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Today’s weather for Thursday, December 18

Posted  December 18, 2014  by  shelley

Today’s local weather: Mostly sunny, with a high near 62. Northeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm. Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 47. West wind around 5 mph becoming calm. The article above is based on information released by the National Weather Service.

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Members: Lacy P, Derek T, and Alyssa B share the love this holiday season. Courtesy photo.
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Christmas Wish: Boys and Girls Club of Cypress fill member wish lists

Posted  December 9, 2014  by  courtesy

The Boys & Girls Club of Cypress is currently collecting holiday gifts and supplies from now through Dec. 19. The demand for assistance is great during the holidays and the Club is seeking your support. The Boys & Girls Club of Cypress is also selling handmade Christmas ornaments and has a Giving Tree with items […]

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Two young boys Tyler, 9, and his 10-year-old friend Mickey, just want a place to ride their motocross bikes - it's their Christmas wish. Photo courtesy of Loreen Berlin.
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Christmas Wish: help Santa find a location for a Motocross track

Posted  December 5, 2014  by  courtesy

Is “Santa’s helper” going to fulfill children’s wishes for a Motocross track? Dave Morse, a Garden Grove resident, who helps Santa each year in the City of Stanton, said he feels bad because he was hoping to fulfill requests from some young boys and girls for a place to ride their Motocross bikes, but so […]

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The signboard in front of Mac-Fusion on Main Street just north of Electric Ave. in Old Town Seal Beach. Photo by C.E.H. Wiedel.
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Local shopping spot: Mac-Fusion in Seal Beach

Posted  December 4, 2014  by  shelley

The best thing about progress made to date on the West County Connectors Project is that crossing the I-405 on the Seal Beach Blvd. bridge no longer takes forty-five minutes. That means everyone north of the freeway has clear sailing to Old Town Seal Beach and its funky, eclectic collection of shops on Main Street. […]

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Local shopping spot: Cypress Plaza East

Posted  December 4, 2014  by  Katie

While you’re out and about searching for gifts for your loved ones this holiday season, be sure to stop by Cypress Plaza East at the southwest corner of the intersection of Ball Rd. and Valley View St. at the border with Buena Park. There’s plenty of shopping to be had, plus a number of eateries […]

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Club members Albert H. and Kenny M. help sort canned goods collected by Club families to donate to We Care for the holidays. Courtesy photo.
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Christmas Wish: Boys and Girls Club needs items for after-school program

Posted  December 3, 2014  by  courtesy

The Boys & Girls Club of Cypress hosted a Canned Food Drive for the month of November. Members brought in nonperishable food donations to assist families in need during the holiday season. All collections were donated to We Care, a non-profit organization formed to meet the emergency needs of families with services such as food, […]

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A street musicians entertains the crowd prior to the start of the 2011 Seal Beach Christmas Parade. Photo by C.E.H. Wiedel.
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Local shopping spot: a magical time of the year in Old Town Seal Beach

Posted  December 3, 2014  by  shelley

Paraphrasing a popular bumper sticker about fishing, any day at the beach is better than a day at work… …but a magical day shopping in Seal Beach comes once a year, and this year that day is Friday, Dec. 5, when the Seal Beach Christmas Parade marshals on Ocean Ave., marches down Main Street starting […]

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A Santa Claus Christmas ornament at Green Street Interiors in November 2012. Photo by C.E.H. Wiedel.
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Local shopping spot: Get ready for the holidays on Los Al Blvd.

Posted  December 2, 2014  by  Katie

Los Alamitos is a haven for small businesses featuring treasures for the coming holiday season. From home furnishings to stationery, kids’ toys and beyond, Los Al Boulevard is a fantastic place to do your Christmas shopping and grab a bite to eat. Getting into the holiday spirit To top off any holiday party, Great Dane […]

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A parrot at Exotic Birds by Fran, 9215 Valley View St. in Cypress. Photo by C.E.H. Wiedel.
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Local shopping spot: Lincoln and Valley View

Posted  November 30, 2014  by  shelley

The intersection of Lincoln Ave. and Valley View St. is half in Cypress and half in Buena Park. This spot’s theme could be “discount shopping” based on the anchor stores on three of the four corners. Shopping The northeast corner is anchored by Albertsons and CVS Pharmacy on the north. Dollar Tree and Big Lots […]

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Surfrider Foundation membership cards for Patricia Kishel and Sunny Magdaug. Photo by SurfWriter Girls.
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Christmas Wish: support the Surfrider Foundation

Posted  November 30, 2014  by  Surfwriter Girls

SurfWriter Girls Sunny Magdaug and Patti Kishel’s Christmas wish is for volunteers to help the nonprofit Surfrider Foundation protect the world’s oceans, waves and beaches. By donating to the Huntington/Seal Beach Chapter (hsbsurfrider.org) or becoming a member, you can save the environment for future generations. For more information, visit hsbsurfrider.org. Supported programs Here is a […]

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Studio Cafe lists guests for January 2014

The January 2014 edition of Studio Cafe hosted by Jo Dawson is now airing on SBTV Community Television featuring: Sallie Bakovic with the Seal Beach Animal Care Center, Chief Joe Stilinovich and Corporal Mike Henderson with the...
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Smoke from the Colby Fire blows into Glendora. Photo courtesy of InciWeb.

