A 55+ Community in Laguna Beach, California

November - December 2018

Edition No. 17

Welcome!

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Manager's Corner
 

Craig

Fall in Laguna Beach is winding down, bringing winter’s cooler temperatures, holiday events, and, very soon, a new year! Read on to learn how to reserve the Community Clubroom for your upcoming holiday parties.

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Manager's Corner

Craig

Fall in Laguna Beach is winding down, bringing winter’s cooler temperatures, holiday events, and, very soon, a new year!

As you’re thinking about your holiday party plans, remember Laguna Terrace has a community clubroom with a full kitchen available for our residents. With a capacity of over 100, you can easily accommodate all of your family and friends.

Reserve it now! Simply notify the Community Office and we will reserve your date, provide the paperwork necessary to complete your request, and even assist in the set-up.

When you’re making your plans, keep these dates in mind:

  • • Veterans Day – Monday, November 12
  • • Thanksgiving – Thursday, November 22
  • • Hanukkah begins – Sunday, December 2
  • • Christmas – Tuesday, December 25
  • • New Year’s Eve – Monday, December 31
  • • New Year’s Day – Tuesday, January 1

Make your holidays meaningful and memorable by celebrating at Laguna Terrace with your family and friends.

Your Community Management Team at Laguna Terrace,

Craig, Sunny & Igor

We're Closed
 

We're Closed

The community office will be closed the following days in observance of the holidays. We wish all of our residents a happy holiday season!

  • • Thursday, November 22 and Friday, November 23- Thanksgiving
  • • Tuesday, December 25- Christmas Day
  • • Tuesday, Jan 1- New Year’s Day

Food

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One Pot, Many Meals

Being able to cook with one pan, skillet, slow cooker, or pot is an easy way to make dinner shine. These one-pot recipes are convenient for making delicious meals. From Italian to Asian flavors, chicken to salmon, these recipes won’t disappoint. Did we mention they leave you with little clean-up?

Now Taking Brokered Listings

House

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.

Fall Back
 

Clock

Don’t forget to fall back by turning your clocks back one hour on Sunday, November 4. Remember the time change!

Your Health

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Mind Over Matter

Studies show the positive characteristics of mental and emotional health allow you to live life to the fullest extent through productive, meaningful activities and strong relationships. You have the power to elevate your mood, become more resilient, and enjoy life more. Read over these strategies to see how.

Capital Improvements

Upgrade

As 2018 comes to an end we are continuing to improve our community, especially with area landscaping. Read on to learn more about current projects and how we’ll continue to bring luxury to our community in the new year.

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Capital Improvements

Upgrade

As 2018 comes to an end we are continuing to improve our community, especially with area landscaping. Our irrigation restoration project is underway to repair, replace, or reroute the irrigation throughout Laguna Terrace. As a result, our lush, tropical landscaping will be restored – something we’re sure all Laguna Terrace residents will enjoy. This project should be finished by spring of 2019.

Our community-wide tree trimming and green waste pick-up was completed late September. We will repeat this program in May of 2019, so mark your calendars!

Upcoming 2019 projects have been submitted for consideration. Once approved, look out for exciting changes coming to our community! Hometown America is dedicated to our continued efforts to create a luxurious, resort-style community that offers the best lifestyle possible for our residents.

Sawdust Arts & Crafts Festival

Gift

On the hunt for the perfect Christmas gift? Visit the Winter Fantasy Sawdust Arts & Crafts Festival to find unique gifts while exploring a winter wonderland. Read on to learn what you can expect to see at this Laguna Beach tradition.

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Sawdust Arts & Crafts Festival

Gift

This Christmas, skip the big box stores and visit the Winter Fantasy Sawdust Arts & Crafts Festival to find gifts your friends and family will never forget.

Beginning in the late sixties, this festival is known for their hand-made art and gifts from local Laguna Beach artists.

However, this is not your typical festival that sets up at your local county fairgrounds for one weekend of the year. Sawdust is a non-profit organization that has expanded from its small beginnings to a nine-week festival set right in the middle of a cool, three-acre eucalyptus grove in Laguna Canyon, complete with waterfalls.

You get your Christmas shopping done and you get to experience demonstrations, art workshops, kids activities, live music, four delicious cafes, and even a saloon!

To learn more, check out the festival’s website.

Wanderlust Without Hassle

RV

Remember when camping meant sleeping in a tent, getting covered in dirt, and struggling to start a fire? They made for wonderful memories, but now you can enjoy the great outdoors with much more ease. From luxury RVs to “glamping” (glamorous camping), the options are endless.

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Wanderlust Without the Hassle

RV

In recent years, the number of Americans going camping has steadily risen. Remember when camping meant sleeping in a tent, getting covered in dirt, and struggling to start a fire? They made for great memories, but now you can enjoy the great outdoors with much more ease.

