Casino gala celebrates Tustin businesses

Arvind Thakare, right, with Jennifer Dougherty of the Tustin Camber of Commerce, accepts the award for Business of the Year during the Tustin Chamber Casino Royale event at Tustin Ranch Golf Club on Friday. Thakare accepted the award for Rasoi Curry Point Indian restaurant.// ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: ALL NAMES CQ. 6/26/15 02.tu.0702.chambergala.kt - KENT TREPTOW, CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHER.

TUSTIN – The Tustin Chamber of Commerce announced its business of the year awards during a casino gala that drew more than 75 guests Friday at Tustin Ranch Golf Club.

Named Casino Royale, the James Bond-themed event featured a night of food, gaming, dancing and celebrating local businesses.

Tickets were $75 and included specialty food stations, $1,000 in gaming chips and raffles. Some $12,000 in prizes and gift cards were up for grabs, including food and rounds of golf at Tustin Ranch Golf Club, a painting party at Pinot’s Palette and a humidor from Maxamar Ultimate Cigars.

Here are the chamber’s businesses of the year, chosen from 28 nominees and ranked by the number of votes they received from the public:

• No. 1. Black Parrot Sign Studio

• No 2. CuSELLeration Marketing & Creative Solutions

• No. 3: Orange County Rescue Mission

• No. 4: Rasoi Curry Point

• No. 5: Pinot’s Palette

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Tustin considers first two-year budget

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TUSTIN – The City Council reviewed Tustin’s first two-year budget last week, with funds expected to be tight but balanced for the 2015-16 and 2016-17 fiscal years.

“The city’s financial situation is in good standing,” City Manager Jeff Parker assured the council.

Conditions have definitely improved since the end of the recession, Parker noted, with tax revenues and business activity expected to be up the next two years. That means Tustin will be able to boost reserves slightly, to 38 percent, and staff won’t have to reduce core city services as it did several years ago.

http://www.ocregister.com/articles/year-663406-percent-tustin.html

 

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Tustin spikes Redlands East Valley

Tustin's Preston McInnes blasts a shot across the net against Redlands East Valley during their CIF playoff game at Tustin High School on Tuesday. // ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: ALL NAMES CQ. 5/12/15 01.varsity.tb.volleyball.0512.kt - KENT TREPTOW, CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHER.

The No. 5-seeded Tustin High volleyball team dominated from start to finish, throttling Redlands East Valley in three sets Tuesday evening in an opening-round match of the CIF-SS Division 4 playoffs at Tustin High.

The Tillers notched consecutive wins of 25-16, 25-9 and 25-17. Tustin will play Cerritos in the second round tonight at 7 at Tustin.

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Miguel’s Jr. previews new restaurant

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Miguel’s Jr. brought a bit of Corona to Orange County on Friday when it previewed its newest fast food restaurant for reporters and food bloggers.

The new Miguel’s Jr. is in The Market Place, a sprawling shopping center that straddles Tustin and Irvine along Interstate 5.

Miguel’s Jr. is on the Tustin side, a little west of Jamboree Road on El Camino Real.

Contact the writer: fbuck@pe.com or 951-368-9551, http://www.pe.com/articles/miguel-766830-tustin-store.html

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Standard Pacific Homes Announces May 30 Grand Opening Of Greenwood In Tustin Legacy

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TUSTIN, Calif., April 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Standard Pacific Homes, one of the nation’s leaders in homebuilding quality, today announced the highly-anticipated debut of the planned community of Greenwood situated in Tustin Legacy, the area’s newest master-planned community located on the 1,500 acre site of the former Marine Corps Air Station in Tustin.  Greenwood in Tustin Legacy will offer Orange County home shoppers four distinct neighborhoods, Sheldon, Huntley, Crawford and Stafford, where innovative new home designs will incorporate luxurious design details that meet the tastes and preferences of today’s most discerning move-up buyers. Home shoppers are invited to experience the new home designs by touring the 12 new model homes at the Grand Opening event slated for Saturday, May 30. Doors open at 10:00 a.m.

