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Kim Masoner, founder of Save Our Beach, passes

A reader notified us that Kim Masoner, who was honored as a community activist at last year’s Seal Beach Christmas Parade, passed away yesterday. Ms. Masoner was well-known for her founding of Save Our Beach. A memory album h...
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Consider benefits of pet adoption during October, National Adopt a Shelter Dog Month

There’s a reason that they say dog is man’s best friend. Having a pet, not limited to dogs, is something that everyone should experience at some point in their life. Pets can be calming, mood lifting, empathetic, an...
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LBFD and Red Cross launch Home Fire Preparedness Campaign

Home fires kill an average of seven people every day across the nation, and cause approximately $7 billion in direct property damage every year. The Long Beach Fire Department is excited to work in partnership with the American...
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Reduce water use: Plant a drought-tolerant landscape

With mandatory water reductions taking effect in cities across southern California, it is time for homeowners to look at ways to reduce water consumption. One of the quickest and easiest means of cutting back on water use is pl...
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October gardening tips from Agromin

October marks the beginning of a new planting season in southern California as cooler weather makes it easier for new plants to flourish, say experts at Agromin, an Oxnard-based manufacturer of earth-friendly compost products m...
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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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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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