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STOMP AND SEGERSTROM CENTER FOR THE ARTS: EXCITING STOMPPORTUNITIES STOMP and Segerstrom Center for the Arts are offering great ways to heighten your STOMP experience. First, to add some raucous fun and become an un-official STOMPER, patrons can stop by Founders Hall 75 minutes before any performance and participate in STOMPing Grounds, where audience members are given the opportunity to jam out with found items similar to props used in show. Ushers will be on hand to point guests towards Founders Hall where these artist-guided activities will take place, just steps away from Segerstrom Hall where they will enjoy the full performance. Second, you can join the fight to STOMP Out Hunger. As a part of the STOMP Out Hunger initiative, patrons are encouraged to bring canned goods with them which will be donated to Second Harvest Food Bank. In partnership with more than 470 member charities, including church pantries, shelters, senior centers, rehabilitation centers, homes for abused women and children and many other emergency assistance organizations, Second Harvest helps to feed more than 240,000 individuals each month. There will be collection containers in the lobbies at all performances. STOMP uses everything but con-

ventional percussion instruments dustbins, tea chests, radiator hoses, boots, hub caps - to fill the stage with a compelling and unique act that is often imitated but never duplicated. STOMPing Grounds A non-traditional drumming experience will be available in Founders Hall before each STOMP performance. Urban percussion performer and Segerstrom Center Arts Teach artist Andrew Grueschow will lead activities with found objects (tubs, water bottles, trash cans, plastic bags, etc.) and turn any patron into an unofficial “STOMPER.” Multiple stations will be set up where ticket holders can explore objects and sounds. Grueschow, who has studied and performed African music and dance since 1992 is a graduate of Cal Arts and teaches at his alma mater. STOMP Out Hunger STOMP has made it its mission to partner with food banks across the country to STOMP Out Hunger. The show began its quest to reduce hunger in North America with a partnership with Philabundance, the Philadelphia region’s largest hunger relief organization, in December of 2007. The producers were looking for a way to give back to the community and with the timing of the holidays the partnership was a natural one. However,




benefiting CASA Orange County, CHOC Children’s Foundation and Orangewood Children’s Foundation

due to the current economic climate including high unemployment rates and state budget cuts, hunger organizations have seen an overwhelming demand for food assistance. As such, STOMP has dedicated itself to bringing attention to the heightened needs of food charities across the country all year round by sponsoring canned food drives and donating ticket proceeds in as many cities as possible. Cities in which STOMP has conducted a STOMP Out Hunger campaign include Philadelphia, PA, Calgary, Canada, Peoria, IL, Detroit, MI, Toronto, Canada, Jacksonville, FL, Orlando, FL, Aurora, IL and Honolulu, HI, just to name a few.

Single tickets, which start at $20, are available online at, at the Box Office at 600 Town Center Drive in Costa Mesa or by calling (714) 556-2787. For inquiries about group ticket savings for 10 or more, call the Group Services office at (714) 755-0236. The TTY number is (714) 556-2746. The 2 p.m. performance on Saturday, October 13 will include audio description for patrons with visual impairments. Cox Media is the Media Partner of the Broadway and Curtain Call Series. Segerstrom Center applauds Acura, the Official Automotive Sponsor of the Center. For more information, please visit:

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City to host enrollment for lifesaving study next month The American Cancer Society is seeking people across the nation who want to make a direct impact in the fight against c a n c e r. T h e Cancer Prevention Study-3 (CPS-3) will pave the way for the next generation of cancer research. The city of Mission Viejo has teamed up with the American Cancer Society in the battle against the disease by hosting enrollment for the lifesaving study from 3 to 7 p.m. Oct. 25 and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Oct. 27 at the Norman P. Murray Community and Senior Center, 24932 Veterans Way. The primary focus of CPS-3 is to better understand the lifestyle, environmental, and genetic factors that cause or prevent cancer and, ultimately, to help eliminate cancer as a major health concern for future generations. Folks willing to make a 20-to-30-year commitment to the study who are between 30 and 65 and have never been diagnosed with cancer (excluding basal cell and squamous cell skin cancer) may qualify. Although this is a long study, the time commitment is small, and once enrolled the study simply requires participants to complete surveys every couple of years. To enroll, visit or call 1-888-604-5888. Appointments take about 20-30 minutes. Participating in this study is a chance to help the American Cancer Society understand what causes cancer and how to prevent it, so lives can be saved and a world with less cancer and more birthdays can exist. For more information, contact Chi Vu at 949-567-0629 or

