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Soka University is a private, four-year liberal arts college and graduate school located on 103-acres in Aliso Viejo, California. Soka is ranked in the top 10 liberal arts colleges in California by USA Today and Top 10 Best Value among national liberal arts colleges by US News and World Report’s “Best Colleges 2018.”

The mission of Soka University is to foster a steady stream of global citizens committed to living a contributive life. About 60% of Soka University’s students come from the U.S. and 40% have come from more than 45 other countries. Admitted undergraduate students whose annual family income is $60,000 or less may be eligible for Soka Opportunity Scholarships which cover full tuition. Additional scholarship opportunities are available for higher income levels.

All undergraduate students study a non-native language, and everyone studies abroad for a semester during their junior year (included in tuition and required for graduation). Undergraduate students may choose from concentrations in Environmental Studies, Humanities, International Studies or Social and Behavioral Sciences -- with a new Life Sciences Concentration to open in Fall 2020.

Where can a Liberal Arts degree take you? Many places!

For more information e-mail us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., call us at 949-480-4000, or visit www.soka.edu.

Founded upon the Buddhist principles of peace, human rights and the sanctity of life, SUA is open to top students of all nationalities and beliefs.

Dec 29, 2017

Pets of the Month

Alder

Four year old Alder is a sweet, little guy ready to make new friends.  He loves playing the yard and going on jaunty walks. With his friendly personality and happy smile, Alder can brighten any day!

 

 

 

Armani

Armani is a happy little guy with loads of energy.  He just loves to greet you with a wagging tail and tons of kisses.  Only 1 ½ years old, Armani is sure to bring lots of fun into your life.

 

 

 

Ruby

Ruby is a ten month old spayed female mini-lop who just loves to jump and play. She is very treat motivated and hops up to visitors in hopes of getting a little snack. Ruby will make a wonderful house bunny in a loving home.

 

 

 

Peach

Eight month old Peach is a playful kitty looking for her purrever home.  Quite affectionate, Peach loves a good snuggle and a scratch behind the ears.  You can’t go wrong with a sweetie like Peach.

 

 

 

If you would like to know more about the animals listed here, please call the San Clemente/Dana Point Animal Shelter at (949)492-1617, or visit with them at 221 Avenida Fabricante, San Clemente.

Jan. 13th, Jan. 27th, Feb. 10th and Feb. 24th & 25th

Featuring more Monster Jam® events than any other city in the country, the 12,000 lb. Monster Jam trucks are ready to roar full throttle back into Angel Stadium of Anaheim with a newly added 5th weekend event – marking the first-ever Sunday event for Southern California fans! Now the most adrenaline-charged motorsports experience for families on the planet returns to Anaheim in 2018 with more action and bigger trucks than ever before ready to battle it out in the ultimate event of speed, racing, stunts and demolition for another season of high-octane weekend events between January 13 – February 25, 2018.

This year’s massive truck lineup features appearances by Monster Jam super-truck icons Grave Digger® and MAX-D™, along with World Finals Champions El Toro Loco®, Son Uva Digger®, Overkill Evolution, Avenger, Bounty Hunter and VP Racing Fuel’s® Mad Scientist. The season is highlighted by five trucks making their Anaheim debut appearances including all-new 2018 season trucks BroDozer (inspired by the popular Discovery Channel TV show “Diesel Brothers”) and Whiplash, along with Mutant and Rammuntion plus the newest member of the Monster Jam beasts family – the menacing giant shark Megalodon.

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Tickets now on sale – all seats are reserved; tickets available for purchase online at Ticketmaster.com or charge by phone at 800-745-3000; tickets also available for purchase in-person at the Angel Stadium box office.

Winter Wonderfest Offers Kids the Chance to Learn About the Science of Snow with Interactive Exhibits Featuring Real Snow

WHAT: Discovery Cube in Orange County is hosting their annual Winter Wonderfest, beginning December 16-17, 2017 for the opening weekend and open daily from December 22, 2017 through January 7, 2018. This snowstorm of thrills and excitement will offer kids the opportunity to experience a lesson in physics, insulation and how snow is formed through hands-on activities. The holiday exhibit will include sliding down a 75-foot long ramp on inner tubes, a snow play area and real snow sledding. Kids will be provided with tools to play with the snow and build snow castles, snowmen, snow angels, “snow meets science” learning stations and all kinds of other frosty creations. Winter Wonderfest creates an entertaining way to approach education through a day of family bonding during the holiday season.