“The debut of Greenwood in Tustin Legacy is meaningful to all of us at Standard Pacific Homes as the community is situated just one mile from where we debuted our first-ever community fifty years ago in 1965,” said Scott Stowell, CEO and President of Standard Pacific Homes. “We are proud to be part of this new era for Tustin Legacy, which represents a milestone in the continued evolution ofOrange County.”

The City of Tustin is honored to work with Standard Pacific Homes to bring this great project to Tustin Legacy,” said Mayor Chuck Puckett. “This dynamic new community is integral to the City’s vision of a vibrant, urban master-planned community where residents can live, work and play.”

Home shoppers will have the choice of four unique neighborhoods within the planned community of Greenwood. All homes will offer stunning design details that cater to today’s casual yet elegant lifestyle. The designs will feature Great Room centered floor plans, gourmet kitchens, outdoor living rooms and spa-like master suites. Prices range from the mid $600,000s to the low $1,000,000s.

Sheldon at Greenwood in Tustin Legacy
Built by Standard Pacific Homes, Sheldon at Greenwood in Tustin Legacy will offer four new home designs ranging from 1,860 to 2,343 square feet and contain up to five bedrooms and three baths. The designs include Great Rooms, gourmet kitchens and spa-like master suites. Sheldon will feature Santa Barbara, Craftsman, Bungalow, Cottage, and Monterey exterior architectural styles that blend to create a street scene that evokes early California architecture.

Huntley at Greenwood in Tustin Legacy
Built by Brookfield Residential, Huntley at Greenwood in Tustin Legacy will provide three spacious new floor plan designs that range from 2,597 to 3,032 square feet and offer up to five bedrooms and four and one-half baths. The homes will include expansive great rooms, chef-inspired kitchens, first floor bedrooms, optional outdoor rooms and flexible upstairs living spaces. Huntley will offer Santa Barbara, American Classic, Cottage and Monterey exterior styles that blend to create a welcoming street scene.

Crawford at Greenwood in Tustin Legacy
Crawford at Greenwood in Tustin Legacy encompasses Standard Pacific Homes’ all new architectural concepts through three new designs that range from 3,012 to 4,378 square feet and offer up to five bedrooms and four-and-one-half baths. Home shoppers will be delighted by flexible interiors that provide the opportunity to personalize the home with optional living spaces such as an expansive guest suite or a bonus room. The homes within Crawford will offer Santa Barbara, Monterey, Cottage, and American Farmhouse architectural styles.

Stafford at Greenwood in Tustin Legacy
Stafford at Greenwood in Tustin Legacy by Standard Pacific Homes offers three exceptional floor plans that range from 3,711 to 3,964 square feet and offer up to five bedrooms, plus a bonus room, and five-and- one-half baths. The home designs include gourmet kitchens that connect to expansive Great Rooms and outdoor Legacy Rooms with optional panoramic-style doors. The exteriors of the homes will feature Santa Barbara, Monterey, Cottage, Adobe Ranch, Craftsman, Bungalow and American Classic styles.

All residents of Greenwood in Tustin Legacy will enjoy an upscale atmosphere and have the opportunity to participate in a variety of family-friendly activities. Tustin’s rich history will be honored throughout Greenwood, most notably at the future six-acre Greenwood Park, which will offer residents access to a multi-functional lawn, an amphitheater, a basketball court, two bocce ball courts and an adventure zone equipped with children’s play structures. The community will incorporate an interconnected trail system that leads to Greenwood’s extensive passive and active parklands, greenery and open spaces. Residents will also have access to The Legacy Club, a 1,455 square foot resort-style Club House that opens to a resort-style pool and spa, an interactive water play area, fire pits, barbeques and private restrooms and showers.

The community boasts a spectacular, one-of-a-kind, location in the center of Orange County. Residents will be close to major transportation corridors including the 241 and 261 Toll Roads, as well as the 405 and 5 freeways. Air travel is made convenient with the community’s close proximity to John Wayne Airport. Plus, Greenwood in Tustin Legacy is within walking distance to The District at Tustin Legacy, a vibrant destination with an array of shopping, dining and entertainment venues. This popular cultural hub features a 14-screen AMC movie facility, a variety of upscale restaurants and boutiques as well as larger retailers including Whole Foods Market, Target, Costco and more.

