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The public is invited to an art exhibition opening featuring Marks on the Land - The View from Here, Aerial Photography by Tom Lamb on Saturday, March 24 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in the Great Park Gallery at the Palm Court Arts Complex.This exhibition features artwork inspired by the former Marine Corps Air Station El Toro environment. Attendees can meet Tom Lamb and pick up a signed copy of Marks on the Land - The View from Here, a fully illustrated exhibition catalog that also includes a critical essay by Kristine Thompson. For several decades, Lamb employed helicopters to photograph Southern California’s agricultural lands, abandoned industrial sites and former military bases from an elevated vantage point. In Lamb’s oversized images, patterns and textures emerge that free the viewer from references to perspective to reveal hidden beauty. “We are excited to present Marks on the Land -The View from Here, which offers a unique view of Southern California through the lens of photographer, Tom Lamb,” said Beth Krom, Chair, Orange County Great Park Board Corporation. “This exhibition is part of a diverse series of cultural experiences that have made the Great Park Arts program come alive.” Marks on the Land -The View from Here is the third in a series of free Great Park Gallery exhibitions featuring site-specific focus of the Great Park Gallery. Last summer, 6,000 visitors enjoyed Plane Air Power: Painting and Sculpture by Jorg Dubin with another 7,400 visitor to The World’s Largest Photograph and The Legacy Project exhibition. Marks on the Land - the View from Here opens March 24, with an opening reception from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m, and runs through June 17. The Great Park Gallery is open Thursdays and Fridays from noon to 4:00 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission and parking are free. The Orange County Great Park is located at Sand Canyon and Marine Way, and can easily be reached by the 5 or 405 freeways. For more information, please visit or call 949-724-OCGP. The Orange County Great Park, with its 1,347-acre master plan, is the focal point of the redevelopment of the publicly-owned portion of the 4,700acre former Marine Corps Air Station, El Toro. The Great Park features an iconic tethered helium balloon that rises 400 feet in the air, providing an aerial view of Park development. Other features include the Carousel, Farm + Food Lab, Kids Rock Playground, Walkable Timeline, Palm Court Arts Complex, North Lawn recreation area and historic Hangar 244. The South Lawn lighted soccer fields and Community Garden will be added in 2012. For more information go to

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Volunteers sought for spectacular spring Arts Alive Festival Volunteers 16 years of age and older are sought for Mission Viejo’s spectacular two-day Arts Alive Festival May 5-6. This spectacular spring event takes place from noon to 8 p.m. on Saturday, May 5 and from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday, May 6 at Oso Viejo Community Park on the Village Green and at the neighboring Norman P. Murray Community and Senior Center, 24932 Veterans Way. This year’s festival celebrates the arts relevant to the 1950s with a plethora of cultural, artistic and environmental activities along with topnotch entertainment. The fun-filled festival will also boast the special talents of the great animators of the 20th century, with a special appearance by DreamWorks Studios TV Animation Director Steve Hickner. High school students seeking community service hours and seniors who enjoy interacting with others are sought to help with interactive arts and crafts activities throughout the weekend. Volunteers will also help entertainers, presenters or assisting artists with hands-on art activities and more. Volunteer shifts are from three to eight hours, depending on the person’s availability. Positions that include sitting throughout shifts are available. To volunteer, visit and complete the volunteer application, or e-mail vsullivan@cityofmissionviejo. org with your name, contact information and availability. Specializing in music lessons for all ages. “I would teach children music, physics, and philosophy; but most importantly music, for in the patterns of music... are the keys to learning.” - Plato



