A Daily Thought

Friday, July 31, 2015

The Friday Musical Interlude: "Running"

For this "Interlude", our team settled on Elian Elias' "Running" which has been featured on our hometown Radio Station, +KCRW which we hope all enjoy--it is about "running" and moving on as we bid farewell to July 2015 and gear up for August:


Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Around Town in South County: On the Eve of the End of Summer....

Summer is coming to an end here in South Orange County.   This was evident today as Schools throughout South Orange County began the process of distributing the registration packets for the new School Year that begins on August 25.     It is just gratifying to see how the Community comes together to prepare and to serve as they did.    

Aliso Niguel High School was one vibrant example of this.    Some 1000 packets were distributed by the team as everyone gears up for Registration:

   
This is as Aliso Niguel High School one of a number of facilities hosting the USA Water Polo Junior Olympics.    Aliso Niguel's Water Polo Varsity Team made the playoffs!!


Saturday, July 25, 2015

Around Town in South County (Week-End Edition): @ The 5th Annual Michael Chang Classic


Community Spirit was ever so evident this Week-End in Orange County.   The 5th Annual Michael Chang Tennis Classic was held at the Newport Beach Tennis Club to benefit the work of the Chang Family Foundation and @HomeAid Orange County.    Our team joined in providing volunteer support to this event as over 650 Players at 6 different facilities participated in a 3-Day Tournament that culminates in the championship on Sunday July 26.   

For further information on both these organizations, please visit HomeAId Orange County at http://www.homeaidoc.org/ and the Chang Family Foundation at http://www.mchang.com/cff/about.html

Friday, July 24, 2015

The Friday Musical Interlude: So Beautiful

As a tribute to South Orange County, our home base, our team chose "So Beautiful" which we hope all enjoy for this edition of the "Friday Musical Interlude" here in the South County Channel:


Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Thought 4 the Week


Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Around Town in South County: On the #OCFair2015 & #Disneyland

2015 OC Fair | One Big Party | July 17 - Aug 16   


Vibrant fireworks bursting above Sleeping Beauty Castle at the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration


Two Pivotal Orange County Institutions have had anniversaries this Month.  The Orange County Fair opened up its' door this week and cities will be featured as they raise the flag daily during the duration of the fair.   Laguna Niguel will be one of the South County Cities that would have the honor this coming Wednesday on this 125th Anniversary of the Fair.

There is another institution that is celebrating its' 60th Year:  Disneyland.   The Orange County Register issued a commemorative edition chronicling the transformation of what it deemed a "sleepy farming community into the home of the Happiest place on Earth".   Just like all around the World, our team here @ #Outsiders, we have been fascinated by the evolution of Disneyland and Disney in General.  

In honor of this day, we wanted to share this from Walt Disney himself when Disneyland Opened on July 17,2015:
"....To All who come to this happy place:  Welcome.  Disneyland is your land.  Here, age relives fond memories of the past, and here youth may savor the challenges and promise of the future.  Disneyland is dedicated to the ideals, the dreams and the hard facts that have created America, with the hope that it will be a source of joy and inspiration to all the World."

It surely has......

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Around Town in South County (Week-End Edition): On the ArrowTour & the Chang Tennis Classic


The  Rain came to Orange County this Week_End.   It was a beautiful scene and a welcome respite!!

This was also another vibrant & engaging weekend throughout the County.   Our team had a chance to visit Irvine Park Earlier today to join the "ArrowTour" put on by the Scouting Honor Organization--the Order of the Arrow.   It was especially notable as the entrance to the Park took almost 45 minutes due to a number of engagements & events going on!!!

At the Arrow Tour, Some 500 people joined this afternoon to be educated on the Order of The Arrow. One of the highlights we were quite gratified to see was a Movie that featured a speech by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt as he joined the Jamboree.   He was a Scout and a member of the Order    For further interest, please visit http://arrowtour.oa-bsa.org/

Our team also joined the Michael Chang Tennis Classic.  This is an event that is an annual event by the Chang Family Foundation in support of Home Aid Orange County--an organization we here @ Outsiders support.   Unfortunately, the rain delayed the exhibition game and the children's Clinic which are the highlights of the First Week-End--which did in fact finish as noted here:

Exhibition Match is over! #KeiNishikori & #Michaelchang took the match 2 sets to 1! And no rain! An amazing evening of tennis for all!

Posted by Michael Chang Tennis Classic on Saturday, July 18, 2015


    It was a beautiful Scene though as noted in this scene from The Newport Beach Tennis Club.   The Tournament itself is slated to be held on July 24 thru July 26.    We hope to be able to report on it.  For further information, please visit http://www.changtennis.com.


Friday, July 17, 2015

The Friday Musical Interlude: Basia Live!!

As a very busy weekend dawns throughout our properties here on the "Web", we wanted to be a bit "celebratory" today to feature Basia Live for this Channel as we wish all a joyful weekend:


Thursday, July 16, 2015

Around Town in South County: Community Spirit in Action in Laguna Niguel

St. Timothy's Parish in Laguna Niguel is spearheading its' "Back Pack Project".   This is a project that gives families who are part of the Outreach Ministry of the Parish' St. Vincent De Paul Conference the opportunity for children K-8 to receive a Full Backpack as School Starts.   If anyone is interested in donating material for the project, they can drop it off at the Parish Office at the St. Timothy's Parish Campus and note that it is slated for the St Vincent De Paul Back Pack Project.


Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Around Town in South County: @the Laguna Beach Festival of the Arts

The 2015 Festival of the Arts and Pageant of the Masters is now on at the Festival of the Arts Pavillion in Laguna Beach.   The Theme This Year is the "Pursuit of Happiness".   Our team had a chance to join and here is a "Visual Grid" For all to Enjoy:


This fun will continue through August 31.  

Friday, July 10, 2015

The Friday Musical Interlude: An Oldie To Share!! :-)

As Friday has dawned here throughout #Outsider Properties, for this our team chose an "oldie" but "goodie" for this edition of the Friday Musical Interlude--Enjoy!! :-)


Monday, July 6, 2015

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Around Town in South County: On Carnvials & Fireworks On July 4, 2015


It was a bit of an overcast as July 4 began in South County.   A tradition at Laguna Niguel continued as the Annual Run in the Park commenced which culminated in the Pancake Breakfast Sponsored by the Laguna Niguel Chamber of Commerce.    According to estimates by the YMCA, Some 1400 runners participated in this annual tradition.

The Entire South County Community was then witness to a spectacular show of Fireworks in the Cities of Laguna Niguel, Dana Point, Laguna Hills, Mission Viejo and Aliso Viejo.    The community was out in force being witness to it all.

As the Community celebrated, our team paused to remember what Father Junipero Serra, the Founder of the California Missions reminded all:  Always Forward.    His feast was celebrated this past week and he is to be declared a Saint by Pope Francis.   It is ever so the Story of South County in many ways.


Thursday, July 2, 2015

Notations On our World: On the Eve of the July 4 Week_End

As our team is about to "go dark" for the July 4, 2015 week-end, we wanted to share a "Thought for the Week" that was on the Daily Thoughts that appears on our "Ordinary Faces" Channel:


We look forward to sharing comments on the Week_End in South County when we "See" all next week and return with our regular features including the Friday Musical Interlude.

Happy Birthday America!!!