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APRIL 2010 • VOL. 4 • ISSUE 4

APRIL 2010: MATT VICELJA, Publisher Hello Laguna Beach and welcome to The Local DISH Magazine! We are excited to introduce you to our monthly publication that has featured local events, music, restaurants and businesses in and around your community since 2007. I understand your lives are busy, so we have thoughtfully designed our magazine to provide quick and light editorial content, a local dining guide, relevant advertisements and promotions along with our renowned calendar of events. We strive to provide you with a timely and useful snapshot of what’s happening in your own backyard and will continue to serve up the dish to the communities of Dana Point, Laguna Niguel, San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano and now for the first time...to Laguna Beach! Laguna Beach holds such fond memories for me. As the youngest child of five raised in Los Angeles, I was first introduced to the city back in ‘78. My mom and dad came up with the brilliant idea of occasionally taking each child, sans siblings, on a weekend getaway in order to spend quality, one-on-one time together. I was fortunate enough to enjoy a two-night stay in Laguna at an amazing resort with its own indoor pool – the first I’d ever seen. Laguna Riviera Motel still sits right there on PCH...the way I remember it as a nine-year old boy. I smile every time I drive by. The Festival of Arts was my introduction to the art world as a young man. Each summer, Mom would pack up a picnic basket and we’d head down in the afternoon to view the exhibits, followed by a magical evening at t he Pageant of the Masters. I’m looking forward to highlighting the many events that Laguna Beach offers the local community.

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photos by Peter Morning San Clemente Orthodontist chills with members of the professional snowboarding community in this preseason photo taken in October 2009 at the bottom of the Roller Coaster chairlift at Mammoth Mountain: Front row: 2010 U.S. Snowboarding Olympic Halfpipe team member and 2010 Winter X-Games Halfpipe Finalist Greg Bretz; 2006 and 2010 U.S. Snowboarding Olympic Halfpipe team member and 2010 Winter X-Games Halfpipe Finalist Elena Hight. Middle row: 2002 U.S. Snowboarding Olympic Halfpipe team member Tommy Czeschin and son Owen; 2010 Winter X-Games Big Air Finalist and 2009 Dew Pro Tour Champion Tyler Flanagan, Age 16; Mammoth Mountain Director of Youth Action Sports Oren Tanzer; Mammoth Mountain Sponsorship and Events Coordinator Lauren Franklin. Back Row: Aspiring pro snowboarder Nate Bishop; Mammoth Mountain Unbound Terrain Park Employee Avery Greig; Aspiring pro snowboarder Steve Schau.

YOUR CHILD’S BEST SMILE

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A big, beautiful smile lasts a lifetime. Choosing the right orthodontist to capture your child’s best smile is an important decision. Not only should a doctor be experienced in proper dental function and aesthetics, but also in early interceptive orthodontics and facial orthopedics. Dr. Mogavero’s expertise allows him to guide your child’s dental and facial growth by closely evaluating changing bone structure to create that “winning smile.” The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that a child receive an initial orthodontic evaluation by age 6 or 7. Dr. Mogavero encourages parents to take a proactive role in having children examined early. “Prevention at an early age is key to successful results,” says Mogavero. Dr. Mogavero offers complimentary examinations to his patients, affording them an opportunity to determine if treatment is needed, even without a referral from their regular dentist. Dr. Mogavero’s credentials and experience speak for themselves. As a Board Certified orthodontist celebrating 20 years of creating beautiful smiles in South Orange County, he offers a combination of education and expertise that puts patients at ease. Dr. Mogavero graduated with honors in both dentistry and engineering from UCLA and completed post-graduate orthodontic specialty-training at Baylor University. He was a clinical professor at USC for more than five years and has served as an expert witness on a variety of orthodontic cases. Dr. Mogavero also co-authored a textbook chapter on surgical orthodontics.

