A 55+ Community in Laguna Beach, California

September - October 2018

Edition No. 16

Welcome!

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Manager's Corner
 

Craig

It has been a few months since I joined the Laguna Terrace community. Thank you to all the residents who engaged with me, sharing your thoughts or expressing concerns. We are excited to continue changes at Laguna and look forward to upcoming projects.

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Manager's Corner

Craig

It has now been a few months since arriving at Laguna Terrace as the Community Manager and time has passed quickly!

Meeting the Laguna Terrace residents as they have voiced their passions for the community has brought to light many exciting ways to enhance our seaside neighborhood. Some suggestions were simple enough to address immediately. Others might take time and a significant investment to complete. All in all, these were great suggestions to consider and I thank you for sharing your thoughts with me and expressing your concerns. I also thank you for appreciating the improvements which have been completed over the past two months.

Our local Laguna communities are unique neighborhoods, and Laguna Terrace is no exception. Tucked into a beautiful canyon, overlooking the Southern California coastline, all within the historic and popular artistic town of Laguna Beach. This lifestyle within a high density residential community allows for close neighbor to neighbor relationships which can become lifelong friendships. We enjoy a casual resort-style environment surrounded by renowned cultural events, great restaurants, spectacular coastline views and beautiful beaches. Few places allow us these opportunities!

Remember to enjoy the life around you, and enjoy the end of summer at Laguna Terrace!

- Craig

We're Closed
 

We're Closed

The management office will be closed Monday, September 3 in observance of Labor Day. We wish everyone safe and happy holiday!

Food

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Easy and Elegant Dinner Parties

Having a dinner party is a great way to spend time with friends and family, but it can be a bit stressful or confusing to plan. We’re here to help! Hal Rubenstein, a founding editor of InStyle, shares these six tips for a fantastic dinner party with AARP Magazine. Now that you’re ready, add one of these elegant but easy recipes to your next get-together.

Now Taking Brokered Listings

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If you’re considering selling your home, please call us for a free market analysis. We will also promote your home using multiple outlets and include it in our weekly open house. We are located on-site for all interested sellers and buyers. Come to the office to make an appointment or call (949) 397-6287. Let us help you sell!

Resident Reward of $1,000

Refer a friend

Invite your friends to join the community! If they purchase a new home, you’ll receive up to $1,000 for the sales referral. Please contact Kristin Durley directly for questions at (949) 397-6287.

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Resident Reward of $1,000

Refer a friend

Invite your friends to join the community! If they purchase a new home, you’ll receive up to $1,000 for the sales referral. Please contact Kristin Durley directly for questions at (949) 397-6287.

*Please note: The offer is restricted to Hometown America-owned, new-inventory homes. Residents who refer a potential buyer will receive money at closing of escrow. Other terms may apply.

Pageant of the Masters

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We hope everyone enjoyed this year’s Pageant of the Masters put on by the Festival of the Arts of Laguna Beach. If you didn’t get a chance to attend this year, we hope to see you next summer. Read on to learn the history behind this long-standing event.

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Pageant of the Masters

Pageant

We hope that everyone enjoyed this year’s Pageant of the Arts put on by Laguna Beach’s Festival of the Arts. If you didn’t get a chance to experience this long-standing art extravaganza this year that’s okay, you have next year!

If you want to learn more about the history behind this 85-year tradition check out this Wikipedia article. Below is a brief excerpt.

The Pageant of the Masters is an annual festival held by the Festival of Arts in Laguna Beach, California. The event is known for its tableaux vivants or "living pictures" in which classical and contemporary works of art are recreated by real people who are made to look nearly identical to the originals through the clever application of costumes, makeup, headdresses, lighting, props, and backdrops.

The Pageant is held eight weeks each summer and consists of 90 minutes of "living pictures" accompanied by a professional narrator, an orchestra, and period songs by professional vocalists. It hosts more than a quarter million people each year.

Want to experience the Pageant for yourself? Head on over to the Festival of the Arts website to learn about similar events and book your tickets for next year.

(Photo above is one of the living sculptures featured at the Pageant and can be found on the Festival of the Arts homepage.)

Your Health

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Surprising Yoga Benefits

Most people know yoga improves flexibility and mood, but does the practice have even more to offer? This article shows 5 surprising benefits of yoga for all aspects of your life, including both physical and mental health. If you want to fight food cravings, relieve migraines, or boost your immune system, it may be time to give yoga a try.

Capital Improvements

Upgrade

The summer season is alive and well at Laguna Terrace. Improvements to the pool area have created a resort-like feeling that is sure to please residents. Read on to learn more about our recent upgrades and our new Pool & Clubhouse Attendant, Griffin Shortt.

