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 Volume 4, Issue 40  |  May 17, 2019                                    


 
 
 

Police Files

Local who allegedly took lemur from Santa Ana Zoo could be responsible for a number of NB burglaries

Last summer someone stole a 32-year-old lemur from the Santa Ana Zoo. The suspect has now been identified as Quinn Kasbar, 19, of Newport Beach.

Authorities say Kasbar stole the primate and then the next day dropped it off at the Newport Beach Marriott Bayview hotel in a box with a note saying that it belonged to the Santa Ana Zoo and to call police.

A video from the hotel showed a suspect leaving the scene in a hoodie sweatshirt.

Recently, Kasbar was allegedly “bragging” about the incident. In a follow-up investigation, police found that he’s allegedly also tied to a number of burglaries on Balboa Island, Corona del Mar and Newport Beach.

He will appear in court next month. However, he remains free on bail.

Loaner car reported missing from Fletcher Jones Motorcars

Newport Beach Police took a report on Wednesday, May 8, from Fletcher Jones Motorcars for a vehicle that was previously taken without their consent. 

The incident originally took place on December 7, 2018, when the vehicle was issued as a loaner car, to be returned two days later on December 9, 2018. The vehicle, a white Mercedes c300, was never returned.

Police are investigating.

Parole violator arrested for commercial burglary

Last Thursday, May 9, Newport Beach Police arrested Gabriel Michael Lopano, 25, from Costa Mesa, at 10 a.m. for commercial burglary with no forced entry.

The incident took place in the 2200 block of Bristol Street where a citizen had previously reported a burglary on the prior Saturday, May 4. Police were investigating the report on Monday, May 7 and found Lopano testing door handles to the building, where he gained access through multiple doors, according to NBPD PIO Heather Rangel.

He was subsequently arrested and additionally charged with a parole violation.

His bail was set at $20,000.

NBPD to open their doors this Sunday to the public

The Newport Beach Police Department will have an open house this Sunday, May 19, from noon until 4 p.m.

Enjoy free food, station tours, live demonstrations, police horses, K9s and activities for kids.

The police station is located at 870 Santa Barbara Dr. The community is asked to park in the parking structure at 888 1/2 San Clemente Dr.

Scroll down to Police Beat for all arrests & crime report


Fair Game

By TOM JOHNSON

Ben Carlson movie highlights NHHS Alumni fundraiser

Fair Game Tom NewIt’s one of those fundraisers that has it all…great cause, great program and lots of extras. The Newport Harbor High School Alumni Association is honoring Newport Beach Lifeguard Ben Carlson at the “Part of Water” Festival on Saturday, May 18 in the school’s theater and you’re invited.

Hunt House Pictures’ new film Part of Water is a tribute to fallen Newport Beach hero Ben Carlson and the dedicated lifeguards who protect our California coast. The film will play four times this Saturday, May 18 (12, 2:30, 4:30, 6:30 p.m.), and will be followed by a Q&A session with the filmmakers.

Also, from 11 a.m. until 6:30 p.m., there will be food trucks including TK Burger, Sessions Deli, Banzai Bowls and Massimo’s Pizza, and picnicking on the grass under the iconic NHHS tower. The whole family can also enjoy booths set up by ocean-related educational organizations and nonprofits like the Surfrider Foundation and the John Wayne Cancer Society, along with local vendors including Yoki Shop, Electric Bike Company and The Board Club.

It takes place at Newport Harbor High School’s Robert B. Wentz Theater. To check out a movie trailer and get tickets. go to www.newportharboralumni.org/movie.

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Republican Kelly Ernby has thrown her hat into the ring for the state’s 74th Assembly seat in 2020. Newport Beach Mayor Diane Dixon is also in and so is incumbent Cottie Petrie-Norris (D-Laguna Beach).

Ernby is from Huntington Beach and is a Deputy District Attorney.

Here’s a question: One of her first endorsements for the office came from former Newport Beach city councilmember Scott Peotter. Is that a good thing for her campaign or a bad thing?

I’ll let you decide.

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Something bugs me and I want to get it off my chest. Grace Leung, Newport Beach City Manager, always gets her “council meeting brief” out to readers on the Friday prior to the Tuesday city council meeting. It gives the community an opportunity to review the issues and plan to attend if need be. That’s the way it should be done.

The Newport-Mesa School District, on the other hand, is just the opposite. Tuesday, at 11:03 a.m., the day of their scheduled meeting, I received an email from the District saying, “in the interest of keeping the community informed, please see..” and they include a brief review.

Is it really in the interest of the community to send out this type of communique less than seven hours before the start of the meeting? I say no.

The agenda is posted on Fridays before the Tuesday meeting and their brief should be as timely.

I’ve asked for changes but for naught.

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Business must be good for local chiropractors. Here’s why. I’ve been suffering with a severe lower back issue for months. I’ve exercised, stretched and rested, nothing helps.

So last week I decided to engage a chiropractor. I looked online, found one, then filled out their info card to await a return telephone call.

It never came.

So Monday, I called another one and got a machine. No problem, I left a message, hoping for a return call. So far, it, too, has never come.

I can only assume that chiropractors have so much business they don’t need anymore.

Oh...what to do?

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Finally, 27 people stepped up to serve on the City’s Homelessness Task Force. Seven were selected at Tuesday’s City Council meeting. Congrats to Helen Cameron, John Heffernan, Terry Moore, Thomas Peterson, David Snow, The Rev. Cindy Voorhees and Jean Wegener.

They join city councilmembers Brad Avery, Joy Brenner and Will O’Neill.

The City will spend $1 million over the next five years on outreach and placement.


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Photo by Clark Reeder (Instagram @crca.photo)

An abstract wave making a splash at the Wedge this week

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You Must Remember This: Skiing

By NANCY GARDNER

I didn’t grow up skiing, nor did most of my friends. There was not something known as ski week, because there weren’t huge numbers of parents pulling their kids out of school to go skiing. However, there was skiing experience in my family. Early in their marriage, my parents decided to take up the sport.

Since my mother was vastly more coordinated than my father, something he cheerfully admitted, after a time or two, she was zipping down the slope quite a bit faster. The one time he caught up with her, it was because she had fallen. She waved to him, and he waved back as he continued on his way, knowing she would soon catch up. She didn’t, but he didn’t wait for her at the bottom because she was faster, so back up he went, then down, then up, then down. It was curious that he didn’t see her, but he was having a grand old time and figured the timing was off or she took a different route. After a couple of hours, he’d had enough. He took off his skis, went into the lodge, and there was my mother sitting in a chair with her foot in a cast. She had broken her ankle. She hadn’t waved in greeting but to stop him, and she was more than a little irritated at the lack of concern he had shown as to her whereabouts. He explained that it had never occurred to him that someone as athletic as she could have hurt herself. She must have accepted this, since the marriage continued, but they didn’t ski much after that. Still, they kept the equipment, so when I decided I wanted to learn to ski, there it was – hanging in the rafters of the garage.

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Off I went, and when I arrived at Big Bear, I noticed that I was attracting more than a few looks. Little wonder. We were already into the era of fiberglass skis, stiff, supporting boots and step-in bindings. I had a pair of wooden skis, long and narrow with little squared-off points at the ends. The leather boots were ankle high with square toes, and the bindings were essentially some leather straps to connect you to the skis. I looked like I had raided a ski museum.

Nothing daunted, I went over to the bunny slope. Now I haven’t been skiing in decades, but I understand that today’s beginners have something like a magic carpet that takes them to the top of the bunny slope. When I learned, it was a rope tow. A rope tow makes a T-bar look high tech. The only thing more basic is walking. To get to the top, you positioned your skis, grabbed onto the rope, and held on. If your arms gave out, that was it. Thanks to a lot of surfing, my arms held up pretty well, and despite my primitive equipment, I was able to manage enough of the bunny slope to get the ski bug, and then it was a constant nattering.

Head skis were all the rage, so I of course wanted Head skis. Bogner pants were de rigueur, and I could just picture myself in a pair. Given the cost, my mother couldn’t picture the Bogners, but I did get the skis...finally.

I skied for a number of years, Snow Valley and Big Bear, Mammoth and June Mountain, but the highlight was Sun Valley. We took the ski train with Neal and Jill Kohlhase. Neal was USC’s water polo coach for a number of years, and both he and Jill were terrific skiers, much better than my husband and me. They had taken the Snowball Express several times and persuaded us to go with them, and what a great way to get there. You showed up at Union Station with all your equipment, got on the train, went non-stop to Ketchum, where you were vanned to Sun Valley. It couldn’t have been simpler. Once you got to Sun Valley, you skied about 10 yards under the eyes of a pro and were assigned to a group that you skied with the rest of the time you were there. I remember the skiing being challenging, since there was about three feet of powder and the most I had ever experienced was an inch or two, but we all managed.

The real adventure was going home. Neal had told us before we ever started that the ski train was really racy. Really? On the trip to Sun Valley there had been drinking and conviviality, maybe high pitched, but that hardly met my definition of racy. It was good I didn’t challenge him, however, because the trip back was a completely different scene. People had had almost a week to get acquainted. Once strangers, they were now friendly. More than friendly. Amorous. There were things going on in the seats and in the luggage racks above the seats...I didn’t know where to look. Racy hardly described it. Maybe that’s why it came to an end. Some prude campaigned to cancel that disgusting mobile bacchanal. More likely, it was because Union Pacific no longer had an interest in the resort. Whatever the cause, it’s a shame it’s gone. It was definitely more fun than flying – even if I had to keep my eyes closed.

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


Exchange Club honors Youths of the Year

Exchange Club of Newport Harbor has announced the selection of nine students from area high schools to receive the club’s annual Youths of the Year awards. Each award consists of a $3,000 scholarship to help defray the costs of furthering their education.

The students were honored at the Exchange Club’s luncheon at the Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club on April 25. 

