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Uniquely built to take full advantage of the sweeping views overlooking the incredible vistas of the 14th and 15th Uniquely built to take full advantage of the sweeping views overlooking the incredible vistas of the 14th and 15th fairways of this Jack Nicklaus signature course are just a few of the multiple reasons why this is a perfect second fairways of this Jack Nicklaus signature course are just a few reasons why this is a perfect second home. Imagine… home. Imagine…spending days and nights creating memories with rounds of golf, sets of tennis, hikes at sunrise, spending days and nights creating memories with rounds of golf, sets of tennis, hikes at sunrise, skiing and more skiing and more importantly, family moments to cherish. importantly, family moments to cherish.

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A generational home to create lasting memories... Š2016 Engel & VÜlkers. All rights reserved. Each brokerage independently owned and operated. Engel & VÜlkers and its independent License Partners are Equal Opportunity Employers and fully support the principals of the Fair Housing Act. All information provided is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed and should be independently verified. If your property is currently represented by a real estate broker, this is not an attempt to solicit your listing. (BRE #01908069)


5860 Lausanne Drive, Reno, Nevada This custom beauty was designed and built for raising a family and generational family gatherings. The distinct warm and welcoming multiple living spaces on separate levels permits kids and adults to enjoy their own activities and come together for family time and meals. The windows in this house bring the outside in and keep it bright and full of light boasting sweeping views from every single room. The gourmet kitchen opens to the large family room overlooking the incredible views of the 14 and 15 fairways of this Jack Nicklaus signature designed course. Fantastic master suite with sitting area, an incredible office with cozy fireplace, secondary bedrooms with en-suite baths, and an enormous bonus room finished with beautiful windows, a bar, dishwasher, microwave and refrigerator is a room for all exercise, home theater, self contained party room, quiet escape, and crash pad for the kids. The high quality craftsmanship, extensive use of stone throughout the home, kitchen & pantry for the person that enjoys entertaining and cooking, has to be seen to be appreciated. The patio is the perfect place for summer parties. Situated in the premier, tree lined street of Lausanne on a nearly full acre home site. Enjoy the privacy and vistas afforded by a rare double fairway location. Built by acclaimed & award winning builder Lake Crest Homes. This custom home built in Montreux is designed to live in, but more importantly it was built for Life – just waiting for you to spend your days and nights creating memories, rounds of golf, sets of tennis, hikes at sunrise, close by skiing, and relaxed dinners in the clubhouse at the end of the day. The moments that will define how you live. Call for a private showing of this must see home!!!

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utumn always brings thoughts of the glorious panorama of leaves that have turned bright yellow, orange and red! Please indulge me–I'm from the Mid-West, where taking in the beauty of autumn was always a highlight. That's why I have that dynamic on the cover. However, October in California is time to celebrate wine harvests (see our feature on "The Best of Napa"), Oktoberfest and Halloween. We are also taking the time to honor the philanthropists in our midst. Angelitos de Oro, a 55-year old women's support group for Big Brothers Big Sisters that originated in Newport Beach, is celebrating its 15th annual Angelitos Card Week, where, by purchasing a card, you are treated to 20% savings in more than 120 South Coast Plaza select stores. The 70-member group has given BBBS nearly $6 million over the years to help its mentorship program for young people. Also of note is UC Irvine biology student Lydia Natoolo, who has created a nonprofit called Love A Community that is committed to improving the living conditions in rural Uganda, her native country. Newport Beach resident Paul McDonald, best known as a star USC quarterback and for his NFL career with the Cleveland Browns and Dallas Cowboys, started his philanthropic work in Cleveland when he formed "Paul's Pals," an organization that aided hematology/oncology patients at Cleveland Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital. Today, he supports local charities, in particular, Kure It Cancer Research. He co-founded Rivals (referring to USC/UCLA football) United for a Kure, a support group for Kure It that raises money for underfunded cancers.  Then, there is the couple on the other end of the philanthropic spectrum–Joe and Mechelle Lawrence Adams. They head two major nonprofits in the county: Joe, for Discovery Cube Orange County and Los Angeles, and Mechelle, for Mission San Juan Capistrano. They are a team, in that they daily share at morning coffee support ideas and feedback about their respective nonprofit work.   You'll enjoy the story on Laguna Beach glassblower John Barber's 46-year career. His commissioned chandelier work is breathtaking, and, even more so, is the 27-foot mural in cast glass called "Eternal Sunset" at Montage Resort. The Perfect Pumpkin Halloween Treats featured in Culinary Creations will make your mouth water, and the ginger tomcat lying on the computer keyboard in Parting Thoughts will bring a smile. I have a ginger tomcat who looks just like him! In closing, enjoy your October! Take a drive up the coast to Napa for some great wine tastings, purchase an Angelitos Card to satisfy your shopping cravings and help a charity or bake those yummy Halloween treats.  Until next time, Donna Bunce, Editor DBunce@LifestylePubs.com

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Sunday Funday at Newport Dunes

Sunday Funday drew 700 people to Newport Dunes for a day of fun. Hosted by US Storage Centers to support its chairman, Barry Hoeven, founder of Kure It Cancer Research for which $50,000 was raised, families enjoyed peddle boating, kayaking, dodgeball, beach games, food trucks, a live band and more.

Human Hamster Ball Race, one of six Kure It Cancer Research Founder Barry Hoeven The favorite competition game was Human Foosball. competition games

Participants left handprints on the wall to Teams participating in the final game of Human Westport Properties' Scott Nguyen enjoying a beach remember, honor and support those they love who have battled cancer Hungry, Hungry Hippos game in the Kids Zone with his family

Fathers Honored at Awards Dinner

The American Diabetes Association and the Father's Day Council honored three local community and business leaders at the 14th Annual Orange County Father of the Year Awards at the Island Hotel. The $300,000 raised will help ADA in their mission to prevent and cure diabetes.

Fathers of the Year, from left, Dr. Robert Kachenmeister, CEO of Plastic Surgery Associates of Orange County; Scott Burnham, ADA Youth Ambassadors Aiden and Jack Gerken, Chris Cox, Carol Gerken, and Tom Traylor CEO & Chairman at Burnham USA Equities; Craig Collen Darius with Rani Luca Arumbula, all men are Father's Day Executive Council members with type 1 diabetic and Family Retreat camper Traylor as chair Carter, President of Luxe Travel Management

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Heart Ball Celebrates 35 Years

The black-tie fundraiser, hosted by the American Heart Association, drew 410 guests to The Ritz-Carlton to meet Max Page, who has a congenital heart defect and is best known for his Star Wars Super Bowl commercial, and to honor the "Sweetheart of the Ball" Peggy Goldwater Clay. PHOTOGRAPHY RYAN MILLER

Michelle McAdam, ball co-chairs Renee Dee and Al Molina, first-ever Max Page, "Darth Vader" from Star "Sweetheart of the Ball" Peggy Goldwater Clay, Marilyn Alexander Wars commercial with Sheila Melillo Annalisa Albert, Ashley Duva and Trish Coury

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LLS Hosts Man & Woman of the Year Gala

Man of the Year Chris Lee, Woman of the Year Holly Morales and Boy of the Year Ace Calvert were all smiles as winners of the campaign that raised $775,000 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Orange County Inland Empire Chapter. The 500-guest gala was held at Fairmont Newport Beach.