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DENTAL PATIENTS DRIVE TWO HOURS FROM VICTORVILLE TO SEE LADERA RANCH PAIN-FREE DENTIST DR. MICHAEL TESSIER Recently, a mother called Dr. Michael Tessier’s office to arrange an appointment for her fifteen-yearold daughter who is deathly afraid of shots in her mouth. Only one thing was unusual. They live in Victorville, about two hours away. But the long hot drive was certainly worth it to mom, if her daughter could have painless, shot-free dental work. “I visited Dr.Tessier several years ago before we moved to Victorville” said the child’s mother. “But when I took my fifteen year old daughter to a local dentist out there, she screamed in pain and raised such a fuss and refused to ever go back. I thought she would change her mind, but she would not. Finally, I told her I knew of one dentist that was gentle and pain free but it was a long trip from Victorville to Ladera Ranch. At last she agreed to go”, she said. When they arrived for their appointment with Dr. Tessier, the young girl was crying, sobbing, and shaking, barely in control. Dr. Tessier said; “It took about thirty minutes for her mother and my staff to get her calmed down enough to get her dental work started”, he said, “Very soon using the Whisper Jet, a micro miniature sandblaster using 50 micron-size particles of aluminum oxide, and the Waterlase MD Laser, we got this young lady’s two fillings completed without anesthetic, and with no pain, because of today’s technology. The more I work with the laser and the sandblaster, filling teeth without the need for drilling and therefore anesthetic, the more I realize how much dentistry has changed over the last 30 years. When the drill and the carbide burr were our only cutting options, we made it more likely that, in their later adulthood, these teeth would crack, ultimately needing crowns. Today, we’re leaving these teeth stronger. This stuff is great. So from now on, nothing will be difficult for her, except perhaps the ride from Victorville,” he said with a smile. Dr. Michael Tessier is located in Los Flores Plaza at 28562 Oso Parkway. Most major credit cards and dental plans cheerfully accepted. Telephone (949) 459-7212


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Elks Lodge Holds Court of Honor for Two New Eagle Scouts

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Mission Viejo / Saddleback Valley Elks Lodge No. 2444 (“Elks Lodge”) held a court of honor for new Eagle Scouts, Tyler Rolstad and Geoffrey Churchill, from Elks Lodge sponsored Boy Scout Troop 603. The two newly honored Eagle Scouts have been together in scouting since the age of 6 when they started as Tiger Cubs. Eleven (11) years later they had earned a combined 56 Merit Badges. The Eagle Scout rank was conferred upon Tyler and Geoffrey by Troop 603 Scout Master, Jeff Smith. The Elks Lodge sponsored Court of Honor was attended by approximately 100 scouts, family and friends. Elks Lodge Scouting Chairman, R. Dennis Lumley, gave Both Geoffrey and Tyler heartfelt congratulations. Geoffrey will be going on to College and Tyler will be joining the United States Marine Corps. The Mission Viejo / Saddleback Elks Lodge No. 2444, celebrating forty-two (42) years of service to the Saddleback Valley communities, is one of ten 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 144 year history of giving, “Elks Care, Elks Share.”

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(l to r): New Eagle Scouts Tyler Rolstad and Geoffrey Churchill

(l to r): Boy Scout Troop 603 Scout Master Jeff Smith Presides at Court of Honor

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wholesome fun and a positive dating experience Southern California youth from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints attended the Mormon Prom on Saturday, March 17th at Soka University in Aliso Viejo, California. Youth from the Santa Margarita, Mission Viejo, San Clemente, and Laguna Niguel congregations, ages 16-18, were invited to join the annual event. Marci Paul, the Young Women President for Foothill Ranch, said, “it is all about having wholesome fun and a positive dating experience and being with a group of youth that share the same high standards.” Jordan Procuniar, of Portola Hills, asked his mother, Anne, if she could help plan a dinner for him and his seminary class. (A daily earlymorning high school religion class) He thought it would be good to be together before the dance and there wouldn’t be a large expense. Anne, mother of six, asked other mothers for a little help and put on a grand looking dinner for 36 youth at the community clubhouse while only charging $10 per couple. “I made the entree (roasted chicken, garlic mashed potatoes, honey glazed carrots and rolls) and asked for help from the other parents for a salad and dessert bar, set-up, serving, and clean-up. It was all worth the effort to watch the youth have a wonderful time together.” Then it was on to the themed dance entitled “The Sweetest Night of Your Life” with tickets at just $10/ couple. Professional pictures and refreshments, like candy and floats, were included in the package. But not everyone had an easy time getting to the prom. Broken bones, volleyball games, and crutches didn’t keep these youth from their big night. Kiley Bowen, a senior at Trabuco Hills High School, plays for Saddleback Valley Volleyball Club. She had Jr. National Qualifiers the same day as the dance. She played a match at 3pm, 5pm and 8:30pm. She missed going to the group dinner and pictures but she made a commitment to her club and team to be at all the tournaments that weren’t on Sunday. She arrived at the dance at 10:12pm coming straight from Anaheim, doing her make-up and hair in the car. Her original date ended up in the hospital with a health problem so she met her last-minute replacement date Ryan Knecht, from Mission Viejo, at the dance. Kiley said, “It was a little crazy to get there but I knew it was my last Mormon Prom and I didn’t want to miss it.” Page 6

