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TESORO MUSIC TEACHER NAMED 2017 GRAMMY MUSIC EDUCATOR OF YEAR L o c a l M u s i c Te a c h e r K e i t h H a n c o c k W i n s G R A M M Y A w a r d The GRAMMY Foundation and the Recording Academy have selected Tesoro High School Choral Music Director Keith Hancock as GRAMMY Music Educator of the Year. Hancock was chosen from 3,300 GRAMMY Music Educator of the Year nominees nationwide. “It’s about as good of a feeling as you can imagine,” Hancock said. “I am incredibly honored and proud to be selected. There are so many great music teachers working in the trenches all the time and I am proud to be recognized. It’s a confirmation of the dedication and hard work of the program at Tesoro that I have put in over the last 15 years.” Keith and his wife Carly walked the red carpet and attended the GRAMMY Awards Ceremony Sunday in Los Angeles where he says he received a mention from the stage. Leading up to the awards ceremony, Keith attended a recording session at Capitol Records, speak at an event for “GRAMMY in the Schools LIVE!” to promote music education on Thursday, attended a GRAMMY Person of the Year ceremony honoring Tom Petty on Friday and attended the GRAMMY Nominee’s reception on Saturday. Hancock was presented with his GRAMMY Music Educator Award at a separate ceremony for those receiving special merit to be held in New York in June. He was also nominated for the award last year, and was a top-10 finalist. He says he and his wife Carly, who is also a music teacher for three elementary schools in Capistrano Unified School District, were excited about all the week’s GRAMMY events. “It’s pretty surreal going from the

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high school teaching life, my normal life, into this world of meeting famous people and talking to the press and walking the red carpet and going to black tie affairs,” Hancock said. “The highlight for me was Metallica, Adele, Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters and Tom Petty, Carrie Underwood, Norah Jones…there is a long list…John Legend, Beyonce.” Under Hancock’s direction, Tesoro Titan singers have performed on stages around the world like Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry, New York City’s Carnegie Hall and on stages across Europe. The choir has been selected to sing twice at the American Choral Directors Association Conference (one of the highest honors a high school choir can receive), has taken first place twice at the Golden State South Choral Competition, and has taken first place three times at the Far Western District High School Quartet Championship. In 2015, Tesoro High’s music program was one of five schools in the nation named as a GRAMMY Foundation Signature School of Excellence and was given NAMM’s Support Music Merit Award. A singer in his own right, Hancock has appeared in many musicals and has performed onstage at Carnegie Hall, Orange County Performing Arts Center, and the Hollywood Bowl. Keith Hancock is phenomenally successful in his profession and he has made a positive impact on countless high school singers. This is the first time the GRAMMY has been awarded to a vocal music teacher and the first time the award has been given to someone on the West Coast.

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Past and Present: Saddleback College Faculty Art and Photo Exhibition 2017 The Saddleback College Art Gallery is pleased to present works from Saddleback College faculty, past and present on Monday, February 27th through Thursday, March 16th. This mixed media exhibition, which features both past and current visual art instructors from Saddleback College, is dedicated to three amazing instructors, who are gone but not forgotten: Richard White, Tom Gaines, and Wayne Horvath. Their works will also be displayed in the exhibition. Gallery hours are Monday –Wednesday-Thursday from noon to 4:00 p.m.; Tuesdays from noon to 8:00 p.m. and on Saturday, March 11th, the gallery will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. There will be an artists’ reception on Tuesday, February 23rd from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Admission is free.  The Art Department believes that a person’s reflection of life is manifested through his or her art.  Students are able to fully appreciate artistic expressions through study, observation and experience.  The art faculty and staff are committed to offering the strongest foundation in the arts that will allow students success in college as well as in their ongoing roles as artists.  The Photography Department offers courses which allow students to explore visual imagery through the application of various photographic techniques and processes.  Traditional film based

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District Hoop shoot Chairman Rick Ross, 2nd place District winner Jake Woodall & family with Lodge Hoop Shoot Chairman Dan Hernandez The Mission Viejo, Saddleback Valley Elks were again sponsors of the Elks annual student free-throw contest. The Hoop Shoot Competition is a basketball free throw contest for children who shoot the best out of twenty-five attempts. Local winners move up to District competitions with an opportunity to advance to State and National contests. National winners have their names enshrined in the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield Massachusetts.  The local contest was held on Sunday December 4th, at the Mission Viejo High School gym. Participants competed in three divisions. They are divisions for boys 8/9 years old, 10/11 years, 12/13 years, and for girls 8/9 years old, 10/11 years & 12/13 years. The following students entered the competition: girls - Nicole Dizon 10 from Rancho Santa Margarita who attends Trabuco Mesa Elementary, Sara Asad 11 from Rancho Santa Margarita who attends Robinson Elementary. Boys competing were Dean Martinez 10 from Cypress, who attends Los Alamitos Elementary, Preston Vaughan 11 from Mission Vi e j o , w h o a t t e n d s N e w h a r t Elementary, Jake Woodall 12 from Laguna Hills, attends La Paz Middle School and Ethan Brown 13 from Mission Viejo, attends Los Aliso Middle School. At the conclusion of the local contest four contestants moved on to the District competition. 

