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Volume 2, Issue 67                                                                           August 21, 2017


Police Files

Man killed last week by boat propeller ID’d

The man killed by a boat propeller last Sunday, August 13 in Newport Beach, has been identified as Mansoor Roshan, 69, from Pacific Palisades.

Roshan was with a group of people in a boat near the end of the Jetty where he decided to enter the water. In order to assist Roshan and other swimmers the boat was apparently reversed, striking him.

The Orange County Sheriff’s Department Harbor Patrol responded to the initial call and pronounced the victim dead on a nearby dock.

According to the Orange County Sheriff’s Department Coroner’s office, Roshan’s cause of death was “saltwater drowning.”

Corona del Mar man charged with lying that he was a war hero

Pete Kalamaris, 54, Corona del Mar, was charged Friday for committing perjury and falsely representing himself as a war veteran of extensive military background and experience. Kalamaris faces two counts of perjury, two counts of forgery, falsifying documents and impersonating a veteran to defraud.

Kalamaris is scheduled to be arraigned on August 31. He faces up to seven years and six months in state prison if convicted.

Prior to December 2016, Kalamaris was accused of applying for and receiving a high-level job with a six-figure salary based on his purported education and military experience. On December 6, 2016, Kalamaris was accused of filing a declaration in a civil case claiming he was wrongfully terminated from his high-level job.

Under penalty of perjury he is accused of falsely declaring, among other things, that he was a graduate of the United States Naval Academy, served in the United States Navy for 22 years, was a fighter pilot, reached the rank of Commander, served in combat, earned an MBA from an esteemed university, and was a veteran of Operation Desert Storm.

The defendant is further accused of attaching forged copies of his “transcript” from the United States Naval Academy, a Bachelor of Science degree certificate, and various photos of himself wearing a Navy uniform and medals of distinction that he did not earn.

On November 14, 2016, Kalamaris is accused of testifying at a civil deposition under oath to graduating from the United States Naval Academy.

The United States Naval Academy has no record of the defendant graduating or attending.

The prosecutor of the case was Deputy District Attorney Kelly Ernby from he Consumer Protection Unit.

Newport student on probation for DUI gets DUI

Madison Leigh Brown, 21, a student from Newport Beach, was arrested early Tuesday morning for driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs and DUI while on probation for DUI.

Brown was also cited for failure to stop for a flashing red light and having expired tags.

The arrest took place at 2:19 a.m. at Bison Avenue and Jamboree Road.

Bail was set at $10,000.


Fair Game


Surprise: Glenn sues Dixon

TomJohnsonCommunity activist and former City Council candidate Mike Glenn filed a $5,000 slander/libel small claims suit against City Councilwoman Diane Dixon last week.

Dixon and Glenn have been at odds on a number of issues in recent history, including Dog Beach and the new trolley running on the Peninsula. So this latest salvo doesn’t come as a surprise.

Following public comments at a council meeting last April, Dixon took Glenn to task off topic for “unpaid public requests fees” owed to the City. 

Glenn later argued that he was surprised at the accusation and that he didn’t owe any money.

In reality, the “lawsuit” would more appear to be a stunt to attack Dixon. One would expect to see Glenn a year from now running against her for the council seat.

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Finally, our visiting whale appears to be gone. He/she was last seen heading north to Los Angeles. Now let’s get back to sailing and drinking.


NBFD recognizes Ocean Lifeguards

Eric Smith

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Newport Beach Ocean Lifeguard of the Year, Eric Smith

On Wednesday, August 16, the Newport Beach Fire Department recognized a dozen outstanding Ocean Lifeguards at their annual Awards breakfast celebrating 94 years of service to the community. Fire Chief Chip Duncan welcomed and congratulated the lifeguards for their strong performance in protecting the 10 million beach visitors who come to Newport Beach each year. Lifeguard staff recounted heroic efforts and recognized the extra efforts of the recipients. More than $5,000 in scholarships was awarded to five lifeguards based on their achieving excellence in life saving and academic pursuits.

Lifeguards will maintain full staffing through Labor Day weekend and then resume normal fall staffing with less towers open mid-week and more staffing on the weekend through the second season of September and October.

