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Today’s weather for Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 1

Posted  February 1, 2015  by  shelley

Today’s local weather: Sunny, with a high near 73. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon. Tonight: Increasing clouds, with a low around 55. Southwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm. The article above is based on information released by the National Weather Service. Related articles Today’s weather for Tuesday, January 13 […]

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Spotlight for February 2015

Posted  January 31, 2015  by  shelley

Articles in the Spotlight will appear in the Spotlight section of the homepage and linked below as they are published. (The article list below does not include articles in hand but not yet scheduled for publication.) The Orange County Breeze spotlight for February: 2015 — Pay it Forward! Paying debts of gratitude forward Our February […]

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Pay It Forward: Duke and Duchess to host LAEF King and Queen fundraiser

Posted  January 31, 2015  by  shelley

The Los Alamitos Education Foundation (LAEF) is in the middle of their Second Annual King and Queen of Hearts fundraising campaign. Four big-hearted men and four big-hearted women are working hard to rally their troops to raise money on behalf of LAEF. On Wednesday, Feb. 11, that important effort comes to Cypress! From 5 p.m. […]

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Orange County Breeze editor Shelley Henderson gesturing while talking with the students in Room 29 during King Elementary School’s Career Day. I’m wearing my Winter work clothes — jeans, a polo shirt, a dark sweatshirt, and billed baseball cap. The kids wanted to know if I ever wear a dress. I told them sometimes, but not usually because I never know what sort of situation I’ll find myself in. I would rather feel underdressed at a business meeting than have to hike around a muddy field in high heels, nylons and a flippy skirt! Photo by the nice substitute teacher in charge that day.
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Pay It Forward: Orange County Breeze takes part in Career Day

Posted  January 31, 2015  by  shelley

On Friday, Jan. 30, I showed up at the office of King Elementary school at about 8:15 a.m. so that I would be ready to take part in Career Day starting at 8:30 a.m. The efficient and polite higher-grade student who escorted me from the office to Room 29 told me that I had been […]

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February Dining, Arts and Entertainment now available!

Posted  January 29, 2015  by  shelley

Our popular monthly Dining, Arts & Entertainment (DARTS) listing is available as a downloadable pdf document. Now the February 2015 DARTS can be downloaded for free! We have detailed January event listings, articles, and display advertisements for local people, venues and events. We encourage you to download the February 2015 DARTS and let us know […]

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Spotlight for January 2015

Posted  January 3, 2015  by  shelley

Articles in the Spotlight will appear in the Spotlight section of the homepage and linked below as they are published. (The article list below does not include articles in hand but not yet scheduled for publication.) The Orange County Breeze spotlight for January: 2015 — a Better Year! Improving on what we already have Our […]

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Spotlight for December 2014

Posted  November 29, 2014  by  shelley

Articles in the Spotlight will appear in the Spotlight section of the homepage and linked below as they are published. (The article list below does not include articles in hand but not yet scheduled for publication.) The Orange County Breeze spotlight for December 2014: Christmas Wishes and Local Shopping Spots! Christmas Wishes You are invited […]

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Spotlight for November 2014

Posted  November 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 article list below does not include articles in hand but not yet scheduled for publication.) The Orange County Breeze spotlight for November 2014: Veteran’s Day, Thanksgiving, and shopping locally! Veteran’s Day Sunday Serenades presents […]

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Spotlight for October 2014

Posted  October 2, 2014  by  shelley

Articles in the Spotlight will appear in the Spotlight section of the homepage and linked below as they are published. (The article list below does not include articles in hand but not yet scheduled for publication.) The Orange County Breeze spotlight for October 2014: Wings, Wheels, Rotors & Expo… and Halloween! Wings, Wheels, Rotors and […]

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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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Unplanned power outages in Orange County as of Monday, Jan. 26

As of this evening, Southern California Edison is working on the following power outages: Santa Ana, south Anne St. south of Warner Ave.: Started at 6:19 p.m. on Jan. 25. The cause was equipment problems. Edison is working to r...
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Today’s weather for Monday, January 26

Today’s local weather: Showers likely, mainly after 4pm. Cloudy, with a high near 70. East wind around 5 mph becoming calm. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Tonight: Showers likely, mainly before 10pm. Mostly cloudy, with ...
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Unplanned power outages in Orange County as of Sunday, Jan. 25

As of this evening, Southern California Edison is working on the following power outages: Santa Ana, south Susan St. south of Warner Ave.: Started at 6:19 p.m. on Jan. 25. The cause was equipment problems. Edison has notified r...
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Rob Lowenberg - Case Manager; Constance Black - Recording Secretary; Nina DiMatteo - Ways & Means; Colleen Low - Past President; Nancy Roddy - Parliamentarian; Janice Vititow - President; Sue Nelson Brown - Treasurer; Marty Thompson - Director; Carol Gemmell - Vice President. Not Pictured: Cindy Stoltman Wages - Communications & Social Media. Courtesy photo.

