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Weather in northwest Orange County for Thursday, April 16, 2015

Posted  April 16, 2015  by  Katie

Today’s weather in northwest Orange County for Thursday, April 16, 2015, in Southern California, along the Los Angeles County border: Sunny, with a high near 87. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming northwest in the morning. Tonight: Clear, with a low around 56. West wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light and variable in […]

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Bird on a branch. Photo by Surfwriter Girls.
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Unsilenced Spring: celebrating the wonder of Rachel Carson (1907-1964)

Posted  April 12, 2015  by  Surfwriter Girls

Now that Spring is here and you can hear the sounds of birds chirping, celebrating the day and drawing attention to their aerial acrobatics, think how different the world would be without their joyful notes. Rachel Carson, the author of Silent Spring — the landmark 1962 book that launched the environmental movement — did just […]

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Boys & Girls Club of Cypress members pose with their finished “moon habitat” during the Club’s Spring Break program. Courtesy photo.
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Boys and Girls Club of Cypress Spring Break provided out of this world fun!

Posted  April 11, 2015  by  courtesy

The Boys &amp Girls Club of Cypress hosted an intergalactic Spring Break this year with an “Out of this World” space theme. The program ran from March 30th through April 3rd and included a wide variety of scientific explorations, fun arts and craft activities such as building sun dials and newspaper “moon habitats”. Members made […]

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Cypress Chargers lose big to Riverside at home, 2 to 9

Posted  April 11, 2015  by  shelley

In a two-and-a-half-hour game on their home field, the Cypress Chargers lost to the Riverside Tigers 2 to 9. Shortstop Brody Weiss knocked in three runs for Riverside, designated hitter Garrett Dean and center fielder Mason Fishback each accounted for two more. The last two runs were brought home by left fielder David Schuknecht and […]

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USC baseball player Bobby Stahel (Needles, Calif./Palos Verdes HS). Courtesy photo.
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USC drops the ball on opening day of 2015 baseball season — to UCLA!

Posted  April 11, 2015  by  courtesy

No. 6 USC went down early to visiting No. 7 UCLA and could never climb out of the hole, eventually falling 9-3 in game one of the series at Dedeaux Field. The Bruins (24-6, 11-2 Pac-12) jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the top of the first inning, as a three-run home run from […]

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An aspiring third baseman learns to play the violin

Posted  April 11, 2015  by  courtesy

The third day of our elementary school semester in 1930 is one day I have never forgotten. I was seven years old, and in the second grade at John Hancock School in Detroit, Michigan. I was dressed in the new light blue shirt and the dark blue short pants my mother had sewed. (Mom was […]

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Car show entrants from a prior Rossmoor Community Festival.
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Save Sunday, May 3, for the 2015 Rossmoor Community Festival

Posted  April 5, 2015  by  courtesy

Coming soon, don’t miss it! The 2015 Rossmoor Community Festival will be held on Sunday, May 3, 2015, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Rush Park, 3021 Blume Dr. in Rossmoor. Join us for the day and experience the rides, games, many vendors, food trucks, live entertainment, dog parade, and car show. Sign-up for […]

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Spotlight for April 2015

Posted  April 4, 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 April: Spring, and baseball, and the Rossmoor Community Festival! Spring in all-too-sunny Southern […]

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April

HB Community Garden to give free “HomeGrown Tomatoes” presentation

Posted  April 3, 2015  by  courtesy

The Huntington Beach Community Garden invites you to attend a free presentation, “HomeGrown Tomatoes,” with Dave Freed. Dave has been researching, educating, and helping other backyard farmers grow tomatoes for years. He will tell you how to easily produce 50 to 100 pounds of fresh and delicious tomatoes from a single plant! This event will […]

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High Stakes for Earth project honors Earth Day in Garden Grove

Posted  April 3, 2015  by  courtesy

In recognition of Earth Day on April 22, 2015, the City of Garden Grove is presenting a temporary public art installation project and asking for community participation. Called “High Stakes for Earth,” the project will be placed in the Downtown’s Civic Center park and center around a heritage London Plane tree. The community is asked […]

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Pictured at the Annual Hobbies and Crafts Show of the Da’ Hawaii Seniors Club at the Cerritos Senior Center on March 31, 2015, is Laurette Yanagihara with her colorful display of feather hatbands. Photo by Edna Ethington.

Da’ Hawaii Seniors Club March business meeting also showcased hobbies and crafts

Da’ Hawaii Seniors Club’s March Meeting and Annual Hobbies and Crafts Show were held at the Cerritos Senior Center on Tuesday, March 31, 2015, from 6 to 9 p.m. Club Co-President Winston Goo welcomed everyone and conducted t...
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Rose Center Theater to present The Secret Garden. Courtesy graphic.

Rose Center Theater to present The Secret Garden

The Rose Center Theater is excited to announce that the talented cast of The Secret Garden from the Academy for the Performing Arts will bring their highly praised production to the Rose Center Theater for a limited engagement!...
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Avid naturalists Thea Gavin and Charles Wright to celebrate local wild lands at Cypress Library

Avid naturalists Thea Gavin and Charles Wright will present poems and photos that celebrate the places, plants, and creatures of our local wild lands. Their poems and photos are informed by the many years they have spent roamin...
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Dante Flores had a two-run double in the first inning as USC ties its series with UCLA. Photo courtesy of USC.

