Are you aware of NextDoor.com for specific communities or those nearby?

screen-shot-2013-02-11-at-10-06-39-pmNextdoor allows neighborhoods to easily create private websites allowing communication among neighbors and make them stronger and safer.  Nextdoor is strictly about connecting with the people who live around you. When you sign up, you must input your real name and address. And you must verify that you live in the neighborhood either via credit card confirmation or by having the company send you a postcard that you can then verify you received.

I belong to active Missionviejo.nextdoor.com, and use it often as a key resource and where I share neighborhood info of interest like a new supermarket opening, days La Paws dog park will be closed for re-sodding, and I’ve posted items for sale. Others have posted about missing pets so all could be on the look-out. One pet was found by a fellow NextDoor member due to the alert on the website.

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Members can:

  • Share local recommendations (plumbers, auto mechanics, babysitters, etc.)
  • Sell or give away household items.
  • Publicize local events.
  • Exchange information about crime and safety issues, and features a Urgent Alert, which makes it possible to blast out urgent information (emergency, crime, etc.) by text message as well as email.
  • Find neighbors in the directory.
  • View a neighborhood map.
  • Ask for advice.

You have the ability to create public or private groups (sub-groups) within the neighborhood, or to communicate with people who live near you but outside the neighborhood through the Nearby Neighborhoods feature.  On Missionviejo.nextdoor.com, sub-groups have been created for Palmia, Crucero Park, Lake Mission Viejo, Arroyo Vista/Arroyo Oaks, Pinecrest/Mission Viejo.  To access any of them, from Missionviejo.nextdoor.com, you simply click on the community of interest and request to Join.

Residents can choose to view and respond to updates via email or directly on the website.

Here’s a 2013 ABCNews story on NextDoor, http://abcn.ws/1IZUt43.

The national NextDoor website:  https://nextdoor.com/about_us/

Nextdoor offers two mobile apps, Nextdoor for iPhone and Nextdoor for Android.

Original Hems Studio in Lake Forest – Buyer beware

I was so excited to be able to give you a great lead on a good, super super cheap place for clothing alterations – Original Hems Studio at 23034 Lake Forest Drive.  My girlfriend, who is very picky, highly recommended them, said they only charge $2 to hem a pair of pants.

For my first (and only) visit, all I can say is thank God I didn’t give them expensive and/or new clothing to repair. I brought in 5 pairs of jeans, all of which had frayed at the bottom because I didn’t hem them when I should have, when they were new. I instructed them to create a new hemline slightly above the highest area of fraying whether that highest point was on the left leg or right. But that’s not what happened. On all pants, one leg was longer than the other and on some hems, the front of the leg wasn’t the same length as the other side. Not on all, but a few, the hem line wasn’t sewn straight but followed a curvy line. The owner and the young women tried to convince me it was because the way the jeans were sewn originally. They did offer to repair all the work and said would be ready next day. I was thinking about it, but then she asked if I wanted the new hem to be the same length as the shorter or longer hem. I just picked up all the pants and left. Ok, so my newfound $2/hem dream place is no longer a reality. From now on, I’ll go to the place at Laguna Hills Mall next to Macy’s on the side of the mall facing the medical center. They only charge $6/hem.

See Yelp for reviews from other customers:  http://www.yelp.com/biz/original-hems-studio-laguna-hills

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Mission Viejo supermarket news

You may know already that the smaller Ralph’s market at Trabuco and Alicia is gone.  In its place will be Smart & Final Express opening September 12th.  It’s my understanding that the ‘express’ stores are the size of a regular grocery store vs their ‘Extra’ stores which are larger than their warehouse stores.

So what do you think of the Haggen’s Market that has replaced a few Vons and Albertson’s markets in So Cal?  My local store tells me that by December, 45% of what they carry will be organic!  They have a commitment to local, and over the next 30-60 days, they’ll be continuing to convert new stores and “Haggen-izing” their already converted stores. They’ll be introducing three-day weekend sales, signature items throughout the store, dedicated end caps for gluten-free, local and new items. Those are just some of the ways they’re working to drive excitement and traffic into their stores.

