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Introducing Five Totally Wearable Trends for Fall Fashion 2013 By Laurie Jo Miller Farr Fashion designers, buyers, and store window dressers are well into their preparations for autumn 2013. Sometimes called pre-fall fashion, let’s have a look at five of the runway’s most practical, wearable trends for the season ahead. Mad for plaid The trend of stripes and polka dots that dominated the runways for spring and summer is being replaced by mad for plaid. European designers such as Stella McCartney, Dries Van Noten, and Chanel are leading the way on this one, so don’t be surprised to see plaid called tartan. Work it and mix it in skirts, jackets, coats, blouses, scarves. It’s an easy trend to wear if you keep the pattern small scale and the fabric lightweight to avoid the lumberjack look. Menswear classics The menswear trend for women is connected to plaids through fabric patterns like a Prince of Wales check, sometimes called glen plaid or houndstooth. Made popular by the terribly fashion-conscious Duke of Windsor in the ‘30s when his title

was Prince of Wales, it’s a fashion staple that whispers good taste. Not so quiet, expect to see Banana Republic adding a flash of girly pink to that classic grey check. From a preppy Tommy Hilfiger to a hip Rag & Bone, the memo on houndstooth has been received. Pop on a peplum Create instant curves for a boyish figure, and cinch in the waist on a dress or jacket. It’s not for everyone, but it is a favorite look for Gwyneth Paltrow, Victoria Beckham, and Kate Middleton. Jason Wu even pulls off a sweet peplum on trousers for evening wear. Ladylike leather Look for leather pieces, worn more loosely than you’ve seen in the past, and made affordable, too. Spend less than $200 for a leather motorcycle jacket at Old Navy or a faux leather top from Topshop for $76. Elizabeth and James is showing leather overalls, and even at $1,295 Top it off they’ve been popular at Saks Fifth Do you love hats? You’re in style Avenue online. If you’re feeling shy and you’re in luck. From beanies to about head-to-toe leather, go for a baseball caps to French berets, put skirt with leather piping accents. a lid on it to look smack up to date

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ladera ranch school directory Ladera Ranch is served by the Capistrano Unified School District (CUSD), a highly acclaimed district with a tradition of academic excellence. Three new CUSD public school sites are planned for Ladera Ranch, including two kindergartens through fifth grade elementary schools and a kindergarten through fifth grade and sixth through eighth grade dual campus. These school sites are strategically located close to residential areas, parks, playgrounds, and nature preserves. The Capistrano Unified School District advises that schools available to Ladera Ranch residents are: Ladera Ranch Elementary and Middle School 29551 Sienna Parkway Ladera Ranch, CA 949-234-5915 Grades K-5 and 6-8 Located on one, 17-acre site. The elementary and middle schools will be two separate campuses with a shared common administrative facility. A special feature of the two schools will be the addition of a first of its kind two-story public library. Ladera Ranch K-8 students will have exclusive access to the lower level of the library during school hours, with public access available at 3:30PM. The upper level of the library will be open regularly to the public. Ladera Ranch Elementary School is the second CUSD elementary built in Ladera Ranch while Ladera Ranch Middle School is CUSD’s first middle school in the community. Chaparral Elementary School 29001 Sienna Parkway Ladera Ranch, CA 949-234-5349 Grades K-5 Ladera Ranch holds the distinction of being California’s first connected community and capitalizes on this technological infrastructure with ‘elearning’ opportunities for all students. At Chaparral Elementary, the mission

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is clear and vital: To help all children learn, to learn more tomorrow than they learn today, and to learn more next year than they learn this year. Oso Grande Elementary School 30251 Sienna Parkway Ladera Ranch, CA 949-234-5966 Grades K-5 Oso Grande Elementary School is the third K-5 elementary school to open in five years serving the growing community of Ladera Ranch. This beautiful facility is located adjacent to Oso Grande Park in close proximity to the new skate park and water park in Ladera Ranch. It is truly a stateof-the-art school featuring a large multipurpose room with multimedia capabilities, spacious classrooms for all grades with skylights, wireless internet access throughout the school and a covered lunch area located away from the main building. Fred Newhart Middle School 25001 Veterans Way Mission Viejo, CA 949-855-0162 Grades 6-8 Newhart Middle School is located in the heart of Mission Viejo and has been honored as a National Blue Ribbon School and a California Distinguished School. Newhart’s Stanford 9 test scores are among the highest in the state. Newhart has a balanced and comprehensive curriculum, extensive parent and community support, and a safe and nurturing environment. Tesoro High School 1 Tesoro Creek Road Las Flores, CA 949-234-5310 Grades 9-12 Tesoro High School, Capistrano Unified School District’s fifth comprehensive high school, opened its doors in the Fall of 2001. An extensive program in academics, including college prep and Advanced Placement courses, special education services,