Barbara Bell, from San Clemente, said Lauren Bell’s date, David Sorensen from Laguna Niguel, broke his hip in a ski accident before the prom but that didn’t stop him from going. He came crutches and all. Barbara Bell, was involved with the first Mormon Prom in California seven years ago. “The school dances were so expensive and not always such a good environment. We do this dance at a nice venue where they have high standards in dress, dance and music. We invite all youth as long as they are willing to abide by the standards. That first year we had a big spread in the Orange County Register and we got calls from many parents that weren’t Mormon but wanted their youth to participate. We learned that parents appreciate knowing their children are having a good time in a safe environment with high standards.” Madelyn Paul, a senior at El Toro High School, said, “I love how the dance has such a positive atmosphere where everyone is happy and having a good time. It is nice knowing that you are surrounded by others who share the same values and standards.”

Homemade $10 dinner for 36 kids attending the prom. Girls: Brittany Call of Mission Viejo, Jody Amundsen of Mission Viejo, Ellen Huish of Mission Viejo and Katherine Chavez of Ladera Ranch. Boys: Ty Whitaker of Rancho Santa Margarita (RSM), Trevor Rushton of Foothill Ranch, Jordan Procuniar of Trabuco Canyon, Jacob Warner of Foothill Ranch (Photo by Corey Procuniar)

Flowers: Many of the girls and guys made their own wrist corsages with flowers and even candy to match the theme of the prom. (Photo by Brian Andre)

Lauren Bell, from San Clemente, and David Sorensen, from Laguna Niguel.David Sorensen broke his hip in skiing accident a few days before prom. (Photo by Russell Bell)

Kiley Bowen of Trabuco Canyon and Ryan Knecht of Mission Viejo pose at Soka (photo by Jennifer Anderson)

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Youth line up to get into Mormon Prom. Jordan Procuniar of Trabuco Canyon, Valerie Kinnison of Dove Canyon, Tyler Schoessow of Foothill Ranch, Raquel oopes of RSM, Jordan Rex of RSM, Aliza Andre of Trabuco Canyon, Parker Gentry, Courtney Rex, Riley Jones, Kathrine Chavez of Ladera Ranch, Jacob Warner of Foothill Ranch, Madelyn Paul of Trabuco Canyon, Rushton Hiltbrand of Trabuco Canyon, Makenzie Lamb of Trabuco Canyon.(Photo by Brian Andre)

