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Volume 3, Issue 74                                                                      September 18, 2018


 
 
 

Police Files

DA news conference seeks additional potential victims of Newport Beach doctor

Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas has called a news conference for this morning, Tuesday, Sept. 18 at 9 a.m. in the first-floor law library, at OCDA’s Office, 1401 Civic Center Drive W, Santa Ana.

The news conference will seek potential additional victims of a Newport Beach surgeon and his female codefendant accused of rape of multiple victims by use of drugs.

According to the Newport Beach Police Department Arrest Logs, Grant William Robicheaux, 38, Newport Beach, and Cerissa Laura Riley, 31, Newport Beach, were arrested on Wednesday, Sept. 12 on Newport Beach felony warrants for rape.

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Grant William Robicheaux

According to a website, Robicheaux is an “upper extremity surgeon” in the Newport Beach area.

Robicheaux and Riley were arrested at 7:45 a.m. at Channel Place and 44th Street.

Both were held on a bail of $100,000.

Costa Mesa man arrested for attempting to start Crystal Cove area fire

On Saturday, Sept. 15, shortly before 7 p.m., several people called the Newport Beach Police to report that a man was attempting to set fires in the area of Los Trancos and E. Coast Highway in the Crystal Cove area.

Officers responded and located the suspect, Matthew Joseph Brady, 39, of Costa Mesa.

Members of the Newport Beach Fire Department also responded and extinguished a small, approximately 3’ x 3’, brush fire in the area. 

After a thorough field investigation, Brady was arrested for arson and held on $20,000 bail.

Intoxicated woman attempts to take police officer’s gun

On Saturday, Sept. 15, at 3:42 p.m., officers responded to the 2300 block of W. Oceanfront in response to a call that a battery had just occurred. 

The victim stated that the suspect, Amanda Nicole Moore, 29, Irvine, had slapped her across the face after a brief verbal altercation. 

Moore was located nearby but was visibly intoxicated and uncooperative with the investigation. After several repeated attempts to walk away from one officer, Moore reportedly lashed out, physically striking the officer and attempting to take control of his firearm. 

She was subsequently taken into custody for obstructing/resisting a peace officer, battery, disorderly conduct related to alcohol, for an attempt to remove a peace officer’s firearm and battery on a peace officer.

Bail was set at $20,000.

Verbal altercation leads to pointed firearm

Newport Beach Police received a report of a verbal altercation in the 1100 block of Back Bay Drive on Saturday, Sept. 15, at 2:25 a.m. Reports say the suspect, Anthony Michael Burroughs, 26, of Corona, became angry with the victim, and pointed a firearm at her. 

The victim was able to remove herself from the situation and report the incident. The suspect had fled the area, but with the assistance of the Corona Police Department, he was taken into custody when he returned to his residence in that city.

Burroughs was arrested on charges of assault with a deadly weapon and held on bail of $50,000.


NBPD to hold news conference tomorrow regarding search for murderer

The Newport Beach Police Department (NBPD) will hold a news conference to announce updates regarding the search for murderer and fugitive Peter Chadwick on Wednesday, Sept. 19 at 10 a.m.

In attendance will be Jon T. Lewis, Chief of Police, NBPD, David Singer, Marshal for the Central District of California, United States Marshals Service (USMS) and Bert Tapia, Commander of the Pacific Southwest Regional Fugitive Task Force, USMS.

Chadwick is wanted for murdering his wife, Q.C. Chadwick, on October 10, 2012, and for fleeing from prosecution. He has been a fugitive since January 2015. The NBPD and the USMS remain committed to finding Peter Chadwick and bringing him to justice. Both agencies will share updates on how they are intensifying their search.

You can watch this remotely through Facebook Live at https://facebook.com/NewportBeachPolice.

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Fair Game

By TOM JOHNSON

Email that ran as Letter in Stu News Newport causes quite a stir

TomJohnsonWow, I can tell the political season is upon us and that politics are alive and well. 

About a month ago, a Letter to the Editor ran in Stu News Newport supporting a sitting school board member.

Her opposition claimed that info. used in the letter was protected and shouldn’t have been included. Wow, you got me.

Here’s what happened, the piece was mass distributed in an email exchange and picked up as a Letter to the Editor. The writer emailed us last week and told us they did not intend for the email to run as an “Opinion” piece.

So, lo and behold, we, SNN, ran a letter that’s now causing a small stir. It’s a reminder that we have to continually be vigilant.

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Tommy Phillips has been appointed president and artistic director of the Philharmonic Society of Orange County

According to the announcement, Tommy has “served as an important figure in classical music for more than 15 years, holding artistic positions and programming consultancies at orchestras and festivals across the country, including the San Diego Symphony, San Francisco Symphony, Minnesota Orchestra, Grand Rapids Symphony, San Antonio Symphony, Charlotte Symphony, Pacific Symphony, and Mainly Mozart Festival.”

According to Chantel Chen Uchida, interim president, Tommy starts October 1.

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So, you woke up this morning and said to yourself, “I’ve gotta make reservations to the Fire & Lifeguard Appreciation Dinner this Thursday evening at the Marriott Hotel.”

Sorry, too late. Save the dime. The event is SOLD OUT.

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You remember Samuel Woodward, the 21-year-old Newport Beach resident charged in the killing of Blaze Bernstein? He allegedly killed Bernstein, home on a break from the University of Pennsylvania, in what now has hate crime implications.

Well, his new attorney is Robert F. Kohler, from the Public Defender’s Office, who was appointed following the departure of former attorney Ed Munoz.

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SNN sports: Swimmer Ayla Spitz, from NHHS, has verbally committed to UC Berkeley for 2019. Her father, Eric, is the former owner of the Orange County Register

According to Swimming World magazine, Ayla “won the 500 free (4:45.91) and was the runner-up in the 200 free (1:45.56) at the CIF Southern DI Section Championships as a junior. During her sophomore year, she placed second in the 100 free (49.77) and fourth in the 100 back (55.39). She has also earned NISCA and USA Swimming Scholastic All-American honors.”

And, she still has her senior year of high school. Seems like she’s on the verge of greatness.

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Family launches Patrick’s Purpose Foundation

By AMY SENK

In late January, the Corona del Mar High School community was shocked by news of the suicide death of 16-year-old Patrick Turner. A few days later, parents gathered in the school gym for a meeting with district officials and experts in grief and suicide. The sorrow and fears were fresh; parents were crying, numb. It was beyond belief that this sophomore had died – leaving behind notes describing despair at the pressure and isolation some students face. He urged everyone to do better, to be inclusive.

Patrick’s father spoke that night, and as everyone in the room shared his pain, he promised that his family would work to make changes. His words offered hope and comfort at a dark and troubled time. And now, the family has kept that promise with the creation of the Patrick’s Purpose Foundation.

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Patrick Turner

“Through the formation of this foundation, we are looking forward to participating in and helping to put on events to help ignite some of the changes that Patrick wanted,” reads the foundation website, www.patrickspurposefoundation.org.

The foundation’s kickoff event took place earlier this month in Patrick’s neighborhood, with all local high school juniors invited to learn about the organization and then spread the word. For its first major event, the foundation has created a Patrick’s Purpose team for the Orange County Out of Darkness Walk. The walk supports the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s mission to save lives and bring hope to those affected by suicide. The walk will take place from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 22 at Mile Square Regional Park in Fountain Valley, and the Patrick’s Purpose website includes a link to donate or join the Patrick’s Purpose team.

The Foundation also created a scholarship that will be awarded to a student who plans to attend a trade or vocational school or community college. “Patrick wished for more kindness and inclusivity in our school and community, and those traits will be the focus of this application,” the website states. Applications will be available soon for students who are currently seniors. Last spring, four scholarships were awarded.

The foundation’s motto is “Be Inclusive.”

A former Corona del Mar resident and author, Jean Hastings Ardell, will be teaching a memoir writing workshop at Central Library, according to an email from the Newport Beach Public Library Foundation.

“Writing the Truth of Our Lives: A Memoir Writing Workshop,” will take place from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. on Tuesdays from September 25 through October 30. The classes, limited to 12 students, will take place in the Central Library at 1000 Avocado Ave. There is a $250 fee.

Hastings has been a freelance writer since 1989. Her first book, Breaking into Baseball: Women and the National Pastime, was a bestseller, and she co-wrote a book called Making My Pitch: A Woman’s Baseball Odyssey that was recently optioned as a feature film, according to the library foundation email.

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Amy Senk has lived in Corona del Mar for 20 years and was publisher of Corona del Mar Today, an online newspaper that ran daily for seven years. Senk, a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism, is involved in the Corona del Mar Residents Association and the Corona del Mar High School PTA. She and her husband have two children.