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and fine and performing arts are offered. Capistrano Valley High School 26301 Via Escolar Mission Viejo, CA 949-364-6100 Grades 9-12 Capistrano Valley High School is situated on a hilltop in Mission Viejo with a panoramic view of nearby Saddleback Mountain. Capistrano Valley serves a geographic area which includes portions of Mission Viejo, and San Juan Capistrano. Enrollment totals more than 2,500 in grades 9-12. Capistrano Valley

(SJHHS) was established in the Fall of 2007 as Capistrano Unified’s sixth comprehensive high school, serving the predominately suburban communities of San Juan Capistrano, Ladera Ranch, and Capistrano Beach. San Juan Hills offers a full program of academic, athletic, and extra-curricular activities to help prepare students for the future. It will graduate its first class in 2011.

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commodate the specific needs of science classes and the arts classrooms are second to none. The “marquee” feature of the school is the 500-seat Performing Arts Theater and complex which is connected to state-of-the-art video production facilities and two dance studios. The all-weather football stadium and track are in the final stages of completion.

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Melissa Matters The moto trend is big for fall 2013. In fact, Cosmopolitan says a moto jacket and leather pants are two of the 20 things you “need” for fall 2013. I suppose you could survive without a new jacket and pants. However, if you are planning to go shopping soon, why not purchase some fall trends? I’m loving all the biker jackets, vegan leather and cute boots. I saw the moto trend at almost every store I walked into or browsed online in September. The best part is there are versions of this fall fashion trend for all ages and budgets. Here are five ways to wear the moto trend. Feminine Flair For fall fashion 2013, my favorite way to wear the moto trend is with a feminine dress and a moto jacket. Some tights, a loose bun and delicate earrings keep this look from being too tough. Try this quilted moto jacket from Anthropologie on for size. Florals are popular for fall so it’s easy to pair these two looks together. Top off your outfit with some moto boots. Bold Color While black moto jackets a r e p o p u l a r,

there are many beautiful, vibrant ways to wear this trend. Green, red or sapphire jackets are a great way to add a pop of color to an all black ensemble. I love this teal moto jacket from Zappos paired with a simple white tee and dark jeans. So chic! Of course, for fall 2013, it’s also okay to step it up a notch and match your jacket to your pants. A Touch of Leather I’ll be honest. I’m not going to show up to a parent-teacher conferences in leather pants and a moto jacket. However, there are many understated moto pieces for more conservative dressers. Shirts with leather stripes or patches of leather on the shoulders are subtle ways to rock the moto trend. Fake It If you’re like me and try to stay away from leather, you can still wear

the moto trend. There are vegan leather and Polyurethane options. You can also find moto jackets made from cotton, tweed or pretty much anything. Staying away from real leather is likely to be easier on your wallet too. Forever 21 has a moto jacket for under $25. Leather Pants I know. You’re thinking of Olivia Newton John’s skintight leather pants in Grease. However, leather leggings can be surprisingly sophisticated. Try these vegan leather leggings for a versatile pair of pants. Wear them with a silky collared shirt and a blazer for a polished look. Of course, if you want to wear a rocker shirt with high heels, you can do that too! There are plenty of moto trends in the stores now. So go ahead and start your fall shopping!

