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Harv Wyman THE MORTGAGE MANAGER by Shelley Hudson

s the South Orange County real estate market slowly inches its way to a more favorable climate, homeowners, prospective homeowners, and market watchers inevitably shift focus to property values, refinancing, and optimizing investment strategies. With new government regulatory pressures and increasingly stringent lending requirements in place, partnering with a seasoned industry veteran is a pivotal decision toward securing your financial future. With a 25-year career in the local mortgage finance arena, Harv Wyman has witnessed the extreme highs and lows of the Southern California real estate market. As a graduate of USC, Wyman made his home in Laguna Niguel, where he and wife Kim have raised their four children, coached youth teams, and enjoyed a 20-year membership at the Monarch Beach Club and the El Niguel Country Club. “Over the years I have made so many great friends and acquaintances; that's why I love doing this. I like being entrenched in the community and helping my neighbors make the right choices," shares Harv. After operating his own brokerage firm for many years, Wyman recently transitioned to a position as Senior Mortgage Analyst with Alpine Mortgage Planning in the Ocean Ranch neighborhood of Laguna Niguel. As a subsidiary of Pinnacle Capital, Alpine Mortgage boasts unparalleled strength and unlimited resources within the industry. “It’s amazing to be able to present such a variety of lending programs to clients,” says Wyman, “Since Alpine funds its own loans, I have a flexibility that I was never able to offer in the past. I have absolutely everything at my disposal.” In addition to conforming and jum-

bo loans, Alpine provides FHA/VA, interest-only, reverse mortgages, and special programs for borrowers who don’t quite fit the criteria of traditional lenders. Clients who have suffered setbacks from a flagging economy such as a short sale, bankruptcy, or foreclosure can take advantage of Alpine’s Alternative Mortgage Program, which is designed to get families back into homes without the “seasoning time” requirement. “Most companies can accommodate the ‘round peg-round hole’ buyers, but we can extend our services to a wider segment of the population. With Alpine's own mortgage-backed security, almost anything is possible,” adds Wyman. Changing legislation in the mortgage industry has resulted in tighter restrictions for both lenders and borrowers. Despite a challenging regulatory environment, Harv asserts that Alpine's core competencies lie in the versatility and financial strength behind the company's product mix. His ability to offer more competitive, high performance programs—and to fund them faster—allows him to deliver results for his clients under circumstances where other mortgage brokers and bankers can't. The accessibility to specialized products, coupled with concierge-level customer service have generated a loyal and long-term clientele for Wyman. Harv's analysis of current market conditions is optimistic, but guarded. “The historically low interest rates helped stimulate the local economy toward a rebound, but rates have been slowly creeping back up. In fact, we’ve seen a full percentage point increase since May. Combined with the usual seasonal sales slump, more properties on the market, and rising prices, buyer incentive has plateaued. All signs

ACCOLADES "I’ve worked with Harv for almost 20 years and I couldn’t be happier with the level of service I’ve received. Harv is not just a loan officer; he approaches each transaction from a risk management standpoint. He looks at all the potential risk factors involved and tries to mitigate them one by one. Harv’s patience and attention to detail are incredible, and the personal attention stands out even in a time when we as consumers expect increasingly more from service providers. He listens intently and is extremely personable. Harv always has a smile and a twinkle in his eye." — Dr. Roger Thomas, President, Newport Harbor Radiology Associates Medical Group point to a continuation of suppressed interest rates through 2014, however. The traditional home-selling season is Spring, so we expect to see a similar boost in activity this year as well.” Let Harv Wyman’s experience and resources work for you. To learn more about mortgage and refinancing opportunities you might not find elsewhere, call Harv directly at 949.939.3410 for a private consultation.

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st. anne school DEVELOPING THE WHOLE CHILD IN PARTNERSHIP WITH PARENTS St. Anne is an independent Catholic school recognized by and within the Diocese of Orange that fosters the intellectual and character development of its students, preschool through eighth grade. This warm, welcoming community prepares its students for future success through the development of academic, social and religious disciplines. Dedicated to the highest standards of education in a small classroom setting, St. Anne provides time-proven elements of instruction and discipline, with modern technologies and a contemporary understanding of childhood learning processes. All of this is delivered in a safe atmosphere of support, encouragement and close personal attention in partnership with parents. An expansive curriculum offers breadth for student exploration, well-roundedness and depth to ensure that every student is challenged intellectually. St. Anne believes the teaching of values is an

integral part of the academic education it offers. Students are taught to be respectful, articulate and compassionate individuals who are focused on leadership and service. Community outreach is a hallmark of the school and is an important part of student life at St. Anne. St. Anne understands it takes a wide range of academic, religious, artistic, athletic and co-curricular activities to broaden students’ perspectives and prepare them for what lies ahead. With this in mind, St. Anne offers a range of classes in fine art, musical and theater arts to foster creativity and individuality. St. Anne School is also a member of the Parochial Athletic League (PAL) and fields competitive sports teams seasonally. St. Anne is a nationally recognized Blue Ribbon School and is accredited through the Western Catholic Education Association (WCEA), the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).

St. Anne School Admissions Open House Thursday, January 16, 2014

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ST. ANNE SCHOOL IS CURRENTLY ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2014-2015 SCHOOL YEAR. St. Anne invites you to join them for a Preschool – 8th Grade Admissions Open House on Thursday, January 16, 2014 from 9:00 – 11:00 am. For a private tour and to learn more about St. Anne School, please contact: Lil Ray Reed, Kindergarten – 8th Grade Office of Admissions 949.276.6753, LuAnn Wilson, Preschool Admissions 949.276.6783, st. anne school 32451 Bear Brand Road Laguna Niguel, CA 92677

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JSerra catholic high school developing the whole person JSerra Catholic High School is a private Roman Catholic college preparatory institution. JSerra is a faith-filled sacrament-based community that educates and nourishes the whole person. Students are provided with the highest-quality academic, spiritual, and co-curricular education; to inspire the pursuit of excellence; to affirm the dignity of each individual; to encourage faith; and to foster a commitment to service.

Responsible Christian Citizens who demonstrate knowledge of the Catholic Church; perform Christian service to their community; practice respect of self, others, and community.

