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Enjoy the Holidays!

DECEMBER 2017

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he holiday are here and with it the many opportunities to celebrate the season. I hope you will take a look at our Holiday Happenings feature and plan to attend some of the lovely offerings right here in our community. Not many people live around a famous Christmas boat parade called "One of the top ten holiday happenings in the nation" by the New York Times.  The 109th Newport Beach Boat Parade and Ring of Lights home competition is such a lovely tradition. Another fun affair for the family is the Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort's "Lighting of the Bay" the day after Thanksgiving, and tree lighting ceremonies abound at Balboa Bay Resort, Fashion Island and South Coast Plaza. Sherman Gardens' "Nights of 1,000 Lights" is back for a fourth year, the Corona del Mar Christmas Walk draws the entire family, and the Balboa Island Holiday Home Tour offers a peek at nine beautifully decorated island homes. I added one out-of-town holiday extravaganza this year, since it is celebrating its 25th anniversary–Mission Inn's "Festival of Lights" in Riverside. If you like a mulled wine for the holidays, Chef Josef Lageder offers the recipe for a European one called Glühwein, which is popular in the German-speaking countries and the Alsace region of France. Paired with a soft-center chocolate torte will tingle your tastebuds! Maybe the Holy Land is on your bucket list, and, if so, you will enjoy our feature travel story on "Israel: The Land of Milk and Honey." Jerusalem is a combination of what it was 2,000 years ago and what it is today, a vibrant city. Just a day trip to Petra in Jordan will amaze you with its temples, homes and tombs carved into the sides of an enormous canyon.  Deirdre Michalski's Parting Thoughts column will offer some tips to balancing out the holidays when you have children who are grown and married. She has some good suggestions as to how to make it work for everyone. In closing, however you choose to celebrate the season, make it meaningful and fun. 

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SPIN's 28th Annual Gala Rallies to End Homelessness

SPIN (Serving People in Need) hosted its "Gourmet Wine Pairing Dinner" for 200 supporters at Big Canyon Country Club to raise funds to help fund and assist OC families with permanent housing to avoid homelessness. The elegant affair, which included a gourmet repast, also featured a Lugano Diamonds bauble.

SPIN Executive Director Jean Wegener, Lugano Diamonds' execs Bill Peters and Marianne Danielson. Lugano was Presenting Sponsor and offered a pair of $10,000 ruby and diamond earrings in the opportunity prize drawing. Heidi and Joe Heffington, SPIN's board chairman Mary Lou and Wayne Shattuck

Kim and Dick Crawford, former SPIN Board Chaiman Melanie and Ed Fitch, Anne Pierce and SPIN Director of Volunteers and Development Kim Ippolita Morabita Frasier, Lynda Churney, Jenny Bradbury

Wine Soiree Benefits Southern California Hospice Foundation

SCHF, dedicated to helping enhance the quality of life for terminally ill patients, held its Eighth Annual "Wine SoirĂŠe Spectacular" at the Marconi Automotive Museum in Tustin, where 200 supporters gathered to sip wines, enjoy dinner, auctions and a "Start Your Own Cellar" raffle, raising nearly $100,000 for the cause.

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SCHF Board Member and RN Shaun Moss with Daniel Spurgeon, MD, recipient of the Paige Hartley and event supporter Janet Curci/ Event Committee Member Susan Villeneuve with Compassionate Heart Award/Photo: Louis Pescevic Photo: Louis Pescevic husband Greg Villeneuve/Photo: Rich LaSalle 8

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Arts Orange County Presents 2017 Arts Awards

ArtsOC's 18th Annual Orange County Arts Awards drew 260 guests to Segerstrom Center's Samueli Theater to honor community standouts for their exemplary arts contributions and netted $100,000 for the nonprofit's outstanding arts programs. OC Fair & Event Center CEO Kathy Kramer and ArtsOC President/CEO were event emcees. 

ArtsOC President/CEO Rick Stein

Ling and Charlie Zhang accepting the Helena Molly Lynch accepting the Helena Modjeska Cultural Modjeska Cultural Legacy Award as arts patrons Legacy Award as choreographer and arts leader

Accepting an Emerging Artist Award from Wylie and Bette Aitken was Kevin Staniec, author, publisher and founder of 1888 Center, a literary arts organization located in Orange. Trio Celeste, an Entertainment was provided throughout the James Luna accepting the Helena Modjeska Cultural international chamber music ensemble based in evening by Backhausdance (pictured) as well as Legacy Award as legendary performance artist Irvine also received an Emerging Artists Award many other distinuished local performing artists

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Good Times

A Huge Bravo to Irvine Barclay Theatre Supporters

Bravo Barclay! members and Irvine Barclay Theatre supporters attended a complimentary soiree hosted by Andrei's Conscious Cuisine & Cocktails in Irvine, where the theatre's 2017-18 season was highlighted, supporters were thanked and Emmy Award-winning actor/singer Keith David, who performed at the Barclay the next evening, was introduced. PHOTOGRAPHY DOUG GIFFORD

Irvine Barclay Theatre President Jerry Mandel with Emmy Award-winning actor/singer Keith David Board members and ArtsReach supporters and board members and performance sponsors Drs. with Barclay Board Chairman Ken Rohl performance sponsors Toni and Terry McDonald Hana and Francisco Ayala

Bravo Barclay members Marjorie and Bill Fleming Bravo Barclay members Dr. Amy Opfell and Dr. Board member Jennifer Klein, Heather Menchine Vladimir Lange

Ethos Contemporary Art Gallery Celebrates Second Anniversary

More than 100 art lovers attended the "Looking Forward/Looking Back" Georgeana Ireland One Woman Show in celebration of the Second Anniversary of Ethos Contemporary Art in Newport Beach. Live music and delectable hors d'oeuvres and wines were part of the mix, with 10% of sales benefiting Second Harvest Food Bank.