Orthodontics isn’t just for kids! Mom and Dad can also achieve the smile they’ve always wanted with Invisalign®, clear braces and other high-tech options. “Beautifully straight teeth boost confidence and it’s never too late to have a great looking smile,” says Mogavero “Adults love the clear and invisible alternatives we offer for their treatment!” Patient Lauren Franklin, Sponsorships and Events Coordinator for Mammoth Mountain Ski Area concurs, “After being told I needed braces back home in Australia and then putting it off for 10 years, I finally went to Dr. Mogavero after recommendations from many happy patients. I am stoked with the progress of my teeth straightening and I really enjoy my regular visits with Dr. Frank and his staff!”

“Our experience with Dr. Mogavero and his staff has been nothing but positive. They are always friendly, helpful and professional. They accommodate the busy schedule that we have with all three of our sons in orthodontics. I have and will continue to recommend them in the future.” —Jennifer Harlow

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your smile Shouldn’t your smile reflect a healthy, active Southern California lifestyle? Syncing your smile with your lifestyle is as simple as visiting Dr. Frank Mogavero. He’s brought brilliant smiles to the faces of Orange County families for twenty years. So what is it about a stunning smile that captivates us? According to Dr. Mogavero, “A beautiful smile is the result of more than just straight teeth. Many who have had braces in the past have perfectly aligned teeth, but their smile does not portray the full, radiant, star-quality component that attracts us.” In the past, many orthodontists believed that successful outcomes were generated by merely fitting a patient with braces. Often, teeth were extracted unnecessarily, resulting in a shrunken profile and narrow smile which was not in balance with the patient’s face. Dr. Mogavero takes a comprehensive approach to orthodontics, paying great attention to the way in which teeth fit and enhance a patient’s face, creating a more harmonious and attractive appearance. “A star-quality smile does not happen by chance. An orthodontist must have an artistic eye for facial aesthetics and teeth positioning, relative to the face and lips,” shares Mogavero. Dr. Mogavero strives to deliver the best possible union of functionality and enhanced aesthetics. “Every person who visits my office has a unique set of circumstances and each person’s smile must be customized to their particular facial and dental structure,” adds Mogavero.

NO ORDINARY ORTHODONTIST’S OFFICE Inspired by the active Orange County lifestyle, Dr. Mogavero created an orthodontic office like no other. Mogavero offers cutting-edge dentistry with state-ofthe-art equipment, including free-of-charge, ultra lowradiation digital x-rays in the comfort of a vacation-style atmosphere. Straight from the slopes of Mammoth, this unique office features a fun ski/surf/skate interior designed to make every visit an enjoyable experience for adults and children alike. Chill in the ski-resort-themed waiting room (complete with lift chairs from Old Mammoth Chair #9), while your kids play video games in the Wii cave, catch up on their studies in the homework room or enjoy their favorite TV show in surround sound. Parents remain connected through complimentary Wi-Fi and are welcome to check e-mail or browse the Web in the computer room.

“Who says orthodontics can’t be fun?”

Dr. Mogavero is passionate about his profession and nothing makes him smile more than knowing his patients are thrilled with their results. Mogavero draws inspiration from innovators he has known throughout his lifetime who also love what they do. He holds great admiration for Dr. William Beazley, his personal orthodontist from the 1970’s, Dave McCoy, the developer of Mammoth Mountain Resort who started it all with a tractor-pulled rope tow in the 1930’s, and his own father. Dr. Mogavero and his family love skiing and snowboarding and it’s no coincidence that he also practices part-time in the resort town of Mammoth Lakes. As an avid snowboarder, Dr. Mogavero takes particular inspiration from the close-knit snowboarding community. “They’re like a large family,” says Mogavero, “Snowboarders, in general, are proud of each other‘s accomplishments, whether in the halfpipe or on the slopes. Professional snowboarders have chosen to pursue a sport they love and then have tied that love into their work.” Says Oren Tanzer, Director of Youth Action Sports Marketing at Mammoth Mountain Ski Area, “You have to do what you love in this lifetime. For me, snowboarding is my biggest passion. When most people are working for the weekends, I can’t wait to go to work another day on the mountain.” Dr. Mogavero has been fortunate to find a way of fusing his love of snowboarding and orthodontics in his own practice, complete with real chairlifts. He and his staff strive to create an environment where patients feel that they are “part of the family.” Dr. Mogavero is confident that this helps him get the best smiles possible, “If you love your work, what you create will be awesome!”