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Pro Football Players Rally - Raise Over $600k for Orangewood Athletes First, a Newport Beach sports agency that represents more than 80 athletes and coaches, partnered with Orangewood Children’s Foundation and its PALS auxiliary again this year and hosted its annual two-day fundraiser, “The Athletes First Classic.” The gala event was held at the St. Regis Resort, Monarch Beach in Dana Point with a golf tournament the following day. Athletes attending the weekend events included 2011 Super Bowl-winning quarterback Aaron Rodgers (G.B. Packers), USC alum Matt Leinart (Houston Texans), Defensive Rookie of the Year Von Miller (Denver Broncos), Scotty McKnight (NY Jets) with girlfriend actress Hayden Panettiere, and 18 young players represented by Athletes First going into the 2012 draft including Melvin Ingram of South Carolina who is expected to be taken in the first round. Over 800 people gathered at the gala; folks were greeted with a reception and very large silent auction as they entered the St. Regis. Dinner was exceptionally delicious starting with family style appetizers with traditional and tomato hummus, eggplant caviar, goat cheese spread, marinated olives with mini crudité with bay vegetables. The entrée was a duo of slow cooked Beef Short Ribs and Miso Glazed Cod that was served with rice shitake cake and traditional mashed potato, parsnip puree, braising jus, white port and ginger emulsion with seasonal vegetables. Served for dessert was peanut butter chocolate crunch bar and a Raspberry Coulis and Lemon Crème Brule with fresh raspberries was just delightful. After the welcome “thank you’s” and the introduction of all the athletes in attendance, a former foster youth Ashley Fortini game a heart wrenching testimony. Ashley began her speech by saying, “My life is not a sob story; it is a miracle.” She described her troubled childhood filled with abuse, but thanks to the support and resources of Orangewood Children’s Foundation, today Ashley is a senior at CSUF who will be graduating in May. She concluded by telling the audience, “Thank you for your generosity, you have changed my future.” After receiving a standing ovation by the crowd, the audience was so moved by her story they donated over $200,000 to Orangewood’s scholarship fund. The culmination of the evening was the presentation of the 2012 Golden Heart Award to Vizio CEO William Wang and San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh. The award is given annually to two honorees, one an athlete who has been a positive role model and has made contributions off the field, and the other a local business leader who has exhibited leadership in doing good works and benefiting humanity. “Golden Heart honorees back up their success with generosity,” said Athletes First C.E.O. and Orangewood board member David Dunn. After receiving the Golden Heart award from presenter and friend Wing Lam, Wang thanked the audience and NFL player Joe Flacco (Baltimore concluded his comments by donated 10 Ravens) and committee member Vizio all-in-one desktop computers to Keri Dugan Page 8

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Honorees Jim Harbaugh (left) & William Wang (center) with Orangewood CEO Cal Winslow (right)

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NFL player Patrick Turner (NY Jets) and Amber Harper

PALS board members Melissa & Alan Clifton (of Laguna Niguel) and Tracy & Kyle Theodore (of Newport Coast)

Orangewood for their youth. Harbaugh received his award by his parents, Jack and Jackie. At the end of his remarks, he offered one surprise live auction item – a 49ers away game experience which sold for $45,000 to Mike Yurkovich and Chad Yagle. The item offered the experience of joining the team on the team bus and airplane to and from the game, staying at the same hotel as the players, and enjoying the game up close from the sidelines. “This was a great opportunity for our clients to come together for a great cause,” said Athletes First CEO David Dunn. “I applaud them for taking time out of their extremely busy schedules to help the kids of Orangewood, and to help honor Jim Harbaugh and William Wang.” For more information about Orangewood Foundation visit Photos by: Ann Chatillon

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Spring Break 2012: Mother-Daughter Activities By Kristen Bentley Mother-daughter activities are not limited to trips to the salon for a manicure or pedicure. Spring break activities can be fun, educational, and fulfilling. 1. Antiquing and Thrifting. Mothers and daughters don’t have to take a trip to the mall, but can explore their city’s unique shops like antique stores and thrift shops. Antiquing offers mothers and daughter time to explore history. Daughter can learn about what their mother’s childhood was like by being able to see items at an antique store. Mothers can share stories of their childhood experiences. When moms and daughters go thrifting, they can have fun digging through treasures to see what great outfits, household items, and other things they can find. Thrifting involves creativity; shopping at the mall takes the creativity out of the equation. 2. Visit a Yoga Studio Many yoga studios have motherdaughter nights. Mothers and daughters might be lucky enough to find a partner yoga class, where they can work together to build poses. Some yoga studios have

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special events to practice meditation, to try out hula-hoop yoga, to take a workshop with travelling yogis, or maybe to listen to chanting or yoga-style music. 3. Try Out Local Restaurants Cities and towns are full of locally owned restaurants. Spring break is a perfect time to go to restaurants that mothers and daughters do not usually patronize. Mothers and daughters can try local ethnic restaurants, daring each other to try food they would not normally eat. 4. Take Art Classes Local Y’s, non-profits, and local craft stores offer free or low cost craft lessons. Mothers and daughters can learn the latest crafting techniques or learn a traditional art like sketching or sculpting. Many local art venues offer special events during school vacations, so if mothers and daughters want to get down and dirty in the local arts, check out your local art venues’ spring break schedules. 5. Take a Hike If the weather permits, mothers and daughters can take a hike. Mothers and daughters can hike in a local park, on a state park trail, or on a converted railroad trail. Taking