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Georgeana Ireland with collector Karen Ethos Contemporary Art celebrates Second Anniversary Murphy purchasing her painting titled "Rain"


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Discovery Cube's "Beyond the Tide" Gala Supports Science Education Celebrating Discovery Cube's third campus, Discovery Cube's Ocean Quest in Newport Beach, this year's ocean-themed gala drew 300

supporters and raised more than $530,000 for science education. It was announced the Hoag Foundation had awarded the Ocean Crest Cube a $550,000 grant to support its "Dive Into Citizen Science" program.

Presenting recently retired Discovery Cube-OC VIce President of Education Janet Yamaguchi, Former Arnold O. Beckman Award recipients center, the Spirit of Discovery Award were Walkie and Janet Ray, Mechelle Lawrence-Adams President Joe Adams, left, and Chairman Rick Discovery Cube Los Angeles Board Chair and Discovery Cube President Joe Adams. Janet Baily. Sandi and Dale Dykema were recipients of Pedram Salimpour and Vice Chair, the Honorable and Mechelle were returning gala co-chairs. the prestigious Arnold O. Beckman Award Wendy Greuel

Discovery Cube OC At Large Board Officer Tom McDorman and his wife Julie McDorman. The McDormans are former Arnold O. Beckman Award recipients

Microsemi Corporation attendees: Steve Litchfield, Mark and Tracy Russell, Paul Pickle (as shark in back row) and Shannin Pickle, Deborah Gala overview in the Discovery Cube Orange County's Julianne Argyros Showcase Theater Mallgrave, Amy Litchfield, Mark Mallgrave)

Fundraising for Literacy

The Literacy Project, dedicated to raising funds to enable disadvantaged children to increase their reading skills, held its Eighth Annual "What Dreams Are Made Of" gala at the Newport Beach Country Club. The event showcased three young students representing the thousands helped through TLP's gift of literacy. PHOTOGRAPHY TONY FLOREZ

TLP Founder and Executive Volunteer Sue Grant presenting Marine biologist role models Shelly Ashen the Dream Maker Award to Cindy Galardi Culpepper, CEO and Craig Stuart with student Henry of the Galardi Group, representing Wienerschnitzel

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"Zoofari" Celebrates its Silver Anniversary

Friends of the Santa Ana Zoo's big fundraiser, "Zoofari," celebrated its 25th anniversary and netted $100,000 ($24,000 more than last year) to help with its River Otter Habitat. With zoo animals greeting guests, a whopping silent auction and sumptuous catered dinner by Parties by Panache, smiles abounded. PHOTOGRAPHY ANN CHATILLON

Joining Santa Ana Zoo Directdor Kent Yamaguchi (right) are honorees James Howe for his support of Former Santa Ana Zoo Director Ron Glazer and Friends of the Santa Ana Zoo Executive Director the Fifty Monkey Ferris Wheel, and Peggy Baldwin- his wife Joyce Glazer were honored for their Cathi Decker and Board President David Exline Butler, longtime suporter and "Zoofari" underwriter launch of "Zoofari"

Co-hosts Commander Chuck Street of KIIS-FM fame and Jon "Rip" Ribble, former executive director of Santa Ana's Parks, Recreation and Longtime zoo supporters Cathy and Curtis Farrell Community Services Agency

One of the Santa Ana Zoo's beautiful Blue and Gold Macaw parrots

Nation's One-Day Charity Car Show

The 18th Annual "Cruisin' for a Cure" car show returned to the OC Fairgrounds to showcase 3,500 vehicles and offer free prostate cancer screenings, with 864 men tested and 143 advised to to seek additional help. Event founder Debbie Baker presented KSK Cancer Center of Irvine a check for $100,000. 

KSK Cancer Center of Irvine doctors at "Cruisin' for a "Crusin' for a Cure" Founder Debbie Baker driving Cure" car show giving free prostate cancer screenings. "Cruisin' for a Cure" car show at the OC Fairgrounds her decorated golf cart encourageing men They are, l-r, Dr. Kenneth Tokita, Dr. John Ravera attending to get a free prostate cancer screeening (seated), Dr. Robert Torrey III, Dr. Jeffrey Yoshida

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Automotive industry movers and shakers: Troy Ladd (America's Most Beautiful Roadster), Chris Jacobs (Overhaulin'), Chip Foose (Foose Design), Barry Meguiar (Meguiar, Inc.), Larry Wood (Hot Wheels Designer), Ralph Holguin (RMD Garage), Carson Lev (Redphin Productions)


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AROUND TOWN ONE WREATH AT A TIME

BRUCE BROWN’S FILM, THE ENDLESS SUMMER, CELEBRATES 50 YEARS American documentary film director, Bruce Brown, is known as an early pioneer of the surf

Chapter,

film. His film, The Endless

National Society Daughters of the

Summer, was released in 1966

American Revolution, in Laguna Beach,

and is considered among the

along with chapters in Newport Beach,

most influential in the genre.