Camping with an RV allows you to experience the comfort and amenities of home, while enjoying the beauty of nature. Staying in a pricey hotel often limits your ability to explore nature, which is why renting an RV can be the best way to explore the outdoors.

You can either drive your rented RV to your destination or pick it up and start vacationing upon arrival. The latter option is great for those who want to go to a specific location without making the drive. And as a bonus, you don’t have to camp in a tent.

Travelers who want an upgraded version of camping can also try “glamping.” This glamorous camping option features all the comforts of home and additional amenities to make it a truly memorable vacation.

The Russian River Valley in Northern California’s Wine Country, provides a fully stocked Airstream nestled amongst a sleepy grove of redwood trees. Take a step outside your door and you’re exactly where you want to be, plus sipping world-class wines and eating at Michelin-star restaurants are both minutes away.

Airstreams are only the beginning. From cabins to teepees, glamping provides an unforgettable experience, especially when held at resorts. These luxurious getaways offer a wide range of amenities, from infinity pools to spa-like bathrooms.

Where will your next outdoor adventure take you?

Home & Garden

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High Brow on a Budget

If you are an innovator who likes to re-purpose things, then DIY projects are probably well within your wheelhouse. In need of a little bit of a creative inspiration? Take a look at this list of easy upgrades to make your house look and feel like a million bucks.

1968 and the Boomer Impact

1968

A lot can change in 50 years. As one of the most impactful years in American history, 1968 helped shape the country we know and love today. Let’s take a look back at some of the most notable moments from that year.

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1968 and the Boomer Impact
 

1968

A lot can change in fifty years. Technology has evolved, politics and policies have changed, and the day-to-day structure of normal life looks very different now than it did before.

Let’s reflect on some of the major moments in American history that took place in 1968.

Pop-Culture

  • • The game Kerplunk became widely popular after only being around for one year.
  • • Classic hits such as “Born to be Wild” by Steppenwolf, “Revolution” by the Beatles, and “Street Fightin’ Man” by the Rolling Stones were released.

Television

  • • An episode of “Star Trek” aired the first interracial kiss on television in American history.
  • • The television show “Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood” debuted on a U.S. television network.

History

  • • The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee. This led to civil disturbances, including riots, in over 100 cities.
  • • The USS Pueblo was captured by North Korea and held captive for 11 months. This threatened the high-tensions that already existed from the Cold War in that region.

Technology

  • • The first “Jumbo Jet” was introduced. The Boeing 747 Jet could seat 374 passengers and changed travel industry forever. After this, the exclusive luxury that was airfare became the standard way of international travel.
  • • Jim Lovell, Bill Anders, and Frank Borman helped solidify the United States’ place as first in the space race. Apollo 8 was the first manned spacecraft to travel to the moon and orbit it ten times! This was also the first time the moon was broadcast on live television.

Sports

During the 1968 Summer Olympics, two African-American medalists, Tommie Smith and John Carlos, staged a silent demonstration against racial discrimination. They bowed their heads and each raised a gloved fist when the Star-Spangled Banner played. Two days after the fact, they were stripped of their medals and expelled from team USA.

If you look at the 1960s as a whole, 1968 was by far the most transformative year of them all. While there were tumultuous moments, there were also groundbreaking times that got us to where we are today. Although 50 years feels like a long time, the effects of these moments will never fade.

Space – The Final Frontier

Space

Life beyond ours might be a real, provable possibility now thanks to the Curiosity rover. We may finally determine whether or not there has ever been, or could ever be, life on Mars. Click below to read more.

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Space – The Final Frontier
 

Space

Life beyond ours might be a real, provable possibility now thanks to the Curiosity rover. We may finally determine whether or not there has ever been, or could ever be, life on Mars.

The Curiosity rover has identified the building blocks for life on Mars: organic molecules containing carbon, a chemical element central to life. This doesn’t mean that there is evidence of life, but it does provide important clues about Mars’ mysterious history.

Molecules from a pair of Martian rocks prove that there was once something on the planet that an organism could eat. If a food source exists, maybe the existence of an intelligent life form isn’t too far of a stretch. Especially because methane concentrations are seeping out from underground reservoirs. Here on Earth, this gas is only produced by living organisms.

This proves exciting for future examinations of Mars as well. These samples were found only a few centimeters below the surface. Since the surface of Mars is constantly bombarded with radiation that can break down organic compounds, there may be more material buried deeper.

If you want to learn more about the Curiosity rover’s findings, click here!

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!

Entertainment & Leisure

Arts

Book Worms - Unite!

Looking back at the year, we know 2018’s literary works have not disappointed. From riveting romances, to authentic autobiographies, the books this year have been stellar. Check out this detailed list of the page-turners you need to keep an eye out for.

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.

 

Travel

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The Great Foodie Road Trip

One of the best parts about traveling is the opportunity to eat new, delicious foods. In these six cities, your restaurant options boast incredible dishes. Coast to coast, north to south, visit one of these ideal foodie getaways to satisfy your need for stellar cuisine.