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Weather in northwest Orange County for Monday, March 30, 2015

Posted  March 30, 2015  by  shelley

Today’s weather in northwest Orange County for Monday, March 30, 2015, in Southern California, along the Los Angeles County border: Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 81. Light and variable wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. Tonight: Patchy fog after 11pm. […]

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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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February Dining, Arts and Entertainment now available!

Posted  January 29, 2015  by  shelley

Our popular monthly Dining, Arts & Entertainment (DARTS) listing is available as a downloadable pdf document. Now the February 2015 DARTS can be downloaded for free! We have detailed January event listings, articles, and display advertisements for local people, venues and events. We encourage you to download the February 2015 DARTS and let us know […]

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Spotlight for January 2015

Posted  January 3, 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 January: 2015 — a Better Year! Improving on what we already have Our […]

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Spotlight for December 2014

Posted  November 29, 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 December 2014: Christmas Wishes and Local Shopping Spots! Christmas Wishes You are invited […]

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Spotlight for November 2014

Posted  November 1, 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 November 2014: Veteran’s Day, Thanksgiving, and shopping locally! Veteran’s Day Sunday Serenades presents […]

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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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Announcing our Jobs Board

Posted  September 19, 2014  by  shelley

Staff members here at Orange County Breeze have recently noticed two local business-related news items: Workers and employees mention that they are looking for a new job. Business owners and managers mention that they are looking to fill job openings. This is great news — the job market is finally thawing! We here at Orange […]

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Orange County Breeze spotlight for September 2014: Fall Makeover — personal, professional home!
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Spotlight for September 2014

Posted  August 31, 2014  by  shelley

Articles in the Spotlight will appear in the Spotlight section of the homepage and linked below as they are published. The Orange County Breeze spotlight for September 2014: Fall Makeover — personal, professional home! Personal makeover On your marks, get set, GO! by Sandra Rodriguez Add anti-oxidants to your diet with Dragon Fruit! by Karen […]

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Spotlight for August 2014

Posted  August 2, 2014  by  shelley

Articles in the Spotlight will appear in the Spotlight section of the homepage and linked below as they are published. Bye-bye, Summer! Museum showcases century of surfing in Huntington Beach by SurfWriter Girls Sunny Magdaug and Patti Kishel How to navigate life transitions by Sandra Rodriguez August Movie Marathon: Last blast of summer by Katie […]

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California Writers Club offers free writers meeting featuring David Congalton

California Writers Club of Long Beach presents “Chasing Your Creative Dream”! The featured speaker will be David Congalton, a radio personality and writer who pursued screenwriting for 25 years before he switched to a p...
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Westminster unanimously passes American flag protection resolution

On March 25, 2015, a resolution to protect and defend the United States flag proposed by Mayor Pro Tem Sergio Contreras passed unanimously on a 5-0 vote. The resolution ensures that the United States flag will fly at all city b...
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Valspar and EnChroma together have designed new glasses to correct color blindness

What if someone designed a pair of glasses costing less than $500 that would allow the blind to see? Correction of complete blindness isn’t possible with current technology… but near-sightedness and far-sightedness have bee...
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Unplanned power outages in Orange County as of Thursday, March 26

As of this morning, Southern California Edison is working on the following unplanned power outage: Santa Ana south of West St. Andrew Plc. between South Birch St. and South Broadway St.: Started at 8:44 p.m. on March 25. The ca...
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Four suspects arrested in kidnapping and murder of Long Beach baby

On March 25, 2015, the Long Beach Police Department made four arrests in connection with the January 2015 kidnapping and murder of 3-week-old Eliza Delacruz. The four suspects arrested in kidnapping and murder of Long Beach bab...
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Weather in northwest Orange County for Thursday, March 26, 2015

Today’s weather in northwest Orange County, California, in the northwest along the Los Angeles County border: Sunny, with a high near 92. Light and variable wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. Tonight: M...
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Don’t miss kids programs at Los Alamitos/Rossmoor Library

Spring into Reading at the Los Alamitos/Rossmoor Library! LAR Library is offering some fantastic programs for kids this spring. Be sure to check them out! Preschool Storytime is Mondays at 11:30 a.m. for ages 3-5, running from ...
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Save the Date: St. Isidore to host Cinco de Mayo Fiesta on May 3, 2015

St. Isidore Historical Plaza proudly presents its fantastic Cinco de Mayo Fiesta! It’s fiesta time at St. Isidore Plaza: celebrate Cinco de Mayo with great food, entertainment, and an opportunity drawing! Live music will ...
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Pacific Symphony to offer free Music Mixology concert

Pacific Symphony musicians are taking over the local pub trivia night with “Music Mixology,” a series of interactive concerts that reinvent the classical experience in a fun and engaging new way. By competing in a music tri...
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$5,000 Festival of Children grant awarded to Boys and Girls Club of Cypress

The Boys & Girls Club of Cypress received a $5,000 grant from the Festival of Children Foundation to pilot a program to support children who need additional academic and behavioral assistance. The Boys & Girls Club of C...
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Queen Mary offers legendary service for Easter brunch in Long Beach

This Easter the Queen Mary’s award-winning Champagne Sunday Brunch embraces springtime with an enhanced holiday menu accompanied by a festive candy and dessert bar. Even the Easter Bunny will be on hand for a special fami...
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RHA monthly recycling drive on Saturday, March 28

The Rossmoor Homeowner’s Association is holding its monthly recycling drive again! Bring you your recyclable newspapers and mixed paper waste, aluminum and tin cans and plastic and glass bottles – help put some mone...
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Long Beach community invited to launch Anaheim Corridor Design

Community Invited to Help Launch Anaheim Corridor Design Visioning Process The community is invited to attend a special kick-off event to launch the Anaheim Corridor Design Visioning Process. The free event is on Saturday, Marc...
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Council adopts revised general plan for Los Alamitos

The Los Alamitos General Plan was adopted by a vote of 5-0 of the Los Alamitos City Council during a March 23, 2015 City Council Meeting. The General Plan includes Land Use, Economic Development, Open Space & Recreation, Mo...
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Garden Grove college students to be recognized, gain chance to win Apple iPad

Garden Grove graduates attending the City’s College Graduates Reception on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 will have an opportunity to win an Apple iPad Air, sponsored by Signal Hill Petroleum. The deadline to RSVP for the free event...
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Weather in Orange County for Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Today’s weather in Orange County, California, in the northwest along the Los Angeles County border: Sunny, with a high near 84. Light and variable wind becoming west 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. Tonight: Mostly clear, wi...
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Orange County sidewalks subject of new grant-funded search for gaps

A $163,333 state grant will allow OCTA to establish a countywide inventory of sidewalks. The Orange County Transportation Authority has been awarded $163,333 in Active Transportation Program grant funds to complete the Orange C...
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