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This is the reality for Collie and Kajsa James. On January 14th of this year, their healthy, vibrant 5-year-old daughter, Madeleine Reese James, was just like every other kindergartner at St. Anne School, laughing with her friends on the playground. Two days later, they were told their only child was going to die.

maddie’s story

After Maddie’s mother noticed that she appeared “more tired than usual” and that “her balance seemed a little off” she was taken to Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC) where a CT scan uncovered a malignant, inoperable brain tumor known as Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG). Located on the brain stem where the spinal cord meets the brain, it is the most feared pediatric brain tumor. Within weeks, the disease causes a deterioration in the ability to walk followed by a steady loss of motor control throughout the body. There is no cure. The survival rate is zero. Kajsa’s and Collie’s only solace was that the disease did not typically cause significant pain. The James’ had a mission to do something positive to properly honor Maddie’s memory. Knowing her love of the sea and everything under the waves, they immediately thought of The Ocean Institute in Dana Point. Maddie often referred to it as “the best place ever” and would stick the name tags she received daily at Sea Camp to her bedroom wall. After contacting the Ocean Institute with Maddie’s story, Kajsa and Collie learned of its expansion plans for an educational center that would cater to children, like Maddie, that have a passion for the ocean. Their mission became even more clear when

Maddie saw Kajsa looking at the plans and she asked what they were. When Kajsa explained, Maddie said, “That’s so cool, mommy. Are we going to help them build it?” With all her heart, Kajsa responded, “Yes, Maddie, we are.” The Ocean Institute is currently in the final phase of it’s $4M Capital Campaign to build the new Seaside Learning Center. To be built right “on the water,” the facility will introduce thousands of K-12 students and public visitors to current and emerging issues in oceanography, environmental science and maritime history. A series of learning stations have been carefully designed for the Seaside Learning Center to provide immersion-style education.

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L O C A L F O O D & D R IN K

Let us Cater your Event!

Business of the Year

Party Trays To-Go

2010

stepping up & out Ricardo Beas

by bonnie small

Dana Point’s dining and nightlife scene has just stepped up a notch! With the opening of Luxe, on the corner of Del Prado and Violet Lantern (in the former location of Purple Feet), your decision about where to go for cocktails, dinner and happy hour has become immeasurably easier. Luxe’s sophisticated vibe is a welcome addition to the local landscape. A horseshoe shaped bar anchors the center of the restaurant with plentiful bar stools and a full selection of libations. In addition to the tables around Luxe’s perimeter windows, a somewhat more intimate lounge area in the back is furnished with low tables and sofa-style seating, providing the perfect place to catch up with friends and share Luxe’s small plate offerings. For those seeking an al fresco experience, patio seating is also available. We started with a tasty eggplant flatbread drizzled with garlic aioli and mint. The swordfish brochette was primo – skewered with hunks of red onion, mushrooms and yellow pepper. We also enjoyed the Luxe Ahi Tartare - a yummy stack of finely diced cucumber, ultra-fresh Ahi, topped with an avocado mousse. Some friends recommended the Jumbo Meatballs and one bite told me they would be on the table every time we visit! Served in a light garlic marinara sauce, these house-made beef spheres were melt-in-your-mouth tender and perfectly seasoned with fresh herbs. We also loved the Stuffed Shrimp (full of lump crab meat and drizzled with a lemony butter sauce) and the petite Filet Mignon served with a duo of fingerling potatoes and braised onions. In addition to their selection of small plates, Luxe offers sandwiches, salads and dinner portions as well as a cheese plate with fruit and nuts and a bentobox-style Mediterranean Sampler of hummus, roasted eggplant & garlic dip, feta cheese and Kalamata olives. Luxe’s happy hour is 3-6 p.m. daily, including selected wines at $5-$6 per glass and small plates priced at 2 for $12. If you’re in the mood for a cocktail, I’d suggest the Pomegranate Mojito which is swirled with fresh mint and the perfect touch of tart ruby juice. 38 APRIL 2011

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5 Generations of the most Authentic Mexican Cuisine

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MONDAY/TUESDAY: Happy Hour Every Mon & Tues Starting at 4pm!

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DINNER FOR TWO

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SINCE 1985

Dine-in Only. Not valid with any other offers or specials. Expires 4/30/11.

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SO MUCH MORE THAN PIZZA & PASTA!

Try One Of Our (9) Freshly Made Italian Sandwiches! CHICKEN & BRIE Sandwich: Chicken, Brie Cheese, Fresh Artichoke, Sundried Tomatoes & Pesto spread!

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“Wow! My white carpets look brand new! I’m through with any other carpet company — it’s Haines & Cross for me. They were delightful, personable and professional.” —Natalie Stein, San Clemente

1) MONEY-BACK GUARANTEE. If you are not totally delighted with the results of our cleaning, we will not accept your payment.

“Thanks to your superior method of cleaning and your willingness to rework the overly soiled areas, it all looks like new!!! Thank you for going above and beyond what we expected.” —Vi & Cleo Mathis, San Clemente Follow us on Twitter @hainesandcross for our Daily Deal... 20% OFF if we’re in your city!

"After having a very poor cleaning experience with my rugs at a local rug dealer I wanted to make sure that this time my antique rugs got the care they deserved. Through a referral I learned of Haines & Cross in Laguna Niguel. I went by their shop prior to having my rugs picked-up so that I could witness the cleaning process in person. It was very thorough and amazing how much soil came out, even after a previous so called professional rug washing. I was very impressed with the knowledge and caring attitude of Eric and his staff. I recommend anyone who has rugs to be cleaned to give Eric from Haines & Cross a call." Sincerely, Linda Hartanov

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2) MANY SATISFIED CLIENTS. On request, we will provide you with names and phone numbers of happy clients who live in your neighborhood.

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27324 Camino Capistrano, #112 Laguna Niguel, CA 92677

New Client Intro Offer

ANY 3 AREAS

(up to 500 square feet)

Cleaned & Protected: $199 (regularly $325)

HERE'S WHAT TO DO NEXT: Call Eric to schedule your FREE CARPET INSPECTION & PRICE QUOTATION at

949.496.0935 Home Owners Only. Offer expires 4/30/11.

AREA RUG CLEANING Oriental & Contemporary • All Styles of Rugs Safely Cleaned • Wool, Silk, Cotton & Synthetics • Fringes Hand Washed without the use of Harsh Chemicals • Guaranteed Pet Order Removal • Pick-up & Delivery Available

EVERY 3RD RUG CLEANED FREE

Clean 2 rugs at regular price and get a 3rd rug (equal or smaller) cleaned FREE. Not valid with other discounts. Offer expires 4/30/11.


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