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Costa Mesa Schools – Back To School Tips To Keep Your Home Organized

Back To School

Costa Mesa schools are back in session. During this busy time of year we wanted to give you a few tips that will make your life easier and help you keep your housekeeping on track:

-Pick out clothes for your children the night before (or teach your older children to select clothing beforehand.) This will help everyone stay on schedule during the morning rush and prevent disagreements about what your kids can wear.

-Make lunches on the weekend and pre-pack for the week. This will save precious moments in the am. Plus you’ll only be making a mess once. (You can do the same thing for dinners too!)

-Designate an area of your house as the backpack/school book drop. Kids tend to rush in and drop their stuff and leave the house looking like a hurricane hit it. If you set aside a space for those items, the house will stay more organized.

-Set up a laundry schedule and stick to it. This is especially useful if your kids are in sports. Teach your kids where the dirty laundry goes and make sure they adhere to the cycle.

Have a safe back-to-school season!

About Torelli Realty: Torelli Realty is proud to represent Costa Mesa real estate. We’ve been meeting the needs of Costa Mesa home buyers & sellers since 1984. Torelli Realty deals with Costa Mesa homes, Costa Mesa apartments, Costa Mesa rentals, Costa Mesa property management, and offers home improvement and home staging tips to help your home’s value throughout Costa Mesa and in Mesa Verde. We also have an expert on staff, Holly Schwartz, who came to us as a producer from Home and Garden Television (HGTV) and extensively studied the most effective home staging techniques, as well as home values and markets locally and nationally. Torelli Realty is also an expert in Costa Mesa short sales and Orange County short sales. Feel free to contact Torelli Realty for a consultation and for all your real estate needs.

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Costa Mesa Neighborhood – Mesa North with Colin McCarthy

Each Costa Mesa neighborhood has a sense of community pride and Mesa North is no exception. Colin McCarthy is the President of the Mesa North Community Association and he shared with us his insider perspective on why he loves representing Mesa North.

Where is Mesa North

Mesa North is located bounded by the 405 Freeway to the north, Fairview to the West, Baker to the South and the 73 Freeway to the East. Most of the homes built in this neighborhood were built around 1964. There are approximately 800 homes.

One of the interesting things about this neighborhood is that there are a number of streets named after Presidents.

Trivia Question: One of the “Presidential Streets” is named ‘Johnson.’ Was this for Andrew Johnson or Lyndon Johnson?

Do you live on a “Presidential Street?” Comment below!

One of the things Colin was proud to boast about is the fact that Paularino School is a California Distinguished School. The community is laid out in a very functional way where the school and park are set right in the middle of the neighborhood.  It’s easy for people to gather there.

Mesa North BIG Events

May – They have a neighborhood garage sale (around the same time we are hosting annual Mesa Verde Garage Sale.)

July – They hold a 4th of July Bike Parade with a float. (Mesa Del Mar also has a 4th of July Bike Parade)

October – They hold an annual meeting in October at Paularino School. Thanks to Starbucks who donates coffee for the meeting and the garage sale!

October/December – There are holiday decorating contests in October and December.

They assemble a neighborhood e-newsletter each quarter and alert the neighborhood with banners to let them know it is ready.

Thank you Colin for sharing with us your love of Mesa North! Colin and his wife are new parents and we wish them the best!

Find out more about some other Costa Mesa neighborhoods in the related articles:

Costa Mesa Neighborhood Spotlight – South Coast Metro With Former School Board Member Linda Sneen

Costa Mesa Neighborhood Spotlight – South Coast Metro – Plus A Poll!

Costa Mesa Neighborhood Spotlight – Mesa Del Mar – An Interview With Costa Mesa City Councilwoman Katrina Foley

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Costa Mesa Kids: A Profile of a Special Costa Mesa Boy Who is Helping Animals

We’re always pleased to highlight the good things that are happening in our Costa Mesa community and this event is one that this Costa Mesa real estate company is happy to share with everyone.  Meet Julian.  Julian is turning 12 and for his birthday he is doing something very unique. On July 10, he is having a birthday party and in lieu of gifts he is asking people to bring items/donate money to Retriever and Friends. See Julian personally invite you in this video!

What is Retriever & Friends? It’s a full-service rescue serving Southern California.  Julian and his family adopted Brinkley, their golden retriever, from the organization. Since it is a volunteer group, it needs donations and supplies to help with the animals. For his birthday Julian made a decision to help the organization that provided him and his family with their special pal, Brinkley.