The District competition was held at Century High School in Santa Ana on Saturday January 14th. Preston Vaughan placed 3rd, Jake Woodall placed 2nd. The two sharpshooters that took 1st place in their divisions and will be representing the Mission Viejo lodge at the State level, are Nicole Dizon 10 and Ethan Brown 13 who shot 24 out of 25. The state contest will be held February 4th at North High School in Torrance, CA. Elks Lodge Hoop Shoot Committee Chairman Daniel Hernandez thanked all the participants and their parents and wished the best of luck to those going on to the State and National competitions. The Mission Viejo, Saddleback Valley Elks are proud to recognize and support the youth of the community  with ongoing programs for students, scouts, and athletes. Nationally, over four million dollars in student scholarships are awarded annually. The Mission Viejo/Saddleback Valley Elks Lodge #2444 is celebrating 47 years of service to Saddleback Valley Communities. It is one of 10 lodges in the Orange Coast District of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks (BPOE) whose headquarters is in Chicago, Illinois. The BPOE is a charitable organization with a 148 year history of giving. “Elks Care Elks Share” For information regarding Elks programs or membership, call 949 830-3557.

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4 undeniable reasons to travel in 2017 Do you dream of getting away from the stress of your everyday life? Are you looking for a way to reconnect with loved ones? Do the winter blues have you dreaming of warm sunny days? Sounds like you’re in need of a vacation. Planning a vacation gives you something to look forward to in the new year. What’s more, studies show planning a vacation is one the best parts of the travel experience. It can boost your mood for weeks leading up to the big trip. From researching exciting destinations, booking accommodations and counting down the days until you leave, travel can get your 2017 off to the right start, or be the perfect gift for the holidays. Here are four tips to make the trip perfect: Get away to disconnect: When planning a vacation, select a location where you can truly disconnect from your job and home responsibilities. For example, with 60 miles of coastline open for relaxation and fun, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, is a wonderful destination that’s an easy drive or flight from virtually anywhere in the United States. Once you arrive, make sure your out-of-office email is set and resist the urge to check social media. Now’s the time to focus on you and your loved ones. Get away to reconnect: AAA reports two out of three people say quality time with loved ones is the most important part of a vacation. In addition to selecting a great location, strive to find comfortable and convenient accommodations. Condotels, multibedroom hotel units and beach homes, are all wonderful options to bring your family and friends closer together. Plus, the extra amenities (like full kitchens) are sure to make your stay that much more relaxing. Get away to build memories: A whopping 91 percent of people

say their favorite memory is a vacation, according to research. To set the stage for massive memory-making, select a location with something for everyone. There’s more than just the gorgeous shoreline at Myrtle Beach. Feel like a mermaid when you visit Ripley’s Aquarium. Learn the wonders of science and the imagination at WonderWorks. Travel back in history by exploring Hopsewee Plantation and LW Paul Living History Farm. Finally, indulge the palate by visiting a variety of eateries along Murrells Inlet MarshWalk. Learn more at Get away to try something new: Trying an activity you’ve never done

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A resolution you can keep all year: The one-day identity checkup

Exercise. Lose the weight. Answer every incoming email. Those are the hard kinds of New Year’s resolutions, because you have to think about them every day for the rest of the year. Many are forgotten long before Valentine’s Day. But here’s one important resolution, one you can fulfill today and easily keep all year: protect your identity. Identity theft is a fast-growing crime, but there are ways to reduce your chances of being a victim. The identity theft protection experts at LifeLock recommend doing these five quick things today to help keep your identity safer all year long: Use safe passwords Are you among the people who use simple passwords like “123456” or “qwerty” or “abc123” to protect your personal information? Or even the word “password” itself? Many people do, so identity thieves can often break in just by trying the most popular passwords. To create a safer password, avoid using words that are in the dictionary. And stay away from your own personal information, like a nickname, pet’s

name or birthdate. One option is to come up with a memorable phrase that includes numbers and symbols, and use the first letter of each word. “My Tigers are Number One in Football!” might become “MTaN1iF!” - a good example because it uses capital letters, lower-case letters, a number and a symbol. Use multiple passwords Stop using the same password for every account. Several big companies and websites have recently had their users’ personal information stolen by hackers. If your password for one site is compromised, and you use the same password for your bank and credit accounts, it’s much easier for a thief to get into all of them. At least have a different password for each account that has personal or financial information. And consider using a password-management program, which lets you set more cryptic passwords for each site you visit and control them with one master password. Stash that Social Security card Do you carry your Social Security card in your purse or wallet? Don’t. You may, on a rare occasion, need to show a Social Security card to an employer or a government agency. Aside from those days, keep it locked up in a safe place. Your Social Security number is a thief’s ticket to everything from opening new accounts in your name to stealing your tax refund. Don’t run the risk of losing it. Protect your mail Do your bank statements, credit card bills and utility invoices arrive by mail? If your mailbox is outside your house, thieves can take those bills and collect personal information that helps them

