September 2008

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best of orange countyResidents have voted for the ‘Best of Orange County’ in the 15th Annual Best of Orange County’ contest. Categories included everything and anything from Best Place to Dance, Best Public Art Display, Best Hospital, Best Martini and new this year, Best neighborhood.   The results are in and here are your choices for Best Orange County Neighborhood:   Capo Beach in Dana Point   Capistrano Beach, more lovingly know as Capo Beach is one of the few remaining ‘beach towns’ in O.C. Commercialization has past it by. It’s unique and charming atmosphere has remained intact.   Emerald Bay in Laguna Beach   Emerald Bay is known for its steep hills rising from the coast, more than 30 coves, perfect little beaches and eucalyptus groves.   Marina
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CQ Press has rated Mission Viejo the safest city in the United States, according to their most recent study, City Crime Rankings: . Mission Viejo has been on the top 10 list since the inception of the Safest City and Metropolitan Area Awards in 1999. This is the first year to reign as number one. Detroit, MI took last place as the most dangerous city. A position it has held since 2003.

The rankings of the safest and most dangerous cities and metropolitan areas are calculated using six basic crime categories: murder, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, and motor vehicle theft. Mission Viejo experienced no murders in 2006, had the nation’s lowest rape statistics, and boasted the third-lowest rates of aggravated assault, violent crime, and

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154 Pearl Street, Laguna Beach's oldest remaining home, has been sold to Tresor Properties for $3.8 million.

Pearl Cottage was built over one hundred years ago with driftwood from boats and shipwrecks. It is Tresor’s intention to preserve the cottage for another one hundred years. Tresor is working closely with the Laguna Beach Heritage Committee to maintain the home’s historic ranking.

The cottage sits on a 5,000 square foot lot, which will be subdivided to allow for construction of a modern contemporary home behind Pearl Cottage. This new construction home will have unobstructed ocean views.

Tresor Properties has also acquired the William Wendt house. Home to the landscape impressionist painter William Wendt and built in 1913. Tresor plans a

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