Orange County Breeze
News of Northwest Orange County, CA
Southland Credit Union | You Can Join! | Find Out How

Alamitos Eye Care | Supports LAUSD, LAEF, and Youth Center Programs | 562-430-6161 | 10951 Cherry St., Los Alamitos

(Click above for more information.)



In the Spotlight


weather, forecast, partly cloudy
Calendar

Today’s weather for Tuesday, January 27

Posted  January 27, 2015  by  shelley

Today’s local weather: Mostly sunny, with a high near 72. East wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the morning. Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 51. Calm wind becoming northeast around 5 mph. The article above is based on information released by the National Weather Service.

Full Story »

violinist, music
Buena Park

Making music with what we have left

Posted  January 26, 2015  by  Loreen Berlin

The Buena Park City Council makes a practice of inviting local religious leaders to offer an invocation at the beginning of Council meetings. At the Jan. 13, 2015, meeting, Rabbi Lawrence Goldmark offered the following story: Related articles At Seattle Symphony, Itzhak Perlman leads a distinguished ‘Eroica’ (seattletimes.com) Itzhak Perlman Live at Broward Center (local10.com) […]

Full Story »

FAFSA
Calendar

Filling out FAFSA early makes life easier for parents of college students

Posted  January 26, 2015  by  Margene Walz

It’s that frantic time of year when parents are searching for money needed to fund their student’s college education. Relax, take a deep breath! Thousands of parents have gone through the process and have survived. Although it seems complicated, if you gather the needed information before you start, read and follow instructions on the financial […]

Full Story »

Graffiti on Los Alamitos Blvd. Photo by Katie Wiedel.
Community

Making Seal Beach better: Lions remove graffiti

Posted  January 19, 2015  by  Katie

The Seal Beach Lions seem to be everywhere: with 288 members, they make up the largest Lions Club in California, and the fourth largest in the United States. They organized the Seal Beach Christmas Parade, they hold a fundraising Golf Tournament in the summer, and then there’s the famous Fish Fry, which celebrated its 70th […]

Full Story »

SurfWriter Girls with Cynthia Mejia-Giudici.
Calendar

Friendship – the perfect blendship for 2015

Posted  January 18, 2015  by  Surfwriter Girls

Make new friends, but keep the old. One is silver and the other’s gold. That popular campfire song of old is just as relevant today. To make 2015 a better year, SurfWriter Girls Sunny Magdaug and Patti Kishel would like to see us all reach out the hand of friendship to the people we encounter […]

Full Story »

finger-string_MCS
Calendar

New Year’s resolutions – again??? It’s 2015!

Posted  January 11, 2015  by  courtesy

Editor’s note: it is never too late or too early to resolve to make a change! Even when we aren’t thinking about it, the days become weeks, then months and seasons, and before you know it, another year has passed. 2014 is behind us, in the dust. And if you are like most people (and […]

Full Story »

diver, swimmer
Community

Making Seal Beach better: community plans for new aquatic center

Posted  January 9, 2015  by  courtesy

The City of Seal Beach is pleased to announce the launch of the Swim Seal Beach effort and website www.swimsealbeach.com. The website is a new comprehensive community engagement website where citizens can engage, communicate and collaborate with community decision makers, other residents, and employees in the City to plan for a new aquatics center. The […]

Full Story »

Los Alamitos Elementary Ambassadors take a break from weighing candy collected after Halloween 2014. Courtey photo.
Community

Los Alamitos Elementary Ambassadors give back through community service

Posted  January 4, 2015  by  courtesy

Community service continues to be the focus of the Ambassadors at Los Alamitos Elementary (LAE), fourth and fifth grade students in the school’s leadership program. Thirty-one students joined the residents at Katella Manor in December to read stories together. The residents surprised the students with hot chocolate with marshmallows, and cookies. As the students gathered […]

Full Story »

2014 Arbor Day Event. The Saliture family assisting with planting the ceremonial tree donated by the Cypress Police Officers Association and Command Staff in loving memory of their daughter Allison Saliture. Courtesy photo.
Community