Leukemia and Lymphoma Man of the Year Chris Chair Patty Sharpe and committee member "The Pastry Experience," featuring desserts Jennifer Fisher created by the three Fairmont chefs Lee and candidate Mark Greco

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Clambake for a Good Cause

Peggy Goldwater Clay and Ingram Micro were honored for their longtime support of Children's Bureau's child abuse prevention programs at its annual Clambake at Oak Creek Golf Club. Lobster and s'mores were the draw for dinner, and dancing to the Dwight Kennedy Band a highlight. PHOTOGRAPHY DANIELLE KLEBANOW

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CANDLELIGHT AT THE KIRWANS Candlelight Concert, Segerstrom Center for the Arts’ annual lavish holiday benefit, was officially launched with an elegant kick-off

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THIRTEEN IS A LUCKY NUMBER! The 13th Annual Art in the Park is coming up on Saturday, October 15 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at The Civic Green in Newport Beach. Sponsored by the Newport Beach Arts Foundation, the fine arts and crafts fair will feature more than 100 artists and artisans, whose works will be for sale. Children and adults can get in the spirit of the day by creating their own art project, sponsored by the Chuck Jones Studio. Delicious culinary fare from 24 Carrots also awaits. Admission and parking are free. NewportBeachArtinthePark.com

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Natoolo shaking hands with the district health officer of Kumi District, Uganda, about the solar panel collaboration

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ydia Natoolo, past President of the Honor Students at Saddleback College and currently a Biology student at UC Irvine, is a driven student aspiring to become a pediatrician with the intention to give back to the communities that saw her grow. Lydia was born in Lusaze, Uganda, the youngest of 28 children living in poverty with no access to close drinking water, food, electricity or education. She grew up as a witness to the everyday struggles of survival that made her who she is today–a young, strongly-motivated individual with a clear focus in giving back and making a difference in her community. Since her arrival in the U.S. in 1999, Lydia has volunteered with various organizations, such as Invisible Children, Resolve, and Mariners Church, and she has lobbied on Capitol Hill to raise awareness for her cause. 18

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Today, Lydia is the head of Love a Community, a non-profit organization born from her vision to bring hope and help for rural Ugandan villages to achieve sustainability. The main focus of the organization is to support community hospitals in Uganda by providing funds for medical supplies, electricity, clean water and irrigation systems. Uganda has a total population of 40 million people, out of which 8.4 million lack access to safe water. In addition, poverty is rampant with 63% of its total population living on less than $2 per day. In Uganda, water is not easily accessible and represents a severe problem. Furthermore, the country relies on wood for fuel, which accelerates deforestation, land degradation and ill health from indoor pollution. Access to new renewable sources of

energy could improve not only the levels of productivity, but will allow for the construction of pumps to extract drinkable water from aquifers and the implementation of irrigation systems for agriculture. The result of these improvements will translate into an increase of the country’s life expectancy, which is today 58 years old (World Bank data). According to a study conducted in 2014 by the Uganda Ministry of Health, the Makerere College of Health Sciences and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital in the eastern region of Uganda, the country’s population has 16.7% with sickle cell, 56% with malaria and 70% with some sort of anemia. The region of Kumi is home to 400,000 people. Atutur Hospital, located five miles outside Kumi, is the central focus of Love A Community. The hospital, built in 1969, is


With the government, local hospital and Love a Community team as the first solar panels are delivered in December, 2015

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Natoolo visiting a mother who is an HIV victim with her HIV negative baby

Natoolo with a mother they are supporting infected with Sickle Cell Disease and genetic disorder

currently operating under extreme conditions with no clean water supply until very recently, rationed electricity supply and a shortage of bed spaces. Originally, the hospital was designed to accommodate 100 patients and today serves more than 450 daily. Its optimal performance requires 72 nurses and 10 doctors, but lack of resources forces them to operate with 39 nurses and only three doctors. In the unplanned urban settlements around Kumi, residents pay up to three times more for safe tap water than residents living in planned urban communities. As a result, residents collect water from alternate contaminated sources. This causes frequent outbreaks of waterborne diseases, such as cholera and dysentery. To prevent these major issues, Love A Community is continuously raising funds. So far, the organization has provided Ututur Hospital with a water pump that delivers clean drinkable water. In addition, and to mitigate the negative impact of the three-to-four-days of no electricity supply per week, the organization has provided some solar panels. Now, with a continuous energy supply, Ututur personnel can be more precise conducting deliveries or in the administration of IVs and injections. Since the intervention of Love A Community and the implementation of all these projects, Ututur Hospital has experienced a reduction of sepsis cases per month from 34 to 14, and, more importantly, a total mortality rate reduction from 13.78% to 7.5%. Love A Community’s ultimate goal is to improve the living conditions of rural Uganda by implementing positive and sustainable changes in the community and replicating the model, village to village, until covering the entire territory. Fundraising efforts have a direct and quick impact on the communities they serve. This year, the organization needs to raise a total of $50,000 for the construction of a water system, solar panels, an irrigation and farming system, and a sickle cell clinic. If you are passionate and motivated to give back and help these communities, please contact Lydia Natoolo at 949- 201-0311 or email her at Lydia@LoveACommunity.org. October 2016 | Newport Beach Lifestyle

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rusy take on eggplant baba ghanoush and tabbouleh, consisting of roughly chopped green parsley with bits of fresh red tomato. On a recent afternoon, I dined with a friend of mine. We chatted over the Mezze sampler and couldn’t help but ask for more pita bread. “We bring in our pita daily,” says Colville.

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spicy chickpeas. We tasted the tender chicken kebabs, which were served noticeably off the skewer for a more delicate presentation. The charred bites of juicy chicken meat were seasoned ever so subtly with a dash of salt and not much else. A white ramekin filled with

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NAPA VALLEY WHAT NOT TO MISS ARTICLE DAVID DURAN

W

hen visiting California, for most, taking a trip to experience the beauty

(and wine) of Napa Valley is one of the most desired things to do. Even for people living in California, visiting Napa is a treat. The region is famous for its superb wines, and visitors can’t help but get caught up in the moment of going from tasting room to tasting room. With so many different options of

1.1. Domaine Carneros   Domaine Carneros

places to visit for tastings, it’s easy to over-

Founded by the noble family behind Champagne  Taittinger, this winery is one of

look or miss some of the best. Luckily, we’ve

the most breathtaking in Napa. The heart of the winery is sparkling wines with dis-

put together a list of seven tasting rooms

tinctive styles, ranging from the classic vintage-dated Brut Cuvée  to the luxury

that must be on your next Napa trip list.

