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Volume 3, Issue 41                                                                              May 25, 2018


 
 
 

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Police Files

Newport couple charged in $5.9 million real estate scheme

A Newport Beach couple was charged Wednesday, May 23 with stealing more than $5.9 million in a real estate fraud scheme and laundering money to purchase a luxury car and a winery.

Ronald Cedric Touchard, 59, Newport Beach, and Misty Denise Touchard, 43, Newport Beach, were arrested on multiple counts of money laundering, grand theft and recording false or forged documents.

Between June 13, 2016 and July 1, 2016, Ronald Touchard is accused of taking over the titles of three residences in the city of Newport Beach he did not own or have claims to by submitting paperwork to the State of Delaware indicating he was the sole officer of Capital Win Corporation and Gainquick LLC (CWCG), an investment company based in Laguna Beach.

Ronald Touchard is accused of convincing “hard” money lenders that as the president of CWCG, he held the deed of trust for each residence although he did not. Touchard is further accused of taking $5.9 million in equity out of the three residences for his and his wife’s financial benefit.

Ronald and Misty Touchard are accused of using the stolen funds to make numerous large purchases including a Land Rover and a winery, and moving the money between various bank accounts in a pattern consistent with money laundering.

Ronald Touchard is charged with 62 counts of money laundering, three counts of grand theft and three counts of recording false or forged documents. He faces a maximum term of 55 years and four months in state prison.

Misty Touchard faces five counts of money laundering and three counts of grand theft. She faces a maximum sentence of 24 years and eight months.

Extra holiday patrols will be out this weekend 

This holiday weekend, the Newport Beach Police Department will be deploying extra officers on overtime to target problem areas (those places in town with high numbers of DUI collisions and DUI arrests). Thursday, May 24 through Monday, May 28 between the hours of 6 p.m. and 3 a.m., these DUI patrols will join regular officer deployment in looking for the tell-tale signs of impaired driving. 

The unfortunate truth is this: While many people are planning to enjoy alcoholic beverages this weekend, they aren’t all planning a way to get home safely. Follow these tips to stay safe:

--Before you start celebrating, decide whether you’ll drink, or you’ll drive. You can’t do both. Some revelers think that they can play it by ear and wait until after they drink to decide whether or not they’re “okay to drive.” By then, it’s too late.

--Remember that “DUI Doesn’t Just Mean Booze.” Drugs (such as many prescription medications, marijuana, or illicit drugs) can also lead to impairment and unsafe driving. If you mix in even a small amount of alcohol, the effects can be compounded.

--If you do decide to drink, you have many options: designate a sober, reliable driver; find a taxi company (or two) and keep their numbers in your phone; or download the California Office of Traffic Safety DDVIP (Designated Driver VIP) mobile app to get connected with free designated-driver incentives at local establishments or to order a sober ride from Uber, Lyft, or Curb.

--Help those around you be responsible too. If someone you know is impaired by alcohol or drugs, help them get home safely.

--Be alert and report drunk drivers by calling 9-1-1 immediately.

One aspect that is often overlooked is that of pedestrians who have had too much to drink. The NBPD would like to remind the public that walking while intoxicated can be deadly, as lack of attention can put a pedestrian at risk of getting hit by a vehicle.

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

Scroll down to Police Beat for all arrests & crime report

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Fair Game

By TOM JOHNSON

No surprise in city manager survey

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So, the results are in for what we want in our new city manager. And, surprise, surprise, it’s all of the stuff our current city manager is and is working on, and very effectively I might add. 

Over the past two weeks, the City conducted a voluntary survey asking a few questions on what’s important as we move forward in the job search.

First off, 361 people took the survey. The first question related to what kind of experience should our next city manager have. Overwhelmingly, the response wanted someone from the public sector.

Biggest issues moving forward, the airport and development were big, city services were important, pensions, as were traffic conditions and public safety.

All of the same issues we deal with today.

I’ve finally resigned myself to the fact that Dave Kiff is leaving; that being said, the Newport Beach City Council has a tall order in finding his replacement. 

Obviously, candidates entering the quest for the job will not want their names publicized until a final job offer is presented to them.

So, the requests from the community for transparency and such don’t really work in this situation. That being said, I hope all members of the council are listened to and respected for their thoughts.

This, my friends, is a big decision.

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B-t-w, I’m hearing early rumblings of a send-off party taking shape for Dave Kiff. Rumor has it the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce will organize an event on August 24. We’ll keep you posted.

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Speaking of Chamber, the 57th Annual Athletic Awards will be hosted by the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday, May 30. Tom Telesco, general manager of the Los Angeles Chargers, will be the featured speaker.

The event will take place at the new Renaissance Newport Beach Hotel (the old Fairmont Hotel) beginning at 6 p.m.

Student athletes from Sage Hill, Newport Harbor and Corona del Mar will be recognized, along with some local coaches.

It’s a good event that makes you feel good about the next generation. If you’re interested in attending you can find information here.

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Well, if you live close to Newport Harbor High School, don’t be alarmed between the 10 - 11 a.m. hour today if you hear gunshots. NHHS is hosting their 28th Annual Memorial Day Ceremony which will include a “21-gun salute.”

In honor of veterans who gave the ultimate sacrifice, American Legion Post 291 Color Guard and Rifle Squad will perform the salute in front of the bell tower off of 15th Street.

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The special Newport Beach Planning Commission Meeting called for Thursday, May 31 has been cancelled. The meeting was to discuss the Koll Residential development being discussed in the airport area.

It will be rescheduled for a later date.

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Here’s something kind of fun to join in on. The Newport Beach Police Department will hold a “virtual ride-along” with animal control officers tomorrow. The NBPD will be posting on their Twitter account @NewportBeachPD or www.twitter.com/newportbeachpd beginning at 10 a.m.

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The Mexican restaurant chain Chipolte will be moving its headquarters to Newport Beach. They currently employ some 400 people at their Denver headquarters.

Chipolte’s new CEO, Brian Niccol, is from Southern California and was previously CEO of Taco Bell.

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Don’t forget, the Balboa Peninsula Trolley Service is back this weekend and then through the summer. Biggest change is parking shifts from last year’s Hoag Hospital lower lot to the Avon Street municipal parking lot in Mariner’s Mile at Tustin Avenue and Avon Street.

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Stump the Stu

Stu loves that so many of our readers “chimed in”

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We couldn’t have imagined there would be so many correct responses. This is one for the books! Forty-eight of you are winners!

These giant chimes are located in Newport Center’s Fashion Island, on the southwest side in front of Macy’s.

The best part is that so many of you had nostalgic and historical information (about the chimes and more!), that we wanted to share some of these thoughts that readers sent in.

