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Volume 3, Issue 83                                                                          October 19, 2018


 
 
 

Police Files

Five women come forward with new sex charges against Newport Beach doctor; three additional for his girlfriend

The Orange County District Attorney’s Office filed additional charges against a Newport Beach surgeon, Grant William Robicheaux, 38, for allegedly sexually assaulting five additional women, for a total of seven alleged victims. 

The surgeon’s girlfriend, Cerissa Laura Riley, 31, Newport Beach, is charged in three additional alleged assaults and both defendants face additional charges of kidnapping to commit rape. 

The defendants were initially charged on September 11, 2018, with sexually assaulting two women by use of drugs. Their pre-trial hearing date is scheduled for January 18, 2019, at 8:30 a.m. in Department H-7, Harbor Justice Center, Newport Beach.

Charges against Robicheaux include three counts of kidnapping to commit a sexual offense; four counts of rape by use of drugs; two counts of assault with intent to commit a sexual offense; forcible rape; oral copulation by anesthesia or controlled substance; four counts for possession of a controlled substance for sale; and two counts of possession of an assault rifle.

Riley was charged with three counts of kidnapping with intent to commit a sexual offense; three counts of rape by use of drugs; two counts of assault with intent to commit sexual offense; oral copulation by anesthesia or controlled substance; and four counts of possession of a controlled substance for sale.

Robicheaux faces a maximum sentence of 82 years and four months to life in state prison, while Riley faces a maximum of 63 years to life. Bail has been set at $1 million.

“We believe if the defendants met the victims in a public place, drugged them while in that public place, and relocated them back to their home after their victims were rendered incapable of consent, with the intent to sexually assault their prey – that’s kidnapping,” stated District Attorney Tony Rackauckas. “If you feel you have been victimized by these defendants, we want to hear from you. Even if you willfully became intoxicated, or took drugs, no one gets a pass to sexually assault you once you are past the point of consent.”

In September 2009, Jane Doe 1, who was in her mid-20s, allegedly met Robicheaux at a bar in Newport Beach and proceeded to go on a few dates. On September 7, 2009, Robicheaux is accused of forcibly raping the victim at his residence after she told him she did not want to have sex. 

Jane Doe 1 reported the assault to OCDA after OCDA announced law enforcement was seeking potential additional victims.

On March 14, 2015, Robicheaux and Riley are accused of raping Jane Doe 2, who was in her mid-20s, while she was prevented from resisting due to intoxicating and controlled substances.

Jane Doe 2 also reported the assault to OCDA after OCDA announced law enforcement was seeking potential additional victims.

In April 2016, Robicheaux and Riley are accused of meeting Jane Doe 3 who was in her early 30s, at a restaurant in Newport Beach. On April 10, 2016, Robicheaux and Riley are accused of inviting the victim to a party in Newport Beach and supplying multiple drugs to the victim until she was highly intoxicated.

The defendants are accused of then kidnapping Jane Doe 3 with intent to commit rape by bringing her to their home and carrying her upstairs to commit the sex acts.

Robicheaux and Riley are further accused of raping and orally copulating the victim while she was prevented from resisting due to intoxication and controlled substances and they should have reasonably known of her condition.

Jane Doe 3 contacted the Newport Beach Police Department (NBPD) the next day and underwent a forensic exam, which tested positive for multiple controlled substances.

On October 2, 2016, Robicheaux and Riley are accused of drinking alcohol with Jane Doe 4, who was in her mid-20s, at a bar in Newport Beach until the victim was highly intoxicated. 

The defendants are accused of kidnapping the victim with intent to commit a sexual offense by taking Jane Doe 4 to their home. Jane Doe 4 woke to Robicheaux allegedly attempting to sexually assault her with intent to commit rape and screamed for help until a neighbor called NBPD, who responded to the scene and investigated this case.

On October 29, 2016, Jane Doe 5, who was in her mid-30s, allegedly met Robicheaux and Riley at a Halloween party in Newport Beach through a mutual acquaintance and they are accused of placing GHB in the victim’s drink while she was at the defendants’ residence.

The defendants are further accused of sexually assaulting and raping the victim in their bedroom while she was prevented from resisting due to intoxicating and controlled substances. Jane Doe 5 awoke during the alleged assault.

Jane Doe 5 reported the alleged assault to OCDA after OCDA announced law enforcement was seeking potential additional victims.

On April 16, 2017, Jane Doe 6, who was in her early 20s, allegedly met Robicheaux on a popular dating app and went on a date at a restaurant in Newport Beach. Riley is accused of showing up during the date and pretending to be Robicheaux’s friend, not a romantic interest.

Jane Doe 6 and the defendants went to another bar where the defendants are accused of supplying intoxicating substances to the victim until she was highly intoxicated.

Robicheaux and Riley are then accused of kidnapping Jane Doe 6 with intent to commit rape by bringing the victim to their home in this condition without her consent. The victim awoke in the defendants’ home where Riley and Robicheaux are accused of sexually assaulting her on the bed.

Jane Doe 6 was eventually able to run to the bathroom where she locked herself for the night until she was able to leave the next morning.

Jane Doe 6 reported the alleged assault to OCDA after OCDA announced law enforcement was seeking potential additional victims.

Jane Doe 7, who was in her early 20s, met Robicheaux and Riley at a Fourth of July party in 2017 while the alleged victim was out with a friend. 

On July 8, 2017, she went with the defendants to a party on a boat in Newport Beach and consumed multiple alcoholic beverages.

The defendants are accused of inviting Jane Doe 7 to Robicheaux’s residence. When the intoxicated victim laid down to sleep, Robicheaux is accused of raping her while reasonably knowing of the victim’s inability to resist.

Jane Doe 7 reported the assault to OCDA after OCDA announced law enforcement was seeking potential additional victims.

The investigation is ongoing. Law enforcement investigating this case believe there may be additional victims. If you believe you have been a victim, or have information related to the crime and about the defendants, please call OCDA Supervising Investigator Eric Wiseman at 714.347.8794.

Spitzer accused of illegally disseminating sealed document

After a court hearing in the People v. Grant Robicheaux and Cerissa Riley case, Orange County Supervisor and Orange County District Attorney candidate Todd Spitzer, also an attorney, and his Chief of Staff Melanie Eustice, are accused of knowingly disseminating a sealed search warrant at a press conference. 

The search warrant contained extremely sensitive information about the rape victims and the defendants. Spitzer reportedly talked about knowing the search warrant was sealed and knowingly distributed it to members of the media. 

Both the defense and the People went back to Department H-7 at Harbor Justice Center to address the alleged violation with the Court. 

Spitzer was asked by Judge Gregory W. Jones to come back to court to discuss the matter. The court ordered members of the media who were present not to further disseminate the prohibited item and to relay that information to their organizations. They were all ordered to return the sealed item to Court. 

The Orange County District Attorney’s Office requests all members of the media comply with the judge’s order and not distribute the sealed materials to protect the rape victims, defendants’ constitutional rights, and the integrity of the case. 

Spitzer is running against District Attorney Tony Rackauckas in November.

Scroll down to Police Beat for all arrests & crime report


Fair Game

By TOM JOHNSON

Skinner and Duffield continue their battle off the campaign trail

TomJohnsonCommunity activist Susan Skinner continues to be actively engaged in a political battle with Mayor “Duffy” Duffield and city councilman Scott Peotter. This didn’t just start. She’s been after the pair for a while and was instrumental in the failed Museum House project and then the attempt to recall Peotter.

In September, Skinner submitted documents to the Fair Political Practices Commission claiming a conflict of interest between Peotter and Duffield.

This week, the FPPC responded to those allegations in a letter “finding insufficient evidence of a conflict of interest violation of the Political Reform Act by either individual and will not pursue an enforcement action in this matter.”

Duffield took some satisfaction and released the following statement: “(This week’s) rejection by the Fair Political Practices Commission of Susan Skinner’s multiple complaints against us underscores how one misguided person can misuse the process. The work done in Adelanto – 100 miles from Newport Beach – to prepare the Duffy Electric Boat property for sale has no relationship to any votes cast by us in Newport Beach. It never did and never will.”

Well, does that end it. Hardly.

Skinner followed with this comment: “You undoubtedly got a copy of the letter from the FPPC clearing Scott Peotter and Marshall Duffield from the complaints that I had made earlier in September. I just want you to know that the complaint that I submitted on Tuesday (October 16) was not one of the complaints that they were cleared on. This complaint has the most powerful information as it has actual documentation of the conflict of interest, whereas the prior complaints had a concern raised about a possible conflict of interest. I feel confident that the FPPC will find that this is a substantial conflict of interest when they do make a final determination on this amended complaint.”

And so, the ball moves back to the Duffield and Peotter side of the court.

Meanwhile, following the disclosure of the Adelanto parcels of land being approved for cannabis cultivation under Duffy’s ownership, the mayor says he has no plans to cultivate. 

Earlier in the week, Duffy acknowledged that he simply got the land approved for cannabis in an attempt to increase the value of his property. He’s looking to potentially sell the property, where he currently builds his electric boats, and move the operation to Utah.

Meanwhile, the campaign trail is getting ugly. Slate mailers are flooding the mailboxes as the countdown to November 6 continues.

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Have you been to the new Newport Harbor Yacht Club yet? If not, here’s a deal for you. The Newport Beach Foundation has planned an event there next Wednesday, Oct 24, from 6 - 8 p.m.

The Foundation will outline their new Distinguished Citizen Program and at the same time allow guests to tour the new NHYC.

The event is $25 with the proceeds benefitting local charities. Tickets include valet parking, hors d’oeuvres, and wine and beer.

You’ll arguably also enjoy one of the best views on the harbor. 

For info, go here.

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Stump the Stu

Where would you find this inflatable football player standing atop a lifeguard chair?

Stump the Stu 10.19.18

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Stump the Stu found this inflatable football player off the gridiron and standing on a lifeguard chair and is wondering, “Do we have any real football fans in Newport Beach?

I guess really only one! Congratulations to Kimberley Deem who knew this was on top of Cabo Cantina, adjacent to Peninsula Park on Balboa. Way to show the boys, girl!

Join us on Tuesdays as we try and stump you each week with a picture of something unique in our community, with answers and winners appearing on Fridays.

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.


You Must Remember This: Memories of surfer Del Cannon and Velzy Surf Shop

By NANCY GARDNER

In the late ‘50s, Dana Point was often a destination for surfers. It boasted two surf spots – Killer Dana and Doheny. The construction of the marina completely eliminated Killer Dana, and Doheny is now just a shadow of itself, but in those days, Killer Dana was a bit like the Wedge, famous for big waves, while Doheny on a three- to five-foot day was perfect for all sorts of skill levels.

It wasn’t only the surf sites that attracted, however. To say Dana Point was sleepy is to understate. It was almost comatose, and land values reflected this. There weren’t a lot of buildings, and those that existed were dirt cheap. This, plus the local waves, meant a lot of surfers lived there, and it also brought two surf shops – Hobie and Velzy’s. Even non-surfers are familiar with Hobie who started making boards, then catamarans and piled up a significant fortune. Velzy didn’t have the same kind of success, and looking back, you can see early clues. Hobie’s shop was on a prominent site on PCH. You went into a clean, bright store where you ordered your board, which was ready when they said it would be. Velzy’s was hidden away, dark and confined, and your board would be ready when it was ready. However, it was Velzy’s that gave me a brief moment of high school glory.

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I was 16 and went into his shop and ordered a board. The guy who helped me was obviously a surfer, nice looking, 20ish. I didn’t pay much attention, but that night the phone rang. “Hi, this is Del.” Silence on my end. “I took your order today at Velzy’s. Del Cannon.” Del Cannon? I had been talking to Del Cannon? Del Cannon had taken my order, and I didn’t even know it, and now Del Cannon was calling me? Even if I didn’t know his face, I knew his name. Del Cannon was one of the hot surfers, so when he went on to ask me to a party, the answer was, “Yes! I mean, yeah, sounds like fun.” It took me all of 20 seconds to spread the word, and the next day there was a new star in town. All those high school boys who never looked at me twice, let alone once, were scoping me out, undoubtedly trying to figure out why Del Cannon would ask me on a date.

The night of the party, he picked me up and we drove to Dana Point where the party was being held at this little house perched right over the water. And whose house was it? Phil Edwards...just the greatest surfer of our time! And there was Mickey Munoz, the Mongoose himself, sitting on a couch. As the names and reputations sank in, I had a heady moment rubbing shoulders with all this surfing greatness, and almost as quickly another reality hit. The girls at the party were all older than I was and not just in years.  They were drinking beer just like the guys, draping themselves around them – nothing necessarily untoward, just something that didn’t occur at the parties I went to where soft drinks and dancing were the order of the day. So, there they were, drinking and draping, and there was little Nancy, not drinking and not draping, and I have to say that Del Cannon was terrific. He had to have been kicking himself for bringing this young twerp, but he never tried to get me to drink or drape. He couldn’t have been nicer.

At the end of the evening, he dropped me off, and I knew I would never hear from him again, but I didn’t need to. I had been at a party with Phil Edwards and Mickey Munoz, and Del Cannon had been my date. That’s all anybody needed to know.

As to the true nature of the evening and my extremely quiet part in it – there’s such a thing as sharing too much information, and I was not about to fall into that trap. How was the party? Wink, wink, nudge, nudge, say no more.

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Nancy Gardner, former Mayor of Newport Beach, long-time resident and daughter of Judge Robert Gardner, is a regular contributor to StuNewsNewport.


CdM Home Tour scheduled for October 23

The 45th Annual Corona Home Tour, taking place on Tuesday, Oct. 23 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., invites the public to tour eight stunning residences in a wide variety of design styles throughout Corona de Mar and Newport Beach.

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Student artist’s drawing of a residence on Hazel Avenue that’s on the Home Tour

Prior to the tour, enjoy a light breakfast reception at Le Pain Quotidien in Fashion Island near Macy’s from 8 - 10 a.m. The tour takes place from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. viewing homes at Pebble Drive (CdM), Port Margate Place (Port Streets), Larkspur Avenue (Flower Streets), Hazel Avenue (Flower Streets), Fernleaf Avenue (Flower Streets), Kewamee Drive (Irvine Terrace), Ramona Drive (Irvine Terrace) and Torrey Pines Lane (Big Canyon west gate entrance, Newport Beach).

Additional highlights of the day include a luncheon by Pascal of Café Jardin with the CdM Middle School cheerleaders, live entertainment, a CdM Home Tour Boutique with talented artisans and vendors sharing their art, jewelry, home accoutrement, fine foods and more, and a chance to enter the opportunity drawing at Sherman Library & Gardens. The day culminates with an after party at Bliss Home Design from 4 - 6 p.m. at 3321 E. Coast Highway.

The cost of a ticket (brochure of the homes to allow entry) is $80. Tickets are available for pickup at CdM High School and Middle School offices, Roger’s Gardens, Sherman Library & Gardens, Gatehouse, Barclay Butera, Bliss Home & Design, Fashion Island, Marmi, McKee & Company, Shirley’s Heart, Newport Stationers and Molly Wood Garden Design.

For more information, and to purchase tickets, visit www.cdmhometour.com.

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Sponsor a senior from OASIS to attend annual prom

Age Well Senior Services, Orange County’s leading nonprofit provider of senior programs, services and resources, is asking your help by purchasing a ticket for an OASIS senior to attend the Annual Age Well Seniors’ Prom fundraiser that benefits Meals on Wheels.

A night of dancing and dinner titled “Harvest Moon” will take place on Sunday, Nov. 4 from 5 - 9 p.m. at the Irvine Marriott at 18000 Von Karman Ave., Irvine. Tickets are $55 each. Call 949.855.8033 to purchase tickets for seniors.

Sponsor a senior from OASIS

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The Age Well Seniors’ Prom began in 1989 with the idea of giving the seniors at that time the senior prom they never had. Due to the World War II draft, a majority of the high school senior population did not have the opportunity to attend their classic experience. Thus, the Age Well Seniors’ Prom originated to recreate this opportunity and over the years has attracted many special guests including Betty White and Mickey Rooney.

“We are delighted to celebrate our 29th Annual Seniors’ Prom,” said Age Well’s CEO Steven Moyer. “This year’s event features the award-winning Side Street Strutters who will provide an evening of Big Band Swing dancing. Along with dinner and opportunity drawing prizes, the Prom is also an important fundraiser for us as the need for Meals on Wheels has grown significantly in the past few years.”

Free transportation is available from designated Age Well senior centers. The evening will also acknowledge the oldest woman and man crowned the Prom’s queen and king, respectively.

Age Well Senior Services is a non-profit organization located in Laguna Hills. Since 1975, Age Well has provided critical services, resources and programs to seniors in 21 cities in south Orange County. In 2017-2018, Age Well served 342,474 Meals on Wheels and 75,747 lunches; provided 64,568 non-emergency medical transportation trips for seniors in need and 2,428 hours of in-home case management. In addition, through their 10 senior centers, Age Well offers health and wellness classes along with a broad spectrum of activities, seminars and educational classes.

Age Well is a nonprofit organization with 90 percent of all revenues received directly funding Age Well programs and services.

Sponsorships for the Seniors’ Prom are also available. For more information, contact Karen Armstrong, administrative assistant, at 949.855.8033 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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


Letters to the Editor:

Who’s Republican and who’s not in a non-partisan race

Republican voters have recently received what is likely to be one of several mailers touting the Team Newport candidates including Scott Peotter and Duffy Duffield from the local Republican Party Committee. This small group of activists (of which Peotter is a member) mostly consists of people who do not live in Newport Beach or reflect the values of our community. If you are a Republican, ask yourself:

Peotter and Duffield voted for a tax increase of up to $4,500 per home for the new residents of Uptown Newport. The tax will be used to secure $8 million in bonds to shift a facility funding requirement from the developer to the taxpayers. Do you find that to be “Republican?”

Peotter and Duffield have proposed excessive and wasteful public spending: For example, Peotter proposed $200,000 to make himself look better on cable TV, Peotter and Duffield supported a $16,000 per month lobbying contract for the discredited “Port Plan”, Duffield proposed millions to buy a fireboat and millions more to operate it, Peotter and Duffield supported paying $355,000 to Woody’s Wharf, a major campaign donor to both of them. Is that “Republican?”

It was recently revealed that Peotter has been lying to the public regarding his role as a lobbyist to obtain the land use permits allowing Duffield to convert his boat manufacturing facility to a marijuana growing facility. When did the Republicans become the party of pot?

Duffield proposed cutting all departments by “1-3 percent” which would have amounted to a $3 million cut in public safety, a number equal to fifteen cops or firemen.  Peotter opposed the plan to add police on the peninsula proposed by Diane Dixon.  Peotter even held a fundraiser hosted by someone convicted of thirteen felonies involving fraud against the city of Newport Beach. So much for the party of law and order.

Given that four local congressional seats are highly competitive this year, Republicans should be outraged if party funds had actually used this mailer as it indicates. Of course, that is not the real case. Money from big money donors is being run though the party to avoid disclosure. More of the same ethical behavior we have come to expect from Duffield and Peotter.

Republicans don’t be fooled. Elect Republicans Joy Brenner and Tim Stoaks.   

Keith Curry

Former Mayor

Newport Beach

Kudos to council for support to Conservancy

This is a shout out to our current Newport Beach City Council. Kudos for supporting the Crystal Cove Conservancy, an environmental and educational success story in Newport Beach. Our City has been a great partner.

  The Conservancy is poised to start a rebuild effort of the remaining 17 cottages. Seeing an opportunity to increase occupancy and additional education efforts, our City partnered with the Conservancy on a contribution basis earlier this year.

The benefits of this partnership will flourish once the cottages are rebuilt. The history is restored, the visitor opportunities increase, and the revenue numbers double from sales and bed taxes. Sounds like a true win-win for our community.

The current City Council’s leadership on this environmental and fiscal stewardship partnership was key. Voters who care about the quality of our community should recognize the wisdom of our current council and vote for the incumbents: Duffy, Muldoon, Dixon, and Peotter. This is the best it’s been for many years. 

Feeling positive about the vision of our City Council. 

Judy Weightman

50+ year resident

Newport Beach

You can’t make this stuff up!

Muskrat Consultants LLC, a licensed medicinal marijuana distributor with manager/member Marshall Duffield, Mayor, City of Newport Beach, is in the news. This new business will be located in Adelanto on property operated by DC Developments, whose manager/member is also Marshall Duffield. Presumably it will be next door to Duffield’s electric boat manufacturing facility. But wait, it gets better.

Who appeared before the Adelanto Planning Commission in September 2017 on behalf of DC Developments to request approval to subdivide the property? None other than fellow Newport City Council person Scott Peotter, the same Peotter who voted in 2015 to ban medicinal marijuana in Newport Beach. 

A consulting fee of $10,000 from DC Developments convinced Peotter that medicinal marijuana wasn’t so bad after all. To think that this wouldn’t make the news, Peotter and Duffield must have been testing their new product. 

In terms of business partnerships, “Muskrat” Marshall and Scott “Pot” Peotter are Newport’s odd couple.

Craig B. Smith

Newport Beach

Duffield deserves as much of the blame as Peotter

Your editorial about Peotter and Duffield and their cannabis connection omits one important fact. This is not just Peotter “digging a big hole.” Two men are involved in this transaction. It seems you feel Peotter is the more culpable of the two. Exactly why is that? Both city councilmen had a duty to inform the citizens about their mutual business relationship. Neither did. It appears you find Duffield’s part in the transaction less appalling than that of Peotter.

Both ignored their duty to provide transparency to their constituents. Why not call Duffield to task as well as Peotter? Have you a relationship to Mr. Duffield you are trying to protect?

Melinda Seely 

Newport Beach

Council race should not involve partisan politics

If the question was asked of Joy Brenner (running for District 6 on the City Council), do you favor Cheerios or Wheaties for breakfast? The answer would be that it has nothing to do with the Newport Beach City Council. 

The same can be said if questioned about her political party affiliation. The answer again, would have to be that political parties have nothing to do with the Newport Beach City Council. It is a non-partisan office.

Those who try to make the city council race about political parties evidently did not pay attention to high school civics, which describes non-partisan offices at the local level. 

Using partisan politics to attack Joy Brenner in a non-partisan election must mean that her opponents have nothing of critical substance to say about her record of decades of outstanding selfless, volunteer community service in many areas of Newport Beach. 

I have known Joy for 33 years and worked with her as a volunteer in her earlier years. She is honest, responsible, and dedicated to serving her community. Joy politely listens to input from all sides and objectively makes her decisions. She loves her hometown of Newport Beach where she grew up and is not beholden to doing the bidding of any special interest or political party. 

It is the way our Charter City was set up to have the City Council be a non-partisan decision-making local governing body to address only city issues. Her major supporters are residents who also love their city, which is why you see Joy’s campaign signs and banners on the residents’ private property all over Newport Beach. This in contrast to her opponent whose campaign signs can be seen mainly on public property and stapled to telephone poles by paid workers by a public relations firm, who most likely do not even reside in Newport Beach. 

Political parties who send out endorsement slates for local city council candidates, as well as the candidates themselves who list political party endorsements in their literature, are not abiding by the “non-partisan” rule. They should remember that the Newport Beach City Council is a non-partisan office to be free of partisan politics. Political parties and their representatives are not to be involved in the Newport Beach City Council race.

Carol Boice

Newport Beach

Disappointed in current local political scene

I am so disappointed in our incumbent city council members Scott Peotter and Duffy Duffield. They do not represent the best interests of the citizens of Newport Beach. Their pot farm interests and allegiance to large builders rather than the people who voted for them has left me dismayed and angry.

I have had enough. Enough of millionaires donating $50,000 to them in a small city election, enough of blatant old school politics. I am voting for Joy Brenner and Tim Stoaks who better represent the people of Newport Beach.

B. Kiley

Corona Del Mar

Encouraged to follow the money

As the November election approaches, it is worthwhile to consider whose money supports the incumbents. The largest donor by far is Howard Ahmanson Jr., who has spent over $200,000 since 2014, most of it to install Scott Peotter in office. Just a few days ago, Ahmanson contributed $50,000 to help Mr. Peotter and Mr. Duffield survive the November election by attacking their opponents Joy Brenner and Tim Stoaks.

Ahmanson’s views on growth and development should most concern Newport residents. In 2013, Ahmanson wrote: “I believe that social justice requires that a region be overbuilt, or at least over-entitled, in “both high density housing and single-family housing”. Contemplate what it means for our city and how his candidates have implemented his vision. 

Since 2014, development or real estate related interests have directly given more than $122,000 to Mr. Duffield and $82,000 to Mr. Peotter. Developers poured another $57,625 into the 2014 election to indirectly help these candidates and it’s not just developers whose money supports the incumbents. Great Scott Tree Service has given Team Newport related committees and candidates over $11,000. Interestingly, this occurred after they kept the city’s tree contract when the council declined to open sealed bids to determine the actual lowest cost provider for this service.

Donors associated with Woody’s Wharf restaurant have given over $7,000 each to Mr. Duffield and Mr. Peotter after Mr. Duffield switched his vote and settled a lawsuit with Woody’s, which then received $355,000 from the taxpayers as part of the settlement. An excellent return on their investment.

The Family Action PAC and its head, developer Larry Smith, recently gave a committee backing Mr. Duffield and Mr. Peotter $10,000. Given the extremely conservative nature of this PAC, one has to wonder if they will be surprised to learn that their candidates are pot farmers.

It should come as no surprise to anyone that special interest money buys special attention from these incumbents. This money will pay for an avalanche of negative mail attacking Joy Brenner, Tim Stoaks and Roy Englebrecht in the coming days as voters make their decisions. Only by becoming educated regarding who really represents the residents will we be able to elect a council who puts the best interests of the city first.

Susan Skinner

Newport Beach

Citizen of the Year and former mayor weighs in with her endorsements

As a former mayor and Citizen of the Year, and a 50-plus-year resident of Newport Beach, I urge my fellow Newporters to re-elect Councilwoman Diane Dixon in the 1st District.

I know Diane to be a hard worker, an excellent listener, smart and caring, and a natural leader. She has demonstrated all these qualities in her first four years in office. I have watched with admiration as she has navigated the crosscurrents and occasional storms of city politics with balance and grace – and always with the best interests of the city as her first concern.

Her investment in the community goes well beyond the home she owns here. It includes also the hundreds of hours spent in meetings, town halls and one-on-one discussions with residents, in briefings and reading reports from the city staff and other agencies as well as non-governmental stakeholders, and the late nights in meetings of the city council and other boards and committees she serves on.

Smart, capable, ethical and dedicated to the residents of Newport Beach and our shared quality of life, Diane is exactly what a city council member should be. Let’s recognize and reward her excellent work and return her to office on November 6!

Evelyn Hart

Newport Beach

Editor’s Note: Letters to the Editor do not necessarily represent the opinions of Stu News Newport but rather the opinions of the letter writer.

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Sign of the times

It’s another edition of Sign of the times, so put your thinking caps on. Stu believes readers will guess this beloved local hangout. Clue: What’s this little boy toting?

Good luck! Stu loves publishing the winning answers on Tuesday.

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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!

SOTT 10.19.18

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Newport Beach Historical Society to hold Christmas Boat Parade dinner event

Newport Beach Tournament of Lights

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The City of Pasadena was the Tournament of Lights winner in the Civic Division in 1931. Later this event was fondly named the Christmas Boat Parade.

Ring in the holiday season with the Newport Beach Historical Society, celebrating “The History of the Christmas Boat Parade & Ring of Lights” during a dinner event on Wednesday, Nov. 7 at the Balboa Pavilion from 6 - 9 p.m.

Enjoy a traditional turkey dinner with friends and family overlooking picturesque Newport Harbor, featuring a seasonal buffet with all the fixings including a caring station, stuffing, garlic mashed potatoes, pumpkin pie and more.

Adding to the festivities will be presentations from the Beek family, Newport Beach historian Howard Hall and Jeff Parker, chief operating officer with the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce.

The cost is $40 per person. Festive cocktail attire is recommended.

For tickets, click here.

Balboa Pavilion is located at 400 Main St., Newport Beach.

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Author Janelle Brown to appear at Central Library

Newport Beach Public Library will host an author visit by Janelle Brown, the New York Times bestselling author of Watch Me Disappear on Wednesday, Nov. 7 at 7 p.m. in the Central Library Friends Meeting Room, 1000 Avocado Ave., Newport Beach. 

Brown’s critically acclaimed suspense thriller Watch Me Disappear debuted on the New York Times bestseller’s list at No. 13. Compared to by critics as spellbinding and engaging as Gone Girl, the novel was optioned by the Gotham Group for big-screen production. 

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Author Janelle Brown

The author, who is a Los Angeles-based writer, has also won wide praise for her other works, All We Ever Wanted Was Everything and This is Where We Live. An essayist and journalist, Brown’s writing has appeared in the New York Times, Vogue, Elle, Wired, Self, RealSimple, Lenny, the Los Angeles Times, and numerous other publications. 

Admission to the event is free. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. There will be no reserved seating; seating will be limited by the room capacity. Attendees will have the opportunity to purchase books and have them signed by the author.

For more information, visitwww.newportbeachlibrary.org, or call 949.717.3830.


YMCA of Orange County to host Senior Fall Fitness Social with free activities

The YMCA of Orange County will host a Fall Fitness Social at all YMCA of Orange County Health and Wellness Centers on Wednesday, Oct. 24, from 12 - 3 p.m. Each location will feature exercise class demonstrations, health assessments, guided tours of the facility, lunch and refreshments.

With a focus on health and wellness, the YMCA of Orange County knows how important it is to remain active and healthy throughout one’s lifetime. The Fall Fitness Social’s taking place throughout the county will emphasize its SilverSneakers® classes. SilverSneakers® is a free fitness program for seniors that comes with qualifying Medicare plans, giving members access to participating locations across the country like the YMCA of Orange County.

YMCA of Orange County Silver Sneakers

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From weights and machines to group classes led by certified instructors, SilverSneakers® has something for everyone at all levels of ability. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services reported that only 28 - 34 percent of adults ages 65 - 74 are active, and 35 - 44 percent of adults 75 years or older are physically active. But studies show that adults age 65 or older who adopt a physically active lifestyle can significantly improve their longevity and independence while reducing health risks.

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), older adults can obtain significant health benefits with a moderate amount of physical activity, such as walking daily, fast walking or stair walking. Older adults can also benefit from muscle-strengthening activities to reduce the risk of falling. A study published by the CDC Journal Preventing Chronic Disease also found that SilverSneakers® participants incurred $500 less in total healthcare costs during the second year, while having fewer hospital visits in years one and two, compared to the control group.

According to Tivity Health, SilverSneakers® participants also average 26.6 healthy days within a 30-day period, versus the national average of 24.2 days.

Visit the Newport-Mesa Family YMCA at 2300 University Drive, Newport Beach to find out how to get involved in SilverSneakers® classes.

For more information, visit www.ymcaoc.org.


Redwood West co-founders purchase two waterfront office buildings

The co-founders of Redwood West (RW), an innovative, boutique commercial real estate firm that specializes in tenant representation, leasing and investment sales, recently acquired 1101 and 1111 Bayside Drive in Newport Beach. Located on the bay front, the property, also known as Bayside Square, is a fee simple office and medical project consisting of two buildings totaling approximately 40,000 rentable square feet. 

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Bayside Square is conveniently situated on the bay front

Through the entity Bayside Square Investments, LLC, John Pomer, Ben Gott and Korbin Duley of Redwood West purchased Bayside Square alongside long-time strategic partners David Frosh and David Ellis. The two-building, multi-tenant medical and office building was sold by Invesco as an off-market deal.

“There are only three buildings considered part of the Newport Center/Fashion Island waterfront and we now own two of them,” said John Pomer, co-founder and managing director of Redwood West. “As coastal commercial real estate experts, we know the potential that this property has and are excited to optimize it so that existing and prospective tenants can truly enjoy the benefits and experience of a waterfront office.”

Redwood West has contracted with SMS Architects to plan the renovation, converting the property into a contemporary workplace, and will serve as the leasing agent and asset manager for the property moving forward.

For more information, visit www.redwoodwest.com.


Save the Date for the BI Holiday Home Tour

Save the Date for the BI Holiday Home Tour interior

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This residence from last year’s Holiday Home Tour is festively decorated

Save the Date for the 22nd Annual Balboa Island Holiday Home Walking Tour taking place on Sunday, Dec. 9 from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

One of Orange County’s most loved holiday home walking tours returns with nine uniquely holiday decorated bay front and Island homes. These residences are sure to spark holiday cheer.

Tickets, which are $35, can be purchased online at www.balboaislandNB.org. They will also be available for purchase on November 1 at the following Balboa Island stores: Crystal Rose, Fresh Produce, Island Home, Sunny Days and Sur Le Mer all located on Marine Avenue.

Will Call tickets will be available to purchase and pick up at the Balboa Island Museum located at 210 Marine Ave., Balboa Island at 9:30 a.m. on the day of the Home Tour.

Be sure to visit the shops on Marine and Agate avenues for your holiday shopping and refreshments. This event is sponsored by the Balboa Island Improvement Association.


Newport Beach Foundation invites you to a night on the bay front at NHYC

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Newport Harbor Yacht Club hosts dignitaries at upcoming event

Join the Newport Beach Foundation for an incredible evening at the newly opened Newport Harbor Yacht Club on Wednesday, Oct. 24 from 6 - 8 p.m.

Get activated, connect with City leaders and learn more about the Newport Beach Foundation. They are excited to share that 14 dignitaries from the City of Newport Beach are confirmed to attend and support the introduction of the Distinguished Citizen Program.

If you are interested in becoming part of the future leadership of our community, they welcome you to join them for this noteworthy event. They are supporting the John Wayne Cancer Foundation as the charitable partner for the event.

Tickets are $25 and include valet parking, hors d’oeuvres, wine & beer (provided by Towne Park Brew) and one of the finest views on the harbor. For adults only, business casual attire is requested.

Newport Harbor Yacht Club is located at 720 W. Bay Ave., Newport Beach. For more information, visit www.NB-Foundation.org.


ENC is looking for a part-time naturalist

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Come join the ENC education team

The Environmental Nature Center (ENC) is searching to hire a new part-time Naturalist, perfect for someone who loves the outdoors and spending time educating kids.

Interested in teaching environmental and social science concepts to kids? Want to spend your days encouraging students’ awareness and appreciation of nature and science? Can’t think of anything you’d rather do than foster students’ commitment to the protection of the natural world? You’re in luck.

The ENC has started phone interviews, so if you are interested and would like to find out more about this position and learn about the positive impact the ENC has on our community, visit www.encenter.org/about-us/employment/.


Pacific Chorale names new president and CEO

Pacific Chorale has appointed Andrew Brown as its new president and chief executive officer. Brown comes to the Chorale following a 17-year tenure at the Los Angeles Master Chorale, where he worked his way up from administrative assistant to chief operating officer. He has an undergraduate degree in music education from Ball State in Muncie, Indiana and an MA/MBA in Arts Management from the Drucker School of Management at Claremont Graduate University. He will begin his tenure with the Chorale on December 3.

 “I am absolutely thrilled to be taking on this leadership role with the Pacific Chorale, an institution with a rich Southern California legacy and recognized for its leadership in the national choral community,” Brown said.

He added, “I am most looking forward to partnering with Artistic Director Rob Istad to make his broadminded artistic vision a reality. Rob brings such vitality, creativity and artistry to an ensemble built on an already solid musical foundation. I know we will make a great team and I am eager to work with Rob, the board, staff and musicians to endeavor to make the Pacific Chorale one of the best unkept secrets of Orange County.” 

Pacific Chorale names new President Andrew Brown

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Pacific Chorale President and CEO Andrew Brown

According to Artistic Director Robert Istad, “Andrew has been a valued colleague in the choral field for years, so I can’t wait to work with him here at Pacific Chorale. He will be a tremendous leader to carry our 50-year legacy in this community forward into a bright future.”

Thomas Pridonoff, Pacific Chorale’s Board Chair said, “We could not be more excited to welcome Andrew to the Pacific Chorale family. He comes to us with the perfect combination of vision, experience and proven accomplishment, and we can’t wait to see where he and Rob Istad will take the Chorale in the coming years.”

Brown’s selection was facilitated by the Los Angeles-based firm Michelle Whiting & Associates (MWA). MWA is an accomplished nonprofit consulting group whose comprehensive chief executive and chief development officer recruitment efforts have resulted in successful leadership placement at more than 60 organizations throughout the country.

Brown most recently served as the chief operating officer (COO) of the Los Angeles Master Chorale, the leading professional choral arts organization in the country and a resident company of Walt Disney Concert Hall. As COO, he led the Master Chorale’s artistic production, marketing and education departments, and guided the organization’s artistic and strategic planning. He also led the management team in union collective bargaining negotiations and managing guest artist contracting. During his tenure, the Master Chorale transitioned to a fully professional ensemble experiencing unprecedented growth in expanding the Master Chorale’s artistic footprint both inside and beyond Walt Disney Concert Hall.

For more information on Pacific Chorale and upcoming concerts, visit www.pacificchorale.org.


Christ Church by the Sea fundraiser to support Children’s Center

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Christ Church by the Sea is holding a Parent’s Night Out Fundraiser supporting their Children’s Center on Friday, Nov. 9 from 7 - 10 p.m.

Sponsored by Cruiser’s Pizza Bar & Grill, this kid-free evening provides a chance to mix and mingle with other parents and friends (21 and over) at one of the Peninsula’s favorite hot spots.

Enjoy pizza, drinks, opportunity drawing prizes and a silent auction.

Tickets are $30 which includes one free drink, Cruiser’s Pizza and one opportunity drawing ticket. Your donation directly benefits the Children’s Center to help with re-asphalting the playground. You can purchase tickets with cash or a check in their offices or at the door.

If you would like to donate an auction item, you can contact Jill Musser, Children’s Center director at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. If you would like to contribute to the fundraising effort, go to http://uk.gofundme.com/pennies-on-the-penninsula.

Cruiser’s Pizza Bar & Grill is located at 801 E. Balboa Blvd., Newport Beach.


Pacific Symphony and Pacific Chorale celebrate the centennial of Leonard Bernstein’s birth

It’s no secret that Leonard Bernstein has a special place in Pacific Symphony’s heart. Music Director Carl St.Clair was mentored by Bernstein and over the years, the orchestra has played numerous concerts featuring this great American master’s works.

This season’s celebration lasts for three nights, starting on Thursday, Oct. 25 and continuing every night through Saturday, Oct. 27, with programming that demonstrates Bernstein’s outstanding compositional command of music that often combined the influences of Broadway, jazz, opera, and sacred and secular music. 

Pacific Symphony and Pacific Chorale Leonard Bernstein

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Maestro Leonard Bernstein

The Thursday (Oct. 25) and Saturday (Oct. 27) performances at 8 p.m. will feature guest violinist Augustin Hadelich, soprano Celena Shafer, boy soprano Angel Garcia, and longtime artistic partner of the Symphony, the Pacific Chorale, led by Artistic Director Robert Istad.

The evenings’ program consists of Bernstein’s “Prelude, Fugue and Riffs” (featuring Principal Clarinetist Joseph Morris as soloist), “Serenade (After Plato’s ‘Symposium’);” “Chichester Psalms;” “Glitter and Be Gay” and “Make Our Garden Grow” from “Candide;” “Greeting” and “Little Smary” from “Arias and Barcarolles;” and “A Little Bit in Love” from “Wonderful Town. Tickets for the October 25 and 27 performances range from $25 - $206.

Violinist Augustin Hadelich was named “Instrumentalist of the Year” in 2018 by online classical music magazine Musical America. He also won the 2016 Grammy award “Best Classical Instrumental Solo” for his recording of Dutilleux’s Violin Concerto, “L’arbre des songes” with the Seattle Symphony. This past summer, Hadelich made his debut at the Salzburg Festival performing the Sibelius concerto with the ORF Vienna Radio Symphony. His recent international performances have included the BBC Philharmonic/Manchester Concertgebouw/Amsterdam, Hallé Orchestra, Hamburg Philharmonic, London Philharmonic, Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg, Munich Philharmonic, Netherlands Philharmonic, Norwegian Radio Orchestra, NHK Symphony, Sapporo Symphony, Seoul Philharmonic, and the radio orchestras of Cologne, Frankfurt, Saarbrücken and Stuttgart. 

Friday night’s performance (Oct. 26) at 8 p.m., hosted by radio personality Alan Chapman, is part of a new series, “Classical KUSC at Pacific Symphony.” This “Bernstein: Crossing Boundaries” concert will discuss how Bernstein’s music crosses boundaries between classical and jazz, sacred and secular, and opera and Broadway. Joseph Morris, Celena Shafer and the Pacific Chorale join Pacific Symphony in this 90-minute performance to play Bernstein’s “Prelude, Fugue, and Riffs;” Chichester Psalms;” “Glitter and Be Gay” and “Make Our Garden Grow” from “Candide;” and “A Little Bit in Love” from “Wonderful Town.” Chapman will also give a Preview Talk before the performance starting at 7 p.m.; doors open at 6:45 p.m. Concert-goers are encouraged to stay after the concert’s conclusion to enjoy an after-party on the Argyros Plaza for more music and conversation. Tickets for this performance start at $25.

For more information and to purchase tickets, call 714.755.5799 or visit www.PacificSymphony.org.


Segerstrom Center rings in the holidays with a festive array of performances

Segerstrom Center rings in the holidays Fiesta Navidad

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Fiesta Navidad with Mariachi Los Camperos performs December 12

A roster of international music, dance and legendary recording artists makes for a most spectacular holiday season at Segerstrom Center for the Arts. It all begins December 9 when the “Voice of Christmas” Johnny Mathis returns to the Center, followed by the popular annual presentation of Fiesta Navidad with Mariachi Los Camperos (December 12), the return of American Ballet Theatre’s delightful The Nutcracker (December 14 - 23), the free Holidays Around the World festival on the Julianne and George Argyros Plaza, plus two additional seasonal concerts: “The Beautiful Day” – Kurt Elling Sings Christmas (December 15) and John Legend’s A Legendary Christmas Tour (December 29), and all culminating with the elegant Salute to Vienna New Year’s Concert (December 29).

To help take the stress out of year-round gift giving, the Center offers gift certificates that can be used for any of the many wonderful shows and performances. Gift certificates can be purchased through the Center’s website at www.scfta.org, or by visiting or calling the Box Office. 

Tickets are available for purchase online at the website, at the Box Office at 600 Town Center Drive in Costa Mesa or by calling 714.556.2787. For inquiries about group ticket savings of 10 or more, call the Group Services office at 714.755.0236. 

Get your tickets now, and stay tuned for more information on individual performances.


Sherman Library & Gardens to hold special movie screening on November 13

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Landscape designer Piet Oudolf

Sherman Library & Gardens is holding a free special movie screening of Five Seasons: The Gardens of Piet Oudolf on Tuesday, Nov. 13 at 7 p.m. with doors opening at 6 p.m.

Piet Oudolf is a hugely influential landscape designer, responsible for New York’s High Line, Chicago’s Lurie Gardens and numerous sites around the world. He was a pioneer in the notion of working hard to having gardens look as natural as possible. This award-winning documentary immerses the viewer in Oudolf’s work and takes us inside his creative process, from his beautiful abstract sketches, to theories on beauty, to ecological implications of his ideas.

Following the screening there will be an interactive Q&A with director Thomas Piper, moderated by Sherman Gardens Director Scott LaFleur.

Guests are invited to enjoy complimentary snacks and a no host bar during the evening. 

This event is co-sponsored by the Newport Beach Film Festival.

To RSVP, visit www.slgardens.org.

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


CdM Chamber to hold mixer at SCAPE gallery

CdM Chamber to hold mixer Bonding

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“Bonding” by artist Carin Gerard

The Corona del Mar Chamber of Commerce is inviting community friends and neighbors to a special networking reception and sunset networking mixer at SCAPE gallery on Tuesday, Oct. 30 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

The evening features an artist exhibition by Carin Gerard with complimentary wine and light appetizers, networking, and gallery and artist viewing of “Resplendence.”

No RSVP is necessary. Cost: CdM Chamber members are free; non-members and community friends are $20.

For more information, call 949.673.4050, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

SCAPE gallery is located at 2859 E. Coast Highway, Corona del Mar.


Wyland Foundation to hold annual celebration, fundraiser

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Wyland

Celebrating 25 years, the community is invited to join Wyland, friends and partners for the Wyland Foundation Annual Gala and Celebration at the Hyatt Regency Newport Beach on Saturday, Nov. 10 from 6 - 10 p.m. It’s an evening of food, drinks, music and Orange County’s premier live and silent auctions, featuring live painting by Wyland. All proceeds benefit Wyland Foundation programs for clean water and a healthy ocean.

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Dr. Ken Caldeira

The Wyland Foundation’s annual celebration gets even better this year with guest speaker Dr. Ken Caldeira of Stanford University’s Carnegie Institute for Science. Dr. Caldeira is a global expert on the future of our coral reef, climate and has been featured in Scientific American, the Journal of Nature, and Natural Public Radio. He is a leading advocate for using science to inspire change. Tickets range from $325 - $25,000.

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Newport’s Back Bay

You are also invited to purchase tickets for an exclusive pre-event at the Back Bay Nature Center with Wyland and guest speaker Dr. Caldeira. As a VIP guest, you can discover the natural wonders of the Back Bay at your leisure or with one of the expert guides. Plus, enjoy light refreshments, experience a chance to feed the center’s baby sharks, see the newly redesigned Wyland clean water mobile learning experience, and take in the fall beauty and fresh air of this ecological reserve. For tickets, go to https://e.givesmart.com/events/7L9/.


For A Good Cause

From Golf to Galas: Supporting Our Community

Newport Harbor

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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.

Orangewood Foundation | November 17 | Share Our Wine Orange County at 6 p.m. This is an evening of celebration, as guests raise a glass to benefit Orangewood.

Contact: Carlos Leija at 714.619.0201. www.orangewoodfoundation.org

Takes place at The Pacific Club, 410 MacArthur Blvd., Newport Beach.

Kahuna Cares Foundation | November 2 | This organization will be holding its inaugural charity golf tournament and an after party featuring live music by Nick Hernandez, Billy Sherman and Phil Gough of Common Sense with proceeds to benefit Surfers Healing, OC Autism, Fish for Life and the thousands of individuals they serve.

Co-founded by Jennifer Tracy and Veronica Hoggatt, and launched earlier this year, Kahuna Cares was founded in tribute to Jennifer’s father, the late Terry “Tubesteak” Tracy, who sparked the inspiration for the “Big Kahuna” role in the Gidget movie craze. Kahuna Cares honors his legacy of love for others by raising money for organizations that support children, teens and adults with special needs. Participants will have an opportunity to win a brand new Ford Explorer, thanks to the generous sponsorship by Tuttle-Click Ford Irvine.

Contact: For more information and to register, visitwww.kahunacaresfoundation.org.

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.

Corona del Mar Middle and High Schools | October 23 | The 45th Annual Corona Home Tour, from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., invites the public to tour eight stunning residences in a wide variety of design styles throughout Corona de Mar and Newport Beach. Prior to the tour, enjoy a light breakfast reception at Le Pain Quotidien in Fashion Island near Macy’s from 8 - 10 a.m. The tour takes place from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. viewing homes at Pebble Drive (CdM), Port Margate Place (Port Streets), Larkspur Avenue (Flower Streets), Hazel Avenue (Flower Streets), Fernleaf Avenue (Flower Streets), Kewamee Drive (Irvine Terrace), Ramona Drive (Irvine Terrace) and Torrey Pines Lane (Big Canyon west gate entrance, Newport Beach). Additional highlights of the day include a luncheon by Pascal of Café Jardin with the CdM Middle School cheerleaders, live entertainment, a CdM Home Tour Boutique and a chance to enter the opportunity drawing at Sherman Library & Gardens. The day culminates with an after party at Bliss Home Design from 4 - 6 p.m. at 3321 E. Coast Highway. The cost of a ticket (brochure of the homes to allow entry) is $80. Tickets are available for pick-up at CdM High School and Middle School offices, Roger’s Gardens, Sherman Library & Gardens, Gatehouse, Barclay Butera, Bliss Home & Design, Fashion Island, Marmi, McKee & Company, Shirley’s Heart, Newport Stationers and Molly Wood Garden Design.

Contact: For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.cdmhometour.com.

Orange Coast Medical Center | October 27 | Presented by Edinger Medical Group, the 16th Annual Fall Gala is “A Bewitching Evening,” beginning at 6 p.m. Enjoy fine dining, dancing and auctions. Tickets: $375 with sponsorship opportunities available.

Contact: www.memorialcare.org/fallgala2018 for tickets and more information.

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

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Mariners Elementary School | November 3 | The Denim & Diamonds fall fundraiser begins at 6 p.m. Festivities include silent and live auctions, along with dinner and dancing.

Contact: For more information and tickets, visit www.marinersfoundation.com.

Takes place at Mesa Manor, 2300 Mesa Drive, Newport Beach.

Orangewood Foundation | December 4 | Third Annual Samueli Academy Choir Concert.

Contact: Jeff Gilstrap at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. www.orangewoodfoundation.org

Takes place at Samueli Theater in Segerstrom Center for the Arts, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa.

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.

 

Editor’s Note: If you have a philanthropic event with a connection to Newport Beach you would like to see publicized, please email the information with an image and contact person with email address to Lana Johnson: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. If you would like to reach out to Newport Beach non-profit organizations, visit https://greatnonprofits.org/city/newport-beach/CA


Newport’s Best Bets in Arts & Entertainment

From Live Theater to Community Happenings, enjoy these!

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Balboa Car Show | Every Sunday from 7 - 9 a.m. 

Fun Zone Parking lot, 600 E. Bay Ave., Balboa Peninsula

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

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Kings, Continuing through November 10. Performance times and ticket prices vary. This newly added show comes to South Coast Repertory’s Segerstrom Stage. Synopsis: Fresh from New York, this incisive comedy takes an unflinching look at how things get done in Washington. When Sydney Millsap wins a seat in Congress, she’s determined to drain the swamp. Then she meets Kate, a whip-smart lobbyist who gets her clients what they want – whatever they want. When Kate helps Sydney try to unseat a powerful senator steeped in cronyism, the result is a “sleek, fast-paced, absorbing and very funny” (Vogue) exploration of money’s corrosive effect on politics.

Contact: Call 714.708.5500. www.scr.org

Takes place at South Coast Repertory, 655 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa.

Kings at SCR

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Watercolor Class: Autumn Floral Wreath with Carol, October 20 from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Join local artist Carol Kreider as she teaches you how to see, and paint color and simple shapes. Designed for all levels of painter and non-painter. Krieder’s teaching style is fun and relaxed with a motto of “if you can color, you can paint.” Each participant will take home their own charming painting, so grab your friends and come paint in the Gardens. Pre-registration is required. Cost: Friends: $35; Non-Members, $45. 

Contact: www.slgardens.org

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

Tuesday Tween Yoga, October 23 from 4 - 5:30 p.m. Geared to ages 8 - 14. Join Miss Stacey for Tuesday Tween Yoga in the Gardens. Yoga is a blend of mind and body practices that will support child in a myriad of ways. Benefits: detox from screen time by spending time in nature; develop body awareness, flexibility and strength; connect with and trust your unique inner wisdom; increase concentration, relaxation and calmness. Miss Stacey’s class is designed to help your child navigate the realities of life with increased self-awareness, compassion and a deeper connection to the world within and around them. Be mindful of the weather and dress appropriately for an outdoor class. Cost: $15 drop in, or 10 pack for $120.