Le Rêve Blanc de Blancs, but they also make Pinot Noir. All of their wines proudly hail

From the crowded, but worth it, to the old-

from the Carneros appellation, and 95% of their fruit comes from their estate vineyards.

school Napa experience, to the tech-friendly

The Domaine Carneros château offers tableside service on the terrace or in the salon,

winery of the future, to the wine pairing food

and tours/tastings are available by reservation. 

truck, Napa has a bit of everything, and, if you can manage to visit all on this list, you will leave a Napa wizard, and feeling overly accomplished…just make sure to not do them all in one day. 

2. Round Pond Estate 

2. Round Pond Estate

This state-of-the-art winery was completed in

2007 in an effort by the winemaker to be able to control every step of the winemaking process and to ensure consistent wines with each new vintage. Located on the Rutherford estate, the winery is surrounded by vineyards. Before you drive down the long stretch of straight road to get to the tasting room, pull over and snap an epic photo, as the driveway is stunning. Their cutting-edge approach includes hand-sorting the grapes twice, and fermenting and aging specific vineyard blocks individually to maintain their distinctive character. To further ensure quality, this time and labor-intensive approach benefits from the use of select technologies, such as the winery’s custom-built fermentors, which continuously regulate temperatures to the ideal level.  

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3.3. Cliff Lede Vineyards   Cliff Lede Vineyards Cliff  Lede  Vineyards was established in 2002, when

Canadian-born

Bordeaux

enthusiast,

Cliff Lede, purchased a sixty-acre estate in the Stags Leap District of Napa Valley. Lede decided to name each vineyard block after some of his favorite rock songs and albums, which led to what is known today as the Cliff Lede Vineyards “Rock Blocks.” The 25,000 square foot winery and cave system has a beautiful tasting room open to the public, but we recommend booking their “backstage” experience, as it’s more intimate and you are provided with a more VIP experience. In 2015, Cliff  Lede  Vineyards achieved both Napa Green Land and Napa Green Winery certification.  

4. Clif Family Winery  

4. Clif Family winery We have all heard of  Clif  bars and products, but healthy snacks aren’t the only venture for this family.  Clif  Family Winery is a combination of passions for cycling, wine and food. At  Velo  Vino, you can taste  Clif  Family Wines, enjoy a snack or an espresso drink, and embark  on a world-class cycling excursion, all in the heart of Napa Valley. But the highlight here is the  Clif  Family  Bruschett eria  food truck which features a Northern Italian inspired menu of bruschetta, spiedini, salads, rotisserie chicken and sweet treats that make pairings so much more fun (and filling).  

5. Pope Valley Winery The Pope Valley Winery was founded in 1897 and a century later, in 1997, the Eakle family purchased the historic winery and gave it a new life. In 2009, the next generation of Eakles stepped in to continue the legacy and, currently, siblings David Eakle (winemaker) and Diana Eakle Hawkins (general manager) are keeping the tradition alive while bringing the winery to the next level. This place is a bit of a drive out from the rest of the wineries in Napa, but the picturesque drive is well worth the time once you arrive at the winery, which seems to be frozen in time, with the original farmhouse still gracing the property. This is the authentic Napa experience, and if you’ve ever dreamt of knowing what a visit to Napa used to be like, a visit here will help bring that dream to fruition.  

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6. Mumm Napa This is just one of those can’t miss stops when in Napa. The lines can be long and the wait can be frustrating, but once you have your seat, sit back and enjoy the bubbly. Mumm Napa’s roots can be traced back to GH Mumm, the leading international champagne brand in France, which was established in California in the late 1970’s. Their sparkling wines have been rewarded with accolades and awards over the decades and after a tasting here, you’ll understand why. Pro tip: don’t miss out on the Cuvée M Red, because if you’ve never had a sparkling red before, this is the one to have.  

7. Cakebread Cellars Founded in 1973, Cakebread  Cellars has remained famous for its gracious hospitality. Tastings here are led by really fun staff, all who make you not only feel welcomed but generally are interested in helping guests learn more about their wines and wine in general. With 40 harvests under their belts, the once little winery is now being run by the second generation of winemaking  Cakebreads  and has become one of the most successful and respected wineries in Napa.   28

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Paul McDonald, quarterback for the Cleveland Browns

TO LOVE AND SERVE NFL standout, successful businessman and loving father, Paul McDonald is a grateful man. ARTICLE DONNA BUNCE

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“The ultimate question we all have to ask ourselves is why are we here. I believe it is to love and to serve.” P

aul McDonald remembers his upbringing

Berkeley quarterback coach Paul Hackett was

oncology patients at Cleveland Rainbow

with great affection. Born in Montebello

hired by new USC coach John Robinson did

Babies and Children’s Hospital.

and raised in Covina, his father Frank was head

Paul end up at USC on a football scholarship.

“I wanted to help, especially after bonding

of maintenance for the Hacienda/La Puente

“It was a phenomenal experience to be

with a kid named PJ, who, when I went back to

School District and his mother Annie was a

there,” Paul says. “There were so many great

see him two weeks later, was gone. It was an

stay-at-home mom, until Paul was high school

athletes. I only did well because I worked

eye-opener for me. The group helped fund-

age and both parents worked at night cleaning

incredibly hard, both in the classroom and on

raise for the hospital, but most of our efforts

the GTE building in Covina for Paul to attend

the football field.”

were to connect the kids to the players.”

the private Catholic high school, Bishop Amat Memorial High School in La Puente.

One of nine USC quarterbacks, the first day

For his efforts, Paul was honored as a

of training camp, Paul got the highest score on

Miller Lite Man-of-the-Year nominee during

“My dad and mom were literally cleaning toi-

the quarterback test. By his sophomore year,

his 1984 season for his community service.

lets, so I could attend Bishop Amat,” Paul says.

he was back-up quarterback and starting

After concluding his NFL career with the

Paul credits his parents teaching him and

quarterback both his junior and senior years,

Dallas Cowboys, for whom he played two

his older brother Chris what he considers the

taking the team to a national championship

years, Paul headed back to Southern California

important things in life.

in 1978. During his two years as a starter, the

with his wife Allyson, who he had met his junior

“They taught me a work ethic, the value of

Trojans accumulated a 22-1-1 record en route

year at USC and later married in 1982, when he

a dollar and the importance of family,” he says.

to two Rose Bowl victories, with Paul setting

was with the Cleveland Browns.

