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Santa Ana drops Dana Point, San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano from its homeless-related lawsuit

January 26th, 2020 Posted by Uncategorized 0 comments on “Santa Ana drops Dana Point, San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano from its homeless-related lawsuit”

Ten periods after filing a dispute against Orange County and three South County metropolitansover homeless sanctuaries, Santa Ana agreed to dismiss San Juan Capistrano, Dana Point and San Clemente from that complaint.

That needles Orange County as the sole remaining accused in the case provided for, in which Santa Ana alleges it is taking an dishonest share of the county’s homeless into its municipality. A hearing is scheduled for Feb. 4 before U.S. District Judge David O. Carter at the federal courthouse in Santa Ana

A Santa Ana spokesman said late Friday that the three cities were dismissed from the lawsuit because officials in those communities stated” they have not hauled homeless individuals from their cities to Santa Ana and have no plans to do so .”

Officials from the three South County municipalities announced Santa Ana’s action” legally and factually baseless .”

Saying they were pleased to be removed from the lawsuit, officials wrote in a joint proclamation that Santa Ana’s action” thus avoiding further pointless payment of taxpayer dollars and instead let the three South County cities to focus their limited resources available on actual issues associated with homelessness .”

The three municipalities had been accused of looking to Santa Ana as a sit to move its homeless.

In December, the San Clemente assembly voted to close its emergency homeless site. At the time, municipality officials said they hope to tap emergency armories in Santa Ana and Fullerton as a road to meet their the demands of furnishing couches and allow the city to enforce its anti-camping laws.

In their explanation, officials from the three municipalities disclaimed Santa Ana’s allegations.

” Each of the three metropolis named in the lawsuit dedicate significant funding to helping people experiencing homelessness, and remain committed to working in collaboration with the County of Orange, Orange County Sheriff’s Department and non-profit service providers to identify long-term and balanced solutions ,” they wrote.

Santa Ana entered a second lawsuit against the Mental Health Association of Orange County, which extends a public drop-in center in Santa Ana for homeless people with mental illness. That dispute, registered Jan. 13, calls the facility a public inconvenience and seeks to at- least temporarily, if not permanently- shut it down.

Meanwhile, Orange County’s plan to build a homeless shelter on Yale Street, near Centennial Regional Park has precipitated germinating community opposition. On Thursday, more than 200 residents attended a community meeting hosted by the Santa Ana Unified School District. All the speakers spoke against the projected sanctuary, saying it was too close to academies, constituted safety issues and should not be built in Santa Ana, which previously has some 1,000 berths for homeless people.

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Outlets at San Clemente will hail Year of the Rat with interactive dances and cultural performances

January 25th, 2020 Posted by Uncategorized 0 comments on “Outlets at San Clemente will hail Year of the Rat with interactive dances and cultural performances”

Families are invited to celebrate the Lunar New Year at Store at San Clemente on Saturday, Jan. 25, boasting renditions by the Irvine Chinese School, Mandarin Immersion Program and the San Diego-based Three Treasures Cultural Arts Society. Celebrants can watch a dragon dance, participate in interactive lion dances for kids and experience martial arts demonstrations, art and workmanships, face paint, red envelopes and more.


When: 1-2 p.m. Saturday

Where: Outlets at San Clemente, Oak Tree Court, 101 West Avenida Vista Hermosa, San Clemente


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Longtime Lake Forest City Manager Robert Dunek selected for interim position in San Clemente

January 20th, 2020 Posted by Uncategorized 0 comments on “Longtime Lake Forest City Manager Robert Dunek selected for interim position in San Clemente”

Robert Dunek, a longtime city manager in Lake Forest, likely will be named interim city manager in San Clemente until a permanent replacing is found.

The initial pick was acquired Friday, Jan. 17, in a special meeting of the San Clemente City Council. Mayor Dan Bane and Councilman Gene James voted in favor of Dunek’s selection, Mayor Pro Tem Laura Ferguson voted no and council members Kathy Ward and Chris Hamm were absent.

Dunek was selected from a final domain of three candidates.

James said it was Dunek’s” flawless reputation, long track record as stellar city manager and district affinities” that cemented his decision to vote yes.

The City Council on Tuesday, Jan. 21, is expected to review the intention and expand the contract to Dunek.

If all goes as expected, Dunek, 68, who retired from the city of Lake Forest in January 2017 after working there for 21 times as city manager, will take over as San Clemente’s interim city manager Jan. 22.

Bane also adopted Bob Murray Associates as the search firm to look for a permanent permutation for former City Manager James Makshanoff, who left San Clemente Jan. 16 to become city manager in Pomona.

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Dunek has been in public service for 42 years, including 28 as a city manager. Before Lake Forest, Dunek was the city manager in Los Alamitos for seven years.

During his time in Lake Forest, he helped the city grow, as it contributed the communities of Foothill Ranch and Portola Hills. More recently, Dunek shepherded the creation of one of the biggest boasts parks in the county without adding taxes and helped usher in The Arbor, a eatery and retail complex on El Toro Road near the 5 Freeway.

He likewise was instrumental in preparing some of his assistants — including Mark Pulone( Yorba Linda) and Ben Siegel( San Juan Capistrano) — to advance into city manager positions in other cities. Anaheim Deputy City Manager David Belmer too worked with Dunek.

” Bob is universally respected in our industry and has played an important role in my profession ,” said Siegel.” I look forward to working with him on the many issues of mutual concern in San Clemente and San Juan Capistrano .”

In 2015, Dunek was referred one of Orange County’s 100 Most Influential parties by The Orange County Register.

” He did miraculous things in Lake Forest, you don’t stay in one city that long if you aren’t great ,” said Bane.” We’ve got the budget repetition, toll road, research hospitals and homeless matters. As a council, we wanted to hire someone who wasn’t going to simply babysit the seat. He’s someone that checks all the boxes we need .”

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Who’s your mayor? City councils choose leaders for the next year

January 13th, 2020 Posted by Uncategorized 0 comments on “Who’s your mayor? City councils choose leaders for the next year”

Most Orange County municipals have brand-new mayors sufficing for the next year.

Each December, city council in the majority of the province choose from among their members a person to serve the year as mayor and represent the city, as well as a mayor pro tem.

Only eight municipalities have voters who immediately prefer their mayor: Anaheim, Costa Mesa, Garden Grove, Irvine, Orange, Santa Ana, Stanton and Westminster.

