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 Barks, Biscuits and Brew Enjoy a day out with your furry friend at Ladera Ranch's Barks, Biscuits and Brew.  Treat yourself to a coffe and some yummy treats for your dog.  Wagsdale Dog Park is the setting for this events.  This event will include dog vendors, exhibits, demonstrations, activities and more. All pets will need to be on a leash and follow community rules. Please only bring pets that get along well with others. Where:  Wagsdale Dog Park When:  Wednesday May 4th, 2011           9:30-11:30am - Schedule of Events                                            9:30AM - Event Starts                                           10:00AM - Agility Course Demo (Laura)                                           10:30AM - Dog Obedience and Q&A (Amy)                               ...
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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 Star Testing STAR TESTING (MAY 2 - 13): LRES students in 2nd - 5th grade will be participating in the California's Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) program from Monday, May 2 through Friday, May 13.  The STAR testing program is designed to provide teachers, students, parents, and the community with information about student achievement in language arts (2nd - 11th grade), math (2nd - 11th grade), science (5th, 8th, & 10th grade), and social studies (8th & 11th grade).  2nd - 5th grade teachers will be informing parents of their specific testing schedule.  REMINDER TO ALL PARENTS:If a child arrives at school after 8:10 a.m. on a testing day, they will wait in the office until recess as we cannot interrupt the test.  To maximize a child's opportunity to perform well ...
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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 FUN @ FARRELLS  TOMORROW-APRIL 27th!!! LRES teachers will be serving up ice cream with a smile!!  Join your LRES classmates at Farrell's at the Shops at Mission Viejo for a family fun event being served up by Mrs. Gwyn and the LRES teachers during the "Faculty Flip Flop" on Wednesday April 27th!    Farrell's will donate 15% of the food, ice cream and beverage sales back to Ladera Ranch Elementary PTA!  If the total reaches $2,000 in sales, Farrell's' will donate 20% back to our school!   When:  Wednesday, April 27th- 11:00am-9:00pm. Here's the schedule for teacher servers: 4:00 - 4:30: Platt, Belshe, Dunnicliffe, Schuh, Kolenic, Gwyn 4:30 - 5:00: Platt, Belshe, Dunnicliffe, Oblea, Gray, Duze 5:00 - 5:30: Dembiec, Downing, Weber, Gray, Kovaleski, Rademaker 5:30 - 6:00: ...
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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 Job Workshop Lader Ranch Community Services (LARCS) is holding a workshop for Ladera Ranch teen Residents to help them prepare to search for their perfect summer job.  The workshop will include tips on how to write an effective resume, professional interviewing skills and how to successfully market yourself to potential employers.   The workshop is being hosted by the Teen Leadership Council.  When:  May 4th, 2011 Where:  Oakknoll Village Clubhouse Time:  6:30-8:30pm Age:  12-18 years old Cost:  $5 Payment of $5 must be made by check only, with all checks made payable to LARCS. All payments must be submitted to the Oak Knoll Clubhouse, 28192 O'Neill no later than Monday, May 2, 2011 by 4:00pm. If payment is not received by said date, the participant forfeits their ...
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By Brian Doubleday, Ladera Ranch, Foothill Ranch, Lake Forest, Mission Viejo
(Brian Doubleday - IML RealEstate - Orange County, CA Broker)
Wordless Wednesday-A Penny for Your Thoughts I hope Russel Ray gets a chance to see this photo, I was inspired to post this photo I took at the San Diego Zoo after I saw his post today with animal pictures from the San Diego Zoo. 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 Properties                                                             Our Ladera Ranch Page 
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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 Little League Challenger Division Last November I wrote a blog about Ladera Ranch Little League's Challenger Division.  The Challenger Division is a special program designed specifically for children with special needs.  The goal of Challenger Baseball is to give those with physical, social and emotional challenges a chance to play baseball.  Challenger Baseball participants learn the fundamentals of the game, while also experiencing team work and the thrill of being part of the game. Ladera Ranch Little League baseball players are "buddied up" with a player from the Challenger division.  This last Saturday was my son's team, the Mets, day to be participate with the Challenger team.  It was an absolutely wonderful experience for my son, his team, and our family.  My son was...
