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Halloween: Pumpkin Carving & Costume Contest

October 27th, 2016

Get your spook on this Halloween!
Are you ready to get your spooky game face on? Surf city is putting out a call to all ghouls, ghosts and goblins this Saturday, October 29 for a pumpkin carving and Halloween costume contest. The event will take place in the City Gym and Pool at 1600 Palm Avenue in Huntington Beach. The contest will be inside the gymnasium starting at 6:00 PM and will end at 8:00 PM.

Come dressed in the scariest costume you can find and plan to transform a pumpkin into a lively jack-o-lantern! The cost is fifteen dollars per family, which includes a pumpkin, a safety carving kit, and delicious refreshments. Extra pumpkins are available to purchase for just five dollars each. Free parking is provided at the location.

Among the festivities that will be included are a ‘pick your own’ pumpkin patch and carving, a costume contest, fun games, a child friendly haunted house and much more! There will be a separate costume contest for both children and adults.

This is the fifth annual Halloween contest at the facility, as the first year for the event was 2012. The City Gym and Pool in Huntington Beach was first opened in 1931, and was originally called the Huntington Beach Elementary School Gymnasium and Plunge. The City Gym and Pool is on the US Department of the Interior’s National Register of Historic Places. This facility which is fully supervised offers swim lessons, cultural classes, basketball courts, check out of table games, ping-pong, and pool, and of course a wonderful swimming pool. The City Gym and Pool is open to the public with reservations required.

Don’t miss this special opportunity to celebrate fun times with the community. You may register online or also in person at the City Gym and Pool. For more information, call the City Gym and Pool at (714) 960-8884, or visit the event website:

Olive Walk in La Mirada Spotlight

October 25th, 2016


Located in historic La Mirada, California, Olive Walk is one of the newest communities of townhomes by The Olson Company coming available in the spring of 2017. Residents will enjoy the very best of modern living in an area with deep historical roots. By bringing the best of both contemporary and classic influences together, Olive Walk truly is a gateway to urban style and sophistication within the historical context of La Mirada.

La Mirada has been recognized as one of the “Best Places To Live” by CNN Money Magazine. La Mirada has a rich history in olive oil production and also citrus fruit harvesting and distribution. Andrew McNally, known for founding the map publishing company Rand McNally, purchased land in the late 19th century that included what is now La Mirada. He established Windermere Ranch as an olive grove and citrus farm then turned that over to his daughter and son-in-law. The ranch became famous for producing what was often said at the time to be the finest olive oil in the United States. As homes were built in the community, the McNally family asked that the new homeowners each plant an olive tree in their yard. Today one olive grove remains on the campus of Biola University in La Mirada, which is considered to be a historic landmark, as these olive trees date back to the 1890’s.

It is this rich and storied tradition that Olson Homes seeks to honor through the naming and development of Olive Walk. Today, La Mirada is home to many corporations, including U.S. Foodservice and Staples, which, along with Biola University, provide ample employment opportunities. There are many eagerly anticipated community events each year in La Mirada, including children’s carnivals, concerts under the stars, the polar bear plunge, and a father-daughter dance, just to name a few. La Mirada boasts an award winning theater which brings a wide variety of entertainment to the community. Performing musicals and Broadway shows, along with teen oriented productions and concerts, the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts is one of the area’s true gems.

Olive Walk is situated in a prime location in Los Angeles County, California. It is within just thirty minutes to downtown LA, forty-five minutes to the beach, and an hour and half to the mountains. The two story paired and single family homes in Olive Walk range up to 2,200 square feet of living space and have up to 4 bedrooms and 3 baths.

Join our interest list today, or call or visit our website for more information:

BCWC Annual Craft Fair

October 20th, 2016


This Saturday, October 22, the Barber City Women’s Club of Westminster will be holding their annual craft fair. The event will take place at their clubhouse at 14046 Rancho Road in Westminster from 9 AM to 2 PM.

All of the crafts are made by hand and will include knitted and crocheted items, photographs, jewelry, cards, holiday decorations and much more! The BCWC craft fair provides an excellent opportunity to buy items for Halloween as well as thoughtful Christmas gifts.
A chili lunch will be available with all the trimmings, including cornbread and lemonade, for only five dollars per person! Delicious homemade baked goods, including cookies, brownies, cupcakes, and baked breads, will be for sale, all priced between just 1 and 5 dollars. Be sure to come out to this wonderful community event, your friends and neighbors will be there too so you can meet them here!

