Neighborhood News

PRESIDENT’S CORNER — JULY 2018

Many of you were kind enough to complete our recent survey, so I thought I would summarize the most common themes, in response to the last survey question, “What would you like to see most from MVCI?”

1. Provide information on what is going on in town, especially Mesa Verde.

2. What is being done about the homeless and the sober living facilities?

3. Organize more community activities, I.e. town halls, etc.

4. Remind residents to keep their property presentable.

5. Stop the speeding in our neighborhoods.

6. Keep us informed as to what the city council is up to.

7. Do not engage in politics.

8. What are the benefits of membership in MVCI?

9. Why is crime increasing?

10. You’re doing fine-just keep it up.

Of course, we wish all responses were #10, but then, we wouldn’t have anything left to do. Let’s look at some of these themes. #1: we will step up the pace. Please check our website, as we try to keep it fresh. www.mesaverdecommunity.org. Also, visit our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/groups/1083641171668836/), and sign up for our e-mail blast at admin@mesaverdecommunity.org. Our next semi-annual newsletter is scheduled for publication in late September. #3: we’re working on several town hall events during the Winter. We will be holding a candidate’s forum in October, our annual meeting in March, and our picnic in May.  #5: Would love to. We will notify CMPD of the concern in our community.  #7: We don’t. We are a non-political. Non-partisan association. #8: Great question! Please visit our website as to who we are and what we do.

We will work on a more persuasive statement, but keep in mind our mission statement “Inform, Protect and Beautify” Mesa Verde. These are the ends to which we strive, in our advocacy for Mesa Verde residents. Finally, #9, CMPD statistics indicate crime to actually be decreasing, but, if it happens in your neighborhood, ….. well, that’s different. We might suggest you consider forming a Neighborhood Watch group, sponsored by our Police Dept. We can help you with that.

We appreciate your participation in our survey, and we will be doing these periodically. If you have a specific problem, please contact us through our website. We will do our best to help you. We will release other survey findings in subsequent posts.

Thanks for tuning in.

Bob Juneman
President

President’s Corner — June 2018

Hello again, time for my June commentary.

First, thank you to our newest Lifetime Members:

                      Chris and Tracy Clevidence and David and Nancy Walden

Our Lifetime Club is growing. Please refer to the MEMBERSHIP LIST posting as of June 1st. There was a considerable drop off from the 2017 membership year, so If you haven’t tendered your dues for this year (Apr 1- Mar 31), now is a good time to do so. We are working on setting up “auto renew” to make it simpler for our members, so bear with us. PayPal sign ups are also being refined and will include the auto-renew feature. Stay tuned for more on this.

For the past few months you have likely noticed new construction in the center at Harbor and Adams. So, what’s going on?  This past Friday, we posted a update, courtesy of the Segerstrom Co.,  owners and operators of the center, with information on the new section of “The Shops at Mesa Verde,” as well as  what’s happening at the old Acapulco.

Bet you’ve seen some coyotes running around the community. The California Fish and Wildlife Department is very concerned that a big part of the problem is us. (We have met the enemy and he is us! – POGO)  If you want to know why and what we can do about it, click here.  Really good stuff!

Looks like the new fire station at Adams and Royal Palm will now open in September, ….. or maybe October? Stay tuned for news on a grand opening and guided tours, courtesy of CMFD and MVCI. Our patience will be rewarded, I’m sure.

Our cadre of MVCI volunteers is growing, now numbering seven. This is a great opportunity for you to serve your community without an obligation to time commitment. We will call on you from time to time for special projects. My goal is to reach 20 by March 31st. Will you help me? Contact me at bob@juneman.com for more info or to enlist.

Stay connected to MVCI via our website. New postings often.

and…..

PLEASE REMEMBER TO RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP!

Thank you,  ‘til July,

Bob

News, regarding “The Shops at Mesa Verde”

Many in our community have wondered about the new construction taking place near the corner of Adams and Harbor. MVCI President Bob Juneman recently spoke with officials from C.J. Segerstrom & Sons, who were kind enough to share an update on these activities:

Broken Yolk Café –  The newest addition to The Shops at Mesa Verde, Broken Yolk Café opens on Monday June 25th next to CVS. Originally started in San Diego in 1979, Broken Yolk has grown to 25 locations across the US.  BYC serves breakfast, brunch and lunch, Open Monday thru Thursday from 6:00 am to 2:30 pm and Friday thru Sunday from 6:00 am to 3:00 pm.
Learn more at www.thebrokenyolkcafe.com

Porcelain Luxury Salon Suites –  Currently under construction, Porcelain Luxury Salon Suites is completely renovating what once was the Acapulco building at The Shops at Mesa Verde.  Porcelain will consist of approximately 32 luxury suites for individual salon owners consolidated in one spot, from hairstylists, estheticians, nail technicians, medical spa technicians, eye lash extension, and more.  We anticipate the opening of Porcelain Luxury Salon Suites around November, 2018.