WHEN: Saturday, December 16, 2017 through Sunday, December 17, 2017 and December 22, 2017 through January 7, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.(Open daily except December 18-21, and Christmas Day)

WHERE: Discovery Cube Orange County Campus: 2500 N Main St, Santa Ana


For more information, call (866) 552-CUBE (2823) or visit discoverycube.org.

Free Performances, Events, Music and Family-Friendly Activities Marked Day-Long Celebration

Segerstrom Center for the Arts opened its new Julianne and George Argyros Plaza and Center for Dance and Innovation on Saturday, October 28 with music, dancing, performances, family activities, bands and more from 11 a.m. until 10 p.m. More than 10,000 people and families from around the neighborhood and throughout Orange County explored the 56,100-square-foot plaza designed by Michael Maltzan, with its spectacular fountain entry, the grand spiral staircase that wraps around the new Center 360 outdoor café, leading from the Segerstrom Hall terrace to the plaza, shaded seating and dining areas, groves of trees for picnicking and permanent stages for year-round entertainment. The new plaza is named for Julianne and George Argyros, who provided funding for the transformation to the Center’s campus.

The Center for Dance and Innovation and Judy Morr Theater are now reached through a garden-like entrance at street level or from the Segerstrom Hall terrace by a sweeping circular ramp that encircles a fully- grown jacaranda tree and leads to a muraled outdoor terrace. The Center for Dance and Innovation is also home to the American Ballet Theatre William J. Gillespie School and the Center’s School of Dance and Music for Children with Disabilities.

Certain things in life I am very grateful for. These things include chocolate, wine, soul music and places like the Doheny Clothing Exchange in Capistrano Beach.

pic0012Picture this: racks and racks of men and women’s name brand or designer clothing and accessories, all gently used or sometimes new, at way, way less than the original price. And the beauty of it is I can bring in my own gently used clothing, and trade in for something different and better  tting. The owners, mother and daughter team Pamela and Caia take the time to truly inspect each item and because they get new merchandise every day, their store stays fresh and new.

Personally, I love the fact that I can buy jeans here and I don’t have to spend the next few weeks trying to break them in. Plus, I can pick out a funky out t and know it’s not something everyone is wearing. That fact alone makes this place fabulous.

The Doheny Clothing Exchange is located at 34276 Doheny Park Road in Capistrano Beach. For info, call (949) 240-4800.

Southern California’s Ultimate Winter Experience Continues with 18 days of Entertainment, Attractions and Fun for all Ages

Celebration Festivals is “bringing winter to the OC” with the return of Southern California’s largest winter tradition - Winter Fest at the OC Fair & Event Center. This year, the forecast calls for 18 days of snow in a winter wonderland of fun as Winter Fest will run from December 21 through January 7, giving families additional time in the new year to enjoy more than 20 wintry activities that are back by popular demand. See Santa and his reindeer fly over the fairgrounds for four nights only before heading back to the North Pole on Christmas Day.

Winter Fest’s giant wonderland of family fun and date night charm is a great value with tickets available starting at only $10. Season passes are also available for all 18 days of Winter Fest to capture plenty of Instagram-worthy pictures.

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“Winter Fest has become a go-to destination for Southern California families to celebrate the holiday season and we are proud to bring ‘winter to the OC’ for our third year of fun, food and entertainment,” said Katrina Carlson, Events Director of Celebration Festivals. “We’re bringing back all the attractions people love, from high-speed sledding thrills to a larger real snow play area, outdoor ice skating, and flying Santa and his Reindeer over the fairgrounds. Whether you choose to come for a day of carnival games and snow play, enjoy a holiday cocktail over evening entertainment, or ring in the New Year, Winter Fest has something for everyone to make lasting memories.”

Private, ice rink-side VIP cabanas start at only $69 per session, creating a destination for holiday office parties, birthday parties, family retreats or date nights. Each cabana will accommodate two to 10 people and can adapt to fit parties of up to 100 guests. The VIP cabanas offer exclusive menus with seasonally-inspired food, cocktails, a private ice rink entrance and private servers.

For more information, visit www.WinterFestOC.com

Nov 29, 2017

Pets of the Month

King

This scruffy little guy is King, a four year old cutie who is hoping to meet his match. While King enjoys playing in the yard with the other dogs, his favorite place to be is curled up in your lap. With his happy personality and gentle nature, King would be great for family members of all ages.

 

 

 

Slater

Five month old Slater is an adorable little kitty looking for his forever family.  Very sweet and good with other cats, Slater has a great personality and just loves lap time.  He would make a wonderful addition to almost any home.

 

 

 

 

Chico

Chico is an easygoing gentleman who is ready to be your new best friend.  At four years old, Chico is a great mix between fun-loving and calm.  Potty-trained and well-mannered, he would make an easy transition into a home.