Exchange Club announces youths with certificates

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Courtesy of Exchange Club of Newport Harbor

(L-R) Karoline Shannon, Richard Austin, Carolyn Altshuler, Jessabel Rodriguez, Brianna Fortmuller, Natalie Hutchinson and Victor Jacinto. Not pictured: Han Nguyen and Rachel Kricorian

The winners are: Natalie Hutchinson and Victor Jacinto from Estancia High School; Han Nguyen and Rachael Kricorian from Costa Mesa High School; Jessabel Rodriguez and Brianna Fortmuller from Corona del Mar High; and Karoline Shannon, Richard Austin and Carolyn Altshuler from Newport Harbor High.


Fuchsia Festival at Sherman Library & Gardens tomorrow

Sherman Library & Gardens continues its National Public Gardens Week celebration with a Fuchsia Festival tomorrow, Saturday, May 18 from 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. The event celebrates fuchsias, which are abundant throughout the Gardens.

The day’s festivities include a fuchsia plant sale, games and activities for youngsters, a scavenger hunt, docent-led tours of the Gardens, and hotdogs and hamburgers for purchase. At 1:30 p.m., “Talk: Fuchsia Care 365” will be presented by the OC Fuchsia Society. Activities are free with admission.

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Shermie at last year’s Sherman Library & Gardens Fuchsia Festival

Although the Fuchsia Basket Class is sold out, two more workshops are still available, Pre-registration is required for both.

–Printmaking in the Gardens, where you’ll experience the fun of making relief prints inspired by the Gardens. Participants will learn to make a foam print and will print multiple copies. No skills are necessary. All supplies are provided; you might want to bring an apron or painting shirt. The cost is $35 for Friends and $45 for non-members.

–Paint a Fuchsia, where local artist Erna Van Dyk will teach you how to paint a beautiful fuchsia. All ages are welcome and all supplies are included. The cost is $25 for Friends and $35 for non-members.

Fuchsia Festival admission is $5 for adults; ages 12-18 are $3; and children 11 and under are free.

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


Wooden Boat Festival presented by Balboa Yacht Club returns June 7-9

Back for the sixth consecutive year, the Newport Beach Wooden Boat Festival presented by Balboa Yacht Club (BYC) will return June 7- 9, featuring one of Newport Harbor’s most iconic wooden vessels, John Wayne’s famous Wild Goose. The festival is a yachting equivalent Concours d’Elegance and a “must-see” destination event, which is open to the public.

Last year nearly 4,000 visitors attended the event, which also offers complimentary shuttle and water taxi service to and from Balboa Yacht Club. In addition to being able to view and board nearly 50 of these wooden treasures, the family-friendly event also includes live music, maritime art and exhibits, delicious food and libations, a silent auction and the popular kid’s toy boat pavilion. As is custom, this year’s original painting of the Wild Goose commemorating the festival is created and sold during Saturday’s silent auction. This year’s featured artist is the renowned local artist Debra Huse of Debra Huse Gallery located on Balboa Island.

Wooden Boat Festival Old Glory

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Photos by Tom Walker

Hosted by Balboa Yacht Club, the event is also made possible in collaboration with the City of Newport Beach, Discovery Cube’s Ocean Quest, the County of Orange and Visit Newport/Newport Beach & Co. In 2017, the event was officially recognized by the Orange County Board of Supervisors, who proclaimed the second weekend in June the “Newport Beach Wooden Boat Festival Weekend.”

John Wayne’s famous WWII-era minesweeper Wild Goose will be arriving at the BYC docks. Tours of the Wild Goose will be available throughout Saturday, June 8. If you have a show-ready wooden boat of any size and you haven’t already applied to take part in the festival, there is still dock and on-land space available. Visit www.newportbeachwoodenboatfestival.com for details.

Wooden Boat Festival wooden boats in dock

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There are many ways to arrive at the festival. Free parking and shuttle service will be available at 1600 Newport Center Dr., or catch a water taxi running throughout the day between Discovery Cube’s Ocean Quest and BYC. Entry to the event is $5 for adults, with children 12 and under free. Parking, shuttle service and the water taxi are all complimentary.

On Sunday, as is tradition, the festival will culminate with a Wooden Boat Parade that will depart BYC and proceed down the main channel, before the vessels leave for their home ports. Mark your calendars now for a great way to spend a beautiful weekend in Newport Beach.

For more information, visit the website or call 949.673.3515.


Standup for the Cure another Komen success

On May 4, the 8th annual Standup for the Cure fundraiser returned to Newport Beach to support local breast health screening services and research provided by Susan G. Komen Orange County. More than 600 breast cancer survivors, advocates and community members gathered together in a “Sea of Pink” to raise awareness and funds for Komen OC’s initiatives to create a world without breast cancer through advocacy programs, community outreach, care and research.

Standup for the Cure paddleboarders

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The event featured on-land and on the bay activities including yoga classes, relay races, paddleboard clinics, live music, opportunity drawings and more. During the event, more than 100 attendees received free breast and skin cancer screenings provided by Kaiser Permanente.

Since its inception in 2012, Standup for the Cure has raised more than $1.2 million for Susan G. Komen, with more than $550,000 directly benefiting Komen OC. Komen OC initiatives support local patients, caregivers and survivors with resources including patient navigation, research, free mammograms, wigs, transportation, diagnostics services, education and financial assistance.

In Orange County, every day, five women are diagnosed with breast cancer – each day one local woman will also die from the disease. Susan G. Komen Orange County has a bold goal to reduce the current number of breast cancer deaths by 50 percent in the U.S. by 2026.

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Catching a piece of the recent swell

Catching a wave

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Photo by Tina Treglia (Instagram @ttregs)

A surfer’s delight underneath a rainbow spray from The Wedge


Petrie-Norris and committee to look at student debt

Today, Friday, May 17, Assemblymember Cottie Petrie-Norris and members of the Assembly Select Committee on Student Debt will host the first informational hearing on the student debt crisis. The event is co-hosted by NextGen Policy, Consumer Law Clinic at UCI and the Associated Students of the University of California, Irvine (ASUCI).

The meeting takes place at UC Irvine School of Law, EDU 1121 Robinson Court Room from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 

It will also be Livestreamed at https://www.assembly.ca.gov/todaysevents.

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Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris

In California, more than 3.7 million borrowers owe $142 billion in student debt. The committee will feature three panels with testimonies of the experiences of student borrowers and of experts in the field. The hearing will explore the barriers created by rising student debt levels and will aim to find real solutions for the millions of borrowers struggling with debt. There will be an opportunity for public comment.

Following the panels will be a Free Student Loan Debt Workshop presented by NextGen Policy, Student Debt Crisis and Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles.

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ENC presents annual Spring Faire on Sunday

Environmental Nature Center’s (ENC) 14th annual Spring Faire & Butterfly House opening is taking place this Sunday, May 19 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., and everyone is invited.

Participants and staff will be celebrating the annual “Butterfly House Opening” with fun activities including face painting, the Youth Art Exhibit, Savor OC Restaurant and Caterer Showcase featuring food from local restaurants, Orange County’s butterfly house, native butterfly host and nectar plants for sale, reusable ENC canvas bags (“ticket” to make five awesome crafts) and the OC Bird of Prey Center with live raptors. There will also be live entertainment.

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Bring your own plates, utensils and a reusable water bottle for a discount on food and beverages.

The schedule of events includes:

–10:30 a.m.: Young Singers of Orange County

–11:15 a.m.: Sweetwater Creek Band

–12:15 p.m.: Miss Valerie’s Amazing animals

–1:15 p.m.: OC Bird of Prey Presentation

–2:15 p.m.: Vermillion Vocalists

Admission is free; a $2 donation is suggested. For more information, visit www.encenter.org.

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

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2019 Philharmonic House of Design opened doors to the public on May 14

On Tuesday, May 14, the 26th Philharmonic House of Design (HOD) opened its doors to the public. This 7,200 sq. ft. Hamptons-style palatial residence located in the guarded coastal community of Monarch Point, perched high atop the bluff of Laguna Niguel mountain and offering panoramic vistas of Three Arch Bay’s whitecaps, Catalina Island and beyond will be available for self-guided tours through Sunday, June 9. 

Situated on a palatial 31,000-sq.-ft. lot, this year’s HOD has its own private gate, which encapsulates a circular motor court. Features include a chef’s kitchen, a sauna and steam showers, hand-finished paneling, beautiful fireplaces, and a luxury guest house. This already spectacular home has undergone fresh renovations as 15 acclaimed interior designers from across Southern California reinvent the spaces, transforming this East Coast-inspired retreat into a stunning masterpiece with the latest interior design trends.

2019 Philharmonic exterior courtyard

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The Philharmonic House of Design is a 7,200 sq. ft. Hamptons-style residence

The Philharmonic House of Design is sponsored by Coast Magazine/Southern California News Group and South Coast Plaza. Proceeds benefit the Philharmonic Society’s nationally recognized Youth Music Education Programs. By supporting the House of Design, you will help this organization continue to provide more than 160,000 Orange County students from elementary through high school with much needed music education programs free-of-charge.

We caught up with two of the designers, John Henry Kaufman with John Henry Designs who designed the living room and Suzanne Ceavatta with Susan Ceavatta Interior Design, LLC who designed Tyler’s bedroom suite, to find out a little about their inspiration and the special spaces they created. Both have their studios in Newport Beach.

John Henry Kaufman is a principal of John Henry DESIGNS, a California-based design firm with offices in Orange County and San Francisco. Working in the design industry for more than 15 years, he prides himself on achieving livable spaces that are specific to his clients. His work is inspired by blending today’s modern California style with the comfort and elegance of his uncle (and mentor) Hank Morgan’s California chic interiors. His love of travel and exploration of cultures give him a unique eye for mixing materials and finishes. He studied at CU Boulder and received a degree in interior design from the Interior Design Institute in Newport Beach.