Making Cypress better: 2015 tree donation project begins

Posted  January 3, 2015  by  courtesy

The City of Cypress in Partnership with the Friends of Cypress Recreation and Parks, Inc., announces that the 25th annual Tree Donation Project is now underway! A tax-deductible donation may be made in the amount of $300 for a 24” box tree. This amount covers the cost of having Great Scott Tree Service Inc., a […]

Full Story »

OCB-January-2015-spotlight-cover-art
Calendar

Spotlight for January 2015

Posted  January 3, 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 January: 2015 — a Better Year! Improving on what we already have Our […]

Full Story »

 
 
 

 
FAFSA

Filling out FAFSA early makes life easier for parents of college students

It’s that frantic time of year when parents are searching for money needed to fund their student’s college education. Relax, take a deep breath! Thousands of parents have gone through the process and have survived. Although...
by Margene Walz
0

 
 
power-outages

Unplanned power outages in Orange County as of Monday, Jan. 26

As of this evening, Southern California Edison is working on the following power outages: Santa Ana, south Anne St. south of Warner Ave.: Started at 6:19 p.m. on Jan. 25. The cause was equipment problems. Edison is working to r...
by shelley
0

 

 
weather icon, rain

Today’s weather for Monday, January 26

Today’s local weather: Showers likely, mainly after 4pm. Cloudy, with a high near 70. East wind around 5 mph becoming calm. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Tonight: Showers likely, mainly before 10pm. Mostly cloudy, with ...
by shelley
0

 

Subscribe to our daily overnight news summary!


 
power-outages

Unplanned power outages in Orange County as of Sunday, Jan. 25

As of this evening, Southern California Edison is working on the following power outages: Santa Ana, south Susan St. south of Warner Ave.: Started at 6:19 p.m. on Jan. 25. The cause was equipment problems. Edison has notified r...
by shelley
0

 
 
Rob Lowenberg - Case Manager; Constance Black - Recording Secretary; Nina DiMatteo - Ways & Means; Colleen Low - Past President; Nancy Roddy - Parliamentarian; Janice Vititow - President; Sue Nelson Brown - Treasurer; Marty Thompson - Director; Carol Gemmell - Vice President. Not Pictured: Cindy Stoltman Wages - Communications & Social Media. Courtesy photo.

We Care of Los Alamitos, Inc. Installs 2015 Board of Directors

We Care of Los Alamitos, Inc., installed the following individuals as members of its Board of Directors: Constance Black, Recording Secretary; Nina DiMatteo – Ways & Means; Colleen Low – Past President; Nancy Ro...
by courtesy
0

 

 
skull-crossbones-monitor

Website down earlier today, delivery of Daily Overnight News Summary delayed

Orange County Breeze would like to apologize to our readers for the unscheduled downtime of this website earlier today. You may not have been able to read articles here during that downtime — receiving only a timeout erro...
by cehwiedel
0

 

Subscribe to our daily overnight news summary!

 
Los Alamitos museum

Los Alamitos Museum seeking volunteer to act as docents

This is a call to all who are available to come forward and volunteer as a docent at the Los Alamitos Museum. For some untoward reason, it seems to be a difficult time of year for the museum to keep its doors open. Either becau...
by courtesy
0

 
 
Shown are (right) is Campaign Chairman Scott Newton with his wife, Cathy (left). He will lead more than a hundred volunteers in the 18th Annual Youth Center Community Support Campaign, kicking off on March 31 at the Youth Center. Courtesy photo.