“Snowboarding is Awesome! I love being outdoors with friends in God’s beautiful Creation. Whatever your work is, do it with all your might.” – Olympian Tommy Czeschin

Dr. Mogavero, his daughter Cambria and friends with Mammoth Mountain developer Dave McCoy and wife Roma in Bishop.

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If you haven’t been to Marbella Country Club lately, it’s time to take a look at the exciting changes that are taking place. Under the watchful eye of General Manager, Dan Riker, the historic property has enjoyed a renaissance of sorts, and the local community is invited to check it out. This non-equity private country club may be South OC’s best kept secret…but not for long. By Shelley Hudson

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The historic 50,000 square foot Mediterranean style clubhouse is tucked away in the hills of San Juan Capistrano, with dramatic, sweeping views. Marbella features all the amenities you could ask for and the impeccable service you would expect at an exclusive resort. With a variety of newly instituted value-oriented programs, Marbella also proves to be an exceptional value. Marbella is first and foremost a golf-centric club. The Morrish/Weiskopf-designed course follows the natural terrain of the canyon and promises a challenging round. To perfect your game, Marbella offers a full spectrum golf academy that caters to all levels — even kids. A practice bunker, chipping and putting greens, and a grass driving range make it easy to slip in a little practice during the week. Marbella also has a full calendar of Golf Association tournaments and clinics to feed your competitive spirit and a well-appointed pro shop that carries the gear you’ll need to stay sharp. Whether you’re a golfer who travels or a traveler who plays golf, inquire about The Platinum Club, which allows you to take your membership with you! The tennis and aquatic programs at Marbella are also well-established and a great way to

involve the entire family. Tennis enthusiasts can enjoy six lighted courts and numerous clinics for players of all ages. Private swim lessons for kids and adults, a fun-sized toddler pool, as well as the Manta Rays swim team make the 25m pool (heated to 84º all year round!) the place to be all summer. The snack bar, adjacent to the pool and tennis courts, provides a convenient way to grab a bite or drink between sets or while soaking up the sun. The expansive clubhouse is the heart of the Marbella lifestyle. Members enjoy a full service fitness center with state-of-the-art equipment, personal training, a group exercise room with an extensive schedule of yoga, pilates, and aerobics classes, and a sauna / steam / whirlpool. After working out, you can relax with a massage and take advantage of on-site salon services. Make room on your social calendar, because Marbella offers an entertaining mix of activities for all ages. From Easter Brunch to Friday Happy Hour and bocce ball to croquet, Marbella has it covered. The club even offers summer camps for kids and a bridge group for Mom and Dad!

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Mention healthcare reform and you may see people’s eyes glaze over from media over-exposure on the topic. Bring up the subject of family medicine and they’ll likely blink back with recognition and opinion. Why? Two trends in healthcare have become apparent and both of them seem to favor a new practice like San Clemente Family Medicine, which opened last October at the Saddleback Health Center at Talega. The first trend is that female patients are becoming more knowledgeable and proactive about healthcare. Being interviewed by potential patients for suitability is a case in point and a frequent occurrence, according to Candace Basich M.D., who shares the opinion and the San Clemente Family Medicine practice with Amber Pachon M.D. These medical colleagues don’t mind being evaluated by patients, however, because it gives them an opportunity to talk about their training and philosophy of family care. In an established, timesensitive medical office setting, there typically isn’t time for such an information exchange. Both Dr. Basich and Dr. Pachon, who completed their residency together at Long Beach Memorial last summer, enjoy establishing their credentials with even the most internet-influenced interrogators. “We’re aware of pretty much everything that’s out there,” Dr. Pachon says of their response to the perils of the information age.

