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HONG KONG INDULGENCES SANTA ANA ZOO'S 65-YEAR HISTORY AVP KICKS OFF 2017 SEASON IN SURF CITY


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ummer always brings to mind my Mid-West upbringing and, as a child, catching lightning bugs in a jar, playing kick the can and enjoying family picnics. The only thing that would carry on in California would be the family picnics, and, here in Orange County, those picnics could be in a Duffy Boat! If you're a volleyball enthusiast, you'll read in our Association of Volleyball Professionals (AVP) story that its 34th season kicked off in Surf City in May for an eight-city tour. The tour includes New York City, Seattle, Austin, San Francisco, Hermosa Beach, and  will be back in  Manhatten Beach on August 17-20, with the championships in Chicago on August 31. If zoo animals are to your liking, spend a day with your family at the Santa Ana Zoo, celebrating 65 years this year. The zoo, founded in 1952, came about thanks to the largesse of Joseph Prentice, who gave 12 acres of land to create a zoo–but only with the stipulation that 50 monkeys be kept on the grounds at all times. That has happened and so much more. Today, wildlife from Central and South American enthrall, and, with the addition of the Zoofari Express children's train (adults can ride too), a Conservation Carrousel with a 33-animal lineup and a soon-to-be-opened "Fifty Monkey" Ferris Wheel with 15 full-enclosed thatched roofed gondolas featuring a distinctive endangered monkey, it is an enchanting, informative place. What fun! Be sure and catch the Our Town feature on the new Balboa Peninsula Trolley, which runs through September 3. You won't have to worry about finding a place to park for the beach, eating at a special restaurant or enjoying the Fun Zone. There are 18 stops on the route, and you can park your car at the lower Hoag Hospital parking lot at Hoag Drive on Pacific Coast Highway to catch the trolley. This year's Festival of Arts is celebrating 85 years, so plan on enjoying the wonderful juried art, jewelry, sculpture, etc, as well as the featured entertainment throughout the festival (it runs through August 31). And, don't forget the Pageant of the Masters, the "living pictures" which are recreations of famous works of art using real people. This year's theme is "The Grand Tour." See page 42 for further info on the Festival and Pageant. Whatever your interests, enjoy. Luxuriate in this wonderful place we call home!

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Lifestyle Calendar

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Parting Thoughts

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Huntington Beach Kicks Off Eight-City Tour

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Santa Ana Zoo Keeps 50-Monkey Rule and Expands

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OCBJ Honors Five Outstanding Businesswomen

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Kate Duchene, CEO, RGP; Shannon Eusey, President/ Founder, Beacon Pointe Advisors; Pamela June, CEO, Healthcare Talent and Worldwide Solutions Group; Melissa Beck, CEO, Big Brothers Big Sisters OC and Inland Empire; Suzanne Richards, CEO KPC Healthcare

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SOS Rolls Out its 24th Annual "Wild and Crazy Taco Night!"

Share Our Selves' annual "Wild and Crazy Taco Night" drew an estimated 750 guests to taste some amazing gourmet tacos and raise money for a good cause. The approximate $100,000 netted will support the SOS Food Pantry to help feed Orange County residents at risk of going hungry.

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Good Times

"Living with Heart" Gala Benefits Mercy House

Mercy House, one of Southern California's premier advocates for the homeless, drew 340 guests to the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel for its annual "Living with Heart" gala. Together with underwriting, silent and live auctions and "Lift Your Heart" pledges, an estimated $240,000 was netted for the nonprofit's programs. 

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Good Times

Decorative Arts Society Celebrates Famed Designer Mark D. Sikes

DARTS' "Beautiful" luncheon, named in honor of nationally-known interior designer Mark D. Sikes' best-selling book, drew more than 200 guests to the Newport Beach Country Club, where tables were gorgeous in classic blue and white decor. In a surprise gesture, Honorary Chair Julia Argyros generously donated $250,000. PHOTOGRAPHY ANN CHATILLON

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Pacific Symphony Opts for 1920s Gala

The Jazz Age was well served as 430 guests enjoyed a night of flappers and speakeasies at Pacific Symphony's annual gala at Hotel Irvine. With a jam-packed auction and fund-a-dream bringing in more than $800,000, net proceeds were realized of more than $1.5 million for symphony programs. PHOTOGRAPHY ANN CHATILLON

