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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? How do we sustain our environment on a [&hellip...

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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,...

Standout Students: Special Edition

March 5, 2014 • 2014, Community, March 2014, People & Profiles, Standout Students, Teens and Pre-TeensComments (0)

The quality of our community’s future depends largely on the quality of its youth. We asked Orange County high schools and middle schools, public and private, to identify students at their schools who are doing extraordinary things both academically and in...

Dad’s View: Jim Gilmore

March 5, 2014 • 2014, Expert Advice, March 2014, Money Matters, People & ProfilesComments (0)

A special perspective on planning for the future of a special needs child Jim Gilmore is a financial adviser who knows what it is to worry about the future of a child with special needs. His son Quinn was in and out of neonatal intensive care for the first...

Wholesale Bedrooms / Kids 2

March 5, 2014 • 2014, Big Kids, March 2014, People & Profiles, ToddlersComments (0)

High Quality, Low Prices My kids are growing up so fast. I feel like it was just yesterday that we brought first our son, then our daughter home almost seven and six years ago, respectively. When they made the transition from cribs to toddler beds, my husband...

Bold Girlz

March 5, 2014 • 2014, Big Kids, Entertainment, March 2014, People & Profiles, Teens and Pre-TeensComments (0)

Brave, original, loving, daring… and all dressed up. Girls just wanna have fun. There’s no denying that fun usually involves shoes and makeup and a lot of clothes, but there’s also no denying that girls grow into women who can be some of the most...

Halstrom Academy’s Hopeful Ratio of 1:1

February 3, 2014 • 2014, Community, Cover Story, February 2014, People & Profiles, Teens and Pre-TeensComments (0)

How Halstrom Academy is helping young Olympic hopefuls pursue their dreams This month the Winter Olympics take place in Russia, where young people from all over the globe will show their stuff. It’s easy to watch them fly twenty feet above a half-pipe,...

Showcasing Young Talent

February 3, 2014 • 2014, Big Kids, Community, February 2014, People & Profiles, Special Events, Teens and Pre-TeensComments (0)

For young students, it doesn’t take much more than the promise of an award to elicit excitement about a school project – especially an art project. For many students across Orange County, the promise of a countywide competition is enough to send them into...

Kids Cook with OC’s Best

February 3, 2014 • 2014, Community, Cooking & Dining Out, February 2014, People & ProfilesComments (0)

Orange County is home to some of the most exciting and progressive cuisine in the country, and a lot of it is inspired by kids. We caught up with some of Orange County’s finest to see who they cook for… and with. •• CHEF GARIEL CALIENDO Executive...

The Importance of Making a Plan

January 3, 2014 • 2014, Expert Advice, January 2014, Money Matters, People & ProfilesComments (0)

When I sat down to interview Donald Hunsberger, one of the first questions I asked him was what kind of person he would like to see walking into his office. He didn’t have to think much before answering: A healthy married couple in their mid-thirties, busy...