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Weather in northwest Orange County for Thursday, April 16, 2015

Posted  April 16, 2015  by  Katie

Today’s weather in northwest Orange County for Thursday, April 16, 2015, in Southern California, along the Los Angeles County border: Sunny, with a high near 87. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming northwest in the morning. Tonight: Clear, with a low around 56. West wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light and variable in […]

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Bird on a branch. Photo by Surfwriter Girls.
April

Unsilenced Spring: celebrating the wonder of Rachel Carson (1907-1964)

Posted  April 12, 2015  by  Surfwriter Girls

Now that Spring is here and you can hear the sounds of birds chirping, celebrating the day and drawing attention to their aerial acrobatics, think how different the world would be without their joyful notes. Rachel Carson, the author of Silent Spring — the landmark 1962 book that launched the environmental movement — did just […]

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Boys & Girls Club of Cypress members pose with their finished “moon habitat” during the Club’s Spring Break program. Courtesy photo.
April

Boys and Girls Club of Cypress Spring Break provided out of this world fun!

Posted  April 11, 2015  by  courtesy

The Boys &amp Girls Club of Cypress hosted an intergalactic Spring Break this year with an “Out of this World” space theme. The program ran from March 30th through April 3rd and included a wide variety of scientific explorations, fun arts and craft activities such as building sun dials and newspaper “moon habitats”. Members made […]

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Cypress Chargers lose big to Riverside at home, 2 to 9

Posted  April 11, 2015  by  shelley

In a two-and-a-half-hour game on their home field, the Cypress Chargers lost to the Riverside Tigers 2 to 9. Shortstop Brody Weiss knocked in three runs for Riverside, designated hitter Garrett Dean and center fielder Mason Fishback each accounted for two more. The last two runs were brought home by left fielder David Schuknecht and […]

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USC baseball player Bobby Stahel (Needles, Calif./Palos Verdes HS). Courtesy photo.
April

USC drops the ball on opening day of 2015 baseball season — to UCLA!

Posted  April 11, 2015  by  courtesy

No. 6 USC went down early to visiting No. 7 UCLA and could never climb out of the hole, eventually falling 9-3 in game one of the series at Dedeaux Field. The Bruins (24-6, 11-2 Pac-12) jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the top of the first inning, as a three-run home run from […]

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April

An aspiring third baseman learns to play the violin

Posted  April 11, 2015  by  courtesy

The third day of our elementary school semester in 1930 is one day I have never forgotten. I was seven years old, and in the second grade at John Hancock School in Detroit, Michigan. I was dressed in the new light blue shirt and the dark blue short pants my mother had sewed. (Mom was […]

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Car show entrants from a prior Rossmoor Community Festival.
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Save Sunday, May 3, for the 2015 Rossmoor Community Festival

Posted  April 5, 2015  by  courtesy

Coming soon, don’t miss it! The 2015 Rossmoor Community Festival will be held on Sunday, May 3, 2015, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Rush Park, 3021 Blume Dr. in Rossmoor. Join us for the day and experience the rides, games, many vendors, food trucks, live entertainment, dog parade, and car show. Sign-up for […]

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April

Spotlight for April 2015

Posted  April 4, 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 April: Spring, and baseball, and the Rossmoor Community Festival! Spring in all-too-sunny Southern […]

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April

HB Community Garden to give free “HomeGrown Tomatoes” presentation

Posted  April 3, 2015  by  courtesy

The Huntington Beach Community Garden invites you to attend a free presentation, “HomeGrown Tomatoes,” with Dave Freed. Dave has been researching, educating, and helping other backyard farmers grow tomatoes for years. He will tell you how to easily produce 50 to 100 pounds of fresh and delicious tomatoes from a single plant! This event will […]

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April

High Stakes for Earth project honors Earth Day in Garden Grove

Posted  April 3, 2015  by  courtesy

In recognition of Earth Day on April 22, 2015, the City of Garden Grove is presenting a temporary public art installation project and asking for community participation. Called “High Stakes for Earth,” the project will be placed in the Downtown’s Civic Center park and center around a heritage London Plane tree. The community is asked […]

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Cypress Police blotter, June 5 to June 11

The items shown below are selected from the logs of the Cypress Police Department. No inference of guilt is implied in showing any item. June 5, 2014 Counseling – 11:42 a.m. – 4500 block of Victoria Ct. - The report...
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Los Alamitos police blotter, June 6 to June 11

The items shown below are selected from the logs of the Los Alamitos Police Department. No inference of guilt is implied in showing any item. June 6, 2014 Counseling – 10:22 a.m. – Reagan St. - The caller’s ve...
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Chickasaw performer Mary Frances Thompson, known on stage as Te Ata. Courtesy photo.