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Around Town

AROUND TOWN

GREAT FUN! Hutton Wilkinson and Manfred Flynn Kuhnert were on their game at Laguna Playhouse when they talked about the books they co-wrote–The Walk to Elsie’s and The Walk From Elsie’s. The books, called a “stunning work of historical fiction” by Harper’s Bazaar, reminisce and dazzle with tales of friendship and adventure between Elsie de Wolfe, aka Lady Mendl, the most coveted interior

Manfred Flynn Kuhnert and Hutton Wilkinson autographing their books

designer of the 20th century, and Tony Duquette, renowned stage and set designer. Wilkinson, who was Duquette’s business partner and fellow designer for years, heads the Tony Duquette Brand and is president of the Elsie de Wolfe Foundation.

JOHN ALEXANDER’S FOND FAREWELL After an amazing 45 years as artistic director and conductor of the Pacific Chorale, John Alexander gave his farewell concert and was honored for his amazing service at the chorale’s 2016-17 season closing night at the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. Following the chorale and Pacific Symphony presentation of Ralph Vaughn Williams’ “A Sea Symphony” conducted by Alexander, key supporters and chorale members moved to Samueli Theater for a tribute reception in the Maestro’s honor. There wasn’t a dry eye in the house!

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Food & Wine

ARTICLE ANA LAUNES | PHOTOGRAPHY THE WORLD'S 50 BEST RESTAURANTS

THE 50 BEST R E S TA U R A N T S I N

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Dominique Ansel, The World's Best Pastry Chef, with Tim Brooke-Webb, Managing Director of The World's 50 Best Restaurants

Osteria Francescana. After seven consecutive years leading the competition, Spain’s El Celler de Can Roca followed in third place. Eleven Madison Park is the first US win-

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ner since California’s French Laundry took his year, on April 5th, the world’s 50 Best

All voters, aside from the Academy Chairs and

the grand prize in 2004. In claiming the No.1

Restaurants winners were revealed at

Vice Chairs, must remain anonymous, and a

position, it earns the dual titles of The World’s

an awards ceremony at the historic Royal

minimum of 25 percent of the panel renewed

Best Restaurant and The Best Restaurant in

Exhibition Building in Melbourne, Australia.

each year. Southern California belongs to the

North America. The restaurant’s co-owners,

The World’s 50 Best Restaurants Academy

West USA and Canada Region. Our region’s

Will Guidara and Swiss-born chef Daniel

is formed by 1,000 experts of the international

chair is Michalene Busico, formerly food

Humm enhance the fine dining experience

restaurant scene, who oversee the selection

editor at both the New York Times and Los

with a sense of fun, blurring the line between

of the qualifying restaurants each year. To

Angeles Times. Currently, she is the dining

the kitchen and the dining room. Housed in

provide fair representation of each region, the

editor for the Robb Report.

an Art Deco building overlooking New York’s

academy divides the world up into 26 geo-

This year has been the very first time in the

Madison Park, the restaurant’s multi-course

graphical regions and assigns a chairperson

Academy’s 15-year history that the World’s

seasonal tasting menu celebrates the city’s

to each of them. Every chair selects a voting

50 Best Restaurants Award has named a

rich history and culinary traditions.

panel of 40 people (including themselves),

fine dining venue outside of Europe. Eleven

While one New York restaurant takes

consisting of chefs, restaurateurs, food/restau-

Madison Park in New York City is ranked

the number one spot, another debuts

rant journalists and well-travelled gourmets.

number one in the world, followed by Italy’s

on the list: Enrique Olvera’s Cosme.

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Jordi and Joan Roca of Spain's El Celler de Can Roca, #3 Best Restaurant in the World and winner of The Ferrari Trento Art of Hospitality Award, with Camilla Lunelli, Communication and PR Director of Ferrari Trento

