Category: Lifestyle

Don’t Miss the Costa Mesa Community Run

Join in the Costa Mesa Community Run coming September 23!

Don’t miss the 11th Annual Costa Mesa Community Run that will take place September 23, 2018, at Fairview Park. The event features one of the best 5K and 10K courses you’ll find in Southern California! The run will be fun for the whole family – so get everyone involved! What’s more, this year they are offering a new low price for the Family Fun Run. Dress up in your favorite superhero costume and run the course that is less than 1 mile.

All attendees that finish the run will receive a custom designed race t-shirt and a goodie bag loaded with great surprises.

The race promises to be bigger and better than before:

  • Start and finish inside the stadium at Estancia High School
  • Professionally timed event for accurate results
  • Unique cross-country style course
  • Enjoy the beautiful trails of Fairview Park
  • Designed tech t-shirts for every participant
  • Mostly flat and suitable for all abilities
  • Benefitting education foundations of Costa Mesa

The Costa Mesa Community Run has been able to grant nearly $150,000 to the schools of Costa Mesa. This has allowed the youth of Costa Mesa to take steps to achieve their goals and better the community. Bring your friends along for a fun day! Join your neighbors and fellow runners for one of the best races of the year.

For more information about the Costa Mesa Community Run, click here.

The Costa Mesa community is one of the best! Whether you’re looking for a quality home loan to land you your Californian dream property or a growing agency looking for connections, the team at Dean Rathbun can help. Contact us for more information!

Best Golf Courses in Palm Desert

Enjoy a game of golf? Check out these top-rated courses.

Whether you are an avid golfer or a seasonal player, you may know that nothing quite beats a Californian golf course. The lush green grass, constant sunshine, and fresh air make ideal conditions for every golfer. If you have yet to check out the top golf courses in Palm Desert, here are a few to try!

Desert Willow Golf Resort

Known to be well maintained, have good deals, and challenging enough to be fun, golfers should check out this stunning location. It’s highly rated as one of the most beautiful courses in all of Palm Springs, and this course doesn’t let you down. Complete with cactus plants and wildflowers, you can truly enjoy nature while having a round of golf. 

Marriott’s Shadow Ridge Golf Club
Located in the Coachella Valley, Shadow Ridge Golf Club enjoys over 350 days of sunshine and blue skies every year. This beautiful and peaceful valley is often referred to as the “golf capital of the world” because of its ideal playing conditions and abundance of courses.

Palm Desert Country Club

Palm Desert Country Club is a premier golf club in Palm Desert and the Coachella Valley. Renowned for its wide fairways and subtle greens, the Palm Desert Golf Club appeals to golfers of all levels. The golf course and golf clubhouse have recently undergone tasteful renovations. Come play a round of golf and see why generations of golfers have hailed Palm Desert Country Club as a “must-visit” golf course

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Don’t Miss the 2018 OC Fair!

The OC Fair is back and it starts tomorrow! 

Are you ready for ultimate summer fun? Running from July 13th to August 12th, the OC Fair is back and bigger than ever. During the 23-day event, you can enjoy live entertainment, shop from local vendors, marvel at exhibitions, check out the competitions, and indulge in some seriously good eats.

The carnival is what you’re going for, right? There are a wide variety of rides, ranging from the Wheel, Balloon Ride, Carousel, Crazy Coaster, Galaxy Coaster, Super Slide, Zipper, and lots more! There are rides to suit people of all ages and are fun for the whole family.

This year, the 10th Annual OC Fair Fun Run 5K will be held on Sunday, August 5th at 8:00 a.m. Gather your family and friends to enjoy this run around the whole fair! Additional exhibitions include The Courtyard Wine Seminars (designed to wow your inner wine connoisseur), and city days celebrations.

Quite possibly the best line up to date is that of the exhibits. Joining us for the first time is My Fair Selfie, a pop-up palace of photo fun. Opening July 20th, don’t miss this year’s must-see exhibit. Along with culinary exhibits, garden and floral displays, crafts, visual arts, a heroes hall, and more, there is plenty to do and see!

OC Fair Hours
Wednesday-Friday: Noon – Midnight
Saturday-Sunday: 11 a.m. – Midnight
Monday-Tuesday: Closed

What are you waiting for? Grab your tickets here! Bring the whole family for extra summer fun.

From the team at Dean Rathbun, we hope that you and your family enjoy this special event. Contact us for all of your home loan needs.

Fun Fourth of July Events in Costa Mesa

Don’t miss these exciting July 4th local events!

There is no other celebration quite like Independence Day, falling on July 4th of every year. On July 4, 1776, the thirteen colonies claimed their independence from England, helping to eventually form the United States. This holiday is one of the most significant national holidays in the U.S., and us Americans are only right to celebrate in style! To get involved in Costa Mesa celebrations, check out these events!

Pacific Symphony: Music of Chicago

July 4, 8:00 p.m. | Pacific Amphitheatre @ OC Fair & Event Center

Celebrate the Fourth with the music of Chicago, known as the “rock and roll band with horns.” With hits like “You’re the Inspiration,” “25 or 6 to 4,” “If You Leave Me Now,” and “Hard to Say I’m Sorry,” you’ll be swept away by the melodies that make this band such a beloved classic. To cap off the evening, sing along to your favorite patriotic tunes as we salute our armed forces and thrill to a sizzling fireworks show. This year, parking is free!

Concert On The Green and Firework Festival 

July 4, 3:00 p.m. | Irvine High School Stadium

Hosted by the Irvine Police Association, this event is a Pyro Musical sky concert & Fireworks extravaganza! This year’s event will be featuring live music by the Derek Bordeaux Group, Professional Field Entertainers with Field Games and Activities, Bounce Houses, Raffle with Prizes & Gourmet Food Trucks (food available for purchase).

Fourth of July at Centennial Park

July 4, 4:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. | Centennial Park, Santa Ana

The city of Santa Ana will celebrate Independence Day fireworks at 9 p.m. Celebration begins at 4 p.m. (activities end at 8 p.m.) with live music, delicious food, youth sports activities, kids jump zone, face painting, and more! Along with the fun, children will have a chance to meet important figures from American History at our annual History Walk and see a civil war cannon display. To end the festivities, a 20-minute firework finale will light up the night sky! So bring the family, a picnic, and lawn chairs, and enjoy a fun-filled evening!

4th of July Parade & Pier Festival 

July 1-4, 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. | Multiple locations

Complete with live entertainment, exhibitors, food vendors, a parade, 5K run, and fireworks, don’t miss this spectacular event to celebrate the fourth of July.

 From the team at Dean Rathbun, we hope that you have a fun and safe fourth of July! For all of your property buying needs, get in contact with us today.