How can you help? Retriever and Friends is in need of money donations, gift cards to Petco, and basic supplies (even used ones!) like the ones Julian mentioned in his video. You can see a complete list here. (Remember, repurposing your old stuff is a great way to be eco-friendly!) Whether or not you attend the party, you can still help by donating to this worthy cause and help Julian accomplish his birthday wish! If you’d like to donate anything during the upcoming week we will be taking up a collection at our office to bring to the party so please come on in and say hi. We’re located at 2845 Mesa Verde Dr. East, Suite 6 (corner of Mesa Verde Dr E & Adams) and we’re animals lovers!

Let’s give Petco some love for donating a basket of toys, some food & more to the cause and to Party City for giving Julian’s family $20 off their purchase of puppy-themed party supplies – Thank you!

A little background: We actually first encountered Julian at the Mesa del Mar neighborhood school Sonora Elementary School during the 6th Grade Archaeological Dig. He was dressed for the part! It turns out that Julian has a history of doing good things for the community. For instance, one story we like is that he raised money for a new dirt bike by collecting recyclables from neighbors for several months until he reached his goal. (After helping Adams Elementary School with the Cans 4 Kids (And Plastic Bottles Too!) recycling rally we know that it takes a lot of effort and we’re impressed that he tackled this project all on his own!) Recycling is so important and Julian made it easy for his neighbors to contribute by picking up the items from their homes for them.

As Costa Mesa Realtors we’re pleased to celebrate the efforts of neighbors. Supporting one another builds community and that’s part of what makes Costa Mesa life so special. Happy 12th Birthday Julian!

About Torelli Realty: Torelli Realty is proud to represent Costa Mesa real estate. We’ve been meeting the needs of Costa Mesa home buyers & sellers since 1984. Torelli Realty deals with Costa Mesa homes, Costa Mesa apartments, Costa Mesa rentals, Costa Mesa property management, and offers home improvement and home staging tips to help your home’s value throughout Costa Mesa and in Mesa Verde. We also have an expert on staff, Holly Schwartz, who came to us as a producer from Home and Garden Television (HGTV) and extensively studied the most effective home staging techniques, as well as home values and markets locally and nationally. Torelli Realty is also an expert in Costa Mesa short sales and Orange County short sales. Feel free to contact Torelli Realty for a consultation and for all your real estate needs.

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Recycling Rally Recap for Costa Mesa School – Adams Elementary

By teaming up with Orange Coast College and the Adams Elementary School PTA, Costa Mesa real estate company Torelli Realty helped to educate the students at Costa Mesa’s Adams Elementary School about the importance of being green by hosting the Cans for Kids (And Plastic Bottles Too!) Rally. After giving the kids a presentation on the 3 R’s (reduce, reuse, recycle), the students were challenged to recycle on campus and they were rewarded with money for their school.  We’re so proud of the students for their efforts – in just one week they raised $65 for their school just by recycling their aluminum cans and plastic drink bottles! That translates into 1,142 beverage containers!!! Adams Elementary School plans to continue recycling throughout the 2010-2011 school year and we’re excited to help them kick it off… What great role models for us all! By doing simple things like this for the environment, the children of Costa Mesa are really pitching in and making a huge difference. Our vision is to help all the Costa Mesa schools with similar programs. Please contact Holly at Torelli Realty if you’d like more info on how to do this program at your Costa Mesa School.

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Thank you to OCC’s Michael Carey for his help. We’d also like to thank Dora Danesa with the Adams Elementary School PTA.

About Torelli Realty: Torelli Realty is proud to represent Costa Mesa real estate. We’ve been meeting the needs of Costa Mesa home buyers & sellers since 1984. Torelli Realty deals with Costa Mesa homes, Costa Mesa apartments, Costa Mesa rentals, Costa Mesa property management, and offers home improvement and home staging tips to help your home’s value throughout Costa Mesa and in Mesa Verde. We also have an expert on staff, Holly Schwartz, who came to us as a producer from Home and Garden Television (HGTV) and extensively studied the most effective home staging techniques, as well as home values and markets locally and nationally. Torelli Realty is also an expert in Costa Mesa short sales and Orange County short sales. Feel free to contact Torelli Realty for a consultation and for all your real estate needs.

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Costa Mesa School Event – TeWinkle Middle School International Fair

Costa Mesa is a great place to be a kid! Why is that? There is so much activity going on and each Costa Mesa school makes sure to provide fantastic educational programs for the students. Tonight TeWinkle Middle School is going to hold an International Fair, which will be a great event for the students and their families.

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Costa Mesa residents come from a variety of backgrounds and it’s important for the students to recognize that all cultures and backgrounds are valuable and unique.

