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Today’s weather for Thursday, Feb. 26

Posted  February 26, 2015  by  courtesy

Today’s local weather: Patchy fog before 10am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 69. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon. Tonight: Increasing clouds, with a low around 54. South wind around 5 mph becoming calm. The article above is based on information released by the National […]

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2014 Youth Center Stellar Scholarship winner Andrew Turner (right) with Seal Beach Mayor Ellery Deaton. Courtesy photo.
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Youth Center awards recognition and scholarships to young stellar volunteers

Posted  February 16, 2015  by  courtesy

Stellar philanthropic youth shine at The Youth Center’s 3rd annual A Night among the Stars “Together We Make A Difference” awards ceremony on Saturday, Feb. 7 at the Marina Center in Seal Beach. More than 130 people gathered to recognize the outstanding achievements of sixteen young community volunteers who all received certificates and letters of […]

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Paying it Forward – to the environment

Posted  February 13, 2015  by  Surfwriter Girls

“Remember, girls, we always leave a campsite cleaner than we found it,” Girl Scout troop leader Dorothy Gibson would say as the tents were being taken down and the camping gear stowed away. Gibson (known as “Mrs. Gibson” to the girls in her troop and “Dottie” to her friends) had another rule, too. “For every […]

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Lucero’s Pasteleria is a second generation, family-owned business. Lucy, the daughter of the founder, is now the owner and works beside her mother. One of my coworkers confirmed for me that they have the reputation for the BEST Tres Leches cake around, which is a favorite for birthdays. We each had a slice for breakfast! Photo by Karen Caplan.
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Welcome to Los Angeles — Let’s eat!

Posted  February 13, 2015  by  courtesy

One of my passions is food (obviously) and because I live in Southern California, one of the most amazing food meccas in the world, I continue to explore different areas of the Los Angeles basin for delicious destinations. Even as a native Angeleno, I am amazed and surprised at what I have learned the last […]

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Paying It Forward in suffering?

Posted  February 12, 2015  by  courtesy

I love the idea of “paying it forward.” It’s a powerful concept. First, it helps us to take stock of the ways we’ve been blessed — and indeed we have! But then it empowers us. We realize we have a responsibility to be a conduit of these blessings to others rather than having them terminate […]

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Pay It Forward: NovaWurks supports LAEF’s King and Queen Campaign

Posted  February 10, 2015  by  courtesy

NovaWurks on Noel Street in Los Alamitos has generously sponsored LAEF’s King and Queen of Hearts Campaign at the Duke/Duchess level of $2000. The Los Alamitos Education Foundation (LAEF) is extremely grateful for NovaWurks’ support of educational excellence in our community. NovaWurks™ Inc., a provider of high technology space products and services, is proud to […]

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Pay It Forward: Garden Grove stands up to bullying

Posted  February 9, 2015  by  courtesy

In observance of International Stand Up to Bullying Day on Friday, Feb. 27, 2015, the City of Garden Grove will join others across the globe to speak out against bullying by hosting an anti-bullying and cyber-bullying prevention event at Village Green park from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 28 and Sunday, March […]

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Pay It Forward Day, short and simple

Posted  February 8, 2015  by  courtesy

February is a short month. I am a short woman. And I am going to keep it short and simple this month: Pay it forward. It’s a great way to lighten up the cold, rainy (we in California only can hope!), dark February days. Here’s an easy feel-good idea that you can accomplish alone or […]

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Spotlight for February 2015

Posted  January 31, 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 February: 2015 — Pay it Forward! Paying debts of gratitude forward Our February […]

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Pay It Forward: Duke and Duchess to host LAEF King and Queen fundraiser

Posted  January 31, 2015  by  shelley

The Los Alamitos Education Foundation (LAEF) is in the middle of their Second Annual King and Queen of Hearts fundraising campaign. Four big-hearted men and four big-hearted women are working hard to rally their troops to raise money on behalf of LAEF. On Wednesday, Feb. 11, that important effort comes to Cypress! From 5 p.m. […]

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Ancestry, experiences and customs