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Capital Improvements

Upgrade

The summer season is alive and well at Laguna Terrace. Improvements to the pool area have created an exciting resort-like feeling that is sure to please residents. We removed the glass wall, completed new planting around the area, and added colorful new umbrellas to help our residents obtain a true resort experience. Word on the street is that these improvements have given the pool area a brand-new ambiance and residents now have a quiet space to retreat to!

We would also like to extend a friendly Laguna Terrace welcome to our new Pool and Clubhouse Attendant, Griffin Shortt. Griffin has already surprised a few unwelcomed guests who tried to hop our fence only to be escorted out of the community. If you get a chance, say hi to Griffin the next time you’re enjoying the new pool area.

New Age Tech Support

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As technology becomes more integrated in our lives, it seems like there’s a bot for everything. We have apps, the internet, and even robots. Read on to learn more about helpful artificial intelligence tech to assist you with everyday tasks.

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New Age Tech Support
 

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As technology becomes more integrated in our lives, it seems like there’s a bot for everything. We have apps, the internet, and even robots.

Artificial intelligence (AI) was invented with the intention of making every day struggles a bit easier. There are robots to help you make a shopping list, play music, or tell you the weather. Below are some examples of AI that are ready to help make your life easier. You don’t have to wait three centuries for them to exist!

Google Assistant
Similar to other well-known home assistants, Google Assistant will connect all the technological aspects of your home and provide a variety of options for voice commands.

What sets it apart from the pack? In a soon-to-be upgrade, Google Assistant will have the ability to make phone calls for you. While it will still assist in dialing for you, it will also have the capability to directly make reservations or check on store items in-stock. Plus, it will be able to understand situational context so it will know how to respond when calls don’t go as expected. Check out the video in this article for examples of how this works.

Roomba
Tired of straining to get those hard-to-reach places with your vacuum? Now, Roomba does it for you. This handy robot glides around your house picking up dust and debris, so your space stays pristine. Roomba automatically navigates your home while charging and changing power levels as needed. With its sophisticated technology, it will keep your home clean so you’re free to spend your time doing what you love.

Five AI Assistants
If you didn’t find something to pique your interest, check out one of these five other futuristic assistants. They can help you around the house with cooking or cleaning and there’s even a robot assistant that can alert authorities in case of an accident or emergency.

Culture in Film
 

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Want to learn more about other cultures? Film is a great place to start. Movies give you a glimpse into life in another part of the world, from the comfort of your own home. Read more to find some foreign films that educate while they entertain.

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Culture in Film
 

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Want to learn more about other cultures? Traveling across the world isn’t always feasible, but film is a great place to start learning. Movies give you a glimpse into the perspectives and lives of people in other parts of the world, from the comfort of your own home. Check out the following articles for films that can aid you in your journey.

While movies are not 100 percent accurate, they can serve as a launching pad for your worldly education. These films are known to represent the cultures they feature very well. Once you’ve completed that, review this directory of the 50 best foreign language movies in the 21 Century, so far.

Home & Garden

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Beyond Foliage: Decorating Tips

‘Tis the season of pumpkin spice, cinnamon brooms, and apple cider. The leaves are changing and so are your home decorations. If you’re looking for inspiration for your fall decor, these ideas from Better Homes & Gardens will do just the trick. From store-bought treasures to crafty concoctions, you’ll have fun getting cozy!

Come Socialize
 

Social

Join us on social media, through Facebook or Twitter, to stay updated, see pictures from the latest community event, and connect with neighbors. Our community page is also a great place to learn about sales specials and enter fun contests. Follow us today!

SafeHaven Insurance

SafeHaven

Hometown America is proud to promote SafeHaven National Insurance Agency, specializing in coverage for manufactured homeowners and renters. Many companies are difficult to work with or do not write policies that provide adequate protection for prefabricated homes. Make sure you are dealing with an insurance company that offers competitively priced policies and the protections important to you. Visit SafeHaven online or call 1-800-536-8999 for a quote.

E-Z Pay
 

EZ Pay

Take the hassle out of making rent payments with Hometown America’s E-Z Pay. With E-Z Pay, your lot rent will be automatically deducted from your bank account on the third of each month. New sign-ups earn a $10 credit.

Entertainment & Leisure

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Fall Television Line Up

Fall is the time of year when television networks begin to release pilots for their new shows, also known as pilot season. It seems like what’s old is new again! Take a look at all the new shows for the 2018-2019 season to find a new series for your favorites list or to reconnect with some coming back to life, like Charmed or Murphy Brown.

 
 
 

Travel

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Best U.S. Museums

Museums offer a chance to learn about history and culture in an immersive environment. Have you explored the historical sites in Washington, D.C. or art venues across the country? On your next vacation, add a museum to your itinerary and take the time to enjoy a little more. Explore one of these 20 best museums to visit in the United States to make your next trip unforgettable.