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Today’s weather for Tuesday, September 16: Heat advisory

Posted  September 16, 2014  by  cehwiedel

Today’s local weather: Sunny, with a high near 99. Light southwest wind increasing to 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. Heat advisory through 7 p.m. Tuesday Coastal temperatures will be in the lower 90s Tuesday. Very high temperatures can be stressful to animals and humans, making it hard for the body to acclimate and […]

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September Movie Marathon: The Art of Self-Improvement

Posted  September 5, 2014  by  Katie

Welcome to September! This month’s spotlight theme is about makeovers, so our Movie Marathon will follow protagonists who grow and change in ways subtle and profound over the course of the story. Check out the ten movies below for a wildly varied list of sometimes unexpected self-improvement stories! Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (2001) […]

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Add anti-oxidants to your diet with Dragon Fruit

Posted  September 4, 2014  by  courtesy

I think it’s time to proclaim 2014 as “The Year of the Dragon Fruit.” It’s been twenty years since we at Frieda’s Specialty Produce first introduced Pitaya (also known as “Pitahaya”). Yes, that’s what Dragon Fruit was called 20 years ago, and we sold the first fruit. Dragon Fruit is native to Mexico and is […]

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Your Fall Makeover – A time to be inventive!

Posted  September 3, 2014  by  Surfwriter Girls

Bette Joan Perske from the Bronx (1924 – 2014) made herself over, by turns, into a model, Hollywood starlet, acclaimed film actress, Broadway legend, and author known to the world as Lauren Bacall. Still acting and writing well into her eighties, how did Bacall, nicknamed “Slim” by her friends, have the ability to stay active […]

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On your marks, get set, GO!

Posted  September 2, 2014  by  courtesy

The beginning of September is the beginning of a marathon – but not the running kind of marathon. This marathon begins with the Labor Day BBQ, and then in quick succession comes some combination of the following: Jewish New Year, the Halloween Haunted House (home-made costumes?), the Thanksgiving five-course gourmet dinner, and finally the eight […]

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Anaheim urges residents “Be Disaster Aware, Take Action to Prepare”

Posted  September 1, 2014  by  courtesy

September is National Preparedness Month and Anaheim Fire & Rescue wants residents to be ready in the event of a disaster or major emergency. This year’s theme, “Be Disaster Aware, Take Action to Prepare” focuses on increasing emergency preparedness for everyone including residents, families, neighborhoods, schools and businesses. By taking simple steps to connect, plan, […]

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Orange County Breeze spotlight for September 2014: Fall Makeover — personal, professional home!
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Spotlight for September 2014

Posted  August 31, 2014  by  shelley

Articles in the Spotlight will appear in the Spotlight section of the homepage and linked below as they are published. The Orange County Breeze spotlight for September 2014: Fall Makeover — personal, professional home! Personal makeover On your marks, get set, GO! by Sandra Rodriguez Add anti-oxidants to your diet with Dragon Fruit! by Karen […]

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Spotlight for August 2014

Posted  August 2, 2014  by  shelley

Articles in the Spotlight will appear in the Spotlight section of the homepage and linked below as they are published. Bye-bye, Summer! Museum showcases century of surfing in Huntington Beach by SurfWriter Girls Sunny Magdaug and Patti Kishel How to navigate life transitions by Sandra Rodriguez August Movie Marathon: Last blast of summer by Katie […]

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Spotlight for July 2014

Posted  July 1, 2014  by  shelley

Articles in the Spotlight will appear in the Spotlight section of the homepage and linked below as they are published. The first article will appear later today. Other activities Blue Moon Boutique chooses Sunburst Youth Foundation as its non-profit for the month of July Summer thoroughbred festival opening at Los Alamitos Race Course Take the […]

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Spotlight for June 2014

Posted  June 1, 2014  by  shelley

Articles in the Spotlight will appear in the Spotlight section of the homepage and linked below as they are published. The first article will appear later today. Father’s Day: What Really Matters by Tim Thomas Summer: Beat summer heat with ice cream treats! by SurfWriter Girls Sunny Magdaug and Patti Kishel. Summer: Gardening at the […]

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USC fails to hold back BC in 37-31 loss

Red bandanas in memory of a Boston College grad who died helping others get out of the World Trade Center on 9/11/2001 were a omen that yesterday’s game meant more to the Eagles — both players and fans — than an out-of-co...
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UCLA QB Hundley hurt, backup QB Neuheisel leads Bruins to 20-17 win over Texas

The Bruins beat the Longhorns in the last three minutes of Saturday’s game — at the cost of the loss of their starting quarterback, Brett Hundley, who suffered an elbow injury while landing awkwardly during a tackle in the ...
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Today’s weather for Sunday, September 14: Heat advisory

Today’s local weather: Sunny, with a high near 100. Light southwest wind increasing to 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. Heat advisory through 7 p.m. Tuesday Coastal temperatures will be in the upper 80s Saturday and lower 90...
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Long Beach to open cooling centers on Sunday, Sept. 14

In response to the high temperatures forecasted for the weekend, the City of Long Beach will open Cooling Centers on Sunday, Sept. 14, at the following park facilities: El Dorado West Community Center – 2800 Studebaker Rd...
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Candidate statement: Mike Schoppman, Cypress City Council

Mike Schoppman is running for election to one of three open seats on the Cypress City Council. Mr. Schoppman responded to our invitation, extended at a recent City Council meeting, to all local candidates to send us a photo and...
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Show left to right: Cypress Chamber of Commerce Chairman of the Board David Macdonald, Lt. Col. Nathan Range, and CenterStone Communities President Hal Woods. As a new member, Mr. Woods holds a plaque welcoming his to the Chamber. Courtesy photo.

