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Today’s weather for Tuesday, January 27

Posted  January 27, 2015  by  shelley

Today’s local weather: Mostly sunny, with a high near 72. East wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the morning. Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 51. Calm wind becoming northeast around 5 mph. The article above is based on information released by the National Weather Service.

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Buena Park

Making music with what we have left

Posted  January 26, 2015  by  Loreen Berlin

The Buena Park City Council makes a practice of inviting local religious leaders to offer an invocation at the beginning of Council meetings. At the Jan. 13, 2015, meeting, Rabbi Lawrence Goldmark offered the following story: Related articles At Seattle Symphony, Itzhak Perlman leads a distinguished ‘Eroica’ ( Itzhak Perlman Live at Broward Center ( […]

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Filling out FAFSA early makes life easier for parents of college students

Posted  January 26, 2015  by  Margene Walz

It’s that frantic time of year when parents are searching for money needed to fund their student’s college education. Relax, take a deep breath! Thousands of parents have gone through the process and have survived. Although it seems complicated, if you gather the needed information before you start, read and follow instructions on the financial […]

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Graffiti on Los Alamitos Blvd. Photo by Katie Wiedel.

Making Seal Beach better: Lions remove graffiti

Posted  January 19, 2015  by  Katie

The Seal Beach Lions seem to be everywhere: with 288 members, they make up the largest Lions Club in California, and the fourth largest in the United States. They organized the Seal Beach Christmas Parade, they hold a fundraising Golf Tournament in the summer, and then there’s the famous Fish Fry, which celebrated its 70th […]

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Friendship – the perfect blendship for 2015

Posted  January 18, 2015  by  Surfwriter Girls

Make new friends, but keep the old. One is silver and the other’s gold. That popular campfire song of old is just as relevant today. To make 2015 a better year, SurfWriter Girls Sunny Magdaug and Patti Kishel would like to see us all reach out the hand of friendship to the people we encounter […]

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New Year’s resolutions – again??? It’s 2015!

Posted  January 11, 2015  by  courtesy

Editor’s note: it is never too late or too early to resolve to make a change! Even when we aren’t thinking about it, the days become weeks, then months and seasons, and before you know it, another year has passed. 2014 is behind us, in the dust. And if you are like most people (and […]

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Making Seal Beach better: community plans for new aquatic center

Posted  January 9, 2015  by  courtesy

The City of Seal Beach is pleased to announce the launch of the Swim Seal Beach effort and website The website is a new comprehensive community engagement website where citizens can engage, communicate and collaborate with community decision makers, other residents, and employees in the City to plan for a new aquatics center. The […]

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Los Alamitos Elementary Ambassadors give back through community service

Posted  January 4, 2015  by  courtesy

Community service continues to be the focus of the Ambassadors at Los Alamitos Elementary (LAE), fourth and fifth grade students in the school’s leadership program. Thirty-one students joined the residents at Katella Manor in December to read stories together. The residents surprised the students with hot chocolate with marshmallows, and cookies. As the students gathered […]

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2014 Arbor Day Event. The Saliture family assisting with planting the ceremonial tree donated by the Cypress Police Officers Association and Command Staff in loving memory of their daughter Allison Saliture. Courtesy photo.

Making Cypress better: 2015 tree donation project begins

Posted  January 3, 2015  by  courtesy

The City of Cypress in Partnership with the Friends of Cypress Recreation and Parks, Inc., announces that the 25th annual Tree Donation Project is now underway! A tax-deductible donation may be made in the amount of $300 for a 24” box tree. This amount covers the cost of having Great Scott Tree Service Inc., a […]

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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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LARC nails deal to move September thoroughbred dates to Orange County

Steve Anderson at The Daily Racing Form reports that Los Alamitos Race Course has nailed a deal to move September thoroughbred racing dates from the Pomona Fairplex to Orange County: The California Horse Racing Board’s 2014 s...
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Narcotics suspect dies after arrest by Long Beach Police

On Thursday, April 10, 2014, Long Beach Police contacted 43-year-old Rolando Sanchez of Long Beach, and a female subject, in the area of 25th Street and Baltic Avenue, for suspicion of narcotics activity. During the course of t...
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Unplanned power outages in Orange County as of Tuesday, April 22

