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April

San Jose moves forward with suit over luring Oakland A’s south

Posted  April 19, 2014  by  shelley

Spring is in the air, Major League Baseball games are being played (not cryingly badly, in the case of the Dodgers and Angels), and San Jose continues its legal efforts to force Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig to let the City sweet-talk the Oakland A’s away from its northern neighbor. The Dodgers, at 10-7 and .588, […]

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April

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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Cluttered closet challenge.
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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A Seder plate, giving the names of the different symbolic foods in both English and Hebrew.
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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Cover art for Western Water, magazine for WaterEducation.org.
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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April

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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Participants at the Surfrider Foundation Ohana Day dump trash in a receptacle. Photo by Surfwriter Girls.
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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Los Alamitos High School, Edison High School, football, 12 October 2012

Video of LAHS football v. Edison Chargers, 12 October 2012

CSMP TV provides video of the Griffins’ loss to the visiting Chargers, 24-14. Thanks, CSMP TV! More about Orange County Breeze Did you know that we have a monthly print edition? We do! We also have digital version of our ...
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Los Alamitos Medical Center, TotalCare Pavilion, Breast Cancer Center

LAMC to host flu-shot-only event

The following information was released by Los Alamitos Medical Center (LAMC). Los Alamitos Medical Center will host a flu-shot-only event on Saturday, Oct. 27, from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. (The event may end earlier if vaccine suppli...
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WWRE at Taste for Los Al

WWRE at Taste for Los Al

Thanks to the generosity of Larry Strawther, Orange County Breeze was invited to attend Taste for Los Al. We’ll publish a separate nice fat article about Taste for Los Al. The staff of Orange County Breeze — Big Kahuna Adve...
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Top Ten Stories for October 14 through October 20

These were the most read stories at Orange County Breeze over the last week (excluding weather forecasts): Army Ranger from Long Beach killed in action in Afghanistan USS Sampson public tours today and tomorrow Republican women...
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National Weather Service, GOES West satellite image, 2k infrared, 21 October 2012

Seven-day weather forecast for OCB Country, 21 October 2012 through 27 October 2012

The following information was released by the National Weather Service. Forecast details Sunday: Scattered showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 71. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon. Chance of prec...
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Today’s weather forecast for Sunday, October 21

The following information is courtesy of the National Weather Service. Weather forecast for Sunday, October 21: A 20 percent chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 69. South wind around 5 mph. More about Orange County ...
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No on Proposition 31

Room with a view: Prop. 31 shackles local government

Michael Anton, currently an author and speechwriter living in New York, used to live in California. His parents still do. Mr. Anton would like us to please not totally ruin the state before he moves back. Despite California’s...
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Cypress College, Vision2Victory, Wall of Remembrance

Memorial to victims of 9/11 and subsequent military casualties to visit Cypress College

The following article was first published the Cypress College newsletter @Cypress for Oct. 19, 2012 (pdf). It is republished here with the permission of Marc S. Posner. Cypress College’s Veterans Resource Center and the Cypre...
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Seal Beach Lions cooking at Wings, Wheels, Rotors and Expo

The following information was released by Seal Beach Lions Club. For their debut at Wings, Wheels, Rotors and Expo 2012, the Seal Beach Lions Club will be cooking up a pancake breakfast in the morning and then will switch to ho...
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Randy Reynolds tree planting, RCSD

RCSD plants a tree in memory of Randy Reynolds

The following information was released by Rossmoor Community Services District (RCSD). Although the day began overcast and threatened rain, the skies miraculously cleared just in time for a memorial tree planting ceremony in ho...
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Today’s weather forecast for Saturday, October 20

The following information is courtesy of the National Weather Service. Weather forecast for Saturday, October 20: A chance of drizzle before 11am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 72. Southeast wind around 5 mph becoming south i...
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West Orange County Connectors Project nighttime closures, Oct. 21 to Oct. 23

The following information was released by Orange County Transportation Authority. There are no nighttime closures scheduled Friday, October 19 or Saturday, October 20. Closures listed below will take place nightly, Sunday, Octo...
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Buena Park man convicted of attempted murder of a peace officer

The following information was released by the Orange County District Attorney. A man has been convicted of attempted murder of a peace officer following a police pursuit and month-long crime spree. Jeremy Robert Bowles, 35, Bue...
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Los Alamitos, Keller Williams Realty, Joe Sopo

Keller Williams agent recognized for political activism

The following information was released by Keller Williams Los Alamitos. This article’s featured photo shows Elaine Armogida, team leader at Keller Williams Realty Los Alamitos, presenting Joe Sopo a major award from the Natio...
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Los Alamitos City Council candidate forum 2012

Video of Los Alamitos City Council candidates forum

On Wednesday, Oct. 17, the League of Women Voters sponsored a candidates forum for Los Alamitos City Council. Four candidates are running to fill two seats: Demi Devaney, resident and real estate agent Dean Grose, former Counci...
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Richard Murphy, election 2012, Los Alamitos, city council

Los Alamitos Council candidate Murphy earns endorsement from Orange County Register

The following information was released by the campaign of Richard Murphy for Los Alamitos City Council. Richard Murphy a long time resident and first time Council candidate is proud to be the only candidate for the Los Alamitos...
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WWRE, Funoutside Aviation

Funoutside Aviation flying in to Wings, Wheels, Rotors and Expo

At this year’s Wings, Wheels, Rotors and Expo (WWRE), Funoutside Aviation will offer those interested in private aircraft just about everything except flights aboard the company’s training aircraft. The company will showcas...
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Mariellen Yarc, Cypress Council

Cypress POA endorses Cypress Council candidate Mariellen Yarc

The following information was released by the campaign of Mariellen Yarc for Cypress City Council. Candidate for Cypress City Council, Mariellen Yarc, has gained some key endorsements in her bid for one of two open council seat...
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