Beau and Tim

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(L-R): Ocean Lifeguards Beau Nicolette and Tim Thomas

Individual winners:

Ocean Lifeguard of the Year - Eric Smith

Top Gun (First in Rookie Training class) - Parker Evan

Lifeguard Rookie of the Year - Karsten Johnson

Junior Lifeguard Rookie Instructor - Beau Nicolette

Junior Lifeguard Instructor of the Year - Tim Thomas

Headquarters Lifeguard of the Year - Rob Marienthal

Division 1 Lifeguard of the Year - Wyatt Mueller

Division 2 Lifeguard of the Year - Bryce Miller

Division 3 Lifeguard of the Year - Gavin Wright

Rescue Boats Lifeguard of the Year - David McCabe

Don Burns Scholarship - Daniel Pham

Buddy Belshe/NBOLA Scholarship - Wyatt Mueller

Al Irwin Scholarship - Brad Monroe

Lifeguard Management Association Scholarship - Luke Bradbury

Pay it Forward Scholarship - Parker Evans

Stump the Stu

We’re looking for the what and where

The Stu was out patrolling the neighborhoods and came across this! What is it and where is it?

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 StuNewsNewport 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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Run or walk to honor our bravest

Tunnel to Towers

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Retrace the final steps of 9/11 hero, New York firefighter Stephen Siller, to ensure that we never forget and honor the sacrifices of our first responders and military heroes. This father of five was off-duty on September 11, strapped on his gear and ran through the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel to the Twin Towers in New York to try and save precious lives. He lost his life that day reaching out to help save others.

On Sunday, September 11, lace up your shoes and come join the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers 5K Run & Walk at Newport Dunes beginning at 9 a.m. The start line is at Newport Dunes Marina Terrace, 1010 N. Bayside Drive, Newport Beach.

All proceeds will benefit the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation, including the Building for America’s Bravest program, which builds specially adapted, custom designed smart homes for our nation’s most catastrophically injured service members.

To register, visit

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Farm to Fork: A Foodie’s Point of ViewFork


Pacific Wine & Food Classic at Newport Dunes was enjoyed by thousands

Simon Majumdar

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Simon Majumdar and Mixologist Tricia Carr grace the Fisher & Paykel/DCS Culinary Stage as she demonstrates how to make a refreshing Arnoldo Palmero & Kentucky Mango Margarita

The Pacific Wine & Food Classic celebrated the season with summer-inspired culinary bites, wine pairings and refreshing libations along the sand in picturesque Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort on Saturday, August 19 and Sunday, August 20, 2017. This inaugural event did not disappoint.

The crowd enjoyed delicious food from the region’s most talented chefs, wines from the best winemakers, hand crafted cocktails and live culinary entertainment by local celebrity chefs on the Fisher & Paykel/DCS Culinary Stage hosted by Food Network star, Simon Majumdar. One lucky winner was picked to win the giveaway prize: a KitchenAid blender worth $600!

This elevated wine and food event invited guests to experience more than 100 stations with plenty of room to spread out and enjoy the incredible culinary experience in comfort.

Chef Jamie Gwen

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Chef Jamie Gwen, a winner of Food Network’s Cutthroat Kitchen, demos how to make a Spanish Summer Gazpacho

Some of the fabulous chefs who provided culinary demonstrations included: Tricia Carr, master mixologist with her Arnoldo Palmero & Kentucky Mango Margarita; Pascal Olhats showing us how to make his scampi Provencal specialty; Jamie Gwen explaining how to concoct a Spanish Summer Gazpacho from the freshest ingredients; Brian Malarkey sharing his expertise with a Crispy Skinned Pounded Chicken Breast finished with a Lemon Salsa Verde; Ivan Calderon showing us how to make a mouth-watering summer Sangria; Cathy Pavlos sharing her treasured Grilled Peach and Heirloom Tomato Salad, Wing & Kelly Lam demonstrating how to make delectable Cajun Shrimp Tacos; and Brian Huskey demoing Beach Corn, among others.

Sadie Rose Bakery Company

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Attendees sampled artisan breads from Sadie Rose Baking Co.

Net proceeds from the two-day event will benefit Golden Rule charity, founded in order to give back and support those in need in the restaurant industry. It administers grants and acts as a liaison between the community and those faced with an unanticipated crisis, big or small. To find out more, visit

For more information on the Pacific Wine & Food Classic, visit

Clay Oven

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Clay Oven shared their Chilled Mango Corn Soup

Ciao Vincenza!

