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Today’s weather for Tuesday, September 30

Posted  September 30, 2014  by  courtesy

Today’s local weather: Sunny, with a high near 85. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon. Related articles Seven-day local weather forecast, 28 September through 04 October (oc-breeze.com)

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October Dining, Arts and Entertainment listing available now!

Posted  September 28, 2014  by  shelley

Our popular monthly Dining, Arts & Entertainment (DARTS) listing is available as a downloadable pdf document. Now the October 2014 DARTS can be downloaded for free! From cover to back, it’s pages are stuffed with event listings, articles, and display advertisements for local people, venues and events. We encourage you to download the October 2014 […]

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Announcing our Jobs Board

Posted  September 19, 2014  by  shelley

Staff members here at Orange County Breeze have recently noticed two local business-related news items: Workers and employees mention that they are looking for a new job. Business owners and managers mention that they are looking to fill job openings. This is great news — the job market is finally thawing! We here at Orange […]

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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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American Legion Post 716 reports passing of Gary Garcia

It is with my deepest regrets that I am reporting the death of our current Chapter 716 American Legion Riders President, United States Army Vietnam war Veteran and 7 year Member of Post 716, Gary Garcia. Gary Transferred to Pos...
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Los Alamitos police blotter, September 12 to September 18

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. September 12, 2014 Fraud Report – 3:08 p.m. – 3200 block of Katella Ave. ...
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Cypress police blotter, September 11 to September 17

The items shown below are selected from the logs of the Cypress Police Department. No inference of guilt is implied in showing any item. September 11, 2014 Keep the Peace – 2:00 p.m. – 6500 block of Manzanita Cir. -...
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Chief Jackie Gomez-Whiteley recognizes the life-saving efforts of Officer Johnathan Krok and PSO Nathan Regalado at the Cypress City Council meeting on Sept. 22, 2014. Photo by CEH Wiedel.

Cypress Police Officer and PSO recognized for life-saving efforts

Though the Cypress City Council meeting on Sept. 22 featured three separate presentations by the Cypress Police Department, the final presentation of the night was in no way overshadowed by those that came before it. Chief Jack...
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Newly-promoted CPD Sergeant Scott Ausmus was presented to the Cypress City Council on Sept. 22, 2014. Photo by CEH Wiedel.

Scott Ausmus introduced as new Cypress Police Sergeant

In the second of three presentations by the Cypress Police Department at the Cypress City Council meeting on Sept. 22, Chief Jackie Gomez-Whiteley introduced Sergeant Scott Ausmus. Sgt. Ausmus was recently promoted following a ...
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Smoke from Port of Los Angeles fire closes three Port of Long Beach cargo terminals

Long Beach impacted by smoke conditions from the wharf fire in the Port of Los Angeles The wharf fire in the Port of Los Angeles (POLA) is having impacts on Long Beach. Our Fire Department has responded to calls for mutual aid ...
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Cypress signs new 10-year trash hauling contract with Valley Vista Services

Upon completing a six-month procurement process for citywide solid waste and recycling services, the Cypress City Council approved and executed an exclusive franchise agreement with Valley Vista Services at the City Council Mee...
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Huntington Beach DUI checkpoint reaps 3 arrests

The Huntington Beach Police Department conducted a Sobriety/Drivers License Checkpoint on Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014, on Main St. at Yorktown Ave. from 7:25 p.m. to 2:20 a.m. Checkpoints are placed in locations that have the grea...
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Cypress Police Officer Cody Hense, flanked by Mayor Leroy Mills and Chief of Police Jackie Gomez-Whiteley. Photo by C.E.H. Wiedel.

Cypress PD presents new officer to City Council

The Cypress Police Department was the star of the evening at the Cypress City Council meeting on Monday, Sept. 22. Represented by Chief Jackie Gomez-Whiteley, the Department made no fewer than three presentations. The first was...
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Garden Grove to join in test of AlertOC today

Garden Grove residents with AlertOC’s smartphone app and over two million other Orange County residents will receive a call, email or push notification on today to test the County’s regional mass notification system. Garden...
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Long Beach workshop on proper cottage food operations tonight

The Health Department invites the public to attend a free workshop: “Cottage Food Operations: Launch a Food Business from your Home.” The workshop will teach important requirements on how to become a cottage food op...
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Construction update on West County Connectors Project for the week of Sept. 22, 2014

Falsework removal is ongoing at the SR-22 / I-405 carpool connector; this work is expected to continue through the end of the month. Installation of electrical and fiber optic lines along the I-405 and SR-22 freeways is also on...
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Unplanned power outages in Orange County as of Tuesday, Sept. 23

As of this morning, Southern California Edison is working on the following power outages: Laguna Beach, Glenneyre St. near Park Ave.: Started at 9:13 p.m. on Sept. 22. The cause was equipment problems. Edison has identified the...
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Traffic collision on southbound 605 at Katella

For those starting their commute early this morning, keep alert on the I-605 near Katella Ave. for remnants of a traffic collision around 3:30 a.m. The collision was on the southbound side, but could also cause slowing on the n...
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Today’s weather for Tuesday, September 23

Today’s local weather: Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 85. Light southwest wind increasing to 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.
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Shop at Precious Life Thrift & Gift’s $1 Day Sale

Attention Shoppers! Precious Life Thrift & Gift Shop will be hosting its $1.00 Day Sale on Thursday, Sept. 25 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.! Come early and discover what new bargains await you! While you are shopping, check out o...
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Best of Cypress Photo Contest opens next month

Cypress Recreation & Community Services presents “Best of Cypress Photo Contest” — classes, program, camps, parks and more! Cypress Recreation wants your photos galore! The City of Cypress Recreation and Community Ser...
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Workshop to help ‘sandwich generation’ learn to care smarter, not harder

St. Irenaeus Health Ministry will sponsor a Worshop for Caregivers on Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, at St. Irenaeus Parish Hall, 5201 Evergreen Ave., Cypress, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Claudia Ellano-Ota, a Licensed Clinical Social Wor...
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Long Beach ready to support new law allowing city clerks to solemnize marriages

On Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, Governor Brown signed AB 1525 by Assemblymember Bonnie Lowenthal into State law. This bill was sponsored by the City of Long Beach and allows City Clerks to perform marriages, thus enhancing civic eng...
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Picnics are thriving at St. Isidore Historical Plaza

The Dog Park Pickers Band will be in full swing Sept. 25, 2014. They will be bringing in their country, folk, jazz and blues scores to invigorate the heart and soul. Another evening for friends and family to gather at the St. I...
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More than two million residents to receive AlertOC test call Tuesday

More than two million Orange County residents, along with users of AlertOC’s smartphone app, will receive a call, e-mail or push notification on Sept. 23, 2014 to test the County’s mass notification system. This is the fift...
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Garden Grove mayor and councilman endorse Jose Solario for State Senate

State Senate Candidate Jose Solorio announced today that Garden Grove Mayor Bruce Broadwater and Councilman Kris Beard have endorsed his campaign for Senate. “I’ve had the pleasure of working with Jose Solorio on a wide var...
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Heard about Common Core? Don’t know much about Common Core?

If you have school-age children, you know that the California public school system bought into implementing Common Core. You are also likely a bit fuzzy on what Common Core means, other than that the federal government has foun...
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Today’s weather for Fall Equinox, Monday, September 22

Today’s local weather: Partly sunny, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 81. Light south wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. Editor’s note: a sharp-eyed reader caught our typo. Originally t...
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