Irvine, Tustin and Huntington Beach, are

Bruce has captured the making

supporting Wreaths Across America

of the film in the new book, The Endless Summer Numbered Book

again this year. They are asking friends,

and Box Set, authored by his son and filmmaker Dana Brown. The

family and business associates to

book details the story behind the making of the film with letters,

The

Patience

Wright

The Endless Summer Numbered Book and Box Set

donate wreaths to be placed on more

film clips, maps and a remastered DVD of the movie. There are only

than 6,000 veterans’ graves at Pacific View Memorial Park in Corona

1,966 books, so if you are a surfing lover, you better grab it! Visit

del Mar on Saturday, December 16th from 9–11 a.m. The wreaths are $15

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each and will be placed on the graves by community volunteers on that day. The volunteer places the wreath on the grave, says the veteran’s name and thanks him or her for their service. Visit bit.ly/2ybOYS9.

CELEBRATE THE SEASON Harkening to the Golden Age of Hollywood, the Lido Theater in Newport Beach is the perfect setting for the award-winning Frank Capra movie, It’s a Wonderful Life. Released in 1946, the drama tells the story of an angel sent to help a frustrated businessman by showing him what life would have been like if he had never existed. It will be showing Friday, December 15 through Thursday, December 21 at 7 p.m. At the December 16 showing,  moviegoers can visit with Santa, enjoy carolers and sip complimentary hot cocoa prior to the movie starting. To purchase tickets, visit RegencyMovies.com or call 949.673.8350.

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LAGUNA ART MUSEUM OPENS FALL EXHIBITIONS Two new exhibitions are open at Laguna Art Museum as part

A striking new photography exhibit, Kimberly Millett’s Operation

of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, a far-reaching and ambitious

Iraqi Freedom, has opened at Heroes Hall at the OC Fair & Event

exploration of Latin American and Latino art in dialogue with Los

Center in Costa Mesa. It features images captured by Public Affairs

Angeles. Led by the Getty, it is a collaborative effort from arts insti-

Specialist and Newport Beach resident Kimberly Millett while on

tutions across Southern California. LAM is showcasing California

assignment with the U.S. Army from 2006 to 2009. As a graduate

Mexicana: Missions to Murals, 1820–1930, which explores how Mexico

of UC San Diego, Millett was deployed twice to Iraq as a journalist.

became California (runs through January, 2018), and Dan McCleary:

Her grandfather, William Boylhart, served at the Santa Ana Army

Prints from Oaxaca, which focuses on prints the Los Angeles-

Air Base during WWII, and her brother, Ryan Millett, loaned military

based artist McCleary has made with regular visits to the Taller

vehicles for the Heroes Hall opening. The exhibit closes in March,

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Around Town

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“HOPS & VINES” EVENT SUPPORTS OC CHARITIES Fine wines, craft brews and even some scotch, along with an assortment of delectable hors d’oeuvres, were on the menu at the 11th Annual Charity Classic “Hops & Vines” benefit hosted Center Club Mgr. Shahin Vosough, Board Member Lola Gershfeld, Chairman Paul Greenwald, and Community Affairs Committee Chair and 2018 Board Chairman Richard Ward/Photo: Eveline Shih-Pitcairn

by the Center Club in Coast Mesa. More than 350 guests help raised $40,000 for local causes. Critical Mass Radio Show host Richard Franzi was emcee, and

Family Promise board member Joshua Wafer, President Melody Mosley, Treasurer Jodi Ristrom, Secretary and Event Chair Danielle Alura, Vice President Bernd Steinebrunner/Photo: Christopher Broek

former LA Rams star quarterback Vince Ferragamo brought his gold medal-

by providing short term shelter, meals, case management and hospi-

winning Tuscan wine Caressa J.

tality. The group recently held its annual fundraiser for 212 attendees at Angel Stadium and raised $80,000 for the cause. Dinner, music, stadium tours, auctions, batting cages and parlor games were all part of the mix. FamilyPromiseOrangeCounty.org

FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION FOR BENJIES NY DELI & RESTAURANT Benjies 50th four-day anniversary party in early October at the Santa Ana eatery was the place to be! Voted Best Deli by OC Register readers in 2016-17 and awarded Best American Restaurant

TOO PRECIOUS FOR WORDS!

in 2016-17 by the Southern California Restaurant Writers, owners Noriko and

Noriko and Lloyd Weinstein/Photo: Peggy O'Donnell

The Santa Ana Zoo has some new additions. Twin ocelot kittens

Lloyd Weinstein greeted 200 at the sold-out opening night party. The

were born in August and are bonding with their mother, while being

Weinstein’s offered giveaways, opportunity drawings, dining specials

very active in their den at the zoo. Their arrival is significant for the

and drink specials in its newly-renovated Avenue K Bar over the four-

conservation of Brazilian Ocelots and the continued efforts of the

day celebration. BenjiesDeli.com Photo: Peggy O’Donnell

Brazilian Ocelot Consortium. Ocelots are endangered due to habitat loss and poaching. Visit the kittens at the zoo daily during regular hours 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. SantaAnaZoo.org

HIGH FASHION, INDEED! The Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM)

CIVIC CENTER PARK BOASTS NEW SCULPTURES The Newport Beach City Arts

Commission

unveiled

Museum Fashion Council in Orange County is featuring the Parisian

Phase III of the Sculpture in the

designer Thierry Mugler in a “Thierry Mugler, Alien and Angel”

Civic Center Park Exhibition

exhibition opening Saturday, December 9. Opening day features a

at the Newport Beach Civic

French-themed luncheon and three lecturers, who will showcase the

Center.

iconic designer’s career, his inspiration from classic film costume and

Burnt Matchstick, Popsicles,

the raucous French fashion scene at Henri Bendel in New York in

Life is a Balancing Act and

the 1980s and 1990s. Ticket price is $95. Contact Mima Ransom at

Cosmic Glints were among

MRansom@FIDMMuseum.org

the nine sculptures debuted.

