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Today’s weather for Sunday, Nov. 23

Posted  November 23, 2014  by  courtesy

Today’s local weather: Sunny, with a high near 77. Calm wind becoming west around 5 mph. Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 52. Calm wind becoming northeast around 5 mph in the evening.

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44th Annual Candy Caneland and Craft Faire scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 6 in Buena Park

Posted  November 17, 2014  by  courtesy

Bring the whole family to the 44th Annual Candy Caneland and Craft Faire on Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014 at Ehlers Community Center, 8150 Knott Ave. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. See the community center transform into a winter wonderland with spectacular decorations and activities! Free activities include a children’s snow hill […]

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Today’s weather for Saturday, November 15

Posted  November 15, 2014  by  courtesy

Today’s local weather: Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 70. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon. Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 54. Southwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening. This article is based on information released by the National Weather Service.

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Shop Los Alamitos on Small Business Saturday

Posted  November 14, 2014  by  courtesy

On November 29, 2014, shop owners and communities across the U.S. will once again rally to encourage shoppers to support local businesses. Los Alamitos is the hub of small businesses. One quick walk around Los Alamits and you can begin your day with a breakfast burrito at Nick’s Deli, purchase partyware at Le Paperie & […]

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Find unique holiday gifts at Cypress Holiday Bazaar

Posted  November 14, 2014  by  courtesy

Start your holiday shopping early at the City of Cypress’ annual Holiday Bazaar. Experience a fun-filled day featuring 44 vendors with unique handmade and commercial items, entertainment and delicious food! The event will be held on Saturday, November 22 from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. at the Cypress Community Center located at 5700 Orange Avenue. […]

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Find holiday gifts and support Precious Life Shelter at the Holiday Boutique

Posted  November 12, 2014  by  courtesy

Come support Precious Life Shelter at the Holiday Boutique on Saturday, November 15, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. This fundraiser will be held at 2941 Copa De Oro Drive, Rossmoor. A portion of the proceeds and raffle will be donated to Precious Life. The event will feature raffle prizes and a bake sale. Come […]

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Edison honors and hires veterans

Posted  November 11, 2014  by  courtesy

When Southern California Edison (SCE) called April Simmons this past July about a job opportunity, she was on active military duty. For the past 13 years, she has served in the Army Reserves as a sergeant first class in the 314 Military Intelligence Battalion. Simmons is one of several members of the military currently working […]

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SoCal Gas offers veterans jobs and support

Posted  November 11, 2014  by  courtesy

Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) joins the nation in saluting U.S. military veterans for their service and is proud of its employees who have served in the Armed Forces. SoCalGas is committed to hiring and retaining military veterans, veterans with disabilities and active military personnel. SoCalGas also supports organizations that assist veterans and works with […]

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OCSD honors veterans

Posted  November 11, 2014  by  courtesy

Each Nov. 11 we pause to honor the veterans of our armed forces. At Bunker Hill and Gettysburg, at Normandy and Iwo Jima, at Inchon and the Gulf of Tonkin, at Tora Bora and Bagdad, and on countless other battlefields, ordinary Americans were willing to sacrifice their lives so that our liberty may endure. To […]

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Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, Jr. talks during the passage of command ceremony at Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., Oct. 17, 2014. Dunford took command from Gen. James F. Amos as the 36th Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Lauren L. Whitney/Released)
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Commandant on the USMC’s 239th birthday

Posted  November 10, 2014  by  courtesy

In his birthday greeting 70 years ago, General Alexander Bandegrift, our 18th Commandant, noted that, “A birthday is a fitting time to peer backward — and forward.” That year, Marines reflected on an extraordinary year in combat during their amphibious drive across the Pacific. Despite the challenges and the horrific conditions, Marines prevailed at Guam, […]

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Today’s weather forecast for Saturday, Nov. 9

The following information is courtesy of the National Weather Service. Weather forecast for Saturday, Nov. 9: Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 73. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph in the a...
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Walls rise on new medical office building at LAMC

Contruction on the new medical office building at Los Alamitos Medical Center (LAMC) has taken a major step forward. With the aid of a crane, construction workers lifted the concrete walls of the building into place, forming th...
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Los Alamitos offers fun golf classes

The following information was released by Los Alamitos Recreation and Community Services. The City of Los Alamitos Recreation and Community Services Department continues to offer a series of golf classes full of fun hands-on le...
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Help save Bubba the Seal Beach pig!

The following information was released by the organizers of the ‘Save Bubba the Seal Beach Pig’ campaign. Help save Bubba the Seal Beach Pig! There will be a rally at the Seal Beach Pier on Saturday, Nov. 9 at 2 p.m...
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Join Los Al Chamber of Commerce for Wine Stroll at Center Plaza

The following information was released by the Los Alamitos Area Chamber of Commerce. Please join the Los Alamitos Area Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals as we get ready for the Holiday season. Chamber Members will have th...
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Army Bruin sends long-distance game-day shout-out to UCLA

The following video by Sgt. Toby Cook was released through the Defense Video and Distribution Service. In the video below, 1LT Eric NG from Cerritos, California, a 2009 UCLA graduate, encourages his football team from FOB Apach...
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Local high school football round-up for week of November 3 to November 9 [UPDATED]

