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Weather in northwest Orange County for Thursday, April 16, 2015

Posted  April 16, 2015  by  Katie

Today’s weather in northwest Orange County for Thursday, April 16, 2015, in Southern California, along the Los Angeles County border: Sunny, with a high near 87. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming northwest in the morning. Tonight: Clear, with a low around 56. West wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light and variable in […]

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Unsilenced Spring: celebrating the wonder of Rachel Carson (1907-1964)

Posted  April 12, 2015  by  Surfwriter Girls

Now that Spring is here and you can hear the sounds of birds chirping, celebrating the day and drawing attention to their aerial acrobatics, think how different the world would be without their joyful notes. Rachel Carson, the author of Silent Spring — the landmark 1962 book that launched the environmental movement — did just […]

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Boys & Girls Club of Cypress members pose with their finished “moon habitat” during the Club’s Spring Break program. Courtesy photo.
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Boys and Girls Club of Cypress Spring Break provided out of this world fun!

Posted  April 11, 2015  by  courtesy

The Boys &amp Girls Club of Cypress hosted an intergalactic Spring Break this year with an “Out of this World” space theme. The program ran from March 30th through April 3rd and included a wide variety of scientific explorations, fun arts and craft activities such as building sun dials and newspaper “moon habitats”. Members made […]

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Cypress Chargers lose big to Riverside at home, 2 to 9

Posted  April 11, 2015  by  shelley

In a two-and-a-half-hour game on their home field, the Cypress Chargers lost to the Riverside Tigers 2 to 9. Shortstop Brody Weiss knocked in three runs for Riverside, designated hitter Garrett Dean and center fielder Mason Fishback each accounted for two more. The last two runs were brought home by left fielder David Schuknecht and […]

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USC baseball player Bobby Stahel (Needles, Calif./Palos Verdes HS). Courtesy photo.
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USC drops the ball on opening day of 2015 baseball season — to UCLA!

Posted  April 11, 2015  by  courtesy

No. 6 USC went down early to visiting No. 7 UCLA and could never climb out of the hole, eventually falling 9-3 in game one of the series at Dedeaux Field. The Bruins (24-6, 11-2 Pac-12) jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the top of the first inning, as a three-run home run from […]

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An aspiring third baseman learns to play the violin

Posted  April 11, 2015  by  courtesy

The third day of our elementary school semester in 1930 is one day I have never forgotten. I was seven years old, and in the second grade at John Hancock School in Detroit, Michigan. I was dressed in the new light blue shirt and the dark blue short pants my mother had sewed. (Mom was […]

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Save Sunday, May 3, for the 2015 Rossmoor Community Festival

Posted  April 5, 2015  by  courtesy

Coming soon, don’t miss it! The 2015 Rossmoor Community Festival will be held on Sunday, May 3, 2015, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Rush Park, 3021 Blume Dr. in Rossmoor. Join us for the day and experience the rides, games, many vendors, food trucks, live entertainment, dog parade, and car show. Sign-up for […]

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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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April

HB Community Garden to give free “HomeGrown Tomatoes” presentation

Posted  April 3, 2015  by  courtesy

The Huntington Beach Community Garden invites you to attend a free presentation, “HomeGrown Tomatoes,” with Dave Freed. Dave has been researching, educating, and helping other backyard farmers grow tomatoes for years. He will tell you how to easily produce 50 to 100 pounds of fresh and delicious tomatoes from a single plant! This event will […]

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High Stakes for Earth project honors Earth Day in Garden Grove

Posted  April 3, 2015  by  courtesy

In recognition of Earth Day on April 22, 2015, the City of Garden Grove is presenting a temporary public art installation project and asking for community participation. Called “High Stakes for Earth,” the project will be placed in the Downtown’s Civic Center park and center around a heritage London Plane tree. The community is asked […]

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LAUSD Parent Education Night to discuss human trafficking

The Los Alamitos Unified School District continues to stay at the forefront in the areas of safety and prevention. On Wednesday, May 6, 2015 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center at Los Alamitos High School,...
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OC Republican Party votes to oppose Measure A

