More than 2,500 people took a trip back to the 1950s at the Robert B. Moore Theatre in Costa Mesa to enjoy 85 volunteer business and civic leaders performing in the 20th Annual CHOC Follies, dubbed “CHOC Around the Clock–We’re Twistin’ and Returnin’ to the Happiest Days in OC.”
Father’s Day is celebrated Sunday, June 18th this year, and we are pleased to feature Newport Beach Police Chief Jon T. Lewis and his family on our cover. Lewis is a loving husband to his wife Darcy and a dedicated dad to their children Claire and JT. Declaring his family as “the most important thing in my life,” Lewis carries out his belief with family time (especially at the beach) and supporting the kids’ sports activities. His other “family,” the men and women of the Newport Beach Police Department, also receive his unflagging support. As Lewis says, “There is not a day I come to work that I don’t feel blessed for the opportunity to do this.”
The 56th Annual Spring Adoption Guild Patroness Luncheon at the Newport Beach Country Club attracted 260 guests for a lively fashion show, tasty lunch and tempting silent auction. More than $100,000 was raised for Holy Family Services Adoption and Foster Care outreach. Photography Ann Chatillon
Alzheimer’s Orange County’s 19th Annual “Care Support Cure” Gala, held at the Pelican Hill Golf Pavilion, drew nearly 300 guests to raise funds for the nonprofit’s no-cost care and support programs and services. Guest speaker Kim Campbell spoke about her role as caregiver to legendary country music star Glen Campbell.
Close to 400 people attended this year’s Childhelp “For the Love of a Child” Fashion Show and Luncheon at the Island Hotel. South Coast Plaza sponsored a fabulous runway fashion show, and longtime supporter Julia Argyros was presented the chapter’s Inspirational Award for her leadership and philanthropy. Photography Ann Chatillon
The 36th Annual OC Heart & Stroke Ball, hosted by the American Heart Association, drew 300 guests to The Ritz-Carlton for a “Color Your Life”–themed black-tie affair. The healthy dinner featured vegetables and fruits encouraged by AHA to help prevent heart disease and stroke. Photographer Rich Lasalle
The Cystic Fibrosis Guild’s Annual Luncheon drew 280 guests to the Hilton Orange County, where nearly $100,000 was netted for cystic fibrosis research. Brice Baumgartner spoke about living with CF and surviving a recent lung transplant, and 14-year-old Grace Rose Bauer, who has CF, showcased her fashions. Photographer Sebastian Moreno
Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) held its annual Black & White Ball at the Island Hotel, attracting 370 guests and netting $1,047,000 to support and serve abused, abandoned and neglected children. The black-tie affair featured a superb repast, tempting silent and live auction items and lively casino games.
Time seems to stand still as soon as you cross the bridge onto Balboa Island. The buildings, which seem to have stood the test of time, look exactly the same as they did a decade ago. The streets are small and narrow. And, many of the businesses have been landmarks on Balboa for generations. So, when a newcomer opens shop on Marine Avenue, everyone takes notice.
Held at event sponsor’s [seven degrees] digs in Laguna Beach, 260 community and cultural leaders gathered to celebrate Laguna Beach Art Alliance’s Art Stars. Aside from the photos, the Best Arts Program was Sawdust Art Festival 50th Anniversary and Laguna Beach Band and Elementary Music Program won Outstanding Arts Collaboration.
“I am so grateful for my wife and the life we’ve created together. Our family is the most important thing in my life,” says an impassioned Jon Lewis, Newport Beach Police Chief.
“My kids are the light of my world,” he continues.
The 46th Annual Police Appreciation Breakfast, hosted by the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce, was held to honor the city’s finest and to show how much residents and local businesses appreciate their work in the community. Held at the Hyatt Regency Newport Beach, the turn-out was a sell-out at nearly 500 in attendance. Police Chief Jon Lewis was front and center to present the honors. Those recognized included Officer of the Year, Officer Anthony Yim; Sworn Supervisor of the Year, Sergeant Bryan Moore; Civilian Supervisor of the Year, Communications Manager Wendy Koudelka; Civilian of the Year, Animal Control Officer Nick Ott; and Volunteer of the Year, Marcia Strack. NewportBeach.com
Enhancing a smile with the application of veneers is an exciting dental treatment for those unhappy with the condition of their teeth. Whether for cosmetic or health reasons, deciding to get veneers is a process that requires careful research and trust in your chosen cosmetic dentist.
June is indeed a busy month filled with birthdays, graduations, weddings and, of course, Father’s Day on the 18th of June. Mid-month, the kids will be anxious for the school year to come to a close and outdoor activities and musical events will be in full swing. Here is a quick run-down of the some of my favorite happenings in June, and I, for one, can hardly wait to get this summer party started!
Rising June temperatures create the perfect excuse to fire up the grill. Every cookout needs a great burger, and these juicy masterpieces, stuffed with cheese and peppers, will earn rave reviews! Of course, many people argue that the burger is only as good as its toppings. Since June is recognized as California Avocado Month and National Papaya Month, these two favorite fruits can be used to create creamy Avocado Salsa Verde and Spicy Papaya Mango Salsa-the perfect burger toppings!
World renowned opera star Plácido Domingo returned to Chapman University to celebrate the one-year anniversary of Musco Center for the Arts, where he officially opened the center by performing at the grand opening concert.
Explorers and researchers have been visiting the continent of Antarctica for decades, although throughout history, the voyages getting to the mostly untouched land have been met with tales of unprecedented struggles and defeat. Today, thanks to modern ships and experienced crew, getting to Antarctica is no longer what it once was. That being said, the Drake Passage, one of the roughest passages in the world, is part of the experience of one’s journey to the white continent. Depending on your luck, it could be an unwelcome start or end (or both) to an incredible trip. For those who aren’t sure if rough seas would affect them, it’s highly advised to take preventative medication to help combat the seas. Once there, you will quickly forget about the Drake and the abundance of vast emptiness will set in and take over your every sense. There’s nothing like looking out to an endless portrait of beauty and realizing you are one of few who have ever seen what you are seeing. The journey to Antarctica is something most dream of, and, for avid travelers, it’s usually the last check that gives them the prestige, honor and accomplishment of being a part of the Seven Continents Club.
Philanthropist Sebastian Paul Musco joined an acclaimed list of recipients, including seven U.S. Presidents and luminaries such as Elie Wiesel, Bob Hope, Rosa Parks, General Martin Dempsey and Edward James Olmos, in being awarded the Ellis Island Medal of Honor.