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Stump the Stu

Does anyone know what time it is?

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Stump the Stu is asking where this clock is keeping time.

Take the challenge and submit your answers to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The answer will appear in Friday’s edition, along with the correct guesses. So, join us for this local adventure.

If you have a unique spot or icon around town that you think Stu News Newport readers would enjoy finding out about, please shoot it, share it and give us the location, so we can challenge them! Happy Hunting.

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A unique orca family sighting off the Newport coast 

A unique orca Newport

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Photo by Eric Hernandez @pacificcoastsurf

A pod of eight Eastern Tropical Pacific Orcas swimming alongside Eric with Newport Coastal Adventure last Thursday

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Newport Beach Fire & Appreciation Dinner will honor local heroes

On Thursday, Sept. 20, the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce will host the 21st Annual Newport Beach Fire & Lifeguard Appreciation Dinner from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. at the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa on the lawn in the Rose Garden.

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Matt Brisbois, Joseph Harrison and Mark Herman will be honored

This year, Special Recognition awards will be presented to Fire Paramedic Joseph Harrison, Firefighter of the Year; Life Safety Specialist Matt Brisbois, Civilian of the Year; Lifeguard Captain Mark Herman, Lifeguard Supervisor of the Year; and Trent Cozza, Seasonal Lifeguard of the Year. There will also be special department recognition awards.

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Trent Cozza has been named Seasonal Lifeguard of the Year

As of yesterday, the event was sold out.

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Newport Beach Women’s Democratic Club to hold school board candidates forum tonight

Newport Beach Women’s Democratic Club (NBWDC) will hold a Newport-Mesa School Board Candidates Forum tonight, Tuesday, Sept. 18 at the OASIS Senior Center, Room 1.

The speaker program includes these Newport-Mesa School Board candidates: Charlene Metoyer (Trustee Area 2), Michelle Murphy (Trustee Area 2), Karen Yelsey (Trustee Area 4), Michelle Barto (Trustee Area 5), Ashley Anderson (Trustee Area 7) and Diane “Dee Dee” RuoRock (Trustee Area 7). Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for networking and light refreshments; the meeting/program begins at 6 p.m.; 7:10 p.m. is an audience Q&A.

The cost is $10 for NBWDC Member walk-ins and $15 for non-member walk-ins. There is ample free parking.

For more information, visit www.nbwdc.org.

OASIS Senior Center is located at 801 Narcissus Ave., Corona del Mar.

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NBFD to hold open house on October 8

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The Newport Beach Fire Department (NBFD) is holding its annual Fire House Open House on Sunday, Oct. 7 from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Fire Station No.7, located at 20401 SW Acacia St., Newport Beach

Fun for the entire family, there will be station tours; rescue demonstrations; live structure; auto extrications; fire, paramedic and lifeguard displays; and activities for the kids. The event is free and open to the public.

For more information, call 949.644.3381.


Letters to the Editor:

Beware of the “Growth Machine”

The question is who to vote for in November’s City Council election? I know who I’m voting for because actions speak louder than words. Forums are good introductions, but often don’t do much to differentiate one candidate from another. All candidates say they “love” Newport so, once again, we need to examine actions, not words.

There is one type of action I discovered that sums it up for me. Some members of the current City Council are wittingly or unwittingly part of the “growth machine” which is well ensconced in Orange County. Of course it is – because there is lots of money to be made here through decisions about big, lucrative development – the sky’s the limit. There are political futures to be furthered as well. 

Here’s one case in point. In 2017, then Mayor Muldoon (with Duffy as Mayor Pro Tem) wrote a letter on behalf of the City Council and City of Newport Beach (that’s us), at the behest of the City of Irvine Mayor and the Irvine Company, saying that we would all love it if Amazon would locate its second headquarters in Irvine – with 50,000 new high paying jobs along with other associated jobs and families. This never appeared on our City Council’s agenda for the public to see. And what would we have said? We would certainly have wanted to know more about the sheer volume of development, density and traffic that would mean. What would 50,000 or more new families do to the already too expensive housing market? However, the letter said, and I quote, “The City of Newport Beach is pleased to support a collaborative proposal of the City of Irvine and the Irvine Company to secure Amazon’s second headquarters. We are proud civic leaders of one of 34 cities in Orange County – America’s sixth largest county, greater in population than 21 states in the Union…Each of our cities presents unique opportunities and strategic advantages to accommodate all that Amazon seeks for its next headquarters.”

As it turns out, Amazon went elsewhere and subsequently we read of the impact of its first headquarters in Seattle, of its loss of “soul” from the building boom primarily by Amazon’s impact. An article in the New York Times by Timothy Egan reads, “I live in the city that hit the Amazon jackpot, now the biggest company town in America. They have 40,000 employees here, who in turn attracted 50,000 other new jobs. They own or lease a fifth of all the class A office space. But median home prices have doubled in five years, to $700,000. This is not a good thing in a place where teachers and cops used to be able to afford a house with a water view.” This article ended with, “To the next Amazon lottery winner I would say, enjoy the boom – but be careful what you wish for.”

17 of the 34 City Mayors wrote such a letter as requested by their growth machine cronies. Laguna, for one, did not. Laguna has a soul it has steadfastly tried to preserve, and, like Laguna, I hope we would choose to keep our charm and character as well. As a start we can elect people who by all indications will choose to put the Newport Beach citizens first. Three people running for our City Council want to know what we think, and I’m voting for them – Joy Brenner, Tim Stoaks, and Roy Engelbrecht.

Sincerely,

Jean Watt

Newport Beach

Apparent conflict of interest

As a Newport Beach resident, I am very troubled by the fact Mayor Duffy Duffield has skipped the recent Speak Up Newport Candidate forum and along with the other incumbent council members, has not confirmed their participation in the Feet to the Fire Forum. If they will not appear publicly and answer the public’s questions, they should not be reelected.

I am also concerned that Scott Peotter and Duffield refuse to answer the question regarding Duffield’s employment of Peotter. As residents, I think we have the right to know if Peotter’s vote is compromised by his employment with Duffield (or vice versa).

The behind the scenes ouster of City Manager Dave Kiff, the phony ballot measure, the refusal to answer questions from the public and the insulting comments by Bob McCaffrey have convinced me it is time for a change. I’ll be voting for Joy Brenner and Tim Stoaks.

Craig B. Smith

Newport Beach

Yelsey has the needed experience to help our kids

Parents and teachers expect our school board candidates to have backgrounds in teaching or volunteering in their schools. This often will include serving on the School Site Council, PTA Board, Boosters or Foundation Board, or The Superintendent’s Parent Council. This important background not only forges relationships between parents, teachers, and administrators, but it also builds knowledge of the school’s unique characteristics, legacy programs, and future directions. This foundational knowledge is a critical expectation of those who are seeking the office of Trustee for the NMUSD School Board. 

Karen Yelsey has a challenger who one day may be prepared to be a viable Trustee, but with no experience in the NMUSD schools, it’s difficult to imagine that she is now. It is imperative to look closely at a challenger who seeks to serve our 22,000 students and manage our $300 million budget. It is not for the faint of heart, the inexperienced, or the out of touch. For these reasons, those of us in Area 4 feel so strongly that the experience, commitment, tenacity, and school/community engagement of Karen Yelsey overshadow her challenger. That challenger, according to her social media history, has lived in Newport Beach for less than a year. It appears that her focus is on political endorsements with the goal to launch a political career using the NMUSD election as her starting blocks. The problem is, those starting blocks are our kids, in our community. 

I welcome new parents to our community and to our schools. Our schools need volunteers seeking to serve our students and teachers. The volunteer opportunities are plentiful, and I’d love to have coffee with any parent who desires to get plugged in to our schools. For now, a Trustee who has demonstrated strong and tenacious leadership, working for the very best policies, programs, and services to provide an outstanding education in a safe and healthy school environment is who gets my vote. That Trustee is Karen Yelsey. 

Ruth Sanchez Kobayashi 

Newport Beach 

Was McCaffrey’s fundraiser the right event to choose?

I am disappointed to hear that City Councilman Scott Peotter and our Mayor Duffy Duffield are willing to attend a fundraiser at the home of Bob McCaffrey. McCaffrey referred to Joy Brenner as a “drooling Dog.” Brenner is running against Peotter for a seat on the City Council. McCaffrey’s comment is offensive. By accepting an invitation to obtain money for his re-election, Peotter is condoning such childish behavior. Peotter will not get my vote. 

Dortha Wells

Newport Beach

Need to stop overdevelopment and improve traffic

In the past four years, traffic in Newport Beach has become much worse. Over-development is aggravating traffic problems, just look at the Fashion Island apartments and the Uptown Newport project. 

