From the OC Register on October 24, 2017 by Jeff Collins.


A late-summer surge in home buying pushed Orange County housing prices to record highs, shattering the $700,000 price barrier.

The median price of a home — or the price at the midpoint of all transactions — hit $710,000 last month, up 10.9 percent year over year, housing tracker CoreLogic reported Tuesday.

That’s up $25,000 from August’s median of $685,000, the sixth-biggest one-month price gain in records dating back to 1988.

Last month’s median almost elevates Orange County home values to Bay Area levels, where the nine-county median was $742,000 in August.

Home prices also rose in September throughout Southern California, pushing the regionwide median to its bubble-era high…

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Early heads up on this one: All national parks and monuments will be free to visit on Veterans Day weekend, Saturday, Nov. 11 and Sunday, Nov. 12, so head on out and see some nature!

Suggestions for nearby National Parks:

1. Joshua Tree

2. Channel Islands

3. Death Valley

Here's also a link for all of our National Parks, National Monuments,  Historic Sites and  Recreation Areas in California


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Yep, that time of the year.  And if you live anywhere from San Clemente, Dana Point, Laguna Niguel and close areas - or what we call the 'South Orange County' and, are looking for a close-by, not having to drive an hour long for a really nice, or pretty decent pumpkin patch so you can score a couple of cute pictures, here's the ones that we like for 2017. All of them have unique offerings, so it depends on your time availability and how big this 'Pumpkin Patch' really needs to be :)

1.  Tanaka Farms: well, this one is on spot one, (although not as close as others) because of the likability factor. Nothing beats being in a real farm, going on a wagon, a giant maze, looking at scarecrows etc. Plan ahead on the weekends as it gets busy, but it's worth it.…

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What? Taste of San Clemente
When: Friday, November 3, 2017 6:00PM - 10:00PM
Where: Casino San Clemente

The Taste will be held at the historic & beautiful Casino San Clemente on Friday, November 3, 2017, which will mark the 27th Annual Taste of San Clemente. For $95 per person, guests will enjoy a wine tasting from area vineyards as well as a sampling of Microbrews.  Guests will receive an engraved, limited edition "Taste of San Clemente" wine glass or beer mug. In addition, the event will include a fabulous Silent Auction with over forty wonderful baskets and gifts.

The Taste will include dancing to the fabulous band. The ticket price includes a complimentary Taste of San Clemente wine glass or beer mug, food, wine, entertainment and valet parking. …

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October is a very fun month in San Clemente! Looking for family friendly activities? This list has something going on pretty much every weekend in the city by the sea!   PLAYSCHOOL HARVEST FESTIVAL When: Friday, October 13, 10am-12pm Fee: $15/child Tierra Grande Park 399 Camino Tierra Grande, SC 92673 Pumpkin Decorating, Harvest Games, Ooey Gooey Tricks & Treats For children ages 3-5 years old Register online here or register on site   CARNIVAL COLOSSAL When: Thursday 10/12 - Monday 10/15 

  • 10/12 Thurs:  5pm-10pm
  • 10/13 Fri: 5pm- midnight
  • 10/14 Sat: 12pm- midnight
  • 10/15 Sun: 12pm- 10pm
Vista Hermosa Sports Park Rides * Games * Food Truck Festival * Family fun   RED RIBBON PARADE & PEP…

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The 3rd Annual San Clemente Surf Classic is a competition dedicated to San Clemente youth.There are many Contests out there, which are for adults and professionals, this competition is strictly for San Clemente's youth and will include divisions for boys and girls.

  • When: Saturday, October 14, 2017 7:00a.m. until 5:00p.m.
  • Where: T-Street Beach 

This San Clemente Chamber of Commerce sponsored event's purpose is to promote the best that the City of San Clemente has to offer which is a family oriented, beach community lifestyle supported by a backbone of San Clemente based businesses. All sponsors, like the surfers, must have a location in the city of San Clemente.  This event is a terrific opportunity for sponsors to promote products and…

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Spooky San Clemente

A new family friendly Halloween celebration in San Clemente, starting this year!

  • When: Date:10/28/2017 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Where: Community Center 100 N. Calle Seville- San Clemente, California 92672

    • Haunted House
    • Games/Trick o treating
    • Maze
    • Pumpkin craft
    • Candy Crawl (up/down Del Mar)
    • Movie on the lawn (Hotel Transylvania 1)
    • Treats
    • Wristbands for activities

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