We Care of Los Alamitos, Inc. Installs 2015 Board of Directors

We Care of Los Alamitos, Inc., installed the following individuals as members of its Board of Directors: Constance Black, Recording Secretary; Nina DiMatteo – Ways & Means; Colleen Low – Past President; Nancy Ro...
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Website down earlier today, delivery of Daily Overnight News Summary delayed

Orange County Breeze would like to apologize to our readers for the unscheduled downtime of this website earlier today. You may not have been able to read articles here during that downtime — receiving only a timeout erro...
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Los Alamitos Museum seeking volunteer to act as docents

This is a call to all who are available to come forward and volunteer as a docent at the Los Alamitos Museum. For some untoward reason, it seems to be a difficult time of year for the museum to keep its doors open. Either becau...
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Shown are (right) is Campaign Chairman Scott Newton with his wife, Cathy (left). He will lead more than a hundred volunteers in the 18th Annual Youth Center Community Support Campaign, kicking off on March 31 at the Youth Center. Courtesy photo.

Scott Newton to chair 18th annual Youth Center Community Support Campaign

The Youth Center in Los Alamitos announces Scott Newton as chairman for their 18th Annual Community Support Campaign which kicks off on March 31. “I am honored to be selected as this year’s Campaign chairman,” said Newton...
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Kohl’s Cares Scholarship Program nominations open Jan. 30

Kohl’s Department Stores will be accepting nominations for outstanding young volunteers beginning next week for the 2015 Kohl’s Cares® Scholarship Program. Nominations for kids ages six to 18 will be accepted January 30 th...
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Seven-day local weather forecast, 25 January through 31 January

Forecast details Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 82. Calm wind. . Sunday Night: Increasing clouds, with a low around 56. Calm wind. Monday: A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly after 4pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 69. ...
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Top Ten Stories for Jan. 18 through Jan. 25

These were the most read stories at Orange County Breeze over the last week (excluding weather forecasts): Anaheim Marine subdues armed robbery suspect in Washington State Star Wars Half Marathon to cause temporary road closure...
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Today’s weather for Sunday, January 25

Today’s local weather: Sunny, with a high near 80. Northwest wind around 5 mph. Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 56. Calm wind. The article above is based on information released by the National Weather Service.
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RWF members prepare for a evening of opera, magic and fun

Members and guests can enjoy the March 27 evening performance of “Opera Kadabra” featuring Patrick Bell at the Saigon Performing Arts Center in Fountain Valley. Bell, an accomplished operatic singer, combines his love of op...
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Oliver! plays in a limited engagement at Rose Center Theater

RCT Professional Series Productions is excited to bring the musical Oliver!, based on Charles Dickens’ classic, Oliver Twist, to the Rose Center Theater stage! Oliver!, with music and lyrics by Lionel Bart, tells the stor...
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A parrot at Exotic Birds by Fran, 9215 Valley View St. in Cypress. Photo by C.E.H. Wiedel.

Caring for your pet bird: feeding your bird

Birds need more than just seed and water! Bird seed has limited nutrition, so you must supplement your bird’s diet with fresh fruits and vegetables. Birds that do not eat any fruits or vegetables must have powdered vitami...
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Save the date: Lestonnac Free Clinic’s Casino Night fundraiser March 21, 2015

Lestonnac Free Clinic will be holding its 9th Annual Casino Night fundraising event March 21, 2015 from 5 to 10 p.m.! There will be black jack, roulette, poker, and craps, along with a delicious dinner, live music, a fabulous r...
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Daily I-5 lane closures planned during construction in south Orange County

Beginning Monday, construction crews will close two southbound lanes of the San Diego (I-5) Freeway daily in San Juan Capistrano to perform pile driving work, which could continue until Feb. 15. The southbound lane closures, sc...
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Hull Maintenance Technician 3rd Class Drake Valenzuela, from Huntington Beach, welds a steam pipe aboard the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). Dwight D. Eisenhower is currently undergoing a scheduled docking planned incremental availability (DPIA) at Norfolk Naval Shipyard. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Taylor L. Jackson.

Huntington Beach Sailor helps to maintain aircraft carrier

I rather like this motto on the Facebook page for USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69): Life, liberty, and the pursuit of all who threaten it. (The gimlet eye of my inner copyeditor notes that the ending pronoun should be “them...
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Remote Bingo comes to St. Isidore Historical Plaza Feb. 3

The St. Isidore Historical Plaza has joined Remote “Linked” Bingo and has engaged them to include Los Alamitos to bingo games throughout California.  There are approximately twenty locations in and around California which ...
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Long Beach PD to conduct DUI checkpoint Saturday night, Jan. 24

The Long Beach Police Department’s Traffic Section will conduct a DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint on Jan. 24, 2015, in the North Division, between the hours of 7 p.m. Saturday night until 3 a.m. Sunday morning. The deterrent e...
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Elderly Huntington Beach driver dies from injuries sustained in three-car accident

On Thursday, Jan. 22, at about 2:40 p.m., the Huntington Beach Police Department responded to the area of Bolsa Chica Rd. and Heil Ave. regarding an injury traffic collision involving three vehicles. Arriving officers located t...
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Today’s weather for Saturday, January 24: wind and surf advisories

Today’s local weather: Sunny, with a high near 79. Northwest wind around 5 mph. Tonight: Clear, with a low around 52. Calm wind becoming northeast around 5 mph. High winds Strengthening surface high pressure over the Grea...
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