Ladera Ranch, CA Real Estate News

By Brian Doubleday, Ladera Ranch, Foothill Ranch, Lake Forest, Mission Viejo
(Brian Doubleday - IML RealEstate - Orange County, CA Broker)
Ladera Ranch Little League UCI Game Come join the Ladera Ranch Little League families and players Sunday May 29th at 1pm to watch UCI (University of California at Irvine) play its final season game against Long Beach State as they get ready for the NCAA tournament.Before the game everyone will get a chance to support the lucky LRLL players who won the chance to participate in the pre-game ceremonies.  So be there early to cheer on your fellow LRLL players. This promises to be a fun way to get together with other LRLL players and families and a great game for our young players to experience. So, mark this date on your calendar, this is a great event! When:  May 29th Sunday 1:00pm Where:  Anteater Ballpark, UCI Campus Irvine, CA Cost:  Free to all Ladera Ranch Little League Families Think...
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By Brian Doubleday, Ladera Ranch, Foothill Ranch, Lake Forest, Mission Viejo
(Brian Doubleday - IML RealEstate - Orange County, CA Broker)
 Ladera Ranch Technology Workshop The Microsoft Store in The Shops at Mission Viejo is very proud to be the Technology Sponsor for LARCS (Ladera Ranch Community Services).   As Ladera Ranch's partner in technology, the Microsoft Store is offering a free educational workshop series to all Ladera Ranch residents. The first workshop is on June 9th, space is limited, so reserve your spot by sending an email to mscmv@microsoft.com and indicate which of the workshops you will be attending. Workshop Description Windows 7 - Thursday, June 9th, 6:30pm-8pm   With Windows 7, everyday tasks are easier, your PC works the way you want, and you can do new things. In this workshop, we'll show you tips and tricks that will get you up to speed and using your PC like never before. You'll learn how to get ...
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By Brian Doubleday, Ladera Ranch, Foothill Ranch, Lake Forest, Mission Viejo
(Brian Doubleday - IML RealEstate - Orange County, CA Broker)
Ladera Ranch Astronomy Night Enjoy an evening outdoors at the Richard & Donna O'Neil Conservancy gazing into the heavens, learning the constellations, and peering through telescopes.  The stars are considered heaven's guideposts.  Observers looked to the night sky to predict everything from a weather change to a change of leadership.  The Conservancy's volunteer astronomers will guide the group on a short walk and then explore the heavens.  Don't miss this great opportunity to see our local Conservany at night When:   Saturday, June 4th 8:45pm-10:45pm  Where:  The Richard and Donna O'Neill Conservancy Cost:  $10/adult; $5/child (8-18); Free/Conservancy Members  Info & Registration:  Reservations required at theconservancy.org Thinking of moving to Ladera Ranch to take advantage of our a...
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By Brian Doubleday, Ladera Ranch, Foothill Ranch, Lake Forest, Mission Viejo
(Brian Doubleday - IML RealEstate - Orange County, CA Broker)
Ladera Ranch Aquatic Park Ladera Ranch is loaded with parks, pools, plunges, and many other amenities.  Without a doubt, the most unique amenity available to Ladera residents is the Terramor Aquatic Park.  Many cities have pools and community centers, but Ladera Ranch has a full water park with the giant water bucket that drops water on the waiting children below...just like you'd see at major water parks like Soak City.  The Aquatic Park also has picnic tables, barbecue grills, a bike course, & 3 reservable covered picnic areas The bad news is the park is only open from Memorial Day to Labor Day...the good new is Memorial Day weekend is a week away! Location: 26281 O'Neil Drive-Ladera Ranch               (near the intersection of Sienna & O'Neil) Cost:      Free to all Ladera Residents...
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By Brian Doubleday, Ladera Ranch, Foothill Ranch, Lake Forest, Mission Viejo
(Brian Doubleday - IML RealEstate - Orange County, CA Broker)
Ladera Ranch Bluebird Nature Talk Attention Nature Lovers...Don't pass up this opportunity to learn about one of Southern California's local birds, the Bluebird.  A nature-themed lecture will be held in association with the monthly meeting of Caspers Park Preservation Foundation (CPPF) volunteers.  Learn more about the Southern California Bluebird Club's Recovery Program. Club members Sully Realon and Jim Semelroth will describe how members create artificial habitat to help bluebirds, which are cavity nesters, improve their chances of successful breeding.  When:   Saturday, June 4th 10:00am-11:00am  Where:  Visitor Center of Ronald Casper Wilderness Park             33401 Ortega Highway - San Juan Capistrano Cost:  Free (Donations welcome)  Info & Registration:  email CaspersParkFoundat...
