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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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Spotlight for May 2014

Posted  May 5, 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. Mother’s Day: Jill Pless — The Surfin’ Mama of Seal Beach by the Surfwriter Girls Life Repurposed: My great thing by Sandra Rodriguez Mother’s Day: Diocesan ministry reunites […]

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LAMC describes early signs of a heart attack

The following information was released by Los Alamitos Medical Center (LAMC). There are many different kinds of warning signs posted along streets, roads and highways. No passing zone, railroad crossing, merging traffic, divide...
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Two Council meetings in Los Alamitos today

Because of the federal holiday yesterday, Los Alamitos Council meetings that would normally have taken place last night will instead take place tonight. According to agendas posted on the City’s website, there will be two Cou...
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RHA paper drive this Saturday, Feb. 23

The following information was released by Rossmoor Homeowners Association. Washington and Lincoln gave you a day off earlier this month. Now do the presidential thing and bring your recyclable paper, newspapers and mixed paper ...
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Today’s weather forecast for Tuesday, February 19

The following information is courtesy of the National Weather Service. Weather forecast for Tuesday, February 19: Rain before 10am, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm between 10am and 4pm, then rain and possibly a thunder...
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Health care snags your tax planning

The following information was provided by H&R Block. Heard anything about health care ceform lately? Questions surrounding the Affordable Care Act are everywhere. Consumers have questions about healthcare reform – what is...
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Los Alamitos Youth Center holds highly successful first annual youth awards event

On Saturday, Feb. 9, the Los Alamitos Youth Center staged a highly successful and well attended first annual youth awards event, A Night Among the Stars. A red carpet donated by Precious Life Shelter led inside the Youth Center...
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Save the date for Rossmoor Woman’s Club annual garden tour

The following information was released by Rossmoor Woman’s Club. Rossmoor Woman’s Club will present its Eighth Annual Outdoor Living and Garden Tour on Sunday, May 19, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Self-guided, the tour visits six...
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Stephanie Chase to perform Beethoven’s Violin Concerto with LBSO

The following information was released by ArtsPR. Audiences can experience one of the most important works in the violin repertoire when distinguished violinist Stephanie Chase joins Maestro Enrique Arturo Diemecke and the Long...
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Seal Beach Police to conduct DUI/driver’s license checkpoint on Friday, Feb. 22

The following information was released by Seal Beach Police Department. Seal Beach Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint on Friday, Feb. 22, 2013, at an undisclosed location withi...
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Today’s weather forecast for Monday, February 18 – President’s Day

The following information is courtesy of the National Weather Service. Weather forecast for Monday, February 18 – President’s Day: A chance of drizzle before 10am. Patchy fog before 10am. Otherwise, cloudy, then gra...
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Marketing Maven: Ship happens

Businesses large and small have marketing campaigns that highlight how they strive to satisfy their customers with outstanding products and/or services. Yet, even an award-winning marketing campaign can become an albatross when...
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Seven-day local weather forecast, 17 February 2013 through 23 February 2013

The following information was released by the National Weather Service. Forecast details Sunday: Areas of fog before 10am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 66. Southeast wind around 5 mph becoming south in the afternoo...
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Los Alamitos High School Griffins girls soccer vs. Chaminade Eagles on 14 February 2013.

Video of LAHS Griffins girls soccer vs. Chaminade Eagles, 14 February 2013

CSMP/Los Al TV coverage of the Los Alamitos-Chaminade girls CIF soccer game on Feb. 14, 2013. According to MaxPreps, the Griffins soccer team lost Thursday’s home non-conference game against Chaminade by a score of 3-2. ...
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Top Ten Stories for February 10 through February 16

These were the most read stories at Orange County Breeze over the last week (excluding weather forecasts): Your 2013 California marginal tax rate Room with a view: Eye-roll, please – part 2 Room with a view: Eye-roll, ple...
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Today’s weather forecast for Sunday, February 17

The following information is courtesy of the National Weather Service. Weather forecast for Sunday, February 17: Patchy fog before 10am. Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 68. East wind around 5 mph becoming southwest in the af...
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OC Supervisor Janet Nguyen to run for State Senate in 34th District

Editor’s note: the 34th District includes Los Alamitos, Rossmoor and Seal Beach but not Cypress, which is in the 29th District currently represented by Bob Huff (R). The following information was released by Janet Nguyen ...
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Los Alamitos High School Griffines boys soccer vs. Buena Bulldogs on 15 Rebruary 2013.

Video of LAHS Griffins boys soccer vs. Buena Bulldogs, 15 February 2013

CSMP/Los Al TV coverage of the Los Alamitos-Buena boys CIF soccer game on Feb. 15, 2013. According to MaxPreps, the Griffins soccer team won Friday’s home non-conference game against Buena by a score of 4-1. The Griffins...
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CORUM ADMIRAL’S CUP COMPETITION 48 WATCH 48mm titanium and 18K red gold case, black dial, automatic winding CO 947 movement, titanium and 18K red gold bracelet. Water resistant to 300 meters. Value: $20,000

Another peek at items in the Americana Awards silent auctions

The following information was made available by the Cypress College Foundation for the Americana Awards. Earlier, we described some of the items that will be available for bidding on at the 2013 Americana Awards — one week fr...
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Cypress Police capture three suspected purse thieves

The following information was released by the Cypress Police Department. On 02-15-13 at approx. 1:37 p.m., Cypress Police were called to the 9500 block of Valley View Street, regarding a theft. A 59-year old female was seated i...
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Today’s weather forecast for Saturday, February 16

The following information is courtesy of the National Weather Service. Weather forecast for Saturday, February 16: Sunny, with a high near 80. Northeast wind around 5 mph becoming west in the afternoon. More about Orange County...
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Huntington Beach police officer sentenced for ticket-fixing

The following information was released by the Orange County District Attorney (OCDA). A police officer was sentenced today for conspiring in text messages and phone calls with an officer from a different agency to illegally dis...
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Anaheim fugitive facing murder trial

The following information was released by the Orange County District Attorney (OCDA). An Anaheim man who fled to Las Vegas faces trial Tuesday for murdering a man by stabbing him during a dispute over a drug deal. Johnathan All...
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Interim city manager selected for Los Alamitos

The Los Alamitos City Council will take up consideration of a contract for Gregory D. Korduner as interim city manager at the Council’s regular meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 19. If approved, Mr. Korduner will take up management of...
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OCTA recognizes three outstanding employees

The following information was released by Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA). The Orange County Transportation Authority recognized the employees of the year for coach operator, maintenance and administrative departm...
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