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Today’s weather for Wednesday, March 04

Posted  March 4, 2015  by  shelley

Today’s local weather: Sunny, with a high near 71. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon. Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 47. West wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening. The article above is based on information released by the National Weather Service.

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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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Buena Park Police Officers prevent female juvenile from jumping off I-5 overpass

On Monday, Feb.23, at approximately 4:34 p.m., the Buena Park Police Department received a call of a person attempting to jump from the Orangethorpe Ave. overpass onto the northbound lanes of Interstate 5. Officers arrived and ...
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State Treasurer schedules sale of tax-exempt general obligation bonds

State Treasurer John Chiang today announced the upcoming sale of $1.9 billion in tax-exempt State of California general obligation bonds. “With proceeds earmarked for the construction of roads, children’s hospitals, sch...
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Third-striker sentenced to 55 years to life for Huntington Beach murder

A third-striker parolee was sentenced today to 55 years to life in state prison today for murdering a 21-year-old woman by strangling her to death in his recreational vehicle (RV). Ean Keith Brown, 41, was found guilty by a jur...
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Entries sought for California State Senate Art Show

Senate Minority Leader Bob Huff (R-Diamond Bar) is now seeking entries for the California State Senate art show, which features local artwork from every corner of California. Artists from the 29th Senate District can submit as ...
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Four-part lecture series on the Civil War continues on April 18 at Rancho Los Cerritos

In commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War, Rancho Los Cerritos Historic Site is presenting Remembering the Civil War: Perspectives on Race, Place, and Movement, a four-part Saturday morning lecture s...
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Snowboarder and spinal-injury survivor Alyona Alekhina tours UCI research centers

On Friday, Nov 27, Assemblyman Travis Allen (R-Huntington Beach) brought world renowned snowboarder Alyona Alekhina to tour University of California, Irvine’s (UCI) Stem Cell Research Center and Reed-Irvine Research Center to...
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OC Congressional reps push for Port of Entry designation for John Wayne Airport

Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez, Congressman Dana Rohrabacher and Congresswoman Mimi Walters have introduced a bill, H.R. 1051, that would require the U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security to designate John Wayne Airport (JWA) as a...
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US Navy Reserve celebrates a hundred years of service in March

The Navy Reserve will mark its centennial anniversary on Tuesday, March 3, with a series of events starting in Washington DC and continuing at installations around the country during the year. The events will highlight the hist...
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Voter registration deadline looms for special election in 37th California State Senate District

The deadline to register to vote in the March 17, 2015 37th Senate District Special Primary Election is Monday, March 2, 2015. Online voter registration is available, which allows new voters to complete the entire process onlin...
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Today’s weather for Saturday, Feb. 28

Today’s local weather: Showers likely, mainly after 4pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 64. West wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Tonight: Showers likely, then showers and ...
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Laura Bleijenberg, owner of On the Ball Fitness, 4107 Ball Rd. in Cypress, strikes a pose on behalf of all the vendors at the Vendor Expo at the 2015 Southland Credit Union Race on the Base. Photo by C.E.H. Wiedel.

Packet pick-up day today, on your mark tomorrow morning at Race on the Base!

Today was packet pick-up day for the 2015 Southland Credit Union Race on the Base, managed by Run Racing for the City of Los Alamitos. Vendors set up their booths in the Vendor Expo between 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. in time for ...
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Supporters of plastic-bag ban vow to fight repeal

Orange County Breeze received this statement in response to an earlier statement in support of repealing the plastic-bag ban. We are happy to publish both sides. California vs. Big Plastic, the coalition of local officials and ...
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CA Supreme Court rules against summary judgement in Freeway Service Patrol collision

According to a judgement issued Thursday, Feb. 27 (pdf), the California Supreme Court has reversed a Court of Appeals judgement allowing a summary judgement in a case involving a Freeway Service Patrol (FSP) vehicle striking an...
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California Highway Patrol accepting job applications for openings statewide

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) will accept applications in March from individuals interested in a career as a CHP officer. The CHP is looking to hire cadets from a pool of applicants to fill vacant officer positions throug...
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Anaheim Fire and Rescue to climb 69 floors in the fight against leukemia

69 flights | 1,311 steps | 788 feet of vertical elevation On Sunday March 8, a team of twelve Anaheim Firefighters will climb the Columbia Center Tower – all 69 floors in full turnouts and breathing equipment to raise fun...
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Anaheim PD to work Tip-A-Cop for Special Olympics

Please join the Anaheim Police Department on Thursday, March 12, 2015, from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., at Bubba Gump Shrimp Company, located at the GardenWalk, 321 W. Katella Ave. in Anaheim, as the Department hosts a Tip-A-Cop event, ...
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La Palma Council approves martial arts studio move-in

The La Palma City Council convened for a regular meeting Tuesday, Feb. 17. All members were present. Pastor Steve Bland of La Palma Christian Center gave the invocation, giving thanks for the local winter sunshine and warmth, a...
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Orange County property tax sale auction set for Thursday, March 5

Orange County Treasurer Shari L. Freidenrich announced that the next tax auction is Thursday, March 5, at 12:30 p.m. in the Board of Supervisors Hearing Room at 333 W. Santa Ana Boulevard, Building 10 in Santa Ana. “We curren...
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Second fatal motorcycle accident in two days in Long Beach

On Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015, at approximately 7:16 p.m., Long Beach Police responded to the area of Redondo Ave. and 4th Street regarding an injury traffic collision, which resulted in the death of a male adult. Arriving office...
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Today’s weather for Friday, Feb. 27

Today’s local weather: A 10 percent chance of showers after 4pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 69. Light and variable wind becoming south 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. Tonight: A 50 percent chance of showers, mainly aft...
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