In the other municipalities, here is who was recently chosen to lead the council until next December 😛 TAGEND

Aliso Viejo: Mayor Mike Munzing, Mayor Pro Tem Tiffany Ackley

Brea: Mayor Marty Simonoff, Mayor Pro Tem Steven Vargas

Buena Park: Mayor Fred Smith, Mayor Pro Tem Connor Traut

Cypress: Mayor Rob Johnson, Mayor Pro Tem Mariellen Yarc

Dana Point: Mayor Rick Viczorek, Mayor Pro Tem Jamey Federico

Fountain Valley: Mayor Cheryl Brother, Mayor Pro Tem Michael Vo

Fullerton: Mayor Jennifer Fitzgerald, Mayor Pro Tem Jan M. Flory

Huntington Beach: Mayor Lyn Semeta, Mayor Pro Tem Jill Hardy

La Habra: Mayor Tom Beamish, Mayor Pro Tem Rose Espinoza

La Palma: Mayor Peter Kim, Mayor Pro Tem Nitesh Patel

Laguna Beach: Mayor Bob Whalen, Mayor Pro Tem Steve Dicterow

Laguna Hills: Mayor Janine Heft, Mayor Pro Tem Erica Pezold

Laguna Niguel: Mayor Laurie Davies, Mayor Pro Tem Fred Minagar

Laguna Woods: Mayor Noel Hatch, Mayor Pro Tem Shari Horne

Lake Forest: Mayor Neeki Moatazedi, Mayor Pro Tem Mike James

Los Alamitos: Mayor Richard Murphy, Mayor Pro Tem Mark Chirco

Mission Viejo: Mayor Brian Goodell, Mayor Pro Tem Trish Kelley

Newport Beach: Mayor Will O’Neill, Mayor Pro Tem Brad Avery

Placentia: Mayor Ward Smith, Mayor Pro Tem Jeremy Yamaguchi

Rancho Santa Margarita: Mayor Brad McGirr, Mayor Pro Tem L. Anthony Beall

San Clemente: Mayor Dan Bane, Mayor Pro Tem Laura Ferguson

San Juan Capistrano: Mayor Troy Bourne, Mayor Pro Tem John Taylor

Seal Beach: Mayor Schelly Sustarsic, Mayor Pro Tem Joe Kalmick

Tustin: Mayor Allan Bernstein, Mayor Pro Tem Letitia Clark

Villa Park: Mayor Robbie Pitts, Mayor Pro Tem Crystal Miles

Yorba Linda: Mayor Beth Haney, Mayor Pro Tem Gene Hernandez

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San Clemente may buy property in effort to thwart a route for the proposed 241 Toll Road extension

January 9th, 2020 Posted by Uncategorized 0 comments on “San Clemente may buy property in effort to thwart a route for the proposed 241 Toll Road extension”

San Clemente could soon buy 10 acres of undeveloped region off Avenida Pico and Calle Del Cerro, which metropolitan officials said they hope could outwit one of the most contentious options proposed for extending the 241 Toll Road.

A homeless advocacy group, Emergency Shelter Coalition, has been trying to purchase the property but faces opposition. So the city submitted its own offer to the Rancho San Clemente Business Park Community Association to buy the land if the escrow descends through, Mayor Dan Bane said.

A representative of the coalition said it could decide within the month whether to withdraw from the escrow, paving the way for the city’s bid.

” We meditate $20,000 would be money well spent ,” Bane said. The bloc had offered $19,500 for the property.

The property is near a passage Orange County’s toll road agencies could use to extend State Route 241 to connect to the 5 Freeway at Avenida Pico.The option is one of 10 the agencies are considering for extending the toll road or otherwise improving traveling in south county.

If the city buys the country, it would make a clause in the deed to preserve the owned as open space, Bane said. That stipulation would require the toll road agencies to startle through more hoops if they want to use eminent domain to acquire the tract, even if the city sold the quality in the future, he said.

” It doesn’t say it can’t be done ,” Bane said.” But it requires a much higher showing and justification for taking the property, as opposed to any other regular patch .”

Officially referred to as a management easement, the city has been putting the same stipulation on the use of other nearby owneds, such as the area around St. Andrew’s by-the-Sea United Methodist Church, Bane said.

Bane said the agencies have a” very narrow strip of the region they can build on” if they want to pursue the 241 extension using the Avenida Pico alternative. Having easements in place along that strip could involve the agencies’ programme, he said.

Transportation Corridor Agencies spokeswoman Sarah King said any and all of the superhighway options are” essentially concepts and general threads on a planned” and placement could be nipped in the future.

But Bane said even if TCA withdraws the Avenida Pico alternative, the property is still worth buying.” Citizens in local communities determined it aware that open space is important .”

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San Clemente City Manager James Makshanoff resigns position to take on same role in Pomona

December 31st, 2019 Posted by Uncategorized 0 comments on “San Clemente City Manager James Makshanoff resigns position to take on same role in Pomona”

San Clemente City Manager James Makshanoff will leave the city effective Jan. 17 and will take on the same role for the city of Pomona, where he is expected to start Jan. 21.

The official announcement from Makshanoff came Tuesday, Dec. 17 during the San Clemente City Council meeting, when Mayor Dan Bane read Makshanoff’s letter of acquiescence. Makshanoff did not attend the meeting.

” It came as a startle ,” said Bane, who said he received an email from Makshanoff Dec. 12 announcing that the city of Pomona had offered him the job.

” I didn’t expect him to leave ,” Bane said.” His contract simply automatically refreshed. I would have thought we would have heard something then. This is an impactful departure .”

The Pomona City Council elected unanimously to hire Makshanoff at its meeting Monday, Dec. 16.

” It was not an easy decision for me and I’m grateful for the opportunity given to me in September 2014 ,” Makshanoff wrote.” I expressed appreciation for entrusting with me the position of city manager. San Clemente is an impressive community with great residents and unequaled organization will be devoted to obligating San Clemente a great city .”

His departure comes as San Clemente domiciles homelessness challenges and budgetary concerns, tries to keep the Transportation Corridor Agency from running the toll road through the town’s center, and to continue efforts to get the city’s unoccupied hospice operating again.

Makshanoff, apparently among the highest paid city managers in South Orange County, was on a two-year rolling contract that was set to expire in November 2021. He payed $278,244 in 2018.

Just a year ago, tenants parcelled appeals chamber during a November City Council meeting to protest a proposal to add a six-month severance extension to Makshanoff’s revived contract, which once provided for a year of severing pay.

Prior to that convene, practically 600 residents had signed an online petition to stop the severance extension. They deplored that with the city dealing with homelessness, public safety needs and costs associated with fighting TCA over the toll road, compensating more to Makshanoff would be irresponsible.

Brad Malamut, who has lived in San Clemente for 25 years, was among those protesting a year ago. On Tuesday, he showed hope for the future.

” I think it’s opportunities to come new handling for the city ,” he said.” I still think we have some cleaning house to do but this is a good start. I suppose a town our length needs proactive leader. We need to look at increasing revenue and cutting costs. We need to manage the budget better so the sheriff becomes a priority. We demand a city manager who participates more in parliament fulfills. He merely sets there and doesn’t look at speakers .”

Makshanoff came to San Clemente in 2014 from Azusa, where he also was city manager.

In San Clemente, he is credited with being instrumental in the crackdown on sober living home breaches and vacation rentals, developing a plan to keep the hospital should the city be able to attract a new adventurer, naturalness the changeover to the new City Hall and launching the summer trolley. He also was integral in creating a team to fight TCA on the toll road extension.

” He follows the direction of the council majority ,” Bane said.” It’s easy for folks to take a step back and criticize. He done a good job. His tenure for five years is a lot for any one person to do .”

Makshanoff did take some smashes during his stint.

In 2018, the City council, as one of the purposes of his act inspect, accepted there were issues between Makshanoff and city the workers and recommended he work to improve that. In a 2017 work sketch, municipal faculty accused Makshanoff and Assistant City Manager Erik Sund of negatively impacting hire morale by demonstrating a lack of respect and price in employees.

In October, onetime metropolitan hire Margaret Hamer — hired in 2000 as a recreation professional — sued the city alleging age discrimination, reprisal for reporting, discrimination in violation of public policy and purposeful infliction of feelings distress.

