One of Dana Point's classic surf store is celebrating its remodeling this weekend! So technically this is not a Dana Point event , but if you are looking for something to do this weekend, what about enjoying one of the beautiful Dana Point Beaches, like Doheny, Salt Creek or Strands, and stop by the the Dana Point surf shop's celebration of remodeling, that includes promotions from Oakley, JS, Filtrate, DC, O'Neill, Sector 9 and more this Saturday 30th and Sunday July 1st. 

Looking for deals at the store? You can get 30% off swim and board shorts, 25 percent all Killer Dana products and 10 percent off hard goods and wetsuits all weekend at the store and online at (enter promo code "Delprado"). You also get a free license-plate frame with…

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Dana Point is a gorgeous ocean side city in Orange County, that is known for having many events throughout the year. For Dana Point Real Estate information, visit the link - we show cast all the homes available for sale in the city.dana_point_concerts_at_the_park_2012_and_events_in_july

Here's a summary of all the main events happening in the beautiful city of Dana Point, this July 2012:

Concerts at the Park:

For July, the city is hosting free outdoor concerts every Sunday afternoon fom 3pm to 6pm, with snacks available for purchase. Here's the lineup ( concerts are held in the different parks of Dana Point):
July 1st: at Heritage Park, Small World Band and Revivak - a Tribute to CCR & John Fogerty.
July 8Th: at Heritage Park too, American Made Band and Rodeo Drive.
July 15th at Sea Terrace Park: Dave…

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doheny_longboard_surfing_annual_menehune_contest_2012"The Doheny Longboard Surfing Association is an organization dedicated to board surfing in a clean and natural environment. In relation to that philosophy, the D.L.S.A. will act as a support group for other organizations with similar views and objectives."

The Doheny LongBoard Surfing Association presents this coming Saturday June 30th, the annual ' Menehune Surf Contest '. Check-in and beach sign ups will be at HOBIE SPORTS this Friday, June 29th, 2012 at 6pm.

Event info:

  • Deadline: MAIL IN BY JUNE 20th. All entries after deadline $60

Proceeds go to the Doheny State…

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The numbers we are about to display correspond to the DataQuick's latest numbers  - ending in June 8th.  If you were wondering what the latest trend in the Orange County Real Estate Markert is, here's the patterns its showing:

  • 21 local ZIPs had both sales gains and price gains in the period. These double-gainers had combined sales volume equal to 30% of the Orange County market.
  • 28 of O.C.'s 83 ZIP codes with gains in their respective median selling price. Overall, buyers' prices were -0.5% vs. a year ago.
  • Taking sales volume in consideration, home-sale pricing is up in ZIPs representing 37% of the Orange County market.
  • 6 of 83 O.C. ZIPs with median sales prices above $1 million in the period vs. 11 million-dollar ZIPs when the county…

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Looking for a great place to watch this year's display of Fireworks around Orange County? We came up with our top 5 places, and a description of where and when to watch them. Feel free to post your comments, they are always welcomed!

Let's start South.

San Clemente: the city of San Clemente does it display of Fireworks at the Pier. At approximately 9:00 p.m. the City continues its annual tradition with a spectacular fireworks display from the Municipal Pier. Admission is free. Fisherman's on the Pier also hosts a beautiful banquet, but reservations are required way in advance, as this is their busiest event. Our experience in the past has been that you have to get there early - people start gathering at the Pier Beach ( the two sides) since early in…

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san_clemente_summer_concert_series_at_the_pier_beach_2012San Clemente already kicked off its summer concert series, with a great perfomance from the San Clemente High and Shorecliffs Middle School bands, who played the opener of the 13th annual beach series near the pier this past June 6th.

If you missed that one, don't worry! There's three more shows are on the schedule through Aug. 23, featuring Beatles, blues and reggae music. Just like most of the events hosted by the city, the admission is free for all four concerts on the schedule, which all will run from 6 p.m. to dusk on the sand between the San Clemente Pier and Marine Safety headquarters.

Here's the schedule ( all the dates are on a Thursday):

July 26: Paperback Writer, a Beatles tribute band.

Aug. 9: Blues by Rod Piazza & the Mighty Flyers.

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san_clemente_ocean_festival_2012The San Clemente Ocean Festival is coming again to the city this upcoming July 21st and 22nd, of 2012. The summer annual celebration is a great opportunity to get the family together, head to the San Clemente Pier and have some fun! There's many surf contests, races and activities for the kids including awards, a woody car exhibit displayed at the pier and an Ocean Art Show, at Parque Del Mar, overlooking the event. Other activities include : Face Painting, Carnival Games, *Ocean Institute & “Kid Natural” booths for everyone, with many vendors. Pancake breakfasts in the morning, and there will be a free concert on Saturday Night! 

Because this is a pretty important activity and a lot of folks are expected, parking can be hard at the Pier Bowl - no…

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dana_point_movies_at_the_park_2012This really nice and family friendly tradition that started four years ago, already started this June 1st with the 'Lion King' at the Lantern Bay Park ( this is the park located directly across from the Marriott hotel - that overlooks the Dana Point Harbor).

For those wondering, is basically a showing of a family friendly movie, where the city provides free popcorn and people bring their chairs and blankets. There's also beverages and snacks available for purchase, and the proceeds go towards a local school or non profit organization. 

Here's the calendar for the movies:

June 8th: Toy Story

June 15th: Tangled

June 22nd: Original Willy Wonka

June 29th: Puss in Boots 

Families get together, kids play and run around until the show begins, and…

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Some economists say restaurant sales are good indicators of how our local economy is faring. As we see many signs of recovery within the real estate industry in all of Orange County, the city of Mission Viejo is not the exception.

Several restaurants including chain ones and small ones, recently annouced that they are either opening in Mission Viejo or are planning to soon. They include the famous Five Guys Burgers and Fries, Panera Bread, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Club Cafe Bakery, Grill Hut, Little Chopsticks, All Star Pizza, Carl’s Jr. and a specialty donut shop.

Today, for example, Club Cafe Bakery ( La Paz near Muirlands) was opened. The restaurant has a really nice easy italian menu and a coffee bar, and its opened for breakfast, lunch and…

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Presented by the Monarch Beach Rotary Club, this is a great event where all proceeds go to local childrens charities. This is the party that starts the summer! The event is hosted at Doheny Beach.

At the The Lobster Fest event, you will enjoy a delicious meal of lobster and steak, live music and spirits, while saving and improving lives of children worldwide.
Tickets are $75.00 per person and include the Gourmet Lobster & Steak Buffet prepared by renowned Chef Louis Lepe, Gourmet Appetizers prepared by the award winning caterer “What a Dish” catering company (appetizers sponsored by BuildingOnline), Desserts sponsored by "It's All About The Cake" and "Donna B's", a Live Band (live band sponsored by Sunsets Bar / StillWater Spirts & Sounds), Wine…

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