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By Brian Doubleday, Ladera Ranch, Foothill Ranch, Lake Forest, Mission Viejo
(Brian Doubleday - IML RealEstate - Orange County, CA Broker)
Ladera Ranch Summer Basketball Camps  Team Nikos Basketball Acacdemy in conjunction with Ladera Ranch National Junior Basketball presents its 4th annual Ladera Ranch Summer Basketball Camps.  Come learn the game of basketball from former Division 1 players, local high school coaches and current college and high school players. This is the 4th year running and each session gets full fast so sign up early.   Don't miss out there'll be Surprise Special Guests!  The Camp focuses on Team Work, Confidence, Leadership, Games, Ball Handling, Passing, Footwork, Shooting, and Offensive Moves.  All campers will receive T-shirts, games, instructions, and a lot of fun! REGISTER:  Resister Now LOCATION: Ladera Ranch Middle School WHEN:       Jun 27 - Jun 30(early registration ends Jun 12)Jul 11 - Jul...
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By Brian Doubleday, Ladera Ranch, Foothill Ranch, Lake Forest, Mission Viejo
(Brian Doubleday - IML RealEstate - Orange County, CA Broker)
Ladera Ranch Teen Leadership Council Ladera Ranch has many clubs and organizations that are available to its residents.  The Teen Leadership Council of Ladera Ranch is a group made up of a cross section of 7th- 12th grade students and consists of 9-15 members.  The goal of the council is too have an immediate and positive impact on the Ladera Ranch Teen Community. The council is hosting the American Red Cross Certified Babysitting Class on May 19th.  For more information about this event, click the link to my recent post, Ladera Ranch Babysitting Training Class .    The council is a great way to obtain service hours, learn about & be part of the local government, and it's great on college applications and resumes.  To join the Ladera Ranch Teen Leadership Council, visit  LaderaLife or t...
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By Brian Doubleday, Ladera Ranch, Foothill Ranch, Lake Forest, Mission Viejo
(Brian Doubleday - IML RealEstate - Orange County, CA Broker)
Ladera Ranch Clubs Ladera Ranch in south Orange County Caifornia is a fantastic community that has many amenities and programs for its residents.  Presently Ladera Ranch has 76 Ladera Ranch Community Services (LARCS) recognized clubs.  There is literally a club for everyone, from Mother's groups, to the Poker Club, to religious clubs, sports clubs and even a wine tasting club.  Local clubs use Ladera Ranch's official website LaderaLife as a spot to post events and information.  Interested prospective club members can browse the list of clubs on the site and decide which club they would like to join.  Each club has their own page to join, register, and post events, pictures, etc. Ladera Ranch is a great community to be a part of, especially if you want to interact with other neighbors an...
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By Brian Doubleday, Ladera Ranch, Foothill Ranch, Lake Forest, Mission Viejo
(Brian Doubleday - IML RealEstate - Orange County, CA Broker)
Ladera Ranch Yoga in Nature The Richard & Donna O'Neil Conservancy is one of Orange County's most beautiful natural habitats.  Enjoy the peaceful early morning hours out in the Wildlands with "Yoga in Nature".  There will be a short walk to the"Mother Oak" and to a shady Oak Woodland where Mary Musetti, the guest Yoga instructor, will teach yoga stretches, breathing, and relaxation exercises. Please bring a towel and water. Don't miss this great opportunity to exercise in our local Conservancy  When:   Sunday, May 28th 8:30am-10:30am  Where:  The Richard and Donna O'Neill Conservancy Cost:  $10/adult; $5/child; Free/Conservancy Members  Info & Registration:  Reservations required at theconservancy.org Thinking of moving to Ladera Ranch to take advantage of our awarding winning schools a...
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By Brian Doubleday, Ladera Ranch, Foothill Ranch, Lake Forest, Mission Viejo
(Brian Doubleday - IML RealEstate - Orange County, CA Broker)
Ladera Ranch - LRES Beautification Day Grab your garden shoes, gloves and trowels!  Ladera Ranch Elementary School (LRES) is looking for volunteers to help with school beautification day on Saturday, June 4th from 8am -12pm.  Come for an hour or come for the day.  This is a great (and FUN) way for the whole family to show their school pride.  Volunteers will be trimming the shrubs, removing dying plants, adding new plants and mulch to the beds.  Please bring any equipment that you may have: shovels, wheel barrows and rakes (make sure your name is on all your equipment).  If you can't join LRES on June 4th please consider making a donation to LRES so that they can buy some plants and add some color to the campus.  Finally, LRES is looking for a few generous souls that can meet twice duri...
