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Top Ten Stories for October 17 through October 23 include new legislation, 11-digits in 562 area code, and a traffic fatality in Long Beach. Top Ten Stories for October 17 through October 23 are the most-read stories at Orange County Breeze over the last week (excluding weather forecasts and events): …continue reading

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As the Orange County Transportation Authority advances programs and services to enhance the county’s transportation network, it’s also working with the environmental community to protect what makes Orange County such a great place to live. That commitment was recently affirmed by a Federal Highway Administration case study that demonstrates how …continue reading

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Building on President Joe Biden’s announcement yesterday of sweeping action to strengthen critical supply chain capacity at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach by moving to 24/7 operations, Congressman Alan Lowenthal (CA-47), today, sent a letter to Pierpass CEO John Cushing proposing further reforms to ease congestion and …continue reading

Cover art for OCB's 2021 October Dining, Arts, and Entertainment guide.

Top Ten Stories for October 10 through October 16 include faith vs. COVID-19, a crowd-pleasing recipe, and a Long Beach traffic fatality. Top Ten Stories for October 10 through October 16 are the most-read stories at Orange County Breeze over the last week (excluding weather forecasts and events): Burned out …continue reading

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On Saturday, October 23, 2021, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Santa Rita Avenue, between Winton Street and St. Mark Street, will be closed for the Third Annual Chili Cook-Off and Car Show community event. Motorists are asked to plan accordingly to avoid delays. The Chili Cook-Off and Car Show …continue reading

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As COVID-19 cases continue to decline in Orange County, the OC Health Care Agency (HCA) continues to urge individuals who are not yet vaccinated against both COVID-19 and influenza (flu) to get vaccinated. “Studies continue to show that receiving a COVID-19 vaccine reduces infections, hospitalizations and deaths,” says Dr. Regina …continue reading

featured graphic for Michelle Steel, Congresswoman for California’s 48th District, after COVID-19

On Thursday, Oct. 14, Rep Michelle Steel (CA-48) requested the Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) immediately re-examine and survey the nautical charts near oil pipelines off the coast of Orange County. This letter comes after reports that …continue reading

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A year and a half after the State-ordered pandemic lockdown, Cypress threw a party. The Cypress Community Festival Association set the dates for the 2021 Cypress Community Festival back in April. Breaking with tradition, the Festival Association decided to hold a concert the night before the “regular” Festival. They decided …continue reading

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Assemblymember Janet Nguyen was joined by Senator Pat Bates in demanding a full investigation by the Office of Pipeline Safety within the US Department of Transportation Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) on the recent Orange County Oil Spill. You can view the letter that was sent HERE (pdf). …continue reading

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According to the latest update from the Unified Command leading the oil spill response along the Orange County coastline, the South Coast Air Quality Management District, in coordination with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the OC Health Care Agency (HCA), and a contracted environmental consulting firm, are conducting community air …continue reading