Meanwhile, Dan Barber’s progressive restaurant, Blue Hill at Stone Barns, rises 37 places to number 11 to earn the Highest Climber Award, which is sponsored by Lavazza. In addition, New York-based pastry entrepreneur Dominique Ansel was also honored this year, claiming the 2017 title of The World’s Best Pastry Chef. Since opening his eponymous SoHo bakery in 2011 and launching the Cronut, his signature croissant-doughnut hybrid, French-born Ansel has extended his global influence to London and Tokyo. Osteria Francescana in Modena, Italy claims the No. 2 position to retain its title as The Best Restaurant in Europe. Italy is also represented by Piazza Duomo at number 15, Le Calandre is number 29 and Reale, in Castel Di Sangro, is number 43. Spain retains its strong presence on the list with three of its six restaurants landing in the top 10. Former number one El Celler de Can Roca leads the contingent at number 3, and is also the 2017 recipient of the Ferrari Trento Art of Hospitality Award in recognition of the restaurant’s warm atmosphere and ever-gracious service. Asador Etxebarri climbs four places to number 6, while Mugaritz in San Sebastian was awarded number 9. Within the 50 best restaurants in the world, the United States has five restaurants and four are in New York. Cosme is ranked at number 40, Le Bernardin at number 17, Blue Hill at Stone Barns at number 11, and the winner of the competition, Eleven Madison Park. In addition, San Francisco’s Saison was ranked at number 37. The Academy’s next 50 top restaurants in the United States include: #58 MomoFuku Ko, NY; #66 Estela, NY; #67 Benu, SF; #83 Atelier Crenn, SF; #87 Per Se, NY. The closest restaurant to southern California is ranked at number 90, and is Manresa, in Los Gatos, California. This exquisite list of the best of the best whets the appetite

Eleven Madison Park, No. 1 Restaurant in the World, receiving the award, from left: Chef de Cuisine Dmitri Magi, General Manager Billy Peelle, Restaurateur Will Guidara and Chef Daniel Humm, with Charles Reed, Group Managing Director of William Reed Busi

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entering the home of Jim and Karen

ship sparked; they married and combined their collective children

Santaniello's Eastbluff home by the

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sheer panoramic view of the Upper Newport

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and, a Karen favorite, the GMC truck she redesigned in her favorite

The Santaniello home was not always the mod-

colors. Their auto collection proves useful as well for property listing

ern, architecturally valued property it now claims.

photographs and, of course, for just buzzing around town. Another

Images of the house's original interior reveal just

attraction they share is for the mixed martial arts; in fact, they have

how much revitalization was done by the couple.

owned a one-of-a-kind gym and training facility together for 10 years.

"Once our last child left the 'nest,' we felt the

"We were ahead of our time when we opened," says Karen. "Jim

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and I loved MMA (mixed martial arts), as did Bryce, who started train-

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our specialty modes: I explored interior designs, and, for Jim, it was the structural renovation."

The collaborative, creative approach that resolves decision-making in Karen’s and Jim's personal lives, naturally, for them, extends to their

Gone are the supporting walls that once

professional world. The Santaniellos come as a packaged team. Karen

divided the kitchen, dining and living room

will sell a home, and, if the buyer requests modifications or a remodel,

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in Newport Beach. After her client had purchased the home, he hired Jim

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was renovated into an open, light-filled, inviting home. By tapping into

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Still thriving after 40 years as a successful real

Known in the community for creating long-lasting friendships with

estate broker, Karen, along with son Bryce,

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owns her own real estate agency. Jim, of

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ong Kong might be one of the most vibrant cities in the world. It’s full of skyscrapers,

luxury hotels, some of the best restaurants in the world, over-the-top designer shopping and, of course, people. It’s a bit of sensory overload as there are retail windows and restaurants filling every piece of real estate on every street. A world-class fine dining restaurant can be right next to a mom and pop noodle shop that’s been there for decades, while a designer fashion store is next to a 7-Eleven.

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OLD TOWN CENTRAL

When walking around Old Town Central, it’s hard to miss the Western Market, due to its unique architecture. The four-story building is in Queen Anne Revival style, which was popular in the British Empire during the late Victorian and early Edwardian periods. The Kwong Fuk Ancestral Hall, a small red building occupying a street corner where family members go to honor their dead relatives, is free to enter and a sobering experience­–the incense burns strong, as there are hundreds of incense coils hanging from the ceiling. Nearby is the Man Mo Temple, a tourist hot spot, and another incense-filled structure, but unlike Kwong Fuk, this is a place where people come to pray, worship and ask for assistance.

Kwong Fuk Ancestral Hall in Old Town Central/Photo: David Duran

Hollywood Road was the second road to be built when the colony of Hong Kong was founded. It’s a fun place to stroll and explore the street art, find boutique retail therapy and discover the best happy hour spots. If craft beer is your thing, Craftissimo is a beer shop that has tons of different beers, including local Hong Kong craft beers. Another intimate setting with a back alley seating area is teakha, a place for tea, baked goods and conversation. And, for something completely unexpected, visit Reserva Iberica, a premium ham shop from Barcelona.