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What patients learn in an introductory session is that these doctors are very tech-savvy and can access information within as well as way beyond a patient’s reach. “Our practice is electronically linked to the Saddleback Memorial network,” adds Dr. Basich, “which gives us access to information and records throughout the system and facilitates every aspect of care from check-ups to treatment.” The capability to immediately have the same information as any physician on the network assures that their practice doesn’t have to rely solely on the patient’s memory for medical and drug history.

and have come to accept or reject them based on the results of controlled trials. “We explain or agree with our patients that they have options when it comes to treatment,” Dr. Basich says. “The patient always has a choice. Part of our approach is to provide all the variables and make a recommendation.” Dr. Pachon says, “It’s also important that the patient knows the likely result of each option before they make a choice. We provide that as well so that each decision is an informed one.”

Also important for the inquiring patient to learn is that the Saddleback network can be accessed for the latest illness trends and discoveries in diagnoses and treatment. Taking the time to share such important high-tech capabilities helps establish trust and confidence and can accelerate the physician-patient bond.

Doctors Basich and Pachon are board-certified family medicine physicians, specializing in comprehensive care for the entire family, including children, teens, adults and seniors. They offer same-day or next-day appointments and both doctors are available on a 24hour basis to their patients. In addition, San Clemente Family Medicine is contracted with most insurance plans, as well as Monarch Health Care.

The second trend in the medical community is the growing acceptance of “alternative” treatments such as nutrition, chiropractics and preventative medicine. Doctors Basich and Pachon have been exposed to modern medical options

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LOCAL EVENTS

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Spring has sprung, and so, too, has the Easter Bunny. Rumors all over South OC have Mr. Cottontail himself making appearances and hiding brightly colored eggs in every grassy patch from Laguna Beach to San Clemente. Easter is a great time to enjoy the weather, the kids and maybe even a peep or two. Get set for a basketful of free family fun…

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Dana Point offers two Egg Hunts, generously sponsored by the City of Dana Point Recreation Department. The events take place simultaneously on Saturday, April 3rd at 10:00 a.m. at two of the city’s most beautiful spots, Sea Canyon Park and Pines Park. The hunts are open to children up to ten years of age and both offer a petting zoo and photo ops with Sir Hopsalot.

Laguna’s annual American Legion and Women’s Auxiliary Easter Egg Hunt takes place at 1:00 p.m. sharp on Sunday, April 4th at the Laguna Beach High School baseball field. Come early (noon) for photos with the Easter Bunny. This event is more than 50 years in the running and promises that over 1000 eggs will be hiding! Open to all children aged nine and younger.

The city of San Juan has a couple of long-held Easter traditions of its own. The annual Easter Egg Extravaganza, sponsored by the Rotary Club, takes place at Historic Town Center Park on Saturday, April 3rd from 9:00 a.m. to noon. The event draws a crowd and features a bounce house, face painting, egg dying and pictures with a certain fuzzy special guest.

For an altruistic take on the holiday, put on your sneakers and sunglasses and head to one of nine locations around town (including Laguna Beach High School, Whole Foods and Yoga Works) where volunteers participate in the Zero Trash Laguna campaign every first Saturday of the month from 10 a.m. to noon (April 3rd). This group helps keep the city streets clean and business owners proud.

If Saturday’s event doesn’t fit your schedule, Calvary Chapel invites you to celebrate Easter in the Park on Sunday, April 4th, also at Town Center Park. An elaborate BBQ is the major draw for this day out and live music and an Easter egg hunt do not disappoint. The fun starts at 10:00 a.m. and runs until 2:00 p.m. Come one, come all!

The city’s Spring Spectacular has everything Easter in one place! The event at San Gorgonio Park starts off with a pancake breakfast sponsored by the Kiwanis and Key Clubs (9:00 a.m. to noon) and continues through the morning with a series of age-group Easter egg hunts. To keep the little ones busy after the baskets are full, the Spectacular offers face painting, pony rides, and visits with Wilbur the Pig and Mary and her Little Lamb. Don’t miss your chance to find the Prize Egg… ages two and under 11:00 a.m., ages three and four 11:30 a.m., ages five through seven 12:00 p.m., and ages eight through ten 12:30 p.m.

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A wonderful way to give back to the community is to support the Community Easter Brunch on Saturday, April 3rd, at 10:00 a.m. at Ole Hanson Beach Club. The event is open to individuals and families in need and is co-sponsored by the Family Assistance Ministries and the City of San Clemente. Volunteer and donation opportunities are available. Call 949.492.8477 for more information.