“They used to be free flowing and would chime, however, apparently the noise was so loud neighbors complained and they had to freeze them.” – Angela Miner

These are the bells at Macy’s Fashion Island. The bells have been there since the Mall opened up in 1967, when the store was Robinson’s. The name of the store has changed several times from Robinson’s to Robinson’s May and now Macy’s.” – Bill Finster

“I am hooked. I look forward to the new editions to StuNews every week. You stumped me with the butchery, but the wind chime is easy. It is in Fashion Island, facing the parking lot towards the old Cocos, which I think is now Red O. I know there is a plaque on it that states it is the largest wind chime in the world, but I don’t think that is actually true anymore.” – Brian Coombe

“Those are the lovely Fashion Island wind chimes located right outside the southwest Macy’s entrance. A little history: “When the wind blows in front of the Macy’s store at Fashion Island in Newport Beach, you may want to stand back from the biggest wind chime in the world. The sound resonates at about 40 to 50 decibels. Made of bronze, the installation takes up an entire panel wall of the building and is considered a sculpture created by mural artist Tom Van Sant. The chimes were installed in September 1967, and set a Guinness Book of Records as the world’s largest wind chime. Bell-shaped domes cover all the wind chime pipes from view and reduce the overall volume.” – Francine Jacome

“Macy’s Fashion Island!! My 8-year-old daughter just asked me about these a week ago & I told her I’m not sure the history on them but that we should look it up!!” – Melissa Markos

“Oh, the number of times I have waited and waited and waited for my wife Ronnie to complete her Macy’s Fashion Island shopping under those dang bells.” – Paul Watkins

“Today’s Stump Stu is a picture of the Wind Chimes on the side of the May Co. Store (used to be Robinson’s) in Fashion Island. It is one of the many works of artist Tom Van Sant created to adorn buildings in Newport Beach. This one was probably completed in the late 1960s shortly after Fashion Island opened. A stroll around the buildings in the 500 Block of Newport Center will give you a view of the many local animals, birds and marine life creatures that used to roam our hills. These intaglios were created by Van Sant and cast into the buildings’ concrete walls when the they were built. The old Bank of Newport building, now Shape Up Gym, near the corner of Coast Highway and Avocado has a sampling of nautical figures, each with a quote from a pertinent author or poet. Driving along Coast Highway across from the Sea Base is a flight of pelicans on the wall created for the City by Van Sant. Entering Hoag Hospital on the northerly side, you can enjoy the shore birds wading before the rolling waves along the entry wall. From Newport Boulevard, a pod of dolphins jump skyward on the side of the Hoag parking structure. The Upper Newport Bay Muth Center has the “Marsh Bird Rising” sculpture. Tom Van Sant’s studio was in Santa Monica and he has created sculptures and intaglios in many places in the world. When we were building the retaining wall across for the Sea Base in 1992, I searched him out in Santa Monica and was able to commission him to create “Flight Forms” for us to enjoy on our Coast Highway journeys across town. Online it says that according to Guinness’ list that Cary, Indiana now has the largest Wind chime at 55 feet.” – (Walking Don Webb)

Congratulations to all for playing, guessing correctly and sharing your thoughts!

Thank you...Adrienne Salyer, Alice Brownell, Angie Miner, Barbara DeGroot, Bill Cote, Bill Finster, Brad Dwan, Brian Coombe, Carol Strauss, Charles Davison, Charlotte Saydah, Clinton Palmer, Danube Dani Marandi, Debi Bibb, Dominic Tucci, Don Webb, Doug Forde, Francine Jacome, Genevieve Kinney, Jason Sabaugh, Jennifer Gregory, Jerry Murray, Jim Kaminsky, Jim Somers, Jim Sutter, Jo Carol, Joe Stapleton, John Petry, Joyce Shepherd, Karen Carlson, Kathy Ursini, Kelly Couzens, Lauri Preedge, Mary Pat Earl, Melissa Markos, Michelle McCormack, Natalie Basmaciyan, Pam Smith, Patti Phillips, Paul Blank, Paul Watkins, Scott Lynch, Steve Michael, Steven Conklin, Suzanne Gauntlett, Sylvia Burnett, Timmy Conklin and Vicki Hatfield.

If you’d like to play, 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 answer will appear in Friday’s edition, along with the correct guesses. So, join us in the fun!

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

Happy Hunting!

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Memorial Day BBQ to celebrate, honor veterans

On Monday, May 28, the Balboa Island Museum and the Balboa Island Improvement Association (BIIA) will co-host a BBQ to honor all veterans, living or deceased who are connected in any way to Balboa Island, and remember all Newport Beach veterans Killed in Action (KIA). The event will be held at the Carroll Beek Community Center, 115 Agate Ave (Balboa Island Park), Balboa Island near the Ferry Landing, from 12 - 3 p.m.

Jeremy Sarchet

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Jeremy A. Sarchet, U.S. Army, served in the Pacific Theater during WWII. He spends a good deal of time on Balboa Island, visiting his daughter who is a resident there.

Balboa Island’s first inaugural Memorial Day celebration is special, because it is a continuation of their first Vietnam War Commemoration Day celebration held on March 29.

Balboa Island Museum will be presenting certificates and lapel pins to several categories of people connected to a Vietnam War Vet. If you or someone you know is possibly connected, please contact the Museum’s Veteran History Curator, Bill Stewart, by text at 949.673.3588 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., so that you/their personalized awards will be available for you/them at the BBQ.

A Vietnam War Veteran is a veteran who served on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces at any time during the period from November 1, 1955 to May 15, 1975 regardless of location. These veterans will be awarded a lapel pin and other items.

Besides gifts to all Vietnam Vets themselves, there will be special presentations of Certificates of Honor to surviving family members of KIAs from all of Newport Beach.

Please ask your friends and neighbors if anyone qualifies for any of the above honors related to Vietnam Veterans, and help in their search to find any other veterans, living or deceased who are connected to Balboa Island in any way. All are invited to the BBQ. Uniforms and Covers are encouraged.

Balboa Island Veterans will eat and drink for free!

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Good Morning CdM to welcome Tony Rackauckas

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Orange County Attorney General Tony Rackauckas

Good Morning Corona del Mar, a monthly government and community affairs discussion group is meeting on Thursday, June 14 from 7:30 - 9 a.m. at the Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club.

The featured speaker is Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas with the featured topic – Crime Trends in Orange County: How to Protect Yourself and Your Business.

The meeting will also feature legislative updates from the following office representatives: Newport Beach Councilmember Scott Poetter; Congressman Dana Rohrabacher; Senator John Moorlach; Assemblyman Matthew Harper; and Orange County Supervisor Michelle Steel.

This event is free of charge and no RSVP is necessary, so bring a friend or colleague. Complimentary refreshments will be served.

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

The Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club is located at 1601 Bayside Drive, Corona del Mar

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Trolleys return this Memorial Day weekend

Trolley Fleet

Courtesy of the City of Newport Beach

Gold and burgundy trolleys provide 22 designated stops along the route

The Balboa Peninsula Trolley returns just in time for the busy Memorial Day weekend! Starting Saturday, May 26, the familiar gold and burgundy trolleys will shuttle visitors and locals to enjoy and explore all that the Peninsula has to offer. 

With 22 designated stops along the route, trolley riders will be able to explore the Peninsula in style without having to worry about the struggle of finding a place to park. The trolley is a free service and is scheduled to operate each Saturday and Sunday during the summer and on Memorial Day and the Fourth of July. Regular hours of operation are from 9:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.

A trolley is scheduled to pick up riders at every stop in 15-minute intervals, depending on traffic conditions. Riders are invited to climb aboard or exit the trolley at any of the stops along the way to and from the Balboa Pier and Fun Zone area. 

