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April

San Jose moves forward with suit over luring Oakland A’s south

Posted  April 19, 2014  by  shelley

Spring is in the air, Major League Baseball games are being played (not cryingly badly, in the case of the Dodgers and Angels), and San Jose continues its legal efforts to force Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig to let the City sweet-talk the Oakland A’s away from its northern neighbor. The Dodgers, at 10-7 and .588, […]

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April

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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April

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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Participants at the Surfrider Foundation Ohana Day dump trash in a receptacle. Photo by Surfwriter Girls.
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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Cypress Police arrest two suspects for possession of stolen property

The following information was released by Cypress Police Department. On April 29, at approximately 10:23 a.m., a Cypress Patrol Officer attempted to stop a vehicle that was leaving the parking lot of the Cypress Suites Motel at...
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Today’s weather forecast for Tuesday, April 30

The following information is courtesy of the National Weather Service. Weather forecast for Tuesday, April 30: Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 70. Light southeast wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 m...
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New Wiggles cast members Anthony, Emma, Lachy and Simon

Meet The Wiggles at Westminster Mall

The following information was released by Westminster Mall. Come say hello to The Wiggles, take a photo with Anthony, Emma, Lachy and Simon, dance to their new songs and sing along to your favorite Wiggly classics at a free eve...
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West Orange County Connectors Project construction update Monday, April 29, to Friday, May 3

The following information was released by Orange County Transportation Authority. Construction highlights Beginning the week of April 29 crews will begin pouring the concrete footings or foundations for the new I-405 / I-605 ca...
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(Pictured: Dr. Prakash Narain, Mayor; Mrs. Paula Gibbs, Mayor’s Award Winner)

Famed local artist serves as judge of 38th Annual Open Juried Art Show

The following information was released by the City of Cypress. The 38th Annual Open Juried Art Show, sponsored by the Cypress Art League, was held on Sunday, April 28, at the Cypress Community Center. The Open Juried Art Show p...
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State Senator Huff to hold open house at new district office

The following information was released by California State Senator Bob Huff (D-CA29). The district office of California State Senator Bob Huff has moved. Your are invited to join Senator Bob Huff for an open house on Thursday, ...
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Sunrise Senior Living throwing a “Dos de Mayo” fiesta

The following information was released by Sunrise Senior Living Seal Beach. Join us for our “Dos de Mayo” celebration! We are having a fiesta And the time is drawing near, We will be serving Margaritas And Mexican beer! Com...
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Today’s weather forecast for Monday, April 29

The following information is courtesy of the National Weather Service. Weather forecast for Monday, April 29: A chance of drizzle before 11am. Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing...
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Kenny Brandyberry, Valentino's Pizza, Casa Youth Shelter

Last chance this year to support Casa Youth Shelter and eat great pizza!

The following information was released by Casa Youth Shelter. Lee and Alex of Valentino’s Pizza present Pizza Mondays! Every Monday in April, you can order any extra large two topping pizza for only $10 each. 100% of the ...
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Free seminar for veterans on tech career opportunities

The following information was released by the California Department of Veterans Affairs. Learn from professionals at CompTIA, Robert Half, new Horizons, Veterans VocRehab and more. Also, learn about New Horizons Heroes Made to ...
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Seven-day local weather forecast, 28 April 2013 through 4 May 2013

The following information was released by the National Weather Service. Forecast details Sunday: Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 75. Light south wind becomi...
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Top Ten Stories for April 21 through April 27

These were the most read stories at Orange County Breeze over the last week (excluding weather forecasts): 26th Annual Seal Beach Classic Car Show program details Seal Beach Chamber welcomes everyone to the 26th Annual Classic ...
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Today’s weather forecast for Sunday, April 28

The following information is courtesy of the National Weather Service. Weather forecast for Sunday, April 28: Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 77. Light sout...
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Rose Center Theater open casting for “The Sound of Music”

The following information was released by Rose Center Theater. Rose Center Theater is currently casting for its upcoming RCT Professional Series production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music. All roles except Cap...
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St. Irenaeus Parish School names new principal

The following information was released by St. Irenaeus Parish School. It is extracted from a letter to faculty, staff, parents, students, parishioners and alumni from Fr. Patrick Moses, pastor of St. Irenaeus Catholic Church. I...
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New OCDA HEAT unit to target human trafficking in Orange County

The following information was released by the Orange County District Attorney. Orange County District Attorney (OCDA) Tony Rackauckas announced today at the Victims’ Rights March and Rally a new unit to prosecute Human Ex...
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Anaheim residents invited to comment on housing needs

The following information was released by the City of Anaheim. Anaheim residents are invited to attend upcoming meetings to learn about the City’s Housing Element Update and to offer input on what is important to both their s...
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Ocean Ave. and Main St., Seal Beach, during 2013 Classic Car Show.

Seal Beach Classic Car Show — a perfect day at the beach

As a sponsor of the Seal Beach Classic Car Show, Orange County Breeze was granted space 10 in the vendor area in Eisenhower Park on the west side of the pier. At the edge of the bluff above the beach parking lot, Smokin’s Sam...
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