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April

Baseball: an app for that!

Posted  April 15, 2014  by  shelley

The first day of Spring was last month, and Major League Baseball’s Opening Day has already proved disappointing locally — but you can still download and install software that allows you to dream big, or follow the ups (and downs) of your favorite team. So, if you can’t go out to the ballgame — even […]

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Cluttered closet challenge.
April

Springtime is decluttering time

Posted  April 14, 2014  by  courtesy

Today I stood on-line at the market, surrounded by magazines, almost all aimed at women (hey, market manager – men shop too!). It is springtime and most of the cover stories are about losing weight for bathing suit season or about spring decluttering. That’s easier than losing weight — or is it? Clutter happens when […]

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A Seder plate, giving the names of the different symbolic foods in both English and Hebrew.
April

A Catholic looks at Passover

Posted  April 14, 2014  by  shelley

I would like to wish all our Jewish readers a solemn and joy-filled celebration of Passover among family and friends. As a Catholic Christian, I am taught that God did not abrogate the Old Covenant when Jesus Christ established the New Covenant. We are, therefore, obligated to accord our Jewish brethren all due respect as […]

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April

What you can do about the California drought

Posted  April 13, 2014  by  courtesy

Earlier this week, I spent three days with nearly 100 fellow agriculture-related business owners, bankers, ranchers, farmers and interesting speakers to study a few companies in the agricultural sector. Every two years, I attend the UC Davis Agribusiness Executive Seminar which focuses specifically on agricultural issues and enterprises in California. Besides the usual business issues […]

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Local locations for Easter Week services

Posted  April 12, 2014  by  shelley

The following list of local churches is meant to help our readers find a house of worship for Holy Week or Easter Day. Assumption Greek Orthodox Church 5761 East Colorado St., Long Beach 90814 Bay Shore Community Congregational United Church of Christ 5100 The Toledo, Long Beach 90803 Bethlehem Lutheran Church 3352 Katella Ave., Los […]

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April

Spotlight for April 2014

Posted  April 12, 2014  by  shelley

We apologize for the late appearance of the April Spotlight section, which should have been published on Monday, March 31. Our graphics station hardware fried, and it took a while to replace the hardware and restore all our files. Articles in the Spotlight will appear in the Spotlight section of the homepage and linked below […]

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Participants at the Surfrider Foundation Ohana Day dump trash in a receptacle. Photo by Surfwriter Girls.
April

Celebrate Mother Nature in April

Posted  April 12, 2014  by  Surfwriter Girls

The month of April’s name comes from the Romans and means “to open.” It refers to the season when trees and flowers begin to open and bloom. SurfWriter Girls Sunny Magdaug and Patti Kishel think that this makes April the perfect month to celebrate Mother Nature. And, fortunately, there are two special days to do […]

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Blue Moon Boutique’s charity for April

Posted  April 11, 2014  by  shelley

Blue Moon Boutique supports local charities by donating a certain percentage of proceeds from our monthly sales. For the month of April 2014, Blue Moon will donate a percentage of sales to support the Illumination Foundation. The Foundation’s mission is to provide targeted, interdisciplinary services for the most vulnerable homeless clients to break or prevent […]

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Spotlight for March 2014

Posted  March 5, 2014  by  shelley

We apologize for the late appearance of the March Spotlight section, which should have been published on Monday, Feb. 24. Articles in the Spotlight will appear in the Spotlight section of the homepage and linked below as they are published. Blue Moon Boutique’s charity for March Ancestry, Experiences and Customs by Sandra Rodriguez The Luck […]

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Spotlight for February 2014

Posted  January 31, 2014  by  shelley

Articles in the Spotlight will appear in the Spotlight section of the homepage and linked below as they are published. Blue Moon Boutique’s charity for February From the Surfwriter Girls: Fourteen romantic beach movies Winter Olympics — Miracle on ice Living heart healthy — February is National Heart Health Awareness Month Race on the Base: […]

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St. Isidore to mark holy day of obligation for “Queen of the Americas”

The following information was released by St. Isidore Historical Plaza. The Holidays are moving in, but fast. With all of the anticipation, a Holy Day of Obligation was noticed. A bit of treasured history followed. “Queen of ...
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New Years

