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How to simplify your transition to a new career

Posted  September 17, 2014  by  courtesy

Today’s professionals change careers and jobs much more frequently than those of past generations. While a person may have once thought themselves lucky just to have a job and hold on to it as long as they could, workers today tend to be more fickle and jump around until they find the perfect career fit. […]

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How to stay within your home improvement budget

Posted  September 16, 2014  by  courtesy

Home improvement projects range from small scale undertakings that can be tackled in a single weekend to large remodels that can take several months to complete. While no two projects are the same, every home improvement project demands that homeowners dip into their pockets and spend some money. Much like the scale of projects varies […]

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September Movie Marathon: The Art of Self-Improvement

Posted  September 5, 2014  by  Katie

Welcome to September! This month’s spotlight theme is about makeovers, so our Movie Marathon will follow protagonists who grow and change in ways subtle and profound over the course of the story. Check out the ten movies below for a wildly varied list of sometimes unexpected self-improvement stories! Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (2001) […]

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Add anti-oxidants to your diet with Dragon Fruit

Posted  September 4, 2014  by  courtesy

I think it’s time to proclaim 2014 as “The Year of the Dragon Fruit.” It’s been twenty years since we at Frieda’s Specialty Produce first introduced Pitaya (also known as “Pitahaya”). Yes, that’s what Dragon Fruit was called 20 years ago, and we sold the first fruit. Dragon Fruit is native to Mexico and is […]

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Your Fall Makeover – A time to be inventive!

Posted  September 3, 2014  by  Surfwriter Girls

Bette Joan Perske from the Bronx (1924 – 2014) made herself over, by turns, into a model, Hollywood starlet, acclaimed film actress, Broadway legend, and author known to the world as Lauren Bacall. Still acting and writing well into her eighties, how did Bacall, nicknamed “Slim” by her friends, have the ability to stay active […]

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On your marks, get set, GO!

Posted  September 2, 2014  by  courtesy

The beginning of September is the beginning of a marathon – but not the running kind of marathon. This marathon begins with the Labor Day BBQ, and then in quick succession comes some combination of the following: Jewish New Year, the Halloween Haunted House (home-made costumes?), the Thanksgiving five-course gourmet dinner, and finally the eight […]

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Anaheim urges residents “Be Disaster Aware, Take Action to Prepare”

Posted  September 1, 2014  by  courtesy

September is National Preparedness Month and Anaheim Fire & Rescue wants residents to be ready in the event of a disaster or major emergency. This year’s theme, “Be Disaster Aware, Take Action to Prepare” focuses on increasing emergency preparedness for everyone including residents, families, neighborhoods, schools and businesses. By taking simple steps to connect, plan, […]

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Orange County Breeze spotlight for September 2014: Fall Makeover — personal, professional home!
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Spotlight for September 2014

Posted  August 31, 2014  by  shelley

Articles in the Spotlight will appear in the Spotlight section of the homepage and linked below as they are published. The Orange County Breeze spotlight for September 2014: Fall Makeover — personal, professional home! Personal makeover On your marks, get set, GO! by Sandra Rodriguez Add anti-oxidants to your diet with Dragon Fruit! by Karen […]

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Spotlight for August 2014

Posted  August 2, 2014  by  shelley

Articles in the Spotlight will appear in the Spotlight section of the homepage and linked below as they are published. Bye-bye, Summer! Museum showcases century of surfing in Huntington Beach by SurfWriter Girls Sunny Magdaug and Patti Kishel How to navigate life transitions by Sandra Rodriguez August Movie Marathon: Last blast of summer by Katie […]

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Spotlight for July 2014

Posted  July 1, 2014  by  shelley

Articles in the Spotlight will appear in the Spotlight section of the homepage and linked below as they are published. The first article will appear later today. Other activities Blue Moon Boutique chooses Sunburst Youth Foundation as its non-profit for the month of July Summer thoroughbred festival opening at Los Alamitos Race Course Take the […]

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Young Los Alamitos fundraiser again selling lemonade in support of We Care

The following information was released by Janelle Sagen on behalf of We Care Family Support Center of Los Alamitos. For the past two years my 9-year-old daughter Jaelyn has held a lemonade stand out front of our home in Los Ala...
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OC Coroner identifies man found dead in burning house in Cypress

The Orange County Coroner’s office has identified the man found on the morning of Saturday, Aug. 3, dead in a burning house on Panay St. in Cypress, as Steve Taylor of Long Beach with a date of birth of April 13, 1993. Cause ...
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Today’s weather forecast for Tuesday, August 6

The following information is courtesy of the National Weather Service. Weather forecast for Tuesday, Aug. 6: Cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 80. Light south wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 mp...
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Corona man convicted rapes in Orange, Garden Grove, Santa Ana, Westminster, Corona

The following information was released by the Orange County District Attorney. A man was convicted today of sexually assaulting five females, including raping a 14-year-old and 17-year-old girl, after giving them alcohol. Max D...
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Café Caribe to play at St. Isidore Historical Plaza

