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Sunday, August 1, 2021

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Crystal Vision

Crystal Cove Conservancy’s cottage restoration project aims to complete the plans for Crystal Cove State Park. Crystal Cove Conservancy, a nonprofit public benefit partner for California State Parks, is working vigorously to restore 17 historic cottages at Crystal Cove State Park. The park itself, which includes 3.2 miles of pristine...

One on One with Jaleesa Koevoet-Peluso: All About Accessory Dwelling Units

The demand for housing in California continues to rise. In order to address both supply of homes and affordability, last year the California legislature amended their Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) law to help increase the development of ADUs. Jaleesa Koevoet-Peluso with Berkshire Hathaway has researched early on what has...

One on One with Rosanne Nitti: Keeping It Real Estate

Marketing gets a fun new twist as Rosanne Nitti of The Nitti Group takes on podcasting on a local radio show. Both photographer and broker, she bridges her creative side with her business acumen to buy and sell real estate for her clients. The podcasts allow her to have...

One on One with Eric Lupton: Tips to Lower the Risk of Pool Drownings

Drowning is the top accidental killer of 1 to 4 years olds and Eric Lupton, chief executive of Pool Saver Fence Systems Inc, with over 20 years of pool safety experience, aims to reduce those statistics. Though cerebral palsy has left him in a wheelchair, Lupton continues to run...

One on One with Rob Stephens: Service Caters to Owners of Vacation Rentals

Rob Stephens, co-founder and general manger of Avalara MyLodgeTax, is a finance expert for the rapidly growing short-term lodging marketplace. He founded his own company out of his necessity to understand and manage compliance with his rental property. Stephens tax know-how in the vacation rental industry serves property owners...

One on One with Suzi Dailey: Step Into the Philharmonic House of Design

For 25 years, the mingling of fundraising and beautiful interiors transforms into support for the Philharmonic Society’s music education programs. This year, designers reimagine a home located in Dana Point’s Ritz Cove for the Philharmonic House of Design. Suzi Dailey, of Dailey by the Sea, represents the seller. She...

One on One With Mike Mechling: Fixing a Pond or Hauling Trash, Agent Takes Service to Another Level

Mike Mechling successfully built a sales team for a surf wear company that sold apparel worldwide. For the love of family, he switched to selling homes, using his negotiating skills and empathy to connect with clients. Q: Who is Mike Mechling? A: I am and always have been a southern...

One on One with Bryan Gerlach: Connecting With People Gratifies Broker Who Switched Paths

As a real estate professional and avid surfer, Bryan Gerlach is making a splash in the residential side of real estate. He recently switched gears after working with commercial owners and tenants and now has $10 million worth of home listings with Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty.   Q: What inspired you...

One on One with Ozzie Tapia: Designs that Factor in Sew Energy Conservation from the Outset

Q: Why do you love designing buildings? A: There are many layers to designing buildings and one where I am allowed to shape people’s lives is important to me. By creating spaces that both serve and engage the community, people lives are enhanced and better for it. And I like...

One on One with Marianne Hugo: Preventing Fire Damaged Landscapes

Recent wildfires at Santiago Canyon skirted the Coastkeeper Garden. And unlike many homes in the area, the gardens were spared the fire-scarred landscape that now makes up the surrounding hillside. Garden director, Marianne Hugo of Orange County Coastkeeper gives good advice on how to plant with fire safety in...