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South Coast Farms CSA is Now Available for Pick-Up at Old Vine Café

Posted on April 7, 2010 | 9:00am

South Coast Farms CSA is now available for pick-up at Old Vine Café, located at The LAB in Costa Mesa!

CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) is a relationship between a farm and its community. It is a great way for people to support their local farm in a direct way. Fresh produce is harvested and delivered the same day it is available for pick-up at Old Vine Café. The money from our members goes straight into growing their food, without a middleman!

South Coast Farms is a family-owned, certified organic farm in San Juan Capistrano, owned by George Kibby since 1997. He farms 25 acres in San Juan, and has been farming for over 20 years. South Coast Farms CSA program started in 2000 with just 12 members, and we now grow for over 350 local families!

South Coast Farms CSA is available for pick-up every other Thursday at Old Vine Cafe. All financial commitments are handled by South Coast Farms.

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OC Marketplace Valentine’s Day Promotion

Posted on February 10, 2010 | 9:00am

The Orange County Marketplace is offering “Sweets for your sweet” for members of its E-Club this Valentine’s Day weekend, February 13-14.

Membership to the E-Club is free and includes frequent promotions such as free admission and many other special offers.

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Energy Efficiency Retrofit Solution Installed at Westin South Coast Plaza

Posted on December 16, 2009 | 9:00am

SAN DIEGO, CA — 12/16/09 — Energy Efficiency Systems Group, LLC (EESG), a leading California-based energy efficiency and demand management company, announced that it is presently installing its comprehensive energy efficiency retrofit system at the Westin South Coast Plaza.

Dave Paton, CEO of EESG, said, “We are pleased to have been selected by Westin South Coast Plaza’s management to deploy our energy-saving technology at this prestigious property. We are committed to enabling clients like Westin to both reduce their carbon footprint and their energy bill. Our retrofit solution is uniquely capable of addressing these issues where the opportunity for savings is greatest which is all major loads. We are proud to add the Westin South Coast Plaza to our growing list of customers in North America.” Read More

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South Coast Plaza Gift Certificates Make Perfect Incentives!

Posted on November 13, 2009 | 9:00am

For companies searching for the perfect solution for employee bonuses, sales incentives, performance awards and corporate gifts, South Coast Plaza offers Plaza Select — a program specifically designed to meet these business needs.  The gift certificates are honored at over 280 stores and restaurants at South Coast Plaza’s retail stores, South Coast Plaza Village, The Westin South Coast Plaza, the Orange County Performing Arts Center and South Coast Repertory.

Plaza Select makes it easier and more convenient to purchase South Coast Plaza gift certificates by offering incentives.

Learn more about the benefits of this program and fill out your application today!

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A Visit with Buzz Aldron, Moonwalker

Posted on July 7, 2009 | 9:00am

Yesterday evening, I spent some quality time with moonwalker, Buzz Aldrin, and 250 of his closest fans. We all met in the South Coast Plaza Borders Bookstore for a brief talk with Buzz and a book signing. Although I didn’t get my copy of 2010 signed (or, Buzz Aldrin’s recent nonfiction, Magnificent Desolation [a must read for space nerds!]), I did enjoy an inspirational question and answer with Buzz.

One note from Buzz was particularly memorable for me. Buzz addressing his alcoholism after returning from the moon landing [paraphrased] “All my life I was disciplined… going through my Ph.D. required discipline, and the Space Agency required the highest levels of  discipline… after the moon landing, I had realized so many goals, and no longer stayed disciplined… so I slipped into bad alcoholism… but I was saved by the power of love [new marriage].”

Positive guy, moon walker, and concious rapper? Buzz Aldrin: Hero.

If you haven’t picked up the book yet, you may want to check it out at Amazon. Below are some photos of the lecture, and Buzz’ most recent work with Snoop Dogg and Talib Kweli.

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