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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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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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Spotlight for October 2014

Posted  October 2, 2014  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 October 2014: Wings, Wheels, Rotors & Expo… and Halloween! Wings, Wheels, Rotors and […]

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Today’s weather for Tuesday, October 21

Today’s local weather: Mostly sunny, with a high near 78. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.
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LAUSD Assistant Superintendent named Superintendent for Fountain Valley School District

Dr. Mark Johnson, our current Assistant Superintendent, was just named the Superintendent for Fountain Valley School District. He will begin this new position on January 1.  During the next few weeks, we will be selecting a ne...
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Pacific Symphony’s Café Ludwig chamber series explores musical gems composed at different stages of masters’ lives

Discover the evolving genius and unique musical voices of “Beethoven, Debussy and Mendelssohn” during the first concert of Pacific Symphony’s 2014-15 Café Ludwig chamber series, which this season explores music written a...
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Figure out your iPhone or iPad with helpful class at Los Alamitos

Got cool gadgets but can’t figure out how to use them? The City of Los Alamitos has a class to help with that: “iPhones® & iPads® I’m Lost” for ages 18 yrs. and older. There is so much more to do with an iPhone® ...
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Back: Bea Romano, Marianne Scanlon. Front: Jim Romano, Jim Cope. Courtesy of St. Isidore Historical Plaza.

Be there “When Pigs Fly” at St. Isidore for final Wine & Beer Garden of 2014

The St. Isidore Historical Plaza will be hosting its final Wine and Beer Garden for 2014 on October 23, 2014. Some of the loyal participants of the Wine Garden will wonder what to do on Thursday evenings as it was the place to ...
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Buena Park announces Renée Bondi as featured speaker at Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast

Recording artist, author and renown motivational speaker Renée Bondi is the featured speaker at the 36th Annual Buena Park Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast on Thursday, Nov. 20. Retired television news/sports anchor and Buena ...
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Locked gate at entrance to parking lot of closed Mackay Elementary School in Cypress. Photo by Katie Wiedel.

Cypress Chamber of Commerce Board endorses Measures Q and R

The Cypress Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors has voted to support measures Q and R, the land use zone change measures facing Cypress voters on Nov. 4. These measures will allow the Cypress School District to swap a closed...
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Trunk or Treat featuring the Treasure Hunt at Los Alamitos

The Los Alamitos Recreation and Community Services Department invites you to “Trunk-or-Treat” on Saturday, October 25th at Little Cottonwood Park from 5:00 to 8:00 p,m. Come dressed in your best Halloween costume for a chan...
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New and improved online registration process for Los Alamitos Recreation classes and programs

Announcing a new and improved upgrade to the Los Alamitos Recreation and Community Services Online Registration! Visit www.cityoflosalamitos.org/recreation/ and follow the links to our new and improved online registration proce...
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Guest editorial: For managing coyotes, follow the lead of Huntington Beach

Communities in Orange County would be wise to follow the lead of Huntington Beach in managing conflicts with coyotes. Rather than engaging in an expensive and futile program to trap and kill coyotes as they recently started doi...
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Anaheim boy killed in traffic accident

According to the Orange County Coroner, Anaheim resident Rafael Ramirez, age 10, was injured when the automobile he was riding in collided with a pick-up truck just before midnight on Saturday, Oct. 18 at the intersection of Eu...
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Today’s weather for Monday, October 20

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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Marketing and more: Sign language

Yard signs … Fence signs … Wall signs – wherever you look, there are signs posted urging you to vote for a particular candidate or support a specific proposition. Many people grumble about the landscape being littered wit...
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Cypress Boys and Girls Club invites you to celebrate their new shade structure

The Boys & Girls Club of Cypress would like to cordially invite you to join us in celebrating the installation of our new permanent shade structure. The shade structure was generously funded through the American Academy of ...
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Letter to the Editor: Response to Valery Wagner’s letter to the Event Newspaper

I am curious as to why, in her letter to the Orange County Breeze, Cypress School Board President Valeri Wagner does not answer material questions regarding Measure M Bonds and upcoming Measures Q and R? Ms. Wagner complains ab...
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CHP reminds teen drivers of safety ground rules

Traffic collisions remain the leading cause of death for teenagers in the United States and California. Each year, thousands of young drivers and their passengers are killed in collisions. To help bring awareness to this nation...
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Top Ten Stories for Oct. 12 through Oct. 18

These were the most read stories at Orange County Breeze over the last week (excluding weather forecasts): Knotts announces 2014 Scary Farm dates and the return of Elvira Surf City races to close Pacific Coast Hwy in Huntington...
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UCLA quarterback Brett Hundley carries the ball past California cornerback Darius Allensworth, left, into the end zone for a touchdown during the third quarter of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, in Berkeley. Courtesy photo.

Bruins snatch win from Golden Bears, 36-34

Brett Hundley threw for 330 yards and two touchdowns and added a third score on the ground to help UCLA snap a seven-game skid at California with a 36-34 victory Saturday. Hundley accounted for 424 yards of offense to overcome ...
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Trojan mascot Tommy Trojan leads the Spirit of Troy marching band before the game. Kirby Lee for USA TODAY Sports.

Trojan QB Kessler sets new TD record in 56-28 win over Colorado

Cody Kessler spent two seasons watching Matt Barkley claim nearly every passing record at Southern California and in the Pac-12, soaking up every bit of information he could and hoping he would get the chance one day to chase t...
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Unplanned power outages in Orange County as of Sunday, Oct. 19

As of this morning, Southern California Edison is working on the following power outages: Westminster, All-American Way and 18th St.: Started at 4:20 p.m. on Oct. 18. The cause was equipment problems. Edison is working to resto...
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Accident closes lanes on I-5 southbound just north of Magnolia offramp

Just after 4 a.m., the CHP reported all lanes except the rightmost lane on the southbound I-5 just north of the Magnolia offramp. A Scion had hit the center divider and spun out, ending in the #1 and #2 lanes. A good Samaritan ...
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Today’s weather for Sunday, October 19

Today’s local weather: Mostly sunny, with a high near 77. Light and variable wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.
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Cal leads Bruins by one point in fourth quarter

Since we’re late posting this, we’ll go straight to a hand-off to UCLA: Schedules 2014 USC Football Schedule Date Opponent Result Time (Media) Aug. 30 Fresno State W 4:30 p.m. (Fox/Dep.) Sep. 6 at Stanford W 12:30 p.m. (ABC...
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USC homecoming game against Colorado in first quarter right now

We’re late in posting this — the game is already in the first quarter, with Troy ahead 14-0 — so we will cut straight to the pre-game release from USC: Schedules 2014 USC Football Schedule Date Opponent Result Time (Media...
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