The following information was released by St. Isidore Historical Plaza. Live music at St. Isidore’s Plaza on Thursday, Aug. 8 starting at 5:30 p.m. will feature Café Caribe. Band members will once again donate their time and...
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Los Alamitos parking lot signs vandalized

Tenants of the office and retail building at 11110 Los Alamitos Blvd. arrived to work this morning to find two parking lots signs vandalized. Some time between Saturday morning and Sunday morning, someone bent the metal posts a...
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Riverside soldier takes part in training on Mt. McKinley

The video was created by Sgt. Sean Callahan and released by the Defense Video and Information Distribution System. A team of soldiers, including Private First Class Giovanni Aleman (1-25th SBCT) from Riverside, reached the summ...
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Today’s weather forecast for Monday, August 5

The following information is courtesy of the National Weather Service. Weather forecast for Monday, Aug. 5: Cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 81. Light southwest wind increasing to 5 to 10 mph ...
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2013 PONY Baseball Bronco League World Series Champion medal. Photo by Katie Wiedel.

Tamiami sweeps 2013 Bronco World Series in Los Alamitos

After four days of tough competition from boys from across the world, the team from Tamiami, Florida, emerged as the victor for the 2013 Bronco World Series, held by PONY Baseball and Los Alamitos Youth Baseball. Los Alamitos&#...
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Marketing Maven: Marketing Anthony Weiner

Are there enough New Yorkers who believe a candidate with a warped mind is the right person to run a warped city? Perhaps these voters have concluded that if the next person living in Gracie Mansion is busy sexting, he won’t ...
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BGEN Keith Jones returning to command JFTB

The following information was released by MGEN Lawrence A. Haskins, Commander, California Army National Guard. I am pleased to announce leadership assignments of the below personnel. Effective 1 September 2013, I am appointing ...
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Seven-day local weather forecast, 4 August 2013 through 10 August 2013

The following information was released by the National Weather Service. Forecast details Sunday: Cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 80. Light west wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afte...
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Top Ten Stories for July 28 through August 3

These were the most read stories at Orange County Breeze over the last week (excluding weather forecasts): Tickets now on sale for Titanic and Bodies exhibits in Buena Park 20th Annual Long Beach Crawfish Festival runs Aug. 3 a...
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Video of games played by LAYB in 2013 PONY Bronco World Series [UPDATED]

The 2013 PONY Bronco World Series is hosted by Los Alamitos Youth Baseball. The final day of play continues at noon today, Sunday, Aug. 4, at the LAYB facility on Farquhar Ave. in Los Alamitos. General parking is on Los Alamito...
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Los Alamitos Medical Center starts construction project

The following information was released by Los Alamitos Medical Center. First phase of campus renovation and expansion includes parking structure and medical office building Starting July 22, Los Alamitos Medical Center begins c...
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Today’s weather forecast for Sunday, August 4

The following information is courtesy of the National Weather Service. Weather forecast for Sunday, Aug. 4: Cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 80. Light south wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph...
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United HealthCare partners with Boys and Girls Club of Cypress for the summer

The following information was written by Anne Hertz, Executive Director of the Boys & Girls Club of Cypress, for Orange County Breeze. United Health Care (UHC) employees volunteered to help with the Summer Program at the Bo...
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Body found inside burning house in Cypress

The following information was released by Cypress Police Department. On August 3, 2013, at approximately 6:50 a.m., Cypress Police Officers were dispatched to the area of Orangewood and Valley View in regards to a subject who w...
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Lieutenant General Jeffrey W. Talley, Chief of Army Reserve and Commanding General USARC, addresses Major General Megan Tatu at her assumption of command of the 79th SSC, headquartered on Joint Forces Training Base Los Alamitos. Accompanying General Tatu is her husband and son.

79th Sustainment Support Command conducts stand-down training on sexual assault

The following article was written for Orange County Breeze by Lt. Kerry Wright of the 79th Sustainment Support Command. Sexual harassment and sexual assault reporting has increased significantly in the military over the last fe...
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Cypress Police to conduct end-of-summer DUI crackdown

The following information was released by Cypress Police Department. The Cypress Police Department will be joining law enforcement agencies throughout California stepping up DUI enforcement at the end of the traditional summer ...
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Los Angeles man convicted of pimping teen girl in Anaheim

The following information was released by the Orange County District Attorney. A human trafficker was convicted on Thursday, Aug. 1, of forcibly sex trafficking a 16-year-old girl after having unlawful sexual intercourse with t...
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Video of opening ceremonies of 2013 PONY Bronco World Series

The 2013 PONY Bronco World Series is hosted by Los Alamitos Youth Baseball. The third day of play continues at noon today, Saturday, Aug. 3, at the LAYB facility on Farquhar Ave. in Los Alamitos. General parking is on Los Alami...
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Today’s weather forecast for Saturday, August 3

The following information is courtesy of the National Weather Service. Weather forecast for Saturday, Aug. 3: Cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 81. Light south wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 m...
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Target store to host National Night Out with Buena Park Police Department

The following information was released by Buena Park Police Department. The Buena Park Police Department would like to extend an invitation to all community members of the City of Buena Park to participate in the 30th Annual Na...
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