For those planning a day at the beach, the trolley can accommodate bicycles, surfboards under six feet long and beach gear. Trolley riders traveling to the area can find free parking at the City’s Avon Street municipal parking lot located near the Tustin Avenue and Avon Street intersection within Mariner’s Mile. 

Riders can obtain real-time trolley locations online at www.peninsulatrolley.com or by downloading the mobile app “Ride Systems” and searching for Newport Beach from the list of agencies.

The City received funding for the trolley service through a competitive grant process from the Orange County Transportation Authority’s Measure M2 Project V-Community Based Transit Circulators. The City was awarded $685,454 in grant funding for a seven-year operating period and is required to match the funding by 12 percent. The grant program was provided for local agencies to develop transit services to meet the needs in areas not adequately served by regional transit. 

For additional information on the trolley, visit www.newportbeachca.gov/trolley.

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NMUSD employees recognized in Super Star Awards Recognition Program

The Newport-Mesa Unified School District (NMUSD) Board of Education recognized 10 employees in the district’s Super Star Awards Recognition Program, which celebrates employees who demonstrate high levels of service excellence, and going above and beyond expectations to make a positive and recognizable difference within our district.

Meet our school district’s honorees!

Kristine Cross

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Kristine Cross, English Teacher

Kristine Cross – English Teacher

Having designed, improved upon and perfected grade appropriate units of literary study now used by all seventh grade language classes at Ensign Intermediate School, this Super Star has had a profound impact on students and co-workers alike. Driven, analytical, insightful and dependable, this teacher has rightly earned the reputation for being one of Ensign’s most valued instructors. From captivating unit introductions, to Socratic seminars, to personal and group reflection and much more, her hard work and masterful execution in the classroom drive students to excel.

Annemarie Stellman

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Annemarie Stellman, School Psychologist

Annemarie Stellman – School Psychologist

Diligent and fully invested in the success of students, this Super Star handles her workload with positivity, humor and a proactive attitude. Despite the packed schedule, she never hesitates to take on new responsibilities, such as joining the Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) team and launching the Sea Kings Unified Sports program at Corona del Mar High School, in which general and special education students compete with other high schools in a unified sports league. The Unified Sports program has been a complicated venture, but the joy and inclusion it brings for all students has been immeasurable. A team player, avid collaborator and strong advocate for students, this sincere, thoughtful and compassionate Super Star is a treasured member of the Corona del Mar school community.

Kelli Adams

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Kelli Adams, Special Education Teacher

Kelli Adams – Special Education Teacher

Nominated by an immensely appreciative parent, this selfless Davis Elementary School Super Star helps transform the lives of or students and their families. She has a relentless drive and motivation to ensure that all students have the abilities and knowledge to succeed and thrive. Whether writing grant proposals to secure additional items for the classroom or organizing parents to participate in fundraising walks, this dedicated, thoughtful, generous, compassionate and tireless educator is more than deserving of this award and recognition.

Kira Brogden

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Kira Brogden, Receptionist

Kira Brogden – Receptionist 

Professional, polite, kind and hardworking, this Super Star is remarkably well-suited to be the face and voice of our district. Responsible for a multitude of tasks, in frequently challenging situations, her composed character is invaluable as she works with the public and staff. Possessing an uncanny ability to anticipate the next step of any situation, she quietly and modestly provides an immensely positive impact on her co-workers and on how the district itself is perceived.

Sourin Chanlasen

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Sourin Chanlasen, Health Assistant

Sourin Chanlasen – Health Assistant

With a humble, kind and calm manner, this Whittier Elementary School Super Star has an immensely positive impact on her school community. Despite a significant workload, she is persistently thorough, caring, and ensures the students feel comforted and valued. She supplies her office with back up clothing and personal items for students in need, at her own expense, and never hesitates to assist with regular office duties whenever there is a need. With a contagious positive attitude, this reliable, caring, diligent and kind employee improves the workplace for all at her site.

Judi Chimitz

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Judi Chimits, School Administrative Assistant

Judi Chimits – School Administrative Assistant

This Super Star has been a transformational employee in just one school year at Victoria Elementary. Kind and energetic with a student-first philosophy, she has gone far beyond her job description, including writing a grant proposal to redesign and furnish the employee lounge and front office. Prioritizing an attractive school environment both visually and functionally, her influence in team building has been exceptional, her relationship-building with students has been genuine and significant, and her impact has been immediate and admired.

Sonja Prescott

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Sonya Prescott, Health Assistant

Sonya Prescott – Health Assistant

A model of kindness and empathy, this Super Star creates a feeling of importance, safety and comfort with every child. She gives each youngster her full attention, is an expert at quickly recognizing when issues arise, and is highly regarded by both current and former students. She is organized and always prepared, ensuring that the health office is well-stocked. She has built remarkably positive and caring relationships with students, families, and staff, and is the heart of the Killybrooke Elementary School community.

Gloria Rios

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Gloria Rios, School Administrative Assistant

Gloria Rios – School Administrative Assistant 

As the “go-to” person on the Costa Mesa High School campus, this Super Star employs a diversified approach, instantly reads situations, and appropriately assists, directs, and facilitates conversations until a positive outcome is achieved. She is caring, confident and maintains confidentiality in all her dealings. She provides personal, sensitive and caring service and guidance to every student who walks through her door. She has an uncanny ability to find a solution and a genuine desire to assist, and is an invaluable asset and highly deserving of this commendation.

Maria Santana Baiza

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Maria Santana Baiza, Lead Instructional Assistant

Maria Santana Baiza – Lead Instructional Assistant

Coordinator of the Project Kidz Connect program at Whittier and Adams elementary schools, this Super Star is responsible for training and implementation of the after-school program for more than 175 students from dismissal time until 6 p.m. She expertly guides and supports a team of nine instructional assistants in everything from classroom behavior techniques to enrichment activities, while managing a safe and productive environment for students. She encourages student leadership through a student council and being attentive to student suggestions and ideas. With her collaborative and motivating approach, the program has grown and improved tremendously under her brilliant supervision.

Claudine Steck

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Claudine Steck, Inclusion Assistant

Claudine Steck - Inclusion Specialist

This Super Star from the Special Education Department is continually pulled in many directions. With vibrant energy and a devotion to her work that cannot be matched, she never says no when there is a request for help and always finds a way to provide assistance. Her role involves often working in tense and emotional situations, with general and special education students, however she remains calm, helpful, creative and student-centered.

Congratulations to all the winners!

For more information, visit www.nmusd.us.

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Childhelp Rich Saul golf tournament raises in excess of $475,000

Jack Slater et al

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(L-R): Jackie Slater, Sam Perricone, Phil Olsen, Golf Tournament Chair Eileen Saul, Jack Youngblood and Vince Ferragamo

The 36th Annual Childhelp Rich Saul Memorial Golf Classic was held on May 17 at Pelican Hill Resort and netted more than $475,000!

Los Angeles Rams legends who attended include Jackie Slater, Phil Olsen, Jack Youngblood and Vince Ferragamo.

Title Sponsors Jacquie and Michael Casey were on hand, as well as donors Patti and Jimmy Edwards, Mae and David Wheeler and Cleo Bluth.

The event is named in remembrance of Rich Saul, Los Angeles Rams center, who succumbed to leukemia in 2012 at the age of 64. He was a resident of Newport Beach.