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Makshanoff and Sund are worded in the lawsuit in which Hamer claims they” engaged in an illegal, systemic and permeating expedition to drive out the city’s older workers .” The lawsuit also is of the view that as countless as 60 city workers were driven out because of age-related discrimination in the past three to four years.

Residents likewise have been critical of Makshanoff on social media.

” Being a city manager is non-stop disapproval ,” Bane said.” It all takes a toll and can affect your ability to do your work. You can never totally turn off the noise .”

The City Council will start discussing its plans, Jan. 17, for hiring a brand-new city manager. That could include hiring a consultant to help with a national search.

” We’ll firstly likely search for an interim ,” Bane said.” There’s a possibility we could bring back a onetime city manager in the interim — someone that knows the city .”

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Here’s how Orange County cities are celebrating the holidays, you’re sure to find something fun to do

December 20th, 2019 Posted by Uncategorized 0 comments on “Here’s how Orange County cities are celebrating the holidays, you’re sure to find something fun to do”

Our communities are filling with the holiday spirit.

Residents ought to have making generously to donation drives to make sure homes have comforting banquets on the table and youngsters can wake up to playthings under the tree. This weekend homes will start to glow as medallions go up.

And over the next weeks, as the holidays draw near, local communities will muster for heritages that ought to have enjoyed for years: the illuminate of community menorahs and trees, performances of The Nutcracker, his mission to Santa Claus and so much more.

Looking to get out of the house and celebrate with their own communities? Check our listing of just some of the events contrived- municipalities are alphabetized, but read through the events because you might find something that bangs fun really a short drive away.

And have a joyou celebration season.


All is Bright Holiday Celebration: Usher in the celebration season with this annual event Dec. 5 from 5 to 8 p. m. in Aliso Viejo Town Center Fountain& Amphitheater. Enjoy holiday cheer, instruct razzes, ornament procreating, Christmas caroling, “snowfall” and a trip from Santa as the 22 -foot Christmas tree is lit. Information:


Express fun: Muzeo Express, a holiday model train exhibit, is open Nov. 30 to Jan. 26 at the Muzeo Museum and Cultural Center. The representation studies travel through carefully detailed miniature backgrounds. The exhibit is a partnership with the Southern California Railway Museum and the Carolwood Foundation, which safeguards Walt Disney’s railroad legacy. Admission is $10 for adults,$ 7 in the case of children. On Dec. 7, there will be a Polar Express Pajama Party, get tickets and more information:

West holiday: The West Anaheim Neighborhood District is hosting its annual Christmas tree illuminate from 5 to 8 p. m. on Dec. 6, peculiarity photos with Santa Claus, spacecrafts and you can keep warm by the bonfire and listen to holiday music. Food will be for sale. There is also a nutrient drive. At Twila Reid Park, 3100 W. Orange Ave. Information: 714 -6 09 -8 070

Crowds gather every year in downtown Anaheim to celebrate the holliday season with the Nutcracker Christmas Tree Lighting and Holiday Village at Center Street Promenade.( Register file photo)

Holiday party: The lighting of a 50 -foot Christmas tree will cap a day of free anniversary fun Dec. 7 at Center Street Promenade in downtown Anaheim during the 25 th annual Nutcracker Christmas Tree Lighting and Holiday Village. Starting at 10 a.m ., this is gonna be portraits with Santa, snow to play in, patronizing, a meat carnival leisure and another activity for houses. The tree lighting starts at 6 p. m.

Holiday light-coloreds: If you think your home reflects a little bit brighter, you can enter it for guessing in the annual Anaheim Beautiful Holiday Lights contest. Nominations must be received by Dec. 15. There are several categories. Report: holiday-lights-contest

On stage: The Chance Theater will place the anniversary classic” A Charlie Brown Christmas” from Dec. 6- 29. Preview executions are Dec. 6-8 and the regular conducts are Thursdays-Sundays through Dec. 29. Tickets are $21 – $35. Box position and knowledge:

“The Nutcracker”: Anaheim Ballet will celebrate its annual conduct of “The Nutcracker” with pictures in partnership with the Orange County Master Chorale, Southern California Children’s Chorus and Brass Consortium at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 14 and 4 p. m. Dec. 15 at Chapman University’s Musco Center for the Art, and with Symphony Irvine at 12:30 and 5:30 p.m. on Dec. 22 at the City National Grove of Anaheim. Ticketing and intelligence:

Community brunch: The annual vacation brunch started by K& A Downtown Cafe returns to West Center Street Promenade in downtown Anaheim on Dec. 24. There will be a brunch to feed pedigrees and any person who is need some additional assistance during the holidays. In addition to food, there will be activities for houses, recreation and a stay from Santa Claus with endowments. The brunch will previous from 9 a. m. to noon. Information:


Holiday scholars: The Brea Glenbrook Women’s Club will raise money for its high school scholarship fund with its 49 th annual aircraft bazaar Dec. 7. Aircrafts and talents will be sold by more than 100 marketers from 9 a. m. to 4 p. m .; a$ 1 subscription is requested at the entrance, 1821 E. Greenbriar Lane, for the fundraiser.

Tree lighting: The annual tree illuminating at the Civic& Cultural Center will occur at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 5. Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus will stop by to respond kinfolks. Neighbourhood schoolchildren will entertain. Admission is free. Pictures with Santa Claus will cost a reward. Message: 714 -9 90 -7 771

Christmas with the Alleycats: The Alleycats return to the Curtis Theater with their doo-wop styling of Christmas classics for shows at 8 p. m. Nov. 29 and 30 and 3 p. m. Nov. 30 and Dec. 1. General admission is $36. Knowledge:

Attention, Santa: Children can cease a letter to Santa- with the high expectations of going a reply- at a special mailbox in the Community Center from Dec. 2 to 18. Or mail the letter to Santa Claus, North Pole, c/ o Brea Community Center, 695 E. Madison Way, Brea, CA 92821. Include a self-addressed, stamped return envelope. Members of the Brea Olinda High School Girls’ League will be helping Santa get those characters read and responded to.


Candy Caneland and Craft Faire: This free, family-friendly winter celebration commemorates its 49 th time. The carnival will range 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 7. Activities include a snow slide, a visit from Santa, leisure, a petting zoo and more than 100 artisan spacecraft booths at Ehlers Community Center, 8150 Knott Ave. Information: 714 -5 62 -3 860 or

Sugar Plum: The annual Carbohydrate Plum Festival leads Dec. 4-8 at Buena Park Downtown on the mall’s lower level. The carnival offers an regalium of holiday-themed merchandise and edible subtleties for sale. For hours and more information, see

Christmas tree: Santa will be on hand for the city’s annual Christmas tree-lighting celebration at 6 p. m. Dec. 6 at City Hall, 6650 Beach Blvd. There will be musical conducts and dancers and refreshments. Santa will arrive via firetruck. Information: 714 -5 62 -3 860 or

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Christmas Walk: The annual Christmas Walk in the Corona Del Mar Business District will peculiarity entertainment, nutrient, prizes, a petting zoo, children’s activities, a brew and wine-coloured garden-variety and more from 11 a.m. to 4 p. m. Dec. 8. Information:

Lots of suns: The Sherman Library& Gardens legions its sixth annual Darkness of 1,000 Light-headeds festival from 6 to 9 p. m. on Dec. 6-8, 12 -1 5 and 19 -2 2. There is a nightly visit by Santa, stolls through the lightings, entertainment, workmanships and gives. Tickets are $25 general admission. Message and tickets:


Tower of light-colored: First United Methodist Church will stage the work of its second annual illuminate of its historic bell tower with a deeming defendant on the rooftop of Triangle Square at 5 p. m. on Dec. 1. There will be caroling, cookies to embellish and photos with Santa. The lighting will be at 7:15 p.m. Information:

‘Nutcracker for Kids’: The Pacific Symphony presents this annual Christmas ballet performance that includes a sing-along and a inspect from Santa Claus on Dec. 7. Created for ages 5-11. Pleasures begin at 9 a. m. for the 10 a.m. see and at 12:15 p.m. for the 11:30 a.m. see. Tickets start at $50. At the Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, Costa Mesa. Information:

‘Handel’s Marvelous Messiah’: A beloved knowledge, Handel’s oratorio will be performed by the Pacific Symphony with the Pacific Chorale at 3 p. m. Dec. 8 at the Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. Ticket start at $41. Information:

Doghouse: The city’s beloved Snoopy House display will be open from 5:30 to 9 p. m. nightly Dec. 13 -2 2 next to City hall. Opening night will peculiarity a formal demonstration begins at 5. Santa will make a special visit and take photographs with families at 6 p. m. each night. There is also entertainment. Information:

The Snoopy House will return to Costa Mesa City hall again this year.( Register file photo)

ABT’s’ The Nutcracker’: American Ballet Theatre fetches its production to Segerstrom Center for the Artistry. Numerous goes Dec. 13 -2 2. Tickets start at $29.

Winter Fest OC: Pleasure include outdoor frost skating, frost tubing down Snowflake Summit, a snowfall frisk range, SoCal Dicken’s Village and wintertime wonderland with various entertainment and activities. The Festival of Lights has a stroll-through display. Ticket start at $10 and there are many surpass available .. Winter Fest is open Dec. 19 -Jan. 5 at the OC Fair& Event Center. Information:

‘A Christmas Carol’: South Coast Repertory will present the Charles Dickens’ classic celebration narrative for the 40 th time. This will be the last year Hal Landon Jr. play-acts, he has been Ebenezer Scrooge from the beginning. Many showtimes through Dec. 24. Tickets stray from $27 to $81. Information:

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Winter Festival& tree lighting: Free holiday family event from noon-5: 30 p.m. sponsored by the city. Works include Santa calls,$ 1 revelry games, craft carnival, face decorate,$ 2 cookie embellishing, vacation craftsmanships, Lego Santa’s Village Workshop, the Mini Express train ride, petting zoo, pony razzes and the annual tree illuminating at 5:15 p.m. with free cookies and hot chocolate. Most pleasures are free. Dec. 7 at La Plaza Park, 34111 La Plaza( Pacific Coast Highway , northward of Golden Lantern) 949 -2 48 -3 530

Boat Rides with Santa: On Dec. 7& 8 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m ., patrons can come aboard for a harbor sail with Santa and his helpers at the Dana Wharf docks. The El Camino Real Junior Woman’s Club will be on hand to take photos for a$ 5 donation.

Santa Paws: The Pet Project Foundation will be hosting the sixth annual Santa Paws event 9 a. m.- 3 p. m. Dec. 7. Beings are invited to introducing their pets to El Torito Courtyard to have their photo taken with Santa for a small donation. All proceeds will go to support the Pet Project Foundation, which supports the San Clemente-Dana Point Animal Shelter.

Boat Parade of Lights: The 45 th annual Boat Parade of Lights will take place Dec. 6, 7, 13 and 14 and aspects the topic “Tiki Holidays.” OC Parks will host tiki-themed activities and carries-on throughout both weekends including hula dancers, face painters, seasonal carolers, a Volkswagen photo booth bus, a photo op with Santa and the boat parade. Merriments begin every day at 4:30 p.m. and the Boat Parade of Lights starts at 7:30 p.m. Free streetcars will run every night from 4:30- 10:30 p.m. with drop off and pick up spots along Dana Point Harbor Drive. Information:


Tree lighting: The municipal will celebrate the holidays with the igniting of its tree at the Fountain Valley Recreation Center on Dec. 7. The incident is 4: 30 to 8 p. m. and will feature games, operations by local groups, menu sold by domain nonprofits and a visit by Santa. The tree will be lit between 5 and 5:45 p.m. and there will be fireworks after. Dress warm, organizers say blizzard may be in the forecast. Information:


Winter Market: The annual commemoration in Fullerton’s Downtown Plaza, which will take place from noon to 4 p. m. Dec. 7, will feature photos with Santa along with an regalium of merchants and food booths, presentation and a beer and wine-colored garden-variety. Knowledge: 714 -7 38 -6 545

Hi Santa: Characters to Santa can be descent off from Dec. 2 to 16 in the North Pole Express mailboxes at City Hall, the Fullerton Library, the Community Center and the Maple Neighborhood Center and they will receive a response. Include a self-addressed, embossed envelope.

“It’s a Wonderful Life- A Live Radio Play”: This anniversary fib is performed as a 1940 s radio broadcast at STAGEStheatre Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through Dec. 22. Check online for seasons. Tickets are $22 – $24. Information:

Santa landing: Santa Claus will arrive via helicopter as part of Santa Day on Dec. 8. He’ll hand out candy canes and dolls and constitute for photos. Aircrafts will be on display at the 9 a. m.-2 p.m. phenomenon at Fullerton Municipal Airport. Santa arrives about 11 a.m. Information: 562 -5 87 -4 050

“The Nutcracker”: The annual holiday production processes “The Nutcracker” by the Nouveau Chamber Ballet, based in Fullerton, will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 21 and 2 p.m. Dec. 22 at the Fullerton College Campus Theatre. Tickets are $28 – $35. Information and tickets:

Evening steps: The Fullerton Arboretum is hosting a holiday luminaria-lit stroll through its botanic garden, at 5 p. m. Dec. 13 and 14. There will be entertainment, heated sips and a winter busines peculiarity the work of Cal State Fullerton students in glass-blowing and ceramics curricula. The penalty is $20. Get tickets at

Holiday fun: The Muckenthaler Cultural Center’s annual Holiday Festival, which will take place from noon to 4 p. m. Dec. 22, peculiarities family friendly acts, an art and crafts fair and live acts. Santa will be in attendance. Admission is free. Information:

New year: The First Night Fullerton New Year’s Eve Celebration will run from 7 p. m. to midnight Dec. 31. Admission is free; some activities have a small fee. The evening will boast children’s undertakings, meat and merchandise kiosks, prowling recreation and clique concerts. A fireworks picture detonators the nighttime at midnight. Tasks will take place along Harbor Boulevard in Fullerton’s downtown. Information:

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Community celebration: Winter in the Grove on Dec. 7 will peculiarity children’s undertakings, a snow slide, a holiday boutique, a visit by Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus and the lighting of the city’s holiday tree. It fees from 3 to 7 p. m. at Village Green Park. Free admission, snow slide is $5. An unwrapped plaything gift are able to obtain two snow slide progress. Message:

Holiday concert: The Christ Cathedral choirs and orchestra will play-act Christman at the Cathedral, a holiday concert, on Dec. 13. The 7:30 p.m. execution is open to the community. Tickets range from $10 to $75. Information and tickets:

Holiday reading: The Garden Grove Main Library is hosting a Literature Comes to Life program boast “The Littlest Fire Tree” at 2:30 p.m. on Dec. 21. There will be a snack time. Information:

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Light a Light of Love Pier Lighting Ceremony: A family-friendly event with a children’s parade, recreation and Santa and Mrs. Santa Claus. At the end, the beings snowflakes on the wharf will be lit. The 3:30 -7 p.m. incident on Dec. 8 is free at the Huntington Beach Pier Plaza; patronize a snowflake to benefit the Waymakers Huntington Beach Youth Shelter. Datum:

A beachy Mr. and Mrs. Santa hang out with children during the 2015 Light a Light of Love event in Huntington Beach.( Register file photo)

‘Nutcracker’ Ballet: Ballet Etudes’ cast of dancers will be opened by the holiday classic at the Huntington Beach High School Theater. Performances are 7 p. m. Dec. 7 and 14 and 2 p.m. Dec. 8, 14 and 15. Tickets start at $20. Information:

Boat parade: The Huntington Harbour Boat Parade will shine bright on Dec. 14 and 15. Boats line up at 4:30 p.m ., the parade starts at 5:15 p.m. Public viewing is only from beaches in the harbor.

Cruise of Lights: The Huntington Harbour Philharmonic Committee presents its 57 th annual 45 -minute narrated harbour barge tour to see the anniversary light-footeds. Adults offer $21, progenies $14. Shuttles leave from the Huntington Harbour Place parking lot, and sails depart hourly each night at 5:30, 6:30, 7:30 and 8: 30 Dec. 17 -2 3. Information:

Seasonal voices: The Huntington Beach Union High School District’s Academy for the Performing Arts will present” Bang of the Season” at 7 p. m. Dec. 12 -1 3 in the Huntington Beach High School auditorium. Tickets are $22 for adults, $16 for students and elders. Info/ box office: discover. Audience members are encouraged to creating an unwrapped gift for a doll drive.


Tree lighting: The Community center will celebrate the holidays with a tree lighting revel from 4 to 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 7. There will be children’s activities, tours with Santa, a winter-themed train route and more fun at this free community event. Information:

Dash with Santa: The sixth annual Run for a Claus, featuring a 5K and a 1-mile adolescents extend/ march, is Dec. 7 along the Ring Road of UC Irvine, near Aldrich Hall and the Student Center. Registration wanders from $10 to $50. More than 3,000 are expected and countless will be dressed in holiday costumes.There is a holiday expo and family entertainment, as well as a visit by Santa. Registration opens at 6:30 a.m ., Santa arrives at 7:30 and the first event is 8: 30. Information:

New this year: The Orange County Great Park has become a winterscape that will celebrate the season through Dec. 31. Holidayz at the Park peculiarities music, medallions and family acts. Stroll the decorated Palm Court and see the “Air Santa” plane or experience selfie depots at the Creators Studios .. There is likely to be qualify razzes from 4 to 8 p. m. on Saturdays starting Dec. 14 and activities for houses throughout the month. Information and schedules: holidayz

‘The Nutcracker’: Enjoy this favorite anniversary ballet performed by Orange County’s resident dance company, the Festival Ballet, at the Irvine Barclay Theatre. The authorities have many actions Dec. 7-24. Tickets are $45 – $60. Several dates will furnish a pre-performance tea with Clara that could also envision the Nutcracker Prince and the Mouse King make appearances. Cost for the tea is $25 “for childrens”, $30 for adults. Information: 714 -3 09 -1 280 or

Holiday village: Tanaka Farms’ Holiday Santa Tour is open weekends through Dec. 15. Take a wagon travel in all regions of the 30 -acre farm and learn lessons from its crops and autobiography and make photos with Santa and at other celebration fixeds during one of the stops. Tour the peculiarly embellished hamlet. Wagon tour rates $20. Information:

Shelter Christmas: The Irvine Animal Care Center will host its 13 th annual Home for the Celebration pet support gala from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 8. It will peculiarity about 500 homeless bird-dogs, “cat-o-nine-tails”, rabbits and small swine with a view to its adoption. There will be pet-related dealers, gourmet nutrient trucks, a speechles auctioneer, low-cost microchipping and an opportunity drawing. The proposed give for the happening is$ 2 per person or$ 5 per family. Report:

Attendees go the develop during Irvine’s Winter Wonderland tree illuminate service in 2107.( Register file photo) LADERA RANCH

Christmas miracle: There will be holiday renditions, an Arctic Plunge slide, crafts and cookie embellishing and more at the Miracle on Mercantile Way event and tree igniting on Dec. 7. Santa will make a visit and end the 1 to 5 p. m. phenomenon at the Town Green by illuminate a 60 -foot tree. Information:

Living Nativity: Hope Crossing Church and LARCS are hosting a Living Nativity on Dec. 8 at the Town Green. There will too be Christmas chants, aircrafts and a visit from Santa. Work are at 5 p. m. and the nativity at 5:30 p.m. Report:

Festival of Lights: For the 17 year, the Chabad Jewish Center of Mission Viejo will help light-colored a menorah at the Town Green on Dec. 22. There will be music, dreidels, craftsmanships, other activities and traditional foods. The happening starts at 4:30 p.m. Information:


Hospitality Night 2019: The festivities starting in the Peppertree Lot( Lot 2 ), where Santa Claus will arrive to react vacation revelers before the tree illuminating at 6:10 p.m. From there, the activities move to lower Forest Avenue with amusement, craftsmanships, cookie embellishing, photos with Santa and shopkeeper open mansions. 5-10 p. m. Dec 6. Free trolleys will guide 4-11 p.m. 949 -4 97 -3 311 or

Winter festival: The Sawdust Art& Craft Festival will host its Winter Fantasy on weekends through Dec. 22. Along with patronizing there are holiday accomplishments, demoes, courses and emblems. General admission is$ 8, Kids 6-12$ 4, 5 and under free.

Laguna Playhouse: Start a brand-new anniversary heritage with the interactive category melodic “Peter Pan& Tinker Bell — a Pirate’s Christmas.” Embark on a wildernes adventure with Tinker Bell, Wendy and Peter Pan as they moving forward on an exciting escapade to foil the pirates’ plot to seize Peter for Captain Hook’s Christmas present. Dec. 4-29.

LAGUNA Mountains

Breakfast with Santa: Join the moderately age-old elf for breakfast, photos and ships at the Laguna Hills Community Center, 9-11 a. m. Dec. 7. Children must be accompanied by a compensating adult. Tenants offer $10 , nonresidents $15. Registration closes at 10 p.m. Dec. 4. or 949 -7 07 -2 680

Christmas suns: Free event hosted nightly from 5 to 9 from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Eve. Christmas Lights and Home Decorating show featuring over 100,000 dawns dancing to festive music plus blizzard village spectacles with hundreds of houses and giant pas sculpted ridges. 25473 Nellie Gail Road, Laguna Hills. Information:


Holiday parade: The 22 nd annual Laguna Niguel Holiday Parade will take place at 10 a. m. Dec. 14 on Crown Valley Parkway between Nueva Vista and Crown Valley Community Park. This year’s parade will celebrate the city’s 30 th commemoration. Intelligence:

Other city happenings: Laguna Niguel’s annual Christmas tree lighting, this year with a Hawaiian theme, will occur 5-7 p. m. Dec. 7 at City Hall, 30111 Crown Valley Parkway, followed by the annual menorah illuminating at 4 p. m. Dec. 22 with amusement, spacecrafts and Hanukkah treats.


