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Elks Lodge Initiates Eight New Members from Five Different Communities

Seated L to R: Toni Williamson, Suzanne Pyle, Exalted Ruler Jason Spence, Wendy Senters and Debbie Spicer; Standing L to R: Curtis Childress, Brock Amos, Kip Isbell and Michael Farris. Mission Viejo / Saddleback Valley Elks Lodge No. 2444 (“Elks Lodge”) announced that eight (8) new members from five (5) different communities were initiated into the Elks Lodge in June 2013. The new members and their city of residence are: Laguna Woods: Debbie Spicer. Mission Viejo: Brock Amos, Kip Isbell, Wendy Senters and Toni Williamson. Rancho Santa

Margarita: Michael Farris. San Clemente: Suzanne Pyle. Tustin: Curtis Childress. The new members all spoke of a desire to give back to their communities through charity work and named the Elks as one of the best organizations they could find in which to accomplish that. The Mission Viejo / Saddleback Elks Lodge

No. 2444, celebrating forty-three (43) 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 145 year history of giving, “Elks Care, Elks Share.”

Wavelength Festival of Music, presented by MB-CLA

Wavelength Festival of Music, Presented by the All-New Mercedes-Benz CLA, Connects with Young Audiences Through New Music Experience Pacific Symphony Cites Early Presenting Sponsorship Support by Mercedes-Benz as Key to New Music Festival’s Success Costa Mesa, Calif --- Pacific Symphony President John Forsyte cites the early support of presenting sponsor Mercedes-Benz as key to the successful launch of Wavelength, an all-new music festival produced by Pacific Symphony, to be presented Aug. 22-25 at the OC Fair & Events Center’s Pacific Amphitheatre in Costa Mesa. Designed to expand the platform for classical music through collaborations with contemporary artists, Wavelength’s goal is to connect the Symphony to a younger generation and a broader array of music fans. The festival merges the symphonic and contemporary worlds of music through collaborations with blues singersongwriter and recent Grammy Award-winner, Bonnie Raitt; the Los Angeles-based rock act, The Airborne Toxic Event, performing with Pacific Symphony and supported by indie-band Delta Spirit; an evening of electronic dance music featuring Z-Trip and Bonobo, curated by KCRW’s Jason Bentley with members of Pacific Symphony; and finally The Music of Pink Floyd, performed by Pacific Symphony and Pink Floyd tribute-band Windborne, in celebration of the 40th Page 2

anniversary of the landmark album, “The Dark Side of the Moon.” “When we learned that Mercedes-Benz was a sponsor of KCRW, Los Angeles’s leading independent radio station, we knew that partnering with them for this first year of Wavelength would be a great natural fit,” said Forsyte. “We all share a strong ambition to reach a younger, qualified audience.” “We are tremendously grateful that the MercedesBenz Dealers of Southern California signed on early as the festival’s presenting sponsor,” continued Forsyte. “Their sponsorship assures us that during this critical first year we can concentrate on delivering the best experience possible.” “Mercedes-Benz is proud to sponsor Pacific Symphony’s Wavelength Festival of Music,” said Jill Martinette, western region marketing manager at Mercedes-Benz USA. “Similar to Pacific Symphony, Mercedes-Benz is expanding and reaching new audiences with the launch of the all-new CLA this fall.” The 2014 CLA-Class is a sporty four-door

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coupe, characterized as a “style rebel,” taking its design cues from the CLS. This brand new vehicle features world-leading aerodynamics, a powerful turbocharged engine and a wide range of driver assistance systems. There will be seven Mercedes-Benz vehicles on display at the Festival: three outside the entrance to Pacific Amphitheatre, and four inside on the venue concourse, including the all-new 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA, which is scheduled to go on sale in September 2013. Product specialists will be on site over the four-day festival to interact with guests and offer an exclusive opportunity for five individuals to win a ticket upgrade of a pair of tickets for the “Best Seats in the House” on each of the four concert nights. Mercedes-Benz has supported KCRW’s music discovery mission by donating a specially wrapped Mercedes that launched the #KCRWmoves program. The unique KCRW music mobile has appeared at dozens of events around Southern California this year bringing the music discovery found on KCRW airwaves into communities. The vehicle will be on site for the entirety of the Wavelength Festival. Ti c k e t s t o Wa v e l e n g t h range in price from $25-$95 and are currently on sale through VIP Packages are also available through For more information, visit and