A VERY GOOD CAUSE Family Promise is a community-based approach to solving homelessness, engaging both the local community as well as houses of faith in an effort to help homeless families achieve housing stability 18

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Sculptures

named

Artist David Boyer's "Getting Your Bearings"

ArtsOC provided professional services for the artist selection and installation of the sculptures, which were selected from a national call for entries based on their artistic merit, durability, practicality and site appropriateness. NewportBeachCA.gov/CulturalArts


Our Town

The Honorable George Argyros Among Distinguished Alumni Honored at Chapman Family Homecoming

A

U.S. ambassador. The chief medical officer at a regional medical center. An award-winning filmmaker, whose breakout work created industry buzz.

of

the

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brightest

few

from the former U.S. Ambassador to Spain and his wife, Julianne, have supported

alumni

Chapman’s business school, a classroom building and numerous other programs.

honored this fall at Chapman University’s

An accomplished businessman and philanthropist, Argyros has long

Distinguished Alumni Awards Celebration.

been a proud supporter of Chapman, where he was elected to the Board

The awards were bestowed on 15

of Trustees in 1973 and served as chairman from 1976 to 2001, becoming its

alumni, individuals who’ve used their

longest-serving chairman.

talents to better their communities and shape their industries, Chapman President Danielle Struppa said.

“He has been a doer without equal here at Chapman and in the many other places throughout the world,” Struppa said. Argyros’ work ethic is legend, Struppa added. He worked his way through

“They have left their marks on literally

Chapman as a paperboy and supermarket clerk. Eventually, he would co-own

every part of the music and entertainment

AirCal, before selling it to American Airlines. He was also owner of the Seattle

world, manufacturing, technology, health

Mariners baseball team from 1981 to 1989.

care, marketing and even higher educa-

Among the distinctions he’s received are the Horatio Alger Award of

tion,” Struppa said during the festive cer-

Distinguished Americans, and the Horatio Alger Association’s Norman Vincent

emony held during October’s Chapman

Peale Award for humanitarian contributions to society. Such honors are emblem-

Family Homecoming Celebration.

atic of Argyros’ passion for philanthropy, education and Chapman, Struppa said.

Key among the honorees was the

“Long ago George challenged Chapman to, and I quote, ‘Inspire people to

Honorable George L. Argyros ’59, who

dare to dream and to take advantage of the ability to think big and reach high.’

was also awarded the Bert C. Williams

Because of George Argyros, tens of thousands of Chapman University students

Lifetime Service Award, a distinction

have done exactly that, forever changing their lives and almost certainly chang-

given only 15 times in the university’s 156

ing the world in which they live.”

years. Over the years, transformative gifts

The awards were presented during an elegant outdoor reception held on the Bert C. Williams Lawn and kicked off the Homecoming Weekend festivities. Fittingly, the Wimberley Bluegrass Band, an award-winning foursome of siblings who are all Chapman alumni, provided entertainment.

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Distinguished Alumni: Front Row (l-r) the Honorable George Argyros ’59, Elizabeth Tierney (MA ’80), Soliel K. Doman (MS ’16), Jennifer Backhaus ’94; and Behzad Binesh (MBA ’79); Back Row: Dr. Zeinab Dabbah (JD ’12), Dr. Richard Pitts ’70, Kelly Vlahakis-Hanks (EMBA ‘16), Ken Bunt ‘93, President Daniele Struppe, Erin J. Lastinger ‘88, Keith Hancock ‘02 (MA ‘04), and Akin Ceylan ‘90, president of the Chapman University Alumni Association

ELIZABETH TIERNEY (M.A. ’80), Teacher/Philanthropist, recipient

of the National Philanthropy Day Orange County Legacy Award STEPHEN THORNE (MHA ’94), CEO, Pacific Dental Services, Inc.,

a leading dental support organization serving over 580 dental practices throughout the United States DR. ZEINAB DABBAH (JD ’12), Managing partner at the Law Offices

of Zeinab Dabbah, and Vice Chair of Chapman’s Board of Trustees. KEITH HANCOCK ’02 (M.A. ’04), Choral Music Director, Tesoro

High School, Grammy Educator of the Year, and Chapman Presidential Scholar SOLIEL K. DOMAN (M.S. ’16), Pathways Student Biologist in drug

Chapman University Trustee George Argyros ’59, with wife Julianne Argyros, address the audience gathered at the Distinguished Alumni Awards ceremony. Chapman presented Argyros with the Bert C. Williams Lifetime Service Award, the University’s highest

chemistry with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration DR. RICHARD PITTS ’70, Chief Medical Officer, Arrowhead

Regional Medical Center, past president of the Orange County Medical Association and the Orange County Heart Association ERIN J. LASTINGER ’88, CEO, A. Gary Anderson Family