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local dentist Michael tessier says avoiding tooth decay is getting easier than ever before Years ago some of the reasons people gave for not having the cavities in our teeth filled were:” the “shot”, the “the “drill”, the “numbness”, the pain” Dr. Michael Tessier associated with old-time dentistry. But, by using the Whisper Jet, a micro miniature sandblaster using 50 micron-size particles of aluminum oxide, and the Waterlase MD Laser, we get your fillings completed without anesthetic, and with no pain, because of today’s technology, Remembering that the decay process starts with acid-induced demineralization of the enamel of the teeth, here are some ways to avoid the need for dental work: Go to the dentist every six monthsfrequent visits help avoid big problems. Avoid industrially-manufactured foods, like chips or cookies or crackers. Instead, or after, eat raw carrots, celery or apples. Real foods have larger, fibrous particles which actually clean decay-producing sugars off the teeth). Avoid soft drinks, sweetened or otherwise. Instead, drink water, fluoridated or not. Chew sugarless gum. This stimulates acid-neutralizing saliva which counteracts the acidic end-products of bacterial metabolism that cause decay, and mechanically cleans the teeth.

Brush properly with fluoride toothpaste. Floss daily. That little point contact where adjacent teeth touch each other is not accessible to a toothbrush bristle. Remember, you only have to floss the ones you want to keep. By the way, there’s a significant link between the phosphoric acid used as a preservative in dark soft drinks and Alzheimer’s. Another reason to avoid them. We recently found a hard candy that’s sweetened with a Xylitol that coats the teeth with a decay-reducing micro-film. Something like fifteen flavors, no aftertaste. Good Stuff. There is a genetic pre-disposition to susceptibility to decay. Some people get cavities irrespective of how well they take care of their teeth; some people don’t take care of their teeth at all, and still never get cavities. It isn’t necessarily fair (how much in life is?), but the above can help. “The more I work with the laser and the sandblaster, filling teeth without the need for drilling and therefore anesthetic, the more I realize how much dentistry has changed over the last 30 years. When the drill and the carbide burr were our only cutting options, we made it more likely that, in their later adult hood, these teeth would crack, ultimately needing crowns. Today, we’re leaving these teeth stronger. This stuff is great,” he says with a smile. Dr. Michael Tessier is located in Los Flores Plaza at 28562 Oso Parkway. Most major credit cards and dental plans cheerfully accepted. Telephone (949) 459-7212


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FIRE CHIEF SAM DIGIOVANNA WITH AN OUNCE OF PREVENTION FOR SPORTS RELATED INJURIES School is now back in session and along with it comes sports! With over 30 million youths participating in sports, injuries are very likely to occur. Most sports related injuries can be prevented with some basic preventive measures says Fire Chief Sam DiGiovanna. Keeping in shape “prior” to the season is a good start. It’s still hot so take it easy on hot or humid days and keep hydrated. Warm-up prior to engaging is also important. Many schools require a physical exam before starting a school sport. Check with your child’s school. You may even want to have your child get a physical from your family physician. Some common injuries include but not limited injuries such as Concussions. A direct blow to the head or a hit to the body that causes the head to jerk back quickly can result in a concussion. Signs and symptoms may include a loss of consciousness. Heat illness. Extreme temperatures, particularly when combined with high humidity or intense sunlight,

can interfere with the body’s normal ways of regulating temperature. Heat illnesses, including heat cramps, heat exhaustion and heatstroke, occur mostly outside and during the summer but can happen anytime or anywhere. Orthopedic injuries. Sprains, strains, growth-plate fractures (damage to areas of cartilage near the ends of developing bones), tendinitis and other injuries to bones, ligaments and joints can be caused by falls, but also by overtraining in one sport. Knee injuries are also among the most costly. The sports with the worst knee injury rate are football and wrestling among boys, and basketball and soccer for girls. Make sure you check with your school district and ensure your child is prepared before participating in school sports. For additional sports related prevention and information, visit: disorders/SportsInjuries.html Fire Chief Sam DiGiovanna