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This teal velvet sofa in the living room inspired John Henry Kaufman during his HOD walk-through

Kaufman was inspired by the teal velvet for the sofa, which he saw in a showing right after he walked the house. He wanted to show everyone something really different and contemporary. According to Kaufman, who was challenged with designing the living room, “I wanted something different than a sofa and pair of chairs, so I decided to go down more of a ‘fashion forward’ route. I have changed all the walls to a black grass cloth which allows the white trim in the room to pop. I also refinished the existing fireplace from a black faux painted finish to a white lacquered high gloss finish that makes it feel more current. The black floors remain, but I have added a textural gilded cork wall covering to the ceiling. For the upholstery, in order to set it off from the rectangular room, I used a curved sofa that is more lounge like along with a pair of Jiun Ho Scoop back lounge chairs.”

When asked which pieces were among his favorites, Kaufman shared, “My favorite is the smokey silvery black Shearling Rug from Stark. I want the room to be fun and inviting, yet still be a showpiece, as it is the first room you see when you walk in.”

2019 Philharmonic Kaufman mood board

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Kaufman’s mood board that he created for ARRIVE Laguna Design Center (LDC) Spring Market Day in April 2019. The Shade Store at LDC, where he spoke, donated his window coverings for the HOD living room.

Were there parameters? “The house is given a general palette and color scheme to start with,” Kaufman said. “There is also a designer presentation to Frank (Frank Pitman of Frank Pitman Designs who designed the library & balcony) and Wendy (Wendy Ann Miller of WAM Interior Design who designed the family room, both of whom have had a long design history with the House of Design).”

Kaufman describes his design style as versatile, tailored, curated and client specific. This is the second showcase John Henry DESIGNS has worked on, and Kaufman has completed others with his prior firm. “This year, I wanted to show a different side of my design. Last year, I had a guest bedroom that was pretty neutral in color. This year, I wanted a room that popped and used color.” 

2019 Philharmonic Suzanne Ceavatta

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Suzanne Ceavatta designed Tyler’s bedroom suite

Suzanne Ceavatta is the principal of Suzanne Ceavatta Interior Design, an award-winning design firm in Newport Beach, specializing in residential and commercial projects for more than 15 years. In addition to the HOD, she has projects currently underway in Newport Beach and Newport Coast. While keeping on top of today’s trends, she can make any style possible.

Ceavatta was challenged to transform Tyler’s bedroom suite. “Moody blues and silvery gray colors were used to create a luxe masculine feeling in this young man’s bedroom,” Ceavatta shared. A mix of fabrics – leathers, furs and fine linens – were incorporated into making this room a true sanctuary. Various elements of wood, stone and glass were blended together to achieve a balance of delight in the furnishings. A touch of Moroccan influences were combined with gold metals to showcase the various shapes and patterns. The large picturesque windows that overlook the colorful garden below, brought a calming sense of nature into the room.

2019 Philharmonic Tyler s bedroom suite

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Color and texture combine to evoke the masculine feeling of a young man’s bedroom – his sanctuary

When asked if there were design guidelines, Ceavatta shared, “There were no parameters given for the room, but the Design Committee did mention that consideration should be given in keeping the beadboard that was originally on the walls.” Ceavatta had her first opportunity this year to design for a HOD and she was excited about the project because, “This was a special room to the owner, because it “belongs to her son, Tyler,” she said.

Her design style? Ceavatta describes it as “traditional with coastal and Moroccan influences.”

Come view the creative spaces of Kaufman and Ceavatta, as well as those of the other designers...you can be assured you will come away with myriad inspiring ideas for your own personal spaces. 

Tickets are $40 (general admission) and $50 (House Pass, unlimited entry). Hours of operation are: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Thursday from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. and Sunday from 12-4 p.m. It is closed on Mondays. Hours are extended on Thursday evenings for “Meet the Designers.”

In addition to touring the home, guests can enjoy an on-site café by Saltwater Catering and a boutique featuring clothing, jewelry, accessories, home décor and gourmet items as well as opportunity drawing prizes.

Free parking is available at Strand Vista Park, and continuous complimentary shuttles will run approximately every 10 minutes from the parking lot to the house. Strand Vista Park is located at 34111 Selva Road, Dana Point.

To order tickets and for a complete list of designers, visit www.PhilharmonicSociety.org/HOD or call 714.840.7542. Tickets are also available for purchase at the door by taking the shuttle to the house.


Rosendin Golf Tournament to benefit Navy SEALs

On Wednesday, May 22, beginning at 8:30 a.m., come out for a memorable day of golf at Pelican Hill Golf Club, during the 4th annual Rosendin Golf Tournament and Auction.

Hosted by Rosendin, a 100-year-old employee-owned electrical contracting firm with offices in Anaheim, the goal is to raise $200,000 for The Navy SEAL Foundation, which provides immediate and ongoing support and assistance to the Naval Special Warfare community and its families.

The tournament includes coaching from two PGA golf professionals, photos with Rosendin’s 1919 Ford Model T and the L.A. Rams Cheerleaders, the Navy SEALs Foundation Wall of Honor, a silent auction and an opportunity drawing.

In addition, the Newport Harbor High School Choir and drumline will get things going with their singing of the National Anthem, with the Marine Color Guard out of Seal Beach presenting the colors. More than 300 golfers will be supported by more than 75 sponsors to raise funds for the Foundation that is committed to helping veterans and their families. 

The schedule of events includes:

–8:30 a.m.: Registration/check-in

–9:30 a.m.: Continental breakfast

–9-11 a.m.: Driving range practice with a PGA Golf Pro

–11 a.m.: Shotgun start

–6 p.m.: Buffet, auction, awards

The cost is $600 for an individual golfer or $2,200 for a foursome.

For more information, to register and find out about sponsorships that are still available, visit www.rosendin.com/golf.

To learn more about the foundation, or make a donation inspired by the Rosendin Golf Tournament, visit www.navysealfoundation.org/donate/.

Pelican Hill Golf Club is located at 22800 S. Pelican Hill Road, Newport Coast.


Inside Edge presents magician, comedian Adam Christing on May 22

On Wednesday, May 22, the Inside Edge is presenting a program featuring magician, comedian and world-renowned emcee Adam Christing. He will be presenting “How to Invent a Legendary Life.”

Inside Edge presents ChristingChristing, one of the most enthusiastically received Inside Edge speakers, has been inspiring laughter and life change for 25 years. He is the author of three humor and personal growth books including, Your Life is a Joke: 12 Ways to Go from Ha Ha to Aha! His forthcoming book, Bob Dylan Can Change Your Life: 61 Ways to Invent a Legendary Life, is based on life lessons from Dylan who was recently awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.

Founder of the organization Clean Comedians, Christing has appeared on more than 100 radio and TV shows including ABC World News and PBS. The meeting will feature two favorite musicians and a morning filled with inspiration, positive humor, a touch of magic and valuable takeaways.

According to Christing, “Bob Dylan can help you find your voice – even if you can’t stand his!” Feel inspired to become the person you were meant to be: Tap into your creative gifts...Learn how to handle critics...Reinvent yourself at any age.

The program takes place at The Pacific Club. Doors open, registration and the buffet line start at 6:45 a.m.; the meeting starts promptly at 7 a.m. RSVPs are requested to plan for the buffet breakfast. Seating is limited. The cost is $35 for first-time Inside Edge guests or $45 for returning guess. Free and validated parking is available. Register online at www.insideedge.org

The Pacific Club is located at 4110 MacArthur Blvd., Newport Beach.


NBPD to hold open house this Sunday, May 19

Just a reminder that the Newport Beach Police Department (NBPD) will hold its Open House on Sunday, May 19 from 12-4 p.m. at 870 Santa Barbara Dr. (at Jamboree Road), Newport Beach.

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The day’s festivities include police station tours, safety activities for kids and live K9, S.W.A.T. and motor demonstrations at 2 p.m. The public will have a chance to meet representatives from Animal Control, Lifeguards, C.S.I., Motor Officers, K-9 Officers, Mounted Unit, Crime Prevention and more. Food will also be available.

There will be something for everyone, so don’t miss this opportunity to meet those who serve our community on a daily basis.


Kick off the summer with Memorial Day weekend at Newport Dunes

Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort is presenting a Memorial Day weekend filled with family-friendly activities and special events from Friday, May 24 through Monday, May 27. From kids to adults, country music fans to watersports enthusiasts, everyone will find the perfect way to kick off the summer at Newport Dunes.

On Friday, May 24, Newport Dunes will open their beachfront inflatable water park to the public seasonally through Labor Day weekend. Four new oversized inflatables will be joining the resort’s impressive collection, making the water park even bigger and better than last year. Additions include a 15-foot climbing mountain with three attached slides, Ninja steps and a walkway leading to the inflatables. This is added to the lineup of favorite water activities which includes brand new kayaks and two-person pedal boats, stand up paddleboards and electric Duffy boats available for rent. Newport Dunes Water Park will also offer new, comfort-fitting and quick-drying Super Soft life vests for kids. For the ultimate Bucket List experience, extend the waterfront fun into the evening with Newport Dunes Water Park’s Radiant Ride. Tour the waters of the Back Bay after sunset on an illuminated stand up paddleboard or pedal boat to set the water beneath aglow. For more information about Newport Dunes Water Park and pricing, visit https://bit.ly/2GWuqQh.

Kick off the summer water park

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Come check out the new additions to the Newport Dunes inflatable water park

On Saturday, May 25 through Monday, May 27, get amped for the annual Liquid Run taking place each day from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Set in Newport Dunes’ waveless bay, the largest inflatable obstacle course fun run features more than 50 obstacles to traverse atop clean, clear water. Between runs, enjoy music, a free Play Zone, food trucks, a Liquid Libations lounge and more. Standard tickets are $69 and VIP tickets offering unlimited runs are $99. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit https://bit.ly/2vAoNAQ.

Nashville meets Newport on Sunday, May 26 with “Boots on the Beach: Memorial Day Memories” from 6:30-10 p.m. along the picturesque waterfront of Newport Dunes. Dust off your cowboy boots and experience the best in country music with live performances by Garth LiveA Garth Brooks Tribute, Neon CircusA Brooks and Dunn Tribute and special guests, plus host and DJ for the evening Pepper. Enjoy full bar service, food truck concessions and country vendors available throughout the festival. No outside alcohol or food is permitted. All ages are welcome and early bird tickets start at $20 for general admission and $60 for VIP admission. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit https://bit.ly/2VgneHT.