The increase in traffic and overdevelopment coincides with the takeover of our city by the Team Newport and the voting block of Scott Peotter, Duffy Duffield and Kevin Muldoon. With their backroom maneuvers and their uncivil behavior, this “team” has changed the character of City Council for the worse. 

To move the city in a different direction, where the views of residents are respected, its members are non-partisan, and council actions are transparent, we need different council members. I’m voting for a change.

Caroline Taylor

Newport Beach


Sign of the times

On Fridays we give you a partial glimpse of a sign around town. You guess what the overall name of the business is. 

Stu received correct guesses from our readers who knew where to get on shape – Orange Theory, and we have two locations, one in CdM and one in Westcliff.

Congratulations to: Brandon Castro, Charlotte Saydah, Chase Rief, Dominic Tucci, Jim Kaminsky and Vikki Swanson.

If you’re a business and you want to play, you can send us a high-quality photo of your sign and we’ll take it from there and challenge our readers.

Let’s have some fun!

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Newport Beach Chamber to hold business luncheon

Newport Beach Chamber Andrew StenhouseThe Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce is holding its business luncheon on Wednesday, Sept. 19 from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. at Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar.

The educational program, “Keeping Your Career on Track,” features speaker Dr. Andrew Stenhouse, graduate studies professor of organizational psychology at Vanguard University. Attendees will learn how leaders often derail themselves and their organizations through toxic self-sabotaging behaviors.

The cost is $35 for Members with a reservation; $40 for Members at the door; and $40 for Potential members. Tickets include lunch and free self parking.

Register atwww.NewportBeach.com, or call 949.729.4411.

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar is located at 455 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach.


Pen on Fire Speaker Series at Lido Village Books

Enjoy an evening with authors Victoria Patterson and Mark Sarvas in conversation with Barbara DeMarco-Barrett at Lido Village Books on Tuesday, Sept. 18 from 7 - 9 p.m. as part of the Pen on Fire Speaker Series.

About the authors:

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Victoria Patterson is the author of the novel The Little Brother, which Vanity Fair called “a brutal, deeply empathetic, and emotionally wrenching examination of American male privilege and rape culture.” She is also the author of the novels The Peerless Four and This Vacant Paradise, a 2011 New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice. Her story collection, Drift, was a finalist for the California Book Award and the Story Prize and was selected as one of the best books of 2009 by The San Francisco Chronicle. Her new collection of short stories is The Secret Habit of Sorrow.

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Mark Sarvas is the author of Harry, Revised and Memento Park, called “gripping” by Salman Rushdie. The Washington Post called it “a fundamentally thoughtful and meditative story” and Newsday, “… a psychologically rich portrait of family discord.” His book reviews and criticism have appeared in the New York Times Book Review, The Threepenny Review, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Bookforum, The Huffington Post, and the Los Angeles Review of Books (where he is a contributing editor). He is a member of the National Book Critics Circle and PEN/America, PEN Center USA. He is a contributing editor to the Los Angeles Review of Books. He began his literary career as the host of the popular and controversial literary weblog “The Elegant Variation” (retired), a Guardian Top 10 Literary Blog, a Forbes Magazine Best of the Web pick, and a Los Angeles Magazine Top L.A. Blog.

For more information and to register, visit www.barbarademarcobarrett.com.

Lido Village Books is located at 3424 Via Oporto, Ste. 102, Newport Beach.


Orange County ignites potential, raising a record-breaking $154,843 in only 24 hours

On September 12, the Orange County Community Foundation (OCCF) partnered with 12 local nonprofits to host “Igniting Potential,” a Giving Day to support the youth of Orange County. The 24-hour event raised $154,843 with participation from more than 535 donors.

OCCF launched this bold initiative to enhance the capacity of local nonprofits through a series of Collaborative Giving Days hosted over the next year. Nonprofits with shared missions were invited to come together to boost collective giving for their causes.

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“Thanks to the work of our local nonprofits, generous donors and our compassionate community, youth in Orange County are receiving the vital support they need to nurture their health and wellbeing, and also unlock their full potential for their futures,” said Shelley Hoss, president, OCCF. “We are proud to support exemplary nonprofits in tackling the most important issues facing our county.”

OCCF first challenged Orange County residents to “give where their heart lives” during the inaugural i©oc Giving Day in 2015, raising more than $1.8 million through gifts to 347 participating nonprofits in just 30 hours. OCCF nearly doubled those results in 2016 during the second annual i©oc Giving Day, receiving contributions totaling $3.2 million for 418 participating nonprofits. In 2017, OCCF re-envisioned i©oc as an expanded opportunity for nonprofits to connect with one another in support of their shared missions.

The 12 nonprofits participating in the Igniting Potential Giving Day included Assistance League of Irvine, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County, Boys Hope Girls Hope of Southern California, Global G.L.O.W., Kid Healthy, KidWorks, MOMS Orange County, Parentis Foundation, Playworks, Pretend City Children’s Museum, Scholar’s Hope Project, The Literacy Project.

Additional collaborative Giving Days will be announced over the coming year.

For more information, visit www.oc-cf.org/iheartoc.


Newport Beach Foundation to hold anti-bullying seminar

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The Newport Beach Foundation will hold a “Bullying & Violence Prevention in our Schools” seminar on Tuesday, Oct. 2 from 6 - 8:30 p.m. in the Newport Beach Civic Center Community Room.

Guest speakers include: Barbara Coloroso, author of the Bully, the Bullied & the Not-So-Innocent Bystander; Micaela A. Thordarson, Ph.D., ASPIRE Adolescent Intensive Outpatient Program - Department of Psychology at CHOC Children’s Hospital; and Gary Clemente, Newport Beach Police Department.

Heavy appetizers will be provided, courtesy of The Bungalow restaurant in Corona del Mar.

Limited seats are available, so RSVP at www.NB-Foundation.org.

Newport Beach Civic Center is located at 100 Civic Center Drive, Newport Beach.


It’s going to get spooky with Creatures of the Night

Sherman Library & Gardens (SL&G) is gearing up for a family-friendly evening of entertainment and education – with a bit of spooky thrown in – when a paradise of colorful flowers and blooming plants turns into a different world in “Creatures of the Night.” The event is designed for observing and learning about plants and animals that are most active at night.

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“Creatures of the Night, taking place on Saturday, Oct. 6 from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m., is a lively and engaging event where families can come to have fun while learning about the habits of wolves, birds of prey and nocturnal animals. Educators from Project WildSong (wolves), OC Birds of Prey, the Santa Ana Zoo and Adventures in Living Science will all be on hand to share their knowledge, and their animals, with our guests,” said Scott LaFleur, Gardens Director at Sherman Library & Gardens.

Attendees will receive a “passport” to explore the Gardens after dark and visit interactive animal stations that delve into the nocturnal world and its inhabitants.  Guests can get up close to live wolves; birds of prey; tortoises; creepy, crawly bugs; and dissected carnivorous plants. Scorpions, tarantulas, lizards, snakes and other nocturnal animals will also be in the gardens.

Take photos at the Birds of Prey selfie wall, and if you dare, stick your hand in the worm pit. There will be arts & crafts, a scavenger hunt and a gourmet hot dog cart.

Admission is $10 for SL&G members, $15 for non-members, $5 for youth ages 5 - 17, and free for children 4 and under.

For more information and tickets, call 949.673.2261 or visit www.slgardens.org.

Sherman Library & Gardens is located at 2647 E. Coast Highway, Corona del Mar.


Soul Language brings Bossa Nova music to NBPL

Soul Language brings Bossa Nova trio

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Newport Beach Public Library kicks off the fall series of Sunday Musicales on Sunday, Sept. 23 at 3 p.m. with a performance featuring Soul Language, a Bossa Nova trio. Sunday Musicales are held in the Friends Meeting Room at the Central Library, 1000 Avocado Ave., Newport Beach.

Bridging the gap between Bossa Nova, Samba and the joyous and uplifting folklore of Brazilian contemporary music, Soul Language highlights the musical and emotional depth and density of Brazilian harmony and melody in an intimate setting. The trio features Stephan Oberhoff on guitar and piano, Robert Kyle on the saxophone and Larry Steen on the bass. Soul Language will be playing a repertoire of original compositions and arrangements influenced by French impressionists and American jazz.

Admission is free. Seating is first-come, first-serve, based on room capacity.  Sunday Musicales are funded by donations from the Friends of the Library.

For more information, contact the Library at 949.717.3800, option 2, or go to www.newportbeachlibrary.org.


Pet of the WeekDog and Cat print

StuNewsNewport is delighted to be working with the Newport Beach Animal Shelter to help get the word out in search of loving homes for pets that deserve a warm, nurturing environment and a place to call “home.”

Currently, there are no pets up for adoption...but check back again next week to see if there will be a Pet of the Week that is looking for a special place to call home.

Adoption costs at the shelter are:

–Dogs - $130 

–Puppies - $150

–Cats - $90

–Kittens - $110

At any given time, the shelter can have 4 - 5 dogs and 7 - 8 cats/kittens and other pets available for adoption. At times, the shelter receives owner turn-ins that would do best adopted out together. 

If you are interested in finding out more about animals when they come up for adoption, call 949.644.3656 or email Valerie Schomburg at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The Newport Beach Animal Shelter is located at 20302 Riverside Drive, Newport Beach. It is open Tuesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

To find out how you can help support the shelter, visit www.nbpd.org and click on “Our Animal Shelter” to view the wish list. The shelter can always use food & treats; new toys; grooming, hygiene & comfort products; as well as laundry soap, dish soap, paper towels, sponges & scrub pads and lint rollers. If you are interested in volunteering, applications are available on the website.


Christmas Boutique to open at Roger’s Gardens

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All that is merry and bright sparkles in The Wonder of Christmas at Roger’s Gardens, a seasonal celebration of light and laughter. The aesthetic is fresh and modern, capturing the beauty of nature juxtaposed with sparkling metallics. Twinkling lights mingle with seasonal greens and delicate hand-blown glass baubles sparkle in a magical palette of color. 

The Christmas boutique opens on Friday, Oct. 5, so come celebrate the diversity and richness of European Christmas traditions while enhancing them with modern influences and themes.

Roger’s Gardens buyers have traveled over rooftops to bring back holiday gifts and decorations that showcase some of the oldest European craftsmanship, where families pass traditional art forms from generation to generation. Glass ornaments are hand blown and hand decorated in family workshops in Poland, and Nutcrackers made in Germany accompany seasonal dinnerware from Portugal and Italy.

Whether you stay up to watch the first star in the night sky on Christmas Eve or leave a stocking for Santa or a shoe for St. Nicholas, Christmas is a time to celebrate traditions and create new memories.

Roger’s Gardens is located at 2302 San Joaquin Hills Road, Corona del Mar. For more information, call 949.640.5800 or visit www.rogersgardens.com.


For A Good Cause

From Golf to Galas: Supporting Our Community

Newport Harbor

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11th Annual Cars & Cigars | September 20 from 5 - 9 p.m. | Guests will enjoy an exquisite blend of specialty cocktails, gourmet hors d’oeuvres and signature cigars from the Cubano Room, with the main attraction being some of the finest automobiles in the world. This year’s eye-popping eye candy includes a number of stunning, handpicked McLarens, Ferraris and Bugatti Veyrons from the season’s most current fleet, as well as an intriguing mixture of classis from the ‘50s and ‘70s. This is a must-attend end of summer event. Twila True is an entrepreneur, investor and philanthropist who is a lifelong member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe with roots tracing back to the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, the poorest community in the United States.

Contact: www.TwilaTrue.com

Takes place at Twila True Boutique, 980 W. Coast Highway, Newport Beach.

Cruisin’ For A Cure Car Show | September 22, gates open at 6 a.m.; event runs until 4 p.m. | Cost: $15 or $13 with your AAA card; Kids 12 and under are free. Parking is $8. | 19th Annual Cruisin’ for a Cure is the world’s largest one-day charity car show with more than 3,500 vehicles on display and more than 200 vendors and exhibitors. They get to cruise through the OC Fair & Event Center for 1.5 miles and/or park and just display their vehicles. Grand Marshal is Dave Kunz, ABC Channel 7 Eyewitness News Automotive Specialist. All proceeds benefit prostate cancer research.

Contact: www.cruisinforacure.com

Takes place at OC Fair & Event Center, 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa.

1958 Chevrolet

Second Chance of Orange County | September 22 from 5 - 9 p.m. | Tickets are $75. | More Second Chances Gala is an evening celebrating achievements and raising money to help individuals recovering from drug/alcohol addiction & homelessness. The event features drinks, dinner, dessert and entertainment. There are 50+ silent auction items including: a Sonoma Winery tasting tour, three nights at a Carlsbad beach house, an originally framed Plexiglas Kobe Bryant-singed Lakers #8, VIP tickets to the Broad Museum, $300 at Vineyard Vines, a 20-person wine class at Total Wines and More, a Baking Class for eight at Le Pain Quotidien, and more than 20 restaurant gift cards. Cocktail attire. Must be 18 years of age to attend. Second Chance Orange County operates out of Hoag The Center for Healthy Living on Placentia Avenue in Newport Beach.

Contact: For tickets and more information, visit https://bit.ly2voPTeA.

Takes place in Floral Park, Santa Ana (exact address to be given at time of payment).

Laura’s House | September 22 at 6 p.m. | Tickets are $250 and table sponsorship opportunities start at $3,500. | Join Ports of Call Annual Gala guests in celebrating 24 years of service to the community. Enjoy a cocktail reception, silent and live auctions and a dinner reception. Guests of honor, who are dedicated violence advocates, include Orange County Sheriff-Coroner Sandra Hutchens and family law attorney Steven G. Hittelman, Hittelman Strunk Law Group. Presenting sponsors Laura Khouri and Michael K. Hayde will host the event. Since 1994, Laura’s House has been respected in the community for its commitment to improving the lives of families affected by domestic violence in Orange County. More than 25,000 individuals receive services and/or educational outreach each year.

Contact: Andrea McCallister, 949.361.3775, ext. 211. www.laurashouse.org/gala

Takes place at Balboa Bay Resort, 1221 W. Coast Highway, Newport Beach.

Veterans Legal Institute | September 23 at 6 p.m. | Join the Carol Lee Group in support of the Veterans Legal Institute (VLI) at The American Patriot’s Ball. This worthwhile organization serves our nation’s heroes when they need help the most. VLI provides pro-bono legal aid which addresses one of the greatest needs faced by our service men and women. Carol Lee Group provides world-class real estate marketing and sales services in all areas of Newport Beach, Newport Coast and Corona del Mar.

Contact: VLI for more information, to register for the event and for sponsorship opportunities, 714.852.3492. www.vetslegal.com

Takes place at Fashion Island Hotel, 690 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach.

Veteran’s Legal Institute | September 22 at 5:30 p.m. | Tickets: $250; Presenting Sponsor (10 tickets), $20,000. | Join Carol Lee Group in supporting a worthy cause at the American Patriot’s Ball. This inspirational evening welcomes hundreds of community and business leaders for dancing, dining and an exciting live auction. Long-term partners will be honored. Veteran’s Legal Institute (VLI) serves our nation’s heroes when they need help the most. VLI provides pro-bono legal aid, which addresses one of the greatest needs faced by our service men and women. Visit the VLI website for more information and to register for this event. All proceeds from the evening will go to ensuring high quality, free legal care for our deserving veterans and service members.

Contact: Antoinette Balta at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or call 949.290.5733, or KellyAnn Romanych, director of development at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or call 818.219.1916. www.vetslegal.com

Takes place at Fashion Island Hotel, 690 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach.

Susan G. Komen | September 23 | 27th Annual Susan G. Komen Orange County Race for a Cure is the annual 5K run/walk, and the largest annual fundraiser of its kind in Orange County. Join thousands of supporters, breast cancer survivors and families gathering with a common vision: a world without breast cancer.

Contact: Stacy Davis at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or call 714.957.9157, ext. 34. www.komenoc.org/race

Takes place at Fashion Island, Newport Beach.

For A Good Cause Komen

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The Literacy Project | September 27 | The annual “What Dreams Are Made Of” Gala is an exciting, inspiring and purpose-driven evening featuring special guest speakers, a live auction and a program showcasing how the organization helps thousands of illiterate Southern California students learn to read. Accompanied by their adult role models, they choose three students from The Literacy Project’s reading program to highlight the event, and share their future dreams of being successful literate adults. This elegant evening brings together philanthropists, literacy experts and passionate supporters of education to raise funds to provide The Literacy Project’s proprietary 30-hour reading program at “no cost” to struggling readers in elementary school classrooms throughout Southern California.

Contact: www.literacyprojectfoundation.org

Takes place at Newport Beach Country Club, One Clubhouse Drive, Newport Beach. 

The Joyful Child Foundation | September 29 from 5:30 - 9:30 p.m. | Tickets: $125 per person (early purchase); after July 26, $150 per person. Table sponsorship for 10 guests, $1,250. The Joyful Feast 2018 is the Annual Gala of Champions for Children. The organization celebrates the memory of Samantha Runnion, and is dedicated to preventing crimes against children through programs that educate, empower and unite families and communities.

Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; www.thejoyfulchild.org

Takes place at Fashion Island Hotel, 690 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach.

Global G.L.O.W. | September 29 | Sponsorships available from $2,500 - $100,000. Enjoy Glow Gala with a sunset cocktail reception, live auction, and dinner & dancing above the picturesque Pacific Ocean.

Contact: www.globalglowgala.org

Takes place at The Resort at Pelican Hill, 22701 South Pelican Hill Road, Newport Coast.

Harvesters 26th Annual Fashion Show & Luncheon | October 3 | In Orange County, one in five children go hungry every day. Since 1992, the Harvesters have driven awareness and raised funds to end hunger by supporting Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County. The annual event has netted more than $7 million for Second Harvest, helping to feed hundreds of thousands of people over the past 25 years. Sponsorship opportunities are available and silent auction donations are appreciated.

Contact: www.feedoc.org/harvesters/

Takes place at Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall at Segerstrom Center for the Arts, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County | October 4 – Scotch and Cigar Bar at 6 p.m.; Dinner and Live Auction at 7 p.m. | Table sponsorships available from $15,000. Join Big Brothers Big Sisters for the 54th Annual Gourmet Dinner, its premier event that brings together more than 400 of Orange County’s most influential people. At the nonprofit’s largest fundraiser of the year, guest enjoy Scotch bar, cocktail reception, sit-down multicourse dinner, opportunity drawings, exciting live auction experiences and a heartfelt presentation from a child about the life-changing relationship he or she shares with a mentor.

Contact: Sloane Kean at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 714.619.7048. www.ocbigs.org

Takes place at Balboa Bay Resort, 1221 W. Coast Highway, Newport Beach.

PADRE Foundation | October 6 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. | Free. | Registration information coming soon. Riding the Wave of Diabetes & BBQ is a School Nurse Forum to help school health personnel become further updated about Type 1 diabetes and its impact on children during school hours. The theme is: “Turning Stumbling Blocks into Stepping Stones: Responding Successfully to the Emotional and Other Challenges of Diabetes.” The PADRE Foundation School Nurse Training is open to all school nurses, health care workers and office aides to provide them with current information on how they can help support school children who have the complex chronic disease. Guest speakers to be announced. The PADRE Foundation is dedicated to offering positive support to programs and services to assist those living with Type 1 diabetes, and pediatric-adolescent diabetes research education.

Contact: RSVP by Monday, October 1 through Eventbrite. For general questions, call the PADRE Foundation office at 714.509.8330 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Takes place at the Mary and Dick Allen Diabetes Center, 520 Superior Ave., Newport Beach.

Crystal Cove Conservancy | October 6 from 5 - 8 p.m. | Individual tickets are $500; Sponsorships and underwriting opportunities from $1,500 are still available. The 16th annual Crystal Cove Soiree is in a shorefront setting overlooking the Pacific. Festivities include a cocktail reception, exquisite dining by the Resort at Pelican Hill, entertainment and dancing under the stars (Beatles vs. Stones: A Musical Shootout), and luxury silent and live auctions. This annual gala raises funds for the Crystal Cove Conservancy’s work to preserve the historic destination. The event is nearly sold out.

Contact: For more information, call Cindy Otto at 949.376.6200, ext. 204. www.crystalcove.org/soiree

Takes place on the blufftop at Crystal Cove State Park, Newport Coast.

Crystal Cove cottages

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Girl Scouts of Orange County | October 12 at 6:30 p.m. | Individual tickets are $375; Sponsorships are available from $1,500 - $50,000. Girl Scouts of Orange County will honor extraordinary Orange County women who are Girl Scout alumnae and outstanding examples of what it means to be a G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™. The women will be recognized at the organization’s ninth annual Celebrate Leadership event. Each honoree is paired with a current Girl Scout, ranging from Daisy (kindergarten) to Ambassador (grades 11 - 12), providing the leaders of tomorrow with an opportunity to connect with leaders of today.

Contact: Bradley Wedekind-Flores at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for sponsorship opportunities. www.girlscoutsoc.org/celebrateleadership

Takes place at Fashion Island Hotel, 690 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach.

American Heart Association | October 13 | The 2018 Orange County Heart & Stroke Ball is one of Orange County’s premier black-tie events. Heart Ball offers prominent members of the health, philanthropic and local business communities an opportunity to meet, mingle and come together to celebrate the American Heart Association’s extraordinary impact on America’s No. 1 and No. 5 killers – heart disease and stroke. Heart Ball funds support vital American Heart Association work, including cutting-edge research, lifesaving prevention and education programs, and advocacy for improved health.

Contact: Esther Ahn, director, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. www.ahaorangecounty.org

Takes place at Balboa Bay Resort, 1221 W. Coast Highway, Newport Beach.

Nashville Nights | October 20 | Individual tickets are $250; Sponsorships are available. The Childhelp Fall Gala features a live band, dining, dancing, and whiskey & gambling.

Contact: For more information, call Linda Burns at 949.463.8804 and visit www.childhelp.org/childhelp-fall-gala-nashville-nights.

Takes place at The Resort at Pelican Hill, 22701 South Pelican Hill Road, Newport Coast.

Nashville Nights

UCP-OC | October 22 | Sponsorships are available. The 24th Annual Life Without Limits Autumn Golf Classic raises funds vital to the success of the nonprofit’s mission: to help children with disabilities reach their full potential and improve the quality of life for their families.

Contact: Katherine Bade at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. www.ucpoc.org/golf

Takes place at The Resort at Pelican Hill, 22701 South Pelican Hill Road, Newport Coast.

Segerstrom Center for the Arts | November 30 | Segerstrom Center’s 45th annual Candlelight Concert is the premier Orange County holiday event. This evening of elegance and star-power entertainment raises funds to support the Center’s community engagement and education programs that serve more than 360,000 students and families each year. Guests enjoy the rare experience of stepping into the spotlight for dining and dancing on the Segerstrom Hall stage itself, followed by a late night after party on the Julianne and George Argyros Plaza.

Contact: www.scfta.org

Takes place at The Resort at Pelican Hill, 22701 South Pelican Hill Road, Newport Coast.

Hoag Hospital Foundation | December 8 at 5 p.m. | Every holiday season, Hoag Hospital Foundation welcomes more than 600 Hoag supporters, volunteers and friends to celebrate the Christmas Carol Ball, now in its 52nd year. With a rich history of support, the Christmas Carol Ball is a true testament of our community’s dedication to Hoag and its mission. Enjoy an evening of fun, fellowship and fabulous food, along with dancing and special holiday touches in a gorgeous setting. Attire: Formal black tie. Hosted valet parking.

Contact: www.hoagpromise.org

Takes place at Monarch Beach Resort, 1 Monarch Beach Resort N, Dana Point.

 

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Newport Beach Public Library Hosts
Events, Workshops

NB Central Library

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Upcoming Events & Workshops

“Aging As Art” – A photographic exhibit presented by the Council on Aging, Continuing through September 14. How do you perceive aging today? Is it the thriving lifestyle of seniors taking on new careers, volunteering or being physically active? Or is it the traditional notion of the harsher realities of aging? The Council on Aging – Southern California invited all amateur and professional photographers, 18 years of age or older residing in California, to use their imagination and share their vision and unique interpretation of the aging experience. The Aging as Art photography show was juried by a panel of distinguished judges. Selected entries are currently on display on the second floor at Central Library. The show depicts the diversity, dignity and challenges of what living a long life means today. Central Library, 1000 Avocado Ave., Newport Beach during regular operating hours. 

Aging as Art

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LEGO Block Party, September 19 from 3 - 4 p.m. Design, build and invent with LEGOs at this fun, creative program! No registration required. Takes place at Mariners Branch Library, 1300 Irvine Ave., Newport Beach.

Pirate Magic Show, September 19 from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Join Captain Little Beard on a magical adventure searching for Patches, his lost first mate. Be ready for loads of audience participation, tons of magic and a bunny. Children must be accompanied by an adult. No registration is required. Geared for ages 4 - 9. Takes place at the Balboa Branch Library, 100 E. Balboa Blvd., Newport Beach.

Newport Beach Public Library Evening Book Discussion Group, September 19 from 7- 8:30 p.m. You will be meeting on the third Wednesday every other month. At each meeting, the group will work together to select the next book title, so come prepared with ideas for future reads. All readers are welcome. No registration is required. The book being discussed is Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger. For more information, contact Terry Sanchez at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The discussion group meets in the Sword Meeting Room at Central Library, 1000 Avocado Ave., Newport Beach.

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SAT Practice Test, September 22 from 9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Sharpen your test-taking skills with a free, full-length practice SAT. In partnership with C2 Education of Newport Beach, the test will be held in the Mariners Branch Library located at 1300 Irvine Ave., Newport Beach and lasts approximately four hours. Students do not need to bring pencil or paper but can bring a calculator if they wish. Results will be presented at a separate results program on Tuesday, September 25 at 7 p.m. This is a free event but space is limited. Should there be openings on the day of the test, they will be accepting walk-ins on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please note: If you sign up on the website for the wait list and are not contacted about an open space prior to the test day, you will need to come into the library as a walk-in on the morning of the exam. The library opens at 9 a.m. and they recommend showing up soon after opening to increase your chances of getting a spot, if available. Age Level: sophomores, juniors and seniors. For the online registration form, visit https://apps.newportbeachca.gov/library/rsvp.aspx?id=+qxq1jES/bE=

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It’s Your Money Workshop – Financial Planning I, September 24 from 10 - 11:30 a.m. This annual eight-week series of workshops provides attendees with education and practical solutions to financial and estate planning issues, so they can be in charge of their estates during their lifetimes and beyond. These free workshops are presented as a community service – for education only. Nothing will be sold, and professional advisers will not be given attendees’ contact information. Series moderator is Laura Tarbox. Suggested donation: $15. Takes place In the Central Library Friends Room, 1000 Avocado Ave., Newport Beach.

Medicine in Our Backyard, September 24 from 7 - 8:30 p.m. NBPL Foundation, in partnership with UC Irvine Health, presents Medicine in Our Backyard, a series of lectures featuring internationally known UC Irvine Health physicians who will discuss research and cutting-edge technology in their various fields of expertise. The speaker is Sanjay Kedhar, M.D., who will be addressing: The role of the gut microbiome in eye disease. Dr. Kedhar is a board-certified ophthalmologist specializing in the medical and surgical management of patients with uveitis and other autoimmune and infectious eye diseases. He will discuss the potential role for the gut microbiome in uveitis and age-related macular degeneration. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; the lecture and a Q&A take place from 7 - 8:30 p.m. There is no charge to attend. Takes place in the Central Library Friends Room, 1000 Avocado Ave., Newport Beach.

ACT & SAT Practice Test Results Program, September 25 from 7 p.m. Students who attended the September 15 ACT practice test and the September 22 SAT practice test at NBPL can attend this program to view their results and get free tips and advice for taking the test in the future. This is a free event that is limited to students and parents who took the ACT or the SAT practice test at the Mariners Branch Library. Takes place in the Mariners Branch Library Storytime Room, 1300 Irvine Ave., Newport Beach.

LEGO Block Party, September 26 from 3 - 4 p.m. Design, build and invent with LEGOs at this fun, creative program! No registration required. Takes place at Mariners Branch Library, 1300 Irvine Ave., Newport Beach.

Beyond the Canvas – The Great Masters in Art: Leonardo Da Vinci, September 26 from 7 - 8 p.m. This season, award-winning professor Jacqueline Hahn will explore the Great Masters, in this fascinating art lecture series on legendary artists’ lives and artistic movements. Leonardo Da Vinci was an Italian polymath of the Renaissance, whose areas of interest included invention, painting, sculpting, architecture, science, music, mathematics, engineering, literature, anatomy, geology, astronomy, botany, writing, history and cartography. He has been variously called the father of paleontology, ichnology and architecture, and is widely considered one of the greatest painters of all time. Sometimes credited with the inventions of the parachute, helicopter and tank, he epitomized the Renaissance humanist ideal. Learn more about the great masters of art in a fascinating visual presentation. Free to the public; seating is first come, first served. Takes place in the Central Library Friends Room, 1000 Avocado Ave., Newport Beach.

Mona Lisa

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Children’s Author Series: Trudi Trueit, September 28 from 4 - 5 p.m. Come meet author Trudi Trueit, who will talk about her newest book Explorer Academy: The Nebula Secret, an exciting, action-packed adventure that takes 12-year-old Cruz Coronado and his fellow explorers around the globe, following clues and cracking codes to unlock a mystery that could change their world, and ours, forever. It is the first book in National Geographic’s children’s fiction series. Trueit has written more than 100 books and many of them reflect her background and strong interest in science. In fact, it was Trueit’s early career as a weather forecaster that inspired her to write her first book. The Nebula Secret is based on real-life technology, people, and places with lots of science facts, hidden puzzles and codes embedded throughout the book. Find out how to crack the code at this exciting program. Perfect for kids 8 years and up. Plus...Trueit is bringing a special guest: Zoltan Takacs, Nat Geo explorer, snake wrangler, herpetologist and toxinologist! Takacs has been chasing venomous snakes in the world›s most remote locations since he was a teenager. He›s traveled to 133 countries and survived seven snakebites. But Takacs doesn›t go after these deadly creatures just for the thrill; he collects venom and brings it back to a lab, where he and his colleagues analyze it with the goal of treating diseases. Books will be available for purchase from A Whale in the Tale Bookshoppe for Children and signing by the author. Free admission, and no reservations. Seating will be on a first-come, first-serve basis, limited by room capacity.  For information, call 949.717.3830. Takes place in the Central Library Friends Room, 1000 Avocado Ave., Newport Beach.

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Star Wars Digital Saturday, September 29 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Digital forces unite for a day of Star Wars family fun and technology with crafts, games, Saber Guild demo and more. Learn about the free digital resources available for adults, teens, and kids through demonstrations on downloading eBooks and eAudio, streaming video, special apps, Tech Toys and the Library’s Media and Sound Labs. Star Wars fans: Have your photo taken with members of the 501st Legion, Rebel Legion and Saber Guild. Find out about the Library’s Star Wars collection of books, eBooks, DVDs, CDs, streaming video documentaries, and more. For a complete schedule of the day’s events, visit www.newportbeachlibrary.org. Takes place at Newport Beach Central Library, 1000 Avocado Ave., Newport Beach.

Darth Vader

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It’s Your Money Workshop – It’s Your Money: Financial Planning II, October 1 from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. This annual eight-week series of workshops provides attendees with education and practical solutions to financial and estate planning issues, so they can be in charge of their estates during their lifetimes and beyond. These free workshops are presented as a community service – for education only. Nothing will be sold, and professional advisers will not be given attendees’ contact information. Series moderator is Laura Tarbox. Suggested donation: $15. Takes place In the Central Library Friends Room, 1000 Avocado Ave., Newport Beach.

Let’s Talk Tech – Drop In, October 2 from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 4 - 6 p.m. Bring your iOS or Android tablet or phone, and learn how to download apps available from the library to use eBooks, downloadable magazines, movies and online learning. Please bring your library card and have necessary device log in and password information to install apps from your app store. This is a drop-in event. Just stop by the Information Desk on the first floor at Central Library and ask questions.

Paying for College, October 2 from 7 - 8:30 p.m. In partnership with Collegewise of Irvine, the Newport Beach Public Library hosts this free program. The process of applying for financial aid and scholarships is a lot more confusing and stressful than it needs to be. This seminar shares step-by-step advice for families, from how to estimate your eligibility to what forms to fill out to when to file them. They’ll answer the most common questions like, “Can applying for financial aid hurt a student’s chances of admission?” “Should you apply for aid even if you think you won’t qualify?” They’ll even address the role of scholarships, how to find them, and how to evaluate a student’s potential eligibility. Audience: Teens and parents. Visit the Library Calendar for the online registration form.

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LEGO Block Party, October 3 from 3 - 4 p.m. Design, build and invent with LEGOs at this fun, creative program! No registration required. Takes place at Mariners Branch Library, 1300 Irvine Ave., Newport Beach.

Wake Up! Newport, October 4 from 7:15 - 8:15 a.m. This is a free opportunity to meet one on one with legislative and government officials, and stay updated on current local, state and federal issues. Guest speaker is Laurie Berman, director of the California Department of Transportation. Hosted by the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce, breakfast treats will be provided. The event is free, but please make reservations sp they can plan for food and seating. Takes place in Central Library’s Friends Room, 1000 Avocado Ave., Newport Beach. For more information, contact Pam Smith at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or call 949.729.4411.

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Fall Drop-in Crafts, October 6 from 12 - 3 p.m. Join an afternoon of making fantastic fall crafts. No registration required. Geared for ages 3 - 8. Funded by donations from the Friends of the Library. Takes place in the Central Library’s Children’s Room, 1000 Avocado Ave., Newport Beach.

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Happy Hour with Aimee Bender, October 6 from 12 - 3 p.m. Support Literacy Services and join in a fun evening of wine, beer, soft drinks and light bites with celebrated author Aimee Bender. Bender is the author of five award-winning books: The Girl in the Flammable Skirt, An Invisible Sign of My Own, Willful Creatures, The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake, winner of the SCIBA award for best fiction and an Alex Award, and The Color Master, a New York Times Notable book for 2013. For tickets, visit www.newportliteracy.org, or call 949.717.3874. Proceeds benefit Newport/Mesa ProLiteracy. Takes place in Central Library’s Friends Room, 1000 Avocado Ave., Newport Beach.

Children’s Author Series: Meet John Flanagan, October 7 from 2 - 3 p.m. The bestselling author of the Ranger’s Apprentice and Brotherband series, John Flanagan returns to Newport Beach Public Library to introduce his newest book, The Red Fox Clan. It’s a captivating follow-up to The Royal Ranger: A New Beginning and a perfect read for fans of Tolkien, Redwall and Game of Thrones. Australian writer Flanagan’s bestselling adventure series, Ranger’s Apprentice and the companion series, The Brotherband Chronicles, take readers on captivating fantasy adventures. He began writing a series of short stories for his son, Michael, in order to encourage him to read. Those stories would eventually become the Ruins of Gorlan, Book 1 of the Ranger’s Apprentice epic. Now with his companion series, Brotherband, the novels of Flanagan have sold millions of copies and made readers of kids the world over. Books will be available for purchase from A Whale of a Tale Children’s Bookshoppe and signing by the author. Free admission.  No reservations. Seating will be on a first-come, first-serve basis, limited by room capacity. For more information, call 949.717.3830. Takes place om Central Library’s Friends Room, 1000 Avocado Ave., Newport Beach.

It’s Your Money Workshop – Medical Care Planning, October 8 from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. This annual eight-week series of workshops provides attendees with education and practical solutions to financial and estate planning issues, so they can be in charge of their estates during their lifetimes and beyond. These free workshops are presented as a community service – for education only. Nothing will be sold, and professional advisers will not be given attendees’ contact information. Series moderators are Peter Kote and Lee-Anne Godfrey. Suggested donation: $15. Takes place In the Central Library Friends Room, 1000 Avocado Ave., Newport Beach.

Coding for Kids: Scratch Jr., October 9 from 4 - 5 p.m. Would you like to learn computer coding? Join in this special hands-on workshop introducing kids to simple coding techniques. Children will design their own interactive projects using the ScratchJr application on iPads. All materials provided; please feel free to bring your own iPad or tablet. The ScratchJr app is available to download for free (iOS, Android). Geared for ages 5 - 8. No registration required. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Program is free and attendance is first-come, first-served, limited by room capacity. Takes place in Central Library’s Children’s Room, 1000 Avocado Ave., Newport Beach.

SCORE: Build an eCommerce Site on WordPress, October 9 from 5:30 - 8:45 p.m. Geared to adults and funded by Friends of the Library. To register, visit www.orangecounty.score.org. Takes place at Central Library’s Friend Room, 1000 Avocado Ave., Newport Beach.

Book Discussion Group, October 10 from 9:15 - 11 a.m. The Charlotte “Charlie” Alexander Book Discussion Group will be discussing, Hillbilly Elegy by J. D. Vance. Synopsis: A deeply moving memoir with its share of humor and vividly colorful figures, Hillbilly Elegy is the story of how upward mobility really feels. It is an urgent and troubling meditation on the loss of the American dream for a large segment of this country. Doors open at 9 a.m.; no reserved seating, sessions are free and registration isn’t necessary. If you haven’t finished or read the book, come anyway. Takes place in Central Library’s Friends Room, 1000 Avocado Ave., Newport Beach.

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LEGO Block Party, October 10 from 3 - 4 p.m. Design, build and invent with LEGOs at this fun, creative program! No registration required. Takes place at Mariners Branch Library, 1300 Irvine Ave., Newport Beach.

Michele Khory

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Meet Author Michele Khoury, October 11 from 7 - 8:30 p.m. Newport Beach Public Library presents Orange County writer, Michele Khoury, as part of a local authors lecture series. Khory will talk about her debut novel, Busted, which tells the riveting story of a 24-year-old artist who gets sucked into the world of wealth, luxury and cocaine. Khoury began writing her book while taking Novel Writing Classes through the University of California Irvine’s extension programs. She attended weekly critique sessions for six years to hone her research and writing skills. While writing, she interviewed and consulted with a variety of interesting individuals, including artists, a retired DEA Special Agent, a lieutenant in Narcotics from the Anaheim Police Department, Judge James Gray, a retired Superior Court Judge who wrote the book, Why our Drug Laws Have Failed and What We Can Do About It, a defense attorney, a prosecutor for Los Angeles County, a retired CIA agent, an emergency room doctor, two women who spent time in the Orange County Jail, several party animals, and a “gentleman” who sold cocaine for Pablo Escobar in the Southwest U.S. during the 1990s. Khoury will share some of their stories as well as her own journey developing realistic characters and conflicts in this exciting new page-turner. Busted is her first novel, and the theme is legalizing drugs. She is currently working on her second book, titled The Sheriff’s Wife, which is a story about domestic violence and abuse. Admission is free. Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Books will be available for purchase and signing courtesy of Lido Village Books. Takes place in Central Library’s Friends Room, 1000 Avocado Ave., Newport Beach.

It’s Your Money Workshop: Equity Investing, October 15 from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. This annual eight-week series of workshops provides attendees with education and practical solutions to financial and estate planning issues, so they can be in charge of their estates during their lifetimes and beyond. These free workshops are presented as a community service – for education only. Nothing will be sold, and professional advisers will not be given attendees’ contact information. Series moderator is Mark Hebner. Suggested donation: $15. Takes place In the Central Library Friends Room, 1000 Avocado Ave., Newport Beach.

 

Let’s Read! Kids’ Storytimes

Books & Babies – It’s never too early for storytime. Introduce language and reading to the littlest lap-sitters, 6 - 24 months. Central on Mondays at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m.; Grant Howald Park’s Community Room on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. and Thursdays at 11:45 a.m. Mariners on Wednesdays at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m.; Balboa on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.

Toddler Storytime – Start building a love of reading early with fun stories and songs for toddlers from 24-36 months. Please arrive on time and do not bring older siblings. Central on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.; Mariners on Thursdays at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m.

Songs & Stories – Children 2 - 5 years of age will enjoy stories and music, while being introduced to guided movement, yoga and instruments. Grant Howald Park’s Community Room on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. and Thursdays at 11:45 a.m..

Preschool Storytime – Stories, poems and songs will inspire literary, dramatic and musical fun for kids 3 - 5 years of age. Balboa on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.; Mariners on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.; Grant Howald Park’s Community Room on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. and Thursdays at 11:45 a.m.. Central on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.

Pajama Storytime – Children from age 3 - 7 can enjoy just-before-bed storytelling fun. Don’t forget to come in your pjs! Central on Mondays at 7 p.m.

Family Storytime – Enjoy family time with stories, songs and a craft geared especially for children ages 3-7. Central on Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. www.newportkids.org

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Branches

Central Library

1000 Avocado Ave., Newport Beach. 949.717.3800

Hours: Monday to Thursday, 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.;

Sunday, Noon - 5 p.m.

Mariners Branch

1300 Irvine Ave., Newport Beach. 949.717.3838

Hours: Monday to Thursday, 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.;

Sunday, Noon – 5 p.m.

Balboa Branch

100 E. Balboa Blvd., Newport Beach. 949.644.3076

Hours: Monday and Wednesday, 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Tuesday, Thursday through Saturday,

9 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Closed Sundays

Corona del Mar Branch

420 Marigold Ave., Corona del Mar. 949.644.3075

Closed for reconstruction. Scheduled to re-open in Spring 2019. Customers will be able to use services at the Central Library or concierge services at OASIS Senior Center for pickup and return of materials. Existing holds set for pickup at Corona del Mar have been re-routed to the Central Library. Customers can change their desired pickup location by accessing their account online or by contacting the Library.

www.newportbeachlibrary.org

Police Beat Primer

Compiled by Tom Johnson 

Police Beat derives from information in the log maintained at the front counter by the Newport Beach Police Department and required under CA Government Code Section 6254 (f). The press does not have access to written police reports.

Information in the police department log is deemed reliable and StuNewsNewport is not responsible for mistakes made available as public record by the Newport Beach Police Department.

Any person arrested is innocent until found guilty in a court of law.