Other honorees were: KEN BUNT '93, President, Disney Music Group, which oversees

all of the company’s recorded music and live concert productions

Foundation, board member of Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital Foundation, Chapman Alumna of the Year BEHZAD BINESH (MBA ’79), Vice President, Finance/Controller,

Chapman University

KELLY VLAHAKIS-HANKS (EMBA ’16), CEO and President, Earth

JENNIFER BACKHAUS ’94, Instructor, Founder, and Artistic Director

Friendly Products, a company recently awarded the prestigious

of the award-winning Backhausdance and recipient of the Lester

Zero Waste Platinum certification

Horton Award for Outstanding Achievement in Choreography

ELIM KAY ’09, Founding Partner, REDDS Venture Investment

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ARTICLE AND PHOTOGRAPHY ALL STAR TRAVEL GROUP

ISRAEL

The Land of Milk and Honey

The Western Wall in the Old City of Jerusalem, which is a place of prayer and pilgrimage to the Jewish people

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The Wall, which surrounds the Old City of Jerusalem and includes the Temple Mount and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre

T

here are certain travel destinations that provoke

one of the holiest sites in Judaism, Islam and Christianity.

a new sense of focus and clarity of priorities

Located on a hill in the Old City, the “Temple Mount”

upon returning home, and a renewed passion

is one of the world’s most important religious sites. In

for life; Israel is one of them. The excitement of this his-

Judaism, this is where the Babylonians destroyed King

toric destination will consume your senses upon arriv-

Solomon’s temple. Muslims consider this the “Nobel

ing. Close your eyes and imagine what life was like in

Sanctuary” or “Dome of the Rock,” where they believe

the Holy Land more than 2000 years ago and then open

Muhammad ascended to heaven. In addition, the Old City

them to discover today’s vibrant culture.

is home to the Foundation Stone, the stone from which

The walled Old City of Jerusalem is awe-inspiring.

Jews believe the world was created. It is believed that the

In one square kilometer, you can wander four distinct

first temple here housed the “Ark of the Covenant,” a sort

quarters: Jewish, Christian, Muslim and Armenian. This is

of crossroads between heaven and earth.

Dwellings and tombs in Petra, Jordan

CONTINUED >

Church of the Holy Sepulchre in the Christian Quarter of the Old City

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ISRAEL (CON TI N UED)

Surrounding the Mount is a wall that was constructed when the second Temple was erected. A section of this wall is called the “Western Wall” and is one of the holiest sites for prayer, known as the “gate to heaven.” The Church of the Holy Sepulchre is in the Christian Quarter of the Old City and is revered as the location where Jesus was crucified, buried and resurrected. In addition to the holy sites, the Old City offers a plethora of interesting markets, shops and amazing rooftop views. With regard to lodging, each property has its own unique attributes. The historic King David Hotel has breathtaking views of the old city, the Mamilla is more contemporary and the Waldorf-Astoria is the newest with the most luxurious rooms. An experienced guide is essential to explore this complex destination, as there are many other historic and archaeological sites to visit. Beyond Jerusalem, there are countless wonders. A few hours away lies the fortress of Masada, built by Herod on a desert mountain. This is where 1000 Jewish rebels committed suicide with their families instead of facing massacre at the hands of the Romans in 73 AD. Continuing farther into the desert, you can literally float in the saltwater Dead Sea, a therapeutic inland sea that overlooks Jordan, and a day trip to Jordan to see the ancient site of Petra is a must. Around 300 BC, temples and structures were carved into the sides of Petra’s enormous canyon, the most famous of which is the ornate Greek façade of the “Treasury.” The tableau here is simply magnificent. Finish your trip in dynamic Tel Aviv, where you can experience daily Israeli life, not to mention a bustling restaurant and nightlife scene. An expert guide can accompany you though the colorful Machenudea food market, escort you to local specialty shops and arrange to enjoy dinner with an Israeli family in their private home in the old city of Jaffa. On your own, stroll the Beach Promenade and reserve advance tickets to Yad Vashem (Holocaust Museum) and New Israel Museum, both of which are very moving and well done. Bunk at The Norman, a chic boutique hotel in the suburbs away from the crowded and touristy beach hotels. In addition to the history you will learn and experience, Israel inspires a new appreciation for life and a revitalized goal to be more humble and patient. It seems like everyone is out living life to the fullest, and it is fascinating to witness this sense of freedom in a land with so much division. This may be why Israelis live with more passion and purpose in their everyday lives, as true priorities are elucidated when the immediate future is uncertain.

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HOLIDAY HAPPENINGS You have your pick of entertaining offerings throughout the holiday season ARTICLE DONNA BUNCE

TRADITIONAL TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY AT SOUTH COAST PLAZA On November 16th, the Segerstrom Family hosted South Coast Plaza 36th annual Tree Lighting Ceremony at Town Center Park, adjacent to The Westin South Coast Plaza. The 96-foot white fir majestic Christmas tree, which arrived from the Mt. Shasta area of Northern California, is always a popular landmark during the holidays with its 100,000 twinkling lights. The tree lighting ceremony drew thousands of attendees for complimentary refreshments, entertain-

TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY AT FASHION ISLAND Fashion Island hosted its annual Tree Lighting Ceremony on November 17th and 18th at its Neiman Marcus–Bloomingdale’s Courtyard, with celebrity co-hosts Mario Lopez and KOST 103.5 FM’s Ellen K. The Young Americans performed “The Magic of Christmas” and Santa Claus made an appearance and brought the tree to life. Going on its 50th year, the 90+foot Christmas tree is always a draw for families during the holidays. ShopFashionIsland.com/Events/ Tree-Lighting-Ceremony