Art Exhibition with 92-Year Old Laguna Beach Artist Paul Darrow BC Space Gallery presents Autumnal Recollections with Our Friend Paul on September 22nd through Nov 10. Paul Darrow, at 92, is one of the elder statesmen of California art. He is still in the studio, still making work, and still exploring the mysteries of art and life. This show pays homage to the great talent and superb person that is Paul Darrow and invites you to pay him a visit as the summer changes to fall. In mounting this exhibition, BC Space is sharing Paul’s work and spirit on the equinox and the shortening of days that follows. Please join us for the artist reception on September 22nd, 4:00-8:00 p.m. and visit with Paul and his friends. There will be an artists conversation and reception with Paul on closing day, November 10 from 3:00-5:00pm. Gallery hours are: Tuesday-Saturday 2-5pm Paul Darrow is a longtime Laguna Beach resident; professor emeritus of Scripps College, cartoonist, sailor, musician, painter, assemblage artist, photographer, and great wit are some of what he is known for. As a

teacher, he has inspired many, and surprises us with changes of scale, of play, much as he has for over 70 his students still visit, often bearing and just plain makes art in the spirit years. gifts. His children and grandchildren are artists as well, including Chris (best known as a musician), Eric, a potter, and Elizabeth Darrow Jones. He is the proud head of this eclectic clan that all seem to have inherited the Darrow gifts. As a cartoonist for the Claremont Courier he has contributed a couple of cartoons a week for over 50 years. As a fine artist he has had numerous one person shows including a show in Memorial park in Claremont this spring. He was included recently in shows at the Pasadena Art Museum and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art during the Getty-sponsored Pacific Standard Time exhibits. Paul’s fine artwork is abstract. Based in experimentation and Buddhism, he seeks to discover the profound in the detritus, the clarity in the deliberately obscure, and the complex truth in simplicity. Using a variety of materials and techniques, Paul juxtaposes previously unrelated objects to create new meanings, The Ladera Ranch News

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Fall Fashion Essentials that Need to Be in Your Closet for 2013 By Melissa Matters I have been scouting out the new arrivals for fall 2013. My wish list is already pretty long. Yet, before I go shopping for fall fashions, it’s time for me to move my tank tops to the back of my closet. In their place, I’ll be placing comfortable, long sleeve shirts along with stretchy leggings. Of course, some emerald cords, a peplum top and the perfect dropwaist dress are just a few things I’ll be shopping for this fall. Here are some fall fashions that need to be in your closet this year. Military Inspiration states that there was a “strong military presence” at the 2013 fall fashion week. Army green is one of my favorite colors so I’m giddy with glee. For this trend, you can go with a classic structured military jacket. However, don’t be afraid to combine the military look with feminine details like lace. Emerald Green Emerald is a rich color that will turn heads. A satin, emerald dress with some black lace is elegant. However, you can also wear emerald with casual styles. Some emerald skinny jeans can be balanced with a black or

white shirt. A lace emerald shirt can be worn under a blazer for work and then out for dinner on Friday night. Peplum Peplum is certainly not a new fashion. However, it’s still stylish for fall 2013. For this season, try a print like this navy one from Anthropologie. Peplum tops look nice paired with some tailored shorts, skinny pants or a pencil skirt. You can also wear a peplum skirt with a fitted shirt (tucked in) and a thin belt. Gray According to Harper’s Baazar, New York fall fashion week 2013 featured gray as the “new neutral.” Thus, rather than grabbing black leggings and tanks, I’ll think I will go for gray this year. Charcoal grey is slightly softer than black and a welcome change. Gray trousers, a blazer or a cardigan and some gray velvet ballet flats are a few good pieces to have in your fall wardrobe. Color block The colorblock trend is great for those who want a little more color in their lives. I love how I can wear a lighter color on top and a darker color around the waist. It’s very slimming. This colorblock shift from Anthropologie is perfect. I’m also going to pick up some basic tees


