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Weather in northwest Orange County for Friday, May 22, 2015

Posted  May 22, 2015  by  shelley

Today’s weather in northwest Orange County for Friday, May 22, 2015, in Southern California, along the Los Angeles County border: A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11am, then a slight chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 70. Light and variable wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. Chance […]

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Weather in northwest Orange County for Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Posted  May 20, 2015  by  shelley

Today’s weather in northwest Orange County for Wednesday, May 20, 2015, in Southern California, along the Los Angeles County border: A chance of drizzle before 11am. Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 71. Light south wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. Tonight: A chance of drizzle after […]

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OC Fuchsia Society to hold annual sale in Garden Grove

Posted  May 17, 2015  by  courtesy

The Orange County Fuchsia Society will be hold its annual plant sale on Friday, June 12 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Saturday, June 13 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. This is an opportunity to purchase hanging baskets, tabletop uprights, gallon-sized, 4″ and 2″ fuchsias in cultivars (varieties) not generally found in […]

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Utah, looking east towards Colorado. Photo by C.E.H. Wiedel.
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What I did over Spring Break

Posted  May 10, 2015  by  shelley

Between April 18 and May 5, I drove about 3,800 miles, a round trip from Southern California to Cedar Rapids, Iowa, along I-70 and I-80. One of our grown children had accepted a job with Honeywell. On Saturday, we loaded up her sedan and her father’s SUV with all her worldly belongings — except her […]

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Mother and daughter garden memories – places in the heart

Posted  May 9, 2015  by  Surfwriter Girls

Mother and daughter garden memories – places in the heart, including childhood gardens in Culver City and Los Alamitos. A garden is a special place where you can enjoy tranquil beauty, get lost in thought or explore your imagination. It’s also a place where mothers and daughters can create memories that last a lifetime. SurfWriter […]

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Scarred, flawed, but still Mom

Posted  May 9, 2015  by  Sandra Rodriguez

The word/idea/reality “mother” conjures up so many possibilities: biological, surrogate, adopted, step, foster, godmother, evil, sainted, overbearing, treasured, friend, enemy. Some of us had great mothers, who nurtured, protected and encouraged. Others had less than wonderful moms, who belittled and tore/wore us down. And most of us grew up somewhere between. Daughters often have more […]

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Spotlight for May 2015

Posted  May 9, 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 May: Mom, motherhood, and Mother’s day! Motherhood in Southern California Our May 2015 […]

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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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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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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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Unplanned power outages in Orange County as of Friday, Sept. 12

As of this morning, Southern California Edison is working on the following power outages: Huntington Beach, Silverado Dr. and Turnberry Cir.: Started at 4:08 p.m. on Sept. 11. The cause was damaged underground equipment. Edison...
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Today’s weather for Friday, September 12

Today’s local weather: Sunny, with a high near 95. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.
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Catch back-to-school savings at Precious Life Thrift & Gift Shop

Stop by Precious Life Thrift & Gift Shop for their 2nd Saturday Blow-Out Sale! They have lots of new items to choose from just in time for back-to-school shopping. The sale runs on Saturday, September 13, from 10 a.m. to 3...
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Garden Grove selling personalized ornaments for community Christmas tree

Garden Grove residents and businesses have an opportunity to be a part of the city’s holiday cheer with a personalized, oversized ornament to be hung on the community’s Christmas tree. The festive 24-foot tree will be lit o...
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Official seal of the City of Garden Grove.

Sixteen-year-old teen shot in Garden Grove

On September 10 at 7:51 p.m., officers were sent to the 11600 block of Stuart regarding a shooting. Officers arrived and found the 16-year-old victim with a gunshot wound to the torso. Interviews showed the suspect vehicle had ...
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Official seal of the City of Garden Grove.

Seniors invited to Western Day in Garden Grove

The H. Louis Lake Senior Center will host free festivities on Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m to celebrate Western Day. The event will take place in the “A” room, at the Garden Grove Community Meeting...
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Cypress & La Palma offering fun teen activities for October

Teens…Do  you like being scared? Well, lucky for you, the cities of Cypress and La Palma are celebrating Halloween early! Join your friends at two upcoming teen events! The ghost and goblins are getting ready to...
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Seal Beach PD conducting drug take-back initiative

On Sept. 27, 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 ninth opportunity in four years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their ...
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Help clean the beach before winter on California Coast Clean-up Day

You’re invited to the most important clean-up of the year! Before the winter storm season, please come by to give us a hand cleaning the beach and riverbed. California Coastal Clean-Up Day Seal Beach will be held Saturday...
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Sean Payne

What’s smarter: paying off debts or investing?

It probably doesn’t happen as much as you’d like, but from time to time, you have some extra disposable income. When this happens, how should you use the funds? Assuming you have adequate emergency savings — typically, th...
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UCLA QB named athlete of the week as Bruins head to Austin

Redshirt junior quarterback Brett Hundley was named the UCLA/Muscle Milk Student-Athlete of the Week for Sept. 1-7. Hundley set a school record with the third 400-yard total offense effort of his career and equaled another pair...
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Two players recognized for last week’s win over Stanford as Trojans face Boston College

USC junior defensive end Leonard Williams and senior placekicker Andre Heidari were named Pac-12 Defensive and Special Teams Players of the Week, respectively, for their efforts in USC’s win last Saturday (Sept. 6) at Sta...
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Remember Sept. 11th

September 11: 13 years, 2 years, 1 year, this year

For all those who died thirteen years ago, in part so that they may indeed not be forgotten: For those who died in Benghazi: For those who died or were injured in Boston: For the families of the recently murdered journalists: A...
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Today’s weather for Thursday, September 11

Today’s local weather: Sunny, with a high near 91. Light southwest wind increasing to 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.
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No Friday night races at LARC on Sept. 12 and Sept. 19

There will be no live Friday night racing for the next two weeks at Los Alamitos Race Course, but the Saturday and Sunday programs will feature full cards featuring an Early and Late Pick Four and a Pick Six wager. The two Frid...
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Jose Lozano and his Art students, Diego and Karla create a mural with a message. Courtesy Photo.

OCCTAC to hold Charity Fundraiser Silent Auction

The Orange County Children’s Therapeutic ARTS Center will hold a fundraising event in support of their new Community Food Bank on Thursday, Sept. 11 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. This event includes live art demonstrations, enter...
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Damaged east breakwater protecting Anaheim Bay. Photo courtesy of Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach.

SoCal Congressional reps ask Army Corps of Engineers for quick repairs to Long Beach breakwater

Congressman Lowenthal on Wednesday urged the Army Corps of Engineers to expedite repairs to a storm-damaged portion of the federal breakwater that protects the San Pedro Bay ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles. In the letter (p...
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