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Weather in northwest Orange County for Thursday, April 16, 2015

Posted  April 16, 2015  by  Katie

Today’s weather in northwest Orange County for Thursday, April 16, 2015, in Southern California, along the Los Angeles County border: Sunny, with a high near 87. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming northwest in the morning. Tonight: Clear, with a low around 56. West wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light and variable in […]

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Bird on a branch. Photo by Surfwriter Girls.
April

Unsilenced Spring: celebrating the wonder of Rachel Carson (1907-1964)

Posted  April 12, 2015  by  Surfwriter Girls

Now that Spring is here and you can hear the sounds of birds chirping, celebrating the day and drawing attention to their aerial acrobatics, think how different the world would be without their joyful notes. Rachel Carson, the author of Silent Spring — the landmark 1962 book that launched the environmental movement — did just […]

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Boys & Girls Club of Cypress members pose with their finished “moon habitat” during the Club’s Spring Break program. Courtesy photo.
April

Boys and Girls Club of Cypress Spring Break provided out of this world fun!

Posted  April 11, 2015  by  courtesy

The Boys &amp Girls Club of Cypress hosted an intergalactic Spring Break this year with an “Out of this World” space theme. The program ran from March 30th through April 3rd and included a wide variety of scientific explorations, fun arts and craft activities such as building sun dials and newspaper “moon habitats”. Members made […]

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Cypress Chargers lose big to Riverside at home, 2 to 9

Posted  April 11, 2015  by  shelley

In a two-and-a-half-hour game on their home field, the Cypress Chargers lost to the Riverside Tigers 2 to 9. Shortstop Brody Weiss knocked in three runs for Riverside, designated hitter Garrett Dean and center fielder Mason Fishback each accounted for two more. The last two runs were brought home by left fielder David Schuknecht and […]

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USC baseball player Bobby Stahel (Needles, Calif./Palos Verdes HS). Courtesy photo.
April

USC drops the ball on opening day of 2015 baseball season — to UCLA!

Posted  April 11, 2015  by  courtesy

No. 6 USC went down early to visiting No. 7 UCLA and could never climb out of the hole, eventually falling 9-3 in game one of the series at Dedeaux Field. The Bruins (24-6, 11-2 Pac-12) jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the top of the first inning, as a three-run home run from […]

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April

An aspiring third baseman learns to play the violin

Posted  April 11, 2015  by  courtesy

The third day of our elementary school semester in 1930 is one day I have never forgotten. I was seven years old, and in the second grade at John Hancock School in Detroit, Michigan. I was dressed in the new light blue shirt and the dark blue short pants my mother had sewed. (Mom was […]

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Car show entrants from a prior Rossmoor Community Festival.
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Save Sunday, May 3, for the 2015 Rossmoor Community Festival

Posted  April 5, 2015  by  courtesy

Coming soon, don’t miss it! The 2015 Rossmoor Community Festival will be held on Sunday, May 3, 2015, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Rush Park, 3021 Blume Dr. in Rossmoor. Join us for the day and experience the rides, games, many vendors, food trucks, live entertainment, dog parade, and car show. Sign-up for […]

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April

Spotlight for April 2015

Posted  April 4, 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 April: Spring, and baseball, and the Rossmoor Community Festival! Spring in all-too-sunny Southern […]

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April

HB Community Garden to give free “HomeGrown Tomatoes” presentation

Posted  April 3, 2015  by  courtesy

The Huntington Beach Community Garden invites you to attend a free presentation, “HomeGrown Tomatoes,” with Dave Freed. Dave has been researching, educating, and helping other backyard farmers grow tomatoes for years. He will tell you how to easily produce 50 to 100 pounds of fresh and delicious tomatoes from a single plant! This event will […]

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High Stakes for Earth project honors Earth Day in Garden Grove

Posted  April 3, 2015  by  courtesy

In recognition of Earth Day on April 22, 2015, the City of Garden Grove is presenting a temporary public art installation project and asking for community participation. Called “High Stakes for Earth,” the project will be placed in the Downtown’s Civic Center park and center around a heritage London Plane tree. The community is asked […]

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Seal of the City of Long Beach, CA. Courtesy graphic.

Long Beach Tech Director to retire next month

Curtis Tani, Director of the City of Long Beach Department of Technology Services, has announced his plans to retire, effective Sept. 12, 2014. “Curtis has served our city admirably by modernizing and expanding our use of...
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Weaver Elementary School Principal Erin Kominsky accepts the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.