Core Values

Now over a decade old, JSerra has established itself within South Orange County as an exceptional academic institution. At JSerra, students have a truly unique opportunity to participate in forming the identity that will stay with them for decades to come.

JSerra Catholic High School is an accredited private Roman Catholic school with a mission to develop students who are: Academic Achievers demonstrating a higher order of thinking skills; solving problems creatively and analytically; utilizing the appropriate technology to support learning. Lifelong Learners who manage and direct their own learning; value and pursue postsecondary education; establish personal priorities and achievable goals; develop an appreciation of varying world views.

Collaborative Workers who use effective leadership and interpersonal skills to foster, develop, and maintain relationships within a diverse setting.

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Each year, new clubs are formed; athletic teams become stronger, and dedicated staff and faculty look for new ways to innovate the learning process. JSerra’s highly successful Pre-Medical Professional Magnet Program is now in its fourth year, and is offered exclusively to JSerra students in

partnership with Providence Little Company of Mary Hospital. JSerra has also established a Business Magnet Program in conjunction with the Paul Merage School of Business at UCI. Other Programs of Distinction include Pre-Law with Chapman University professors, and Engineering which utilizes the Project Lead The Way curriculum. Through these programs and more, JSerra students are nurtured to explore interests and develop as spiritual beings, becoming the best version of themselves. JSerra Catholic High School 26351 Junipero Serra Road San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675 949.493.9307 •

INVITES YOU TO ATTEND OUR OPEN HOUSE For prospective students and their parents

Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 6:30 pm in the JSerra Pavilion Join us with the whole family to learn about our programs of distinction, exceptional academics and athletics. Have your questions answered about JSerra’s: College Preparatory Curriculum Magnet Programs (Business/Engineering/Law/Medical) Award Winning Artists-In-Residence Program (Fine Arts) Outstanding Extracurricular Programs Financial Aid Available


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Marina View preschool SERVING LAGUNA NIGUEL SINCE 1996 Studies have shown that children attending preschool generally do significantly better academically, developmentally and socially in the long-term compared to children who do not enroll in a preschool. However, the simple fact of attending preschool does not guarantee any immediate or life-long benefits. The quality of a preschool is the critical factor. Marina View Preschool in Laguna Niguel was established over 16 years ago and in December 2012 had a change of ownership due to the previous owner’s retirement. The school is now owned and directed by Reshma Morey, a mother of two young boys and an educator with over 14 years of teaching experience. The school cares for children ages 12 months to six years and provides a healthy balance of academics and a developmental program. The school’s philosophy is to offer a strong, child-centered learning environment that educates the whole child: intellectually, socially, emotionally, and physically. Marina View’s vi-

sion is to create a love of learning in children that lasts a lifetime.

tractive and safe school facility. The school provides a developmentally appropriate curriculum taught by long-tenured, degreed, and credentialed teachers and offers an introduction to Spanish and Mandarin, Learning Centers focused on math, art, reading, and science, and Enrichment classes in Gymnastics, Soccer, and Spanish.

Since taking over the school just over a year ago, Mrs. Morey has made a number of improvements including repainting the entire inside and outside of the school, redesigning the website which communicates the Marina View vision more effectively, and implementing a customized app for parents to receive updates and alerts on the daily and weekly activities. Mrs. Morey has also embarked on creating a sense of community amongst the parents by having more events at the school such as the annual “Fun Run”, Open House, Halloween Parade, Winter Holiday Recital, and Father’s Day and Mother’s Day celebrations. There are a number of additional events scheduled for 2014!

If you are considering a preschool for your child, Marina View Preschool should definitely be on your list.

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St. Edward the Confessor Parish School Academic Excellence through a holistic approach St. Edward the Confessor Parish School shares in the mission of the Church to communicate the Gospel message, to build the Catholic Christian community and to serve others less fortunate. The School assists and complements parents as the primary educators of their children in the formation of Catholic standards and values. Through a holistic approach that emphasizes an excellent education, St. Edward the Confessor Parish School strives to develop students spiritually, intellectually, physically, socially and emotionally. Each child is a unique individual of God, and the School embraces student body diversity. St. Edward the Confessor Parish School is committed to providing a challenging academic program to develop excellence in all students. Students receive a wide range of educational experiences through the core curriculum program, including math, science, social studies and language arts, integrated with Catholic Identity and the use of technology and enhanced by art, music, Spanish and physical education classes.

UNIQUE COMPONENTS • 1:12 Instructor-to-student ratio in Pre-K and Kindergarten •1  :18 Instructor-to-student ratio in Grades 1-5

ACCREDITATIONS • Accredited by Western Catholic Educational Association (WCEA) and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

•1  :25 Instructor-to-student ratio in Middle School •T  he School serves as the largest parish school in the Diocese of Orange. •E  nrichment programs offered in Piano, Italian, Art, Chess, Culinary Kids, FAST: Functional Ability Speed Training, Table Tennis, Lego Brain Builders, Science, Scouts, Cherubs Choir, Choristers • Prayer Partner Mentoring Program

The School staffs qualified, credentialed teachers, enlists cooperative parent involvement and utilizes academic support systems. St. Edward the Confessor Parish School incorporates a love for God and integrates Catholic Identity within the learning process, all within a caring and safe environment. Social justice, global awareness and proclaiming the Gospel message are the main priorities.

• Student Support Service Program •P  arochial Athletic League Sports Program • Multi-platform technology integration throughout all grade levels

• Named a National Blue Ribbon School by the United States Department of Education in 2005. • California State Academic Decathlon Champions 2007, 2008 and 2013 • Diocese of Orange Academic Decathlon Champions 2007, 2008, 2010 and 2013, Logic Champions 2007, 2008, 2009 , 2010 and 2011 St. Edward the Confessor Parish School 33866 Calle La Primavera Dana Point, CA 92629 949.496.1241 • WWW.SETCPS.COM

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Mission Basilica School National Blue Ribbon School Mission Basilica School embraces a rich heritage tracing back to the founding of Mission San Juan Capistrano by Father Junipero Serra in 1776. The school honors Father Serra’s mission of preparing every student for a life of leadership rooted in Catholic values. Mission Basilica School’s beautiful campus, uniquely located in the historical setting of the grounds of Mission San Juan Capistrano, has a student body of 260 in grades Pre-K to 8. As a WCEA/WASC accredited, National Blue Ribbon school, Mission Basilica is staffed with highly skilled and credentialed teachers.

