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SUMMERTIME IS A MAGICAL SEASON. The kids are out of school, the sunshine seems never-ending and there’s no shortage of adventures that await. For many, summer evokes fond memories of childhood—sleep-away camp, family vacations and swimming until your fingers shriveled like prunes. We also celebrate our nation’s independence, host parties for our friends and family, let’s not forget the amazing fireworks we have the privilege of viewing from all three of our amazing coastal communities,  and, if we’re lucky, take an amazing vacation.  In this issue of ​Ocean To Ranch Lifestyle​, we want to remind you why summer is a season of opportunity. When’s the last time you played tourist in your hometown? We invite you to get out and experience all the unique and amazing venues in our towns​ and let us know if you find something really special…we would love to write about it! This month is also a great opportunity to discover our local community theater and music scene at various venues like Camino Real Playhouse in San Juan Capistrano,

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INSIDE THE ISSUE JULY 2019 FEATURES 12 Sabroso Festival 2019 at Doheny Beach A look into OC’s embrace of Punk Rock Culture

18 San Clemente Dentists Win Major Business Awards A big win for our very own Dr. Kristen Ritzau

22 Forever Home Remodeled Retreat How the “Good Bones” of this San Clemente home were brought back to life.

26 Let’s Cut to the Chase at Camino Real Playhouse Introducing Chase Benson, the

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Youngest Star of “The Addams Family” Musical Comedy

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Inspired By

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22 Renovate & Refine 26 Giving Back 32 Lifestyle Calendar 34 Healthy Lifestyle


INSPIRED BY

Idealizations: ARTICLE DONNA BOND, TRANSFORMATION CONSULTANT PHOTOGRAPHY VARIOUS FROM UNSPLASH THE NEXT TIME YOU FIND YOURSELF APPRECIATING SOMEONE, STOP AND NOTICE THE POSITIVE QUALITIES YOU OBSERVE IN THEM. Do you see your mother’s compassion, your father’s strength, Oprah’s generosity? Pay attention to this. Notice that when you find yourself really in admiration of someone, you are easily able to see and identify all the amazing qualities they embody. When you next find yourself idealizing someone, stop and really explore the specific qualities that are present. Kindness, integrity, patience, self-reliance, poised, thoughtful, wise, loyal, loving… there are so many to choose from! I often marvel at my husband. I witness his ability to be present with the people he loves,

What is the world reflecting to you? Photo By Inga Gezalian

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CLAIM YOUR POSITIVE ATTRIBUTES AND GROW YOUR SELF ESTEEM

Notice the positive qualities you observe in others. Do you see your mother’s compassion, your father’s strength, Oprah’s generosity? Next time you find yourself idealizing someone, stop and really explore the qualities that are present and see if you can discover them within yourself.

Grow your self-esteem by owning your idealizations Photo By Noah Buscher

to open his heart and to not be afraid of the raw emotion

are finger pointing or assigning blame, the same type of

coming up inside of him. I think he is so brave to be that

thing is happening (but that is a whole different article).

vulnerable and I find it so very beautiful. His vulnerability brings people closer to him. When I witness him in this space and I idealize the

Exploring projections in the positive, however - or what I call “idealizations” - are a way we can enter into self-acknowledgement and own our many gifts.

beauty of his expression, I identify with it. By identifying with it I am bringing it forward within myself, knowing

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that I wouldn’t be able to even spot these qualities in him

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if they were not also present within me. Life is a mirror!

1.   Identify your own positive qualities

Among my coaching friends we often say, “You see it, You

2.   Acknowledge that those qualities exist within you

be it!” (Or, you spot it, you got it!).

3.   Through ownership of them, build (fortify) your self-esteem

Now, (and this next part is often missed!) when I admire, the opportunity is being presented to me to own these

4.   Grow your confidence by embracing these qualities as your gifts, talents and abilities.

qualities within myself. To claim them as part of myself. To acknowledge that I too can open my heart and be present

The next time you find yourself in admiration and ide-

with others. That I too have the ability, capacity and the

alization with someone, slow down and make the inner

willingness to allow my emotions to surface and to just

inquiry. What is it that I love so much about this person?

BE with them. I too can be present and vulnerable, thus

What are the positive qualities I recognize in them? Then,

creating connection with others.

stop and realize that those same qualities exist inside of you.

This psychological phenomenon is called a projection.

Acknowledge these idealizations and let the self- love flow.

