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Today’s weather for Sunday, Nov. 23

Posted  November 23, 2014  by  courtesy

Today’s local weather: Sunny, with a high near 77. Calm wind becoming west around 5 mph. Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 52. Calm wind becoming northeast around 5 mph in the evening.

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44th Annual Candy Caneland and Craft Faire scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 6 in Buena Park

Posted  November 17, 2014  by  courtesy

Bring the whole family to the 44th Annual Candy Caneland and Craft Faire on Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014 at Ehlers Community Center, 8150 Knott Ave. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. See the community center transform into a winter wonderland with spectacular decorations and activities! Free activities include a children’s snow hill […]

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Today’s weather for Saturday, November 15

Posted  November 15, 2014  by  courtesy

Today’s local weather: Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 70. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon. Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 54. Southwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening. This article is based on information released by the National Weather Service.

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Shop Los Alamitos on Small Business Saturday

Posted  November 14, 2014  by  courtesy

On November 29, 2014, shop owners and communities across the U.S. will once again rally to encourage shoppers to support local businesses. Los Alamitos is the hub of small businesses. One quick walk around Los Alamits and you can begin your day with a breakfast burrito at Nick’s Deli, purchase partyware at Le Paperie & […]

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Find unique holiday gifts at Cypress Holiday Bazaar

Posted  November 14, 2014  by  courtesy

Start your holiday shopping early at the City of Cypress’ annual Holiday Bazaar. Experience a fun-filled day featuring 44 vendors with unique handmade and commercial items, entertainment and delicious food! The event will be held on Saturday, November 22 from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. at the Cypress Community Center located at 5700 Orange Avenue. […]

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Find holiday gifts and support Precious Life Shelter at the Holiday Boutique

Posted  November 12, 2014  by  courtesy

Come support Precious Life Shelter at the Holiday Boutique on Saturday, November 15, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. This fundraiser will be held at 2941 Copa De Oro Drive, Rossmoor. A portion of the proceeds and raffle will be donated to Precious Life. The event will feature raffle prizes and a bake sale. Come […]

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Edison honors and hires veterans

Posted  November 11, 2014  by  courtesy

When Southern California Edison (SCE) called April Simmons this past July about a job opportunity, she was on active military duty. For the past 13 years, she has served in the Army Reserves as a sergeant first class in the 314 Military Intelligence Battalion. Simmons is one of several members of the military currently working […]

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SoCal Gas offers veterans jobs and support

Posted  November 11, 2014  by  courtesy

Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) joins the nation in saluting U.S. military veterans for their service and is proud of its employees who have served in the Armed Forces. SoCalGas is committed to hiring and retaining military veterans, veterans with disabilities and active military personnel. SoCalGas also supports organizations that assist veterans and works with […]

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OCSD honors veterans

Posted  November 11, 2014  by  courtesy

Each Nov. 11 we pause to honor the veterans of our armed forces. At Bunker Hill and Gettysburg, at Normandy and Iwo Jima, at Inchon and the Gulf of Tonkin, at Tora Bora and Bagdad, and on countless other battlefields, ordinary Americans were willing to sacrifice their lives so that our liberty may endure. To […]

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Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, Jr. talks during the passage of command ceremony at Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., Oct. 17, 2014. Dunford took command from Gen. James F. Amos as the 36th Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Lauren L. Whitney/Released)
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Commandant on the USMC’s 239th birthday

Posted  November 10, 2014  by  courtesy

In his birthday greeting 70 years ago, General Alexander Bandegrift, our 18th Commandant, noted that, “A birthday is a fitting time to peer backward — and forward.” That year, Marines reflected on an extraordinary year in combat during their amphibious drive across the Pacific. Despite the challenges and the horrific conditions, Marines prevailed at Guam, […]

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Celebrate the holidays with dinner and dance at Los Alamitos

The City of Los Alamitos Recreation and Community Services Department invites you to “Holiday Dinner and Dance,” happening on Saturday, November 22, from 3:30 to 5:30 pm at the Los Alamitos Community Center, 10911 Oak St. D...
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CHP: Buckle up and strap the little ones in before shifting into drive!

In an effort to save lives and help improve vehicle occupant safety, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) is implementing a yearlong statewide campaign to encourage seat belt and child safety seat usage. “Seat belts save lives...
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Long Beach POPS! celebrates James Bond and his fellow spies on Saturday, Nov. 22

Beloved former Long Beach Symphony POPS! conductor Michael Krajewski returns to the stage of the Long Beach Arena on Nov. 22 at 8:00 p.m., bringing his legendary wit and sense of humor to the POPS! audience in a concert that ce...
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Fill a box with your Spark of Love

Garden Grove firefighters, once again, come to the aid of disadvantaged children in the community through the annual “Spark of Love” Toy Drive. The campaign runs now through Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014. The “Spark of Love”...
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44th Annual Candy Caneland and Craft Faire scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 6 in Buena Park

