CdM Chamber to Host Networking Luncheon on Tuesday

posted: November 15th, 2014 06:03 am | 0No Comments

The Corona del Mar Chamber of Commerce will host a networking luncheon event on Tuesday, featuring an Irvine Ranch Water District representative as the guest speaker.

Amy McNulty, a water efficiency supervisor, will discuss the state of the drought, waves to conserve water, drought-tolerant landscaping and more, according to an event announcement.

The luncheon costs $25 for chamber members with advance reservations, and $30 for guests and includes networking opportunities and a holiday lunch menu. The event begins with checkin and networking from 11:30 a.m. to noon, followed by lunch and the program until 1:15 p.m. The event will take place at Five Crowns Restaurant.

Anyone who wishes to participate in an opportunity drawing by donating a prize should call (949) 673-4050 for more information.

Five Crowns is located at 3801 East Coast Highway.


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

posted: November 14th, 2014 02:35 pm | 0No Comments

1. Fashion Island will host two tree lighting ceremonies this weekend in the Neiman Marcus – Bloomingdale’s Courtyard. The free events will begin at 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday and will include songs, snow and the tree lighting, with a custom light display from Disneyland Resort. Seating is first-come, first-served, and blankets and chairs no more than 6 inches from the ground will be permitted.

2. There will be a holiday boutique to benefit the Corona del Mar Middle School cheer team from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the school at 2101 Eastbluff Drive. Jewelry, clothing, items for kids and handmade Santa hats all will be available for sale.

3. Residents of Newport Beach whose trash and recycling is through CR&R, Inc. can participate in a free document shredding event from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at the City Corporation Yard at 592 Superior Ave. Bring your old financial papers, junk mail, credit cards and other items that contain personal information, and they will be shredded for you.

4. Roger’s Gardens will host a personal appearance and signing with Judi and Gary Vaillancourt of Vaillancourt Folk Art from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Vaillancourt Folk Art is celebrating its 30th anniversary, according to Roger’s website. “Gary and Judi Vaillancourt established the company in 1984 when Judi, a classically trained artist, received a gift from her husband of three vintage chocolate moulds,” the website states. “By adapting and reviving the Victorian art form of chalkware (pouring liquid chalk into moulds) Judi has created timeless works of art.” Roger’s Gardens is located at 2301 San Joaquin Hills Road.

5. Crystal Cove State Park will host an Archeology Citizen Science Hike that meets at 9 a.m. Saturday in the Berns Amphitheater, as well as Art in the Park activities from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, also in the amphitheater, which is inland at the School-State Park entrance.


Another No-Burn Day Called For Saturday

posted: November 14th, 2014 02:27 pm | 0No Comments

The South Coast Air Quality Management District declared a Residential No-Burn Day for Saturday — the fifth no-burn day of the week.

“Residents in your area are prohibited from burning wood or manufactured fire logs in indoor and outdoor residential wood burning fireplaces and stoves due to elevated fine particulate levels forecast by the SCAQMD,” the alert said.

The SCAQMD’s Check Before You Burn program is in effect each winter from November through February.

No-burn alerts are mandatory in order to protect public health due to a high concentration of fine particle air pollution forecast for the area, according to an SCAQMD email.

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday also were no-burn days.


Police Issue Alert After Poinsettia Home Burglary

posted: November 14th, 2014 02:05 pm | 0No Comments

A burglar may have used a ladder to enter the only unlocked door of a home on Poinsettia while the owners were out of town, according to a Newport Beach Police Department alert issued today.

The burglary occurred between Oct. 10 and Nov. 8 in the 200 block of Poinsettia Avenue, the alert said. It was reported on Nov. 13.

“An unknown suspect entered the victim’s residence while the victims were out of town,” the alert said. “When the victims arrived home from their trip, they began to notice that various items were missing from around the house. The doors and windows were secured while the victims were away, except for a second story French door. The suspect may have used a ladder to access the second story balcony, which provided access to the open door.”

The burglar took jewelry and five watches. No suspect information is available.

A police report states the loss was valued at $14,300.

The alert offered suggestions for avoiding becoming a crime victim:

• Always lock your windows and doors when you go out, even if for only a few minutes.

• If you return home and find your pedestrian door that leads into your home locked, and you are certain that you left it unlocked, DO NOT GO INSIDE! Call the police immediately at 9-1-1. Burglars often lock this door to slow down a victim, allowing the burglar extra time to get out of the home before the resident enters.

• If your home is equipped with an alarm, always activate it even if you’re only going out for a short walk.

• Always keep your front and rear porch lights on from dusk to dawn and use motion detector lighting along the sides of your home or areas with little foot traffic.

• When you leave on vacation remember to call the Police Department for a “Vacation Check” (949) 644-3717 or sign up on line at www.nbpd.org. Also, ask a trusted friend or neighbor to pick up your paper and mail while you are away.