As of this morning, Southern California Edison is working on the following power outages: Garden Grove, MacMurray St. near MacAlpine Rd.: Started at 1:50 p.m. April 21. The cause was  a traffic accident that took down lines an...
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Today’s weather forecast for Tuesday in the Octave of Easter, April 22

Today’s local weather forecast: Cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 70. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.
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Shops at Rossmoor hosting Musique Sur La Mer 2014 Concert Series

Join The Shops at Rossmoor and Musique Sur La Mer for the Youth Orchestras Concert Series 2014! These delightfully upbeat concerts are brought to you by the generous donations made by the Shops at Rossmoor, a Maestro’s Ci...
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Cypress City Council honors West-Comm dispatchers

During the regular meeting of the Cypress City Council on April 14, Mayor Leroy Mills presented a proclamation honoring the tireless dedication and professionalism of the dispatchers at the West Cities Communication Center (Wes...
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West County Connectors construction highlights for April 21 to April 26

Construction highlights Construction activity on the Seal Beach Boulevard bridge continues. This week the contractor will be removing falsework supports from completed sections of the bridge. Later this week crews will be const...
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Los Alamitos Community Center

Mother/daughter makeover class available from Los Alamitos

Celebrate Mother’s Day by attending this makeover session with your daughters! Registration is going on now at the City of Los Alamitos Recreation and Community Services Department for Mother/Daughter Makeover. Your makeover ...
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Garden Grove Fire and Police to team up for Public Safety Day on May 10

For the first time in Garden Grove, the Fire and Police Departments will join forces to present Public Safety Day on Saturday, May 10, 2014, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Garden Grove Fire Station #1, located at 11301 Acacia Parkw...
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Seal Beach PD participating in National Drug Take-Back initiative

On April 26, 2014, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Seal Beach Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its eighth opportunity in four years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their...
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Rancho Los Cerritos presenting program on Chinese Americans in the 19th Century

“Building Railroads and Transplanting Chinese Food: Chinese Americans in 19th Century,” is scheduled for Saturday, May 10, concluding Rancho Los Cerritos’ 2014 lecture series, “California – A Land of Many: The Immigra...
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Students and parents invited to Service Academy Night at Oxford Academy in Cypress

Congressman Alan Lowenthal invites you to Service Academy Night! Meet representatives from the Military, Naval, Air Force, Coast Guard, and Merchant Marine Academies at the Oxford Academy Multipurpose Room on Wednesday, May 14,...
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Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at St. Isidore Historical Plaza’s Fiesta!

Join us in celebrating Cinco de Mayo at the St. Isidore Historical Plaza on Sunday, May 4, 2014! Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with great food, entertainment, and an opportunity drawing! The Fiesta will start at noon and continue thr...
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Anthem Blue Cross and MemorialCare working together to offer Enhanced Personal Care program

Anthem Blue Cross and MemorialCare Medical Foundation, the physician division of MemorialCare Health System, announced that they are collaborating to offer Anthem’s Enhanced Personal Care program in the Orange County and Grea...
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AUHSD students engage in civic education campaign to prompt investment in facilities

Anaheim Union High School District students are launching a civic engagement campaign calling on the Board of Trustees to take action on the issue of investing in 21st century learning through better facilities. Students are co...
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Today’s weather forecast for Monday in the Octave of Easter, April 21

Today’s local weather forecast: Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 80. Light west wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.
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Public invited to Anaheim memorial ceremony for fallen military members

Honoring our U.S. Military men and women is a priority for the City of Anaheim, and this year the City will participate in the National Candle Lighting Memorial on Saturday, May 17. The candle lighting will take place from 1-2 ...
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Junior ROTC drill competition to be held at JFTB on Saturday, April 26

The Golden Bear West Coast (GBWC) National Drill Meet is a drill competition that is scheduled to take place on Saturday, April 26, 2014 at the Los Alamitos Joint Forces Training Base located at 11200 Lexington Dr. in Los Alami...
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New Peanuts fun coming to Grand Sierra Railroad in Camp Snoopy at Knott’s

As part of Knott’s celebration of 30 years of Camp Snoopy, the theme park is excited to announce new fun coming to the Grand Sierra Railroad. Beginning this summer, the railroad will chug through exciting new wilderness scene...
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