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Today’s weather forecast for Wednesday, April 16

Posted  April 16, 2014  by  courtesy

Today’s local weather forecast: Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 76. Light and variable wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoo

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Baseball: an app for that!

Posted  April 15, 2014  by  shelley

The first day of Spring was last month, and Major League Baseball’s Opening Day has already proved disappointing locally — but you can still download and install software that allows you to dream big, or follow the ups (and downs) of your favorite team. So, if you can’t go out to the ballgame — even […]

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April

Springtime is decluttering time

Posted  April 14, 2014  by  courtesy

Today I stood on-line at the market, surrounded by magazines, almost all aimed at women (hey, market manager – men shop too!). It is springtime and most of the cover stories are about losing weight for bathing suit season or about spring decluttering. That’s easier than losing weight — or is it? Clutter happens when […]

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April

A Catholic looks at Passover

Posted  April 14, 2014  by  shelley

I would like to wish all our Jewish readers a solemn and joy-filled celebration of Passover among family and friends. As a Catholic Christian, I am taught that God did not abrogate the Old Covenant when Jesus Christ established the New Covenant. We are, therefore, obligated to accord our Jewish brethren all due respect as […]

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April

What you can do about the California drought

Posted  April 13, 2014  by  courtesy

Earlier this week, I spent three days with nearly 100 fellow agriculture-related business owners, bankers, ranchers, farmers and interesting speakers to study a few companies in the agricultural sector. Every two years, I attend the UC Davis Agribusiness Executive Seminar which focuses specifically on agricultural issues and enterprises in California. Besides the usual business issues […]

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Local locations for Easter Week services

Posted  April 12, 2014  by  shelley

The following list of local churches is meant to help our readers find a house of worship for Holy Week or Easter Day. Assumption Greek Orthodox Church 5761 East Colorado St., Long Beach 90814 Bay Shore Community Congregational United Church of Christ 5100 The Toledo, Long Beach 90803 Bethlehem Lutheran Church 3352 Katella Ave., Los […]

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Spotlight for April 2014

Posted  April 12, 2014  by  shelley

We apologize for the late appearance of the April Spotlight section, which should have been published on Monday, March 31. Our graphics station hardware fried, and it took a while to replace the hardware and restore all our files. Articles in the Spotlight will appear in the Spotlight section of the homepage and linked below […]

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April

Celebrate Mother Nature in April

Posted  April 12, 2014  by  Surfwriter Girls

The month of April’s name comes from the Romans and means “to open.” It refers to the season when trees and flowers begin to open and bloom. SurfWriter Girls Sunny Magdaug and Patti Kishel think that this makes April the perfect month to celebrate Mother Nature. And, fortunately, there are two special days to do […]

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Blue Moon Boutique’s charity for April

Posted  April 11, 2014  by  shelley

Blue Moon Boutique supports local charities by donating a certain percentage of proceeds from our monthly sales. For the month of April 2014, Blue Moon will donate a percentage of sales to support the Illumination Foundation. The Foundation’s mission is to provide targeted, interdisciplinary services for the most vulnerable homeless clients to break or prevent […]

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Spotlight for March 2014

Posted  March 5, 2014  by  shelley

We apologize for the late appearance of the March Spotlight section, which should have been published on Monday, Feb. 24. Articles in the Spotlight will appear in the Spotlight section of the homepage and linked below as they are published. Blue Moon Boutique’s charity for March Ancestry, Experiences and Customs by Sandra Rodriguez The Luck […]

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California revenues year-to-date 2.2% below budget projections

The following information was released by California State Controller John Chiang. Emphasis has been added. State Controller John Chiang today released his monthly report covering California’s cash balance, receipts and d...
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Video of Rossmoor Community Services District meeting, 09 October 2012

The Rossmoor Community Services District held a meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 9. Here’s the video: Thanks, CSMP TV! More about Orange County Breeze Did you know that we have a monthly print edition? We do! We also have digital ver...
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Good Shepherd Presbyterian to host holiday food drive-thru — help needed!