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Prepare Your Home Before You Travel Use this Easy Checklist to Be Worry Free While You’re Gone According to a recent national survey conducted by Harris Interactive, the vast majority of Americans (87 percent) are planning to take vacation trips this season. In fact, nearly one-in-five Americans plan to take more trips this year than last. With millions of Americans spending time away on vacation, houses and homes are bound to have a lot of alone time. “People travel, and in those days leading up to trips and vacations, a lot can be on your mind,” says Toolbelt Diva and home improvement expert Norma Vally. “That’s why Liquid-Plumr and I have put together a tried-and-true list that will help put your mind at ease before you say ‘bon voyage!’” Check out the checklist: Face Your Fridge: If you’re going on a long vacation, dispose of all perishable food and wipe down the refrigerator with an eco-friendly cleaning wipe. This is a great way to help clean grease and grime and prevent mold and odor buildup from spoiled food. Leave an open box of baking soda in the center of the fridge to soak up any remaining odors. Class up Your Trash: Empty

the trash the morning you leave. Try rebagging your trash can with bags that help neutralize odors. P u t Yo u r Compost on Lock Down: Like the trash, be sure to empty your compost bin before you leave. Try odor-absorbing stainless steel compost pails – they look chic and work to filter and absorb food odors. Be a Garbage Disposal Guru: Look for products designed specifically for pesky disposals, like new Liquid-Plumr Disposal + Drain Foaming Cleaner. On the day you depart, drop a no-mess pack down your drain to eliminate lingering smells in your garbage disposal. It leaves nothing behind but a fresh, citrus scent. Mind Your Thermostat: Don’t let

the temperature of your house exceed 85 degrees. Set the thermostat to about 85 or below before you leave. You should also make sure the filters on your central air system are clean. Having clean air filters will ensure that your air conditioning unit runs efficiently while you’re away. Water Off and Power Down: Unplug all nonessential appliances and electronic devices, including turning off power strips. Shut off the

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Summer Picnic Survival Guide As the weather heats up, so does outdoor entertaining. Whether you’re celebrating a birthday, holiday or just spending the day at the beach, pack your favorite snacks, drinks and blankets and host one of the simplest and most classic summertime gatherings around - a picnic! Not only do picnics allow you to take advantage of the warm weather, but they offer a fun way to shake up family mealtime and also provide an opportunity to reunite with friends and families when school is out of session. The key ingredients to the perfect picnic all begin with the preparation. Taking the time to select the perfect location, plan a tasty menu and arrange fun games and activities in advance will surely pay off. Here are some simple tips for hosting a great outdoor gathering that are simple to remember because they follow the theme of your event - PI-C-N-I-C. * Pick a theme. Does your family have a favorite sports team? Are you honoring a recent graduate? Look around your home and find items to bring that give your event that something special. Displaying a photo of you donned in a cap and gown, alongside graduation photos of other attending family and friends will surely be a hit. For sports-themed events, bring along old team jerseys and blankets with colors that correspond to your favorite sports team. * Identify the location. Chose a spot with a wide open space for activities and dining, ideally one with easy access to parking and public restrooms. Make sure there are trees nearby that provide plenty of shade, as keeping your guests comfortable is key to keeping them happy.

* Cool it down. Be prepared for some fun in the sun with sunscreen and hats, but also help guests keep cool by providing umbrellas and tents for shade. For an extra fresh reprieve from the heat, store spray water bottles (as well as bug spray) in your cooler for a personal self-misting station for guests. * Nail down a menu and keep it simple. Think finger-friendly, prep-ahead items, like mini, individually-wrapped sandwiches. Or cut up seasonal veggies in advance - pack them in GladWare Snack Size Containers and let the kids mix and match to

make their own personal salads. * Impress your guests. Take your picnic to the next level with fold-and-go seating, table linens and oversized pillows to give your outdoor event the comfortable appeal of an indoor affair. * Create some fun. Bring portable speakers along with your favorite summer playlist and set-up an easy-to-assemble volleyball net. Or how about channeling your inner actor with a game of charades? Make sure there are activities that everyone can enjoy and your picnic will go off without a hitch.

Take the Stress Out of Backyard Entertaining Warm weather provides the perfect excuse to gather all your loved ones together for good food and fun. And while people relish the idea of catching up with family and friends, planning and preparing for these festivities may be daunting, as well as time-consuming. A few tips, however, can help make sure you aren’t tied to your kitchen — and help turn your traditional recipes into fabulous fare. Plan Early Consider the location, timing, guest list, budget and any other factors relevant to your gathering. These details will help you shape a menu that doesn’t break your back or the bank. And remember that simple entertaining can be just as fun — if not more — than fine dining. Keep the Menu Simple Delicious and memorable don’t have to mean complicated and expensive. Choose recipes that are simple to prepare, require only a few ingredients and are well-suited to outdoor dining. And remember, less is more when it comes to the number of dishes you serve. Line Up Help Enlist your family and friends to help with grocery shopping, prep work, cooking and, most importantly, cleanup. By dividing the tasks, you won’t feel Page 4

overwhelmed or overburdened. And, you will have plenty of time to mingle with guests. Wow ’em with Great Food Shake up your standard fare by incorporating the savory flavors of quality cheeses. Versatile and nutritious, cheese can add zest to your favorite standbys. And with the broad array of appetizing flavors available, such as Gouda, Provolone and Pepper Jack, the possibilities are endless. Look for quality products that also benefit the community. For example, when you purchase Borden Cheese, 100 percent of the proceeds go back to hard-working American dairy farmers and their families – making it the perfect addition to your next gathering of family and friends. For more information or to check out some cheesy recipes, visit www. Te x a s B B Q C h o p p e d S a l a d Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 3 minutes Total Time: 18 minutes 2 cups (16 ounces) prepared barbecue shredded chicken 1 package (12 ounces) chopped iceberg lettuce