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Donna O’Neill Conservancy upcoming events Note: The Richard and Donna Visit The Reserve’s booth during O’Neill Conservancy is only open to Adventure Day, a celebration of Nathe public during events. Advance ture held at The Reserve’s nearby reservation is required for all events. neighbor, Ronald W. Caspers Wilderness Park. Enjoy family-friendly EVENT: Rattlesnake Workshop activities and programs, including WHERE: RMV Presentation Center natural history walks and exhibits, DATE: Wednesday, April 11, 2012 arts & crafts, wildlife-inspired games, WHEN: 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM live musical entertainment. For adAGES: 6 & UP ditional event information, please INTERPRETATION LEVEL: High contact Casper’s Park. DONATION: Optional MORE INFO: www.theconserEVENT: Bird Walk WHERE: The Richard and Donna Join us for an exciting workshop O’Neill Conservancy as we learn all about Orange County DATE: Sunday, April 15, 2012 rattlesnakes: how to identify them, WHEN: 8:00 AM to 11:30 AM where they live, and what to do if FITNESS LEVEL: Easy you encounter one. Local herptoloINTERPRETATION LEVEL: High gist Steve Bledsoe, a member of the AGES: 8 and up North American Field Herping AssoBRING: Binoculars & birding guides ciation, will do a power point presen- if you have them. tation about these unique creatures. DONATION: $10/adult; $5/child; Live snakes will be on display and FREE/Supporters local herptologists will be on-hand MORE INFO: www.theconserto answer questions. Part of The Reserve’s “Spring Series” of indoor Join guest leaders Robert Scrimger evening educational presentations. and Gary Meredith for a bird walk at The Conservancy. We hope to benefit EVENT: 33rd Annual Youth Expo from the Spring migration! Birds get WHERE: The Orange County up early, so we will do likewise! Fairgrounds DATE: April 13, 2012 EVENT: Astronomy Night WHEN: 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM WHERE: The Richard and Donna MORE INFO: http://www.ocfair. O’Neill Conservancy com/ye12/ DATE: Saturday, April 21, 2012 Come visit our booth at this eduWHEN: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM cational event highlighting positive FITNESS LEVEL: Easy accomplishments of Orange County INTERPRETATION LEVEL: High Youth enrolled in public, private and AGES: 8 and up home schools. BRING: Warm clothing, binoculars, optional beach chair. EVENT: Trail Clearing & Weeding DONATION: $10/adults; $5/child; WHERE: The Richard and Donna FREE/Supporters O’Neill Conservancy MORE INFO: www.theconserDATE: Saturday, April 14, 2012 WHEN: 8:00 AM to 11:30 AM For years, the stars have been FITNESS LEVEL: Moderate considered heaven’s guideposts. AGES: 10 and up Observers looked to the night sky BRING: Work gloves if you have to predict everything from a change them of weather to a change of leaders. DONATION: FREE Enjoy winter skies, as you gaze into MORE INFO: www.theconser- the heavens, learn the constellations, and peer through the telescopes of Volunteer to spend a few hours in our volunteer astronomers. beautiful surroundings helping make Reserve trails accessible to our EVENT: Earth Day at Panhe visitors. You’ll join a dedicated crew WHERE: San Onofre State Beach in protecting the food plants of our DATE: Sunday, April 22, 2012 native wildlife by eliminating weeds, WHEN: 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM those pesky botanical invaders. VolMORE INFO: http://sanofoundaunteer efforts make an impact! Drinks and snacks provided. Visit The Reserve’s booth during this Earth Day celebration featuring EVENT: Adventure Day at Caspers Native American speakers, arts, Park crafts & food. For additional event inWHERE: Caspers Wilderness Park formation, please visit the San Onofre DATE: Saturday, April 14, 2012 Foundation website listed below. WHEN: 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM MORE INFO: http://www.ocparks. EVENT: Herps in Hiding com/caspers/ WHERE: Ladera Open Space Page 14

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DATE: Sunday, April 22, 2012 WHEN: 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM FITNESS LEVEL: Moderate INTERPRETATION LEVEL: High AGES: 16 and up DONATION: Optional MORE INFO: Join herpetologist Steve Bledsoe, Southwestern Field Herping Associates, for a herptile discovery walk. We will be on the lookout for snakes, lizards and other reptiles. Snake and reptile sightings not guaranteed, but come prepared to learn more about our local species of herptiles. MUST BE 16 years or older.

ing. Drinks and snacks provided.

