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November 3rd, 2014 at 2:00 pm

Fall is finally here and so are our new Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties agents. Join us in welcoming our newest recruits to the team.

Chris CummingAn Orange County native and resident, Chris has joined the Newport Beach office as a sales associate. He is described by his clients and associates as trustworthy, resourceful and reliable. His goal is to “lead with integrity and make business with my clients enjoyable and fun.”

“I am great at building relationships and like the idea of helping families find the perfect home they are looking for,” Chris said.

Bryan GarzaA new sales associate with the Napoli Whitney Group, “Bryan is a native and lifelong resident of Villa Park, so his knowledge of the region is a tremendous asset to his clients and his team. As a new agent, he is already making great contributions to the office,” said James Cameron, manager of the Irvine office.

Bryan, who received an A.A. degree from Orange Coast College and a B.A. degree from Concordia University, previously worked in sales and social media marketing. “My past experiences were great because I got to interact with others and create many relationships,” he said. “I make it a priority to exceed my clients’ expectations by offering the best service possible.”

Oscar OrtegaAs a new-home sales veteran, Oscar has brought his skills to the Rancho Santa Fe Del Rayo office. “My mission is to inspire, enrich and serve people as a professional, to share joy with family and friends, and to live life to the fullest every day,” he said.

Tania KleinTania has joined the Calabasas office. “Tania is an educated professional with a strong skill set in the areas of marketing, contract negotiation, sales and customer service,” said Kathy King, regional vice president. “Her extensive local knowledge and focus on exceeding the expectations of her clients make her an asset to our office and our company.”

Prior to real estate, Tania was a designer and sales associate for several home-organization companies, an experience that enables her to provide her sellers with useful guidance in maximizing their home’s aesthetics.

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November 3rd, 2014 at 12:00 pm

141103-Wedgewood

Located in historic Whitley Heights, and boasting riveting views of the surrounding hillsides, including the Hollywood sign, this beautiful Spanish Colonial is an exceptional opportunity for the right buyer.

Offered by Richard Burt, the home offers three en suite bedrooms, a guest room with a private entrance, and gorgeous Brazilian walnut floors. In keeping with its rich architectural heritage, the home features three original stained/leaded glass windows, custom period light switches, fixtures and ventilation screens, and an original hand carved banister on the staircase.

The formal living room is a grand and sophisticated venue perfect for entertaining, with its barrel ceilings, imposing fireplace and large picture window. A combination of classic style and modern amenities, the home features a remodeled open kitchen with high-end stainless appliances, granite countertops, and furniture grade maple cabinetry.
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November 3rd, 2014 at 10:00 am

When:
Saturday, November 8, 5 – 10 p.m.

Where:
Hangar 8 at Santa Monica Airport
2900 31st Street
Santa Monica, CA 90405
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October 31st, 2014 at 10:30 am

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Author: Guillian Flyn
Photography: Robert Benson
Information provided by: Riviera San Diego

Less than two hours from the San Diego border, this vast, craggy valley is not just a hotbed for foodies and the sip-and-swirl set. With a muy tranquilo vibe, it’s the ideal place for instantly slipping into vacation mode, winding along dirt roads to indulge in one-of-a-kind outdoor dining and dream-big architecture that embraces the land. You can even take off on a helicopter to the ultimate hilltop picnic. “We are making history as we speak,” says Fernando Perez Castro, a vintner. Consider this your lesson—splash of flinty rosé included.

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“Right now there is this boom in Mexican wine,” says Fernando Perez Castro, owner of Hacienda La Lomita, one of the valley’s next-level wineries helping to produce the region’s 2 million cases annually. “A new generation is stepping up the quality,” says Castro, cradling a 100 percent grenache. The winery just added a new alfresco eatery, TrasLomita, and a VIP tasting room.
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October 30th, 2014 at 12:00 pm

With a goal of donating 777 pounds of food to the San Diego Food Bank, Candi DeMoura is hoping to bring luck and good cheer into the lives of some deserving San Diego families. DeMoura is currently accepting donations at her weekly open houses for the food drive which runs until December 22. Information about drop-off locations can be found on her website.

“I would like to thank everyone that donated last year! The 390 pounds of food we raised allowed for 325 meals to be provided for people in need,” said DeMoura.
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