FOOD & DRINK
Local Beach Restoration Begins December 4: Temporary Closure and Safety Measures Announced
The US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and Manson Construction will begin restoring the city's beach on Monday, December 4, 2023. Regular maintenance, including sand delivery, is necessary for the beach's upkeep. The sand delivery is scheduled to start in mid-December, in line with the San Clemente + USACE beach sand project.
Savor the Flavor: 4 Must-Visit Cafes in Dana Point
This article presents a guide to four charming cafes in Dana Point. Have you had the opportunity to visit any of them? If yes, we'd love to hear about your experiences in the comments section below!
All I Want for Christmas Is Some Sand
San Clemente sand replenishment project to kick off next week; what does that mean for local surfers?. Next month, the San Clemente sand replenishment project will begin in earnest. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and Manson Construction, the contractor for the San Clemente Shoreline Project, will place more...
Eat My Words: Beyond Gift Cards—Turn to Local Restaurants as a Holiday Gift Source
Looking for a slightly different holiday gift or stocking-stuffer idea?. Local restaurants may be the answer to your gift giving or last-minute presents. Many restaurants offer more than gift cards and meals. While a gift card provides a welcome experience to dine out, keep in mind the gift card is...
New Paws, New Love: Adopt Puppies Today in dana point, CA
Have you been contemplating pet adoption, or simply love perusing adorable pets? A myriad of delightful pets are available for adoption at various animal shelters in the vicinity of dana point..
Tickets for ‘Pageant of the Masters,' that stand-still summer spectacular, are on sale
The dawn of December often sends people to their closets, attics, and the tucked-away places where they store their holiday decorations for much of the year. It is, in short, a highly decorative time of year, the sort of showy stretch that puts us in a "dress it up and make it shine" frame of mind.
Laguna Beach Closure Following Massive Sewage Spill
• A 94,500-gallon sewage spill in Laguna Beach has led to the closure of a stretch of beach in Orange County. • The spill was caused by a break in a sewer line. • The affected beach area spans from Laguna Avenue to Blue Lagoon Beach.
Burger Bliss: Discover 3 Epic Burgers in Dana Point
This article presents a guide to three must-try burgers in Dana Point. Have you had the chance to savor any of these yet? If you have, we would love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below!
Taste of China: Mission Viejo's 4 Essential Chinese Dining Destinations
This piece presents a guide to four remarkable Chinese restaurants located in Mission Viejo. Have you had the opportunity to savor their cuisine? If you have, we'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below:
Newly opened!! Savoring the flavors at THE COUNTER CUSTOM BURGERS in Ladera Ranch
Address: 27742 Antonio Pkwy Ste K-7, Ladera Ranch, CA 92694. Located in Ladera Ranch, The Counter Custom Burgers is celebrated for its mouth-watering cuisine, particularly its oversized burgers crafted with top-tier ingredients. The beef used in their burgers receives special recognition for its superior quality. The restaurant is also known for its adaptability, catering to an extensive variety of tastes and dietary preferences. The service is generally friendly and the ambiance holds potential to foster a more welcoming atmosphere.
Savor the Morning: The Top 3 Must-Visit Breakfast & Brunch Eateries in Dana Point
This article presents three exceptional breakfast and brunch spots in Dana Point. Have you had the opportunity to visit any of them? If you have, we would love to hear your thoughts and experiences in the comments section below:
Paddleboarder's Unexpected Encounter with a Spot Fin Porcupine Fish
Experience the thrill of an unexpected encounter during a paddleboarding adventure off Dana Point. Watch as a paddleboarder comes face-to-face with a rare spot fin porcupine fish, a creature known for its unique defense mechanism of inflating into a ball.
Culinary Delights: Unveiling San Clemente's 6 Outstanding Bakeries
This article presents a selection of six bakeries located in San Clemente. Have you had the chance to visit any of these delightful spots? If yes, we'd love to hear about your experiences. Please share your thoughts in the comments section below.
Rivian opens historic theater as a flagship retail space
Rivian is reopening a history theater as a flagship retail space this December. The automaker revived a 1930s theater as a retail space in Laguna Beach. The theater is at 160 South Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, CA 92651. The Rivian South Coast Theater’s opening weekend is scheduled for December 9 to 10, 2023.
Annual Crafts and Carols fun for all ages
A variety of crafting options, including wool-felted Christmas trees, will be available at the annual Crafts and Carols at Laguna Beach United Methodist Church on Sunday, Dec. 3. In addition to making fresh pine door wreaths there will be an opportunity to create upcycled art with a holiday theme, which...
Mission Viejo Animal Services Waives Adoption Fees for 'Home for the Holidays' Campaign, Dec. 1-17
The Mission Viejo Animal Services Center and the Dedicated Animal Welfare Group (DAWG) are initiating a 'Home for the Holidays' pet adoption campaign from December 1-17, 2023. DAWG will pay all adoption fees for pets at the shelter during this time. The goal is to find a home for every pet during the holiday season.
Unique 'Diamond Eye' Cat Available for Adoption at Mission Viejo Animal Services Center
A unique breed of cat is up for adoption at the Mission Viejo Animal Services Center. The cat, Muggy, is a 3-year-old Khao Manee, a breed from Thailand. This breed is not commonly found. Muggy has one blue and one green eye, a feature that makes him stand out.
Join the Festive Fun at the Winter Wonderland Christmas Party!
Mark your calendars for a festive celebration that's sure to spark your holiday spirit! The Winter Wonderland Christmas Party is scheduled for Sat, Dec 02, from 12pm to 6pm. This enchanting event will take place at The Paper Panduh Store, located next to Sephora at 555 The Shops Boulevard, Mission Viejo, CA 92691.
Franco’s Famous Mexican Kitchen and Cocktail Bar - A New Dining Option
There’s a new Mexican restaurant in the middle of town on South El Camino Real. Owners Gabe and Tori Franco have been enjoying a successful endeavor with Franco’s Famous Mexican Kitchen and Cocktail Bar in Laguna Hills since 2019 and decided San Clemente would be the perfect spot to open a second location. When The Local restaurant closed, they renovated, refurbished and revamped the space left empty.