For many of us, August is a bittersweet turning point in the calendar year. Summer freedom is drawing to a close, and the school bells will be ringing any day now. While the lazy days of sipping cool beverages poolside may be numbered, this month brings a sense of renewal.

New routines, new clothes and new school supplies often come to mind in August.

And because we dedicated an issue to both the men and women of our community earlier this year, it would only be right to celebrate some of our cutest residents: kids and pets!

There’s no doubt we have some serious pet lovers in our town.  Meet a few of them (and their four-legged friends) and you’ll find what makes the bond between humans and animals so special. We also whipped up a recipe for homemade dog treats so you can spoil your loyal companions.

Our communities have so much to offer our kids and adults who are kids at heart. Check out the article on The Ocean Institute to see all the amazing activities they have.

As this season comes to an end I want to thank the communities of San Clemente, Dana Point, and San Juan Capistrano for an amazing 3 years.  This journey started in August of 2016 and it has been the best experience,

Cheers to another wonderful month ahead, We hope to see you around!


Gia Luciano – Publisher