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SENDERO NEIGHBORHOODS Lyon Cabanas Townhomes From 1,006 to 1,557 sq. ft. Mid $300s to mid $400s Lyon Villas Townhomes From 1,308 to 1,637 sq. ft. Low $400s to low $500s Shea Townhomes From 1,419 to 1,798 sq. ft. High $400s to mid $500s SeaCountry Single Family Homes From 1,800 to 2,000 sq. ft. High $500s to low $600s TRI Pointe Single Family Homes From 2,050 to 2,394 sq. ft. Mid $600s to mid $700s Ryland Single Family Homes From 2,310 to 2,625 sq. ft. Low $700s to low $800s Meritage Single Family Homes From 2,678 to 2,996 sq. ft. High $700s to low $800s

Your kids can tell their kids they grew up on a ranch. There’s a historic ranch just east of San Juan Capistrano. The best news? Now you can live on it. Discover this abundant territory at RanchoMissionViejo.com. Even better, come visit. See the village of Sendero, including Gavilán — our enclave for the 55+ crowd. Tour over 30 model homes in 11 neighborhoods. Start your visit at the Guest House welcome center and learn all about life on The Ranch. We’ll see you there. Travel tip: Exit the 5 at Crown Valley Parkway to avoid construction on the Ortega. Go east, then head south down Antonio Parkway to Sendero.

SENDERO NEIGHBORHOODS Lyon Cabanas From 1,006 to 1,557 sq. ft. Mid $300s to mid $400s Lyon Villas From 1,308 to 1,637 sq. ft. Low $400s to low $500s Shea Townhomes From 1,419 to 1,798 sq. ft. High $400s to low $500s

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‘Tis the Season ... for Whale Watching Mighty Gray Whale is Making Its Annual Journey to Baja! If you have the fortune or necessity to find yourself in Southern California between late December and April, whale watching is a fun, inexpensive way to spend a morning or afternoon. There are many places that offer whale-watching cruises, and in this article I will tell you about some of them and why Southern California offers a unique place to whale watch. First, let’s look at why the whales are there to watch! The gray whale is one of the most majestic animals to swim the oceans

of the world. Adults weigh in between 30 and 40 tons and can reach 46 feet in length. Traveling from 10 to 14 thousand miles, round trip, they make one of the longest migrations of any mammal in the world. They do this annually, traveling from their feeding grounds in the Bering Sea to their breeding grounds in the warm waters of Baja California, in Mexico. Because they travel close to the coastline, whale watchers get many opportunities to see their passage. The whale watch season in Southern California begins approximately at Christmas time and runs through the end of April. Whale watch cruises run daily through the entire season, and there are a number of marinas that conduct them. There are cruises conducted out of the Marina Del Rey marina, Redondo Beach marina, Newport Beach marina and the Long Beach marina on Rainbow Harbor. These are just a few locations that offer whale watch cruises, and remember, the marinas themselves offer a wide variety of fun, familyoriented things to do. Taking a whale watch cruise is an event of a lifetime. The smell of the sea, the sounds of the water, and

being on a small boat combines to make it an adventure that will be remembered forever. The cruises are inexpensive, usually between 15 to 25 dollars for adults with reduced fares for children and groups, and last for a few hours. Some cruises offer lecturers from the American Cetacean Society; knowledgeable educators who are there to narrate and answer any questions you may have about the gray whales you see. On your cruise, you are also likely to see a wide variety of other marine mammals, including dolphins, porpoises, and sea lions. The dolphins

in particular are often very friendly as they are used to seeing your cruise ship and will even occasionally provide their own guided tour! In addition, you will have the chance to see many different species of water birds. Because of the time of year that tours are conducted, you will want to dress warmly, with rubber-soled shoes for traction on the boat deck. Remember, it’s winter, the Pacific is cold, and so is the wind! With that in mind, you will be prepared for a truly unique experience, cruising on a whale watch in Southern California!