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By Brian Doubleday, Ladera Ranch, Foothill Ranch, Lake Forest, Mission Viejo
(Brian Doubleday - IML RealEstate - Orange County, CA Broker)
 Ladera Ranch-Sierra Sage Late Spring Walk Join the Sierra Sage chapter of the Sierra Club to enjoy the beautiful, natural earlyafternoon scenery of The Conservancy on this slow-paced walk.  The Sierra Sage chapter is committed to protecting the natural environment ofour world and taking a special interest in the natural environs which still existin and around Orange County. The chapter promotes the environment byproviding fun, interesting, and informative outings that encourage anappreciation of nature. One of the best ways to encourage people to take astand in defense of nature is to expose them to its beauty and the manyways in which our lives are dependent on it. Don't miss this great opportunity to enjoy our local Conservancy  When:   Sunday, May 22nd 2:00pm-4:000pm  Where:  The Ri...
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By Brian Doubleday, Ladera Ranch, Foothill Ranch, Lake Forest, Mission Viejo
(Brian Doubleday - IML RealEstate - Orange County, CA Broker)
Water Awareness Day The Santa Margarita Water District (SMWD) is proud to hold it's annual Water Awareness Day, Saturday May 14th, 2011.  The Santa Margarita Water District is the second largest retail water agency in Orange County.  The SMWD supplies clean, affordable, reliable water and wastewater services to more than 150,000 residents and businesses in Mission Viejo, Rancho Santa Margarita and the unincorporated areas of Coto de Caza, Las Flores, Ladera Ranch and Talega. Water Awareness Day in honor of Water Awareness Month is a family fun event designed to educate local communities on important issues such as water supply and reliability, conservation and urban runoff prevention.  Activities include crafts and activities for children, water conservation and gardening tips, music, f...
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By Brian Doubleday, Ladera Ranch, Foothill Ranch, Lake Forest, Mission Viejo
(Brian Doubleday - IML RealEstate - Orange County, CA Broker)
Ladera Ranch Trail Clearing and Weeding Looking to give back and help our local conservancy thrive? Volunteer to spend a few hours in beautiful surroundings helping to make Conservancy trails accessible for their visitors. Join the dedicated crew by protecting food plants of our native wildlife by eliminating weeds, those pesky botanical invaders. Your volunteer efforts will make an impact! Drinks and snacks provided. When:  May 14th 8:00am-11:30am Where:  The Richard and Donna O'Neill Conservancy For more detail and to register, please visit theconvervancy.org Thinking of moving to Ladera Ranch to take advantage of our awarding winning schools and all Ladera has to offer...please contact me or use the links below to learn more about Ladera Ranch Properties              Search Ladera Pr...
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By Brian Doubleday, Ladera Ranch, Foothill Ranch, Lake Forest, Mission Viejo
(Brian Doubleday - IML RealEstate - Orange County, CA Broker)
Ladera Ranch - WiFi Hotspots Ladera Ranch residents can take advantage of a number of WiFi hotspots throughout our community at specific LARMAC facilities.  Getting access to WiFi is relatively easy as long as you know your primary Cox email address and your password.  Below is a list of Hotspots in Ladera Ranch provided by Cox: Oak Knoll Village Club28192 O'Neill Dr. Avendale Village Club1 Daisy Covenant Hills Club1 Covenant Hills Dr. Flintridge Village Club28112 Roanoke    Terramor Village Club26281 O'Neill Drive Cox Sports Park27623 Crown Valley Pkwy   The service is free to all Ladera Ranch Residents, once again, just enter your primary Cox login ID and password and you all ready to start browsing. Thinking of moving to Ladera Ranch to take advantage of our awarding winning schools ...
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By Brian Doubleday, Ladera Ranch, Foothill Ranch, Lake Forest, Mission Viejo
(Brian Doubleday - IML RealEstate - Orange County, CA Broker)
Ladera Ranch Chaparral Country Fair Come on Down to Chaparral Elementary School in Ladera Ranch for the Chaparral Country Fair & Silent Auction.  Great fun for the entire family.  Country music, cake walks, panning for gold, Nerf Bow & Arrows, Hula hoops, square dancing, watermelon eating contest, obstacle stampede, Country line dancing, and lots more.  Arrest your classmates and teachers.  Take Western photos in the photo booth or take you chances at the midway games to win a prize.  There'll be plenty of good grub for sale for all the Cowboys & Cowgirls.  Help support Chaparral by making a bid in the Silent Auction.   Don't miss this great event When:  May 20th, 2011  3:30pm-7:30pm Where:  Chaparral Elementary Ladera Ranch Cost:  No cost to enter - Costs vary for food and some games  ...
