6443 ...
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Wienerschnitzel Wiener Nationals return to Los Alamitos Race Course on Saturday, July 19

The 19th running of the Wienerschnitzel Wiener Nationals will be held at Los Alamitos Race Course on Saturday, July 19, 2014, with proceeds to benefit the Seal Beach Animal Care Center. The Care Center is a non-profit group ded...
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