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    HomeGoods Brea Store Countdown

    6 years ago by

    Let’s keep our fingers crossed, because judging by this slideshow photograph, HomeGoods Brea may open for the holidays! Hip! Hip! Hooray, make way for Brea’s spanking new gem! Am I over exaggerating, many will say no!

      And when we first walk in, if all goes well, it will literally be sparkling with everything Christmas. I’m sure we all can use a little something extra to spruce up the house for the holidays.

        Now gents, no need to worry, HomeGoods has very affordable home décor. Yes, a twenty here and there adds up, but the end results will.......and spending some of our cash helps the economy, therefore, case closed!

          Fellow lovers of HomeGoods ever-changing unique home fashions, I’ll be seeing you at the Brea Gateway Center soon!

  • Oktoberfest coming to Brea

    6 years ago by

    Brea Oktoberfest

        Don’t let the Monday blues get you down, because there is always something exciting to do in Brea! Have you heard? The Brea Chamber of Commerce is hosting their inaugural Brea Oktoberfest this Thursday, October 17, on Birch Street in Brea Downtown, from 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

          Similar to the chamber’s Taste of Brea, attendees will have the opportunity to sample cuisine from popular community restaurants such as The Flame Broiler, Taps, D’Vine, Burrissimo, Chick-Fil-A, Yard House, Mothers Market, Fresca’s, and The Meat House, along with a variety of beer tasting from local breweries!

            Admission is $40 for beer tasting and food. And for food, soda, and water, the entrance fee is $20.

  • Senator Bob Huff To Hold Healthcare Reform Town Hall Meetings

    6 years ago by

      Interested in learning more about the Health Care Reform? Then join Senator Bob Huff and representatives of Covered California (affordable health insurance) and U.S. Small business in November, who will give you information about the Affordable Care Act (ACA), new health insurance options, enrollment process and the resources available to you. For further details on dates, times, and locations, see flyer.

  • Southern California Motorcycles Fall Open House Extravaganza

    6 years ago by

      Motorcycle riders and enthusiasts, the number one dealership of its kind is right in our backyard! Southern California Motorcycles of Brea is hosting a two day Open House event to test ride the new line of 2014 Victory Motorcycles, an American motorcycle manufacturer, and experience a full day of exciting activities. This semi-annual event will take place on Friday, October 18 and Saturday, October 19, 2013, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

        On Saturday, people of all ages can enjoy a vendor marketplace, special sales off So Cal Motorcycles newest apparel and accessories, including the latest VR46 merchandise from rider Valentino Rossi, free food, drink, live music, and a chance to win amazing raffle prizes throughout the day - totaling thousands of dollars.

          For those of you who take pride in your ride and want to show it off you can also enter the Best in Show bike contest to win a trophy or get your motorcycle washed and meet Super Blue from the LA Blues Pro soccer team.

            Furthermore, opportunity for licensed and insured riders is available to test ride demo bikes from Ducati, Triumph, Hyosung and Royal Enfield as schedule permits.

              The dealership is located at 515 W. Lambert Rd., in Brea, California just one mile from the 57 freeway.

  • Carly Johnnie represents Brea at OC Fair singing National Anthem

    6 years ago by

    Carly Johnnie, actress, model and singer, and our very own BBON kid reporter!

      People: Talented Brean Carly Johnnie, and the owner of Virtuo Music Center, Kal Paviolo in Brea were selected to sing the National Anthem on August 7 of this year. They represented Brea, La Habra, Placentia and Yorba Linda during the community flag salute.

        Carly, 10, is interested in an acting career. The St. Angela School student completed 17 Independent and short films, music videos and a TV pilot. She can be seen in videos for Nickelodeon, DJ Antoine and Farrell's Ice Cream. Carly also models and her image is in ads for Starline Tours of Hollywood, Made by Pam, UV SOUL and Just Daisy Handcrafted Jewelery. Carly has completed 12 theater productions and she and her sister, Christine are the kid reporters for BBON, their Brea online news source with Carolyn Campbell. She has just been asked to sing the National Anthem again at the Fair. We wish her luck in her career.

