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Today’s weather for Monday, October 20

Posted  October 20, 2014  by  courtesy

Today’s local weather: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 63. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light in the evening.

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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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Camp Snoopy 30th Anniversary logo courtesy of Knott's Berry Farm.
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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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Denizen of Voodoo Village at Queen Mary's Dark Harbor 2014. Photo by Steve Treretola.
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QM’s Dark Harbor new mazes and monsters ready for their close-up

Posted  October 4, 2014  by  courtesy

The Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor has once again risen from the depths of a rich, haunted history to frighten those who dare through Nov. 2. This year’s Dark Harbor is thrilled to unveil a spectacle of new attractions that include two brand new mazes, the new The Voodoo Village, and an Exclusive Encounter on board […]

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Esther Kenyon and Carl Stewart at Print Masters in Los Alamitos.
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Seal Beach Arts Association visits Los Alamitos

Posted  October 4, 2014  by  shelley

Esther Kenyon, the dynamo powering the new Seal Beach Community Performing Arts Association (SBCPA), visited Nesi and Carl Stewart in Los Alamitos for Print Masters’ Christmas in December — An Affair to Remember last month. The event was a fun way for Print Masters to nudge new and prospective customers to plan ahead for holiday […]

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Participants at the 2013 Cypress Halloween Carnival. Courtesy photo.
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Cypress Halloween Carnival offers fun and scares for families

Posted  October 3, 2014  by  courtesy

The Cypress Recreation and Community Services 35th Annual Halloween Carnival is scheduled for Friday, October 31, at the Cypress Community Center, 5700 Orange Avenue. The event is from 6:00 – 9:00 pm. The carnival is offered as an alternative to Trick-or-Treating and is geared as a family event. The admission for the carnival is $3.00 […]

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Dunk a fireman, step back in time, or visit a galaxy far, far away…

Posted  October 2, 2014  by  shelley

Wings, Wheels, Rotors & Expo (WWRE), held this year on Sunday, Oct. 26, is the biggest event open to the general public at Los Alamitos Joint Forces Training Base. Event organizer Tom Lasser of the Los Alamitos Area Chamber of Commerce expects tens of thousands of visitors of all ages to visit the Base for […]

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Twenty-three days to go until the Americana Awards

The following information was released by Cypress College Foundation. Attendance now surpasses 450! (456 as of today) Thanks to our latest Founders to step up: Care Ambulance and Silver Horse Winery Title sponsor Union Bank Pat...
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Today’s weather forecast for Thursday, January 31

The following information is courtesy of the National Weather Service. Weather forecast for Thurssday, January 31: Sunny, with a high near 76. Calm wind becoming northwest around 5 mph in the afternoon. More about Orange County...
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New OCTA chairman announces 2013 goals

The following information was released by Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA). Newly selected Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) Chairman Greg Winterbottom unveiled his strategic initiatives for the year ah...
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Sharon Quirk-Silva, Assembly District 65

Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva to hold a community coffee on Saturday, Feb. 2

The following information was released by the office of Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva. You’re Invited to a Community Coffee & Conversation! Please join me for a community coffee at the Cypress Library this Saturday...
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Niners vs. Ravens, Sunday, 3 February, at Fiddler’s Green

The following information was released by Fiddler’s Green. Come join the great fun at The Pub at Fiddler’s Green to watch the Super Bowl on Sunday, Feb. 3! Great fun! Friendly staff! Food served from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. at a p...
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Be the MVP of safe and responsible driving on Super Bowl Sunday

The following information was released by the Orange County Sheriff’s Department. As one of America’s most anticipated and celebrated sporting events, the Super Bowl brings together families, friends and fans each year ...
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Today’s weather forecast for Wednesday, January 30

The following information is courtesy of the National Weather Service. Weather forecast for Wednesday, January 30: Sunny, with a high near 70. Calm wind. More about Orange County Breeze Did you know that we have a monthly print...
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EB SR-22 to NB I-605 connector closed due to a fallen crane

The following information was released by Orange County Transportation Authority. A crane has fallen across the one lane connector of the eastbound SR-22 to northbound I-605, just before the connector crosses the I-405 freeway....
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Los Alamitos police blotter, January 18 to January 24

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. January 18, 2013 COUNSELING – 10:13am – 4700 block of Katella Ave. - Counse...
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SCE reminds customers that helium-filled metallic balloons can cause power outages

