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With Foodie Families At Heart: The Anaheim Packing District Opens its Doors

July 1, 2014 • 2014, Community, Food, July 2014Comments (0)

It’s not a food court. It’s a food hall. And never would the Anaheim Packing District be mistaken for anything less. In fact, it might just be the hippest new dining destination in Orange County – and it has its sights set on making your family a bunch of foodies. After four years of planning [&hellip...

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STANDOUT STUDENTS: AJ Takata

June 1, 2014 • Community, June 2014, People & Profiles, Standout StudentsComments (0)

AJ Takata // St. Anne School, Laguna Niguel // Class of 2014 AJ Takata, a Dana Point resident and eighth grader, has attended St. Anne School in Laguna Niguel since preschool. AJ has represented St. Anne at the Orange County Science & Engineering Fair...

Running for Hearing

May 1, 2014 • 2014, Community, May 2014, People & Profiles, Special EventsComments (0)

49 miles, 5 kilometers and 1 novice ultra-runner inspired by a baby’s fight Nixon Wildcard Hunter was born with odds stacked against him. The source of his medical fragility is still a mystery, but from day one – Christmas Day, 2012 – he struggled to...

Mothering Instinct: How MOMS Orange County is Helping OC Grow Healthy Babies and Strong Families

May 1, 2014 • 2014, Babies, Community, May 2014, People & Profiles, Sports, Health & FitnessComments (0)

Every mom deserves the chance to have a healthy baby. But too many women in Orange County don’t have access to prenatal care or know how to take advantage of services. They may not understand the importance of early intervention or they may lack the...

Extremely Recycled: Water in OC

April 4, 2014 • 2014, April 2014, Community, Environment, TechnologyComments (0)

Orange County takes water that is flushed, rinsed, or otherwise dumped from your home, and serves it back up as drinking water. It’s real. It’s gnarly. And it’s awesome. Ponder this for a moment: we have the same amount of water on this planet as we...

Sustainability, Hands-On: The Ecology Center of San Juan Capistrano

April 4, 2014 • 2014, April 2014, Community, Environment, People & ProfilesComments (0)

As beautiful as they are, the long days of spring and summer bring a particular awareness of the newly awakened world around us, and too, all that must be done to keep it fresh, nourishing, and beautiful for our kids and the generations to follow. But how?...

Standout Students: Melody Lee and Sasha Janet

April 4, 2014 • 2014, April 2014, Community, Standout StudentsComments (0)

MELODY LEE // Orange County School of the Arts // Class of 2015 “Melody Lee has been a tremendous help to her school, her community and the world she lives in,” says Paige Oden, director of the Visual Arts Conservatory at the Orange County School of the...

Modern Children, Ancient Ways: Children Learn Stone Age Skills in Present Day OC

April 4, 2014 • 2014, April 2014, Big Kids, Community, Environment, People & Profiles, Teens and Pre-TeensComments (0)

You can go traipsing through any of Orange County’s regional parks and not realize how much you’re missing. The dirt paths that are carved into the hillsides guide you through an oasis, but also wind you right past edible plants, energy-cleansing foliage,...

Swim Like the Fishes

March 5, 2014 • 2014, Babies, Big Kids, Community, Cover Story, March 2014, ToddlersComments (1)

Learning to swim early in life is safer and smarter. I’m going to be honest: It is my dream to see my daughters swim in the Olympics. When running through the list of activities that they would do as children, swimming was at the top of my list – way...

Camps! Summer Adventures for Toddlers to Teens

March 5, 2014 • 2014, April 2014, Big Kids, Community, Directories, Teens and Pre-TeensComments (0)

Summer is just around the corner. How are you going to keep your children and teens active and inspired? Here are 67 summer camps to get your wheels turning. •• A Little Dynasty Chinese School Grades 1-12 • 6829 Quail Hill Parkway, Irvine / 9844...