steal your identity. And once those documents are in your house and no longer needed, they can be stolen from a trash can or recycling bin. First, if your mail is delivered outside your home, install a locked mailbox. And use a shredder, or the shredding services offered by local shipping stores and some credit unions, to destroy documents once they’re no longer needed. But you can also take steps to keep that paperwork from ever arriving at your home in the first place. Have bills sent to you electronically; you’ll get them by email, save paper, reduce clutter and never have to worry about stolen mail or shredding. Opt out of credit card and insurance offers by visiting And dramatically reduce the amount of unsolicited mail you receive by opting out of junk mail at www. Be prepared for a loss If your wallet or purse is stolen, you’ll want to cancel all of your credit and debit cards before they can be misused. Keep a copy of each of your cards, or use a digital wallet program like LifeLock Wallet, which is available for your smartphone from the iOS and Android app stores. It gives you instant access to copies of your cards and also helps you track your balances, monitor transactions and cancel cards that are lost or stolen. Do these things today and you can proudly declare that you’ll keep at least one New Year’s resolution all year long: Protecting your identity. You can learn more about identity theft, and ways to keep you and your family safe, from the Federal Trade Commission at www.consumer. and from LifeLock at education. - (BPT)

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The 2017 Grammy awards winners

The 2017 Grammy Awards announced dozens of early winners on Sunday. This year marked Beyonce’s 21st win even before the show, while David Bowie beat out Prince for his final album. Watch this page for more winners from Grammys night. Album of the Year: “25,” Adele Record of the Year: “Hello,” Adele Song of the Year: “Hello,” Adele  Best Rap Album: “Coloring Book,” Chance the Rapper  Best Urban Contemporary Album: “Lemonade,” Beyonce Best Country Solo Performance: “My Church,” Maren Morris Best Rock Song: “Blackstar,” David Bowie  Best Pop Duo/Group Performance: “Stressed Out,” Twenty One Pilots Best New Artist: Chance the Rapper  Pop Solo Performance: “Hello,” Adele Traditional Pop Vocal Album: “Summertime: Willie Nelson Sings Gershwin,” Willie Nelson Pop Vocal Album: “25,” Adele Dance Recording: “Don’t Let Me Down,” The Chainsmokers Featuring Daya Dance/Electronic Album: “Skin,” Flume Contemporary Instrumental Album: “Culcha Vulcha,” Snarky Puppy Rock Performance: “Blackstar,” David Bowie Metal Performance: “Dystopia,” Megadeth Rock Album: “Tell Me I’m Pretty,”

Cage the Elephant Alternative Music Album: “Blackstar,” David Bowie R&B Performance: “Cranes in the Sky,” Solange Traditional R&B Performance: “Angel, Lalah Hathaway R&B Song: “Lake By the Ocean,” Hod David & Musze, songwriters (Maxwell) R&B Album: “Lalah Hathaway Live,” Lalah Hathaway Rap Performance: “No Problem,” Chance the Rapper Featuring Lil Wayne & 2 Chainz Rap/Sung Performance: “Hotline Bling,” Drake Rap Song: “Hotline Bling,” Aubrey Graham & Paul Jefferies, songwriters (Drake) Best Latin Pop Album: Jesse & Joy, Un Besito Mas Best Country Album: Sturgill Simpson, A Sailor’s Guide to Earth Best Country Song: Tim McGraw, “Humble and Kind” Best Country Duo/Group Performance: Pentatonix, “Jolene (feat. Dolly Parton)“ Best Roots Gospel Album: Joey+Rory, Hymns Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album: Ted Nash Big Band, Presidential Suite: Eight Variations on Freedom Best Jazz Instrumental Album: John Scofield, Country for Old Men Best Jazz Vocal Album: Gregory Porter, Take Me to the Alley Best Improvised Jazz Solo: John Scofield, “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry” Best Contemporary Instrumental

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Debunking bulk buying myths: The truth that makes ‘cents’

Bulk buying often gets a bum rap. If you buy into common bulk myths, you probably believe “buying in bulk” means going to a warehouse store to purchase bucket-sized jars of jelly or paper towel packages so large they barely fit in an SUV - all to supply a big family. Bulk buying, you think, isn’t for smaller families with smaller needs. Confusion is common about the difference between club purchasing and bulk buying. Club shopping requires you to have an annual membership at a specialized store that does, in fact, sell plus-size packages of common foods and household products. It can be a great way for big families to save money. But that’s not bulk buying. “Buying bulk” doesn’t refer to the amount you have to buy, but rather to how a store presents products for purchase. Bulk foods like spices or grains are presented in large bins, allowing you to purchase exactly as much or as little as you need, rather than locking you into purchasing prepackaged amounts. It’s an approach that particularly makes sense when you need just a small amount of something, or want to try something new but aren’t sure you’ll like it. What’s more, these days it’s possible to find bulk food aisles in some of your favorite grocery stores. Many stores now sell a number of products in bulk, from rice, flour and pasta to dried fruits, nuts and even sweeteners. You can also

