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Weather in northwest Orange County for Thursday, April 16, 2015

Posted  April 16, 2015  by  Katie

Today’s weather in northwest Orange County for Thursday, April 16, 2015, in Southern California, along the Los Angeles County border: Sunny, with a high near 87. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming northwest in the morning. Tonight: Clear, with a low around 56. West wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light and variable in […]

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Bird on a branch. Photo by Surfwriter Girls.
April

Unsilenced Spring: celebrating the wonder of Rachel Carson (1907-1964)

Posted  April 12, 2015  by  Surfwriter Girls

Now that Spring is here and you can hear the sounds of birds chirping, celebrating the day and drawing attention to their aerial acrobatics, think how different the world would be without their joyful notes. Rachel Carson, the author of Silent Spring — the landmark 1962 book that launched the environmental movement — did just […]

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Boys & Girls Club of Cypress members pose with their finished “moon habitat” during the Club’s Spring Break program. Courtesy photo.
April

Boys and Girls Club of Cypress Spring Break provided out of this world fun!

Posted  April 11, 2015  by  courtesy

The Boys &amp Girls Club of Cypress hosted an intergalactic Spring Break this year with an “Out of this World” space theme. The program ran from March 30th through April 3rd and included a wide variety of scientific explorations, fun arts and craft activities such as building sun dials and newspaper “moon habitats”. Members made […]

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Cypress Chargers lose big to Riverside at home, 2 to 9

Posted  April 11, 2015  by  shelley

In a two-and-a-half-hour game on their home field, the Cypress Chargers lost to the Riverside Tigers 2 to 9. Shortstop Brody Weiss knocked in three runs for Riverside, designated hitter Garrett Dean and center fielder Mason Fishback each accounted for two more. The last two runs were brought home by left fielder David Schuknecht and […]

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USC baseball player Bobby Stahel (Needles, Calif./Palos Verdes HS). Courtesy photo.
April

USC drops the ball on opening day of 2015 baseball season — to UCLA!

Posted  April 11, 2015  by  courtesy

No. 6 USC went down early to visiting No. 7 UCLA and could never climb out of the hole, eventually falling 9-3 in game one of the series at Dedeaux Field. The Bruins (24-6, 11-2 Pac-12) jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the top of the first inning, as a three-run home run from […]

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April

An aspiring third baseman learns to play the violin

Posted  April 11, 2015  by  courtesy

The third day of our elementary school semester in 1930 is one day I have never forgotten. I was seven years old, and in the second grade at John Hancock School in Detroit, Michigan. I was dressed in the new light blue shirt and the dark blue short pants my mother had sewed. (Mom was […]

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Car show entrants from a prior Rossmoor Community Festival.
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Save Sunday, May 3, for the 2015 Rossmoor Community Festival

Posted  April 5, 2015  by  courtesy

Coming soon, don’t miss it! The 2015 Rossmoor Community Festival will be held on Sunday, May 3, 2015, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Rush Park, 3021 Blume Dr. in Rossmoor. Join us for the day and experience the rides, games, many vendors, food trucks, live entertainment, dog parade, and car show. Sign-up for […]

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April

Spotlight for April 2015

Posted  April 4, 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 April: Spring, and baseball, and the Rossmoor Community Festival! Spring in all-too-sunny Southern […]

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April

HB Community Garden to give free “HomeGrown Tomatoes” presentation

Posted  April 3, 2015  by  courtesy

The Huntington Beach Community Garden invites you to attend a free presentation, “HomeGrown Tomatoes,” with Dave Freed. Dave has been researching, educating, and helping other backyard farmers grow tomatoes for years. He will tell you how to easily produce 50 to 100 pounds of fresh and delicious tomatoes from a single plant! This event will […]

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High Stakes for Earth project honors Earth Day in Garden Grove

Posted  April 3, 2015  by  courtesy

In recognition of Earth Day on April 22, 2015, the City of Garden Grove is presenting a temporary public art installation project and asking for community participation. Called “High Stakes for Earth,” the project will be placed in the Downtown’s Civic Center park and center around a heritage London Plane tree. The community is asked […]

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Jill Pless — Surfin' Mama of Seal Beach. Photo courtesy of the Surfwriter Girls.