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It’s not hard to get overwhelmed when it comes to dining in Hong Kong, as the options are endless, but, luckily, the luxury hotels are always a great place to start. If Italian fine dining is on your mind, Tosca, at the Ritz-Carlton has an innovative menu, which fea-

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at the Langham Hotel, Bostonian Seafood and Grill

options, spa and famous Ozone Bar are more

provides a “shipyard chic scene.” The seafood restau-

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of the world’s best shopping, features newly-re-

For walk-in restaurants visited more by locals

designed luxurious rooms and suites–all with

but still providing top quality dishes, explore Old

oversized soaking tubs. And, of course, there is

Town Central. Lee Lo Mei has traditional Chinese

The Peninsula Hotel, Hong Kong’s oldest hotel,

food with a funky cocktail menu. Posto Pubblico

created in 1928 and known as the legendary

offers a one-of-a-kind meatball sandwich as well as

“Grande Dame of the Far East.” A stay here

perfectly prepared pizzas. And, Brickhouse will help

permits guests to relive the glamour of travel of

with that Mexican food craving–the margaritas are

yesteryear while exploring the many antiques

expertly made and will not disappoint.

and artifacts on display throughout the hotel.

Four Seasons Hong Kong's rooftop pool/ Photo: Ken Seet

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Surf City USA Kicks Off AVP's 2017 Season

ARTICLE DIANA KRUPA

T

hough the skies were grey and cloudy, it didn’t stop volleyball enthusiasts and beach-go-

ers as thousands flocked to the north side of the Huntington Beach Pier for the Huntington Beach Open on May 4-7. The event housed buzzing fans packing the general free admission seats and the limited VIP premium seats daily. The four-day event, hosted by the Association of Volleyball Professionals (AVP), chose Huntington Beach to kick off its 34th season for its eight-stop tour, Huntington Beach being the oldest stop on the tour. “I’m truly excited about kicking off the 2017 season in Surf City USA, a town that means so much to me as a long-time resident and a place that embraces not just beach volleyball but beach culture at large,” said 14-time AVP champion and Olympian Casey Patterson. AVP is headquartered in Newport Beach under current owner and managing partner Donald Sun. Sun continues to grow the famous yellow and white signature Wilson volleyball brand into a household name. Other stops on this year’s tour include Austin, New York City, Seattle, San Francisco, Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach, with the championship in Chicago, beginning August 31.

Fans at the Huntington Beach Open May 4-7/ Photo: Mpu Dinani

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Donald Sun, AVP owner and managing partner/ Photo: Mpu Dinani

“We are thrilled to bring beach volleyball back to these major metropolitan cities, including our return to Hermosa Beach and Austin,” Sun says. “No matter if you’re the casual beach enthusiast or a volleyball fanatic, our goal is to put on the ultimate beach experience, whether you’re witnessing some of the best athletes on the sand in compelling competition or soaking up the festival area, this is not your average day at the beach. We are looking forward to this season and seeing which veterans have more to prove and who of the up-and-comers will emerge into full success.” Since 1983, AVP has been providing a stage and developing the careers for many of the biggest names in volleyball, and this year doesn’t fall short as the tour welcomes back many Rio medaled Olympians, local up-and-comers and veterans with rich stories of perseverance and devotion to a sport they love. One local athlete making his official debut on the beach is Reid Priddy. Priddy helped the US Olympic Indoor Volleyball Team win a Bronze in Rio last year. Having suffered a torn ACL during a competition in 2014, which required a double-knee surgery, he defied odds helping the US team win in Rio and has now taken on a new endeavor in the sport–playing on the sand. Though he failed to advance during the Huntington Beach stop, he put on a great show and undoubtedly grew his fan base to include beach volleyball fanatics. Patterson, another home turf hero considered one of beach volleyball’s top players, returned to the tour after competing in Rio last summer. He was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, an autoimmune disease when your immune system attacks your thyroid. Since being diagnosed, Patterson has adjusted his diet and improved his life

Two-time Olympic medalist April Ross and Huntington Beach Open and Manhattan Beach Open champ Whitney Pavlik following a win/Photo: Robert Beck