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THE BEST KEPT SECRET IN ORANGE COUNTY! SPECIALIZING IN... • English Riding Lessons Beginner through Advanced Levels • Training for the Show Horse & Rider: “A” Level, County and Interscholastic Equestrian League • Importing of Top Level Show Horses

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LOCAL MUSIC

Benise

Nuevo Flamenco: Music * Love * Life! BY ANTHONY SMALL { www.smallworldband.com }

Take a musical journey with BENISE, an Emmy Award-winning World Music and dance production that comes to The Coach House on April 24th. Composer, guitarist and creator, Roni Benise (pronounced Buh-nes-say), says the show pushes the boundaries of traditional Flamenco/Spanish guitar and combines the beautiful and passionate elements of music, dance and theater. Inspired by their tour that covered ten countries (including India, Sri Lanka and Spain), over three years, BENISE will appeal to people of all ages, cultures and musical backgrounds. “Our collaborations with artists around the world always incorporated local instrumentation, harmonies and beats. That made each stop unique and The Coach House show will be a celebration of our journey,” shares Benise. This special event will provide a sneak preview of the upcoming BENISE Fall Tour. Accompanied by his band and world-class Flamenco dancers, Benise said, “We are looking forward to playing The Coach House for the first time. We have played at the Mission San Juan Capistrano and love the intimate shows and really interacting with the audience.” Flamenco, Classical and even Rock and Roll elements challenge the band with different styles and instrumentation. “That’s what people enjoy - hearing different styles, changing it up. There really is something for everyone.” From a grass roots beginning in Southern California, BENISE started out by playing in the streets, in front of coffee shops, selling lots of CDs. The buzz and the band built, as they added dancers and exotic showmanship. Soon they were promoting and selling out their own shows at larger and larger venues. “The next logical step was to travel the world and capture the essence and beauty of those different places in my melodies,” Benise said. “I hope people will be inspired by our music and our story, and have the passion to follow their own dreams.” Looking ahead to future tour dates, Benise adds, “I can’t wait to travel to new cities, meet new people and play every night—it’s what I live for.”

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Benise Saturday, April 24

Curtis Michaels Salon Marshalls Center 31882 Del Obispo, San Juan Capistrano New Clients Only. Specials expire May 1st, 2010.

style cut Brightening Facial $59 $100 OFF

Keratin Complex Smoothing Treatment

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COACH HOUSE Concert Hotline: 949.496.8930

Vintage and Costuming Boutique 250,000 Pieces in stock New Arrivals Daily Monday Saturday 10am - 6pm Sunday 11am - 5pm

34155 Pacific Coast Highway. * Dana Point

949.496.4406 * junQies.net follow us on facebook and twitter

Happy Kids are Healthy Kids!

Have fun and get healthy ... DANCE!

Pacific Coast Academy of Dance 183 Avenida La Pata, San Clemente, CA 92673

ADULTS: Pilates, Butts & Guts, Boogie Box, Hip Hop, Ballet, Ballroom PRESCHOOLERS: Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop (ages 3-6) KINDER CLASSES: Classes geared to your 5-7 year old COMMERCIAL ACADEMY: Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, Contemporary, Lyrical, Musical Theatre, Conditioning (ages 6 to adult; beginners to advanced levels) AMTA: Academy of Musical Theatre Arts for Children and Adults

949.361.9277

www.pcadance.com

We’re your neighborhood dance studio!

BALLROOM: Teen & Adults with Asuka Kondoh (So You Think You Can Dance!) PERFORMANCE TEAMS: All ages! Compete locally! GREAT performance opportunities! CLASSICAL ACADEMY: Award winning Youth America Ballet; Artistic Directors Vladimir & Nina Kolesnikov (Kirov), Ballet Mistress Maria Lazar. Levels Prep - Company; entry by audition only; call to schedule an audition class! Enroll now and your child will be featured in our all-studio Spring Showcase June 28-30, 2010 at the beautiful Collaborative Arts Theatre in San Juan Capistrano! Mention this ad and your registration fee is WAIVED upon enrollment!