A non-profit organization which provides service to the community originally founded in 1927, The Barber City Women’s Club has been a member in good standing of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs (GFWC) for 86 years, since 1933. The club operates with the motto “We Live for Those Who Love Us and the Good We Can Do.” The BCWC is dedicated principally to the advancement and promotion of charitable, educational, philanthropic, cultural, and welfare activities in the Westminster and Orange County community and providing service to others. The club is both non-political and non-sectarian.

Among the many charities that have benefited from the programs of the Barber City Women’s Club are the Midway City’s American Family Housing shelter, the S.H.U.E Project (seniors mentoring primary grade students at Westminster’s senior center), the Veterans Hospital of Long Beach, The Pet Food Bank, the Interval House, Collette’s Children, and Nadine’s Patio. The club also raises money for three educational scholarships for young Westminster women to provide assistance for them to pursue their educational aspirations.

In addition to the craft fair, other ways of raising funds by the BCWC include monthly bunco on the third Friday of each month, their used book sale held each year, various fruit and bake Sales, a fall dinner, and by selling baked goods and hot drinks at the Westminster tree lighting event in December.

More information about the craft fair is available here:

Westminster is a close knit community that cares about its people as evidenced by the good work being done by the Barber City Women’s Club and other similar organizations. Pacific Walk is a group of townhomes offered by The Olson Company which shares this same spirit of community pride. Visit our website today to learn more:

Pacific Walk Spotlight

October 18th, 2016


Olson Homes is pleased to offer new townhomes at Pacific Walk in Westminster, California. With the perfect blend of charm and modern amenities, this community offers its residents a level of privacy, ambience and contemporary comforts that are unmatched. Located in Orange County, Pacific Walk is perfectly suited for a wide range of lifestyles.

Each townhome at Pacific Walk comes standard with your personal selection of appliances, backsplashes and counters, as well as paint and finish options, among many other personalized features. Being a pleasant community within reach of a big city, Pacific Walk provides all the comforts of small town living along with easy access to Orange County, with Los Angeles just minutes away.

The homes of Pacific Walk are breathtakingly stunning, both inside and on the exterior. Spanish architectural style sets the tone in this community, and each townhome is adorned with an exterior deck and double paneled front doors with aged bronze hardware.  Homeowners at Pacific Walk also appreciate the hand placed ceramic tile in the entry way and designer chosen lighting within the interior. Great care is taken in attention to every detail in Pacific Walk so that the aesthetics result in a picturesque quality.

The interior of a townhome at Pacific Walk is ideal for parties and gatherings hosted in the home. The floor plans are open so that the kitchen and living and dining spaces are connected. The designer influenced decor brings a sense of style that is chic and relaxing to all.

Every Pacific Walk home has 3 bedrooms on the top level. A spacious walk-in closet is in the master bedroom. The bathroom includes a compartmentalized area for the toilet, a tiled shower, and a dual vanity consisting of cultured marble.

Environmentally responsible building methods are standard at Pacific Walk, as all of these homes are designed with energy efficiency in minds in order to meet the demands of the modern home buyer. Pacific Walk homes all exceed California title 24 requirements by at least fifteen percent. Some of the features of these homes include auto shut-off sensors in the restrooms, dual glazed low e glass white vinyl windows, tankless water heaters, water efficient faucets and toilets, Energy Star appliances, and insulation in the exterior walls and ceiling.

To see all of the floorplans, area information, features, and currently available homes in Pacific Walk, call us at (562) 370-9503 or visit us at:

First Sales Release at Arroyo Walk!

October 7th, 2016

It’s finally here…..
The first homes at Arroyo Walk will be released
This Saturday, October 8th
The sales release will take place at our nearby community, Mission Walk. If you are already prequalified, please join us at 9:30 am when the sales event will start.
If you need more information, the sales office will open at 10am. Our Home Advisors will be able to answer all of your questions at that time.
The temporary sales office for Arroyo Walk is located at Mission Walk. The address for Mission Walk is:
808 E. Santa Fe Ave
San Gabriel, Ca 91776
Please call (562) 370-9512 for more information.