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No. 2, played on Friday, May 5, and drew record-breaking crowds. Unfortunately, they lost to the ranked No. 7 team, Ryan Doherty and John Hayden. The unexpected loss put fire under Patterson and Brunner, who skillfully played their way into the semi-finals, where they eventually lost to the ranked No. 3 team, Olympian Phil Dalhausser and partner and seven-time AVP champ and Olympian Nick Lucena. Dalhausser and Lucena went on to play and beat Doherty and Hayden for the title and prize money at the Huntington Beach championship. “Every time you win a tournament, it feels pretty good. It’s been a long time since I’ve won in Huntington,” said Dalhausser. “Hyden and Doherty are a really good sideout team. We had to serve a little tougher than we did yesterday. It was a high-level match. We got them in some passing trouble, and I think that was the difference.” Laguna Beach’s own Whitney Pavlik returns to the tour after having a few years of multiple back and shoulder injuries, including a broken shoulder that took her out

Casey Patterson, Olympian and 14-time AVP champion / Photo: Mpu Dinani

of competitive volleyball for more than a year. Pavlik won the Huntington Beach Open in 2012 and is a three-time Manhattan Beach Open champ. This tour, Pavlik partners with notable two-time Olympic medalist April Ross, and they were ranked No. 2 going into the tournament. Locking their spot for the semi-finals after having to fight their way through threematches (unexpected), they eventually failed to secure a spot in the championship round. The women’s champs, No. 1 ranked Emily Day and Brittany Hochevar, swept the four-day event and kept their reputation as the team to be stopped. “Being a local Cal State Long Beach alumni, Huntington Beach was our home beach. This is a great place for jumpers like us to play,” said Hochevar. “Regarding the weather over the last couple days, it showed how strong the AVP fans and players are. They aren’t going anywhere, we aren’t going anywhere–we just want to put on a great show. All we can do is take it one point at a time, don’t think too far in the future or stay too far in the past and stay aggressive but patient. It’s not what you do, but when you do it!” The Sunday conclusion of the event was high-intensity competition with major upsets and unforgettable highlights. The energy of this tour will continue as it takes on its next seven stops across the US. The tour hits Southern California one more time on August 17-20 in Manhattan Beach before the August 31st championships in Chicago. General admission is free. In addition to watching these world-class athletes battle it out, you can enjoy an interactive sponsor village experience, top local food options Reid Priddy, four-time Olympian and Beijing gold medalist / Photo: Mpu Dinani

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Black and White Colobus Monkeys

SANTA ANA ZOO CONTINUES ITS REQUIREMENT OF A MINIMUM OF 50 MONKEYS AND HAS ADDED SO MUCH MORE

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ARTICLE DONNA BUNCE | PHOTOGRAPHY SANTA ANA ZOO

J

oseph Edward Prentice was very clear in 1949 when he stipulated that his gift of 12 acres of land to the City of

Santa Ana was to establish a park in his name with the caveat that there needed to be at least 50 monkeys on the grounds at all times. It seems Prentice had a fascination for monkeys and kept several at his home. With the gift of land, Prentice Park was born and the monkeys became the beginnings of what would become the Santa Ana Zoo. Opening in 1952, the zoo has never wavered from that dictate. “We actually keep an average of 55 monkeys from a variety of species at the zoo just in case something happens and we lose some,” says Santa Ana Zoo Director Kent Yamaguchi, who has been with the zoo for 30 years and Director since 2009. When Prentice died in 1959, the zoo was well on its way to becoming a success. The City of Santa Ana acquired eight additional acres in the early 1970s to upgrade and expand the zoo, which eventually brought accreditation by the American

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Association of Zoological Parks and Aquariums. The zoo originally was a random collection of animals but now focuses on the wildlife of Central and South America. The history of its growth reveals that a children’s zoo was soon built after the launch, and the Flight Aviary followed in 1962. In 1983, the amphitheater was completed and in 1990, three major events came to pass: the Flight Aviary was upgraded and renamed the Jack Lynch Aviary after the man who was responsible for seeing it built and maintained; Amazon’s Edge, which opened in 1992, replicates a section of the Brazilian rainforest consisting of a water moat and a forested riverbank set against a cliff face featuring howler monkeys, black-necked swans and crested screamers; and the Colors of the Amazon Aviary, which opened in 1996, displays a variety of South American birds in a lushly planted habitat with meandering streams. In 2004, the Crean Family Farm was introduced focusing on rare breeds of farm animals with a two-story red barn centerpiece to house the larger species. The exhibit, Tierra de las Pampas (“Land of the Grasses”), opened in 2010 to showcase giant anteaters and greater rheas and guanacos, and the Rainforest Exhibit, a small exhibit which represents the Amazon, is home to white-faced saki monkeys and green iguanas. The Ocelot Basin, which was introduced in 2015, is home to a breeding pair of Brazilian Ocelots, who have already had a baby, which found its home at the Los Angeles Zoo.