“LIGHTING OF THE BAY” AT NEWPORT DUNES WATERFRONT RESORT Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort’s 27th Annual “Lighting of the Bay” celebration is scheduled for Friday, November 24th from 3–8 p.m. The festivities include performances of holiday favorites by singers from the choirs of Newport Harbor and Corona del Mar High Schools, cookie decorating, holiday crafts and train rides. Santa arrives at dusk by stand-up paddleboard and flips the switch to illuminate the bay with more than 50 electric Christmas trees and holiday

ment by Orange County School of the Arts

decorations. An outdoor screening of Arthur

students, a visit from Santa and enchanting

Christmas wraps up the evening along with

snow. SouthCoastPlaza.com

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BALBOA BAY RESORT’S ANNUAL TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY Balboa Bay Resort is hosting its Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony on Sunday, December 3rd from 6–7 p.m. Orange County School of the Arts’ Montage! will entertain with an all-new musical review, “Holiday Hullabaloo,” a high-energy performance featuring Santa, Frosty, Rudolph and friends. The lighting of the gorgeous 20-foot Christmas tree and complimentary treats and beverages complete the festivities. Admission is complimentary with the donation of a new, unwrapped toy, benefiting Toys for Tots. Space is limited. Reservations not required. BalboaBayResort.com/Holiday-Tree-Lighting-Ceremony

CORONA DEL MAR CHRISTMAS WALK The 39th Annual Corona del Mar Christmas Walk, presented by the Corona del Mar Chamber of Commerce, is scheduled for Sunday, December 3rd 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Look for entertainment with 12 bands and high school and community performing groups, restaurant tastings, the popular Newport Beach Fire Department Fireman’s Grill BBQ, Beer & Wine Garden, Vendor Fair, merchant promotions, and an Opportunity Prize drawing with $15,000 in prizes. Kids will enjoy photo ops with Santa, a petting zoo, and more. CDMChamber.com

SHERMAN LIBRARY AND GARDENS’ “NIGHTS OF 1,000 LIGHTS” CELEBRATION Sherman Library and Gardens’ Fourth Annual “Nights of 1,000 Lights” celebration on Friday, December 8th and Saturday, December 9th from 6–9 p.m. will feature an expanded light tunnel, a conservatory light show, a red sparkle ceiling in the fern grotto, and a Calypso Christmas of pink poinsettias and flamingos in the Tea Garden. Pictures with Santa, a dress-up photo booth and fun arts and crafts await, as well as complimentary hot chocolate, cookies and a make-your-own S’Mores station, no-host bar and tamale vendor. $10 per person for Members; $15 per person for Non-Members. SLGardens.org

BALBOA ISLAND HOLIDAY HOME TOUR The 21st Annual Balboa Island Home Tour, presented by the Balboa Island Improvement Association (BIIA), is scheduled for Sunday, December 10th from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nine homeowners are opening their homes to display the unique character of island living, with each home beautifully decorated for the holidays. This event is the main fundraising event for BIIA, an organization dedicated to fostering Balboa’s community growth, beauty, safety and culture. BalboaIslandNB.org CONTINUED >

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HOLIDAY HAPPENINGS (CON TI N U ED)

2017 NEWPORT BEACH CHRISTMAS BOAT PARADE AND RING OF LIGHTS

MISSION INN’S 25TH ANNUAL “FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS” CELEBRATION

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competition, hosted by The Commodores Club of the Newport Beach Chamber of

sary of its famous “Festival of Lights” celebration, which starts on Friday,

Commerce, is scheduled for December 13th

November 24th and continues for six weeks. Voted “America’s Best Public

through December 17th at 6:30 p.m. each

Lights Display” by USA Today, the hotel is illuminated with five million

night. The event is lauded nationally for its

lights, 200 animated characters, fresh fallen snow and the world’s largest

beautifully decorated yachts, boats, kayaks,

mistletoe. New this year, the elaborately decorated Christmas tree is

canoes and homes and is estimated to

featured outside the hotel along with the Candy Stroll Walkway. Breakfast

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with Santa, with a performance by the Riverside Ballet, is offered as well

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Culinary Creations

Invite a Touch of

European Tradition ARTICLE AND PHOTOGRAPHY JOSEF LAGEDER

G

into Your Holiday Season

lühwein, a spiced or mulled wine, is very popular in German-speaking countries and in the region of Alsace

in France. It is a traditional hot beverage served during the Christmas holidays and throughout the cold winter months. The oldest documented Glühwein is dated to the year 1420. Count John IV of Katzenelenbogen, a German nobleman, was the first grower of Riesling grapes. However, Glühwein is usually prepared from red wine, not white wine. On a very funny note, I was once invited to a

Glühwein – Mulled or Spiced Wine

German holiday party and the host served only white Glühwine

Makes 4 Mugs

made from dry Riesling. I was not shy to ask why she chose white wine over the traditional red wine. She replied, “I have

INGREDIENTS

white carpet throughout the house. If someone spills white

1 ½ bottle red wine (a blend works best)

wine, it’s not a big problem.” She had a good point!

1/2 cup sugar

Of course, white wine can be used for spiced wine. The best

10 cloves

grape varietal would be a non-oaky wine such as Chenin Blanc, dry

2 cinnamon sticks

Riesling or Viognier. Using this varietal will make a Glühwein have

½ orange, sliced

that flavorful depth of the classic red version, but with a lighter body.

