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Weather in northwest Orange County for Thursday, April 16, 2015

Posted  April 16, 2015  by  Katie

Today’s weather in northwest Orange County for Thursday, April 16, 2015, in Southern California, along the Los Angeles County border: Sunny, with a high near 87. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming northwest in the morning. Tonight: Clear, with a low around 56. West wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light and variable in […]

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Bird on a branch. Photo by Surfwriter Girls.
April

Unsilenced Spring: celebrating the wonder of Rachel Carson (1907-1964)

Posted  April 12, 2015  by  Surfwriter Girls

Now that Spring is here and you can hear the sounds of birds chirping, celebrating the day and drawing attention to their aerial acrobatics, think how different the world would be without their joyful notes. Rachel Carson, the author of Silent Spring — the landmark 1962 book that launched the environmental movement — did just […]

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Boys & Girls Club of Cypress members pose with their finished “moon habitat” during the Club’s Spring Break program. Courtesy photo.
April

Boys and Girls Club of Cypress Spring Break provided out of this world fun!

Posted  April 11, 2015  by  courtesy

The Boys &amp Girls Club of Cypress hosted an intergalactic Spring Break this year with an “Out of this World” space theme. The program ran from March 30th through April 3rd and included a wide variety of scientific explorations, fun arts and craft activities such as building sun dials and newspaper “moon habitats”. Members made […]

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Cypress Chargers lose big to Riverside at home, 2 to 9

Posted  April 11, 2015  by  shelley

In a two-and-a-half-hour game on their home field, the Cypress Chargers lost to the Riverside Tigers 2 to 9. Shortstop Brody Weiss knocked in three runs for Riverside, designated hitter Garrett Dean and center fielder Mason Fishback each accounted for two more. The last two runs were brought home by left fielder David Schuknecht and […]

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USC baseball player Bobby Stahel (Needles, Calif./Palos Verdes HS). Courtesy photo.
April

USC drops the ball on opening day of 2015 baseball season — to UCLA!

Posted  April 11, 2015  by  courtesy

No. 6 USC went down early to visiting No. 7 UCLA and could never climb out of the hole, eventually falling 9-3 in game one of the series at Dedeaux Field. The Bruins (24-6, 11-2 Pac-12) jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the top of the first inning, as a three-run home run from […]

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An aspiring third baseman learns to play the violin

Posted  April 11, 2015  by  courtesy

The third day of our elementary school semester in 1930 is one day I have never forgotten. I was seven years old, and in the second grade at John Hancock School in Detroit, Michigan. I was dressed in the new light blue shirt and the dark blue short pants my mother had sewed. (Mom was […]

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Car show entrants from a prior Rossmoor Community Festival.
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Save Sunday, May 3, for the 2015 Rossmoor Community Festival

Posted  April 5, 2015  by  courtesy

Coming soon, don’t miss it! The 2015 Rossmoor Community Festival will be held on Sunday, May 3, 2015, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Rush Park, 3021 Blume Dr. in Rossmoor. Join us for the day and experience the rides, games, many vendors, food trucks, live entertainment, dog parade, and car show. Sign-up for […]

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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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April

HB Community Garden to give free “HomeGrown Tomatoes” presentation

Posted  April 3, 2015  by  courtesy

The Huntington Beach Community Garden invites you to attend a free presentation, “HomeGrown Tomatoes,” with Dave Freed. Dave has been researching, educating, and helping other backyard farmers grow tomatoes for years. He will tell you how to easily produce 50 to 100 pounds of fresh and delicious tomatoes from a single plant! This event will […]

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High Stakes for Earth project honors Earth Day in Garden Grove

Posted  April 3, 2015  by  courtesy

In recognition of Earth Day on April 22, 2015, the City of Garden Grove is presenting a temporary public art installation project and asking for community participation. Called “High Stakes for Earth,” the project will be placed in the Downtown’s Civic Center park and center around a heritage London Plane tree. The community is asked […]

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OCSD releases Summer/Labor Day AVOID DUI campaign update

The first weekend of the end of summer DUI Mobilization has resulted in a number of DUI arrests from local routine traffic enforcement and special ‘Avoid the 38’ DUI deployments in Orange County. From 12:01 AM Friday, Augus...
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BRACE and AGENT programs to give workshop on business cybersecurity

Mark your calendars and RSVP for the City of Cypress’ joint BRACE and AGENT Program Workshop which will be held on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 from 9:00 to 11:30 a.m. at the Cypress Community Center (5700 Orange Ave., Cypre...
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Los Alamitos offering youth environmental and marine engineering classes