Abbreviations sometimes used in Police Beat:

647f – Public Intoxication; DUI – Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs; NFA – No fixed address; RP – Reporting/Responsible Party; UTL – Unable to locate

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DUI Arrests

Aldo Cruz, 35, Los Angeles – Friday, September 14 

Lorissa May Henry, 51, Huntington Beach – Friday, September 14

Ralph Velsco Salinas, 45, Redlands – Wednesday, September 12

Incident Reports

Saturday, September 15

Arrests for Being Drunk in Public

Amanda Nicole Moore, 29, Irvine 

Nicholas Joseph Maurillo, 29, Aliso Viejo

Kevin Michael Lubinski, 25, Orange

Balboa Bay & W. Coast Highway I False ID and Warrant

11:15 p.m. Brandon Allan Griffin, 32, Newport Beach, was arrested for presenting false identification to a specific peace officer and on a warrant related to false ID. Bail was set at $3,000.

Hoag Drive I 00 Block I Petty Theft and Tampering with a Vehicle

8:44 p.m. Romina Muriel Frosio, 27, Newport Beach, was arrested for petty theft on a motor vehicle and tampering with a vehicle. Bail was set at $500.

MacArthur Blvd. I 4400 Block I Obstructing/Resisting

8:55 p.m. Garrett Kristian Rochin, 35, Chino Hills, was arrested for obstructing/resisting a peace officer. Bail was set at $500.

Los Trancos & Crystal Cove I Arson

6:52 p.m. Matthew Joseph Brady, 39, Costa Mesa, was arrested for arson on property. Bail was set at $20,000.

Corporate Plaza & W. Corporate Plaza I Paraphernalia, Failure to Stop at Limit Line and Riding a Bike on the Sidewalk

5:28 p.m. Jayson Lee McGee, 51, Costa Mesa, was arrested for possessing unlawful paraphernalia, failure to stop a limit line and riding a bicycle on the sidewalk. Bail was set at $500.

Newport Pier I 00 Block I Petty Theft, Unsafe Operation of Skateboard and Violation of Rules Governing Parks

10:20 a.m. Joshua Miller, 20, Pittsfield, was arrested for petty theft from buildings, unsafe operation of a skateboard and a violation of rules governing parks. Bail was set at $500.

W. Coast Highway I 2700 Block I Burglary Tools and 10-Day Flash Hold

8:58 a.m. Raymond Lee Wood, 37, Huntington Beach, was arrested for possessing burglary tools and a 10-day flash hold. Bail was set at $500.

Orange Ave. & Old Newport Blvd. I Grand Theft and Burglary Tools

7:04 a.m. Carlos Alberto Gonsalez, 26, Downey, was arrested for grand theft and possessing burglary tools. Bail was set at $10,000.

Newport Blvd. I 2700 Block I Under the Influence

6:18 a.m. Richard Deane Harrington Jr., 51, Garden Grove, was arrested for being under the influence of a controlled substance. Bail was set at $1,000.

Morning Star Lane I 500 Block I Narcotics

3:51 a.m. Bahman Bakhtar, 54, Santa Ana, was arrested for possessing a narcotic controlled substance. Bail was set at $2,500.

Back Bay Drive I 1100 Block I Assault with a Deadly Weapon

2:25 a.m. Anthony Michael Burroughs, 26, Corona, was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon/firearm. Bail was set at $50,000.

Newport Blvd. I 2300 Block I Battery

1:10 a.m. Titula E. Sappa, 21, Irvine, was arrested for battery. Bail was at $500.

1:07 a.m. Kartiaire Lamar Young Manning, 22, Riverside, was arrested for battery. Bail was set at $500.

Northstar Beach I Switchblade Knife, Using Beach After Closing and Misc. Fish and Game Violations

12:01 a.m. Raul Gudino Sanchez, 45, Costa Mesa, was arrested for carrying a switchblade on his person, using the beach after closing, and fish and game code violations. Bail was set at $500.

Friday, September 14

Avocado Ave. & San Miguel Dr. I Paraphernalia, Narcotics, Controlled Substance, Driving while Suspended and Warrant

10:22 p.m.  Daniel Lugo, 23, Anaheim, was arrested for possessing unlawful paraphernalia. Bail was set at $500.

10:20 p.m. Anissa Rayleen Flores, 21, Fullerton, was arrested for possessing a narcotic controlled substance and criminal conspiracy. Bail was set at $27,500.

10:04 p.m. Francisco Javier Hernandez, 28, Anaheim, was arrested for possessing a controlled substance, possessing unlawful paraphernalia and driving while suspended. Bail was set at $2,500.

Jamboree Road I 1500 Block I Sharps Waste, Paraphernalia, Under the Influence and Warrants

8:06 p.m. Justin Patrick Ensminger, 26, Costa Mesa, was arrested for possessing unlawful paraphernalia, being under the influence of a controlled substance, warrants related to paraphernalia and being drunk in public. Bail was set at $4,500.

7:58 p.m. Matilyn McClaren, 22, Huntington Beach, was arrested for illegal transport of sharps waste. Bail was set at $500.

Newport Blvd. Ramp S. & W. Coast Highway I Warrant

6:16 p.m. Erik M. Zeyen, Newport Beach, was arrested on a warrant related to paraphernalia. Bail was set at $2,500.

Avocado Ave. I 1500 Block I Warrants

12:17 p.m. Paul Godwin Kirby, 22, Newport Beach, was arrested on warrants related to possession and being drunk in public. Bail was set at $9,000.

Thursday, September 13

E. Balboa Blvd. & Miramar Drive I Driving while Suspended/Revoked

11:19 p.m. Chad William McIntosh, 44, Garden Grove, was arrested for driving while suspended or revoked. Bail was set at $500.

Morning Canyon Road & E. Coast Highway I Controlled Substance, Paraphernalia, Driving w/o License, Paraphernalia, False ID and Warrant

9:54 p.m. Fernando Garcia Mesa, 34, Santa Ana, was arrested for possessing a controlled substance and possessing unlawful paraphernalia. Bail was set $2,500.

9:47 p.m. Alfredo Robledo Cruz, 33, Costa Mesa, was arrested for driving without a license, possessing unlawful paraphernalia, possessing a controlled substance, false identification to a peace officer and a warrant related to DUI. Bail was set at $15,000.

W. Balboa Blvd. & 11th St. I Warrant

6:41 p.m. Darryl Chad Philbert, 28, Inglewood, was arrested on a warrant. Bail was set at $150,000.

Wednesday, September 12

Arrests for Being Drunk in Public

Tiffany Marie Gay, 49, Corona

University Drive I 2200 Block I Controlled Substance, Paraphernalia and Narcotics

10:05 p.m. Chance Steven Black, 23, Chino, was arrested for possessing a controlled substance, possessing unlawful paraphernalia and for possessing a narcotic controlled substance. Bail was set at $10,000.

Bay View Ave. & Zenith Ave. I Disorderly Conduct, Controlled Substance, Controlled Substance For Sale, Paraphernalia, Controlled Substance For Sale and Illegal Transport Sharps Waste

7:35 p.m. Daniel Chen, 43, Irvine, was arrested for disorderly conduct by being under the influence of drugs, possessing a controlled substance, possessing a controlled substance for sale, possessing unlawful paraphernalia and illegal transport of sharps waste. Bail was set at $20,000.

Von Karman & Michelson I Irvine I Violating Court Order & 10-Day Flash Hold

7:22 p.m. Matthew Isaiah Ramirez, 30, Santa Ana, was arrested for violating a court order to prevent domestic violence and a PRCS violation. No bail was set.

Jamboree Road I 1500 Block I Paraphernalia, Sharps Waste and Receiving Stolen Property

6:15 p.m. Braden James Salat, 23, San Juan Capistrano, was arrested for possessing unlawful paraphernalia, illegal transport of sharps waste and receiving stolen property valued at less than $950. Bail was set at $500.

E. Coast Highway I Pedestrian Failure, Obstructing/Resisting and False ID

12:20 p.m. Simeon Janard Canty, 27, Sumter, was arrested for being a pedestrian and failing to use the left edge of the roadway, obstructing/resisting a specific peace officer and false identification to a peace officer. Bail was set at $500.

44th St. & Channel Place I Warrants

7:53 a.m. Cerissa Laura Riley, 31, Newport Beach, was arrested on a warrant related to rape. Bail was set at $100,000.

7:45 a.m. Grant William Robicheaux, 38, Newport Beach, was arrested on a warrant related to rape. Bail was set at $100,000.

Hillside Drive & Hilltop Drive I Driving w/o License, Conspiracy, Controlled Substance, Petty Theft and Leaded Cane

2:44 a.m. Sonny Steve Alvarez, 36, Corona, was arrested for conspiracy to commit a crime, possessing a controlled substance, petty theft from a motor vehicle and possessing a leaded cane. Bail was set at $20,000.

2:41 a.m. Ricardo Montes, 20, Corona, was arrested for driving without a license and conspiracy to commit a crime. Bail was set at $20,000.