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By Brian Doubleday, Ladera Ranch, Foothill Ranch, Lake Forest, Mission Viejo
(Brian Doubleday - IML RealEstate - Orange County, CA Broker)
CUSD 2011-2012 Calendar The Capistrano Unified School District of Orange County California just approved and released the 2011-2012 school calendar on April 11th, 2011.  Release and approval of the 2011-2012 calendar was delayed due to additional meetings on budget cuts and furlough days.  Please note that the first day of school is on Wednesday September 7th, 2011.  In the past, Tuesday after Labor Day was the customary start day, but with the changes in the budget, the start date has been move back to the Wednesday after Labor Day for the last 2 years.  The last day of school is set for Thursday June 21st, 2012.  This keeping with past years standard of ending on a Thursday. Below is the 2011-2012 Calendar CAPISTRANO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT APPROVED SCHOOL CALENDAR 2011/2012 INDEPENDE...
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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 Middle School 2011 California Distinguished School Congratulations to Ladera Ranch Middle School for being selected as a 2011 California Distinguished School, making this the 56th time a Capistrano Unified School District site has received this award since 1992. Ladera Ranch is among 97 exemplary California public midle and high schools selected for the state's prestigious award program.  Ladera Ranch and Newhart (also part of CUSD) are two of seven Orange County schools to win the award and CUSD is the only district in the county to have more than one school selected.  Ladera Ranch had previously received this award 2006-2007.  A school's eligibility for the award is based on its Academic Performance Index (API) and Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) results, which are the sta...
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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 - Patrol Services Ladera Ranch is full of amenities like the pools, plunges, parks, and clubhouses.  LARMAC has contracted Castillo Private Patrol to patrol these areas.  So what is the actual role of these patrol cars in Ladera Ranch? Castillo Private Patrol is contracted to provide patrol services solely for LARMAC owned properties.  Once again these areas include, parks, trails, pools, clubhouses, & neighborhood pocket park. Services are limited to monitoring acts of vandalism, suspicious activity or violations of the LARMAC Community Guidelines on LARMAC owned property only.  In Covenant Hills services also include gate attendant duties and enforcing LARMAC parking rule violations.  As residents, we all see the brown trucks patrolling Ladera Ranch, but they are not prov...
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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 Skatepark  Ladera Ranch is a community that has many amenities to offer its residents.  One of the highlights is the Ladera Ranch Skatepark located in the village of Terramor.  The park offers open grass areas, skate board bowls, rails and other obstacles.  The Skatepark is for skateboarding, in-line skates, non-motorized scooters and BMX riding only. All other uses are prohibited.  All park users must wear commercially manufactured safety gear, which includes helmet, elbow and kneepads with plastic caps. There is no charge for Ladera Ranch residents to use the park.  Users must pay a $5 registration and card fee that is good for 12 months. Residents that want to use the park must have a liability waiver on file. For park users under 18 years of age, parent/guardian must si...
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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 - Richard and Donna O'Neil Conservancy Located just south of Ladera Ranch in the foothills of Orange County is the Richard & Donna O'Neill Conservancy.   This south county gem is a 1,200 acres of preserved open space located on The Reserve at Rancho Mission Viejo, part of the historic Rancho Mission Viejo in southeast Orange County, California. The Reserve at Rancho Mission Viejo is a growing habitat reserve governed by a comprehensive Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP) for Southeast Orange County. Over time, 16,536 acres of Rancho Mission Viejo lands will be preserved, in perpetuity, as open space. Including County parkland, HCP protected land will eventually total more than 32,800 acres.   Plant communities and habitats found on The Conservancy are representative of Souther...
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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 AYSO Registration FALL 2011 REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!The All NEW Registration Process is now open until September 1, 2011...AYSO is excited to announce they are going Paperless!! Also, they are now offering an Opt Out Deposit for those that can not volunteer. .All registrants must attend one of the following In-Person Registration Dates: Date Venue Time Wednesday, March 16, 2011 Avendale Clubhouse 6 pm to 9 pm Saturday, March 26, 2011 Oak Knoll Clubhouse 1 pm to 4 pm Tuesday, April 12, 2011 Covenant Hills Clubhouse 6 pm to 9 pm Wednesday, April 27, 2011 Flintridge Clubhouse 6:30 pm to 9 pm Monday, May 9, 2011 Flintridge Clubhouse 6 pm to 9 pm Saturday, May 14, 2011 Covenant Hills Clubhouse 9 am to 4 pm Dates, times and venues listed above are subject to change and events ...
