Brea Old and New: The go-to source for "All things Brea"!


  • Brea Junior High Band “Adopt a Rubber Duck” Fundraiser

    6 years ago by

    Adopt a Ducky Here!

    ,"Adopt a Rubber Duck"

      You can support the Brea Junior High Band Boosters and possibly win money by Adopting a Rubber Duck. That is right; I said “Adopt a Rubber Duck” and you could win the Grand Prize of $2,500. The Brea Junior High Band Boosters are participating in the La Mirada Derby Duck Race. For each duck sold, Brea Junior High Band Boosters receives 50% of the profits and your duck is entered into a derby for a chance to win cash prizes. To enter:

        • When asked if you have an adoption paper enter “no”

          • Adopt a Duck Now by Selecting Your Favorite Team

            • Choose Brea Jr. High Instrumental Music Boosters

              *By Jeanne Steffanni, Brea Junior High Band Booster Publicity Chair

  • Step aside Breans, there’s a new Mr. Brea in town

    6 years ago by

    Jared Love is Mr. Brea-shown with his crown and with a group of students.

    Jared Love was named  Mr. Brea in a pageant similar to the Miss America Pageant held at the Brea Olinda High School Performing Arts Center on 12-12-12. Physics teacher Phil Henderson was named teacher Mr.  Brea. Derek Anderson, senior, and Jonathan Gunther, history teacher, were both crowned Mr. Brea 2012 runner-ups.

    ASB was in charge of the event chaired by the 2012 Associated Student Body/Fine Arts Commissioner Anna Blaho. Her theme for  Mr. Brea 2012 was “Men of America.” The new Mr. Brea and teacher Mr. Brea were both crowned by a former teacher Mr. Brea, Jonathan Quiming.
     Jared sang and played the guitar with a performance of “Then” for his talent accompanied by his band. He said the pageant was more work than he expected, but had a great time. His first love is baseball.  His favorite food is black and blu steak.  Jared  said it was awesome making friends with people in the pageant that he would not have met otherwise.

    Mr. Brea teacher Phil Henderson shown with his dog woody and Assistant Principal Pam Valenti. (photo courtesy of Michelle Suh)

    Phil Henderson also showcased his musical talents by singing an Irish folk song while his dog Woody sat by his side. Phil said he participated in the first Teacher Mr. Brea contest in 1992. He noted all the guys were so creative this year.
    Other contestants in the fun to watch pageant included Men of America: Jacob Elais, Izzy Perez, Craig Patton, Joshua Vizcayz, Samuel Cho, Jonathan Davis, and Jason Muehloff. Other teachers: Matt Sorenson, Jonathan Gunter, and Omar Barcenas.
    Susan Gaede
    To contact "Newsy Suzie" with local information call 714-529-8561.

  • Viewers choice for next contest on Beautiful Brea Old & New

    6 years ago by

    On January 2, we posed a question to our Facebook fans: Tell us what business you would like BBON to partner with to run a GIVEAWAY contest?

      The results are in - and it’s a tie with Brea’s Bruxie and Lomeli’s Italian restaurant. So, guess what – that’s right both establishments are partnering with BBON to do a contest! BBON Lomeli’s giveaway will be on Tuesday, January 15 and Wednesday the 16, giving away two $20.00 gift cards, followed by Bruxie Brea’s contest on Thursday, 17 and Friday the 18, also giving away two $20.00 gift cards!
  • Kiwanis Club of Brea Award Spelling Bee Winners

    6 years ago by

    By Susan Gaede

    The Kiwanis Club of Brea Spelling Bee winners are...From left to right, 1st, Ayush Nabar..2nd, Jett Alquiza..3rd, Isalella Antonelli and President of Kiwanis Club of Brea  Alan Nakamura(courtesy photo Charles Phillips)

  • Spelling Bee Bugs: Brea Kiwanis need your help for Spelling Bee Contest

    6 years ago by

    The annual Brea School District Spelling Bee for elementary students is scheduled on Thursday, November 15 at Country Hills Elementary school at 3:30 p.m. Henry Cardenas, Kiwanis member, is the event chair and he is in need of volunteers to be pronounces, readers, and spelling judges. So local spelling bee bugs, please help out and call Henry as soon as possible at the Kiwanis Club of Brea at 1-714-986-9899.

