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Today’s weather for All Saints Day, Saturday, November 1

Posted  November 1, 2014  by  courtesy

Today’s local weather: Showers, mainly before 11am. High near 68. West wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. Overnight: Scattered showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 53. West wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light northwest in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

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Sign up for next quarterly tour of the Joint Forces Training Base

Posted  October 31, 2014  by  courtesy

The Regional Military Affairs Committee (RMAC) of the Los Alamitos Area Chamber of Commerce will conduct a tour of the Joint Force Training Base (JFTB) and Los Alamitos Army Airfield in Los Alamitos on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. You must RVSP before with the Chamber of Commerce by calling 562-598-6659. Reservations are required and there […]

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November Dining, Arts and Entertainment listing available now!

Posted  October 30, 2014  by  shelley

Our popular monthly Dining, Arts & Entertainment (DARTS) listing is available as a downloadable pdf document. Now the November 2014 DARTS can be downloaded for free! From cover to back, it’s pages are stuffed with event listings, articles, and display advertisements for local people, venues and events. We encourage you to download the November 2014 […]

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Family-run Halloween maze raises money for homeless

Posted  October 27, 2014  by  shelley

With only two mazes, Fear Station in Stanton is about the same size as Shocktoberfest in Los Alamitos. Both events support worthy causes — Fear Station raises money for Illumination Foundation, while Shocktoberfest supports The Youth Center and St. Isidore Historical Plaza. But in one way, Fear Station is even tinier — it’s run by […]

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LBPD offers Halloween safety tips, warns of pot-laced candy

Posted  October 25, 2014  by  courtesy

The Long Beach Police Department would like to warn parents about marijuana laced candy, and encourage the community to practice safety tips to ensure a fun and safe Halloween. Can you identify which candies pictured in this photo are laced with marijuana? Surprisingly, all of them! These candies were found at various Long Beach marijuana […]

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Trick or Treat?

Posted  October 16, 2014  by  courtesy

It’s Halloween! In front of you is a huge bag, full of calorie-laden candy. You think, I am strong and I will eat only one piece of candy! Care to make a wager? The last week of October is the beginning of the TRICK OR TREAT TRAP that lasts clear through Jan. 2. One piece […]

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Kid-sized Camp Spooky offers non-scary fun on weekends and Halloween Day

Posted  October 11, 2014  by  courtesy

Weekends in October and on Halloween Day, Knott’s Berry Farm invites you and your family to join in on the Halloween fun in Camp Spooky. This daytime, non-scare celebration, of cheer rather than fear, is the social event of the season with shows, activities, costume contest all geared for kids ages 3-11. Kids can take […]

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Booooooooo!!!

Posted  October 11, 2014  by  Surfwriter Girls

With palm trees rustling in the wind and eerie shadows cast over the ocean, you can feel that Halloween is almost here. SurfWriter Girls Sunny Magdaug and Patti Kishel were curious about “things that go bump in the night” and decided to do some research on Halloween. Originally called “All Hallows Eve,” Halloween dates back […]

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OC Parks invites you to its Halloween Zoo-tacular

Posted  October 11, 2014  by  courtesy

OC Parks is pleased to present the annual Halloween Zoo-tacular at the OC Zoo located inside Irvine Regional Park on Saturday, Oct. 25 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Families are invited to partake in a fun-filled spooky day of activities with the animals of the OC Zoo. At Halloween Zoo-tacular, guests ages 12 and […]

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Shocktoberfest brings screams to Los Alamitos

Posted  October 5, 2014  by  courtesy

Prepare to be scared out of your mind in the Fall festive family fun atmosphere of the inaugural Shocktoberfest brought to you in partnership by the Youth Center and St. Isidore Historical Plaza on Oct. 24, 25, 26, and 31 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Plaza in Los Alamitos. For the first […]

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SBPD asks cooperation in parking enforcement

The following information was forwarded by the Seal Beach Chamber of Commerce in regards to parking enforcement in the Main Street area of Old Town Seal Beach. Effective immediately, anyone who is seen to be removing the small ...
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Cal ISO summer assessment expresses concern for supply of electricity in Southern California

The following information was released by California Independent System Operator (Cal ISO), the “mpartial grid operator for the bulk of the California’s power grid.” The 2013 summer assessment (pdf) released today by the ...
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Inaugural CURE Melanoma Walk on May 12 to raise funds for research

The inaugural AIM for the CURE Melanoma Walk in Fullerton will raise funds to support research for the CURE of melanoma on May 12. AIM at Melanoma, a nonprofit organization committed to melanoma research, education, awareness a...
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Staff representing California State Senator Huff to visit La Habra, Buena Park, Anaheim

The following information was released by California State Senator Bill Huff (R-CA29). Senator Huff serves as the Senate Republican Leader and represents the 29th Senate District covering portions of Los Angeles, Orange and San...
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Cypress holds ribbon-cutting for new business park tenant Kusha Inc.