At tonight’s fair, parents and teachers will be setting up booths that highlight the various on-campus clubs and there will be entertainment from different cultures. There will also be a variety of food from the different cuisines to sample. An event like this is important because it gives students the chance to appreciate what other cultures offer and it unites everybody. We hope everyone has a fun night, learns interesting facts, and eats delicious food!

WHEN: Tonight, June 11, 2010 5-8pm

About Torelli Realty: Based in Costa Mesa, California, Torelli Realty has been providing Costa Mesa real estate services since 1984. The real estate company helps people buy and sell Costa Mesa homes, as well as homes in Huntington Beach, homes in Newport Beach, and covers the entire Orange County real estate market. Torelli Realty also provides services in: property management, rentals, home staging, and more.

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Costa Mesa Parks – Canyon Park Cleanup

Costa Mesa is home to a variety of neighborhood parks, which offer residents a place to enjoy nature and recreational activities. On the Westside, one of Costa Mesa’s neighborhoods, the community can enjoy Canyon Park, which is located at 970 Arbor Street, near the intersection of 19th Street and Whittier Avenue.  On June 19, 2010, there is a very special event happening at Canyon Park – The Battle of the Brush.

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Costa Mesa High School LogoEstancia Eagles Football

The Battle of the Brush is the first ever annual junior high school football community service event. In an effort to clean up the park and showcase the community, the teams will be sprucing up the park. The civic minded students and coaches (Costa Mesa High School Mustang Coach Jeremy Osso and Estancia Eagles Coach Mike Bargas) will take to the “playing field” and give the park a mini makeover by raking, trimming trees, pulling weeds, and more. Thanks so much to the City of Costa Mesa for loaning the teams tools and providing trash pickup.

The event is the culmination of a dream long held by the High School Booster Presidents Frank Albers (Costa Mesa High School) and Steve Mensinger (Estancia High School). Since Costa Mesa supports these teams, the teams are thrilled to give back.

This isn’t the first time that Canyon Park has been cleaned up by the community. Back in 1994 the park had a cleanup day as well where members of the community removed litter, cleaned up weeds, and added new plants. Then in 1997 there was an Earth Day Cleanup as well. We admire the giving spirit of the football teams – thanks for giving back to Costa Mesa and keeping it a beautiful place to live… You make our Realtors proud!

About Torelli Realty: Torelli Realty has been proud to represent Costa Mesa real estate since 1984.  Costa Mesa is our home too so we strive to support the community. Torelli Realty deals with Costa Mesa homes, Costa Mesa apartments, Costa Mesa rentals, Costa Mesa property management, and offers home improvement and home staging tips to help your home’s value throughout Costa Mesa and in Mesa Verde.  Torelli Realty is also an expert in Costa Mesa short sales and Orange County short sales. Feel free to contact Torelli Realty for a consultation and for all your real estate needs.

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Cans For Kids (And Plastic Bottles Too!)

We’re making it a priority to go GREEN & going GREEN can help bring in GREEN for our Costa Mesa schools!  Join us as we team up with Orange Coast College to help Adams Elementary School & Sonora Elementary School in the CANS FOR KIDS RALLY June 7-11, 2010. Students should bring in aluminum cans and plastic bottles and drop them in marked recycling bins at the schools. All of the money from this recycling effort will be given to the schools. The rally will wrap up at the Costa Mesa Community Picnic on June 12. Let’s hope this is a big success so we can expand it to more Costa Mesa schools next school year. Start saving your cans (and plastic bottles) now!

Recycle flyer

A special thank you to Mike Carey, Sustainability Coordinator at OCC. Mike will be giving presentations at the Costa Mesa school Adams Elementary to teach children more about recycling.

Please leave us a comment and let us know what schools would like to kick off the 2010-2011 school year with a recycling rally!

About Torelli Realty: Torelli Realty is proud to represent Costa Mesa real estate. We’ve been meeting the needs of Costa Mesa home buyers & sellers since 1984. Torelli Realty deals with Costa Mesa homes, Costa Mesa apartments, Costa Mesa rentals, Costa Mesa property management, and offers home improvement and home staging tips to help your home’s value throughout Costa Mesa and in Mesa Verde. We also have an expert on staff, Holly Schwartz, who came to us as a producer from Home and Garden Television (HGTV) and extensively studied the most effective home staging techniques, as well as home values and markets locally and nationally. Torelli Realty is also an expert in Costa Mesa short sales and Orange County short sales. Feel free to contact Torelli Realty for a consultation and for all your real estate needs.

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