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By Brian Doubleday, Ladera Ranch, Foothill Ranch, Lake Forest, Mission Viejo
(Brian Doubleday - IML RealEstate - Orange County, CA Broker)
Ladera Ranch LRES Spring Luau  Ladera Ranch Elementary School (LRES) PTA is proud to host its first Spring Luau May 20th, 2011 Aloha Ladera Residents-the first Spring Luau will be held be great entertainment for the entire family.  Enjoy a deliscious Hawaiian themed Dinner.  Learn to hula, make a lei and walk the cake walk.  Face painting, games, and music are part of the celebration.  There will also be a silent auction to benefit LRES featuring items from local businesses and our wonderful LRES teachers When:  Friday May 20th, 2011 Time:  5-8pm Where:  Ladera Ranch Elementary School Ticket Info: Three Ways to Buy Tickets1)  From Wed. April 27th through May 14th Purchase dinner tickets at Game On for $3 each2)  On May 4th, 9th and 12th purchase tickets in the front of LRES after schoo...
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By Brian Doubleday, Ladera Ranch, Foothill Ranch, Lake Forest, Mission Viejo
(Brian Doubleday - IML RealEstate - Orange County, CA Broker)
 Ladera Ranch Reptile and Snake Workshop Join The Reserve for an exciting presentation by herptologist Steve Bledsoe of the North American Field Herping Association about local herptofauna. Steve will give a power point presentation on Orange County snakes, frogs, newts, skinks, slender salamanders, alligator lizards, and other fabulous ectothermic (cold-blooded) creatures. Live snakes and reptiles will be on display and local herptologists will be on-hand to answer questions. Space in limited, so sign up now! When:   Wednesday, May 11th 7:00pm-8:30pm  Where:  The Reserve Presentation Center Cost:  Free (Donations Welcome) Info & Registration:  Reservations required at theconservancy.org Thinking of moving to Ladera Ranch to take advantage of our awarding winning schools and all Ladera ...
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By Brian Doubleday, Ladera Ranch, Foothill Ranch, Lake Forest, Mission Viejo
(Brian Doubleday - IML RealEstate - Orange County, CA Broker)
 Ladera Ranch Relay for Life The American Cancer Society's Ladera Ranch Relay for Life Kick-Off will be held at 5PM at Roma D' Italia Restaurant.  You can register your team, or enjoy refreshments and games and get information about the June 24th event which will take place at Stoneybrook School. When:  Saturday May 7th 5:00pm Where:  Roma D'Italia                 25606 Crown Valley Pkwy Unit K-1            Ladera Ranch, CA  92694  Relay For Life is the main volunteer-driven cancer fundraising event of the American Cancer Society.  Originating in the United States, the Relay For Life event has spread to 21 countries worldwide.  Relay events are held in local communities, campus universities, military bases, and in cyberspace. Although the main objective of Relay is to raise money for ca...
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By Brian Doubleday, Ladera Ranch, Foothill Ranch, Lake Forest, Mission Viejo
(Brian Doubleday - IML RealEstate - Orange County, CA Broker)
Ladera Ranch Babysitting Training Class Ladera Ranch's Teen Leadership Council is proud to host the American Red Cross certified Babysitting Class for Ladera Ranch residents 6th grade and above.  The class is offered in two 3.5 hour sessions scheduled for two consecutive Thursdays.  Participants MUST attend both sessions. When:  Thursday May 12th           Thursday May 19th Time:    5:30pm-9:00pm Cost:     $50 The training course will teach you the following: Care for children and infants. Be a good leader and role model. Make good decisions and solve problems. Keep the children you baby-sit and yourself safe Handle emergencies such as injuries, illnesses and household accidents. Write resumes and interview for jobs. And much more! Please contact The Teen Leadership Council for location...
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By Brian Doubleday, Ladera Ranch, Foothill Ranch, Lake Forest, Mission Viejo
(Brian Doubleday - IML RealEstate - Orange County, CA Broker)
Ladera Ranch Toys for CHOC Drive The Coble Kids Foundation is holding it's third Annual Toys for CHOC drive until May 4th, 2011.  The past 2 years drive were a great success. The drive supplies young kids in the CHOC hospital with much needed new toys and books. The Coble Kids Foundation was started in memory of Kyle, Emma, and Katie Coble.  The main purpose of the foundation is to benefit The Children's Hospital of Orange County.  CHOC played a large part in the lives of the Cobles over the years and they are continuing the Toys fo Choc drive on the anniversary of the accident whicj took the lives of Kyle, Emma, and Katie.  If you would like to help keep Kyle, Emma, and Katie's memory alive, please drop off a new unwrapped book or toy to Toy Town in Ladera Ranch.  You can also donate t...
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