Jill Pless – The Surfin’ Mama of Seal Beach

When mothers are being honored on Mother’s Day, surfers will be giving special recognition to wife and mother Jill Pless, who is known as the Surfin’ Mama of Seal Beach. A scientist by training, Pless is as comfortable in a...
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Spotlight for May 2014

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 Bea...
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Special meeting of Los Alamitos Council to review proposed 2014-2015 operating budget

The Los Alamitos City Council will meet in open session today at 5 p.m. to review the City’s proposed 2014-2015 operating budget. A special meeting was called. The Council regularly meets only once a month, on the third Monda...
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Local MLB standings: Angels and Dodgers

According to MLB.com, as of May 4: American League West In third place in their division, the Angels are dead even in the win-loss column, still doing better on the road than at home. They lost their last game yesterday against...
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Supreme Court upholds prayer at town meetings

In a just released opinion, the U.S. Supreme Court reversed a judgement by the U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals on prayer at town meetings. In Town of Greece, New York, v. Galloway et al., a small town in New York State was...
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Today’s weather forecast for Monday, May 5

Today’s local weather forecast: Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 71. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph.
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Marketing and More: Stop drinking the whine!

Do you know someone who is always whining about the same problem although there is little or nothing he or she can do about it? Whatever the personal or professional issue might be, they focus on what can’t be controlled rath...
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Anaheim PD releases results of April DUI checkpoint

The Anaheim Police Department Traffic Bureau conducted a DUI/Driver’s License checkpoint on April 19, 2014, at Euclid Ave. and La Palma Ave. between the hours of 8 p.m. and 3 a.m. Checkpoints are placed in locations that have...
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Top Ten Stories for April 2014

These were the most read stories at Orange County Breeze over the month of April 2014 (excluding weather forecasts): Etiwanda Fire in San Bernardino National Forest north of Rancho Cucamonga Yes, California is still in a drough...
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Anaheim PD warns of heavy traffic on Monday for Angels and Ducks games

The Anaheim Police Department extends these reminders to the public: Traffic and parking On Monday, May 5, the game begins at 7:05 PM at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. On Monday, May 5, the game begins at 7:00 PM at the Honda Center...
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Top Ten Stories for April 27 through May 3

These were the most read stories at Orange County Breeze over the last week (excluding weather forecasts): Etiwanda Fire in San Bernardino National Forest north of Rancho Cucamonga Seal Beach shooter Scott Dekraai pleads guilty...
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Front of St. Irenaeus Catholic Church in Cypress, CA

St. Irenaeus parochial vicar transferred to Santiago de Compostela in Lake Forest

At the request of Bishop Kevin Vann, Rev. Thomas Naval will leave his post as parochial vicar at St. Irenaeus Church in Cypress on Wednesday, May 7, to take on the adminstrator’s duties at Santiago de Compostela Church in Lak...
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Unplanned power outages in Orange County as of Sunday, May 4

As of this morning, Southern California Edison is working on the following power outages: Huntington Beach, Engineer Dr. and Pipeline Ln.: Started at 8:43.m. May 3. The cause was equipment problems. Edison is working to restore...
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Huntington Park man killed in accident on SR-91 in Artesia

According to the Orange County Coroner, Huntington Park resident Miguel Perez, 22, was injured when the SUV he was a passenger in overturned on the westbound 91 Freeway at Pioneer Blvd. in Artesia at around 2:45 a.m. on Saturda...
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Map of extent of Etiwanda Fire north of Rancho Cucamonga in Los Angeles County CA, courtesy of InciWeb.

Update on Etiwanda Fire as of Friday evening, May 3

The Etiwanda fire is winding down. Fire size is 2190 acres and containment has increased to 86% this evening. The main firefighting activity is in the north- end of the fire up in the foothills of the San Bernardino National Fo...
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Today’s weather forecast for Sunday, May 4

Today’s local weather forecast: Sunny, with a high near 79. Light south wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.
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California Chrome photos by Scott Martinez Jockey Victor Espinoza Pony Rider Amanda Ropar

LARC-trained California Chrome wins Kentucky Derby

California Chrome ran all the way to the Winner’s Circle at today’s 140th running of the Kentucky Derby, running 1 1/4 miles in 2:03.66. He is the first California-bred to win the Derby since Decidedly in 1962. The newly-mi...
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