Did You Know with Caruso!


Did You Know…

Air pollution can be up to 10 times worse inside your home than outside.

Fumes from paint, cleaning products, and solvents can all add to indoor pollution,

even when you can’t smell them.

 

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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

Caruso’s Safari Adventure!


Looking for a new adventure? Why not try an African Safari?!?! Just recently the friends of Santa Ana Zoo announced three exceptional African safaris:

*The first safari departs June 10, 2010 for 12 days to see the amazing wildebeest and zebra migration in the Serengeti.

*The second safari departs, June 20 for 13 days and highlights the best Kenya has to offer. Long considered to be the ultimate safari experience in East Africa, these two countries features diverse landscapes and abundant wildlife, including the big five: lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, and Cape buffalo. These safaris can be taken separately, or combined for a longer safari experience.

*The third safari departs November 8, 2010 for 11 days for the renowned Okavango Delta and Linyanti Reserve of Botswana, the Caprivi Strip in Namibia, and finishes at the spectacular Victoria Falls in Zambia. In addition to incredible wildlife, this trip includes night game runs, mokoro dugout canoe excursions, and romantic sundowners.

The priceing however can be alittle costly but the experience is worth a lifetime. The Tanzania package is, $6,295; Kenya, $4,695; Botswana/Namibia/Zambia, $6,595. All are priced per person, double occupancy, land only, but includes all meals while on safari and guides. Travelers may make their own international air arrangements or it can be provided at $2,300 additional per person.

Accommodations on both trips are in small secluded tented camps or thatched cottages that offer the perfect combination of luxury, atmosphere, privacy, and attentive service. All arrangements are through Classic Escapes an internationally recognized tour company based in New York that specializes in photographic eco-safaris for zoos and museums.

The safaris are fully escorted by retired Santa Ana Zoo Director Ron Glazier who has lead 15 African safaris. An optional post-extension to Kenya’s Tsavo West and Amboseli Parks is available at $2,495 with the Kenya safari. An optional post-extension to Cape Town is available at $2,395 with the Botswana safari.

For a complete itinerary or more information contact Ron Glazier, 360-933-1737, 360-319-4617 (cell), or e-mail rj_glazier@comcast.net; or Classic Escapes 1-800-627-1244, email info@classicescapes.com. Don’t miss out on this amazing experience!

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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

Caruso Says…


Life is hectic. Sometimes we’re so focused on our jobs and everyday life that we don’t just stop and sit for a moment. There are different reasons why we get so caught up in our daily lives but we need to remember that it is always important to take some time for yourself and relax.
 
Some managers and business owners skipped their vacations last year (and maybe the year before) because they felt the operation couldn’t run without them. It’s not a good idea for several reasons. First, everyone needs time off to relax and recharge. Second, those who are next in line to run the business become disappointed because you apparently have no faith in them. And third too much work can drive anyone crazy at some point.

So when you do finally take time off, really take it. Don’t work all day on your BlackBerry, advises writer Carol Hymowitz because really your not relaxing when your typing away on your phone. One retired CEO says managers should not make themselves indispensible. Managers should take a week or two off instead of three-day weekends. The people in place to run the show while they’re gone have been trained to do it and should have the opportunity to show that they can. Thats why we hire staff right? However, that doesn’t mean managers should be out of touch completely. Emergencies still require attention. Just decide what they really are.

So stop. Sit back. And go take that long needed vacation. Trust me you’ll be happy you took it in the end.

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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

Caruso’s OC Happenings~Central County


CENTRAL COUNTY

  COSTA MESA

April 24, 2010 the Epilepsy Walk Orange County will be taking place at TeWinkle Park starting at 9:45am. For more information please visit epilepsysupportnet.org.

FOUNTAIN VALLEY

May 7, 2010 there will be a spring dance for seniors from 7-9pm. Tickets are $7. For more information call 714-593-4446

HUNTINGTON BEACH

Beginning Tuesday March 30, 2010 the community center will be hosting acting classes for ages 10-16 years old. The class is on basic acting and starts at 4:30pm. For more information please call 714-960-8884

IRVINE

The Irvine Ranch Outdoor Education Center will be hosting a 5 day spring break overnight camp for kids 8-14 years old. The price is $275 per a child. For more information please visit http://www.bity.ly/outdoorirvine.com

LOS ALAMITOS

Nothing to report

NEWPORT BEACH

Nothing to report

ORANGE

Sunday April 4, 2010 the OCFA Reserve Firefighters will be hosting their annual pancake breakfast from 7am to noon. There will also be an egg hunt for children. For more information on prices and location please call 714-649-2211 or 714-649-2213

SANTA ANA

Need help dealing with your teenager? For the rest of the month Santa Ana Unified School District’s Student Achievement Department will host a series of parenting workshops. The workshops will provide conversation techniques parents can use when dealing with teens and preteens. For more information visit www.sausd.us or call 714-558-5622

SEAL BEACH

Calling all lifeguards! The city is offering Jr. Lifeguard preparation classes starting March 29, 2010 lasting till May 7, 2010. The classes will be held Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Ages 9-17 are able to participate for $80. For more information call 562-431-2627 ext. 1344.

TUSTIN

Saturday April 3, 2010 Currie Middle School is hosting a parking lot sale from 7am-1pm. There will be clothing, furniture, household goods and toys being sold. There are about 40 spaces open to vendors for $10 each. For more information please call 714-730-7360

VILLA PARK

Nothing to report

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

As seen in the OC Register. For more information please visit www.ocregister.com

Caruso’s OC Happenings ~ Central County


COSTA MESA

Be aware of sobriety checks over the weekend. Please be safe and don’t drink and drive.

FOUNTAIN VALLEY

The Pet Prance and Health and Animal Expo Event will be hosting their 5k walk/ run. Business Owners in Fountain Valley are encouraged to participate in fellow sponsorships. For more information call 714-839-8611.

HUNTINGTON BEACH

The Planning Committee is preparing to propose their idea to create an Endless Food and Fun center. For more information visit www.huntingtonbeachCa.gove or call 714-536-5271.

IRVINE

Lonnie Horn will be hosting a forum for UCI called “Armchair Hikes in Orange County.” A brunch will also be served as well beginning at 11:15 a.m. For more information call 949-824-7960.

LOS ALAMITOS

The deadline is approaching to sign up for the annual Race for the Base 5k run, reverse triathlon and a kid’s fun run. For more information visit www.ci.los-alamitos.ca.us

NEWPORT BEACH

David Sanger will be speaking tonight and Saturday at the Central Library beginning with a wine reception at 6:30 p.m. For tickets and information call 949-548-2411 or visit www.nbplfoundation.org

ORANGE

Parents are encouraged to attend 8th grade parent night at the Orange High School for questions and concerns on Wednesday from 7-8:30 p.m. For more information call 714-628-5586.

SANTA ANA

The Santa Ana Unified School District Police Department has launched its safety campaign. For the 24-hour hotline as well as other information call 714-558-5535.

SEAL BEACH

Nothing to report.

TUSTIN

Office Max off Jamboree Rd. will be hosting a blood drive on Monday from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. For appointments and more information visit www.givelife.org or call 714-505-3942.

VILLA PARK

Nothing to report.

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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

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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 ~ 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