Mission Viejo Means Year-Round Enjoyment

Posted on December 6, 2010. Filed under: First Time Buyer help, Orange County things to do | Tags: |

With temperatures dipping to wintertime lows, Mission Viejo isn’t providing as much fun-in-the-sun as it did a few months back. Nevertheless, even with the Brrr factor entering the picture, this premier destination offers residents and visitors plenty to do and see. Here are a few highlights —

  • Mission Viejo Library – Besides boosting brainpower, the library plays host to a series of marvelous events and activities such as Story Time for tots, the Timeless Melodies Holiday Christmas Program, and Guitar Lessons for all you budding rock stars.
  • The ‘Character Quality’ sign on the corner of La Paz and Marguerite.
  • Lake Mission Viejo – It might be too cold for sunbathing, but you can still bundle up and thrill the Parade of Lights or see your kids rise to superstardom in the 18th Annual LMV Kids’ Fishing Derby.
  • Mission Viejo High School – Recognized as a California Distinguished School and National Blue Ribbon School, this leading educational institution also has a powerhouse football team and hosts a number of community events.

If you’d like to learn more about all that Mission Viejo has to offer, I’ll be delighted to help.  You can connect with me at 949.338.7408   angie@askangie.com,   @AngieWeeks or @WeeksTeam.

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Small Elections, Big Impact

Posted on November 2, 2010. Filed under: First Time Buyer help | Tags: , |

Election 2010 definitely will bring some changes to sunny California. Just how far the voting will transform the golden state remains to be seen. But while state matters are destined to get most of the limelight, local communities could be in for a number of changes depending on how the ‘smaller’ elections go. 

The upshot?  Small elections count, often for a great deal. Let’s take voting for your local  County Supervisor . This official heads up the Board of Supervisors, and in that capacity, must cast his or her vote on any number of important issues. A Supervisor’s voting decisions can be major factors in shaping the future of a particular community.  Among the issues influenced by these officials are noise, legislation, budgets, industrial pollution, property modifications, zoning, and even conflicts between neighbors.  You get the idea. They cover a lot of important territory.

School Board elections can exert an equally extensive influence. Members of this committee are entrusted with the task of deciding the fate of schools within their district. Their decisions reverberate through everything from adapting educational standards and monitoring student achievement to policy making, development of district budgets, and changes in district boundaries.  Yes, they stay busy.

Of course, there are a number of other small elections that boast high-impact potential. So a word to the wise — never consider any election too small or unimportant. Even the smallest can have a big influence on your community and you. As an active member of my own community, I can’t stress the importance of voting for all the small stuff. It’s a great way to do your part for your community.

NOW GET UP AND GO VOTE!  Not sure where?  Confirm here.

And if you’d like to learn more about how you can help your own community thrive, I’ll be delighted to help. You can connect with me at 949.338.7408,  angie@askangie.com,  @AngieWeeks or @WeeksTeam.

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