Wedge tree bench unveiling and photo exhibit at Sherman Library & Gardens

Come enjoy a special unveiling of the handcrafted bench created by Marty Henke, Alan Buchanan and the Wedge Preservation Society from the recently fallen Wedge tree on August 24 from 6 to 9 p.m. There will be no-host beer and wine, refreshments, and a photography exhibit and slide presentation by Wedge archivist, lifelong chronicler and photographer Ron Romanosky.

Waves Crashing

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

Newport Beach – A Look Back

Photo series courtesy of Balboa Island Museum & Historical Society

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Just another day at the beach. Coats and hats could’ve been the norm for the day, as they huddle-up near the cliffs in Corona del Mar, yes, “across the bay from Balboa.”

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.

Letter to the Editor:

Voter fraud alert

Newport Beach voters should be aware of the pathetic and fraudulent tactics being employed by Council Member Scott Peotter in a last ditch effort to hold on to his job

Once again Peotter has repeated the lie that the recall election will cost $500,000. He knows the city clerk has put the cost at $300,000.

Secondly, reminiscent of the tattooed thugs employed by his campaign consultant Dave Ellis to intimidate Museum House petitioners, Peotter has deployed out of town campaign workers to solicit rescission cards under the guise of stopping the “Bunny Tax.”

Residents should know: there is no Bunny Tax; signing Peotter’s petition will have no impact on any taxes; the petitions have nothing to do with the bunnies; and these are paid workers (Peotter has no resident support).

This is a desperate effort by Peotter to avoid recall.

This is just the most recent example of dishonesty by Peotter. His vote to reject $480,000 in road repair money demonstrates why we must recall Peotter now!

Go to for more information or to report more election fraud by Peotter!

Lynn Swain

Newport Beach

Newport Beach artist on display at JWA

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From August 17 - September 18, a series of paintings by artist Joshua Madrid will be on display at John Wayne Airport (JWA) as part of JWA’s Community Focus Space Program (CFS). 

These works can be viewed on the Departure (upper) Level near security screening areas in Terminals A, B and C, and on the Arrival (lower) Level adjacent to Baggage Carousels 1 and 4.

“There is a boldness within Mr. Madrid’s intricate and colorful work,” said Board Chairwoman Michelle Steel. “His detailed art demonstrates micro and macro aspects for guests to enjoy at John Wayne Airport.”

 “I want to express and explore the connection between the micro and macro world of the universe and man by art and design,” Madrid said.

The circle with a center pattern is the basic structure of creation. It is a pattern found in nature and is seen in biology, geology, chemistry, physics and astronomy. The universal language of art explains the connection to this phenomenon.

Born in Los Angeles, Madrid’s family moved to Newport Beach when he was six years old. His strong interest in art began while attending Newport Elementary School. 

In his early 20s he moved to Los Angeles to attend music school, but found himself working on more art than music. It was then that he started to explore the world of concentric designs and his own unique mandala style. 

Madrid now shows his works in galleries up and down the coast and has also painted large scale murals of his works in his hometown of Newport Beach.

Visit for more information about Madrid’s work.

To learn more about JWA’s Art Programs, visit

Join Little Naturalists and Valerie Bain at ENC

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Kids, come join Little Naturalists with Valerie Bain throughout the month of September. Scheduled dates are September 7, 20 and 29 at 9:30 a.m. There will be a different theme for each session.

Little Naturalist programs are outdoor experiential education classes designed for 3 - 5 year olds and their adults. Activities are designed to encourage exploration and discovery and to enrich a child’s emerging physical and cognitive skills. Parents remain with children at all times. Cost: $8 per participant ($5 for members). Pre-payment is required. Register at

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

Planning a trip?


Planning a trip? You may need a passport and some language skills.

The Newport Beach Public Library is an authorized United States passport acceptance facility. 

Services include:

Processing for first-time applicants

Expedited processing

Lost/Stolen information

Services are offered Monday - Thursday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (except holidays) at the Central Library. To schedule an appointment (which is required), call 949.7127.3831, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Speaking of language skills, you can learn another language at Newport Beach Public Library, as they are offering Rosetta Stone, the popular learning language program, for free! Patrons can gain free access to 30 different language courses at the beginning level.

Library card holders can log on to Rosetta Stone from home or at the library and take core lessons to build reading, writing, speaking and listening skills, as well as refine grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation.