The City of Los Alamitos Recreation and Community Services Department invites you to have a blast with instructors from Engineering for Kids as they take you through fun and exciting explorations in these Jr. Engineering classe...
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Cypress School District responds to published project criticisms

Recently, a guest column in the News Enterprise regarding Cypress School District’s efforts to exchange its Mackay School site and its District Office site provided confusing, misleading, and inaccurate information. The autho...
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Anaheim residents invited to comment on Bicycle Master Plan

The City of Anaheim is updating its Bicycle Master Plan, and the community is invited to offer their feedback either online or by attending any of the upcoming special community meetings. Online, residents can visit www.anaheim...
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Rifle volleys scheduled at JFTB Tuesday morning, Aug. 19

Full military honors will be rendered to a deceased veteran of the United States Coast Guard during a memorial service conducted on Tuesday morning (Aug. 19) at 11 a.m. at Joint Forces Training Base Los Alamitos. Honors will in...
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Stephany Bradford, recipient of $3000 scholarship from Eagle Community Credit Union. Courtesy photo.

Cypress student Stephany Bradford awarded $3,000 scholarship

Eagle Community Credit Union in Lake Forest recently awarded a total of $10,000 in scholarships to three Orange County students, including a $3,000 one to Stephany Bradford of Cypress Andrew Shensky, 22, of Yorba Linda was the ...
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Two wildfires burning in Angeles National Forest

Two wildfires, tagged “Tecolate” and “Shoemaker,” are burning in the Angeles National Forest north of Glendora. Tecolate Fire The Tecolate Fire started on Sunday, Aug. 17, around 2:30 p.m. The cause is under investigati...
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Today’s weather for Monday, August 18: beach hazards

Beach hazards: strong rip currents and elevated surf A two- to three-foot south swell with a thirteen- to eighteen-second period will create elevated surf, strong rip currents, and strong long-shore currents along San Diego and...
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OC Blues lose to Sacramento Republic FC at Anteater Stadium

The Orange County Blues suffered a 6-1 loss to Northern California rivals Sacramento Republic FC in front of 753 fans at Anteater Stadium. Sacramento Republic clinched a berth in the 2014 USL PRO playoffs after this victory. Sa...
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Blair Pietrini at the 2013 Long Beach Marathon. Courtesy photo.

Blair Pietrini will run again for Grateful Hearts — in the Long Beach Marathon

Over 15 years ago I sat at my church accounting desk listening to a distraught single mom sharing with me that she and her children were going to bed hungry at night because they had no food to eat. Another mom confessed that h...
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Beach fire rings legislation killed for this year

Today, the Senate Committee on Appropriations chose to hold AB 1102, a bill that would have saved Southern California beach bonfires. Undeterred, Assemblyman Travis Allen vowed to continue to fight for the protection of beach b...
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Larry Smith, candidate for Cypress City Council. Courtesy photo.

Candidate statement: Larry Smith, Cypress City Council

Larry Smith is running for one of three open seats on the Cypress City Council. Mr. Smith responded to our invitation to all local candidates to send us a photo and a statement for publication here at oc-breeze.com. The stateme...
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Photo from a prior year's picnic honoring veterans. Photo courtesy of Woman's Club of Cypress.

Woman’s Club of Cypress to honor veterans in September

The Woman’s Club of Cypress (WCC) will host their annual veterans picnic on Saturday, Sept. 13 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Veterans Park in Cypress (corner of Ball Rd. and Denni St.). The event is open to all veterans in and ar...
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GOES West satellite image for Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014. Photo courtesy of National Weather Service.

Seven-day local weather forecast, 17 August through 23 August

Forecast details Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 87. Light south wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 66. South wind 5 to 10 mph. Monday: Mostly sunny, with a hig...
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Anaheim man arrested by Brea Police for Buena Park bank robberies

The “Quad Bandit,” identified as Jonathan Oechasle of Anaheim, was taken into custody by Brea Police Department in the early afternoon on Aug. 7, 2014 after he committed yet another bank robbery. The “Quad Bandit” attem...
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Unplanned power outages in Orange County as of Sunday, Aug. 17

As of this morning, Southern California Edison is working on the following power outages: Brea, east of Berry St.: Started at 1:21 a.m. on Aug. 17. The outage was caused by equipment problems. Edison is testing lines in order t...
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