From the Editor’s Desk: June 10, 2011


    Our One-on-One is with Daniel Sullivan, founder and president of Sullivan Solar Power. He shares his insight on the benefits and incentives, new trends and how to determine if solar is right for you.

    This week’s Beach Haven is Irvine Cove, thanks to HOM Real Estate Group agent Tad Balzer, who has sold nearly $50 million worth of real estate in this enclave.

    Find out why Coldwell Banker agent Natalie Raney loves living in Newport’s Big Canyon area. Secured behind two 24-hour guarded gates, the homes of this 400-acre development are situated around picturesque Big Canyon Country Club’s renowned 18-hole golf course.

    Tomorrow, First Team Real Estate agent Trista Bouchard debuts her new radio show on KOCI at 10:30 a.m. She will be featuring guests as well as taking call-ins on real estate and sharing how you can incorporate real estate into your investment portfolio. Find out more in 10 Questions.

    Don’t miss our Making a Difference to learn how much money was raised from the annual “A Taste for Charity” event held at Tivoli Too!

    Then check out the latest real estate trends in your ZIP code on our Market View pages.

    Join Roger’s Gardens tonight from 6 to 7 p.m. as they announce and celebrate the winners of Orange County’s 2010 California Friendly Garden Contest. Meet the contestants and learn about their challenges and successes during a relaxed evening of good wine, light refreshments and garden inspiration. The evening will include a short keynote address, a brief presentation about California Friendly landscaping and be capped by the awards announcements and presentations. Now in its fourth year, The California Friendly Garden Contest rewards gardeners with smart and sustainable landscaping that is designed in harmony with the surrounding environment.

    Keep in touch. I look forward to hearing from you.