Contact: For more information or questions, contact 

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

Cold Wax Abstracts with Renee Ortiz, October 23 from 6 - 8 p.m. Cold wax is the hot new (but, really old) medium that everyone is talking about. If you haven’t taken one of Ortiz’s cold wax workshops, you’re in for a treat; and if you have, come back for this one. The focus will be on color, texture and composition – with none of the pesky details of photo-realism...just fun paint play and palette knives. Cost: $75. There is a 48-hour cancellation policy.

Contact: www.seasidegalleryandgoods.com.

Takes place at Seaside Gallery & Goods, 124 Tustin Ave., Ste. 100, Newport Beach.

Cold Wax Abstracts

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OCDC Art and Design Rustic Pumpkin Paint Workshop, October 25 from 3 - 5 p.m. You will be painting, “Pumpkin & Corn Harvest,” and no experience is necessary. The medium is acrylic paint on wood. Create a beautiful fall, rustic pumpkin decoration for your home. You will be able to hang it on a wall, create a door decoration out of it, or give it as a gift to someone special. Book on their website by October 23. Class takes place in Pelican Courtyard. Cost: $45. There is a 48-hour cancellation policy.

Contact: www.seasidegalleryandgoods.com.

Takes place at Seaside Gallery & Goods, 124 Tustin Ave., Ste. 100, Newport Beach.

Pumpkin and Corn Harvest

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Sculpting in Paper Clay with Renee Ortiz, October 27 from 9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. Paper clay is a great medium to sculpt. Come and try your hand at sculpting the figure in this beginner’s class. All materials will be provided. Be prepared to make a mess! Cost: $120. There is a 48-hour cancellation policy.

Contact: www.seasidegalleryandgoods.com.

Takes place at Renee Ortiz Studios in partnership with Seaside Galley & Goods, 124 Tustin Ave., Ste. 100, Newport Beach.

Sculpting in Paper Clay

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The Wizard’s Spellbook, October 27 at 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Tickets start at $15. Hocus pocus, alakazam! This spellbinding Halloween celebration in the Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concerty Hall includes music from Fantasia and Harry Potter, as well as The Conductor’s Spellbook, an exciting and interactive new work by composer Paul Dooley that teaches about the instruments of the orchestra. Come dressed in costume and don’t forget your wand and broomstick. Join in the fun at the interactive Musical Carnival in the concert hall lobby at 9 a.m. (for 10 a.m. concertgoers) and 12:15 p.m. (for 11:30 concertgoers), where kids can test drive a musical instrument, meet the performers, and enjoy musical arts and crafts activities themed to the morning’s concert.

Contact: www.scfta.org

Takes place at Segerstrom Center for the Arts, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa. 

Velvet pumpkins

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Velvet Pumpkins, October 30 at 9 a.m. Learn the secrets to making plush posh velvet pumpkins. Rich in texture, these jewel tone pumpkins are the perfect accent for your holiday or fall decor. Each participant will make one pumpkin to take home. Pre-registration is required. Cost: Friends: $25; Non-Members, $35. 

Contact: www.slgardens.org

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

Taiwan Philharmonic, October 30 at 8 p.m. in the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. Just two years after making its U.S. debut in Costa Mesa, the Taiwan Philharmonic returns. Guest Stephen Hough’s mastery of the piano will illuminate the compositions of Liszt and Debussy. Tickets start at $38.

Contact: Call 714.556.2787. www.scfta.org

Takes place at Segerstrom Center for the Arts, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa. 

Taiwan Philharmonic

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Afternoon Tea in the Gardens, October 31 at 2:30 p.m. Enjoy a relaxing afternoon tea in the Gardens’ beautiful surroundings. The menu includes a fresh pot of tea, petite fresh currant & chocolate scones, a selection of tea sandwiches and chef’s selection of desserts. Cost: $34 per person plus tax and gratuity. By reservation only.

Contact: Call 949.673.0033. www.slgardens.org

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

Modern Calligraphy Workshop, November 1 from 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Led by instructor Kristen Khan - Inkchanted Paper & Designs, this modern calligraphy class is for those who have no prior experience, or for those who are looking to further refine their skills. You will go over the basic strokes for beautiful lettering, how to put them together to create your lowercase alphabet, how to use a pointed nib and troubleshooting. At the end of the class, you will enjoy the opportunity to create something new with what you’ve learned, so you can share it with friends and family while further enhancing your skills. What is included for new students: One tote bag; one pencil kit; one practice pad; one pen holder; one nib; one pot of black ink; lower case, upper case and numbers/symbols exemplars, and any needed materials. Light refreshments. What’s included for returning students: one nib; one practice pad; refill of black ink (please bring your jar); lower case, upper case and numbers/symbols exemplars, and any needed materials. Light refreshments. Cost: $80. Minimum three/maximum 15. Advanced reservations are required. Cancellation is 48 hours prior.

Contact: www.seasidegalleryandgoods.com

Takes place at Seaside Gallery & Goods, 124 Tustin Ave., Ste. 100, Newport Beach.

Garden Panel Mixed Media Mosaic, November 2 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Learn to work with both porcelain and glass tiles to create a garden panel that explores layers and space while learning mosaic techniques. Project measures 8” x 10”.  Come inspired with images of ‘close-up’ garden vignettes – think container gardens for instance...you have a focal point, supporting actors and background. The process is simple and fun. All-inclusive instruction and materials. Please bring a lunch, snack and beverages. Cost: Friends, $115; Non-members, $125. Pre-registration is required. Sign up at the website.

Contact: www.slgardens.org

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

Haydn’s “The Creation”, November 4 at 5 p.m. in the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. For the first time in 45 years, Pacific Chorale presents Haydn’s masterpiece. Inspired by Genesis and Milton’s “Paradise Lost,” “The Creation” was one of the greatest triumphs of the composer’s career, and remains one of the most beloved oratorios of all time. Tickets start at $25.

Contact: Call 714.556.2787. www.scfta.org

Takes place at Segerstrom Center for the Arts, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa.

The Creation

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Diana Krall: Turn Up the Quiet World Tour 2018, November 4 at 7 p.m. Diana Krall is the only jazz singer to have eight albums debut at the top of the Billboard Jazz Albums chart. To date, her albums have garnered five Grammy® Awards, eight Juno® Awards, and have also earned nine gold, three platinum and seven multi-platinum albums. Krall’s unique artistry transcends any single musical style and has made her one of the most recognizable artists of our time. A physical CD or digital download of Krall’s forthcoming album is included with every pair of tickets for this show. You will receive an email with instructions on how to redeem this offer approximately seven days after your ticket purchase. The performance takes place at Segerstrom Hall with tickets starting at $72.50.

Contact: www.scfta.org

Takes place at Segerstrom Center for the Arts, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa.

Diana Krall

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The Wonderful Music of Oz, November 9 and 10 at 8 p.m. This Pacific Symphony performance takes place in Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall with tickets starting at $45. Follow the yellow brick road on a musical journey celebrating all things Oz! Joined by the Hollywood sound of the Symphony, three bewitching vocalists interpret favorites from the hit Broadway show, Wicked, the dazzling reimagined film, The Wiz, and of course the 1939 classic film, The Wizard of Oz. Richard Kaufman is conducting.

Contact: Call 714.755.5799. www.pacificsymphony.org; www.scfta.org

Takes place at Segerstrom Center for the Arts, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa. 

The Wonderful Music of Oz

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The Amorous Ambassador, November 7 through December 9. Performances take place Thursdays through Sundays; times vary. Tickets: $20. Synopsis: “The new American Ambassador to Britain, tells his family he’s off to Scotland to play golf, his wife and daughter announce weekend plans of their own. Perkins, the butler, watches stoically as each leaves and as each secretly returns to a seemingly empty house. Enter Harry’s secretary plus the Captain of Marine Corps Embassy Security in the wake of a bomb threat, and the embassy is sealed. Even the imperturbable Perkins is drawn into the shenanigans. This play by Michael Parker will keep you laughing.

Contact: For tickets and box office hours, call 949.631.0288. www.ntaconline.com

Takes place at Newport Theatre Arts Center, 2501 Cliff Drive, Newport Beach.

Waitress, November 13 - 25 and 10 with varying performance times. This performance takes place in Segerstrom Hall with tickets starting at $29. Inspired by Adrienne Shelly’s beloved film, Waitress tells the story of Jenna, a waitress and expert pie maker, who dreams of a way out of her small town and loveless marriage. A baking contest in a nearby county and the town’s new doctor may offer her a chance at a fresh start, while her fellow waitresses offer their own recipes for happiness. But Jenna must summon the strength and courage to rebuild her own life. Don’t miss this uplifting musical celebrating friendship, motherhood and the magic of a well-made pie.

Contact: Call 714.556.2787. www.scfta.org

Takes place at Segerstrom Center for the Arts, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa. 

