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Today’s weather for Sunday, September 21

Posted  September 21, 2014  by  courtesy

Today’s local weather: Mostly cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 82. Light south wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.

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Announcing our Jobs Board

Posted  September 19, 2014  by  shelley

Staff members here at Orange County Breeze have recently noticed two local business-related news items: Workers and employees mention that they are looking for a new job. Business owners and managers mention that they are looking to fill job openings. This is great news — the job market is finally thawing! We here at Orange […]

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Morningside Recovery sponsors monthly surf camp

Posted  September 18, 2014  by  courtesy

Morningside Recovery of Orange County, California, has created the nation’s first substance abuse and mental health recovery surf camp. Swell Life combines the healing powers of holistic therapy and the ocean to create a unique and inviting program for the recovery community. Swell Life is open and free to the recovery community every third Sunday […]

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How to simplify your transition to a new career

Posted  September 17, 2014  by  courtesy

Today’s professionals change careers and jobs much more frequently than those of past generations. While a person may have once thought themselves lucky just to have a job and hold on to it as long as they could, workers today tend to be more fickle and jump around until they find the perfect career fit. […]

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How to stay within your home improvement budget

Posted  September 16, 2014  by  courtesy

Home improvement projects range from small scale undertakings that can be tackled in a single weekend to large remodels that can take several months to complete. While no two projects are the same, every home improvement project demands that homeowners dip into their pockets and spend some money. Much like the scale of projects varies […]

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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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Lilies of the West to entertain with bluegrass music for the holidays

The following information was released by the Friends of the Los Alamitos-Rossmoor Library. On Sunday, Dec. 9, Lilies of the West will present a program of bluegrass music for the holidays from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Los Alami...
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Season’s greetings from Seal Beach Councilwoman Ellery Deaton

The following information was released by Ellery Deaton, Seal Beach City Council, District 1, Old Town and Surfside. As we enter this most joyous time of the year, Ron and I wish you a very Happy Holiday season as you celebrate...
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Today’s weather forecast for Monday, December 3

The following information is courtesy of the National Weather Service. Weather forecast for Monday, December 3: A 30 percent chance of showers before 10am. Patchy fog before 10am. Otherwise, cloudy, then gradually becoming most...
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Precious Life Shelter holds successful slightly soggy open house

Spirits were bright and the facility shining at this year’s “A Precious Christmas” open house at Precious Life Shelter, a privately funded three-phase residential supportive services program for homeless, pregnant, adult ...
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Cypress College Chemistry Club participates in National Chemistry Week event at Santa Ana Zoo

The following information was originally published in @Cypress (pdf), the online newsletter of Cypress College. Permission to republish was granted by Marc S. Posner. Children of all ages took part in superhydrophobic experimen...
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Seven-day weather forecast for OCB Country, 2 December 2012 through 8 December 2012

The following information was released by the National Weather Service. Forecast details Sunday: Rain likely, mainly after 10am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 66. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon. C...
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Thank you to everyone who helped with the 2012 Los Alamitos State of the City luncheon

This year’s Los Alamitos State of the City luncheon again shined a warm light on a little city with a big heart in northwest Orange County. We want to take a moment to thank everyone who helped to put on a great luncheon. The...
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Top Ten Stories for November 25 through December 1

These were the most read stories at Orange County Breeze over the last week (excluding weather forecasts): You can get a phone just like the Marketing Maven’s phone — free! OCTA’s deputy CEO tapped to step up Cypr...
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Today’s weather forecast for Sunday, December 2

The following information is courtesy of the National Weather Service. Weather forecast for Sunday, December 2: A 40 percent chance of showers. Patchy fog before 10am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 65. Calm wind be...
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Phil Perry opens for Rock and Roll Hall of Famers The O’Jays at Cerritos Center

The following information was released by Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts. The Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts (CCPA) presents a holiday concert by The O’Jays with R&B singer Phil Perry opening the sho...
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Cypress Church welcomes Nathan Baldwin as worship leader

The following information was released by the Cypress Church. The Holiday season is a time for giving thanks and the Cypress Church family is very thankful that Nathan Baldwin has come on board as their new Pastor of Worship Ar...
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Republican Women to install new officers

The following information was released by Rossmoor/Los Alamitos Republican Women Federated. On Saturday, Dec. 8, the Rossmoor/Los Alamitos Republican Women Federated will hold its fiftieth Installation of Officers at the Courty...
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Passage of Prop. 30 allows more seats for Spring semester at Cypress College

The following information was originally published in @Cypress (pdf), the online newsletter of Cypress College. Permission to republish was granted by Marc S. Posner. Registration for Spring 2013 began this week — and, after ...
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Today’s weather forecast for Saturday, December 1

The following information is courtesy of the National Weather Service. Weather forecast for Saturday, December 1: A 50 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 67. Calm wind becoming west around 5 mph. More ab...
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Cypress man sentenced for sexual assault of patients in his care

The following information was released by the Orange County District Attorney. A male nurse’s assistant was sentenced today to 21 years in state prison for sexually assaulting two women while they were in his care. Alejan...
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West Orange County Connector Project nighttime closure schedule for Sunday, December 2

The following information was released by Orange County Transportation Authority. Closures canceled Nighttime closures scheduled Friday, November 30 and Saturday, December 1 have been canceled due to inclement weather. Work wil...
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Huntington Beach man sentenced for shooting murder

The following information was released by the Orange County District Attorney. A man was sentenced today to 46 years to life in state prison for shooting and murdering a man in a Huntington Beach park after setting up a meeting...
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Special topics and screenings at Cypress Senior Center for December 2012

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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Los Al Chamber hosts the State of the City luncheon

The Los Alamitos Area Chamber of Commerce presented the State of the City luncheon on November 27 at the Eagle’s Nest Restaurant. At the luncheon were numerous dignitaries from Los Alamitos and neighboring cities, the Joint F...
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Rainy morning run at the JFTB

While most neighbors surrounding Los Alamitos Joint Forces Training Base were still on their first cup of coffee or checking traffic conditions before leaving on a morning commute, personnel at the JFTB were already out and abo...
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Kiwanis Sponsors Holiday Decorating Contest

The following information was released by the City of La Palma. The Kiwanis Club of La Palma is again sponsoring the Holiday Home Decorating Contest, which is open to all La Palma residents. There are six contest categories: be...
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Today’s weather forecast for Friday, November 30

The following information is courtesy of the National Weather Service. Weather forecast for Friday, November 30: Scattered showers. Cloudy, with a high near 66. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming south in the afternoon. Chance...
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Buena Park Police Department receives grant for special traffic enforcement and crash prevention

The following information was released by the Buena Park Police Department. The Buena Park Police Department has been awarded an $80,000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) for a year-long program aimed at ...
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AltaMed to host Christmas Tree magic fundraiser for at-risk youth programs

The following information was released by AltaMed Health Services. AltaMed Health Services will Auction Professionally Designed Christmas Trees to Benefit the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County and the Orangewood Foundat...
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