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Today’s weather for Monday, October 20

Posted  October 20, 2014  by  courtesy

Today’s local weather: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 63. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light in the evening.

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Trick or Treat?

Posted  October 16, 2014  by  courtesy

It’s Halloween! In front of you is a huge bag, full of calorie-laden candy. You think, I am strong and I will eat only one piece of candy! Care to make a wager? The last week of October is the beginning of the TRICK OR TREAT TRAP that lasts clear through Jan. 2. One piece […]

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Camp Snoopy 30th Anniversary logo courtesy of Knott's Berry Farm.
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Kid-sized Camp Spooky offers non-scary fun on weekends and Halloween Day

Posted  October 11, 2014  by  courtesy

Weekends in October and on Halloween Day, Knott’s Berry Farm invites you and your family to join in on the Halloween fun in Camp Spooky. This daytime, non-scare celebration, of cheer rather than fear, is the social event of the season with shows, activities, costume contest all geared for kids ages 3-11. Kids can take […]

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Monster made from plastic grocery bags. Photo by Surfwriter Girls.
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Booooooooo!!!

Posted  October 11, 2014  by  Surfwriter Girls

With palm trees rustling in the wind and eerie shadows cast over the ocean, you can feel that Halloween is almost here. SurfWriter Girls Sunny Magdaug and Patti Kishel were curious about “things that go bump in the night” and decided to do some research on Halloween. Originally called “All Hallows Eve,” Halloween dates back […]

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Betty the Beaver in a bee costume at a prior OC Zoo-tacular. Courtesy photo.
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OC Parks invites you to its Halloween Zoo-tacular

Posted  October 11, 2014  by  courtesy

OC Parks is pleased to present the annual Halloween Zoo-tacular at the OC Zoo located inside Irvine Regional Park on Saturday, Oct. 25 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Families are invited to partake in a fun-filled spooky day of activities with the animals of the OC Zoo. At Halloween Zoo-tacular, guests ages 12 and […]

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Shocktoberfest brings screams to Los Alamitos

Posted  October 5, 2014  by  courtesy

Prepare to be scared out of your mind in the Fall festive family fun atmosphere of the inaugural Shocktoberfest brought to you in partnership by the Youth Center and St. Isidore Historical Plaza on Oct. 24, 25, 26, and 31 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Plaza in Los Alamitos. For the first […]

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Denizen of Voodoo Village at Queen Mary's Dark Harbor 2014. Photo by Steve Treretola.
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QM’s Dark Harbor new mazes and monsters ready for their close-up

Posted  October 4, 2014  by  courtesy

The Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor has once again risen from the depths of a rich, haunted history to frighten those who dare through Nov. 2. This year’s Dark Harbor is thrilled to unveil a spectacle of new attractions that include two brand new mazes, the new The Voodoo Village, and an Exclusive Encounter on board […]

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Esther Kenyon and Carl Stewart at Print Masters in Los Alamitos.
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Seal Beach Arts Association visits Los Alamitos

Posted  October 4, 2014  by  shelley

Esther Kenyon, the dynamo powering the new Seal Beach Community Performing Arts Association (SBCPA), visited Nesi and Carl Stewart in Los Alamitos for Print Masters’ Christmas in December — An Affair to Remember last month. The event was a fun way for Print Masters to nudge new and prospective customers to plan ahead for holiday […]

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Participants at the 2013 Cypress Halloween Carnival. Courtesy photo.
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Cypress Halloween Carnival offers fun and scares for families

Posted  October 3, 2014  by  courtesy

The Cypress Recreation and Community Services 35th Annual Halloween Carnival is scheduled for Friday, October 31, at the Cypress Community Center, 5700 Orange Avenue. The event is from 6:00 – 9:00 pm. The carnival is offered as an alternative to Trick-or-Treating and is geared as a family event. The admission for the carnival is $3.00 […]

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Dunk a fireman, step back in time, or visit a galaxy far, far away…

Posted  October 2, 2014  by  shelley

Wings, Wheels, Rotors & Expo (WWRE), held this year on Sunday, Oct. 26, is the biggest event open to the general public at Los Alamitos Joint Forces Training Base. Event organizer Tom Lasser of the Los Alamitos Area Chamber of Commerce expects tens of thousands of visitors of all ages to visit the Base for […]

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Katie Hull, writer and spokesperson for Spina Bifida.