Dance out the old year at St. Isidore Historical Plaza

The following information was released by St. Isidore Historical Plaza. After the merry days of Christmas, it is time to party happy. The Plaza is hosting a not-to-miss New Year’s Eve dance on Monday, Dec. 31, 2012 starting a...
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Seal Beach Christmas parade grand marshal Seth Eaker, with Anthony Morgan

Seth Eaker rides in style as grand marshall of 2013 Seal Beach Christmas Parade

One of our favorite people, Seth Eaker, received abundantly deserved public recognition last week as he rode in high style up Main Street in Old Town Seal Beach with his partner, Anthony Morgan, in a brand new deep blue convert...
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Cypress College to hold auditions for Spring 2013 dance and theater productions

The following information was originally published in @Cypress (pdf), the online newsletter of Cypress College. Permission to republish was granted by Marc S. Posner. Cypress College will conduct its Theater & Dance Departm...
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Today’s weather forecast for Monday, December 10

The following information is courtesy of the National Weather Service. Weather forecast for Monday, December 10: Sunny, with a high near 72. Northeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the morning. More about Orange County Bre...
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Sunburst Youth Academy to graduate its tenth class

The California National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Program and the Orange County Department of Education cordinally invite the public to attend the commencement ceremony for Class Ten of Sunburst Youth Academy. The ceremony will be ...
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Tankfarm Clothing opens in time for Christmas Parade crowds

Tankfarm Clothing converted its new storefront in record time in order to open its front door to crowds along Main Street in Old Town Seal Beach for the city’s annual Christmas Parade on Friday, Dec. 7. The move from near...
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The Marketing Maven: Keeping Christmas Kosher

There are two months each year when the divide between liberals and conservatives becomes wider than the Grand Canyon. The first is November, when Election Day demonstrates that America is a 50/50 nation. No matter who wins, ap...
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The role of merit pay and charter schools in improving public education

Orange County Breeze Country is blessed by three excellent public school districts: Los Alamitos Unified; Cypress; and Anaheim Union High School District. Both Cypress High School and Los Alamitos High School rank tops in the C...
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Seven-day weather forecast for OCB Country, 9 December 2012 through 15 December 2012

The following information was released by the National Weather Service. Hazardous weather conditions For Sunday through Monday: locally strong and gusty northeast winds through and below passes and canyons and near coastal foot...
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Top Ten Stories for December 2 through December 8

These were the most read stories at Orange County Breeze over the last week (excluding weather forecasts): California state revenues 10.8% below budget projections in November Fresh & Easy parent company calling it quits in...
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Today’s weather forecast for Sunday, December 9

The following information is courtesy of the National Weather Service. Weather forecast for Sunday, December 9: Areas of fog before 10am. Otherwise, cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 69. Calm w...
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Huntington Beach and Garden Grove police officers convicted of conspiracy over traffic ticket

The following information was released by the Orange County District Attorney. Two police officers from different agencies were convicted today of conspiring in text messages and phone calls to illegally dismiss a legitimate tr...
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[Updated] About Proposition 30 and the report on November California state revenues

California State Controller John Chiang recently released a report on revenues collected by the State of California for the month of November 2012. Revenue was dramatically below projections in the 2012-2013 state budget as pro...
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West Orange County Connectors Project nighttime closures from Friday, Dec. 7, through Sunday, Dec. 9

The following information was released by Orange County Transportation Authority. Please see below for an updated list of nighttime closures scheduled Friday, Dec. 7 and Sunday, Dec. 9. There are no closures scheduled Saturday ...
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Seal Beach mother sentenced for murdering one toddler twin, injuring other

The following information was released by the Orange County District Attorney. A mother was sentenced today to 25 years to life in state prison for murdering one of her 23-month-old twins by rupturing the baby’s heart and...
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Today’s weather forecast for Saturday, December 8

The following information is courtesy of the National Weather Service. Weather forecast for Saturday, December 8: Patchy dense fog before 10am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 68. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5...
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Christmas Parade to close streets in Old Town Seal Beach

The following information was released by the Seal Beach Police Department. The Seal Beach Police Department welcomes everyone tonight to the 34th annual Seal Beach Christmas Parade. There will be road closures associated with ...
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