Friends of the Santa Ana Zoo's "Zoofari," 2016 fundraiser with a "Year of the Monkey" theme

Friends of the Santa Ana Zoo (FOSAZ), established in 1972, has been instrumental in raising funds for the zoo by partner-

Decker brought an extensive resume helpful to the zoo when she was

ing with the city in a combined $4.2 million annual budget.

hired in 1996 to work in the membership and events departments. She

FOSAZ Executive Director Cathi Decker lauds the staff, board

received her undergraduate degree with honors in Communication from

of directors, and volunteers and their commitment to the zoo.

UC San Diego, completed courses towards a Masters in Public Relations

“Everyone is passionate about the cause,” she says. “I’m

and Advertising at Cal State Fullerton and a Certificate in Business

proud of what we’ve accomplished.”

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Conservation Carrousel

from her previous positions at Disneyland, Knott’s Berry Farm and SeaWorld, as well as a director’s position at one of the largest animal rescue nonprofits in Southern California, Cats and Dogs in Need. “I grew up loving animals,” Decker says. “Mom told me the animals gathered around me growing up.” Decker actually volunteered at the Santa Ana Zoo before she was hired. “I was willing to take a cut in pay to work at the zoo,” she says. “It was a passion for me, and I knew I could make a difference.” When Decker became FOSAZ executive director in 2005, within the first year she raised $1 million, increased the board from 10 to 16 members and revamped the Macaw Exhibit. FOSAZ is celebrating the 25th anniversary of its big fundraiser, “Zoofari,” on Saturday, August 26th. The black-tie or “safari wear” benefit is always a standout with guests greeted by various zoo animals and their docent “handlers.” Hosted cocktails and a signature drink follows, with jam-packed silent and live auctions, dinner on the zoo’s spacious back lawn and dancing under the stars. This year’s soiree will raise funds for the River Otter Habitat and zoo improvements. As the zoo grew, its mission has zeroed in on three areas: recreation, education and conservation. The zoo is home to more than 260 animals, including 57 of the most interesting and engaging monkeys and several endangered species. Some of the many programs that educate children about the animals include the Critters for Conservation animal presentation in the Conservation Education Theater, the new arrivals at the zoo, the school class programs, the scholarship bus tours for underserved children, and many more. Recreation at the zoo includes the two Zoofari Express children’s trains with their electric-powered locomotives as well as a Conservation Carrousel with a 33-animal 30

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Santa Ana Zoo Director Kent Yamaguchi and Friends of the Santa Ana Zoo Executive Director Cathi Decker


line-up and a wheelchair-accessible Swan Chariot. Under construction is the zoo’s “Fifty

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s i r a P Never Forget Pa r i s

AT NEWPORT BEACH'S MOULIN, OWNER LAURENT VRIGNAUD SERVES UP A SLICE OF HIS FRENCH CHILDHOOD

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laky puff pastry snaps between your teeth as creamy vanilla custard engulfed between each layer jubilantly squishes

out. This divine creation is the mille-feuille, better known as the Napoleon, at Moulin in Newport Beach. The quintessentially French dessert is not only delicious but also extremely fitting once you learn that Moulin’s owner Laurent Vrignaud was raised in Montmarte, Paris. Each sweet, flaky bite transports you back to the cobblestone paths that wind through Vrignaud’s home village in the city’s 18th arrondissement. At Moulin, the mille-feuille is a dessert not to miss. But, there are several other dishes that evoke this same blissful feeling. A rustic vegetarian omelet arrives at our table one morning. The eggs are perfectly soft scrambled with a ratatouille stuffing of roasted bell peppers, zucchini and eggplant. The omelet is one of those plates that you often see at bistros. However, at Moulin, this dish is perfectly done. Executing French classics is where the bis-

tro’s cooks excel. Sandwiches arrive on freshly baked baguettes that crunch upon first bite. Succulent chickens spin round-andround for hours on the rotisserie like plump pirouetting ballerinas. Vrignaud takes great care to ensure that his Moulin restaurant reflects the favorite parts of his Parisian childhood. Breads and croissants are baked continuously throughout the day. Pastries are lined up like toy soldiers and decorate the café’s glass display case like edible jewels. The space melds three distinct French dining experiences under one roof: part bistro, part café, part market. Moulin first opened in 2014 and was unlike anything else in the vicinity. The time of the opening marked another monumental period in Vrignaud’s life: his 50th birthday. Moulin owner Laurent Vrignaud

