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School’s back in session at Plaza Vista, Vista Verde, Westpark and Woodbury

Published on July 29, 2014 by in News

By Ian Hanigan

And we’re back.

Today marks the first day of the 2014-15 school year for nearly 4,000 students enrolled at IUSD’s four year-round sites.

Plaza Vista School, Vista Verde School, Westpark Elementary and Woodbury Elementary all start up during the summer but take three lengthy breaks during the year. The idea is to give families the choice of an alternate calendar, but Irvine’s year-round schools still offer the same number of instructional days as IUSD’s other campuses.

Speaking of which, the first day for students on the traditional calendar is Tuesday, Sept. 2, which also marks the opening of the new Cypress Village and Portola Springs elementary schools. By that time, year-round students and staff will be approaching their fall recess, which starts Sept. 22.

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Open House Review: 11 Glenhurst

Published on July 29, 2014 by in News

By SMS

Woodbridge Upgraded Townhome in Outer Loop
11 Glenhurst #8 $614,900

Turning off of East Yale Loop onto Briarwood takes you to this two level, end unit, 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath townhome on Glenhurst. In June it was listed for $628,888. Now on the market just over 40 days, the price has been reduced to $614,900. Over the weekend the home was attracting a fair amount of traffic with people lingering to ask questions. The home’s closeness to the lake and sleek upgrades will be noted.

Significant Numbers: Built in 1979, this 1,601 sq. foot, two level townhome is $384 a sq. ft. HOA dues are $348 a month.

Close up: As you pull into Glenhurst there is a rather snug feeling in this nest of townhomes and the front landscaping could use some upgrading. But the feeling of space and overall appeal Improves when you open double doors and step into the Travertine entry and then down to the Berber carpeted living room with custom fireplace and cathedral ceilings.

Straight ahead the carpeted formal dining room is ringed with shuttered windows overlooking the patio.

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Arnold Forde: Half a Century of Big Time Politics

Published on July 28, 2014 by in News

By By TRACY WOOD He’s not well known outside political circles, but GOP and Democratic leaders have relied on “Arnie” since the 1960s. …read more

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Open House Review: 14 Delamesa West

Published on July 28, 2014 by in News

By Joy

Today I saw a two level, 4 bedrooms and 2 ½ bathroom home. It is nicely located on a quiet cul-de-sac street with Santiago Hills Elementary School’s green soccer fields just a few steps away at the end of the cul-de-sac. In March I reviewed the same model at 2 Entrada West. This home’s location is far superior to Entrada West’s although it is not as upgraded. 2 Entrada West ended up selling in May for $392 per square foot at $817,500.

The basics:
Asking Price: $843,888
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 2.5
Square Footage: 2,088
Lot Size: 4,357
$/Sq Ft: $404
Days on Market: 24
Property Type: Single Family Residence
Year Built: 1976
Community: Northwood – Park Paseo

HOA dues are $85 per month and there no are Mello Roos taxes.

With it being on a zero-lot-line there are no windows on one side of the home. This house has hard wood flooring and Spanish tile throughout the first floor. The staircase and bedrooms have carpet. The home has scraped ceilings, clean interior paint and a remodeled kitchen. The windows, parts of the bathrooms and some of the lighting are still original.

Without needing to cross any streets, the community amenities and elementary school are just …read more

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Irvine dad, Dr. Jeffrey Podlas, desperately needs a new kidney

Published on July 26, 2014 by in Health, Irvine, News

Dr. Jeffrey Podlas

From: Kosher Orange County

Dr. Jeffrey Podlas is a loving husband of 38 years and father of three grown daughters.

Originally from South Africa and now a resident of Irvine for 27+ years, Jeff is an OBGYN and has delivered over 5,000 babies in his career, many of whom you know personally. His family is asking for your help.

