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Today’s weather for Sunday, March 01

Posted  March 1, 2015  by  shelley

Today’s local weather: Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 4pm, then a chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 65. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 70%. Tonight: A chance of showers, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 10pm. Mostly cloudy, with […]

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Today’s weather for Thursday, Feb. 26

Posted  February 26, 2015  by  courtesy

Today’s local weather: Patchy fog before 10am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 69. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon. Tonight: Increasing clouds, with a low around 54. South wind around 5 mph becoming calm. The article above is based on information released by the National […]

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2014 Youth Center Stellar Scholarship winner Andrew Turner (right) with Seal Beach Mayor Ellery Deaton. Courtesy photo.
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Youth Center awards recognition and scholarships to young stellar volunteers

Posted  February 16, 2015  by  courtesy

Stellar philanthropic youth shine at The Youth Center’s 3rd annual A Night among the Stars “Together We Make A Difference” awards ceremony on Saturday, Feb. 7 at the Marina Center in Seal Beach. More than 130 people gathered to recognize the outstanding achievements of sixteen young community volunteers who all received certificates and letters of […]

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Paying it Forward – to the environment

Posted  February 13, 2015  by  Surfwriter Girls

“Remember, girls, we always leave a campsite cleaner than we found it,” Girl Scout troop leader Dorothy Gibson would say as the tents were being taken down and the camping gear stowed away. Gibson (known as “Mrs. Gibson” to the girls in her troop and “Dottie” to her friends) had another rule, too. “For every […]

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Lucero’s Pasteleria is a second generation, family-owned business. Lucy, the daughter of the founder, is now the owner and works beside her mother. One of my coworkers confirmed for me that they have the reputation for the BEST Tres Leches cake around, which is a favorite for birthdays. We each had a slice for breakfast! Photo by Karen Caplan.
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Welcome to Los Angeles — Let’s eat!

Posted  February 13, 2015  by  courtesy

One of my passions is food (obviously) and because I live in Southern California, one of the most amazing food meccas in the world, I continue to explore different areas of the Los Angeles basin for delicious destinations. Even as a native Angeleno, I am amazed and surprised at what I have learned the last […]

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Paying It Forward in suffering?

Posted  February 12, 2015  by  courtesy

I love the idea of “paying it forward.” It’s a powerful concept. First, it helps us to take stock of the ways we’ve been blessed — and indeed we have! But then it empowers us. We realize we have a responsibility to be a conduit of these blessings to others rather than having them terminate […]

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Pay It Forward: NovaWurks supports LAEF’s King and Queen Campaign

Posted  February 10, 2015  by  courtesy

NovaWurks on Noel Street in Los Alamitos has generously sponsored LAEF’s King and Queen of Hearts Campaign at the Duke/Duchess level of $2000. The Los Alamitos Education Foundation (LAEF) is extremely grateful for NovaWurks’ support of educational excellence in our community. NovaWurks™ Inc., a provider of high technology space products and services, is proud to […]

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Pay It Forward: Garden Grove stands up to bullying

Posted  February 9, 2015  by  courtesy

In observance of International Stand Up to Bullying Day on Friday, Feb. 27, 2015, the City of Garden Grove will join others across the globe to speak out against bullying by hosting an anti-bullying and cyber-bullying prevention event at Village Green park from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 28 and Sunday, March […]

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Pay It Forward Day, short and simple

Posted  February 8, 2015  by  courtesy

February is a short month. I am a short woman. And I am going to keep it short and simple this month: Pay it forward. It’s a great way to lighten up the cold, rainy (we in California only can hope!), dark February days. Here’s an easy feel-good idea that you can accomplish alone or […]

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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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Two drivers arrested for DUI during Long Beach checkpoint

The Long Beach Police Department Traffic Section conducted a DUI/Driver’s License checkpoint on Feb. 21, 2015, on southbound Pacific Coast Highway south of 2nd St., between the hours of 7 p.m. and 3 a.m. Checkpoints are place...
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Unplanned power outages in Orange County as of Tuesday, Feb. 24

As of this morning, Southern California Edison is working on the following power outages: Huntington Beach, Cod Cir.: Started at 9:15 p.m. on Feb. 23. The cause was equipment problems. Edison is working to restore power to 79 c...
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Today’s weather for Tuesday, Feb. 24

Today’s local weather: Sunny, with a high near 72. Calm wind. Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 51. Southwest wind around 5 mph becoming east after midnight. The article above is based on information released by th...
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Cypress Library celebrates Dr. Seuss with The Lorax

You’re off to great places. Today is your day! The Cypress Library is celebrating, so get on your way! Come join us for a family movie night, featuring the Lorax, in honor of Dr. Seuss, Monday, March 2 promptly at 6pm. Please...
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Get your tickets for the Masq Kids production of Xanadu Jr!

