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Volume 2, Issue 41                                                                                May 22, 2017


 
 
 

Police Files

Boat reported stolen from Linda Isle

A boat was reportedly stolen from Linda Isle this past week according to the Newport Beach Police Department.

The grand theft took place sometime between Tuesday, May 17, and Wednesday, May 18, between the hours of 6 to 6 p.m.

The vessel was valued at $30,000.

“Fake” attorney arraigned for defrauding clients

James Frank Barker, 57, of Newport Beach, was arrested May 15 and arraigned May 17 for impersonating an attorney and defrauding several clients through debt consolidation and mortgage modification schemes.

Barker was charged on April 5, 2017 with the following felony counts: eight money laundering and three grand thefts. Sentencing enhancements include: aggravated white- collar crime of more than $100,000, property damage/loss of more than $65,000 and property loss of more than $200,000.

A pre-trial date is set for May 25 at 8:30 a.m. at the Center Justice Center in Santa Ana. If convicted, the maximum sentence is 11 years and eight months in state prison.

Scroll down to Police Beat for all arrests & crime reports

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Fair Game

By TOM JOHNSON

Moving my mom before more people take advantage of her 

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I’ve decided that I’m moving my mother back to California. She’s been living in Arizona for the past number of years, although our family was raised in Northern California. Recently, she was widowed for the third time.

That’s right, three times.

Now 86, I figure Newport Beach is a good place for her.

All that being said, it’s what I’m finding out in Arizona as we’re packing her up that borders on elder abuse.

First off is the $8,000 solar system she was sold door-to-door. It doesn’t work, but my mother still owes a ton of money on it. The new owner of her home says he plans to remove it.

Next, the new windows installed throughout her house. She paid $7,000 and still owes most. Again, the man purchasing her house says he puts these in all the time for less than a $1,000.

She also has a relatively new car completely upside-down.

Unfortunately, there’s more.

Several weeks before her husband died, she was approached by a real estate agent telling her that he had a “great deal” for her on a new house.

Let me remind you again, my mom will be 87 next month.

She called my brother and told him about it. That’s sort of when we realized the time had come to step in.

So much has happened to her in a negative way. A sizable chuck of her savings will go toward cleaning up from people and businesses taking advantage of her in her older age.

It’s sad, but it’s a reality and good reminder for all of us to keep an eye on those elderly around us.

So why Newport Beach?

One thing that excites me for her is the OASIS Senior Center. Now, more than ever, I realize how important it is for our community. She still is sharp and in good physical shape, so I’m sensing it’ll be a fun place for her to attend.

She’s also into church…the Presbyterian Church. Does it get any better than St. Andrews? Well, I guess we’ll find out.

It’s going to be an interesting change for me in my life knowing I now will have to care for my mom.

All of that being said, it should be fun!


Stump the Stu

Two of Newport’s biggest names dance where? 

If you’re thinking Wyland, perhaps you should play a new game. Anyway, tell me where I’m located?

Take the challenge, and submit your answers to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The correct answers will be in Thursday’s edition. 

If you have a unique spot or icon around town that you think StuNews readers would enjoy finding out about, please shoot it, share it and give us the answer, so we can challenge them!

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Exceptional character awards to high schoolers

Newport-Mesa Unified School District (NMUSD) recognized high school seniors for their exceptional character leadership traits. For the fifth year in a row, Superintendent Dr. Fred Navarro recognized one graduating senior from each high school who exemplifies one of the six pillars of character: trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship.

Each high school is asked to submit the names of six seniors they believe are exemplars of each pillar of character. A district team reviews the nominations and selects one student from each school that best represents one of the six pillars of character. 

In May each student received a surprise visit at their school and was presented a letter of recognition and an invitation to be recognized by the Board of Education at the June 13, 2017 Board Meeting. 

A banner for each student will be displayed in the district lobby with a photo of each student, name of their high school and their character trait. The banners will remain throughout the 2017-18 school year.

“This is one of my favorite awards because it allows us an opportunity to acknowledge students for just being genuinely good people,” said Superintended Dr. Fred Navarro. 

Haley Cohen

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Haley Cohen
Corona del Mar High School

Character Trait: Caring

Corona del Mar High School administration shared the following about Haley:

Haley is known to have a genuine compassion and concern for others. She exemplifies kindness in all walks of her life. She is especially mindful of caring for nature, wildlife, the local environment and making the world a better place to live. She is a responsible citizen of the planet and is dedicated to recycling and learning about renewable resources. Reaching out to others comes naturally for Haley. She will stand up for others, be inclusive of all, and do the right thing, even when no one is looking. She has a warm and welcoming spirit which draws people to her. Haley has a natural propensity to help and serve anyone in need. 

Jose A La Torre

Jose A La Torre

Newport Harbor High School

Character Trait: Citizenship

Newport Harbor High School administration shared the following:

Jose is a genuinely friendly, funny, hardworking, determined, resilient and talented young man. He truly knows he is blessed with great educational opportunities and doesn’t take it for granted. He engages in class and develops positive relationships with his teachers. He is willing to help his peers in class when they are struggling. He found out how rewarding this was and decided to volunteer as a tutor for a local elementary school last year and is now tutoring current peers. Jose is active in school and is currently the Associated Student Body Vice President, Drum Major of the marching band, and has held leadership positions with several other campus clubs. He makes his family very proud because he is not only a good student and leader but a reliable and helpful member of the family.

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Davis Seabough: still dancing at 97

By AMY SNIDER SENK

Davis Seabough celebrated his 97th birthday this spring in typical fashion – lunch at the OASIS Senior Center in Corona del Mar, with cake, decorations, plenty of friends and the accordion-gutbucket duo featuring John Valeriano and Tommy Naughton.

Seabough, who lives in Corona del Mar, spent his childhood in St. Louis, where he saw Charles Lindbergh in Forest Park in 1927, launching a lifetime of love for airplanes. Later he studied electrical engineering at the University of Missouri, graduating in 1942, then served four years in the Army during World War II, inspecting airplanes and making sure planes made in California made it to Florida and then to England. Eventually he ended up in California, working for General Dynamics on the Atlas missile project, meeting John Glenn when they showed him the Friendship 7 rocket that would take him on an orbit of the Earth in 1962.

Davis Seabough

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Davis Seabough celebrates his 97th birthday at OASIS Senior Center

Last year, a group of Mizzou alumni joined the party, bringing Davis gifts of black and gold swag. This year, besides OASIS friends, a few old neighbors stopped by with gifts. And of course, there was music.

This year, the celebration brought news that the Valeriano-Naughton duo had once again lost a place to perform a regular gig. For years, the men had been playing live music at Gina’s Pizza at 420 Iris Ave. But in late March, the manager told them that they were no longer welcome.

“It was packed every time,” Valeriano said. “But the neighbors were complaining there was too much singing.” (The manager did not respond to a request for comment.)

The men have had years of bad luck, trying to find a good, central Corona del Mar location for their music and dinner events. For a long run, they played at Pizza Royale on East Coast Highway, where friends would sneak in bottles of wine and order pasta and pizza dinners while they listened to live music. But in 2011, Pizza Royale closed, and the group had to find a new home.

The landed at Coco’s up the street, but soon that closed to make way for a bank. In 2013, the men moved even further up the street to Landmark Steakhouse, where they would take over a back room every third Thursday of the month. Evelyn Hart, the former mayor, attended, once even dancing right out of her shoe.

But Landmark also shut its doors two years ago, making way for El Cholo. So the men packed their accordion and gutbucket and moved to Gina’s, where they’d pack the patio dining area with as many as 30 people, eating, singing and dancing.

The men say they are no longer looking for a new venue, instead focusing on their lunchtime performances at the OASIS center. At Seabough’s birthday party, the men passed out song sheets and played “Home on the Range,” “This Land is Your Land,” “Get Me to the Church on Time” and more. The crowd sang along, barely looking at the sheets with the lyrics.

“I can’t see it, I’m deaf, but I’m still dancing,” Seabough said

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Amy Snider Senk has lived in Corona del Mar for 17 years and until last year was publisher of Corona del Mar Today, an online newspaper that ran daily for seven years. Senk, a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism, is involved in the Corona del Mar Residents Association and the Corona del Mar High School PTA. She and her husband have two children.

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1776 flags highlight Exchange Club celebration

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Sons of the American Revolution

The Exchange Club of Newport Harbor is celebrating their 8th Annual Field of Honor in Castaways Park. The event began last Friday and runs through Memorial Day, Monday, May 29.

A total of 1776 American flags have been mounted throughout the park with the help of the 1/1 Marines from Camp Pendleton.

Programming is planned daily leading up to Memorial Day.

Some of the beneficiaries of the Exchange Club’s generosity include the 1/1 Marines, the Wounded Warriors Project, Coastline Community College Military Programs and the Fisher House Foundation.

Castaways Park is located at Dover Drive and 16th Street. Parking has been available at the Newport Harbor Lutheran Church.


Pet of the Week Dog 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.”

Carla

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Animal Shelter

MEET CARLA

This little cutie, Carla, is a 6-year-old Chihuahua mix. She is spayed, microchipped and up to date on vaccines. She is quiet, sweet and loves other people and dogs.

Adoption costs at the shelter:

Dogs - $130

Puppies - $150

Cats - $90

Kittens - $110

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

If you are interested in finding out more about Carla, or any other animals up for adoption, the Newport Beach Animal Shelter is located at 20302 Riverside Drive, Newport Beach. It is open daily from 11 a.m. to 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.


WAKE UP! Newport to hear from Costa Mesa

Katrina Foley

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Make reservations now for the June WAKE UP! Newport breakfast on Thursday, June 1, in the Friends Room of the Newport Beach Public Library.

Costa Mesa Mayor Katrina Foley will be the featured speaker.

Foley is expected to discuss issues related to Costa Mesa’s new slow growth ordinance, their new marijuana ordinance, group homes, public safety and ballot box changes. The breakfast begins at 7:15 a.m.

The Library is located at 1000 Avocado Ave. To make reservations go to www.newportbeach.com.


Peirsol featured speaker at Athletic Awards

Aaron Peirsol

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The Commodores Club of the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce will recognize the top athletes from Corona del Mar, Newport Harbor and Sage Hill high schools on Thursday, June 1.

The 56th Annual Athletic Awards Dinner will take place at the Radisson Hotel Newport Beach, 4545 MacArthur Blvd., at 6 p.m.

Three-time Olympic swimmer, seven-time Olympic medalist and world-record holder Aaron Peirsol will be the guest speaker.

To make reservations or to find out more about the event go to www.newportbeach.com.

The Premier Sponsor for the event is the Los Angeles Chargers.


You must reminder this: Sam in the doghouse gives way to leash laws

By NANCY GARDNER

Back in the ‘50s, if someone had suggested Newport needed a dog park he would have been greeted with a blank stare. What on earth was a dog park? After it was explained, there would be another blank stare. Why on earth would we need one? There were no restrictions as to dogs on the beach in those former times, and if all dogs behaved as Magroot did, there might still be none today. Magroot belonged to Scotty, the handsome, silver-haired king of Little Corona. Scotty and Magroot would come to the beach, Scotty would tell Magroot where to sit, and Magroot would stay there until commanded otherwise. With that as a model, I decided to bring our dog, Sam the Beagle, which may be why there are now restrictions.

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(L-R): Sister Sally and Nancy Gardner with pup Sam

On our first outing to Little Corona, I told him where to sit, but instead of staying, he revealed himself as the anti-Magroot, tearing around the beach, kicking sand over everyone, and stubbornly refusing to be captured. Undiscouraged, I gave him a second chance, this time on the leash, and when I went in the water, I was careful to tie him to the guard tower. When I came in, I didn’t see Sam. I looked inquiringly at Wes Armand, the lifeguard, who scowled down at me. It seems Sam had started baying, a Beagle characteristic, as soon as I entered the water and wouldn’t stop no matter how many times everyone told him to shut up until Wes, at wit’s end and afraid of being distracted from his duties, plunked an empty trash can over him. I lifted the trash can to find Sam looking somewhat peeved but none the worse for the experience. However, by popular demand he was banned from the beach as, today, are all dogs at certain hours. Mea culpa.