For those looking to relax this holiday weekend, enjoy private beachside cabanas between dips in the waveless waters of Upper Newport Bay. Experience luxury RVs and beachside cottages available for rent for the ultimate summer glamping experience, and indulge in award-winning American cuisine at Newport Dunes’ waterfront restaurant, Back Bay Bistro.

For more information on events and amenities at Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort, visit www.NewportDunes.com.

Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort is located at 1131 Back Bay Drive, Newport Beach. For reservations at Back Bay Bistro, call 949.729.1144.


Making our roadways safer for motorcyclists

With the warmer weather, a lot more motorcycles will be out on the road across California. May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, and the Newport Beach Police Department (NBPD) is taking the opportunity to remind drivers and motorcycle riders to share the road and look out for one another.

“Motorcycle riders are out in the open and are harder to see,” Newport Beach Police Department Lieutenant Cartwright said. “Drivers and riders should take extra precautions by keeping their distance and watching their speed.”

During the month of May, the NBPD will step up enforcement specifically geared toward stopping drivers and motorcycle riders for traffic violations that increase the risk of crashes.

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With nearly 900,000 registered motorcycles in the state, Californians enjoy a hobby that can be challenging, and does not have the same protections as drivers in the event of a crash. In 2017, 576 people were killed in motorcycle crashes statewide, a nearly 17 percent increase from 2015.

The NBPD reminds automobile drivers to check your mirrors and blind spots; use your signal when changing lanes; slow down behind motorcycles and keep your distance; never share a lane with a motorcycle; be aware of motorcycles lane splitting, which is legal; and always look twice at intersections to allow enough space for a motorcycle to clear the roadway before making a turn.

For motorcyclists, always wear a helmet, bright colors and protective gear; use your turn signal at every lane change or turn; turn lights on even during the day; keep your distance; consider the width of lanes, roadway and weather conditions when lane splitting; and avoid lane splitting next to larger vehicles such as big rigs, buses and motorhomes.

The NBPD encourages all motorcycle riders, new and experienced, to enroll in the California Highway Patrol’s motorcycle training course. For more information, or to find a training site near you, visit www.californiamotorcyclist.com.

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


OCCF hosts second annual Giving Day on May 30

On May 30, the Orange County Community Foundation (OCCF) will host the second annual “Empowering Possibilities,” a Giving Day for OC neighbors with disabilities. This 24-hour online effort aims to raise $95,000 in critical funds for nine local organizations.

“Empowering Possibilities” is part of a bold initiative by OCCF to boost the capacity of local nonprofits through a series of Collaborative Giving Days. Nonprofits with shared missions are invited to come together to boost collective giving for their causes. OCCF will power the campaign by providing seed funding to support the marketing assets, campaign resources and collaborative partnerships. The seven Giving Days held throughout 2018 raised a total of $1.4 million for local organizations.

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“The success of last year’s inaugural ‘Empowering Possibilities’ Giving Day, which raised $86,523 with participation from more than 300 donors, is a testament to our community’s generosity and the vision of our nonprofit leaders,” said Shelley Hoss, president, OCCF. “We are proud to unite nonprofits with similar missions to better support our community members with disabilities.”

The nine organizations participating in “Empowering Possibilities” include Dayle McIntosh Center, Down Syndrome Association of Orange County, Family Support Network, Free Wheelchair Mission, Project Independence, Rehabilitation Institute of Southern California, Speech and Language Development Center, United Cerebral Palsy Association of Orange County and Vocational Visions.

OCCF first challenged Orange County residents to “give where their heart lives” during the inaugural iheartoc Giving Day in 2015, raising more than $1.8 million through gifts to 347 participating nonprofits in just 30 hours. OCCF nearly doubled those results in 2016 during the second annual iheartoc Giving Day, receiving contributions totaling $3.2 million for 418 participating nonprofits. In 2017, OCCF re-envisioned iheartoc as an expanded opportunity for nonprofits to connect with one another in support of their shared missions.

To give online, visit https://empowering-possibilities.funraise.org/. Additional collaborative Giving Days will be announced over the coming year. For more information, go to www.oc-cf.org/change-your-community-overview/iheartoc-giving-day/.


Mahler symphony piece ends season

Pacific Symphony ends its Classical Season with Mahler’s monumental Symphony No. 1, originally titled “Titan” by the composer. Suggested by its title, Mahler expanded conventional symphonic form in this epic work, with which the orchestra inaugurated the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall in 2006. Introducing the program is Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante for Four Winds, highlighting the talents of the Symphony’s Principal Wind players Ben Smolen (flute), Jessica Pearlman (oboe), Rose Corrigan (bassoon) and Keith Popejoy (horn). Mahler’s “Titan” also leads the season’s last Sunday Matinée series that Sunday, June 9. 

The Classical Mahler’s “Titan” takes place on Thursday through Saturday, June 6-8 at 8 p.m.; tickets start at $25. The Sunday Matinée “Mahler’s First” takes place on Sunday, June 9 at 3 p.m.; tickets start at $33. 

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The Sinfonia Concertante for Four Winds in E flat Major is a work thought to be by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – the story of its commission has been the subject of intrigue and speculation going back to its inception. Because the original manuscript score was lost, some scholars are unwilling to go beyond identifying the commonly accepted performing edition – mysteriously found in the late 1860s and not in Mozart’s hand – as “attributed to” Mozart. However, we can rely on the redoubtable Robert Levin, a musicologist and pianist who is one of the foremost living authorities on Mozart. Analyzing with clarinetist and scholar Daniel Leeson, Levin’s complex and highly qualified conclusion is that this sinfonia is at least largely Mozart, though the orchestration is still up for grabs.

Symphony No. 1 in D major by Gustav Mahler was mainly composed between late 1887 and March 1888, though it incorporates music Mahler had composed for previous works. It was composed while Mahler was second conductor at the Leipzig Opera, Germany. Although in his letters Mahler almost always referred to the work as a symphony, the first two performances described it as a symphonic poem or tone poem. The work was premiered at the Vigadó Concert Hall, Budapest in 1889, but was not well received. Mahler made some major revisions for the second performance, given at Hamburg in October 1893; further alterations were made in the years prior to the first publication, in late 1898. Some modern performances and recordings give the work the title “Titan,” despite the fact that Mahler only used this label for two early performances, and never after the work had reached its definitive four-movement form in 1896.

To purchase tickets or learn more, visit www.PacificSymphony.org or call the Box Office at 714.755.5799. Pacific Symphony gratefully acknowledges sponsorship for these concerts as part of the Symphony’s 2018-19 Hal & Jeanette Segerstrom Family Foundation Classical Series.


Crystal Cove Jr. Guard tryouts underway

Tryouts for Crystal Cove Park Junior Lifeguards are underway. The program is a four-week long ocean-oriented beach camp designed to provide a safe place where participants can be instructed in a variety of skills pertaining to the lifeguarding profession and the aquatic environment. Instructors will introduce participants to basic CPR skills, basic First Aid, basic rescue techniques and lifeguarding procedures. The program also includes an interpretive component that provides information about the ocean habitats and local ecosystems including field trips.

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Summer session dates are Saturday, May 18 at Edison High School from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. and Wednesday, June 5 at Edison High School from 7-8 p.m. Edison High School is located at 21400 Magnolia St., Huntington Beach.

Tryout Requirements:*

100 yard swim:

–7-8 years old: 100 yard swim in under 2:45

–9-10 years old: 100 yard swim in under 2:30

–11-12 years old: 100 yard swim under 2:20

–13-15 years old: 2:15

5 minutes treading water

Swim 10 yards completely under water

2019 Junior Lifeguard Program Dates:

Session 1 Dates: 6/24-7/18 (Monday-Thursday)

A.M. Session: 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m.

P.M. Session: 1-4:30 p.m.

Session 2 Dates: 7/22-8/15 (Monday-Thursday)

A.M. Session: 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m.

P.M. Session: 1-4:30 p.m.

Extended Day: 12-3 p.m. (Monday-Thursday)

Program Cost:

Sessions: $370

Extended Day: $180

Activities:

Surfing, Bodyboarding, Dodgeball, Beach Flags, Paddle Boards, SUP and Swimming

–Education: CPR Skills, First Aid Skills, Mock Rescues, Victim Recognition and Beach Operations

–Interpretation: Least Tern Preserve, Beach Hazards, Wetlands, Wildlife Care Center

–Competition: Activities designed to increase participation at both individual and team level (opportunities to compete against other agencies)

*Participants must complete tryouts prior to registering for the summer sessions.

For more information, visit www.crystalcovejuniorlifeguards.com.


Third annual Newport Harbor Underwater Clean Up slated for June 1 at the Balboa Bay Club

Help Your Harbor, a coalition of community environmental groups coupled with hundreds of volunteers who participate in a variety of weekly beach and water clean-ups, are holding the 3nd annual Newport Harbor Underwater Clean Up (NHUC) scheduled for Saturday, June 1 at the Balboa Bay Club.

More than 250 scuba divers and above-water volunteers will be deployed around Newport Harbor to collect trash, plastics and other water pollutants in a dedicated effort to keep the 25.2 miles of coastline, bay and harbor waterways pollution free. Last year, volunteers collected more than 4,000 pounds of trash and plastics from the harbor.

Third annual Newport Harbor Underwater divers

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Divers participating in the underwater clean up

Project AWARE has partnered with NHUC to help support the local community through their Dive Against Debris program. “This is a vision for the world to return to a clean ocean,” said Danna Moore, director of Project AWARE. “Dive Against Debris not only removes debris from the environment but also reports the data into the largest known underwater marine debris database. With this information, we can truly drive change and stop pollution from entering the ocean in the first place.”

