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Today’s weather for Friday, March 06

Posted  March 6, 2015  by  shelley

Today’s local weather: Sunny, with a high near 83. Northeast wind around 5 mph becoming north in the morning. Tonight: Clear, with a low around 52. Calm wind becoming northeast around 5 mph. The article above is based on information released by the National Weather Service.

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Spotlight for February 2015

Posted  January 31, 2015  by  shelley

Articles in the Spotlight will appear in the Spotlight section of the homepage and linked below as they are published. (The article list below does not include articles in hand but not yet scheduled for publication.) The Orange County Breeze spotlight for February: 2015 — Pay it Forward! Paying debts of gratitude forward Our February […]

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February Dining, Arts and Entertainment now available!

Posted  January 29, 2015  by  shelley

Our popular monthly Dining, Arts & Entertainment (DARTS) listing is available as a downloadable pdf document. Now the February 2015 DARTS can be downloaded for free! We have detailed January event listings, articles, and display advertisements for local people, venues and events. We encourage you to download the February 2015 DARTS and let us know […]

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Spotlight for January 2015

Posted  January 3, 2015  by  shelley

Articles in the Spotlight will appear in the Spotlight section of the homepage and linked below as they are published. (The article list below does not include articles in hand but not yet scheduled for publication.) The Orange County Breeze spotlight for January: 2015 — a Better Year! Improving on what we already have Our […]

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Spotlight for December 2014

Posted  November 29, 2014  by  shelley

Articles in the Spotlight will appear in the Spotlight section of the homepage and linked below as they are published. (The article list below does not include articles in hand but not yet scheduled for publication.) The Orange County Breeze spotlight for December 2014: Christmas Wishes and Local Shopping Spots! Christmas Wishes You are invited […]

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Spotlight for November 2014

Posted  November 1, 2014  by  shelley

Articles in the Spotlight will appear in the Spotlight section of the homepage and linked below as they are published. (The article list below does not include articles in hand but not yet scheduled for publication.) The Orange County Breeze spotlight for November 2014: Veteran’s Day, Thanksgiving, and shopping locally! Veteran’s Day Sunday Serenades presents […]

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Spotlight for October 2014

Posted  October 2, 2014  by  shelley

Articles in the Spotlight will appear in the Spotlight section of the homepage and linked below as they are published. (The article list below does not include articles in hand but not yet scheduled for publication.) The Orange County Breeze spotlight for October 2014: Wings, Wheels, Rotors & Expo… and Halloween! Wings, Wheels, Rotors and […]

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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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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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Spotlight for August 2014

Posted  August 2, 2014  by  shelley

Articles in the Spotlight will appear in the Spotlight section of the homepage and linked below as they are published. Bye-bye, Summer! Museum showcases century of surfing in Huntington Beach by SurfWriter Girls Sunny Magdaug and Patti Kishel How to navigate life transitions by Sandra Rodriguez August Movie Marathon: Last blast of summer by Katie […]

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Construction worker walks away after using a fire extinguisher on sparking downed power lines on Orangewood in Los Alamitos . Photo by C.E.H. Wiedel.

Downed power line at Orangewood/Los Alamitos Blvd.

A live power line was down on Orangewood Ave. near the intersection of Orangewood and Los Alamitos Blvd. near St. Hedwig School in the city of Los Alamitos. The cause of the damage was not immediately clear. Drivers were trappe...
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Unplanned power outages in Orange County as of Wednesday, May 14

As of this morning, Southern California Edison is working on the following power outages: Garden Grove, Twintree Ln.: Started at 9:34 p.m. on May 13. Edison has identified the problem and is working to restore power to 42 custo...
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Reward offered for information in Long Beach liquor store robbery

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has issued a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for the March 24, 2014 shooting of a 53-year-old male liquor store owner dur...
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Today’s weather forecast for Wednesday, May 14: Red Flag Warning, Heat Advisory

Red Flag Warning in effect through May 14, 8 p.m. A Red Flag Warning continues through Wednesday for the Orange County Coast areas, the Santa Ana Mountains, the Inland Empire, the San Barnardino County mountains, the Riverside ...
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Cypress police blotter, May 2 to May 7