Childhelp men’s and women’s committees and volunteers contributed to the success of the golf tournament.

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(L-R): Mike Abel, Howard Abel, Dennis Bader and Garrett Abel with their awards

Childhelp leads the way in support of abused children with their 1.800.4.A.Child hotline, which receives more than 118,000 calls a year, and donations support the Childhelp local group homes and the Childhelp Merv Griffin Village in Beaumont, Calif.

The organization is proud of the fact that for each dollar expended, more than 90 cents is invested into serving the children in need of their program services.

For more information on Childhelp, visit www.childhelpoc.com.

YMCA of Orange County raises more than $10,000 at inaugural “Ride 4 Healing” event

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Riders at the inaugural “Ride 4 Healing” event celebrate the end of their 300 mile ride (the distance from Orange County to Las Vegas)

The YMCA of Orange County hosted its inaugural “Ride 4 Healing” event on May 19 at the Newport-Mesa Family YMCA for those who have experienced trauma in their life. Attendees rode stationary bikes as part of a team, riding the distance from Orange County to Las Vegas (300 miles) in support of the recent Las Vegas shooting.

The event featured motivational speakers, yoga and art workshops and self-defense classes for those living with the effects of a traumatic experience and who are seeking support. The event raised more than $10,000 to benefit the YMCA scholarship program and local nonprofit Crime Survivors as they help those who suffer from PTSD. 

During the event, survivors of the Route 91 Harvest Festival shooting and other survivors of trauma gathered together for a dove release to honor the 58 victims of the Las Vegas shooting. Guests were also able to participate in therapeutic art, yoga and self-defense classes.

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Newport-Mesa Family YMCA Membership Director Allie Jacoby, whose best friend went missing in 2013, and Huntington Beach Family YMCA Membership Director Jimmy Lessard, survivor of the Route 91 Harvest Festival shooting

Survivor of the October shooting and Membership Director of the Huntington Beach Family YMCA, Jimmy Lessard, created the event with the help of another YMCA staff member and trauma sufferer, Allie Jacoby. Although both Lessard and Jacoby still face obstacles due to the traumatic events they have faced in their lives, the daily support of the YMCA staff allows them to pour into their work, providing for those who need it most.

The YMCA of Orange County is deeply aware of its responsibility to the community. This event is in line with the nonprofit’s core values, which includes demonstrating a sincere concern for others, for their needs and well-being. To meet this responsibility to the community, the YMCA is focused on helping victims of trauma heal and find hope by providing a team atmosphere and support system.

During the Ride 4 Healing event, victims of trauma experienced a safe and inviting atmosphere where they can find love and healing.

For more information on the YMCA Orange County, visit www.ymcaoc.org.


Speak Up Newport meeting to feature Crystal Cove restoration

Crystal Cove Cottages

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Crystal Cove cottages along the shoreline

This month’s Speak Up Newport meeting will take place on Wednesday, June 13 at the Newport Beach Civic Center Community Room, and will feature a presentation by Crystal Cove Conservancy on the state of restoration of the cottages and the park. The reception takes place from 5:15 - 6 p.m., with the program and Q&A will follow from 6 - 7 p.m.

Laura Davick, founder and vice president of Crystal Cove Conservancy, and Alix Dunn, president & CEO, will lead the discussion and provide a behind-the-scenes look at the Heritage Legacy Project.

There is no charge to attend and reservations are not necessary.

For more information, call 949.224.2266 or visit www.speakupnewport.com.

The Newport Beach Civic Center Community Room is located at 100 Civic Center Drive, Newport Beach.


On the Harbor: Let’s do our part to keep it clean

By LEN BOSE

While attending last month’s Harbor Commission meeting, John Kappler, Newport Beach’s Water Quality Manager, started his presentation of the quality of the water in our harbor. This is when I normally shut down when engineers start talking about parts per million and water flow. As Kappler continued, I sat up in my seat when he started talking about the tons of trash and organic materials that his team keeps out of the harbor annually. I quickly made a note that I needed to learn more from this guy.

When I called for the interview, Kappler returned my call quickly. I don’t speak engineer at all, and he made it easy for me to understand what we can do to make our harbor cleaner.

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Len Bose retrieved a plastic bottle from our harbor

Kappler moved from Ohio, with an engineering degree, about 15 years ago to escape from the winters, and had family in Orange County. Soon after arriving, he got a job with the City of Newport Beach. He spends his leisure time surfing and stand up paddling, and engages in competitive ocean swimming, where he regularly competes in the local Ocean Swimming series and the Balboa to Newport Pier race.

Kappler’s job as Water Quality Manager is within Public Works, where he is tasked with environmental water quality, water testing, monitoring and placing systems to keep trash out of the bay, managing the different grants, public education, and inspecting shipyards and construction sites. The list went on and on, and I started to think...when does this guy sleep?

As you would guess, fall and winter are his busy seasons, making sure the underground CDS units are cleaned. The CDS is a hydrodynamic separator using swirl concentration and continuous deflective separation to screen, separate and trap trash, debris, sediment and hydrocarbons from storm water runoff. I had never known that the city had this type of equipment. There are also Marina Trash Skimmers, catch basin screens and the different types of booms that gather trash.

“The city has done a good job of chasing money and implementing projects,” said Kappler, while describing all the different grants the city has obtained to manage the equipment costs each year.

The City is also working toward marine recycling centers, where boaters can dispose of used engine oil and absorbent bilge pads. There has been a center in place at Marina Basin that will be remodeled and expanded in the next couple of weeks to include transmission fluid and batteries. If it all works out, there might be two additional centers in the future at the Harbor Marina under the 55 bridge/and PCH and another near Marina Park.

So now the real question. How do we keep our harbor clean? We are going to have to want it...which is evident in the annual harbor clean up days. Starting with the Newport Harbor Underwater Clean-Up on Saturday, June 2 at the Balboa Bay Club. You can check this out at www.nhunderwatercleanup.com. Help Our Harbor is looking for certified SCUBA divers and land-based volunteers to help clean up and preserve Newport’s most precious resource – our harbor. Go to the Register page and provide your email address, and you will be contacted about the event. This is all good stuff. We also have Help your Harbor at www.helpyourharbor.com with clean up updates the first Saturday of every month from April through August.

Okay, so if you are like me and go sailing or boating every weekend and you just don’t make time for organized events, what can you do to make a difference? It’s the simple things that make your connection to the harbor important. If you drop trash or see trash in the streets, it’s going to end up in our harbor. It’s a lot easier to pick it up from the streets than when you see it flowing in the harbor, according to Kappler. When you are at a restaurant, keep in mind you might not need all those napkins, condiments or straws you grabbed. It would overwhelm you how many of these items end up in our bay.

This all seems rather simple to me. Before every race, I always look around for man-made flotsam. Balloons, plastics...whatever should not be in our harbor or the ocean. Then catch and dispose of the flotsam. Makes for good juju on BCYC Taco Tuesdays, if you take a photo of the item you picked out of the harbor. Rhonda Tolar, and her team will give you an extra opportunity drawing ticket...and you will be surprised how good it makes you feel.