It’s a process by which we observe something in another

For a list of qualities and an actual process on Idealizations

and we disassociate ourselves from it because we are

visit: donnabond.com/Idealizations

unwilling to recognize it in ourselves, let alone own it as

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part of us. It’s often a defense mechanism conjured up

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SABROSO FESTIVAL

2019 AT DOHENY BEACH

A LOOK INTO OC’S EMBRACE OF PUNK ROCK CULTURE By Lizzy Gonzalez

ARTICLE JASON GARZA

SABROSO FESTIVAL TOOK PLACE OVER THE WEEKEND

Save one or two bands on the lineup, all were formed in Southern

ON APRIL 6TH AND 7TH AT DOHENY STATE BEACH. Now in

California. Started in the '80s and 90's, the loyal fans and followers all

its sixth year, its stop at Dana Point has sold out for the second

seem to be responsible parents now, proudly raising families in the

year in a row. With unlimited free tastings from over 150 highly

same communities where it all started. It was not uncommon to see

sought after craft beer companies, award-winning gourmet tacos

little kids hoisted on the shoulders of mom or dad wearing spiky hair

from some of the best OC establishments there is to offer, and all

and one of their parents’ favorite punk band t-shirts on, smiling ear to

served up on the shores of Dana Point Harbor, you would be hard

ear. With a crowd of nearly 11,000, it was just a matter of time before

pressed to name a better event.

running into someone you used to go to school with or go to the very

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By Lizzy Gonzalez

By Lizzy Gonzalez Bad Religion photo by Eric Ahlgrim

beach this gathering was held on. A sheepish grin, a quick joke about

be our grandparents. Many of the onlookers would rush over to give

"selling out to the establishment," and then talks about coordinating

these legends a high five, hoping some of the strength and vitality of

Little League practice with their new start-up business 5 minutes up

these septuagenarians would rub off on them.

the road seemed a typical conversation. In the instance of seeing a

Bad Religion is known for their articulate yet contentious and

"true punker" that never "gave up and gave in,” they were met with

charged music mostly focused on politics and religion, yet they are

pats on the back or perhaps a nod of respect with a quick “cheers”

equally known and respected for their melodic and catchy songs

of an ice cold beer in hand. Some of the most impressive, with tall

that make all of it worth the listen in the first place. As one of the

mohawks, tight leather jackets, and piercings, were old enough to

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and should be noted, that the lead singers of all 3 main bands hold PhDs. Greg Graffin of Bad Religion holds a doctorate in the history of science from Cornell University. Dexter Holland, of Offspring fame, but also the owner of Gringo Bandito Hot Sauce and Nitro Records, holds a doctorate in molecular biology from USC. He also completed a 10-day solo flight around the world with his twin-engine Cessna proudly decorated in leopard print interior and anarchy symbol on the tail. Milo Auckerman, who fronts Descendents, holds a doctorate in biology from UC San Diego. I feel compelled to mention these facts because punk music, for all of its quick, hardcore, aggressive, and anti-authority culture, is also extremely intelligent, well thought out, and empathetic in its message. Jason Cruz, who is the lead singer and songwriter for Strung Out, played on Saturday. I met with him before their set onstage, both of us sitting on the picnic tables and soaking in the ideal weather. He had this to say about the event: "I was just walking around and I got love from so many people...just really good vibes today. I am just so stoked to be here. I feel like we earned our place at this festival and every day just like in life, you have to earn your right to be there. You do that by being a good friend, a good person, husband, boyfriend, dad, and being part of a band...every song...every performance." Let that soak in, folks. This is a glimpse into how amazing this Sabroso Festival is and how important it is to preserve our unique punk culture born and bred in our own backyard. After being blown away by those enlightened words from Jason, I asked what brought them this far and what was in the future for the band. "If it wasn't for the surfers from this area, we wouldn't be here. We got here on the backs of the surfers and guys like Taylor Steele who would put us in his surf videos. We have a new album coming out in August that we just finished on Friday that was recorded in Anaheim with Cameron Webb.” (Webb is the founder of Maple Sound Studios and has worked with everyone from Madonna to Motorhead to Dr. Dre.) “We are calling it Songs of Armor and Devotion. I would like to think that we aren't moving backward in any way and showing some new stuff. The notes you will recognize, but I think it's important to show people something new...that's our job." Jake Kiley, who sings backing vocals to Jason and also plays the guitar for Strung Out, added this: "Growing up in Southern California and this area was incredible. The combination of metal and punk and also the skateboarding scene was just a really cool hybrid to be a part of growing up. Just the culture of it all and going to the shows was the best. We grew up loving bands like Suicidal Tendencies, Excel, old Metallica, and Bad Religion to name a few, and we were just trying to pay tribute to them but also put our own twist on it and bring in some other elements. We just had a blast with it and are so stoked and appreciative people are coming out still to see us and the other bands. This line-up is unbelievable. It's really cool. This new record of ours is going to be fast, tight, and old school. We are going to South America and Mexico in July to tour soon but around the rest of the world as well eventually this year." Just then Dan Root who plays guitar for the Adolescents came by. The Adolescents have on numerous occasions been voted by local Orange County magazines as arguably the best band to come out of Orange County. I asked him what Dana Point and the surrounding area around this festival meant to him and his band's music. "This is our first time playing here at Doheny and it's a beautiful spot. We absolutely love it here and it's a really cool event. We have always been a part of the surf and skate scene here and it has always been a big part of everything we did."

