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Announcing our Jobs Board

Posted  September 19, 2014  by  shelley

Staff members here at Orange County Breeze have recently noticed two local business-related news items: Workers and employees mention that they are looking for a new job. Business owners and managers mention that they are looking to fill job openings. This is great news — the job market is finally thawing! We here at Orange […]

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Morningside Recovery sponsors monthly surf camp

Posted  September 18, 2014  by  courtesy

Morningside Recovery of Orange County, California, has created the nation’s first substance abuse and mental health recovery surf camp. Swell Life combines the healing powers of holistic therapy and the ocean to create a unique and inviting program for the recovery community. Swell Life is open and free to the recovery community every third Sunday […]

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How to simplify your transition to a new career

Posted  September 17, 2014  by  courtesy

Today’s professionals change careers and jobs much more frequently than those of past generations. While a person may have once thought themselves lucky just to have a job and hold on to it as long as they could, workers today tend to be more fickle and jump around until they find the perfect career fit. […]

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How to stay within your home improvement budget

Posted  September 16, 2014  by  courtesy

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 project demands that homeowners dip into their pockets and spend some money. Much like the scale of projects varies […]

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September Movie Marathon: The Art of Self-Improvement

Posted  September 5, 2014  by  Katie

Welcome to September! This month’s spotlight theme is about makeovers, so our Movie Marathon will follow protagonists who grow and change in ways subtle and profound over the course of the story. Check out the ten movies below for a wildly varied list of sometimes unexpected self-improvement stories! Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (2001) […]

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Add anti-oxidants to your diet with Dragon Fruit

Posted  September 4, 2014  by  courtesy

I think it’s time to proclaim 2014 as “The Year of the Dragon Fruit.” It’s been twenty years since we at Frieda’s Specialty Produce first introduced Pitaya (also known as “Pitahaya”). Yes, that’s what Dragon Fruit was called 20 years ago, and we sold the first fruit. Dragon Fruit is native to Mexico and is […]

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Your Fall Makeover – A time to be inventive!

Posted  September 3, 2014  by  Surfwriter Girls

Bette Joan Perske from the Bronx (1924 – 2014) made herself over, by turns, into a model, Hollywood starlet, acclaimed film actress, Broadway legend, and author known to the world as Lauren Bacall. Still acting and writing well into her eighties, how did Bacall, nicknamed “Slim” by her friends, have the ability to stay active […]

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On your marks, get set, GO!

Posted  September 2, 2014  by  courtesy

The beginning of September is the beginning of a marathon – but not the running kind of marathon. This marathon begins with the Labor Day BBQ, and then in quick succession comes some combination of the following: Jewish New Year, the Halloween Haunted House (home-made costumes?), the Thanksgiving five-course gourmet dinner, and finally the eight […]

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Anaheim urges residents “Be Disaster Aware, Take Action to Prepare”

Posted  September 1, 2014  by  courtesy

September is National Preparedness Month and Anaheim Fire & Rescue wants residents to be ready in the event of a disaster or major emergency. This year’s theme, “Be Disaster Aware, Take Action to Prepare” focuses on increasing emergency preparedness for everyone including residents, families, neighborhoods, schools and businesses. By taking simple steps to connect, plan, […]

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Orange County Breeze spotlight for September 2014: Fall Makeover — personal, professional home!
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Spotlight for September 2014

Posted  August 31, 2014  by  shelley

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! Personal makeover On your marks, get set, GO! by Sandra Rodriguez Add anti-oxidants to your diet with Dragon Fruit! by Karen […]

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Today’s weather forecast for Monday, August 19

The following information is courtesy of the National Weather Service. Weather forecast for Monday, Aug. 19: Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 81. Light south...
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Marketing Maven: Lessons from Dirty Dancing

On August 21, Dirty Dancing, starring Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey, celebrates its 26th anniversary. It’s ironic that a movie made in 1987 about a 1960s Catskill Mountains resort is still popular in 2013. Last month, I pr...
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I-405 re-opens in both directions [UPDATED]

The following information was released by Orange County Transportation Authority. The southbound San Diego Freeway (I-405) reopened to traffic at 2:20 p.m. today after being closed between the San Gabriel River Freeway (I-605) ...
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First ever Cypress Women’s Conference slated for Tuesday, Oct. 22

The Cypress REgion of Executive/Management Women and the City of Cypress have joined hands celebrate women at the first ever Cypress Women’s Conference on Tuesday, Oct. 22, from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the Cypress Community Cent...
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Seven-day local weather forecast, 18 August 2013 through 25 August 2013

The following information was released by the National Weather Service. Forecast details Sunday: Areas of fog before 11am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 84. Light south wind becoming ...
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Top Ten Stories for August 11 through August 17

