Caruso’s OC Happenings ~ South


South County

ALISO VIEJO

Aliso Viejo Police services will be holding a free car seat inspection February 18th at the Family Resource Center from 9:30 – 1 p.m. For more information call 949-425-2519.

DANA POINT 

Nothing to Report.

LADERA RANCH

Unfortunately another business has closed in Ladera Ranch. Goodbye Maggie Moo’s Ice Cream, you will be missed. For more information www.ocregister.com/ladera.

LAGUNA BEACH

Laguna Beach Live will present a violin and guitar ensemble beginning on February 7th at Studio 6 at 3 p.m. The concert is free but donations are accepted.

LAGUNA HILLS

Revisions to the sports complex will be considered this week.

LAGUNA NIGUEL

Construction on the new opening of Chik-fli-A will continue and has plans to open in April or May.

LAKE FOREST

Are you creative and patriotic? Well then use your talents to create a design for the 2010 Fourth of July Parade. The theme is “All American Spirits.” For more information call 949-461-3457.

MISSION VIEJO

Nothing to report.

RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA

The City Hall and Regional Bell Tower will be closed on Monday February 15th in observance of President’s Day.

SAN CLEMENTE

For information on new improvements to San Clemente visit www.thenorthbeachproject.com

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO

The Capo Beach Calvary began a homeless shelter for men during the month of December. They are now asking for donations such as blankets, sleeping bags and shoes. For donations and more information call 949-412-6775.

And thank you for making me Your Orange County Real Estate Connection.     

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Best regards.                                                                                                               

Michael Caruso, Broker ABR ABRM CRB CRS GREEN GRI                                   

2007 President, Orange County Association of Realtors   (949) 753-7900

For more information, please visit ocregister.com

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Caruso’s OC Happenings ~ North


ORANGE COUNTY HAPPENINGSNORTH

ANAHEIM

The Anaheim Union High School District is inviting teen drivers and their parents to attend a free “Start Smart” presentation given by the highway patrol on Thursday from 6-8 p.m. in the Savanna High School Auditorium. For more information call 714-567-6000.

BREA

There will be a meeting this Tuesday at 7 p.m. to discuss the idea of placing solar heating panels on the Honda Civic Center with Chevron Energy Solutions. For more information visit www.cityofbrea.net

BUENA PARK

Bring all of your e-waste disposables to the City Yard on February 13th from 8-2 p.m. They will be accepting anything from monitors to fax machines. For more information call 714-562-3655.

CYPRESS

Cypress Community College Record Breaker! The College reported this semester’s enrollment stood at 102% of capacity during the first week.

FULLERTON 

Dave Hollon, whose life was saved because of kidney and pancreas donors, has placed a sign at the DMV commemorating the 6 million milestone registered donors. Thank you to all of those who are registered as donors, you are very much appreciated!

GARDEN GROVE 

Do you want to feel good and get a good stretch in too? Yoga classes will be offered at the Lake Senior Center from February 8th to April 9th. For more information email jerrycruiseyoga@gmail.com

LA HABRA

The La Habra United Methodist will be collecting non perishable items for less fortunate families through February 10th at the La Habra Resource Care Center. For more information call 562-691-1797.

LA PALMA

Do your kids love to draw? Well then they will enjoy signing up for the “Young Rembrandts” drawing classes being offered by the La Palma civic center on Wednesdays from 3:30-4:30 beginning February 2nd. For more information call 714-690-3356.

PLACENTIA

The United Methodist Church will be sponsoring a health kit drive in order to collect for the victims in Haiti. The church is hoping for soap, towels, washcloths, and anything else you can think of! For more information call 714-528-1438. They will be collecting until February 21st.

STANTON

The Delicious Farmers Market will be taking place on Mondays from 9-2 p.m. at the Home Depot Center off Beach Blvd. and Chapman. Come and enjoy some of the fresh food!

WESTMINSTER

Do you have unwanted gold? The Westminster Senior Center will be hosting a gold party from 10-1 p.m. For more information call 714-895-2878.

YORBA LINDA

Nothing to report.

And thank you for making me Your Orange County Real Estate Connection.     

www.MichaelCarusoRealEstate.com

Best regards.                                                                                                               

Michael Caruso, Broker ABR ABRM CRB CRS GREEN GRI                                   

2007 President, Orange County Association of Realtors   (949) 753-7900

For more information visit orangecountyregister.com

Caruso’s OC Happenings ~ Central


CENTRAL COUNTY

COSTA MESA

Costa Mesa would like to remind you to be careful on the ride and please don’t drink and drive!

FOUNTAIN VALLEY

Be aware of leaving valuable possessions in your cars. Police have stated there has been an increase in automobile break ins. They are doing their best to remind residents by leaving small notices on their cars if they spot something valuable within the vehicle.