find bulk products in the aisles or for sale online from purveyors like Frontier Co-op, which sells organic and sustainably sourced spices, seasonings and teas in bulk. With the arrival of fall and the approach of the holiday season, buying in bulk can be a great way to experiment with new recipes, stock your spice shelf for celebratory cooking and baking, and even discover ideas for creative food gifts. Here are four reasons to consider trying buying bulk this season: 1. You can buy exactly the amount you want. Perhaps you’re trying a new recipe that calls for an exotic spice you’ve never tried before. Rather than buying a large, pricey bottle of a spice you may not use again, you can go online and purchase exactly the amount of spice you need from Frontier. You won’t spend money on more than you need, nor end up with leftover spice you may not use again anytime soon. 2. Spice up your spice rack. Your spice rack probably contains some staples you use often, like oregano, parsley, thyme, sage, etc. However, if you’ve ever avoided trying something new because you didn’t want to end up with a large (often pricey) bottle of something you weren’t sure you would ever use again, buying in bulk is a great way to try a small amount of something new. 3. It’s more economical. Buying in bulk is less costly for multiple

reasons. Packaged versions of the same teas or spices typically cost considerably more than bulk product. That’s because it takes energy and resources to make and transport packages, as well as to dispose of the shipping packaging that protects the product from the distribution center to the store. Those costs get passed on to the consumer in the form of higher prices. 4. Bulk is better for the planet. By eliminating packaging, bulk products put less strain on the environment. Because bulk foods, spices, herbs and teas are typically presented in reusable containers in stores, there’s less packaging going into the waste stream, too. What’s more, bulk foods are more likely to be locally produced, so the costs and environmental impact of transporting them to the store is less than with packaged products. If you’re ready to begin buying bulk this season, try this recipe from Frontier Co-op: Baked Cranberry Apples Ingredients: 1/2 teaspoon Frontier Co-op Organic Ground Nutmeg 1/2 teaspoon Frontier Co-op Organic Vanilla Extract 1/2 teaspoon Frontier Co-op Organic Orange Peel Granules 4 Frontier Co-op Organic 2 3/4” Korintje Cinnamon Sticks 1 pound Golden Delicious or Granny Smith apples

2 cups rinsed and sorted fresh cranberries 1/4 cup raisins 3/4 cup orange juice 2 teaspoons melted butter Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cut 1/2-inch top off the stem end of the apples. Remove the stems, leaving a small hole into which you can insert a cinnamon stick. Core the apples with a melon baller. Discard cores. Scoop out the inside of the apples, being careful not to pierce the skin. Chop the flesh. Set aside. Combine the cranberries, raisins, chopped apple flesh, orange juice, butter, nutmeg, vanilla, and orange peel in a medium bowl. Stuff this mixture inside the hollowed-out apples and place in lightly greased oven-proof dish. Replace cap on each apple, with a cinnamon stick through the stem opening. Spread any extra stuffing around the apples and bake in preheated oven until tender, about 45 minutes. - (BPT)

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S egerstrom C and l e l ight Concert raises over $2.6 million Photos by Doug Gifford One of the Segerstrom Center’s oldest traditions, Candlelight Concert exceeded previous Candlelight Concert records, raising more than $2.6 million and attended by 460 people. It included a concert by four-time Grammy Award®-winning singer/songwriter Carole King. It was a maximum capacity and maximum fun evening and to recall 30 years of spectacular performances and service to the community. Proceeds from Candlelight Concert support the Center’s artistic programming, which brings the largest array of the finest artists and performances to Orange County, and community engagement and education programs that serve more than 300,000 young people and students each year.  In fact, since opening in 1986, more than 17 million people have attended performances and more than 6 million children and families have participated in various community and education programs. Guests entered through the Kia Motors America Valet Lounge at the Segerstrom Hall Plaza level entrance. They were greeted by the Sonora Elementary Bell Choir, a towering Christmas tree that reflected many times in the Center’s mirrored grand staircase and a pianist performing holiday favorites on a white grand piano. Upstairs on the Orchestra Terrace lobby, people were offered hors d’oeuvres, champagne and cocktails before adjourning to Segerstrom Hall for Carole King’s concert, dinner and dancing. Following a standing ovation for King and welcoming remarks from the event co-chairs, Center Board Chairman John Ginger and President Terrence W. Dwyer, a brief video reflected on the Center’s past, present and plans. Longtime Center leaders Tim Strader, Jan Landstrom, Rick Muth and Pat Poss were among the voices heard on the video, along with Board Member Leslie Leyton and Ginger and Dwyer. A hallmark of Candlelight Concert is the ‘reveal:’ curtain up on the Segerstrom Hall stage – more than 8,500 square-feet surrounded by elegant white drapery and towering panels massed with giant handmade white paper flowers. Contemporary chandeliers with thousands of glittering crystals were lowered into place as guests approached the stage dining room and creating an appropriately dramatic theatrical entrance. Centerpieces were massed with white moth orchids. Each woman found at her place a special gift from Lugano Diamonds: a 32-inch strand of 7mm Akoya freshwater pearls. Dinner was created by Diamond level underwriter Patina Restaurant Group. Late evening entertainment and dance music were provided by Los Angeles’ Jump Start Band. Late late night refreshments were available at the Kia Valet Lounge: grilled cheese sandwiches and tater tots by The Grilled Cheese Truck, bottles of Coca Cola and artisan ice cream from Creamistry. The inaugural Candlelight Concert, which raised money to build a major performing arts center in Orange County, was held in a vacant Kresge five-and-dime. It was transformed into an elegant ballroom with the use of candles. Since then, the annual gala has been called Candlelight Concert, with entertainment by celebrated artists. These have included Diana Krall, Diana Ross, Frankie Valli, Jay Leno, Natalie Cole, Tony Bennett, Kenny Loggins, Harry Belafonte, Johnny Mathis, Donna Summer, Smokey Robinson, Frank Sinatra, Jr., Broadway stars Kristen Chenoweth, Sutton Foster as well as many others. Segerstrom Center for the Arts is an acclaimed arts institution as well as a beautiful multi-disciplinary cultural campus. It is committed to supporting artistic excellence on all of its stages, offering unsurpassed experiences, and to engaging the entire community in new and exciting ways through the unique power of live performance and a diverse array of inspiring programs. For more information visit Page 12