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1/2 cup prepared ranch dressing 1 p a c k a g e (8 ounces) Borden 2% Sharp Cheddar Chunk Cheese, divided 1/2 c u p sliced black olives 1/2 cup chopped tomatoes Place barbecue chicken in microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on high (100 percent power) for 3 minutes. Arrange chopped iceberg lettuce on platter. Layer warm chicken over salad. Drizzle ranch dressing over chicken. Top with cheese, black olives and tomatoes. S u p e r E a s y Tw i c e - B a k e d Potatoes with Bacon and Chives Servings: 8

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Cheddar Natural Slices, torn into pieces 1/4 cup chopped chives Preheat oven to 400°F. Bake potatoes in microwave on high (100 percent power) until tender, about 9 to 10 minutes per side. Cut potatoes in half; scoop cooked potato flesh into mixing bowl, leaving 1/4-inch thick “potato boat.” Add milk, butter, four slices of smoked cheddar and chives in mixing bowl; mix well with potatoes. Season with salt and pepper. Spoon mixture into “potato boats.” Cut remaining four smoked cheddar slices into strips; place over tops of potatoes. Place potatoes on sheet pan. Bake until potatoes are heated through and skins are crisp, about 20 minutes.

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Boost Your Child’s Brainpower this Summer

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When that last school bell rings, kids celebrate the end of classes and the beginning of a long, lazy summer. But for many kids, the end of the school year also marks the beginning of summer brain drain - and it could do them more harm than you think. According to the National Summer Learning Association, all students experience learning losses when they don’t engage in educational activities during the summer months. * Students typically score lower on standardized tests at the end of summer vacation than they do at the beginning of the summer. * Most students lose almost three months of grade-level equivalency in mathematical computation skills over the summer months. * Low-income students also lose more than two months in reading achievement. So what’s a parent or guardian to do to help kids avoid summer brain drain? As part of its ongoing commitment to education and to inspiring parents and caring adults to nurture a child’s love of learning, Target is partnering with the renowned Search Institute to offer a summerlong series of tips that help parents keep their kids active and engaged while the weather’s warm. Here are a few ways to help you and your child make summer vacation fun and educational: Start the summer off “write” - Kids who write well tend to read well and vice versa, which can be a powerful combination that gives them a big boost in school. According to the National Association for the Education of Young Children, exercises like writing, which requires reflection, are actually a big deal for little minds. By teaching young children to remember and evaluate their experiences each day, you’re developing their decision-making and problemsolving skills. An added bonus? You’re helping them (and you!) identify some of the activities they love most. What to Do: Work with your children on various projects such as scrapbooking, writing a neighborhood newsletter, or making a picture book. Get out, get active - We all know that sports and outdoor activities can help your kids stay healthy and fit, but did you also know that they can boost brain power? Children’s advocate Richard Louv says that today’s kids are suffering from NDD - Nature Deficit Disorder - because they’re spending so much time indoors. Outdoor play stimulates

kids’ creativity. Plus, it’s been shown to improve their stress levels, their confidence, and their learning and social skills. What to Do: Take a nature hike, grow a backyard garden or sign your children up for organized sports leagues or camp. Fun in the sun . . . with books - Kids who read throughout the summer perform better in school, no matter where, when or what they read. Studies also show that when kids read for fun (and especially when they read books that match their reading level and interests), they become better readers and are less likely to forget all the good stuff they learned during the school year. Kids who read frequently and have easy access to books also are more competent and resilient in risky situations. What to Do: Start the summer with a trip to your local library; read outside by the light of the moon; or turn bits of nature into one-of-a kind bookmarks. To explore all the fun, educational summer activity ideas, visit and click on the ‘Play + Learn’ tab ? and be sure to check back each week for new tips.

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loCal ranCho santa MargarIta arEa dEntIst dr. MIChaEl tEssIEr rEvEals why hE lovEs hIs work When we asked local dentist Dr. Michael Te s s i e r why he is always so cheerful, He replied: “because I love my work. What Dr. Michael Tessier I do makes people feel better and look better. What could be better than that? And, almost on a daily basis, my practice is finding new ways to take care of people. ”Dr. Tessier continued. “My office uses the latest in scientific dental advancements such as toothstraightening without metal braces (“Invisalign”); Tooth-colored porcelain crowns that have no metal in them and are subsequently dramatically more attractive and natural looking than the old porcelain-baked-on-to-metal type. I also recommend Porcelain veneers that, with a minimum of tooth structure removal, improve alignment, color, and evenness of front teeth, a process that is accomplished in a remarkably small amount of time. There are so many new scientific dental innovations that modern dentistry is a pleasure for me to practice. I often use a tiny “sandblaster” to do many of our smaller fillings, allowing us to do those fillings without discomfort and subsequently without anesthetic altogether. Another remarkable tool we use is the laser .We treat canker