There may have been leash laws back then, but if there were, they weren’t enforced. You put a leash on your dog if he was the sort to run away. Otherwise, why bother?  Later, the city tightened up – considerably. In the ‘80s there was one animal control officer who would hide herself so she could better spy out illegal activity, lurking behind bushes near beaches and parks to nab those whose dogs romped free. She once pounced on me. She had seen me running with my dog, and because my arms were moving normally, she assumed he wasn’t on a leash. It was like a drug bust. She came roaring up in the animal control truck, screeched on the brakes, leaped from the truck and whipped out…I thought maybe the cuffs from the dramatic approach but merely her citation book. I instantly realized where the problem was and pointed to the leash tied around my waist, explaining that I always did so when I ran with the dog. Having pointed out her error – very politely – I assumed that was the end of it. Nope. We had a five-minute discussion as to whether I had sneakily tied the leash on when I saw her. I at last convinced her that I didn’t have time, and she went on her way, but I’m sure my name was on her watch list.

Leash laws continue to be enforced, if a little less rabidly, but we now have an official dog park where our Rovers can romp, and a push to make the area at the mouth of the Santa Ana River a second. Due to lack of enforcement by the County, this has been operating as an off-leash area to the delight of dog owners but not necessarily the neighbors, and I understand the neighbors’ concerns. Not all dog owners are good citizens. I see unclaimed dog poop every time I walk my dog. I even see poop at the dog park, a place provided to dog owners by all the people of Newport Beach, including those who dislike dogs. You would think those using the park would be hypervigilant about picking up, and you would be wrong, so until we dog owners clean up our act –literally – we shouldn’t expect much support for more places for Lassie to lope.    

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


Guest Column

Mike Glenn – Save Newport

Save Dog Beach – your help is needed Tuesday

Mike Glenn

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Save Newport Publisher Mike Glenn 

After many long months of dredging, the heavy machinery will likely be gone from Dog Beach by the end of next week and the next big South Swell will drop the sandbars back in the channel right where they used to be, returning the area to the Dog Beach we have all known and loved for 100 years.

However, as you might know, Newport Beach has been in the midst of an anti-dog-on-beaches campaign right now that was begun right as the Dog Beach is being released back into the hands of the dog-loving public. Newport has recently begun placing signs and enforcement agents at the mouth of the county land, blocking access from people who wish to use the off-leash area for their dogs. While we (and local residents!) have been asking for doggie bag dispensers there for years, the city has spent thousands of dollars on signage designed to scare people from the area. The recent Twitter “virtual ride along” with a patrol unit highlighted why dogs are supposedly not welcome on the beaches. The assaults are escalating.

Diane Dixon – the originator of the idea that we should close Dog Beach – wrote that she supported Dog Beach in the past, but recently used a private email account with city letterhead and the city seal to tell county officials that she no longer supports it. Suddenly, inside of the city, the ratcheting-up of anti-dog-beach sentiment has begun once again.

Our efforts previously won us a unanimous 7-0 approval by Parks, Beach and Recreation to not only approve, but actually to expand Dog Beach to Orange Street – making it partially on city land and partially on county land. Somehow, after the meeting, the meeting minutes were modified to strike this from the record – even though we have what was actually said and actually passed on video (we foresaw “oddities” and wanted to keep a record for ourselves in case they materialized).

The county voted 5-0 to approve Dog Beach, but then “certain elected officials” began emailing organizations and groups to get them to complain, stopping the process before it got to the required second vote. All and all, the Dog Beach remained – so we figured everyone was happy. But now the attacks have begun once again and it is time to go on the full offensive if we want to keep this treasured area of land for our four-legged friends. This time, we won’t stop until we have an actual official dog beach – and if that requires removing people from their positions, then that is what it will require.

Here is what we need from you: Please show up at Newport Beach City Hall (100 Civic Center Drive) on Tuesday at 7 p.m. and speak on “Non-Agenda Items.”

Speak about why we need to keep and support Dog Beach.

Ask the council why the Parks, Beach and Recreation vote calling for the expansion of Dog Beach was modified in the meeting minutes to not reflect what was actually voted on.

Ask them who has approved the sudden enforcement against dogs in the area.

Ask them if they will hold Diane Dixon accountable for using the city seal and official city letterhead for non-official business (they previously held other council people accountable for this, so they should hold her accountable, too).

Ask council if they will hold Diane Dixon accountable for illegally withholding documents despite them being requested via a Public Document Request Act.

Ask Diane Dixon to explain the reasons why she is against Dog Beach (she won’t respond, but the public outcry will make media attention).

Ask the council to agendize expanding Dog Beach to Orange Street, as the Parks, Beach and Recreation committee had originally suggested a year ago.

Dog Beach has been around for a full 100 years, since 1917, it’s Newport Beach’s last remaining dog beach, and I do not want to see it go away. We need literally just three minutes of your time to speak on this, on Tuesday. Every voice makes a tremendous difference and can really help to sway council people. Please, share this with your friends. We need to send a message to council that we want to keep and preserve Dog Beach.


Newport Beach – A Look Back 

Photo series courtesy of Balboa Island Museum & Historical Society

A Look Back 5.22.17

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The Balboa Island Ferry…changes over time included enclosing a cab over the skipper and adding a safety bar to the bow and stern in an attempt to keep cars out of the Bay.