Descanso – A Modern Tacqueria – Coming in the fall of 2018, Descanso Mexican Restaurant will occupy 3,700 square feet on the east end of the newly developed restaurant building.  Descanso is a full-service Mexican restaurant with full-bar offering lunch, dinner and weekend brunch.

Dylan Blue Nail Spa – Coming this fall, Dylan Blue Nail Spa will replace Happiness Nails with a more modern salon.  Dylan Blue Nail Spa currently has one location in Tustin and will offer manicures, pedicures, facial waxing, eyelash extensions, and eyebrow and eyelash tinting.

Updates were provided by Carmen Twork, from Segerstrom. Further news will include info on any additional tenants in the new structure that replaced Souplantation.

Stay tuned!

Goodbye, Old Friend!

Does anyone know my history???

While planning our sign update project, it occurred to us that we really didn’t know when the original sign was placed at Adams and Mesa Verde.  Also, we’re not sure who put it there – MVCI (we think), the City, etc.???  I suppose somewhere in the MVCI archives there might be an answer, but the thought of asking our readers to search your memory might be much more fun!  Please think back – when was the first time (approximate date) you remember seeing it – was it when your kids were at Estancia, when you were getting exercise walking or going to play golf, was it there when you moved to Mesa Verde or visiting the Adobe and Balearic Park, etc.???

We’d like to publish your answers for fun – no names are necessary (don’t want to give away your age unless you want us to)!  Also, the white sign (above) had a partner at Adams and Shantar.  Did they go up at the same time?  There is no prize for this survey — just a trip down memory lane.  Send your memories in to the web as soon as you can, using the “feedback” page (https://mesaverdecommunity.org/feedback-2/).

Oh, by the way, here’s one of the newly refurbished signs. This is one of the many things we do as an organization to help keep our community looking good!

Thanks,
Arlene Jones, for the MVCI Board

President’s Corner — May, 2018

Hope you are all noticing the gorgeous May flowers that the April showers brought. It’s looking real nice around the community.

Our first picnic, held Saturday, May 19th, is in the books. Twenty or so families participated; the weather was decent, the kids played games, prizes were awarded, and everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves. You can see a few pictures below. So, I think it was a reasonable success for our first try, and we’ll do another next Spring, only a little bigger and a little better. Thanks to the Mesa Verde United Methodist Church for allowing us to use their facilities.

Congratulations and thanks to Kyle Byron and Lisa Gonzalez for becoming our newest lifetime members.  Who will be next?

Have you noticed our newly refurbished MVCI gateway signs?  They’re on Adams at the corners of Mesa Verde West and Shantar. A new sign will soon appear on the northeast corner of Adams and Mesa Verde West. Your membership dues at work.

We still have a supply of “No Solicitation” yard signs available. Price is $5 each, including mounting bracket. You may purchase through our website,  or contact me at bob@juneman.com.

Finally, we are putting together a robust volunteer group. If you would like to help us on special projects from time to time, please let us know. Just send me an e-mail (Bob@Juneman.com) with your contact info, including phone number.

Thanks for tuning in. I’ll talk to you again in June.

Bob

 

    

  

President’s Corner — April, 2018

Spring iz sprung, the grass iz riz; I wonder where the dazies iz? How long since you heard that corny rhyme?  Suddenly, Spring is all around us. The daisies are here, and the azaleas, the hawthorn, the roses and all the other gorgeous blooms in Mesa Verde.

Wow! What a great place to live. Our motto is “To Inform, Protect, and Beautify Mesa Verde”. What are we all doing to “Beautify” our community? If you see things that need to be done on public property, let the City hear about it, and maybe we could use a little introspection on our own properties.

What’s coming up? Look for a notice of a Mesa Verde picnic, to be held May 19th. This will be a first for us, so it will be an experiment. But, we hope you will come out and join us. Be adventurous. Remember those pioneers?  They were the ones with the arrows in their backs?

