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Today’s weather for Sunday, Nov. 23

Posted  November 23, 2014  by  courtesy

Today’s local weather: Sunny, with a high near 77. Calm wind becoming west around 5 mph. Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 52. Calm wind becoming northeast around 5 mph in the evening.

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44th Annual Candy Caneland and Craft Faire scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 6 in Buena Park

Posted  November 17, 2014  by  courtesy

Bring the whole family to the 44th Annual Candy Caneland and Craft Faire on Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014 at Ehlers Community Center, 8150 Knott Ave. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. See the community center transform into a winter wonderland with spectacular decorations and activities! Free activities include a children’s snow hill […]

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Today’s weather for Saturday, November 15

Posted  November 15, 2014  by  courtesy

Today’s local weather: Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 70. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon. Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 54. Southwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening. This article is based on information released by the National Weather Service.

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Shop Los Alamitos on Small Business Saturday

Posted  November 14, 2014  by  courtesy

On November 29, 2014, shop owners and communities across the U.S. will once again rally to encourage shoppers to support local businesses. Los Alamitos is the hub of small businesses. One quick walk around Los Alamits and you can begin your day with a breakfast burrito at Nick’s Deli, purchase partyware at Le Paperie & […]

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Find unique holiday gifts at Cypress Holiday Bazaar

Posted  November 14, 2014  by  courtesy

Start your holiday shopping early at the City of Cypress’ annual Holiday Bazaar. Experience a fun-filled day featuring 44 vendors with unique handmade and commercial items, entertainment and delicious food! The event will be held on Saturday, November 22 from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. at the Cypress Community Center located at 5700 Orange Avenue. […]

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Find holiday gifts and support Precious Life Shelter at the Holiday Boutique

Posted  November 12, 2014  by  courtesy

Come support Precious Life Shelter at the Holiday Boutique on Saturday, November 15, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. This fundraiser will be held at 2941 Copa De Oro Drive, Rossmoor. A portion of the proceeds and raffle will be donated to Precious Life. The event will feature raffle prizes and a bake sale. Come […]

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Edison honors and hires veterans

Posted  November 11, 2014  by  courtesy

When Southern California Edison (SCE) called April Simmons this past July about a job opportunity, she was on active military duty. For the past 13 years, she has served in the Army Reserves as a sergeant first class in the 314 Military Intelligence Battalion. Simmons is one of several members of the military currently working […]

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SoCal Gas offers veterans jobs and support

Posted  November 11, 2014  by  courtesy

Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) joins the nation in saluting U.S. military veterans for their service and is proud of its employees who have served in the Armed Forces. SoCalGas is committed to hiring and retaining military veterans, veterans with disabilities and active military personnel. SoCalGas also supports organizations that assist veterans and works with […]

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OCSD honors veterans

Posted  November 11, 2014  by  courtesy

Each Nov. 11 we pause to honor the veterans of our armed forces. At Bunker Hill and Gettysburg, at Normandy and Iwo Jima, at Inchon and the Gulf of Tonkin, at Tora Bora and Bagdad, and on countless other battlefields, ordinary Americans were willing to sacrifice their lives so that our liberty may endure. To […]

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Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, Jr. talks during the passage of command ceremony at Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., Oct. 17, 2014. Dunford took command from Gen. James F. Amos as the 36th Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Lauren L. Whitney/Released)
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Commandant on the USMC’s 239th birthday

Posted  November 10, 2014  by  courtesy

In his birthday greeting 70 years ago, General Alexander Bandegrift, our 18th Commandant, noted that, “A birthday is a fitting time to peer backward — and forward.” That year, Marines reflected on an extraordinary year in combat during their amphibious drive across the Pacific. Despite the challenges and the horrific conditions, Marines prevailed at Guam, […]

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Unplanned power outages in Orange County as of Wednesday morning, Nov. 13

As of this morning, Southern California Edison is working on the following power outages: Santa Ana, south of east Sixth St. between Mortimer St. and Porter St.: started at 11:04 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 12. The cause was equipmen...
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Today’s weather forecast for Wednesday, Nov. 13

The following information is courtesy of the National Weather Service. Weather forecast for Wednesday, Nov. 13: Sunny, with a high near 88. Northeast wind around 5 mph.
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“Bubba the Pig is safe.”

After an hour of public comment followed by an extended discussion of options by Seal Beach Councilwoman Ellery Deaton, Seal Beach City Attorney Quinn M. Barrow summarized the outcome of The Great Seal Beach Pig Waller in five ...
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Garden Grove kicks off holiday season with tree lighting and tamales

The following information was released by the City of Garden Grove. Get ready to experience holiday sights, sounds, and spirit at the City of Garden Grove’s 7th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2...
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Make your own holiday gifts and décor this weekend at Rancho Los Alamitos

The following information was released by Rancho Los Alamitos. Fall culinary workshop Make Your Own Holiday Decor and Gifts Just in time for the holidays, the ever-popular Chef Debbi Dubbs will return to the Rancho on Saturday,...
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Cypress police blotter, October 31 to November 6

The items shown below are culled from the logs of the Cypress Police Department. No inference of guilt is implied in showing any item. October 31, 2013 WELFARE CHECK – 11:35am – 10200 block of Pimlico Dr. - Police w...
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Los Alamitos police blotter, November 1 to November 7

The items shown below are culled from the logs of the Los Alamitos Police Department. No inference of guilt is implied in showing any item. November 1, 2013 EXTRA PATROL CHECK – 10:00am – Marion Ave. - The caller re...
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Today’s weather forecast for Tuesday, Nov. 12

The following information is courtesy of the National Weather Service. Weather forecast for Tuesday, Nov. 12: Partly sunny, with a high near 82. Calm wind becoming west around 5 mph.
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Join Musique Sur La Mer for this season’s holiday concert!

The following information was released by Musique Sur La Mer. Celebrate this season of peace and goodwill with JOY JOY JOY – Holiday Concert featuring your Christmas & Hanukkah favorites! Starring Musique Sur La Mer Y...
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Los Al offers SAT prep and test strategies class

The following information was released by Los Alamitos Recreation and Community Services. The City of Los Alamitos Recreation and Community Services Department will be offering SAT Prep & Test Strategies class for grades 9-...
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Lance Cpl. Clifford Taylor (right), military policeman with 1st New Zealand Military Police Company, from Wellington, New Zealand, and Cpl. Israel Ponce, military policeman with 1st Law Enforcement Battalion, from Long Beach, Calif., search a house for evidence during tactical site exploitation training in the initial stages of exercise Southern Katipo 2013 at Waiouru Military Camp, New Zealand, Nov. 8. SK13 strengthens military-to-military relationships and cooperation with partner nations and the New Zealand Defence Force.

Long Beach military policeman takes part in joint training exercise in New Zealand

The following photo and article by Cpl. Scott Reel were released by the Defense Video and Information Distribution Service. Lance Cpl. Clifford Taylor (right), military policeman with 1st New Zealand Military Police Company, fr...
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USC-Stanford game suddenly important

The following information was released by the University of Southern California (USC). Editor’s note: this is homecoming week at USC, a much cheerier homecoming than anyone thought possible after the disaster in Arizona and t...
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World War II veteran Edward Olivares rides down Walker St. in the 2013 La Palma Days Parade. Photo by C.E.H. Wiedel.

Thank you, vets!

Orange County Breeze wishes to sincerely thank all military veterans — retired and active duty — and their families for the services they have and are giving our country. Featured photo World War II veteran Edward Olivares ...
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Both Cypress and Los Alamitos earn a berth in 2013 CIF-SS playoffs

The Southern Section of the California Interscholastic Federation announced 11-man football team pairings and brackets on Sunday, Nov. 10. Both the Cypress Centurions and the Los Alamitos Griffins earned a playoff berth. Kenned...
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Today’s weather forecast for Monday, Nov. 11

The following information is courtesy of the National Weather Service. Weather forecast for Veteran’s Day, Monday, Nov. 11: Patchy fog before 10am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 78. Calm wind becoming southwest ar...
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Sgt. Anthony Huizar, a firefighter with Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting and a Stanton, Calif., native, runs with a guidon during a run aboard Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., Nov. 6. Marines with ARFF and aircraft recovery began running at 10:20 a.m. and will end at 6:00 a.m., Nov. 7. The Marines ran in pairs at separate times to accumulate a total of 238 miles to celebrate the Marine Corps’ 238th birthday. Photo by Cpl. Melissa Eschenbrenner.

Miramar Marines celebrate 238 years by running 238 miles

The following information was released by the Defense Video and Information Distribution Services. Sgt. Anthony Huizar, a firefighter with Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting and a Stanton, native, runs with a guidon during a run...
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Orange County Health inspection schedule notice

Local restaurant closures listed by OC Health Department since Nov. 3

The following local restaurants were closed by the Orange County Health Department when an inspection found a major problem: Name City Address Date Closed Date Re-opened Calimex Market Anaheim 318 North Brookhurst St. Oct. 29 O...
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Top Ten Stories for November 3 through November 9

These were the most read stories at Orange County Breeze over the last week (excluding weather forecasts): Los Alamitos man among thirteen men convicted and sentenced for prostitution Last flight for iconic Marine helicopter T...
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Agholor, Allen lead USC to win over Cal, 62-28

The following information was released by the University of Southern California (USC). Editor’s note: in crosstown news, bears beat cats when UCLA bested Arizona 31-26 despite a fourth-quarter surge that put 13 points on ...
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Today’s weather forecast for Sunday, Nov. 10

The following information is courtesy of the National Weather Service. Weather forecast for Sunday, Nov. 10: Areas of dense fog before 10am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 74. Calm win...
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Seal Beach Councilwoman Ellery Deaton talks with Madonna Grimsley, owner of Bubba, a Vietnaese potbellied pig. Photo by C.E.H. Wiedel.

Bubba shows up at the “Save Bubba” rally

Don’t mess with Bubba. Bubba got friends. Bubba’s friends packed one end of the east half of Eisenhower Park, rallying in support of the Vietnamese potbelly pig that is in danger of being bounced from the home he shares wit...
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Last flight of a UH-1N Huey at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Photo by Cpl. Kyle N. Runnels.

Last flight for iconic Marine helicopter

The following article and photo by Cpl. Kyle N. Runnels were released through the Defense Video and Information Distribution Service. A UH-1N Huey landing aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C., is not unfamiliar for the area, but the one t...
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OCTA delays vote on I-405 toll lanes

The following information was released by Orange County Transportation Authority. Editor’s note: this vote is over the objections of every single city along the I-405. OCTA staff has consistently put on a happy face despite t...
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Unplanned power outages in Orange County as of Saturday morning, Nov. 9

As of this morning, Southern California Edison is working on the following power outages: Brea, south of Lambert Rd. near Oak Pl.: started at 4:23 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 9. The cause is equipment problems. Edison is testing the...
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