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Strung Out Photo by Josh Coffman

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Flogging Molly Photo by Richie Smyth

Everyone seemed most excited to see Flogging Molly, including

where beer and tacos abound, and we feel very comfortable and

the other bands. This is one of those bands that has created its own

good to be here." Dennis added excitedly, "I've never been here

unique brand of music and they are pure genius. One quick look

before, but it's paradise! I live in upstate New York now and we got

at their trailer and equipment and I could see a mandolin, fiddle,

none of this. I used to live in Hollywood for 16 years and would drive

accordion, tin whistle, concertina, acoustic guitar, electric guitars, a

by this place many times. This festival is phenomenal and it doesn't

bodhran, banjo, and percussion, just to start. I walked over to where

get any better than beers, tacos, and punk rock on the beach. We

the band was hanging out and enjoying the scene and spoke with

have a professional skater in the band [Matt Hensley] who has

them for a bit. Dennis Casey plays guitar and is backup vocals for

been showing us around." When I approached Matt about what

Flogging Molly and Nathan Maxwell plays bass for them and also

this festival and area meant to him he explained that he was born in

vocals. Nathan was particularly excited about being at Doheny and

Newport Beach and grew up skateboarding professionally in Dana

getting to play for everyone there. "This is a special place for me.

Point and San Juan Capistrano countless times and never thought

I grew up boogie boarding and body surfing and the first time my

he would be playing accordion in a band here all these years later.

dad ever took me surfing properly was right here at Doheny. I was

Their Salty Dog five-day cruise festival through the Bahamas with

pretty young... single digits I guess. We are very stoked to be here

other bands like Face to Face and Frank Turner will be at the begin-

and for sure if we are invited back would love to keep playing at this

ning of November this year as well. Also on the water, this setup is

event. We have a lot of friends on the bill tonight like Bad Religion,

the first of its kind and becoming mythical as well. Thank you to the

Strung Out, and Lagwagon. Flogging Molly formed in LA years ago

city of Dana Point for hosting this event.

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top-notch customer service and positive word of mouth.

A “WOMAN OF THE YEAR” ACCOLADE FOR DR. Kristen

“Shoreline Dental Studio has continued to grow with the

Ritzau, at the 17th Annual American Business Awards on June

goal in mind to treat patients like family,” the committee

11th. The Stevies—a nod to the Greek “stéphanos,” meaning

said. In this category, Shoreline received the highest marks

crown or reward—were presented at a gala ceremony at the

among a competitive field.

Marriot Marquis Hotel in Times Square, in New York City.

“The nominations submitted to The 2019 American

Each year the American Business Awards field nom-

Business Awards were outstanding,” said Michael Gallagher,

inations from over 3,800 businesses of all sizes and in

president and founder of the Stevie Awards. “They illus-

all industries. The Stevies are distributed through seven

trate the continued vibrancy of innovation and high level of

different programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the

achievement across the American economic landscape.”

German Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards,

The runners-up in the Health Products and Services

The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for

category were a medical staffing solutions company in

Women in Business, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers,

Texas and a probiotics company in Nevada, but in the end,

and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. All

Shoreline Dental Studio’s many concessions to customer

U.S.-based companies are eligible to submit nominations

comfort gave them the win. Patients are offered head-

for the American Business Awards, which are then decided

phones, blankets, a variety of sedation dentistry options,

by multiple juries comprising more than 200 professionals.

and welcome gifts; patients are asked about their com-

It is from this crowded field that Shoreline was awarded a

munication preferences, and whether they would rather

Gold Stevie in the Health Products and Services Category

receive many details about their dental health or just the

for Small Businesses, and a Silver Stevie for Consumer

broad strokes. Shoreline Dental Studio prides itself on

Products/Woman of the Year for Dr. Ritzau.

