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Volume 3, Issue 39                                                                                May 18, 2018


Police Files

Victim stabbed on Newport Peninsula; NBPD seeking public’s help with IDs of suspect and witness

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NBPD is looking for this witness

The Newport Beach Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect and a witness for an assault with a deadly weapon investigation.

The alleged crime occurred on Sunday, May 13, at approximately 1 a.m. in the area of Newport Blvd. and 28th St. in Newport Beach. 

According to statements received by NBPD, the victim was stabbed by an unknown object during an assault. The victim sustained several stab wounds and is in stable condition. 

A witness (pictured above) is described as a white male, in his mid-20s, with brown hair, and green or blue eyes. He is approximately 6’ tall and weighs approximately 200 pounds. At the time of the incident, he was wearing white shorts and a burgundy and white shirt with flip flop style sandals. 

The suspect is described as a Hispanic male, in his mid-20s, with “scraggly” hair. He is approximately 5’8” to 5’9” tall. At the time of the incident, he was wearing dark clothing, including a hooded sweatshirt. 

NBPD Detectives are asking this witness and suspect, or anyone who can help identify them, to come forward to assist in the investigation. They are also seeking any additional witnesses who were in the area at the time of the assault. Anyone who can offer assistance is encouraged to contact Detective Rick Henry at 949.644.3797.

Messages may also be left anonymously on the Police Department’s recorded hotline at 1.800.550.NBPD.

Teen steals Duffy, ends up in China Cove…busted!

On Wednesday evening, May 16 at about 6 p.m., NBPD Dispatch began to receive calls from residents in the China Cove area reporting intoxicated people on the beach related to a Duffy boat that had been beached. When officers arrived to investigate, three people ran away. All were all detained by officers a short time later.

It turns out the Duffy boat was taken without the owner’s consent (or stolen) from the 400 block of Edgewater Place on Newport Peninsula. It appears the Duffy became inoperable and drifted ashore in China Cove.  

The Orange County Sheriff’s Department Harbor Department was able to return the Duffy boat to the owner.

Joseph Allen Upton, 18, from Long Beach, was arrested for grand theft of a boat/vessel, disorderly conduct/alcohol and resist/obstructing a police officer.

The other two people, a female adult and female juvenile, were detained but not arrested.

Motorcycle safety enforcement next two weeks

As part of their grant-funded Special Traffic Enforcement and Crash Prevention (STEP) activities, the Newport Beach Police Department is conducting specialized Motorcycle Safety Enforcement Operations today, May 18, and Saturday, May 26. Extra officers will be on duty patrolling areas that are frequented by motorcyclists and where recent traffic collisions have occurred, in an effort to reduce injuries.  

Education and enforcement will be targeted at drivers and motorcycle riders alike. The officers will be focused on specific offenses including driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, speeding, driving on a suspended or revoked license, violations of motorcycle license endorsement, and any other dangerous activities.

Motorcycle fatalities have risen dramatically in California, showing a 28 percent increase over the decade low of 352 in 2010. In 2013, 453 motorcyclists lost their lives, marking the highest number of deaths in the previous five years. California collision data shows that the primary causes of motorcycle-involved collisions include speeding, unsafe turning, and driver/rider impairment due to drugs or alcohol.

During the past five years in the City of Newport Beach, 149 persons were injured in traffic collisions involving motorcycles and, tragically, two people lost their lives. 

The Police Department remains dedicated to preventing traffic-related deaths and injuries. They encourage everyone on the road to stay alert and aware of your surroundings, especially when turning or changing lanes. Whether you are on two wheels, or on four, it’s your responsibility to share the road safely.

Motorcycle riders are urged to get training through the California Motorcyclist Safety Program. Information and training locations are available at or by calling 1.877.RIDE411 (1.877.743.3411).

Funding for this program is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic and Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Scroll down to Police Beat for all arrests & crime report


Fair Game


NHHS and CdMHS play for volleyball supremacy in tomorrow evening’s CIF-SS Championship


It’s for bragging rights and local volleyball supremacy. Tomorrow night, Newport Harbor High School, 31-0, versus Corona del Mar, 30-4, for the CIF-SS Boys Volleyball Division 1 Championship at Cerritos College in Norwalk at 6:30 p.m.

Locally, it is the Super Bowl of volleyball.

The two squads have faced each other twice this year, the Sailors winning 2-1 in their first meeting on March 19, and 3-0 in their second meeting at NHHS on April 7. Since that loss, the Sea Kings have won 14 matches in a row, losing only two games in that stretch.

Newport Harbor, undefeated for the year, has lost only one game in their first four CIF matches.

I asked NHHS Head Coach Rocky Ciarelli how the Sailors avoid complacency to a team they’ve already beaten twice. “We are in the CIF finals. Hopefully that will keep us from being complacent. Our keys to the match, serving and passing.”

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A number of residents in and around Mariner’s Mile are concerned about future development now being termed “Newport Village” on the Ardell Property on Coast Highway.

Property owner Manouch Moshayedi, who is battling a group called the Coalition to Protect Mariner’s Mile, apparently has agreed to install “story poles” to the front of the parcel to demonstrate building heights and size. The poles will be installed this Tuesday, May 22, and taken down two days later.

So, if you’re concerned, make sure you get a peek.

Moshayedi also owns property across the street but will not at this point include story poles there.

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Looking for a little afternoon fun today? Well, the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce is having their Barbecue by the Lake today from 4:30 - 6 p.m.

Here’s even better news…it’s free. There will be beer, wine and burgers, people, lots of people, and the event takes place overlooking the lake outside the Chamber offices at 4343 Von Karman Ave., next to the Pacific Club.

No RSVPs required, just go and enjoy yourself.

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Rock for our Riders takes place tomorrow night (Saturday, May 19) as a fundraiser for Back Bay Therapeutic Riding Club at the Merrell Estate in Newport’s Back Bay.

It has all the typical stuff we enjoy at our events including live music from rock band Satisfaction, a therapeutic riding lesson demo, and live and silent auctions, including collectible art and vacations. Plum’s Café will cater the event.

For tickets go here.

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Finally, kudos to the Orange County Youth Sports Foundation. Last month at the Fashion Island Hotel, OCYSF honored former Angel great and first ballot Hall of Famer Rod Carew as their 2018 Sportsman of the Year.

Carew did the trick. Estimates are the club raised a record amount. That’s good, because the monies go back in to bettering youth sports all around Orange County.

You want some proof, last week the group met to recognize a number of OC athletes, giving away 13 scholarships to students from 12 different high schools for a total of $32,500.

Oh, and if you’re wondering, those 13 recipients will attend 13 different colleges and universities across the country. Pretty impressive.


Stump the Stu

This potted plant caught readers’ eyes, but packed an ‘earthy’ punch

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Stu nearly stumped all our readers!

This large, flowering potted plant with tall succulents welcomes you to Newport Ridge Park, located at 6331 Newport Ridge Drive East in Newport Coast.

Congratulations to Scott Lynch and Jim Backlund who guessed it correctly!

This stumper was sent in by Jan Landstrom, and it was a tough one. Thanks Jan, for this baffling submission!

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

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 answer, so we can challenge them!

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

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 answer, so we can challenge them!


Lido House announces official grand opening

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Yesterday, Thursday, May 17, R.D. Olson Development and Autograph Collection Hotels, part of Marriott International, Inc., announced the official opening of Lido House, a stylish celebration of Southern California’s iconic coastal lifestyle in the heart of Newport Beach. At Lido House, with interior design led by EDG Design, nautical flair merges with Cape Cod-style architecture to deliver the ultimate coastal retreat in Orange County.

“Lido House is a place that has been fully inspired by its surroundings, reminiscent of my own home on Balboa Island,” said Lido House’s developer, Robert D. Olson. “This is a passion project in every sense of the word; Lido House is a place where the very best of Newport Beach comes together in one sophisticated celebration. A true partner in our community, a place for locals to come together and for visitors to discover what makes Newport Beach a must visit destination.”

Set on the site of the former City Hall, the hotel pays homage to the historic landmark through its thoughtful interior design and culinary excellence. The intimate 130-room resort is just steps away from Lido Marina Village, Newport Beach’s marina, retail and dining hub.

Embracing the “home away from home” concept, the hotel also features five residential-style, three-level cottages, each spanning 1,300 square feet, including a rooftop patio, personal BBQ and fireplace. Each of the one-of-a-kind cottages features a distinct and authentic design motif created by a different local designer: Grace Blu Design, Jennifer Mehditash Design, Brooke Wagner Design, Erica Bryen Design and Blackband Design.

“We are thrilled to welcome our first Autograph Collection Hotel in Newport Beach with Lido House, a seaside retreat that embodies the history and culture of the neighborhood,” said Jennifer Connell, Vice President, Brand Marketing & Management, Autograph Collection Hotels. “With 10 Autograph Collection Hotels currently open in California and six more hotels slated to open in the next few years, we’re thrilled to welcome Lido House, which remains true to the brand’s promise of delivering an exactly like nothing else experience.»

