Cityhood Issues – This Side Up

October 21st, 2008

It is not too often that we find independently-verifiable evidence that private communities overwhelmingly support moves to convert from a private community to cityhood. Coto de Caza is no exception. For years, a minority of so-called civic leaders have used a number of tactics, including asking the OCBOS to fund the so-called Hoffman Report, in essence, a marketing campaign to convince residents that “it is better to control our own destiny, and join the cityhood movement..

Shock & Awe: Pow! ..Pow!…Pow!….Well?

October 20th, 2008

Colin Luther Powell, a retired General in the United States Army was the 65th United States Secretary of State serving under President George W. Bush. Powell also served as National Security Advisor and as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff during the Gulf War.

All in the Family at Saddleback College

October 20th, 2008

Laguna Ballet’s The Nutcracker - a Family Favorite Tradition, That is.
Saddleback College ’s Professional Guest Artist Series o welcomes back Laguna Ballet’s The Nutcracker to the McKinney Theatre stage. Over 75 Orange County students come together each year, under the direction of Artistic Director Shery Gilbert, to present this full-length Nutcracker to sold-out houses. The lead role of Clara will be played by Danielle Garcia and Emily Kimbro. Returning guest artist is Anton Pankevich of Pacific Northwest Ballet. Lauren Eggersten, Youth American Grand Prix Regional Semi Finalist, returns in her role as the Sugar Plum Fairy along with all of the talented Laguna Ballet dancers

Getting Free Kicks for Charity

October 20th, 2008

Local Soccer club is hosting its fourth annual charity Camp December 7th 2008 from 01:00 -05:00 PM in Aliso Viejo, CA.
The camp, free for boys and girls ages 5 years and up is being hosted by RSM Storm, with its professional staff and numerous volunteer coaches from with the community will running the camp

The Social Host Made Me Do It

October 19th, 2008

Shannon Hyman, an underage drinker at the time this incident took place, is suing the Green Iguana Bar & Grill after the bar served her a “flaming shot” of Bacardi 151 proof rum - she got scared of the flames, spit it out and she then burned herself from her chest to the top of her head, according to the Tampa Tribune.

LWV: WHo is On First? PCM? GRF?

October 18th, 2008

A piece titled City, Village news essentials Oct. 16 to 23 News for those on the go published by the Orange County Register asserts that the recent restraining order against Laguna Woods Village resident Lucienne Skogen was on “on behalf of the Golden Rain Foundation to prevent violence or threats of violence on PCM of California, Inc employees in the workplace”.

Oktoberfest Courtesy of Coto Joe the Plumber

October 17th, 2008

What can be better than log rafting in the river Isar from Wolfratshausen to Munich, accompanied by flowing draft beer, a traditional Bavarian breakfast and an oompah band (Bavarian music)?

Sociopoly and the Fanny Playing Card Deck

October 15th, 2008

Posted By CotoBlogzz October 15, 2008 01:30 PM
We are working on A Sociopoly board game and a Fanny Playing Card set loosely based on the current global economic crisis,

Coto de Caza Man Kills in a Mockingbird

October 15th, 2008

The Department of Theatre Arts at Saddleback College is will be presenting To Kill a Mockingbird, written by Harper Lee, and directed by Maria Mayenzet. Lawyer Atticus Finch defends the real mockingbird –a black man charged with the rape of a white woman. Cota de Caza resident Richard Hawkes plays Atticus.

Flash Report: New Look United Mutual Unusual Business or Business As Usual

October 14th, 2008

Just elected at the organizational meeting for United Mutual are:
President: Lloyd Foster
First VP: Bevan Stronm
Second VP: Marv Rosenhaf
Secretary: Linda Wilson
Treasurer: Paul Vogel
Executive VP: Milt Johns:
Assistant treasurer: Janet Price:
Assistant secretary: Patty KurzetAssistant secretary: Chris Trapp
Assistant secretary: Wendy Panizzia - for the purpose of representing United in Small Claims CourtAssistant secretary: Scott Dunham for the purpose of representing United in Small Claims Court
The last six are all property management company (PCM) employees, including Trapp, an attorney working for PCM and Scott Dunham, risk manager for PCM - Guess how is in control?