or cold sores with a laser, dramatically shortening their life and the discomfort they cause. We do gum surgery with a laser (Periolase), not a knife, which is much more effective and greatly reduces any discomfort. Today Removable dentures can be anchored to implants, preventing them from moving and restoring more normal chewing. Another wonderful innovation is Implant crowns, which allow us to replace missing teeth without damaging the teeth on either side of the space where the tooth was originally located. We make an intra-oral appliance that keeps the lower jaw forward during sleep, reducing sleep apnea and all the other problems that the cessation of breathing at night can cause. I’ve been in private practice in Saddleback Valley since 1980 when I got out of the Navy. When the situation arises that we need a specialist, like an oral surgeon for wisdom extraction, or endodontists (root canal specialists), or periodontists (gum specialists) to save jeopardized teeth, I’m on a “first-name” basis with the best in all of those fields, who are all close by. We’re all living longer, and we’ll need our teeth longer. So it is my pleasure to have all of these good things we can do to make that happen. It’s better to have teeth left at the end of your life, rather than life left at the end of your teeth. Dr. Michael Tessier’s Office is located at 28562 Oso parkway at the intersection of Oso and Antonio parkways in the retail center near the Carwash and Starbucks the telephone number is (949)-459-7212.


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July is National Parks and Recreation Month

As part of a nation-wide celebration of Parks and Recreation month, the City of Rancho Santa Margarita Community Services Department is pleased to be a part of recognizing the value and benefits of parks and recreation. A month of enjoyable activities is available at the Bell Tower Regional Community Center including a guessing game, bocce ball, bingo and “You Otter Recreate with Us” day offering a free Otter Pop! You can beat the heat at the Community Center or participate in one of the many activities listed around Rancho Santa Margarita.

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July 13 at 9:00 a.m. to July 14 at 9:00 a.m. Central Park, 30842 La Miranda, RSM. The American Cancer Society Relay For Life is a life-changing event that helps our community celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against the disease. Your reasons for getting involved in Relay For Life are as unique and special as the story that motivates you. Because of your support, we are creating a world with less cancer and more birthdays! Join your friends and neighbors in the annual Relay for Life held at Central Park in RSM. Learn how you can participate, volunteer, or make a donation at

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OC Fair Entertainment Guide for The Hangar In this aviation hangar-type building with a 50-foot arched ceiling, Fairgoers can enjoy the best in tribute bands covering pop and rock favorites in addition to original bands. All tickets include free OC Fair admission. The Hangar live entertainment Hotel California A Salute to The Eagles Friday, July 12 Space Oddity A Tribute to David Bowie Saturday, July 13 Mariachi Sol de Mexico de Jose Hernandez Sunday, July 14 Lucha Libre Sunday, July 14 Green Today / Total Distortion Green Day / Social Distortion Tribute Wednesday, July 17 Strangelove Ultimate Tribute to Depeche Mode Thursday, July 18 KISSmania A Tribute to KISS Friday, July 19 Chefs Jaime & Ramiro of La Casita Restaurant Saturday, July 20

Hot August Night A Tribute to Neil Diamond Saturday, July 20 KIDZ BOP Kids Live Urban Xtreme Sunday, July 21 dada The 20th Anniversary Tour Sunday, July 21 Purple Reign THE Prince Tribute Wednesday, July 24 The Police Experience The Distractions Thursday, July 25 Journey A Tribute to the Music of Journey Friday, July 26 Journey Unauthorized Heartbreaker A Live Rock Tribute to Led Zeppelin Saturday, July 27 Ozomatli Sunday, July 28 Arrival From Sweden The Music of ABBA Wednesday, July 31 Chef Michael Chiarello of Bottega & Coqueto Restaurant Thursday, August 1

Wanted The Ultimate Tribute to Bon Jovi Thursday, August 1 40 Oz to Freedom A Tribute to Sublime Friday, August 2 Which One’s Pink? A Fair Forgery of Pink Floyd Saturday, August 3 J Boog Common Sense Sunday, August 4 Queen Nation A Tribute to the Music of Queen Wednesday, August 7

Springsteen! The Ultimate Tribute to The Boss Thursday, August 8 Rumours Ultimate Tribute to Fleetwood Mac Friday, August 9 Dead Man’s Party The Oingo Boingo Tribute Saturday, August 10 Dread Zeppelin Metalachi Sunday, August 11 For more information or to buy tickets go to

Elks Lodge Initiates Eight New Members from Five Different Communities

Seated L to R: Toni Williamson, Suzanne Pyle, Exalted Ruler Jason Spence, Wendy Senters and Debbie Spicer; Standing L to R: Curtis Childress, Brock Amos, Kip Isbell and Michael Farris. Mission Viejo / Saddleback Valley Elks Lodge No. 2444 (“Elks Lodge”) announced that eight (8) new members from five (5) different communities were initiated into the Elks Lodge in June 2013. The new members and their city of residence are: Laguna Woods: Debbie Spicer. Mission Viejo: Brock Amos, Kip Isbell, Wendy Senters and Toni Williamson. Rancho Santa

Margarita: Michael Farris. San Clemente: Suzanne Pyle. Tustin: Curtis Childress. The new members all spoke of a desire to give back to their communities through charity work and named the Elks as one of the best organizations they could find in which to accomplish that. The Mission Viejo / Saddleback Elks Lodge

No. 2444, celebrating forty-three (43) 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 145 year history of giving, “Elks Care, Elks Share.”