I am headed back out to sea again this weekend aboard Horizon participating in this year’s California Ocean Racing Week starting in San Francisco with stops in Monterey, Santa Barbara and San Diego. As always, wish us luck, and I could use a favor. Newport Shipyard is remodeling their marina and has evicted us from our slip for Horizon. We ended up having to leave the harbor and would prefer to stay in town. So, if you know of anyone that would like to rent us a slip, please contact me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Sea ya.

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Len Bose is a yachting enthusiast, yacht broker and harbor columnist for StuNewsNewport.


International Peace Run to pass torch in Newport Beach

Peace running team

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Peace Run team carrying the torch in Monument Valley, Arizona

The Sri Chinmoy Oneness-Home Peace Run, one of history’s largest grassroots efforts for peace, will be passing through Newport Beach on Saturday, May 26 at approximately 1 p.m., in case you would like to root them on. The team will be running north on Pacific Coast Highway coming from Laguna Beach and heading toward Huntington Beach. They will cover 87 miles starting in San Diego and going all the way to Long Beach passing the Peace Torch along the way.

The international team is from seven different countries, and will be on the road for four months in a 11,000 mile-plus relay to promote peace, harmony and friendship. Along the route they meet with schools and youth organizations to share the message of peace and to pass the torch.

For more information on the Peace Run, visit www.peacerun.org.


Sign of the times

It’s another edition of Sign of the times, so put your thinking caps on. Here is a partial glimpse of a sign around town. Are you “keyed in” to where this is located?

Good luck!

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

If you’re a business and you want to play, you can send us a high-quality photo of your sign and we’ll take it from there and challenge our readers.

Let’s have some fun!

SOTT 5.25.18

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CdM Scenic 5K: Do something healthy for a great cause

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Donate your running shoes on race day

The upcoming 37th Annual Scenic 5K, taking place throughout the picturesque streets of Corona del Mar on Saturday, June 2, will be an energizing experience. It also provides a rewarding opportunity to give back.

The race benefits the Cynthia Holcomb Magic Shoe Foundation, which collects gently worn athletic shoes for those in need.

So, lace up your shoes for the Men’s/Women’s 5K, the 2-mile Celebration Walk, Youth 2-mile Run and Dolphin Dash...and bring a pair of gently worn running shoes (or leave your own!) for the Magic Shoe Foundation on the day of the race.

To register and for more information on the CdM Scenic 5K, visit www.cdmchamber.com.


Capturing iconic Newport Beach

Newport tug

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 Artwork by Don Krotee

This tug was one that assisted with the dredging in portions of Newport Bay in and around 2009, and used to side tie over near the Castaways. The work is a drawing with pencil, plain white porous copy paper and architectural alcohol-based markers. The inexpensive copy paper promotes a “running of some of the colors, on the paper” and this is part of the technique making this media resemble a watercolor.

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Don Krotee has been a resident of Newport Beach since 1986. He is a board member of the Newport Heights Improvement Association and SPON, and is an architect who has been drawing and painting from an early age. His architectural marker drawings and watercolors are featured periodically in StuNews.


11th Annual Pacific Coast Wine Festival takes place June 2

Attendees share a convivial moment

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Photos by Annie White, 2017
Courtesy of Pacific Symphony

Wine Festival attendees share a convivial moment

Now entering its second decade, the Pacific Coast Wine Festival has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for Pacific Symphony’s many arts and education programs each year, thanks to the generosity and support of attendees.

This sensational evening of first-class wine tasting includes a delicious wine-paired feast and both silent and live auctions, offering rare bottles and exceptional experiencers!

The 11th Annual Pacific Coast Wine Festival takes place Saturday, June 2, beginning at 5 p.m. in the Balboa Bay Resort. Seating for this increasingly popular event is limited and starts at $375 per person. Tables are available at the Jeroboam level ($10,000), which includes a dinner paired with wines curated from a single boutique winery paired exclusively for the table’s guests, with varietal stemware and a representative from the winery to pour and discuss the wines, plus elevated décor and extra details.

Guests enjoying learning about wines

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Guests enjoy tasting and learning about an array of available wines

Tables are also available at the Magnum level ($7,500) and Bottle level ($5,000), both with upgraded paired wine.

The event this year will be co-chaired by board member and Wine Festival founder Mike Kerr and Brian Pollack.

“Wine and music are a perfect pairing,” Kerr said. “As a fundraiser for Pacific Symphony, the Pacific Coast Wine Festival has something for everyone. Our 2018 Pacific Coast Wine Festival will be better than ever – it’s an event not to be missed!”

Wines up for bid

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A selection of wines up for bid including Del Dotto, William Cole and Blackbird

The Festival is generously sponsored by Jaguar, Land Rover and Aston Martin Newport Beach.

For more information, contact the Symphony’s special events department at 714.876.2364, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit www.PacificCoastWineFestival.com.


Orange County Community Foundation adds new board governor

John Williams

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John M. Williams III

The Orange County Community Foundation (OCCF), headquartered in Newport Beach, recently appointed John M. Williams III, partner at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher’s Orange County office, to its board of governors. Williams has extensive knowledge in representing private equity funds, business owners and boards of directors for both public and private companies, as well as a long history of leadership in the local nonprofit sector.

Williams, a San Juan Capistrano resident, has been involved with numerous nonprofits throughout Orange County including Boy Scouts of America, the Ocean Institute and Court Appointed Special Advocates. He currently serves as the Chair of the Social Sciences Dean’s Leadership Society at the University of California, Irvine, where he was also recognized, along with his wife of 25 years, as the Outstanding Alumni from the School of Social Sciences in 2017. Williams is also involved with the Boys & Girls Club of Capistrano Valley, where he serves on the Advisory Board and the Boys & Girls Club of Central Orange Coast, where he provides pro bono legal assistance. Members of the Southern California legal community selected Williams to be included in The Best Lawyers in America every year since 2008.

For more information on the Orange County Community Foundation, located at 1931 MacArthur Blvd., Newport Beach, visit www.oc-cf.org.


Airline passenger traffic creeps up at JWA

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Airline passenger traffic at John Wayne Airport increased in April 2018 as compared with April 2017. In April 2018, the airport served 893,668 passengers, an increase of five percent when compared with the April 2017 passenger traffic count of 851,169. 

Commercial aircraft operations increased 4.4 percent and commuter aircraft operations increased 12 percent when compared with April 2017 levels.

Total aircraft operations increased in April 2018 as compared with the same month in 2017. In April 2018, there were 24,999 total aircraft operations (take-offs and landings), a one percent increase compared to 24,754 total aircraft operations in April 2017.

General aviation activity, which accounted for 69.3 percent of the total aircraft operations during April 2018, decreased 0.6 percent when compared with April 2017.

The top three airlines in April 2018 based on passenger count were Southwest Airlines (329,158), American Airlines (138,974) and United Airlines (138,374).


Segerstrom Center presents Liza Minelli and Michael Feinstein

Liza Minnelli and Michael Feinstein

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Beloved American entertainment icons Liza Minnelli and Michael Feinstein appear together at Segerstrom Center for the Arts for the first time, in conversation and performance, on June 30 in Segerstrom Hall.

A star-powered event, this will be a rare opportunity to get to know the personalities of two of the entertainment world’s most talented and celebrated artists and to hear them perform many of their own favorite songs from the Great American songbook.