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Governor Brown calls for water conservation Calls for Conservation Statewide, Directs State to Manage Water for Drought With California facing water shortfalls in the driest year in recorded state history, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today proclaimed a State of Emergency and directed state officials to take all necessary actions to prepare for these drought conditions. “We can’t make it rain, but we can be much better prepared for the terrible consequences that California’s drought now threatens, including dramatically less water for our farms and communities and increased fires in both urban and rural areas,” said Governor Brown. “I’ve declared this emergency and I’m calling all Californians to conserve water in every way possible.” In the State of Emergency declaration, Governor Brown directed state officials to assist farmers and communities that are economically impacted by dry conditions and to ensure the state can respond if Californians face drinking water shortages. The Governor also directed state agencies to use less water and hire more firefighters and initiated a greatly expanded water conservation Page 4

public awareness campaign (details at saveourh2o.org). In addition, the proclamation gives state water officials more flexibility to manage supply throughout California under drought conditions. State water officials say that California’s river and reservoirs are below their record lows. Manual and electronic readings record the snowpack’s statewide water content at about 20 percent of normal average for this time of year. The Governor’s drought State of Emergency follows a series of actions the administration has taken to ensure that California is prepared for record dry conditions. In May 2013, Governor Brown issued an Executive Order to direct state water officials to expedite the review and processing of voluntary transfers of water and water rights. In December, the Governor formed a Drought Task Force to review expected water allocations, California’s preparedness for water scarcity and whether conditions merit a drought declaration. Earlier this week, the Governor toured the Central Valley and spoke with growers and others impacted by California’s record dry conditions.

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local dentist michael Tessier reveals new Technology about crown replacement “There’s big news about new modern methods of crown replacement,” says local dentist Michael Te s s i e r . Dr. Michael Tessier “Crowns restore a tooth to its original size, shape, and function. Crowns are used to replace very large fillings, or broken teeth. They’re made out of stainless steel or gold, or porcelain bonded to metal or, today, just porcelain, particularly in the front. They can be as short-lived as five years, or last as long as thirty. They need to be replaced both because decay eventually develops at the edges and works its way up and under the crown where it can’t be seen, even on x-ray, and because the porcelain fractures off the metal substrate to which the porcelain is baked at about 2500 degrees Fahrenheit. The decay results from temperature changes in the mouth such as a lunch of hot soup with iced tea, or the wet, acidic environment in which the crowned tooth finds itself.

Porcelain fractures result from the brittleness of the porcelain and the weak bond between the porcelain and the metal underneath, being pitted against some peoples surprisingly powerful chewing forces. New state-of-the-art crowns we use today contain no metal, and the porcelain is reinforced with glass fibers to increase its tensile strength. These new crowns are far superior in many ways to what was used in the past, not the least of which is their appearance. Another big difference with modern vs. older technology is that today, crowns are bonded onto teeth with a plastic bonding material, as opposed to cemented, which cement was water soluble- that’s why they re-decay at the edges. If you have any questions about old crowns or crown replacement, or any other aspects of today’s dental technology, please don’t hesitate to call my office at 949-459-7212. We’re located at Oso and Antonio Parkways 28562 Oso Pkwy Rancho Santa Margarita 92688.

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Do you have questions about general driving related requirements like registration, licensing and driver safety? Are you unclear about laws and restrictions related to driving? The California Department of Motor Vehicles has answers. “Save Time, Go Online,” at www.dmv.ca.gov. You can submit any DMV-related questions at AskDMV@dmv.ca.gov 1. Q. Can I just show up at a DMV field office and take a drive test, or do I need to have an appointment? A. No, DMV field offices require an appointment for a drive test. You can make a drive test appointment online atwww.dmv.ca.gov or by calling 1–800–777–0133. When you arrive for your drive test you will need your permit, vehicle registration, and auto insurance. More information can be found about drive test requirements by checking the California Driver Handbook or online. 2. Q. I read that Governor Brown signed a law that will allow undocumented people to obtain a driver’s license. Can you tell me when the law will take effect? A. You are correct, in October of last year Governor Brown signed AB 60, which requires DMV to issue driver’s licenses to undocumented drivers and becomes operative by January 1, 2015. In the meantime, DMV will adopt regulations that will detail how applicants can prove identity and California residency. DMV will also put into effect a plan to serve the approximate 1.4 million people who are estimated to apply for a license under the new law. DMV encourages future all applicants for a driver’s license, to prepare for

