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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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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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Spotlight for July 2014

Posted  July 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 first article will appear later today. Other activities Blue Moon Boutique chooses Sunburst Youth Foundation as its non-profit for the month of July Summer thoroughbred festival opening at Los Alamitos Race Course Take the […]

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Spotlight for June 2014

Posted  June 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 first article will appear later today. Father’s Day: What Really Matters by Tim Thomas Summer: Beat summer heat with ice cream treats! by SurfWriter Girls Sunny Magdaug and Patti Kishel. Summer: Gardening at the […]

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Spotlight for May 2014

Posted  May 5, 2014  by  shelley

Articles in the Spotlight will appear in the Spotlight section of the homepage and linked below as they are published. The first article will appear later today. Mother’s Day: Jill Pless — The Surfin’ Mama of Seal Beach by the Surfwriter Girls Life Repurposed: My great thing by Sandra Rodriguez Mother’s Day: Diocesan ministry reunites […]

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Spotlight for April 2014

Posted  April 12, 2014  by  shelley

We apologize for the late appearance of the April Spotlight section, which should have been published on Monday, March 31. Our graphics station hardware fried, and it took a while to replace the hardware and restore all our files. Articles in the Spotlight will appear in the Spotlight section of the homepage and linked below […]

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Spotlight for March 2014

Posted  March 5, 2014  by  shelley

We apologize for the late appearance of the March Spotlight section, which should have been published on Monday, Feb. 24. Articles in the Spotlight will appear in the Spotlight section of the homepage and linked below as they are published. Blue Moon Boutique’s charity for March Ancestry, Experiences and Customs by Sandra Rodriguez The Luck […]

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Spotlight for February 2014

Posted  January 31, 2014  by  shelley

Articles in the Spotlight will appear in the Spotlight section of the homepage and linked below as they are published. Blue Moon Boutique’s charity for February From the Surfwriter Girls: Fourteen romantic beach movies Winter Olympics — Miracle on ice Living heart healthy — February is National Heart Health Awareness Month Race on the Base: […]

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Bill to require greater accountability at residential treatment facilities sent to governor

Assemblyman Allan Mansoor’s (R- Costa Mesa) Assembly Bill 2374, alcohol and drug residential rehabilitation home measure passed out of the Legislature with unanimous bipartisan support. AB 2374 now heads to the Governor for h...
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Good Shepherd Presbyterian offering class on Egyptian roots in Christian Scripture

A new class, A Distant Mirror – Christian Roots in Ancient Egypt – will be presented at Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church on Thursdays, beginning September 18 at 10 am to noon, continuing for 10 weeks until November 20. The...
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Save the date: 7th Annual Blessing of the Waves September 7 at Pier Plaza

The Blessing of the Waves is an event for anyone and everyone, all ages, all faiths. Come bless the waves with us as we focus for a moment on the importance of water and the environment in all our lives. Join Mayor Harper and o...
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Rotary Club hosts 23rd Annual Fishing Derby at Seal Beach Pier

The Rotary Club of Los Alamitos/Seal Beach held its 23rd Annual Fishing Derby on Saturday, August 23rd on the Seal Beach Pier. More than 75 children enjoyed the beautiful day by participating in the catch and release event. The...
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RHA holding monthly recycling drive Saturday, Aug. 30

The monthly RHA Paper, Cans, and Bottles Drive will be held Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014! Participants are reminded to please separate newspaper stuff from all other papers. There are some changes to non-paper collection: Glass bott...
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Try your luck at Rancho Los Alamitos Texas Hold ‘em Poker Challenge

Whether you are an experienced card player or never played poker in your life, you’re in for a great time at the Texas Hold ‘em Poker Challenge at Ranch Roundup on Saturday, September 6. If your luck holds out, you can win ...
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Triple-derby winner Moonist follows in sire’s hoofprints

Like father, like son. Ron Hartley’s Moonist became a three-time derby winner this season following a tremendous daylight victory in the Grade 1 $227,600 Golden State Derby on Sunday at Los Alamitos. Moonist’s derby triple ...
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Kennedy High in La Palma celebrates its 50th anniversary during September homecoming

Kennedy High School in La Palma will celebrate its fiftieth anniversary over three days during its September homecoming. And it wants alumni to attend the bash. An Alumni Celebration Night will take place the evening of Thursda...
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Make the right moves to leave a legacy to grandchildren