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Santa Margarita High School Faculty and Staff Partner with the Illumination Foundation of Orange County to Fight Homelessness

More than 190 members of the Santa Margarita High School faculty and staff participated in a service retreat on Wednesday, Feb. 1, with a focus on providing aid to homeless adults and children in Orange County.  Partnering with The Illumination Fo undation, an o rga n iza t io n that seeks to break the cycle of homelessness, Santa Margarita High School faculty and staff members packaged backpacks filled with food, clothing, toiletries and first aid supplies that will directly benefit the homeless children and adults that the Illumination Foundation supports.  Christian service is an integral part of a Santa Margarita education, with all students required to perform meaningful acts of service before graduation.  While members of Santa Margarita’s faculty and staff perform service throughout the year, this was the school’s  sixth official all-school faculty and staff service day.  The day began at with Mass at San Francisco Solano Church followed by breakfast and an introduction to the work of the Illumination Foundation. Illumination Foundation Director Paul Leon spoke to Santa Margarita High School faculty and staff on the work being done by his organization to address the issue of homelessness in Orange County.  “Orange County has one of the highest rates of homeless families in California and the numbers continue to rise,” Leon said.  “The Illumination Foundation is honored to work with Santa Margarita High School because this day of service is a testament to the willingness and compassion of individuals learning about the issues of homelessness and poverty and taking action.” Following the introduction to Leon and the Illumination Foundation, Santa Margarita High School faculty and staff made their way to the lunch shelter to begin the service portion of the day.   Inside the lunch shelter, gymnasium and grotto, ten stations were set up for ten groups of faculty and staff members to fill large backpacks for male and female adults as well as smaller backpacks for children.  Each individual received a backpack marked for either a male or a female as well as small backpack for a child.  Faculty and staff members had ten minutes to rotate around the ten stations, filling their backpacks with food, clothing, toiletries and first aid supplies at four of the stations and learning about statistics related to homelessness and the work done by the Illumination Foundation and other non-profit organizations in Page 14

Orange County at the remaining six stations. Representatives from the Illumination Foundation, Family Assistance Ministries of San Clemente and Loaves and Fishes Soup Kitchen of Santa Ana were present at the stations to provide information and statistics on addiction, childhood trauma and the work of their respective organizations when it comes to fighting homelessness in Orange County.     Santa Margarita High School Assistant Coordinator to Christian Services, Caitlan Rangel ’08, said the day was a great opportunity for Assistant Coordinator of Christian Service Caitlan Rangel, Principal Ray the faculty and staff to work together Dunne and Assistant Director of Campus Ministry – Margaret Hanley. and set an example for the students of Santa Margarita.   “It is inspiring for me to see my peers put their minds, hearts and bodies into a service day because learning about an issue such as homelessness can also be mentally and emotionally challenging,” Rangel said.  “It was truly amazing to see our Santa Margarita High School community be holistically generous, open, dedicated and joyful in their service.” At the conclusion of the service day, Santa Margarita High School faculty and staff had put together 200 male and female adult backpacks Science teacher Isaac Huerta chooses t-shirts to put in his backpack.  and 225 children’s backpacks, all T-shirts and clothing items were generously donated. to be distributed by the Illumination Foundation to those in need in Orange County.  Leia Smith, who has been the Co-Director of the Orange County Catholic Worker (Isaiah House of Hospitality) for 20 years, spoke to the staff at the conclusion of the day to help re-focus our attention on the people being served. “I want to thank all of you for being people that choose to stand for the people of our community that need us most,” Smith said.  “I hope that you all continue to open your hearts to the people in our community that need us the most.” The service day would not have Faculty and staff packed 200 male and female backpacks and 225 children’s been possible without the work of the backpacks to be distributed by the Illumination Foundation to those in need. Campus Ministry department at Santa Margarita High School and donations of clothing from faculty and staff.  Equally instrumental to the success of the day was Walmart of Rancho Santa Margarita.  Walmart provided a $500 discount on toiletry and food items used to stuff each backpack. Santa Margarita High School would also like to thank Joes USA for donating a large amount of clothing items that were used to pack each backpack.  Joes USA is an apparel company managed by the family of former Santa Margarita High School bus driver Marci Visser. 

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School Athletic Director Richard Schaaf and School President Andy Sulick ’91 work one of the four backpack packing stations.