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Over 300 attendees converged at a fashion show and fundraiser co hosed by Betinnis Fashions of Brea and Marc Pridmore Designs that benefitted the AIDS Services Foundation of Orange County in honor of World AIDS Da. With the theme, “Getting to Zero”, Zero new HIV infections, Zero Discrimination and Zero AIDS related deaths, the swanky affair was held at the showroom Marc Pridmore Design showroom in Costa Mesa, the evening was a success raising over $22,000 for the local chapter. The event started off with passed hors d’ oeuvres and custom cocktail concoctions catered by Thank Goodness It’s Sofia. The menu included Red Thai Curry Chicken Rice Noodles, Kofta Sliders with a Japapeno Tsatziki Slaw, Tuna Tartare and Parmesan Truffle Fry Conettes, Charred Halloumi Cynthia Spivak of AIDS Services Foundation of Orange County with Canapés topped with an Heirloom Tomato Compote, Tender Brisket served Marc Pridmore and Joe Pham of Marc Pridmore Designs over a Brioche Canape topped with fresh Arugula, Pickled Apples, Pickled Red Onion and finished with Crumbled Stilton. After the crowd had ample time to peruse the design showroom they made their way to the elaborate Betinnis runway fashion show that featured the latest Fall collections from world renowned designers like; Sivalla, Highnotes by Natasha Marin, Joseph Ribkoff, Alberto Micali and Talia Hancock among many others. Wilhelmina male models and owner of West Coast Arborist Pat Mahoney, Natasha Marin-world renowned pianist, Miss San Diego 2013, Kelsey Schwarz and a selection of Betinnis models including Loren Blackwood of Newport Beach Winery and Elizabeth Jocson, made their way down the run way in the latest fashions supplied by Betinnis Fashions of Brea. Live and silent auction items also contributed to the fundraising with fun items like VIP Emmy tickets, Napa wine tour tickets and dinner/wine tasting for 12 from Newport Beach Winery. One lucky attendee, Beth Haney, DNP and author of Be You-T-Full, bid and won 2 tickets in the orchestra section Loren Blackwood Lisa Hart with Natasha Marin, to see Burt Bacharach with the Segerstrom family. “My Mom is going to be Designer of Highnotes Fashions so excited”, said Beth Haney. One lucky winner bid to be part of the lavish fashion show paying $1,000 to be dressed in designer clothes complete with hair and make-up and strut down the runway a la Tyra Banks! Emcee and auctioneer for the evening was Tom McCoy who kept the crowd’s attention. AIDS Services Foundation Executive Director Phil Yeager was introduced; he spoke about the importance of the organization and how events such as this one really help with awareness along with much needed funds that are needed here in Orange County. Chadia Almeddin, Owner of Betinnis said, “This fashion show is very special. It makes me very happy to be able to contribute to the cause and help in the efforts of finding a cure”. AIDS Services Foundation Orange County’s mission is to prevent the spread of HIV and improve the lives of men, women, and children affected by HIV/AIDS in Orange County. ASF has helped more than 1,600 men, women and children affected by HIV/AIDS in Orange County. For more information visit their website at Zai Holder and Chadia Almeddin Page 12

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Potted Potter At The Irvine Barclay Theatre Irvine Barclay Theatre today announced an engagement of Potted Potter, the unauthorized Harry Experience, a parody by Dan and Jeff, for four performances only, Thursday, November 14-Saturday, November 16, 2013. Written and performed by two-time Olivier Award-nominated actors Daniel Clarkson and Jefferson Turner, Potted Potter is perfect for ages six to Dumbledore (who is very old indeed). This engagement is the show’s Southern California premiere. Potted Potter is presented by Irvine Barclay Theatre and is produced by Starvox Entertainment and Marketing. Playing to sold-out houses all over the world, the Olivier Awardnominated Potted Potter takes on the ultimate challenge of condensing all seven Harry Potter books (and a game of Quidditch with the audience) into seventy fun-filled minutes. Even if you don’t know the difference between a Horcrux and a Hufflepuff, the silly magic of Potted Potter will have you in its spell. Audience members are invited to come early. Doors will open an hour before each show with a variety of pre-show activities and special Potter menu items at the concessions bar. Potted Potter was first created as a five minute long, two-man show

to entertain bookstore customers waiting in line to purchase the sixth book in the series and was then a comic summary of the first five books. Since then, the piece has been expanded and performed by Children’s BBC host team Clarkson and Turner literally thousands of times – at the Edinburgh Festival, in the West End, off Broadway and across America to much acclaim. A critic’s Pick by the New York Times, New York Magazine, and Time Out London, Potted Potter won

the prestigious 2012 Olivier Award nomination for Best Entertainment & Family Show. The New York Times said, “The flavor is Monty Python meets vaudeville…Mr. Clarkson and Mr. Turner do indeed tell an abbreviated, ridiculous version of the Boy Who Lived… You don’t need to know all the nuances of Hogwarts to enjoy the jokes... Besides, if you miss something, another laugh will be along shortly…The duo cast the perfect spell over the audience.”