The expectations were high for Paul.

17 NCAA, Pac-10 and USC records, earning

By the time Paul and Allyson moved to

Bringing home all A’s and one B, his mother

him All-American honors in 1979. He was also

Newport Beach in 1988, they had two chil-

would want to know why he got a B.

a first team Academic All-American, received

dren–Michael and Stephanie.

“I was able to translate to my sports career that same level of expectation,” Paul says. Football was why Paul went to Bishop

the NCAA Top Five Scholar-Athlete award

At the time, Paul was 30 years old, retired

and was honored as a National Football

from the NFL, had a wife and two children

Foundation & Hall of Fame recipient.

and no job experience.

Amat. He graduated to varsity quarterback his

Paul was recruited by the Cleveland Browns,

“I knew I was good talking to people, building

sophomore year and had a good game against

where he spent six years, leading them to the

relationships and follow-through,” he says, “and

rival St. Anthony High School in Long Beach,

play-offs in 1982. It was in Cleveland that he

those qualities could be applied to anything.”

when he threw three touchdown passes. A

got his first experience with philanthropy.

“Looking back on that time now, I realize

Cal Berkeley scout took notice, and he was

During his 1984 season, Paul formed “Paul’s

that most people don’t realize their true destiny

put on their recruitment list. Only because Cal

Pals,” an organization that aided hematology/

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McDonald as USC quarterback, hugging Brad Budde his senior year after the team had beaten UCLA to go to the Rose Bowl

Allyson and Paul McDonald attending the 2015 Rivals for a Kure Gala with USC's famous horse mascot Traveler and is handler Hector Aguilar

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TO LOVE AND SERVE

(CON TI N U ED)

fundraiser begun in 2011, that has netted $1.5 million for UCLA Jonsson and USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Centers. Paul has been the gala co-host along with UCLA quarterback great Matt Stevens each year and serves on the gala committee, contributing

Frank, Annie, Paul and Chris McDonald

immensely to fundraising and overall success.

or don’t take the risk of exploring that place

With Hoeven passing away after losing his

within themselves. I feel blessed because I’ve

18-year battle with cancer in July, Paul says

proven to myself that it can be done. The David

he learned much from his friend.

Hawkins book, Power vs. Force, has been an

“The thing that was awesome about Barry

inspiration to me because Hawkins says we

was that he always sought solutions instead

can create the world we want.”

USC quarterback Paul McDonald

of just being a victim.”

Paul’s successful career has spanned

Paul also donates his time to KidWorks and

working as an investment vice president

CASA and various other community charities.

for Wells Fargo Bank, a financial consultant

Philanthropy to Paul is simple.

for Merrill Lynch, a partner with Spectrum

“The ultimate question we all have to ask

Alliance Group, specializing in management,

ourselves is why are we here. I believe it is to

marketing and sales consulting, and devel-

love and to serve.”

oping and managing large national commercial real estate transactions, and Fidelity National Title Insurance Company, where he is currently a senior vice president. Football continued to be a priority throughout his career, as Paul served as

McDonald's oldest son Michael, right, and youngest son Matthew, left, with Michael's sons Ben, left, and James, right

expert analyst for USC football’s televised broadcasts and co-hosted a college football show for many ABC affiliate stations called 2015 Rivals gala, with McDonald and Stevens congratulating gala honoree Barry Hoeven

“Pac-10 Preview” through the mid-1990s. After that, he served as the radio analyst for USC football broadcasts for 15 years, receiving the Southern California Sports Broadcasters Radio Color Commentary Award three times, and, in 2004, he was honored with the prestigious NCAA Silver Anniversary Award.

McDonald, left, at a Rivals United for a Kure gala sharing host responsibilities with UCLA quarterback great Matt Stevens

Football lived on in his family, as all three sons are into the game. All quarterbacks,

instrumental in their upbringing and is the

Michael, 31, played at USC, Andrew, 28, at

heartbeat of our family.”

New Mexico State and Matthew, 17, currently at Mission Viejo High School.

Paul’s penchant for helping others surfaced again six years ago when USC alum-

As to grandkids, Michael, in business

nus Barry Hoeven approached him to speak

development at Bamko, and his wife Lauren

at several fundraisers for Kure It Cancer

have two children–James, 2, and Ben, six

Research, which Hoeven had founded in

months–and Stephanie, married to Nick

2010 to raise funds for underfunded cancer

Foster and a partner in a tutoring business,

research. When Hoeven asked Paul for help

is expecting this October. Andrew, still single,

taking the nonprofit to the next level, Paul

works for Brain Treatment Center in Mission

hooked him up with filmmaker Jack Baric,

Viejo in its athletic performance division.

who was making a movie about the USC/

“We have great kids,” Paul says. “They’re

UCLA football rivalry called “A City Divided.”

good people, who care about and respect

Together, the three of them founded Rivals

others. Allyson, the love of my life, has been

United for a Kure, an annual Kure It gala

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1

3

2

A winning J

oe and Mechelle Lawrence Adams meet every morning for coffee at 6 a.m. to talk

Both readily agreed, love prevailed, and a partnership was born.

about their exciting work with the nonprofits they head–Joe as President of Discovery Cube and Mechelle as Executive Director of

the importance of service to the community, and his high school guidance counselor, Mary Lou Fisher, who suggested he attend

JOE’S HISTORY

Joe was born in San Diego, where his father

the University of Notre Dame, something he never would have considered.

Lloyd was a Navy Vietnam vet, who worked as

After receiving his Bachelor’s degree

a manual arts therapist for the local Veterans

in Mechanical Engineering from Notre

Administration. His mother Mary was a school

Dame in 1990, Joe held project engineering

The two have been in each other’s corners

teacher. When Joe was five years old, the fam-

jobs building and operating power plants

since 2008, when they were married in the

ily moved to San Antonio, Texas, where his

with Diamond M Offshore in Houston

Mission’s historic Serra Chapel. They met in

two brothers and sister were born.

and, later, at San Antonio City Public

Mission San Juan Capistrano. “We give each other support ideas and feedback,” Mechelle says.

2004, when a partnership between Discovery

“I had a wonderful childhood,” Joe recalls.

Service. Six years later, Joe was hired by

Cube and the Mission was augmented for

“I attended church, played piano from age

the Walt Disney Company to help build

children’s summer camp programs.

six, and in high school, I played saxophone

California Adventure and became one of

Their relationship grew to talking about

in the jazz band and was president of the

three Program Managers for the Resort

marriage, and Joe, who, at 39, had never

Math and Engineering Clubs. In other

Development Division.

been married, had a reqeust. He wanted a

words, I was a geek.”

child, and Mechelle wanted to keep her life in San Juan Capistrano intact.