“over-delivering” to their patients, they say.

Dr. Ritzau’s Woman of the Year honor was accompanied

In addition to customer comforts, Shoreline offers a

by strong words of praise from the judges, recognizing her for

wide range of dental services, from regular checkups and

going beyond her everyday patient care responsibilities and

fillings to implants, periodontal therapy, orthodontics,

extending generosity back to the community. Dr. Ritzau and

and whitening. Since Shoreline Dental Studio accepts

her colleague Dr. Colby Livingston frequently organize events

patients beginning at 3 years of age, they aim to provide

for families in the community, offering free tickets to movies

dental care for the whole family.

like Incredibles 2, and the practice hosts an annual day of free dental care for military veterans and active-duty military.

And though the Stevie Awards are the biggest stage on which Shoreline Dental Studio has been honored since

“Dentistry is such an important service and mainly neglected

their founding in 2011, it is not the first: they are the win-

due to people's fear and high costs,” the awards committee

ners of the 2017 San Clemente Times People’s Choice Ole

wrote. “Dr. Ritzau's approach is admirable especially towards

Awards in “Best Overall Customer Service” and 2017 San

training her staff and giving back to the community.”

Clemente Reader’s Choice Award for Best Dentist.

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GIVING BACK

Let’s Cut to the Chase at Camino Real Playhouse INTRODUCING CHASE BENSON, THE YOUNGEST STAR OF “THE ADDAMS FAMILY” MUSICAL COMEDY

YOU KNOW THEY’RE CREEPY, KOOKY, SPOOKY AND OOKY, BUT DID YOU KNOW THE ADDAMS FAMILY CAN SING? The macabre musical came to Camino Real Playhouse in San Juan Capistrano recently featuring all your TV and big screen favorites: Gomez, Morticia, Wednesday and Pugsley, along with Uncle Fester, Grandma, Lurch, some new friends of the family and some very old ancestors. We had a chance to sit down with the show’s youngest star right before getting in the make-up chair and taking the stage for opening night. Thirteen-year-old Chase Benson took on the highly coveted role of Pugsley, “The audition process was definitely nerve-racking,” Benson says. “There were a lot of people auditioning for the role of Pugsley, even my best friend. I’m surprised I got the part.” He shouldn’t be

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Thirteen-year-old Chase Benson makes his debut at Camino Real Playhouse.

surprised though. Not only did Chase have just the right amount of attitude, but he hit a difficult high note perfectly. Audience members sitting around the show’s executive producer, Tom Scott, might have even heard him mutter, “God, he’s good.” Chase has been acting, singing and dancing off and on since he was young… or shall we say younger, but this was his first time performing at this theater. The Laguna Beach resident tells us he really appreciates that the cast and crew treated him like a person and “not just a kid who can’t really do anything.” He says he would definitely do another show at Camino Real Playhouse, because the people in charge were so professional. “They’re strict if they have to be,” Chase explains. “They give The creepy character of Pugsley enjoys getting tortured by his sister, Wednesday.

amazing feedback and critiques and honestly everything that they do for the cast is insane. It’s amazing.” With just about an hour to go before the big debut, we asked Chase how he was feeling. “I’m very excited but also very nervous,” he says. Fortunately, they did a run-through for friends and family the night before and Chase tells us it was “almost flawless.” Chase attributes part of that successful performance to his on-stage dad. Robert Voccola, who played Gomez Addams, sent out an email to everyone before the preview telling them they were going to nail it. Chase says that spread a lot of positivity and made a big difference. Positivity seems to be a recurring theme for Chase. When we asked him what helpful advice he’s been given over the years, he responds with “Stay positive.” CONTINUED >

