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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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Detailed information on races scheduled April 17 through April 19 at Los Alamitos Race Course

Detailed information on races scheduled April 17 through April 19 at Los Alamitos Race Course provided by Los Alamitos Race Course: Friday, April 17 Saturday, April 18 Sunday, April 19
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Two men arrested in Long Beach commercial burglaries along Anaheim St.

The Long Beach Police Department has arrested two individuals over the last two weeks that are responsible for numerous commercial burglaries, several which occurred along the East Anaheim St. corridor. Through ongoing investig...
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US Supreme Court blocks HHS contraception and abortion mandate in Pennsylvania

For the fifth time in a row, the Supreme Court has stopped the federal government’s contraceptive mandate. In an order issued [the night of April 15], Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito prevented the federal government from e...
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Weather in northwest Orange County for Friday, April 17, 2015

Today’s weather in northwest Orange County for Friday, April 17, 2015, in Southern California, along the Los Angeles County border: Sunny, with a high near 81. Light and variable wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph in the...
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LAEF presents 6th Summer Enrichment Institute

What are the options for your child this summer? Enrichment! Academics! Fun! The fully accredited Los Alamitos Education Foundation presents the 6th annual Summer Enrichment Institute (SEI), which offers valuable classes to stu...
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Pacific Symphony to perform Beethoven’s “Emperor”

From simple beauty to dazzling grandeur, Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5, “Emperor” requires extreme virtuosity from its soloist, making it an ideal centerpiece for Pacific Symphony’s upcoming concert, “Beethoven’s...
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Hire a Patriot job fair on May 8, 2015

You’re invited to the next Hire a Patriot event! Hire a Patriot is a 501(c)(3) Veteran nonprofit founded & operated by US Military Veterans and their families. It is focused on assisting Active Duty Military, Militar...
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Boutique mall to open aboard Queen Mary

Located on the Promenade Deck under the watchful gaze of Queen Mary’s portrait-in-relief adorning the ship’s main staircase is the wonderfully restored Queen Mary shopping gallery, a glittering art deco inspired bou...
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Two-day parole enforcement operation results in 17 felony arrests by Long Beach PD

The Long Beach Police Department’s Directed Enforcement Teams partnered with California State Parole and the Department of Homeland Security to impact violent crime in Long Beach. The teams conducted compliance checks on ...
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40th anniversary of end of Vietnam War evokes legislative designation of April as memorial month

Today, Senate Concurrent Resolution (SCR 29) designating the month of April as Black April Memorial Month, to remember the lives lost during the Vietnam War era passed unanimously off the Assembly Floor. “I am honored to join...
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Page 17 of a presentation on the Los Coyotes Country Club development proposal, presented at a community meeting on Oct. 13, 2014. Courtesy of City of Buena Park.

Measure A supporter writes open letter to Buena Park City Council members

Open Letter To All Buena Park Council Members: Based on the public comments at last Tuesdays meeting, we hope that you may have gotten the idea that this is not what you bought in to or expected with your initial support of ...
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Belmont Shore bike theft complaints lead to citations and arrests

Complaints received from the community in regards to bike thefts near the Belmont Pier prompted East Division’s Directed Enforcement team to focus on these types of crimes in that area, in addition to coordinating a bike thef...
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A red flag flies outside Fire Station #2 in Los Alamitos. File photo by C.E.H. Wiedel.

Wind advisory and Red Flag Warning for Orange County today, April 16

The National Weather Service issued a wind advisory and Red Flag Warning for Orange County today, April 16. A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions exist now or will shortly. When strong winds, low relati...
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Weather in northwest Orange County for Thursday, April 16, 2015

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 mornin...
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Lestonnac Free Clinic participating in I Heart OC fundraiser

Be a part of history on I Heart OC Giving Day! The Orange County Community Foundation (OCCF) is hosting Orange County’s first-ever countywide giving day on April 21-22, 2015. The goal is to super-charge local giving and s...
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1,500 riders to participate in Tour de Cure

Beginning at Long Beach’s famed Queen Mary, the Ship to Shore Tour de Cure provides cyclists of all levels with an exclusive opportunity to ride across the great port bridges – The Gerald Desmond and the Vincent Thomas from...
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Yo-Yo Ma to play Dvořák with Pacific Symphony

Widely considered the greatest cellist alive today, Yo-Yo Ma makes a special Orange County appearance to honor Music Director Carl St.Clair’s 25th anniversary season with Pacific Symphony. One of classical music’s true supe...
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