ELKS RV RALLY IN HEMET RAISES $30,000 FOR HANDICAPPED CHILDREN At the Golden Village Palms RV Resort in Hemet, CA, over 400 California Elks members, spouses and guests generated $30,000 for handicapped kids supported by the California-Hawaii Elks Major Project Incorporated fund (“CHEMPI”). Mission Viejo / Saddleback Valley Elks Lodge No. 2444 (“MV Elks Lodge”) had the largest contingent which included five (5) Past Exalted Rulers, representing a little over ten (10) per cent of the attendees at this 44th annual California Elks RV Rally. This is the largest single 2012 event that raises funds for CHEMPI’s handicapped kids programs. From throughout California, the rally attracted Elks Lodge RV camper clubs occupying 182 RVs, with 42 hotel guests and over 50 local Elks members and guests. The campers and other attendees were generous in supporting the CHEMPI charity with donations and funds generated from the many games, crafts, raffles and food booths manned by all the participating Elks Lodges. CaliforniaHawaii Elks State President Art Echternacht and First Lady Shirley Page 4

adjusted their busy schedule in order to attend the rally. Art praised the campers for their dedication in the support of the handicapped kid’s charity. The 2008 CHEMPI poster child and recipient of rehabilitation services from the Elks, Alejandro Martinez, attended the remarks given by Art Echternacht and his Elks funded Occupational Therapist, Mavis Johnson. Alejandro continues to receive weekly therapy from Mavis in his home. His family’s insurance and other resources only permit a 30 minute doctor visit once every four (4) months. Mavis drives over 2,000 miles per month as she visits her 28 CHEMPI assigned handicapped children. CHEMPI funded therapists throughout California travel over 250,000 miles per year delivering over 12,000 treatments to handicapped children. The MV Elks Lodge was lead by Past Exalted Ruler and Run-AWays Wagon Master Pat Martino and wife Barbara with assistance from Past Trustee Jim Wessling and wife Jinnae. Of the event, Pat Martino said, “This year’s event

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(l to r): Art Echternacht, California-Hawaii Elks State President; Martin Hoxworth, RV Rally Treasurer; Barb Martino; Pat Martino, MV Elks Lodge Past Exalted Ruler and Run-A-ways Wagon Master

had a more than 20% increase in charitable giving when compared to last year. This means more handicapped children will be served by the Elks so they have an increased opportunity to walk, talk, see and play.” 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.” Photos by Andy Costello

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MEMPHIS, the 2010 Tony Award winner for Best Musical, and the show that’s urrently blowing the roof off Broadway, opens at Segerstrom Center for the Arts on November 6 for a limited engagement.Tickets will be available online at, at the Box Office at 600 Town Center Drive in Costa Mesa or by calling (714) 556-2787. For inquiries about group ticket savings for 10 or more, call the Group Services office at (714) 755-0236. The TTY number is (714) 556-2746. The 2 p.m. performance on Saturday, November 17 will include audio description, open captioning and sign-language interpretation. Critically acclaimed Memphis won four 2010 Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Original Score (David Bryan and Joe DiPietro), Best Book (Joe DiPietro) and Best Orchestrations (David Bryan and Daryl Waters). Memphis won four Drama Desk Awards including Outstanding Musical, Outstanding Performance by an Actress (Montego Glover), Outstanding Music (David Bryan) and Outstanding Orchestration (David Bryan and Daryl Waters). Memphis has also won four Outer Critic Circle Awards including Outstanding Musical, Outstanding Score (David Bryan & Joe DiPietro), Outstanding Actress (Montego Glover) and Outstanding Choreography (Sergio Trujillo). Memphis takes place in the smoky halls and underground clubs of the segregated ‘50s, where a young white DJ named Huey Calhoun fell in love with everything he shouldn’t: rock and roll and an

electrifying black singer. Memphis is an original story about the cultural revolution that erupted when his vision met her voice, and the music changed forever. Come along on their incredible journey to the ends of the airwaves – filled with laughter, soaring emotion and roof-raising rock ‘n’ roll. The show features a brand-new Tony-winning score with music by Bon Jovi’s founding member and keyboardist David Bryan and lyrics by Bryan and Joe DiPietro (I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change), who also pens the musical’s book. Bryan and DiPietro also collaborated on the award-winning off-Broadway hit, The Toxic Avenger. Memphisis based on a concept by the late George W. George (producer of the Tony-nominated Bedroom Farce and the film My Dinner With Andre), with direction by Tony nominee Christopher Ashley (Xanadu) and choreography by Sergio Trujillo, who is currently represented by Jersey Boys on Broadway. Scenic Design for Memphisis by Tony Award winner David Gallo (The Drowsy Chaperone, Reasons to Be Pretty), Costume Design is by Tony nominee Paul Tazewell (In The Heights), Lighting Design is by Tony Award winner Howell Binkley (Jersey Boys) and Sound Design is by Ken Travis (The Threepenny Opera).