Bring the whole family to the 44th Annual Candy Caneland and Craft Faire on Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014 at Ehlers Community Center, 8150 Knott Ave. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. See the community center transform into a wint...
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Unplanned power outages in Orange County as of Monday, Nov. 17

As of this morning, Southern California Edison is working on the following power outages: Laguna Woods, Ronda Sevilla: Started at 4:14 p.m. on Nov. 16. The cause was equipment problems. Edison is working to restore power to 182...
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Today’s weather for Monday, November 17: red flag warning

Today’s local weather: Sunny, with a high near 79. East wind 5 to 10 mph. Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 48. East wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening. Red flag warning A red flag warning will be in ef...
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Long Beach rises to 6th place in U.S. with fourth consecutive Digital Cities Award

Long Beach has moved up into 6th place nationally with its fourth Digital Cities Award, based on a national survey that measures performance and innovation by cities using technology to enhance service to residents and business...
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GS Troop 602 cleans up in Seal Beach

Girl Scout Troop 602 based out of Weaver Elementary School in Los Alamitos held a beach clean up day with the non-profit organization “Save Our Beach” on Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014 at Seal Beach. As ocean advocates, Tr...
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Cypress to host 48th annual Holiday Sing on Thursday, Dec. 11

Get the family in the holiday spirit because Santa and his reindeers are coming to Cypress. The City of Cypress will host its Annual Holiday Sing on Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Cypress Civic Center gree...
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Black Friday goes BiGG!

The biggest shopping day of the year—Black Friday—goes “BiGG” by offering Garden Grove shoppers a chance to win some extra holiday cash. From Friday, November 28, 2014 through Friday, December 19, the City’s shop loca...
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Rancho Los Cerritos illuminates the past with Christmas showcase

A feast for the senses awaits you as you step back into Victorian-era California to celebrate the Christmas season at Rancho Los Cerritos. The adobe home will showcase extravagant decorations and the museum’s collections,...
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CHP steps up safety programs with help from federal grant

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) today announced receiving a federal grant to help improve pedestrian and bicyclist safety across California, furthering the department’s mission to help save lives. “Far too many Californ...
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Adopt a family for Christmas with Grateful Hearts holiday campaign

Grateful Hearts’s Christmas program is already in full swing! Please call Darlene at 562-735-0732 if you or your group or organization would like to adopt a family by providing gifts for the children this holiday season. ...
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Save 51% at El Mahroosa Cafe | 930 S Brookhurst St., Anaheim | 714-991-9200

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Seven-day local weather forecast, 16 November through 22 November

Forecast details Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 80. East wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light and variable in the afternoon: red flag warning Sunday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 45. Calm wind becoming east around 5 mph i...
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Top Ten Stories for Nov. 9 through Nov. 15

These were the most read stories at Orange County Breeze over the last week (excluding weather forecasts): Edgemont Circle in Cypress invites you to enjoy their block party SBPD deploys mobile camera trailer to combat residenti...
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Unplanned power outages in Orange County as of Sunday, Nov. 16

As of this morning, Southern California Edison is working on the following power outages: Irvine, Main St. east of Von Karman Ave.: Started at 8:32 p.m. on Nov. 15. Edison has identified the problem the cause of the problem and...
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Today’s weather for Sunday, November 16: red flag warning

Today’s local weather: Sunny, with a high near 76. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph. Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 48. Calm wind becoming northeast around 5 mph in the evening. Red flag warning A red flag warning wil...
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Santa Claus is coming to town at Rancho Los Cerritos

Rancho Los Cerritos Historic Site is being visited by a very special guest on Tuesday, December 9, when children are invited to have Cocoa with Santa. Kids will enjoy delicious cocoa and wee marshmallows, make a holiday craft, ...
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CHP receives federal grant to fund DUI efforts

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) today announced receiving a federal “Reducing Impaired Driving” grant, which will fund 150 sobriety checkpoints, 75 DUI task force operations, proactive DUI enforcement patrols through Se...
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Newly victorious LAHS Coach Barnes to speak to Rotary on Tuesday, Nov. 18

Members of the Los Alamitos / Seal Beach Rotary will be all ears on Tuesday, Nov. 18, when their weekly luncheon speaker will be John Barnes, coach of the 2014 Sunset League champion Los Alamitos High School Griffins football t...
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California Department of Managed Health Care orders ALL health plans to cover elective abortion

According to an article by Courtney Crandall at World, the California Department of Managed Health Care (DMHC) has ordered that all health care plans in California must include abortion coverage: No conscientious objection, eve...
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Grateful Hearts needs volunteers to help with holiday food drive

Grateful Hearts is partnering with Albertsons to provide holiday meals for hundreds in need. Volunteers are still desperately needed to fill 2 hour shifts at local Albertsons stores. Please call Tina at 562-735-0734 for more in...
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Daniel Gomez, victim of fatal hit-and-run in September 2014. Photo courtesy of LBPD.

Reward offered in fatal September hit-and-run on Spring Street in Long Beach

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, at the recommendation of Supervisor Don Knabe, has issued a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for the death of 20-year-...
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