Mission Basilica School fosters Faith Formation and Academic Excellence through:

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Faith • The Catholic Faith interwoven within the Curriculum • A Strong Faith Community • Weekly Mass in the Basilica • Ongoing Christian Service • Spiritual Retreats Academics • A Rigorous Academic Curriculum • An Inclusive Learning Environment • A Curriculum aligned with the Common Core State Standards • Small Group Instruction • The Development of Critical Thinking • Technology Enriched Classrooms • A 1-to-1 iPad Program • Technology and Science Labs • Fitness, Sports and Health Education • A Diverse Fine Arts Program • A Spanish Language Program • After School Clubs and Extracurricular Programs • Extended Day Care

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Halstrom Academy Mission Viejo Flexible One-to-One Instruction Halstrom Academy is an alternative private middle school and high school offering a high-quality education through one-to-one instruction and flexible scheduling options. As the pioneer of the one-to-one instruction model, Halstrom understands how to effectively help students learn based on their own learning style and pace, and has done so successfully since 1985. Halstrom, located in Mission Viejo, through online classes, or eight other Southern California campuses, is accredited by Western Association of Schools and Colleges and offers more than 150 AP, college prep, general and workshop-level courses. In addition, Halstrom offers SAT Prep, tutoring and college counseling. Halstrom’s Philosophy Halstrom breaks away from the traditional classroom structure by providing one-toone instruction focused on content mastery, a technology-supported curriculum through iPads loaded with e-textbooks and

learning apps, and flexible scheduling and enrollment options. All of this is provided in a learning community fostered by mutual respect. Halstrom supports and celebrates each student as an individual, understands that each student will learn differently, and provides the opportunity students deserve to maximize their potential. Halstrom’s Environment & Campus Halstrom maintains a supportive and nurturing environment where the teachers and staff know every student and family intimately. As an extra level of service, parents may login daily to the parent/student portal for updates on progress and grades. The Mission Viejo campus has three supervised student areas for socializing with friends, doing homework, and receiving help from teachers. Students are encouraged to join a club, attend field trips and participate in on-going school-community involvement projects.

Why Halstrom Works At Halstrom, school is designed for and around each student. Teaching is tailored to each student’s learning style, and classes are scheduled around their extracurricular activities and work schedules. The one-to-one instruction empowers students to take control of their learning as they are taught the essential skills to succeed in school and beyond. Halstrom academy 26440 La Alameda, Suite 150 Mission Viejo, CA 92691 949.348.0608 •

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Santa Margarita Catholic High School DEVELOPING WELL-ROUNDED STUDENTS PREPARED FOR COLLEGE AND BEYOND Santa Margarita Catholic High School offers a well-rounded, college-preparatory education. SMCHS seeks to develop students who are people of faith, skilled lifelong learners, healthy individuals and involved citizens of our world. Whether you have specialized learning needs and require additional support or thrive in the most rigorous of programs, Santa Margarita’s academic tracks are tailored to meet the needs of varied learners. The school offers 18 AP courses, an Interdisciplinary program catering to hands-on learners and an Auxiliary Studies Program allowing students who learn differently to reach their full potential. Santa Margarita also has the distinction of being the only Catholic high school in the county to offer the challenging International Baccalaureate program. Faith development and extracurricular activities are an integral part of the Santa Margarita experience. Students are encouraged to explore their passions through participation

in campus activities, arts and athletics. Home of the Eagles, the school has garnered 47 CIF championships, 171 league championships and eight state championships – more than any other school in Southern California since Santa Margarita opened in 1987. A thriving, award-winning arts program includes more than 50 visual and performing art courses. Fall 2011 marked the opening of the Academic Services Center. Ten “smart classrooms” outfitted with interactive whiteboards, mobile desks, and netbooks with access to e-books provide a dynamic learning environment. The center also includes the Digital Media Studio, a 3,700 square-foot learning lab for television and film production classes and home to the student news show “Eagle TV.” SMCHS also recently opened the Eagle Athletic Center which features a first-class 5,822 square-foot weight room. A new aquatics center opened in 2007 complete with an Olympic-sized pool and stadium seating for 450 spectators.

Enrollment: 1,689 Individualized attention: Seven counselors Student-faculty ratio: 16:1 Financial Assistance: One in five students receives tuition assistance College-bound: 99% of graduates attend college Class of 2013 Scholarship offers: $30.8 million Bus Service: Serving San Clemente, Dana Point, SJC, Laguna Niguel and Aliso Viejo Santa Margarita Catholic High School 22062 Antonio Parkway Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688 949.766.6076 •

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our lady of fatima parish school DEVELOPING WELL-ROUNDED STUDENTS PREPARED FOR COLLEGE AND BEYOND Our Lady of Fatima Parish School is a 21st Century learning community founded in 1965 that has educated students in South Orange County for nearly 50 years. Nestled among the rolling hills of San Clemente, with a view of the Pacific, the school is fully accredited and staffed by an outstanding team of credentialed, nurturing, and dedicated professionals. The campus offers a welcoming learning environment for all students that pervades on the value of “family.” OLF is a dynamic, technology-driven institution of learning that prides itself on academic rigor and high student expectations that “empowers today’s children to promote tomorrow’s leaders.” The school’s strong community service program ensures that OLF students value their faith-filled Catholic education. OLF’s students are committed learners who demonstrate excellence in academic expectations, technology acquisition, and service to their community. With a cross-curricular and cross-cultural approach to instruction,

OLF offers each student differentiated opportunities to explore, investigate, and demonstrate understanding by means of a hands-on approach to learning that includes integrated technology. By complementing the academic rigor with the offering of innovative electives, the OLF faith-filled student gains a love for life-long learning, becomes an effective communicator and a globally responsible citizen. Students have received local and regional awards from various competitions such as the OC Science Fair, Chapman University Holocaust Art, Writing and Poetry Contest, Catholic Math League, OC Catholic Charities Contest, and the OC Young Author’s Faire. OLF’s Early Education Center has been enhanced by the addition of a transitional kindergarten; the first year of a two-year academic kindergarten program that is specifically designed to give four year olds and young fives the “gift of time” to develop socially, emotionally, and cognitively.