Irvine Barclay’s President Doug Rankin said, “The Barclay is thrilled to be able to bring Potted Potter to southern California for the area premiere. I’m a big fan of the books, and now I’m a fan of Dan and Jeff and their fresh, fun take on the Harry Potter lore.” Tickets (Adults $45.00; Children $35.00) can be purchased at the Irvine Barclay Theatre, 4242 Campus Drive, Irvine CA, online at www.thebarclay. org, or by calling 949.854.4646.

COYOTE PREVENTION MEASURES FOR CITIZENS Easy ways to discourage coyotes in your neighborhood Due to an increase in calls by local residents concerning coyote sightings, the Animal Shelter would like to remind residents of some key prevention measures. Coyotes can be found in any open space, parks, neighborhoods and even commercial areas. As residents and their pets spend more time outdoors, the possibility of a coyote encounter increases. To allow coyotes to remain wild while keeping yourself and pets safe, please try to follow these pointers: • Never feed coyotes. It is illegal to feed coyotes in most places. Feeding endangers your family and neighbors as it lures coyotes into neighborhoods. • Keep unattended cats and dogs indoors or in completely enclosed runs, especially at night, and do not assume that a fence will keep a coyote out of your backyard. • Accompany your leashed pet outside. Make sure you turn on lights if it is dark to check your backyard for unexpected wildlife. Page 14

• Keep dogs on short leashes while walking outside; the Division of Wildlife recommends a leash no longer than 6 feet, which is also required by City Ordinances. • Leave noisemakers on hand to scare away coyotes, such as whistles and horns. Motion activated sprinklers will also deter any wildlife from entering your yard. • Don’t run away or turn your back on a coyote. • Do not allow a coyote to get in between you and your pet or child. Keep children close to you. • Yell, clap hands, blow a whistle and try to make yourself look larger if you have a close encounter with a coyote. Make a mental note of where and when you have encountered a coyote. Coyotes often follow routines. Try avoiding this area in the future if the encounter was negative. Habituated coyotes can sometimes be a neighborhood issue. Make sure attractants such as fallen fruit, pet food left outside, dirty barbecue grills,

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and unsecured trash are removed so that negative coyote interactions are minimized. Always make sure no one is intentionally feeding coyotes. Although sometimes thought of as a nuisance, coyotes play a vital role in our ecosystem, helping to keep the rodent populations under control.

For more information, please visit the following websites: www.dfg. or or coyotes/tips/hazing_guidelines.html.

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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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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

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.

G u id e Restaurant Reviews Wanted!

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

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

31761 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano 949.240.0300

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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Ladera Ranch Oktoberfest Saturday, October 5th is Oktoberfest of Ladera Ranch from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Oaknoll Clubhouse sponsored by the Ladera Rancho Chamber of Commerce, and LARCS. Our venue is slightly different this year. We are inviting our local restaurants, breweries, and businesses to sponsor booths serving everything from brats and sausages, pretzels, Oktoberfest creations to quench your thirst, and much more. A portion of the event proceeds will be donated to the Ladera Ranch schools PTAs. If you’re interested in being a participating sponsor, please visit to register for sponsorship, or download the Sponsor Forms. OKTOBERFEST 2013 TICKETS AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE NOW at

I-5 Upgrade Plans In South O.C. Ready For Review Comments are now being accepted on the environmental documents and a public hearing is slated for Sept. 25 ORANGE – Residents, commuters and others interested in traffic in south Orange County are invited to review and comment on plans to upgrade the San Diego Freeway (I-5) between the San Joaquin Hills Toll Road (SR-73) and El Toro Road. Caltrans, in partnership with the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA), released a report Friday that assesses how the proposed project will affect the environment. Called the initial study / environmental assessment, the report shows the project will not have significant negative effects on the quality of the environment. The report is available for review and comment at various Orange County Public Library branches in south Orange County and online at www. A public hearing for the community to review, ask questions and provide comments on the project is planned from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday Sept. 25 at the Norman P. Murray Community and Senior Center at 24932 Veterans Way in Mission Viejo. Page 16

The proposed project would cost approximately $500 million, funded through Measure M, Orange County’s half-cent sales tax for transportation improvements, as well as federal dollars. The proposed improvements

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will increase capacity and improve operations on I-5 and include reconstructing interchanges that will enhance traffic flow La Paz Road and Avery Parkway. Comments on the environmental report may be submitted by mail to

Gabriela Jauregui, Caltrans District 12 at 3347 Michelson Dr., Suite 100, Irvine CA, 92612-8894 or by e-mail at For more information, visit www.