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, November 24 through December 24, starring Hal Landon Jr., as everyone’s favorite curmudgeon, and directed by John-David Keller after 39 impressive years. Nineteenth-century London comes to life when your family joins the SCR family for the holidays. Recapture the spirit of an old-fashioned Christmas with this timeless Dickens classic and all your favorite characters – Tiny Tim and the Cratchit family, the Fezziwigs, and the Ghosts of Christmas past, present and yet-to-come. For ages 6 and up, no children under the age of 6 will be admitted. The performance occurs on Segerstrom Stage.

Contact: Call 714.708.5500. www.scr.org

Takes place at South Coast Repertory, 655 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa.

Ghost and Scrooge

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Watercolor Class: Fall Flowers with Erna, November 16 from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Join local artist Erna Van Dyk as she teaches you how to paint fall colors with watercolors. In this class you will explore, create and embrace the art that springs from your heart. Cost: Friends: $35; Non-Members, $45. Maximum 12 people.

Contact: www.slgardens.org

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

Mums

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Block Printing Workshop, November 17 from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. You’ll be printing your own holiday apron. Dipping vintage woodblocks into holiday-themed colors, you’ll create a unique sartorial conversation starter that you can wear while preparing your holiday feasts. As an added bonus, you’ll also be printing a linen wine bag, perfect for transporting that special hostess gift. The same day as the workshop, there is a Trunk Show in the Pelican Courtyard of unique artisan treasure finds, such as clothing, shawls, jewelry, and arts & crafts sourced from the instructor Elizabeth James’ latest trip to India. Cost: $75. Maximum 16 students. There is a 48-hour cancellation policy. Reserve your seat online at the website.

Contact: www.seasidegalleryandgoods.com.

Takes place at Seaside Gallery & Goods, 124 Tustin Ave., Ste. 100, Newport Beach.

Block printing material

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Thankful Turkey – Floral Class, November 21 at 9 a.m. Join instructor Janelle Wiley as she assists you in creating this always popular floral turkey...festive from tail to beak. A colorful addition to any holiday table. Cost: Friends: $45; Non-Members, $55. Pre-registration is required.

Contact: www.slgardens.org

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

Winter Fest OC 2018, December 20 through January 6, 2019. Southern California’s largest winter experience features 40,000 square feet of new attractions, plus back-by-popular demand activities, new seasonal food and beverages, and more. Don’t miss SoCal Dicken’s Village, Candy & Snowflake Wonderland, Festival of Lights, Orange Ball New Year’s Eve Celebration and Club Winter Fest. Cost: Tickets start at $10.

Contact: www.ocfair.com

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

SAVE THE DATE: 19th Annual Newport Beach Jazz Party, February 14 - 17, 2019. Featuring five big bands and more than 130 artists, headliners include Jack Jones, Shelly Berg and the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra among others. 

Contact: Call 949.205.1252 for tickets and more information.

Takes place at Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa, 900 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach.

Jack Jones

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

Police Beat 101918


DUI Arrests

Tommy Kousonsavath, 31, Anaheim – Tuesday, October 16

Cameron Charles Husted, 28, Anaheim – Sunday, October 14 (with prior)

Incident Reports

Tuesday, October 16

45th St. & Seashore Drive I Continuing Prohibited Conduct

4:00 p.m. Amer F. Qoul, 47, Cypress, was arrested for continuing prohibited conduct. Bail was set at $500.

Avocado Ave. I 1500 Block I Petty Theft, Receiving Stolen Property, Paraphernalia, Tampering with Vehicle and Burglary

12:20 p.m. Kelly Russlee Smith Jr., 35, Irvine, was arrested for petty theft from a motor vehicle, receiving stolen property, possessing unlawful paraphernalia, tampering with a vehicle and burglary of a garage with no forced entry. Bail was set at $50,000.

W. Coast Highway I 4600 Block I Leaded Cane and Paraphernalia

8:48 a.m. Andre Michael Sabatucci, 35, Long Beach, was arrested for possessing a leaded cane and possessing unlawful paraphernalia. Bail was set at $20,000.

Superior Ave. & W. Coast Highway Taking Auto without Owner’s Consent

12:35 a.m. Frederick Lyle Gray, 66, Huntington Beach, was arrested for taking an auto without an owner’s consent. Bail was set at $20,000.

Monday, October 15

Arrests for Being Drunk in Public

None

Seashore Drive & Highland St. I Warrant

4:40 p.m. Christopher David Guzman, 31, Costa Mesa, was arrested on a warrant related to battery. Bail was set at $15,000.

Avocado Ave. I 1500 Block I Warrant

2:00 p.m. Dayne Robert Elliott, 24, Yorba Linda, was arrested on a warrant related to petty theft. Bail was set at $15,000.

W. Coast Highway I 4800 Block I Smoking within 100’ of Beach, Controlled Substance and Paraphernalia

1:28 p.m. Ronald Steven Krokum, 47, Costa Mesa, was arrested for smoking within 100’ of the beach, possessing a controlled substance and possessing unlawful paraphernalia. Bail was set at $10,000.

Jamboree Road I 4600 Block I Controlled Substance and Paraphernalia

11:00 a.m. Anna Ursula Beltran, 40, Santa Ana, was arrested for possessing a controlled substance and possessing unlawful paraphernalia. Bail was set at $10,000.

Irvine Ave. & Sherington Place I Sharps Waste, Controlled Substance (2 counts), Paraphernalia and Narcotics

3:00 a.m. Timothy Calvin Kuster, 29, Newport Beach, was arrested for illegally transporting sharps waste, possessing a controlled substance without a prescription, possessing a controlled substance, possessing unlawful paraphernalia and possessing a narcotic controlled substance. Bail was set at $5,000.

15th St. & W. Ocean Front I Concealed Dirk or Dagger

2:18 a.m. Peter Nguyen, 22, Anaheim, was arrested for carrying a concealed dirk or dagger. Bail was set at $500.

W. Balboa Blvd. I 1900 Block I Trespassing

2:07 a.m. Gisela Melania Remine, 52, Costa Mesa, was arrested for trespassing by refusing to leave property. Bail was set at $500.

Newport Blvd. & 16th St. I Burglary Tools and Sharps Waste

1:57 a.m. David Castellanos, 56, Huntington Beach, was arrested for possessing burglary tools and for illegally transporting sharps waste. Bail was set at $500.

W. Coast Highway & Orange St. I Appropriating Lost Property, Leaded Cane, Obstructing/Resisting, Controlled Substance, Narcotics and Paraphernalia

12:57 a.m. Chadwick Edwin Brown, 34, Garden Grove, was arrested for appropriating lost property, possessing a leaded cane, obstructing/resisting a peace officer, possessing a controlled substance, possessing a narcotic controlled substance and possessing unlawful paraphernalia. Bail was set at $10,000.

Sunday, October 14

Arrests for Being Drunk in Public

Jessica Marie Strazzera, 31, Costa Mesa

Nicholas Angelo Ferrara, 19, Palos Verde

W. Coast Highway I 5900 Block I Paraphernalia, Controlled Substance and Warrant

9:45 p.m. Joseph Edward Flamm, 51, Newport Beach, was arrested for possessing unlawful paraphernalia, possessing a controlled substance and on a warrant related to possessing unlawful paraphernalia. Bail was set at $12,500.

Central Ave. I 3600 Block I Paraphernalia, Controlled Substance and Under the Influence

12:33 p.m. Richard Deane Harrington Jr., 51, Garden Grove, was arrested for possessing unlawful paraphernalia, possessing a controlled substance and being under the influence of a controlled substance. Bail was set at $2,500.

Avocado Ave. I 1500 Block I Narcotics, Sharps Waste, Controlled Substance and Warrants

11:06 a.m. Richard Franklin Hartsook, 31, Marcus Hook, was arrested on possessing a narcotic controlled substance, illegal transport of sharps waste, possessing a controlled substance and warrants related to possessing a controlled substance and domestic battery. Bail was set at $42,500.s

Westcliff Drive I 1500 Block I Under the Influence and Obstructing/Resisting

10:57 a.m. Scott E. Robinson, 50, Capistrano Beach, was arrested for being under the influence of a controlled substance and obstructing/resisting a peace officer. Bail was set at $1,000.

Palm St. I 300 Block I Assault with a Deadly Weapon

8:53 a.m. Oscar Efrain Rodriguez, 36, Ontario, was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon using a cutting instrument. Bail was set at $25,000.

Orange & 17th St. I Costa Mesa I Warrant

4:50 a.m. Colten Alan Dubois, 28, Newport Beach, was arrested on a warrant related to possessing a controlled substance. Bail was set at $2,500.

15th St. & Beach I Use of Beach After Closing, Drinking in Public and False ID

3:41 a.m. Andres Misael Herrera Rendon, 29, La Puente, was arrested for using the beach after closing, drinking in public and presenting false ID to a peace officer. Bail was set at $500.