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Laguna Beach Playhouse Special Performances 2013

BRITISHMANIA August 13 ~ 25th, 2013 Tickets: $35 - $60

ies and invites audiences along for the ride.” Enjoy a sexy, athletic and exuberant evening of dance that includes David Parsons’ masterpiece, Caught, featuring more than 100 leaps in six minutes by a solo dancer repeatedly fixed in mid-motion by the strobe lights to create an illusion of flight. Included on the program is the West Coast premier of Round my World with music by Zoë Keating, along with many more master works See one of today’s best Beatles to fill your senses! tribute bands! BritishMania re-creates Pre-show talk with the director, a high level theatrical concert with 6:30 pm four costume eras. They include “The British Invasion/Ed Sullivan Show”, Laguna Dance Festival Presents “The 1965 Help/Shea Stadium” “The ...ASPEN SANTA FE BALLET: Sgt. Pepper/Magical Mystery Tour” September 7th at 7:30PM & Sepand “The Let it Be/Abbey Road” eras. This multi-media spectacular tells the story of the timeline of events and music from the ‘60’s!! Laguna Dance Festival Presents ... PARSONS DANCE September 5th & 6th at 7:30pm

tember 8th at 2:00PM “Took hold of your heart and never let go– it still gives me chills” - Pulitzer prize winning dance critic Sarah Kaufman, The Washington Post “Dynamic, virtuosic, endurance testing, full-throttle dancing and upto-the-minute ballet choreography.” “Ingenious . . . remarkable . . . strik- Distinctive groundbreaking works and ing . . . pretty shapes, prettily drawn virtuoso dancers will perform three by attractive dancers…” unique works by master choreogra- The New York Times phers, Trey McIntyre’s popular Like “Parsons Dance pushes boundar- a Samba, Jorma Elo’s bright Over Page 8

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Glow and Last by Alejandro Cerrudo. Ranging from the accessible to the sophisticated, Aspen Santa Fe Ballet’s repertoire resonates with eclecticism and energy while exuding a European aesthetic that is grounded in American rigor. Pre-show talk with the director: •September 7th at 6:30 pm •September 8th at 1 pm September 7, 2013

Hershey Felder as Franz Liszt in THE PIANO SHOW Spetember 17 ~ 29, 2013


to book please call the Box office at (949) 497-2787 Ext. 1. Laguna Dance Festival VIP Reception. Laguna Dance Festival Presents ... After performance VIP Reception: September 7th at 9:30PM Meet the Cast and Crew for this “after-performance” Special VIP Reception. VIP RECEPTION WITH THE ARTISTS ASPEN SANTA FE BALLET $75 Reception Only (click Buy Button), $125 Performance & Reception ... Book the Combo and receve a $10 discount ... please call the Box office at (949) 497-2787 Ext. 1. Laguna Dance Festival VIP Reception.

Hershey Felder will return to The Laguna Playhouse, where he will give the World Premiere of “Hershey Felder as Franz Liszt in THE PIANO SHOW!” Franz Liszt was the piano superstar of the 19th century, if not of all time. Hershey Felder’s THE PIANO SHOW! promises an artful blend of live music and vivid storytelling and will be the fifth and final installment in his series of genredefying productions that integrate live performance with stirring theatrical portrayals, illuminating the music, performer and composer. Tickets available: $40-60. On Sale date: July 19th, 2013 For more information or to get tickets go to www.lagunaplayhouse. com or call (949) 497-2787. Laguna Playhouse is located at: 606 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna beach, CA 92651.

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Festival Ballet Gala of the Stars - August 16 Festival Ballet will present a star-studded cast in our Sixth Annual Gala of the Stars, and you won’t want to miss the chance to see these amazing dancers! Yesterday we introduced you to Isabella Boylston and Daniil Simkin from American Ballet Theatre, who will dance in FBT’s 2013 Gala in August. Today we feature the amazing NYCB dancers, Tiler Peck and Robert Fairchild. Each day this week, we will introduce you artists who will perform in the Gala. Stay tuned for updates this week and throughout the weeks leading to this exciting event! What the experts are saying: “[Tiler Peck and Robert Fairchild are] two of the company’s most musical dancers... Both move with scintillating clarity mixed with a jazzy sense of all-American informality. Fairchild is a charmer, all heart, all energy and unending devotion to his ballerina. Peck is something greater: a dancer who exudes the kind of physical control that permits total freedom. Nothing is forced, nothing unfinished.” Marina Harss; DanceTabs, New York “Robert Fairchild and Tiler Peck are the future of classical ballet, and it’s a real coup that they will be dancing in this production,” Warren Carlyle said. “It will be a beautiful evening about the music with one special moment of dance.” ArtsNewsDesk, New York “All the dancers are wonderful, but the real

standouts are Tiler Peck and Robert Fairchild. Fairchild’s timing, his rhythm, the snap of his fingers - all remind me of a young Fred Astaire. Tiler Peck is just perfect as the girl in pink.... Tiler Peck nails “Fascinatin’ Rhythm”. Her precision, her musicality, her phrasing - all are beyond compare. Peck’s

whiplash turns are danced at a breakneck pace. In their pas de deux to ‘The Man I Love’ Peck and Fairchild are magical. The radiant yearning of their love brings tears to my eyes.” Colleen Boresta, ballet-dance magazine (speaking about NYCB’s 2012 Gala performances)