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Becoming a Fashion Designer: Choosing Your Apparel Niche

By ShawnTe Pierce I have read quite a few articles on people toting DIY fashion advice, “Starting your Own Fashion Business,” creating your own designs, etc and they offer high level advice, but where is the meat? By meat I am referring to critical knowledge that serious fashion designers possess. For the purpose of this article, we will go over the different types of designers and you can decide where you fit in. What Style(s) of Clothing are You Interested in? There are three major styles of clothing to design for - Children’s Wear, Menswear, and Women’s Wear. Each of these three styles have sub-styles within them based upon gender for children’s wear and age and size groupings primarily for the Men’s and Women’s fashions. Knowing which one you want to design for will help you focus more clearly on the different aspects of each style. Children’s Wear Clothing for children may seem very simple at first but different rules and techniques come into play. One of the most overlooked aspects of designing for children is age appropriateness. You must understand that you are designing for children and the style has to be appropriate. I often see many children’s clothing as just a miniature version of their adult counterparts. Sometimes this is ok, Page 18

however you must also maintain a socially conscious outlook when designing for children. Do you design a pair of Speedos or a string bikini for toddlers and ages 6 thru 12? Menswear Menswear requires knowing the basic silhouette of a man. Also menswear tends to be more functional. For example, men’s pants and jackets have functional pockets. The reason for this is because men use wallets, so pockets that are deep enough to hold and hide the wallet from sight are needed. Men’s clothing is traditionally more tailored than women’s clothing. These are some aspects to consider for those wishing to design for this style of clothing. Women’s Wear This style of clothing has the most variety and potential for new ideas, which is why it is also the most popular style to design for. Pretty much anything goes in this style of clothing. Only a few rules maintain over the course of women’s fashion, some are as follows: 1. Women’s fashions close, right over left. 2. 4 critical measurements taken: bust, waist, hip, and inseam

Once you know which type of clothing you want to design in, what role or type of designer are going to be? If you are hands on then you are simply a fashion designer meaning you are in charge and know how to execute every step in the design process. However, if you are only good at coming up with the concept, illustrating it, and picking out fabric, then maybe a role as concept designer or head designer is where your focus should lay. If you are not so good with artistically rendering the concept but are good with technically rendering it, know how the pieces of the design should be cut, laid out, and sewn, then a career as a technical designer may right up your alley. What Knowledge is Critical for a Career in Fashion Design? The following list begins with what I believe are the critical “must knows” of fashion design followed by the optional but important “should knows”: 1. Must know the silhouette of your niche - meaning you must know the form of either a child’s, man’s or woman’s body 2. Must know fabric - you need to know how fabric works and responds in relation to your design 3. Always have to account for 3. Must know rendering - in order stress points such as in the bust and for you or anyone else to be able to hip areas follow your concept, you must render What Type of Designer Do You it clearly enough for someone to Wish to Become? either work directly from it to create

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the finished product or be able to render a technical drawing from it. 4. Should know how to make a flat or technical drawing of your design. 5. Should know how to drape and/ or create a hand drawn flat of your design in order make a pattern for assembly. 6. Should be able to transfer pattern onto fabric and cut it out. 7. Should know the order by which each piece of the pattern is to be assembled. 8. Should know how to sew. Both machine and hand sewing These eight skills can be obtained via college courses, on the job experience, or learning on your own with the aid of textbooks and mentoring. Unless you work for a design company already and are obtaining on the job experience, it is almost impossible nowadays to get any level of design job without a college degree in a design related course of study. This article is by no means a complete overview of a career in fashion design. However, the intent is to lead those seriously considering a career in fashion in the right direction. For a list of schools that offer fashion design programs visit or for a complete list of every accredited university that has a fashion program you can order a directory from the National Association of Schools of Art and Design for a fee.

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