David Richardson of WOR Radio calls Memphis“The biggest hit on Broadway” while Charles Isherwood of The New York Times says, “David Bryan evokes the powerhouse funk of James Brown, the hot guitar riffs of Chuck Berry, the smooth harmonies of the Temptations, the silken, bouncy pop of the great girl groups of the period.” The New York Post raves “Of such thrills, Broadway is made,” Newsday calls the show “A smash! An extraordinary show,” the Daily News promises that Memphis will “Blast you out the door humming and happy” and NY1’s Roma Torre cheers, “Memphis ROCKS!” For more information, please visit: www.memphisthemusical. com.

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Chili Bowl Cook-Off at Saddleback College The Ceramics Department in the Division of Fine Arts and Media Technology at Saddleback College is pleased to present their 2nd Annual Chili Bowl Cook-off on Wednesday, November 7th from 4-8 pm in the Fine Arts complex. Activities include a chance to sample (1 oz per booth) the varied chili recipes from the Saddleback community and local restaurants, and a dinner of your choice of chili, bread, salad, beer and wine. Fun activities include: a silent auction featuring art from local artists, a sale of student ceramics, a wheel throwing contest, a ring toss contest over hand-crafted ceramic bottles (the prize being the bottle), and a pin the unibrow on Frida contest! Tickets are $30 general; $15 students and veterans, which includes a hand-crafted bowl to hold your favorite chili and you get to keep the bowl. Tickets can be purchased by calling (949) 582-4656 (noon-4 WednesdaySaturday) and online at 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. Saddleback College is located at 28000 Marguerite Pkwy in Mission Viejo, just east of Interstate 5 at the Avery Parkway exit. Free parking is available in Lot 12. Take Avery Parkway to Marguerite Parkway turn left to the third traffic light, which is Saddleback’s Marguerite entrance. Turn right into the campus and take the third left to Theatre Circle, turning right into Lot 12. Located in Mission Viejo, Saddleback College provides quality higher education and training to the greater south Orange County community. Having served more than 500,000 students since 1968, Saddleback College offers over 300 degree and certificate programs to help students reach their personal, career, and educational goals. For more information, please visit and for Fine Arts information, please visit Photographer: Nina Welch


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Local Dentist Dr. Michael Tessier Discusses How Soon Should my Child be Visiting the Dentist Many parents ask me “How soon should my child be visiting the dentist?” I disagree with the American Dental Association opinion that infants should be seen be a dentist by the time they’re a year old. I called the ADA, and then two pedodontists (dentists who specialize in treating children) for elaboration. Over my thirty-five years of practicing dentistry, I have felt that, except in very extreme cases, the earliest a child needs to be seen by a dentist is in the third year. After my recent conversations, my opinion hasn’t changed. The specialists and the ADA all agree that the reason to bring the child in earlier is to make sure that the parents know how to take care of their children’s teeth. Here’s what I like to tell parents: Parents should examine their children’s mouths routinely. Once teeth are in, visually checking the mouth is important; and if something looks out of the ordinary, then the child should be seen by a professional. With regard to what a child puts in his or her mouth, sugars (simple carbohydrates) should always be avoided. Apple juice, in particular, is very sugary and acidic; when a child is allowed to drink it from a baby-bottle, irrespective of how enjoyable it may be to the child, it is very bad for the teeth. If a child is thirsty, give your child cool, fresh water. Complex carbohydrates, like fruits or vegetables, probably don’t break down enough in the mouth to cause cavities, so they’re OK. Babies should never go to sleep with a bottle of milk or formula, either, and for the same reasons. And, soft drinks should NEVER, EVER, cross a child’s lips. Teaching your child the importance of brushing, of course, is something a child should be taught early. Having said that, a child will clean the teeth probably better by eating a carrot, or a stick of celery, or an apple, as by brushing. That’s because they have neither the concept nor the coordination to brush effectively. Unless there’s something out of the ordinary going on such as an accident or a parent has a question, I like to see kids when they’re about three years old. Children do better in the chair on their first visit when they’ve been to my office before with mom or even an older sibling. So, bring your little-one with you when you come in to your get your teeth cleaned. Dr. Michael Tessier’s office is located at 28562 Oso Parkway the intersection of Oso and Antonio Parkways (near the car wash). Most major credit cards and dental plans are cheerfully accepted. Telephone (949) 459-7212.

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On October 14th, Ladera Ranch resident CEO Heidi Golledge, and 100 employees from her Irvine based recruiting company, CyberCoders, walked in support of the 2012 CHOC Walk at Disneyland Resort. Raising Five Thousand Dollars to support children’s hospital, CyberCoders employees hit the streets to help increase awareness of this worthy cause.