Minnelli’s vast talents have been acknowledged with an Academy Award®, Emmy Award, Grammy Award®, four Tonys® and two Golden Globes. Musician, composer and conductor Feinstein has received five Grammy and two Emmy nominations and has been the proprietor of some of the leading clubs in New York.

Single tickets start at $79 and are now available online at www.scfts.org, at the Box Office at 600 Town Center Drive in Costa Mesa or by calling 714.556.2787. For inquiries about group ticket savings for 10 or more, call the Group Services office at 714.755.0236.

Segerstrom Center is located at 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa. For more information, visit www.scfta.org.


Kick off Summer with 15th Annual Newport Beach Wine Festival this Memorial Day weekend

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Don’t miss the celebration of fine wine and cuisine over Memorial Day weekend at the 15th Annual Newport Beach Wine Festival at the Balboa Bay Resort from Friday, May 26 through Sunday, May 27.

Schedule of Events:

Friday, May 25 from 6 - 10 p.m. – Far Niente and Nickel & Nickel Winemaker Dinner and Reception. Enjoy Napa Valley wines, while at the same time enjoying a five-course dinner paired and prepared by Executive Chef Rachel Haggstrom at the Waterline Newport Beach. Tickets: $175 per person (excludes tax and gratuity).

Saturday, May 26 from 12 - 2:30 p.m. – The Wine Blending Experience where you will blend, bottle, label, and then take home your own wine. Tickets: $65 per person (all inclusive).

Saturday, May 26 from 3 - 7 p.m. – Afternoon Wine and Food Fest where 25 premium and award-winning wineries will offer tastes to more than 100 varietals, with live music, hors d’ oeuvres and bay views. Tickets: $115 per person (all inclusive).

Saturday, May 26 from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. – Champagne Harbor Cruise Aboard the Ambassador Yacht. During this sunset cruise, champagne is paired with decadent desserts, aboard the resort’s private yacht. Tickets: $75 per person (all inclusive).

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Sunday, May 27 from 10:30 a.m. - 2:30 pm. – Mumm Sparkling Wine and Seafood Buffet Brunch. A sparkling pairing at Waterline Newport Beach, featuring Mumm Napa Valley and selections from Executive Chef Rachel Haggstrom. Tickets: $95 per person (all inclusive).

Sunday, May 27 at 12 and 2 p.m. – Afternoon Wine Tasting Duffy Excursions. Enjoy an intimate wine tasting and bay breezes with pairings selected by The Wine Militia. Tickets: $75 per person (all inclusive).

Festival Experience Combination tickets are also available, including the complete “weekend of wine” experience. Choose any three wine events taking place on Saturday or Sunday, and receive a combo ticket at the discounted rate of $25 per person (all inclusive).

Balboa Bay Resort is located at 1221 W. Coast Highway, Newport Beach. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.balboabayresort.com or call 949.630.4207.


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.”

Sammy

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Animal Shelter

MEET SAMMY

Introducing Sammy. He is a 2-year-old that has been thought about a great deal in his short life. He is learning to trust people, and loves other dogs. Sammy needs to be adopted to a home with people that have experience and must have another dog.

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

Adoption costs at the shelter:

Dogs - $130

Puppies - $150

Cats - $90

Kittens - $110

If you are interested in finding out more about Sammy, or any other animals up for adoption, the Newport Beach Animal Shelter is located at 20302 Riverside Drive, Newport Beach. It is open Tuesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Call 949.644.3656. Email Valerie Schomburg at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

To find out how you can help support the shelter, visit www.nbpd.org and click on “Our Animal Shelter” to view the wish list. They can always use food & treats; new toys; grooming, hygiene & comfort products; as well as laundry soap, dish soap, paper towels, sponges & scrub pads and lint rollers. If you are interested in volunteering, you can fill out and sign the application on the website.


For A Good Cause

From Golf to Galas: Supporting Our Community

Newport Harbor

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

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

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

or call 714.619.0237. www.44womenfororangewood.org

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

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

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

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

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

California Healin

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

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

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

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

Pacific Symphony | Saturday, June 2 at 5 p.m. | Tickets: $375 per person. Table sponsorships available.

11th Annual Pacific Coast Wine Festival is now entering its second decade, and  has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for Pacific Symphony’s many arts and education programs each year, thanks to the generosity and support of attendees. Seating for this increasingly popular event is limited. Tables are available at the Jeroboam level ($10,000), which includes a dinner paired with wines curated from a single boutique winery paired exclusively for the table’s guests, with varietal stemware and a representative from the winery to pour and discuss the wines, plus, elevated décor and extra details. Tables are also available at the Magnum level ($7,500) and Bottle level ($5,000), both with upgraded paired wine. The event this year will be co-chaired by board member and Wine Festival founder Mike Kerr and Brian Pollack.

Contact: Pacific Symphony’s special events department at 714.876.2364, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; www.PacificCoastWineFestival.com.

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

Wines on table

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

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

Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or call 949.364.7783. www.mission4health.com/golf

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

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

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

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

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

Pelican Hill

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

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

Contact: Sara Norris, event planning & development specialist, for tickets at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or call 714.547.6308, ext. 309. For sponsorships, contact Amy Holtz at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. www.ocgoodwill.org

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

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

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

Contact: www.newportbeachlibrary.org, or www.newportbeachca.gov.

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

Newport Beach City Arts

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

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

Contact: www.bmf–cdm.org, or call 949.760.7887.

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

Baroque Music Festival

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Baroque Music Festival takes place at three venues in June

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


Newport’s Best Bets in Arts & Entertainment

From Live Theater to Community Happenings, enjoy these!

Classic Cars

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

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

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

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

Contact: www.scfta.org

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

Hamilton for Best Bets

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

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

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

Sisters Rosensweig

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

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

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

Amos and Boris

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

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

Argyros Plaza

Photo by Doug Gifford

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

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

ABT Showcase

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Happy Hour Yoga, May 25 at 6 p.m. 

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

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

Memorial Day Weekend at Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort, May 25 - 27. On Friday, May 25, Newport Dunes unveils the expansion of their Inflatable Waterpark, open to the public seasonally through Labor Day weekend. Doubling in size, the fleet will include ten large inflatables featuring a new 17-foot slide, two trampolines, and a 14-foot and 7-foot climbable iceberg. Additions will also introduce monkey bars, bouncers, and teeter totters. One section of the park will be dedicated to smaller children. That evening, get amped for 80’s on the Bay with host and DJ for the night, Richard Blade, from Sirius XM and Jack FM spinning favorite ‘80s hits from 7-10 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. www.newportdunes.com/event/80s-on-the-bay. On Saturday, May 26, enjoy the picturesque sunset on the bay while sipping unlimited samples of more than 150 craft beers, wines and spirits at Newport Beach Beerfest. www.newportdunes.com/event/newport-beach-beerfest. On Sunday, May 27, it’s Boots on the Beach from 4 - 10 p.m. Dust off your cowboy boots and experience the best in country music with live performances by Gethen Jenkins, Shotgun Jefferson, Morgan Leigh Band, Tina Michelle, plus host and DJ for the evening David Bugenske from Go Country 105. www.newportdunes.com/event/boots-on-the-beach. 