As elected officials, community leaders, business owners and residents continue to unite to defeat Measure A, the Republican Party of Orange County’s Central Committee has voted unanimously to endorse a “No” position on M...
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OCTA encourages public to get rolling for Bike Month

Bicyclists of all ages can improve their health, help the environment and cut the cost of driving by celebrating Bike Month with the Orange County Transportation Authority. Bike Month was established nearly 60 years ago to show...
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Gina Marie Decker honored as 2015 Los Alamitos Unified School District Teacher of the Year

Each year, we participate in the State Teacher of the Year Program, and we get to honor one of our excellent teachers to represent the excellence we have across the District. At the Board of Education meeting on April 21, 2015,...
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Public meeting set for rebuild of the Belmont Pool Facilities

A public meeting has been set to discuss the upcoming rebuild of the Belmont Pool Facilities. Please plan to attend this meeting to hear and comment on the most current information regarding the conceptual design of the project...
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Friday Night Lights holds spring playoff event

The largest one night, one location youth spring football event in the United States will take place on Thursday, April 23 , 2015 at McAuliffe Middle School in Los Alamitos. This event is the opening night of the Spring Season ...
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Fugitive on OCDA’s Most Wanted List arrested and extradited from Mexico

A man on the Orange County District Attorney’s Office (OCDA) Most Wanted List was arrested and extradited from Mexico after he fled during the middle of a jury trial for committing lewd acts with a child in 1991. Henry Ar...
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Weather in northwest Orange County for Thursday, April 23, 2015

Today’s weather in northwest Orange County for Thursday, April 23, 2015, in Southern California, along the Los Angeles County border: A 20 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 70. Light and variable w...
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Long Beach Symphony Orchestra Classical Concert on April 25

Long Beach Symphony’s penultimate concert of its 80th season will take place on Saturday, April 25 at 8:00 p.m. in the Terrace Theater of the Long Beach Performing Arts Center (300 E. Ocean Blvd). Guest conductor Lucas Richma...
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Save the Date: Sunburst Youth Academy graduation June 13, 2015

The Sunburst Youth Academy Graduation Ceremony has been scheduled for June 13, 2015. The commencement ceremony will be held at Cottonwood Church, 4505 Katella Ave. in Los Alamitos. Attendees are asked to RSVP to hector.m.ruiz10...
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Register now for BRACE and AGENT Program Workshop

Mark your calendars and RSVP for the City of Cypress’ joint BRACE and AGENT Program Workshop, which will be held on Thursday, April 30, 2015 from 9:00 to 11:30 a.m. at the Cypress Community Center (5700 Orange Avenue, Cypress...
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Construction begins for Anaheim Convention Center expansion

The City of Anaheim today broke ground on the seventh expansion to the world-famous Anaheim Convention Center, for a significant construction project that will add more meeting space, more economic impact, and more jobs in Anah...
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Emergency response training exercise to test response at LB Airport

Long Beach Airport (LGB) and numerous agencies and stakeholders will test inter-agency communications and response capabilities during an emergency response training exercise on Friday, April 24, at 10:00 p.m. The airport will ...
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Los Al City Council recognizes Race on the Base sponsors

During the regular meeting of the Los Alamitos City Council on Monday, April 20, the City presented certificates of recognition to the sponsors of the 2015 Race on the Base. Corey Lakin, Director of Los Alamitos Recreation and ...
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Garden Grove invites seniors to celebrate Mother’s Day

Garden Grove seniors are invited to celebrate Mother’s Day with a fun-filled event that includes dancing, food, and special treats, sponsored by Scan health plan group. The event will take place at the H. Louis Lake Senior Ce...
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Lowenthal announces Class of 2019 appointments to service academies

Congressman Alan Lowenthal today announced that five of his Congressional nominees to the nation’s service academies for the Class of 2019 have successfully received appointments. “Each year, it is a distinct honor to n...
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Sheriff Sandra Hutchens to serve as Honorary Chair for Essentials Drive

Today HomeAid Orange County, in partnership with the Children and Families Commission of Orange County, announced that Sheriff Sandra Hutchens will once again lead the Annual Essentials drive as Honorary Chair. The 8th annual c...
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