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LADERA RANCH NEWS R est aurant Antonucci’s Restaurant Serving authentic Italian seafood and award-winning pizza since 1976 with exciting appetizers and a full bar and live entertainment on Saturday evening.

24190 Alicia Parkway, Mission Viejo. 949-472-4332 Bahar Restaurant

They offer moderately priced and high-quality Persian food made fresh from scratch. We promise great service and clean restaurant. Your total satisfaction is always guaranteed.

27771 Center Dr., Mission Viejo 949-340-1011 Blk Burgrz

Offering an extensive menu of premium American Wagyu and Kobe beef burgers, along with salads and entrees such as chicken, salmon and salmon risotto. There is a full bar with more than 50 craft beers, more than a dozen draft beer, and bottles of your favorite domestic and imported beer.

27742 Antonio Pkwy Ste K7, Ladera Ranch 949-429-6666 Cinnamon Productions Bakery Café

Breakfast can be delightfully decadent with sugary cinnamon rolls like grandma used to make or lighter eggs and toast or scones. Some interesting sandwich possibilities and strong hot coffee.

25672 Crown Valley Pkwy. Ladera Ranch 949-218-1515 Claim Jumper Monster salad bar, great steaks, full bar with a wide selection of beers and wines to choose from.

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American cuisine, steaks, seafood, lamb, pork chops and not to mention an array of appetizers and desserts. The quality of food here is amazing.

28562 Oso Pkwy, Las Flores 949-216-9029 Diho Siam

Authentic Thai and Chinese food at affordable prices. Many varieties of Thai and Chinese delicacies chicken, beef, pork, tofu and vegetarian, barbecue chicken, crispy duck, beef w/ oyster sauce, spicy cat fish.

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27742 Antonio Pkwy Ste K6, Ladera Ranch 949-429-2772 Loving hut Gourmet cuisine made with wholesome, vegan ingredients, and it offers an accessible starting point for those making the noble transition to a plant-based diet.

27522 Antonio Parkway, Suite P2, Ladera Ranch. 949-365-1077 O’Neill’s Bar & Grill

Don Gustavo’s Authentic Mexican food with homestyle flavor, menu items include chile relleno, carnitas, fajitas, eggs machaca, chimicangas, veggie burrito, fish tacos, shrimp enchiladas, taco salad.

26012 Marguerite Pkwy #A, Mission Viejo 949-348-2386 Harlow’s Cuisine & Cocktails Harlow’s Kitchen is a beautiful blend of old school and contemporary styles boasting West coast farm-totable seasonal fare, a craft bar, and a passionate staff. The décor is a rich and elegant throwback to 1800’s Europe with a bit of a New Orleans vibe.

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Serving a variety of hot dogs, sausages, hamburgers and a couple of veggie options. Known for their wood-fired food and delicious toppings. Hours are from 11am 8pm, serving lunch and dinner.

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Corky’s Kitchen & Bakery Famous for their pancakes as big as your plate and their breakfast combos. They also serve a variety of lunch and dinner items as well as homemade pies and cookies.

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27409 Bellogente, Mission Viejo. 949-364-1088 Peppino’s Newly remodeled restaurant on the lake expanded the dining area, full service bar, waiting lounge and a front dining patio. The rear-dining terrace offers a beautiful view of Lake Mission Viejo.

31105 Rancho Viejo Rd., San Juan Capistrano 949-481-9596 Tannins Restaurant & Wine Bar Contemporary setting for Italian fare plus an extensive wine list with recommended food pairings.

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Have you dined out recently in Ladera Ranch? The Ladera Ranch News would like your opinion and we are actively looking for more reviews of local area restaurants that are NOT already listed on this page. Please make it brief and informative with 50 words or less. Reviews must include your name, phone or email address (please do not send reviews on fast food or strictly pizza places). Please send your Restaurant Review to

27780 Vista del Lago, Mission Viejo 949-859-9556 P.F. Changs China Bistro Superb Shanghai Street Noodles, available in few places on the globe, make the trip to Mission Viejo Mall a veritable necessity.

800 The Shops at Mission Viejo, Mission Viejo, 949-364-6661 The Ranch Sports Grill

Jalapeno’s Restaurant Open for breakfast, lunch & dinner. Authentic Mexican food including chili Verde, omelets, huevos rancheros, tostadas, carne asada, menudo, traditional burritos including beef, chicken, fish, beans (Vegetarian), chile relleno, taquitos, enchiladas, imported and domestic beers.

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Why eating breakfast boosts your health

Want to make 2017 the year you focus on your health? Wellness goals are admirable throughout the year, but too often well-meaning people make a common mistake that sabotages their efforts: they skip breakfast. It’s a daily choice that millions of people shrug off as no big deal, but research proves breakfast is an important component in how you feel throughout the day. Fueling up solely on java may perk you up momentarily, but it doesn’t do the trick long-term. Consider these five reasons why breakfast boosts your health and should not be ignored. Awakens your metabolism When you eat breakfast, you “break the fast” from your sleep periods and give your metabolism a wake-up call. When you sleep, your metabolism slows and you burn fewer calories while you rest.