Held at Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort, 1131 Back Bay Drive, Newport Beach. 1.800.765.7661. www.NewportDunes.com.

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

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

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

Watercolor roses

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

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

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

Watercolor lemons

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Afternoon Tea in the Gardens, May 30 at 2:30 p.m.

Enjoy a relaxing afternoon tea in the Garden’s beautiful surroundings. The menu includes a fresh pot of tea, petite fresh currant & chocolate scones, a selection of tea sandwiches and chef’s selection of desserts. Cost: $34 per person plus tax & gratuity. By reservation only; call 949. 673.0033. Visit the website for menu details.

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

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

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

Tony Bennett with mic

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Modern Calligraphy Workshop, June 7 from 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Led by instructor Kristen Khan - Inkchanted Paper & Designs, this modern calligraphy class is for those who have no prior experience, or for those who are looking to further refine their skills. You will go over the basic strokes for beautiful lettering, how to put them together to create your lowercase alphabet, how to use a pointed nib and troubleshooting. At the end of the class, you will enjoy the opportunity to create something new with what you’ve learned, so you can share it with friends and family while further enhancing your skills.. What is included for new students: One tote bag; one pencil kit; one practice pad; one pen holder; one nib; one pot of black ink; lower case, upper case and numbers/symbols exemplars, and any needed materials. Light refreshments. What’s included for returning students: one nib; one practice pad; refill of black ink (please bring your jar); lower case, upper case and numbers/symbols exemplars, and any needed materials. Light refreshments. Cost: $80. Minimum three/maximum 20. Advanced reservations are required. Cancellation is 48 hours prior.

Contact: www.seasidegalleryandgoods.com

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

Seaside Modern Calligraphy Menu

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Watercolor Workshop with Sonserae Leese, June 9 from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Led by instructor Sonserae Leese, this painting workshop, is designed for anyone to be able to complete a finished watercolor painting. Those that enjoyed Leese’s Seascape Watercolor painting class are welcome, as well as beginners or others who want to strengthen their painting skills. Leese will continue to share more intermediate painting techniques and information concerning mixing colors, blending and transferring artwork onto watercolor paper. You will be painting an ocean seagull. The instructor will prepare hand-out materials, so you can take them home. All supplies will be provided in class and you’ll leave with a finished painting! A light brunch will also be provided and is included in the price. The main purpose of the class is to relax and enjoy the lovely surroundings and the peaceful, calming effects that painting has on the body, mind and spirit. Cost: $80. For those who would like to purchase supplies to take home, contact Leese prior to class. An additional fee is required. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Class size is minimum eight/maximum 14. Cancellation is 48 hours prior.

Contact: www.seasidegalleryandgoods.com

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

Seagull watercolor

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

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

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

Little Shop of Horrors

Up-cycled Travel Journal and Sketchbook, June 16 from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Led by instructor Renee Ortiz. Whether you’re planning a trip to an exotic location, a visit to the seashore, or even a sweet stay-cation, it’s fun to have the perfect little journal to record your impressions in sketches and words. Come and create a keepsake up-cycled journal that is the ideal tuck in for your carry-on or purse. Not only will Ortiz guide you in creating these little gems, she will also teach you some techniques on filling them up with your thoughtful words and mini masterpieces. All materials to get you started will be provided, including snacks and beverages. Be part of this happy party and join the ever-growing sketch booking family. Cost: $65. Class size is minimum four/maximum 20. Cancellation is 48 hours prior.

Contact: www.seasidegalleryandgoods.com

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

Travel journal

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Newport Beach Art Exhibition, June 16 from 1 - 6 p.m. The 2018 Newport Beach Art Exhibition features the original artwork hundreds of local and regional artists who enter their best paintings, sculpture, photography and mixed media in the annual juried event.  Art lovers have the opportunity to mingle with the artists, and view and purchase the art with a portion of the proceeds benefiting cultural arts programs in the community. The Exhibition is in the Community Room and surrounding Civic Green area where guests can enjoy a festive atmosphere of art, live music, food and wine. There will also be art activities for children and a reception following the awards announcements in the afternoon. Event admission is free. Free parking is available in the Civic Center parking structure and the Central Library parking lot.

Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or call 949.717.3802.

Takes place at the Newport Beach Civic Center and on the Civic Green, 100 Civic Center Drive, Newport Beach.

Concert on the Green, June 17 from 6 - 7:30 p.m. The 2018 summer series of outdoor concerts kicks off on Father’s Day with Matt Mauser in A Celebration of the Music of Frank Sinatra. In a musical tribute to the legendary Frank Sinatra and his timeless roster of hits, Matt Mauser & The Sinatra Big Band, conducted by Pete Jacobs, capture Sinatra at the height of his career, singing hits like “That’s Life,” “Come Fly With Me,” “Night and Day,” “All The Way,” “My Kind of Town,” and “New York, New York.” 

Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or call 949.717.3802.

Takes place on the Civic Green, 100 Civic Center Drive, Newport Beach.

Matt Mauser

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

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

The Color Purple

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Baroque Music Festival, June 20 at 8 p.m.

Enjoy Stylus Phantasticus – harmonically adventurous and texture-rich chamber music from Becker, Bertali, Biber, Buxtehude and Schmelzer. Preceded by brass music al fresco at 7:15 p.m. Following the performance is a chance to socialize over wine and waters. To purchase tickets and for more information, visit www.bmf.cdm.org.

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

Garden Fusions: Sandcastle Lounge, June 21 at 6 p.m.

Garden Fusions is a unique interactive gourmet dining experience. Every dinner has a horticulture theme featuring a special horticultural host. The host will share knowledge and advice on the evening›s topic. Chef Pascal Olhats, Executive Chef of Cafe Jardin, is challenged to create a multi-course gourmet dinner to complement the theme. This fusion between culinary and horticulture art create unique one-of-a-kind experiences. Having just completed Sherman Gardens 2018 sculpture exhibit Sandscapes, Chris Crosson “Mr. Sandcastle” will host the second installment of Garden Fusions. Crosson will share his experiences on becoming and being a professional sand sculptor. It’s not all just a day at the beach!His passion for sandcastles has taken the Crosson family all over the country to compete in competitions. The family’s favorite competition is the Newport Beach Sandcastle Contest at Corona del Mar’s Main Beach. The Crossens have participated in this annual event with friends, neighbors and family members every year since 1994. Cost: $75 per person. Additional beverages, gratuity and tax are not included. Reservations are required. To keep the experience intimate, seating is limited to 50 guests. Call Cafe Jardin for reservations at 949.673.0033.

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

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

Contact: www.seasidegalleryandgoods.com

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

Block Printing

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Candle Making Workshop, June 23 from 1 - 3 p.m. Instructor Michelle Bendetti, owner of Bramble & Co. Candles and member of the Seaside Gallery & Goods Collective, will walk you through the candle making process from start to finish.  Cost: $55 per person includes instruction and all supplies, to make two beautiful soy wax candles in your choice of a mercury glass or ceramic container. Minimum four/maximum 20. There is a 48-hour cancellation.

