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Dec 29, 2017

St. Anne School

Nurture with care. Teach with creativity. Em­brace life. Treasure faith. These are the guid­ing principles that shape St. Anne School, an independent Catholic school, in Laguna Niguel. The school delivers unparalleled academics and broadening extracurricular opportunities designed to challenge, educate, and nurture the whole child in an atmosphere of support and close personal attention, in partnership with parents. St. Anne’s mission is to develop future generations of creative thinkers, innovative problem solvers, effective communicators and emerging leaders, guided by the Catholic faith, to influence our local and global communities for the greater good.

For more than 25 years, St. Anne has stirred a passion for learn­ing in preschool through grade 8 students with stimulating, engaging, and rigorous academics. The learning environment for students is intimate with ideal student/teacher ratios and a commitment to fully developing each child in mind, body, and spirit. The school is dedicated to providing a wide range of educational opportunities to cultivate each student’s individual passions, strengths, character development, and ambitions for the future. St. Anne School’s core curriculum provides students with the knowledge and foundation to succeed in high school and far beyond. With the guidance and dedication of its exceptional faculty, students gain a solid foundation rooted in problem solving, creative expression, leadership, faith, technology, and global citizenship. Imaginations are sparked through hands-on collaboration solving real-world problems. From art to robotics to music to religion to foreign language to athletic classes, there’s something to engage every inquisitive mind both in and outside the classroom.

St. Anne welcomes Preschool – starting at two years of age – through grade 8 students of all faiths.

To schedule a private tour and learn more about St. Anne School, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or Kindergarten – grade 8 admission: 949.276.6753

Preschool – Pre-Kindergarten: 949.276.6783


ST. ANNE SCHOOL
32451 Bear Brand Road
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
www.st-anne.org

Capital Bank, a division of Seacoast Commerce Bank, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Seacoast Commerce Banc Holdings wecolmes Donald L. Solsby as Senior Vice President and Orange County regional commercial banking manager. Mr. Solsby is a 40+ year financial services veteran with an extensive background in all aspects of banking including business development, commercial lending, middle-market banking, and executive management, for several Orange County banks.

22412 014 x10 DonSolsby“We are extremely honored and excited to have Don join us at our Capital Bank division,” says Richard M. Sanborn, President and Chief Executive Officer. “He is an accomplished senior banking executive with a proven track record of getting results. His strengths in team building, attracting top talent, developing new business, managing key relationships, and representing the company in the community are second to none. There is no better banker to have on your team than Don and we are fortunate to have him with us.”

Mr. Solsby is a member and former Treasurer of the Newport Harbor Yacht Club, and is Treasurer and Board Member of the Cystinosis Research Foundation. Past affiliations include the Orange County Boy Scouts of America Council; The Executive Committee (TEC); former Board President and Treasurer of the Orange County Council on Aging, California Bankers Association, and a founding member of the Pacific Club in Newport Beach.

About Seacoast Commerce Banc Holdings: Seacoast Commerce Banc Holdings is a bank holding company with one wholly-owned banking subsidiary, Seacoast Commerce Bank, which includes Capital Bank, a division of Seacoast Commerce Bank. Both the holding company and the bank are headquartered in San Diego, California, with the Bank having full-service banking branches in Encinitas, National City, San Diego and San Juan Capistrano, California, and loan production offices in San Diego, Orange County, Los Angeles, Sacramento and San Ramon, California; Phoenix, Arizona; Denver, Colorado; Portland, Oregon; Las Vegas, Nevada; Austin, Dallas and Houston, Texas; and Bellevue, Washington.

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Mr. Solsby can be reached at (949) 322-7996 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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.