the written exam by studying the California Driver Handbook available on the DMV webpage atwww.dmv. ca.gov. The website also features sample tests that could be useful for the applicants. The California Driver Handbook is available in 10 languages at all DMV field offices: English, Armenian, Chinese, Farsi, Korean, Punjabi, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, and Vietnamese. 3. Q. I am going to start riding my bike to work and I know there are rules that apply to bicyclists. Where can I get information about bicycle rules and road safety? A. Bicycles on public roads have the same rights and responsibilities as motorists and are subject to the same rules and regulations. Information about bicycle rules and important safety tips are available by visiting the Department of Motor Vehicles website athttp://www.dmv. ca.gov/pubs/brochures/fast_facts/ ffdl37.htm. Since we’re on the topic of bicyclists, Governor Jerry Brown signed AB 1371, known as the Three Feet for Safety Act, which will require a motor vehicle driver passing a bicycle that is proceeding in the same direction to pass with no less than 3 feet between any part of the vehicle and any part of the bicycle or driver. When three feet is not possible, the motor vehicle must slow to a reasonable and prudent speed and only pass when no danger is present to the bicyclist. Failing to do so can incur a fine, regardless of a collision or not. This law will take effect September 16, 2014. 4. Q. I just received my driver license renewal notice in the mail.

Does it make any real difference if I mail my payment or renew online via the Internet? A. Congratulations on being eligible to renew by mail, internet or telephone! In order to renew by mail, you must complete the renewal notice and send a check or money order only payable to DMV in the amount due $33. Print your driver license number on the back of your check/money order. Renew early in order to receive your new license before your current driver license expires. Renewing by mail or online is also convenient, and therefore, it’s not necessary to visit a DMV office if you’re eligible to renew by mail, internet or by telephone. No additional fee is charged for renewing your driver license or identification card online. If you renew via Internet, you may receive your license up to 3 to 4 days sooner than regular mail processing. In addition, paying online diminishes the customer’s carbon footprint by going green, saving the cost of postage (as postage is going up to 49¢ for a First Class stamp, starting January 26th). Save Time, Go Online! Visit www.dmv.ca.gov or call 1-800-777-0133 for customer service. 5. Q. My father gave me his old car as a birthday present. Since it was a gift, do I still need to get a smog inspection? A. It depends. If you acquire a vehicle that is currently registered in California from a spouse, domestic partner, sibling, child, parent, grandparent or grandchild, you are entitled to an exemption from the smog inspection due when

transferring a vehicle, unless the vehicle is due for a biennial smog inspection because renewal fees are also due. Other family members or relations are not exempt and are required to obtain a smog inspection certification. For more information on the requirements of transferring a vehicle between family members, please visit www.dmv.ca.gov/pubs/ brochures/howto/htvr1.htm. 6. Q. I just bought a boat. How do I know if it needs to be registered? A. In California, every sail powered vessel (boat) over eight feet in length and every motor driven vessel (regardless of length) that is not documented by the US Coast Guard and is used or on the waters of California are subject to be registered by the DMV. The vessel must be located in California. For detailed information on registering a vessel, please visit the following page on the California Department of Motor Vehicles web site: www.dmv.ca.gov/ boatsinfo/boatreg.htm. Save Time, Go Online!Doing business with the DMV has never been easier. The DMV offers an array of services to customers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week through itsWebsite including online advance appointments for written and drive tests; vehicle registration and driver license renewals, selection of personalized license plates, changes of address and payment of fees via secure debit transactions. Customers can also effect transactions by calling DMV customer service at 1-800-7770133. DMV is a department under the California State Transportation Agency (CalSTA).