Been watching the progress of our new Fire Station One, corner of Adams and Royal Palm?  Forecast to open in May/June. My guess is July. We will, hopefully, be able to arrange tours. Kids and fire trucks. Americana at it’s nostalgic best!  Stay tuned.

Look for refurbished MESA VERDE signs at our various entryways, and a brand new one at Adams and Mesa Verde West. Should be all in place by the beginning of summer. All part of our various beautification efforts.

For those of you who missed our annual meeting March 28th, it can be viewed in it’s entirety on our website here: https://wp.me/p6Zz7F-5S. Great tips on crime prevention and disaster preparation and control, presented by Roxi Fyad of CMPD and Brenda Emrick of CMFD.

Our new fiscal year began April 1st, so time to renew your membership for the new year. Or, maybe join us for the first time. Please find the membership application and instructions on our website.

Finally, we want to hear from you! And for those members who may have new families living nearby, please reach out and let them know about MVCI. This is your association, so please join us in making Mesa Verde an even better home. You may comment through our website, drop us a note at P.O. Box 4102, Costa Mesa, CA 92628-4102, or e-mail me at bob@juneman.com.

Thanks for tuning in,
Bob Juneman
President

President’s Corner — February, 2018

Happy Valentine’s Day.  I hope you are all celebrating this happy occasion with your loved ones. Our world can use a little more love and caring, and what better time to express it?

A reminder that we will hold our annual meeting on March 28th.  As usual, it will be at the United Methodist Church, 1701 Baker St.  Doors open at 6:30, meeting at 7:00. Our theme this year will be “Family and Neighborhood Safety”.  All residents of Mesa Verde are welcome, member or not. So, come meet and greet your neighbors and enjoy an informative evening. If you are not yet a member, we will make it easy for you at the meeting.

Our Board consists of nine members, each serving a two year term.  But, there is always a lot to accomplish in pursuing our mission statement to “ Inform, Protect, and Beautify” Mesa Verde.  And, as we are all volunteers, we have limited time and resources. So, we would like to enlist a cadre of volunteers whom we could call on from time to time for special projects.  This would be a great opportunity to serve our community without committing to any time or schedule.  If this idea appeals to you, please contact us, either through this website, or respond to me at bob@juneman.com

I’ll talk to you again in March.  In the meantime, we hope to see you at our Annual Meeting.

Bob Juneman

President’s Corner — January, 2018

Happy New Year, twelve new months ahead of us in which to excel. I’m looking forward to a great year, and hope you are too.

Our Board began the year with the loss of Board member and Secretary Virginia Vargas. Virginia and her husband are expanding their law practice, so she will be devoting time to that endeavor. We wish them great success. We are extremely fortunate to welcome Betty Cummings as our new Board member and Secretary. Betty and her husband Terry have been  Mesa Verde residents for many years, and she brings vast secretarial experience to our Board. Welcome aboard Betty.

We will be holding the annual meeting of MVCI on March 28th, so mark your calendar. Our theme this year is “Family and Neighborhood Safety”.  Speakers from our Police and Fire departments will bring us tried and true methods for enhancing the integrity of our homes.

This is an election year, and we will be electing City Council members by district rather than at large as before. The Mayor will be elected at large, by the voters, rather than by the Council. Costa Mesa will have six districts, so the Council will consist of six Council members, plus the Mayor.Some new wrinkles on the political scene.  More on this later as the picture unfolds.

We always like to hear from you: How are we doing? What would you like to see from us? Would you like us to hold a “candidate’s forum” as we have in the past? Social activity, such as a chili cook off, barbecue, picnic? Games for the kids? Give us feedback. You can contact us easily through the website.

Our goal is to keep our website fresh with new ideas and information. For example, we just added the ability to pay your dues and make contributions via PayPal. So please stay tuned. I’ll talk to you again next month.

Bob Juneman

**2018 MVCI Annual Meeting**

ANNUAL MEETING OF MESA VERDE COMMUNITY, INC.

Mark your calendar: Wednesday, March 28, United Methodist Church, 1701 Baker Street.  Doors open at 6:30, meeting begins at 7:00.  Our theme this year is “Family and Neighborhood Safety”.  Representatives from our Police and Fire Departments will bring us tried and true methods to enhance the integrity of our homes. You won’t want to miss this informative evening. Light refreshments will be served. Come out and visit with your friends and neighbors.

POST SCRIPT–4/2/18: If you clicked to get directly to this page, we now have a video of the meeting, which you can see here: https://wp.me/P6Zz7F-5a.

Enjoy!