Mardi Gras and St. Patrick’s Day are both celebrated in March this year. As we learned about St. Valentine’s Day last month, there is a lot of history, many explanations as to how the days became important, and myriad ways ...
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Dog-gone good books at Los Alamitos-Rossmoor Library

On the first Saturday of each month, the Los Alamitos/Rossmoor Library hosts “Read to a Dog.” Children read their favorite stories to therapy dogs from the organization, “Bark.” The featured photo for this article is a ...
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Spotlight for March 2014

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 a...
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Blue Moon Boutique’s charity for March

St. Isidore Historical Plaza and Blue Moon Boutique have coordinated their efforts in a fundraiser for the Plaza. Everyone who shops at the Blue Moon Boutique during the month of March, 2014 will have a percentage of their purc...
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Thoroughbred trainer nearing 1000 career wins in North America

Trainer Charles S. Treece is approaching a personal milestone of 1,000 Thoroughbred career wins in North America (US and Canada). Through racing on Feb. 27, Treece was at 997 wins. He will have a chance to reach the milestone d...
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Cypress High teacher among those honored by OC Engineering Council

Five teachers were recently recognized by the Orange County Engineering Council with Outstanding STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Service and Program Awards. The awards were bestowed at the annual banquet spons...
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Long Beach Police make arrest in 2007 murder and attempted murder

On Feb. 27, 2014, Long Beach Homicide Detectives arrested 28-year-old Darnell Clarke of Long Beach for the murder of Alfred Henderson and attempted murder of his female companion. In the early morning hours of April 22, 2007, A...
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Today’s weather forecast for Wednesday, March 5

A large long-period northwest swell moved into the Southern California coastal waters Tuesday afternoon and will persist through Wednesday afternoon. The swell will begin subsiding late Wednesday, but above-average surf will co...
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Cypress police blotter, February 20 to February 26

The items shown below are selected from the logs of the Cypress Police Department. No inference of guilt is implied in showing any item. February 20, 2014 CITIZEN ASSIST – 3:41am – 4500 block of Lincoln Ave. - The c...
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Shohet Ear Associates to offer free patient education and hearing aid advice in Seal Beach

Editor’s note: in the process of publishing this article, the headline above was entered incorrectly, and originally suggested that Shohet was offering a free “device” rather than free “advice.” This was an error ...
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Los Alamitos police blotter, February 21 to February 27

The items shown below are selected from the logs of the Los Alamitos Police Department. No inference of guilt is implied in showing any item. February 21, 2014 SUSPICIOUS OCCUPIED VEHICLE – 4:31pm – Paseo Bonita/Bra...
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Students to race solar-powered model cars in 5th Annual Solar Grand Prix

The following information was released by the Office of Councilwoman Gerri Schipske. Sixty-nine teams from 19 different schools and organizations in and around Long Beach will compete in the Fifth annual Solar Grand Prix hosted...
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Cypress terminates employment of City Manager Bahorski

At its meeting of March 3, 2014, the Cypress City Council took the legally appropriate steps to end its employment relationship with Mr. John B. Bahorski as the Cypress City Manager. As a contract employee, the agreement betwee...
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Cypress-based Mitsubishi Motors pleased with February sales figures

Mitsubishi Motors North America (MMNA) today reported February sales of 5,977. The U.S.-built Outlander Sport led the way with an increase of 42.8 percent for the month compared to February 2013 sales. The all-new Mitsubishi Mi...
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Cypress High student places second in White House Student Film Festival

Cypress High School senior Kayla Briet is being honored for placing second in the White House Student Film Festival. Kayla traveled to the White House, where her 3-minute video, “Stay Curious: Technology in the Classroom!” ...
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Ninth Circuit grants delay in California concealed-carry case

After a three-member panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled San Diego County’s concealed-carry regulation unconstitutional, and the County Sheriff declined to appeal the ruling, a number of parties filed petitions ...
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Orange County property tax auction set for Thursday, March 6

Orange County Treasurer Shari L. Freidenrich announced that the next tax auction is Thursday, March 6, at 1 p.m. in the Board of Supervisors Hearing Room at 333 W. Santa Ana Boulevard, Building 10 in Santa Ana. “We currently ...
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