Shelley Henderson launched Orange County Breeze online in June 2011 to deliver news of northwest Orange County, California.

Orange County Breeze enables members of those small communities to toot their horns more loudly.

It lengthens the reach of neighborhood news, allowing neighbors to meet neighbors and grow into friends.

It bangs a big drum for worthy causes and whoops about worthy achievements.

Readers asked whether a print edition would follow.

After almost a year of hard work, Shelley was been joined by Guy Cariglio. Together, they planned and carried out a print edition that endured for some time, before Guy decided that he wanted to return to his roots as a blues drummer.

Shelley made the tough decision to kill the print edition — except for our monthly Dining, Arts, and Entertainment guide.

Sometime afterwards, we added our AWESOME community calendar. That was followed by our ASTOUNDING historical almanac — which will grow increasingly more astounding with suggestions for new entries from our readers.

Early in 2019, we began our Sidecar podcast.

With your continued support, the staff members of Orange County Breeze look forward eagerly to banging drums, tooting horns and whooping about all the great things going on in our small communities in northwest Orange County, California.

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  1. Unfortunately OC Breeze has taken a bad turn and are deleting any comments offering dissenting views. Even very mild criticisms or corrections. So much for First Amendment. This is just another propaganda outlet now. No free speech!

    1. Don,

      Thank you for taking the time to comment.

      The policy at Orange County Breeze is to enforce criteria that ensure reasonable give-and-take. We do not delete comments merely because we disagree with expressed opinion. The commentator simply needs to express his or her view politely. The comment needs to be apt for the article.

      Regarding First Amendment rights: we are not the federal government. We can enforce standards to encourage reasonable exchange of views. That is not removing First Amendment rights. It is blocking a Heckler’s Veto.

      Again, thank you for taking the time to comment.

      Shelley Henderson
      editor, Orange County Breeze

    2. I have noticed this too Don. What happened to free speech?

  2. Shelley was my first editor at another outlet. So happy to see OC Breeze as a thriving news outlet for our community.

  3. Hi Shelley – really like your new format of the OC Breeze. YOU ARE SO CREATIVE ! Many THANKS for keeping our communities informed.

    Best wishes !
    Eve Wheeler

  4. It’s nice to find this site. I’ve expressed to my children, grandchildren, and many other young ones over the years how Fullerton truly was the city that had the real “Happy Days” atmosphere for teensagers! Great schools with great teachers: Ford Elementary; 4th grade, Mrs. Baumgartner; 5th grade, Mr Moore; 6th grade, Mrs. Pierce. then on to Wilshire Jr High and F.U.H.S. where Mr Armajo, was Dean of Boys in addition to being a WWII “Code Talker”;Mrs. English, who taught English; Mrs. Pierce, the Study Hall teacher; Coach Jim Bush; Track and Field; Coach Gil Tucker: football; ON AND ON! In reality a great book could be written covering those years, the schools, the people, and all us rowdy teenagers! Sincerely, Ron Shipley

  5. Hi,
    I have a house in garden grove. I would like to post on housing list.
    May I have a form? Please advise

    Thank you

    Mai Tran

    1. Mai Tran,

      Thank you for reading Orange County Breeze and for taking the time to inquire about listing your house with us.

      Unfortunately, we do not support classified ad listings so we have no form to send you.

      Again, thank you for reading Orange County Breeze.

      Stay safe, stay healthy!

      Shelley Henderson
      editor, Orange County Breeze

  6. Do you you have an Obituary section?

    1. Susan,

      Thank you for reading Orange County Breeze and for taking the time to ask about obituaries.

      We do no have an obituary section, but we do publish obituaries.

      There is no cost.

      Submit an obituary to [email protected] with a Subject line similar to: SUBMISSION – OBITUARY – JANE DOE

      Again, thank you for reading Orange County Breeze.

      Shelley Henderson
      editor, Orange County Breeze

  7. We just discovered the oc breeze.

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