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Sign up for next quarterly tour of the Joint Forces Training Base

Posted  October 31, 2014  by  courtesy

The Regional Military Affairs Committee (RMAC) of the Los Alamitos Area Chamber of Commerce will conduct a tour of the Joint Force Training Base (JFTB) and Los Alamitos Army Airfield in Los Alamitos on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. You must RVSP before with the Chamber of Commerce by calling 562-598-6659. Reservations are required and there […]

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November Dining, Arts and Entertainment listing available now!

Posted  October 30, 2014  by  shelley

Our popular monthly Dining, Arts & Entertainment (DARTS) listing is available as a downloadable pdf document. Now the November 2014 DARTS can be downloaded for free! From cover to back, it’s pages are stuffed with event listings, articles, and display advertisements for local people, venues and events. We encourage you to download the November 2014 […]

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Family-run Halloween maze raises money for homeless

Posted  October 27, 2014  by  shelley

With only two mazes, Fear Station in Stanton is about the same size as Shocktoberfest in Los Alamitos. Both events support worthy causes — Fear Station raises money for Illumination Foundation, while Shocktoberfest supports The Youth Center and St. Isidore Historical Plaza. But in one way, Fear Station is even tinier — it’s run by […]

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LBPD offers Halloween safety tips, warns of pot-laced candy

Posted  October 25, 2014  by  courtesy

The Long Beach Police Department would like to warn parents about marijuana laced candy, and encourage the community to practice safety tips to ensure a fun and safe Halloween. Can you identify which candies pictured in this photo are laced with marijuana? Surprisingly, all of them! These candies were found at various Long Beach marijuana […]

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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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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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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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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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Star Helicopters returns as proud helicopter ride operator at WWRE 2013

The following article about Wings, Wheels, Rotors and Expo (WWRE) was originally published in the special feature on Wings, Wheels, Rotors and Expo in the October 2013 print issue of Orange County Breeze. A digital version of t...
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Los Al Unified School District Board chooses higher tax rate to allow for lower lifetime cost of school bonds

The following information was released by Los Alamitos Unified School District. Taxpayers in the Los Alamitos Unified School District may notice a difference in their tax bills this fall. Several Series E bond financing options...
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California Catholic Conference releases statement on signing by governor of laws relaxing standards for abortion providers

The following information was released by the California Catholic Conference. The Most Rev. Gerald Wilkerson, Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles and President of the California Catholic Conference, released the ...
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Steve Moeller to speak to Republican Woman on why conservatives are happy and liberals are mad

The following information was released by Rossmoor-Los Alamitos Republican Women Federated. Gather a group of conservatives and liberals and you’ll probably find that conservatives are the happier group. Steve Moeller will ex...
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California controller paints sunny fiscal picture for September

The following information was released by California State Controller John Chiang. State Controller John Chiang today released his monthly report covering California’s cash balance, receipts and disbursements in September 201...
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JFTB leadership confident that Wings, Wheels, Rotors and Expo will take off

WWRE is a GO! At a regular meeting of the general planning committee for the 2013 Wings, Wheels, Rotors and Expo (WWRE), members heard an update from Lt. Col. Nathan Range, deputy base commander, on the possible grounding of th...
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Two residents of Garden Grove killed in Westminster motorcycle accident

The Orange County Coroner has released information on the deaths of two residents of Garden Grove who were killed as a result of a motorcycle accident on Monday, Oct. 7, just after 9 p.m. on Edwards St. north of Royal Oak Dr. i...
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Today’s weather forecast for Thursday, October 10

The following information is courtesy of the National Weather Service. Weather forecast for Thursday, Oct. 10: Mostly sunny, with a high near 69. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon. More about Orange Cou...
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Los Alamitos Education Foundation launches annual appeal

The following information was released by Los Alamitos Education Foundation (LAEF). An average of 78% students graduated from high schools across California last school year. Locally, 99% of Los Alamitos students graduate high ...
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Fisher House steps up to pay death benefits to military survivors