He was diagnosed with kidney failure due to Nephrotic Syndrome, and has been on dialysis since March 2011. He is in need of a kidney transplant, and he is of O negative blood type. Whether you can help by spreading the word or by getting tested as a match yourself, the Podlas family is extremely grateful for your support. Read more…

 
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Marine Way Reopens Friday, July 25

Published on July 25, 2014 by in News

By jbalta

Marine Way, the main entrance into the Orange County Great Park, will reopen Friday, July 25 at 3 p.m. Marine Way closed in late June as part of a storm drain project to support development of property in the immediate area.

Trabuco Road at Sand Canyon Avenue will remain open to the public through this weekend only. Starting on Monday, July 28, Marine Way will be the main public entrance to the Great Park.

The post Marine Way Reopens Friday, July 25 appeared first on Orange County Great Park.

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Irvine Open Houses: Our Picks for the July 26 Weekend

Published on July 25, 2014 by in News

By Sean Rees

rockefeller Irvine Open Houses: Our Picks for the July 26 Weekend Value Real Estate Irvine, CA

Open houses flourish in the heat, and this weekend is a perfect example. Which open houses will you visit?

At this point in the summer, you can likely find open houses within walking distance. If you’re a brave soul engaging in any way with the blistering hot summer housing market, be strategic about it. Here are our picks for which ones to attend this weekend. Review one, two, three or all four (or some of your own choosing) our our Irvine open house picks for this coming weekend. Here are our picks:






720 Rockefeller, Airport Area/Business District, Irvine

Saturday July 26, from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm



windchime Irvine Open Houses: Our Picks for the July 26 Weekend Value Real Estate Irvine, CA


57 Winchime, Quail Hill, Irvine

Saturday July 26, from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm



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Friday, July 25: Power Outage Update

Published on July 25, 2014 by in News

By Nathan Quach ​Irvine Valley College campus is open and classess are occurring as scheduled for Friday, July 25. …read more

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Open House Review: 2 Christamon East

Published on July 25, 2014 by in News

By Joy

Today I saw a two level home featuring 4 bedrooms plus a loft. 2 Christamon East is located in Northwood’s Park Paseo Community. It sits on the corner entrance of a cul-de-sac with three streets surrounding it and is the only model with an open loft. The backyard backs to Park Place (a non-residential street) with the entrance to Christamon on its side, and Christamon East in front of the home.

Asking Price: $924,888
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 2.5
Square Footage: 2,474
Lot Size: 4,356
$/Sq Ft: $374
Days on Market: 13
Property Type: Single Family Residence
Year Built: 1978
Community: Northwood – Park Paseo

HOA dues are $89 per month and there are no Mello Roos taxes.

This home is in clean condition and has been partially upgraded. The kitchen is partially remodeled, some of the floors have been updated with tile and all of the lighting has been updated. The backyard has been completely remodeled with new hardscape. The ceilings have not been scraped and some of the bathrooms and kitchen features are original. The windows are original, but have been decorated with plantation shutters. The paint is clean and the carpet and tile floors are in good condition. With the location …read more

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Turns out those creepy dolls were a kind gesture!

Creepy San Clemente Porcelain Doll

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contacts: Lt. Jeff Hallock, 714.904.7042
JHallock@ocsd.org

Emily Osterberg, 714.647.1840
EOsterberg@ocsd.org

Investigators Locate Person Responsible for Porcelain Dolls

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. – (July 24, 2014) – On Thursday, July 24, 2014 Orange County Sheriff’s Department investigators began pursuing information related to reports that several porcelain dolls were left on porches of homes in the Talega community of San Clemente. Based on initial reports, the porcelain dolls were left on porches over the course of the last week. Though initially there was not a specific criminal component being pursued, Sheriff’s investigators immediately dedicated time and resources in attempt to resolve the issue and identify the person or people responsible.

Investigators immediately began examining the dolls in attempt to locate any evidence as well as meeting with the impacted families to determine similarities or commonalities amongst the group. Following conversation and questioning of several parents, information was learned that focused on a female adult who lived in the local community and attended church with many of the impacted families. Read more…

 
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