Here is a round-up, courtesy of MaxPreps, of local high school football results for the week of Nov. 3. Los Alamitos vs. Fountain Valley Barons The Los Alamitos High School Griffins, now 7-2, lost to the Fountain Valley Barons,...
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Today’s weather forecast for Friday, Nov. 8

The following information is courtesy of the National Weather Service. Weather forecast for Friday, Nov. 8: Sunny, with a high near 76. East wind around 5 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon.
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Three arrested and two stolen vehicles recovered following thefts from vehicles

The following information was released by the Los Alamitos Police Department. Orange County Breeze congratulates the Los Alamitos Police Department and the cooperating outside agencies for their successful response to a citizen...
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Seal Beach’s first Chick-fil-A stand-alone restaurant opening Nov. 14

The following information was released by Chick-Fil-A. Seal Beach’s first Chick-fil-A® restaurant will open Nov. 14, bringing more than 65 new jobs and the chance for one hundred adults to win free Chick-fil-A meals for a ye...
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Kennedy High School wins Empire League cross country title

The following information was submitted by proud Kennedy High School supporters. JFK’s boy’s varsity cross country team took the Empire League Championship on Oct. 30 at Craig Regional Park in Fullerton. The varsity...
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Public invited to Anaheim celebration of military veterans on Saturday, Nov. 9

The following information was released by the City of Anaheim. The City of Anaheim will honor our nation’s brave military veterans on Saturday, Nov. 9 at a Veterans Day celebration in Downtown Anaheim. All are welcome to atte...
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Short-term vs. long-term investments: What’s the difference?

At various times, many people may feel frustrated by the performance of their investments. For example, they expect growth, and they don’t get it — or they think the value of their investment won’t fluctuate much, but ...
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Community members, lung cancer survivors, patients and their families used glow sticks with personal messages to fill a giant awareness ribbon at Long Beach Memorial’s “Shine a Light on Lung Cancer” awareness event to kick off National Lung Cancer Awareness Month. Photo courtesy of MemorialCare Todd Cancer Institute.

MemorialCare Todd Cancer Institute at Long Beach Memorial “Shines a Light on Lung Cancer;”

The following information was released by MemorialCare Todd Cancer Institute at Long Beach Memorial. It was an emotional and inspiring evening on Sunday, Nov. 3 at the Todd Cancer Pavilion at Long Beach Memorial as the Memorial...
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Cypress Library hosts informational meeting on Affordable Care Act

Jeff Miller, Regional Vice President of Word & Brown General Agency, presented an informational seminar on the many changes Americans are facing with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), colloquially known ...
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Blockbuster to close all its video stores by January 2014

The following information was released by DISH Network, the owner of Blockbuster. The closest remaining Blockbuster is at 3480 Katella Ave. in Los Alamitos. The next closest locations are in Carson, Placentia, Southgate, and Co...
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Parishoners of St. Irenaeus Church in Cypress came to St. Norbert Catholic Church in Orange to celebrate with their former pastor, Fr. Patrick Rudolph, on the occasion of the 25th Anniversary of his Ordination to the Priesthood on October 12, 2013. Pictured, left to right, are some of the many St. Irenaeus parishoners who came to the Mass and reception: Sr. Rita O'Connell, Andy Loch, Kathy Loch, Fr. Patrick Rudolph, Liem Nguyen, Bev Market and Gail Simpson.

St. Irenaues parishioners travel to Orange to celebrate former pastor’s ordination anniversary

The following article and photo were submitted by Edna Ethington. Parishoners of St. Irenaeus Church in Cypress came to St. Norbert Catholic Church in Orange to celebrate with their former pastor, Fr. Patrick Rudolph, on the oc...
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Kansas State Powercats show their appreciation of Fort Riley soldiers, loudly

The following article by Amanda Kim Stairrett and photo by Staff Sgt. Gene Arnold, 4th IBCT, 1st Infantry Division PAO, were released through the Defense Video and Distribution Service. The 1st Infantry Division’s soldier...
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Unplanned power outages in Orange County as of Thursday morning, Nov. 7

As of this morning, Southern California Edison is working on a single isolated power outage: Newport Beach, Aralia St.: started at 6.25 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 6. The cause is unknown at this time. Edison has identified the pro...
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Today’s weather forecast for Thursday, Nov. 7

The following information is courtesy of the National Weather Service. Weather forecast for Thursday, Nov. 7: Sunny, with a high near 82. Northeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm.
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RMAC holding quarterly tour of Joint Forces Training Base

The following information was released by the Regional Military Affairs Committee. The Regional Military Affairs Committee (RMAC) of the Los Alamitos Area Chamber of Commerce will conduct a tour of the Joint Force Training Base...
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Cal OES cautions on lengthened fire season

The following article by Lori Newquist was released by the California Office of Emergency Services. Did you know? Nationwide, an estimated 40,724 wildfires have burned approximately 4,107,912 acres, already this year compared w...
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An evening stroll down Main Street

Yesterday evening, the Seal Beach Chamber of Commerce sponsored a ribbon cutting to welcome Shohet Ear Associates to its new location at 770 Pacific Coast Highway, a block west of Main Street in Old Town. The new location repla...
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Costa-Mesa-based Experian notes strengthening small-business credit quality

The following information was released by Experian. Editor’s note: although small business as a whole may show strengthening credit quality, individual small businesses still hurt from years of reduced revenue. Orange County ...
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