Volunteers will gather at the Balboa Bay Club lawn for a hosted breakfast and lunch, post-event party that includes a live band, opportunity drawing drawings and an awards ceremony for the most unusual items. Some of the most interesting past finds included a holstered pistol, shopping carts, car engines, two women’s purses (containing ID, cash and credit cards), Christmas trees and an unopened Champagne bottle with two flutes dubbed “the engagement gone wrong.” Of course, lots of single-use plastic items were collected, much of them being bottles and fishing line which are very hazardous to marine life.

Third annual Newport Harbor Underwater trash

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Volunteer empties the trash he found onto the dock

The NHUC has grown steadily in three short years and organizers are excited to launch a new on-going social cause campaign – #WhatInspiresYou – featuring event partners discussing their passion for ocean activism. The first two video clips include Event Dive Master and Beach Cities Scuba’s Director of Operations DJ Mansfield and Director of Project AWARE Danna Moore.

The event’s primary partners represent all corners of Orange County including: Balboa Bay Club, Duffy Electric Boats, Beach Cities Scuba Centers, Surfrider Newport Beach Chapter, Newport-Irvine Rotary Club, Project AWARE, Firebrand Media, Harbor Construction, Visit Newport Beach, City of Newport Beach, Parallel Pizzeria, Oakland Coffee Company, Hobie Surf Shops, Roots Beauty, K-Line & Company, Root Origins and Food Fleet.

Third annual Newport Harbor Underwater Duffield

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(L-R) Newport Beach City Councilman Duffy Duffield interviews a representative from the Newport-Irvine Rotary Club

“Marine pollution destroys ocean habitats, endangers marine and coastal wildlife, causes navigation hazards and threatens human health and safety,” said Newport Beach City Councilman Duffy Duffield, owner of Duffy Electric Boats, and co-founder of the effort. “Unfortunately the harbor is littered due to careless discard of trash as well as accidental dropping of personal items big and small that fall into the water. This is an important and much needed step to maintain the beauty of one of the world’s most active harbors,” Duffield said.

Schedule of Events:

–7 a.m. - Volunteer check-in; complimentary breakfast

–8:15 a.m. - Mandatory safety briefing for all volunteers; group photo

–9 a.m. - Divers deployed

–11:30 a.m. - Post-dive party, opportunity drawings and awards ceremony. Music is by the popular Phoenix-based Grateful Dead cover band – The Harvest. Food is being donated by Parallel Pizzeria of Dana Point. There is a $20 donation for non-volunteers. This event is open to the public.

–1 p.m. - Grand prizes announced

–2 p.m. - Event concludes

For more information and volunteer registration, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or visit the website at www.NHUnderwaterCleanUp.com.

Help Your Harbor was formed five years ago in Orange County by a group of dedicated environmentalists who feel a strong passion to remove trash and plastics, from our oceans, bays and watersheds. The organization has coordinated hundreds of volunteers to participate in a clean up on the first Saturday of every month to remove trash from Newport Harbor and the Back Bay resulting in more than 20,000 lbs. of trash.


25th Annual Balboa Island Artwalk this Sunday

This Sunday, May 19 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., come to the Island for the 25th Annual Balboa Island Artwalk. This outdoor art show along the South Bayfront Promenade features more than a mile of art and live music.

The premier showcase for talented local artists, this much-anticipated event kicks off the Island’s summer season.

25th Annual Balboa Island Regatta Face Off

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“Regatta Face-Off,” an original oil by Debra Huse, featured in last year’s Artwalk

The show welcomes 100 artists exhibiting fine jewelry, blown glass, sculpture and photography. Spectators will enjoy live music throughout the day on five stages along the walk. Featured musicians include Gary Gould, The Retros, Jim Roberts, Don Ross & Rose and the Rick Sherman Duo.

The Artwalk is presented by Mary Hardesty Realty and admission is free.

For additional information, contact Mary Beth Saucerman at 949.548.1758 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Pet of the WeekDog and Cat print

Stu News Newport 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.”

Pet of the Week 5.14.19

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MEET MAGGIE

There is nothing more glorious than an exceptionally intelligent and gorgeous retriever that is inspiring, attentive, love to play fetch and is so very patient and accommodating to her caretakers. The Newport Beach Animal Shelter is looking for the most genuine home for their pretty much perfect Maggie May. She is five years old, microchipped and vaccinated. Maggie enjoys laying her head on your lap and will do best as the center of her human’s world. Although she has special needs, she’s truly one of the most endearing lives on the planet. Definitely full of hope, healing and heart. Let’s hear it for sweet Maggie. She really does make challenges seem so easy.

Newport Beach Animal Shelter adoption costs:

–Dogs - $130

–Puppies - $150

–Cats - $90

–Kittens - $110

If you are interested in finding out more about Maggie, 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., excluding major holidays. They look forward to seeing you soon and thank you for your interest in their wonderful furry guests. 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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Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Man & Woman of the Year | May 18 | On March 10, the official Man & Woman of the Year competition kicked off. It’s a 10-week blind fundraising campaign where each dollar raised per candidate counts as one vote. The competitors don’t know who wins until the Grand Finale at this event. Donate today to cast your vote for the next Man of the Year and Woman of the Year. Candidates who raise more than $50,000 are able to name an LLS research grant in someone’s honor or memory.

Contact: www.lls.org/ocie

Takes place at The Newport Beach Marriott, 900 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach.

Rock for Our Riders to benefit Back Bay Therapeutic Riding Club (BBTRC) | May 19 from 3-7 p.m. | Rock your casual attire at this outdoor lawn event. Festivities include a spring dinner and bar, bidding on live and silent auction items, original artworks on display for the silent auction, dancing until dusk and country rock entertainment by Scott Helmer. Tickets: Open table seating, $150. Sponsorships which include program recognition and complimentary drink tickets: Two-ticket package, $1,000; Table for six, $2,500; Table for 10, $5,000 and Main Sponsor, $10,000 which includes a stage-front table for 10, stage signage and 10 complimentary drinks. Valet parking. The BBTRC is dedicated to providing an avenue for improving the quality of life of children, youth and adults with physical and developmental disabilities through recreational and structured horseback riding and other unique therapeutic activities.

Contact: To register and for more information, visit www.backbaytrc.org

Takes place at the Merrell Estate, 2182 Mesa Drive, Newport Beach.

Rosendin Golf Tournament to benefit the Navy SEALS Foundation | May 22 beginning at 8:30 a.m. | 4th annual Rosendin Golf Tournament and Auction. Hosted by Rosendin, a 100-year-old employee-owned electrical contracting firm with offices in Anaheim, the goal is to raise $200,000 for The Navy SEAL Foundation, which provides immediate and ongoing support and assistance to the Naval Special Warfare community and its families. The tournament includes coaching from two PGA golf professionals, photos with Rosendin’s 1919 Ford Model T and the L.A. Rams Cheerleaders, the Navy SEALS Foundation Wall of Honor, a silent auction and an opportunity drawing. In addition, the Newport Harbor High School Choir and drumline will get things going with their singing of the National Anthem, with the Marine Color Guard out of Seal Beach presenting the colors. More than 300 golfers will be supported by more than 75 sponsors to raise funds for the Foundation that is committed to helping veterans and their families. Cost: Individual golfer, $600; Foursome, $2,200.

Contact: www.rosendin.com/golf to register and for more information on the day’s events and sponsorships that are still available.

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

Hot Ticket Leukemia Cup Regatta to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society | June 1 and 2 | Featuring the Harbor 20 Fleet and Junior Sailing Regatta. This is a unique and progressive series of sailing events that combines the joy of boating with the important task of raising money to cure cancer. Crew members seek donations from friends, family, co-workers and employers to sponsor their boat.

Contact: www.lls.org/ocie

Takes place at The Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club, 1601 Bayside Drive, Corona del Mar.

Sixth Annual Arts & Business Leadership Awards Dinner | June 4 | Presented by Segerstrom Center for the Arts, the evening celebrates the achievements of arts philanthropy honoring: Gaddi Vasquez, as the Distinguished Arts & Business Leader; Karla Kraft, as the Rising Arts & Business Leader and Avalon LaFosse as the Student Arts Leader. Festivities include a networking cocktail reception and dinner & awards presentation, followed by guests being escorted to premium seats in Segerstrom Hall for a special performance of the Tony Award nominated Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and an exclusive VIP afterparty at Water Grill. Single Ticket: $1,500-$5,000 each. Sponsorships from $10,000-$50,000.

Contact: For more information, call 714.942.6218, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

www.scfta.org

Takes place at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa and Water Grill South Coast Plaza, 3300 Bristol St., Costa Mesa.

Audi • INFINITI • Volvo Golf Classic to benefit Mission Hospital | June 6 | Presented by the Mission Hospital Foundation.

Contact: www.mission4health.com/foundation

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

15th Annual 44 Women for Orangewood Scholarship Luncheon benefiting Orangewood Foundation | June 7 | The 44 Women for Orangewood 15th Annual Scholarship Luncheon is an inspiring afternoon to raise money for Orangewood Foundation. Presented by Haig and Hien Papaian, the event will feature guest speaker Elizabeth Smart, author of Where There’s Hope: Healing, Moving Forward and Never Giving Up. Schedule: Champagne Sponsor Reception, 10:30 a.m.; Luncheon, 12 p.m. Sponsorship opportunities are available from $550 to $15,000. To view the sponsorship packet, click here. To register, visit https://orangewoodfoundation.org/2019-scholarship-lunch-tickets/About Elizabeth Smart: The abduction of Elizabeth Smart was one of the most followed child abduction cases of our time. Elizabeth was abducted on June 5, 2002, and her captors controlled her by threatening to kill her and her family if she tried to escape. Fortunately, the police safely returned Elizabeth back to her family on March 12, 2003, after being held a prisoner for nine grueling months. Through this traumatic experience,

Elizabeth has become an advocate for change related to child abduction, recovery programs, and national legislation. Elizabeth triumphantly testified before her captor and the world about the very private nightmare she suffered during her abduction, which led to conviction.

