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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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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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CHP reports a hit-and-run with injuries in Seal Beach

According to the California Highway Patrol’s Orange Communications Center, a hit-and-run around 5:30 a.m. left a black Toyota Camry blocking the #3 lane on the northbound I-405 just south of Seal Beach Blvd. The CHP lists inj...
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Today’s weather for Wednesday, September 10

Today’s local weather: Sunny, with a high near 90. Light southwest wind increasing to 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.
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Los Alamitos police blotter, August 30 to September 4

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. August 30, 2014 Municipal Code Violation – 2:31 a.m. – 9900 block of Kyle...
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Cypress police blotter, August 28 to September 3

The items shown below are selected from the logs of the Cypress Police Department. No inference of guilt is implied in showing any item. August 28, 2014 Counseling – 3:08 p.m. – 6800 block of Leilani Ln. - The repor...
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LBPD releases results of recent DUI checkpoint

On Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, the Long Beach Police Department’s Traffic Section conducted a Driving Under the Influence/Driver License Checkpoint on Artesia Blvd. east of Cherry Ave., from 7 p.m. until 3 a.m. During the eight-...
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American Association of University Women to hold general meeting at Cerritos Library

The La Palma-Cerritos American Association of University Women (AAUW) will be holding its first General Meeting of the 2014-2015 year on Thursday, September 18, 2014, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Skyline Room of the Cerritos Libr...
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Katella speed limit nudged upward in Los Alamitos

Every driver headed west towards the 605 along Katella Ave. who hit the city limits of Los Alamitos has said to himself, “ What the…? Thirty-five?” Commuters crawling east from the 605 have sighed in relief after breaking...
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Huntington Beach Police arrest Costa Mesa man for real estate fraud

The Huntington Beach Police Department Bunco/Forgery Unit working in conjunction with the Orange County District Attorneys’ Office (OCDA) Major Fraud/Real Estate Unit, and the United States Secret Service, arrested Daniel Gal...
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U.S. Marine Corps Gunnery Sgt. Johnathon A. Huizar, Battalion Landing Team 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), career planner and native of Anaheim, stands at attention while his promotion warrant is read during a ceremony aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5). The 22nd MEU is deployed with the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group as a theater reserve and crisis response force throughout U.S. Central Command and the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. The article and photo by USMC Gunnery Sgt. Freddy G. Cantu were released through the Defense Video and Imagery Distribution System.

Anaheim Marine promoted at sea

U.S. Marine Corps Gunnery Sgt. Johnathon A. Huizar, Battalion Landing Team 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), career planner and native of Anaheim, stands at attention while his promotion ...
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Anaheim beats out other SoCal cities to win 2014 Red Cross City Blood Drive Challenge

In a friendly competition with 36 other cities in Southern California, City of Anaheim employees recently donated 154 pints of life-saving blood, and proudly won the 2014 Red Cross City Blood Drive Challenge. Anaheim beat out c...
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Anaheim Union Superintendent welcomes students and families to new school year

The Anaheim Union High School District will graduate socially aware, civic-minded students who are college and career ready for the 21st century. Welcome to the 2014-15 school year! I’ve enjoyed the opportunity to meet with h...
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Unplanned power outages in Orange County as of Tuesday, Sept. 9

As of this morning, Southern California Edison is working on the following power outages: Fullerton, Foxwood Pl.: Started at 12:01 p.m. on Sept. 8. The cause was equipment problems. Edison is working to restore power to 45 cust...
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Huntington Beach Police seek information about collision that killed pedestrian

On Friday, Sept. 5, at about 7:30 p.m., the Huntington Beach Police Department responded to Yorktown Ave. and Education Ln. regarding an injury collision in which a pedestrian was struck by vehicle. Arriving officers located an...
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Today’s weather for Tuesday, September 9

Today’s local weather: Sunny, with a high near 86. Light south wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. Related articles Seven-day local weather forecast, 07 September through 13 September (oc-breeze.com)
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405 Freeway Cities Coalition to hold Town Hall meeting on CalTrans toll lane proposal

A panel made up of city council members from each of the 6 member cities of the 405 Freeway Cities Coalition (Costa Mesa, Fountain Valley, Huntington Beach, Los Alamitos, Seal Beach, and Westminster) and Rossmoor will hold at T...
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Westminster Mall to team up with Nick Jr. show Julius Jr on Saturday, Sept. 13

Simon, a global leader in retail real estate, is teaming up with the hit preschool series Julius Jr. to host a interactive brand experience for members of its Simon Kidgits Club® scheduled to be held at Simon malls across the ...
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Local candidates to speak at September meeting of Republican Women

Local candidates will speak at the Sept. 20 Rossmoor-Los Alamitos Republican Women Federated meeting at the Courtyard by Marriott (5865 Katella Ave.at Valley View St.). Starting at 9:45 a.m. with a delicious brunch buffet follo...
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Cal OES Hosts California Day of Preparedness

Over 3,000 Californians attended the 6th annual California Day of Preparedness event in Historic Old Sacramento on Saturday, Sept. 6 where visitors enjoyed a variety of disaster readiness demonstrations including a mobile earth...
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St. Irenaeus holding World Day of the Sick Anointing Mass

St. Irenaeus Health Ministry invites all who are ill, including families, friends, neighbors and community members, to come to our World Day of the Sick Anointing Mass on Saturday, September 13, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Irena...
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Rossmoor Homeowners Association to host candidate night in October

The Rossmoor Homeowners Association will host a candidate night on Thursday, Oct. 2 beginning at 7 p.m. at Rush Park, 3001 Blume Dr. in Rossmoor. All the candidates for the following offices have been invited with many already ...
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Senior Chief Aviation Electronics Technician Steven Ferguson, from Garden Grove, Calif., releases the cremains of his father Electronics Technician (Communications) 2nd Class Leslie R. Ferguson during a burial at sea ceremony aboard aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). Carl Vinson is underway in the U.S. 3rd Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Giovanni Squadrito/Released)

USS Carl Vinson honors sailor with burial at sea

The Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group departed Aug. 22 for a scheduled deployment to the Western Pacific and U.S. Central Command area of responsibility. The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), Carrier Air Wi...
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Tribal Gal wins Orange County Stakes to close out first week of Fall Thoroughbred racing

Favored Tribal Gal established the lead immediately from her inside post and repelled all challenges to win the $75,250 Orange County Stakes Sunday at Los Alamitos. The half-length victory over 6-1 shot Maker Or Breaker was the...
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Unplanned power outages in Orange County as of Monday, Sept. 8

As of this morning, Southern California Edison is working on the following power outages: Fountain Valley, Edinger Ave. between Magnolia St. and Bushard St.: Started at 5:52 p.m. on Sept. 6. The cause was equipment problems. Ed...
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Anaheim man dies in car accident

According to the Orange County Coroner, Anaheim resident James Thomas, Jr., 23, was killed just before 6 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 7, when the car that he was driving went out of control and struck a fixed object. The accident occu...
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