Chickasaw Nation issues casting call for tribally-produced feature film

The search is underway in the Los Angeles area for Native American actors to star in a tribally-produced feature film which shares the story of a trailblazing Native American entertainer. An open casting call for “Te Ata” w...
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Los Alamitos High School teacher selected to attend Google Teacher Academy

Google has selected Dan Bennett as an attendee at the next Google Teacher Academy, to be held in Mountain View, CA on July 30-31, 2014. The Google Teacher Academy is a two-day intensive program that recognizes educators who are...
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The Habit Burger Grill opens Wednesday, June 25, in Cypress

Habit Restaurants, LLC, an Irvine-based restaurant company, will open a Habit Burger Grill at Cypress Plaza Shopping Center at 6830 Katella Ave. in Cypress on Wednesday, June 25, 2014. The newest location brings the number of H...
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Long Beach Police arrest six during DUI saturation patrol

On Saturday, June 14, 2014, the Long Beach Police Department’s Traffic Section conducted a Driving Under the Influence (DUI) Saturation Patrol from 7:00 p.m. until 3:00 a.m. During the eight-hour operation, motor officers pat...
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Seal Beach Marine Safety sells out Junior Lifeguard Program positions in only three minutes

On June 16, 2014, the City of Seal Beach Marine Safety Department sold out 300 Junior Lifeguard Program positions in just three minutes. For over 25 years the Seal Beach Marine Safety Department has been offering a Junior Lifeg...
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Participants in a prior year's Cypress Nature Park walking club. Courtesy photo.

Cypress Rec offers walking club at Nature Park on Saturdays

Are you looking for a great way to get outside and get healthy this summer? Enjoy the company of your friends and family with the added bonus of fresh air and exercise while touring the Cypress Nature Park at 4201 Ball Road. Wa...
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Orange County Breeze editor to be recognized at Cypress Chamber event

Linda and Tim Keenan, long-time Cypress business owners who have been active in several organizations over the years, will be honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Cypress Chamber of Commerce at its annual Business...
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Today’s weather forecast for Tuesday, June 17

Today’s local weather: Cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 74. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph.
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LA Times Travel editor to give presentation at Cypress Library

Before finalizing your travel plans add this program to your trip planner! Catharine Hamm, the Los Angeles Times Travel editor, will offer entertainment and information for any world-wide or arm chair adventurer at 2:30 p.m. on...
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Vehicles lined up on Denni St. in Cypress for location shooting on "Scouts v. Zombies," a Paramount Studios product. Photo by C.E.H. Wiedel.

Paramount Pictures filming scenes from zombie flick in Cypress shopping center

Passersby have noticed that the west side curb lane of Denni St. at Arnold School in Cypress is closed and currently occupied by a long train of trucks, trailers and equipment. Turns out that all this belongs to the crew for th...
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The only theme in Rush Park is free summer family fun!

Are you ready for a park where the only theme is free summer family fun? Rush Park in Rossmoor is just the place you’ve been waiting for. The kids are out of school and time is back in your hands. Why not spend it relaxing un...
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Non-profit OCCTAC presents Latin American Harp Festival in Santa Ana

From June 25 through June 28, 2014, Orange County Children’s Therapeutic Arts Center will present the Latin American Harp Festival and Concert in Santa Ana. As part of the Festival, master harpists from México, Paraguay, and...
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Google Street View photo car spotted in Cypress

As we slowed down to cross a residential intersection, a car with an odd-looking contraption attached to its roof zipped in front of us, right to left. It took a moment, then we realized that we had just seen a Google Street Vi...
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Official party at ribbon cutting for 79th SSC headquarters building at Los Alamitos JFTB on January 12, 2013. Photo by C.E.H. Wiedel.

79th SSC to dedicate HQ in memory of fallen Reservist on Saturday, June 21

The 79th Sustainment Support Command, located on Joint Forces Training Base Los Alamitos, will dedicate their headquarters building in memory of Sergeant Paul T. Nakamura on Saturday, June 21 at 10 a.m. This ceremony formally e...
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Support Precious Life Shelter at Thrift & Gift Shop’s $7 Bag Sale

Come check out Precious Life Thrift & Gift Shop’s $7 Bag Sale! This event will be held on Thursday, June 19, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Each bag of clothing costs only $7! (The sale does not include “Classy” C...
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