On Sept. 8, we observe National Grandparents Day. If you have grandchildren, they will hopefully mark this occasion by sending a card, making a call or, best of all, paying a visit. But however your grandchildren express their ...
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Lt. Col. Nathan Range to update Cypress Chamber on JFTB

Lieutenant Colonel Nathan Range, who serves as the Deputy Base Commander at the Joint Forces Training Base, will be the guest speaker at the Cypress Chamber of Commerce Networking Breakfast Sept. 9 at the Residence Inn by Marri...
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Cypress College Men’s Soccer starts season with a win against Cuyamaca

The Cypress College Men’s Soccer team kicked 2014 off on a good note earlier this afternoon after defeating Cuyamaca College by a score of 2-0. Sophomore forward Shawn Hansen and Sophomore midfielder Jesus Ibarra both hit...
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Rossmoor resident dies at home [Updated]

According to the Orange County Coroner, Rossmoor resident Gretchen De Stefano died shortly before 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 28, at her home on Wallingsfor Rd. Ms. De Stefano was 96 years old. The Orange County Sheriff’s Dep...
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Anaheim Bay breakwater damaged by high surf

As the featured photo and larger photo below show, a 25-to 30-foot section of the east breakwater protecting Anaheim Bay was partially washed away by yesterday’s extreme wave action, and the navigation aid at the end of t...
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Today’s weather for Friday, August 29: High surf advisory

High surf advisory High surf advisory for Orange County beaches through 8 p.m. Friday. Strong rip currents for San Diego beaches through 8 p.m. Friday. The large swell from Tropical Storm Marie will gradually decrease Friday. H...
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Half-day deep sea fishing trip | Pierpoint Landing | 200 Aquarium Way in Long Beach

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Labor Day closures in Long Beach announced

City of Long Beach offices and services will adhere to the following schedule on Monday, Sept. 1, 2014, for the Labor Day Holiday. City Hall re-opens on Tuesday, Sept. 2. Closed Animal Care Services and spcaLA Career Transition...
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NV Energy approved to join expanded market to balance Western power grid

The Public Utilities Commission of Nevada approved on Aug. 27 NV Energy’s request to participate in the expanded Energy Imbalance Market (EIM), which automatically optimizes resources across a wide geographic region and in tu...
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Cypress High School celebrates its 40th anniversary with a new logo

Last year a committee was developed in order to look at rebranding the Cypress High School logo, comprised of Alumni, ASB, Athletics and Administration. As the process progressed, it was evident that multiple images and logos w...
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Cypress College President, Dr. Bob Simpson meets the famed ALS ice bucket challenge on Friday, Aug. 22, 2014. Photo courtesy of Cypress College.

ALS Ice-Bucket Challenge Met by President Dr. Bob Simpson

Cypress College President Dr. Bob Simpson met the famed ALS ice bucket after he was challenged by Chargers Women’s Basketball Head Coach Margaret Mohr. Dr. Simpson took the challenge this afternoon during day-long meetings as...
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Orange-based Valiant Brewing Company named to 2014 Ten Best at US Open Beer Championship

One of Orange County’s newest microbreweries is already making a name for itself in the national craft beer industry, with its award winning beer.Valiant Brewing Company first opened its doors in March of 2013. Head brewer Br...
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Anaheim to host Transportation Fair to raise funds for local charities

Supporting local nonprofit organizations is fun – and tasty – here in Anaheim. Anaheim will celebrate California Rideshare Week, October 6-10, by hosting the City’s 23rd annual Transportation Fair, which includes a Chili ...
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Trojans can get ready for the football season with the Trojans Live program

If you are a Trojan fan champing at the bit for the first game of the new Fall season against Fresno State at the Coliseum on Saturday, Aug. 30, you can feed your need with the Trojans Live with J.R. Tavai and Buck Allen progra...
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New Lexington principal introduces himself

It is with great pride and excitement that I introduce myself to you as the newly appointed principal of Lexington junior high school. I am elated to continue my efforts here at Lexington Junior High School and I look forward t...
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Knott’s to celebrate Labor Day, big and loud

This Labor Day weekend, Friday, Aug. 29 through Monday, Sept. 1, Knott’s Berry Farm will offer a sensational lineup of live entertainment, made-to-order BBQ in Calico Square and dozens of signature attractions the whole f...
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