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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Aquatic Center Pool programs opening soon!

Aliso Viejo Aquatic Center spring swim programs begin March 31 The Aliso Viejo Aquatic Center is gearing up for its spring swim programs that begin on March 31. The facility, which is flanked by the Aliso Viejo Conference Center and golf course, will host Learn-to-Swim, Parent and Me, Private Lessons, Aqua Fitness, Health & Safety and a Swim Team. Led by Premier Recreation Services, the programs cater to kids as young as 5 months up to seniors who are looking to complement their active lifestyles. A new Senior Aqua Fitness program will feature strengthening, balance and coordination along with water walking, low aerobic and low-impact movements. Along with a bevy of swim programs, the center will host Health and Safety Training courses available in one-on-one sessions and group learning programs. People can learn more about all of the great swim programs and register for early bird discounts during the special Open House and Family Movie Night on Friday, March 14. The event is from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Aliso Viejo Conference Center, located next to the Aquatic Center at 31 Santa Barbara. After registration, a free family movie will be aired at 6 p.m. on the lawn. Dinner and beverages will be available for purchase, and folks should dress warm and bring low-back beach chairs and blankets. For more information, contact Premier Recreation Services at 949-716-3333 or av@premierrecservices.com. Information is also available at www.premierrecservices.com.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Free Community Emergency Preparedness Class . .Register NOW

Registration available for free Community Emergency Preparedness Academy Registration for the City of Aliso Viejo's next Community Emergency Preparedness Academy is now available. The free eight-week program is designed to educate residents in emergency preparedness and provide them with the proper training to help themselves and those around them when emergency services are overwhelmed. Members of the academy will learn: * Family disaster preparedness and plans * Earthquake preparedness * Light search and rescue * Fire safety, fire extinguishers and wildfire preparedness * First Aid, CPR and defibrillators use * Sheriff's Department and Fire Authority operations The course also includes a tour of the county's Emergency Operations Center and 911 Dispatch and more. The City of Aliso Viejo is partnering with Doctor's Ambulance, the Orange County Sheriff's Department and Orange County Fire Authority to present the academy. Space is limited. Adults and teenagers (accompanied by a parent) are encouraged to register soon. The course, which takes place from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesday evenings, begins April 1 and runs through May 13 at City Hall, 12 Journey. Dinner is provided before each class at 6 p.m. The CPR, AED and First Aid classes will be held on Saturday, May 3 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Contact Aliso Viejo's Emergency Management Coordinator Steve Rhyner at 949-635-1809 or srhyner@ocsd.org to register for the class.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Farewell to Margo Beauchamp and thanks for all you did for us!

Longtime Crime Prevention Specialist set to retire Margo Beauchamp, a longtime Crime Prevention Specialist for the City of Aliso Viejo, will be honored by the City Council on Wednesday. Margo is retiring from her post after serving in the job since 2001, the year the City of Aliso Viejo incorporated. Margo has been an outstanding crime prevention specialist and member of this community. She has been instrumental in facilitating an array of successful programs like Walk to School Day; Bike helmet fitting; car-seat installation; National Night Out; National Take Back Day; Bicycle Rodeos; and a Sheriff's video unit called "A Helmet is Cooler than a Coma." She launched the successful "Remove It or Lose It"; "Caught Being Good"; and "Open Garage Notices" programs. She has taught more than 60 Neighborhood Watch Groups over the last 12 years and has poured her heart and soul into this community. It's no surprise that Margo was recognized as the Crime Prevention Specialist of the Year in 2006. "Margo has been instrumental in helping Police Services remain involved in this community," said Lt. John MacPherson, Chief of Police Services. "She has been an asset to this City and will be missed by members of Police Services, City staff and the community." The City Council meeting starts at 7 p.m. February 19 in the Council Chambers at 12 Journey. The public is always welcome. To see the Council's agenda and for more information, visit http://cityofalisoviejo.com.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Recycle your electronics and old shoes!

Free electronics recycling event will benefit sports team When you recycle that old computer or TV during Aliso Niguel High School's free E-Waste event on Saturday, be sure to also bring your used and unwanted shoes. The free E-waste and shoe drive event is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. January 25 at 28000 Wolverine Way. The event, which will benefit the Boys Lacrosse team, will give folks the opportunity to properly dispose of computers; laptops; monitors; keyboards; copiers; VCRs; fax machines; cell phones; printers; scanners; hard drives; MPS players, microwaves and other electronics. Used and unwanted shoes will be refurbished and sent to people in third-world countries. For more information, call 949-831-5590.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Market is approaching normal inventory

We currently have 165 Active listings in Aliso Viejo which has helped to stabalize the market a bit. Earlier this year we had less than 30 listings to sell which created a bit of a market frenzy. The short sales and REO's have also dried up. We only have 6 our of 165 at the moment. So, if you were thinking of scaling down, or moving up.. this could be a time when there will be something for you to buy in the event you decide to sell. I am always available for your questions and to prepare a market evaluation for your property!

Friday, July 12, 2013

Low Cost Pet and Vet Clinic Aug 3rd...

Low-cost Pet & Vet Clinic planned for August 3 http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001MMuj17XqBzDWCyG5K0GcG26gGxNRZhQKJFBhDCZ0ud-y73IeQFdf9D_W4FtiNBkcTeiXzqLLQXt2KSPUM8oHkK5QMBPkv2iOXsfi0vBf08Dz0gAhHR37olMcms1FoLQk The City's Family Resource Center and Mission Viejo Animal Services Center are teaming up to host a low-cost Pet and Vet Clinic on Saturday, August 3 at the Iglesia Park Community Center. The cash-only clinic will offer vaccinations and micro-chipping at discounted rates along with dog licensing from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Vaccines for cats and dogs will range from $7 to $28. Dogs must be on leashes and cats in carriers. The Iglesia Park Community Center is located at 24671 Via Iglesia, near Moulton Parkway and Calle Cortez. For more information, e-mail gduran@cityofalisoviejo.com or call 949-425-2519. Detailed vaccination information is also available by clicking here.

Monday, June 3, 2013

Real Estate in Aliso Viejo

The market as you have heard has really heated up, and good listings are flying off the market in multiple offers with many unhappy want to be home owners walking away disappointed. This is a great time to sell your house but be careful about selling and not having a plan on where you are going to go. There are some previous homeowners out there who have sold and thought it would be easy to find another home and then found out that wasn't true. Make sure you are working with an agent who will have your best interest at heart. We were down to as low as 23 homes on the market at one point this year, and slowly have been climbing up to over 60. That is not a normal amount of inventory by any means. Normal is 200 or so. Leasing is also very busy. Homes are not lasting long if they are well maintained, and in good neighborhoods where people want to live but can't afford to buy. Many investors have purchased the available inventory knowing that the market had started to turn and will most likely hold them for a year or so and then sell them. If you have any questions about the Aliso Viejo RE market, feel free to contact me at theresavinciguerra@gmail.com Theresa