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Five Exciting Fall 2012 Menswear Fashion Trends

By Reena Das The insatiable quest for new and exciting fashion trends continues. Menswear is no exception. While you are indulging in chilled beers and sandy beaches, department stores and designers are busy getting their latest fall 2012 collections ready. When it comes to men’s fashion, there may be less room to experiment; however, designers have come up with fresh interpretations that will keep you looking fashionforward and on trend. Let’s check out some of the key looks that will be hot and smoking in fall 2012.

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When Italo Zucchelli unveiled his new collection for Calvin Klein, the fashion world went into a frenzy. His novel treatments and interpretations of Calvin’s understated elegant style were fresh, bold, and creative. Among the myriad menswear styles that were showcased by Zucchelli, one that stood out was the indulgence of alligators. The designer kicked off the show with a tailored sweatshirt with alligator sleeves and culminated it with slim alligator trousers and a matching blazer. Page 8

Size Matters

When it comes to fall 2012 menswear, size matters. While oversized and roomy coats and parkas were a fall staple, designers have taken the concept and given it a new dimension. The extra roomy and baggy outerwears are over-the-top and make even the tallest of dudes feel like midgets. Zucchelli kept his out-of-proportion winter outerwear elegant with his camel color choice, while Dior Homme experimented with printed doves. No matter how the individuals conceptualized the styles, one thing that stood out was the size.

Head-to-Toe Whites

Popular in the women’s fashion scene, the monochromatic white dressing had traces in men’s fashion scene. The fall 2012 runway shows saw several new innovations with the all-white trend. Although pristine, the designers worked with the masculine silhouette to create styles that were powerful and sexy. Designer Phillip Lim worked the trend and styled white tailored pants with a white turtleneck and a matching white overcoat; however,

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We may have relegated velvet to holidays, but it will be one of the most popular fabric choices for men in the coming months. Fall 2012 menswear saw a velvet overload. Designers like Alexander McQueen played with the fabric to create structured jackets, Burberry gave it a head-to-toe look by styling two complementary colors together. So no matter what your style statement is, you can look forward to incorporating the trend to your fall wardrobe.


The ubiquitous choice when it comes to formals is a suit. The fall 2012 fashion scene found a predominance of tailored, slim, and fitted suits. One collection that stood out for me was the Yves Saint Laurent interpretation of the classic suit. Stefano Pilati’s show for the French label highlighted styles that oozed power with immaculately tailored double-breasted suits accentuated with leather lapels.

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ATHLETE of the month Athlete’s Choice is pleased to announce our Athlete of the Month, Dominic Peralta October’s Athlete of the month is Dominic Peralta, a 4th grade student at Melinda Heights Elementary School in Rancho Santa Margarita. Dominic is currently playing AYSO soccer for boy’s 9-10 division. Dominic says workouts at Athletes Choice have helped him a great deal with soccer, and has allowed him to enjoy the game more. Dominic’s favorite position is defense. He can’t wait for the new season to start so that some of Dominic’s favorite classes return . His favorite coach is Coach Hickman. Whether you are a beginner or an intermediate player, workouts and classes at Athlete’s Choice are designed to improve your game! All of the instructors at Athletes Choice are committed to achieving excellence in your sport. Dominic especially enjoys the football practice drills, speed training and Lacrosse classes at Athletes Choice.