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ClubCorp Charity Classic Raises $157k Benefiting Three Charities Photos by Courtney McManaway Photography A sold-out crowd of 125 guests, all elegantly dressed in black tie attire, were in attendance at the Inaugural Dinner Gala to kick off the 2013 Aliso Viejo Country Club ClubCorp Charity Classic. Aliso Viejo Country Club, a member of the ClubCorp family of clubs, hosted this two-day Charity Classic, which included a Dinner Gala, followed by a Golf Tournament and CharityFest, featuring live music, food stations, beer garden, and wine tasting. The two-day event raised $157,000.00, a company record-breaking amount and three times the amount the club raised last year. Signature Control Systems, Inc. of Irvine was this year’s Title Sponsor. “It goes without saying that many, many individuals, companies, and members of Aliso Viejo Country Club contributed to this success, and we trust the charities welcome this outpouring of philanthropic support from this event. I congratulate the staff at Aliso Viejo Country Club, the Charity Classic Committee, and all members on their contribution to the 2013 Charity Classic and its incredible and record breaking result,” stated Brian Smith, President and CEO of Signature Control Systems, Inc. This year’s event far surpassed the Club’s initial goal, to benefit three worthwhile charities including Muscular Dystrophy Association’s Augie’s Quest, the ClubCorp Employee Partners Care Foundation, and CHOC Children’s Hospital. The Charity Classic is ClubCorp’s annual major philanthropic open house, when more than 125 clubs within the ClubCorp family open their door to the general public and communities to support many important causes. Last year’s record breaking ClubCorp Charity Classic raised more than $2 million nationwide for Muscular Dystrophy Association’s Augie’s Quest and other deserving charities. This Inaugural Dinner Gala featured a hosted cocktail hour, live and silent auctions, and a specially prepared three-course gourmet dinner by Mastro’s Ocean Club’s Executive Chef Matthew Briggs who teamed up with Aliso Viejo’s Executive Chef Grant Lawson. The scrumptious menu consisted of grilled Caesar Salad, grilled Filet Mignon with roasted garlic whipped potatoes, sautéed spinach and sautéed asparagus. Topping off this culinary masterpiece was a dessert of Butter Cake with vanilla ice cream, whipped cream, and raspberry sauce. Title Sponsor, Brian Smith, Signature Control Systems, Inc. of Irvine, stepped to the podium to welcome guests and talk about the importance of the Charity Classic and how it benefits the three selected charities. Smith then introduced CEO of ClubCorp, Eric Affeldt, who talked about how and why ClubCorp developed the idea of the Charity Classic for their network of more than 150 golf and country clubs. Affeldt then introduced Augie and Lynn Nieto of Augie’s Quest, who were followed by Dr. Jacqueline Winkelmann of CHOC Children’s Hospital. Emotions ran high when Churee Serrano spoke about her son, Hayden, born with Cerebral Palsy, and the marvelous medical care he has received at CHOC Children’s Hospital. Auctioneer Ken Shirey kept the event lively by skillfully selling the nine unique live auction items to the highest bidders, resulting in $32,500.00 being raised through this live auction. Chuck Levergood was the lucky winner of the elegant and stunning 1.15 carat round brilliant cut diamond necklace, generously donated by Brian Hassine of Nuggests & Carats of Laguna Niguel. Dallas-based ClubCorp is the World Leader in Private Clubs®. Since its founding in 1957, ClubCorp has operated with the central purpose of Building Relationships and Enriching the Lives® of its members. ClubCorp owns or operates a network of more than 150 golf and country clubs, business clubs, sports clubs, and alumni clubs in 24 states, the District of Columbia and two foreign countries that serve over 350,000 members, with approximately 14,000 peak-season employees. ClubCorp properties include: Firestone Country Club (Akron, Ohio); Mission Hills Country Club (Rancho Mirage, California); Capital Club Beijing; and Metropolitan Club Chicago. You can find ClubCorp on Facebook at and on Twitter at @ClubCorp. Page 12

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Aliso Viejo Country Club members Cheryl and Ralph Rodgers with Pat and Dave Dartez

Lynn Nieo, Augie Nieto (in wheelchair) of MDA Augie’s Quest, with CEO of ClubCorp Eric Affeidt and General Manager of Aliso Viejo Country Club Matt Zuckerman.

