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'Bullying' Video that's Gone Viral Turns Out
To Be a 'Mutual Combat' Exercise Gone Bad

by Amy Spurgeon-Hoffman
         Robert Johnathan Proto reportedly spent every Saturday, Sunday, and holiday from approximately 4:00 pm to 1:00 am for nearly a year playing video games at Cabazon’s “Morongo Resort Casino & Spa” 24-hour arcade located at the west end of casino floor just next to the food court. With just 12 physical arcade games – including a motorcycle game, Batman, Candy Cane, two car games and a pinball machine – it was like “Cheers,” where everybody knows your name . . . or stage name as was the case with Robert.
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LARCS: Creating Unique Lifestyle
       Every year, literally thousands of Ladera Ranch homeowners gather together to enjoy among the best seasonal events in south Orange County. Ranging from summer concerts and Fourth of July fireworks to Harvest Festival and winter holiday celebrations, each event is designed to bring families, friends and neighbors together and reinforce the sense of community that makes Ladera Ranch unique.
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Source for Ladera Ranch News
        The only real source of news and information about Ladera Ranch is the Ladera Times, Ladera's Hometown Community Newspaper. The July 2014 issue was delivered to every home, apartment complex, business and Corporate office in Ladera Ranch on Thursday, July 3. If you didn't receive your free copy, you can pick one up at most stores in Ladera Ranch, but hurry, they go quickly. This month's issue features a cover story on LARCS Fourth of July picnic and fireworks in  Founders Park; a feature story on last month's "bullying" video; a major story on how the California drought is affecting Ladera Ranch; the success of the Nikos 4th Grade Champions; an update on the Ladera Ranch Civic Council; a story on the Ladera Performing Arts production of The Sound of Music; and the ever popular Police Blotter, as well as many of your favorite monthly columns including Pat Bates Speaks. To view a PDF of the issue online, click on July 2014 Ladera Times (allow time for the file to download). You can also read this and any of the past 12 issues online by clicking on Past Issues.

Check Out Our Updated 2014 Calendar of Events

    Click on Calendar of Events to see scheduled activities throughout Ladera Ranch. If you know of any activity that is not listed, or you wish to submit an event for inclusion in the Calendar of Events, email details to

Nat'l Association Of Homebuilders Names Sendero America’s 'Master-Planned Community Of The Year'

    Sendero, the first village of approximately 940 for-sale and 285 apartment homes within the expansive new community of Rancho Mission Viejo was just named America’s “Master-Planned Community of the Year” by the Sales and Marketing Council of The National Association of Home Builders. More . . .>

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