Head Advisory Issued For Second Day

posted: October 10th, 2015 09:01 am | 0No Comments

The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory, the second heat advisory in two days.

“The heat from Friday will carry over into today,” the advisory states. “This morning is starting out very warm with temperatures already in the 70s and low 80s…The warm start to the day will lead to a hot afternoon with high temperatures from 95 to 105 in the coastal and valley areas.”

The alert, issued at 7:03 a.m. today, will remain in effect until 8 p.m. today.

High temperatures today will be 100 to 105 in the inland empire, 97 to 105 in inland Orange County and 87 to 97 on the coast.

“Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside,” the advisory states. “When possible, reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Wear light weight and loose fitting clothing when possible and drink plenty of water.”

Children, elderly people and pets without adequate shelters are considered at high risk of heat-related illness.

According to the agency’s website, the high temperature in Corona del Mar on Friday was 92 degrees at 3:02 p.m.

A beach hazards statement issued Friday also remains in effect through Sunday, the agency’s website states.

“Mixed long-period swells from the south and southwest will combine to bring larger surf and strong rip currents to the beaches through Sunday,” the advisory states. Elevated surf and strong rip currents are expected.

The agency’s website also no longer is forecasting storms on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Alert Citizen Leads Police to Burglary Suspects

posted: October 10th, 2015 08:40 am | 0No Comments

An alert citizen called police early Monday morning to report a suspicious person trying to open car door handles in Corona del Mar — a call that ultimately led to burglary suspects found in a car with property from a nearby address, according to a city memo.

Online police logs state that police received a report about a suspicious person in the 200 block of Marguerite Avenue at 1:40 a.m. Monday.

“The caller identified the suspect’s vehicle, and officers were soon able to locate it,” the city memo said. “Inside the vehicle, officers found three occupants, along with a variety of property from a local address. When officers conducted a search at that address, they found a victim vehicle that had been ransacked.”

Details about the arrest were not immediately available. The city memo praised the officers for the “excellent arrest…that started from an observant citizen in the community.”

The memo also encouraged residents to call the police business line to report suspicious activity. That number is (949) 644-3717.

Heat Advisory Issued; Rip Currents in Forecast

posted: October 9th, 2015 02:30 pm | 0No Comments

The National Weather Service issued a heat advisory through 8 p.m. tonight, warning of very hot weather today and continued very warm weather Saturday and Sunday.

“Highs will be 10 to 20 degrees above normal today,” the agency’s website states. “Saturday will still be very warm. Sunday will be a little cooler.”

The inland empire will see temperatures from 100 to 107, with coastal temperatures from 87 to 97.

Children, elderly people and pets without shelter are considered at high risk of heat-related illness, the advisory states. If you spend time or work outside you should take extra precautions, reschedule activities to early morning or eventing and know the signs of heat exhaustion and heat stroke, the advisory states. Wear lightweight, loose clothing and drink plenty of water.

The agency also today issued a Beach Hazards Statement, warning of elevated surf and strong rip currents through Sunday.

“Mixed long-period swells from the south and southwest will combine to bring larger surf and strong rip currents to the beaches through Sunday,” the statement said.

The statement, which is in effect through Sunday evening, says to expect 3 to 6 foot surf on southwest facing beaches.

Swimmers should be aware that rip currents can drag them away from shore, the statement said, and to swim near a lifeguard.

CdM This Weekend: Five Great Things For Your To-Do List

posted: October 9th, 2015 02:18 pm | 0No Comments

1. The Newport Beach Arts Foundation will host Art in the Park at the Civic Center Green from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. The 12th annual event will feature art activities for children and adults, presented by the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity, and artist Jamie Stoneman will be on-site creating a watercolor of Art in the Park as the day unfolds. Food and drinks will be available for purchase, you will be able to meet artists and purchase original artwork, and the Friends of the Library will host a used book sale. The event and parking are free. The Civic Center is located at 100 Civic Center Drive.

2. The Newport Beach Fire Department and Newport Beach Firefighters’ Association will host a Fire Service Day Open House from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at FireStation No. 7 in Santa Ana Heights. The free event, which recognizes Fire Prevention Week, will offer information about fire safety and includes live demonstrations, fire station tours and displays of fire and lifeguard equipment and an antique fire engine. There also will be hotdogs, hamburgers, beverages and snacks provided. Fire Station No. 7 is located at 20401 SW Acacia Street. The event is free, and there will be street parking available with station parking reserved for handicapped parking.

3. Roger’s Gardens will host award-winning pumpkin carver Joseph Yakovetic, who will demonstrate carving, sculpting and painting on faux and live pumpkins from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Yakovetic has appeared on Access Hollywood, Telemundo, Univision, Entertainment Tonight and at The Disneyland Resort creating unique pumpkin art, and his oiginal pumpkin designs will be available for purchase. The Art Gallery also will host the opening of an exhibition called “Wonder Land,” which features land and sea paintings by guest artists Carolyn Lord and Ian Roberts, and featured artists Daniel Aldana, Brian Blood, David Damm, Gil Dellinger, Robin Hall, Joe Paquet and W. Jason Situ. The exhibition will run through December. Roger’s Gardens’ Halloween and Christmas boutiques also are open. Roger’s Gardens is located at 2301 San Joaquin Hills Road.

4. On Sunday, Crystal Cove State Park will host a beachside ranger chat from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Education Commons of the Historic District, as well as a guided tidepool walk that meets at 2:30 p.m. at Pelican Point Lot #2.

5. Sherman Library & Gardens will host Creatures of the Night on Saturday at 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. The family-friendly event is $15 for non members, $5 for kids 17 and under and $10 for members and is designed to teach about plants and animals that are most active at night. You’ll receive a passport to explore the gardens in the dark and can visit interactive animal stations. The tours will last about 90 minutes. For more information, click here. Sherman Library & Gardens is located at 2647 East Coast Highway.

From the Police Log: Theft Reports

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A grand theft from a motor vehicle was reported Thursday in the 1200 block of Sand Key, according to a police report.

The theft occurred between 5 p.m. Wednesday and 5 a.m. Thursday. The loss was $10,550.

Police also took a report of identity theft in the 600 block of Newport Center Drive on Thursday. The theft occurred between midnight July 1 and 2:09 p.m. Thursday, and no loss was listed on a report.

Police took a report of a grand theft in the 1600 block of San Miguel Drive on Thursday. The theft, with a loss of $1,510, occurred between 4:30 and 6:21 p.m. Thursday, a report said.

Ho Ho Ho at Roger’s Gardens

posted: October 9th, 2015 05:11 am | 0No Comments

IMG_6735IMG_6728It may be pushing 90 degrees in Corona del Mar, but it’s Christmastime at Roger’s Gardens, where the holiday boutique opens today to the public.

This year, the boutique’s theme is “Home for the Holidays,” according to a news release. On Wednesday and Thursday, hundreds of people lined up for a invitation-only sneak peek before the grand opening. Customers snacked on sugar cookies with red sprinkles while they browsed collectible ornaments, displayed by themes on about two dozen Christmas trees, including green tinsel trees covered with white lights and more than 800 different types of ornaments.

Each year, about 875,000 people visit Roger’s Gardens between October and December, said Nava Rezvan, Rogers Gardens’ director of marketing.

“We purchase over 3,500 product skus for the Christmas season,” Rezvan said. This year, the tree themes are Peppermint Swirl, Nordic Noel, Starburst, Iconic Gold, Chinoiserie, Fantasia, Vintage Sugarplum, Underwater Wonderland, Aged Pewter and more.

The holiday boutique fills several rooms, some selling pantry gift items and candy, others selling baby-themed ornaments and toys in soft pinks and blues. Roger’s Gardens’ creative director Eric Cortina’s ornaments also are available on a tree displaying glass cats, dogs, boats and more.

Roger’s Gardens is open daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Roger’s Gardens is located at 2301 San Joaquin Hills Road.

From the Police Log: Disorderly Conduct Arrest

posted: October 8th, 2015 02:58 pm | 0No Comments

Newport Beach police arrested a 51-year-old Newport Beach man early Wednesday on suspicion of disorderly conduct while intoxicated, according to a report.

The man was arrested at 12:52 a.m. at East Coast Highway and Heliotrope Avenue. His bail was $500.

Police also arrested a 38-year-old Newport Beach man at 7:53 p.m. Tuesday at Carnation and Seaview avenues on misdemeanor warrant from an outside agency, a report said. His bail was $15,000.

Hot Forecast With Chance of Storms Next Week

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The hot, sunny weather will peak at a high of 86 degrees on Friday, the National Weather Service forecast states, with slightly cooler weather next week and a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms Tuesday and Wednesday.

Today’s high will be near 80, the agency states, with wind today and Friday of around 5 mph.

Saturday will be sunny with a high near 84, and Sunday should also be sunny with a high near 83. Monday’s high should be near 81.

Tuesday has a slight chance of showers but should be mostly sunny with a high near 80. There’s a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms Tuesday night and Wednesday, but Wednesday should be mostly sunny with a high near 79.

Chamber to Host Networking Luncheon on Oct. 20

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The Corona del Mar Chamber of Commerce will host a networking luncheon on Tuesday Oct. 20 featuring guest speaker Tod Novak, author of “Has Technology Left Us Speechless?” according to an event flier.

The event costs $30 for chamber members and $40 for guests, and advanced reservations are required. The event is expected to sell out, so organizers suggest reserving a spot by Oct. 16 by calling (949) 673-4050.

The luncheon will take place at Fig & Olive at 151 Newport Center Drive in Fashion Island. Check-in and networking will take place from 11:30 a.m. to noon, followed by the lunch and program from noon to 1:15 p.m.

Good Morning CdM Meeting to Feature OC Register Opinion Editor

posted: October 7th, 2015 12:15 pm | 0No Comments

Brian Calle, the Orange County Register’s opinion editor, will be the featured speaker at this month’s Good Morning CdM meeting on Thursday.

Good Morning CdM, previously called the Government Affairs Committee, will begin at 7:30 a.m. at the Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club. Networking will begin at 7:15 a.m.

Calle will discuss this year’s elections, as well as the 2018 elections, and issues including water, infrastructure, controversial bills and possible ballot initiatives, according to an event flier. His commentary has appeared in Forbes, Bloomberg News, Fox News, Real Clear Politics, Real Clear Markets, Human Events, City Journal, the Daily Caller, Fox and Hounds Daily, California Political Review and other publications, the flier said.

The meeting also will include legislative reports from several elected officials and their representatives. The meeting is open to chamber members and guests, and there is no charge and reservations are not required. Refreshments will be served.

The club is located at 1601 Bayside Drive. For more information, call (949) 673-4050.