Residents Meeting to Include Update on Ocean Blvd. Project

posted: November 14th, 2014 05:07 am | 0No Comments

A repaving and landscaping project planned for Ocean Boulevard in Corona del Mar will be the topic of the next Corona del Mar Residents Association board meeting, scheduled for 7:30 a.m. Nov. 20.

Newport Beach Public Works Director Dave Webb will be the guest speaker and will provide an update on the project and answer questions.

The meeting will be held at the OASIS Senior Center in room five. The center is located at Fifth and Marguerite avenues.

According to the Newport Beach city website, there are two phases for Corona del Mar street improvements on Ocean Boulevard. Phase one involves removing and reconstructing concrete pavement on Ocean Boulevard and Marguerite Avenue, including reconstructing deteriorated sidewalks, curbs and gutters. The work is planned to take place along Ocean Boulevard from Goldenrod to Marguerite avenues, and on Marguerite Avenue from Ocean Boulevard to East Coast Highway. The budget for this phase is $1,223,700.

Phase two will modify traffic lanes and parking configurations on Ocean Boulevard between Carnation and Dahlia avenues, the city website states.

“New landscaping will also be included to aesthetically enhance the wide segment of Ocean Boulevard,” the website states. The project also will remove and reconstruct concrete pavement on “various streets in Corona del Mar,” as well as reconstructing sidewalks, curbs and gutters that have deteriorated. The work will take place on stretches of Ocean Boulevard between these streets: Carnation and Goldenrod avenues, Marguerite and Poppy avenues, and from Carnation and Fernleaf avenues. It will also take place on both Carnation and Fernleaf avenues between Ocean Boulevard and Seaview Avenue , and on Poppy Avenue between Ocean and East Coast Highway.


SCAPE Gallery to Host Artist Talk on Saturday

posted: November 13th, 2014 10:51 am | 0No Comments

SCAPE Gallery in Corona del Mar will host an artist’s reception and artist talk from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, featuring artist Brad Durham, according to an event announcement.

The reception coincides with a new exhibition called “dialogues,” which features artists Carin Gerard and Durham. The exhibition opens today and runs through Dec. 20.

SCAPE is located at 2859 East Coast Highway. For more information, call (949) 723-3406.


Harbor Commission to Hold Floating Meeting on Saturday

posted: November 13th, 2014 04:55 am | 0No Comments

The Newport Beach Harbor Commission is holding a special meeting on Saturday that includes a two-hour boat tour of the Newport Harbor, according to the online agenda.

The public is invited to attend the meeting, which will begin at 8:30 a.m. at the Orange County Sheriff’s Harbor Patrol’s visitor dock at 1901 Bayside Drive.

The agenda includes the Pledge of Allegiance followed by an opportunity for public comment. But the main item of current business is described as “Promoting Newport Harbor – A Harbor Commission Narrated Tour Around the Harbor.”

“The Harbor Commission will provide a detailed narration of the many projects within the harbor via a ferry boat tour,” according to a staff report.

The boat is scheduled to leave promptly at 9 a.m.


No-Burn Alert Continues Through Thursday

posted: November 12th, 2014 12:58 pm | 0No Comments

The South Coast Air Quality Management District has declared a No-Burn Day advisory for Thursday, the fourth No-burn day in a row.

“Residents in your area are prohibited from burning wood or manufactured fire logs in indoor and outdoor residential wood burning fireplaces and stoves due to elevated fine particulate levels forecast by the SCAQMD,” the alert said. “When a residential no-burn alert is issued for your area, please refrain from burning wood throughout the entire day.”

The SCAQMD’s Check Before You Burn program is in effect each winter from November through February.

No-burn alerts are mandatory in order to protect public health due to a high concentration of fine particle air pollution forecast for the area, according to an SCAQMD email.

Monday, Tuesday and today also were declared No Burn days.


From the Police Log: Arrest on Felony Warrants, Theft Report

posted: November 12th, 2014 12:11 pm | 0No Comments

Newport Beach police arrested a 29-year-old man at East Coast Highway and Marguerite Avenue at 12:04 a.m. Tuesday for three felony warrants from an outside agency, a report said.

Police also took a report of theft by false pretenses involving fraudulent repair work in the 800 block of Newport Center Drive. The incident, with a loss of $1,495, occurred between 11:42 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Monday.


CdM’s Next Council Representative to Speak at Thursday Morning Meeting

posted: November 12th, 2014 12:05 pm | 0No Comments

The Corona del Mar Chamber of Commerce Government & Community Affairs Meeting will take place at 7:30 a.m. Thursday, and Corona del Mar’s newly elected City Councilman Scott Peotter will be one of the guest speakers, an event announcement said.

Other featured speakers will be Matthew Harper, mayor of Huntington Beach and newly elected state assemblyman for the 74th district, and Steve Dicterow, field representative for U.S. Congressman Dana Rohrabacher. The speakers will discuss the sate of Congressional elections as well as city and state updates. There will also be legislative reports by representatives of other local and state officials and their representatives.

The 90-minute meeting will take place at the Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club at 1601 Bayside Drive. Refreshments will be served, and members of the public are welcome to attend.