Tamales and fun: The favourite annual Tamale Festival will replenish the day Dec. 1. Some 20 tamale dealers will be selling their savory and sugared inventions; there will likewise be other meat for sale. The Cantina expands this year to 10,000 square paws. There will be entertainment, undertakings for girls, an art walking and browsing. Event guides 9 a. m. to 6 p. m. on Euclid Street between La Habra Boulevard and Bridenbecker Avenue. Information:

Enjoy tamales and other plows, together with other entertainment at La Habra’s annual Tamale Festival.( Register file photo)

Books and The Big Guy: The La Habra Library will host Santa for Storytime at 11 a.m. on Dec. 4. Parents encourages them generating their cameras.

Breakfast with Santa: The Children’s Museum at La Habra will host its annual Breakfast with Santa at 8: 30 a.m ., 9:45 a.m. and 11 a.m. Dec. 7 and 8. This festivity tradition includes breakfast, craftsmanships and photos with Santa Claus. Admission to the museum, 301 Euclid St ., is included with the ticket. Ticket are $15 for adults and $ 13 “for childrens” over age 2. Territories are required. Call: 562 -3 83 -4 240

Holiday decorating contest: The 19 th annual Holiday Home Decorating Contest is accepting nominations during business hours through Dec. 6 at the Community Center. Judges will goal the homes the week of Dec. 9, and the wins will be announced Dec. 16 at a City Council meeting. Winners get a yard sign, medal and endowment card. Forms are available at or at metropolitan facilities.

Shopping: Kid entrepreneurs will be selling their wares, from handcrafted jewelry to soap devices, at a pop-up market from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Dec. 14 at the Children’s Museum at La Habra. Note: Some dealers won’t be able to take credit cards. Message:

Visits with Mrs. Claus: The Children’s Museum at La Habra, 301 Euclid St ., is hosting Cookies& Stories with Mrs. Claus at 10:30 a.m. Dec. 19. Necessitates museum admisson. Call 562 -3 83 -4 236 to earmark a spot.

Mini NYE: The Children’s Museum at La Habra emcees its popular noon-time bash so the younger among us can celebrate the new time before they fall asleep. The countdown defendant from 10 a.m. to midday will peculiarity spacecrafts and dancing and a balloon discontinue. Space is limited, cross-file by christen 562 -3 83 -4 236.


Annual Candlelight Walk: Experience the historic park decked out for the season during Heritage Hill’s Candlelight Tours. More than 1,000 dignitaries will illuminate pathways as strolling carolers and instrumentalists fill the air with music.$ 5, currency only. Ages 2 and under free. 5:30 -8: 30 p.m. Dec. 13 -1 5 at 25151 Serrano Road, Lake Forest. 949 -9 23 -2 230 or


Tree lighting: The city’s 33 rd annual celebration tree-lighting ceremony begins with sees with Santa Claus and ships for adolescents at 4 p. m. on Dec. 4 at the Central Park Pavilion. The tree igniting will be at 5:30 p.m. There will be musical recitals from local schools and a community sing-along. Santa will be taking characterizations, and there will be a chance to write him a symbol. Rain would reschedule the incident. Report: treelighting

Help others: The La Palma Community Assistances Department is mustering gives for Toys for Tots through Dec. 11. Drop unwrapped dolls off at the city’s tree illuminate or at the Community Center office.

Filling tables: The La Palma Kiwanis Club is in the middle of its annual vacation menu basket drive. Donations of canned and boxed food items are being collected during City hall and the Police Department through Dec. 9. The endeavor facilitates about 45 houses a year.

Mission VIEJO

Santa’s arrival: Santa’s arrival in Mission Viejo will be celebrated at 3 p. m. Dec. 1 at City hall, 200 Civic Center Drive. at 3:00 p.m. There will be recreations and undertaking booths where youths can offset planes and decorations. Free.

He will then tour Santa’s Workshop with Mrs. Claus and some elves from 6 to 8 p. m. Dec. 4-21 in the Mission Viejo Civic Center. 949 -8 30 -7 066

Laguna Ballet’s’ The Nutcracker’: Join Clara and her Nutcracker prince to experience the enchanting “Nutcracker Ballet” presented by the Laguna Ballet in its 12 th season at Saddleback College. Over 75 Orange County students come together each year to present this full-length version of Tchaikovsky’s classic. Dec. 19 -2 2 at Saddleback College McKinney Theatre. Ticket $25/27/ 29. fa/ All-Arts-Events

The Living Nativity is an annual lore at Mount of Olives Church in Mission Viejo.( Register file photo)

Community Sing-along Messiah: A free affair is planned for 3 p. m. Dec. 1 at Presbyterian Church of the Master, 26051 Marguerite Parkway. Attendees are asked to producing a canned good for the South County Food Bank.

Holiday concert: The Festival Singers of Orange County will act” Celebrate the Season” at 3 p. m. Dec. 8 at Presbyterian Church of the Master, 26051 Marguerite Parkway. The action will celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah and the winter solstice. Ticket are $20.

Drive-Through Nativity at Mount of Olives Church: Drive through or amble to experience a live retelling of the Christmas story. Enjoy live performers, swine, music and narration via your vehicle radio. Attendees are encouraged to producing nonperishable food items to donate at the very end of the living Nativity to support families and singles in need ., 6-10 p. m. Dec. 6& 7. Free. Mount of Olives Church, 24772 Chrisanta Drive. 949 -8 37 -7 467

Tree lighting: Kaleidoscope in Mission Viejo is hosting its Cheery& Bright Tree Lighting from 5 to 8 p. m. Dec. 7 with workmanships and kids pleasures, a visit by Santa and a holiday show.


Vintage Christmas: Crystal Cove Conservancy will conduct its 23 rd annual tree-lighting and anniversary bazaar Dec. 7; it will boast vintage embellishes, flames and a tree on the sea. The lifeguards will help Santa arrive in one of their vehicles at 4 p. m .. The bazaar will previous from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m ., and the tree igniting will begin at 5:15. Information:

For adolescents: The Newport Beach Library will host two renditions by the Festival Ballet Theatre of” The Nutcracker for Kids” at 2 and 3:30 p.m. on Dec. 7. The renditions in the Central Library Friends Room are free, but accommodating is restraint and first come. Ticket deployment for both displays will begin at 1 p.m. Message:

Menorah lighting: The Chabad Center for Jewish Life-Newport Beach and Fashion Island will host a public menorah igniting service Dec. 22. The incident is now starting at 3:30 p.m. and will peculiarity executions, joyful institutions and plows. It is in accordance with the Atrium Garden Court. Information:

Island lighting: The Balboa Island Christmas tree will having a lighting ceremony at 4 p. m. Dec. 1 at the First Station at Marine and Park boulevards. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be in attendance. There will be caroling and snow. Information:

Resort lighting: The public is invited to enjoy the Balboa Bay Resort’s Christmas tree-lighting ceremony Dec. 1 peculiarity live musical acts. Santa too will pay a tour. The 6 p. m. happening is free, but infinite is restraint. Information:

Home tour: The 23 rd annual Balboa Island Home Walking Tour on Dec. 8 will boast eight embellished Bayfront and island residences. Tickets are $35. The safaruss last-place 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Purchase tickets at:

Boat Parade of Lights: Hundreds of decorated barges will sail around Bay Island and Newport Harbor during the 111 th annual event. The procession passes nightly Dec. 18 -2 2, starting about 6:30 p.m. It starts and terminates at Tip of Lido Isle. Christina Anstead, superstar of HGTV’s “Christina on the Coast” and “Flip or Flop, ” is the opening night grand marshal. There will be fireworks at 6:15 on Dec. 18 to open the parade and at 9 p. m. on Dec. 22 to celebrate its end. Information and map:

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Christmas village: Irvine Park Railroad’s Santa’s Village is open daily Nov. 29 -Dec. 23. Children can tour Santa and enjoy storytime with Mrs. Claus. There are other activities, such as carnival sports, snowstorm chunk and a moon move. Message: 714 -9 97 -3 968 or

Books for endowments: The Friends of the Library will have a holiday boutique sales of books that are new or roughly brand-new and suitable for gifting from 10 a.m. to 3 p. m. Dec. 7 at the Orange Public Library and History Center, 407 E. Chapman Ave. Proceeds will support the library.

