I heard it had something to do with the lease, but just hearsay. The store location is at the Sprout’s/Claim Jumper shopping center at Marguerite Pkwy & Santa Marguerita Parkway.
Nextdoor 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.
- 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/
They’re re–sodding. The small dog section will remain open.
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.
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.
Petco will eventually be taking the retail space recently vacated by DeNault’s Hardware at Marguerite Pkwy and Rancho Santa Margarita Pkwy in the same shopping center as Sprouts Farmer’s Market and the Claim Jumper.
The Bed, Bath and Beyond company has added a store to its family that’s everything baby, aptly named “buybuy Baby”. It’s now open and located here:
25322 El Paseo (just off the 5 between Oso and La Paz)
Mission Viejo, CA
Phone: (949) 282-0024
Mon-Sat 9:00am to 9:30pm
Sun 9:30am to 8:00pm
The Texaco gas station was family-owned, and at this corner since the early 1970’s. They were willing to pump gas for you upon request and check under the hood. I was often tempted to go there just for the experience of being waited on at a gas station again like back in the day but never did because the cost of their gas always seemed so high. The gas station is closed down now.
So what’s the new plan for that corner? A 7-Eleven will take over the structure of what was the service station, but they’ll be selling gas there as well. Don’t know yet if the brand will continue to be Texaco.
Sadly, the Nirvana Grill that was next to Cal-Med Pharmacy is gone now also. They still have a restaurant in Laguna Beach.
And the last bit of news is about Ranch Market. They’ve just signed on to become a participating merchant with a global shopping rewards program which will go into effect in early March. Shopping members will receive cash back on their entire purchase just as they do with other participating merchants, such as for gas, drug stores, pet stores, home improvement stores, mechanics, etc. I’ll keep you posted on the exact day cash back rewards will be available for those eligible. For more information on the shopping rewards program, shoot me an email at email@example.com. I’ll tell you this much right now, membership is free.
Sean and Danielle Whaley took over the reins last Friday, with a commitment to excellent both in quality of food and customer service. The Whaley’s also own another Gandolfo’s Deli in Rancho Cucamonga.
Gandolfo’s Deli is located at Via Fabricante and Alicia Parkway.
Address: 23981 Alicia Parkway, Mission Viejo, CA 92691
|Monday||9:00 am – 9:00 pm|
|Tuesday||9:00 am – 9:00 pm|
|Wednesday||9:00 am – 9:00 pm|
|Thursday||9:00 am – 9:00 pm|
|Friday||9:00 am – 9:00 pm|
|Saturday||9:00 am – 9:00 pm|
|Sunday||9:00 am – 5:00 pm|
It will be owned and operated by Verge Hagopian, a former teacher at Mission Viejo High School. He’s driven by an interest in healthy eating, and as such, the 40-60 vendors participating will only be offering healthy food. If you get thirsty while you’re there and want a soda, for-getta-boud it. Hagopian says soda is unhealthy and you won’t find it sold there.
The farmer’s market will start in January 2012, every Friday morning next to the Mission Viejo Library. The exact hours haven’t been announced yet, but I’ll post it here later.
For more details, read Peter Schelden’s online article about the new Farmer’s Market at the Mission Viejo Patch.
There doesn’t seem to be drinking water wells within close proximity of the facility, so residents need not be concerned about take precautions, according to John Odermatt, a senior engineering geologist for the State’s water quality board, adding it seems unlikely that Unisys’ former employees would be impacted.
MV Universal is the property owner. When they sought to sell it in 2010, a groundwater review revealed the contamination.
Earlier in the year, Unisys moved to Irvine from its Mission Viejo location of over 30 years.
The minute you walk in the door of Nothing Bundt Cakes, all your senses come alive with the scent of fresh cake. Your eyes don’t know where to go first–everything is so colorful, pretty, cute, happy. Bundt cakes in a variety of sizes, daisies and ribbons in different colors and patterns to choose from to decorate your cake.
It’s a gift shop also with girl-y plastic gloves for washing dishes or gardening, paper kits for simple customization for your cake, colorful tableware and cake plates.
The cakes are moist and absolutely out of this world. You can check it out yourself because everyday, they set out plates with samples of two of the available flavors.
The owners of this franchise store are Donna and Ismael Zamora.
Portola Plaza (Marguerite & Santa Marguerite Parkway)
27746-A Santa Margarita Parkway, Mission Viejo
Monday-Friday: 9AM-6PM, Saturday: 10AM-6PM
“The California Promise” and “It’s so nice to have Mission Viejo around the house” were slogans used to attract prospective homeowners to take a chance out in the sticks for a pleasant little community that would offer all the best in southern California living.
2:00pm at Mission Viejo City Hall Council Chambers. Click for movie details. If you’re a Denzel Washington or screenwriter Robert Eisele fan, you’re in for a treat. Did I mention it was free?
Yep, the City’s at its sweet self again, this time offering a Holiday cake decorating class like a seasoned Cake Boss. Participants will learn how to decorate a cake with roses, leaves, floral sprays, grapes, borders, clowns, stars and more. The class is great for people looking to have fun or for those pursuing a career in professional cake decorating.
When: 12:30 to 4:00 p.m., Sun, 11/7/10
Where: Norman P. Murray Community and Senior Center at 24932 Veterans Way
Bring: 3 X 8 round Duncan Hines white cake on a 10” cake board
Cost is $59 per person plus a $30 lab fee payable to the instructor. The fee covers the cost of the material kit, which includes basic tips, flower nail, practice board, decorating bags, icing and more.
To register online, visit eConnect.cityofmissionviejo.org and reference course #2076 for the cake decorating class.
For more information, call 949-470-3062.