By eating a nutritious breakfast, you are sparking your internal engine so it burns calories and gives you more energy throughout the day. Helps you focus Hunger can make people irritable and it’s hard to focus on work when your stomach is grumbling. By eating a balanced breakfast of fat, protein and fiber, the food is processed into energy, allowing you to feel fuller longer. Steadies the burn When you skip breakfast, the body panics for nutrition, so come lunch you tend to overeat. This in turn overwhelms the metabolism and you end up with peaks and pits of energy throughout the day. For steady energy and efficient calorie-burning, eat a nutritious breakfast and other meals on schedule. Encourages healthy choices People who eat breakfast tend to make healthier choices throughout the day. According to, “People who eat breakfast tend to eat a healthier overall diet, one that is more nutritious and lower in fat. In contrast, people who skip breakfast are more likely to skip fruits and vegetables the rest of the day, too.” Try starting the day with 100-calorie Thomas’ Light Multi-grain English Muffins. Sets a good example When you eat breakfast, it sets a good example for your family. Plus, sitting down to a nutritious meal is a positive way to start the day together. You’re helping your kids form healthy habits that will benefit them with increased focus and energy at school, ensuring they can do their best academically.

Try this easy 5-minute recipe to start your morning. For more nutritious breakfast recipes, visit Greek Yogurt English Muffin Ingredients: 1 Thomas’ Light Multi-Grain English Muffin Plain Greek yogurt Sprinkle of granola Handful of blueberries Honey for drizzling Directions: Split and toast English muffin. Let cool slightly, then top with yogurt, granola and berries. Drizzle with honey for an added touch of sweetness. Serve with more blueberries and strawberries, if desired.- (BPT)

Creative ways to take your raised bed and planter gardening to new heights Generations of space-challenged gardeners have relied on raised beds and planting boxes to grow a harvest of vegetables, fruits and herbs - even in the tightest spaces. Vertical gardening gave us a whole new way to garden in tight spots, by encouraging plants to grow up, rather than spread out. Now, by marrying the two techniques, you can create a visually stunning, artistic display of gardening prowess that will keep your table full of fresh produce throughout the summer. Building the foundation A well-built, durable planting foundation, such as a raised bed or planting box made from Western Red Cedar, is an essential starting point. Decide where yours will go and start building. You can find free project plans online to help you build the frame for a raised bed or a planting box. Whatever style of planter you build, it’s important to choose a quality construction material. Western Red Cedar is often the choice of savvy gardeners because it’s naturally rot resistant as well as durable and easy to work with. It needs no chemical finishes or paints to preserve or beautify it, and is harvested from sustainably managed forests. Learn more and find free project plans at Simple steps onward and upward With a good foundation in place, it’s time to consider all the ways you can turn your raised bed or planter into a vertical masterpiece. Adding a simple trellis to your raised bed or planting box is an easy way to maximize your Page 16

growing space. For example, you can plant shrubtype plants like peppers in a row in the front portion of the planter, then add a trellis in the back portion and encourage vining veggies like beans, peas and cucumbers to grow up the structure. For larger raised beds, you can build a vineyard style pergola above the bed. A sturdy pergola made from Western Red Cedar can support a variety of substantial plants such as squash, but you don’t have to be limited to fruits and veggies that grow on vines. Affix small boxes or even burlap bags to allow for greater variety in your vertical garden. Loftier ambitions Is your raised bed nestled against a wall? Or perhaps your planting box perches on one side of your backyard deck. You can add a free-standing wall by building a cedar frame and stretching hex wire across the frame. Vines will readily climb the wire, but you can also attach terra cotta pots to the wire to hold herbs, small vegetables and even flowers. In a variation on the trellis concept, you can build a framework with multiple rows of narrow cedar troughs above your raised bed or planting box; the troughs make a great growing spot for herbs. You can also create a stepped planter by building a series of boxes in graduated sizes and then stacking them atop each other widest to narrowest. Or, for a more modern look, build a contemporary ladder-style vertical garden with box-shaped removable planters.

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Veteran gardeners who are also seasoned doit-yourselfers can go all out by building a pergola. Western Red Cedar pergolas can go anywhere, take up far less ground space than a traditional garden and are wonderful vertical gardening pieces. Just plant your favorite vining fruit or vegetable at the base of each post and train the vines upward as they grow. One out of every three American households gardens - 36 million households - according to the National Gardening Association. With 9 million households in urban area participating in gardening, it’s a great time to explore creative ways to bring vertical gardening and raised beds or planter boxes together. - (BPT)