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Laura’s House Annual Gala “Music of the Night” Nets $150,000 Around 275 guests arrived at the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa dressed in attire inspired by Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Phantom of the Opera,” for the Laura’s House annual gala, “Music of the Night.” From the reception area to the silent auction to the grand ballroom, it was a sea of ornate feathered masks as $150,000 was raised to help fund the vital programs and services that the organization provides to individuals and families impacted by domestic violence. “We are immensely grateful to everyone who attended our annual gala this year, and helped to make it such a huge success by opening their hearts and wallets to provide us with the financial support that we need to sustain the programs and services that we provide to individuals and families that are impacted by domestic violence here in Orange County, and beyond,” said Margaret Bayston, CEO and Executive Director, Laura’s House. “Music of the Night” began with a reception for Major Donors to the recently completed Cornerstone Capital Campaign, a $4.5 million fundraising initiative that enabled Laura’s House to rebuild its emergency shelter, and purchase a separate facility for its Step Ahead Transitional Housing Program for shelter graduates. Laura’s House board members and supporters gathered to recognized Orange County philanthropist Anne MacPherson, along with Campaign chair Wayne Pinnell and his wife Karen; and, Laura Khouri, Chair of the Laura’s House Board of Directors, for their steadfast support in helping to achieve the Campaign’s fundraising goals. Each of the honorees received a hand selected crystal cut bowl or vase from Tiffany & Co. During the cocktail reception guests munched on selection of passed hors d’oeuvres and perused a silent auction featuring more than 200 items including exciting travel and entertainment experiences, culinary adventures, and a “Wall of Wine” offering a seemingly endless selection of top-rated wines and tasting experiences from around the world. Following the silent auction, guests were invited in the Grand Pacific Ballroom for the dinner and program, featuring Vikki Vargas, Orange County Bureau Chief for NBC4 as Master of Ceremonies. Khouri was presented with the “Power Packed Philanthropy Award,” which recognized her for her generous contributions to Laura’s House. This year’s Crystal Heart Awards honorees were Orange County philanthropist Anne MacPherson, representing The Joe MacPherson Foundation and Edwards Lifesciences for their corporate philanthropy. MacPherson was again recognized by Laura’s House for her generous contributions to the Cornerstone Capital Campaign and commitment to the Laura’s House mission. Amanda Fowler, Executive Director of Global Corporate Giving, accepted the award on behalf of Edwards Lifesciences, which was honored for its spirit of philanthropy, commitment to the Laura’s House mission and dedication to assisting victims of domestic violence through their corporate giving initiatives and volunteer program. Three shelter graduates then came to the stage, to share their testimony of how Laura’s House helped them, before debuting its new video, “Kim’s Story,” which featured a woman who was able to rebuild a life that was free of domestic violence with the help she received while living in the Laura’s House Emergency Shelter. Auctioneer Mike Shumard took the stage for the “Rebuild a Life” auction to solicit sponsorships for the Laura’s House Emergency Shelter, Transitional Living Center, Counseling and Resource Center, Legal Advocacy program, and Healthy Emotions and Attitudes for Teens in Relationships (H.E.A.R.T.) community outreach program, and basic needs. The live auction that followed featured a French vacation with a two-night stay at the luxurious Hotel le Bristol in Paris, followed by a three-night stay at any one of the more than 520 Small Luxury Hotels of the World properties worldwide; two VIP tickets for a live broadcast of Season 15 of “Dancing with the Stars”, a onePage 12

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Laura Khouri (Gala Chair); Amanda Fowler of Edwards Lifesciences accepting 2012 Corporate Crystal Heart Award; Margaret Bayston (CEO and Executive Director, Laura’s House)

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Vesna Meehan having some fun at the Laura’s House Annual “Music of the Night” Gala

night stay at the W Hotel in Hollywood, and a two-day rental of a Fisker Karma; a one-of-a-kind child’s playhouse designed and built by Western National Group and friends; a wine and food pairing class for 10 people, and sit-down dinner at Giracci Vineyards & Farms in Silverado Canyon; box seating for 10 people at the Bruce Springsteen concert coming to the Honda Center on December 4, 2012; and, a Corum Men’s Admiral’s Cup 48M Titanium black watch. After dinner, guests were invited to enjoy dancing and lively, musical entertainment from the Sensation Showband. Over the past eighteen years, Laura’s House has provided residential shelter and support services to nearly 3,500 families, and counseling, life skills education and legal assistance to over 40,000 individuals. The mission of Laura’s House is to change the social beliefs, attitudes and the behaviors that perpetuate domestic violence while creating a safe space in which to empower individuals and families affected by abuse. For more information please visit

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12 Fashion Suggestions for Men Over 50 By Laurie Jo Miller Farr These days, men over 50 can look great...and, many do! Hollywood brings us certified foxes including George Clooney, Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth, Denzel Washington, Hugh Grant, Antonio Banderas. Television brings us Matt Lauer and Brian Williams, frequent fixtures on the best-dressed list. Not to mention, Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are over 50 and over 60, respectively. Most importantly, quality and a good fit to whatever you wear are the two most important things to get right after age 50.

A good watch and optional wedding band is all the jewelry a well-dressed man needs. Keep shoes in good condition and regularly polished. Wear black shoes with a black belt for a dressier look. Get a new belt rather than showing the buckle holes that no longer fit. Add a pocket square? Yes.

Do get a well-tailored blazer A sharp navy blazer, a seersucker for summer and a tweed sport coat for fall and winter are go-to items that every man should have for those smart casual occasions when a jacket is required. Do have a good dark suit Coordinate with gray trousers or khakis Even if you aren’t wearing a suit every- or jeans and a polo shirt to look your day, have a couple on hand in dark navy relaxed best. and gray. If you haven’t worn a suit lately, try yours on to ensure they still have an Do look after your clothing excellent fit to create a good-looking Even when you’re tired, always empty silhouette. your pockets, remove coins. Line up the seams of your trousers before handing Do invest in crisp white shirts them from the waistband or fold neatly You simply cannot have too many across a hanger with a wide padded bar. basic white dress shirts at any age. Hang your jacket on a wooden hanger. They don’t need to be expensive, by any means. If you’ve always worn a certain Do dry clean selectively collar size and you now need to go up Dry clean a suit coat and trousers half an inch, do it. together so they show the same amount of wear. This can be as infrequently as Do pay attention to accessories once or twice a year, unless you’re wear-