2 ea. star anise

Classic Glühwine is prepared from red wine, heated and spiced with cloves, cinnamon sticks, star anise, orange,

DIRECTIONS

sugar and sometimes with vanilla.

1. In a pot, heat all ingredients and slightly simmer for about 30 minutes

When choosing a red wine, use one that is fruity, dry and not

2. Set aside and let steep for 10 more minutes; strain through a sieve

an oaky red. First choice would be a red blend–Merlot, Syrah or

3. Heat up one more time and serve in a mug garnished with an or-

a Pinot Noir works well. Keep in mind a red blend is often less

ange slice and cinnamon stick

expensive than a single varietal wine and is just as good, if not better. It is not necessary to use an expensive bottle of wine, as you

CHEF LAGEDER’S COOKING TIPS AND TRICKS

will be adding the citrus and spices, which will alter the delicacy of

1. Some red wines are more acidic than others. You may have to

an expensive wine. Glühwine is a perfect marriage with chocolate.

adjust the sweetness with the sugar to your preference.

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Soft Center Chocolate Torte Makes 6 INGREDIENTS

2 eggs 1/2 cup sugar 1/3 cup 72% cacao dark chocolate (Trader Joe’s) 1/3 C salted butter 1 tablespoon flour DIRECTIONS

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Tech Savvy

UCI’s BID TO BE MOST BUSINESS-

FRIENDLY UNIVERSITY

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ARTICLE BARBARA CORREA

Presentation at The Cove

HIGH-TECH CENTRAL

On a recent visit, two local companies, a drone maker and a data firm were speaking to a group about cutting-edge agriculture technology. Next door, investors in The Cove's own $5 million investment fund were listening to a member discuss Snapchat's impending initial public offering. Groups of

isitors to Irvine, and even native Orange Countians, often struggle to define what

Irvine high school students were scheduled

Irvine stands for. Everyone knows about the city's reputation for safety and diver-

to take over the space for a business plan

sity. They know UC Irvine is a great school. What people don't always see is Irvine's

competition over the weekend. The place is

potential as an engine of economic growth and job creation for the region.

clearly buzzing with activity.

"There is no center of gravity in Orange County entrepreneurship, and we want to be that,"

Sporting a surfing theme throughout,

says veteran technology entrepreneur Richard Sudek, Ph.D., Innovation Officer and Executive

the location boasts an idea-pitching area

Director of UCI Applied Innovation, a new center at University Research Park that is focused

ringed with a 150-foot media wall that runs

specifically on connecting campus discoveries to the business community.

on technology developed at UCI's School of

The center opened less than two years ago as part of The Cove, a 45,000 square-foot des-

Engineering. The Cove also rents space to

tination for inventors, investors and mentors located at the University Research Park just off

companies and start-ups, including TriTech, a

Bison Avenue at the western entrance of UCI. The Cove is so named to invoke a "safe harbor"

tech-focused Small Business Administration

space that provides the kind of opportunities for serendipity that produce true innovation,

office, Sustain OC, Chicklabs, and Blossom, a

says Carolyn Stephens, Ph.D., Associate Director and Chief of Staff of UCI Applied Innovation

smart-sprinkler developer that was acquired

and a technology entrepreneur in her own right.

last year by Scotts Miracle-Gro.

With the opening of The Cove in the summer of 2015, Irvine can now present itself as the region's ground zero for transforming research and innovation into new businesses.

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The Cove also houses its own incubator, Wayfinder, which is open to UCI students,


faculty, alumni or anyone with some sort of connection to UCI. So far, 60 startups have participated in the Wayfinder program and 120 start-ups have licensed UC Irvine-affiliated research. That is slightly short of UC Berkeley's 200 startups licensing research from the university, but it's not far behind, especially considering that Wayfinder has been operating for less than two years. Why did it take until 2015 for UCI to start something like this? Everyone at The Cove credits Chancellor Howard Gillman with providing the push to bring The Cove into existence. The academic environment can move slowly in comparison to the business world. One of Gillman's goals with The Cove is to speed up the process of bringing intellectual property to market. This commitment to business engagement is embedded in the mission of everyone involved in The Cove. "We want to gain the reputation as the easiest public university to do business with," Sudek says. About one-third of the businesses The Cove programs and events are targeting for investment, collaboration or mentoring are medical device and life science-related–one-third engineering and one-third everything else. UCI already had strong relationships with Beckman Laser Institute, Allergan, Edwards Life Sciences Corp. and many other companies with a large local presence. The next natural step was to build on those relationships and establish a hub for start-up incubation. The push to bring new technologies to market and create new businesses is especially critical to the future of Orange County's economy. Over the past decade, well-paid technology jobs have been on the decline here. One reason is that start-up companies formed in Orange County often leave the area to head north to Silicon Valley for financial support and access to talent. The Cove and the UCI Applied Innovation Center aim to be the county's one-stop shop for tech start-ups so they can get what they need right here, stay, grow their companies, and hire locally.

