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Today’s weather for Friday, October 24

Posted  October 24, 2014  by  courtesy

Today’s local weather: Sunny, with a high near 84. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon

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Trick or Treat?

Posted  October 16, 2014  by  courtesy

It’s Halloween! In front of you is a huge bag, full of calorie-laden candy. You think, I am strong and I will eat only one piece of candy! Care to make a wager? The last week of October is the beginning of the TRICK OR TREAT TRAP that lasts clear through Jan. 2. One piece […]

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Kid-sized Camp Spooky offers non-scary fun on weekends and Halloween Day

Posted  October 11, 2014  by  courtesy

Weekends in October and on Halloween Day, Knott’s Berry Farm invites you and your family to join in on the Halloween fun in Camp Spooky. This daytime, non-scare celebration, of cheer rather than fear, is the social event of the season with shows, activities, costume contest all geared for kids ages 3-11. Kids can take […]

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Booooooooo!!!

Posted  October 11, 2014  by  Surfwriter Girls

With palm trees rustling in the wind and eerie shadows cast over the ocean, you can feel that Halloween is almost here. SurfWriter Girls Sunny Magdaug and Patti Kishel were curious about “things that go bump in the night” and decided to do some research on Halloween. Originally called “All Hallows Eve,” Halloween dates back […]

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OC Parks invites you to its Halloween Zoo-tacular

Posted  October 11, 2014  by  courtesy

OC Parks is pleased to present the annual Halloween Zoo-tacular at the OC Zoo located inside Irvine Regional Park on Saturday, Oct. 25 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Families are invited to partake in a fun-filled spooky day of activities with the animals of the OC Zoo. At Halloween Zoo-tacular, guests ages 12 and […]

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Shocktoberfest brings screams to Los Alamitos

Posted  October 5, 2014  by  courtesy

Prepare to be scared out of your mind in the Fall festive family fun atmosphere of the inaugural Shocktoberfest brought to you in partnership by the Youth Center and St. Isidore Historical Plaza on Oct. 24, 25, 26, and 31 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Plaza in Los Alamitos. For the first […]

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Denizen of Voodoo Village at Queen Mary's Dark Harbor 2014. Photo by Steve Treretola.
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QM’s Dark Harbor new mazes and monsters ready for their close-up

Posted  October 4, 2014  by  courtesy

The Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor has once again risen from the depths of a rich, haunted history to frighten those who dare through Nov. 2. This year’s Dark Harbor is thrilled to unveil a spectacle of new attractions that include two brand new mazes, the new The Voodoo Village, and an Exclusive Encounter on board […]

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Esther Kenyon and Carl Stewart at Print Masters in Los Alamitos.
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Seal Beach Arts Association visits Los Alamitos

Posted  October 4, 2014  by  shelley

Esther Kenyon, the dynamo powering the new Seal Beach Community Performing Arts Association (SBCPA), visited Nesi and Carl Stewart in Los Alamitos for Print Masters’ Christmas in December — An Affair to Remember last month. The event was a fun way for Print Masters to nudge new and prospective customers to plan ahead for holiday […]

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Participants at the 2013 Cypress Halloween Carnival. Courtesy photo.
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Cypress Halloween Carnival offers fun and scares for families

Posted  October 3, 2014  by  courtesy

The Cypress Recreation and Community Services 35th Annual Halloween Carnival is scheduled for Friday, October 31, at the Cypress Community Center, 5700 Orange Avenue. The event is from 6:00 – 9:00 pm. The carnival is offered as an alternative to Trick-or-Treating and is geared as a family event. The admission for the carnival is $3.00 […]

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Dunk a fireman, step back in time, or visit a galaxy far, far away…

Posted  October 2, 2014  by  shelley

Wings, Wheels, Rotors & Expo (WWRE), held this year on Sunday, Oct. 26, is the biggest event open to the general public at Los Alamitos Joint Forces Training Base. Event organizer Tom Lasser of the Los Alamitos Area Chamber of Commerce expects tens of thousands of visitors of all ages to visit the Base for […]

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Anaheim man struck, killed by automobile

According to the Orange County Coroner, John Anderson, a 58-year-old resident of Anaheim, was struck and killed by an automobile as he walked along Ball Rd. east of State Route 57 in Anaheim just before 11 p.m. on Thursday, Oct...
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Huntington Beach based insurance distributor expands in Texas, New York

Confie Seguros, based in Huntington Beach,is a national insurance distribution company operating in seventeen states and primarily focused on the insurance needs of Hispanic consumers. The five-year-old company announced on Fri...
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Happy birthday, U.S. Navy!

Orange County Breeze apologizes for tardy happy birthday wishes to the United States Navy, including all sailors and Marines who have served and are serving. The Navy observed its 238th anniversary on Oct. 3 The video below is ...
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Two Garden Grove men convicted, sentenced for soliciting prostitution

The following information was released by the Orange County District Attorney. Two men were convicted and sentenced on Thursday Oct. 3, 2013, for approaching women to engage in commercial sex. Adam Cisneros, 33, and Oulayvanh K...
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Buena Park’s Alloy Die Casting sold to Virginia-based investment company

According to a news release from Gladstone Investment Corp., Alloy Die Casting in Buena Park has been purchased by Gladstone for $16.3 million in combined debt and equity. “Gladstone Investment is excited to partner with ADC&...
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Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor beckons

For those who want their Halloween frights in a manageable size, Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor offers a compact venue with varied entertainment offerings that play off of the ship’s documented paranormal activities, including gh...
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Corona man dies in motorcycle accident in Garden Grove