For more information, visit

Segerstrom announces public on-sale date for single tickets to 2017-18 Series Events

Single tickets go on sale today, August 21, 2017 to upcoming 2017-18 season shows at Segerstrom Center for the Arts. This includes tickets to the Center’s exciting Broadway*, Curtain Call, Dance, Chamber, Jazz, Cabaret and Family Series. (*excludes The Book of Mormon and Hamilton).

Tickets will be available online, 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, contact the Group Services office at 714.755.0236. 

The King and I

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Jose Llana and Laura Michelle Kelly star in Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The King and I, part of the Broadway and Curtain Call Series

Hit shows in the Broadway and Curtain Call Series include returning favorites along with Center premieres: Something Rotten!, Motown the Musical, Jersey Boys, Kinky Boots, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The King and I, Love Never Dies, The Color Purple, School of Rock and On Your Feet!.

The International Dance Series presents: the great Mariinsky Ballet and Orchestra with an all Michel Fokine program, Tango Buenos Aires performing Spirit of Argentina, the annual holiday presentation of American Ballet Theatre’s The Nutcracker, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and two debuting companies, Dublin Irish Dance and Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan.

Chamber music fans can look forward to performances of two works by Pulitzer Prize-winning American women composers that include the west coast premiere of “Splendid Hopes” by Julia Wolfe and “First Essay” by Caroline Adelaide Shaw. The Center welcomes: Pacifica Quartet with Johannes Moser, Pavel Haas Quartet, Emerson String Quartet and Calidore String Quartet, Ebène Quartet and the Brentano Quartet with soprano Dawn Upshaw.

The Jazz Series welcomes: The Ramsey Lewis Quintet paired with Lee Ritenour and Ernie Watts, two Cuban jazz stars making their Center debuts – the Pedrito Martinez Group and the Alfredo Rodriguez Trio, Chick Corea will be joined by Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and jazz pianist Bill Charlap makes his Center debut with a special musical birthday salute to Leonard Bernstein.

Broadway stars and leading vocalists bring to the Cabaret stage some of the most memorable songs from past decades and today. The series presents: Amanda McBroom & Ann Hampton Callaway in Divalicious, The Broadway Princess Party with Laura Osnes, Adrienne Warren and Courtney Reed and a celebration of American composer and conductor Leonard Bernstein with One Hand One Heart: 100 Years of Bernstein with special guests and the Cal State Fullerton University Chorus.

Segerstrom Center’s Family Series is an adventure in storytelling that can inspire and create a life-long interest for live theater with younger audiences. The family-friendly line-up includes: Sing Along with The Muppet Movie, The Secret Life of Suitcases, Experiential Theater Company’s Journey to Oz, Tall Stories’ musical adaptation of The Gruffalo, Shh! We Have a Plan – based on the Chris Haughton book, Anatomy of the Piano (for Beginners) and Mr. Popper’s Penguins. Select shows include sensory friendly performances and sign-language interpretation. All performances are preceded by an hour of free family activities.

Shop TalkShopping Bag


Bixby & Ball is holding an ‘Aw Shucks, Summer’s Over’ Grand Opening Celebration at Lido Marina Village on Sunday, August 27 from 5 to 8 p.m. and you’re invited.

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This end-of-summer party is sure to be a feast for the senses with authentic flavors, lively sounds and diving for Mikimoto pearls. You’ll enjoy your favorite briny bivalves, lobster rolls and bubbly to toast with, of course. Summer may be over, but the fun is just beginning.

This event is free, but please RSVP by August 20 to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Call 949.791.8260.

Bixby & Ball offers shoppers a myriad of distinctive products including unique home décor and accessories, furniture and upholstery, antiques and art, designer bedding and pillows, one-of-a-kind jewelry, luxurious bath and body products, and a variety of gifts for any special occasion. This is their first Orange County location. 3424 Via Lido #103, Newport Beach.

Editor’s Note: If you or someone you know operates a Newport Beach-based business that you would like to see featured in Shop Talk, please send the information to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Wirth Plastic Surgery celebrates grand opening

Garrett Wirth

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Dr. Garrett Wirth has opened Wirth Plastic Surgery in Newport Beach, offering a full range of plastic and cosmetic surgery procedures, including Rhinoplasty, Breast Augmentations, Abdominoplasty and “Mommy Makeover” procedures, among others. Dr. Wirth also specializes in non-invasive procedures for skincare, facial enhancement and rejuvenation, such as lip enhancement, injectable fillers, fat injections, fat melting treatments, laser treatments, Botox injections and more.

