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Today’s weather forecast for Friday, April 18

Posted  April 18, 2014  by  courtesy

Today’s local weather forecast: Cloudy, with a high near 71. South wind 5 to 10 mph.

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Baseball: an app for that!

Posted  April 15, 2014  by  shelley

The first day of Spring was last month, and Major League Baseball’s Opening Day has already proved disappointing locally — but you can still download and install software that allows you to dream big, or follow the ups (and downs) of your favorite team. So, if you can’t go out to the ballgame — even […]

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April

Springtime is decluttering time

Posted  April 14, 2014  by  courtesy

Today I stood on-line at the market, surrounded by magazines, almost all aimed at women (hey, market manager – men shop too!). It is springtime and most of the cover stories are about losing weight for bathing suit season or about spring decluttering. That’s easier than losing weight — or is it? Clutter happens when […]

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April

A Catholic looks at Passover

Posted  April 14, 2014  by  shelley

I would like to wish all our Jewish readers a solemn and joy-filled celebration of Passover among family and friends. As a Catholic Christian, I am taught that God did not abrogate the Old Covenant when Jesus Christ established the New Covenant. We are, therefore, obligated to accord our Jewish brethren all due respect as […]

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What you can do about the California drought

Posted  April 13, 2014  by  courtesy

Earlier this week, I spent three days with nearly 100 fellow agriculture-related business owners, bankers, ranchers, farmers and interesting speakers to study a few companies in the agricultural sector. Every two years, I attend the UC Davis Agribusiness Executive Seminar which focuses specifically on agricultural issues and enterprises in California. Besides the usual business issues […]

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Local locations for Easter Week services

Posted  April 12, 2014  by  shelley

The following list of local churches is meant to help our readers find a house of worship for Holy Week or Easter Day. Assumption Greek Orthodox Church 5761 East Colorado St., Long Beach 90814 Bay Shore Community Congregational United Church of Christ 5100 The Toledo, Long Beach 90803 Bethlehem Lutheran Church 3352 Katella Ave., Los […]

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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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Participants at the Surfrider Foundation Ohana Day dump trash in a receptacle. Photo by Surfwriter Girls.
April

Celebrate Mother Nature in April

Posted  April 12, 2014  by  Surfwriter Girls

The month of April’s name comes from the Romans and means “to open.” It refers to the season when trees and flowers begin to open and bloom. SurfWriter Girls Sunny Magdaug and Patti Kishel think that this makes April the perfect month to celebrate Mother Nature. And, fortunately, there are two special days to do […]

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Blue Moon Boutique’s charity for April

Posted  April 11, 2014  by  shelley

Blue Moon Boutique supports local charities by donating a certain percentage of proceeds from our monthly sales. For the month of April 2014, Blue Moon will donate a percentage of sales to support the Illumination Foundation. The Foundation’s mission is to provide targeted, interdisciplinary services for the most vulnerable homeless clients to break or prevent […]

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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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GOES West 2k-infrared satellite image for April 13, 2014. Image courtesy of National Weather Service.

Seven-day local weather forecast, 13 April through 19 April

The following information was released by the National Weather Service. Forecast details Sunday: Cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 67. Light south wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph in the aft...
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What you can do about the California drought

Earlier this week, I spent three days with nearly 100 fellow agriculture-related business owners, bankers, ranchers, farmers and interesting speakers to study a few companies in the agricultural sector. Every two years, I atten...
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Top Ten Stories for April 6 through April 12

These were the most read stories at Orange County Breeze over the last week (excluding weather forecasts): Yes, California is still in a drought ABC’s Shark Tank looking for military vets with a great product or business ...
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Today’s weather forecast for Sunday, April 13

Today’s local weather forecast: Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 67. Light south wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.
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California LAO recommends changes to governor’s proposed education maintenance proposals

Due to a combination of poor budgeting practices and competing funding priorities, all of the state’s education segments currently have a backlog of deferred maintenance projects. The Governor’s budget includes a packag...
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Peter Rabbit hoppity-hopping to Los Alamitos for Spring Carnival and Egg Hunt

The City of Los Alamitos Recreation and Community Services Department invites you to welcome the spring season with our annual Spring Carnival and Egg Hunt on Saturday April 19 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Little Cottonwood Park (...
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Anaheim schedules April Neighborhood Council meetings

It’s a fact that community involvement makes life better! Attend one of the City’s quarterly Neighborhood meetings and be informed about news, projects and more, all taking place in your neighborhood. The April 2014 meeting...
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Local locations for Easter Week services

The following list of local churches is meant to help our readers find a house of worship for Holy Week or Easter Day. Assumption Greek Orthodox Church 5761 East Colorado St., Long Beach 90814 Bay Shore Community Congregational...
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Join an unbeatable team for sports camps this summer!

This summer, the Los Alamitos Education Foundation (LAEF) is teaming up with Los Alamitos High School (LAHS) head coaches to present sports camps to boys and girls of all ages. Dave Huber’s volleyball camp will be offered in ...
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A bit of local California sunshine will head east to Churchill Downs

Southern California will have a “favorite son” to root for racing in the Kentucky Derby this year — California Chrome, stabled right here at Los Alamitos Race Course (LARC). Prior to today’s running of the Arkansas ...
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Spotlight for April 2014

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 fil...
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Participants in a Friday, April 11, mass casualty drill at John Wayne Airport. Photo by Kelly H. Williamson

John Wayne Airport practices what to do if something really bad happens

On Friday, April 11, John Wayne Airport (JWA) conducted a full-scale mass casualty drill involving more than 500 volunteers, observers and emergency responders. Staged on the east side of the airfield, south of the Riley Termin...
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Participants at the Surfrider Foundation Ohana Day dump trash in a receptacle. Photo by Surfwriter Girls.

Celebrate Mother Nature in April

The month of April’s name comes from the Romans and means “to open.” It refers to the season when trees and flowers begin to open and bloom. SurfWriter Girls Sunny Magdaug and Patti Kishel think that this makes April the ...
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Unplanned power outages in Orange County as of Saturday, April 12

As of this morning, Southern California Edison is working on the following power outages: Costa Mesa, Ludington St. near Traverse Dr. and Sturgeon Dr.: Started at 2:17 am. April 12. Edison has identified the problem and is work...
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Today’s weather forecast for Saturday, April 12

Today’s local weather forecast: Patchy drizzle before 11am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 67. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.
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Seal Beach supports double amputee’s cross-country ride for veterans

Rob Jones’s journey started back in 2010. He was a Marine Corps combat engineer deployed in Afghanistan when an IED severely injured him, resulting in the amputation of both his legs. After being fitted for prosthetics, J...
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Catch closing sale at the parking lot for @thriftredefined!

This Saturday, Grateful Hearts will be hosting a Parking Lot Closing Sale from 8:00 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. This event will be held in the parking lot for @thriftredefined at 3982 Cerritos Ave. in Los Alamitos. Store open till 3 pm! T...
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Sugar Beet Festival to feature photo contest

Local professional photographers and amateur dabblers alike are all invited to enter The Sweet Photo Bomb Contest – one of the new features of the 2nd Southland Credit Union Sugar Beet Festival which will be held on June ...
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