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Volume 3, Issue 55                                                                                 July 13, 2018


 
 
 

Police Files

Court says no to Newport Beach “church” operating as marijuana dispensary

The City of Newport Beach has received a court-ordered injunction against marijuana dispensary Church of the Holy Grail, which has been operating illegally within city limits, from an Orange County Superior Court.

The City alleged in a lawsuit that Holy Grail, located at 2072 S.E. Bristol St., was operating a business without a license or approval. The Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis and Safety Act requires these types of businesses to follow all local laws.

Also cited was that Holy Grail was operating to “unlawfully sell, serve, store, keep or give marijuana in violation of federal, state and local law.”

The Holy Grail’s defense is based on their belief that “the use of marijuana is a lawful exercise of religion.”

Other Church of the Holy Grail sites are listed in Costa Mesa and Fullerton.

Here’s a tip…tip well!

On Monday, July 23 from 5 - 9 p.m., Newport Beach Police Department officers will serve as celebrity hosts and servers at Javier’s Restaurant in their annual Tip-A-Cop Event on behalf of Special Olympics Southern California. All monies raised at the event will go to support Special Olympics activities in Orange County.

Special Olympics athletes are children and adults with intellectual disabilities who love to train and compete in sports. The Special Olympics provide the athletes with the chance to develop physical fitness, sports, social skills and self-esteem.

In past Tip-A-Cop events, NBPD has raised $10,000 each year. Plan now to support.

Scroll down to Police Beat for all arrests & crime report

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Fair Game

By TOM JOHNSON

With Croatia in the final, local venue offers rooting interest in World Cup

TomJohnsonSunday it’s the World Cup final. Croatia vs. France at 8 a.m. Pacific Time.

If you have to ask what the World Cup is, perhaps you shouldn’t even get out of bed in the morning.

Sunday will be big, and every venue open early will be showing the broadcast. 

One in particular is Malarky’s Irish Pub, everyone’s favorite place down on the Peninsula. They’ve been hosting all the World Cup games. 

But did you know that Malarky’s has also become the local rooting spot for an especially large following for all the Croatia games?  

According to owner Mario Marovic, “Malarky’s will be opening at 7 a.m. and offering Croatian Beer and Croatian Civapi Sausage as a special for the game.” 

So, you better get there early. But just in case, the Newport Brewing Company, located across the street, will be open at the same time and showing the game as well. 

Good to know for overflow.

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Chipotle has filed notice with the state of Colorado’s labor department to move nearly 400 jobs out of state, relocating their corporate headquarters to Newport Beach. Two Denver offices will close by next March.

The filing also listed a number of jobs that were being eliminated.

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Finally, something you’ve probably never played in is an organized cornhole tournament. Well, you can now change all that. The Costa Mesa Chamber of Commerce is hosting its 2nd Annual Get Tossed Cornhole Tournament at the Orange County Fair.

The event takes place on Saturday, Aug. 4, but you have to register. It’s $50 per team of two people, however, there’s a $500 entry fee that also lets you walk away with a customized set of cornhole boards and bags. You also get entry into the Fair.

Most people have played the game in a backyard or two. It’s a fun game usually more enjoyed with a cold beverage in your non-throwing hand.

Check it all out at www.costamesachamber.com.

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Stump the Stu

Jurassic World in Newport Beach?

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Meet Fred Raptor! Many of you knew where this Tyrannosaurus Rex calls home. 

Congratulations to Alice Brownell, Brigid O’Connor, Carol Strauss, Charles Davison, D Tustin, Deb Pirdy, Dennis Moran, Geoff West, Jason M. Sabaugh, Jo Campbell, Joe Stapleton, Keith Yonkers, Kent Elliott, Kim Crawford, Kristin Miller, Lisa Chambers, Lynn Swain, Mary Amundson, Michelle Bendetti, Natalie Basmaciyan, Pam Smith, Rick Warner and Sue DeMille, who knew he resides at North Bayfront and Emerald on Balboa Island. We’re told he even dresses up for Halloween!

For those of you who may have taken a closer look, you found a very special book nearby – all about Fred Raptor. It was written by our dear friend, Penny Rodheim, and titled Connor & the Balboa Dinosaur. It’s a touching story about an amazing friendship between a boy named Connor and Fred, Balboa Island’s own residential dinosaur. Check it out at Amazon.com.

Connor and Dino

A special thanks to Mary Pat Earl, who snapped the photo and sent it to Stu News Newport.

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 answer, so we can challenge them! Happy Hunting.

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Crystal Cove: gone but never forgotten

By DUNCAN FORGEY

Crystal Cove beach

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The pristine sandy beach of Crystal Cove

In 2001, Crystal Cove joined that hallowed fraternity of communities that have become ghost towns in California, but like Calico in the Mojave Desert and the former gold town of Bodie, the State of California stepped up to save the Cove’s history and memory. Unlike the forgotten towns of Johannesburg, Keeler and Red Mountain, Crystal Cove is blessed with miles of beach frontage in booming Orange County. No way was it going to disappear. In fact, in true OC fashion, there was an opportunity to be had.

The beach consists of 3.2 miles of flat sand, with a verdant slope approximately 100 yards in depth, and Crystal Cove State Park now includes 2,400 acres of backcountry wilderness. At the time of its “death” on July 8, 2001, Crystal Cove consisted of the beach and 45 original cottages approximately 80 years old. The State of California had no solid plan in place, so rumors spread that the cottages would be torn down and a luxury resort might be built. This sent shudders and sadness among all who loved the Cove.

The shanties, built for basic shelter and without housing codes, were rudimentary at best. Locals like to say they were held together by “magic, dreams and sacrifice.” Any inkling of another grand hotel being built was unacceptable to all concerned – creating anger and activism. 

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An aerial shot of Pacific Coast Highway down to Laguna Beach...all agriculture

Personal and intimate names like Critterville, Hide Ho, and The Whistle Stop adorned mailboxes shaped like mermaids, crabs and dolphins in front of the shanties.  Each cottage was painted in a bright primary color, in stark contrast to the new Mediterranean monotone McMansions built on the hillsides of Newport Coast.

Crystal Cove’s pristine sandy beaches, with granite boulders scattered about like marshmallows on a cake top, were home to specters of not only Native Americans but also squatters, movie stars, rumrunners and Japanese farmers. These ancient spirits are now united with the souls of long-term family residents removed to make way for today’s “new and improved” Crystal Cove.

In 1837, Rancho San Joaquin was granted to Juan Jose Sepulveda. In 1864, he sold his cattle ranch for 50 cents an acre to James Irvine, Benjamin Flint and Llewellyn Bixby, to satisfy debts. Irvine bought out his partners, who were purchasing land closer to the pueblo of Los Angeles, and Irvine Ranch was born.

For Irvine, a man keen to agriculture and ranching, Crystal Cove was useless because it was unfit for any commercially important purpose. Over the decades, this beautiful beach evolved into a recreational destination for family and employees of the ranch. In the early 20th century, a campground was opened. It was accessible by rutted dirt roads that only the hardiest of beachgoers risked, due to the pounding of the hard springs of contemporary Model T Fords.

With the completion of Pacific Coast Highway in the 1920s, Crystal Cove opened to the public. For a fee, tourists could spend a relaxing week living at the beach. Permanent tents were erected and became more elaborate with time. Each was given a designated lot. Soon, a residential neighborhood sprouted.

A schooner carrying lumber and building materials went aground near Crystal Cove, allowing locals an unexpected opportunity. Seeing lumber floating up to their beach, they immediately set to build small structures on their once-tented lots. Many newly constructed board and batten single-wall cottages and thatched huts sprung up all along the bluff.

Each and every one of these homes had its own personal history typifying life in old Newport. From the 1920s on, generation after generation spent as much time as possible living a lifestyle that was something in between a beach bum and a millionaire. Memories have been etched deeply into the souls of those who still remember these golden days of Crystal Cove.

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Bud Carter’s humble abode

One such family was that of A.G. “Bud” Carter. In 2001, walking among the flotsam and jetsam scattered along his beloved beach, he talked about the life he enjoyed. His family purchased the rights to their home in 1939 for $750. For 62 years, the Carter clan leased this spot, spending their childhood, adolescence, parenting and grandparenting in this unique setting. Carter’s entire life was shaped by the opportunity to live seaside.

There are 45 other stories just as unique as Carter’s. If your family was fortunate enough to have owned the rights to one of the originals, life would have seemed so different. Each and every cottage contains its own historical individuality. Some properties remained in the same family for five generations. 

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Sunset movie screenings are popular summer attractions

In 1979, the Irvine Company sold the Cove and surrounding lands to the State of California for $32.6 million. The agreement allowed the Irvine Company to commence developing the high-end communities in Newport Coast, in exchange for giving the State some of California’s disappearing beach frontage to develop. The State put the tenants of the Cove on notice that their dream would soon be coming to an end. On July 8, 2001, a very emotional end to Crystal Cove as a residential neighborhood gave way to its life as a State Park and destination resort.

