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Today’s weather forecast for Wednesday, April 16

Posted  April 16, 2014  by  courtesy

Today’s local weather forecast: Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 76. Light and variable wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoo

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Baseball: an app for that!

Posted  April 15, 2014  by  shelley

The first day of Spring was last month, and Major League Baseball’s Opening Day has already proved disappointing locally — but you can still download and install software that allows you to dream big, or follow the ups (and downs) of your favorite team. So, if you can’t go out to the ballgame — even […]

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April

Springtime is decluttering time

Posted  April 14, 2014  by  courtesy

Today I stood on-line at the market, surrounded by magazines, almost all aimed at women (hey, market manager – men shop too!). It is springtime and most of the cover stories are about losing weight for bathing suit season or about spring decluttering. That’s easier than losing weight — or is it? Clutter happens when […]

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April

A Catholic looks at Passover

Posted  April 14, 2014  by  shelley

I would like to wish all our Jewish readers a solemn and joy-filled celebration of Passover among family and friends. As a Catholic Christian, I am taught that God did not abrogate the Old Covenant when Jesus Christ established the New Covenant. We are, therefore, obligated to accord our Jewish brethren all due respect as […]

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April

What you can do about the California drought

Posted  April 13, 2014  by  courtesy

Earlier this week, I spent three days with nearly 100 fellow agriculture-related business owners, bankers, ranchers, farmers and interesting speakers to study a few companies in the agricultural sector. Every two years, I attend the UC Davis Agribusiness Executive Seminar which focuses specifically on agricultural issues and enterprises in California. Besides the usual business issues […]

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Local locations for Easter Week services

Posted  April 12, 2014  by  shelley

The following list of local churches is meant to help our readers find a house of worship for Holy Week or Easter Day. Assumption Greek Orthodox Church 5761 East Colorado St., Long Beach 90814 Bay Shore Community Congregational United Church of Christ 5100 The Toledo, Long Beach 90803 Bethlehem Lutheran Church 3352 Katella Ave., Los […]

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Spotlight for April 2014

Posted  April 12, 2014  by  shelley

We apologize for the late appearance of the April Spotlight section, which should have been published on Monday, March 31. Our graphics station hardware fried, and it took a while to replace the hardware and restore all our files. Articles in the Spotlight will appear in the Spotlight section of the homepage and linked below […]

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April

Celebrate Mother Nature in April

Posted  April 12, 2014  by  Surfwriter Girls

The month of April’s name comes from the Romans and means “to open.” It refers to the season when trees and flowers begin to open and bloom. SurfWriter Girls Sunny Magdaug and Patti Kishel think that this makes April the perfect month to celebrate Mother Nature. And, fortunately, there are two special days to do […]

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Blue Moon Boutique’s charity for April

Posted  April 11, 2014  by  shelley

Blue Moon Boutique supports local charities by donating a certain percentage of proceeds from our monthly sales. For the month of April 2014, Blue Moon will donate a percentage of sales to support the Illumination Foundation. The Foundation’s mission is to provide targeted, interdisciplinary services for the most vulnerable homeless clients to break or prevent […]

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Spotlight for March 2014

Posted  March 5, 2014  by  shelley

We apologize for the late appearance of the March Spotlight section, which should have been published on Monday, Feb. 24. Articles in the Spotlight will appear in the Spotlight section of the homepage and linked below as they are published. Blue Moon Boutique’s charity for March Ancestry, Experiences and Customs by Sandra Rodriguez The Luck […]

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Top Ten Stories for April 14 through April 20

These were the most read stories at Orange County Breeze over the last week (excluding weather forecasts): LAPD arrests Huntington Beach man for sexual relations with minor Local Albertsons part of sale by Supervalu Anaheim man...
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Today’s weather forecast for Sunday, April 21

The following information is courtesy of the National Weather Service. Weather forecast for Sunday, April 21: Patchy dense fog before 11am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 78. Light sou...
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Servite history teacher to be arraigned on sex charges

The following information was released by the Orange County District Attorney. Law enforcement seeks public’s help identifying potential additional victims and/or witnesses. (Emphasis added.) An Anaheim high school teache...
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Free tour of Los Alamitos JFTB on May 16

The following information is released by the Los Alamitos Area Chamber of Commerce. The Regional Military Affairs Committee (RMAC) of the Los Alamitos Area Chamber of Commerce will conduct its next free quarterly tour of the Jo...
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Grateful Hearts needs volunteers to Stamp Out Hunger on Saturday, May 11

The following information was released by Grateful Hearts. Join Grateful Hearts on Saturday, May 11, at the Seal Beach Post Office! The 2013 Annual Stamp out Hunger Food Drive is underway, and they need your help! If you can sp...
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Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva to stage interactive workshop on California State budget

The following information was released by the office of Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva (D-CAAD65). How would you balance the state budget? Join Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva (D-CAAD65) and NEXT 10, an independent, nonparti...
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Indigo Rose tomatoes have set

We are happy to report that the first tomatoes of 2013 have set in our home vegetable garden! We planted two varieties, Indigo Rose and Sprite. The specimens were purchased from the Fullerton College Horticultural Department la...
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Third Annual Cypress Police Appreciation Luncheon set for Thursday, May 16

Cypress Police Foundation proudly presents the Third Annual Cypress Police Appreciation Luncheon honoring the Cypress Police Department. The luncheon will be held on Thursday, May 16, beginning at 11:30 a.m. at the Cypress Comm...
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Embroiderers Guild to meet at new location in May

The following information was released by the Long Beach Chapter of the Embroiderers’ Guild of America, Inc. The Long Beach Chapter of the Embroiderers’ Guild of America, Inc. will hold a general meeting on Friday, May 24 a...
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Va-va-voom for Vets!

The following information was released by Pinups for Vets. Editor’s note: Gina Elise was our guest at last year’s Wings, Wheels, Rotors and Expo. She is as nice as she is voomy! The signed copy of Penthouse sold for $620 ...
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Celebrate a festive “Mother’s Day Champagne Brunch” at Rancho Los Cerritos

The following information was released by Rancho Los Cerritos. Rancho Los Cerritos will host an outdoor Mother’s Day Champagne Brunch on Sunday, May 12 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The brunch will be a great opportunity for ...
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Girl Scout Troop 980 based at McAulliffe Middle School, tours Los Alamitos Museum. Members of Girl Scout Troop 980 pictured, left to right: Brook Mullen, Sara Lafata, Amara Santos, Andres Saracco, Kaelani Artuz and Jessica Calugaru.

McAuliffe Girl Scout troop tours Los Alamitos Museum

The following information was released by the Los Alamitos Museum. Girl Scout Troop 980, made up of sixth graders at McAuliffe Middle School, toured Los Alamitos Museum on Friday, April 19. Anita Schommer gave a brief history o...
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Today’s weather forecast for Saturday, April 20

The following information is courtesy of the National Weather Service. Weather forecast for Saturday, April 20: Patchy dense fog before 11am. Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 81. Light and variable wind becoming southwest 5 t...
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Katya Sutil of Oxford Academy wins scholarship from Disneyland Resort.

Oxford Academy student receives Disney scholarship

The following information was released by Oxford Academy, 5172 Orange Ave. in Cypress. Katya Sutil from Oxford Academy in Cypress has been awarded a $7,500 scholarship for her leadership, academic excellences and contributions ...
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SoCal Edison to host San Onofre exhibit and off-site open house

The following information was released by Southern California Edison. Southern California Edison invites the public to “Inside Songs,” an interactive exhibit and offsite open house for the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Stat...
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Entrance to the pool at Los Alamitos Joint Forces Training Base. Photo by C.E.H. Wiedel.

Los Alamitos summer activities guide is here

The following information was released by Los Alamitos Recreation and Community Services Department. The Los Alamitos Recreation and Community Services Department Summer 2013 Activities Guide is available this week and is full ...
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Los Alamitos Chamber supports Stanton Sam’s Club grand re-opening

Pat Eskenazi, Chairwoman of the Ambassadors of the Los Alamitos Area Chamber of Commerce, was on hand this morning to present a certificate of recognition from the Los Alamitos Chamber to Stanton Sam’s Club Manager Kris Paris...
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CalTrans to close 7th Street/EB SR-22 at Studebaker Sunday night

The following information was released by Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA). On Sunday, April 21 Caltrans crews will close the 7th Street/ eastbound SR-22 at Studebaker Road in order to restripe the 7th Street/eastb...
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