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Fun, Revelry and Lively Entertainment Found at Summer Concerts Gather with friends and family, enjoy a picnic, and listen to the wonderful sounds of the Summer Concerts in Rancho Santa Margarita. As the excitement of summer is upon us, Rancho Santa Margarita prepares for the musical tradition of Summer Concerts. The sunset will be an exquisite backdrop for an array of phenomenal bands. The City of Rancho Santa Margarita and SAMLARC present five free concerts of fantastic musical performances throughout the summer for all ages to relish. Summer Concerts Are Nearly Here! This year’s concert series will begin on Sunday, July 14 at 6:00 p.m. at Central Park in Civic Plaza. Sundays, 6:00-8:00 p.m. Central Park, 30842 La Miranda The City of Rancho Santa Margarita and SAMLARC proudly present the 2013 Summer Concert Series of FREE concerts and we’d like you to join us! July 14 - The Long Run - Eagles tribute band July 21 - The Answer - classic rock July 28 - Hot August Night - Neil Diamond tribute August 4 - The Silverados - contemporary country August 11 - Stone Soul - Motown NEW! September 15 - Patriot Day Concert Save the dates! Bring your family, friends, blankets and chairs, and join the fun! For more event information, visit the City’s Web site at or call the Community Services Department at 949.216.9700.

MONSIGNOR HOLQUIN SPOTS SWALLOWS AT MISSION Happy anniversary Monsignor Arthur Holquin. Monday, July 1 marks the 10-year anniversary of Msgr. Holquin being named Rector and Pastor of Mission Basilica San Juan Capistrano, and last week he received a special gift of sorts. Mission San Juan Capistrano became well-known for the cliff swallows that nested there for decades, even centuries, but urbanization gave the swallows more options to nest and fewer and fewer swallows made the Mission their home. But they may now be coming back. “Father Michael Pontarelli told me, ‘I think there are swallows building a nest inside the Mission, near the back door of the rectory,’” Msgr. Holquin said. “So I high-tailed it over there and looked up. At first I couldn’t see it, but on the other side of a beam, you could see the very distinctive mud nest. About 60 seconds later, I saw a swallow fly out of it.” Swallows migrate from Argentina to the San Juan Capistrano Valley every spring to nest, so at first glance, one might not consider the significance of such a sighting. Not so fast, says Msgr. Holquin. “We always say the Mission is a place of living history,” he said. “I’ve always liked that motto. Living history is not just what’s happened in the past, but it continues in the present and into the future. “When we did the preservation work to the Great Stone Church, a lot of the swallows were displaced. We knew they were in the San Juan Valley, but when we realized they were not building nests within the Mission grounds, that was unsettling. It’s part of Page 14

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our history.” So it wasn’t lost of Msgr. Holquin that the sighting came so close to his milestone anniversary. “Quite frankly, this is the first nest I’ve seen in the 10 years I’ve been here,” he said. “It’s a wonderful reflection of a place where history lives on. We knew they were getting close. We’ve had experts trying to lure them in with IPod calls. They said they were a block away. But now that they are here within the Mission grounds is very exciting.”

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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,

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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.

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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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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

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.

Simply Fondue Fabulous fondues composed of delicious meats, cheeses, breads, fruits and vegetables with steaming savory sauces. Worth the short trip to

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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.

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T.S. No: A540756 CA Unit Code: A Loan No: 0599658804/ EL-FARRA AP #1: 930-02-794 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE CLEAR RECON CORP, as duly appointed Trustee under the following described Deed of Trust WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (in the forms which are lawful tender in the United States) and/or the cashier’s, certified or other checks specified in Civil Code Section 2924h (payable in full at the time of sale to T.D. Service Company) all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property hereinafter described: Trustor: AZIZ A. EL-FARRA, MONICA EL-FARRA Recorded November 22, 2005 as Instr. No. 2005000936132 in Book --- Page --- of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of ORANGE County; CALIFORNIA , pursuant to the Notice of Default and Election to Sell thereunder recorded March 14, 2013 as Instr. No. 2013000155275 in Book --- Page --- of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of ORANGE County CALIFORNIA. YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED NOVEMBER 10, 2005. 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. 36 PASSAFLORA LANE, LADERA RANCH, CA 92694 “(If a street address or common designation of property is shown above, no warranty is given as to its completeness or correctness).” Said Sale of property will be made in “as is” condition without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest as in said note provided, advances, if any, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. Said sale will be held on: JULY 12, 2013, AT 3:00 P.M. *ON THE FRONT STEPS TO THE ENTRANCE OF THE ORANGE CIVIC CENTER, 300 E. CHAPMAN, ORANGE, CA 92866 At the time of the initial publication of this notice, the total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the above described Deed of Trust and estimated costs, expenses, and advances is $434,996.35. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. 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 the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You

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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 same 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 (714) 480-5690 or (800) 843-0260 ext 5690 or visit this Internet Web site:, using the file number assigned to this case A540756 A. 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. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the monies paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee’s attorney. Date: June 10, 2013 CLEAR RECON CORP as said Trustee, as Authorized Agent for the Beneficiary MARLENE CLEGHORN, ASSISTANT SECRETARY T.D. SERVICE COMPANY 4000 W. Metropolitan Drive, Suite 400 Orange, CA 92868-0000 The Beneficiary may be attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained may be used for that purpose. If available , the expected opening bid and/ or postponement information may be obtained by calling the following telephone number(s) on the day before the sale: (714) 480-5690 or (800) 843-0260 ext 5690 or you may access sales information at sales . TAC# 963743 PUB: 06/21/13, 06/28/13, 07/05/13