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Faith-filled Student-centered Family-oriented Community-focused Leadership Opportunities 21st Century Learning The school administration whole-heartedly supports the school’s efforts toward 21st Century progressive programs that sharpen the student’s life skills and augment the learner’s ability to navigate through challenges and rigorous opportunities that create future confident leaders who are grounded in their love for Jesus Christ, for their family, and for those in need. OUR LADY OF FATIMA PARISH SCHOOL 105 N. La Esperanza, San Clemente, CA 92672 949.492.7320 •

Empowering Today’s Children to Promote Tomorrow’s Leaders + Transitional K / Kindergarten + 1st – 8th grades + Faith-filled + Family-oriented + Technology-driven

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San Juan Hills high school Producing Successful, Just, healthy, highly-competent and skillful graduates San Juan Hills High School, nestled in the foothills along the eastern border of San Juan Capistrano, is Capistrano Unified School District’s 6th comprehensive high school. Opened in the Fall of 2007, San Juan Hills students and community enjoy a state-of-the-art facility which includes a 480-seat Theater with flyway; a Blackbox Theater; video labs; dedicated dance rooms; and full athletic facilities highlighted by a 30-meter Aquatics facility and the new on-campus “Stallion Stadium.” Brightened by natural light that shines from the many skylights, students are able to learn in modern classrooms equipped with projectors, Wi-Fi and other technology-focused offerings. Named one of “America’s top 500” high schools in 2013 by Newsweek magazine, San Juan Hills is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and offers rich academic and extra-curricular opportunities for its students, including Advanced Placement courses; 23 CIF sports

teams participating in the highly respected South Coast and Sea View Leagues; Career and Technical courses through the South Orange County Regional Occupation Program (ROP); comprehensive Visual and Performing Arts programs; AVID, Two-Way Immersion Program; and the Saddleback College High School Partnership Program. The most important resource at San Juan Hills is people. Students are supported by a fully credentialed staff known for its commitment to helping all students discover and develop their talents. Reflecting the rich diversity of South Orange County, students learn to interact in an environment that generates trust, respect and appreciation for students of diverse faiths and cultural backgrounds. In just 7 years, San Juan Hills High School has established itself as one of the great secondary schools available to South Orange County families.


STALLION SHOWCASE Saturday, February 8, 2014 9:30 – 11:30AM • Visit Information Booths for Athletics, Clubs, Academic Programs, Performing Arts, Pep Squad, AVID, ASB, PTSA, Parent Boosters and Guidance/Enrollment • Guided Campus Tours by ASB, AVID & Link Crew students • Advanced Placement and Accelerated Class Workshops • Performing Arts Presentations Campus Tours: Friday, January 17, 2014: 9-10:30AM Contact Tracy Johannes at to reserve a spot. CUSD School of Choice Application Period:

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SJHHS Graduates are: Successful: They meet or exceed academic expectations. Just: They are tolerant, ethical and open-minded. Healthy: They make self-disciplined, responsible choices that promote a sense of well-being. Highly Competent: They think critically, solve problems, and make informed decisions. Skillful: They communicate in effective and creative ways. San Juan Hills High School 29211 Vista Montana, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675 949.234.5900 •

San Juan Hills prides itself on being a nurturing community that inspires all students to thrive in the midst of high expectations. • 2013 Newsweek/Daily Beast Top 500 – America’s Best High Schools • Recently awarded a full 6R (6-year/3-year follow-up) accreditation by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges • 23 CIF Interscholastic Sports & 59 Teams • 2013 League Championship Teams – Boys Volleyball, Girls Golf, Football • 2013 CIF Quarter-finalist teams – Girls Volleyball & Football • Student-Athlete Development Program • Comprehensive Visual & Performing Arts Program • 18 Advanced Placement Courses • Career Technical Education Courses – ROP (Sports Medicine, Health Careers, Criminal Justice, Graphic Design & more) • Avid Program • Two-Way Immersion Program • CUSD Newest School – State of the Art Technology & Facilities

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Educating The Next Generation of Decision Makers Graduates of Saint Catherine of Siena stand out in the crowd. They are distinctive in their self-understanding, confidence, personal commitment to a life of integrity and service, and a strong, active faith in God. The Saint Catherine of Siena experience changes the world, one child at a time, and is an exceptional community of choice for those families who are looking for the unique blend of education, faith and preparation for life. That is truly the Saint Catherine of Siena difference.

School by the Sea program and Vacation Bible school.

As part of a “whole child” approach, faculty specialists support classroom teachers in the visual arts, performing arts, music, technology, physical education, and French or Spanish. Extracurricular programs include team sports, theater production, academic decathlon, Scouts, chess club and art classes. During Summer Vacation, the school also offers a Summer

This year Saint Catherine of SIena is hosting an Open House on the same evening as their community wide Pasta Dinner hosted by our 6th grade class. Bring your child to look at the school, meet the teachers and sit down with the families. There isn’t a better when to help prospective families to “Come and See” Saint Catherine of Siena Parish School.

Saint Catherine of Siena invites you to “Come and See.” Meet the parents, the students, the faculty, enjoy the experience. The educational philosophy is rooted in relationships that transform lives, and we look forward to meeting you as you take the next steps toward becoming part of the school community that is not a school but a life-long way of living.