  • Community Harvest Fest at North Hills Church

    6 years ago by

    There’s a whole lot of family fun scheduled this Sunday, from 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at North Hills Church’s Harvest Fest. Bring the kids in costume as there will be a costume contest, as well as game booths, candy, pumpkin carving, giant inflatables and more. And come with an appetite for hot dogs and hamburgers - hot dogs are free for kids! What’s missing? Yes, you guessed it – a fall dessert bake-off!

  • Miss Brea Scholarship Pageant is calling all pageant hopefuls

    6 years ago by

    Miss Brea Scholarship Pageant

    2012 Miss Brea Linda Shi and Mayor Don Schweitzer at the 33rd Annual Brea Country Fair

    It’s seems like just the other day Linda Shi was crowned Miss Brea, but things are done well in advance to keep the Miss Brea Scholarship Pageant running smoothly! So now is the time for young ladies between the ages of 17 and 24 years, who reside, work or attend school in Brea, to fill out an application to participate in the 2013 Miss Brea Scholarship Pageant scheduled on Tuesday May, 7 2013.

    Click the link for eligibility rules and requirements, categories, and to fill out an application.


  • BBON partners again with Brea Jazz Festival to conduct contest

    6 years ago by

    3-day BBON Brea Jazz Festival Contest is coming! Brea Downtown and BBON are joining forces once again to conduct a BBON Brea Jazz Festival Contest, on Wednesday, August 29, Thursday, August 30, and Friday, August 31, a week before the start of the 10th Annual Brea Jazz Festival. Join us for the fun and win prizes!

  • BBON ‘All Things Brea’ Amateur Photo Contest Winner

    6 years ago by

    We have a winner of our BBON ‘All Things Brea’ Amateur Photo Contest!  By popular vote, the photo titled “4th of July Fun” was one of three final contestants and was declared the winner today by Greg Voisan Panoramic Photography based on our criteria: Something that depicts life in Brea. Something that is identifiable as being Brea. An artistic photograph inspired by living in the city of Brea.


    In the words of Greg Voisan: I feel this image captures the contest of "All Things Brea" the best and depicts a day when Breans of all ages come out to celebrate our community. On the technical side of things, I like how the image was framed with the main subject on the side which makes it interesting as well as draws you eye to see what is in the background. Great shot and congratulations.


    The photo was submitted by Christina Eisenmann Gerberding. Her description: We had a great time at the 4th Of July Country Fair, at the Brea City Hall Park. This is a picture of my daughter Katie playing aBBON 'All Things Brea' Amateur Photo Contest winning photo title: "4th of July Fun” t the playground, I love her smile and she looks so cute in her 4th of July Dress : )


    We thank everyone for participating. A special thanks to our judge, Greg Voisan Panoramic Photography, and Ana Ceja Realtor,, for providing the cash prize of $100.00.


    Congratulations Christina and Katie!

  • The fun has begun – BBON ‘All Things Brea’ Amateur Photo Contest

    6 years ago by

    Are photography hobbyists shy? Photography, as a hobby, is all about the equipment. Some say it’s a men’s hobby. Well, we certainly can debate that another time. But for the time being, let’s stop chatting about it online and ACT! Those of you who LOVE taking pictures come out, come out, wherever you are and show us your artistic flair in capturing photos for our BBON contest focusing on ‘All Things Brea.’ Think of the best photos you can imagine and just have fun!

    Enter Brea Old and New Photo Contest! You have through Thursday, August 16, to upload photos. Two photos per entry.  Voting strategy is by popular vote with Greg Voisan Panoramic Photography, Googles 1st Trusted Photographer, declaring the winner this Friday among three finalists! Prize: $100. Click this link to enter contest: