Business Moves


From Surf to Snow, Scheduled Service to Mammoth

United Airlines will offer Friday through Monday service from John Wayne Airport to the Mammoth Yosemite Airport beginning Dec. 16 through April 15.
The four-day-a-week service will depart Orange County at 2:30 p.m. and arrive at Mammoth at 3:49 p.m. Return flights will depart Mammoth at 12:15 p.m. and arrive locally at 1:36 p.m.
Travelers looking to take a trip during ski and snowboard season can now log on to to book flights.

Merit CEO Honored for Excellence in Marketing

Merit Property Management’s founder and chief executive, Laguna Beach resident Melinda Masson, was honored with the Building Industry Association’s award for  marketing achievements throughout the real estate and building industries.

The ceremony was held on Saturday, Sept. 24, in Anaheim.

Electronic Waste Drive Sees Record Turnout

Nearly 6.8 tons of electronic waste and 5,000 pounds of paper were collected for recycling at Surterre Properties recent Laguna Beach electronic waste drive.
Surterre figures the free quarterly shredding and recycling service saved 44 trees, 107 altogether this year alone.

“This recent event saw over 250 cars come through to drop off waste for recycling – another record turnout. We’re thrilled at how well-received these drives continue to be,” said Paula Ansara-Wilhelm, Surterre’s co-founder and chief marketing officer.

The drive offers an easy way to divert old electronics – from television sets to printers — and paper from landfills. Participants don’t even have to leave their car. There are no forms to complete, and any stored data will be safely and completely eradicated.
For more infor about the next eWaste drive, call 949.717.7100 or visit

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