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December 2017 • VOL. 11 • ISSUE 12

Early sunsets and cool nights are a welcome change that set the mood for the holidays. In keeping with the season, I recently took my daughter ice skating at the Honda Center. As a SoCal native, I’m more adept on a board than blades, but it was great to get out of my comfort zone, put on some gloves, and get into the holiday spirit.

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C E L E B R AT I N G 7 0 Y E A R S I N O R A N G E C O U N T Y In 1947, door-todoor bread salesman, Stanley Allen, opened the doors to what is now Allen Family Automotive STANLEY Group. Echoing a ALLEN simpler time when Harry S. Truman was President of the United States and a gallon of gas cost 15 cents, Stanley instilled strong family values into every facet of his business. This year, as they celebrate their 70th anniversary, the Allens continue to own and operate one of the the longest family-run automotive groups on the West Coast. Over the next 25 years, Stanley Allen raised his family in South Orange County and became a fixture in the Laguna Beach community, selling Oldsmobiles and Cadillacs on Pacific Coast Highway. In the early 1970’s, Stanley’s son, Dennis, joined the family business and initiated a move to Laguna Niguel. Many were wary. At the time, Laguna Niguel was considered remote, boasting not much beyond orange groves and a freeway exit. Dennis' vision proved to be a good one. Shortly thereafter, Allen added GMC to its product lines. This year, the Allen Family Automotive Group also celebrates over 45 years in Laguna Niguel. They maintain the same core principles on which

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Stanley Allen built his reputation. His grandsons, Scott and Mitch, managed the dealership for many years before turning over duties to younger brother Cliff Allen. Cliff Allen and his wife, Devon, keep busy with their own family — with sons Mason and Cooper and daughter Chloe. Cliff considers his team of employees to be his extended family. “We have so many hard-working people on our team who have been with us 20, 30, even 35 years,” says Cliff. “I’ve grown up with these people. I know that our customers feel that family energy when they are here. They feel the deep respect that we have for each other and that naturally spills over into the way our customers are treated at our stores. It’s part of our culture each day we open our doors.” The Allen’s longevity has also created strong ties to their community. “The backbone of our dealerships is community involvement,” shares Cliff. “We support as many schools and charitable organizations as we possibly can. Our family has always carried a strong sense of giving back.” These efforts haven’t gone unnoticed. Allen was recently named Laguna Niguel’s “Outstanding Business of the Year” and adds this honor to many other accolades, including recognition as "Family-Owned Business of the Year" from the Orange County Business Journal.

The Allen Family Automotive Group is now 4-brands strong featuring Cadillac, GMC, Hyundai and newcomer Genesis. “We have grown into our own auto mall, actually,” says Cliff. “Right now, we offer more than 60 models of cars, trucks, and SUVs in hundreds of different trims and option levels. Add to that our hybrid and plug-in options, and we have something for every buyer, for every taste and every spend level. It’s exciting for us to offer more choices than ever in our 70year history.” In this issue of The Local Dish, Allen GMC is in the spotlight. Years ago, GMC primarily sold work trucks and vans. Today, in addition to a full line of light and heavy duty pickup trucks, Allen GMC boasts the full line of GMC’s popular SUVs -Yukon, Acadia, and Terrain — all available in GMC’s ultra-luxurious “Denali” trim. “There are so many families in our community and people who rely on these SUVs to provide comfort, safety, and room for everyone and their gear,” says Cliff. “They’re the perfect fit for the active market we’re in.” “Over 70 years of our family serving your family” echoes in the messaging of this familybased business. Generations of Allen customers will tell you that it’s this family and their team that keeps them coming back for more.

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You're going to want more than one bottle! Rancho Capistrano Winery's famous Mexican Coffee Port is the perfect aperitif! Share a bottle at your next gathering or give it to those with great taste. $35. 26755 Verdugo St. San Juan Capistrano 949.481.6682

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FOOD & FUN

Want to chill with Santa this holiday season? We've got the DISH on where to find him in South Orange County. Check out these events for some face time with Mr. Claus and his South Pole posse.