Visit Balboa Island Museum at 331 Marine Ave., Balboa Island. It is open Tuesdays-Sundays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The Museum Store is open Tuesdays-Sundays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 949.675.3952. www.balboaislandmuseum.org


Hospice advocate honored with Care Award

Michelle Wulfestig

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At age 14, Michelle Wulfestieg was told she wouldn’t live to be 30. She had survived a massive stroke when she was just 11 years old and a second stroke, thought to be untreatable, was imminent. For Wulfestieg, this was a revelation: life is not about quantity, but rather quality. From that day on, she committed to making each moment count, not allowing her disabilities to hold her back. She went on to join her high school volleyball team, travelled to distant countries, earned a college degree, found a meaningful job and married the man of her dreams.

Wulfestieg, a Newport Beach resident, is the May/June recipient of Fairhaven’s Oliver Halsell Care Award. Fairhaven Memorial Park & Mortuary, with locations in Santa Ana and Mission Viejo, created the recognition program in 2012 to pay tribute to individuals who have demonstrated exceptional care in their profession and community, improving the lives and spirits of those they help.

Wulfestieg, 35, first discovered her passion for hospice work by volunteering with Betsy, an 84-year-old patient who, like her, had suffered a stroke that had left her paralyzed on one side of her body. Wulfestieg felt an overwhelming passion toward helping the disabled and the dying as she so well understood their struggles, feelings and their desperate longing to be comfortable and pain free.

After graduating from California Lutheran University at age 22, she began her career in hospice as a volunteer coordinator. Her own struggles, however, were far from over. A second stroke at age 25 left her comatose for eight days. Outwitting the surgeon’s prognosis, she survived the removal of a brain lesion, responsible for her two strokes. While recovering and regaining the ability to talk, feed herself and walk, Wulfestieg completed her master’s degree in Organizational Leadership from Chapman University.

Fast forward nine years and she is now executive director at the Southern California Hospice Foundation in Costa Mesa, where she not only helps patients and their families with expenses such as groceries, utility bills or flying their loved ones to say last goodbyes, but also has a stellar track record of fulfilling patient last wishes. 

For seven years, Wulfestieg has helped many patients – both children and adults – realize their last dreams, including an 8-year-old boy with stomach cancer whom she flew to Legoland in a private plane and arranged for him to meet Star Wars’ Hans Solo, Harrison Ford. Other high-profile dream fulfillments have included Oprah, Selena Gomez, astronaut John D. Olivas and The Weeknd.

“Michelle Wulfestieg is an inspiration to us all,” said Rod Gomez, general manager at Fairhaven Memorial Park in Santa Ana. “She is steadfast, brave and kind – all qualities required to work in the hospice field. She has made a huge impact on so many end-of-life patients and their families by filling their last days with joy and love.” 

When not in the office, Wulfestieg can be found advocating for hospice care, often by giving motivational talks drawing from her award-winning autobiography, “All We Have is Today.” She also volunteers at Mariners Church Sunday school in Irvine and with her daughter’s kindergarten class. Additionally, she is a member of the Women of Chapman, a women’s group that raises money for Chapman’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts.

“I’m so honored to be selected for this award,” Wulfestieg said. “Every day I wake up with a profound sense of purpose and I pray that God will use me to do his good work. And each day he does. Hospice work is more than a job to me, it’s a calling. I want to raise awareness of hospice care so that all people at end-of-life receive the dignity and comfort they deserve.”

In November 2017, Wulfestieg will be presented her award at Fairhaven’s Oliver Halsell Care Awards ceremony at its Mission Viejo facility. The Care Awards banquet will recognize six honorees’ accomplishments awarded during this year. Additionally, Fairhaven will make a donation on her behalf to the Southern California Hospice Foundation.

Fairhaven is accepting nominations for additional 2017 Oliver Halsell Care Awards. For more information and to nominate an outstanding citizen, call 714.633.1442 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Public Safety Day celebrated in Newport Beach

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The Newport Beach Police and Fire Departments opened up their doors over the past weekend to celebrate Public Safety Day.

Residents were invited to experience and view all aspects of the departments, including K-9 patrols, beach vehicles (both on sand and in water), horseback officers, SWAT and fire vehicles, and even an antique fire engine.

Firefighters cooked hamburgers and hot dogs on their department barbecue, provided to them a number of years back by the Commodores Club of the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce.

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Check it out, Beerfest, this Saturday at the Dunes

Dunes Beerfest

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The Newport Beach Beerfest is an all-inclusive event, bringing guests to the sandy beaches of Newport Dunes. Sample more than 150 craft beers, wines and spirits. 

The event takes place Saturday, May 27, from 7 to 10 p.m.

Live bands and DJs will take the stage and get the crowd on their feet. The event will feature a food truck fest as well. 

The event supports and raises funds for the 1/1 Marine Foundation of Newport Beach.

General admission is $35 and includes unlimited samples. VIP admission is $50 and includes an additional 12 VIP breweries and admission to the VIP lounge.

The Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort & Marina is located at 1131 Back Bay Drive, Newport Beach.

For more information and tickets go to https://www.newportbeachbeerfest.com/.


Community invited to birdwatch at ENC

The Environmental Nature Center (ENC) is inviting the community to birdwatch on their trails on Saturday, May 27 from 8 to 9:30 a.m. ENC Naturalist Chris Holland will introduce a small group to the basics of birdwatching.

Holland will demonstrate how to properly use binoculars and what features to look for when purchasing them. He will teach participants to read and use a field guide to identify different varieties of birds by their unique physical characteristics, calls and tracks. Attendees will be given the chance to put their new skills to the test on a hike in which they can encounter many of the ENC’s birds.

Egret

“Well over 100 different types of birds have been spotted at the ENC, including egrets, falcons, goldfinches, hawks, hummingbirds, sparrows, warblers and woodpeckers,” said ENC Executive Director Bo Glover. “Bird watching is a tradition at nature centers and wilderness areas everywhere, and I’m happy to see that tradition going strong at ENC.”

Environmental Nature Center is located at 1601 E. 16th St., Newport Beach. www.encenter.org.


Guest Column

Dave Kiff

An insider’s look at what’s going on in and around City Hall

Dave Kiff

Newport Beach City Manager Dave Kiff

On Tuesday, May 23rd, the Newport Beach City Council will meet for a 3 p.m. Joint Meeting with the City’s Finance Committee to hear the first formal budget presentation of the year. Then the regular non-Joint Study Session gets underway 4 p.m.-ish. Finally, there is a 7 p.m. regular session. More detailed Council meeting information is at the end of the Guide. I don’t summarize every item on the agenda, so make sure you look at the City Clerk’s agenda page to read the whole agenda if you’d like. 

As noted, the Joint Meeting starts at 3 p.m. and is focused on the proposed Fiscal Year 2017-18 City budget. What’s newsworthy about it? A couple of things:

It socks away more money than ever before for pensions, including to address our unfunded liability issue. Another $9 million (!) is proposed to go towards a discretionary additional payment for pensions.

It proposes sending about $6M towards critical harbor infrastructure, including sea walls around Balboa Island.

It’s balanced (wait, that’s not news – our budget is always balanced).

Our capital plan proposes some new efforts that Mayor Muldoon first spoke of back in January, including using better technology for traffic solutions and to start an update of the 2006 City General Plan. 

Then the Study Session is really focused on one main item, that being preparing for Summer along Ocean Front Walk. Folks interested will hear about ideas from the PD for safer travels, as well as our ongoing discussions about things like Surrey cycles. If I were planning on listening in, I’d try for a little after 4 p.m. 

The evening’s Regular Session is at 7 p.m. The items worth noting are a handful:

An airport item involving how Commuter Aircraft at JWA are defined. A bit complex, but simple at the same time. Operators of commuter planes (like SkyWest) are buying new Embraer and Bombardier planes that have seating capacities of 76 seats, but the JWA Settlement Agreement defines commuter planes as having up to 70 seats. JWA is still governed by a “million annual passenger” cap that is in the Settlement Agreement – and any new seats filled on a plane count towards the cap. 

Some changes to the lease agreement involving the Lighthouse Café at Marina Park. The changes would include allowing the Café to have a mobile cart for some food (and coffee). Changes would also allow them to move from a beer and wine license to a spirits license (Type 47). The restaurant and all sales must end/close at 11 p.m. nightly.  

More turf removals are coming to town. The drought may be behind us, but it’s still not legal going forward to use potable water to irrigate turf in medians. That’s a state prohibition. So we’re continuing our efforts to remove turf from medians and to replace it with a colorful but drought-friendly palette – this time on San Joaquin Hills Road and San Miguel Road.   

The Calendar Notes involve some interesting and fun things:

Friday, May 26

3 p.m. – John Wayne Park Dedication, 2501 Cliff Drive. It’s helpful for this one if you RSVP. Please do so to Jenny Sudo at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 949.644.3003.

Today’s Fun Questions from Residents/Visitors:

This one came to me from a gal at the gym. She wondered: On street sweeping day, if the sweeper has gone by but the “no parking” sign still has some time left (say it’s 11 a.m. and the sign says “no parking” until 12:30 p.m.), will I get a ticket if I park there? The answer:  Generally no, but this is a “spirit of the law” question at this point. To be safe, you should still try and avoid parking there during the street sweeping times, as sometimes the sweeper can surprise you by being delayed or on a different schedule because of an emergency somewhere else. The PD does, though, try to understand that parking is often tight and will work with known issues in a neighborhood to make sure residents get the most flexibility possible to get back needed parking spaces. 

A visitor from Utah asked me this week why there are small smelly tar mats along the beaches. He assumed they were from oil wells offshore. Though we’ve stepped on them, too, Newport residents know that this isn’t so (and how to dodge them) – they’re from naturally occurring seeps beneath the ocean floor, and often make their way to the beach in the form of innocent-looking small pieces of what appear to be thick black plastic. But they’re not, and when you step on them you’ve got some very sticky oil to deal with. He seemed better when he understood that this happens all up and down the Southern CA coast, again via natural causes. Thanks, NOAA.

As always, thanks for reading. Please forward this Guide to family, friends and members of your HOA if you represent one. I always like hearing from you, too, so please don’t hesitate to ask a question or offer a comment. 

Sincerely,

Dave Kiff

City Manager

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949-644-3001


Request for Bob Hailey Memorial Track and Field

Newport-Mesa Unified School District received a request to name the Newport Harbor High School (NHHS) track and field the “Bob Hailey Memorial Track and Field,” in honor of Mr. Bob Hailey, who was a NHHS teacher and coach. 

Hailey was a longtime track coach at Newport-Harbor; he passed away

November 8, 2013 at the age of 78.

For more information and to take the survey regarding this naming request, 

click the following link, www.surveymonkey.com/r/nhhstrack.

The survey will be available for public input until June 7, 2017.


NMUSD has busy summer planned with construction

Davidson Field

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The following is a list of summer construction projects planned for the Newport-Mesa School District for the summer of 2017.

Newport Harbor High School (NHHS)

Davidson Field

Construction continues on the structural rehabilitation and refresh of Davidson field. Davidson field was upgraded to include artificial field, track and concessions building, as well as upgrades to the existing bleachers and press box. Construction is expected to be complete in summer 2017.

Scoreboard

The baseball boosters are funding a new scoreboard for the varsity baseball field to replace the existing scoreboard. This work is expected to begin in summer 2017.

Corona del Mar (CdM) High School

Learning Resource Center

Construction of the Learning Resource Center is anticipated to begin in summer 2017. The project includes alterations to existing CdM library to modernize the space into the new Learning Resource Center. This project is funded by the District and CdM Foundation.

Baseball Backstop

Construction to replace and relocate the existing baseball backstop to prevent stray foul balls from leaving the playing field is expected to begin in summer 2017. 

Sports Fields

The revised draft Environmental Impact report for proposed upgrades to sports fields is anticipated to be complete in summer 2017. 

Reclaimed Water Project

A project to convert the irrigation system at CdM athletic fields to reclaimed water is anticipated to being completed in summer 2017.

Andersen Elementary

Path of Travel Improvements

Construction to replace ADA path of travel on sidewalks and ramps is expected to begin in summer 2017.

Ensign Intermediate School 

Gym Fire

A project to repair fire damage in the locker room of the Ensign gymnasium is expected to continue through summer 2017.


Letter to the Editor:

“Rules don’t apply” to Councilman Peotter

Of all of the characteristics embodied by Newport Beach City Councilman Scott Peotter, his disrespect is the one that bothers us the most.

We could have predicted that he would act in this manner because of the disrespect that he showed our neighborhood between 2007 and 2010 while building his house behind us. Although he was a Newport Beach Planning Commissioner at the time and certainly knew the city’s rules and requirements, he consistently behaved as if those rules didn’t apply to him. 

City rules allow 2 years for the construction of a home, but this particular site was allowed to remain unfinished for almost 4 years despite multiple complaints to the city begging for action to close it down. In an extraordinary departure from protocol, he continued to live in the construction site during this time. 

A 2009 OC Register article about the site contains photos of the mounds of debris present at the site, including mattresses and tires left outside. To those of us who endured this fiasco, his disregard for the very rules he was charged with enforcing presaged his future behavior on the council.

Respect for the rules is a basic expectation for our elected representatives, but Mr. Peotter continues to behave as though the rules don’t apply to him. The Brown Act requires that confidential information disclosed in closed session remain confidential for obvious reasons, but Mr. Peotter readily shared confidential information with his political associates.  

Rules concerning fundraising exist to ensure that politicians are not unduly influenced by donations, yet Mr. Peotter flouted those rules as well, with no expressions of regret.

How a councilman comports himself is important not just with those with whom he agrees, but also with those with whom he disagrees. He represents every resident in the city and it is incumbent upon him to behave like an adult and behave respectfully to everyone. Here again, Mr. Peotter continues to behave as though the rules do not apply to him. After voting in support of the Museum House, he published an editorial in the Daily Pilot in which he made this comment about the environmental organization SPON: “I like to spell it SPAWN (Still Pouting And Whining in Newport).” What kind of respectful person says that?  

It is time to restore respect and integrity to the Newport Beach City Council. It is time to recall Scott Peotter.

Liddy and Scott Paulsen

Newport Beach


An opp to roll up your sleeve and give blood

Before busy summer schedules set in, the American Red Cross urges eligible donors to roll up a sleeve to help ensure a sufficient supply for patients in need.

Donors of all blood types are needed now to help accident and burn victims, heart surgery and organ transplant patients, and those receiving cancer treatment.

Giving blood is an easy and thoughtful way to honor a loved one who has relied on blood products, to follow in the example of a family member who gives regularly or to simply help others.

A blood donation opportunity will take place on June 8, from 7:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m., at Newport Harbor High School, 600 Irvine Avenue.


Newport Beach Public Library Hosts
Events, Workshops

NB Central Library

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Upcoming Events & Workshops 

Assemblages, Continuing through May 26. The Newport Beach City Arts Commission is presenting an exhibition by architect Ron Yeo in the Central Library lobby gallery. The exhibit, titled “Assemblages,” aptly coincides with Earth Month, and features a series of art projects created out of recycled bottle caps, plastic tops, action figures and other assorted objects that Yeo gathered on his morning beach walks. Transitioning from architecture to art, Yeo turned to the collection of bottle caps that he had been saving for many years. Inspired by the urban (junk) art of Patrick Amiot, Kenny Irvin & Schickentzanz, he decided to put them to use by developing this series of art pieces. With his wide variety of caps, he has been able to assemble an interesting blend of colors and patterns in a whimsical display that captivates art lovers both young and old. Central Library, 1000 Avocado Ave., Newport Beach. 949.717.3800.

Assemblages

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“Assemblages” by local architect/artist Ron Yeo

Medicine in Our Backyard: Dr. Claudia Helen Kawas, May 22 from 7 - 8:30 p.m. 90+ Study and Memory Disorders. Claudia Helen Kawas, M.D. is Professor, Department of Neurology, UC Irvine School of Medicine and Professor, Neurobiology and Behavior, School of Biological Sciences, UC Irvine. Dr. Kawas’ work is concentrated on the epidemiology of aging and Alzheimer’s disease, in the determinants of successful aging, longitudinal and clinical pathological investigations, clinical trials, and most recently, studies in cognitive and functional abilities of the Oldest Old (over 90 years of age). No charge to attend. Central Library Friends Room, 1000 Avocado Ave., Newport Beach. 949.717.3800.

Tuesdays@2 featuring Reference USA, May 23 from 2 - 4 p.m. Consumer Reports. Learn about using the Newport Beach Public Library subscription to the online version of Consumer Reports, a valuable publication containing consumer product testing, research and reviews. Central Library Media Lab, 1000 Avocado Ave., Newport Beach. 949.717.3800.

Let’s Talk Tech – Photoshop & Lynda.com, May 23 from 7 - 8 p.m. Photoshop and Lynda.com. Focuses on introductory tutorials for software and services in the Media Lab. The staff utilizes tutorials from Lynda.com to present an entry-level overview of a specific topic. This session will present an overview of the online resources and databases available from Newport Beach Public Library that can assist with creating a resume and job searching. Must have a valid library card to attend this session. Central Library Media Lab, 1000 Avocado Ave., Newport Beach. 949.717.3800.

Wing Lam and family

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Wahoo’s Wing Lam and Family, The Journey from Mainland China to Balboa Island, May 23 from 7 - 8:30 p.m. Learn about the incredible story of the Lee family spanning more than half a century and across half the globe. Their journey begins in Mainland China and winds its way to Hong Kong, Tokyo, Brazil and finally to Balboa Island, where they open the first Chinese restaurant in the area, Shanghai Pine Garden. Their story is filled with hardship and challenges that most of us could not even imagine. Yet through it all, their passion for life and love of family resulted in a perpetual joy that radiates to all who come into their presence. The stories of the Lee family will fill you with laughter and possibly a few tears, as well. Come and find out how John Wayne helped to put Shanghai Pine Garden on the map (and experience a rare treat of Mr. Lee singing the Chinese opera song that Wayne enjoyed so much). This free lecture is presented by the Balboa Island Museum and Historical Society, thanks to a cultural arts grant from the Newport Beach City Arts Commission. Central Library Friends Room, 1000 Avocado Ave., Newport Beach. 949.717.3800.

LEGO “Block” Party, May 24 at 3 p.m. Design, build and invent with LEGOS at this fun, creative program! No registration required. Mariners Branch Library, 1300 Irvine Ave., Newport Beach. 949.717.3838.

Rene Magritte

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Beyond the Canvas: Rene Magritte, May 24 from 7 - 8 p.m. Award-winning professor Jacqueline Hahn will continue this fascinating art lecture series on legendary artists’ lives and artistic movements. René Magritte was a Belgian surrealist artist. He became well known for a number of witty and thought-provoking images. Often depicting ordinary objects in an unusual context, his work is known for challenging observers’ preconditioned perceptions of reality. His imagery has influenced pop, minimalist and conceptual art. Learn more about the great masters of art in a fascinating visual presentation. This event is free; seating is first come, first served. Sponsored by Friends of the Library. Central Library Friends Room, 1000 Avocado Ave., Newport Beach. 949.717.3800.

Genealogy Resources 104: Probate Records, May 24 from 7 - 8:30 p.m. Probate records often contain valuable genealogical data, including names and relationships of family members, death information, ages, and residences, among other helpful information. This class will investigate wills, probates, estate records, and guardianship records to learn why these court records must not be overlooked when conducting genealogy research. Registration is required. Central Library Media Lab, 1000 Avocado Ave., Newport Beach. 949.717.3800.

John Wayne

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John Wayne Exhibit – On Set with the Duke: The Lost Archive of John R. Hamilton, May 26 and continuing through Sept. 5. John Wayne Enterprises is pleased to present a selection of 15 modern archival prints of John Wayne by legendary photographer John R. Hamilton this summer. Opening on what would have been John Wayne’s 110th birthday on May 26, the exhibit will feature rare and never before seen images from such films as “The Searchers” (1956) directed by John Ford, “The Horse Soldiers” (1959) directed by John Ford, “The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance” (1962) directed by John Ford, “The Sons of Katie Elder” (1965) directed by Henry Hathaway, “El Dorado” (1966) directed by Howard Hawks, and “Hellfighters” (1968) directed by Andrew V. McLaglen. This is a rare opportunity to view this lost archive of John Wayne images on set, with the film crew and his family. Curated by Laurie Kratochvil and Amy Shepherd. Sponsored by the Newport Beach City Arts Commission. Central Library, 1000 Avocado Ave., Newport Beach. 949.717.3800.

Tuesdays@2 featuring OverDrive Downloadable eBooks, May 30 from 2 - 4 p.m. Learn how to download free library e-Books and audiobooks on to your mobile devices (Android and iOS) using OverDrive on the library website. Users must have their own mobile device and a library card to begin downloading books. Central Library Media Lab, 1000 Avocado Ave., Newport Beach. 949.717.3800.

Let’s Talk Tech – Film Editing & Lynda.com, May 30 from 7 - 8 p.m. Focuses on introductory tutorials for software and services in the Media Lab. The staff utilizes tutorials from Lynda.com to present an entry-level overview of a specific topic. This session will present an overview of the online resources and databases available from Newport Beach Public Library that can assist with creating a resume and job searching. Must have a valid library card to attend this session. Central Library Media Lab, 1000 Avocado Ave., Newport Beach. 949.717.3800.

LEGO “Block” Party, May 31 at 3 p.m. Design, build and invent with LEGOS at this fun, creative program! No registration required. Mariners Branch Library, 1300 Irvine Ave., Newport Beach. 949.717.3838.

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Let’s Read! Kids’ Storytimes

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

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

Songs & Stories – Children 2 - 5 years of age will enjoy stories and music, while being introduced to guided movement, yoga and instruments. CdM on Fridays at 10:30 a.m.

Preschool Storytime – Stories, poems and songs will inspire literary, dramatic and musical fun for kids 3 - 5 years of age. Balboa on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.; Mariners on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.; CdM on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.; Central on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.

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

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

Branches

Central Library

1000 Avocado Ave., Newport Beach. 949.717.3800

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

Sunday, Noon-5 p.m.

Mariners Branch

1300 Irvine Ave., Newport Beach. 949.717.3838

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

Sunday, Noon - 5 p.m.

Balboa Branch

100 E. Balboa Blvd., Newport Beach. 949.644.3076

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

9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Closed Sundays

Corona del Mar Branch

420 Marigold Ave., Corona del Mar. 949.644.3075

Hours: Tuesday and Thursday, 9 a.m.-9 p.m.; Wednesday, Friday and Saturday,

9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Closed Sundays and Mondays.

www.newportbeachlibrary.org


For A Good Cause

From Golf to Galas: Supporting Our Community

Newport Harbor

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OC Women2Women | 4th Driving Forward in Style | Thursday, June 1 at 5:30 p.m.

The evening will be highlighted with a dinner and auction, and honors Truday Levindofske, CAE, executive director of the Orange County Bar Association. The organization recognizes many military personnel in need of legal assistance who are women, with their 2017 fundraising efforts supporting the Veterans Legal Institute (VLI), which provides pro bono legal services to the homeless, at risk, disabled, and low income and former service members. Register by May 26. Tickets: $165 per person through May 26; $185, thereafter with table sponsorships available.

Contact: www.ocwomen2women.org

Takes place at Fletcher Jones Newport Beach, 3300 Jamboree Road., Newport Beach.

The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society | 11th Annual Quest for Cures Gala | Friday, June 2 with a reception & silent auction at 5:30 p.m.; dinner & live auction at 7 p.m.

Honoring the Man & Woman of the Year, this promises an evening of inspiration, passion and celebration of their mission to find a cure for blood cancer. Participation gives real hope to patients and their families. Cocktail attire. Tickets: $240.

Contact: Alyssa Carillo at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or call 714.418.5602,

www.mwoy.org/ocie.

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

Mission Hospital | Mission Hospital Golf Classic presented by Jessep Management Services, Thursday, June 8 with registration at 8 a.m.; shotgun start at 10 a.m. Always a sellout, this Audi • Infiniti • Volvo Mission Viejo Golf Classic includes nine holes of golf; swag bags; breakfast, lunch and dinner; contest; auctions and opportunity drawings. A highlight is a drawing for an Audi, Infiniti, or Volvo. Benefits Mission Viejo Hospital. Tickets: $700; foursome, $2,800.

Contact: Lana Nguyen at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or 949.347.6042, www.mission4health.com/golf

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

Environmental Nature Center | Summer Soiree, Saturday, June 10 with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres at 5:30 p.m. and dinner under the stars with live music and an auction at 7 p.m. Proceeds benefit their education programs and help to build the community’s first nature-based preschool. Casual attire and trail-friendly shoes recommended. Tickets: $150 per person or $1,500 per table. RSVP by June 2 to www.encenter.org

Contact: Lori Whalen at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or 949.645.8489, ext. 103, 

Takes place at Environmental Nature Center, 1601 E. 16th St., Newport Beach.

Boys & Girls Club of Central Orange Coast | Fourth Annual Leadership Breakfast, Thursday, June 15 at 7:30 a.m. This celebratory breakfast thanks donors, and corporate and community partners, and celebrates the past year’s impact. Tickets: $25; various table sponsorship opportunities available.

Contact: Kelly Shannon at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or 714.565.1098, www.boysandgirlsclub.com

Hoag Hospital | 30th Annual Hoag Summer Classic, Wednesday, June 28 at 5 p.m. This annual foodie and summer event features more than 30 of O.C.’s top restaurants and is hosted by the Hoag Hospital Foundation and 552 Club.

Contact: Jennifer Garner at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., www.hoagpromise.org

Takes place at Newport Dunes resort & Marina, 1131 Back Bay Drive, Newport Beach.


Be coyote smart

Coyote

A special neighborhood advisory has been issued from the Newport Beach Police Department, because unfortunately several residents have lost pets to coyotes that are skilled predators. Other people are concerned about recent sightings and the potential consequences of predatory animals with the urban environment.

Here are some helpful tips to protect your pets from nuisance animals like coyotes and other wildlife:

Fence off animal enclosures (fully enclose them, if possible)

Keep cats and dogs indoors

Feed pets indoors

Store trash in covered heavy-duty containers

Keep yards free from potential shelter, such as thick brush and weeds

Enclose the bottoms of porches and decks

Eliminate potential food and water sources, such as fallen fruit and standing water

Never feed coyotes! Providing food for wild animals is a violation of city and state law, and is a very serious problem. Coyotes fed by humans lose their fear of people, which can create a dangerous situation. If you are aware of anyone feeding coyotes, please report the violation by calling 949.644.3717.

Take special pet precautions – Cats and small animals should not be allowed outside alone, even in a fenced yard. (A dog or cat can be taken from a backyard enclosed by a six-foot fence or wall in a matter of moments.) Always accompany small pets when outside. Don’t allow your dog off leash. Coyotes generally hunt between sunset and sunrise, but can be observed at all hours of the day and will not pass up the opportunity to attack.

Use negative reinforcement – If coyotes begin frequenting your neighborhood, let them know that they are not welcome. Make loud noises, throw rocks, or spray them with a garden hose. For everyone’s safety, it is essential that coyotes remain wary of humans.

For help with an Animal Control issue, call 949.644.3717. More information is available at www.nbpd.org/community/animal_control/coyote_information.asp.

Police Beat Primer

Compiled by Thomas Johnson and Stu Saffer

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.

Parents with children in school may contact 949-497-1615 to request that their names be omitted from Police Beat. The decision of StuNewsNewport is final.

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

Sophia Antoinette Hernandez, 37, Yorba Linda – Thursday, May 18

Moises Zuniga-Resendiz, 39, Buena Park – Thursday, May 18

Natalie Charlene Harrington, 26, Laguna Niguel – Wednesday, May 17

Incident Reports

Thursday, May 18

Arrests for Being Drunk in Public

Jose Emilio San Roman, 21, Irvine

Jamboree Road I 4300 Block I Violation of Court Order

8:39 p.m. Muriel Frances Bridgeforth, 58, Gardena, was arrested and charged with violating a court ordered restraining order.

Belvue Lane I 400 Block I Warrant for Vehicle Code Violation

4:32 p.m. Christopher Rene Abarca, 26, Colorado Springs, was charged with an outstanding warrant related to vehicle license and registration. Bail was set at $1,500.

16th Street I 1900 Block I Possession of a Controlled Substance and Unlawful Paraphernalia

12:10 a.m. Clayton Robert Shamel, 25, Newport Beach, was arrested for possessing a controlled substance and for possessing unlawful paraphernalia.

Wednesday, May 17

Arrests for Being Drunk in Public

Anthony Jasper Torralba, 48, Irvine 

Mesa Verde East I Costa Mesa I 1500 Block I Take Auto w/o Owner Consent

1:29 p.m. Matthew Bryant Johnson, 26, Costa Mesa, was arrested and charged with taking a vehicle without the owner’s consent. Bail was set at $20,000.

Tuesday, May 16

Arrests for Being Drunk in Public

Victor Luis Vaca, 37, Santa Ana

Escapade Court I 00 Block I Disorderly Conduct

8:01 p.m. John Michael Pavusa,18, Newport Beach, was arrested for disorderly conduct/loitering. Bail was set at $500.

Sea Gull Lane I 800 Block I Assault with Deadly Force

6:39 p.m. Ra Phaire, 18, Newport Beach, was arrested and charged with Assault using deadly force and possession of metal knuckles. Bail was set at $25,000.

Santa Barbara I Disobey Domestic Relations

3:39 p.m. Amy Janel Osborn, 40, Newport Beach, was arrested for intentional and knowing violation of a protective order