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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 Little league Fundraiser  California Pizza Kitchen Gives Back 20% To LRLL  MONDAY 3/28- Join Fellow Ladera Ranch Residents as CPK gives back to our local little league     Download the attached flyer and bring it with you on MONDAY March 28th and California Pizza Kitchen in Mission Viejo will donate 20% of your bill to Ladera Ranch Little League. So, bring your team after practice or your family and friends this Sunday and enjoy a great meal and help our league at the same time.  Remember to bring the attached flyer!  CPK FLYER
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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 EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS  LADERA RANCH, ARE YOU PREPARED FOR AN EMERGENCY? The Lader Ranch CEPA (Community Emergency Preparedness Academy) is offering an eight week series of workshops designed to prepare Ladera Ranch Residents to take care of their family in an emergency until help can arrive. The Series starts April 11, 2011 at 6:30PM (2-4 hours) and ends with a Graduation on June 6, 2011. Residents 18 years and older are welcome. Workshops are free of charge. Topics include fire/water safety, emergency preparedness, CPR, First Aid and much more. Dinner will be provided.  To sign-up or receive more details visit LaderaSafety.com   Thinking of moving to Ladera Ranch to take advantage of all Ladera has to offer...please contact me or use the links below to learn more about La...
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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 - LFL Registration Registration is now open for the 2011 Fall Season of the Ladera Football League! Be a part of one of Ladera Ranch's most exciting youth sport programs.  LFL is a fantastic organization that teaches the fundamentals of football in a non-contact setting.   Registration this season will be capped at 540 players.  So Don't Delay!  Registration has closed early the past three seasons with many players being placed on a wait list.   2011 Registration Fees $175 - Early Registration Period ends Sunday, March 27, 2011 $195 - Regular Registration Period ends Monday, May 29, 2011* $50 - Sibling discount No refunds after Sunday, June 12th, 2011 * The League reserves the right to close registration early to establish a wait list to balance teams and age divisions For ...
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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 Little League Fundraiser Eat at Baja Surf Taco every Wednesday during the season and 20% of your purchase will go to support our League. Simply show your LR Little League membership card at check out       Thinking of moving to Ladera Ranch to take advantage of all Ladera has to offer...please contact me or use the links below to learn more about Ladera Ranch Properties       Search Ladera Properties                                                             Our Ladera Ranch Page       
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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 - Frog & Toad Walk Saturday March 26 6:00pm-8:00pm Where:  The Richard & Donna O'Neil Conservancy Cost:  $10/Adult  $5/Child The Richard & Donna O'Neil Conservancy is offering a night walk to discover local frogs & toads. Join Biologist Ruben Ramirez, frog & toad expert, to learn more about these animals which lead double lives: in water as eggs, larvae, and juveniles, and on land as adults. In early evening, when frogs & toads emerge from daytime hiding spots, we'll listen for male "choruses" calling to defend territory, signal distress, thwart unwanted amorous advances, and court females. (BRING: Warm clothing, flashlight. LEVEL: Moderate.) A reservation is required to attend this event.  To register, send an email to staff@rmvreserve.org.  Location & detailed informatio...
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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 Go Green E-Waste and Recycling Event LARCS in partnership with the Ladera Ranch Friends of the Library Presents Go Green Ladera - E-Waste and Recycling Event Saturday, April 23rd 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM Ladera Ranch Middle School Parking Lot and Library Lobby E-Waste Collection: Goodwill Industries of Orange County will provide collection services for the following EWaste: Monitors· Scanners· TVs · VCRs · Remotes · DVD Players · CD Players · Radios · Alarm Clocks · iPods · Cell Phones · Pagers · Walkie Talkies · PDAs · Chargers · Cameras · Hair· Refrigerators · Washers · Dryers · Notebooks · Towers · Servers · Printers · Copiers · Fax Machines ·  *General Note:·Batteries of any size or type and any hazardous waste will not be accepted. Document Shredder Services:   Goodwill will...
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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 Little League Discounts Ladera Little League members now receive a 10% discount off new patient exams, thermal scan and report of findings.  Ladera Family & Sports Chiropractic will donate 10% back to Ladera Ranch Little League This is a great opportunity to support your local sports programs & a local business  Ladera Family & Sports Chiropractic is locally owned & operated at 600 Corporate Drive Suite 190 Ladera Ranch, CA  (949) 276-4700  
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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 Little League Fundraiser Suppoprt your local Ladera Ranch Little League & receive a discount by eating at Mandy's Pizza this Tuesday & Wednesday.  You'll get a 10% discount and 10% of your purchase will be donated back to Ladera Ranch Little League. Mandy's Pizza is one of Ladera Ranch's newest restaurants.  This is a great opportunity to support a new local eatery & your LRLL all in one trip.  
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