4/2 THE CHURCH “An Intimate Space - 30th Anniversary” 4/3 AL STEWART 4/7 BRANDON SALLER of Atreyu 4/8 HAPA 4/9 MAD CADDIES presented by KROQ 4/10 MOTHER HIPS / DUSTY RHODES & THE RIVER BAND 4/15 ROCKAPELLA APRIL 7 BRANDON SALLER of Atreyu

APRIL 9 MAD CADDIES

APRIL 8 HAPA

APRIL 16 BRUCE COCKBURN

4/16 “An Evening With BRUCE COCKBURN 4/17 DAVID ALLEN COE 4/18 TIMMY CURRAN 4/20 420 FEST: ONE DROP / MIKE PINTO 4/22 4/23 4/24 4/25 4/30 5/1 5/6 5/7 5/8 5/13 5/14 5/15 5/16 5/20 5/21 5/22 5/28 5/29 5/30 6/2 6/11 6/12 6/18 6/19 6/25 6/26 7/3 7/8 7/9 7/17 7/31 8/8 8/19

PHAT REGGAE DUB STATUS

JENNIFER KNAPP NANCI GRIFFITH BENISE MARCY PLAYGROUND PATO BANTON JOHN MAYALL MARCIA BALL RIGHTEOUS BROTHER BILL MEDLEY ROGER CLYNE ACOUSTIC MICK TAYLOR (Former Rolling Stone Guitarist) Y&T ERIC SARDINAS

CSI:

GARY SINISE & THE LT. DAN BAND

VIENNA TENG WILD CHILD ROLLING THE STONES DREAD ZEPPELIN PATTY SMYTH & SCANDAL SURFIN SAFARI (Beach Boys Tribute) MARIA MULDAUR WANG CHUNG DR. JOHN & THE LOWER 911 AMBROSIA DESPERADO (Eagles Tribute) IRON BUTTERFLY FLOCK OF SEAGULLS / WHEN IN ROME THE TUBES DON CARLOS LEON RUSSELL AN EVENING WITH MICHAEL TOMLINSON DRAMARAMA LISA LOEB JOHN HIATT and The Combo

APRIL 18 APRIL 25 TIMMY CURRAN MARCY PLAYGROUND

APRIL 30 PATO BANTON

MAY 7 RIGHTEOUS BROTHER BILL MEDLEY

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Senior Living

Presents

Let’s Talk Seniors! April 21 “Is It Normal Forgetfulness or Something Else?” by Valerie George, UCI Medical Center May 19 “Walk with Confidence & Free Balance Tests” by Fall Prevention Institute June 16 “Hydration & Nutrition” by Stella Zimmerle, Heartland Join us for guest speakers every third Wednesday, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Speakers will discuss a variety of topics related to aging and other senior issues. Feel free to stay afterwards for a complimentary lunch! Please RSVP as seating is limited. (949) 496-8802. 32200 Del Obispo Street San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675 (949) 496-8802 DelObispoTerrace.com Lic. #306003830

Family Practice & Urgent Care Open 365 Days a Year, including Holidays

San Juan location offers

FREE Youth Sports Physicals

(Exam only. Parent must be present. Please bring physical form.)

FAMILY PRACTICE HOURS: Mon - Fri: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Pedro Carrillo, MD NEW LOCATION...

San Juan Capistrano 32312 Camino Capistrano

949.489.9112 36 APRIL 2010

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URGENT CARE HOURS: (7 Days/Week) Mon - Fri: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. Sat & Sun: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Holidays: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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Ladera Ranch

Rancho Santa Margarita

Mission Viejo

800 Corporate Drive, Ste. 100

22032 El Paseo, Ste. 130

26922 Oso Parkway, Ste. 380

949.364.9112

949.589.9112

949.582.5430


R U O H Y P P A H in town best

Locally Grown FRESH Produce Delivered Daily!