USC ties its series with UCLA, taking the second game from the Bruins

The No. 6 USC Trojans gave the No. 7 Bruins some of their own medicine from game one, jumping out to a 2-0 lead in the top of the first inning and never looked back, cruising to a 5-0 victory to even the series 1-1 on Saturday ...
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Bird on a branch. Photo by Surfwriter Girls.

Unsilenced Spring: celebrating the wonder of Rachel Carson (1907-1964)

Now that Spring is here and you can hear the sounds of birds chirping, celebrating the day and drawing attention to their aerial acrobatics, think how different the world would be without their joyful notes. Rachel Carson, the ...
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Elm Street Band: Roger Douglass, Lead Guitar; John Navratil, Drummer; Roland Misajon, vocal & keyboard; Bob Hirschhorn, Bass Guitar. Photo by Harry Wiewel.

Elm Street Band headlines a fundraising concert for St Isidore Historical Plaza

Elm Street is the World’s Greatest Garage/Surf Band — Long Beach has named the group as “the soundtrack for the City of Long Beach.” Los Alamitos will bask in an Endless Summer as Elm Street Band headlines fundraising a...
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GOES West rainbow infrared satellite image for Sunday, April 12, 2015. Image courtesy of NOAA.

Seven-day local weather forecast April 12 through April 18

Details for seven-day local weather forecast April 12 through April 18 Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 75. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southwest in the morning. Sunday Night: Increasing clouds, with a low around ...
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Printable sudoku and crossword puzzles for the second week of April 2015

We continue a fun addition to our monthly Dining, Arts & Entertainment publication (DARTS) — printable sudoku and crossword puzzles for the second week of April 2015! Starting with the April 2015 edition of DARTS, the las...
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Top Ten Stories for April 5 through April 11

The Top Ten Stories for April 5 through April 11 were the most read stories at Orange County Breeze over the last week (excluding weather forecasts): OC Animal Care seeking owner after dog attacks two horses Buena Park Entertai...
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Weather in northwest Orange County for Sunday, April 12, 2015

Today’s weather in northwest Orange County for Sunday, April 12, 2015, in Southern California, along the Los Angeles County border: Mostly sunny, with a high near 77. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southwest in the m...
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Boys & Girls Club of Cypress members pose with their finished “moon habitat” during the Club’s Spring Break program. Courtesy photo.

Boys and Girls Club of Cypress Spring Break provided out of this world fun!

The Boys &amp Girls Club of Cypress hosted an intergalactic Spring Break this year with an “Out of this World” space theme. The program ran from March 30th through April 3rd and included a wide variety of scientific exp...
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Fr. Patrick Blessing 51st Wedding Celebrants Pictured are Fr. Patrick Moses, pastor of St. Irenaeus Church in Cypress and chaplain on the February Cruise to Mexico for Catholic Charities, blessing Jeanette and John Barrares who were celebrating their 51st Wedding Anniversary on the ship. (Photo courtesy of the Jeanette and John Barrares.)

Catholic Charities and St. Vincent de Paul cruise to Mexico to raise funds

Members of Catholic Charities Auxiliary Chapter II and St. Vincent de Paul of Orange County worked together to raise funds for both their charities by joining the Fundraising Cruise to Cabo San Lucas and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico...
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Cypress Chargers lose big to Riverside at home, 2 to 9

In a two-and-a-half-hour game on their home field, the Cypress Chargers lost to the Riverside Tigers 2 to 9. Shortstop Brody Weiss knocked in three runs for Riverside, designated hitter Garrett Dean and center fielder Mason Fis...
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USC baseball player Bobby Stahel (Needles, Calif./Palos Verdes HS). Courtesy photo.

USC drops the ball on opening day of 2015 baseball season — to UCLA!

No. 6 USC went down early to visiting No. 7 UCLA and could never climb out of the hole, eventually falling 9-3 in game one of the series at Dedeaux Field. The Bruins (24-6, 11-2 Pac-12) jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the top of th...
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An aspiring third baseman learns to play the violin

The third day of our elementary school semester in 1930 is one day I have never forgotten. I was seven years old, and in the second grade at John Hancock School in Detroit, Michigan. I was dressed in the new light blue shirt an...
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A flash mob at Cypress College is one of the events planned for Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Courtesy photo.

Flash mobs roam Cypress College to raise awareness of Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Sexual Assault Awareness Month kicked off at Cypress College on Tuesday, April 7, 2015, with a series of flash mobs roving the campus to increase awareness about the topic. On Tuesday, April 14, community partners will highligh...
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Shown left to right: Cypress Mayor Pro Tem and WCC Member Mariellen Yarc, Woman’s Club Orange County District President Libby Buckley, Cypress Mayor Ron Johnson, WCC President Joyce Grohmann, Cypress City Councilwoman Stacy Berry. In attendance, but not in the photo is Cypress City Councilman Jon Peat. Photo courtesy of the Woman’s Club of Cypress.

Thousands raised at 2015 Rose Garden Tea for charities supported by Woman’s Club of Cypress

More than 200 women and men attended the Woman’s Club of Cypress (WCC) March 28 Rose Garden Tea at the Cypress Community Center. The annual spring Victorian Tea – the organization’s primary fundraising event – raised mo...
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