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Precious Life Shelter hosted Santa and Mrs. Claus at its open house on Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013. Photo by C.E.H. Wiedel.

Precious Life Shelter throws open its doors

On the afternoon of Sunday, Dec. 8, Precious Life Shelter (PLS) threw open its doors to the surrounding community, inviting supporters and prospective supporters inside the program and its facilities. Precious Life Shelter, a p...
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Former Dodger pitcher joins Southwest Region Board of Directors for Canine Companions for Independence

The following information was released by Canine Companions for Independence. San Clemente resident Joe Moeller, Advance Scout for the Miami Marlins and former Major League Baseball Pitcher, has joined the Southwest Region Boar...
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Safe, fun and affordable winter break program offered by Boys and Girls Club of Cypress

The following information was released by the Boys & Girls Club of Cypress. Are you looking for a safe, fun, and affordable program for your kids this Winter Break? Come check out the Boys & Girls Club of Cypress! The C...
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Buena Park-based BlindStart to raise funds with laughter

The following information was released by BlindStart. On Sunday Dec. 15, Blind Start of America, also known as BlindStart, will be hosting their second Comedy for a Cause Fundraiser at the Brea Improv. The comedy night will rai...
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The Youth Center's Christmas Tree Lot at Ganahl Lumber

Find the perfect tree at The Youth Center’s Christmas tree lot at Ganahl Lumber!

If you’re hunting for just the right tree to complete your home’s festive look this holiday season, be sure to stop by Ganahl Lumber in Los Alamitos and browse The Youth Center’s Christmas tree lot. There are ...
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Casa Youth Shelter open house scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 12

The following information was released by Casa Youth Shelter. Casa Youth Shelter will hold its Holiday Open House on Thursday, Dec. 12, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Join Casa’s staff and volunteers, who will conduct tours and shar...
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Long Beach dentist John McGuire supporting Toys For Tots

The office of dentist Dr. John McGuire is hosting a drop off location for the U.S. Marine Corps Toys For Tots program, which collects kids’ toys every holiday season. The stated mission of Toys For Tots is “to colle...
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Catholic Charities Auxiliary Board Members, Vice-President Margo Lazzari, standing at left, and President Phyllis Florentino, on the right, presented Mary O’Hara with a Certificate of Appreciation and a floral arrangement for her many years of service as Director and Assistant Director of Catholic Charities Auxiliary Chapter II. Photo by Edna Ethington.

Catholic Charities Auxiliary honors Mary O’Hara, Chapter II holds “No Frills Drawing”

The following article and photo were submitted by Edna Ethington. Catholic Charities Auxiliary Board Members, President Phyllis Florentino and Vice-President Margo Lazzari, came to the Dec. 3, 2013 meeting of Catholic Charities...
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Knots of Love dresses up Garden Grove Civic Center

Garden Grove Civic Center got a snazzy new look Sunday afternoon as non-profit group Knots of Love dressed the trees, statues, and even the bus stop in brightly-colored and patterned crocheted covers. Usually, you can find Knot...
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On Thursday, Nov. 21, Director of Marketing for Sunpower by Green Convergence Julie Slight, presented the Boys & Girls Club of Cypress with a $500 check. Cypress residents Sharon and Ali Eshett chose the Club to receive the donation when they made a purchase from the company. The contribution will be used to help support the Boys & Girls Club’s science education activities.

Cypress Boys and Girls Club accepts $500 donation from Sunpower by Green Convergence

The following information was released by the Cypress Boys & Girls Club. On Thursday, Nov. 21, Director of Marketing for Sunpower by Green Convergence Julie Slight, presented the Boys & Girls Club of Cypress with a $500...
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A Santa Claus Christmas ornament at Green Street Interiors in November 2012. Photo by C.E.H. Wiedel.

Casa Youth Shelter fundraiser at Green Street Interiors

The following information was released by Casa Youth Shelter. Join Casa Youth Shelter’s ladies auxiliary group, the STARlettes, for a shopping event! Enjoy a lively evening of food, friends, music and shopping for a cause. Tw...
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The Seal Beach office of Edward Jones is collecting new unwrapped toys for the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve 2013 Toys for Tots drive. Courtesy photo.

Seal Beach Edward Jones Office supports Toys for Tots drive

The following information was released by the Seal Beach office of Edward Jones. Sean Payne, a local Edward Jones financial advisor, is supporting the Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program by using his office as a drop-off...
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Winter Wonderland at the Plaza, presented by Bandai Foundation.

Canned food drive at Winter Wonderland in Los Alamitos

This article was originally published in the December 2013 print issue of Orange County Breeze. Bandai Foundation is holding a canned food drive as part of its sponsorship of Winter Wonerland in Los Alamitos. (See below.) Non-p...
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Grateful Hearts new store opens for Black Friday, Small Business Saturday

Grateful Hearts is happy to announce the opening of its new store, Renew, at 5300 Katella Ave. in Los Alamitos at the corner of Katella & Winners Circle. The store will be open both Black Friday, Nov. 29, and Small Business...
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