HUNTINGTON BEACH

The Third annual Drum-A-Thon, hosted by Marina High School, will be held today at the Vons grocery store off Edinger. Proceeds will benefit the drumline. For more information visit www.marinaband.org

IRVINE

Irvine’s Finesse Hair Salon will be hosting a fundraiser for Haiti with the American Red Cross Sunday February 7th from noon to 5 p.m. at 114250 Culver. So come out and support “Haircuts for Haiti Cut-a-Thon.” For more information call 949-857-1227.

LOS ALAMITOS

Nothing to report.

NEWPORT BEACH

Nothing to report.

ORANGE

St. Norbert Parish School will be hosting an open house featuring an Alumni Mass as well as a pancake breakfast hosted by the eighth graders. The event takes place Sunday at the School, with mass beginning at 9 a.m. and the breakfast following. For more information visit www.stnorbertchurch.org/school/admissions.html

SANTA ANA

Check out coach Scott Glabb’s book called “A Saint in the City.” He will be signing copies today at 3 p.m. at the Libreria Martinez bookstore.

SEAL BEACH

Do you sometimes want to be the hero in desperate times? Well come and receive a free CPR and First Aid training class at the Streamline Health Services on February 10th from 5-9 p.m. or from 5-8 p.m. on Wednesday. For more information call 562-431-2527.

TUSTIN

James Martin Schaeffer will be singing classic love songs while Dennis Siebenaler plays the piano at the Red Hill Lutheran Church February 13th at 6 p.m. What a wonderful Valentines Day treat. For more information call 714-544-3131.

VILLA PARK

Come out and join the Toastmasters club every first and third Tuesday of the month at the Rockwell’s Café and Bakery. For more information call 949-922-9683 or visit www.tonguesaflame.freetoasthost.com

And thank you for making me Your Orange County Real Estate Connection.     

www.MichaelCarusoRealEstate.com

Best regards.                                                                                                               

Michael Caruso, Broker ABR ABRM CRB CRS GREEN GRI                                   

2007 President, Orange County Association of Realtors   (949) 753-7900

For more information visit ocregister.com

 

Caruso’s OC Happenings ~ South County


South County

 ALISO VIEJO

Aliso Viejo Police services will be holding a free car seat inspection February 25th from 9-1:30 p.m. at the Grace Hills Church. We all want our kids to be as safe as possible! For more information call 949-425-2563.

DANA POINT 

Come out and enjoy Hennessey’s Tavern as they host three concerts in order to raise money for Haiti. The kick off will begin in Dana Point tonight, Las Vegas and then in Hermosa Beach. For more information visit www.hennesseystavern.com

LADERA RANCH

Nothing to report.

LAGUNA BEACH

Laguna Beach Seniors will be hosting their annual membership meeting on the 8th of February at the Susi Q. Have fun!

LAGUNA HILLS

Good luck Chuck Bates in the Surf City Half Marathon on February 7th.

LAGUNA NIGUEL

The city is planning a Snow Summit ski trip for 6th -12th graders on February 5th. For more information call 949-425-5100.

LAKE FOREST

Six Orange County Residents, all students, have the opportunity to be awarded $10,000 from the Eagle Credit Union as part of a scholarship program. For applications and information visit www.eaglecu.org or call 949-639-7853.

MISSION VIEJO

Congrats Garrett Hall on the Eagle Scout Award.

RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA

Congrats to the Mission Hills Community Church for raising more that $62,000 in eight weeks to benefit Living Water International. For more information and the full story visit www.ocregister.com/rsm

SAN CLEMENTE

Nothing to report.

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO

Are you a safe driver, or do you want to be? The San Juan Capistrano Community Center will be hosting a workshop on teaching drivers how to be safe, how to pass the test at the DMV and more. For more information call 949-493-5911.

And thank you for making me Your Orange County Real Estate Connection.     

www.MichaelCarusoRealEstate.com

Best regards.                                                                                                              

 Michael Caruso, Broker ABR ABRM CRB CRS GREEN GRI                                   

2007 President, Orange County Association of Realtors   (949) 753-7900

For more information, please visit ocregister.com

Caruso’s OC Happenings ~ Central County


 

CENTRAL COUNTY

 

COSTA MESA

Thirty-eight CERT volunteers answered an activation call January 20th in order to help support the distribution and coordination of sandbags at Fire Station No. 4. Over 100 sandbags were handed out and residents seemed very pleased!

FOUNTAIN VALLEY

Are you a chocolate lover? Well then come join the seminar at the Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center from 6-7 p.m. as they discuss the benefits of chocolate in your life. For more information call 714-378-7000 or 800-636-6742.

HUNTINGTON BEACH

Nothing to report.

IRVINE

Irvine’s “Cans for Cash Recycling Challenge” was recognized by the U.S. Conference of Mayor’s and awarded “Most Innovative Idea” for the third year in a row. The city plans on donating the $5,000 prize to the 2/11 Marine Adoption Committee. Congrats Irvine.