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Women of Chapman Charity Raises over $190,000 at Farewell to The Ritz Restaurant Luncheon Chapman President Jim Doti and his wife Lynne Doti, Women of Photos by Peggy O’Donnell and John Saade Chapman President Donna Bianchi, Grand Patron S. Paul Musco, and The Women of Chapman’s 27th Annual “Christmas at The Ritz” holiday Christmas at The Ritz Chair Karly Brown luncheon was held at The Ritz Restaurant and Garden in Newport Beach. The late Hans Prager and his wife Charlene, a longtime WOC member, offered the restaurant for the fundraiser 27 years ago and continued doing so until they sold the restaurant. Now, Ritz’ Managing Partner Ray Jacobi has continued his support of the effort since; however, this is the final “Christmas at the Ritz” event as the restaurant will bid farewell to this location as The Ritz will be closing mid-February. The event featured greetings from an amazing Santa Claus, a quartet of Dickens carolers, a Champagne and martini patio reception, a hothot opportunity drawing, an informal fashion and jewelry presentation by Neiman Marcus, Fashion Island, and a tasty four-course lunch featuring the famous Ritz Egg, topped with caviar, of course! Event favors for the ladies were courtesy of Neiman Marcus. Each lady was given a lovely miniJay Strongwater enameled and jeweled frames to take home and the men received cigars. Women of Chapman, a women’s support group of Chapman University Lesslie Jacobbi with Kristen Rhynerson, Mary Sullivan and Lynn started in 1971. Now, with more than 240 strong, the group recently Selich completed a $1 million Student Filmmaker Endowment, which funds senior film projects for Chapman’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts students, and pledged $500,000 to Dodge College’s Chapman Studios and $1 million to the university’s state-of-the-art Musco Center for the Arts which is due to open in late 2014. At the luncheon, it was announced that Orange County philanthropists Catherine and James Emmi of Corona del Mar made a transformational gift to Chapman University to support the university’s significant expansion in the sciences. The exact amount of the gift is confidential, but it is in excess of $10 million. The donation was announced by Chapman University President James L. Doti. Ph.D. President Doti expressed the university’s gratitude: “I can’t think of two people who are more committed to science and education, in all the varied facets of those fields. Jim Emmi’s passion for science and technology, and for engineering, in particular, inspired him to make this gift that will have an impact on so many students. Catherine is an educator through and through, and she understands the vital importance of the sciences in today’s higher education. Together, their vision and generosity will leave a lasting legacy that will benefit so many people – including the The Ritz Restaurant’s Private Party Santa Claus (aka Tim Connaghan) Manager Sharon Virtue and Managing citizens of Orange County and the world who will gain from the knowledge and Mindy Stearns Partner Ray Jacobi being honored. and discoveries made by our researchers, students and alumni.” Other notables from Chapman who were there were, Bob Bassett (Dean of Dodge College of Film and Media Arts) and Dale Merrill (Dean of College of Performing Arts). Major underwriters were Marybelle & S. Paul Musco, Janet Curci, Sally Segerstrom (not present), Zee Allred, the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation (represented by its Executive Director Jacqueline Dorrance), Carole & Robert Follman, Rusty & Bill Hood, Shelly Wankier Hupp, Donna & David Janes, Joann Leatherby, Kim Smith and the Smith/Walker Foundation, Deedee & Don Sodaro, Laura Baratta, Donna S. Bianchi and Daniel Avidan, Sandra J. Brodie, Karly Brown, Donna Calvert, and Leslie & Dino Cancellieri. Consistently ranked among the top universities in the West, Chapman University provides a uniquely personalized and interdisciplinary educational experience to highly qualified students. Their programs encourage leadership in innovation, creativity and collaboration, and focus on developing global citizen-leaders who are distinctively prepared to improve their community and their world. For more information visit www.chapman.edu. Ellen Hanson Walker, Marsha Willis and Sarah Corrigan Page 12

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Photo by Andrew Abajian From Cornfest to corn chips: Before becoming a mom, Amber Gill,competed in numerous pageantry competitions, becoming the Cornfest Queen of her local corn festival in the little town of Oakley, California, and being named “Miss Greater East Bay” for the Bay Area region of California. She even qualified for the Miss California pageant in 2001. Now, the mother of two boys has decided to go behind the camera to pursue her dreams of making it in Hollywood her ultimate dream to create a family-friendly movie. The vocal teacher based in Orange County, California entered the Doritos Crash the Super Bowl contest as her first foray into writing and producing, and now she’s already on the cusp of breaking through. “Cowboy Kid” was shot over two days in a residential area in Orange County California. Her husband David says the dog was the highest-paid actor on the set. Amber Gill, A Ladera Ranch mom of two boys ages 3 and 1, sees plenty of sibling competition and rivalry in her house every day. She wanted to capture this universal theme for her hysterically funny 30-second Doritos commercial where a little boy dressed as a cowboy rides a family dog like a horse and lasso’s a bag of Doritos away from his older brother. Selected from thousands of submissions representing 30 countries around the world, the Doritos brand today announced the five finalists for the Doritos “Crash the Super Bowl” contest who are vying for a $1 million (U.S.) grand prize. Fans are now invited to vote for the best ad on www.doritos. com from January 4 through January 29. Ultimately, two ads will air in front of a global television audience during Super Bowl XLVIII ,one selected by the world’s votes and one by the Doritos brand team. The two lucky winners will have the opportunity to work with Marvel Studios on the set of “Marvel’s The Avengers: Age of Ultron,” and for the first time in Doritos Crash the Super Bowl history, the creator of the ad that receives the most fan votes will win a guaranteed $1 million in prize money. This marks the first year PepsiCo’s Doritos brand has opened its annual “Crash the Super Bowl” contest to fans from around the world where Doritos tortilla chips are sold. Visit www.doritos.com to view the ads and full contest rules. The five Crash the Super Bowl finalist ads are: Page 14