 

 

 

 

Trick treat

Brothers Trick and Treat are quite the dynamic duo.  This guinea pig pair is sure to brighten your day with their cute coos and adorable squeaks.  Trick and Treat are both very sweet and would love to go home together.

 

 

 

 

If you would like to know more about the animals listed here, please call the San Clemente/Dana Point Animal Shelter at (949)492-1617, or visit with them at 221 Avenida Fabricante, San Clemente.

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Hawaiian Holiday Concert with Ho’okena

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2017, 8PM

Ho’okena is a mainstay on the island music scene and is synonymous with high quality Hawaiian music. Members Horace K. Dudoit III, Chris Kamaka, and Glen H.K. Smith have won numerous Nā Hōkū Hanohano awards for excellence in recording, composing, and creating Hawaiian contemporary music, which also earned them two Grammy nominations.

Tickets: $45 ($37 student/senior/military)
www.soka.edu/pac


Acoustic Festival Collage

Acoustic Strings Festival

SATURDAY, JANUARY 20, 2018, 3PM

This day-long festival features outstanding musicians performing a variety of genres and string instruments: Germán López, timple player from Gran Canaria; composer and guitarist Kaki King; folk/Americana duo Bettman & Halpin; Brazilian guitarist Diego Figueiredo; and Naumburg International Violin Competition winner Tessa Lark. Artists will play individually, then unite at the end of the evening. Vendors will be selling food throughout the day. www.soka.edu/pac

Tickets: $60 ($48 student/senior/military)
Event Schedule: http://tinyurl.com/SokaAcousticFest


Soka Performing Arts Center is located at 1 University Drive in Aliso Viejo.
For information, visit www.performingarts.soka.edu

A symphony orchestra is typically comprised of seventy to one hundred musicians. Depending on the work being played and the size of the venue, the philharmonic is comprised of brass, woodwinds, and percussion, sometimes including keyboard or a stand-alone instrument, like a standing harp.

Each piece has its part in the composition. Each piece has its own individual music, the notes blending together to form the symphony’s movements. Each musical note is vital to the performance.

20160205 150746A human body is comprised of six main elements: oxygen, carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, calcium, and phosphorus. 60% of those elements makes a body of water. To sustain the symphony that the human body plays night and day - heart rhythm, blood circulation, nerve connection, one must receive the proper amount of nutrients, remain in an environment that is amenable to growth, and avoid injuries or weaknesses that would attack its regular performance. Colonel H.S. Dhinsa has dedicated his life to providing the correct environment for a vibrant internal composition. A voracious reader and trained horseman, the Colonel was born and raised in India. After graduating from his studies as a Veterinarian, he joined the Indian military as an animal vet and became an expert on breeding horses, especially in the areas of fertility and infertility.

A delicate balance, to be sure, the Colonel spent thirty years in the military, perfecting the science behind the body’s own balance, rising through the ranks to become a Colonel. Taking early retirement, he and his wife moved to the United States in 1991. Individual notes in a larger symphony, joining the broad musical sweep of American culture, the Colonel realized how vital it was to alert his new community to the vitamins, herbs, and alternative supplements that could revitalize their health.

Graduating from the American Academy of Clinical Homeopathy was icing on the educational cake. A Master’s recipient of a Nutrition and Reproductive Physiology degree from Denmark added to his extensive background in reproductive physiology, nutrition, and clinical homeopathy. The Colonel began to stack up his experience, looking for an outlet to forge a new path towards health. His opportunity arose in 1999, with the purchase of Health Works Juice Bistro. Housed in Laguna Niguel’s Plaza de la Paz, the Bistro has been Colonel Dhinsa’s “Temple of Healing” for the past 18 years. Present seven days a week to give sage advice to his customers, the Colonel takes pride in the gourmet sandwiches, wraps, soups, wheatgrass shots, and fruit smoothies he provides at Health Works. “We are looking at alternative systems to supplement medical science, and produce a healthy body.”

Without the conductor, a symphony is simply comprised of individual instruments. Single sounds which, without guidance, produce cacophony. Offering free one-on-one guidance to his clients, Colonel Dhinsa is the health composer. Aligning a variety of herbs, medicines, and supplements, his homeopathic cures for yourself or your favorite animal companion will revitalize your internal composition and bring you back to the symphony your own body is capable of. What a sweet sound that is.


Connect with the Colonel by calling (949) 831-9777. Health Works and Juice Bar is located at 27271 La Paz Rd, Suite A in Laguna Niguel.