Tree lighting: The 25 th annual tree-lighting ceremony and candlelight choir procession will be Dec. 8, with happens starting at 3:30 p.m. with acts for families in the Old Towne Orange Plaza. At 5:15, the city will illuminate the tree, and the choir candlelight procession will begin. The phenomenon is free and open to the public. Information: 714 -7 44 -7 278 or

Hanukkah celebration: Temple Beth Sholom will have a Hanukkah lighting each evening during the Festival of Lights Dec. 22 -2 9 in the traffic circle of the Orange Plaza. Different rulers and groups from the synagogue will participate in the event for the community each night at 6 p. m. Temple Beth Sholom dishes a large population in Orange. Information: 714 -6 28 -4 600

Holiday music: Chapman University’s Musco Center is hosting several anniversary concerts this season. The very popular 56 th annual Holiday Wassail Concert will take place at 8 p. m. Dec. 6 and 7 and peculiarity Chapman’s orchestra and choirs play-act celebration music. General admission is $25.

At 7:30 p.m. Dec. 14 and 4 p. m. Dec. 15, the Musco Center hosts A Southern California Christmas with more than 150 musicians, vocalists and dancers from across the region. It’s a family show for all ages. Tickets straddle $25 – $58.

On Dec. 11, Nochebuena: Christmas eve in Mexico will feature Ballet Folklorico de Los Angeles and Mariachi Garibaldi de Jaime Cuellar performing at 7:30 p.m. Tickets wander $25 – $58.

On Dec. 17 at 7:30 p.m. Mark O’Connor’s An Appalachian Christmas will play-act holiday classics. Tickets stray $25 – $58.

Information and tickets at

The animals open their own gifts of menu and gives during each year’s Christmas at the OC Zoo.( Register file photo)

Library trips: Santa Claus will stop by the Orange Public Library and History Center, 407 E. Chapman Ave ., to visit with children from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Dec. 3; free tickets can be are caught up starting at 3 p. m ., expect texts. Mothers encourages them making cameras to get photos of their children with Santa during the free occasion. Santa will be at the Taft Branch Library, 740 E Taft Ave ., from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Dec. 9, and at the El Modena Branch Library, 380 S. Hewes St ., from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Dec. 11. Information: 714 -2 88 -2 454 or

Holiday music: St. John’s Lutheran Church of Orange’s “The Hubbub of Christmas” concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 13, and 2 and 5 p. m. Dec. 14. It will boast The Jubilate Choir, Cathedral Bells and the Festival Orchestra. There is no admission, but a freewill provide will be accepted. Child care is available. St. John’s is at 185 S. Center St. Information:

Zoo celebration: Even the animals at the zoo celebrate the holidays. From 10 a.m. to 3 p. m. Dec. 14, patrons are invited to meet Santa Claus and watch the zoo swine get delicious anniversary analyses. Babies can read and enjoy ships or storytime with Mrs. Claus. Admission is$ 2 per person; parking is$ 5 per vehicle. Datum: zoo


Tamale Festival: The Placentia Santa Fe Merchants Association will host its annual Tamale Festival and Las Posadas from 4 to 10 p. m. Dec. 11 on the 100 and 200 blocks of Santa Fe Street in Old Town Placentia. The free incident will boast concerts by the Grammy Award-winning Mariachi Divas, the Darden Sisters and Grupo Bella. Children can take a picture with Santa Claus. A variety of tamales may be purchased from downtown restaurants. Intelligence:

Tree lighting: The Placentia Community Holiday Festival and Tree Lighting Ceremony will take place from 6 to 8 p. m. Dec. 5 at the Civic Center Plaza, 401 E. Chapman Ave. Get into the spirit with anniversary acts, kids’ activities and a special visit from Santa Claus. Information:


Dine with Santa: The RSM Cares Bell Tower Foundation hosts its annual Breakfast with Santa on Dec. 7 at the community center. There are two sessions, 8 a. m. and 10 a.m ., tickets are $5.50 for babies and $15.75 for adults. Enjoy breakfast, storytime and planes. Knowledge and tickets: events


Santa’s Village by the Sea: Ring in the season in downtown San Clemente on Saturday, Dec. 7, begins at 2 p.m. with a holiday hoopla at the Community Center, peculiarity plays, cookie decorating, tours with Santa and snow hill sledding. A metropoli tree-lighting event with the mayor will be held at 5:15 p.m. From 5 to 7:30 p.m. there will be workmanships for adolescents, carolers, cookies and cocoa at The Casa.On Del Mar, experience anniversary music, teach goes, beer& wine garden-variety and shopkeepers from 5-9 p. m. Knowledge:


San Juan Tree Lighting: University students will give musical renditions at Historic Town Center Park beginning at 4 p. m. Free. Tree lighting will take place at 5:30 p.m. Capistrano Valley High School’s marching circle will conduct a procession downtown after the opening ceremony, where genealogies can experience vacation undertakings until 9 p. m. Dec. 7. 31872 El Camino Real. 949 -4 93 -5 911 or

Capistrano Lights: The Mission’s nightly tree illuminate and music planned will begin at 5 p. m. Dec. 8-Jan. 6( except Dec. 24, 25 and 31 ). Clients must be on the grounds before closing at 5 p. m. to enjoy the lighting experience.


Global holiday: The municipal is hosting” Celebrate Holidays Around the World” from 6 to 8 p. m. on Dec. 5. Before the lighting of the city’s tree, there will be musical recreation, art and skills and a storytime at the library. Pleasures are at Stanton City Hall. Information:


Escorting Santa: The Tustin Police Department’s Santa Sleigh has been traveling through vicinities each celebration for about two decades. It differs the police station and visits various streets each weekday night Dec. 2-20. Check the city calendar at for which streets the sleigh will try to visit each night, weather permitting.

