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 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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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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