Open House is Thursday, January 30, 2014 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Please call to make reservations and to inquire about parking 949.494.7339. St. catherine of siena parish school 30516 S Coast Hwy. Laguna Beach, CA 92651 949.494.7339 •


• 56 Years of Spiritual and Academic Excellence • Small Class Size for Student Centered Learning • Full Day Kindergarten thru 8th Grade • New State-of-the-Art Building • Elementary K-5 Grade School • Middle School 6-8 • Fully Accredited by WCEA/WASC • After School Sports Program & Fine Arts Program



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Aliso Viejo Christian School Christ-Centered • Bible-based • academic excellence Aliso Viejo Christian School was established in 1999 as a ministry of Lutheran Church of the Cross with a mission to be a “Christ-centered, Bible-based environment which provides academic excellence and nurtures students to become life-long learners who know Jesus Christ and share His Word, His grace, and His love with all people.” AVCS is dedicated to be a school where educational excellence is provided with a curriculum that supports the academic needs of 21st century learners in Kindergarten through Eighth grade. With the completion of the gym/event center classrooms, students have opportunities for enhanced visual and performing arts as well as an exciting sports program. A diversified foreign language option pro-

gram is provided to develop global citizenry of the students. Technology is integrated throughout grade levels with an emphasis on maximizing student learning while providing expanding usage, stability, and security. With the Expected Schoolwide Learning Outcomes for the students of spiritually growing individuals, academically strong individuals, healthy individuals, and Christ-like individuals, AVCS strives to be an educational community that partners with parents and its students. Aliso Viejo Christian School is accredited by the Association of Christian Schools International, and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. We are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. Romans 8:37

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Pathway School Educating the minds, encouraging the spirits, and developing the God-given potential of intelligent children who learn differently PATHWAY MISSION For over a decade, Pathway School has offered an alternative to traditional schools where 20 percent of the intelligent children are struggling to learn. Within a nurturing Christian environment, Pathway School equips those students to realize their true learning potential and overcome the obstacles blocking their way to academic success. Pathway uses programs and strategies targeted to meet the needs of students who learn differently and to meet each one at their assessed instructional level. PATHWAY PROGRAM Pathway provides a K-9 comprehensive educational program within a small class environment (12:1) that is often broken down into smaller groups (3:1). The curriculum is driven by frequent assessment and progress monitoring to determine individual instructional levels. The School highlights student strengths and targets areas of weakness through the instruction and agelevel appropriate exploration of:

- Art and music - Science and technology - Drama and performance opportunities - Physical education - Biblical studies and character development - Leadership - Traditional academic subjects Pathway teachers go to extraordinary lengths to engage students in learner-appropriate strategies effective in unlocking each child’s potential. Pathway employs credentialed and experienced teachers and invests in their professional development. WHAT PARENTS AND STUDENTS ARE SAYING “We are new to Pathway this year, and my strongest emotion so far is simply regret that we didn’t bring our daughter here years ago! We aren’t rushing to tutors and fighting over homework anymore. We’ve traded constant stress and anxiety for tremendous love and support from the Pathway family.” ~ New Pathway Parent

“Pathway School has been one of the best things that ever happened to me. It has helped me so much with getting ready for high school and college. I am so glad that I found this school because now I am actually learning and not falling behind.” ~ Pathway Student

Pathway school 23802 Avenida de la Carlota Laguna Hills, CA 92653 949.837.1203 •

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With the Admissions Director and Principal Monday, January 13th, 10:30 am – 11:30 am (tour with school in session!) Monday, February 10th, 7pm – 8pm RSVP: (949) 837-1203 or 23802 Avenida de la Carlota, Laguna Hills, CA 92653 (949) 837-1203 •

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Grace Classical Academy CULTIVATING WISE AND Virtuous INDIVIDUALS FOR THE 21ST CENTURY Grace Classical Academy is Orange County’s first classical Christian school. Founded in 2003, Grace Classical Academy is an inviting, family-oriented school centrally located in Laguna Niguel serving students and their parents in Kindergarten through 8th Grade. Students are mentored by well-trained faculty in classes averaging ten students in size using time-tested curricula and research-based teaching methods for the purpose of: • Teaching the foundational facts of each subject; • Developing logical thinking patterns; • Understanding the interrelationships among ideas; • Generating original ideas based on this understanding; and • Articulating original ideas using reasoned, meaningful, and beautiful language.

The ultimate goal is to train students to use these skills for the glory of God and in service to humankind as productive members of their communities. Grace Classical Academy offers a wide range of courses such as phonics-based reading in the early grades, and, throughout all grades, Mathematics, Science, literature-based history, Bible, English Grammar, Latin, P.E., Art, and Music. From an early age, special emphasis is placed on mathematics instruction using methods developed in Singapore that teaches students the concrete and abstract nature of numbers and real-life problem solving. Additionally, instruction in English Grammar begins in 1st Grade helping students in developmentally-appropriate ways engage with the structure of their own language. Both approaches to the study of math and language provide the foundation for the development of logical thinking that undergirds the study of the other disciplines.

Additionally, students are taught to evaluate their ideas and actions through a Christian Worldview with the goal of maturing their minds and hearts to inform each other so that all of their lives will reflect a sensitivity to the call to serve and love God and their fellow man. Grace Classical Academy is currently completing a new classroom and administration building. They invite interested families to contact the admissions director to arrange a tour. Grace Classical Academy 24600 La Plata Avenue Laguna Niguel, CA 92677 (949) 481-9250


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Voted #1 Pilates Studio on Orange County Hotlist three years in a row, Pilates Plus brings its high-energy, “shirtdrenching” workout to Laguna Niguel. Integrating strength work and cardio into the principles of Pilates training, Pilates Plus offers classes seven days a week that are designed to lengthen, tighten and tone muscles, increase flexibility and cardiovascular endurance, and build a strong, supportive core. The Megaformer machine provides a focused approach to full-body conditioning in an addictive, 50-minute session, and Pilates Plus is one of the only studios in the area to offer this state-of-the-art equipment. Score two weeks of unlimited group classes for only $49 in January! Call 949.554.7272 or email for details.