The items shown below are selected from the logs of the Cypress Police Department. No inference of guilt is implied in showing any item. May 2, 2014 Patrol Check – 9:57 a.m. – 9600 block of Juanita - The caller was ...
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Los Alamitos police blotter, May 1 to May 8

The items shown below are selected from the logs of the Los Alamitos Police Department. No inference of guilt is implied in showing any item. May 1, 2014 Suspicious Circumstances – 6:57 p.m. – Katella Ave. - A white...
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Courtroom Diary: Victim’s family faces further frustration as LeClaire trial once again put off

The matter of The People vs. Steven Matthew LeClaire, Case Number 11ZF0126, has been delayed – again. LeClaire stands accused of one count of murder and two counts of attempted murder, with enhancements of use of a firear...
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Rock for Vets hosting 5th annual benefit concert in Long Beach

Rock for Vets, a music education program for Veterans, at-risk youth and community is holding their 5th Annual Rock For Vets Benefit with Freddy Fender Jr and friends at the Ernest Borgnine Theatre at the Scottish Rite on 855...
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OC RoV sends out record number of vote-by-mail ballots

The Registrar of Voters mailed a record number of vote-by-mail ballots to voters last week. The number of voters receiving a permanent vote-by-mail ballot has more than doubled in the past six years. “It’s clear that we...
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Orange County budget for fiscal year 2014-15 available for public review

Orange County’s Fiscal Year 2014-15 Recommended Budget has been released for review by the Board of Supervisors and the public. Public budget hearings will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, June 10, and Wednesday, June 11, at th...
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National Weather Service issues heat advisory for the Southland

The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for coastal areas through Thursday. There is also a heat advisory for the western valleys today, and for the valleys Wednesday and Thursday. High temperatures today are ex...
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Governor Brown releases May budget revision that pays debt, funds teacher retirement

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. released a revised state budget today that provides health care to millions more Californians, pays down $11 billion in debt and fully funds the teachers’ retirement system over time. “T...
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One Rowland Heights resident killed, two injured in Huntington Beach crash

On Friday, May 9th, at about 8:00 PM, the Huntington Beach Police Department responded to the area of Beach Blvd. and Sterling Dr. regarding an injury traffic collision in which a vehicle had collided with a tree. Arriving offi...
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Habitat OC to host new homebuyer orientation in Cypress tonight, Tuesday, May 13

Habitat for Humanity of Orange County will host new homebuyer orientation meetings for families interested in learning more about how to qualify for and apply to purchase affordable Habitat for Humanity homes in Orange County. ...
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Southland again forms sweet partnership with Sugar Beet Festival

Southland Credit Union once again creating a “Sweet” partnership with the Sugar Beet Festival Southland Credit Union has again signed on as the title sponsor for the second Sugar Beet Festival and 5k-ish Sugartown Challenge...
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Oceanside soldier dies in Afghanistan

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Chief Warrant Officer Deric M. Rasmussen, 33, of Oceanside, California, died May 11, in Mazar E Sharif, Afghanistan...
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Unplanned power outages in Orange County as of Tuesday, May 13

As of this morning, Southern California Edison is working on the following power outages: Irvine, Santa Maria near Irvine Center Dr. and Hearthstone: Started at 1:02 a.m. May 3. Edison has identified the problem. Edison is work...
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Huntington Beach Police seeking public help in shooting death

At about 8:30 a.m., Huntington Beach police officers responded to the 200 block of Memphis Ave. regarding suspicious circumstances. They arrived and found a deceased male. The cause of death is unknown, but it is considered sus...
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Today’s weather forecast for Tuesday, May 13: Red Flag Warning

Red Flag Warning in effect through May 13, 8 p.m. A Red Flag Warning is in effect for the Orange County coastal areas, the Santa Ana Mountains, the Inland Empire, the San Bernardino County mountains, the Riverside County mounta...
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OCSD issues missing person bulletin for Rossmoor resident Michael A. Gal

NAME: Michael A. Gal – DOB 7-15-1972 DESCRIPTION: Male, Caucasian, 6’0”, 230 lbs., salt & pepper colored hair, blue eyes CLOTHING : Dark short sleeve polo shirt, khaki shorts, blue tennis shoes LAST CONTACT: Monday, M...
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