As a courtesy, The Reserve at Rancho Mission Viejo publicizes activities organized by volunteers of Caspers Park Foundation (CPF). CPF volunteers hold a monthly meeting with guest lecturers who cover topics which may be of interest to Conservancy patrons. Meetings take place at The Visitor Center of Ronald W. Caspers Wilderness Park, a County of Orange facility located just east of The Conservancy along Ortega Highway. Parking fees EVENT: NABA Butterfly Walk WHERE: Richard & Donna O’Neill are waived for CPF meeting attendees. Lecture topic will be announced when Conservancy available. DATE: Sunday, April 22, 2012 WHEN: 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM EVENT: CPF Nature Talk: Bees & FITNESS LEVEL: Moderate Beekeeping INTERPRETATION LEVEL: ModerDATE: Saturday, April 7, 2012 ate TIME: 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM AGES: 6 and up WHERE: Visitor Center, Ronald BRING: Binoculars & birding guides Caspers Wilderness Park if you have them. MORE INFO: Call Caspers at 949DONATION: $10/adult; $5/child; 923-2210 or email CaspersParkFounFREE/Supporters MORE INFO: www.theconservancy. DONATION: FREE (At the entrance org Come see what’s blooming! Join kiosk, mention that you are attending a NABA, the North American Butterfly CPPF meeting.) Association, on its annual search for A nature-themed lecture is usually butterflies. If spring rains produce a bumper crop of caterpillars, expect to held in association with the monthly see lots of butterflies! The Conservancy meeting of Caspers Park Foundation hosts many uncommon Orange County (CPF) volunteers. This month, Steve species. Learn to identify these “flying Wernett, a professional beekeeper flowers” or come out just to savor the for more than 25 years, will speak smells, sights, sounds and breathtaking about bees & beekeeping. A resident of Orange County, Wernett maintains beauty of spring. hundreds of hives in several different locations, including Caspers. Lecture EVENT: Fourth Friday Trail Work WHERE: The Richard and Donna start time is approximate; lecture follows the business portion of the meeting, O’Neill Conservancy which starts at 9:30a. DATE: Friday, April 27, 2012 WHEN: 8:00 AM to 11:30 AM The Reserve at Rancho Mission FITNESS LEVEL: Moderate Viejo AGES: 10 and up Richard & Donna O’Neill ConserBRING: Work gloves if you have vancy them P.O. Box 9 DONATION: FREE San Juan Capistrano, CA 92693 MORE INFO: www.theconservancy. (949) 489-9778 org Volunteer for a few hours to help make Reserve trails accessible to our Put your trail maintenance skills vancy to work on projects requiring more time or skill than our weekend Xtreme Weed-

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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 Beach Fire Bar & Grill Burgers, Sandwiches, Tacos, Salads plus Spiced Chipotle Chicken, Blackened Catfish. Open Monday-Friday 11:30am to11pm; Saturday 11am to 11pm; Sunday 11:30am to 10pm. Sunday Brunch 10-3

25682 Crown Valley Pkwy. 542-7700 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 OPEN Sunday/Monday 6:30am to 4:00pm Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 6:00am to 8:00pm

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

27845 Santa Margarita Pkwy, Mission Viejo 461.7170 Cosmo’s Italian Kitchen Owners Bob Quinn and Dick Fisher celebrate their 5th anniversary with special dinners Monday, Wednesday and Sunday. Open 11am Monday to Friday.

Infusion Restaurant and Bar Featuring an open style kitchen, our executive chef will tempt your palate with entrees including thick steaks, chops and island style fresh fish. In addition, we feature an extensive wine list and a martini bar. Open for lunch and dinner. Catering is also available.