The following information was released by the City of Cypress. On Thursday, May 2, Cypress Mayor Dr. Prakash Narain, City staff and officials, and a representative from Assembly Woman Sharon Quirk-Silva’s office welcomed Kush...
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Cypress clarifies City website listing in regards to Prologis 33-acre project

Editor’s note: during public comment at the regular Cypress City Council meeting on April 30, J.M. Ivler, a resident of Los Alamitos, spoke against the proposed development of 33 acres at Katella Ave. and Enterprise Dr. by Pr...
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West Orange County Connectors Project construction update Tuesday, May 7, to Friday, May 10

The following information was released by Orange County Transportation Authority. Construction highlights All closures originally scheduled for Monday night, May 6 have been cancelled due to rain. Nighttime closures will resume...
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Enjoy health through laughter with Laughter Yoga at Cypress Senior Center

The following information was released by Cypress Recreation and Community Services. Experience Laughter Yoga at the Cypress Senior Center on Thursday, May 30, 2013 at 10 a.m. The presenter will be Jeffrey Briar, Director of th...
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LAMC receives 2013 Circle of Excellence Award

The following information was released by Los Alamitos Medical Center. Los Alamitos Medical Center is proud to announce that it has received Tenet’s 2013 Circle of Excellence Award. Los Alamitos Medical Center is one of nine ...
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Los Alamitos Area Chamber of Commerce recognizes long-time members

The Los Alamitos Area Chamber of Commerce recognized two long-time member businesses at the Chamber’s regular May networking breakfast. Dr. Sherry Kropp, chair of the Chamber, presented plaques to Kathy McNally of McNally Lig...
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Today’s weather forecast for Tuesday, May 7

The following information is courtesy of the National Weather Service. Weather forecast for Tuesday, May 7: Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 11am, then a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11am. C...
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Los Alamitos police blotter, April 19 to April 25

The items shown below are culled from the logs of the Los Alamitos Police Department. No inference of guilt is implied in showing any item. April 19, 2013 COUNSELING – 7:12pm – Farquhar Ave. - The teenage reporting ...
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Cypress police blotter, April 18 to April 24

The items shown below are culled from the logs of the Cypress Police Department. No inference of guilt is implied in showing any item. April 18, 2013 FOUND PROPERTY – 8:50am – 8900 block of Patrick - Bags of propert...
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Dr. Sherry Kropp, Perry Apostle, Rose Apostle, Ken Todd, Brian Gorman, Lew Berger.

Los Alamitos Area Chamber of Commerce welcomes new members

The Los Alamitos Area Chamber of Commerce (LAACC) welcomed four new member businesses at its networking breakfast meeting on Friday, May 3. The new Chamber members are: Perry and Rosie Apostle of Mr. B’s Sports Grill, hosting...
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Save 51% at El Mahroosa Cafe | 930 S Brookhurst St., Anaheim | 714-991-9200

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Seal Beach Police, Fire and Lifeguard Honors Lunchon set for May 21

The following information was released by the Seal Beach Police Department. Community: Seal Beach Police, Fire & Lifeguard Honors Luncheon, Tues. May 21 1130am at Old Ranch CC. Please join us. On Tuesday, May 21, 2013, at 1...
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Ongoing construction activity in Los Alamitos

The residential structure at 3601 Green Ave. in Los Alamitos appears to be undergoing remodeling — but the front lawn has been allowed to go to seed while work is in progress. This is the second construction project on Green ...
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Recent lightning strikes, 05 May 2013, courtesy of Cal EMA.

Cal EMA keeping an eye on lightning strikes

Cooler, wetter weather will help firefighters the length and breadth of California to gain the upper hand on wildfires. However, the California Emergency Management Agency (Cal EMA) must also keep an eye on lightning strikes wh...
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Today’s weather forecast for Monday, May 6

The following information is courtesy of the National Weather Service. Weather forecast for Monday, May 6: Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 11am, then a chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 67. So...
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Super Queen Mum's Tea for Two at McKenna's | 810 Electric Ave., Seal Beach | 562-431-0200

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Cal EMA update on Spring Fire in Ventura County

The following information was released by the California Emergency Management Agency. Although significant progress has been made in the control and containment of fires throughout the state, the California Emergency Management...
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Mr. Porkpie performs close-up card tricks at the 2013 Rossmoor Community Festival.

Rossmoor Community Festival welcomes back Mr. Porkpie

Although the day was overcast with a chilly windy, no rain fell to interrupt the fun at Sunday’s Rossmoor Community Festival, held at Rush Park in Rossmoor from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Festival is sponsored annually by Rossmoor...
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Seven-day local weather forecast, 5 May 2013 through 11 May 2013

The following information was released by the National Weather Service. Forecast details Sunday: A 20 percent chance of showers after 11am. Cloudy, with a high near 66. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph. Sunday Night: A 50 percent cha...
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Cover of May 2013 Orange County Breeze monthly print issue.

Top Ten Stories for April 28 through May 4

These were the most read stories at Orange County Breeze over the last week (excluding weather forecasts): Former Stanton police officer convicted of fraud Unlicensed contractor gets 16 months for defrauding homeowners in Hunti...
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Today’s weather forecast for Sunday, May 5

The following information is courtesy of the National Weather Service. Weather forecast for Sunday, May 5: A chance of drizzle before 11am, then a slight chance of showers after 11am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 68. East wi...
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Rossmoor Community Festival, car show

Rossmoor Community Festival Sunday May 5

See you all at Rush Park, 3001 Blume Dr. in Rossmoor, between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Look for Orange County Breeze’s booth — drop by for a chat! We’ll have a spinner and give-aways. Along with other booths and food trucks, th...
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