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Paul’s TV: King of Big Screens

32932 Pacific Coast Hwy, 949.255.2268

Specializing in home theatre set ups, Paul’s TV opened its doors in Dana Point just after Thanksgiving. But Paul’s offerings don’t stop with your plasma and LED television sets.

This one stop shop for home appliances carries everything from televisions and refrigerators to audio equipment and coffee makers. The first Paul’s TV opened more than 46 years ago, but business grew right along with television sizes—the chain now has stores in Southern California, Colorado, Michigan and New England. Ryan Porco, the Dana Point location manager, said Paul’s employees are all about one-on-one service to provide customers with total home solutions.

With sales specials changing weekly, Paul’s stays competitive with low prices on home theatre equipment and appliances for every room.

Sands of Time

24582 Del Prado Ave., 949.218.5816

Transport through space and time with Sands of Time’s collectibles, one-of-a-kind timepieces and imported watches. Photo by Andrea Papagianis
Transport through space and time with Sands of Time’s collectibles, one-of-a-kind timepieces and imported watches. Photo by Andrea Papagianis

When Tony DeBano looked to move his Santa Ana based watch shop, he thought what better place than his own home, and the Dana Point resident lucked out with a shop with an additional 1,000 square feet and 25 feet of window space more than is mall spot.

Situated alongside a gym, doctor’s office and U.S. Post Office, Sands of Time could have lost its identity, but DeBano is determined to make this a destination for those looking for unique timepieces, rare antiques, handmade clocks and estate collectibles.

This eclectic, curio shop is not an antique store, but DeBano holds a well-rounded collection with everything from G-Shock watches to an early 1900s pot-bellied stove. DeBano also imports distinctive watches from around the globe himself, and said “you won’t see many of these brands anywhere else in Orange County.”

For more information, check out the company’s Facebook page.


Surterre Properties

A leading full-service real estate firm in Southern California, Surterre Properties, will open an in-house property management division on March 1, to provide customers an all-inclusive real estate service.

Lead by seasoned professional and local industry expert—Vicky Melin, with more than 23 years of property management experience—Surterre Property Management will provide a full spectrum of services and expert guidance to clients seeking to protect their investment, while maximizing profit potential.

“Our clients continue to request property management services from us because the want Surterre to handle all of their real estate affairs,” said Gary Legrand, president and CEO of Surterre Properties.

“We’re confident that under the leadership of Vicky Melin, Surterre Property Management will become the firm of choice for local property investors.”

Surterre Property Management will provide a wide range of property management services including, tenant screening, maintenance, rent collection, property inspection, advertising and marketing. For more information call 855.557.6600 or visit

Dawgy Style/Alpha Dog Groom Shop

34085 Pacific Coast Hwy., Suite 112, 949.496.3315

The pet grooming shop formerly known as Dawgy Style was purchased last spring by grooming guru Sandy Leskey, owner of Alpha Dog Groom Shop, at 27932 La Paz Rd., Laguna Niguel. The Dana Point store opened under Leskey at Blue Lantern Plaza in May.

Now with two locations, Alpha Dog offers southern Orange County pet owners a cage-free, dog and eco-friendly environment. 

“The good thing about us is we don’t take more than one family of dogs at a time, so it is a less stressful setting,” said Dana Point store manager Danielle Clarke. Dogs are never kenneled and are free to roam around the shop—a feature Clarke said was unique. The shop uses organic botanical shampoos that are lighter on doggie skin as well.

Clarke, who has been at the shop since its opening, said groomers at both locations attend to the needs of all dogs—from problem dogs, older dogs, dogs with high anxiety and a variety of other special needs. Grooming takes about an hour and a half, allowing customers to make it a day at the harbor once their pooches are pampered.

The grooming shops also assist the local community through their support of the Laguna Beach Animal Shelter with donations and free grooming of shelter dogs, when needed.


Sun Salute Yoga

Sun Salute owner, Troy Cox, leads a heated yoga class into eagle pose. Photo by Andrea Papagianis
Sun Salute owner, Troy Cox, leads a heated yoga class into eagle pose. Photo by Andrea Papagianis

24655 La Plaza, Suite A, 949.371.6097

Beginning March 18, Sun Salute Yoga will host a 200-hour instructor training program for those interested in becoming certified yoga teachers.

Sun Salute owner, Troy Cox called this yoga teacher training unique because of the authenticity he adds to each session, where participants will receive guidance “most don’t get until they take their second or third training.”

The training will combine Kundalini, Tantric and Hatha yoga traditions and teach more than postures and poses, and promises students will discover unique techniques to apply to their own teachings and experience independent growth in their individual yoga practice. Combing ancient and modern yoga traditions, the training will encompass teachings from the Amrit Method, as Sun Salute Yoga is the only studio in Orange County to teach this practice.

Classes for the 10-week intensive yoga study will be held each Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. and on Mondays from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Sun Salute Yoga—24655 La Plaza, Suite A.

For more information on the yoga training email or visit And for information on the studio and other classes held at Sun Salute Yoga, visit or call 949.371.6097



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