Weaver Elementary teacher issues ALS ice-bucket challenge to fellow teachers and staff

On Tuesday, Aug. 19, the staff of Jack L. Weaver Elementary School in Rossmoor accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge from Stacy Schmitz, a teacher at Weaver. The ALS ice bucket challenge was started to build awareness and to ra...
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Los Alamitos City Council appoints three Council candidates

On Wednesday August 20, 2014, the City Council voted to appoint three candidates and cancel the 2014 City of Los Alamitos Election. At the close of the filing period August 13, 2014, the City of Los Alamitos had three nominees ...
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Anaheim Public Utilities team with Libraries to give customers LED light bulbs

Bright ideas and energy savings are available at your local Anaheim Library. Anaheim Public Utilities customers can receive two free energy-saving LED light bulbs by showing picture identification and proof of address (such as ...
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California Chrome, winner of the 2014 Kentucky Derby and Preakness. Photo courtesy of Los Alamitos Race Course.

Looking forward to this weekend at Los Alamitos Race Course

California Chrome will top the bill of attractions this coming weekend at Los Alamitos Race Course. Winner of the 2014 Kentucky Derby and Preakness, the copper red Thoroughbred has spent some time recovering from an injury that...
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Eight Suspects with outstanding DUI warrants caught in ‘AVOID the 38’ DUI Task Force Sweep

On Monday, August 18, deputies from the Orange County Sheriff’s Department dispersed into neighborhoods with dozens of outstanding arrest warrants in search of high risk DUI offenders.  Deputies served the warrants and arres...
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Oakland man gets three years for pimping in Anaheim

A man was sentenced yesterday to three years in state prison for pimping and pandering a woman by arranging for her to engage in commercial sex acts with an undercover police officer. Robert Vincent Grier, 27, Oakland, pleaded ...
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Unplanned power outages in Orange County as of Thursday, Aug. 21

As of this morning, Southern California Edison is working on the following power outages: Irvine, Bake Pkwy. east of I-5: Started at 1 a.m. on Aug. 21. The outage was caused by equipment problems. Edison is working to restore p...
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Today’s weather for Thursday, August 21

Today’s local weather: Cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 83. Light west wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.
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Anaheim announces temporary road closures for Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend

Since 2006, Anaheim has been home to the Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend, one in a series of runDisney events held each year in and around the City. Thousands of runners, joggers and fitness enthusiasts, both local residents a...
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Los Alamitos Council votes to cancel November election

At a special meeting of the Los Alamitos City Council tonight, two topics were addressed: the November municipal election and an ad hoc committee to consider relocating the Civic Center. No one attending claimed to be surprised...
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File photo by C.E.H. Wiedel of Los Alamitos Joint Forces Training Base front gate on Lexington Dr.

Visiting Army aviation unit to conduct training at Los Alamitos Army Airfield

A visiting U.S. Army aviation unit will be engaged in training exercises conducted at Los Alamitos Army Airfield from August 21 through August 29. Training will include expanded air operations during this time period. The routi...
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Director of Fiscal Services Renee Arkus. Courtesy photo.

LAUSD hires new director of fiscal services

It is with great pleasure that the Los Alamitos Unified School District Board of Education announces that Renee Arkus has been named the District’s new Director of Fiscal Services.  Renee comes to Los Al after 14 years in va...
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Hemet man convicted in Westminster cold-case sexual assaults

A man was convicted today of forcibly raping two women after being linked to the cold-case sexual assaults through DNA. Kevin Lawrence Saint John, 45, Hemet, was found guilty by a jury today of two felony counts of forcible rap...
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Bill to require CSU to provide information on degrees sent to governor

The State Senate gave unanimous approval today to legislation authored by Senate Republican Leader Bob Huff (R-Diamond Bar) that will give students and parents an understanding of the value that individual degrees have in the j...
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LAUSD Superintendent Sherry Kropp

LAUSD Superintendent Kropp welcomes families to the new school year

Welcome to a new school year and another exciting time in Los Alamitos Unified! Last year, we saw tremendous gains in student achievement in academics, athletics, activities, and the arts. We appreciate the hard work and dedica...
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More fireworks at Monday Los Alamitos City Council meeting, yet more tonight

In an unusually public rebuke, Los Alamitos Mayor Gerri Graham-Mejia accused City Manager Bret Plumlee of slighting her by not providing a formal written staff report for Agenda Item 11C, Options for the 4th of July Fireworks S...
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