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The Bar at Lido House is a social hub

Set to serve as Newport Beach’s new culinary hot spot, Lido House offers a variety of distinct dining options to satisfy every craving and occasion. The Mayor’s Table Pacific Pub & Kitchen, the hotel’s signature restaurant, honors the site’s City Hall roots in its name and its comfortable, contemporary design with a menu of sustainable seafood and vegetable-forward fare; inventive, chef-driven cocktails; a raw bar; chef’s counter and vibrant open action kitchen.

Topside Roof Deck serves as Lido House’s captivating rooftop bar – the only one in Newport Beach – offering a lively, sophisticated scene; while Crew Coffee + Cremerie offers up curated blends of coffee and classic ice creams, made with ingredients from around the globe and served up with a decadent twist.

Lido House Boost Spa

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Boost Spa at Lido House

Designed as an all-in-one destination, Lido House features the full-service Boost Spa, a state-of the-art-fitness facility, saltwater pool and cabanas, and 15,000 square feet of indoor/outdoor event space.

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Newport Beach Arts Commission plans a weekend of art and music

The Newport Beach City Arts Commission is kicking off summer with a weekend of art and music on June 16 - 17 at the Newport Beach Civic Center. The 54th Annual Newport Beach Art Exhibition will be held on Saturday, June 16 from 1 - 6 p.m. and a concert on the Green will be held Sunday, June 17 at 6 p.m. Both events are at the Newport Beach Civic Center, 100 Civic Center Drive, Newport Beach. 

Art Exhibition

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Arts and Cultural Services

Newport Beach Art Exhibition – June 16, 1 - 6 p.m.

The 2018 Newport Beach Art Exhibition will feature the original artwork of hundreds of local and regional artists who enter their best paintings, sculpture, photography and mixed media in the annual juried event.  Art lovers have the opportunity to mingle with the artists, and view and purchase the art with a portion of the proceeds benefiting cultural arts programs in the community. The Exhibition is in the Community Room and surrounding Civic Green area where guests can enjoy a festive atmosphere of art, live music, food and wine. There will also be art activities for children and a reception following the awards announcements in the afternoon. Event admission is free. Free parking is available in the Civic Center parking structure and the Central Library parking lot.

Matt Mauser

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Concert on the Green – June 17, 6 - 7:30 p.m.

The 2018 summer series of outdoor concerts kicks off on Father’s Day with Matt Mauser in “A Celebration of the Music of Frank Sinatra.” In a musical tribute to the legendary Frank Sinatra and his timeless roster of hits, Matt Mauser & The Sinatra Big Band, conducted by Pete Jacobs, capture Sinatra at the height of his career, singing hits like “That’s Life,” “Come Fly With Me,” “Night and Day,” “All The Way,” “My Kind of Town,” and “New York, New York.”

Concerts on the Green will be “on the Green” at the Newport Beach Civic Center, beginning at 6 p.m. and ending promptly at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free and free parking is available in the Civic Center structure and library parking lot. Concertgoers should bring low-slung beach chairs and a picnic dinner, or can purchase food from gourmet food trucks. No alcohol is allowed.

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The Irvine Ranch: heart and soul of Orange County


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Architect William Pereira (second from left) looking at the UCI masterplan

Newport Beach’s first residents knew nothing about Europeans, the U.S. nor The OC.

Gabrielino Indians lived life day to day. Utililizing a self-sustaining lifestyle based on nature’s bounty, the local Indians mixed peacefully with surrounding tribes. The Cahuilla, Chumash,  Mojave, Juaneno and Luiseno tribes occupied neighboring lands. They were not only friendly, but engaged in active trade with one another. Life was good. Marred only by occasional drought, flood or violent death by a grizzy bear, temperate weather and an abundance of food kept them content. This comfortable lifestyle disappeared quickly with the coming of Europeans.

The Spanish were first to explore the region. By the late 1700s, the Spanish king distributed large parcels of land to loyalists as rewards for spreading Spanish influenences. Brutality, Bibles and bubonic plague decimated the way of life for indigenous peoples.

Russians and the French, with an obsession for anything with fur, were aggressive and overpowering to natural and human occupants in all parts of the west. Early in the 19th century, Americans started coming over land or by ship to California. They sought out political and religious freedoms, animal skins, open land and the ultimate payoff – gold. Manifest Destiny became a driving call for American westward expansionism.

Once the Indian belief of open land was lost, God-given mother earth came under control of these new peoples with their American/European culture. This resulted in crops, cows, horses, towns, cities, rails and wires changing forever the lay of the land. This early period of Southern Californian modernization created a “new future.”

An initial precedent was set with the concept of El Camino Real (The King’s Highway). This historically famous road connected 21 Franciscan missions stretching from San Diego (Mission San Diego de Alcala) to Sonoma (Mission San Francisco Solano). The original designers built each mission one day’s ride apart from each other. This allowed for a rest spot for travelers and established California’s first “freeway system.” This easy travel was the beginning of a centuries’ long land grab that still exists.

Ranchos dating back to the King of Spain were eventually sold off, allowing the creation of the Irvine Ranch. With this event, a new concept of Orange County had begun to take shape which has resulted in more than 3,000,000 people calling The OC home.

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Irvine bean and grain storage barn

The epic story of the Irvine Ranch reads like a Great American Novel. Its century and a half story combines tremendous risk, extravagrant wealth, fierce competition, a mysterious death, multiple deceptions, lawsuits and constant battling for political control. These power struggles were waged within the Ranch itself, with developing cities and against the state of California.

In 1866, James Irvine and his partners purchased the ranch for 25 cents an acre. Previously part of Rancho San Joaquin, Rancho Lomas de Santiago and Rancho de Santa Ana, the approximately 100,000 acres were consolidated into the transaction. They paid $25,000 for property that would be re-valued 20 years later at $748,500. Orange County’s incrediable rise in land values had begun. In today’s Newport pricing, $748,500 is barely enough for a down payment for a home.

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James Irvine’s sugar refinery

By the 1860s, the die had been cast. Orange County was destined to evolve into one of the fastest growing and most expensive population centers in the country. From this auspicious time forward, the people and politicians of Orange County have been hell bent on developing its land as densely as possible.

The Irvine Company, OC’s largest landowner, hopscotched over its vast holdings selling, developing, donating and protecting parcels. All this, in an effort to create a long-standing profit center. People came in droves to enjoy its creations.

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An early aerial view of Irvine and Culver boulevards when agriculture soared

The roster of residential homebuilders on ranch lands is unparalleled anywhere else in the world. Just imagine the excitement felt by architects, developers, builders and financiers as Irvine lands opened up for development. Parcel, after parcel, after parcel of premier empty lands became available for housing, industrial and commercial uses. Like “kids in a candy store,” these professionals became experts in building individual structures, as well as, entire cities. Neighborhoods were built around retail centers and industry, resulting in many communities rising out of the vast fields and rolling hills of the Irvine Ranch.

As far back as 1903, Corona del Mar founder, George E. Hart, bought 700 “non-productive” Irvine acres for $150 an acre. This transaction set a building precedent between the Ranch and Newport Beach, also setting into motion a long standing love-hate relationship between the Irvine Ranch and Newport Beach residents. These still last to this day. After the completion of the Newport Coast development in the past decade, many Newporters thought the Irvine Company’s expansion was over. However, old wounds were re-opened in 2017 with a proposal for The Museum House, a 25-story residential building in Fashion Island.

Elsewhere in Orange County, Irvine Ranch lands were essential for growth spurts in Anaheim Colony, Tustin City, Santa Ana, Costa Mesa, and, of course, the entire master-planned community of Irvine with its university, technological centers, massive residential development and retail centers.

As in all great American novels, the founding family rose as the overseers of a massive empire, and then faced many challenges throughout the years. Three Irvines headed the family-owned Ranch (James, JI and Myford). By the mid-20th century, as The Ranch restructured into The Company, outsiders began a long process that resulted in the takeover of the vast holdings from the family. Many schemes were launched and attempts made. Joan Irvine Smith eventually lost her long fight to keep control, and by 1983, after much repositioning, a hardened and successful developer, Donald Bren, took over leadership of the Irvine Company. Today, he is the owner, and his billionare status and secretive lifestyle make him a perfect character to play out this intriguing story.

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Aerial view of early Newport’s Back Bay

Bren’s involvement with the Irvine Company has been instrumental in the refacing of Orange County. The Company has added Newport Coast, Tustin Ranch, Bonita Canyon, Quail Hill, Shady Canyon, North Irvine and much more. Commercially, there has been construction, upgrades and expansion in Fashion Island, Newport Coast and most conspicuously, Irvine Spectrum Center. This colossus is a multiple-phase development near the junction of major freeways. Irvine Spectrum has grown into a “monster” mall with the activities of an amusement park, and an endless amount of residential housing and office space.

Aerial view Big Canyon

Big Canyon and Newport Coast sites were barren before development began in the 1960s

Needless to say, Irvine Ranch lands have been the single most influencial factor on why once-sleepy Orange County has become the glitzy and glamorous OC. With strategic planning and an ever-present attention to detail, the Irvine Ranch has grown from an agricultural region, to a middle-class haven, to a complex megalopolis serving all levels of the population from immigrants to the mega-wealthy.

Combining Orange County’s huge contributions in growth and development with what has happened in surrounding Los Angeles and San Diego counties, it has resulted in California passing the United Kingdom to become the fifth largest economy in the world. Without a doubt, the Irvine Ranch was one of the seeds that started it all. 


Duncan Forgey, a life-long resident of Newport Beach, now makes his home in Hawaii. He is a monthly contributor to StuNewsNewport.

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Sherman Library & Gardens to display creations by sand sculptor Chris Crosson

Chris and Grandson Oliver

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Chris Crosson and his grandson, Oliver, enjoy building sandcastles together

Sherman Library & Gardens is presenting “Sandscapes,” featuring sand sculptures by Chris Crosson, on display from June 1 - September 3. 

Known as “Mr. Sandcastle,” Crosson’s passion for creating sandcastles has taken his family all over the country to compete in contests. They have won awards in Siesta Key, Florida; Cannon Beach, Oregon; and Port Aransas, Texas; as well as local contests in Long Beach and San Diego. The family’s favorite competition is the Newport Beach Sandcastle Contest at Corona del Mar’s Main Beach. The Crossons have participated in this annual event with friends, neighbors and family members every year since 1994.

Crosson grew up on Balboa Island from 1958 until the late 1970s. He attended Corona del Mar High School while also working at the local McDonald’s on Pacific Coast Highway. This is where he met his wife Laura, who was working the shake machine. He graduated from OCC and USC and after college, the couple moved to Woodbridge to raise their family. This past April, they celebrated their 39th wedding anniversary.

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“Mr. Sandcastle” and his whale sculpture

Crosson, Laura and their three children (Christine, Stephanie and Christopher), would often spend their weekends at the beach. He has always loved playing and creating in the sand, and what started as a fun past time, later turned into a passion the entire family enjoys. Even his 2-year old grandson has become a sandcastle enthusiast.

With a goal of trying to keep communities and beaches clean, Crosson and Laura started Doggie Walk Bags, Inc. in 1988 – the original blue bag for picking up after your dog. This year they are celebrating 30 years in business. Crosson has also created a Sandcastle Kit (, so beach lovers of all ages and skill levels have the right tools to make great sandcastles.

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Crosson builds a tall tower castle on South Bay Front 

On Saturdays, you can often find Crosson down on Sapphire and South Bay Front on Balboa Island working on his art. He might be working on a commission sculpture or teaching a class. Every week there is a castle or holiday-themed sculpture for all to enjoy.

Sherman Library & Gardens is located at 2647 E. Coast Highway, Corona del Mar. For more information, call 949.673.2261 or visit

Divers to monitor how seagrass in Newport Bay can combat effects of climate change


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On Tuesday, May 29 from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m., a team of scientific divers will strap on their masks to retrieve four-foot water sensors from the bottom of Newport Bay to discover how eelgrass beds may buffer against ocean acidification.

Seagrass beds are critically important for their potential to buffer acidified waters because of their high amounts of photosynthesis. By removing carbon from our seawater, eelgrass beds may fight the effects of ocean acidification and climate change.

The local survey and data collection efforts in upper Newport Bay are one component of a multi-year study led by UC Davis and UC Santa Cruz scientists at multiple bays in California. Orange County Coastkeeper serves as field expert for the local portion of the study.


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Map of eelgrass beds in Newport Bay

The study compares how natural and restored eelgrass beds absorb carbon by addressing the following questions:

--To what extent does eelgrass buffer estuaries, mitigating the impacts of ocean acidification across multiple seasons and years?

--As the chemistry of water is modified as it flows through eelgrass, how does this influence organisms living within and outside of the eelgrass?

--To what extent is carbon being trapped and stored in sediments, and how does this change seasonally and inter-annually?

The dive takes place at the Back Bay Science Center located at 600 Shellmaker Road, Newport Beach.

Sign of the times

It’s another edition of Sign of the times, so put your thinking caps on. Here is a partial glimpse of a sign round town. Where would you find this piggie? Stu thinks this is a “choice” one for all you meat lovers out there.

Good luck!

Send your guesses to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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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Gelson’s Market celebrates grand reopening


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Gelson’s Market in the Harbor View Shopping Center

Join Gelson’s Market at the Harbor View Shopping Center in Newport Beach now through Sunday, May 20, for a grand reopening celebration.

Enjoy the newly remodeled store and new amenities including the wine, craft beer and tapas bar, and Wolfgang Puck build-you-own-pizza area.

Take advantage of grand reopening specials including 30 percent off all wine, beer and spirits; free samples; and live music throughout the weekend from 12 - 3 p.m. and 4 - 7 p.m.

Harbor View Shopping Center is located at 1610 - 1666 San Miguel Drive, Newport Beach. For more information, call Gelson’s Market at 949.644.8660.

Counting down to the CdM Scenic 5K...


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The 37th Annual Corona del Mar Scenic 5K is taking place on Saturday, June 2, and it’s a family affair for all ages.

The event offers activities such as the Men’s & Women’s 5K Run, the 2-mile Celebration Walk, the Youth 2-mile run and the simply adorable Dolphin Dash for the little guys and gals.

Participants will also enjoy the popular Restaurant Row and be treated to some of Newport’s finest local restaurant tastings. The morning brings together hundreds of folks to enjoy the scenic ocean view streets of Corona del Mar, mingle among the unique sponsor and vendor exhibits, and enjoy the festive awards ceremony and tremendous social scene.

It’s not too late to register! For more information, visit or call 949.673.4050. Vendor exhibit spaces are still available.

UCP of Orange County’s Life Without Limits gala raises $470,000, honors Scott Pievac and loanDepot

UCP of Orange County (UCP-OC) held its stunning Life Without Limits gala on May 5 with guest host Tarek El Moussa of HGTV’s popular Flip or Flop. More than 300 guests helped raise just in excess of $470,000 at the Latin-inspired black-tie fundraiser which honored the significant support from Scott Pievac and loanDepot.

UCP-OC also celebrated its 65th year of providing comprehensive services to children and families affected by developmental disabilities including autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy and developmental delay.

Guests were welcomed on the red carpet by UCP-OC ambassador families before enjoying a hosted cocktail reception and online silent auction. Dinner and the program followed with a welcome by celebrity host Tarek El Moussa and UCP-OC President and CEO Ramin Baschshi, M.D.

Actress Lauren Potter, best known for her role as Becky Jackson in the TV show Glee, joined UCP-OC ambassador Brianna Pievac on stage to present the Individual Impact Award to longtime supporter Scott Pievac (Brianna’s father). 

Melissa and Brian Ramos et al

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(L-R): Melissa and Brian Ramos, honoree from loanDepot, with Kimmy Cameron and Newport Beach resident and honoree, Scott Pievac. In front is Carter Ramos.

Brian Ramos, loanDepot executive licensed lending officer and father of a 5-year-old UCP-OC child, accepted the Corporate Impact award on behalf of loanDepot with a powerful testimonial. Within two years of working together, loanDepot team members raised almost a quarter of a million dollars for UCP-OC programs allowing for several children to move off of the services waitlist while creating memorable onsite events for UCP-OC children, families and staff.

“We are very humbled to receive this honor,” said Alex Madonna, senior vice president of sales for loanDepot. “For us, getting to know the children and families of UCP-OC has been a tremendous privilege, and we are so proud and grateful to be a part of helping Orange County children and families live lives without limits. It’s a great feeling knowing that our efforts help ensure that children and families move off of waitlists and into programs which can help them grow and thrive.

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Group shot of the UCP-OC Ambassadors

The evening’s live auction was led by auctioneer Jim Nye with the fund-a-need generating $158,000 to support therapy programs for 31 children with disabilities currently on a wait list.

Another event highlight was a musical performance by 2018 American Idol participant Effie Passero. Guests and ambassadors enjoyed live music and dancing throughout the evening.

Life Without Limits gala co-chairs were Laura Meier of Meier Law Firm and Michele Maryott of Gibson Dunn.

For more information about the gala or UCP-OC, call 949.333.6401 or visit

Laura’s House Brighter Futures luncheon raises $106,000 to help end domestic violence

Patricia and Clayton

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Patricia Cranford Cameron and Clayton Cameron, guest speaker who created Cyber Safety Cop

Custom-decorated tabletops by Orange County designers created the perfect ambiance for the 220-plus guests who attended the recent Laura’s House 3rd Annual Brighter Futures Luncheon at the Balboa Bay Resort. The event, which raised $106,000 for the organization, featured a keynote on cyber safety by Cyber Cop Clayton Cranford, recognition for Girls Scouts of Orange County and a 13-year-old budding advocate and philanthropist, as well as a moving testimony by a young survivor of teen dating violence turned advocate.

“The Brighter Futures Luncheon is one of the many ways we are educating the community about domestic violence,” said Margaret Bayston, Laura’s House CEO and Executive Director. “Through this event, we also want to celebrate what local organizations and young people in our community are doing to help end the cycle of domestic violence. As one of our newer fundraisers, we are thrilled to see that each year we are surrounded by more supporters who attend this event to be a part of our cause.”

Clayton Cranford, one of the nation’s leading law enforcement educators on social media and child safety, led the conversation on teens and cyber safety. He is the author of “Parenting in a Digital World” and he created Cyber Safety Cop, an internet and social media safety program that teaches parents and students how to avoid inherent risks of social media. Cranford is the recipient of the 2015 National Bullying Prevention Award from the School Safety Advocacy Council and 2015 American Legion Medal of Merit for his bullying prevention work.

Honoring individuals and organizations that have made extraordinary efforts to advocate and support brighter futures for families served by Laura’s House, Brighter Futures awards were presented to:

Vikki and Ashley

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(L-R): Vikki Shepp, Brighter Futures award recipient and CEO of Girl Scouts of Orange County, and guest speaker Ashley Bussell

Girl Scouts of Orange County – For more than 105 years, Girl Scouts has focused on giving girls the best leadership development experiences, customized for their unique developmental needs so their confidence increases as they take on new and increasingly challenging leadership roles. Most recently, Laura’s House collaborated with Girl Scouts of Orange County as an approved program provider, offering its Healthy, Emotions and Attitudes in Relationships Today (H.E.A.R.T) workshop quarterly to Girl Scout Cadettes and Girl Scout Seniors. Vikki Shepp, CEO of Girl Scouts of Orange County, accepted the award on behalf of the organization.

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(L-R): Brighter Futures award recipient Ali Shimabuku and performer Hanna Eyre

Ali Shimabuku – This young advocate was recognized for her leadership, commitment, advocacy and support for the mission of Laura’s House. Shimabuku turned her milestone 13th birthday into a philanthropic experience for all who attended her party. In lieu of gifts, she encouraged her guests to buy items for the Laura’s House emergency shelter. She also invited the Laura’s House Prevention and Education team to educate her guests about the organization’s programs and services.

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(L-R): Anne MacPherson, event chair and LH board member; Jennifer Bussell and Ashley Bussell

Honorary Chair Anne MacPherson, a Laura’s House board member and well-known community philanthropist, led a group of enthusiastic table hosts including board members Laura Khouri, Cheryl Osborn and Casey Wolin, Pat McAuley and Joann Leatherby, in addition to Patty Bucklen and Kara Casola, Laura & Mark Feld, RD Olson Development, Joan Garnett and Linda Kearns.

Local designers, who custom-designed each tabletop with elaborate and sometimes whimsical displays inspired by the brighter futures theme, included: The Hive, Serena and Lily, Pottery Barn, Couture Flowers, Jenni Kayne, Girl Scouts of Orange County and the Balboa Bay Resort. Guests had the opportunity to vote on tables that they felt best fit three categories: “Most Creative,” “Most Heartfelt,” and “Most Inspiring.”

The event also included an opportunity drawing with gifts from the Balboa Bay Resort, Bar Method, David Yurman, Drybar, Dynamic Wellness, Gorjana Jewerly, Grit Cycle Monarch Beach, Jenni Kayne, Madison Salon, OrangeTwist, Pelican Hill Resort, Ritz Carlton Rancho Mirage, South Coast Plaza and Velvet.

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(L-R): Andrea McCallister, LH director of development and communications with Brenda Zalke, LH board member

Throughout the year, Laura’s House raises awareness and educates the community about domestic violence via a host of initiatives, including the annual HOPE Golf Tournament on June 18 and Annual Gala on September 22.

To learn more about Laura’s House community impact and for upcoming events, visit

Letters to the Editor:

Too much has happened in the last year to forget

One year ago, a grassroots effort was launched to recall Newport Beach Councilman Scott Peotter. Ultimately more than 10,000 residents would sign petitions demanding Peotter be removed from office. The recall effort froze the Gang of Four (Peotter, Duffy Duffield, Kevin Muldoon and Will O’Neill) from pursuing their agenda. 

When the recall fell 106 signatures short, The Four proceeded to demonstrate why the recall effort was so necessary.

We said that, if Peotter remained in office, they would move to replace our outstanding City Manager. Beginning in February, the Four conducted secret negotiations to force Dave Kiff to leave early. They negotiated in secret, even keeping their plans from the rest of the city council.

We said that they would continue to disregard the civic rights of Newport residents. So, it was no surprise in February when the Gang, who tried to undermine the Museum House petitions, voted to issue subpoenas to harass their opponents. 

We said that they place themselves above the law. Today, Peotter and Duffield stand accused of, yet again, violating our campaign contribution limits.  Rather than enforce the law, the Gang of Four is spending taxpayer dollars to defend the accused. Where is the commitment to law and order? The Gang has also been charged with violating the Brown Act in their efforts to oust Dave Kiff.

We said that they would direct tax dollars to special interests and donors. In March they voted to spend $16,000 per month to lobby for a “Port Plan” to make us like San Pedro. The Coastal Commission called this plan “laughable” and the only oblivious beneficiary was Duffield’s boat business.

We said that they would gut programs important to residents to fund their special interest objectives. They have already spent $200,000 in unnecessary severance and legal fees, paid $150,000 in discrimination settlement payments due to our conflicted city attorney and hundreds of thousands to expand staff for Duffy’s “harbor plan” to give him complete control over the water. Peotter even proposed $200,000 in Audio-Visual improvements to “make him look better” on cable TV. Now, watch the budget as they cut arts, recreation and park services.

We can stop this chaos. Vote for change in November. Reject the divisive, financially reckless, and costly policies of the Gang of Four.

Kristin M. Cano

Newport Beach

Shopoff Develops Bad Business Practices in Newport Beach

There are good business practices that benefit the business and the community, and bad practices that harm the community. An example of good business practices is the Oyster Point Development in San Francisco, where a developer withdrew their application for a housing project in a local business park. Lack of transportation and services, incompatibility with existing uses, and significant traffic congestion all contributed to local opposition to the residential project. The developer acted responsibly by listening and putting the housing project on hold for the foreseeable future, working with members of the community on a mutually beneficial solution.  

Next up, bad business practices. Shopoff Realty Investments is planning to supplant parking and green space in Newport Beach’s Koll Center business park with three high-rise, high-density condominium towers. Despite vehement objections from business owners, Shopoff refuses to amend their development plans. The location for the proposed development is not suitable for housing, is not in a school district, will further congest roadways (I-405, Jamboree, MacArthur and Culver), and threatens the expansion of existing businesses (read: jobs).  

Obviously, Shopoff would do well to withdraw his proposed Koll Residences project from the Koll business park, if he values good business practices.

Best Regards,

Haley Detwiler-McDonald, PR Director

COMAC America Corporation

Newport Beach

In whose interest is our City Attorney acting?

Equal protection under the law is a basic Constitutional principle, but it is one that the Newport Beach City Council is trampling upon with abandon.

In 2014 and again now, Councilmembers Scott Peotter and Duffy Duffield were accused of violating our municipal campaign contribution limits. The city attorney and the city council did nothing. In 2016, their ally, Lee Lowrey, was accused of violating the same law. Again, the council and city attorney did nothing.

Contrast this with the aggressive way City Attorney Aaron Harp retained outside counsel (without city council approval), in an attempt to keep Jeff Herdman off the ballot in 2016. The courts quickly repudiated this effort. Today, the city attorney and members of the council are selectively leaking Herdman’s emails in an effort to discredit him and to prevent the appointment of a special prosecutor to pursue the charges against Peotter and Duffield.

It’s not just campaign laws, this council attempted to undermine the right to stop the Museum House by making the petitions more than a 1,000 pages long. They are using subpoenas at taxpayer expense to harass their opponents. They are systematically replacing our excellent city management with people loyal to them. The new proposed Harbor Department is an example. Testimony under oath is needed to determine the depth of the conspiracy to oust the city manager and negotiate a $200,000 severance without the knowledge of the other three members of the city council. Here again, the city attorney is working hand and glove with the four conspirators. The council refused to discipline Peotter for his misuse of the city seal.

Now we learn the city has been forced to pay $150,000 to settle a discrimination lawsuit resulting from the actions of the city attorney.

The out of town political hacks on the city council are betting that the public is not paying attention to their actions and after November, free of the need to run again for reelection, they will be empowered to enact a new General Plan that reflects their high-rise vision. It is up to all of us to stop this insidious plan.

Liddy and Scott Paulsen

Newport Beach

SCAPE Gallery to hold Artists’ Reception this Saturday

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Artist Ann Weber’s “Happiest Days of Our Lives” elevates found cardboard, staples and polyurethane

SCAPE Gallery in Corona del Mar is holding an Artist Reception this Saturday, May 19 from 6 - 8 p.m. to celebrate the MONO | MANO exhibit on display through Saturday, June 9.

Artists whose work is on display include Ann Weber, Caesar Alzate Jr. and Mary Little.

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 “Object No. 005” by artist Caesar Alzate Jr., is an acrylic on canvas

MONO | MANO obscures the line between painting and sculpture. Understated and elegant, the works’ three dimensionality engages the viewer. Subtleties of light and shadow play off heavily textured surfaces and are enhanced by the artists’ reductive color palette. Unifying these artists is their ability to transform common materials into refined and engaging objects.

Mary Little

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“Caughie,” unbleached artist canvas, by Artist Mary Little

SCAPE Gallery is located at 2859 E. Coast Highway, Corona del Mar. For more information, call 949.723.3406 or visit

OCMA and NBFF present a free screening of “BEAUTY AND RUIN”

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Youngsters visiting the Detroit Institute of Arts

Orange County Museum of Art (OCMA) and Newport Beach Film Festival (NBFF) present a free screening of BEAUTY AND RUIN, 2018, Documentary, USA, 75 minutes), directed and written by Marc De Guerre. Celebrating its 14th year, Cinema Orange is a free monthly film program presented by OCMA and NBFF designed to spotlight fresh cinematic works of independent filmmakers from around the world. The film will screen as part of OCMA’s Free Fridays program, with support provided by Visionaries, The Segerstrom Foundation, City of Newport Beach Arts Commission, PIMCO, Capital Group Companies, and the Alcon Foundation. Seating is first come, first served.

The screening takes place on Friday, May 18 at 7 p.m. at OCMA.

BEAUTY AND RUIN follows the fight over the artwork in the Detroit Institute of Art as Detroit faces bankruptcy. The city retirees face losing their pensions and the creditors want the art sold. At stake are the pensions of all city retirees, and the museum wants to keep this important cultural treasure safe for future generations. What is the price of culture? It is the biggest battle over an art museum in history. The Detroit Institute of Arts is one of America’s great art museums, housing a staggering collection of European masterpieces, including priceless paintings from Titian, Van Eyck, Rembrandt, Bellini, Brueghel, and Fra Angelico and dozens of others.

Orange County Museum of Art is located at 850 San Clemente Drive, Newport Beach. For more information, email Nicole Inal at OCMA at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Leslie Feibleman at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

ENC welcomes you to the Primitive Skills Society

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Each month, the Environmental Nature Center (ENC) gathers to learn and work on different primitive skills, ending each meeting with a light meal cooked over the campfire. 

This month’s event takes place on Saturday, May 26 from 4:30 - 7:30 p.m. Come discover this outdoor experience, and develop new friendships with great like-minded people.

Themes at upcoming events will include:

May: Observing nature more deeply, wide angle vision, camouflage
June: Navigation (compass, constellations), blindfold walk
July: Stalking, throwing sticks
August: Traps
September: Tracking
October: Cordage
November: Arrow making/using
December: Bow making/using
January 2019: Food storage, finding food, fish gutting, camp cooking
February 2019: Building primitive shelters
March 2019: Collecting, purifying, transporting and storing water

April 2019: Hand drill, review of bow drill, knife sharpening

Each class informs participants about native plant uses for both medicinal and food purposes.

Cost: ENC members, $20; Non-members, $30.

For more information and to register, visit, or contact Lori at 949.645.8489, ext. 103.

Nonprofit Forever Footprints honored women who have suffered infant loss

Forever Footprints (formerly known as OC Walk To Remember), a nonprofit that provides support, education and remembrance for families who have suffered a pregnancy or infant loss, hosted 100 women who have experienced the loss of a child at its annual “Nurture To Remember” event to bring hope and healing to these mothers and to celebrate Mother’s Day. Two sessions were held on May 8 at The Venue by Three Petals.

Designed to create an atmosphere of support, connection and pampering, the event provided women with beauty services, meditation, yoga, arts for healing and more at no cost to participating mothers. In a time of unimaginable grief and loss, the event provided these women with a very rare opportunity to nurture themselves.

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Stefanie Castro (third from the left), resident of Newport Beach and a registered nurse and doula, enjoys a peaceful morning painting and connecting with other mothers who have lost children sharing her journey with miscarriage and loss

Mayra Bejarano was among the mothers during the first session. Bejarano’s baby, Ivan, passed away peacefully at 30 weeks and was born sleeping. Forever Footprints was at the hospital to help their family through this difficult time and helped them to create memories that they will carry for the rest of their lives – from bringing a photographer to take pictures, to creating molds of Ivan’s hands and feet, to making a preemie outfit for him to wear, and providing their older son with a sibling backpack. Not only did they receive support during pregnancy, but the family now attends a Forever Footprints monthly support group for grieving parents.

Sarah Hambarian attended the second session. She lost her first born son, Jameson, and credits Forever Footprints with connecting her to other families and moms that have experienced what she has endured and for giving her family a safe place to honor her son and all the babies gone too soon. Hambarian participates in Forever Footprints’ support groups, the OC Walk to Remember, and other support events such as Nurture To Remember.

Nurture To Remember sponsors included: Newport Beach-based FacialWorks, ET Chiropractic in Newport Beach, Sarah Stapleton Yoga of Newport Beach, along with Advanced Beauty, The Johnson Family, The Venue by Three Petals, College of Garden Grove, Warrior One Wellness and Daisy Shoppe.

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Sarah Stapleton, with Sarah Stapleton Yoga in Newport Beach, spent her day leading yoga sessions for the mothers to teach them relaxation and wellness exercises

Since 2004, Forever Footprints has served more than 35,000 families and ensures that families who have suffered a pregnancy or infant loss receive the best support, comfort and resources possible. Forever Footprints provides families with support through direct services, educates the medical community to improve quality of care, and offers opportunities for remembrance to help families find their own path to healing. In the last year, Forever Footprints has grown services by 25 percent, reaching more families and healthcare providers. Support groups have expanded to reach more than 200 families and three new locations are now being offered for a total of seven support groups. Support groups are facilitated by a licensed therapist at no cost or obligation to the families. Other services include memory boxes provided to every hospital, sibling backpacks for children to understand and cope with grief, and a Perinatal Comfort Care Program that provides a safe and nurturing environment for families who wish to carry to term despite a life-limiting or fatal diagnosis.

It is estimated that one in every four pregnancies end in miscarriage and one in eight women struggle to conceive. You never know who is silently struggling. Forever Footprints ensures that no parent will ever feel alone, and that no baby will be forgotten.

For more information, visit

gorjana invites you to its grand opening

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gorjana in Fashion Island will be celebrating its grand opening during normal business hours this weekend, Friday, May 18 through Sunday, May 20. Come see gorjana’s collection of jewelry and receive an in-store gift with your purchase. On Friday, the store will close at 6 p.m. for a private party.

gorjana is located at 401 Newport Center Drive D265 (near the Iris Fountain), Fashion Island, Newport Beach.

Rutter’s “Requiem” to be performed at newly recaptured St. James Church

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John Rutter’s “Requiem” will be performed by the Laguna Beach Chorale & Orchestra on Sunday, May 20 at 2 p.m. at St. James Episcopal Church in Newport Beach. Admission is $20 at the door.

Rutter’s “Requiem” has become one of the most popular sacred choral works of the 20th century. The composer sought to blend elements of modern forms into traditional music, and this is reflected most prominently in the second movement, “Out of the Deep,” with a strong jazz influence in the harmonic structure and particularly in the notable melody for solo cello.

The chorale and orchestra will be under the direction of Daniel F. Resch, conductor, and Michael I. Denison, accompanist.

Following the performance at St. James, the chorale will travel to Italy to perform “Requiem” under the direction of Rutter himself at Basilica de Santa Croce in Florence.

The St. James performance is in memory of Guinevare Breeding. 

St. James Episcopal Church is located at 3209 Via Lido, Newport Beach. Free parking is available in the church lot at 32nd Street and Lafayette Road, across the street from the church. Free child care will be available.

Sixth Generation Rabbi Elana Zaiman to speak at Inside Edge Foundation for Education®

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On Wednesday, June 13 from 7 - 8:30 a.m., the Inside Edge Foundation for Education® welcomes sixth generation Rabbi Elana Zaiman.

Zaiman will speak on her intriguing and moving memoir and spiritually based book, The Forever Letter: Writing What We Believe for Those We Love. Inspired by the centuries-old tradition of the ethical will, The Forever Letter is “a heartfelt letter that we write to people who are most important to us, with the hope that even if the letter itself isn’t kept forever, the wisdom and love that we share will be,” Zaiman writes.

The letters are meant to deepen, heal and uplift relationships that matter to us the most. Members from all over Orange County are planning to attend.

Zaiman is the first woman rabbi in a family of six generations of rabbis. She’s a chaplain in a retirement community, a Wise Aging Instructor, and the Ethics and Spirituality Columnist for LivFun – a publication for Leisure Care retirement facilities in 10 states. She travels throughout the U.S. and Canada as a scholar-in-residence, a speaker and a workshop facilitator at synagogues, churches, elder residences, educational institutions, corporations and salons. 

Come enjoy breakfast, conversation, social and business networking and music, as you welcome this dynamic speaker.

Cost: $35 for first-time guests; $45 for returning guests. Membership is $75 per month.

The event takes place at The Pacific Club, 4110 MacArthur Blvd., Newport Beach. 

The Inside Edge Foundation for Education is a not-for-profit membership organization for intellectually curious and spiritually oriented men and women enjoying the second half of life. They provide a forum for sharing the leading edge of life-enhancing information.

Moscow-born Israeli pianist Boris Giltburg debuts with Pacific Symphony

Boris Giltburg

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Pianist Boris Giltburg

Making his first appearance with Pacific Symphony, Moscow-born Israeli pianist Boris Giltburg brings fresh dynamism to one of the world’s best known, most popular and lyrical piano concertos – Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2.

Giltburg’s talents are highlighted in the middle of this program of Russian symphonic music, led by guest conductor Ben Gernon. The evening begins with the massive and sonorous “Russian” Overture by Sergei Prokofiev, and ends with Stravinsky’s 1947 version of “Petrushka,” a piece driven by its innate theatricality.

“Rach 2” takes place Thursday - Saturday, May 31 through June 2, at 8 p.m. in the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. Tickets are $35 - $131. A preview talk with Alan Chapman begins at 7 p.m. 

Giltburg is lauded across the globe as a deeply sensitive, insightful and compelling interpreter. Critics have praised his “singing line, variety of touch and broad dynamic palette capable of great surges of energy” (The Washington Post), as well as his impassioned, narrative-driven approach to performance: “the interplay of spiritual calm and emphatic engagement is gripping, and one could not wish for a more illuminating, lyrical or more richly phrased interpretation” (Süddeutsche Zeitung). At home in repertoire ranging from Beethoven to Shostakovich, Giltburg has also been increasingly recognized as a leading interpreter of Rachmaninoff: “His originality stems from a convergence of heart and mind, served by immaculate technique and motivated by a deep and abiding love for one of the 20th century’s greatest composer-pianists” (Gramophone).

A gifted young rising conductor, Gernon took up his position of Principal Guest Conductor of the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra in the 2017-18 season, and is one of the youngest conductors to have held a titled position with a BBC orchestra. He made his debut with the Chicago Symphony at Ravinia and returned to the LA Philharmonic to make his debut at the Hollywood Bowl following his season as Dudamel Fellow in 2013-14, and in the summer of 2017 he made his debut with the Houston Symphony Orchestra. These performances mark Gernon’s Pacific Symphony debut.

For more information or to purchase tickets, call 714.755.5799 or visit

The Exchange Club of Newport Harbor presents Field of Honor to recognize our service men and women

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In honor of Armed Forces Day and Memorial Day, the Exchange Club of Newport Harbor will host its 9th Annual Field of Honor from May 18 - 28 at Castaways Park.

During the Field of Honor, 1776 U.S. flags will fly in honor of all military men and women. Dedication ceremonies take place on Saturday, May 19 at 12 p.m. and on Monday, May 28 at 12 p.m.

The public is encouraged to dedicate a flag in honor of those who protect us. Flags are available for $45 per honoree. One hundred percent of net proceeds will be donated to families of our service men and women, Americanism projects and youth charities in our community.

To dedicate a flag, visit the website at

Castaways Park is located at Dover Drive and 16th Street, Newport Beach.

Help our harbor...join the clean-up

Cleanup debris

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Some of the debris found during the harbor clean-up

The Second Annual Newport Harbor Underwater Clean-Up is scheduled for Saturday, June 2, returning to the Balboa Bay Club. Last year, 210 SCUBA divers and above water volunteers collected more than 1,000 pounds of discarded trash and plastics beneath Newport Harbor. Set-up takes place from 5:30 - 7 a.m.; cleanup ends at approximately 3 p.m.

StuNews is once again a media sponsor of the event. New partners supporting the cleanup include Bristol Farms and K 93.5 FM radio.

Mayor Duffield

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Mayor Marshall “Duffy” Duffield with a representative from Algalita

If you would like to participate, you can register at the website. All participants will receive an official event T-shirt, complimentary food and beverages throughout the day with an after party following lunch, and prizes for the most unusual items recovered. Music by the Don Ross Band and a variety of exhibitors will add to the day’s festivities. Bring reusable water bottles, as there will be filling stations at the Club.

For more information, event details and to register, visit

Balboa Bay Club is located at 1221 W. Coast Highway, Newport Beach.

Balboa Island Parade is coming on June 3

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The 25th Annual Balboa Island Parade is taking place on Sunday, June 3, and promises to be a fun-filled day for the whole family!

The parade begins on Marine Venue at 11 a.m.; the after-party starts immediately afterward in front of the fire station. 

OASIS Senior Center golf cart

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This year’s theme is “Silver Bells, Sea Shells and Sandy Beaches.”

An island tradition, festivities include children on bikes, Island dogs, decorated golf carts and floats, vintage cars, the USC marching band, Keystone Cops, drill teams, marching bands, local dignitaries and much more!

Keystone Cops

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Come for the parade and stay for the after party, featuring live local surf music legends on stage and dancing in the street.

Bring your beach chairs. The bridge closes at 10:45 a.m., so arrive early.

The parade is sponsored by the Balboa Island Improvement Association.

Sherman Library & Gardens to host Director’s Dinner for American Public Gardens Association

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 (L-R:) Sherman Gardens Director Scott LaFleur and Adam Schwerner, Director of Horticulture & Resort Enhancement for Disneyland, are the conference co-chairs

Sherman Library & Gardens will host a Director’s Dinner for 150 botanic garden professionals during the American Public Gardens Association’s Annual Conference. 

The 2018 conference, “Cultivate your Creative Nature,” is taking place in Southern California June 4 - 8. Sherman Gardens Director Scott LaFleur and Adam Schwerner, Director of Horticulture & Resort Enhancement for Disneyland, are Co-Chairs of this year’s conference.

The June 6th Director’s Dinner is designed to showcase Sherman Library & Gardens’ rich history and deep California roots. Moses Hazeltine Sherman, who the cultural center is named after, moved to Los Angeles in 1890. He was involved in the development of the southern half of the San Fernando Valley (Sherman Oaks) and Hollywood. He erected the original Hollywood sign as a marketing tool for his real estate holdings in the area. As a nod to Sherman’s Hollywood connections, upon arrival, the Directors will walk a red carpet and experience an Old Hollywood-style cocktail hour in the Tea Garden.

During dinner, prepared by Chef Pascal Olhats, the Arnold D. Haskell Scholarship program will be recognized. For 15 years, this unique program has helped Cal Poly (California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo) students succeed by giving financial support and hands-on work experience. The Arnold D. Haskell Scholarship was established by Mr. Donald Haskell, Chairman of the M.H. Sherman Company. The scholarship supports sophomore, junior and senior Environmental Horticultural Science majors. Through the generosity of the M.H. Sherman Company and Sherman Library & Gardens, more than two dozen horticultural professionals have joined the workforce.

“Our physical size may be small but our presence in the botanic garden community is anything but small. We are excited to raise our profile a little higher when members of the American Public Gardens Association come to Southern California for its annual conference,” Scott LaFleur said.

Sherman Library & Gardens and Disneyland are joined by eight other outstanding gardens including Casa Romantica, Descanso Gardens, The Getty, The Huntington, the Los Angeles Arboretum, Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, San Diego Botanic Garden and South Coast Botanic Garden in hosting conference events. 

Sherman Library & Gardens is located at 2647 E. Coast Highway, Corona del Mar. For more information, call 949.673.2261 or visit

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.”


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Animal Shelter


Introducing Misty…she is a 4-year-old domestic shorthaired gray and white cat. Staff and volunteers invite you to stop by to meet her at your earliest convenience. 

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

Adoption costs at the shelter:

Dogs - $130

Puppies - $150

Cats - $90

Kittens - $110

If you are interested in finding out more about Misty, or any other animals up for adoption, 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. Call 949.644.3656. Email Valerie Schomburg at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

To find out how you can help support the shelter, visit and click on “Our Animal Shelter” to view the wish list. They 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, you can fill out and sign the application on the website.

For A Good Cause

From Golf to Galas: Supporting Our Community

Newport Harbor

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Orangewood | 14th Annual 44 Women for Orangewood Scholarship Luncheon | Friday, June 1. 

The dynamic ladies of Orangewood’s 44 Women for Orangewood auxiliary invite you to join them for a special luncheon to raise money for college scholarships for Orange County foster youth.

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

or call 714.619.0237.

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

New Hope Grief Support Community | Friday, June 1 from 9:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. | Tickets: $100; Table of 10, $950.

California Healin’ with Family and Friends – Celebration of Women in Business Charity Luncheon & Fashion Show. This annual luncheon & fashion show is in its 16th year benefiting the New Hope Grief Support Community, which helps people find hope and healing, education and compassion. Recognition Award Nomination: The public is invited to nominate a woman in business that inspires you with her leadership, energy, concern for others, and commitment to her business and community. To support your nomination, you may want to gather data from others who have worked with or dealt with the person you are nominating. Nomination deadline: Friday, April 27. The nomination form is available on the web site. Submissions should be directed to Barbara Lewman at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or Sarah Knapp at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The event is organized by OCAHU (Orange County Association of Health Underwriters).

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

California Healin

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society | Saturday, June 2 | Tickets: $240. 

The Quest for Cures Gala promises an evening of inspiration, passion and celebration of the mission to find a cure for blood cancer. Your participation gives real hope to the patients and their families.

Contact: Sharon Bounvongxay at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Takes place at The Duke Hotel, 4500 MacArthur Blvd., Newport Beach.

Mission Hospital | Thursday, June 7 at 8 a.m. | Tickets: $700; Foursomes, $2,800.

The Mission Hospital Golf Classic is always a sell-out. The day includes 18 holes of golf; a swag bag; breakfast, lunch and dinner; contest holes; live and silent auctions; opportunity drawings and awards. One of the highlights is the grand prize drawing of an Audi, Infiniti or Volvo.

Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or call 949.364.7783.

Takes place at The Resort at Pelican Hill Golf Club, 22800 S. Pelican Hill Road, Newport Coast.

Kure It Cancer Research | Friday, June 8 | Tickets: Foursome, $4,000; Twosome, $2,000; Individual player, $1,000; Dinner and Auction only, $200.

Kure will host its inaugural Rivals Cup, which kicks off Kure Its Rivals United For A Kure campaign for 2018. In its sixth year, Rivals United for a Kure has raised more than $2.5 million for USC Norris and UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Centers for underfunded cancer research. Join the fight as twosomes and foursomes team up to play 18 holes of golf and compete for the Rivals Cup. Tee time: 10 a.m. Dinner and auction to follow play.

Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or call 949.748.5954.

Takes place at The Resort at Pelican Hill Golf Club, 22800 S. Pelican Hill Road, Newport Coast.

Pelican Hill

Goodwill of Orange County | Monday, June 11 from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

The 15th Annual Golf Invitational hosted by Goodwill of Orange County challenges them this year with a goal to raise more than $170,000 which will directly support their mission of helping people who are facing barriers, and to get and keep jobs which will provide purpose, pride and dignity. The organization believes the power of work changes lives. Don’t miss out on your chance to become one of the 144 golfers who will enjoy a first-class tournament experience at one of the most prestigious oceanfront courses in Orange County.

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Takes place at The Resort at Pelican Hill Golf Club, 22800 S. Pelican Hill Road, Newport Coast.

Newport Beach City Arts Commission | Saturday, June 16 from 1 - 6 p.m. | Free.

The 54th Annual Newport Beach Art Exhibition is a one-day juried event featuring more than 250 works of art, including painting, mixed media, sculpture and photography. The event is open to the public, giving art lovers the opportunity to view and purchase quality original artwork and enjoy an afternoon with food and live entertainment. To enter your artwork and for guidelines, visit Entry deadline for submissions is Friday, May 25.

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Takes place at Newport Beach Civic Center Community Room, 100 Civic Center Drive, Newport Beach.

Newport Beach City Arts

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Baroque Music Festival, Corona del Mar | June 17 - 24 with varying performance times. | Subscription for all five concerts is $280 that includes priority seating at each event and a private post-concert dinner following the Festival Finale on Sunday, June 24. Single concerts range in price from $30 - $50.

The 38th Baroque Music Festival features a charming French repertoire in a program cast as “French Fare with a Dash of Handel” that is sure to delight. Set in a menu of five individual concerts within an eight-day period, enjoy an extraordinary mix of Baroque musicians performing at three select venues in Corona del Mar and Newport Beach. Concerts take place at St. Mark Presbyterian Church, St. Michael & All Angeles Episcopal Church and Sherman Library & Gardens

Contact: www.bmf–, or call 949.760.7887.

Takes place at Newport Beach Civic Center Community Room, 100 Civic Center Drive, Newport Beach.

Baroque Music Festival

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Baroque Music Festival takes place at three venues in June

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Newport’s Best Bets in Arts & Entertainment

From Live Theater to Community Happenings, enjoy these!

Classic Cars

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

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

Back Bay Science Center, 600 Shellmaker Road, Newport Beach.

Hamilton, Continuing through May 27 in Segerstrom Hall. Tickets range from $80.75 to $200.75 with a select number of $600.75 premium seats available. There is a maximum purchase limit of four (4) tickets per account for the engagement. Performance times vary. Producer Jeffrey Seller and Segerstrom Center for the Arts are pleased to bring Hamilton to Orange County audiences for the first. There will be a lottery for all performances. Tickets may be purchased online at and at the Box Office at 600 Town Center Drive in Costa Mesa. The 2 p.m. performance on Saturday, May 19 will include audio description, open captioning and sign- language interpretation.


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

Hamilton for Best Bets

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The Sisters Rosensweig, Continuing through June 2. They’re each extraordinary in their own way. Sara, the successful banker. Pfeni, the globe-trotting journalist. And Gorgeous, the irrepressible radio host. Not bad for three sisters from Brooklyn in the early 1990s. When they gather in London for Sara’s 54th birthday, along with some of the men in their lives, the result is a witty, enthralling look at the quest for love, acceptance and self-fulfillment. Performances on Segerstrom Stage vary in time and price. ASL-interpreted performance on Saturday, May 26 at 2:30 p.m.

Contact: For more information and to reserve tickets, visit

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

Sisters Rosensweig

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Amos & Boris, May 18 - June 3. While all the mice in Mouse Town dance the night away, Amos would rather sit alone dreaming of the ocean. When he goes on a high seas adventure and runs into trouble, Boris the whale comes to the rescue. Though Amos and Boris are different in every possible way, they become devoted friends. This fun, funny and funky musical teaches lessons about being yourself and the enduring power of friendship. A performance of Theatre for Young Audiences. Recommended for youngsters in grades K - 6. Performances on Julianne Argyros Stage vary in time and price. ASL-interpreted performance on Saturday, May 26 at 2:30 p.m.

Contact: For more information and to reserve tickets, visit

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

Free Events on the Argyros Plaza, May 19, 20 and 24. The Lineup: May 19 - Live Karaoke at 6 p.m.; May 20 - Jill Sargeant at 5 p.m.; May 24 - Sophia Dion at 6:15 p.m. All events are free and no tickets are required.

Takes place on the Julianne and George Argyros Plaza, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa.

Argyros Plaza

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American Ballet Theatre (ABT) William J. Gillespie School at Segerstrom Center for the Arts Showcase – Pre-Profession Division, May 25 at 7:30 p.m. The ABT Gillespie School Showcase is the opportunity for all students to perform on one of the renowned stages at Segerstrom Center for the Arts. The ABT Gillespie School provides students with the highest quality of classical ballet training through the American Ballet Theatre National Training Curriculum which offers students a rich knowledge of classical ballet technique incorporating elements of the French, Italian and Russian schools of training. The ABT Gillespie Showcase demonstrates the progression of the curriculum, while offering students a chance to perform for friends and family. Tickets start at $20 and are available online at, at the Box Office at 600 Town Center Drive in Costa Mesa, or by calling 714.556.2787. For inquiries about group ticket savings for 20 or more, call the Group Services office at 714.755.0236.

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

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Happy Hour Yoga, May 25 at 6 p.m. 

Find Your Zen owner, Christina Ratusznik, a certified yoga instructor and nutritionist, will lead a special after-hours yoga class in the Gardens. Enjoy an hour of flow yoga followed by a signature cocktail or special treat. All levels are encouraged to attend. Cost: Friends, $10; Non-members, $20. Bring your own mat or towel. Three-person minimum. Takes place on the last Friday of each month. Visit the website to sign up. 

Held at Sherman Library & Gardens, 2647 E. Coast Highway, Corona del Mar. 949.673.2261.

Watercolor Class: Roses with Carol, May 26 from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Instructor: Carol Kreider. Join local artist Carol Kreider as she teaches you how to see and paint color, and simple shapes. Designed for levels of painter and non-painter. Kreider’s teaching style is fun and relaxed with a motto, “if you can color, you can paint.” Each participant will take home their own charming painting inspired by roses, so grab your friends and come paint in the gardens. Pre-registration is required. Maximum 12 people. Cost: Friends, $35; Non-members, $45. Visit the website to sign up.

Held at Sherman Library & Gardens, 2647 E. Coast Highway, Corona del Mar. 949.673.2261.

Watercolor roses

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Watercolor Class: Lemons with Erna, June 1 from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Join local artist Erna Van Dyk as she teaches you how to paint lemons with watercolors. In this class you will explore, create and embrace the art that springs from your heart. Pre-registration is required. Maximum 12 people. Cost: Friends, $35; Non-members, $45. Visit the website to sign up.

Held at Sherman Library & Gardens, 2647 E. Coast Highway, Corona del Mar. 949.673.2261.

Watercolor lemons

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Multiple Grammy Award Winner Tony Bennett in a One-Night-Only Performance, June 1. Segerstrom Center for the Arts welcomes back Tony Bennett, whose career spans six decades and includes 19 Grammy Awards, including the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award – making him a true international treasure. Bennett performs in Segerstrom Hall at 7:30 p.m. with special guest, Antonia Bennett. Tickets start at $79 and are available online at, at the Box Office at 600 Town Center Drive in Costa Mesa, or by calling 714.556.2787. For inquiries about group ticket savings for 20 or more, call the Group Services office at 714.755.0236.

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

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Modern Calligraphy Workshop, June 7 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 20. Advanced reservations are required. Cancellation is 48 hours prior.


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

Seaside Modern Calligraphy Menu

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Classic Movie Night: Little Shop of Horrors, June 12 at 7 p.m.

Come see this classic 1960 film about an awkward man, Seymour Krelboyne, who works for a skid row florist, Gravis Mushnik. Krelboyne unintentionally creates a new breed of plant that feeds on human blood. Soon the meek man is murdering to keep his creation, Audrey Jr., happy. Erin Aguilar, manager of horticulture, will give a brief talk about carnivorous plants and their fascinating behaviors. This event is free, but an RSVP is requested. Visit the website to sign up, or call 949.673.1880. 

Held at Sherman Library & Gardens, 2647 E. Coast Highway, Corona del Mar. 949.673.2261.

Little Shop of Horrors

The Color Purple, June 19 - 24. Performances take place in Segerstrom Hall; times vary. The Color Purple is the 2016 Tony Award® winner for Best Musical Revival! Hailed as “a direct hit to the heart” (The Hollywood Reporter), this joyous American classic, directed by Tony® winner John Doyle, has conquered Broadway in an all-new “ravishingly reconceived production that is a glory to behold” (The New York Times). This stunning re-imagining of an epic story about a young woman’s journey to love and triumph in the American South is hailed by New York Magazine as “one of the greatest revivals ever.” Tickets start at $29 and are available online at, at the Box Office at 600 Town Center Drive in Costa Mesa, or by calling 714.556.2787. For inquiries about group ticket savings for 20 or more, call the Group Services office at 714.755.0236.

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

The Color Purple

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Block Printing Workshop, June 23 from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Led by instructor Elizabeth James, join this block printing workshop in the Pelican Courtyard. Spend the morning learning how to make block prints. Once you get the technique down, you’ll go home with two hand block-printed large scarves or tea towels and instructions. They will furnish a selection of printing wood blocks and all the necessary supplies. Bring your own apron. Elizabeth James is the founder of Pacific & Rose Textiles. Her collections of hand-blocked home and lifestyle products have been printed in her Jaipur, India workshop since 2001. Vintage wood blocks as well as kitchen towels and scarf blanks will be available for purchase. Cost: $65. Minimum six/maximum 12. There is a 48-hour cancellation.


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

Block Printing

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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

DUI Arrests

Torsten Norbert Staudinger, 32, Freiberg – Tuesday, May 15 

Anthony Jacob Naber Romero, 26, Costa Mesa – Monday, May 14

James D. Hawkins, 44, Los Angeles – Sunday, May 13

Jonathan Miao, 25, Corona – Saturday, May 12 

Incident Reports

Tuesday, May 15

Irvine Ave. & Sherington Place I Receiving Stolen Property and Parole Violation

3:25 a.m. Christopher Lloyd Brown, 28, Huntington Beach, was arrested for receiving stolen property valued at less than $950 and on a parole violation. Bail was set at $500.

San Joaquin Hills Road I 2300 Block I Petty Theft

3:02 p.m. Phuong Lan Thi Bui, 57, Santa Ana, was arrested for petty theft from buildings. Bail was set at $500.

Monday, May 14

Fernleaf Ave. & E. Coast Highway I Paraphernalia, Narcotics and Controlled Substance

11:31 p.m. Michelle Leann Zander, 32, Newport Beach, was arrested for possession of unlawful paraphernalia, possession of a narcotic controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance. Bail was set at $10,000.

62nd Street & Seashore Drive I Paraphernalia, Forging/Altering Vehicle Registration, Unlawful Plates and PRCS Revocation

9:48 p.m. Michael F. Delmonico, 56, Newport Beach, was arrested for possession of unlawful paraphernalia, forging/altering vehicle registration, unlawful vehicle plates and PRCS revocation. Bail was set at $20,000.

W. Coast Highway & Old Newport Ramp N I Warrant

12:53 p.m. Michael Christopher McNeil, 59, San Francisco, was arrested on a warrant related to being under the influence. Bail was set at $10,000.

E. Coast Highway & Bayside Drive I Fugitive from Justice

11:40 a.m. Alan Fernandez Pinto, 25, San Diego, was arrested for being a fugitive from justice. Bail was set at $100,000.

30th Street & Balboa Blvd. I Taking Auto w/o Consent and Warrant

1:51 a.m. Jacob Jason Trantham, 27, Huntington Beach, was arrested for taking an auto without the owner’s consent and on a warrant from an outside agency. Bail was set at $70.000.

Sunday, May 13

Arrests for Being Drunk in Public

Michael Cody Gilbert, 26, Ventura

Robert William Lyons, 22, Newport Beach

W. Balboa Blvd. & W. Coast Highway I Controlled Substance, Paraphernalia and Narcotics

11:07 p.m. Jeremy Randall MacDonald, 40, Costa Mesa, was arrested on two counts of possession of a controlled substance. Bail was set at $10,000.

10:50 p.m. Randall Kevin MacDonald, 66, Costa Mesa, was arrested for possession of a controlled substance, possession of unlawful paraphernalia and possession of a narcotic controlled substance. Bail was set at $10,000.

E. Balboa Blvd. I 500 Block I Robbery, Attempting to Commit Crime and Warrant

8:02 p.m. Stephen Michael Arsenault, 20, Santa Ana, was arrested for robbery with a cutting instrument, attempting to commit a felony crime and a warrant for domestic violence. Bail was set at $35,000.

Deputy Circle I 2700 Block I Laguna Hills I Burglary and Taking Auto w/o Consent

5:19 p.m. Nathan John Turner, 37, Dana Point, was arrested for residential burglary with forced entry and taking an auto without the owner’s consent. Bail was set at $50,000.

Irvine Ave. I 1200 Block I Warrant

4:13 p.m. Cameron Malik Crudupt, 23, Upland, was arrested on an undisclosed warrant. Bail was set at $100,000.

Vista del Oro & Vista del Sol I Narcotics and Switchblade

12:06 p.m. Hanna Nicole Tucker, 21, Newport Beach, was arrested for possession of a narcotic controlled substance and possession of a switchblade in vehicle. Bail was set at $2,500.

San Miguel Drive I 1600 Block I Driving while Suspended/Revoked, Addict Driving Vehicle, Paraphernalia and Controlled Substance

11:10 a.m. Eric T. Gainers, 57, Costa Mesa, was arrested for possession of unlawful paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance. Bail was set at $10,000.

10:48 a.m. Gerald Martin Busane, 47, Santa Ana, was arrested for possession of unlawful paraphernalia, driving while suspended or revoked and an addict driving a vehicle. Bail was set at $2,500.

Newport Blvd. I 2300 Block I Vandalism

10:43 a.m. Nathan O’Neil Hulihan, 40, Citrus Heights, was arrested for vandalism for property damage. Bail was set at $500.

28th Street & Newport Blvd. I Warrant

9:28 a.m. Nathaniel Monks Hutchinson, 53, Costa Mesa, was arrested on a warrant related to possession of unlawful paraphernalia. Bail was set at $1,500.

22nd Street & Newport Blvd. I Controlled Substance and Warrant

8:53 a.m. Sandra Lee Bettis, 28, Phoenix, was arrested for possession of a controlled substance and on a warrant related to grand theft. Bail was set at $2,500.

Saturday, May 12

Arrests for Being Drunk in Public

Ryan Christian Rosas, 21, Amity

Aaron Farris Wolfe, 26, Corona

Andrew Michael Ferguson, 22, Rancho Santa Margarita

Back Bay Drive I 1100 Block I Obstructing/Resisting and Battery 

10:30 p.m. Carrie Ann Rose, 44, Murrieta, was arrested for obstructing/resisting a peace officer and battery on peace officer or emergency personnel. Bail was set at $2,500.

Ocean Blvd. I 3300 Block I Violating Court Order

9:19 p.m. Shawn Timothy Brack, 50, Santa Ana, was arrested for violating a court order to prevent domestic violence. Bail was set at $15,000.

Channel Place I 4400 Block I False ID, Drinking in Public and Under the Influence 

8:09 p.m. Sarah Jean Paquette, 41, Orange, was arrested for false identification to a peace officer, drinking in public and being under the influence of a controlled substance. Bail was set at $2,500.

Tustin Ave. I 500 Block I Santa Ana I Warrant

7:28 p.m. Cynthia Diaz Folk, 36, Santa Ana, was arrested on a warrant related to an act of child endangerment. Bail was set at $250,000.

Dover Drive & W. Coast Highway I Warrant

5:20 p.m. Dean Frederick Lee, 56, Costa Mesa, was arrested on a warrant related to battery. Bail was set at $15,000.

E. Ocean Front I 2100 Block I Warrants

3:54 p.m. Franklin Aroldo Gonzales, 23, Santa Ana, was arrested on two warrants related to DUI and driving while suspended/revoked. Bail was set at $30,000.

MacArthur Ct. & Campus Drive I Parole Violation

3:20 p.m. Jason Ghassan Alijarrah, 30, Santa Ana, was arrested for a parole violation. No bail was set.

Constellation Drive & Santiago Drive I Paraphernalia and Warrants

2:24 p.m. Juan Aguilar Martinez, 36, Costa Mesa, was arrested for possession of unlawful paraphernalia and warrants related to violating a court order. Bail was set at $18,000.

Hoag Drive I 00 Block I Trespassing

8:22 a.m. Dennis Quang Tran, 35, Orange, was arrested for trespassing for refusing to leave property. Bail was set at $500.

Lido Park Drive I 700 Block I Exhibiting Deadly Weapon

8:06 a.m. Ralph Pierpoint Morgan IV, 33, Costa Mesa, was arrested for exhibiting a deadly weapon other than a firearm. Bail was set at $500.

Hoag Drive I 00 Block I Trespassing

2:02 a.m. Paul Alexander Gill, 24, San Juan Capistrano, was arrested for trespassing for refusing to leave property. Bail was set at $500.