Contact: www.seasidegalleryandgoods.com

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

Candle making 

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Cold Wax Palette Knife Painting Workshop, June 30 from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Led by instructor Renee Ortiz. Cold wax is making a dramatic re-appearance these days, and it’s no surprise. If you enjoy resting your eyes on a soft seascape, if you like the look of texture juxtaposed to flat scraped areas, if you are feeling adventurous and want to play with something new…then this is the workshop for you.  You are going to mix some cold wax into oils and have fun applying this to a board with a palette knife. Ortiz has taught these techniques to third graders and it is most definitely fun! No experience necessary – just a chance to play with paint and the sea. Come play for the afternoon and bring home a masterpiece! All materials provided (including some treats.)

Cost: $70. Class size is minimum four/maximum 15. Cancellation is 48 hours prior.

Contact: www.seasidegalleryandgoods.com

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

Cold Wax Painting

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School of Rock – The Musical, July 24 - August 5. Performance times vary. Tickets on sale now, starting at $29. This is the second of two brand new Andrew Lloyd Webber musicals to Orange County. Following two weeks of packed houses for Webber’s Love Never Dies, this high-octane Broadway and West End hit comes to Segerstrom Hall. This hilarious musical features all the original songs from the 2003 film plus 14 new songs written specially for the show by Andrew Lloyd Webber and musical theater’s first-ever all-kids rock band. They can be purchased online at www.scfta.org, at the Box Office at 600 Town Center Drive in Costa Mesa, or by calling 714.556. 2787. For inquiries about group ticket savings for 10 or more, call the Group Services office at 714.755.0236. The 2 p.m. performance on Saturday, August 4 will include audio description, open captioning and sign-language interpretation. 

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

School of Rock

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

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

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

Seussical

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Police Beat Primer

Compiled by Tom Johnson 

Police Beat derives from information in the log maintained at the front counter by the Newport Beach Police Department and required under CA Government Code Section 6254 (f). The press does not have access to written police reports.

Information in the police department log is deemed reliable and StuNewsNewport is not responsible for mistakes made available as public record by

the Newport Beach Police Department.

Any person arrested is innocent until found guilty in a court of law.

Abbreviations sometimes used in Police Beat

647f – Public Intoxication; DUI – Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs; NFA – No fixed address; RP – Reporting/Responsible Party; UTL – Unable to locate


DUI Arrests

Viet Duy Ngo, 34, Corona – Monday, May 21

Emery Donovan Frierson, 25, Perris – Sunday, May 20

Chelsea Latoro Karston, 28, Costa Mesa – Saturday, May 19

Eric Jerome Lapporte, 25, Costa Mesa – Saturday, May 19

Incident Reports

Tuesday, May 22

Arrests for Being Drunk in Public

Guadalupe Jr. Cuevas, 34, San Clemente

Jamboree Road I 3600 Block I Warrant

11:43 p.m. Rueben Lalo Zamarripa, 27, Hacienda Heights, was arrested for an undisclosed warrant. Bail was set at $45,000.

W. Ocean Front Alley & 20th Street I Illegal Transport of Sharps and Controlled Substance

6:32 p.m. Gregory Robert Blanks, 31, Long Beach, was arrested for illegal transportation of sharps waste and possession of a controlled substance. Bail was set at $2,500.

Monday, May 21

Arrests for Being Drunk in Public

Jennifer E. Ortega Ornelas, 24, Santa Ana

MacArthur Ct. & Campus Drive I Felon Possessing Stun Gun and Driving while License is Suspended

9:08 a.m. Jose Ramon Vidrio, 27, Victorville, was arrested for being a felon in possession of a stun gun and driving while license is suspended or revoked. Bail was set at $500.

Sunday, May 20

Arrests for Being Drunk in Public

Robert Sada, 58, Costa Mesa

McFadden Place I 100 Block I Battery

8:10 p.m. Shantal Mazzi, 22, Tustin, was arrested for battery. Bail was set at $500.

Cliff Drive & Aliso Ave. I Narcotics, Paraphernalia, False ID, Controlled Substance in Prison, Under the Influence and Warrant

6:47 p.m. Michelle Diane Harwood, 27, Eugene, was arrested for possession of a narcotic controlled substance, possession of unlawful paraphernalia, false identification to a peace officer, possession of a controlled substance in prison, being under the influence of a controlled substance and a warrant related to controlled substance. Bail was set at $40,000.

6:43 p.m. Molly Clair Anton, 29, Newport Beach, was arrested for being under the influence of a controlled substance. Bail was set at $1,000.

W. Balboa Blvd. I 3100 Block I Trespassing

5:05 p.m. Logan Garrett Matas, 20, Diamond, was arrested for trespassing for refusing to leave property. Bail was set at $500.

Harbor Blvd. I 1900 Block I Costa Mesa I Receiving Stolen Property, Two Counts Burglary, Paraphernalia, Narcotics and Conspiracy

2:39 p.m. James Thomas Moyna, 24, Costa Mesa, was arrested for receiving stolen property valued at less than $950, burglary from a motor vehicle, commercial burglary with no forced entry, possession of unlawful paraphernalia, possession of a narcotic controlled substance and conspiracy to commit a crime. Bail was set at $20,000.

Palm Street & Edgewater Place I Under the Influence

2:17 p.m. Sherry Arlene Endres, 51, Santa Ana, was arrested for being under the influence of a controlled substance. Bail was set at $1,000.

Waterfront Drive I 2200 Block I Paraphernalia

2:00 p.m. Ryan Tyler Pautsch, 36, Newport Beach, was arrested for possession of unlawful paraphernalia. Bail was set at $500.

Castaways Lane & Dover Drive I Burglary Tools, Receiving Stolen Property, Paraphernalia, Burglary and Conspiracy

10:35 a.m. Joshua Lancaster West, 42, Mission Viejo, was arrested for possession of burglary tools, receiving stolen property valued at less than $950, possession of unlawful paraphernalia, burglary from a motor vehicle and conspiracy to commit a crime. Bail was set at $20,000.

11th Street & W. Balboa Blvd. I Warrant

4:27 a.m. Elmer Perez Sararana Jr. 26, Newport Beach, was arrested on an undisclosed warrant. Bail was set at $26,000.

Saturday, May 19

Clay Street & Aliso Ave. I Petty Theft, Conspiracy, Receiving Stolen Property, Tampering with a Vehicle

10:52 p.m. Serena Cristina Zamora, 18, Newport Beach, was arrested for petty theft from a vehicle, conspiracy to commit a crime, receiving stolen property less than $950 and tampering with a vehicle. Bail was set at $500.

10:47 p.m. Bryan Colin, 19, Cosa Mesa, was arrested for petty theft from a vehicle, conspiracy to commit a crime, receiving stolen property less than $950 and tampering with a vehicle. No bail was set.

Jamboree Road & Back Bay Drive I Under the Influence

4:23 p.m. Farhad Mossawat, 43, Orange, was arrested for being under the influence of a controlled substance. Bail was set at $1,000.

Beach & 16th Street I Appropriating Lost Property & Warrant

2:38 p.m. Douglas John Robbio, 49, Costa Mesa, was arrested for appropriating lost property and a warrant related to drug possession. Bail was set at $10,500.

43rd Street & Seashore Drive I Controlled Substance and Paraphernalia

12:42 a.m. Stacey Marie Finley, 40, La Verne, was arrested for possession of a controlled substance and possession of unlawful paraphernalia. Bail was set at $2,500.