Orange County Real Estate and Events Information.

Here are 17 Solar Eclipse Events in Orange County:

  • Caspers Wilderness Park in San Juan Capistrano is having a viewing from 9am-12pm. View the eclipse through telescopes with special solar filters. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2xcklHr
  • The Astronomy Department of OCC is having a viewing event from 7am-2pm in Costa Mesa. Telescopes and equipment will be available to the public for viewing. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2uVhNg3
  • The Ocean Institute is having a eclipse viewing party starting at 9am. The first 50 people will receive a set of eclipse viewers. Admission required. http://bit.ly/2uZCxDw
  • Dana Wharf Whale Watching is having a solar eclipse whale watching trip from 10am-12pm. Tickets required. http://bit.ly/2wZgtuc
  • Cal State
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Here's an article originally published by the Ocean Institute in Dana Point by Nathan Taxel. For all of us wondering about the eclipse, and how and if we are going to be able to see any of it here in South Orange County, read below :

"On Monday Aug. 21, 2017, the United States will experience its first coast-to-coast total solar eclipse since 1918.  This 90-minute event will cover 14 states from Oregon to South Carolina.

A solar eclipse happens when the moon passes between the earth and sun during a new moon. During these rare events, the earth, moon and sun briefly form a straight line while traveling along their orbits.  There are three types of solar eclipse: a total eclipse, like the one we are having on Aug. 21, is when the orbits are exactly

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A 45 Year Tradition of Outrigger Canoe Racing in Dana Point

When: Saturday, August 8th, 2017

Where: Doheny State Beach

The Whitey Harrison Classic was established in 1971 as part of the Dana Point Harbor opening ceremonies. Today, It’s one of Southern California’s most popular outrigger canoe racing events with over 800 athletes competing on a 20 mile course from Doheny State Beach to Laguna Main Beach and back.

This is the first of the nine-man outrigger canoe races of the Southern California Outrigger Racing Association, hosted by the Dana Outrigger Canoe Club.  These are exciting races with 6 paddlers in the canoe and 3 more on a support boat who swap out during the race with the canoe keeping a steady pace.  Vendors and displays will be on

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One of the world’s top biggest surf contests also boasts top-flight skate and BMX competition. Even if you’re not an action sports devotee, the extensive merchandise area and people-watching opportunities are a draw.

The World Surf League (WSL) Women's Championship Tour, Men's Qualifying Series, and combined Pro Junior events will take place during a competitive window from July 31 - August 6, 2017. Based on the conditions, the WSL Commissioners Office will make a decision about the surf schedule during the 7-day window.

When: July 29-Aug. 6

Where: South side of the Huntington Beach Pier, Pacific Coast Highway and Main Street

For more information visit

http://www.vansusopenofsurfing.com/

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Come and join the San Clemente community at the 41st Annual Ocean Festival! This is an annual festival with its roots in the Lifeguard community, a very unique and fun way for all ages to enjoy all that San Clemente’s beaches & pier have to offer.

When: JULY 15 & 16, 2017

Where: Pier Area in San Clemente

From athletic events, to kids and group events, there's something for everyone. In addition, there's all day events including: Arts, Crafts & Games, hosted by City of San Clemente Recreation Division. Face painting and DJ entertainment. Plus, Ocean Institute, Clif Kid & HERO Nutritional booths.

Athletic Events include the famous Dory boat races, SUP Surfing Championships, 5K beach run, and one-mile ocean swim. 

Kids Events include Kid’s

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This article was first published on June 23, 2017 by the OCRegister.

Like music? Well, one of the best things about summer in Orange County is all the great concerts you can enjoy, without paying a dime. Bring your beach chair, picnic and blanket, and prepare to tap your feet, or whatever other part of your body starts to move.

Here are some of our favorites:

1.         June 25: Laguna Niguel – (Also, July 9 and July 23.) Music by Mike Wilson and Michael Physick. Shows 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Free merchant samples and coupons while supplies last. Location: Laguna Niguel Promenade, 27891 La Paz Road.

2.         June 25: Huntington Beach – The 75-piece Huntington Beach Concert Band performs “Patriotic Pastiche.” 5 p.m. in the amphitheater behind

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The Federal Reserve raised short-term interest rates by a quarter point today, Wednesday 14 2017. It's the Fed's third rate hike since December. And it's a sign that the central bank believes the U.S. economy is on solid ground.

Rising interest rates eventually affect millions of Americans from home buyers to credit card holders to savers. However, interest rates for mortgages are not expected to rise immediately.

Here's the original article from CNNMoney:

America, interest rates are going up.

The Federal Reserve raised short-term interest rates by a quarter point on Wednesday. It's the Fed's third rate hike since December. And it's a sign that the central bank believes the U.S. economy is on solid ground. 

"It reflects the progress the

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50 Safest Cities in CaliforniaIt comes at no surprise that some of the safest cities in all California are in Orange County. California - a known state for its beautiful beaches, award-winning wineries, and vibrant high-tech industry— it's also home to dozens of safe cities, including Aliso Viejo and Rancho Santa Margarita in the top 10! Laguna Niguel and Mission Viejo also made the list, in places 13 and 19 respectively.

According to the most recent FBI crime report, the fifty safest cities in California reported about thirteen crimes per 1,000 people in 2015, compared to the national average of nearly twenty-nine crimes per 1,000 people.

Here's the top 20:

1. Imperial 

Previous Rank: Not ranked

Violent Crimes per 1,000: 0.29
Property Crimes per 1,000: 3.11

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This a beautiful event to celebrate food and wine in Orange County. The Festival will take place at Sea Terrace Community Park in Dana Point, a one day event full of incredible entertainment, top notch food and a huge selection of California wine! 

The Festival includes over 30 restaurants, specialty foods and chef demos, 40 craft breweries & 80 varieties of craft brews, 50 varieties of wine from around the world, craft cocktail lounges and specialty drink bars, and live Music from multiple stages and areas throughout the event: 40 Oz to Freedom, No Duh, and Faux Fighters! 

  • Where: Sea Terrace Park at 33501 Niguel Rd., Dana Point, CA 92629

  • When: Saturday June 24th 12pm-7pm

  • How much? :from $8 per drink or $60 unlimited, to $150

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With school out for Summer and many looking for activities to do, here's a good, family friendly one. Coming back again this year, this is a two day celebration of the Southern California surfing life style: the Doheny Surf Festival.  This is a FREE event (other than parking admission to the park). 

When: June 24 and 25th 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Where: Doheny State Beach (25300 Dana Point Harbor Drive Dana Point, California 92629)

The Doheny State Beach Surf Festival will feature great surfing, live music,a classic woody car show, delicious food and beverages, a beer garden, healthy living demonstrations and a variety of vendors offering surf collectables and more.

Amazing surfing exhibitions will take place both days. On Saturday, the Doheny

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