Brea Old and New: Tick-Tock, History Isn't So Boring After All™ ~ Charlie the Clock


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

    7 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!

  • Brea Historical Society’s Casino Night Fundraiser

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    Casino Night Dinner and Silent Auction

    No need to travel far to experience Casino night out! When just around the corner, you could make a date to go to the Brea Historical Society’s Casino Night Dinner and Silent Auction on Saturday, March 10.  Their 13th annual fundraiser will feature a host of fun, from a gourmet dinner, casino games, the Swing Cats Big Band, a silent auction, raffle and door prizes to one of San Diego’s best magicians – Kevin Viner!


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    BOHS 2012 Fame Hollywood Champions

    Holding the 1st place trophy (Nicole Berkey and Spellbound President Becca Harpster.)

    BOHS Masquerade Choir performing "Alice in Wonderland."

    BOHS Spellbound Choir

    Friends of the Brea Olinda Choir Sponsorship Form

    Headed to FAME’S National Show Choir Competition in Chicago on April 21-22 is none other than BOHS talented choir groups: Spellbound and Masquerade!!  On Saturday, both groups, Spellbound and Masquerade, performed at FAME Hollywood, one of the most popular and prestigious event in the West for Show Choirs! Choir groups came from many locations such as Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, Nebraska, California and Hong Kong to qualify for FAME Nationals in Chicago.  BOHS walked away with the biggest victories of the night with Spellbound taking Grand Champions (1st place) in the unisex division, and Masquerade, our mixed group, took 1st runner-up in Mixed Division (2nd Place).

    Friends of the Brea Olinda Choir are actively raising money to finance their trip to Chicago to compete in FAME National’s in April.  Any donation, whether large or small, to help them achieve their goal will be very much appreciated. They also have 250 Breaopoly games left to sell at $25.00 per game.  If they sell the remaining Breaopoly games, they will raise about $6,000.00 with the challenging task of raising around $37,000.00.

    Photos courtesy of Robin Berkey.

  • Inaugural Brea Olinda Wildcat Golf Tournament

    7 years ago by


    Brea Olinda Lady Golfers 2011 Century League Champions: Back row, from left: Tiffany Park (Jr), Veronica Rodarte (Fr), Cassidy Winder (Jr), Rebecca Yang (Sr), Melanie Chieng (Sr) Coach Nancy Smith

    Flyer and Registration Form

    Sponsorship opportunities

    BOHS Golf program is extending a special invite to join them in the Inaugural Brea Olinda Wildcat Classic! The BOHS Golf booster club is looking for sponsors to participate in an exciting tournament scheduled at Western Hills Country Club on Monday, April 9.  Your donation will help support the boys and girls team for the 2012 season. Of special note: Last year the Lady Golfers won the 2011 Century League Championship, advancing to the CIF State Finals Competition for the first time in team history!! Both boys and girls teams are practicing hard to ensure a great season but need the necessary funds to play well in competitive tournaments.  See Registration Form and Sponsorship opportunities!



  • BOHS Ladycats move on to the CIF Division 1AA Finals

    7 years ago by

    Keitra Wallace gives a stunning performance in Ladycats victory over Orange Lutheran

    IT AIN'T OVER 'TIL IT'S OVER, as the BOHS Ladycats return to the CIF Division 1AA finals!
    Ladycats recap and agenda:
    • The BOHS Ladycats victor over Orange Lutheran, 57-50, to advance to the Division 1AA quarterfinals.
    • QUARTER FINALS: Saturday, Feb 25. Ladycats defeated Edison Chargers, 72-49.
    • SEMI-FINALS: Thursday – Saturday, February 29 -March 3.
    • FINALS: Sweet victory at Anaheim Arena on February 28, as the Ladycats defeated Long Beach Poly Jackrabbits 49-23, RETURNING to the CIF Division 1AA finals.
    • FRIDAY Ladycats face Mater Dei in the championship game at the Anaheim Arena on March 2, 8:45pm. Tickets are $13/$7/$7 and parking is $12

  • Nordstrom Brea to host Heidi Elnora Bridal Trunk Show

    7 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

  • Family Night Booster Club Fundraiser for BOHS Baseball Team

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    The BOHS Baseball Team has been busy getting ready for their big season!  League games start on March 12.  They will be competing with El Dorado.  Fans of BOHS Baseball Team, you can follow them on their newly revamped web site:   Check out their Family Night Booster Club Fundraiser at Grascio’s Ristarante Italiano tomorrow.

  • The United Choirs of Brea to perform “GREASE”

    7 years ago by

    Get your tickets now before they are sold out!

    United Choirs of Brea
    is the word, is the word that you heard, It’s got grove, it’s got meaning…….
    Announcing The United Choirs of Brea performance in GREASE at BreaOlinda High School. The United Choirs of Brea encompasses all of BOHS and Brea Junior High School choirs!  This is a fun musical you don’t want to miss. The price is right and the talent is unequivocally awesome!  Tickets on Sale NOW!  For ticket information contact Friends of  Brea Olinda Choir at

  • Brea Junior High Show Choir Express takes 1st Place

    7 years ago by


    Brea Junior High Show Choir

    We have some awesome young talent in our backyard!  Brea Junior High School Show Choir Express competed in the Murrieta Show Choir Showcase 2012 held at Murrieta Mesa High School Performing Arts Center. They took 1st place in their division defeating six intermediate schools with some schools representing more than one group.  In addition, they won Best Musicianship and Best Showmanship out of all the groups!  Directed by BOHS Vocal Music Director, Dave Willert. and Choreographed by Doug Kuhl, their group set included: Get Ready, Steam Heat, Blue Skies, Turn the Beat Around, Roll with It, Show Me the Way, and Summertime Blues.


    7 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!