Dr. Wirth, who is Board Certified and a Diplomate of the American Board of Plastic Surgery, is on the cutting edge of his profession. He has received industry accolades for inventing an “Internal Bra” for improved results with breast reconstruction to “Build a Better Breast,” has written a book on plastic surgery, co-edited a text book for medical students, and has had numerous articles published in national and international surgical journals.

Dr. Wirth is also a Clinical Professor of Plastic Surgery at the University of California - Irvine Medical Center, Chief of the Plastic Surgery Section at the Long Beach Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Medical Director of the Long Beach Memorial Wound Healing Center. While his focus remains on cosmetic surgery, he still maintains a desire to care for the whole patient and apply highly technical skills such as microsurgery for those in need.

Wirth Plastic Surgery is located at 1401 Avocado Ave., Suite 810, Newport Beach. The office can be reached at 949.706.9988. For more information, visit

Pet of the WeekDog and Cat print

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


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Animal Shelter


Sophie needs a loving home

Sophie is an 8-month-old Yorkie. She would love a family with children. She is spayed, microchipped and current on her vaccines.

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 Sophie, 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 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.

ENC to hold Taste of Twilight 


The Environmental Nature Center will be hosting its annual Taste of Twilight.

This dinner event, for ENC members and their families, will be on September 13 at 5:30 p.m. Guests will enjoy hands-on nature activities along the trails, a complimentary dinner, and live music by the Shadybrook Band. The evening will end with s’mores and storytelling around a campfire!

The Taste of Twilight is a member’s only event – if you’re not a member, you can become one at Pre-registration is required. For questions, call 949.645.8489 or visit the ENC website.

Newport Beach Public Library Hosts
Events, Workshops

NB Central Library

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Upcoming Events & Workshops 

John Wayne Exhibit – On Set with the Duke: The Lost Archive of John R. Hamilton, 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.

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Using Credit Cards Wisely, August 23 from 6:30 - 8 p.m. This financial education workshop is presented by the Credit Union or Southern California. Register at Takes place at the Central Library Friends Room, 1000 Avocado Ave., Newport Beach. 949.717.3800.


PSAT Practice Test, August 26 at 9:30 a.m. Sharpen your test-taking skills with a free, full-length practice PSAT, in partnership with C2 Education of Newport Beach. The test will last approximately four hours. Students do not need to bring pencil or paper, but can bring a calculator if they wish. Results will be presented at a separate results program on Tuesday, August 29 at 7 p.m. This is a free event, but registration is required and space is limited. Should there be openings on the day of the test, they will be accepting walk-ins on a first-come, first serve-basis. The library opens at 9 a.m. and they recommend showing up soon after opening to increase your chances of getting a spot, if some become available.


LEGO Block Party, August 30 from 3 - 4 p.m. Design, build and invents with LEGOS at his fun, creative program. No registration is required. Funded by Friends of the Library. Takes place at Mariners Branch Library, 1300 Irvine Ave., Newport Beach. 949.717.3838.

Let’s Read! Kids’ Storytimes

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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 your pjs! Central on Mondays at 7 p.m.

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


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.

For A Good Cause

From Golf to Galas: Supporting Our Community

Newport Harbor

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National Multiple Sclerosis Society | Bubbles & Brunch to End MS, Saturday, August 26 from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Don’t miss out on a fabulous day filled with premier silent auction items, a mimosa-laced reception, a three-course brunch and Ronda Giangreco as the keynote speaker who will share how she faced her personal MS diagnosis. The event supports the National MS Society’s vision to create a world free of Multiple Sclerosis. Tickets are $100 each; tables of 10 start at $1,000.