SEA TO BELIEVE BUILDING HOLIDAY MEMORIES

Dana Point's annual Winter Festival and Tree Lighting returns to La Plaza Park on Saturday, December 2 from noon to 5:30 p.m. This free day of fun features a new Lego Santa's Village workshop, a craft fair, face painting, a petting zoo, pony rides and cookie decorating. Also new this year is a Mini Express Train that will chug through the event and a Marionettes show. The Tree Lighting ceremony will take place at 5:15 p.m. Please remember to bring an unwrapped, new toy for the OC Spark of Love Toy Drive. The City and Capo Care are also holding a Tree Lighting on Monday, December 5 at Pines Park from 4 to 6 p.m. It’s a familyfriendly event with crafts, carolers, cookies, hot chocolate and more!

CAPTAIN SUPER HERO

Join boaters from all around Orange County as they light up the holiday season at the Dana Point Boat Parade on Friday and Saturday, December 8, 9, 15 and 16 at 7:30 p.m. This year’s "Super Hero Holiday” theme will have captains and their crews powering up some incredible decorations. Holiday in the Harbor is expanding this season and will take place prior to all four Boat Parade nights from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. with merchants in Mariner's Village, Mariner's Alley and Dana Wharf participating. The celebration features family fun of all kinds, including performances by various characters, holiday crafts, people painting, carolers and visits with Saint Nick. Santa is anxious to hear holiday wishes and is available for photos (bring your camera). Make reservations early at your favorite waterside eatery for a warm and comfy parade viewing spot. Go to DanaPointHarbor.com to learn more. 34 DECEMBER 2017

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Come aboard the “Dana Pride” for a free twenty-minute Harbor Boat Ride with Santa and his helpers. On December 2 and 3 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saint Nick will be on board spreading holiday cheer and taking note of your little one’s holiday wish list. For a recommended $5 donation, the El Camino Real Junior Woman's Club will happily capture the moment with a keepsake photo. Santa and crew will launch from the Dana Wharf Sportfishing docks. For more information, visit DanaWharf.com.

TOP DOG

On Saturday, December 2 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., The Pet Project Foundation is excited to host the 6th Annual Santa Paws event. Start a family tradition and bring your four-legged friend to the El Torito Courtyard in Dana Point Harbor and have a picture taken with Santa for a nominal fee of $15. All proceeds benefit the San Clemente-Dana Point Animal Shelter.

BARK YOUR CALENDAR

Join other canines and their companions to sniff and schmooze at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel’s Yappy Howl-iday Celebration on Sunday, December 3 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The “Big Dog” will be on hand for photos with Fido. In keeping with the resort’s season of giving, guests are asked to bring unopened canned or dry dog food, treats or dog toys to be donated to local animals in need.


RIDE THE WAVE

The Ritz-Carlton is partnering with Surfers Healing to help children with autism through its annual Holiday Surfboard Auction. This year’s auction showcases more than two-dozen boards donated by renowned artists, actors, musicians and surf industry greats. Visit BiddingForGood.com/SurfersHealing through December 31 to place your bid for a great cause.

MAKING SPIRITS BRIGHT

Come to Historic Town Center Park on December 2 at 4:15 p.m. to kick off the festivities with music and other live entertainment before the City’s Tree Lighting Celebration at 5:45 p.m. From there, take the family and head over to Los Rios Park, Zoomars, and the downtown area for free photos with Saint Nick, a puppet show, a Christmas train ride, crafts and extended shopping hours. Zoomars is opening the gates to its petting zoo free of charge and will be hosting a live Nativity presentation. Call 949.493.5911 for more information or visit SanJuanCapistranoChamber.com.