Contact: Jeff Gilstrap at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. www.orangewoodfoundation.org/44lunch

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

2019 Goodwill of Orange County Golf Classic | June 10 | Proceeds from this event support the Tierney Center for Veterans Services, which helps veterans and their families gain access to resources that enhance their lives. In 2018, more than $185,000 was raised to support the Tierney Center for Veterans Services.

Contact: Call 714.480.3355 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

www.ocgoodwill.org

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

Working Wardrobes Above the Best OC Movie Premiere | June 13 | Above the Best, based on the bestselling book South of Heaven, uses real from-the-cockpit footage to create an immersive, narrative documentary. The film tells the story of Apache Fighter Pilot Dan Flores and his yearlong deployment to the most dangerous valley in Afghanistan. See why Army Aviators say they fly “above the best” and the lengths these brave military will go to protect each other in the most extreme circumstances. Before the film enjoy a special VetNet Client graduation. Stay in your seats after the film for an exclusive Q&A with the film’s Director David Salzberg. Schedule: 5:30 p.m., Food truck available; 6 p.m., Doors open; and 7 p.m., Film begins. Tickets: Each $20 ticket includes a film screening, and Q&A session with the film’s producers and directors. You can also sponsor a VetNet client ticket. Active duty military and veterans, $10.

To purchase tickets, visit https://workingwardrobes.salsalabs.org/abovethebest/index.html?page=register.

Takes place at The Lido Theatre, 3459 Via Lido, Newport Beach.

2019 Beacon of Light Ball benefiting The Lighthouse | June 15 from 6-10 p.m. | Kalfayan Merjanian, LLP and Titan HST in collaboration with Newport Beach Police Association Foundation cordially invite you to the Midsummer Night’s Dream-themed Beacon of Light Ball. The event is benefiting Orangewood Foundation in an effort to stop human trafficking and support the survivors. The event is black tie attire. Sponsorship opportunities are available from $3,000 to $50,000. To view the sponsorship packet, click here. To register, visit https://orangewoodfoundation.ejoinme.org/bolb2019

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

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

3rd Annual Grocery Industry’s Pick A Purse to benefit Olive Crest | July 12 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. | Enjoy a great lunch and opportunity drawings. Leave with a brand new purse and know the proceeds are helping at-risk youth and families. Every purse is valued at more than $150. Purses by Coach, Kate Spade, Michael Kors, Tory Burch and many more. Check-in and Purse Preview, 11 a.m.; Luncheon, 12 p.m. Tickets are limited: a table of 10 is $2,500; individual tickets, $250. To purchase tickets, visit https://e.givesmart.com/events/cOf/. Attire: Thursday Best. Complimentary valet parking.

Contact: Sandra Bond at 714.543.5437, ext. 1188 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. www.olivecrest.org/oc

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

SAVE THE DATE:

Hoag Summer Fest | July 18 | More details to come.

Contact: www.hoaghospitalfoundation.org; www.hoagpromise.org

Takes place at the Newport Dunes Resort, 1131 Back Bay Drive, Newport Beach.

Michael Change Tennis Classic | July 20 and July 26-28 | More details to come.

Contact: www.nbtctennis.com

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

Smart Women Breakfast to benefit Working Wardrobes | August 7 | 

Contact: www.workingwardrobes.org

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

Hot Ticket Leukemia Cup Regatta to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society | August 10 and 11 | Featuring the FARR 40 International Fleet and PHRF Fleet. This is a unique and progressive series of sailing events that combines the joy of boating with the important task of raising money to cure cancer. Crew members seek donations from friends, family, co-workers and employers to sponsor their boat.

Contact: www.lls.org/ocie

Takes place at The Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club, 1601 Bayside Drive, Corona del Mar.

Laura’s House 25th Annual Gala | September 7 beginning at 5:30 p.m. | Enjoy a cocktail reception, silent & live auctions and dinner. They will be honoring individuals and corporations that have contributed integral support to the programs and services we provide. Sponsorships, tickets and advertisements will be available.

Contact: www.laurashouse.org

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

50th Anniversary Celebration for the Newport Bay Conservancy | September 8 | Festivities include a sunset dinner. More details to come.

Contact: www.newportbay.org

Takes place at Upper Newport Bay Conservancy, 2302 University Drive, Newport Beach.

Newport Beach Police Association Charitable Foundation Charity Golf Classic | September 16 with a 10:30 a.m. check in; 12:30 p.m. tee-off | Enjoy 18 holes of golf, cart, breakfast, lunch and various awards. Cost: $500 per layer; $1,600 per foursome. Register at the website.

Contact: Vlad Anderson at 949.375.0258 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. http://npacfgolfclassic.org

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

Susan G. Komen Orange County MORE THAN PINK Walk | September 22 | Susan G. Komen Orange County is one of 26 locations across the country that will be reintroducing its Race for the Cure as the More Than Pink Walk this year. The event will include a fresh new look and experience focused on energizing the community around the lifesaving work Komen’s supporters make possible through fundraising efforts. The More Than Pink Walk, which will not have a separate timed run element this year, will increase people’s connection to Komen’s work beyond breast cancer awareness including, research, community outreach and more. Tickets: $15 during pre-registration (ends May 31); $30 after pre-registration and $35 the day of the event.

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

Click here for more info.

Takes place at Fashion Island, 401 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach. (Starts at Pacific Life Insurance Company.)

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Evening of Excellence Gala Event to benefit Youth Employment Service | September 26 | Honors employers for their ongoing commitment to hire and support YES graduates as they transition into the workforce. Festivities include a cocktail reception, wine pull, auction, awards presentation and dinner. Proceeds support the Comprehensive Job Readiness Program and its expansion to greater Orange County. Sponsorships, donations and attendance opportunities are available.

Contact: www.yesworks.org

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

New, Now, Next: The OCMA Affair | October 5 | This annual gala supports the museum’s exhibition and educational programs and ensures that the museum can offer free admission at its temporary location at South Coast Plaza Village. Co-chairs: Jennifer Segerstrom and Jennifer Van Bergh

Contact: www.ocmaexpand.org

Takes place at OCMA/Expand, 1661 W. Sunflower Ave., Santa Ana.

Dusk at the Island Fashion Show to benefit Ronald McDonald House of Orange County | October 10 | More details to come.

Contact: www.rmhcsc.org/orangecounty

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

Second Annual Forever Families Gala to support Seneca Family of Agencies | November 9 | This event supports this organization’s mission to create families that are stale, loving and permanent. They have a 100 percent adoption permanency rating. Every $1,000 supports the finalization of an adoption for a child in foster care.  There are more than 600 kids waiting to be adopted in Orange County. Honorees to be announced. Sponsorships are available from $5,000-$50,000.

Contact: www.senecafoa.org/gala

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

46th Candlelight Concert to support Segerstrom Center for the Arts | December 6 | For more than 40 years, Segerstrom Center for the Arts’ Candlelight Concert has been one of Orange County’s most treasured events. Considered by many as the official kick-off to the holiday season, Candlelight brings friends and family together for an elegant evening of great fun while raising essential funds in support of the Segerstrom Center for the Art’s artistic, education and community engagement programs.

Contact: www.scfta.org

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

Mesa.

 

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Newport’s Best Bets in Arts & Entertainment

From Live Theater to Community Happenings, enjoy these!

Classic Cars

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

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

M. Butterfly, Continuing through June 8. When this rich, compelling drama debuted on Broadway, it became an instant sensation, sweeping the Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle awards. A married French diplomat. A mysterious Chinese opera diva. A passionate 20-year affair. Inspired by true events, this break-out hit by the author of Chinglish and Golden Child proved much more than a steamy tale of seduction. Obsession, perception and the allure of fantasy make for a remarkable tale of espionage and betrayal described as “visionary” by The New York Times. Performances occur on the Segerstrom Stage.

Contact: Call 714.708.5500. www.scr.org

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

Cast of M. Butterly for Best Bets 5.10

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OCMAExpand Six New Exhibitions on view continuing through September 1. Features works of Pacific Rim artists and a seventh show with objects from the museum’s collection. Through a wide range of media including interactive installations, photography and site-specific interventions, the works touch on notions of value, control and power, and truth and reality, responding to some of today’s most pressing global socio-political concerns. Spring exhibitions include: Diego Berruecos: Only A Shadow; York Chang: To Be Wrong with Infinite Precision; Victoria Fu and Matt Ric: Monster A; Fritzia Irizar: CaCO3; UuDam Tran Nguyen: TIME BOOMERANG California Edition – From S.E.A. Atolls to the Next Dead Stars; Hiromi Takizawa: Open Air and Closer Look: Intimate-Scale Sculpture from the Permanent Collection. Admission and parking are free. Hours: Thursday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. and Friday through Sunday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

Contact: www.ocmaexpand.org

Takes place at OCMA/Expand, South Coast Plaza Village, 1661 W. Sunflower Ave., Santa Ana.

Uudam Tran Nguyen for Best Bets

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Watercolor Class: Beach Scene and Bicycle with Erna, May 17 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Join local artist Erna van Dyk as she teaches you how to see and paint color and simple shapes. Classes are designed for all levels of painter and non-painter. Each participant will take home his/her own charming painting. Maximum: 12 people. Cost: $35 Friends, $45 Non-members. Register at the website.

Contact: Call 949.673.0033.

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

Kids Peaceful Painting Workshop with Miss Erna, May 18 from 12-3 p.m. This workshop is geared to give your child a chance to spend time in a garden and be surrounded by nature’s beauty. Children will be encouraged to find their unique creative expression. This workshop provides a stress free space where everyone is welcome. In conjunction with their Fuchsia Festival, this workshop will celebrate all that is wonderful about fuchsias. Open to all ages. Children 6 and under need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Please bring a snack. All supplies provided. Class sizes are limited. Cost: $40 Friends, $50 Non-members. Register at the website.

Contact: Call 949.673.0033.

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

Class: Printmaking in the Gardens, May 18 from 1-3 p.m. Experience the fun of making relief prints inspired by the Gardens. Participants will learn to make a foam print and will print multiple copies. No skills are necessary. All supplies are provided but you might want to bring an apron or painting shirt. Cost: $35 Friends, $45 Non-members. Register at the website.

Contact: Call 949.673.0033.

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

Goat Yoga, May 19 at 9 and 11 a.m. Party Goats Los Angeles is partnering with Sherman Gardens to combine nature, animals and yoga. Benefits: Fun with laughter, guaranteed; improves core strength; deepens stretches and tests balance. Spanky and Pippin have been trained to participate in goat yoga on command. They will jump on your back during key yoga poses, aid in deeper stretches with their front hooves, and run underneath your legs during standing poses. The goats are on leashes and each has a handler which helps provide a structured and safe environment. Class is one hour and will be followed by 45 minutes of photos – so strike that perfect pose for Instagram. All participants must pre-register; no walk-ins accepted. Plan on arriving 15 minutes early, wear comfortable clothes and closed-toed shoes. Bring your own mat or towel. Cost: $35 Friends, $40 Non-members. Register at the website.

Contact: Call 949.673.0033.

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

25th Annual Balboa Artwalk, May 19 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. This outdoor art show features more than a mile of art and live music. The premier showcase for talented local artists, this much-anticipated event kicks off the Island’s summer season. The show welcomes 100 artists exhibiting fine jewelry, blown glass, sculpture and photography. Spectators will enjoy live music throughout the day on five stages along the walk. Featured musicians include Gary Gould, The Retros, Jim Roberts, Don Ross & Rose and the Rick Sherman Duo. The Artwalk is presented by Mary Hardesty Realty and admission is free.

Contact: For information, contact Mary Beth Saucerman at 949.548.1758, or email 

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Takes place along the South Bayfront Promenade on Balboa Island.

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ABT William J. Gillespie School st Segerstrom Center for the Arts Showcase Performances #1 and #2, May 23 and 24. Performances at 6 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.

Contact: Call 714.556.2787. www.scfta.org

Takes place at Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa.

ABT Ballet

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Eifman Ballet of St. Petersburg with the West Coast Premiere of The Pygmalion Effect, May 24-26. Performance times vary. A new ballet from the company’s award-winning artistic director and choreographer, Boris Eifman, The Pygmalion Effect is inspired by the Greek mythological tale of Pygmalion – a sculptor who became infatuated with his own lifelike carving of a beautiful girl. Eifman infuses his signature choreographic style into this dynamic new production, set to a score by “The Waltz King” Johann Strauss II. Tickets start at $29.

Contact: Call 714.556.2787. www.scfta.org

Takes place at Segerstrom Hall, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa.

Eifman Ballet for Best Bets

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The Velveteen Rabbit, May 24-June 9. Performance times and ticket prices vary. For nearly a century, this beloved classic has captivated and charmed children and adults, alike. Lonely and forgotten, a stuffed rabbit longs to be real. When another toy is lost, he quickly becomes a little boy’s new favorite. As the rabbit’s dapper appearance gets worn and shabby from play, a wonderful change begins to happen. A moving story about the power of love – and a little bit of magic. From the book by Margery Williams, adapted for the stage by Janet Allard. Recommended for grades K-6. Part of the Theatre for Young Audiences and Their Families. Performances occur on the Julianne Argyros Stage and never run longer than 90 minutes.

Contact: Call 714.708.5500. www.scr.org

Takes place on the Segerstrom Stage, 655 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa.

The Velveteen Rabbit for Best Bets

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Laughter on the 23rd Fioor, May 24-June 23. Performance times vary. Tickets: $25 for evening and matinee performances. Take a fictionalized look at the backstage chaos involved in producing one of the landmarks of television’s golden age. Inspired by Neil Simon’s own early career experience as a junior writer for Your Show of Shows, Laughter on the 23rd Floor focuses on the temperamental star, modeled after Sid Caesar, and the writers of the TV comedy-variety show in the 1950s, It is regarded as one of Simon’s funniest plays.

Contact: Call 949.631.0288. www.ntaconline.com

Takes place at Newport Theatre Arts Center, 2501 Cliff Drive, Newport Beach.

Block Printing Workshops, May 25 and July 6 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Taught by instructor Elizabeth James from Pacific and Rose Textiles, learn step-by-step the ancient art of hand block-printing, including classic Indian design principles, printing bed and ink tray preparation, and blocking-printing techniques. After first practicing on paper, you’ll move on to fabric, whether it’s kitchen towels, aprons or scarves. All tools and supplies will be furnished, with an instruction pamphlet for you to keep. Additional

vintage woodblocks will be available for purchase. James’ collections of home and lifestyle products have been hand block-printed in her Jaipur, India workshop since 2001. Cost of each workshop: $70. Cancellation is 48 hours prior. Reserve you spot at www.seasidegalleryandgoods.com/collections/seaside-events.

Contact: If you have questions, contact Elizabeth James at 949.633.1080. www.seasidegalleryandgoods.com

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

El Gran Festival de Musica Cubana, May 25 at 7 p.m. A musical celebration of the best in traditional Cuban music and culture with an evening of irresistible Cuban rhythms and sound, featuring an all-star line-up of some of today’s most celebrated Cuban artists including four former members of the Buena Vista Social Club: Juan De Marcos, Barbarito Torres, Jesus Aguaje Ramos and Eliades Ochoa, the celebrated musical group ¡Cubanismo!, beloved Cuban singers Ibrahim Ferrer Jr., Luis Frank and Pedrito Calvo as well as the band Los Soneros de Verdad. A project 22 years in the making, this collective of Cuban performers brings together legends and future stars for one spectacular night of music. Tickets start at $69 and are available on the website.

Contact: Call 714.566.2787.

Takes place at Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, 655 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa.

El Gran Festival for Best Bets

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Tuesday Night Dance on the Argyros Plaza, May 28 at 6 p.m. Grab your dancing shoes and join in every Tuesday night for a free dance class. Every month, learn a different style of dance, guided by their expert instructors. All experience levels are welcome. In May, explore Bollywood dance with Apra Bhandari of Adaa Bollywood Dance Academy. Kids and adults alike will love her fun choreography, and the upbeat Bollywood sound will keep you coming back for more.

Contact: Call 714.556.2787. www.scfta.org

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

Afternoon Tea in the Gardens, May 29 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.

Contact: For reservations, call 949.673.0033. To view the menu, visit the website.

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

Afternoon Tea for Best Bets

The Music Man in Concert, May 31-June 1. Performances at 8 p.m. “Ya got trouble” in River City, when a fast-talking con man has his heart stolen by the town librarian. The Music Man became an instant hit on Broadway, winning five Tony Awards beating out West Side Story for Best Musical. The cast album went on to win the Grammy Award (the first ever) while the film score won an Academy Award. This romantic comedy is an energetic slice of Americana filled with romantic ballads, rousing marches and lively barbershop quartets. Selections such as “Seventy-Six Trombones,” “Til There Was You,” “Marian the Librarian” and “Goodnight my Someone” have become perennial favorites. Tickets start at $46.

Contact: Call 714.556.2787. www.scfta.org

Takes place at Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa.

Hyatt Regency Newport Beach Jazz Festival, May 31-June 2. Three days of music, food and friends. Tickets: VIP: $325 for a Three-Day Pass; VIP $175 for a Single Day Pass for Saturday or Sunday. General Admission: $85 for a Single Day Pass for Saturday or Sunday; General Admission: $135 for a Two-Day Weekend Pass for Saturday and Sunday. Headliners include George Benson, Morris Day & The Time, Sax to the Max, Jeffrey Osborne and Pancho Sanchez, among others. Presented by Bank of the West BNP Paribas.

Contact: Call 714.566.2787. For a complete lineup and to purchase tickets, visit www.festivals.hyattconcerts.com

Takes place at Hyatt Regency Newport Beach Amphitheater, 1107 Jamboree Road, Newport Beach.

Mosaic: Framed Garden Mosaic, June 12 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. In this class you will learn to work with creating depth through use of materials. The foreground will be done in porcelain tile and the background in glass tile. The effect is dynamic because of the contrast between matte and shiny. Working directly in the frame gives a finished look to your mosaic. Some hand strength and a can-do spirit will help you be successful in this class. Please bring a lunch or snack and beverage for this full-day class. Cost: $95 Friends, $105 Non-members. Pre-registration is required. Register at the website.

Contact: Call 949.673.0033.

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

Pepperland Center Premiere, June 14-15. Performances at 6 p.m. by The Mark Morris Dance Group. A groundbreaking dance tribute to the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. Originally created for the City of Liverpool’s Sgt. Pepper at 50 Festival in May 2017, this colorful piece resounds with the ingenuity, musicality, wit and humanity for which the company is known. Pepperland seems to revel in the eccentric charm and joyful optimism of the iconic Beatles album. The evening-length work features an original score by composer Ethan Iverson, interspersing arrangements of “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,” “With a Little Help From My Friends,” “A Day in the Life,” “When I’m Sixty-Four,” “Within You Without You” and “Penny Lane” with six original Pepper-inspired pieces composed specifically to showcase Mark Morris’ profound understanding of classical forms: allegro, scherzo, adagio and the blues. An unprecedented chamber music ensemble of voice, theremin, soprano sax, trombone, two keyboards, and percussion teases out and elaborates on Sgt. Pepper’s non-rock and roll influences. Tickets start at $29.

Contact: Call 714.556.2787. www.scfta.org

Takes place at Segerstrom Hall, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa.

Pepperland for Best Bets

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Modern Calligraphy Workshops, June 6 from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and May 16 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Led by instructor Kristen Khan - Inchanted 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 of each workshop: $80. Minimum three/maximum 15. Advanced reservations are required. Cancellation is 48 hours prior.