          Any news? Give Susan Gaede a jingle (714)529-8562 or e-mail

  • Canine Circovirus outbreak

    6 years ago by

    Via Nexdoor Lambert

        A new highly contagious disease (Canine Circovirus) has reached Orange County and many of the local vets are not aware of it nor how to treat. Dogs lacking proper treatment will die within 48 hours. If your dog has these symptoms you may want to print out this article and give it to your vet.
  • Craig’s Crazy Critters – reliable pet services

    6 years ago by

    Craig's Crazy Critters looking very content. From Left: Champ, Snoopy, and Lucky!

      Planning a vacation and need a pet sitter or need someone to walk your dog frequently due to a hectic daily schedule? Finding a reliable business is half the battle. Have you heard of Craig’s Crazy Critters, a full service pet care business based in Brea? There a licensed, bonded, and insured business with PSA (Pet Sitter Associates), as well as being Pet First Aid/CPR Certified.

        Since January of this year, Craig’s Crazy Critters has been offering dog walking and pet services and more! Not only are your critters in good hands while you’re away, they’ll also water your plants (both inside and out), bring in any mail and packages, as well as deal with your trash. Now, that’s service at your homestead!

          Check out Craig's Crazy Critters Facebook fan page and Website.

            Currently, they're offering a 50% discount on their already affordable services (conditions apply).

  • Hollywood sign turns 90 – Brea sign just a thought

    6 years ago by

      Celebrating a milestone birthday, The Hollywood sign perched high atop the Hollywood Hills above Los Angeles turned 90 years old yesterday. Originally created to advertise local real estate, it became a symbol of the powerful movie industry and of the 'tourist attraction'.

        Brea is just over three years away from our centennial year in 2017. There has been talk about placing a BREA sign high above our city on our beautiful hillside backdrop to commensurate the landmark occasion. Maybe it would look like the one we planted on our Brea Old and New website header (look above). Wouldn’t it be a great source of pride dedicated to all the citizens of Brea’s past, present, and future! Just a thought!

  • BOHS Best Buddies pairing a success

    6 years ago by

    Jake and Jonathan with Maria Shriver


      Brea-Olinda High School Junior, Jake Evans, is the President of the Best Buddies Program at the high school. The program encourages students with intellectual and developmental disabilities with one-to-one friendships with other high school students. Best Buddies crosses the invisible line that too often separates those with disabilities from those without.

        Jake and Jonathan Jonathan Crampton (his buddy) were paired up one year ago. Since then their friendship has flourished. The Brea Chapter sent them both to a Best Buddies Leadership Conference at Indiana University last month. Jake was sent as a Leader and Jonathan as an Ambassador. They roomed together in a dorm on campus and met lots of people like themselves while participating in many workshops and events. Because of their close friendship they were asked to give a presentation at a Best Buddies Fundraiser hosted by Maria Shriver. The fundraiser took place on August 18th at the Montage Hotel in Beverly Hills. Entertainment Tonight was there along with a host of celebrities and some politicians too, including Antonio Villaraigosa (who spoke after Jake and Jonathan).

          Their presentation spoke of how they met and were paired in the Best Buddy Program and have become best friends since. Jake’s mother said, ”They do things outside of school, often communicate through Facebook and have had a great experience at the Leadership Conference. This is such a great example of how powerful and rewarding this program is and what a positive impact it has on our students today. When I attended the end of the year banquet I heard the students with special needs saying they like to go to school now because of this program.“

            Any news? Give me a jingle (714)529-8562 or e-mail

  • Stagelight Performing Arts set to open soon

    6 years ago by

      Coming soon in October, Stagelight Performing Arts is opening in the Von’s center at 740 N. Brea Boulevard, on the corner of Central Avenue and Brea Boulevard. Co-owners Alyssa Gramer and Lindsey Russo are further building upon Stagelight Family Productions, owned by Lindsey's mom, Janice Kraus, who has been producing amazing youth theatre shows at the Curtis Theatre for over 20 years now. They’re thrilled to share the passion for the performing arts with children and community members of Brea by offering acting, a variety of dance classes, and vocal music lessons (private and group vocal classes,) as well as senior and baby classes, in a 3-studio space, because as Alyssa and Lindsey say, “A healthy and active body equals a healthy and active brain."

        Both have strong connections in Brea. Lindsey grew up in Brea and graduated at Brea Olinda High School, and Alyssa fell for a 2000 Brea Olinda High School grad whose personality must have been gregarious, as he was “Winkie” the Wildcat mascot his senior year!

          To inquire further, call Alyssa and Lyndsey at (714)336-8745 or email them at They're also on Facebook and are anxious to link with the community.