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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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Monster made from plastic grocery bags. Photo by Surfwriter Girls.
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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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Betty the Beaver in a bee costume at a prior OC Zoo-tacular. Courtesy photo.
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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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Spotlight for October 2014

Posted  October 2, 2014  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 October 2014: Wings, Wheels, Rotors & Expo… and Halloween! Wings, Wheels, Rotors and […]

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A peek ahead at the 2014 mid-term election, House edition

For conservative residents of northwest Orange County still smarting over redistricting that dumped them in a liberal-majority Congressional district that sent Alan Lowenthal (D-CA47) to Washington, D.C., a recent assessment by...
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Video of LAHS Griffins girls soccer vs. Huntington Beach Oilers, 5 February 2013

CSMP/Los Al TV coverage of the Los Alamitos-Huntington Beach Sunset league soccer game on Feb. 5, 2013. According to MaxPreps, senior forward Alyssa Pepper wearing jersey #10 was chosen as Player of the Game. The team is now at...
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Today’s weather forecast for Thursday, February 7

The following information is courtesy of the National Weather Service. Weather forecast for Thursday, February 7: A 10 percent chance of rain after 4pm. Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 61. Calm wi...
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Race on the Base 2013

The cost of registration for RotB goes up on Monday, Feb. 11

The following information was released by the City of Los Alamitos. Orange County Breeze is pleased to be a sponsor of Race on the Base (RotB). Race on the Base 2013 is quickly approaching! Prices go up on February 11th! Regist...
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Los Alamitos Youth Center

Los Al Youth Center to honor young volunteers Saturday, Feb. 9

The following information was released by the Los Alamitos Youth Center. The article was written by Lisa Lee, Youth Center Office Manager. On Feb. 9, 2013, he Los Alamitos Youth Center will host the first annual “A Night Amon...
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California Motorcycle Safety Program

CHP releases guidelines on lane-splitting

The following information was released by the California Highway Patrol (CHP). More detailed guidelines are available at www.chp.ca.gov/programs/lanesplitting.html. Lane splitting in a safe and prudent manner is not illegal in ...
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Agromin Joins California Green Communities

The following information was released by Agromin. Agromin, one of the largest organic composting companies in California, has joined California Green Communities (CGC), an environmental recognition program that fosters innovat...
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Cypress, Board of Equalization, Michelle Steel, Dr. Prakash Narain

California state budget balanced by overlooking important liabilities

The following editorial was written by California State Board of Equalization Vice Chair Michelle Steel. Ignoring hundreds of billions of dollars in unfunded retirement liabilities, the condition of the California economy, and ...
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St. Isidore Historical Plaza board members lunch at Rancho Los Alamitos

The following information was released by St. Isidore Historical Plaza. Los Alamitos has a treasure right next door. Many people are not aware of this great treasure but it is a place that will tickle the fancy of any historian...
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Stephen Sanders, SeaCoast Grace Church

Memorial service scheduled at SeaCoast Grace Church for Stephen Sanders

The following information about Stephen Sanders was provided by Jan Calhoun. A memorial service for Cypress resident Stephen Sanders will be held at SeaCoast Grace Church, 5100 Cerritos Ave. in Cypress, on Saturday, Feb. 9, beg...
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Minnesota man to be arraigned for fraud in largest Ponzi scheme in OC history

The following information was released by the Orange County District Attorney. A Minnesota man will be arraigned tomorrow for a $150 million investment fraud Ponzi scheme, in which at least 55 Orange County victims lost over $2...
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Westminster man arrested in 2004 murder of his wife

The following information was released by the Orange County District Attorney. A former respiratory therapist facing felony domestic violence charges has been arrested and charged with the 2004 solicitation to murder his wife p...
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Today’s weather forecast for Wednesday, February 6

The following information is courtesy of the National Weather Service. Weather forecast for Wednesday, February 6: Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 64. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph in ...
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Suspect arrested in attempted theft of Chase Bank ATM in Cypress

The following information was released by Cypress Police Department. On Monday February 4, 2013, at approximately 4:55 a.m., a Cypress Police Officer observed a suspicious vehicle backed into a free-standing ATM outside the new...
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Cypress police blotter, January 17 to January 29

The items shown below are culled from the logs of the Cypress Police Department. No inference of guilt is implied in showing any item. January 17, 2013 PETTY THEFT REPORT – 6200 block of Pitcairn – 11:20am - An unkn...
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Orange County Sheriff's Department

Sheriff’s Department releases final report on Superbowl DUI roving patrols

The following information was released by the Orange County Sheriff’s Department. The 2013 Super Bowl Sunday DUI crackdown on drinking drivers has ended and resulted in a significant number of DUI arrests from special sat...
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LAMC tells all about angiograms

The following information was released by Los Alamitos Medical Center (LAMC). An angiogram is a type of X-ray that can help doctors look for problems in blood vessels in various parts of the body, like your brain, heart, abdome...
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OCTA fare changes take effect Sunday, Feb. 10

The following information was released by Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA). A fare increase approved last year by the Orange County Transportation Authority board will go into effect on Sunday, Feb. 10. The increas...
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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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Marketing Maven Robin Itzler holds the Valentine she gave her husband forty years ago.

Marketing Maven: Marketing love on Valentine’s Day

Love is in the air with Valentine’s Day fast approaching. In the featured photo for this article, I am holding the heart I sewed for Larry in 1973 to celebrate our first Valentine’s Day. We had met the previous July, but di...
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St. Isidore Historical Plaza to host Valentine’s dance

The following information was released by St. Isidore Historical Plaza. Once again it is that time of year where one expresses their affection for another — a delightful day filled with flowers, chocolate, Valentines… …an...
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LAHS choir program to present “Once Upon a Time” Feb. 21 to 23

The following information was released by the Los Alamitos High School choir program. More than 350 talented students are gearing up to hit the stage for the Los Alamitos Choir Program’s Spring show “Once Upon a Time.” ...
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West Orange County Connectors Project nighttime closures for Feb. 4 to Feb. 8

The following information was released by Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA). OCTA has revamped the way the nighttime closure information is presented. Nightly closures are now plotted on a Google map that includes s...
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Today’s weather forecast for Tuesday, February 5

The following information is courtesy of the National Weather Service. Weather forecast for Tuesday, February 5: Patchy dense fog before 10am. Otherwise, cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 63. C...
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Ease chronic pain with the MELT Method at Cypress Senior Center

The following information was released by Cypress Recreation and Community Services. Experience the MELT Method at the Cypress Senior Center! Do you have body aches and pains, neck and low back pain, tension arthritis, carpal t...
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