Contact: www.seasidegalleryandgoods.com

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

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Lunch and Lecture: Kara Newport, June 14  from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. On select Fridays of every month, Sherman Gardens, in partnership with Cafe Jardin, features a horticulture speaker combined with a delicious lunch...the perfect way to end the week. This day’s topic and speaker: Filoli Gardens with Executive Director Kara Newport, who will discuss the history of Filoli. In 1915, the Bourn family began construction of Filoli and moved into the house in 1917. Bruce Porter, a talented stained-glass artist, painter, muralist, landscape designer,and art critic, was enlisted to help the Bourns plan the layout of the extensive formal garden that was built between 1917 and 1929. Both Mr. and Mrs. Bourn died in 1936. The estate was then purchased in 1937 by Mr. and Mrs. William P. Roth, owners of the Matson Navigation Company. Under the Roths’ supervision, the property was maintained and the formal garden gained worldwide recognition. Mrs. Roth made Filoli her home until 1975 when she donated 125 acres, including the house and formal garden, to the National Trust for Historic Preservation for the enjoyment and inspiration of future generations. Advance reservations: Friends Lunch & Lecture: $25; Non-members, $35; Friends Lecture only, free; Non-member Lecture only, $5. Day of Walk Ins: Friends Lunch & Lecture: $35; Non-members, $45; Friends Lecture only, free (RSVPs are appreciated); Non-member Lecture only, $10. Lunch will be served during lecture.

Contact: For reservations, call 949.673.0033. To view the menu, visit the website.

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

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

Julie Allen Ruff, 57, Irvine – Tuesday, May 14

Cesar Roque Marquez, 75, Bloomington – Tuesday, May 14

Ramsha Khan, 21, Irvine – Monday, May 13

Tamera Sue Woodward, 51, n/a – Sunday, May 12

Incident Reports

Tuesday, May 14

Arrests for Being Drunk in Public

Joshua E. Lopez, 26, Fresno

Industrial Way & Old Newport Blvd. I Costa Mesa I Appropriating Lost Property, Petty Theft, Receiving Stolen Property and Paraphernalia

7:46 p.m. Coby Bell Parsons, 31, Yucaipa, was arrested for appropriating lost property, petty theft from a motor vehicle, receiving stolen property with a value less than $950 and possession of unlawful paraphernalia. Bail was set at $500.

Placentia Ave. & W. 15th St. I Drinking in Public and Urinating/Defecating in Public

6:45 p.m. Shana Sky O’Connor, 42, Newport Beach, was arrested for drinking in public and urinating or defecating in public. Bail was set at $50.

Birch St. I 4800 Block I Controlled Substance for Sale, Paraphernalia, Controlled Substance and Narcotics

5:03 p.m. Tyler Renee Carroll, 42, Costa Mesa, was arrested for possession of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance for sale, possession of unlawful paraphernalia, possession of a narcotic controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance without a prescription. Bail was set at $25,000.

4:57 p.m. Jonathan Brian Weber, 41, Winchester, was arrested for possession of a controlled substance and possession of a narcotic controlled substance. Bail was set at $10,000.

Newport Center Drive I 400 Block I Shoplifting and Conspiracy

3:20 p.m. Anthony James Dembrowski, 39, Huntington Beach, was arrested for shoplifting for an amount less than $950 and conspiracy to commit a crime. Bail was set at $20,000.

Pelican Hill Road S. I Trespassing and False ID

1:41 p.m. Matthew Edward Der, 23, San Gabriel, was arrested for trespassing for refusing to leave property and presenting false identification to a specific peace officer. Bail was set at $500.

Campus Drive I 4600 Block I Parole Violation

9:43 a.m. Brian James Mooney, 61, Huntington Beach, was arrested on a parole violation. No bail was set.

San Miguel Drive I 300 Block I Trespassing

4:01 a.m. Larry Scott Burnett, 60, Long Beach, was arrested for trespassing for occupying property without consent. Bail was set at $500.

53rd St. & River Ave. I Paraphernalia and Controlled Substance

3:26 a.m. Dylan Scott Mallow, 26, Perris, was arrested for possession of unlawful paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance. Bail was set at $2,500.

Monday, May 13

Arrests for Being Drunk in Public

None

Avocado Ave. & E. Coast Highway I Driving without a License and Warrant

10:37 p.m. Jacob Christopher Moritz, 24, Santa Ana, was arrested for driving without a license and for an undisclosed warrant. Bail was set at $1,000.

Superior Ave. & W. 15th St. I Controlled Substance, Sharps Waste, Narcotics and Warrant

10:36 p.m. Darin Charles Caster, 46, Newport Beach, was arrested on a warrant for battery. Bail was set at $10,000.

10:12 p.m. David Donald Rooten, 51, Costa Mesa, was arrested for possession of a controlled substance, illegal transporting of sharps waste and possession of a narcotic controlled substance. Bail was set at $10,000.

Jamboree Road I 1500 Block I Paraphernalia, Destroying/Concealing Evidence, Driving without a License and Drinking in Public

4:12 p.m. Jacob Emmanuel Cuadras, 38, Lemon Grove, was arrested for possession of unlawful paraphernalia, destroying or concealing evidence, driving without a license and drinking in public. Bail was set at $500.

Irvine Ave. I 800 Block I Paraphernalia, Trespassing and Entering a Non-Commercial Dwelling

11:32 a.m. Natasha Maria Brooks, 37, Anaheim, was arrested for possession of unlawful paraphernalia, trespassing for refusing to leave property and entering a non-commercial dwelling. Bail was set at $500.

W. Coast Highway & Balboa Blvd. I Taking an Auto without Owner’s Consent and Parole Violation

7:57 a.m. David Brian Brown, 48, Buena Park, was arrested for taking an auto without the owner’s consent and for a parole violation. Bail was set at $20,000.

Hospital Road & Superior Ave. I Taking an Auto without Consent and Warrants

2:22 a.m. Melissa Lobato, 25, Anaheim, was arrested for taking an auto without the owner’s consent and warrants for horse theft, petty theft and possession of methamphetamine. Bail was set at $60,500.

2:16 a.m. Bryan Antonio Escobar, 26, n/a, was arrested for taking an auto without the owner’s consent. Bail was set at $20,000.

Promontory West I 700 Block I Battery

1:47 a.m. Michael Toler Willis, 52, Newport Beach, was arrested for battery. Bail was set at $500.

10th St. & W. Balboa Blvd. I Controlled Substance, Paraphernalia and Warrant

1:27 a.m. Marco Louis Hernandez, 21, Corona, was arrested on a warrant for possession of methamphetamine. Bail was set at $2,500.

1:26 a.m. Samantha Leann Martinez, 19, Corona, was arrested for possession of a controlled substance and possession of unlawful paraphernalia. Bail was set at $2,500.

Sunday, May 12

Arrests for Being Drunk in Public

Reese Rasool Thomas-McDade, 21, Las Vegas     

Balboa Pier & Main St. I Warrant

11:43 p.m. Victor Emmanuel Hernandez, 31, Loma Linda, was arrested on an undisclosed warrant. Bail was set at $55,000.

Bristol St. I 1400 Block I Costa Mesa I Destroying/Concealing Evidence, Narcotics, Controlled Substance, Paraphernalia and Probation Violation

10:07 p.m. Dakota Ren Sharber, 28, Fountain Valley, was arrested for destroying/concealing evidence, possession of a narcotic controlled substance, possession of unlawful paraphernalia and for a felony probation violation. Bail was set at $10,000.

10:01 p.m. Michael David Lamb, 26, Newport Beach, was arrested for possession of a narcotic controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance and possession of unlawful paraphernalia. Bail was set at $10,000.

Santa Ana Ave. & Mesa Drive I Controlled Substance, Paraphernalia and Probation Violation

9:42 p.m. Jacquelyn Marie Blankfield, 29, Huntington Beach, was arrested for possession of a controlled substance, possession of unlawful paraphernalia and for a felony probation violation. Bail was set at $2,500.

Park Newport Drive I 1200 Block I Paraphernalia

5:55 p.m. Marlene Damaris Roman, 23, Newport Beach, was arrested for possession of unlawful paraphernalia. Bail was set at $500.

22nd St. & Newport Blvd. I Driving while Suspended/Revoked and Drinking in Public

4:48 p.m. Daniel Enright, 24, Corona, was arrested for driving while suspended or revoked. Bail was set at $500.

4:45 p.m. Dillon Peter Enright, 24, Corona, was arrested for drinking in public/open container. Bail was set at $50.

19th St. & Whittier Ave. I Costa Mesa I Warrant

4:21 p.m. Christina Marie Fouts, 28, Costa Mesa, was arrested on a warrant for being under the influence of a controlled substance. Bail was set at $2,500.

Avocado Ave. & E. Coast Highway I Marijuana, Driving while Suspended/Revoked, Driver allowing Open Container, Open Container, Controlled Substance, Allowing Unlicensed Driver to Drive Vehicle and Narcotics

4:20 p.m. Anthony Morgan Sarmie, 31, Los Angeles, was arrested for possession of an open container of marijuana, driving while suspended or revoked and being a driver allowing passenger to possess an open container. Bail was set at $500.

4:16 p.m. Cynthia Galindo, 25, Bell Gardens, was arrested for possessing a controlled substance, being a passenger with an open container, being a vehicle owner allowing an unlicensed driver to drive and possession of a narcotic controlled substance. Bail was set at $2,500.

28th St. & Beach I Drinking in Public

2:35 p.m. John Paul Dymora, 57, Chico, was arrested for drinking in public. Bail was set at $50.

Dover Drive I 900 Block I Warrant

12:30 p.m. Viet Quoc Nguyen, 32, Santa Ana, was arrested on a warrant for unauthorized use of ID. No bail was set.

Balboa Pier I Warrant

10:19 a.m. Ronald Lynn Hicks, 55, Norwalk, was arrested on a warrant for vehicular trespassing. Bail was set at $500.

Balboa Blvd. & 44th St. I Burglary Tools and Riding Bike on Sidewalk

8:46 a.m. Carlos Alberto Gonsalez, 27, Santa Ana, was arrested for possession of burglary tools and riding a bicycle on the sidewalk. Bail was set at $500.

Irvine Ave. & University Drive I Warrant

12:24 a.m. Gerardo Cardoso, 26, n/a, was arrested on a warrant for DUI. Bail was set at $15,000.