Katie Hull leads the way on redefining Spina Bifida

This article was originally published in the October print issue of Orange County Breeze. Katie Hull is a ten-year-old girl from Long Beach who has recently wrote a book entitled Katie CAN Do…and You Can Too, published by Cre...
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Army Spc. Adrian Castillo assigned to 2nd Battalion, 8th Field Artillery Regiment, part of U.S. Army Alaska's 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, a native of Buena Park, Calif., prepares to treat "wounded" role-player Pfc. Zachary Dugan, assigned to 2nd Battalion 377th Parachute Field Artillery Battalion, part of U.S. Army Alaska's 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, a native of Rochester, N.Y., while testing for the coveted Expert Field Medical Badge at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Sept. 20, 2013. U.S. Air Force photo by Justin Connaher.

Buena Park soldier tests for expert field medical badge

The following article and photograph by Justin Connaher were released through the Defense Video and Information Distribution Service. Army Spc. Adrian Castillo assigned to 2nd Battalion, 8th Field Artillery Regiment, part of U....
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Little Sisters of the Poor, courtesy of the Beckett Fund for Religious Liberty.

Local religious sisters part of class action suit against Obamacare mandate

The following information was released by the Beckett Fund for Religious Liberty. Editor’s note:the Little Sisters of the Poor have a home in San Pedro, Jeanne Jugan Residence. There they welcome as family nearly a hundred re...
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Snoopy with young trick-or-treaters at Camp Spooky inside Knott's Berry Farm.

Family fun for Halloween on weekends in October at Knott’s Camp Spooky

The following information was released by Knott’s Berry Farm. Weekends in October, Knott’s Berry Farm invites you and your family to join in on the Halloween fun in Camp Spooky. This daytime, non-scare celebration, of cheer...
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Kennedy High School Fighting Irish mascot, La Palma, California

Kennedy High School homecoming dance Saturday, Sept. 28

The Fighting Irish of Kennedy High School in La Palma will celebrate their homecoming dance — and the football team’s latest victory over the Pacific Mariners — on Saturday, Sept. 28, from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Tickets can be...
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Today’s weather forecast for Saturday, September 28

The following information is courtesy of the National Weather Service. Weather forecast for Saturday, Sept. 28: Sunny, with a high near 90. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon. More about Orange County Br...
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Elvira headlines a new show, Sinema Sins, at 2013 Knott's Scary Farm.

Elvira returns to Knott’s Scary Farm

The following information was released by Knott’s Berry Farm. The Haunt has begun! Elvira, the legendary mistress of the dark, has returned to Knott’s Scary Farm to headline in her own show “Elvira’s Sinema Séance.” ...
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SoCal Film Festival 2013, Huntington Beach

SoCal Film Festival theatrical screenings now through Saturday, Sept. 28

Started in 2005, SoCal Film Festival aims to share the work of independent filmmakers with an appreciative audience. The program is extensive, including award-winning movies, speakers from the film industry, professional worksh...
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Phoenix city engineer to take over as Orange County director of public works

The following information was released by the County of Orange. Following a nationwide recruitment, Shane L. Silsby, P.E., of Phoenix has been selected to become the new Director of OC Public Works, effective November 4. The se...
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Members of USMC Delta Company, 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, search bodies of neutralized insurgents (in reality, fellow Marines in civilian clothes role-playing) during recent training at Camp Pendleton. Photo by Sgt. Michael Cifuentes.

La Mirada Marine leads company through realistic training in urban warfare

The following article and photo by Sgt. Michael Cifuentes was released through the Defense Video and Information Distribution System. One of the most experienced squad leaders serving with 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, sa...
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Local high school football round-up for week of September 22 to 28 [UPDATED]

Here is a round-up, courtesy of MaxPreps, of local high school football results for the week of Sept. 22 to 28. Check back for an update after today’s games are played. Los Alamitos vs. Canyon [UPDATED] The Los Alamitos High ...
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A message to sports parents from CIF-SS Commissioner Wigod