These were the most read stories at Orange County Breeze over the last week (excluding weather forecasts): OCTA announces freeway closures for- 405/22 connector project Tickets now on sale for Titanic and Bodies exhibits in Bue...
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Today’s weather forecast for Sunday, August 18

The following information is courtesy of the National Weather Service. Weather forecast for Sunday, Aug. 18: Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 81. Light southwest ...
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Coconut Rabbit Thai Bistro hosts ribbon-cutting

On the morning of Wednesday, Aug. 14, Coconut Rabbit Thai Bistro hosted a ribbon cutting that featured a buffet of exquisitely designed items from its Summer 2013 menu. Chef Nok includes gluten-free items, which are flagged on ...
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Huntington Beach man struck, killed by car

The following report is based on information released by the Orange County Coroner. Oscar Medina, an 89-year-old resident of Huntington Beach, was struck and killed by a car at the intersection of Hamilton Ave. and Via Straits ...
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Drivers headed south to Seal Beach to face another frustration

Anyone trying to get to Seal Beach from north of the 405 Freeway has known for months to avoid using Seal Beach Blvd. In practice, that has meant diverting either west to Studebaker Rd. or east to Valley View St. Reaching Seal ...
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California unemployment rate rises as state adds jobs

The following information for July 2013 was released by the California Department of Employment Development (EDD). Editor’s note: EDD’s data shows that the total labor force in Orange County stood at 1,638,400 in July 2013....
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Amber Alert: child abduction [UPDATED]

The following information was released by the California Highway Patrol. A child abduction occcurred on Aug. 14 at 4 p.m. in Elko, Nevada. The child’s name is Lillyana Ramires, 9-year-old Hispanic female. Second child’s nam...
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Today’s weather forecast for Saturday, August 17

The following information is courtesy of the National Weather Service. Weather forecast for Saturday, Aug. 17: Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 83. Light south wi...
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Clutterologist to speak at Cypress Library in September

The following information was released by the Cypress Library. De-clutter your life! Too much stuff? Stop the clutter! Never sure what to keep? What to throw out? Spend too much time looking for lost items? Come hear Penny Lamb...
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Former Miller Children’s NICU patients, 3-year-old twins Rylie and Audrie Cortes, are reunited with one of their nurses, Jody King, RN. Rylie weighed just 4 lbs. 4 oz. and Audrie weighed 3 lbs. 12 oz when they were born.

Miller Children’s NICU grads reunite with doctors and nurses

The following information was released by Miller Children’s Hospital in Long Beach. Former Miller Children’s Hospital Long Beach Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) patients and their families were reunited with the doctors...
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Cypress Police announce promotion of Greg Faessel to sergeant

The following information was released by Cypress Police Department. It gives me great pleasure to announce the promotion of Lead Police Officer Greg Faessel to Police Sergeant effective August 16, 2013. Sergeant Faessel will b...
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Cypress-based Toyo Tires files complaint alleging unfair trade practices

The following information was released by Toyo Tire Holdings of Americas Inc. Toyo Tire Holdings of Americas Inc. and its affiliates (“Toyo”) announced today that it filed a formal complaint before the United States...
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Today’s weather forecast for Friday, August 16

The following information is courtesy of the National Weather Service. Weather forecast for Friday, Aug. 16: Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 83. Light southwest wind increasing to 5 to 10 mph i...
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Anaheim man sentence to probation for solicitation of sex

The following information was released by the Orange County District Attorney. A sex purchaser was convicted and sentenced today for attempting to purchase sex services from a woman. Alberto Camacho Hernandez, 24, Anaheim, plea...
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Memphis Music Fest to shake up Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts

The following information was released by the Cypress Center for the Performing Arts (CCPA). Enjoy a rousing medley of tunes from a first-class cast of entertainers at the Memphis Music Fest, presented at the Cerritos Center fo...
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Cypress Mayor Narain visit West Comm facility

The following information was released by the City of Cypress. On Tuesday, August 13, 2013, Cypress Mayor Prakash Narain visited West Cities Police Communications Center (West-Comm), and was provided with a tour of the emergenc...
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St. Irenaeus Parish to celebrate its school’s 50th anniversary

The following information was released by St. Irenaeus Parish School. St. Irenaeus Parish School has been celebrating their 50th anniversary all year, but the school actually opened sometime in early September of 1963. With the...
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Anaheim releases study of costs for core services by neighborhood

The following information was released by the City of Anaheim. The City of Anaheim is pleased to present the results from a comprehensive study of budgeted General Fund expenditures for core services by neighborhoods throughout...
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Celebrity poker challenge at Rancho Los Alamitos on Saturday, Aug. 24

The following information was released by Rancho Los Alamitos. A celebrity poker challenge fundraiser will be held at Rancho Los Alamitos on Saturday, Aug. 24 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Join the challenge! Win big prizes! Challenge...
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