ing the suit regularly. Chemicals are not good for the fibers. Don’t leave clothing in plastic When you do dry clean, dispose of the wire hangers and unpack the clothing to allow air to circulate. Do not use the plastic bags for storage, although they can be useful when packing for a suitcase full of wrinkle-free items on arrival. Don’t scrimp on your suit Pulling out a classic, well-fitting suit for a special occasion will make you feel great. This is one item you do not want to nickel and dime, which may mean it’s time for a new fitting. Don’t wear old white shirts Once that crisp white shirt is no longer crisp nor white, it’s time to get it off your back. My father used to pass them down to his daughters for our messy arts and crafts playtime or cookie baking sessions.

Men over 50 don’t belong in too-tight shirts, decal T-shirts, puffy down jackets, biker jackets, leather bombers, or dangly earrings. Even the 62-year-old intrepid adventurer, Sir Richard Branson, normally wears a blazer, a white shirt, and jeans.

Don’t follow fads Don’t wear that Hawaiian shirt Denim is fine, dark is best. No ripped Unless you’re on a tropical vacation or torn jeans, no baggy ones. Jeans that or at the beach, forget bright floral prints. droop around the rear are not a good And that goes for ties, too. look on anyone, and are an unforgivable Don’t dress younger than your years no-no for those of a certain age.

Heads up! People Notice Your Shoes By Sylvie Branch You may have heard that women notice the shoes you are wearing and that you will be judged accordingly. Not only is that often true, but other men, employers, potential clients and your employees may also be secretly rating you according to the style, color and condition of your shoes. All this pressure could turn you into a man who never wears anything but sneakers or pigeonhole you as the man who wears boots. Take a risk and try something different. At the very least, pair your shoes with the right outfit. The following 10 fashion tips for men’s shoes are guidelines that will serve you well. Get familiar with the wide variety of men’s shoes available to you. If you have been hiding behind work boots or Chucks your entire adult life, at least consider the possibilities. There are loafers, sandals, lug soles, sneakers, moccasins, oxfords, wing tips, cowboy boots and much, much more. Take a cue from your shirt. If you are in a quandary over what style of shoes to wear with a pair of jeans or casual pants, consider the style of shirt you are wearing; button-down shirts can handle a dressier loafer (except flannel button-downs--they look better paired with a sturdier shoe), a sweater or thick Henley shirt looks nice

with thicker soled shoes or boots, and a polo can be paired with athletic shoes or a casual loafer style shoe. Jeans can be paired with nearly any style of shoe depending on the shirt you are wearing. However, shiny dress shoes should be saved for a suit situation and sports-specific shoes like running shoes look better with workout wear. Speaking of athletic shoes, there are several sports-specific shoes that are fantastic for training or competing in, but do not translate as well into day to day life. Having a pair of casual sneakers is a good idea. Saving the workout gear for working out extends the life of your equipment and presents a more polished image to the world. Socks do not have to match your shoes. This is the safest bet with men’s shoes; black shoes with black socks and brown shoes with brown socks. But it is possible to accessorize with a little pattern or color in your socks. Do keep the style consistent though. No one wants to see white sport socks with your wing tips, ‘kay? Men’s shoes should generally match the color of your pants. Black shoes with black pants, grey or navy. Brown goes best with tan, brown, beige, green or other earth toned pants. Khaki, light brown, blue and grey pants can all potentially work

with burgundy shoes and tan shoes go well with light earth tones, blues, beige and white. Match your belt to your shoes. This simply makes the outfit look more pulled together, and saves you the trouble of wondering what belt to wear. If you can not match the belt color-wise, at least keep the style consistent. A sporty canvas belt works with sporty casual shoes and dressier belts are for dressier shoes. Find a pair of dress shoes that suit your style. A shiny black tie up or a nice slip on is just good to have on hand. If

you do not see yourself as a man who normally wears formal clothing, choose a pair that are timeless classics with simple, very basic styling. On the other hand, if you are often in the public eye wearing a suit, look for a more fashion forward pair. The effort will be noticed by your peers and the women in your life. Sandals are a great summer option, minus the socks. Socks and sandals are not a good look. Above all, no matter what, please remember to keep you shoes clean. Dirty shoes are not attractive and reveal more than you want them to.