Want healing or help with a problem? You may find it here.

There’s an event coming up this Saturday afternoon in Laguna Woods that some of you may have an interest in.  It’s an introduction to Bruno Groening, a famous healer from the 1930’s-1950’s who had a simple method that he said anyone can do themselves just by connecting with a higher power.
Bruno Groening
Although he died in 1959, the results of his healings were well documented, and they continue to be as people worldwide continue to practice his teachings to give and receive healing.  Groening never charged for healing nor does anyone to this day. This is a mission of love.

The Bruno Groening Circle of Friends, which is what they call these community meetings, was honored by the Members of the United Nations affiliated Organization World Peace Prayer Society with the Peace Pole Award on May 23, 2013 which took place in the ecumenical Tillmann Chapel of the U.N. at the invitation of the United Nations Staff Recreation Councils SaluS.

It is not a cult, religion or based on one, other than having a belief in a higher power.
Here’s a some info on Bruno:
​Esther Wright, who will be leading this group, said if you have a need for healing or help of any kind, bring your intentions and an open heart.  Esther asks that you call her first before attending.
Esther Wright  503 956 5244  or email dearesther@aol.com.   You might want to ask her for directions if you’re not very familiar with Laguna Woods Village.
Saturday, April 25th, 1:00-2:30pm
3036 Via Vista, Unit N, Gate 7

Two New Openings in north Mission Viejo

Panda Express facing Los Alisos, in the shopping center at Marguerite Parkway and Santa Margarita Parkway where there’s CVS Pharmacy, Ralph’s Market, McDonald’s, and the Pet Store Warehouse.

Also at the same intersection but across the street is a new Auto Club Office next to Petco in the Sprout’s Farmer’s Market shopping center where there’s also Yogurtland and Claim Jumper Restaurant.

And some good news for anyone who gets cold sores or canker sores, Sprout’s now carries the two problem solvers I developed over 20 years ago.  The first,  Cold Sores Begone Stick™, a chapstick that stops a cold sore from surfacing at the early warning tingle.  www.Cold Sores Begone.com.

Cold & Canker Sore Begone1.5mg

Second, Canker Sores Begone Stick™, which within 24-36 hours, heals a mouth ulcer inside the mouth (on or under tongue, inside cheeks, roof of mouth, inside lips).  www.CankerSoresBegone.com

Do you know anyone overseas who could use either remedy? We now ship international orders for which there’s a flat shipping fee of $10, maximum 5 pieces per order.  There’s a moneyback guarantee but the shipping fee is not included.  (888) 877-6315.

Cool! A workshop for psychic kids with James Van Praagh

Takes place on April 11th, 10am-5pm at the Temple of Light Spiritual Center in Irvine: 11 Goddard, Irvine, CA  92618, Phone:  949.333.1641,
www.TempleOfLightOC.org

 

 1 Day Workshop: Psychic Kids with James Van Praagh  
Saturday, April 11th at 10am to 5pm
Event: For gifted and intuitive children age 12-18
This is a one of a kind experiential workshop to empower your children to embrace and correctly become aware of how to use and trust their intuition and mediumistic abilities. Children are very empathetic and have not yet learned the limitedness and judgment of the human mind.They need gain knowledge, power and encouragement to listen and honor their inner wisdom. Providing the right guidance, it can assist the child in remaining centered in their truth as they grow older. Class Requirements

  • Must be between 12 and 18 years old. No exceptions.
  • Click here to buy and read Amazon: Looking Beyond before the class
  • Note this class will be filmed and release forms will need to be signed at enrollment of class.
  • Parents will not be allowed to take part in the class and permission forms need to be signed.

Click here to register at Eventbrite Direct Registration 

Tip:  Canker Sores Begone heals painful mouth ulcers overnight. Cold Sores Begone prevents eruptions from surfacing. Both all natural, available at Mother’s Market and Sprout’s.  www.CankerSoresBegone.com, http://www.ColdSoresBegone.com