According to the Orange County Coroner, Ryan Turner, a 24-year-old resident of Corona, died on Thursday, Oct. 3, when the motorcycle he was operating struck a delivery truck at 7301 Orangewood Ave. in Garden Grove at about 12:3...
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Local high school football round-up for week of September 29 to October 5

Here is a round-up, courtesy of MaxPreps, of local high school football results for the week of Sept. 29 to Oct. 5. Los Alamitos vs. Kennedy The Los Alamitos High School Griffins beat the Damien Spartans 27-13 in an away non-co...
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Orange County electrical outages

The following article is based on information from Southern California Edison’s map of current outages. With the current dangerous Santa Ana wind conditions, Southern California Edison issued a warning concerning downed power...
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Today’s weather forecast for Saturday, October 5 – RED FLAG WARNING

The following information is courtesy of the National Weather Service. Red Flag Warning through Sunday for Orange County for strong gusty Santa Ana winds and very low relative humidites with poor overnight recovery. Strong wind...
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Edison warns public to avoid power lines downed by Santa Ana winds

The following information was released by the City of La Palma on behalf of Southern California Edison (SCE). With high winds impacting various parts of Southern California Edison’s (SCE) service territory, the company wants ...
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Defense Health Agency opens despite government budget mess

The following information was released by the Military Health System. The government shutdown did not stop the official opening Oct. 1 of the Defense Health Agency, a major streamlining of military medicine that has been in the...
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Westminster man convicted and sentenced for soliciting sex

The following information was released by the Orange County District Attorney. A man was convicted and sentenced today for soliciting sex from a woman whom he believed to be a prostitute. Joel Swank, 25, Westminster, pleaded gu...
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Voter registration bill sponsored by Quirk-Silva signed by governor

The following information was released by Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva (D-AD65). Locally, Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva represents the City of Cypress. Assemblyman Travis Allen (R-AD72) represents Los Alamitos, Rossmoor, and Se...
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Save 51% at El Mahroosa Cafe | 930 S Brookhurst St., Anaheim | 714-991-9200

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Grateful Hearts announces new site in Tecate, Mexico

The following information was released by Grateful Hearts. Over 200 attendees were gathered at the new Grateful Hearts facility at 5300 Katella Ave. in Los Alamitos on Friday evening, Sept. 27, for an evening of Hilarity for Ch...
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Cypress Mayor Narain, Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva help kick off 2013 Cypress Relay for Life

The following article was released by the City of Cypress. On Saturday, Sept. 28, Cypress Mayor Prakash Narain, M.D., and Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva (D-AD65) helped Event Coordinator and Chair Nicki Butler kick off the 20...
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Petals and Pop next to TankFarm clothing on Main Street in Old Town Seal Beach. Photo by Katie Wiedel.

Car ends up in Main St. flower shop after accident in Seal Beach

A 55-year-old female driver suffering from a medical condition accidentally hit the gas instead of the brakes while attempting to pull out of her parking spot on Main St. in Seal Beach on Wednesday, October 2, at around 12:30 p...
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Sunburst Youth ChalleNGe Academy mentors at-risk youth

The following article was released by Sunburst Youth ChalleNGe Academy (SYA) at Los Alamitos Joint Forces Training Base. The cadets of SYA will work as volunteers during Wings, Wheels, Rotors and Expo. Watch for these young peo...
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Super Queen Mum's Tea for Two at McKenna's | 810 Electric Ave., Seal Beach | 562-431-0200

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Cindy Dorn to speak to Cypress Chamber on fitness

The following information was relesed by the Cypress Area Chamber of Commerce. Cindy Dorn, owner of the new Anytime Fitness now open in Cypress in the Target shopping center at Valley View and Knott, will be the guest speaker a...
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Today’s weather forecast for Friday, October 4

The following information is courtesy of the National Weather Service. Red Flag Warning in effect from 2 a.m. Friday morning through 8 p.m. Sunday evening for most of Orange County. A moderate strength Santa Ana wind effect now...
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Utilitiesman 1st Class Randy Estheimer, assigned to Naval Surface Warfare Center Corona Division, replaces banners at Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach, Detachment Norco. The banners display the U.S. Navy's core values of honor, courage and commitment. U.S. Navy photo by Greg Vojtko.

Navy replaces banners at Naval Weapons Station’s Norco detachment

The following photo and article by Greg Vojtko were released by the Defense Video and Information Distribution System. Utilitiesman 1st Class Randy Estheimer, assigned to Naval Surface Warfare Center Corona Division, replaces b...
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October at SCTFA: Bernadette Peters

The following information was released by Segerstrom Center for the Arts. Segerstrom Center for the Arts presents Cabaret: Bernadette Peters October 11, 2013 | Friday at 8 p.m. Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. Througho...
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A Swift Water Flood Search and Rescue Cache similar to those assigned to local fire agencies around the state. Photo courtesy of Cal EOS.

Cal OES expected to display key elements of statewide mutual-aid system at WWRE

The following article was originally published in the October 2013 print issue of Orange County Breeze in an abridged form. When an emergency occurs in California, firefighters, law enforcement personnel and other first respond...
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Superintendent’s message on student achievement at Los Alamitos Unified School District

The following information was released by Los Alamitos Unified School District. The Los Alamitos Unified School District has a long-standing commitment to excellence and uses multiple measures to monitor and improve outcomes fo...
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