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San Clemente’s CB CycleBarn is a dedicated cycling studio offering a high-energy, non-impact workout ideal for all ages and fitness levels, including teens and seniors. Voted Orange County Hotlist’s 2013 Best Spin Classes, CB CycleBarn combines inspirational, fun instructors, hot music, real time leaderboards, mood lighting, and the best bikes on the market to give you the results you want—all in “the happiest place in town!” New clients can take advantage of one free month when signing up for a monthly contract in January. Special packages are also available for high school students. You can even take your first five classes for free with a local ID. Register and check out the class schedule online at or call 949.481.5438 to learn more. 34 JANUARY 2014

San Clemente’s Anytime Fitness represents a high-concept twist on a traditional “big box” gym. Owners Steve and Peggy have created an intimate, private training studio/gym environment that offers the maximum convenience and flexibility for members, while taking advantage of the resources of a larger national organization. Anytime’s personal trainers are all degreed professional coaches in strength and conditioning, and each is certified in TRX Suspension, kettle bell training, and nutrition. Group classes including yoga and Zumba, affordable group training, complimentary educational workshops, and Precision Nutrition counseling will also keep you motivated and on track. For three days only, January 7th, 8th, and 9th, you can sign up for a 12- or 18-month agreement for only $14 (new members only; restrictions apply). Come by the gym or call 949.276.8888 to learn more and see why Anytime Fitness is “not your average gym.”


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OR 50% OFF BATH OR GROOM New pets only. Not valid with other offers. Expires 1/31/14.

• Five Star Pet Hotel


• Doggie Play Group

(corner of Crown Valley and Golden Lantern)

28892 Crown Valley Parkway

• Professional Grooming • Veterinary Care

Laguna Niguel

949.495.1123 Crown Valley Animal Care

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3 Full Days of Doggie Play Group


Welcome or Welcome Back Discount

ENJOY 50% OFF OUR LUXURIOUS PET HOTEL Good for first-timers or furry friends who haven’t seen us in the past year. New pets only. Not valid with other offers. Expires 1/31/14.


Now Open! in Dana Point

Boutique Automotive Dealership Specializing in Pre-Owned European and American Classic Vehicles New Year Special!

$500 OFF Any Vehicle. Expires 1/31/14.

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Your Answer to Weight Loss Those who suffer from the issue of being overweight do so for an obvious reason: They consume more calories through the foods they eat than they burn. One not so obvious reason that may be contributing to the increasing weight of Americans is toxicity in the body. Practitioner Dr. Steven Arculeo, DC says, “Most people do not realize that removing accumulated toxins is a big part of a weight loss program. Losing weight will be difficult, if not impossible, without removing them”. Toxins exist all around us; in our environment, in our households, in our foods and even in our behaviors (stressful lifestyles, drinking alcohol, smoking). When the body accumulates these toxins, our natural defenses; the liver, kidneys and gastrointestinal tract, go to work filtering the toxins out of your body. However, when your natural defense systems are overloaded, your body uses fat as a protection source which stores toxins so they do not damage your tissues and organs. Therefore, if you have an abundance of toxins in your body, and are trying to lose weight, your body will fight to hold onto the fat for protection, making it difficult to shed the pounds. What does all this mean? If you want to lose weight, you need to detox. If you want to detox, you need to come to o2 wellness. Make us the first step in your weight loss journey.

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($40 Value)

Good through 1/31/14.

Ask us about joining our 30 day Challenge! 3551 Camino Mira Costa, Suite C • San Clemente 949-240-6713 • 38 JANUARY 2014

Hanky Panky • Havaianas • Love Stitch Garbe Luxe • Saint Grace • Rails


219 N. El Camino Real, San Clemente (between Pizza Port & The Vine restaurant)

Look your very best this year!

Get Glowing in the New Year!



For treatments of 20 units or more

60 minute treatment $99 (reg. $125)


Youthful skin with Laser Resurfacing

IPL to treat Sun Damage combined with Fractional Laser for Wrinkles

More Latisse for your money! New larger 5ml. kit only $125!

Both treatments $699!


Laser Hair Removal Buy one Treatment Get One Free!

1 syringe of Juvederm XC

$399/ 2 for $749 (reg. $449 ea.)

1 syringe of Radiesse

$599/ 2 for $999 (reg $699 ea.) { Present coupons at time of service } { Offers good through 1/31/14}

30240 Rancho Viejo Rd. Suite C

Glenn Craft, DVM

Lip & Chin $99 Bikini Borders or Underarms $149 Arms or Lower Legs or Full Bikini $299

Renu Facial and Body Aesthetics •

San Juan Capistrano


Download our Monarch Vet App for convenience and fun!

FREE DENTAL EXAM* *Find out if your pet is a candidate for Non-Anesthetic Dental Cleaning. Offer must be presented. Expires 1/31/14.

(Non-Anesthetic Dental under DVM supervision)

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212 N. El Camino Real Downtown San Clemente 949-276-2777

The same high quality procedures we have always offered, now at clinic prices!

New Skin For The New Year!

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was $50

*Expires 2/28/14

WE ARE A FULL SERVICE HOSPITAL OFFERING: Laparoscopic Spays for Large Dogs (Less Pain / Faster Healing) Ultrasound Acupuncture Therapeutic Laser


New clients only. Good for one pet on first visit. Not to be combined with any other discounts. Expires 1/31/14.

Monday - Friday 8am - 6pm


26925 Camino De Estrella, Capistrano Beach Visit us at:


Consignment Design Concepts



20% OFF

ANY NON SALE ITEM Expires 1/31/14

South Cone, Henredon, Purple Zen, Baker, Kreiss, Ralph Lauren and more!

528 N. El Camino Real • San Clemente 949.542.7774 • 40

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Saturday & Sunday 8am - 5pm


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YOUR LOOK WITH A NEW STYLE With 40 years of experience in the beauty business, Gary’s sense of stye, pleasant demeanor, and his raw talent have contributed to the longevity of his career. With hairstyles featured in Passion Magazine, Gary specializes in color and styles for both men and women. Gary states, “For me, the key is to maintain the education, energy and excitement it takes to please each individual client with the perfect style, color and cut. My first priority is the relationship I have with my clients. After that, it’s all about THE CUT!”



SALON 221 221 N. El Camino Real San Clemente (Next to Pizza Port)

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From Severe Cystic to Moderate Scarring and Discoloration



A clinically proven system developed by a Dermatologist and Acne Research Scientist that delivers

COMPLETE CLEARING IN JUST 4 - 12 WEEKS without antibiotics or Accutane.

FREE CONSULTATIONS! Call 949.498.9007

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Skincare & Acne Clinic


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The best place in town to take your bike for all your service needs, parts and accessories!