Masq Kids proudly presents Xanadu Jr.! Xanadu Jr. is a moving, electifying tale of endless fun that will keep audiences in stitches, while the original, legendary chart-topping tunes lift them out of their seats. Based on the U...
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Los Alamitos – Rossmoor Library welcomes community to its new Front Porch

After months of work and around two years of fundraising before that, the Los Alamitos-Rossmoor Library celebrated the grand opening of its totally renovated front entrance with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Saturday, Feb. 21. T...
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Walker Junior High School explores education at the Disneyland Resort

Walker Junior High School from La Palma, Calif. used the Disneyland Resort as a classroom on Jan. 22, 2015 when they participated in the Disney Youth Education Series “Designing a Disney Story” at the Disneyland Resort in A...
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Long Beach Symphony features 20th Century music at March 7 concert

On Saturday, March 7 at 8:00 p.m. in the Terrace Theater of the Long Beach Performing Arts Center, William Eddins, dynamic Music Director of the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, will guest-conduct the Long Beach Symphony in a progr...
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More than 77,000 Orange County students benefit from Chevron’s 2014 Fuel Your School program

Chevron U.S.A. Inc. today announced that its 2014 Fuel Your School program generated $1 million in Orange County, helping to fund 683 local public school classroom projects, 321 of which support science, technology, engineering...
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Join the Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Santa Ana for their first Silent Auction

Habitat for Humanity of Orange County is holding its first silent auction at the Santa Ana ReStore location at 1400 Village Way in Santa Ana February 27 – March 1. The weekend-long silent auction begins at 9 a.m. Friday, Febr...
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Southwest Announces new nonstop service from John Wayne Airport

More nonstop flights are taking off from John Wayne Airport. Travelers will be able to fly on Southwest Airlines to Seattle and Chicago beginning June 28, 2015 and to Portland beginning August 9, 2015 Update your subscriptions,...
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Is recent rise in gasoline price caused by AB 32?

After an extended vacation from gas prices over $3 per gallon, residents of Orange County (and the rest of California) have seen the price rise again. According to gasbuddy.com: Location $/gal Orange County $3.061 California $2...
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Today’s weather for Monday, Feb. 23

Today’s local weather: A 50 percent chance of showers, mainly before 10am. Partly sunny, with a high near 66. Southwest wind around 5 mph. Tonight: A 20 percent chance of showers before 10pm. Partly cloudy, with a low aro...
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Woman’s Club of Cypress is ready to Par-TEA

The Woman’s Club of Cypress (WCC) will hold their popular annual Spring Victorian Fundraising Tea on Saturday, March 28, 2015 beginning at noon at the Cypress Community Center (5700 Orange Ave. between Walker and Valley View)...
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Coconut Rabbit rates as a Westways “top pick”

In August 2013, Los Alamitos welcomed Coconut Rabbit Thai Bistro. Now the Southern California Auto Club — which opened an office in Rossmoor recently — has picked the easily-overlooked but never-forgotten-once-visited Bistr...
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A tow truck removes two vehicles after a collision at the intersection of Moody and Orange in Cypress. Photo by J.L. Wiedel.

Power outage in Cypress

The power went out this afternoon in northwest Cypress, taking out a satellite office of Orange County Breeze. (The power also went out earlier in the day, during 8 a.m. Mass at St. Irenaeus — power came back just before ...
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Long Beach PD seek additional victims of indecent-exposure suspect

On Feb. 19, 2015, the Long Beach Police Department arrested a suspect on an indecent exposure warrant, and hope that additional victims they believe may exist will come forward. From June 2014 through December 2014, the Police ...
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