Cypress Chamber welcomes new member, hears update on Joint Forces Training Base

Cypress Chamber of Commerce Chairman of the Board David Macdonald thanked Lt. Col. Nathan Range (Deputy Base Commander for the Joint Forces Training Base) as CenterStone Communities President Hal Woods looked on. Range gave att...
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Golden State Water notifies customers of State drought regulations

Golden State Water Company (Golden State Water) has been ordered by the California Public Utilities Commission to notify its customers of the State Water Resources Control Board’s (Board) recent adoption of emergency restrict...
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Cypress Woman’s Club recognizes member achievements

The Woman’s Club of Cypress (WCC) held its first meeting following the summer recess and it was filled with a lot of recognition. The September 3 meeting at the Cypress Community Center included: Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Si...
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Special topics and screenings at Cypress Senior Center for September 2014

The following programs will be offered at the Cypress Senior Center, which is located at 9031 Grindlay St., just south of Lincoln Ave. and about a mile west of Valley View St. in Cypress. You need not be a Cypress resident to p...
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High temperatures and wildfire smoke pose potential health risk

Higher than normal temperatures are expected throughout the weekend in many inland Orange County cities, increasing the risk of heat-related illnesses. In addition, smoke from the wildland brush fire burning in Silverado Canyon...
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Dave and Sherry Barnes; Todd Mattern; George Young; Beth Barczewski; Sean, Amy, Mairi, and Gianna Payne; Dave, John and Kay Mount; Patricia Eskenazi; Don, Diane, and Dave Appling. Photo courtesy of LASB Rotary.

Rotary Club tours Long Beach Harbor

The Rotary Club of Los Alamitos/Seal Beach recently hosted a speaker from the Port of Long Beach Commission to hear updates about the world’s second busiest port. The speaker invited the Club to tour the Harbor, which the...
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Save the date for Los Alamitos Trunk-or-Treat!

The Los Alamitos Recreation and Community Services Department held its second Trunk-or-Treat event last year. Thanks to the support of the community and local businesses it was a great success with over 1500 people attending. T...
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Jockey wins three, skips to lead in standings for LARC Fall Thoroughbred meet

A Friday triple pushed Fernando Perez into sole possession of the lead in the jockey standings almost halfway through the inaugural Fall meet at Los Alamitos. Perez, who had seven victories during the Summer Thoroughbred Festiv...
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Today’s weather for Saturday, September 13: Heat advisory

Today’s local weather: Sunny, with a high near 99. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon. Heat advisory from 10 a.m. Saturday to 7 p.m. Monday Coastal temperatures will be in the upper 80s Saturday an...
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High temperatures bring risk of heat-related illnesses

Temperatures in many inland Orange County communities are expected to reach high temperatures above 95 degrees this weekend, increasing the risk of heat related illnesses like heat exhaustion and heat stroke for those who are m...
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Wildfire burns off Silverado Canyon Road south of Corona

Fire agencies under the command of the United States Fire Service and including Orange County Fire Authority have aggressively attacked a wildfire that started this morning around 10:30 a.m. off of Silverado Canyon Rd. south of...
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Anaheim cooling centers offer relief from the heat

With this weekend’s high-heat advisory, the City of Anaheim is reminding the community of its 10 cooling centers to help residents beat the heat. Please call the location nearest you to for hours of operation. Brookhurst Comm...
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Cypress Senior Center designated as cooling center

With temperatures expected to reach in the triple digits over the next several days, the City of Cypress Senior Center, located at 9031 Grindlay Street, will be open and designated as a cooling center through Wednesday, Septemb...
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City Health Officer reminds residents to keep cool this weekend

The Acting Health Officer for the City of Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department), Dr. Mauro Torno, is advising residents to take precautions against the heat this weekend and beyond with the Nati...
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Los Altos United Methodist Church dedicates blood drive in honor of children

Children are our future… and the importance of donating blood for them, and the millions more who need your help each year, has caused Los Altos United Methodist Church to open its doors for an American Red Cross blood dr...
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Hawthorne man arrested in Long Beach sexual assault

Long Beach Police arrested a male suspect in connection with a sexual assault that occurred in the area of Falcon Ave. and East Ocean Blvd., and charges have been filed. On Sept. 7, 2014, around 5 a.m., an adult female victim r...
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Senior Center offers place to beat the weekend heat

Soaring temperatures can be especially dangerous to seniors and children, especially if homes have no air conditioning. To offer some relief, the H. Louis Lake Senior Center will serve as a public cooling center this Saturday a...
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CHP stress importance of child safety seats

An appropriate and correctly installed child passenger safety seat may be the one thing that makes the difference between life and death for a child involved in a traffic collision. In 2012, 45 percent of all California childre...
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LAUSD superintendent to give State of the District address

The Los Alamitos Education Foundation cordially invites you to a continental breakfast to learn why Los Alamitos Unified is the BEST district around! The event will be held on Thursday, Oct. 16, from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Hea...
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