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BROADWAY’S TONY AWARD-WINNING BEST MUSICAL A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER TO PLAY SEGERSTROM CENTER FOR THE ARTS The Tony Award winner for Best Musical, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder, will make its Orange County debut at Segerstrom Center for the Arts February 28 – March 5 during its first national tour. Gentleman’s Guide tells the uproarious story of Monty Navarro, a distant heir to a family fortune who sets out to jump the line of succession, by any means necessary. All the while, he’s got to juggle his mistress (she’s after more than just love), his fiancée (she’s his cousin but who’s keeping track?), and the constant threat of landing behind bars! Of course, it will all be worth it if he can slay his way to his inheritance…and be done in time for tea. Tickets to A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder start at $29 and are available online at, by calling (714) 556-2787 and at the Box Office at 600 Town Center Drive in Costa Mesa. For inquiries about group ticket savings for 10 or more, please call the Group Services office at (714) 755-0236. The 2 p.m. performance on Saturday, March 4, 2017 will include audio description, open captioning and sign-language interpretation. The Center offers many services for patrons with disabilities including removable wheelchair locations, binoculars and assistive listening devices. To learn more visit The most celebrated musical of the 2013-14 Broadway season, Gentleman’s Guide received ten 2014 Tony® Award nominations, eventually winning four awards: Best Musical, Direction of a Musical, Book of a Musical, and Best Costume Design. In addition, it won the Best Musical

prizes from the Drama League, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle, and received a 2015 Grammy® Award nomination for Best Musical Show Album. A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder features a book and lyrics by Robert L. Freedman and music and lyrics by Steven Lutvak. Direction is by Darko Tresnjak, with choreography by Peggy Hickey. The design team includes Alexander Dodge (Scenic Design), Linda Cho (Costume Design), Philip S. Rosenberg (Lighting Design), Dan Moses Schreier (Sound Design), Aaron Rhyne (Projections Design), Brian Strumwasser (Make-

Up Design), and Charles LaPointe (Wig Design). Orchestrations are by Jonathan Tunick and Vocal Arrangements are by Dianne Adams McDowell and Steven Lutvak. Paul Staroba serves as Music Supervisor. Gentleman’s Guide opened at Broadway’s Walter Kerr Theatre to overwhelming critical acclaim in November 2013 where The New York Times raved “GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE will LIFT THE HEARTS of all those who’ve been pining for what sometimes seems A LOST ART FORM.” The Hollywood Reporter enthused Gentleman’s Guide “Restores our faith in musical comedy!” and Time Magazine said “Just as I was about to give up on musicals, along comes A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER!” For additional information on Gentleman’s Guide, visit www. Segerstrom Center for the Arts applauds Kia, the Official Automotive Partner of the Center, and United Airlines, Official Airline of the Center. Time Warner is the Media Partner of the Broadway and Curtain Call Series. Segerstrom Center for the Arts is an acclaimed arts institution as well as a beautiful multi-disciplinary cultural campus. It is committed to supporting artistic excellence on all of its stages, offering unsurpassed experiences, and to engaging the entire community in new and exciting ways through the unique power of live performance and a diverse array of inspiring programs. Previously called the Orange County Performing Arts Center, Segerstrom Center is Orange County’s largest non-profit arts

organization. In addition to its six performance venues, Segerstrom Center is also home to the American Ballet Theatre William J. Gillespie School, where students ages 3 – 14 are taught by acclaimed teachers utilizing the renowned ABT National Training Curriculum in studios utilized by the world’s greatest dancers and choreographers. The Center presents a broad range of programming for audiences of all ages, including international ballet and dance, national tours of top Broadway shows, intimate performances of jazz and cabaret, contemporary artists, classical music performed by renowned chamber orchestras and ensembles, family-friendly programming, free performances open to the public from outdoor movie screenings to dancing on the plaza and many other special events. The Center’s education programs are designed to inspire young people through the arts and reach hundreds of thousands of students each year. In addition to the presenting and producing institution Segerstrom Center for the Arts, the 14-acre campus also embraces the facilities of two independently acclaimed organizations: Tony Award®-winning South Coast Repertory and a site designated as the future home of the Orange County Museum of Art. Segerstrom Center for the Arts is also proud to serve as the artistic home to three of the region’s major performing arts organizations: Pacific Symphony, the Philharmonic Society of Orange County and the Pacific Chorale, who contribute greatly to the artistic life of the region with annual seasons at Segerstrom Center for the Arts.

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Amy Sims sells Ladera Ranch homes at a higher price point sale after sale. Call us to discuss what we can do for you! 2 BRYNWOOD LADERA RANCH / CALIFORNIA

SOLD $935,000

“Thank you so very much for all of your time and hard work in selling our house. Your real estate skills and negotiation skills are just stellar! Amazing! You were a pleasure to work with. Thanks for everything.”

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JUST SOLD Sold $20,000 over asking price in only 3 days!

With all the time off, the holiday season is a great time to earn sweat equity on your home. Here are 3 easy projects anyone can do to increase the value of their home.


There are many common things around the house like hinges, wheels on doors, light bulbs, electrical switches, running toilets, and even faucets that are relatively simple items to address. There are many helpful people at your local hardware store that will happily help you figure out how to solve these issues. Your home will attract a higher price if there is less to fix.


The outdoor spaces are very important to many buyers. There are many simple things you can do around the yard including planting fresh flowers, cleaning overgrown areas, trimming trees, power washing patios, and cleaning outdoor appliances that can really increase the appeal of your property by making the outdoor space feel fresh.


You’ve seen all the home improvement shows and the house flipping shows. What’s the one thing that always gets the most bang for the buck? Interior paint of course. I would love to help you choose paint colors that are most popular with buyers in the current market. Painting is easy and can even be fun. Almost anyone can do it!

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