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Today’s weather for Tuesday, January 27

Posted  January 27, 2015  by  shelley

Today’s local weather: Mostly sunny, with a high near 72. East wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the morning. Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 51. Calm wind becoming northeast around 5 mph. The article above is based on information released by the National Weather Service.

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Making music with what we have left

Posted  January 26, 2015  by  Loreen Berlin

The Buena Park City Council makes a practice of inviting local religious leaders to offer an invocation at the beginning of Council meetings. At the Jan. 13, 2015, meeting, Rabbi Lawrence Goldmark offered the following story: Related articles At Seattle Symphony, Itzhak Perlman leads a distinguished ‘Eroica’ (seattletimes.com) Itzhak Perlman Live at Broward Center (local10.com) […]

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Filling out FAFSA early makes life easier for parents of college students

Posted  January 26, 2015  by  Margene Walz

It’s that frantic time of year when parents are searching for money needed to fund their student’s college education. Relax, take a deep breath! Thousands of parents have gone through the process and have survived. Although it seems complicated, if you gather the needed information before you start, read and follow instructions on the financial […]

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Graffiti on Los Alamitos Blvd. Photo by Katie Wiedel.
Community

Making Seal Beach better: Lions remove graffiti

Posted  January 19, 2015  by  Katie

The Seal Beach Lions seem to be everywhere: with 288 members, they make up the largest Lions Club in California, and the fourth largest in the United States. They organized the Seal Beach Christmas Parade, they hold a fundraising Golf Tournament in the summer, and then there’s the famous Fish Fry, which celebrated its 70th […]

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Friendship – the perfect blendship for 2015

Posted  January 18, 2015  by  Surfwriter Girls

Make new friends, but keep the old. One is silver and the other’s gold. That popular campfire song of old is just as relevant today. To make 2015 a better year, SurfWriter Girls Sunny Magdaug and Patti Kishel would like to see us all reach out the hand of friendship to the people we encounter […]

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New Year’s resolutions – again??? It’s 2015!

Posted  January 11, 2015  by  courtesy

Editor’s note: it is never too late or too early to resolve to make a change! Even when we aren’t thinking about it, the days become weeks, then months and seasons, and before you know it, another year has passed. 2014 is behind us, in the dust. And if you are like most people (and […]

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Making Seal Beach better: community plans for new aquatic center

Posted  January 9, 2015  by  courtesy

The City of Seal Beach is pleased to announce the launch of the Swim Seal Beach effort and website www.swimsealbeach.com. The website is a new comprehensive community engagement website where citizens can engage, communicate and collaborate with community decision makers, other residents, and employees in the City to plan for a new aquatics center. The […]

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Los Alamitos Elementary Ambassadors give back through community service

Posted  January 4, 2015  by  courtesy

Community service continues to be the focus of the Ambassadors at Los Alamitos Elementary (LAE), fourth and fifth grade students in the school’s leadership program. Thirty-one students joined the residents at Katella Manor in December to read stories together. The residents surprised the students with hot chocolate with marshmallows, and cookies. As the students gathered […]

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2014 Arbor Day Event. The Saliture family assisting with planting the ceremonial tree donated by the Cypress Police Officers Association and Command Staff in loving memory of their daughter Allison Saliture. Courtesy photo.
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Making Cypress better: 2015 tree donation project begins

Posted  January 3, 2015  by  courtesy

The City of Cypress in Partnership with the Friends of Cypress Recreation and Parks, Inc., announces that the 25th annual Tree Donation Project is now underway! A tax-deductible donation may be made in the amount of $300 for a 24” box tree. This amount covers the cost of having Great Scott Tree Service Inc., a […]

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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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West County Connectors Project construction highlights for week of Jan. 26

The following information was released by the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA). Surf City Marathon cautions Good luck to all the runners participating in the Surf City Marathon and Half-Marathon this Sunday, Feb. 2...
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Cypress Council works towards awarding trash-hauling franchise

Last September, the Cypress City Council directed City staff to begin the long, tedious process of responsibly awarding a contract for long-term trash hauling. The current franchise holder for trash-hauling services in Cypress ...
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Today’s weather forecast for Tuesday, Jan. 28

Weather forecast for Tuesday, Jan. 28: Mostly sunny, with a high near 72. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph.
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Los Alamitos police blotter, January 17 to January 23

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. January 17, 2014 DISTURBANCE – 2:06am – Green Ave. - The caller reported ...
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Cypress police blotter, January 16 to January 22