SANTA DELIVERS

On December 2, San Clemente is the place to be for an actionpacked holiday spectacular. The festivities begin with Casa Romantica’s Christmas at the Casa from 5 to 7:30 p.m. featuring letter writing and photos with Mr. Claus, crafts, hot cocoa and cookies, Dickens Carolers and other entertainment. The action continues with Santa's Village by the Sea at the Community Center from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. for the annual snow hill, holiday games, cookie decorating, visits with Santa and the tree lighting at 8 p.m. From 6 to 10 p.m., Avenida Del Mar hosts Puttin’ on the Glitz, where mom and dad can get a jump on their holiday shopping and the kiddos can take train rides and watch a holiday movie. For more information, visit San-Clemente.org or call 949.429.8797.

ALL IN A DAY’S WORK

You better watch out, you better not pout…Playschool is decking the halls for a morning of holiday cheer and excitement at the Lil’ Elves Workshop. On Friday, December 8, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Santa's elves are in need of extra special help from your tiny tots to put crafts and games together. Children will sing holiday songs, enjoy special guest appearances from Santa's helpers, make gifts for family and friends, decorate holiday cookies, and more. The registration fee is $20 per child (ages 3-5) at San-Clemente.org.

ON THE BRIGHT SIDE

San Clemente residents and business owners, it's time to untangle those lights and get ready for your chance to win prizes in the City’s Winter Wonderland Light Decorating Contest. Go to SCChamber.com for a registration form and return it by December 11 to enter. Judging takes place on December 12 from 5 to 8 p.m.

MERRY-ACHIS & MORE

Mission San Juan Capistrano will host Christmas at the Mission on Saturday, December 2 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Bring the family for a fun evening featuring real snow sledding and a play area (don't forget mittens!). Kids will have a jolly time visiting with Mr. Claus and decorating cookies. Carolers, choirs and chamber music will entertain guests as they enjoy tamales, chili, sweets, cider and cocoa. General admission is $6, $4 for children ages 4 to 11 and free for members. Snow Fun will be extended this year for sledding on Sunday, December 3 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Visit MissionSJC.com for more event information.

MERRY & BRIGHT

Laguna Niguel's City Hall will brighten up the sky at its annual Christmas Tree Lighting and Holiday Celebration on Saturday, December 2 from 5 to 7 p.m. Join in the countdown to powering up the tree while you keep warm and happy with hot chocolate and cookies. Bring your camera and snap a quick pic with Saint Nick.

LIGHT UP THE TOWN

Laguna Niguel residents can get into the spirit by entering the Holiday Lights Decorating Contest before December 4, 2017. Winners in each category receive a Visa gift card and a yard sign with bragging rights! The entry form, rules and information are located in the City’s Winter Recreation Brochure or you may go to CityofLagunaNiguel.org to learn more.

WALK THIS WAY

“Jingle All the Way” is the theme for the City of Laguna Niguel's annual Holiday Parade taking place on Saturday, December 9 at 10 a.m. This year’s Grand Marshall is Nickelodeon star Kira Kosarin, along with Teen Grand Marshall Trinitee Stokes, from Disney Channel's KC Undercover. The parade includes beautiful equestrian units, patriotic and inspirational military tributes, worldclass athletes, spirit-filled youth groups, classic auto clubs, talented marching bands, and some of the biggest attractions in the nation! To learn more, visit LagunaNiguelParade.com.

A LATKE FUN

A blizzard of holiday fun awaits the whole family as Chabad Laguna Niguel and the City host its Chanukah Wonderland and Menorah Lighting on Sunday, December 17 at 5:30 p.m. The merriment happens at City Hall, with live entertainment, arts and crafts, and traditional Chanukah treats. Go to ChabadLagunaNiguel.com for more information.

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At enoSTEAK, we’re serious about using the freshest ingredients of the highest quality. That’s why everything is sourced from farms within 150 miles of our restaurant. We gather our herbs from our own organic garden. And our prime beef is from local farms committed to raising the highest quality breeds and dedicated to caring for livestock traditionally. It all adds up to exceptional quality you can taste.

Located at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel. Reservations recommended. 949-240-2000 | www.enosteak.com

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The Local Dish Magazine – December 2017  

The December 2017 issue of The Local Dish Magazine features Cameron and Cliff Allen of the Allen Family Automotive Group in Laguna Niguel.