The following information was released by the U.S. Department of Defense. Today I am pleased to announce that the Department of Defense is entering into an agreement with the Fisher House Foundation that will allow the federal ...
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Cypress Holiday Bazaar sure to be a day of fun and good cheer

The following information was released by Cypress Recreation and Community Services. Experience a fun filled day of shopping, entertainment and delicious food at the Cypress Holiday Bazaar. The event will be held on Saturday, N...
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OC Coroner seeks public’s assistance to identify Jane Doe

The following information was released by the Orange County Sheriff’s Department. The Orange County Sheriff’s Department Coroner Division is seeking the public’s help in identifying and locating the family of an unide...
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Picnics at the Plaza move to Tuesdays starting Oct. 15

The following information was released by St. Isidore Historical Plaza. St. Isidore Historical Plaza is changing the day for Picnics at the Plaza. It has been every Thursday but starting on Tuesday, Oct. 15, Picnics will be eve...
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Staffing the gate at WWRE

The following article about Wings, Wheels, Rotors and Expo (WWRE) was originally published in the special feature on Wings, Wheels, Rotors and Expo in the October 2013 print issue of Orange County Breeze. A digital version of t...
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Save 51% at El Mahroosa Cafe | 930 S Brookhurst St., Anaheim | 714-991-9200

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Cristina Cruz at the 2010 Halloween Carnival at Los Alamitos Race Course. Courtesy photo.

Heart-pumping fun at Race Course Carnival

The following article was originally published in the October 2013 print issue of Orange County Breeze. A digital version of that print edition can be read through our digital archive. Los Alamitos Race Course will host its ann...
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Left to right, they are Marie Chance, treasurer; Dave Sluga, operations chair; Lynn Adams, secretary; Bob Koehler, publicity and social media; Stacy Berry, volunteer coordinator, and Wanda Slade, vice chair and vendor booth coordinator.

Room with a view: Wrapping up the 2013 Cypress Festival

The following article was originally published in the October 2013 print issue of Orange County Breeze. A digital version of that print edition can be read through our digital archive. The folks in the featured photo for this a...
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Cypress-based Christie to provide digital cinema technologies to Walt Disney Studios

The following information was released by Christie, a global visual technologies company based in Cypress. The Walt Disney Studios has entered into an agreement with Christie® to provide the latest digital cinema technologies ...
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Seal Beach hires building inspector and senior building technician

The following information was released by the City of Seal Beach. The City of Seal Beach is pleased to announce the hiring of two new employees. Brian McKinney has over 25 years of contractor and building inspection experience ...
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Super Queen Mum's Tea for Two at McKenna's | 810 Electric Ave., Seal Beach | 562-431-0200

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OCFA updates public on Baker Fire

The following information was released by Orange County Fire Authority (OCFA). This information is as of 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 8. The Baker Fire at Aguinage Green, 27810 Baker Canyon Rd. in Silverado, is now 100% contained af...
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Federal Reserve issues newly re-designed hundred dollar bill

The following information was released by the Federal Reserve Board of the United States. The Federal Reserve on Tuesday began supplying financial institutions with a redesigned $100 note that incorporates new security features...
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Today’s weather forecast for Wednesday, October 9

The following information is courtesy of the National Weather Service. Weather forecast for Wednesday, Oct. 9: Rain likely, mainly after 11am. Cloudy, with a high near 64. South wind 5 to 10 mph increasing to 10 to 15 mph in th...
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The Youth Center’s Haunted House allows Joe’s Premium Painting to give back

The following article by Lisa Lee, Community Relations Director for The Youth Center in Los Alamitos. For the fourth year in a row, Joe Prior and Jeremy Carson of Joe’s Premium Painting are generously giving back to kids in o...
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Spaces still available at Kids Corner preschool program

The following information was released by Cypress Recreation and Community Services. Registration for Cypress Recreation & Community Services’ 2013-2014 Kids Corner Preschool Aged Program is going on NOW! Registration is ...
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Business Brief: On The Ball Fitness

The following article was originally published in the October 2013 print issue of Orange County Breeze. A digital version of that print edition can be read through our digital archive. The owners of On The Ball Fitness, a new a...
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