The items shown below are selected from the logs of the Cypress Police Department. No inference of guilt is implied in showing any item. January 16, 2014 COUNTERFEIT MONEY – 3:11pm – 6800 block of Katella Ave. - A s...
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Special topics and screenings at the Cypress Senior Center for February 2014

The following information was released by Cypress Recreation and Community Services. The following programs will be offered at the Cypress Senior Center, which is located at 9031 Grindlay Street, just south of Lincoln Avenue an...
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Learn more about kindergarten in Cypress School District at upcoming informational meeting

The following information was released by the Cypress School District. If you want to learn more about our excellent educational opportunities in Cypress and meet staff members, you are invited to attend our Kindergarten Regist...
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Cypress Recreation & Community Services presents “Parents Night Out…Kids Night of Fun!”

The following information was released by Cypress Recreation and Community Services. How about a romantic Valentine’s night out or in without the kids? Cypress Recreation and Community Services are here to help make that happ...
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Broken water main snarls traffic on Valley View in Garden Grove

A broken water main in Garden Grove caused major traffic congestion on Valley View St., one of the major routes to and from the 22 and 405 freeways. Garden Grove police officers assisted with traffic control, as northbound Vall...
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Ocean Avenue alley in Seal Beach to close during construction

The following information was released by the City of Seal Beach. Currently, the City of Seal Beach is performing work between 3rd and 4th Streets as part of the Ocean Avenue Alley Waterline and Sewer Replacements project. Addi...
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Nellie Delaney and Rylees Boy at the finish of a trial for the Los Alamitos Winter Championship on Jan. 26, 2014. Photo courtesy of LARC.

Lady’s day: mare Nellie Delaney turns in fastest time in trials for Los Alamitos Winter Championship [Updated]

The following information was released by Los Alamitos Race Course (LARC). Update: The winner of the Los Alamitos Winter Championship earns a berth to the year ending Champion of Champions. Owned and bred by J. Garvan Kelly and...
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Today’s weather forecast for Monday, Jan. 27 – beach hazards statement

Beach hazards statement Big swells from the northwest will continue today with above-average surf and strong rip currents. Swell and surf will decrease tonight and Tuesday. Weather forecast for Monday, Jan. 27: Patchy fog befor...
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Local Vietnamese Catholic community celebrates Lunar New Year

The following information was released by the Diocese of Orange. The Most Rev. Kevin W. Vann, Bishop of Orange, and the Most Rev. Dominic M. Luong, Auxiliary Bishop of Orange, will preside over a Mass and celebration marking th...
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GOES West 2k infrared satellite image for Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014. Courtesy of National Weather Service.

Seven-day local weather forecast, 26 January through 01 February

The following information was released by the National Weather Service. High surf advisory The enhanced west-northwest swell will lower throughout the day, allowing surf in most places to fall below advisory criteria. However, ...
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SS Paydirt leads the field for the 2014 Los Alamitos Winter Derby. Photo courtesy of Los Alamitos Race Course.

SS Paydirt leads finalists for next month’s $196,600 Los Alamitos Winter Derby

The following information was released by Los Alamitos Race Course. Editor’s note: Vessels Stallion Farm qualified two horses: Dynasty Of Habits (a mare) and Moonist (a gelding). LARC owner Ed Allred qualified one horse: Ener...
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Ryless Boy running at Los Alamitos Race Course. Photo courtesy of LARC.

Los Alamitos Winter Championship trials to run on Sunday, Jan. 26

The sixth through the eighth races on Sunday at Los Alamitos Race Course will be trials for the Grade 1 Los Alamitos Winter Championship. The article and photo were released by Los Alamitos Race Course. The ageless Rylees Boy [...
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Top Ten Stories for January 19 through January 25

These were the most read stories at Orange County Breeze over the last week (excluding weather forecasts): Colby Fire update as of the morning of Sunday, Jan. 19 Orange County unemployment 5.2%, statewide unemployment 8.3%, nat...
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Little Sisters of the Poor receive temporary relief from HHS mandate

The Little Sisters of the Poor provide medical and residential help to the poorest of our poor. They are funded entirely through donations. The Sisters run a residence in San Pedro, so they are our next-door neighbors. The HHS ...
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Today’s weather forecast for Sunday, Jan. 26 – high surf advisory

High surf advisory A large, long-period west-northwest swell continued through Saturday night. Widespread surf of six to nine feet is likely along the beaches of Orange and San Diego Counties. Highest surf will occur north of N...
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