25612 Crown Valley Pky, Ste L-1. 364-1100

Diho Siam

27702 Crown Valley Pkwy E-3 365-8777

Jerry’s Wood Fired Dogs

Breakfast served daily from 8am to 11am Smokey Joe Croissants, Sausage, Eggs, Bacon.Try their hot link Breakfast Burrito, for lunch the wood fired dogs have all best flavors, tastes and toppings.

1701 Corporate Drive, Ladera Ranch (949) 364-7080 Jalapeno’s Restaurant Open for breakfast, lunch & dinner. Authentic Mexican food including Chili Verde, Omelettes, Huevos Rancheros, Tostadas, Carne Asada, Menudo, traditional burritos including Beef, Chicken, Fish, Beans (Vegetarian), Chile Rellenos, Taquitos, Enchiladas. Imported and domestic beers.

27602 Antonio Pkwy, 364-5614 Latte Da Bagelry & Grill Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner served all day. Fifteen different types of bagels made daily. Salads, burgers, plus Italian specialties like Chicken Alfredo. opens at 6am daily; closes at 9pm Monday through Saturday, open until 4pm on Sunday.

21612 Plano Trabuco Road at Santa Margarita Parkway in the Albertson’s Center in Rancho Santa Margarita. 949-589-6405

26012 Marguerite Pkwy #A, Mission Viejo 348.2386

800 The Shops at Mission Viejo, Ruby Rosensteel, 364-6661

All Laker games, NHL, Fox Soccer and all Top Games. Taco Tuesdays, Slider Wednesdays, Taste of Italy Thursdays, DJ Friday nights. Happy Hour 11am to 6pm Mon.- Fri.

Restaurant Reviews Wanted!

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

27412 Antonio Pkwy. 429-7737 Roma D’ Italia Menu items include Calabrese Pizza, Pasta Estiva, Gnocchi Catanzaro, Grilled Halibut or Salmon, Shrimp Calabrese, Mostaccioli Arrabbiata, Veal Sorrentino, Osso Buco, Eggplant Sorrentino and more. Don’t forget to try one of the homemade desserts like Tiramisu, Rum Cake, Cannoli and Cheesecake. You can also order beer and wine with some good, inexpensive Chiantis by the bottle.

25606 Crown Valley Pkwy. 276-5712 Simply Fondue Fabulous fondues composed of delicious meats, cheeses, breads, fruits and vegetables with steaming savory sauces. Worth the short trip to

31761 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano 240.0300 Taco Mesa Offers healthy, authentic, and innovative Mexican cuisine from fresh ingredients. Open Sun. - Thurs. 8am to 9pm; Fri. & Sat. 8am to 10pm. Bridgepark Plaza,

O’Neill’s Bar & Grill at the Arroyo Trabuco Golf Club. Sunday Brunch at O’Neill’s is a delicious and leisurely experience. Zagat calls it the “best value in Orange County.” Daily specials include fresh fish, steaks, pizza and hearty sandwiches.

26772 Avery Pkwy, Mission Viejo. 949-305-5100

Don Gustavo’s Authentic Mexican Food with home-style flavor, menu items include Chile Relleno, Carnitas, Fajitas, Eggs Machaca, Chimicangas, Veggie Burrito, Fish Tacos, Shrimp Enchiladas, Taco Salad. Margaritas, Tequilas y Mas! Plus catering at your home or office. Open for lunch & dinner 7 days a week, plus Weekend Breakfast. Located at Oso/ Marguerite in the Pavillion’s Shopping center,

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.

The Ranch Sports Grill

28562 Oso Pkwy 949.216.9029

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. Hours: Open daily from 11am to 9pm; Sat. & Sun. until 9:30pm.


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27702 Crown Valley Pkwy. 364-1957

Trabuco Oaks Steakhouse Forty years serving choice meats and seafood. Home of the famous “2-pound steak.” Relax while you sip one of our sumptuous wines or cocktails or a frosty beer. Everyone welcome - straight from work or off the trail or dressed for a night out. OPEN: Sun.-Thurs. 5pm to 9pm; Fri. and Sat. 5pm to 9:30pm. Please call after 2pm for reservations.


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. Happy Hour daily from 3:00 to 7:00 pm.

27780 Vista del Lago, Mission Viejo

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