Contact: Heather Dean-Presnall at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or 760.448.8497,

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


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CureDuchenne | Seventh Annual Getzlaf Golf Shootout, Saturday, September 9. CureDuchenne, located in Newport Beach, holds its annual golf tournament, hosted by Anaheim Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf and his wife Paige. The party starts on September 8 with an MPV party with Ryan, Paige and Ducks teammates rolling out the red carpet at Time Nightclub in Costa Mesa. The next day, foursomes, all accommodated by professional athletes hit the green for a day of sport and celebration at Monarch Beach Golf Links in Dana Point. The links will be turned into a fun zone featuring activities and giveaways from Violet Gentlemen Hockey Club, Stella Artois, CNC Motors, Tilted Kilt, B. Candy, Des Madre Tequila and a $1 million hoe-in-one contest. The Getzlaf Golf Shootout brings together athletes, celebrities and community leaders in support of CureDuchenne, a nonprofit that aims to save the lives of children and young adults with Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Duchenne is a fatal muscle-wasting disease affecting 300,000 youths worldwide.

Contact: Rachel Peterson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or 949.872.2552, CureDuchenne is located at 1400 Quail St., Newport Beach and founded by Paul and Debra Miller, Corona del Mar residents.

Takes place at Monarch Beach Golf Links, 50 Monarch Beach Resort N, Dana Point.

The Wooden Floor | Keep the Promise Wine Tasting, Thursday, September 14 at 6 p.m. Enjoy some of the highest-rated wines from around the world and come together as a community to raise funds to transform the lives of underserved youth through the power of dance and access to higher education.

Contact: Keegan Bell at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or 714.541.8314, ext. 140,

Takes place at Big Canyon Country Club, 1 Big Canyon Drive, Newport Beach.

The Literacy Project | Eighth Annual “What Dreams Are Made Of” Gala, Thursday, September 14. This fundraising event brings together philanthropists, literary experts, passionate supporters of education and those who care to give the gift of literacy to at-risk students performing below English proficiency. Accompanied by their adult role models, three students from The Literacy Project’s literacy program will highlight the event and share their future dreams of being successful literate adults. Festivities: 6 p.m. kicks it off with a cocktail reception; 7 p.m. features dinner and a program. Tickets: $225 per person/$2,000 for a table of 10. This elegant evening will 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: Jenny McWhirter at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or 949.721.1319,

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

Vanguard University | Global Center for Women and Justice Priceless Luncheon, Saturday, September 16 at 11 a.m. Vanguard University’s GCWJ hosts its annual Priceless Luncheon. Funds raised go to the Global Center’s efforts to prevent and end human trafficking through programs of education and collaboration with community professionals and volunteers.

Contact: Nadia Hernandez at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.,

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

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Laura’s House | Annual Gala, Saturday, September 16 at 6 p.m. The Laura’s House annual gala unites community leaders and notable personalities for an evening of empowerment, celebration and hope for a world free of domestic violence. Individuals and corporations will be honored for their integral support of the nonprofit’s prevention, education and community programs. The charity soiree includes a cocktail reception, silent and live auctions and a dinner program.

Contact: Andrea McCallister at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or 949.361.3775, ext. 211,

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

Race for the Cure

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Race for the Cure | Sunday, September 24. Race for the Cure is Komen Orange County’s annual 5K run/walk, and the largest 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 714.957.9157, ext. 34,

Takes place at Fashion Island, 401 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach.

Big Brothers Big Sisters | 53rd Annual Gourmet Dinner, Thursday, September 28. Join Big Brothers Big Sisters for its premier networking event that brings together more than 400 of Orange County’s most influential business leaders. At the nonprofit’s largest fundraiser of the year, guests enjoy a multicourse dinner, opportunity drawings, chances to bid on exciting live auction experiences and a heartfelt presentation from a child about the life-changing relationship he shares with his mentor.

Contact: Sloan Keane at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 714.619.7048,

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

Art of Design | Saturday, October 7 at 5 p.m. Enjoy an action-packed evening with food, rinks and live music, as well as a silent auction. The highlight of the night is the showcase and auction of one-of-a-kind seats designed and created by local interior designers – creativity is the only rule! All event proceeds benefit Illumination Foundation. Tickets: $100.

Contact: Sinae Bang, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or 949.273.0555, ext. 204,

Takes place at Coldwell Banker Atrium, 840 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach.

Crystal Cove Conservancy 15th Annual Gala | Saturday, October 7 at 5:30 p.m. Crystal Cove Conservancy’s most anticipated event features dinner, dancing, and silent & live auctions, with proceeds benefiting CCC’s mission of restoration of Crystal Cove State Park. Tickets: $400; Table Sponsorships, $5,000 - $50,000.