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A charming Crystal Cove cottage offers unparalleled Pacific Ocean views

Today’s Park contains the same miles of beach plus the 46 rustic coastal cottages. In addition, it includes 2,400 acres of backcountry wilderness plus offshore underwater areas. The cottages offer approximately 25 different rental choices depending on the size of the group. Rates vary from below $100 to $250 a night. There are two restaurants nearby (The Beachcomber Café and Ruby’s Crystal Cove Shake Shack, along with a wide range of restaurants in the Crystal Cove Shopping Center) available for dining, which allows you all the amenities of a beach bum or a millionaire.

Some things have not changed. 

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


Hoag Summer Fest raises in excess of $261,000

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Hoag Summer Fest co-chairs Steve and Lauri Delson

The 2018 Hoag Summer Fest (formerly known as Hoag Summer Classic), hosted by the Hoag Hospital Foundation and its 552 Club, was a sold-out event with more than 1,500 guests at Newport Dunes. The highly anticipated annual event was held on Wednesday, June 27, raising more than $261,000 for Hoag.

This year’s festival-themed event included a Ferris wheel and was co-chaired by Drs. Valery and David Brouwer and community leaders Lauri and Steve Delson.

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Alison and Flynn Andrizzi, Ph.D. and president of Hoag Hospital Foundation

“For 31 years, this event has not only served as a way to benefit Hoag and health care in our community, but also to bring the community together for a night of fantastic food, fun and entertainment,” said Flynn A. Andrizzi, Ph.D., president of Hoag Hospital Foundation. “We are incredibly grateful for our community partners who have helped shape Hoag into what it is today, and are also helping to determine what Hoag evolves into tomorrow.”

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Ginny and Peter Ueberroth

Guests met some of Orange County’s top chefs while sampling exquisite food and beverages from 40 of the finest local restaurants. Hoag Summer Fest restaurant partners, many of whom have been loyal participants for decades, were vital to the overall success of this popular event.

The Hoag Hospital Foundation deeply appreciates this year’s participating restaurants for donating their time, talent, food and beverage to the 2018 Hoag Summer Fest: A Restaurant, Andrei’s Conscious Cuisine & Cocktails, Back Bay Bistro, Bayside Restaurant, Bear Flag Fish Co., Bluewater Grill, Coastal Catering by Island Hotel, Don Francisco Coffee, DP Catering, El Cholo Corona del Mar, Fig & Olive, Fresh Brothers, Gabbi’s Mexican Kitchen, Hi-Time Wine Cellars, Ho Sum Bistro, Kéan Coffee, LCA Wine, Cowgirl Winery, Georis Winery, Maggiano’s Little Italy South Coast Plaza, Mary & Dick Allen Diabetes Center Mobile Kitchen, Muldoon’s Irish Pub, Newport Beach Firefighters Association, Newport Rib Company, Nothing Bundt Cakes of Costa Mesa, Olea Cellar. Craft. Cook., RED O Taste of Mexico, Royal Thai Cuisine, Rusty Pelican, Sabatino’s Lido Shipyard Sausage Company, Santa Monica Seafood, Straub Distributing Company, Sugar ‘N Spice Balboa Island Home of the Original Frozen Banana Since 1945, The Bungalow Restaurant, The Cannery Seafood of the Pacific, Turnip Rose Elite Catering, Two Left Forks, Waterline at Balboa Bay Resort, and Zotovich Vineyards and Winery.

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(L-R) Lisa Ricci, Dr. Ray Ricci, Robert and Kitty Brunswick

Live entertainment by Jumping Jack Flash, known as the world’s greatest tribute to The Rolling Stones, got everyone on their feet to dance the night away.

Guests also had the opportunity to purchase opportunity drawing tickets for their chance to win gift packages from restaurants, local vendors and other exciting items. The grand prize item was a one-year lease of a new 2018 BMW X3, courtesy of Sterling BMW of Newport Beach.

The Hoag Hospital Foundation thanks the following underwriters for their generosity and support of this year’s Hoag Summer Fest: 

Rockstar

Sheri and Chris Dialynas

Fry Family Foundation

Headliner

Stanley W. Ekstrom Foundation 

Sandy Fainbarg

Steven Fainbarg

Feuerstein Family

Herbert Program for Young Adults with Type 1 Diabetes

Marianne and Jim Nahin

Sterling BMW

Musician

Joyce Mack

Mara and Keith Murray

Verity Medical Foundation

Encore

Rick and Sally Afable 

Andrei Foundation

Argyros Family Foundation

Dr. William Brownson and Terri Turner

Kevin P. Crampton Foundation

Enterprise Rent-A-Car Company of Los Angeles

Lisa Guerra

Bill and Trish Hendricksen

Karen and Tom Linden

Marilyn McIntyre

Thomas Mouradick

Northern Trust Bank of California

Pacific Hospitalist Associates

Refrigeration Equipment Specialist Co.

John and Susan Spiezia

Western Mutual Insurance Co.

NBFD

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Newport Beach Fire Fighters at the grill

For event photos, visit https://bit.ly/2u5pLEO.

To view a video of the event, visit https://youtu.be/nZoBbAeFC9s.

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Club Pilates partners with Miracles for Kids hosting month-long fundraiser

Club Pilates little girl

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Formed under a shared vision that all children should be given the opportunity to live healthy and thriving lives, Club Pilates, the nation’s largest premium boutique Pilates franchise, has partnered with Miracle for Kids, a California-based nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of critically ill children and their families in need.

Throughout the month of July, Club Pilates studios across California are teaming up to make a difference and support the charity in a variety of ways. 

From now through Tuesday, July 31, the brand will donate $30 to Miracles for Kids for every new member who joins a Club Pilates studio in California. In addition to signing up for new memberships, California residents can also support the cause by purchasing kids’ T-shirts from their local studio with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the charity.

“It’s an honor to partner with Miracles for Kids. I’ve seen the heart-warming impact this incredible organization has on families going through terrible hardships,” said Anthony Geisler, CEO of Club Pilates. “It’s important we maintain this support, so these children are given the opportunity to regain their health and flourish in life.”

Miracles for Kids families not only face the possibility of losing their child to a life-threatening illness, but also fight bankruptcy, depression, hunger and homelessness. The nonprofit is one of the only organizations on the West Coast dedicated to alleviating these stressors. Since launching in 2002, Miracles for Kids has served more than 1,000 at risk families with children in treatment at leading children’s hospitals across California, including UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Mattel Children’s UCLA and CHOC Children’s. For more information, visit https://miraclesforkids.org.

The Newport Beach Club Pilates is located at 1040 Bayside Drive. Fore more information about the fundraiser, call 949.339.3430.

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Beach Sports in Newport is the camp to attend

BY CONRAD KRUEGER

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Photos by Conrad Krueger

Campers spent time collecting sand crabs after getting out of the water

Beach Sports is one of the premier youth camps this summer that prioritizes teaching water safety, while still having a blast on the sand and in the water. They have collaborated with lifeguards, teachers and sponsor Body Glove to ensure their program is inclusive, fun, educational and most importantly...safe. This summer there are two camps located in Orange County, one on the Peninsula at 15th Street & Bay Avenue, and the other at Corona del Mar State Beach. Weekly programs usually consist of 30 - 40 kids in the 5 - 14 age group with five or more qualified counselors to oversee its operations and success.

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Riding the waves at Beach Sports summer camp

Throughout the week and entire summer, a multitude of activities are introduced to the campers. Different activities on the sand include beach volleyball, dodgeball, ocean safety and ecology lessons. Then in the water, they have the option to boogie board, body surf, surf, kayak and paddleboard. If a camper isn’t fully comfortable in the ocean yet, counselors are there to support and ease that process. Each counselor has previous experience working with kids and the ocean, along with CPR and First-Aid certification, ready to handle any situation.

Camps run five days a week, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. with options for morning, afternoon or all day. Morning sessions are $199 per week, beginning at 9 a.m. and running until 12 p.m. Afternoon sessions are $199 per week, beginning at 12 p.m. and running until 3 p.m. All day sessions are $325 per week, beginning at 9 a.m. and running until closing at 3 p.m.

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Join in on the fun and secure your child’s spot for an upcoming week. Camps run through August 31, right before Labor Day. Hurry before all the spots are filled!

For more information, call 310.372.2202 or visit www.beachsports.org.

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Letters to the Editor:

Activist “taxed” by councilmembers’ conflicting decisions

If you thought that Mr. (Scott) Peotter and Mr. (Marshall) Duffield were ‘anti-tax, let’s vote on bonds’ councilmen, you would be wrong. Their anti-tax stance becomes remarkably flexible when one of their financial backers requests a tax increase, as occurred last month when they approved the largest property tax increase in the City of Newport Beach since the passage of Proposition 13.

