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Weather in northwest Orange County for Monday, March 30, 2015

Posted  March 30, 2015  by  shelley

Today’s weather in northwest Orange County for Monday, March 30, 2015, in Southern California, along the Los Angeles County border: Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 81. Light and variable wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. Tonight: Patchy fog after 11pm. […]

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Spotlight for February 2015

Posted  January 31, 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 February: 2015 — Pay it Forward! Paying debts of gratitude forward Our February […]

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February Dining, Arts and Entertainment now available!

Posted  January 29, 2015  by  shelley

Our popular monthly Dining, Arts & Entertainment (DARTS) listing is available as a downloadable pdf document. Now the February 2015 DARTS can be downloaded for free! We have detailed January event listings, articles, and display advertisements for local people, venues and events. We encourage you to download the February 2015 DARTS and let us know […]

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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 […]

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Spotlight for December 2014

Posted  November 29, 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 December 2014: Christmas Wishes and Local Shopping Spots! Christmas Wishes You are invited […]

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Spotlight for November 2014

Posted  November 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 article list below does not include articles in hand but not yet scheduled for publication.) The Orange County Breeze spotlight for November 2014: Veteran’s Day, Thanksgiving, and shopping locally! Veteran’s Day Sunday Serenades presents […]

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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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Announcing our Jobs Board

Posted  September 19, 2014  by  shelley

Staff members here at Orange County Breeze have recently noticed two local business-related news items: Workers and employees mention that they are looking for a new job. Business owners and managers mention that they are looking to fill job openings. This is great news — the job market is finally thawing! We here at Orange […]

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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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Parole walked back for inmate convicted of shooting and killing a high school girl on prom night

The Board of Parole Hearings (Board), California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitations rescinded [walked back or reversed] the parole of a man today who shot and murdered a 17-year-old high school student on prom night ...
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Garden Grove offers Senior Day Trip to Viejas Indian Casino

If you’re feeling lucky, join the Garden Grove H. Louis Lake Senior Center for a day trip to Viejas Indian Casino on Tuesday, April 21. Tickets include bus transportation, continental breakfast, and $5 cash back. The bus depa...
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Huntington Beach joins National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation

Taking 1st place in last year’s National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation, Mayor Jill Hardy is joining mayors across the country in asking residents to make a commitment to conserve water and cut pollution by taking...
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Ninth Circuit to rehear Peruta case for concealed carry permits

On Thursday, March 26, 2015, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals voted to rehear “en banc” the case of Peruta v. County of San Diego.  In February 2014, a three-judge panel split 2 – 1 and held that a Sheriff’s policy r...
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West Garden Grove Library renaming, bust dedication draws admirers

The opportunity to see a true American war hero and witness the official unveiling and dedication of a commissioned bronze bust, and library re-named in his honor, drew a crowd of admirers to the Garden Grove Tibor Rubin Librar...
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Hometown favorite California Chrome takes second in Dubai Cup

According to the Sacramento Bee, hometown favorite California Chrome, stabled and trained at Los Alamitos Race Course, came in second today to Prince Bishop in the Dubai Cup. Update According to the Dubai World Cup website: &nb...
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Los Alamitos invites everyone to its Spring Carnival

The Los Alamitos Recreation and Community Services Department will be hosting its annual Spring Carnival at Little Cottonwood Park on Saturday, April 4, 2015 from 9:00-11:00 am. The carnival will feature the popular egg hunt, a...
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Weather in northwest Orange County for Saturday, March 28, 2015

Today’s weather in northwest Orange County, California, along the Los Angeles County border: Sunny, with a high near 82. Light and variable wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. Tonight: Patchy fog after 1...
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Knott’s Boysenberry Festival opens Saturday, March 28

As a member of local media, I was invited to a special event introducing the array of “Boysenberry Bites” that will tempt visitors to Knott’s Boysenberry Festival to indulge themselves beginning on Saturday, March 28. Boy...
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Seal Beach Animal Care Center to sponsor “Back in Black” Month this April

It is a sad fact that wonderful black dogs and cats linger far too long in animal shelters, merely because their fur is the “wrong” color. Whether the reason is superstition or something else, it is heartbreaking to...
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Youth Center offers flexible and affordable action-packed summer camps

Top-rated non-profit The Youth Center in Los Alamitos offers very flexible and affordable Summer Day and Teen Camps out of Rossmoor Park as it partners for another year with the Rossmoor Community Service District (RCSD). Camp ...
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As drought continues, fights over groundwater overdraft heat up

On Thursday, March 26, the California Court of Appeal for the Sixth District filed a decision reversing a lower court ruling in a case of Great Oaks Water Company vs. Santa Clara Valley Water Management District. Great Oaks is ...
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First come, first served at Orange County Parks on Easter Weekend

Planning a family outing to one of the many local Orange County parks over Easter weekend? OC Parks says that you should expect large crowds and filled parking lots. Easter is one of the busiest days of the year at regional par...
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Protect seniors from financial abuse

It’s unfortunate but true: The elderly population is targeted for financial abuse or exploitation. In fact, by some estimates, this type of targeted abuse results in billions of dollars in losses each year. If you have elderl...
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April Dining, Arts and Entertainment now available!

Our popular monthly Dining, Arts and Entertainment (DARTS) listing is available as a free printable document (pdf). Now the
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Detailed information on races at Los Alamitos Race Course scheduled for Friday through Sunday

Detailed information on races at Los Alamitos Race Course provided by Los Alamitos Race Course: Friday, March 27 Saturday, March 28 Sunday, March 29
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Weather in northwest Orange County for Friday, March 27, 2015

Today’s weather in northwest Orange County, California, in the northwest along the Los Angeles County border: Sunny, with a high near 90. Light and variable wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. Tonight: C...
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