Mention this ad for $10 off of a full tune!

RELIEF FROM FOOT, LEG AND BACK PAIN! CUSTOM ARCH SUPPORTS HELP RELIEVE PAIN FROM: Plantar Fasciitis • Heel Spurs Hip and Leg Pain • Neuromas • Bunions Hammer Toes • Back & Knee Pain • Flat Feet

“With Good Feet you can go from big bad feet to nice little Good Feet” —Mary Lou Retton Olympic Gold Medalist

$25 OFF Arch Supports


34102 La Plaza, #A, Dana Point / (next to Hobie’s across from Hennessey’s)

Not to be combined Expires 1/31/14

34085 Pacific Coast Hwy Dana Point • 949.487.6797 •

Spray Tanning Now Available Full Service Salon for Men & Women Specializing in Thin Fine Hair Corrective Color • Lash Extensions

949.489.1955 • 34161 Pacific Coast Hwy • Dana Point • 42

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• “Chew a Treat” Pet Medications

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DANA POINT JAZZERCISE OC Sailing & Events Center in beautiful Dana Point Harbor

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Pet Health:

Burn up to 600 calories in 60 minutes.


• Products for “Low T” (Testosterone)



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“The Medicine Problem Solvers”

Start for $0 with 12-month minimum registration or choose to start for $29 with 6-month minimum registration. Offer valid for new customers at participating locations. No auto-payment registration until February. Redeem by January 14, 2014.

Pharmaceutical Grade Supplements

We offer FREE Shipping

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Competitive Pricing

31852 Pacific Coast Hwy • Laguna Beach • (949) 499-0885

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15% OFF Any One Item*

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37 Monarch Bay Plaza, Monarch Beach • 949.388.0261 Coastal Lifestyle

Monarch Bay Plaza • Dana Point • 949.388.3525

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ONLY $39

1-Hour Massages

Reg. $60

Longer & More difficult hair slightly higher

NEW YOUR FACIAL * Brow Shape * Exfoliating Light Peel * Pore Cleansing * Mint Chocolate Mask * Quiet Room and Massage Throughout




TCA PEEL: Firms, Lightens Brown Patches & Brightens!


ONLY $250 Reg. $350


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949.493.2200 | 949.212.6262 | 949.240.4600

Mission Chiropractic Group In Marbella Plaza

For Only

Not valid with any other offer. New clients only. Expires 1/31/14.

All three massages must be used within 60 days of purchase date.

Chiropractic Nutrition Massage Therapy Gift Certificates

32241 Camino Capistrano, Suite A103 • San Juan Capistrano


Specials for New Clients Only to Service Provider & Salon. Expires 2/1/14.

31105 Rancho Viejo Road • San Juan Capistrano


Zuri Pet SpaRT Gooming • Daycare • Boarding

Look for our NEW LARGER LOCATION next to Pacific Sales!


Pick up and Delivery

FREE DAY of Doggie Day Care New Clients Only. Expires 1/31/14. Camino Capistrano

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Viejo Rd.

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Ortega Hwy.

eropuerto Ave A

Bath Special

Bath Special

New clients only with this offer. Expires 1/31/14.

Return clients with this offer. Expires 1/31/14.

$10 OFF $5 OFF Saturday, January 25th

NON-ANESTHETIC Teeth Cleaning plus FREE Pet Exam includes low cost vaccine clinic for dogs & cats

32423 Calle Perfecto • San Juan Capistrano • 949.429.7222 44

Headaches • Neck • Shoulder Lower Back • Sciatica • Stress

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Open 7 Days a Week!

Second Choya Location

GRAND OPENING! JANUARY 7TH, 2014 (in Ladera Ranch)

25612 Crown Valley Pkwy

HAPPY HOUR 3-5PM Great Happy Hour Choices! Sapporo Drafts Only $3

PATIO Enjoy our large patio for outside dining and private parties!

32545 Golden Lantern Dana Point • 949.488.0933

10% OFF

Take 10% off your entire bill! Not valid towards happy hour items or already discounted items. Expires 1/31/14.

Buon Appetito! BY BONNIE SMALL

More good news for San Juan Capistrano – Fiano’s Restaurant & Bar brings another great dining option to the heart of downtown. Owner Sid Serafini has created a go-to spot for delicious lunches, cozy dinners and, with the addition of the patio area, alfresco dining within shouting distance of the Jewel of the California Missions. The menu, developed by Executive Chef Jaime Carachure, certainly leans to Italian classics, but incorporates a generous helping of local ingredients and California influences. The starters highlight the chef’s attention to detail, offering eight versions of Bruschett - we loved the Margherita, which was mounded with the traditional freshly diced tomatoes and basil. The Fig Jam Bruschetta topped with Point Reyes blue cheese, crispy bacon, and drizzled with red wine reduction was outrageously good. I’m a big fan of stuffed mushrooms, which infrequently appear on menus anymore, so when I spotted Fiano’s version, petite portabellos overflowing with Italian sausage and parmesan, I was thrilled and conversation came to a full stop as we gobbled them up. Another revelation was Fiano’s Chicken Salad, which is a beautiful composition of sliced grilled chicken breast, red quinoa, dates, micro-thin apple slices, and jicama batons over a bed of baby field greens tossed in champagne vinaigrette – fabulous. The kitchen turns out a fantastic salmon entrée, either grilled or blackened, in a light lemony sauce, rounded out with tasty rice pilaf and perfectly grilled veggies. The lasagna, made with sheets of house-made pasta and a scrumptious meat sauce, was a definite favorite at our table. Oh, and the Chicken Piccata? Delish! For a decadent finish, I recommend ordering Fiano’s Chocolate Chip Bread Pudding - and extra spoons! Chef Carachure’s recipe is the perfect marriage of texture and taste, with warm chocolate pockets and delicate hints of orange. The “Tasty 12,” available Sunday through Thursday from 5 p.m. to close, features a selection of delicious entrees for just $12 each, which seems like at least a dozen good reasons for a midweek visit.