At the same June 26 meeting where the council put their misnamed “Taxpayer Protection Act” on the November ballot to require a vote to fund major public capital improvements, projects that do not even raise taxes, they approved the formation of a Mello Roos district for Uptown Newport at the request of developer Bill Shopoff, a frequent contributor to the Gang of 4.

The massive Uptown Newport project was approved years ago and is now coming out of the ground at MacArthur and Jamboree. One might expect that all financial dealings would have been finalized years ago when the project was approved, but the developer has just now asked the city council to authorize additional Mello Roos taxes for this project. This allows the city to tax future residents for required improvements such as the streets and parks that are being built rather than charge the developer. 

As a result, each new homeowner in this development will pay up to $4,500/year in additional property taxes for 30 years for a potential total tax of $27 million. Ironically, these homes were intended as affordable housing and these future homeowners were denied a vote in this particularly onerous tax. 

This was all approved without a whimper by the anti-tax contingent of the council.

The hypocrisy of this action is staggering but perhaps not unexpected. The overriding philosophy of Peotter and Duffield appears to be a ‘me first, city second’ attitude. 

Since the best predictor of future actions are past actions, I can only assume that we can expect more of the same unless we remove these men from office and replace them with true public servants.

Susan Skinner

Newport Beach

Please don’t let our gondola business sink

On behalf of the Coalition to Protect Mariner’s Mile, we wanted to inquire (about finding) two slips for the gondolas and a small office space for this small family owned company, Gondola Adventures. 

The owners Elisa and Greg Mohr spoke at Tuesday’s City Council meeting to plead for help to find a new home and we are afraid their voices fell on deaf ears. 

If the City can make room for the Invictus, one would think that the City could find a way to accommodate an iconic company that has serviced Newport’s marine related industry for more than 25 years. 

Any help would be greatly appreciated, as Gondola Adventures has to find a home before November 1, 2018.

Please feel free to share, as this family owned “gem” of a business really needs the community’s support right now.

Peggy Palmer 

The Coalition to Protect Mariner’s Mile

Newport Beach 


Michael Chang and Kei Nishikori to compete for charity in World Class Tennis Doubles Pro Exhibition

Kei Nishikori and Michael Chang

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Michael Chang Tennis Classic

(L-R) Kei Nishikori and Michael Chang

World-champion tennis players Michael Chang and Kei Nishikori will compete in a World Class Tennis Doubles Pro Exhibition to raise funds for HomeAid OC and the Chang Family Foundation as part of the 2018 Michael Chang Tennis Classic.

The event takes place on Saturday, July 21 from 5 - 9 p.m. at the Newport Beach Tennis Club. It also includes a USC vs. UCLA Undercard Match and silent auction. Food and drinks are available for purchase.

Tickets are $50 online and $60 at the door, if not sold out. To purchase tickets, visit www.ChangTennis.com/Exhibition.

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Michael Chang at the net

Michael Chang is an American tennis player who became the youngest male player to win a Grand Slam singles title when he won the French Open in 1989 at age 17. Known for his on-court speed and fighting spirit, Chang is considered by many to have been one of the best defensive baseliners of all time. He also introduced the jumping two-handed backhand. Notably, Chang was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 2008. Since 2014, Chang has served as coach for Kei Nishikori.

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A forehand shot by Kei Nishikori

Kei Nishikori was formerly the Number 4 professional tennis player worldwide. He is the only male Japanese tennis player ever to be ranked inside the top 5 in ATP Singles Ranking. Nishikori began playing tennis at five years of age, and qualified for his first ATP main draw event at the Countrywide Classic in Los Angeles at 17. Nishikori was named ATP Newcomer of the Year in 2008 and has won 11 singles titles. He was runner-up at the 2014 US Open which made him the first-ever male player from an Asian country to reach a Grand Slam singles final. He also became the first man from Asia to qualify for the ATP World Tour Finals having reached the semi-finals in 2014.

The annual Michael Chang Tennis Classic is one of California’s most popular adult USTA tennis tournaments, bringing people together for great competition and fun on the courts. The Chang Classic is a wonderful avenue that allows the Chang Family Foundation to connect with the Southern California tennis community while raising funds for the work of the foundation and HomeAid OC. The Chang Classic is more than a weekend tennis tournament; it’s a two-weekend event that gives tennis players opportunities to compete, improve their tennis skills, make new friends and be encouraged in life. The tournament is held every July in Newport Beach.

HomeAid Orange County is a nonprofit organization that has been developing housing for those experiencing homelessness since 1989. Funding from this year’s tennis tournament will help move HomeAid’s mission forward through housing projects that assist families and individuals as they prepare to move out of homelessness and into long-term stable housing. Learn more at www.homeaidoc.org.

For more information, visit www.ChangTennis.com.

Newport Beach Tennis Club is located at 2601 Eastbluff Drive, Newport Beach.


2018 Water Quality Report shows high standards for Mesa Water District

Mesa Water District (Mesa Water®) has released its 2018 Water Quality Report, containing important information about Mesa Water’s drinking water, high water quality standards, and the state and federal drinking water standards that Mesa Water® outperforms.

A notable result from the Report is that Mesa Water’s sources and distribution system had zero detections for lead. Furthermore, Mesa Water is in full compliance with lead regulations.

Mesa Water conducts more than 30,000 water quality tests each year to ensure our water meets rigorous drinking water standards,” said Mesa Water Board President

Jim Atkinson. “Mesa Water’s top priority is serving clean, safe and reliable water to our customers.”

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(L-R) Mesa Water’s water quality staffDetlef Goris, Water Quality Technician II; Kay Lee, Water Quality & Compliance Supervisor; and Brett Rinella, Water Quality Technician I, are pictured in front of Mesa Water District’s water vending machine

The Report provides valuable information about Mesa Water’s water supply sources. Mesa Water provides 100 percent of its water supplies from local groundwater, with some of that water pumped from deep underground and treated at the state-of-the-art Mesa Water Reliability Facility.

The 2018 Report also includes tips for being water-wise and instructions for how to check the water meter to detect a leak. Further water use efficiency information, rebates and recommended outdoor watering schedules can be found at www.MesaWater.org/SaveWater.

The full Report is available online at www.MesaWater.org/WaterQualityReport where it can be viewed, downloaded and printed. Additionally, it is available from Mesa Water’s office, and can be requested by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by calling 949.631.1201. The report can also be translated into other languages upon request.

Throughout June, Mesa Water notified customers about the Report via a postcard mailed to 110,000 residents and all businesses that receive water from Mesa Water.

For more information about the Report or water quality questions, contact

Mesa Water’s water quality staff at 949.574.1031.

Mesa Water is an independent special district that provides water service to 110,000 residents in an 18-square-mile service area that includes most of Costa Mesa, a portion of Newport Beach and John Wayne Airport.


90th anniversary of the first Pacific Coast Surf Board Championship to be celebrated at Sherman Library

Pacific Coast Surf Board Championship

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Courtesy of Sherman Library & Gardens

Corona del Mar Surf Club hosted the first Pacific Coast Surf Board Championships in 1928

Ninety years ago on August 5, 1928, the Corona del Mar Surf Club hosted the first Pacific Coast Surf Board Championships. There were contestants from Santa Monica, Santa Ana, Redondo Beach and Los Angeles, making a total of 15 entries. This contest paved the way for future surfing competitions and it all started with the swells at Corona del Mar.

Join local historian and surfer Paul Burnett, co-author of Surfing Newport Beach: The Glory Days of Corona del Mar with his wife Claudine, as they discuss the history and highlights of this Corona del Mar historical event at Sherman Library & Gardens on Tuesday, Aug. 7 at 7 p.m. The event is free.

To RSVP, call 949.673.1880 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Sherman Library & Gardens is located at 2647 E. Coast Highway, Corona del Mar. For more information, visit www.slgardens.org.


Sign of the times

It’s another edition of Sign of the times, so put your thinking caps on. Stu thinks our readers are super smart and will recognize this logo...So tell us where you would find this stylistic “C”.

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

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!

SOTT 7.13.18

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Plein Air artists to compete in Quick Draw event today 

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‘Waterways” plein air art of the Upper Back Bay by Joni Emily

Upper Newport Bay encourages artists to participate in a quick draw competition today, Friday, July 13 from 8 - 11:30 a.m. Each artist is given three hours to paint their version of the Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve. All art is scored by Juror Judy Schroeder.

Awards will be given out at 12 p.m. for 1st ($100), 2nd ($75) and 3rd ($50) place as well as honorable mentions ($25). Registration is required to participate in the quick draw. This is $25 for SOCALPAPA members and $35 for non-members which includes lunch. To register, visit www.socalpapa.com.

Artists are welcome to leave their artwork on exhibit and for sale following the quick draw. The public is urged to view and purchase any of the artwork today from 1 - 4 p.m. and again on Saturday, July 14 and Sunday, July 15 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. A portion of all sales will benefit our Bay.

Plein Air artists

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The event takes place at the Peter and Mary Muth Interpretive Center located at 2301 University Drive, Newport Beach. This event of fine art is a collaborative effort organized by SOCALPAPA in conjunction with the Newport Bay Conservancy and Orange County Parks. 

Save the Date: This Quick Draw gears up for the Juried Art Show & Sale taking place in the Back Bay this October. The Juried Art Show will be held October 13 - 19; the Public Art Show & Sale takes place October 20 - 21.


OC Fair opens today!

All Alaskan Pigs

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All Alaskan Racing Pigs...one of the favorite attractions each year

The OC Fair starts today, Friday, July 13...and it couldn’t have arrived soon enough. So, bring on the excitement, food, rides and entertainment to create moments you’ll remember for a lifetime. Remember, it’s free until 3 p.m. today!

The 2018 OC Fair invites every fairgoer to “Free Your Inner Farmer” – wave your hat in the air and celebrate our agricultural heritage with OC style. You can even wear overalls and get in free until 3 p.m. on Thursdays – there are deals all 23 days of the Fair.

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Ooey and gooey describes yummy Fair food

NEW THIS YEAR:

Fair food – Fairgoers who have been saving up calories for their summer Fair treats can choose from truffle potato tots, spaghetti donuts, fried filet mignon on a stick, spicy fried cheese curds, caramel crack fries, ramen burritos, fried apple tacos and hot Cheetoes on everything. 

Gigantic farmers: Bounty of the County – Three 16-foot-tall murals by artist John Cerney honoring local farmers and ranchers will greet fairgoers at the three main gates of the OC Fair. Plus, human-scale displays showcasing California’s own farm stars share video stories with guests at the click of an app.

Craft Bar – Farm-to-bar mocktails (and cocktails after dark) will include hand-picked garden ingredients sure to refresh and inspire, featuring locally crafted spirits from San Clemente’s Drift Distillery.

Daredevils & Wheels – A wild, live-action stunt show at Action Sports Arena July 18 - 22, this outrageous spectacle features the Globe of Death steel ball, Vortex of Doom aerial platform raceway and a motorcycle high wire.

Peterson Farm Brothers – Real-life singing Kansas farmers turned YouTube sensations will give Fair guests a unique view of real life on a farm in 2018 – and you can even sing along, July 21 - 22.

Bravemind exhibit at Heroes Hall – This new exhibition shows how a virtual reality technology from USC is helping veterans overcome PTSD in the real world. 

Culinary Crawl – This guided tour takes fairgoers through a mini version of OC’s curated culinary offerings, from a Patisserie to a Charcuterie, featuring insider information and tastings. Free tours will be held four times daily.

Selfie Pop-up Museum – Stay tuned for details on this only-at-the-OC-Fair pop-up selfie experience that will celebrate the unique and Instagram-worthy fun of the Fair. My Fair Selfie is set to open on July 20.

Monster Truck Destruction

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Monster Truck Destruction in the Action Sports Arena

RETURNING FAIR FAVORITES:

OC Brew Hee Haw Craft Beer Festival – Saturday, July 14 and Sunday, July 15. Get tickets at www.ocbrewheehaw.com.

Junior Livestock Auction – Saturday, July 21 at the Livestock Show Ring. See

www.ocfair.com/junior-livestock-auction for details.

OC Fair Fun Run 5K – Sunday, Aug. 5. Celebrate the 10th anniversary of the summer’s funnest 5K! Register at www.ocfair5k.com.

Also coming back for more summer fun: All-Alaskan Racing Pigs, Peking Acrobats, comedy hypnotist Mark Yuzuik, The Conjurer, Russell Brothers Circus, Frank Thurston, Explorium and more.

DEALS:

We Care Wednesdays – Offering free Fair admission with donation on Wednesdays until 3 p.m. See www.ocfair.com/deals for donation details.

NEW! Overalls Day – Free your inner farmer by wearing overalls and get free admission on Thursdays until 3 p.m.

Kids Day – Kids 12 and younger get in free all day every Thursday.

Carnival Fun – Get unlimited ride wristbands for $35 each on Wednesdays and Thursdays (sold until 4 p.m., valid until 8 p.m.).

$3 Taste of Fair Food – Sample food items available for just $3 each, every Thursday until 4 p.m.

Best Deal Ever – Get half-price general admission ($7) and enjoy the carnival for half the tickets to ride on Saturdays and Sundays until 1 p.m.

NEW! Sunday Fun Day – Get half-price general admission ($7) and a $35 unlimited ride wristband (sold until 1 p.m.; valid until 4 p.m.) for ultimate family fun.

Kids on ride

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An exhilarating ride and no hands...

MUSIC:

The Toyota Summer Concert Series at Pacific Amphitheatre features headliners such as Steve Martin and Martin Short, Brett Eldredge, Willie Nelson and Alison Krauss, Trevor Noah, The Psychedelic Furs with -X- and The Fixx, and so many more. Plus, several pre-Fair and post-Fair shows have been added to the summer season, including two nights of Stray Cats. For the full lineup, visit www.pacamp.com.

Over at The Hangar, the best in tribute bands will top off the night every Wednesday through Saturday with acts like Journey Unauthorized, Zeppelin Live, Hotel California and BOSTYX. Plus, The Hangar will feature Mariachi Sol de Mexico de Jose Hernandez, Foghat, Ozomatli and Firefall with Poco. For the full lineup, visit www.ocfair.com/the-hangar.

FAIR FAST FACTS:

2018 OC Fair theme: “Free Your Inner Farmer”

Dates: July 13 - Aug. 12, Wednesday – Sunday

Hours: Wednesday - Friday, 12 p.m. - midnight; Saturday - Sunday, 11 a.m. -

Midnight.

Admission: Wednesday - Friday: $12 general, $7 senior (60+) and youth (ages 6 - 12), free for children 5 and younger and veterans/active-duty military with ID. Saturday -Sunday: $14 general, $7 senior (60+) and youth (ages 6 - 12), free for children 5 and younger and veterans/active-duty military with ID.

Parking: $10 cars, $20 buses and limos. Free offsite parking and shuttle is available Saturdays and Sundays from Experian in Costa Mesa; shuttle runs 10 a.m. - 1 a.m.

OC Fair Express: Catch the bus from one of nine OC locations on Saturdays and Sundays for $4 round trip, and get a $4 Fair admission coupon. Seniors ride for $1.50 round trip. For more information, visit www.ocfairexpress.com.

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Come discover the outdoors at ENC’s Science Explorer Camp

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Monday, Aug. 6 will mark the start of the Environmental Nature Center’s (ENC) Science Explorer Camp Session 7: “Captivating Camouflage.” Science Explorer Camp takes place at the Back Bay Science Center. Camps are held Monday through Thursday, from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., with a half-day camp offering a 1 p.m. pickup time. “Captivating Camouflage” will feature activities based around how animal camouflage works, specifically, marine animals and those located in the Back Bay.

“Campers will zero in on marine and wetland science topics in adventurous ways,” said Science Explorer Camp Director Aimée Arvidson. For ‘Captivating Camouflage’ week, they will explore the mysterious adaptation of camouflage.”

Campers will have the opportunity to take part in thrilling activities such as using mud-grabbers, microscopes, canoes, binoculars and touch tanks, walking on the hiking trails, and seeing the plant nursery and marine life tanks. They will also have the opportunity to collect field data, explore the grounds, and enjoy adventure in the labs.

“Samantha has told me everything you guys have done each day,” said parent Karen Neumann. “She loves the touch tank, the crafts and the canoes. She said the ‘ENC is cool!’ which made me laugh. You guys have brought such wonderful experiences to the kids, and I just want to say thank you.”

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Since 1977, the ENC’s Nature Camp has provided quality science education in an outdoor, hands-on setting. This year’s Summer Nature Camp is divided into eight week-long sessions where campers will spend most of their time outside observing nature up close using tools like binoculars, magnifying lenses and microscopes.

“If your child loves adventures and science, they are sure to love Session 7 of Science Explorers Camp!” sArvidson said.

For more information, visit www.enccenter.org.

Back Bay Science Center is located at 600 Shellmaker Road, Newport Beach.


Tickets are now on sale for the 2018 NB Wine & Food Festival

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Celebrity chefs at the 2017 Festival

The Fifth Annual Newport Beach Wine & Food Festival, presented by Pacific Sales Kitchen & Home, Jaguar and Land Rover​ will kick off on Thursday Oct. 4 and runs through Sunday, Oct. 7. Tickets are now on sale and going fast!

Come meet internationally recognized celebrity chefs as they join forces with executive chefs in local restaurants to create intimate and unforgettable culinary experiences. The highly acclaimed festival takes place at the Newport Beach Civic Center.

One-of-a-kind experiences include Fire It Up! on October 5 at the Balboa Bay Resort, a VIP Celebrity Chef Twilight Cruise aboard The Hornblower Endess Dreams, a Champagne and Caviar Tasting with VIP Pacific Sales Grand Tasting & Cooking Demos on October 6, and Pacific Sales Grand Tasting and Cooking Demos on October 6 and 7.