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Quantum Energy sets sail for Laguna Beach

Eric Byak is back! After a rejuvenating hiatus, Byak is back, riding the waves of an enthusiastic August reception at Laguna Beach’s world renowned Pageant of the Masters’ Festival of Arts 2012. Much beloved by devoted fans, Byak is known for his unique take on Brazilian Jazz Fusion. Byak and his recently formed, Quantum Energy band, has just completed his newest renditions of this smooth genre on The Thorns of Barcelona. Prior to release, Thorns awaits only the magical touch of mix master and guitarist, Paul Brown, a two time Grammy® winning producer and artist. Byak’s blend of Brazilian Jazz, Funk Fusion, Salsa, and Nouveau Flamenco has been enthusiastically reviewed all around LA, with superlatives like awe-inspiring, passion and emotion, regarding his long run at Shoreline Village in Long Beach. LA Jazz Scene’s Myna Daniels called his work “often gorgeous…with grace” and “a bit of grittiness”; finding Byak’s solos “personal” and “intimate.”  Paul Andersen’s thumbs up from the Glendale News Press calls Byak’s work a “superlative set of smooth jazz instrumentals” while The Tolucan Times’ Bruce Elliot affirms that Byak’s  “inspiringly beautiful” work “fuses modern jazz arrangements with Brazilian, almost world beat grooves.”  Long Beach’s Shoreline Village audiences couldn’t get enough of Page 14

“African Skies” an homage to Byak’s favorite Disney film, The Lion King, which is included on The Thorns of Barcelona album. “You could tell from the beginning that the audience really understood it,” reflected Byak. “The applause started by the song’s midpoint, and the energy between the musicians and the audience built to the finale. What a gratifying response to music that came from my soul!”  The group has the ability to establish a nearly immediate connection with the audience, as happened time and again at this summer’s Laguna Beach performances by Byak and Quantum Energy.   At the city’s world famous Pageant of the Masters and Festival of ArtM, that magical connection happened in both performances there, according to bassist Bart Broadnax, the group’s newest member.  “There’s already such a connection and camaraderie at the Festival, where the people congregate now solely for the music prior to the Pageant, with headliners like Christopher Cross,” said Broadnax, “but sometimes the mood of an audience can heighten our own performance. That first night, we could all tell the audience was expecting something big.” “By our second show,” he continued, “We knew people were really listening, as we had people

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requesting repeats from our first appearance, including our own version of the classic Beatles Norwegian Wood and Eric’s Laguna Breeze, written especially for Pageant. We even got requests to repeat songs from our first set. It was really a magical moment, showing how well we all clicked.” The synergy of Quantum Energy is built on each musician’s background broad and deep experience as studio musicians, but its true underpinning is their confluence of “belief in a higher power,” reflected Byak. “We’re able to dial in on a frequency unspoken communication” he summed up. “Where one will go, the others are able to follow without words.  We intrinsically sense each other’s direction in the music.”   “All it takes is a look and a smile, and we click and lock in,” said Broadnax. “Brad Vinikow’s keyboards show his brilliance with great textures and abilities as a classically trained pianist, and rhythms of Raymond Genovese lead us on the right path.”  Most have toured extensively, and the list of countries where they’ve performed is long, from Slovenia to New Orleans, to and the list of “A” list groups they have played with resemble a Who’s Who in the music business.  In addition, Byak’s experience in production is critical to deliver the

right blend of instruments, knowing intrinsically what will work in performance and in recording, and knowing when to let go and allow his fellow musicians to “inspire and support his vision” per Elliot. After acclaimed commercial work with MCA/Universal, Amblin Entertainment, Buena Vista TV and other major players, Byak’s personal recordings reveal his innate drive to share the music he “wanted to make, and not music he was paid to make,” according to Elliot.  A natural born teacher, Byak still sets aside part of his schedule to share his talent in arranging and production with Orange County students.   Quantum Energy is here to play the music they want to play, not the music they are paid to play, to paraphrase Elliot. “We all have a great sense of humor,” said Broadnax. “What I love is that the pressure of other groups just doesn’t exist here. We get each other.”   Byak and Quantum Energy have already been approached to return next year to Laguna Beach’s signature Festival. Plan ahead for a great three-peat next summer… or better yet look for the ITunes release of Laguna Breeze and the album release of The Thorns of Barcelona to keep that Brazilian thing going all year!  If you’d like to book Quantum Energy or study under Byak’s multifaceted musical and production talents, visit

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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 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.

28562 Oso Pkwy 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. Hours: Open daily from 11am to 9pm; Sat. & Sun. until 9:30pm.

27702 Crown Valley Pkwy E-3 365-8777 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. 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,

26012 Marguerite Pkwy #A, Mission Viejo 348.2386

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 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.

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 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.

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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

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

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.


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.