Because Joe’s boss at Disney knew the

Two people influenced Joe growing up:

chairman of the board at Discovery Science

his piano teacher, Karl Graff, who taught him

Center (Discovery Cube today), he got a job

1. Mission San Juan Capistrano 2. Acclamied baritone Rod Gilfry performing in the MIssion’s Great Stone Church ruin at a “Romance of the Mission” gala 3. Mechelle with her mother Daisy and brother Garrett in 1976 34

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6

5

TEAM

Joe and Mechelle Adams work together collaboratively in their roles as nonprofit heads to make a difference in the community. ARTICLE DONNA BUNCE

interview for president. Hired shortly after

later moved the family to Orange County to

receiving his MBA from UC Irvine, Joe took

work as a dispatcher for OCTA.

the reins of the center in 2003. “Leading DSC gave me the chance to set a new vision for the fledgling, but promising, entity, and it brought me back to serving the community,” Joe says. MECHELLE’S HISTORY

After graduating, she landed internships with the cities of Laguna Niguel and San

Their lives changed when Daisy visited

Juan Capistrano in their city planning depart-

the Santa Ana Zoo and met James Funk, her

ments. Later, Mechelle was a planner and

future husband and the kids’ future father.

Economic Development Manager for the city

Funk, a Vietnam vet and county planner, was

of San Juan Capistrano for 12 years.

viewed by Mechelle as her father immediately.

“I worked on business retention projects,

The family settled in Seal Beach, with

downtown revitalization and fundraising

Mechelle attending Huntington Beach High

for the city” (Mechelle ultimately secured a

Mechelle was born in Pomona and given

School, where she was student body presi-

$250,000 donation to build a stage down-

the last rights within hours of her birth,

dent and attended Girls State, a huge honor.

town at no taxpayer’s expense).

since she was only three pounds. When her

Mechelle credits activities director Darrell

younger brother Garrett, also a premie, was

Stillwagon for steering her to public service.

born four years later, it motivated Mechelle’s mother Daisy to leave an abusive marriage with no money, their “stuff” in her aunt’s van and no place to live.

“He saw something in me and my abilities to connect with others,” she says. While

attending

Cal

State

While working on preservation projects for the city, she completed her Master’s degree in Management at University of Redlands. When she heard Mission Director Jerry Miller

Fullerton,

Mechelle was on the debate team and worked

Her mother kept them afloat with public

three jobs, but did graduate in 1989, debt-free,

assistance and waitressing at Denny’s. She

with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science.

was retiring, she applied and was appointed its new executive director in 2003. CONTINUED >

4. Mechelle with her parents Daisy and James Funk at a recent Mission gala 5. Discovery Cube Orange County 6. Discovery Cube Los Angeles Grand Opening with President Joe Adams officiating October 2016 | Newport Beach Lifestyle

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sions s a p h t i w y people hat our two n a m d n u w fo “We have s that overlap with e Adams o st and intere zations are doing.” J organi 7

bring our magic and touch to renew the educa-

THEIR SUCCESSES

The two dynamos have taken the nonprofits they represent to new heights. Mission visitors

tional impact and charm to the Fun Zone and Balboa Village.”

now total nearly 300,000 annually, with 77,000

The White House US Medal of Service

10

field trip students and more than 4,500 mem-

was presented to the Discovery Cube in 2013

the gala. Mechelle returns to do the same at

bers. Historic preservation milestones have

for its innovative initiatives in healthy living,

this year’s September gala.

been reached, and vibrant new programs added

environmental stewardship, science profi-

to generate care for the 240-year-old landmark.

ciency, and early learning in schools.

Likewise, because of the Cube’s larger regional footprint, Joe meets people each

Among the past decade’s milestones were

The couple credit their hard-working staff

day who are interested in preservation and

the Great Stone Church Ruins Stabilization

and impressive boards of directors for their

history that he is able to connect to the work

Effort,

entities’ success.

Mechelle is doing at the Mission.

the

Serra

Chapel

Conservation

Project, the South Wing Project, the West

“I think it’s cool my husband is leading a

“We have found many people with pas-

Wing Building Upgrade Project, and the Gate

modern science center, and I am stewarding

sions and interests that overlap with what

House Preservation Project.

a historic landmark. Together, our endeavors

our two organizations are doing,” Joe says.

The Discovery Cube increased annual reve-

reflect the best of Orange County.”

nues from $2 million to more than $22 million;

The collaboration between the two was

annual attendance from 160,000 to 1 million;

particularly visible at last year’s Discovery

In the end, those coffee dates reflect this

children’s in-school programs from 12,000 to

Cube gala, where Mechelle was keynote

caring couple’s passion for making a mean-

330,000 students, and the Cube now has a

speaker and gala co-chair with longtime

ingful impact in the community. The time

bigger regional footprint today with centers in

supporter Janet Ray. She also lent the under-

also gives them a chance to talk about what

Orange County and Los Angeles. And, there is

writing techniques that she has put in place

matters to their three children–Dylan, 23, and

a new center in Newport Beach called Ocean

at the Mission for use at the Cube, and, as a

Lisa, 17, from a former marriage–and Jack, 4.

Quest, where, as Joe puts it, “We are looking to

result, an additional $150,000 was raised at

(Joe got his wish!)

SUMMING UP

While their days are full, they admit 7. Discovery Cube’s 2015 “Red Carpet Affair” benefit, where Mechelle was co-chair with Janet Ray (pictured with husband Walkie Ray) 8. Lloyd and Annie Adams with son Joe 9. Joe and Mechelle and their family on recent summer vacation with Joe’s family 10. Joe, Lisa, Dylan, Mechelle and Jack on a recent Disney Cruise 36

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their responsibilities allow them to be idealists and live a life together they hope makes a difference. The daily coffee dates continue…


Artist’s Palette John Barber at his Laguna Beach glassblowing studio

Barber’s bronze and glass lantern at Montage Resort

MASTER

GLASSBLOWER Barber’s jellyfish chandelier at the Sawdust Art Festival

John Barber /// WHAT BROUGHT YOU TO LAGUNA BEACH AND WHEN WAS IT?

Laguna Beach residents Steve and Meressia Robbins’ commissioned chandelier

In 1976, I had a glass studio in Santa Monica. I had been blowing glass for six years and was starting to see some success. My mother moved to Laguna Beach, where I would visit her often. The main attraction to me was not only the beauty of the coastline but the community of artists and the summer venues and art shows that ran all summer. In 1977, I moved to Laguna and built my glass blowing studio in Laguna Canyon. My first Sawdust Art Festival and Festival of Arts was that year. /// DESCRIBE YOUR ART.

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Its long history has always fascinated me. Much of the work has survived for 3000 years and is just as beautiful today as the day it was made. I apprenticed in Bavaria Germany under glass artist Erwin Eisch. This allowed me time to develop my skill without the enormous expense


of maintaining a studio. In Europe, there is a 20-year apprenticeship necessary to perhaps reach master status. There are no short cuts. This is now my 45th year blowing glass, and I am creating the works I’ve always dreamed of. /// WHAT INSPIRES YOU?

In the beginning of my career, I found a collector base that collected the Art Noveau glass of Tiffany and Steuben. I spent 20 years after moving to Laguna Beach developing my skill in designing and creating the luster glass and highly decorated pieces popular during the turn of the century. I started to become inspired by sea form creatures and local landscapes. /// WHERE DID YOU STUDY GLASSBLOWING?

In 1970, there was little opportunity to learn glassblowing in the U.S. When I was 19 years old, I didn’t know what I wanted to do, so I decided to travel to Europe and visit my older sister who lived in Munich, Germany. Her German husband was raised in a Bavarian Village near the Czech border. The area had been blowing glass for 1200 years. We visited my brother-in-law’s family home in the small village of Fraunau. The village had three glass factories, one of which was owned by a family friend. I toured the factory and saw glass blowing for the first time. I remember the moment I said I could do this. What a challenge! I asked Erwin Eisch, the owner, glass designer and artist, if there would be any way I could stay and learn. He gave me my first workbench. I spent two years there learning the trade and honing my skills. While there, I met the fathers of the studio glass movement, Dale Chihuly and Harvey Littleton. I returned to the U.S. in 1973 and started blowing glass at UCLA in their newly-opened glass studio. I stayed for one semester and decided that I knew more about glass then they did and really needed my own studio. I built my first studio in Santa Monica with three other glassblowers to share the expense. /// WHERE CAN PEOPLE VIEW YOUR WORK?

I have five public art locations here in Laguna Beach. The most popular are the two locations at the Montage Resort. There is a 27-foot mural in cast glass called “Eternal Sunset” and two bronze and glass lanterns at the entrance of Montage.  My home studio and showroom in Laguna Beach is really the place to view my work and see a glassblowing demonstration. During July and August, I am demonstrating and exhibiting at the Sawdust Art Festival, Booth 100. Most recently, I’ve been accepting commissions for chandeliers. At the Laguna Sawdust Art Festival, I’m featuring a 6-foot jellyfish chandelier. Probably the most exciting thing that happened in my career was the invitation to submit a design concept for the Montage entry. It was my first public art location and resulted in a $125,000 commission. JOHN BARBER GLASS DESIGNS

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ONE SIZE DOES NOT FIT A LL WITH TEETH Any of us who are parents remember the excitement and the steep learning curve associated with the birth of a child. It is not uncommon to search for a pediatrician as soon as you know you are pregnant.

Likewise, some parents don’t know when to transition the child from the pediatric office to the general dental office. We have had some parents bring their high schooler to our office for the first time just before they leave for college.

In the first few years of a child’s life the parent looks to the pediatrician to monitor growth and development, to make sure the appropriate preventive care is scheduled and to answer concerns about habits or behaviors and their consequences.

Once a child has all their permanent teeth, which occurs for most at about age 13, there are distinct advantages to having your child come to our office. We can provide a comprehensive exam which evaluates potential problems like TMJ instability, bite issues, destructive habits (clenching and grinding) and the early signs of periodontal disease and is not just focused on finding decay (cavities).

I have never met a parent who just assumed they would take their little one to the same physician they were seeing and most likely they didn’t ask for advice about hypertension, cholesterol and osteoporosis from their pediatrician. When it comes to dental care, the same thinking does not always apply. Parents frequently ask us if we see children when the child they have in mind is only four years old or even younger. It is not well known that the growth and development of the human jaws, the eruption of the deciduous (baby) teeth, the need for early stage orthodontic treatment and the normal sequence of the loss and replacement of the baby teeth with their permanent successors are all aspects of a child’s dental care that pediatric dentists (pedodontists) know most about.

We employ Registered Dental Hygienists, who are highly skilled in thorough scaling and prophylaxis (adult teeth cleaning). Some of the young patients that transition over in their older teen years are found to have early stages of periodontal disease. Hygienists are rarely found in pediatric dental offices. Most teenagers think they are all grown up anyway. Help them make the timely transition to the “grown up” dentist. Bring them to our office before they start talking about the prom.

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Culinary Creations

PERFECT PUMPKIN

HALLOWEEN TREAT ARTICLE SUZETTE ZARA | PHOTOGRAPHY JOY REYNOLDS

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alloween and pumpkins! They go together like cheesecake and calories… Boo! Surprise! These tiny tasty treats

won’t scare away your guests when they find out that these

Mini Pumpkin Cheesecakes CRUST INGREDIENTS:

mini-cheesecakes are actually low in calories and packed with

12 full sheets of reduced-fat graham crackers

nutrition from creamy pumpkin!

½ cup pecans

Pumpkin is often overlooked as far as its nutritional content.

2 tablespoons softened butter or reduced-calorie spread

Low in calories, with only 49 per cup, this autumn favorite adds

FILLING INGREDIENTS:

a healthy punch of vitamins and minerals. Eating just one cup of

1 package (8 ounce) reduced-fat cream cheese (Neufchâtel), softened

cooked, canned pumpkin provides more than 100% of your daily

1 package (8 ounce) regular cream cheese, softened

needs of vitamin A, which aids vision, and nearly 20% of your vita-

2 eggs

min E. Pumpkin is also a terrific source of fiber, with three grams

1½ teaspoons vanilla extract

per cup, which aids in keeping you feeling fuller longer to assist

2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice

in weight control.

½ cup sugar

Perfect for a Halloween party buffet or dessert, these easy

¼ cup brown sugar

baked delights have all the flavor and creamy texture of tradi-

1 cup canned pumpkin

tional cheesecake, without the intimidating water bath, which

Whipped topping & pecans for garnish (optional)

scares away so many home cooks from making cheesecake.