Veteran technolody entrepreneur Richard Sudek, Ph.D., Innovation Officer and Executive Director of UCI Applied Innovation

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DECEMBER 3 "WINTER WONDERLAND" IRVINE CIVIC CENTER, IRVINE CIVIC CENTER PLAZA Celebrate winter as "snow" falls over the Irvine Civic Center, and the community gathers for games, crafts, music, entertainment and food. There will be a Joyful Jingle holiday concert and a visit from Santa Claus. At 5 p.m., there will be festive tree lighting that includes "snow" fall over the piazza. Admission is free. CityofIrvine.org

RUNS DECEMBER 8 & 9 54TH ANNUAL HOLIDAY WASSAIL CONCERT MUSCO CENTER FOR THE ARTS The beloved Chapman University tradition continues. The magnificent concert of holiday season favorites is performed by the Chapman University Singers, University Choir and Women's Choir, along with music performed by The Chapman Orchestra. The December 9th VIP package includes a festive pre-concert winter banquet. For tickets, visit Chapman.edu/tickets and click on Half-Musco Conservatory of Music or call 714.997.6624.

DECEMBER 9 "A SWINGING BIG BAND CHRISTMAS" RENÉE AND HENRY SEGERSTROM CONCERT HALL The Philharmonic Society presents the L.A. All-Star Jazz Orchestra with renowned leader Peter Myers. The group will perform a CONTINUED >

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swingin' evening of holiday favorites and beloved standards. You will hear big band arrangements and new renditions from the holiday songbook with sounds of wailing trumpets and toetapping rhythms. PhilharmonicSociety.org

RUNS DEC. 9 THROUGH DEC. 24 "THE NUTCRACKER" IRVINE BARCLAY THEATRE Festival

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RUNS DEC. 15–18 & DEC. 21–23OFLIGHTS "CRUISE OF LIGHTS" HUNTINGTON HARBOR, HUNTINGTON BEACH The Huntington Harbour Philharmonic "Cruise of Lights" offers narrated boat tours through the waterways of Huntington Harbour in Huntington Beach, where both locals and visitors share the beauty of thousands of lights and animated displays on brightly decorated homes, docks, decks and boats. For further information, visit CruiseofLights.org

RUNS DEC. 22 & DEC. 23 CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAYS WITH SETH MCFARLANE RENÉE AND HENRY SEGERSTROM CONCERT HALL Seth McFarlane, who is an Academy Award-nominated and Grammy-nominated writer, singer, actor, producer and director, is making his Orange County debut performing with the Pacific Symphony with conductor Richard Kaufman at the helm. McFarland's lush baritone will deliver interpretations from the Great American Songbook in the style of Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin. 8 p.m. PacificSymphony.org

DECEMBER 29 SALUTE TO VIENNA NEW YEAR'S CONCERT RENÉE AND HENRY SEGERSTROM CONCERT HALL Join conductor András Deák and The Strauss Symphony of American performing Strauss waltzes and polkas from Vienna's Golden Age. Among the performers are soprano Katarzyna Dondalska and tenor Alexander Kaimbacher, members of the Kiev-Aniko Ballet of Ukraine and International Champion Ballroom Dancers. Tickets start at $49. SCFTA.org

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Parting Thoughts

TIPS FOR

HOLIDAY

BLISS ARTICLE DEIRDRE MICHALSKI

T

he holidays are a special time to be with my

and then with the extended family for Christmas

family and friends. It is something I look

Day dinner. This year, he will be going to a fancy

forward to each year. I jump at the chance

party at the home of his girlfriend’s parents on

to celebrate some iconic once-a-year events,

Christmas Day. The last thing I want is for my son

such as the tree lighting ceremony at Fashion

to race from one event to the next and not have

Island, the evening Boat Parade on the bay, walk-

any time to relax and visit.

ing through the decor-laden Roger's Garden and

Be Creative and Plan Ahead: My holiday calen-

Sherman Gardens and of, course, holiday tea with

dar is filled with my favorite holiday events and res-

girlfriends at The Resort at Pelican Hill.

ervations by early October. In our family, we have

However, this tranquil sense of calm and

young adults who are in public service (police and

delight did not just happen overnight. I earned it.

nurses), so their days off are not always the tradi-

And, I am pleased to share with all of you three

tional days. There is nothing wrong with moving

suggestions of how you, too, might find calm

Thanksgiving Thursday to the Friday or celebrating

during the holiday season. Families are compli-

on Christmas Eve so the kids can go to other family

cated, and then, as they expand, so too are the

obligations. I just try to step outside the box.

challenges of planning time together.

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Embrace New Family Traditions: Now that the

Be Flexible: In my case, my son's family on his

young adults in our family are getting married

father's side all live in Florida. So, every other

and buying homes, they want to place their own

year, from the time he was eight years old (and

stamp on the holiday season. I am filled with joy

still today–fast forward 20 years), I send him to

to see this! I love helping them with ideas, recipes,

Florida to be with his grandparents, aunts, uncles

offering a new tree skirt and decorations. Last year,

and cousins. Do I miss him? You bet. But, during

our nephew and his lovely wife hosted Christmas

his winter break is the perfect time to travel and

dinner. We all helped out and it was great fun!

spend some quality time with them. He has been

Letting go is never easy but to watch them build

able to stay connected with his family and, quite

their traditions is very rewarding.

honestly, be spoiled. I enjoy sharing him and that

So, there you have it! If just one of these tips

was always the way I looked at it. Some of my

helps you to truly enjoy the spirit of the holi-

girlfriends could not wrap their heads around that

days, my efforts are rewarded. Here is a toast

idea, but I was fine. On the years when Alex is with

to 2017 and a very Merry Christmas and Happy

us, we see him for a quiet dinner on Christmas Eve

Holidays to you and yours!

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