Orange County Breeze
News of Northwest Orange County, CA


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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Rush Park in Rossmoor

Arm yourself for the battle of wits with urban coyotes

The Rossmoor Community Services District will host representatives of the California Department of Fish & Wildlife on Tuesday, July 8, at 7 p.m. at Rush Park Auditorium. The Fish & Game reps will give a live educational...
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July gardening tips from Agromin

Hot and dry July weather can cause havoc in gardens so use water wisely and keep up with plant maintenance so gardens look their best this month, say experts at Agromin, a manufacturer of earth-friendly compost products made fr...
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RHA warns on coyotes, seeks information on sightings

Coyote activity is increasing in Rossmoor. Several sightings are being reported each week, and the sightings are occurring during daylight hours. One resident reported a coyote lying on a resident’s front lawn at 7 p.m. A...
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LBACS offers tips for July 4th to keep your pets safe this holiday

The Fourth of July can be a frightening time for animals, with the loud sounds of firecrackers and fireworks often sending pets scurrying out of the house or yard in search of security or shelter. Long Beach Animal Care Service...
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Long Beach Animal Care Services takes in dozens of cats from single vacant house

Long Beach Animal Care Services (ACS) is providing veterinarian care for several dozen cats that were removed from a vacant house. Most of the cats were sick, non-responsive or underweight. Approximately half of the cats were k...
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Sweetie Pie, a stray dog found in Cypress on Tuesday, June 3, 2014.

Stray dog found in Cypress

Somebody lost a sweetpie of a dog. As our daughter finished walking her dog this evening, a young dog bounded up to say hi. A collar, but no leash. Clean, but not acting starved. Neurtered. Obviously still young. Wonderful temp...
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Incredible Edible Farm at Orange County Great Park.

Summer: Gardening at the Great Park

You may have heard of the El Toro Marine Corps Air Station in south Orange County. Many years ago it was decommissioned, and there was much controversy about how the vacated base should be used. Last weekend, I was finally able...
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June gardening: Goldilocks time

June’s ideal climate (not too hot, not too cold) brings out the best in plants and trees—new growth, budding flowers and well-forming fruit. It is also time when gardeners can plant and prune so yards look their best throug...
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Roses abloom.

Garden Grove invites the public to choose ‘best home and garden’

The City of Garden Grove is holding an online voting contest to find the best-looking home in the community as part of the 41st program, Garden Grove Pride. Beginning Monday, June 2 through Sunday, June 8, the public is invited...
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