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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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Morningside Recovery sponsors monthly surf camp

Posted  September 18, 2014  by  courtesy

Morningside Recovery of Orange County, California, has created the nation’s first substance abuse and mental health recovery surf camp. Swell Life combines the healing powers of holistic therapy and the ocean to create a unique and inviting program for the recovery community. Swell Life is open and free to the recovery community every third Sunday […]

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How to simplify your transition to a new career

Posted  September 17, 2014  by  courtesy

Today’s professionals change careers and jobs much more frequently than those of past generations. While a person may have once thought themselves lucky just to have a job and hold on to it as long as they could, workers today tend to be more fickle and jump around until they find the perfect career fit. […]

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How to stay within your home improvement budget

Posted  September 16, 2014  by  courtesy

Home improvement projects range from small scale undertakings that can be tackled in a single weekend to large remodels that can take several months to complete. While no two projects are the same, every home improvement project demands that homeowners dip into their pockets and spend some money. Much like the scale of projects varies […]

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September Movie Marathon: The Art of Self-Improvement

Posted  September 5, 2014  by  Katie

Welcome to September! This month’s spotlight theme is about makeovers, so our Movie Marathon will follow protagonists who grow and change in ways subtle and profound over the course of the story. Check out the ten movies below for a wildly varied list of sometimes unexpected self-improvement stories! Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (2001) […]

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Add anti-oxidants to your diet with Dragon Fruit

Posted  September 4, 2014  by  courtesy

I think it’s time to proclaim 2014 as “The Year of the Dragon Fruit.” It’s been twenty years since we at Frieda’s Specialty Produce first introduced Pitaya (also known as “Pitahaya”). Yes, that’s what Dragon Fruit was called 20 years ago, and we sold the first fruit. Dragon Fruit is native to Mexico and is […]

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Your Fall Makeover – A time to be inventive!

Posted  September 3, 2014  by  Surfwriter Girls

Bette Joan Perske from the Bronx (1924 – 2014) made herself over, by turns, into a model, Hollywood starlet, acclaimed film actress, Broadway legend, and author known to the world as Lauren Bacall. Still acting and writing well into her eighties, how did Bacall, nicknamed “Slim” by her friends, have the ability to stay active […]

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On your marks, get set, GO!

Posted  September 2, 2014  by  courtesy

The beginning of September is the beginning of a marathon – but not the running kind of marathon. This marathon begins with the Labor Day BBQ, and then in quick succession comes some combination of the following: Jewish New Year, the Halloween Haunted House (home-made costumes?), the Thanksgiving five-course gourmet dinner, and finally the eight […]

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Anaheim urges residents “Be Disaster Aware, Take Action to Prepare”

Posted  September 1, 2014  by  courtesy

September is National Preparedness Month and Anaheim Fire & Rescue wants residents to be ready in the event of a disaster or major emergency. This year’s theme, “Be Disaster Aware, Take Action to Prepare” focuses on increasing emergency preparedness for everyone including residents, families, neighborhoods, schools and businesses. By taking simple steps to connect, plan, […]

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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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OCSD asks for public’s help in identifying Jane Doe

On September 16, 2014, at approximately 12:30 p.m., the pictured female was located at the CitiBank in Mission Viejo, acting confused and disoriented. The female was transported to Mission Hospital and admitted for dehydration ...
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Community Hospital Long Beach celebrates 90 years of service

On Thursday, Sept. 11, Community Hospital Long Beach celebrated its 90th anniversary with the community, highlighting the newly renovated emergency department waiting room and the new emergency department design to help improve...
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Veterans have a cool time on a hot day at WCC annual picnic

The Woman’s Club of Cypress (WCC) was in control of everything but the temperature on Saturday, Sept. 13 when they hosted their annual veterans picnic in Veterans Park in Cypress. The event was open to all veterans in and aro...
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Unplanned power outages in Orange County as of Thursday, Sept. 18

As of this morning, Southern California Edison is working on the following power outages: Mission Viejo, Carranza Dr. near Aldeano Dr.: Started at 2:08 p.m. on Sept. 17. The cause was extreme heat. Edison is working to restore ...
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Today’s weather for Thursday, September 18: Beach hazards

Today’s local weather: Sunny, with a high near 86. South wind 5 to 10 mph. Beach hazards statement in effect through Thursday, Sept. 18 A long-period south-southwest swell produced by a southern hemisphere storm will prod...
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Garden Grove PD participating in drug take-back initiative

On Sept. 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Garden Grove Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its ninth opportunity in four years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes...
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U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service releases findings for Seal Beach NWR sediment pilot project

The U.S. Fish Service (Service) today announced the availability of the Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) and final joint Initial Study and Wildlife/Environmental Assessment (IS/EA) for the Seal Beach National Wildlife R...
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West Nile Virus continues to affect Long Beach residents