The following letter to parents of student athletes is undersigned by Robert Wigod, CIF-SS Commissioner of Athletics, was released by California Interscholastic Federation Southern Section (CIF-SS). I am the Commissioner of Ath...
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Today’s weather forecast for Friday, September 27

The following information is courtesy of the National Weather Service. Weather forecast for Friday, Sept. 27: Sunny, with a high near 84. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph. More about Orange County Breeze Did you know t...
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Cypress School District Board Highlights

The following information was released by Cypress School District. Board Highlights is published after each meeting of the Board of Trustees to provide the community with highlights of the meeting. The Board normally meets in p...
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Smoke plume from Sierra Fire northwest of Interestate 15, courtesy of InciWeb.

Three active fires of local interest: Sierra, Madre, and Rim

The Sierra Fire began just before 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 24, near the Sycamore Flats area north of Glen Helen Parkway and northwest of Interstate 15. It is already 80% contained after burning 200 acres. The cause is under inv...
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Staff Sgt. Michael V. Rios, a faculty advisor for Corporals’ Course, and Maintenance Detachment SNCOIC, Combat Logistics Battalion 13, 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit and Beaumont , Calif. native, performs a Service “B” uniform inspection as part of the class, held board USS Harpers Ferry, Sept.22, 2013. Marines and Sailors with 13th MEU will deploy for several months in support of theater requirements of Geographic Combatant Commanders. Official U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Christopher O’Quin.

Beaumont Marine to deploy with 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit

The following article and photograph by USMC Sgt. Christopher O’Quin was released through the Defense Video and Information Distribution System. Staff Sgt. Michael V. Rios, a faculty advisor for Corporals’ Course, and Maint...
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7.2 magnitude quake near the central coast of Peru

The U.S. Geologic Survey reports that a 7.2 magnitude earthquake occurred on Wednesday, Sept. 25, at 9:42 a.m. near the central coast of Peru about 30 miles (50 kilometers) south of town of Acari. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Ce...
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Today’s weather forecast for Thursday, September 26

The following information is courtesy of the National Weather Service. Weather forecast for Thursday, Sept. 26: A chance of drizzle before 11am. Cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 75. Light and ...
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Huntington Beach walk to raise funds for Alzheimer’s research

On Saturday, Nov. 2, the local chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association will sponsor a fundraising walk beginning at 7:30 a.m. and ending at noon. The walk will take place at 21500 Pacific Coast Highway in Huntington Beach (Hya...
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Logistics Specialist 3rd Class Lin Zhang, from Riverside, Calif., right, inventories parts during an emergency reclamation team drill in the hangar bay of the U.S. Navy's forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73). An ERT Drill simulates what measures take place after an accident to an aircraft including fire or water damage. George Washington and its embarked air wing, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5, provide a combat-ready force that protects and defends the collective maritime interest of the U.S. and its allies and partners in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Liam Kennedy/Released.

Riverside sailor drills aboard USS George Washington

The following article and photo by U.S. Navy specialist Liam Kennedy was released through the Defense Video and Information Distribution System. Logistics Specialist 3rd Class Lin Zhang, from Riverside, right, inventories parts...
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Madre Fire in Angeles National Forest, 23 September 2013. Map courtesy of InciWeb.

Madre Fire now 70% contained

Since its start on Monday evening near the entrance to San Gabriel Canyon, the Madre Fire has burned 250 acres covered in six-foot-tall chaparral, dormant brush and hardwood slash. A unified command of 450 personnel from the US...
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Photo by Balasz Gardi, courtesy of the ACEA.

Oracle Team USA claws back to even with Emirates Team New Zealand in America’s Cup

The following article by Sean McNeill was released by the America’s Cup Association. After staging an improbable comeback from 7 points behind and with no margin for error, ORACLE TEAM USA has forced a winner-take-all race to...
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The October 2013 print edition of Orange County Breeze is here!

Flying off the presses and into the hands of our distributor, the October 2013 print edition of Orange County Breeze should be found on the best driveways and public venues in northwest Orange County no later than Thursday morn...
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Oxford Academy in Cypress named 2013 National Blue Ribbon School

After producing an astonishing bumper crop of National Merit semi-finalists, Oxford Academy in Cypress has another accolade to boast about — being named a national Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education. Oxfor...
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