To experience Greenwood at Tustin Legacy, attend the Grand Opening celebration on Saturday, May 30. For additional details and directions to Greenwood in Tustin Legacy, visit www.greenwoodintustinlegacy.com.

About Standard Pacific Homes
Standard Pacific Homes has been building beautiful, high-quality homes and neighborhoods since its founding in Southern Californiain 1965. With a trusted reputation for quality craftsmanship, an outstanding customer experience and exceptional architectural design, the Company utilizes its decades of land acquisition, development and homebuilding expertise to successfully navigate today’s complex landscape to acquire and build desirable communities in locations that meet the high expectations of the Company’s targeted move-up homebuyers.  Currently offering new homes in major metropolitan areas in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Texas, we invite you to learn more about us by visiting www.standardpacifichomes.com

About Greenwood in Tustin Legacy
Developed by Standard Pacific Homes, Greenwood in Tustin Legacy is a brand new, planned community located within the 1,500-acre, master-planned community of Tustin Legacy in Tustin, CA. Situated at the center of Orange County, the community offers four residential neighborhoods that showcase all new architectural concepts within a thoughtfully planned setting. Greenwood pays tribute to the area’s natural landscape through miles of interconnected walking trails, dedicated green space, parks, heritage trees, picnic pavilions and adventure play zones. Residents will enjoy impeccable craftsmanship, impressive indoor-outdoor living features and extensive neighborhood amenities, including the future Greenwood Park and the residents-only Legacy Club.  For more information, visit www.greenwoodintustinlegacy.com

Contact: Danielle Tocco
Director of Communications
Standard Pacific Homes
949.789.1633
dtocco@stanpac.com

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Neighbors organize, push for new Tustin school

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Families from Columbus Square are organized and determined, making a push in recent weeks to get Tustin Unified School District to open Heritage Elementary.

The district is responding, with a commitment to open the school as a magnet campus in fall 2016 – as long as a couple of last details take shape as planned.

“As Columbus Square residents, we absolutely love the plan that they have in place and will support it in any way we can,” Cathy Vallevieni, who helped spearhead the neighborhood movement, said March 25.

 

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After housing slump, 1,100 homes to open at Tustin Legacy

nkylhs-b88350736z.120150309121329000g4o8cjr7.10A prime pocket of real estate, smack in the middle of Orange County, was halfway built out when the recession hit.

Developer Shea Homes bailed in 2010. That left Tustin Legacy — spread over 1,584 acres that were once part of Tustin Marine Corps Air Station — a jarring mix of tightly packed homes and open fields, modern retail and aging military installations.

After five years of planning, infrastructure work and construction, the second half of Tustin Legacy will finally start to welcome its first residents in 2015.

 

From Platinum Sponsor the Tustin News & OC Register – http://www.ocregister.com/articles/tustin-653548-legacy-homes.html

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Residents In Quiet Tustin Neighborhood Warned Of Spike In Home Burglaries

TUSTIN (CBSLA.com) — Residents in a quiet section of Orange County are being warned of a spike in daytime home burglaries in Tustin.

As KCAL9’s Stacey Butler reports, for the third time in just one month, police said suspects have knocked on the door of a home. The latest burglary attempt occurred about 10 a.m. Monday.

“Someone had knocked at her door. She didn’t answer it thinking she didn’t want to deal with whoever was at the door. She then looks in her backyard and sees some stranger in her backyard. He sees her and then flees the area,” Tustin Police Department Lt. Bob Wright said.

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Tustin serious crime down, injury crashes up in 2014

The number of serious crimes in Tustin dropped significantly in 2014, new data from the Tustin Police Department show, while injury crashes went up 14 percent.

These figures were included in a “year-in-review” report Chief Charles Celano presented to the City Council on Tuesday.

“It was a challenging year,” Celano acknowledged, with growing tension between the public and police across the country in the wake of high-profile shootings in places such as Ferguson, Mo.

 

Here’s the site link: http://www.ocregister.com/articles/celano-654609-year-crashes.html

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