INSTRUCTIONS:

Using a combination of regular cream cheese and reduced-

Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray 12-cup muffin tin with cooking

fat cheese keeps calories low. These tasty morsels can be

spray. Place graham crackers, pecans and butter in food processor;

made and refrigerated up to five days before serving, making

process on high until fine crumbs form. (Note: To create cheesecake

them a perfect party choice to avoid any last minute prepa-

with a full crust, including sides of pan, simply double crust ingredi-

ration stress.

ents). Place equal amount of crust in each tin, pressing firmly with

Topped with low-fat whipped cream and pecans, these pretty

spoon to flatten. Refrigerate crust for 15 minutes.

cakes are versatile; they can be baked in a mini-muffin pan for

In a large bowl, beat cream cheese with mixer until fluffy. Add

a bite-sized treat, perfect for kids, or in a traditional springform

eggs, vanilla, pumpkin pie spice and both sugars; beat until creamy.

cheesecake pan if you want to impress guests. Beware, the

Stir in pumpkin; beat until blended and smooth.

tangy sweet filling is so addictive that your best pan choice

Remove muffin tin from refrigerator; divide filling among the 12

may be an oversized Texas muffin tin, to satisfy all the monster

muffin cups. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until cheesecake is set. Centers

appetites once they taste this freakishly fabulous cheesecake!

should still jiggle (they will firm up while cooling). Cool tin on counter for 30 minutes. Chill cheesecakes in refrigerator for minimum four

Suzette Zara is a cookbook author, nutritionist, creator of Satan’s Salsa

hours. Garnish with whipped topping and pecans, as desired. Enjoy!

(SatansSalsa.com) and a frequent speaker on low-fat healthy cook-

Yield: 24 mini cheesecakes; 12 cupcake-sized portions. Calories

ing. Suzette@SuzetteZara.com

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(per mini): 98; Fat 3.6g; Cholesterol 33.8g. Cost Per Serving: $.69.


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Angelitos de Oro past presidents, from left, Moira Auld (2009), Pat Allen (1978), Donna Devine (1985), Lois Tingler (1997), GIgi Spragins (1996)

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Giving Back

Years of Service

TO BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS THE GROUP’S FUNDRAISING ANGELITOS CARD CELEBRATES 15 YEARS ARTICLE DONNA BUNCE

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hat began in 1961 as a suggestion by Big Brothers of Orange County board member Robert Guggenheim, when he asked Mrs. Spencer T. Honig and several of her friends to form an auxiliary in support of the organization, spawned a support group called Angelitos de Oro (“Golden Angels”). Fifty-five years later, the group is still going strong, having contributed nearly $6 million to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County (girls were added later) of Orange County and the Inland Empire. Early on, the founding group decided that membership would be limited to 55

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(today it is 70) women so they could meet in each other’s homes and that their major means of fundraising would be a book featuring a calendar and advertisements from local merchants called “The Gold Book.” Each year, when the book was published, a formal dinner dance was held to celebrate the book’s completion. By 1986, the 25th anniversary of Angelitos de Oro, the dinner dance was retired and the era of the gala fashion show begun. Held in a large tent adjacent to the upscale Amen Wardy store in Fashion Island, the sold-out events drew 600 guests

with noted designers, such as Oscar de la Renta, Bob Mackie, Carolina Herrera and Bill Blass, making appearances. A speaker’s series replaced the fashion extravaganza in the early 1990s and featured standouts like Barbara Bush, William Bennett, Larry King and Governor Mario Cuomo. Finally, after 35 years, the group’s signature Gold Book was retired. In 2000, a new fundraising idea was presented to the group by Angelitos member Trish O’Donnell, who heard that a group in Dallas was selling a shopping card and raising lots of money for charity.


“Our membership voted to do the project and call it the Angelitos Card,” current Angelitos del Oro President Sherry Bilbeisi shares. The first Angelitos Card effort was held at Fashion Island and when requests for a second year were non-responsive, the group turned to South Coast Plaza. That year’s co-chair Laraine Eggleston said she and chair Mary Anna Jeppe met with South Coast Plaza Managing Partner Anton Segerstrom and Marketing VP Debra Gunn Downing for approval. The idea was to sell Angelitos Cards to the public for five days of shopping with 20% discounts at a number of South Coast Plaza stores. Past President Kate Eastman, who chaired the Angelitos Card event in 2005, remembers the impact. “It was the beginning of tying shopping with a charitable cause, and our membership morphed, drawing younger members and making a name for our group in the community,” she says. Eggleston, also a past president and chair of the group’s second Angelitos Card, further explains that she and co-chair Bonnie McClellan, along with Carolyn Garrett, created a new fundraising entity to raise additional income to meet the group’s desired donation to BBBS. Thus, Golden Angels was born to encourage the group’s Sustainer members to contribute. “It has since grown exponentially to include many Active member donors, as well as corporate sponsors,” Eggleston says. The effort now encompasses seven days of shopping and a special Preview Day, which invites those who purchase cards to enjoy a special fashion show at South Coast Plaza. Bilbeisi credits South Coast Plaza’s support for the card’s success. “They have maintained our relationship over the years, allowing us to meet and exceed our expected donations to BBBS,” she says. At the heart of the effort is the women’s belief in the importance of Big Brothers Big Sisters’ mission in helping young people. The money Angelitos raises helps fund the High School “Bigs” Program, whereby high school students (“Bigs”) are paired with elementary school students (“Littles”) in a mentorship capacity. Nearly 40 schools are served. BBBS Orange County CEO Melissa Beck sums up the Angelitos impact. “Partnerships such as this one make it possible for us to serve more than 3,000 children annually through programs that improve the odds of youth performing better in school and avoiding violence and illegal activities.”

Past president Kate Eastman (2004), Kathy Harrison (2015,) Sherry Bilbeisi (201617), Marilyn Wooten, Active 20-year member, Bonnie McClellan, Sustainer member, Laraine Eggleston (2008) ANGELITOS CARD WEEK’S 15TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

Purchase a card and receive 20% savings at more than 120 select stores and restaurants at South Coast Plaza. Proceeds benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County and the Inland Empire. Those who purchase the card are treated to a special Preview Day fashion show at South Coast Plaza. October 5: Preview Day, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. South Coast Plaza’s Jewel Court October 6-12: Angelitos Card Week at South Past President Jana Hackett (2011) at 2012 Preview Day for Shopping Card week

Coast Plaza Card Cost: $60.00 To purchase a card, visit AngelitosDeOro.org

New 2016 members Lynne Hamilton, Lula Halfacre Andre, Merrilee Harris, Sherry Fix, and Patti Boortz

Natalie Pickup, one of the 2016 Preview Day Chairs, Mary Fox and Naomi Edwards, 2016 Card Chairs

Past President Jayne Lally (2009), center, with longtime Active members Pam Muzzy, left, and Toni Berlinger

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Lifestyle Calendar

October RUNS SEPT. 11 TO OCT. 30, WEDNESDAYS THROUGH SUNDAYS WEEKLY

band that includes a concert at Segerstrom Center for the Arts. Box Office: 714.556.2787 or SCFTA.org

RUNS OCT. 22, OCT. 23, OCT. 28, OCT. 29 AND OCT. 30 BOO AT THE ZOO SANTA ANA ZOO Friends of Santa Ana Zoo and Elks Santa Ana Lodge #794 present

OKTOBERFEST

the 26th Annual Boo at the Zoo with its 10 prize stations on Trick-or-

OLD WORLD GERMAN VILLAGE, HUNTINGTON BEACH

Treat Trail, games and activities, nocturnal animal visits, "Boo"fari Ex-

Oktoberfest at Old World is a great party with authentic German

press Train, "Teen Scream" haunted house, and nightly costume pa-

pom-pah-pah bands, German beers and traditional German food

rade. 5:30 p.m.–8 p.m. Prices at SantaAnaZoo.org

(voted the "Best Bratwurst" in Southern California), and Sunday's Kinderfest for the whole family, with wiener dog races, and must more.