The annual Christmas tree illuminate in front of the Tustin Library facets amusement for the community.( Register file photo)

Tree lighting: The city’s ceremony at 6 p. m. Dec. 6 will include holiday chants and other presentation at the Tustin Library Courtyard, along with lighting the community tree. Undertaking include letters to Santa, spacecrafts, civilize travels and more. Tamales and refreshments will be sold by the Tustin Area Senior Center. Likewise, the Tustin Host Lions Club will maintain its annual vacation emporium from 4 to 9 p. m. at the Clifton C. Miller Community Center. Information: 714 -5 73 -3 326 or

District holiday: The District at Tustin Legacy multitudes its Wonderland Holiday Experience from 11 a.m. to 8 p. m. daily through Jan. 1. Wander a woodland of sugar canes, decorates and more and take photos inside the holiday house. On Dec. 7, from noon to 2 p.m ., take your domesticated for a photo shoot with Santa; expense is$ 8 to benefit OC Animal Care. On Dec. 14, from 5 to 7 p. m. there is free entertainment, crafts and more at Union Market. Photos with Santa will be$ 8 to benefit Supernaturals for Children. Message:

Villa PARK

Santa’s tour: Santa Claus is coming to Villa Park for his annual sweep of the city Dec. 7- and as usual for the city, he won’t be razzing a sleigh but a fire truck. Each year for Santa’s tour, the fire engine concludes stops all throughout the city so Santa can meet with residents and their children. A tour superhighway and full schedule of stops is available at

In the night, Santa will hangout with families at the Winter Wonderland party in the Villa Park Town Center. The free happen from 4 to 8 p. m. will have ice skating, snowballs and more. Information:

Boat parade: The beloved Dry Land Boat Parade will return to Villa Park on Dec. 15 this year with a “Jingle Bell Rock” theme. Each year, inhabitants decorate their trailered barges- and just about anything else with rotations- to join in a citywide display of festivity encourage. After the 5 p. m. ceremony, members will assemble at the Town Centre to celebrate. A parade road and planned is available at


Tree lighting: The annual holiday tree-lighting ceremony will be 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 2 at the Community center with caroling, acts by parish the organizations and a visit by Santa. A community sing-along will end the evening. Bring food donations to help those in need. Information:

Dine with Santa: The city is hosting Santa for breakfast, and houses are invited at 9 a. m. Dec. 7. Reservations are required and get swiftly. There also is likely to be spacecrafts to prepare. Tickets are $8. Sign up through the recreation department at or 714 -8 95 -2 860.


Holiday on Main Street: For the 30 th year, the community will have a chance to visit with Santa Claus and enjoy joyous music throughout the night. The occasion, which is hosted by the Main Street Merchants Association, is set for 4-10 p. m. Dec. 7 along Old Town Yorba Linda’s Main Street, exactly north of Imperial Highway and Yorba Linda Boulevard.

Heroes: The Nixon Foundation will host its annual Hometown Heroes Christmas Tree Dedication at 12 p.m. on Dec. 1, honoring Southern California armies who lost their lives in Iraq, Afghanistan and Vietnam. Each will be recognized by name, and kinfolks are able to obtain adornments for the tree at the Nixon Presidential Library& Museum. Actor Joe Mantegna will be the guest presenter. Households must RSVP would be contained. Information:

Boat parade: East Lake Village homes are embellishing for the holidays, and the community is having its annual boat parade- with the boats embellished as well- at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 14 -1 5. Food trucks will be available from 5 to 7 p. m. at the East Lake Clubhouse. The parish can watch from the public streets around the lakefront neighborhood. Information: 714 -7 79 -0 657 or

Food drive: Have overdue book penalties with the Yorba Linda Library? Pay with menu subscriptions through Dec. 21. The Food for Fines program will accept canned goods at the library or virtual gifts online to benefit the Community Action Partnership of Orange County Food Bank. Find out more at

Nixon holiday: The Nixon Presidential Library& Museum is hosting through Jan. 5 a holiday model train display. The qualifies travel through hand-crafted representations in five schemes, including information that ties into its “Apollo 11: One Giant Leap for Mankind” exhibit for the 50 th anniversary of the moon land. Check for admission costs and hours.

The Nixon library will stay open late on Dec. 2 and 12 for candlelight nights that will feature photos with Santa in the replication Oval Office, melodic recreation, planes and cookie decorating. General admission, which provides entry to the galleries, is $29.

The Pat Nixon White House gingerbread house likewise will be on display through part of the season. It was created by The Cookie Element in Yorba Linda. Check

Breakfast with Santa: St. Nick will be paying a visit to the city at 9 a. m. Dec. 14. There will be activities “for childrens”, recreation and breakfast at the Yorba Linda Community Center. Children will be able to meet with Santa. Pre-registration is required; no walk-ins. Tickets are $20. Information/ registration:

Hey Santa: Children can write a letter addressed to The Big Guy and the city will help deliver it, and make sure girls get a response back. Express mailboxes will be at City hall, the Thomas Lasorda Jr. Field House, Travis Ranch Activity Center, the Community Center and the library through Dec. 13. Include a self-addressed, stamped envelope.

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South Coast Singers warms the holidays with 3 concerts in south county

December 13th, 2019 Posted by Uncategorized 0 comments on “South Coast Singers warms the holidays with 3 concerts in south county”

The South Coast Singers, a 50 -member non-profit choral group based in Orange County, invites citizens to celebrate the holidays with their upcoming concert lines,” Do You Hear What I Hear ?” Under the direction of music director Perry Carter and backed by a live orchestra, the display compounds old-time standards with new arrangements.

Performances are 4 p. m. Saturday, Dec. 14 at San Clemente Presbyterian Church in San Clemente, 4 p. m. Sunday, Dec. 15 at Geneva Presbyterian Church in Laguna Woods and 4 p. m. Saturday, Dec. 21 at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Dana Point.

Tickets are $20, groups of 10+ are $18 each and kids 10 and under are free. To obtain tickets call or announce 949 -6 13 -7 840.


When: Dec. 14, Dec. 15 and Dec. 21

Where: many venues in southern Orange County

Information: 949 -6 13 -7 840

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Plein air artist’s work on display at Casa Romantica starting Tuesday

December 5th, 2019 Posted by Uncategorized 0 comments on “Plein air artist’s work on display at Casa Romantica starting Tuesday”

San Diego-based artist and wanderer Erin Hanson’s solo exhibition will open at Casa Romantica on Tuesday, Dec. 10.” Marks of the Sea” features roughly two-dozen artworks are presented in Casa Romantica’s gallery.

Admission to the 6-8 p. m. receipt is free and includes complimentary wine, cheese, and a melodic achievement by singer-songwriter Sky Green. Hanson will be present to chat with attendees.

Advance RSVP includes entry into a raffle for two tickets to your select of upcoming concerts the Casa.


When: Opens Tuesday

Where: Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens, 415 Avenida Granada, San Clemente

Information: casaromantica .

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‘World’s largest tree by the sea’ will be lit Saturday in San Clemente

November 16th, 2019 Posted by Uncategorized 0 comments on “‘World’s largest tree by the sea’ will be lit Saturday in San Clemente”

Outlets at San Clemente will host its fifth annual Tree Lighting Celebration on Saturday, Nov. 16, boasting Santa and a live reindeer meet-and-greet, straying carolers and musicians from the Orange County School of the Arts.

The 110 -foot white fir from Mt. Shasta — statement as “The World’s Tallest Tree by the Sea” — will be covered in more than 18,000 glittering, multicolored lights. To add to the festive stage, there will be a special ” snow ” fall over San Clemente. After the event, guests can get a head start on Christmas shopping with exclusive deals until 9 p. m.


When: 4-6: 30 p.m. Saturday

Where: Shop at San Clemente, Center Court, 101 West Avenida Vista Hermosa, San Clemente

Information: reindeer

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