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Orange Taco: Celebrating the Taco Lifestyle in Orange County

Stevens Garden ~ San Juan Capistrano

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Stevens Garden ~ 27401 Ortega Highway ~ (949) 481−2632 ~ Open ​8 am-5 pm 7 days a week ~ San Juan Capistrano

Stevens Garden, less than a mile from the Ortega Hwy exit off the 5, displays one of the most extensive selections of pots and garden fountains you will find anywhere in Southern California. Trails throughout the property wind below the lush canopy alive with bird song and reveal fish ponds, fountains, and troves of pottery stacked upon pottery. The visuals are wondrous and tranquility is the feeling. You might say that here you can allow the pot to find you. In addition, the kind crew running Stevens Garden maintain a quality selection of succulents for sale. One of the highlights of their collection is an array of benches and chairs, more like thrones, fashioned from re-purposed tree stumps. Let your imagination go wild.

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Saving The Fire Pits ~ Huntington Beach

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Huntington State Beach ~ H.B.

Petitions: SaveTheSouthernCaliforniaFirePits,

“Simply put, we are talking about unelected bureaucrats trying to ban a cultural and historical tradition in our local communities.” – H.B. Assemblyman Travis Allen

The AQMD Board has voted 7-6 to impose new restrictions on Southern California beach bonfire pits. Read more about the decision here.

The South Coast Air Quality Management District, “Cleaning the Air We Breath”, and giving environmentalism a bad name. No thanks to the AQMD, a puny coalition of Newport Beach/Corona Del Mar residents, and an already discredited and disgraceful council of “public servants” known as the Newport Beach City Council , public recreational activities will be curtailed by new restrictions on the distribution and location of fire pits located within 700 feet of homes. Doheny State Beach will be most affected by the new restrictions, which will take effect in March, 2014.

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Bloody Well ~ Huntington Beach

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6th & PCH ~ Huntington Beach

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Olas ~ Laguna Beach

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Thomas Mathew Chambers ~ Laguna Beach

Alex Odeh ~ Santa Ana

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Alex M. Odeh ~ Santa Ana

Born into a Palestinian Christian (Latin Rite) family in Jifna, the West Bank, Odeh immigrated to the United States in 1972.He was a lecturer and poet who had published a volume of his poetry, Whispers in Exile.

The Boston office of the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee suffered a bombing on August 16, 1985, injuring two officers.The Santa Ana bombing came the day after the ending of the Palestinian Liberation Front–sponsored Achile Lauro attack in which Jewish American Leon Klinghoffer was killed.The night before his death Odeh denied to the media that the PLO was involved in the hijacking and portrayed Palestinian leader Yassir Arafat as being ready to make peace.The day of his murder he had been scheduled to speak at Friday prayer services at a synagogue in Fountain Valley, California.

Shortly before his killing, Odeh appeared on the television show Nightline. The program featured a back-and-forth between Odeh and a representative from the Jewish Defence League, a Jewish armed militant organization which has been characterized by the FBI as a terrorist group involved in numerous attacks within the United States. – wikipedia

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60th Anniversary Celebration ~ Costa Mesa

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City of Costa Mesa ~ CA

The City of Costa Mesa celebrated its 60th Anniversary over the weekend with a bonanza of fireworks, food, art, cars, and fun. Highlights included live painting by the likes of Mando, a classic car show, and a surprise appearance of Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl with the band Chevy Metal.

 

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Mike Giant @ As Issued ~ Costa Mesa

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As Issued Art + Design Book Store ~ Mike Giant Book Release & Book Signing of ETERNAL ~ 2930 Bristol St. ~ Costa Mesa