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Tasty samplings await

To date, confirmed chefs include: Nobu Matsuhisa, Nobu; Hubert Keller, Fleur & Burger Bar; Jet Tila, The Charleston & Pakpao; Duff Goldman, Charm City Cakes; Jamie Gwen, radio show host and cookbook author; Amar Santana, VACA & Broadway; Richard Blais, Juniper + Ivy & Crack Shack; Bruce Kalman, BK Hospitality Group; Yvon Goetz, The Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar; Brain Huskey, Tackle Box OC; Florent & Amelia, Marche Moderne; Rainier Schwarz, Driftwood Kitchen; Rachel Haggstrom, Balboa Bay Resort; Fatima Ali, Stella; Christopher Scott, Butterfunk Kitchen; Katsuji Tanabe, The Nixon Chops & Whiskey; Alejandra Padilla, Five Crowns; David Man, Fashion Island Hotel; and Peter Lai, Oak Grill & Aqua Lounge, among many others.

To purchase tickets, visit https://tickets.newportwineandfood.com/event/5th-Annual-Newport-Beach-Wine--Food-Festival-2018. For a detailed listing of the talent lineup, visit www.NewportWineandFood.com.


Segerstrom to hold free World Cup viewing parties this weekend

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Soccer fans can celebrate the final two games of the 2018 World Cup in real time on giant HD screens at Segerstrom Center for the Arts’ Julianne and George Agyros Plaza. So, come cheer on your favorite team! 

On Saturday, July 14, set-up begins at 6 a.m. with the match starting at 7 a.m., and on Sunday, July 15, set-up begins at 7 a.m. with the match beginning at 8 a.m.

Enjoy an assortment of breakfast sandwiches, breakfast burritos and specialty beverages, including a selection of world beers in the Beer Grove and a Pimm’s Cup at Center 360 café. Kick the ball around the soccer goals in the grassy area and show your team pride at the face painting stations while you watch the match. Guests may bring beach chairs or other easily portable seating items, snacks and picnics. Barbecues, tables or large food set-ups will not be permitted.

In honor of the 2018 World Cup finals, Kia Motors America will be on-site with exciting soccer-themed games and prizes. Soccer fans will have the chance to win a 2018 FIFA World Cup replica ball and a pair of tickets to an upcoming professional soccer game. 

Segerstrom Center for the Arts – Julianne & George Argyros Plaza is located at 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa.


Segerstrom Center announces four new board members

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(L-R) Segerstrom Center new board members: Daniel J. Callahan, Mark Chan, Wendy Hales and John Phelan

Segerstrom Center for the Arts has announced four new members of its Board of Directors: Daniel J. Callahan, founder and principal of Callahan & Blaine; Mark Chan, Chief Operating Officer of The Wincome Group; Wendy Hales, Executive Director of The Argyros Family Foundation; and John Phelan, formerly with The Capital Group. Each member will serve a three-year term.

According to Segerstrom Center Board Chairman Mark Perry, “We are very pleased to welcome Wendy Hales, Dan Callahan, Mark Chan and John Phelan to our Board. The Center has long benefitted from the wise and dedicated leadership of its Board. Each director contributes unique talents and wisdom in support of the Center’s ambitious institutional goals. As we continue to enhance the quality of our artistic programming and initiatives responding to an ever-changing community, we welcome the new ideas and enthusiasm that Wendy, Dan, Mark and John bring.” 

Segerstrom Center for the Arts is located at 600 Town Center, Costa Mesa. Fore more information, visit www.scfta.org.


Christmas in July?

Firecracker Kringle

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Firecracker Kringle ornament

Enjoy the merriment of the winter holidays when you “Fly to New Heights” with unique Christopher Radko handcrafted ornaments, available now at Roger’s Gardens.

Kris Kringle will take you up...up...and away with unique flying themes. Blast off with Firecracker Kringle, $63; ride high on a kite with Flying High Santa, $63; Soar in the clouds with Flying Ace Nutcracker, $63; and take in views from Santa’s helicopter with Propelled to Deliver, $70.

Flying High

Flying High

Propelled to Deliver

Propelled to Deliver

Flying Ace Nutcracker

Flying Ace Nutcracker

Roger’s Gardens is located at 2301 San Joaquin Hills Road, Corona del Mar. For more information, call 949.721.2100 or visit www.rogersgardens.com.


17th Annual Childhelp fundraiser at IMAGES Salon

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For those needing a haircut or opting for a blowout, IMAGES Salon in Corona del Mar is holding its 17th Annual CUT THON now through the end of September. So why not get a trim or style for a good cause? One hundred percent of the funds raised will directly benefit Childhelp, the charitable organization whose mission centers around the prevention and treatment of child abuse.

Each participating IMAGES Salon stylist is offering a number of donated haircuts, so when calling to schedule an appointment, please mention Childhelp and request a haircut (or just get a blowout!) and you will be offered the $45 rate. The entire $45 goes directly to summer outings, classes and Christmas presents for the children in Childhelp OC group homes.

IMAGES Salon will also hold their annual opportunity drawing with some fabulous prizes. You can purchase tickets now; prize drawings take place throughout August and September. If you have a prize you would like to donate to the opportunity drawing, it can be dropped off or mailed to the salon, now through Tuesday, July 31.

Book your appointment now, as spaces are limited. Last year, the IMAGES Salon raised more than $17,000 during this fundraiser!   

IMAGES Salon is located at 2515 E. Coast Highway, Corona del Mar. For more information, call 949.675.5531 or visit www.imagessalon.net.


Art Show to take place at Crystal Cove

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Don’t miss the Crystal Cove Summer Art Show – Diamonds in the Sand – where 50 works by more than 35 local artists will be presented. An Artist Reception takes place on Friday, July 27 from 5 - 7:30 p.m. with live music, food and beverages amid a picturesque beachfront location. The cost is $10 for members and $20 for the

general public. Purchase tickets at www.crystalcove.org/ArtShow.

The Public Show takes place on Friday, July 28 through Saturday, July 29 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. in the Education Commons with a $15 day-use parking fee. Park in the Los Trancos lot (PCH inland at the Los Trancos stoplight; walk through the tunnel or take the shuttle).


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

MEET FOUR ADORABLE KITTENS

There are four darling domestic short haired kitten sisters who are 12 weeks old. Come visit Great Jones, Madison, Lady Astor and Ms. Moshulo, all looking for wonderful, loving homes.

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 these kittens, 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 www.nbpd.org 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.


Stu News Newport seeks summer leagues, camps

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Stu News Newport is looking to coaches, camp counselors, teachers, parents and boosters…anyone that can fill us in on the summer activities of Newport Beach kids and adults. 

We want local club results (soccer, baseball, swimming, tennis, golf, surfing...), local tournaments or opportunities for youth and adult participation, leagues and camps included. You get the idea...

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


For A Good Cause

From Golf to Galas: Supporting Our Community

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With My Own Two Hands Foundation | July 15 from 5 - 8 p.m. | Tickets are $125 - $150. | Fifth Annual Red Carpet Documentary Screening for With My Own Two Hands Foundation. With My Own Two Hands is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Laguna Beach that is dedicated to providing sustainable solutions for projects in Africa that benefit children in need. With My Own Two Hands support water and agricultural projects that fund education and create self-reliant projects and communities to more than 3,000 people in Kenya. Host: Stan Verrett, ESPN host/anchor of SportsCenter. The event features Red Carpet photos, special guest, hors d’oeuvres, silent and live auction items, guest speakers and live performers.

Contact: www.withmyown2hands.org

Takes place at The Port Theater, 2905 E. Coast Highway, Corona del Mar.

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2018 Michael Chang Tennis Classic | July 21 from 5 - 9 p.m. | Tickets are $50 online and $60 at the door, if not sold out. | World-champion tennis players Michael Chang and Kei Nishikori will compete in a World Class Tennis Doubles Pro Exhibition to raise funds for HomeAid OC and the Chang Family Foundation as part of the 2018 Michael Chang Tennis Classic. It also includes a USC vs. UCLA Undercard Match and silent auction. Food and drinks are available for purchase.

For tickets, contact: www.ChangTennis.com/Exhibition

Takes place at the Newport Beach Tennis Club, 2601 Eastbluff Drive, Newport Beach.

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Miracle of Mobility | July 26 at 5:30 p.m. | Tickets are $175. |This festive evening features delectable food stations with an international flair, one-of-a-kind silent auction and an uplifting program featuring stories of transformation. This year, special guest Swati Dlamini Mandela, granddaughter of Nelson and Winnie Mandela, will share an inspiring message of hope. Mandel is the founding partner and managing director of Qunu Workforce, an organization committed to creating equality in the workforce for South African people living with disabilities, many of whom face great stigma. Come celebrate with the Free Wheelchair Mission community. Self-parking is hosted in the Center Tower, Park Center and Plaza Tower parking structures.

Contact: www.freewheelchairmission.org

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

Working Wardrobes & VetNet | July 28 at 6 p.m. | Tickets are $250. | Opportunity Drawing: Tesla Radio Flyer Model S Electric Kids Car, $50. Hosted Tables of up to 10 people are $3,000. Sponsorships are available. A Star Spangled Night supports the powerful programs offered to men, women, young adults and veterans at Working Wardrobes and VetNet. Enjoy an evening of great food, fabulous wine and entertainment.

Contact: Call 714.210.2460. www.workingwardrobes.org

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

10th Annual Lobsterfest at Newport Beach | August 5 from 3 - 8 p.m. | This annual celebration of summer centers around a fresh whole Maine lobster dinner with dancing to live music, an opportunity drawing for a big screen TV, and fun on the beach for the entire family. Live whole Maine lobster flown in fresh on the morning of the event is prepared on-site alongside a buffet that includes New York strip steak, corn-on-the-cob, red potatoes, salad, freshly baked sourdough rolls and dessert. In addition to serving a whole Maine lobster dinner and all its complements, the event features a full bar with spirits, craft beer and premium wine. “West Coast Party Crashers” who was a

huge hit last year will supply the live entertainment. Their high energy four-piece dance band covers everything from Contemporary Rock to Hip Hop, ‘90s Alternative, ‘70s Disco/Funk and ‘80s New Wave/Rock...guaranteed to keep the party rolling. All proceeds from the event will benefit Make-A-Wish® – Orange County and Inland Empire and Leadership Tomorrow – Orange County. Make-A-Wish® grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength, and joy. Leadership Tomorrow – Orange County is a nine-month program designed for informed citizens committed to learning more about their communities. 

Contact: www.lobsterfestatnewportbeach.com for tickets and more information.

Takes place at Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort, 1131 W. Coast Highway, Newport Beach (enter via Bayside Drive).      

Lobsterfest for For A Good Cause

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National MS Society, Pacific Coast Chapter | August 25 from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. | Tickets are $100; Tables for 10 start at $1,000 | 5th Annual Bubbles & Brunch to End MS | Bubbles & Brunch to End MS is famous for featuring a complimentary champagne reception including fun drawings and a premier silent auction. Following the reception, guests will enjoy a delightful three-course brunch while listening to inspirational speakers and learning more about MS breakthroughs.

Contact: Register online at http://casmain.nationalmssociety.org/site/Calendar?id=365278&view=Detail or call Melissa FitzGerald at 760.448.8432. www.mspacific.org

Takes place at Fashion Island Hotel in the Grand Ballroom, 690 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach.

South Coast Repertory | September 15 | Tickets: $2,500 (limited number available) with table sponsorships beginning at $15,000. | “Places, Please!” kicks off the Orange Country theater and social seasons at South Coast Repertory. This dazzling event celebrates the artistic collaborations that make SCR’s productions so extraordinary. Peek through the curtain, indulge your creativity and bask in the backstage magic. This is a memorable night with a great purpose: all proceeds from the 2018 Gala will support artistry onstage and unparalleled arts education programs for the next generation of enlightened theatregoers. Enjoy an evening that includes: flowing cocktails & gourmet dining, live entertainment & dancing, and dramatic décor & theatrical experiences. Gala chairs are William Schenker and Talya Nevo-Hacohen.

Contact: To purchased tickets or tables, call 714.708.5518. www.scr.org

Takes place at The Westin South Coast Plaza, 686 Anton Blvd., Costa Mesa. 

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

Contact: www.cruisinforacure.com

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

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Laura’s House | September 22 at 6 p.m. | Tickets are $275. | Join Annual Gala guests in celebrating 24 years of service to the community. Enjoy a cocktail reception, silent and live auctions and a dinner reception. Guests of honor include individuals and corporations that have contributed integral support to the programs and services Laura’s House provides.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Takes place at Fashion Island, Newport Beach.

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

Contact: www.literacyprojectfoundation.org

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

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

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

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

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

Contact: www.globalglowgala.org

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

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 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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Plein-Air Quick Draw & Sale, July 13. Upper Newport Bay encourages artists to participate in a quick draw competition from 8 - 11:30 a.m. Each artist is given three hours to paint their version of the Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve. All art is scored by Juror Judy Schroeder. Awards will be given out at 12 p.m. for 1st ($100), 2nd ($75) and 3rd ($50) place as well as honorable mentions ($25). Registration is required to participate in the quick draw. This is $25 for SOCALPAPA members and $35 for non-members which includes lunch. To register, visit www.socalpapa.com. Artists are welcome to leave their artwork on exhibit and for sale following the quick draw. The public is urged to view and purchase any of the artwork today from 1 - 4 p.m. and again on Saturday, July 14 and Sunday, July 15 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. A portion of all sales will benefit our Bay. This event of fine art is a collaborative effort organized by SOCALPAPA in conjunction with the Newport Bay Conservancy and Orange County Parks. Save the Date: This Quick Draw gears up for the Juried Art Show & Sale taking place in the Back Bay this October. The Juried Art Show will be held October 13 - 19; the Public Art Show & Sale takes place October 20 - 21.

Takes place at the Peter and Mary Muth Interpretive Center, 2301 University Drive, Newport Beach.

2018 OC Fair, July 13 - August 12. “Free Your Inner Farmer” is this year’s theme. Come for the carnival rides, discover the new fried food offerings, check out Centennial Farm, the pig races, livestock, home, garden & craft displays, great entertainment...the list goes on and on. Opening Day admission and parking are free from 12 - 3 p.m.). General admission is $12 on weekdays, $14 on weekends, $7 for kids and seniors, and youngsters 5 and under are free. Hours of operation: 12 p.m. - midnight on weekdays, 11 a.m. - midnight on weekends. Closed Mondays and Tuesdays.

For more information and to view special promotion days, visit www.ocfair.com.

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

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Concerts on the Green: The Springsteen Experience, July 15 from 6 - 7:30 p.m. The Newport Beach City Arts Commission presents The Springsteen Experience on the Civic Center Green. Founded and led by Josh Tanner, a Jersey-grown reincarnation of “The Boss,” himself, the band delivers an authentic re-enactment of a Bruce Springsteen concert with all the hits and energy that will have fans on their feet. Go back in time with songs like “Thunder Road,” “Glory Days,” and “Born to Run.” Bring your low-slung beach chairs, a picnic dinner and blanket, or purchase food from the gourmet food trucks. Free admission and free parking.

Contact: www.newportbeachlibrary.org

Takes place at 100 Civic Center Drive, Newport Beach.

The Springsteen Experience

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The Princess Bride: Movie Mondays, July 16 at 8 p.m. on the Julianne and George Argyros Plaza at Segerstrom Center for the Arts. The event is free. Movie Mondays, one of Orange County’s most popular summer time events is back! Movie Synopsis: While home sick in bed, a young boy’s grandfather reads a story to him, where the action comes to life with pirates, thieves, princesses and miracles. It’s a classic tale of love and adventure, as the beautiful Buttercup is kidnapped and held against her will to marry the odious Prince Humperdinck. Her childhood beau sets out to save her, meeting a swordsman and a giant along the way. Scaling the cliffs of insanity, battling rodents of unusual size, facing torture in the Pit of Despair...true love has never been a snap. Starring Cary Elwes, Robin Wright and others; directed by Rob Reiner. Running time: 1 hour, 38 minutes.

Contact: www.scfta.org

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

The Princess Bride

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2018 Movie Mondays Line-Up continues on July 23, 30 and August 6. Set-up begins at 5:30 p.m.; movies start at approximately 8 p.m. with Moonrise Kingdom on July 23, The Mask of Zorro on July 30 and Star Trek on August 6. All showings on the Argyros Plaza are free, with closed captioning provided. Movie Mondays is one of Orange County’s most popular summertime events, with its fun-filled activities, picnic dinners, popular food trucks and five fan-favorite films on consecutive Mondays. Families, friends and fans from all over the Southland are encouraged to arrive early to claim their spaces and enjoy early dinners, music and people-watching. Guests may bring beach chairs or other easily portable seating items, snacks and picnic suppers. Guests can enjoy dinner at Center 360 café, or order from a variety of different food trucks serving culinary sensations. Barbecues, tables or large food set-ups will not be permitted. Audience participation events will entertain the crowd before each show.

Contact: www.scfta.org

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

Garden Fusions – Food, Fiber and Love: The Heart of a Palm, Wednesday, July 18 at 6 p.m. Garden Fusions is a unique interactive gourmet dining experience. Every dinner in the series has a horticulture theme featuring a special horticultural host. The host will share knowledge and advice on the evening’s topic. Chef Pascal Olhats, executive chef of Café Jardin, is challenged to create a multi-course gourmet dinner to complement the theme. This fusion between culinary and horticulture art create unique one-of-a-kind experiences. Explore the many uses of palms – from the beloved coconut to strange and uncommon palms from around the world. Tour the palm collection and discover beautiful specimens and enjoy the culinary bounty they offer. Chef Pascal will prepare an exciting menu inspired by the palm family. Cost: $75 per person. Additional beverages, gratuity and tax are not included. Reservations are required. To keep the experience intimate, seating is limited to 50 guests. 

For reservations, call Cafe Jardin at 949.673.0033.

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

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Block Printing Workshop, July 21 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 a scarf, large tea towel, four greeting cards and an instruction book. 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. Additional vintage wood blocks and blanks will be available for purchase. Cost: $65. Minimum six/maximum 12. There is a 48-hour cancellation.

Contact: www.seasidegalleryandgoods.com

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

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Mind, Body, Nature Youth Summer Camp, July 23 - 26 from 1 - 4 p.m. Join Miss Stacey, local artist and yoga teacher, as you mindfully connect to your inner landscape through exploring the outer landscape of the Gardens. Your child will spend their afternoon observing and learning about the magic living in the Gardens, and create art inspired by nature. Yoga will be weaved in throughout the day to move energy, experience joy and reconnect to the present moment. To end each day, a mindfulness practice will bring everything together, reinforcing how you can find a place of peace in any environment. Cost: Friends: $220; Non-Members, $240. Geared to ages 8 - 14.

Contact: www.slgardens.org

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

School of Rock – The Musical, July 24 - August 5. Performance times vary. Tickets on sale now, starting at $29. This is the second of two brand new Andrew Lloyd Webber musicals to Orange County. Following two weeks of packed houses for Webber’s Love Never Dies, this high-octane Broadway and West End hit comes to Segerstrom Hall. This hilarious musical features all the original songs from the 2003 film plus 14 new songs written specially for the show by Andrew Lloyd Webber and musical theater’s first-ever all-kids rock band. They can be purchased online at www.scfta.org, 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 10 or more, call the Group Services office at 714.755.0236. The 2 p.m. performance on Saturday, August 4 will include audio description, open captioning and sign-language interpretation. 

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

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Miracle of Mobility, July 26 at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $175. This festive evening features delectable food stations with an international flair, one-of-a-kind silent auction and an uplifting program featuring stories of transformation. This year, special guest Swati Dlamini Mandela, granddaughter of Nelson and Winnie Mandela, will share an inspiring message of hope. Mandel is the founding partner and managing director of Qunu Workforce, an organization committed to creating equality in the workforce for South African people living with disabilities, many of whom face great stigma. Come celebrate with the Free Wheelchair Mission community. Self-parking is hosted in the Center Tower, Park Center and Plaza Tower parking structures.

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

Happy Hour Yoga, July 27 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 refreshing beverage or special treat.  All levels are encouraged to attend. Bring your own mat or towel. Three person minimum. Happy Hour Yoga is held the last Friday of each month. Cost: Friends, $10; Non-Members, $20.

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

Summer Movies in the Park, July 27, August 24 and September 21. Bring the whole family along with a blanket or towel and folding chairs and come enjoy this summer line-up of Movies in the Park from 6:45 - 9 p.m. Screenings begin at sunset. Schedule: June 22 - Despicable Me at Buffalo Hills Park (Andersen Elementary School), 1891 Park Provence Place, Newport Beach; July 27 - Ferdinand at Cliff Drive Park, 301 Riverside Ave., Newport Beach; August 24 - Coco at Grant Howald Park, 3000 Fifth Ave., Corona del Mar; and September 21 - Cars 3 at Channel Place Park, 4400 Channel Place, Newport Beach. There will be free activities, free candy and most importantly free popcorn for you to enjoy. Food will be available for purchase.

Contact: For more information, 949.270.8150.

Cars 3

Modern Calligraphy Workshop, August 2 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.

Contact: www.seasidegalleryandgoods.com

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

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OC Fair Fun Run 5K, August 5 at 8 a.m. Run, skip or hop through the OC Fair Fun Run 5k August 5. Free your inner runner and enjoy food, fun, a free fair ticket and much more! Tickets are $10 - $30.

Contact: To register, visit www.ocfair5k.com and follow @ocfair5k for more information and updates.

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

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Sherman Library Lecture, August 7 at 7 p.m. Free. Ninety years ago on August 5, 1928, the Corona del Mar Surf Club hosted the first Pacific Coast Surf Board Championships. There were contestants from Santa Monica, Santa Ana, Redondo Beach and Los Angeles, making a total of 15 entries. This contest paved the way for future surfing competitions and it all started with the swells at Corona del Mar. Local historian and surfer Paul Burnett co-author, with his wife Claudine, of Surfing Newport Beach: The Glory Days of Corona del Mar, will discuss the history and highlights of this Corona del Mar historical event.

Contact: RSVP to 949.673.1880, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. www.slgardens.org

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

Seussical, August 11 - 19. Performance times vary, taking place on the Julia Argyros Stage. Tickets range from $23 - $88. What’s more fun than reading a fantastical Dr. Seuss book? Seeing a magical musical extravaganza – live, onstage with all your favorite Dr. Seuss characters! Cat in the Hat is your host and Horton the Elephant is your guide on a journey from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus to the World of the Whos, as a little boy with a big imagination proves that a person is a person, no matter how small. “Oh, the Thinks You Can Think” when you join SCR’s Summer Players (talented young actors who audition for roles in the annual production after at least one full year in the Theatre Conservatory) for this Broadway hit about the power of friendship and loyalty...one of the most popular musicals ever. Recommended for ages ​6 and above​.

Contact: For more information and to reserve tickets, visit www.scr.org.

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

Seussical

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Pacific Chorale’s Choral Festival, August 12 at 5 p.m. Free, but general admission tickets are required. Bringing together members of Pacific Chorale with up to 400 singers from throughout Southern California (and beyond!), this year’s Festival performance features the music of Mozart, including “Vesperae solennes de confessore” and “Ave verum corpus.” 

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

PC Chorale Festival

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Concerts on the Green: Tijuana Dogs, August 12 from 6 - 7:30 p.m. The Newport Beach City Arts Commission presents Tijuana Dogs on the Civic Center Green. Back by popular demand, the band will play an eclectic mix of rock, R&B, jazz, country and pop. He celebrated Southern California band is comprised of world-class musicians known for their unique style, wide vocal range, creative energy and rock party vibe. Bring your low-slung beach chairs, a picnic dinner and blanket, or purchase food from the gourmet food trucks. Free admission and free parking.

Contact: www.newportbeachlibrary.org

Takes place at 100 Civic Center Drive, Newport Beach.

Tijuana Dogs

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Mind, Body, Nature Youth Summer Camp, August 13 - 16 from 1 - 4 p.m. Join Miss Stacey, local artist and yoga teacher, as you mindfully connect to your inner landscape through exploring the outer landscape of the Gardens. Your child will spend their afternoon observing and learning about the magic living in the Gardens, and create art inspired by nature. Yoga will be weaved in throughout the day to move energy, experience joy and reconnect to the present moment. To end each day, a mindfulness practice will bring everything together, reinforcing how you can find a place of peace in any environment. Cost: Friends: $220; Non-Members, $240. Geared to ages 8 - 14.

Contact: www.slgardens.org

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

Garden Fusions – Eat Your Flowers, Wednesday, August 15 at 6 p.m. Garden Fusions is a unique interactive gourmet dining experience. Every dinner in the series has a horticulture theme featuring a special horticultural host. The host will share knowledge and advice on the evening’s topic. Chef Pascal Olhats, executive chef of Café Jardin, is challenged to create a multi-course gourmet dinner to complement the theme. This fusion between culinary and horticulture art create unique one-of-a-kind experiences. See, smell, touch and taste! Learn about the tasty word of edible flowers. Explore the uses of these edible beauties, and then enjoy a floriferous dining experience with Chef Olhats Cost: $75 per person. Additional beverages, gratuity and tax are not included. Reservations are required. To keep the experience intimate, seating is limited to 50 guests. 

For reservations, call Cafe Jardin at 949.673.0033.

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

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Yappy Hour, July 12 and August 16 at 5:30 p.m. on the Julianne and George Argyros Plaza at Segerstrom Center for the Arts. The event is free. Join the fun on the pup-friendly Argyros Plaza for tail-wagging fun including free portraits with your canine companion by caricaturist Dominic Arneson as well as free samples from Costa Mesa’s JustFoodForDogs, and Centinela Feed and Pet Supplies.

Contact: www.scfta.org

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

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11th Annual Gala of the Stars, August 17 at 6 p.m. in the Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. Tickets start at $55. Celebrate the 30th anniversary of Orange County’s premiere resident ballet company with an exciting gala performance that brings world-renowned ballet artists and inspired young protégés together on one stage. At 6 p.m., Inspired Young Dancers’ Performance. Optional, one act pre-performance by students from Southland Ballet Academy and the International Summer Intensive. At 7 p.m., the 11th Annual Gala of the Stars. This two-act performance features guest artists from prestigious dance companies around the world. The annual “Gala of the Stars” is a unique event that boasts an incredible roster of guest artists from internationally acclaimed ballet companies. The professional talent is complemented by local and international young artists who have been selected as standout performers by visiting artistic directors of the Southland Ballet Academy International Summer Intensive and the prestigious Youth America Grand Prix. The often sold-out performance is a rare opportunity for Orange County audiences to see dancers from different companies in a combined program that celebrates the continued art and passion of ballet. The “Gala” presents an unprecedented opportunity to see future stars and current stars connecting through the same language of dance. Guest artists to be announced. Tickets are available online at www.scfta.org, 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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Beach Bazaar, August 25 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. It’s a summer Saturday Beach Bazaar at Crystal Cove featuring the work of local artisans. Handmade jewelry, home décor, children’s toys, an art auction, and more! Join in the fun of sea glass wrapping crafts and children’s activities. Park in the Los Trancos parking lot. A $15 day use fee applies.

Contact: Call 949.376.6230, ext. 202. www.crystalcove.org

Takes place in the Education Commons in the Historic District at Crystal Cove State Park.

Sense and Sensibility, September 1 - 29. Performance times and ticket prices vary. This favorite story by Jane Austen comes to South Coast Repertory’s Segerstrom Stage. Synopsis: The Dashwood sisters – practical Elinor and impulsive Marianne – are of good social standing and marriageable age. When Father dies and their half-brother skimps on their inheritance, they are forced to leave their grand estate for a tiny, cold cottage. Just as life seems its bleakest, a handsome stranger arrives on horseback and the sisters are convinced their futures are secured. Follow Elinor and Marianne as they chase their dreams from Devonshire to London and back in this charming romantic classic.

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The Hollow, September 7 - October 7. Performances take place Thursdays through Sundays; times vary. Tickets: $20. Synopsis: “An unhappy game of romantic follow-the-leader explodes into murder one weekend at the home of Sir Henry and Lucy Angkatell,

arguably Christie’s finest comic grande dame. Dr. Cristow, the wealthy lothario, is at the center of the trouble when, assembled in one place, we find his dull but devoted wife Gerda, his mistress and prominent sculptor Henrietta and his former lover, Hollywood film star Veronica. As the list of romantic associations grows so does the list of potential suspects. Nearly everyone has a motive, but only one of them did the deed.” AgathaChristie.com

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.

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 071318


DUI Arrests

Kelsey Patricia Jordan, 26, Huntington Beach – Tuesday, July 10

Sean David Niemann, 25, Newport Beach – Sunday, July, 8

Benjamin Charles Kane, 29, Santa Ana – Saturday, July 7

Hans Peter Christian, 58, Costa Mesa – Saturday, July 7

Rosa Anamarie Cuevas, 27, Whittier – Saturday, July 7

Incident Reports

Tuesday, July 10

Arrests for Being Drunk in Public

Sue Katheryn Schmidt, 56, Newport Beach

Micah Ralph Gadberry, 59, Costa Mesa

Rivoli I 3000 Block I Obstructing/Resisting a Peace Officer

9:15 p.m. Do Kyung Lee, 53, Newport Beach, was arrested for obstructing/resisting a peace officer. No bail was set.

Carnation Ave. & First Ave. I False ID to a Peace Officer, Paraphernalia and a Warrant

8:15 p.m. Tomas Lee Piti, 27, Huntington Beach, was arrested for possession of unlawful paraphernalia, false identification to a specific peace officer and for a warrant related to evading police and reckless driving. Bail was set at $500.

W. Coast Highway I 4600 Block I Receiving Stolen Property 

8:14 p.m. Imam Khalifa Imam, 23, Anaheim, was arrested for receiving stolen property with a value of less than $950. Bail was set at $500.

Ocean Blvd. & Iris Ave. I Using Beach After Hours

4:28 a.m. Ramiro Magana, 42, Stanton, was arrested for using the beach after hours. Bail was set at $50.

4:07 a.m. Judith Gaytan Magana, 37, Stanton, was arrested for using the beach after hours. Bail was set at $50.

Monday, July 9

Arrests for Being Drunk in Public

Christopher Allen, 34, Newport Beach (drugs)

Bayside Drive & E. Coast Highway I Warrant

7:46 p.m. Joan Emmanuel Garcia, 54, Reno, was arrested on a warrant related to assault with a deadly weapon. No bail was set.

Port Ramsey Place I San Miguel Dr. I Appropriating Lost Property

12:30 p.m. Jose Angelchacon Chavarria, 42, Lake Forest, was arrested for appropriating lost property. Bail was set at $500.

33rd St. & Marcus Ave. I Appropriating Lost Property

11:23 a.m. Robert Jack Stillwell, 56, Cypress, was arrested for appropriating lost property. Bail was set at $500.

48th & Seashore Drive I Paraphernalia, Narcotics, Controlled Substance and Using the Beach After Hours

12:20 a.m. Perry Anthony Moore, 23, Moreno Valley, was arrested for possession of unlawful paraphernalia, possession of a narcotic controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance and using the beach after hours. Bail was set at $2,500.

Sunday, July 8

Arrests for Being Drunk in Public

Eliseo Villamor Canete, 23, Mira Loma

Ryan Coner Smith, 21, Yorba Linda

Trenton Robert Roy, 19, Newport Beach

Brent Bear Harding, 32, Mission Viejo

W. Coast Highway & Balboa Blvd. I Narcotics

11:39 p.m. Craig Thomas Defratis, 44, Huntington Beach, was arrested for possession of a narcotic controlled substance. Bail was set at $10,000.

W. Coast Highway I 2100 Block I Driving while Suspended/Revoked

10:05 p.m. Craig Stephen Schenck, 57, Carlsbad, was arrested for driving while suspended. No bail was set.

9:36 p.m. Craig Stephen Schenck, 57, Carlsbad, was arrested for driving while suspended. Bail set at $500.

Newport Blvd. I 2900 Block I Riding a Bike on a Sidewalk

10:00 p.m. Michael Lane Gilreath, 59, Wildomar, was arrested for riding a bike on the sidewalk. Bail was set at $500.

Newport Pier I 00 Block I Obstructing/Resisting a Peace Officer and Skateboarding where Prohibited

6:25 p.m. Brian George Teague, 29, Long Beach, was arrested for obstructing/resisting a peace officer and skateboarding where prohibited. Bail was set at $500.

Hoag Drive I 00 Block I Warrant

3:27 p.m. Lisa Ann Villarreal, 50, Costa Mesa, was arrested on a warrant related to battery. Bail was set at $15,000.

W. Coast Highway I 7200 Block I Obstructing/Resisting a Peace Officer and License Plates Required

1:41 p.m. Cameron Elijah Sims, 22, Long Beach, was arrested for obstructing/resisting a peace officer and failure to have two license plates. Bail was set at $500.

1:39 p.m. Sarah Simone Daniels, 22, Newport Beach, was arrested for obstructing/resisting a peace officer. Bail was set at $500.

Newport Place Drive I 4100 Block I Paraphernalia

7:46 a.m. Jesus Mondragon, 26, Santa Ana, was arrested for possession of unlawful paraphernalia. Bail was set at $500.

Cagney Lane I 500 Block I Burglary Tools, Burglary and a Warrant

4:19 a.m. Joe Edward Kennedy, 51, Orange, was arrested for possession of burglary tools, a garage burglary with no forced entry and a warrant related to possession of a controlled substance. Bail was set at $22,500.

15th St. I 800 Block I Assault with a Deadly Weapon

2:33 a.m. Jacqueline Rene Rios DeFrank, 30, Newport Beach, was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon. No bail was set.

Saturday, July 7

Arrests for Being Drunk in Public

Rodney Kenneth Petersen, 51, Riverside

Thomas Eugene Guthrie Jr., 55, Newport Beach

Dover Drive & W. Coast Highway I Drinking in Public

6:13 p.m. Kelie Marie Ritchie, 37, Scotts Valley, was arrested for drinking in public. Bail was set at $500.

21st St. I Santa Ana I Costa Mesa I Warrant

4:40 p.m. David Matthew Lisenbee, 25, Newport Beach, was arrested on a warrant related to residential burglary. Bail was set at $50,000.

Newport Pier I 00 Block I Drinking in Public

3:13 p.m. Omar Alcalamares, 22, Santa Ana, was arrested for drinking in public. Bail was set at $500.

Dover Drive & W. Coast Highway I Urinating/Defecating in Public

12:35 p.m. Wayne Anthony Carey II, 26, Santa Ana, was arrested for urinating/defecating in public. Bail was set at $500.

Newport Center Drive I 1100 Block I Warrant

3:09 a.m. Jesus Ocampo, 24, Santa Ana, was arrested on a warrant related to possession of dangerous drugs. Bail was set at $10,000.

Avocado Ave. I 500 Block I Drinking in Public

2:20 a.m. Jonathan Barajas, 20, Whittier, was arrested for drinking in public. Bail was set at $50.

2:12 a.m. Daniel Cruz, 21, Whittier, was arrested for drinking in public. Bail was set at $50.