The City of Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services reminds residents that West Nile Virus continues to be a problem in Southern California. As of Monday, September 15, 2014, there have been 17 confirmed cases of Wes...
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Help Long Beach reduce carbon footprint by joining CoolCalifornia City Challenge

The City of Long Beach is one of 10 cities participating in the CoolCalifornia City Challenge, a fun, innovative competition among California cities to reduce greenhouse gases and build more vibrant and sustainable communities....
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Garden Grove utility boxes receive artistic facelift

Alyssa Johnson and Patricia Laukat, Girl Scout Cadettes from Garden Grove Troop 1224, are talented young artists striving to make a difference in their community. Both girls are lifelong residents of Garden Grove and are pursui...
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AlertOC to conduct system test in Anaheim

In conjunction with National Preparedness Month, Anaheim residents will receive a TEST call of the emergency notification system, AlertOC, on Tuesday, Sept. 23 at 10 a.m.  This will be a TEST only, and identified as such. Aler...
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Cypress School District holding grand re-opening for Arnold School

Please join us in celebrating the grand reopening of the newly modernized Arnold School campus, made possible by our Measure M Bond. This event will take place on Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at 9 a.m. at A. E. Arnold School, 9281...
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How to simplify your transition to a new career

Today’s professionals change careers and jobs much more frequently than those of past generations. While a person may have once thought themselves lucky just to have a job and hold on to it as long as they could, workers toda...
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Garden Grove seniors ready to participate in the B-E-E

The H. Louis Lake Senior Center will be spellbinding contestants with their annual Senior Spelling Bee. The event takes place on Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, starting at 10:00 a.m., in the H. Louis Lake Senior Center’s dining roo...
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Save 50% on Admission to Haunted Dojo | Cemetery of Lost Souls | 5741 E La Palma Ave., Anaheim | 714-777-5026

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Slurry seal project beginning in Cypress

Starting in September 2014, the City will begin its Street Rehabilitation Project – Slurry Seal, Public Works Project No. 119, in the following locations: Residential streets bounded by Ball Rd., Valley View St., Cerritos Ave...
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Five-day precipitation forecast for TS Odile as of Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. Courtesy of NOAA.

Odile heads northeast, Polo forecast to head northwest

As former Hurricane Odile floods Arizona, New Mexico, and west Texas, Tropical Storm Polo has formed off the west coast of Mexico and is currently forecast to keep to the west of Baja California. Residents of Eastern Arizona an...
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Unplanned power outages in Orange County as of Wednesday, Sept. 17

As of this morning, Southern California Edison is working on the following power outages: Brea, Carbon Canyon Rd. at Jeep Trail: Started at 1:35 a.m. on Sept. 17. The cause was trees in equipment. Edison is retrieving additioin...
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Today’s weather for Wednesday, September 17: Beach hazards

Today’s local weather: Mostly sunny, with a high near 94. Light south wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. Beach hazards statement in effect through Thursday, Sept. 18 A long-period south-southwest swell ...
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Save 66% on Massage Package | Vida Organic Wellness | 320 Main St., Suite C Seal Beach | 562-596-7755

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Garden Grove Police arrest armed robbery suspect

On Sept. 16, 2014, at 3:55 am, officers were called to the 7-Eleven regarding an armed robbery just occurred. The suspect came into the store wearing a surgical mask, blue latex gloves and brandishing a Glock semi-auto handgun ...
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Cypress police blotter, September 4 to September 10

The items shown below are selected from the logs of the Cypress Police Department. No inference of guilt is implied in showing any item. September 4, 2014 Extra Patrol Check – 8:02 a.m. – Knott/Orangewood - The call...
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Los Alamitos police blotter, September 5 to September 11

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. September 5, 2014 Suspicious Person – 11:34 a.m. – 3500 block of Howard A...
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Isidorians returning to entertain at Picnic at the Plaza

“The Isidorians,” the beloved band of St. Isidore Plaza, are coming back to the Plaza on Thursday, September 18. Returning to the most cherished historical site of Los Alamitos, Lou Hinzo and his group will be creating exci...
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O'Malley's on Main in Old Town Seal Beach. Photo by the Surfwriter Girls.

Public Safety Awareness Night and Fundraiser to be held at O’Malley’s in Seal Beach

O’Malley’s and the Seal Beach Lifeguard Association, in conjunction with the Newport Beach Ocean Lifeguard Association, will be hosting a fundraiser to honor Ben Carlson, the NPB lifeguard who lost his life this sum...
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Orange County Marine participates in 9/11 memorial aboard USS Comstock

Staff Sgt. Bryan Hildebrant, an amphibious assault vehicle section leader with Battalion Landing Team 2nd Battalion, 1st Marines, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit and an Orange County, California, native, reads a message from the...
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