22 Plasma TVs $8 Lunches: $5-

Dinners: $7-$12 $1.50 Taco Tuesdays

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LOCAL FOOD & DRINK

Izza’s Bar Lounge

Wood-Fired Pizza

Izza

Thin Crust,Wood-Fired Pizza Daily Lunch Special ONLY $6

Pizzette, Panini, Insalate & Pasta

Neapolitan Pizzeria

by bonnie small

Go ahead and grab your keys-you can read the rest of this in the car. Mark’s Restaurant, a long-time Laguna Beach favorite, has reopened after a five year hiatus. In a new location, just steps away from the Sawdust Festival on Laguna Canyon Road, Mark’s is spot-on perfection from soup to nuts.

FREE MARGHERITA PIZZA With purchase of any pizza, valid Tuesday - Sunday, after 8pm 376 Camino De Estrella San Clemente • 949.248.4925 www.izzapizzeria.com

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Open Tuesday to Sunday 11:30am to Closing

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Kids 10 and under. 1 child per adult. From the Bambini menu.

To be fair, Mark’s had me at the butter. As we were seated, the most glorious bread and butter were delivered to our table. That night’s creation was warm jalapeño cheese bread accompanied by a beautiful hunk of fresh, sweet, unsalted butter sprinkled with crystals of red and black Hawaiian salt. After the bread and butter ecstasy, we moved on to the buffalo mozzarella caprese salad – perfect snow white balls of fresh mozzarella, halved tear drop tomatoes and baby greens drizzled with a balsamic glaze. Every ingredient was at its peak and the addition of kalamata olives provided a perfect flavor balance. The soup offering was French onion – a lovely, golden, sage-laced onion broth, caramelized onions and a toasted crouton topped with a slice of brie. Our entrées were equally incredible. We started with sautéed shrimp perched atop cilantro and garlic risotto, surrounded by a puddle of smoky chipotle and tomatillo cream sauce. This dish was intensely flavorful and satisfying on every level. Our grilled filet mignon was cooked to perfection and served with garlic mashed potatoes and a gossamer béarnaise sauce. My favorite house-made desserts were the Apple Tarte Tatin and the Mexican Chocolate Torte. Made with Abuelita’s Mexican chocolate, the torte is an unbelievably good chocolate cookie crust topped with a mixture of chocolate cream, allspice, nutmeg, cinnamon and cayenne pepper. The apples of the Tarte Tatin were indescribably smooth in texture, bathed in a caramel pan sauce and inverted atop a puff pastry crust. Not to be overlooked is the value. At Mark’s, the portions and prices are sized for the real world making it worthy of many return visits. Are you there yet?

Executive Chef, Martin Gonzales and Owner, Mark DePalma

853 Laguna Canyon Road Laguna Beach

949.715.4200 markslaguna.com

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FABULOUS FOOD, AWESOME ATMOSPHERE EXCELLENT PRICES

&

MONDAY’S: SPAGHETTI SPECIAL WEDNESDAY’S: LASAGNA SPECIAL ONLY $5.99

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429 N. El Camino Real * San Clemente 949.498.2540 * Let us cater your next party!


H AP PY EAS TE R!

Happy Hour Specials at th e bar top

M on day thru F riday from 3:30 - 6:30pm o pen 7 day s a w eek fr o m 3 : 3 0 p m

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LOCAL DINING GUIDE

DININGGUIDE DANA POINT

Caliente Cantina 34085 PCH 949.493.4319 calientecoastalcantina.com

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Casanova Ristorante 33585 Del Obispo 949.496.0992 casanovaristorante.com

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LAGUNA BEACH NEW

House of Big Fish & Ice Cold Beer 540 South PCH 949.715.4500 houseofbigfish.com K’ya 2875 S. PCH 949.376.97189 kyarestaurant.com

Dana Kai 24050 Camino Del Avion 949.489.8169

MARK’S RESTAURANT 853 Laguna Canyon Road 949.715.4200 markslaguna.com

Gemmell’s 34471 Golden Lantern 949.234.0063 gemmellsrestaurant.com

Mosun 680 S. PCH 949.497.5646 mosunclubm.com

Mahé 24961 Dana Point Harbor Drive 949.240.1800 eatatmahe.com

Mozambique 1740 S. PCH 949.715.7777 mozambique.com

THAI THIS 24501 Del Prado 949.240.7944 thaithis.com

sundried tomato 361 Forest Avenue 949.494.3312 sundriedtomatocafe.com

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SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO

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SAN CLEMENTE

Bad to the Bone BBQ 31738 Rancho Viejo Road 949.218.0227 badtothebone-bbq.com

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Bad to the Bone BBQ 107 Via Pico Plaza 949.361.9132 badtothebone-bbq.com

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Bistro 311 31105 Rancho Viejo Road 949.218.3311 bistro311.net

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Carbonara Trattoria 111 Avenida Del Mar 949.366.1040 carbonara.com

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IZZA NEAPOLITAN PIZZERIA 376 Camino de Estrella 949.248.4925 izzapizzeria.com

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L’Hirondelle 31631 Camino Capistrano 949.661.0425 lhirondellesjc.com South Authentic Southern Kitchen 31105 Rancho Viejo Road 949.542.8889 souththerestaurant.com Sundried tomato 31781 Camino Capistrano 949.661.1167 sundriedtomatocafe.com THAI JUAN ON 31878 Del Obispo 949.234.0332 thaijuanon.com

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NEW

Nick’s 213 Avenida Del Mar 949.481.2200 scnicks.com SONNY’S PIZZA & PASTA 429 El Camino Real 949.498.2540 sonnys.com

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Sundried Tomato 821 Via Suerte 949.388.5757 sundriedtomatocafe.com

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LIVE MUSIC

Express Lunch Menu Monday - Friday

On weekends in San Clemente

starting at $4.95. Guaranteed in 10 minutes or it’s FREE!

Bring this coupon in and Buy one BBQ Plate receive 20% OFF with and receive 2nd plate of purchase of $40 or more equal or lesser value FREE Dine-in only. One coupon per check. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Certain restrictions apply. Expires 4/30/10.

Dine-in only. One coupon per check. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Certain restrictions apply. Expires 4/30/10.

WEEKEND BRUNCH Saturday & Sunday: 10am - 2pm. (San Clemente Only) 31738 Rancho Viejo Rd. San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675 949.218.0227

107 Via Pico Plaza San Clemente, CA 92675 949.361.9132

Mondays

HALF OFF

Appetizers and Entrées

Dinner Hours 5:00pm - 11:00pm 853 Laguna Canyon Road 949.715.4200 • markslaguna.com thelocaldish.net

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Was Your Last Carpet Cleaning A BIG Disappointment? • Did it seem they were in-and-out of your home in no time at all? • Did the same spots come back within a couple of days or weeks? • Did it seem to take forever for your carpets to dry? I’m glad to tell you that “not all carpet cleaners are created equal.”

5 Reasons You Should Call HAINES & CROSS 1) Money-Back Guarantee. If you are not totally delighted with the results of our cleaning, we will not accept your payment. 2) Many Satisfied Clients. On request, we will provide you with names and phone numbers of happy clients who live in your neighborhood.

&

"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 “The best cleaning our carpeting has ever had.” - Ruthi Stahl, Dana Point

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3) Most Thorough Cleaning. If you feel our carpet cleaning wasn’t the best, most thorough cleaning you’ve ever had, you don’t pay. 4) FREE Pre-Cleaning Inspection. We provide you with a firm, written Price Quotation before the job, no hidden or surprise charges, no “fudging.” 5) You’ll Get Trained, Skilled Technicians- Not kids, not day-laborers, not unskilled spare timers.

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My Personal Guarantee If you don’t feel my cleaning is the most thorough you’ve ever had, I won’t accept your payment. No fine print, just an honest, solid guarantee that assures your complete satisfaction with my work.

& HAINES & CROSS

Eric Bollmann, Owner

949/496-0935

www.hainesandcross.com

27324 Camino Capistrano, #112 Laguna Niguel, CA 92677

SPRING CLEANING EVERY SPECIAL 3RD ROOM HERE’S WHAT TO DO NEXT:

CLEANED

To Schedule a FREE, No FREE! Obligation Carpet Inspection & Written Price Quotation Call Eric at:

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Not valid with other discounts. Expires 4/30/10.

FREE PICK-UP AND DELIVERY!

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