LOS ALAMITOS

If you have questions about “Race on the Base” or any other triathlons, then come out February 20th at 10 a.m. and prepare yourself for the race on the 27th at the Los Al Joint Forces Training Base. For more information visit www.ci.los-alamitos.ca.us

NEWPORT BEACH

A local business man met with city officials to propose opening a winery in Newport. Though it meets the general city plan, it does not meet the zoning code; therefore exceptions are trying to be pursued.

ORANGE

The Orange Chamber of Commerce will be hosting an E-waste collection from 9-4 p.m. at the Home Depot off N. Tustin. So bring your TV’s, computer monitors, laptops, etc. For more information call 714-538-3581.

SANTA ANA

The Santa Ana Library will be hosting a free tax workshop for families of low income. Tax services will also be available. The event begins at 2-6 p.m. on Saturday. For more information call 888-434-8248.

SEAL BEACH

Nothing to report.

TUSTIN

The competition is on for Irvine and Tustin school districts as they compete in the Astounding Inventions on Saturday at the Irvine Valley College from 10-1 p.m. For more information call 714-730-7339.

VILLA PARK

Villa Park wants to remind residents that street sweeping is conducted twice a month. For more information visit www.villapark.org/trashsweep.htm or call 714-998-1500.

And thank you for making me Your Orange County Real Estate Connection.     

www.MichaelCarusoRealEstate.com

Best regards.                                                                                                              

Michael Caruso, Broker ABR ABRM CRB CRS GREEN GRI                                   

2007 President, Orange County Association of Realtors   (949) 753-7900

For more information visit ocregister.com

 

Caruso’s OC Happenings ~ North County


ORANGE COUNTY HAPPENINGSNORTH

ANAHEIM

The fixed-guideway system that will connect Disneyland with other resort destinations will be called the Anaheim Rapid Connection and will be discussed further next Tuesday. 

BREA

Need a job? The Brea Family Resource Center will be hosting a workshop titled Unemployment beginning at 7 p.m. February 25th. For more information call 714-990-7150.

BUENA PARK

The Boone Iowa will be hosting its 96th annual luncheon and reunion meeting from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Knott’s Berry Farm Resort Hotel. For more information call 714-521-1559.

CYPRESS

Cypress wants to remind you to maintain your gutters and drains in order to keep our oceans and environment clean and unpolluted.

FULLERTON 

Come enjoy the science fair February 3rd after the parents meeting at 7 p.m. There will be an open house on Sunday beginning at 1:30 p.m. at 215 S. Pine Drive.

GARDEN GROVE 

There will be free SAT practice testing at the Garden Grove Library Saturday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. For more information call 714-530-0711.

LA HABRA

The Chamber of Commerce is looking for singers to audition for a chance to perform at this years Spring Citrus Fair which will take place April 9-11th. For more information call 562-697-1704 or visit www.citrusfair.com

LA PALMA

Children ages 5-12 are encouraged to show their artistic sides on Mondays 4-6 p.m. beginning February 22nd. For more information call 714-690-3300.

PLACENTIA

Placentia wants to remind you to please be careful and do not drink and drive. There were 13 impounded vehicles and 29 citations over the weekend.

STANTON

Stanton wants to encourage you to continue to use the police blotter to report anything you feel concerns the police. For more information visit www.ocsd.org

WESTMINSTER

The Cub Scouts Pinewood Derby will be held at the Westminster Mall this Saturday from 10-3 p.m. For more information call 714-901-6656.

YORBA LINDA

The Nixon Presidential Library and Museum is offering free admission on Presidents Day. For more information visit www.nixonlibraryfoundation.org

And thank you for making me Your Orange County Real Estate Connection.     

www.MichaelCarusoRealEstate.com

Best regards.                                                                                                              

Michael Caruso, Broker ABR ABRM CRB CRS GREEN GRI                                    

2007 President, Orange County Association of Realtors   (949) 753-7900

For more information visit orangecountyregister.com

Will he or won’t he?


Brett Favre has a lot to think about these next few weeks. Instead of going to the Superbowl, Brett Favre gets to decide if he is going to retire or give it another shot.

Everyone is wondering if this is will be the end of Favre’s Hall-of-Fame career. It’s no doubt he is one of the greatest, but his age will start taking a toll on him. If he comes back it will be his 20th season playing pro football.

am most curious about Packers and Vikings fans and what they think about this. Any of you out there care to comment?

Please share! And thank you for making me Your Orange County Real Estate Connection!

Best Regards,

Michael Caruso, Broker ABR ABRM CRB CRS GRI GREEN

2007 President, Orange County Association of Realtors

http://www.michaelcarusorealestate.com

949-753-7900