Contact: Kate Wheeler, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or 949.376.6200, ext. 205,

Takes place at the bluff-top overlooking Crystal Cove State Park offering a magical night under the stars.

Be Great Gala | Saturday, October 14 at 5:30 p.m. This premier annual fundraising event highlights the impact made by the Boys & Girls Club in the lives of those the organization serves. It’s an elegant and entertaining night that includes dinner and a silent and live auction, while remaining focused on the mission of the club and the kids. Tickets: $100.

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

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

SAVE THE DATE! HomeAid of Orange County | Doorways for Hope Gala, “Denim and Diamonds”, Saturday, November 4 from 6 - 10 p.m. For 28 years, HomeAid Orange County has worked with the Orange County community to provide housing as the first step for those who suddenly find they have no place to call home. By building these doorways, HomeAid, along with those who provide their support, offers hope to those who are experiencing homelessness and starts them on their journey of rebuilding their lives. Sponsorship opportunities are available.


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

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

Rafael Eduardo Alferezsantana, 29, Costa Mesa – Thursday, August 17

Ryan Louis Verrengia, 39, Yorba Linda – Wednesday, August 16

Lauren Jacqueline Nico Ross, 26, San Bernardino – Wednesday, August 16 (with prior)

Matthew James Trujillo, 26, Aliso Viejo – Tuesday, August 15

Madison Leigh Brown, 21, Newport Beach – Tuesday, August 15

Nicholas Sean Dominguez, 23, Placentia – Tuesday, August 15

Incident Reports

Thursday, August 17

Newport Center Drive I 400 Block I Petty Theft and Shoplifting

7:21 p.m. Malik Ghedira, 26, Los Angeles, charged with paetty theft from buildings and shoplifting. Bail set at $500.

Hospital Road & Placentia Avenue I Warrant and Disposal on Public Property

1:01 p.m. Christian Michael Shea, 40, Orange, charged with a warrant and disposal on public property. Bail set at $2,500.

Anade Avenue I 300 Block I Obstruction

12:35 a.m. Kevin Michael Burke, 31, Newport Beach, charged with obstruction/resisting a peace officer. Bail set at $500.

71st Street and Beach I Paraphernalia, Receiving Stolen Property, Sleeping on Beach and Warrant

12:30 a.m. Tyler Robert Warran Roberson, 30, Clinton, charged with sleeping on the beach, possession of unlawful paraphernalia, receiving stolen property and an outstanding warrant. Bail set at $2,000.

Wednesday, August 16

Arrests for Being Drunk in Public

Jacob Alan Taylor, 37, Orange

Jennifer Jane Taylor, 47, Orange

Adam Patrick Viles, 22, Costa Mesa

Sherington Place I 1900 Block I Warrants and Narcotics

3:26 a.m. Demetrius Stephon Ryan, 25, Huntington Beach, charged with three warrants and possession of narcotics. Bail set at $10,000.

W. Coast Highway I 3100 Block I Warrant

3:15 p.m. Leoard Conzalez, 35, Fountain Valley, charged with a warrant. No bail set.

Tuesday, August 15

Arrests for Being Drunk in Public

Brandon Felix, 23, San Clemente

Kevin Matthew Norlander, 31, Costa Mesa

Sherington Place & Irvine Avenue I Contempt of Court

7:52 p.m. Derrick James Riehl, 58, Costa Mesa, charged with contempt of court. Bail set at $15,000.

Emerald Avenue I 200 Block I Warrant

7:39 p.m. Jacob David Carmi, 19, Newport Beach, charged with a warrant. Bail set at $10,000.

17th Street I 400 Block I Costa Mesa I Vandalism

10:34 p.m. Donald Patrick Johnston, 55, Costa Mesa, charged with vandalism with damage to property, Bail set at $20,000.

Mesa Drive I 1600 Block I No Registration, Warrant and No License

7:09 p.m. Brett Jordan Schuber, 28, Long Beach, Charged with driving a vehicle with no registration, no driver’s license and an outstanding warrant. Bail set at $15,500.

Via Lido I 3400 Block I Obstruction

5:58 p.m. Zachary Bernard Carlton, 27, Huntington Beach, charged with obstruction/resisting a peace officer. Bail set a5 $500.

Seaward Road I 400 Block I Warrants

1:10 p.m. Jed Charles Gilchrist, 49, Newport Beach, charged with two warrants. Bail set at $20,000.