Fiano’s Restaurant & Bar 31781 Camino Capistrano • San Juan Capistrano 949.481.8300 •

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Family Owned Since 1972



$24.99 Lobster Dinner

$5.00 OFF

Any purchase of $25 or more

NFL FOOTBALL SUNDAYS FAST BREAK days F F O un $5 ays & S Saturd am – Noon From 9 HES LUNC y 1 R O a 2F y – Frid Tuesda m – 3:30pm 1:30a From 1

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949.496.4470 34224 Pacific Coast Hwy., Dana Point

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34085 Pacific Coast Highway • Dana Point 949.464.5700

Open Daily at 11am Daily Happy Hour: 3 – 6pm

The Best Prime Rib In Town!

Jazz Sunday Champagne Brunch: 10am – 2pm Taco Tuesday, Bar Specials and Karaoke: 7 – 10pm

Now Taking Reservations for

Valentine’s Day

$5 OFF

PURCHASE OF ANY 2 LUNCH ENTRÉES Up to a party of 6 • $15 Value

Make Yours Today!

Laguna Niguel • 949.276.2945

Present this coupon before ordering. Not valid on banquets, or any other offers or discounts. Not valid on holidays. Valid Mon.- Fri. from 11:30am-2pm. Expires 3/31/14.

$10 OFF

PURCHASE OF ANY 2 FULL DINNER ENTRÉES Up to a party of 6 • $30 Value

Laguna Niguel • 949.276.2945

Present this coupon before ordering. Not valid on banquets, or any other offers or discounts. Not valid on holidays. Expires 3/31/14.

Under New Ownership! 30100 Town Center Drive • Laguna Niguel • 949.276.2945 (Located on the corner of Crown Valley and Alicia Parkway)

The Original

Patsy’s Irish Pub & Restaurant

Newly Remodeled • Unlike Any Other

Authentic Irish Food Open 7 Days: 11am – 2am

28971 Golden Lantern, Laguna Niguel

Saturday & Sunday Breakfast from 9am – 1pm

949.249.2604 •

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Sushi Bar & Seafood Fresh Daily * Gourmet & Natural Groceries Full Service Deli/Salad Bar * Catering & Gift Baskets * Farm Fresh Produce * Fine Wines & Spirits * Prime Natural Beef * In-House Bakery

$5 OFF

Purchase of $25 or more

EXPIRES 1/31/14

Excluding alcoholic beverages and tobacco products. With coupon only. Not to be combined with any other offer or discount. Limit one per customer. Valid only at Marbella Farmers Market.


31109 Rancho Viejo Rd. * San Juan Capistrano * 949.248.1067



THE ENTIRE MONTH OF JANUARY! (Limit of 2 Bottles Please)

Authentic Italian Cuisine | Extensive Wine List | Full Bar | Dessert Tray

A Family Tradition...

Join us for Happy Hour Monday – Friday from 5-7pm AVAILABLE SUNDAY - THURSDAY, ALL NIGHT FRIDAY & SATURDAY, 5-6:30PM 32441 Golden Lantern, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677 (949) - 493-7107 |

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1/2 Off Selected Wines $5 Martinis and Appetizer Specials Lunch: 11:30am - 2:00pm (M-F Only) Dinner: 4:00pm - 10:00pm 111 Ave. Del Mar | San Clemente | 949.366.1040 |

• Full Service Deli • Now Serving Breakfast!

Must present coupon. Limit one per customer. Not valid with Senior Thursday, Military, or School Employee discounts or other offers. Expires 1/31/14.

Neapolitan Style Pizzeria

Egg Sandwiches, Burritos & Bagels

• Juicing & Java Bar • Organic Produce & Dairy • Grass-Fed Beef & Free-Range Poultry • Vitamins & Supplements • Craft Beer & Unique, Local Organic Wines

Must present coupon. Limit one per customer. Not valid with Senior Thursday, Military, or School Employee discounts or other offers. Expires 1/31/14.

Must present coupon. Limit one per customer. Not valid with Senior Thursday, Military, or School Employee discounts or other offers. Expires 1/31/14.

20% OFF S elected Body Cleanses

In the Pico Pavilion next to Pier 1 415 Avenida Pico, #P • San Clemente • 949.218.1690

FOUR GREAT PIZZAS UNDER ONE ROOF Neapolitan Chicago Thick New York Thin Artisan Plus great pastas, fabulous salads, beer and wine bar!

BUY ONE, GET ONE FREE Purchase any menu item at regular price, and get second menu item of equal or lesser value free! Must present coupon. Dine-in only. Not valid with any other coupon or offer. Expires 1/31/14. (Located West of 5)

376 Camino de Estrella, San Clemente 949.248.4925 • Sun. - Thurs.: 4-9pm • Fri./Sat: 4-10pm • Closed Mondays

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WHY SONNY’S FOR LUNCH? Always Friendly, Fresh and Fast! 30 Lunch Items $9.95 or Less! Large Outside Patio Area Vegetarian & Gluten Free Menu

429 N. El Camino Real • San Clemente • 949.498.2540

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Santa Ana, CA Permit No. 113

1001 Avenida Pico, Suite C-434 San Clemente, CA 92673

HAPPY Introducing Mobile Banking from Capital Bank

Celebrate the New Year by saving valuable time. Use the new Capital Bank Mobile Banking with Remote Deposit App to quickly and easily perform all your banking needs from your smartphone or tablet. Search “Capital Bank CA” to get started or contact us today!

Personalized Business Banking Services | Remote Deposit Capture | SBA Preferred Lender

H. Kent Falk Senior Vice President, Credit Administrator (949) 373-7334

Janine V. Navarro Vice President, Relationship Manager (949) 373-7333

Annie Q. Flores Vice President, Treasury Management (949) 373-7332

31351 Rancho Viejo Road, Ste. 101 San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675 Ph. (949) 489-4200 • Fax. (949) 489-4205 • Stock Symbol: CBJC

The Local Dish Magazine – January 2014  

Happy New Year! Harv Wyman of Harv Wyman of Alpine Mortgage Planning in Laguna Niguel graces our January 2014 cover. With 25 years of experi...

The Local Dish Magazine – January 2014  

Happy New Year! Harv Wyman of Harv Wyman of Alpine Mortgage Planning in Laguna Niguel graces our January 2014 cover. With 25 years of experi...