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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.

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The Ranch Sports Grill 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.

27412 Antonio Pkwy. 429-7737 Selma’s Chicago Pizzeria & Tap Room Selma’s serves 6 different styles of pizzas: Deep Dish, Chicago Pie, Low Profile, Artisan, Artisan Wheat, and Gluten Free. Plus great pastas, gourmet salads, Panini sandwiches, appetizers, desserts, and one of the largest selections of beers & wine in the area.Selmas’ offers full service or drop and go Catering.

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27702 Crown Valley Pkwy, Ladera Ranch. (949) 388-7260

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

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27780 Vista del Lago, Mission Viejo 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.

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On our cruise, we saw two whales blowing water and air. They also showed their tails a few times. We weren’t close enough to really get photos of the whales at all, although perhaps those who brought along telephoto lenses got a few shots. However, we did get very close to the dolphins and sea lions. The dolphins swam right out in front of the boat, showing off for the tourists. What Should I Wear? For some reason, I hadn’t thought about this question before I went on the cruise. So now that I know what it was like, I’ll tell you how to be smarter than I was and dress properly. You should wear warm clothing and a windbreaker. Wear a hat and sunglasses too, or you’ll wind up with a headache like I did. I would also highly recommend sunscreen if you burn easily (like I do) or you will get sunburnt (like I did). I would also recommend wearing comfortable shoes that are easy to walk in. Even though the boat has non-skid decks, it’s a good idea to wear shoes that don’t slip easily. Does Anyone Get Sea Sick? On the cruise that I went on, I don’t think anyone suffered from sea

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Model 6DP69 Vin # D9239416 1 to choose.

Model 4JN76 Vin # DB203292 1 to choose.

2013 bUiCK

lACRoSSe’s SAVE up to $

6,000

CTS’s $

SAVE up to

10,000 $1,000 GM Owner loyalty* $9,000 OC discount

$500 GM Owner loyalty* $1,500 Consumer Cash $500 bonus Cash $3,500 OC discount

Model4GM69 Vin # DF303805 1 to choose.

2013 GMC

Model 6DP47 Vin # D0111209 1 to choose.

2013 CadillaC

TeRRAin’s $

2013 CadillaC

SAVE up to

5,000

SRX’s

$

SAVE up to

8,000 $1,000 GM Owner loyalty* $7,000 OC discount

$500 GM Owner loyalty* $1,000 Consumer Cash $3,500 OC discount

Model 6NG26 Vin # D5548830 1 to choose.

Model TLJ26 Vin # D6333976 1 to choose.

2013 GMC

Yukon’s

2013 CadillaC

SAVE up to

12,000

$

eSCAlAde’s Hybrid

SAVE up to

10,000

$

$12,000 OC discount

$1,000 GM Owner loyalty* $9,000 OC discount

Model TK10706 Vin # DR367444 1 to choose.

Model 6C10706 Vin # DR296858 1 to choose.

2626 Harbor Blvd. • Costa Mesa, CA 92626

877-913-0049

www .ocbuickgmccadillac. com *You or family member must have a 1999 or newer GM vehicle to qualify.

All advertised prices excluding government fees and taxes, any finance charges, any dealer document preparation fees and emission testing charges. Dealer added accessories extra at retail cost. Financing thru Ally Bank, US Bank or GMF based on model lease/purchase. On approved above average credit. See us for all details. Offer valid thru 1-27-14.

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