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Executive producer, Tom Scott, shared his thoughts with us, “Attending theater gives you pleasure for an evening. Participating in theater gives you pleasure for life!” While Chase is certainly getting pleasure out of performing, he’s actually getting much more than that. “Theater, to me, is almost like an outlet, because I am in advanced classes and things, which builds up a lot of stress and everything, especially because there are multiple projects and 7th grade is basically a living nightmare.” He goes on to say, “It’s a place where I can just act out my emotions, feelings, thoughts and everything and just put it into the theater and it turns it into a whole new thing for me.” Chase says it’s something he looks forward to in a day. There’s lots for you to look forward to as well. Camino Real Playhouse has been around for 30 seasons and though “The Addams Family” has wrapped, there are plenty more shows planned through the end of the year: “The Graduate,” “Peter and the Star Catcher,” “Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Nile,” “Sherlock Holmes: Here There Be Dragons” and rounding out 2019 is the beloved “Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol.” No word on what Chase’s next performance will be, but we asked the seventh grader for some insight into his long-term plan 10 years from now. Along with pursuing his dreams in the arts, he says, “I’m really looking to go to college for some type of Ph.D. in law.” Perhaps a role in “12 Angry Men” might be in his future, in which he can combine his two passions. Either way, the Benson family will support him. And they’re a lot less strange and deranged than Chase’s theatrical Addams family! Camino Real Playhouse is located in the heart of Downtown San Juan Capistrano and features multiple stages. The theater offers various classes, special events and more. For information on purchasing tickets, auditioning for a show or getting involved in other ways, go to CaminoRealPlayHouse.Org CONTINUED >

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"The Addams Family" comedy musical ran from May 24 to June 9, 2019.


The entire cast of "The Addams Family" takes the stage for a fun number.

The cast thanks the crew at the end of their opening night performance.

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GIVING BACK

(CON TI N U ED)

Ever thought about getting up on stage, telling jokes and making people laugh? The Camino Real Playhouse offers Students of Stand-up workshops, which culminate in a graduation showcase. Instructor Tom Riehl says the classes are “way cheaper than therapy and a lot more fun!” STAND-UP COMEDY 101 6 WEDNESDAYS 7-10 P.M. 7/31/19 – 9/4/19 STAND-UP COMEDY WRITER’S WORKSHOP 6 TUESDAYS 7-10 P.M. 7/30/19 – 9/3/19 STAND-UP 4 KIDS (AGES 9-16) 6 TUESDAYS 4-6 P.M. 7/30/19 – 9/3/19 For more information on taking classes or attending the monthly comedy shows, go to: StudentsOfStandup.com ComedyInTheOC.com

Graduates of a recent Stand-up Comedy 101 workshop wrap up their showcase.

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4 4TH OF JULY FIREWORKS (SAN CLEMENTE) San Clemente Pier

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Enjoy fireworks form the Pier in San Clemente. Come early and claim your spot on the beach.  Dinner options

can be ordered from The Fisherman. Stay tuned for more details.

4 FOURTH OF JULY DINNER CRUISES (DANA POINT) Dana Point Wharf

Enjoy a unique evening of fun on the water complete with a live fireworks show and the best view in town! For reservations contact www.DanaWharf.com

4 FAMILY STYLE'S 4TH OF JULY CELEBRATION

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Join Family Style in San Juan Capistrano for the best 4th of July celebration in So Cal!

11 CASA COOL: 3RD DEGREE BLUES BAND Casa Romantica

Experience fantastic live music under the stars at south Orange County’s most charming historic landmark! Casa Romantica’s Casa Cool  series features musical breakout stars and crowd favorites outdoors in the Casa Courtyard. Reserve a table for 4 and receive a complimentary bottle of wine with prime, center-stage seating. Open seating/lawn tickets are also available. For tickets: www.CasaRomantica.org

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JULY

11 SAN CLEMENTE SUMMER CONCERT SERIES: KELLY BOYZ BAND San Clemente Pier

Summer is almost here and we are getting ready to bring you an exciting line-up for your Thursday nights! Save the date because back by popular demand, we will be returning to Linda Lane this summer for the 20th Annual  Summer Concert Series! Bring your dancing  boots and your appetite!   For more information, contact Recreation at (949) 429-8797.

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13 CASA KIDS: SUMMER MOVIE: COCO Casa Romantica

Coco is about young Miguel who dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol Ernesto de la Cruz, despite his family’s generations-old ban on music. Bring the family and enjoy movie night in our courtyard. Movie night under the stars in the courtyard. Guests are encouraged to bring blankets and low chairs. Admission is free.

6:00 PM SAN JUAN SUMMER NIGHTS Historic Town Center Park

Free concert series with entertainment, kids area, food and exhibit booths. Concerts are held on the third Wednesdays, June through September. Location: Historic Town Center Park | For more infor-

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HEALTHY LIFESTYLE

Summer Skin Savers WE’RE SAYING BUH-BYE TO DRY SKIN! Let’s heal and reveal those arms, legs and fresh faces. There’s a choice we make,

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