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

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Legendary Late Nite Catechism team brings its newest show, “Sister Rolls The Dice,” to Rancho Santa Margarita A local church will ring with laughter and brim with fellowship as the legendary Late Nite Catechism team brings its newest show, “Sister Rolls The Dice,” to Rancho Santa Margarita on Saturday, Oct. 20. St. John’s Episcopal Church will host the evening – its annual fundraiser in support of its ministries and community outreach efforts as well as an opportunity to welcome new friends through the doors, said the church’s vicar, the Rev. Canon John H. Taylor. “We’re proud of our friendly, hospitable congregation and our beautiful church and campus,” Fr. John said. “Thanks to Sister, we Episcopalians look forward to making friends with neighbors we haven’t met yet.” The evening begins at 6 p.m. The $50 ticket includes the show, appetizers, one drink, dessert, coffee, and admission to a silent auction featuring sports and political memorabilia, weekend trips, concert tickets, and other opportunities, many donated by church members and local merchants. Tickets are available at www.stjohnsrsm. org and at the door on Oct. 20. Created in 1993 by Vicki Quade and Maripat Donovan, Late Nite Catechism combines stand-up comedy and audience participation with a dose of church history Page 16

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LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 11-0093088 Title Order No. 11-0074424 APN No. 936-85-223 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 04/21/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by MARK P. D’AMORE AND TERRI A. D’AMORE, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS, dated 04/21/2006 and recorded 4/28/2006, as Instrument No. 2006000288913, in Book , Page , of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Orange County, State of California, will sell on 11/09/2012 at 3:00PM, AT THE NORTH FRONT ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 700 CIVIC CENTER DRIVE WEST, SANTA ANA, ORANGE COUNTY,CA at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 11 CHADRON CIRCLE, LADERA RANCH, CA, 92694. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein.The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $606,792.35. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state.Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and

expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. If required by the provisions of section 2923.5 of the California Civil Code, the declaration from the mortgagee, beneficiary or authorized agent is attached to the Notice of Trustee’s Sale duly recorded with the appropriate County Recorder’s Office. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on a property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 1-800-281-8219 or visit this Internet Web site, using the file number assigned to this case 11-0093088. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-0194 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone/Sale Information: (800) 281-8219 By: Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. FEI # 1006.150982 10/19, 10/26, 11/02/2012


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Santa Margarita Looks Forward to Tonight’s Battle with Orange Lutheran Eagles Seek to Repeat Their Victories Over Lancers in Past Matchups Story and photos by Steve Wylie Following their convincing 21-0 victory over Servite, the Eagles of Santa Margarita Catholic High School met Mater Dei last Friday night at SaddlebackCollege, costing Santa Margarita’s only loss of the season, breaking an 11 game winning streak. River Cracraft moved into fourth place on the all-time Santa Margarita receiving list. Sophomore quarterback Kyle Sweet, starting his first game against three-year starter Ryan McMahon on the other side, outgunned his opposite number, throwing for 172 yards vs. 133 for McMahon. Two-way star Connor O’Brien was outstanding as a receiver, with a career-high eight catches for 122 yards, scoring the Eagles’ touchdown with a circus catch on fourth down and 26 to go in the third quarter. Middle linebacker Sammy Gibbs led the defense with 14 tackles. Other players, including defensive backs Jonathan Labonty and Grady Higgins, and running backs RJ Mazolewski and Duncan Hume stepped up admirably to fill in wherever they are needed. Eagle head coach Harry Welch praised the effort of his team. “I’m very pleased and proud of the young men. The kids fought and battled well. That’s something to be proud of.” The Eagles now turn their attention to the Lancers of Orange Lutheran. The Eagles are currently ranked number 5 or 6 in the Division (depending on the poll), having played a much tougher schedule than OLU. The Eagles have defeated the Lancers in each of the past two years, and will be looking to make it three in a row. Coming into the game tonight, both teams bring Trinity League records of 1-1, and overall season records of 6-1. Last Friday night, Orange Lutheran dispatched Servite by a score of 28-14. Orange Lutheran is coached by Chuck Petersen, formerly offensive coordinator with the Air Force Academy, who replaced long-time coach Jim Kunau. Petersen brings a double wing, triple option offense to the game, an offense rarely seen in the Trinity League. With less than a week to prepare for this unusual offense, and a starting lineup still to be determined as of press time, the game will be, in the words of Coach Welch, “a formidable challenge.” But, with all of Rancho Santa Margarita cheering for the home-town team the air is filled with anticipation and enthusiasm. A great game is predicted beginning with the kickoff tonight at 7:30 at Orange Santa Margarita’s Cheer Squad warms up prior to the game. Coast College. Page 18

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October 19, 2012

Eagle students Ryley Rosenthal, Katherine Wylie, Paige Krieger, Alyssa Henry gather in front of the Prep Zone banner for this televised game of the week.

Mater Dei running back Treavon Coley is upended during the first series of the game.

Connor O’Brien celebrates a circus catch in the end zone for an Eagle touchdown.

Gian Carlo Spinosi stretches out in an attempt to block a Mater Dei field goal.

Santa Margarita quarterback Kyle Sweet spots wide receiver River Cracraft downfield. The Ladera Ranch News

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