The following information was released by Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church and Food Finders. For the third holiday season in a row, a Holiday Food Drive-Thru is being hosted by Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church on Thursday, No...
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Students participating in election work set new record

The following information was released by the Orange County Registrar of Voters. In 2008 we had record numbers of students participating in the Presidential Election. Just four years later those numbers have been passed by 200 ...
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Crime alert in Rossmoor from OC Sheriff

The following information was passed along by Rossmoor Predator Management Team from Orange County Sheriff’s Department Investigator David Purser. Rossmoor residents, There have been two residential burglaries in the past two...
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Remembering the slaughter in Seal Beach

The following information was released by the Seal Beach Police Department. On October 12, 2011, Seal Beach was a victim to a senseless act of violence that took the lives of eight individuals and injured one other at the Salon...
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Today’s weather forecast for Thursday, October 11

The following information is courtesy of the National Weather Service. Weather forecast for Thursday, October 11: Showers and thunderstorms likely. Some of the storms could produce small hail, gusty winds, and frequent lightnin...
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Anytime Fitness sets grand re-opening for Saturday, Oct. 13

The following information was released by Anytime Fitness. Anytime Fitness invites everyone to the shop’s grand re-opening on Saturday, Oct. 13, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. New members have some special enticements to consider joi...
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Good Shepherd Presbyterian to hold Halloween Carnival Oct. 28

After checking out all the swell stuff at Los Alamitos Joint Forces Training Base during Wings, Wheels, Rotors and Expo on Sunday, Oct. 28, turn left as you exit the main gate of the Base onto Farquhar Ave. and drive to Little ...
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Local student band Riot Control to perform at 2012 Wings, Wheels, Rotors and Expo

The following information was released by Riot Control. Riot Control began in the summer of 2011, when brothers Colin and Trevor Lippincott joined their friend Max Leibl to jam on guitars and drums in his garage and perform at ...
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Orange County Registrar of Voters now open for early voting

The following information was released by the Orange County Registrar of Voters The first day of voting in Orange County has ended and while not extremely busy it was steady – and it is picking up. Voters came to our offi...
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Today’s weather forecast for Wednesday, October 10

The following information is courtesy of the National Weather Service. Weather forecast for Tuesday, October 9: Partly sunny, with a high near 71. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon. Special weather stat...
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The Untouchables at Don the Beachcomber this Saturday, Oct. 13

The Untouchables will scoot in to Don the Beachcomber this Saturday, Oct. 13, beginning at 7 p.m. Inspired by the ska revival/punk rock band The Boxboys, Untouchables members formed the band in 1981 in the Silverlake area of Lo...
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Seal Beach police blotter, October 1 to October 7

The items shown below are culled from the logs of the Seal Beach Police Department. No inference of guilt is implied in showing any item. October 1, 2012 BURGLARY REPORT – 2:18 p.m. – 1st St. – The reporting p...
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Save the date: Los Alamitos State of the City address

The following information was released by the Los Alamitos Chamber of Commerce. The Los Alamitos Chamber of Commerce has announced that the State of the City luncheon will be given on November 27 at Eagle’s Nest Restauran...
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Cypress City Council remembers one of its own

At the October 8 Cypress City Council meeting, former Cypress mayor Mike McGill stood up during oral communications to speak about the late Cornelius “Chuck” Coronado, who spent eight years serving the City of Cypre...
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After e-waste is collected, where does it go?

The following article was written by Ed Munson, President/CEO of Cypress Area Chamber of Commerce. One of the goals in promoting the recent annual Cypress Chamber of Commerce e-Waste and Document Shredding event was to keep pot...
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Public safety agencies, first responders and military equipment on display at Wings, Wheels, Rotors and Expo

The following information was released by Wings, Wheels, Rotors & Expo. Sunday, 28 October, Los Alamitos Army Airfield, Joint Forces Training Base, 11200 Lexington Dr., Los Alamitos You know about the Wings, Wheels, Rotors ...
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