The following information was released by Southern California Edison (SCE). This Valentine’s Day, think of your loved ones with chocolates, flowers and maybe some jewelry. And if your gift of choice is a Mylar, or metallic ba...
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Planting season begins in February for Southern California gardeners

The following information was released by Agromin. February is time to prepare a garden for spring by pruning citrus trees and rose bushes, planting cool weather vegetables and tackling weeds, say experts at Agromin, an Oxnard-...
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Cypress Council approves circular driveway for residence on Acacia Drive

At its regular meeting on Monday, Jan. 28, the Cypress City Council approved a zoning variance to allow James DiRosa to build a circular driveway at the front of his lot on Acacia Dr., north of Forest Lawn. The vote was 4-1, wi...
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Today’s weather forecast for Tuesday, January 29

The following information is courtesy of the National Weather Service. Weather forecast for Tuesday, January 29: Sunny, with a high near 62. East wind around 5 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon. More about Orange County B...
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Rhythm of the Dance at Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts.

Get into the Rhythm of the Dance at CCPA

The following information was released by Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts (CCPA). The Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts (CCPA) presents Rhythm of the Dance, a colorful program that showcases the rich culture of Ir...
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Huntington Beach police officer sentenced for fixing traffic ticket

The following information was released by the Orange County District Attorney. A police officer was sentenced on Jan. 25 for conspiring in text messages and phone calls with an officer from a different agency to illegally dismi...
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RPMT supports adoption of two SBACC dogs

The following information was released by Rossmoor Predator Management Team (RPMT). We read on Facebook of two dogs that had been with Seal Beach Animal Care Center (SBACC) since August. Puzzled as to why these two cute dogs ha...
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Soroptimists fundraiser a fun beach-themed whodunit

The following informatino was released by Soroptimist International of Cypress. Soroptimist International of Cypress is changing up its annual fundraising event — not just for ladies, this year the annual benefit will provide...
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Cypress Council approves patio drinks at California Fish Grill

At its regular meeting on Monday, Jan. 28, the Cypress City Council approved a request from Rafael Cervantes, owner of California Fish Grill Restaurant, to allow consumption of beer and wine in the restaurant’s existing outdo...
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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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Today’s weather forecast for Monday, January 28

The following information is courtesy of the National Weather Service. Weather forecast for Monday, January 28: Mostly sunny, with a high near 61. Northwest wind around 5 mph. More about Orange County Breeze Did you know that w...
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Marketing Maven: You can do it with the right marketing message!

Every day a new business opens its doors where cynics have told the proprietor there are already too many stores offering the same product. Every day someone goes into a career where naysayers have told the professional that th...
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FRONT ROW (L-R): Mr. George Del Gaudio (GPS), NC1 (SW/AW) Antonia Diaz, IT1 (SW) Steven Odrich, LS2 Mike Nguyen, and CAPT Robert B. Olds (GPS) BACK ROW (L-R): MNC (SW) Michael Hoffman (NMC), MN1 (SW) Derek Geary, MA2 Michael McGuire, MA1 (SW/AW) Jonathan Prichard, and GSCS (SW) Pedro Gines (NWSSB)

Grampaw Pettibone recognizes sailors for top quality performance

The following information was released by the Grampaw Pettibone Squadron. At the Jan. 10 luncheon meeting at the Elks Lodge in Garden Grove, the Grampaw Pettibone Squadron (GPS) of the Association of Naval Aviation saluted Juni...
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West Orange County Connectors Project nighttime closures for Monday, Jan. 28, to Friday, Feb. 1

The following information was released by Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA). Please see below for a list of nightly closures scheduled Monday night, Jan. 28 through Friday night, Feb. 1. Road closure Seal Beach Blvd...
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Seven-day local weather forecast, 27 January 2013 through 2 February 2013

The following information was released by the National Weather Service. Forecast details Sunday: A 40 percent chance of showers. Areas of fog before 10am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 60. South wind around 5 mph. S...
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Top Ten Stories for January 20 through January 26

These were the most read stories at Orange County Breeze over the last week (excluding weather forecasts): Your 2013 California marginal tax rate Marina Hofs Hut in Long Beach closing Los Alamitos 7-Eleven holds grand opening, ...
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