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Weather in northwest Orange County for Friday, May 22, 2015

Posted  May 22, 2015  by  shelley

Today’s weather in northwest Orange County for Friday, May 22, 2015, in Southern California, along the Los Angeles County border: A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11am, then a slight chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 70. Light and variable wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. Chance […]

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Weather in northwest Orange County for Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Posted  May 20, 2015  by  shelley

Today’s weather in northwest Orange County for Wednesday, May 20, 2015, in Southern California, along the Los Angeles County border: A chance of drizzle before 11am. Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 71. Light south wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. Tonight: A chance of drizzle after […]

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OC Fuchsia Society to hold annual sale in Garden Grove

Posted  May 17, 2015  by  courtesy

The Orange County Fuchsia Society will be hold its annual plant sale on Friday, June 12 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Saturday, June 13 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. This is an opportunity to purchase hanging baskets, tabletop uprights, gallon-sized, 4″ and 2″ fuchsias in cultivars (varieties) not generally found in […]

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What I did over Spring Break

Posted  May 10, 2015  by  shelley

Between April 18 and May 5, I drove about 3,800 miles, a round trip from Southern California to Cedar Rapids, Iowa, along I-70 and I-80. One of our grown children had accepted a job with Honeywell. On Saturday, we loaded up her sedan and her father’s SUV with all her worldly belongings — except her […]

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Mother and daughter garden memories – places in the heart

Posted  May 9, 2015  by  Surfwriter Girls

Mother and daughter garden memories – places in the heart, including childhood gardens in Culver City and Los Alamitos. A garden is a special place where you can enjoy tranquil beauty, get lost in thought or explore your imagination. It’s also a place where mothers and daughters can create memories that last a lifetime. SurfWriter […]

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Scarred, flawed, but still Mom

Posted  May 9, 2015  by  Sandra Rodriguez

The word/idea/reality “mother” conjures up so many possibilities: biological, surrogate, adopted, step, foster, godmother, evil, sainted, overbearing, treasured, friend, enemy. Some of us had great mothers, who nurtured, protected and encouraged. Others had less than wonderful moms, who belittled and tore/wore us down. And most of us grew up somewhere between. Daughters often have more […]

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Spotlight for May 2015

Posted  May 9, 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 May: Mom, motherhood, and Mother’s day! Motherhood in Southern California Our May 2015 […]

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Spotlight for April 2015

Posted  April 4, 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 April: Spring, and baseball, and the Rossmoor Community Festival! Spring in all-too-sunny Southern […]

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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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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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Long Beach VA to hold Research Day

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will celebrate 90 years of research excellence during National VA Research Week, May 18-22, 2015. As part of the nationwide observance, the VA Long Beach Healthcare System will conduct a ...
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Anaheim Police Department K-9 Guenther recovering from survery. Photo courtesy of Anaheim Police Department.

Anaheim PD K-9 Guenther diagnosed with gastric torsion, endures two surgeries

This past weekend, K-9 Guenther was diagnosed with gastric torsion (flipped stomach) and bloat. His condition was very serious and due to complications required two surgeries. If not caught in time, this condition can be fatal....
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Long Beach PD arrest three for DUI during May saturation patrol

On Saturday, May 16, 2015, the Long Beach Police Department’s Traffic Section conducted a Driving Under the Influence (DUI) Saturation Patrol from 7:00 p.m. until 3:00 a.m. During the eight-hour operation, motor officers patr...
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Weather in northwest Orange County for Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Today’s weather in northwest Orange County for Tuesday, May 19, 2015, in Southern California, along the Los Angeles County border: Mostly sunny, with a high near 68. Light southwest wind increasing to 5 to 10 mph in the a...
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Gregg Young & the 2nd St. Band to perform at Cypress Concerts on the Green

The award-winning Gregg Young & the 2nd St. Band is pleased to announce that lead vocalist, Andrea “Little Etta” Palm, is singing with the band once again after all most a year. After multiple surgeries, she is coming ...
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Jose Jesus Zermeno, suspect in theft of exotic birds in Long Beach. Photo courtesy of LBPD.

LB Police ask for help in identifying additional suspects in theft of exotic birds

Detectives have identified 42-year-old Jose Jesus Zermeno as a suspect wanted in connection with the theft of exotic birds from a Long Beach home, and are seeking the public’s help with locating him and identifying two ad...
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Miss Huntington Beach Queen’s Rose Garden rededication ceremony on May 20

Located at City Hall, the Queen’s Rose Garden was established in 1963 by the City Council to honor each Miss Huntington Beach with the planting of a new rose every year. Join us for a Rededication Ceremony as this year’s Mi...
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Garden Grove invites community to pick Best Home and Garden

Beginning Monday, May 25 through Sunday, May 31, the City of Garden Grove invites the community to participate in an annual online voting contest to pick the best-looking home in Garden Grove as part of the 42nd anniversary of ...
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Long Beach reminds residents to take precautions against mosquitoes

The Long Beach City Health Officer, Dr. Mitchell Kushner, is urging residents to protect themselves during the Memorial Day weekend and the upcoming warmer summer months by taking precautions to avoid mosquitoes. Over the holid...
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Anytime Fitness Cypress to host Pedal to the Finish event

Anytime Fitness Cypress is hosting a Pedal to the Finish spinning event on June 6, 2015, 10:00 a.m. Pedal to the Finish, presented by SELF, is a grassroots program benefiting the American Cancer Society that motivates people to...
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Los Al offers 1-day Painting Party classes

New this summer at City of Los Alamitos: “Painting Party” for ages 16 and older. Come discover your inner artist!  Paint with friends and enjoy a fun evening of art, conversation, and laughs. Each participant will be guide...
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Precious Life 7 Dollar Bag Sale on May 21

Mark your calendars for Precious Life Thrift and Gift Shop’s May sale! It’s never too late to stop in and see what new items they have. Precious Life will be holding a 7 Dollar Bag Sale on Thursday, May 21, from 10 ...
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CPUC to hold public hearings on SoCalGas rate hike request

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) will hold two Public Participation Hearings regarding proposed rate change requests of Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas) Wednesday, May 20, 2015 in Santa Ana. The publi...
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Weather in northwest Orange County for Monday, May 18, 2015

Today’s weather in northwest Orange County for Monday, May 18, 2015, in Southern California, along the Los Angeles County border: A chance of drizzle before 11am. Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high ...
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Free Advance Care Planning workshop on Monday, May 18

St. Irenaeus Parish invites everyone to a free workshop on Advance Care Planning so that anyone over 18 can join the conversation about important choices for living and dying. The program is brought to our community by the Oran...
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St. Irenaeus Fiesta on track for June 26, 27, and 28

Save the date! The annual St. Irenaeus Fiesta is on track for the last weekend of June, beginning Friday, June 26, continuing through Saturday, June 27, and ending with a traditional big, big drawing on Sunday, June 28. This ye...
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San Gemignano, Tuscany, Italy. Photo courtesy of Wikipedia.

Los Alamitos Chamber to sponsor trip to Tuscany, Italy in April 2016

The Los Alamitos Area Chamber of Commerce along with Collette Vacations is providing an exciting travel opportunity! Discover Tuscany — 10 Days — 13 Meals — March 15, 2016 – $3,499 based on double occupancy Discover...
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