Scott Newton to chair 18th annual Youth Center Community Support Campaign

The Youth Center in Los Alamitos announces Scott Newton as chairman for their 18th Annual Community Support Campaign which kicks off on March 31. “I am honored to be selected as this year’s Campaign chairman,” said Newton...
by cehwiedel
0

 

 
Kohls-Cares-logo-20140709

Kohl’s Cares Scholarship Program nominations open Jan. 30

Kohl’s Department Stores will be accepting nominations for outstanding young volunteers beginning next week for the 2015 Kohl’s Cares® Scholarship Program. Nominations for kids ages six to 18 will be accepted January 30 th...
by courtesy
0

 
 
GOES West rainbow infrared satellite image for Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015. Image courtesy of NOAA.

Seven-day local weather forecast, 25 January through 31 January

Forecast details Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 82. Calm wind. . Sunday Night: Increasing clouds, with a low around 56. Calm wind. Monday: A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly after 4pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 69. ...
by courtesy
0

 

Subscribe to our daily overnight news summary!

 
DARTS-cover-art-201501

Top Ten Stories for Jan. 18 through Jan. 25

These were the most read stories at Orange County Breeze over the last week (excluding weather forecasts): Anaheim Marine subdues armed robbery suspect in Washington State Star Wars Half Marathon to cause temporary road closure...
by shelley
0

 

 
weather icon, sunny

Today’s weather for Sunday, January 25

Today’s local weather: Sunny, with a high near 80. Northwest wind around 5 mph. Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 56. Calm wind. The article above is based on information released by the National Weather Service.
by courtesy
0

 
 
Republican elephant party icon

RWF members prepare for a evening of opera, magic and fun

Members and guests can enjoy the March 27 evening performance of “Opera Kadabra” featuring Patrick Bell at the Saigon Performing Arts Center in Fountain Valley. Bell, an accomplished operatic singer, combines his love of op...
by courtesy
0

 

 
Rose Center Theater

Oliver! plays in a limited engagement at Rose Center Theater

RCT Professional Series Productions is excited to bring the musical Oliver!, based on Charles Dickens’ classic, Oliver Twist, to the Rose Center Theater stage! Oliver!, with music and lyrics by Lionel Bart, tells the stor...
by courtesy
0

 

Subscribe to our daily overnight news summary!


 
A parrot at Exotic Birds by Fran, 9215 Valley View St. in Cypress. Photo by C.E.H. Wiedel.

Caring for your pet bird: feeding your bird

Birds need more than just seed and water! Bird seed has limited nutrition, so you must supplement your bird’s diet with fresh fruits and vegetables. Birds that do not eat any fruits or vegetables must have powdered vitami...
by courtesy
0

 
 
playing cards and poker chips

Save the date: Lestonnac Free Clinic’s Casino Night fundraiser March 21, 2015

Lestonnac Free Clinic will be holding its 9th Annual Casino Night fundraising event March 21, 2015 from 5 to 10 p.m.! There will be black jack, roulette, poker, and craps, along with a delicious dinner, live music, a fabulous r...
by courtesy
0

 

 
Orange County Transportation Authority logo

Daily I-5 lane closures planned during construction in south Orange County

Beginning Monday, construction crews will close two southbound lanes of the San Diego (I-5) Freeway daily in San Juan Capistrano to perform pile driving work, which could continue until Feb. 15. The southbound lane closures, sc...
by courtesy
0

 
 
Hull Maintenance Technician 3rd Class Drake Valenzuela, from Huntington Beach, welds a steam pipe aboard the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). Dwight D. Eisenhower is currently undergoing a scheduled docking planned incremental availability (DPIA) at Norfolk Naval Shipyard. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Taylor L. Jackson.

Huntington Beach Sailor helps to maintain aircraft carrier

I rather like this motto on the Facebook page for USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69): Life, liberty, and the pursuit of all who threaten it. (The gimlet eye of my inner copyeditor notes that the ending pronoun should be “them...
by shelley
0

 

Subscribe to our daily overnight news summary!

 
bingo

Remote Bingo comes to St. Isidore Historical Plaza Feb. 3

The St. Isidore Historical Plaza has joined Remote “Linked” Bingo and has engaged them to include Los Alamitos to bingo games throughout California.  There are approximately twenty locations in and around California which ...
by courtesy
0