Update on Colby Fire as of Monday morning, Jan. 20

The Colby Fire in the Angeles National Forest above Glendora and Azusa started about 6 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 16. The fire spread to surrounding difficult terrain with steep slopes and dry brush. The most likely direction of co...
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Today’s weather forecast for Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, Jan. 20 – beach hazard warning

Beach Hazard Warning in effect A series of large west to northwest swells will impact beaches this week. Storms moving across the north-central Pacific over the next several days will generate large long-period west to northwes...
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USC announces four mid-year football players

The following information was released by the University of Southern California. Four high school players have joined the USC football program for the 2014 spring semester, new Trojan head coach Steve Sarkisian announced on Mon...
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Seven-day local weather forecast, 19 January through 25 January

The following information was released by the National Weather Service. High surf advisory Large long-period northwest swells generated by storms moving over the north-central Pacific will likely bring high surf and strong rip ...
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Top Ten Stories for January 12 through January 18

These were the most read stories at Orange County Breeze over the last week (excluding weather forecasts): Update on Colby Fire above Glendora Colby Fire in Glendora sending smoke from foothills past coastline Target offers fre...
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Governor Brown announces Drought State of Emergency with Natural Resources Agency Secretary John Laird, Department of Water Resources Director Mark Cowin, Water Resources Control Board Chair Felicia Marcus and Governor’s Office of Emergency Services Director Mark Ghilarducci (left to right). Photo Credit: Justin Short, Office of the Governor.

Gov. Brown declares drought emergency

The following information was released by the Governor of California. With California facing water shortfalls in the driest year in recorded state history, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today proclaimed a State of Emergency and ...
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Smoke from the Colby Fire blows into Glendora. Photo courtesy of InciWeb.

Colby Fire update as of the morning of Sunday, Jan. 19

As of the last update at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 18, the Colby Fire had burned 1,909 acres and was 61% contained. Full containment is estimated to occur around midnight on Wednesday, Jan. 22. Southern California Incident Team ...
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Today’s weather forecast for Sunday, Jan. 19 – beach hazard warning

Beach Hazard Warning in effect A series of large west to northwest swells will impact beaches next week. Storms moving across the north-central Pacific over the next several days will generate large long-period west to northwes...
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Long Beach Airport receives recognition for food and beverage service

In an article published online on Jan. 17, 2014, the Long Beach Press-Telegram reports that Long Beach Airport (LGB) received “the national Best Food and Beverage Program award from the Airports Council International-North Am...
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Missing Person out of Buena Park Police (BPPD) Justino Fernando

Missing elderly Buena Park man found safe

The following information was released by Buena Park Police Department. Justino Fernando was reported missing by his family on January 1st, 2014. The Buena Park Police Department has attempted to locate Mr. Fernando for the pas...
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Ron Galonsky named CEO of LAMC sister hospital in Lakewood

The following information was released by Lakewood Regional Medical Center (LRMC). LRMC is owned by Tenet Healthcare Corp., which also owns Los Alamitos Medical Center. Lakewood Regional Medical Center has appointed Ron Galonsk...
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A vew of the track extension project from the grandstands at LARC. Photo courtesy of Los Alamitos Race Course.

Court denies injunction to banned quarter horse trainer

According to an article by Steve Andersen at Daily Racing Form, Orange County Superior Court Judge David Chaffee denied a temporary restraining order requested by quarter horse trainer Jose de la Torre that would have halted th...
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Unidentified man killed in solo vehicle accident in Anaheim [Updated]

According to the Orange County Coroner, a man was killed shortly before 11 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 17, when the car he was riding in crashed. The victim died at the scene of the accident. No further details on the victim, includin...
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Unplanned power outages in Orange County as of Saturday morning, Jan. 18

As of this morning, Southern California Edison is working on the following power outages: Garden Grove, Sail St. north of Melric Ave.: started at 2:09 a.m. on Jan. 18. The cause is equipment problems. Edison has notified repair...
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Garden Grove man killed in truck v. truck traffic collision

According to the Orange County Coroner, Garden Grove resident Thai Tran, 49, was killed when the commercial truck he was driving collided with a tractor trailer truck just before 11:30 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 17. The collision occ...
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Colby Fire update as of Saturday morning, Jan. 18

As of the most recent update on Friday afternoon, the Colby Fire continues to burn in the Angeles National Forest above Glendora, although it is now 30% contained. About 1863 acres have burned, and 1176 personnel are actively f...
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Today’s weather forecast for Saturday, Jan. 18 – beach hazard warning

Beach Hazard Warning in effect A series of large west to northwest swells will impact beaches next week. Storms moving across the north-central Pacific over the next several days will generate large long-period west to northwes...
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Firestone Blvd. to be partially closed Monday through Friday, Jan. 20 through Jan. 24

The following information was released by Cal Trans. WHAT: Caltrans will begin installing falsework, a temporary wood bridge support used during the construction of the new Carmenita Road Bridge. The work will require daytime c...
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Anaheim road closures for Tinkerbell Half Marathon on Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 18 and 19

The following information was released by the City of Anaheim. Runners, joggers and walkers will take to the streets of Anaheim on Saturday and Sunday mornings, Jan. 18-19, during the 2014 Tinker Bell Half Marathon Weekend. The...
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At left: Bartender Jeff Busse pulls a craft beer on tap, from selection of about two dozen. Photo by Surfwriter Girls.

Drop anchor at Schooner at Sunset

Schooner at Sunset (16821 Pacific Coast Highway, Sunset Beach, CA 90742) is the kind of local beach restaurant where you can stop by and see friends already gathering at the bar or out front, sharing stories and catching up on ...
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Don’t be a memorable failure during a job interview

The following information was released by CareerBuilder. When it comes to a job interview, the first few minutes may be the most crucial. A new survey from CareerBuilder finds that nearly half (49 percent) of employers know wit...
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