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Ranchos Charming Cast-iron Kids Romp through EL Paseo Center Life like sculptures Bring a Touch of Whimsy to one of Rancho’s Most Popular Gathering Spots By Cheryl Scott Shoppers and passers-by often do a double take when they catch a glimpse of the sprightly children in EL Paseo Center that are the result of a unique partnership between a forward-thinking developer and an artist focused on the inner child in all of us. While some Rancho Santa Margarita residents have called the sculptures “cast-iron kids,” they are really made of a more precious metal: bronze. The sculptures are the work of Dallas-based artist Angela Mia De La Vega.Kahl and Goveia designed, developed and manage office and retail Properties in Orange County California. The 16 statues in the center were created using the developer’s own children as models, De La Vega said. “The process was very demanding. Their wives took pictures of the kids in poses we selected. The pictures were taken from every conceivable angle. I use them as a guide as I sculpted the forms in clay. They were created especially for the EL Paseo Center. The statue of two girls on a fence was created using Kahl’s daughters as models. The three children rolling a wagon wheel included his son Michael as the child who is grasping the wheel. “This most important and challenging part of the process was capturing the expressions,” De La Vega said.” For the Boy with the Wheel I wanted to capture the expression of pure joy and freedom. For the two little girls sitting on each side of an elderly man, which I named ‘Education, ‘I wanted an expression of rapt attention. We wanted to portray all of the emotions displayed so openly on the faces of children. “ Anyone seeing the statues will agree that the faces say it all. However, the expression on the face of a statue must be a reinforced in the body of the sculpture. To learn how the body is structured De La Vega did what many sculptors since their days of Michelangelo have done. She studied human anatomy extensively and in great detail. “An exhibition called Body World, which is traveling the country for the next few years, was a great source of visual information regarding the movement and function of the human body, she said. The city of Rancho Santa Margarita had a hand in developing the artistic concept of the shopping center. “We wanted to make each public place something special,” said Richard Reese, one of the designers of Rancho Santa Margarita. “There had been plans for public works of art by the original Rancho Santa Margarita Company for the project. So the developers of the EL Paseo Center were providing something the city founders had been planning for. It definitely enhances that shopping center and the city to have these beautiful works of art in a public place where they can be enjoyed by everyone. “De La Vega studied art in college in Pennsylvania where she grew up. She also studied in Spain for a year. “My interest was always in sculpture, she said. “I of course, love the work of Bernini, Michelangelo and Rodin. “I never seriously thought about going into any other form of art. “A mother of three, De La Vega has built a life league career from a new sensibility in the development community that seeks to enhance everyday experiences of people in today’s cities. “I was contacted Page 18

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by Bruce Kahl and Joseph Goveia after they saw my work,” De La Vega told Coto de Caza News. “They wanted to capture the spirit of childhood in a series of life-size statues. “To create the sculptures De La Vega used an ancient technique known as “lost wax “ ,that dates back to the Greeks. She first creates the sculptures in clay, down to the finest detail. Then she makes a mold of silicon painted over the clay. A mold is cut open and removed from clay, to be filled with wax that will make a replica of the statue. The wax is dipped in tubs of liquid plaster and ground glass, which makes a shell of the work once the wax, is melted. That shell was used as a mold and is filled with molten bronze, which is the only part of the process not done by De La Vega herself. “I use foundries in Mexico and in Lubbock, Texas,” she said. The statues in Rancho Santa Margarita were done in Lubbock.” As a child, she used to sit in a hollowed out trunk on her family’s property in Pennsylvania, creating clay figurines from the soil around the tree. “I spent hours there, “she said. ‘The soil was rich in clay so it made a very good medium for my little figurines.” De La Vega’s husband Artemio is in the development business and was one of the first to use sculptures in retail centers. ‘This is very much a trend of our times,” she said. “So shopping centers are now

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incorporating sculpture or other works of art in their designed. I met Bruce Kahl and Joe Goveia through my husband. Now I’m working on a project for them in a shopping center in Oxnard.” De La Vega has been working as a professional sculptor for 12 years. She and her husband have three children, Alexa 12, Arianna 11, and Federico 5.all of them pose occasionally she only for their mother. “I’m currently using our five-year-old to model for the work I’m doing for the Oxnard center.” That work is a portion of a ship being steered by two boys. It has proved so popular since it was placed in the center that she is now creating “the back half” of the boat, which will be placed nearby. “I have been really blessed to be able to work in the area I love,” she said. “I am really gratified that the Coto de Caza News is interested enough in my work to do an article about the sculptures. I’m glad that community enjoyed them. That’s what they are there for. Plaza EL Paseo is located at EL Paseo and Alma Adea in Rancho Santa Margarita. The 16 sculptures done by Angela Mia De La Vega are located throughout the center. Editor’s note; this story was originally written for our Rancho Santa Margarita Style Magazine in June of 2007 and is reprinted by several special requests. The Ladera Ranch News

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