OCTOBER 23

Visit website for admission and times. OldWorld.ws

THE GRAY RECEPTION AND DINNER

RUNS SEPTEMBER 22–OCTOBER 31

SHERMAN LIBRARY AND GARDENS, CORONA DEL MAR "The Gray Event" fundraiser for Save Elephant Foundation to pre-

KNOTT'S SCARY FARM

vent abuse of Asian elephants includes, thanks to Chef Pascal Olhats,

KNOTT'S BERRY FARM

a Gray Reception (4:30-6:30 p.m.) with Thai hors d'oeuvres, music,

Knott's professional "scare-masters" transform the Berry Farm into

dance and auction, and a Gray Dinner (6:30 p.m.), including a cook-

one of the world's first, biggest and most famous theme park Hallow-

ing demonstration with Pascal and Cathy Thomas. Reservations:

een haunts. It is one of your worst nightmares with 13 haunted attrac-

949.673-0034 TheGrayEvent.com

tions, live shows, scare zones, thrill rides, Elvira, and 1,000 free-roaming monsters. Visit Knotts.com/ScaryFarm for prices and pass info.

RUNS SEPTEMBER 23–OCTOBER 31 MICKEY'S HALLOWEEN PARTY DISNEYLAND Come in costume to Mickey's Halloween Party for some Halloween fun and Disney magic. You'll see the Ride of the Headless Horseman, Disney Villains, the Cadaver Dans, the Haunted Mansion Holiday, trick or treat stations, entertainment, the Halloween Screams Fireworks, and more. Visit Disneyland.Disney.go.com for ticket and parking info.

OCTOBER 24

OCTOBER 28

GUTS PUMPKIN CARVING CONTEST

"NOSFERATU"

SOCO COLLECTION, OC MIX FARM STANDS AND SURFAS

MUSCO CENTER FOR THE ARTS

CULINARY DISTRICT

Nosferatu, F.W. Murnau's supremely creepy 1922 vampire thriller-one

A fun pumpkin contest is being hosted by 454 Creative and AIGA

of the greatest horror films ever made–has a new score, composed,

(the professional association for design) as a fundraiser for Make-

curated and conducted by Matthew Aucoin. It is accompanied live by

A-Wish Orange County and Inland Empire. The event is hoping to

the LA Opera Orchestra. Come in your Halloween costumes! Tickets

raise $100,000 to grant 20 children wishes. Free to public, but please

range from $25 to $60. For more info, visit MuscoCenter.org

rsvp to 949.760.9150.

OCTOBER 20

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OCTOBER 30 "FRANKENSTEIN"

RINGO STARR AND HIS ALL STARR BAND

IRVINE BARCLAY THEATRE

SEGERSTROM CENTER FOR THE ARTS

Mark your calendar for a National Theatre screening of "Franken-

Upon celebrating his 76th birthday in front

stein," whose National Theatre sold-out run went on to win awards,

of the iconic Capitol Records building

including the 2012 Olivier Award for Best Actor for Benedict Cum-

in Hollywood as part of his #PeaceAnd-

berbatch and Jonn Lee Miller. Oscar-winning Danny Boyle directs

Love birthday celebration, Ringo Starr an-

with Miller as the Creature and Cumberbatch as Dr. Frankenstein.

nounced a new set of fall tour dates for his

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Of Relationships & Herding Cats WORDS NICOLETTE TOUSSAINT

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any parents get pets for their kids to teach them about the care that goes into building a relationship. That's probably why, when I was two, my mother got me a black puppy that I named “Bow Wow.” All her life, my mom laughed about the neighbors’ reactions when she would lean out the back door and call, "Bow Wow! Bow Wow!” After Bow Wow was killed by a car, my father said, “no more pets.” I first subverted that edict by keeping horned toads (mostly) in my sock drawer. Somehow, my little Godzilla escaped several times. The last time, I was searching for it when I heard a scream from the living room where my mom was being interviewed. A white-gloved lady who had come to take the census accidently found my horned toad–it was hanging by its tiny toenails, clinging to a coarsely-spun fabric lampshade, just inches from her face. That incident outed Godzilla, and I had to let him (or her?) go in the garden. After that, I befriended a neighbor’s orange-striped tomcat, who would come to visit when my brother and I built blanket tents in our yard. I called him “Puss.” (I had a way with names!) Truthfully, I wasn’t too successful in bonding with the horned toads. But since Puss, who got smuggled into my room many times, I have had a dynasty of ginger tomcats. The ninth and current one— the one sitting on my keyboard—is called Apricat. Woden was the sixth. I trained him to fetch paper balls, to play ping-pong with balled-up socks, and, at night, if I snapped my fingers, he would run down the hall and curl up on the foot of my bed.

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Woden was deeply intuitive. No matter what time I came home, he’d be waiting, his little, striped face peering out the window. I wondered if he could recognize my footsteps. If I was upset, he’d sit on my lap, purr and bump noses in that feline love gesture called bunting. Woden saw me through interstate moves, divorces, injuries and heartbreak, proving far more constant than some of the human tomcats who shared my living quarters. Woden and I were deeply, wordlessly bonded. About three years into Woden’s life, I left him with friends while I traveled in Europe. When I returned six months later, I wasn’t sure if he’d remember me. For the first two days, Woden sat near me, just out of reach, frostily turning his back to me. On day three, he turned and glared at me—almost all day. But, that evening, as I was getting ready for bed, on a whim, I gave Woden the snapping-fingers command. He sprinted down the hall, jumped up on the foot of my friends’ guest bed and began to purr! I was dumbfounded. It was the same command and the same cat – but a different bed, a different house and a different year on the calendar! Mom was right. I have learned a lot about relationships–both human and animal–from living with cats. For example: • Live in the moment • Don’t hold grudges • Learn to give and take, Compared to dogs, cats aren’t all that eager to please; no cat would pull a sled through the snow just to win points with a human! To befriend a cat, you have to sometimes accept his timing and interests. That's not a bad idea with people, either. • Cuddling helps–sometimes a wordless touch is just what’s needed. • You can’t command love. You just have to be there, offer your heart and let it come. Anything else is just herding cats.


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