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  • Brea Museum to offer photo preservation class

    8 years ago by

    Brea Fire Department, c. 1924

    Brea Museum and Heritage Center will offer a photo preservation class March 24 from 10am-12pm. Veta Schlimgen, Director of the museum, will teach the class and show how to identify and store old photographs with a variety of techniques. Cost is $20 and participants of the class are asked to bring 5 photographs with them. For more information, email the museum at

  • Put another candle on the birthday cake, Barbie turns 53

    8 years ago by


    Barbie's B-day celebration at Farrell's Brea

    There’s another B-day girl in town and it’s Barbie!  She is celebrating her 53rd B-day, although she doesn’t look a day over 17! Our BBON Kid Reporters, Christine and Carly, and their Brownie Troop had a fun time today celebrating with Barbie at Farrell’s Brea!

  • Family Resource Center to host self-esteem and healthy relationships workshop

    8 years ago by

    What role does healthy self-esteem play in your relationships? The community center's Family Resource Center will hold a workshop shortly to answer that question.  Brea's Family Resource Center will hold the workshop "Self-esteem and healthy relationships" March 13 from 6:30-8pm. A representative of the Women's Transitional Living Center will run the workshop.  RSVP'ing is mandatory. A $75 gas card will also be raffled off at the end of the workshop.  For more information or to sign up, call 714-990-7150.

  • Brea Community Center to host Spring break day camps!

    8 years ago by

       Look no more if you're wondering where to send the kids during Spring break!  Brea Community Center will host a Spring break day camp April 9-13 for kids   ages 6-12. The camp will run daily from 7am-6pm and include outings to the movies, pool table tournaments and other activities to keep the kids busy during their time off from school. Cost is $125 per child for residents of Brea and those who work in the city and $140 per child for all others.  Parents can call (714)990-7631 with any questions they may have and register for the camp at the front counter of the Community Center.

  • Salon 5150 Brea relocates to Brea Downtown

    8 years ago by


    Salon 5150

    Salon 5150 has relocated from the Brea Marketplace near Target, to Brea Downtown.  As of today they are open for business and located at 375 West Birch Street next to Octopus Restaurant in Brea Downtown. They are a full service hair salon offering expert skin care and  makeup artist  services.  New clients will receive half off all hair and skin services! Grand Opening coming soon. Check out their web site at

  • Brea’s Annual Spring Craft Boutique is coming soon!

    8 years ago by


    2012 Brea Spring Craft Boutique flyer details

    It’s that time of the year, though it's the last days of winter, you’d never know because spring is in the air and the Annual Brea Spring Craft Boutique is coming soon! The very popular Orange County event is slated for Saturday, March 17, at the Brea Community Center. The craft fair features one-of-kind crafts, many items that are handmade with over 250 vendors at the event and food, tasty goodies at hand while you shop!  Perfect show to attend with family and friends!

  • Nordstrom Brea to host Heidi Elnora Bridal Trunk Show

    8 years ago by


    Project Runway alum, Heidi Elnora 2012 Wedding Collection

    ‘Tis the season for wedding planning and future brides: You are invited to Nordstrom Brea’s Heidi ElnoraTrunk Show! As an alumna of Project Runway, Heidi was named by Lucky Magazine as ‘the master of the southern-inspired gown.’ Heidi will be hosting a trunk show presenting her 2012 wedding collection ‘Keep Calm and Carry On.’  This exciting event will take place on Thursday, March 8, from 3:00-7:00 p.m. at Nordstrom Brea.  Please RSVP at (714) 529-0123. To see more of Heidi's wedding collection, visit her web site at


    8 years ago by


    "The Spirit of Brea: Introducing our BBON  centennial celebration countdown logo"

    "The Spirit of Brea: Introducing our BBON centennial celebration countdown logo"


    Planning and executing an online interactive (Facebook) birthday party can be exhausting, but well worth it!

    To all our fans: we appreciate your participation and support in following BBON!  We also want to thank Ashleymarie Sey Lively of Sey Studios for the AWESOME logo that defines the spirit of Brea, Mike McGready of Album of Life for the time and effort that went into filming and editing our BBON video: “The Making of the Mall,” our local businesses that contributed to Brea’s online 95th birthday celebration, Susan Gaede's BBON  b-day lead story in her "Newsy Suzie" column, BOHS Principal Halpin and staff, Christine and Carly Johnnie our “Kid Reporters,” and finally, the Brea Museum for all the wonderful pictures they posted on BBON in honor of Brea’s  Birthday! 

      And as the Brea Museum and Heritage Center noted, Brea used to have an annual birthday celebration, the last one being at 60 years.  That was 35 years ago!!  Next year let’s keep up the tradition and invite more of the community and beyond to participate in a grand centennial celebration countdown for one of Orange County’s oldest cities, Beautiful Brea!! Happy 95 th Birthday Brea!

  • Albertson’s Brea Still Serving the Community

    8 years ago by

    There's more to Albertson's, Brea than milk and produce. Along with providing great deals on groceries, Albertson's Brea offers services such as payroll check cashing, Rug Doctor rentals, money orders, and postage stamps; all found at the Courtesy Desk. You can even pick up an Albertson's Gift Card!

    And don't miss "Meal Deal" Monday's at the service deli or you can stop in for a Starbucks beverage, daily between 6am and 8pm.

    Originally opened as a Lucky's Store in 1999, Albertson's Brea is still serving the community on the corner of Kramer and Imperial Hwy. Next time you visit, be sure and say hello to Store Director, Gary Hansen.

    Albertson's Brea, 2500 Imperial Hwy, Brea  714-671-1180

  • BBON Albertsons Brea Valentine’s Contest Starts Tomorrow!

    8 years ago by

    photo of BBON Albertsons Brea Valentine's Contest prizes

    , Roses and Gift Cards are a few of my favorite things!!  Starting tomorrow on BBON you have a chance to WIN a lovely Valentine’s gift for that special someone in your life! Participate in our (3) day BBON Albertsons Brea Valentine’s Contest and become one of three lucky WINNERS to receive the following great prizes:

    $19.99 value- Candy Bouquet

    $25.00 value- Albertsons Gift Card

    $29.99 value- Dozen Roses