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Dessert Assortment: from top right - Seasonal Raspberry Tart, St. Honore, Mango Coconut

In so many ways, Moulin is Vrignaud’s fondest Parisian memories brought to fruition. As a 12-year-old boy, he spent afternoons and weekends working in his grandparents’ market. His time there gave him an affinity for pastries and croissants. His wife Sophie’s favorite thing to order when the couple frequents cafés in France is dessert and espresso. So, Vrignaud took that special activity and coined it for her at Moulin. Patrons who order the Café Gourmand, a flight of three mini desserts served with a shot of espresso, are unknowingly nodding to Sophie. The name “Moulin” is a subtle reference to Vrignaud’s birthplace. The word itself means “windmill,”

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reference, is to Vrignaud’s mother who was named “Moulin.” While Vrignaud created a space to recreate his life in France, the Newport Beach bistro transports me back to Paris with each visit. Upon my first trip to Moulin, I ordered a mille-feuille and coffee. That first bite triggered my fondest memory of Paris. As a young woman in my mid-20s, I met my godparents for a long weekend in France. It was spring and my godfather, an artist and

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art historian, gave us a private tour of Paris and its galleries. It was that special time of year, when the cold layers of the city began to peel away and the streets were alive with farmers’ market stalls and couples perched at cafés, deep in conversation. After we finished a day meandering around the Museo d’Orsay, we took a taxi to Montmarte. There, we encountered a procession of women as they headed to the church at the top of the hill. We followed them up and as they finished their prayers, we left the group and stumbled on a small café. Once inside, we ordered a mille-feuille and spent hours reconnecting with one another. True bliss.

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route, including Balboa Village and Fun Zone, Marina Park, Newport Pier and Lido Marina Village. See PeninsulaTrolley.com for all the locations. Parking is free for trolley users at the lower Hoag Hospital parking lot at Hoag Drive and Pacific Coast Highway. The trolley picks up riders at every stop in 15 minute intervals, and users are invited to climb aboard or exit

ou might have noticed a red trolley (there are four of them) traveling

the trolley at any of the stops along the way.

around Balboa Peninsula of late. The Balboa Peninsula Trolley was

For those planning a day at the beach, the

officially launched in late June and is providing free service to riders on

trolley can accommodate bicycles, surfboards

weekends through September 3.

under six feet long and beach gear. Hours of

The new trolley service is provided by the City of Newport Beach to

operation are 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.

allow residents and visitors an opportunity to move around the Peninsula

So, set aside your Balboa Peninsula parking

without having to worry about finding a place to park. Summer parking and

concerns on the weekends this summer and

traffic congestion has been a problem for years on the Peninsula, so the

climb aboard the Balboa Peninsula Trolley to

trolley service is a welcome respite.

enjoy a day at the beach, fun shopping, tasty dining or a spin on the Balboa Fun Zone’s Ferris Wheel. NewportBeachCA.gov/trolley

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s August temperatures soar, this salad sizzles without heating up your kitchen! A variety of healthy greens are topped with lean

grilled protein to keep you in swimsuit shape. Of course, it’s the dress-

ing that can make or break any salad, and these unique choices of creamy goodness or a tart vinaigrette will fire up all appetites.

SOUTHWEST GRILLED GREENS SALAD WITH ESPRESSO VINAIGRETTE Add a local touch to this salad by using fresh ingredients from the garden or farmer’s market. A variety of greens will work, as long as they are hearty enough to stand up to being charred. This salad, with the exotic surprise of grilled cactus paddles, is great as an appetizer for a grilled meal or you can top it with grilled chicken or shrimp to make it a protein packed entrée. The unique espresso dressing provides a perfect flavor contrast to tart tomatillos and mellow greens. The Green Goddess dressing provides a creamy option for those who favor a healthier alternative to Ranch Dressing. INGREDIENTS

3 cups torn frisée greens (or assorted fresh seasonal greens of your choice) 1½ cups trimmed watercress 1 cup fresh cilantro 1 cucumber, thinly sliced 6 scallions, halved lengthwise 4 large tomatillos, husked, rinsed and quartered 3 medium roma tomatoes, chopped 1 large nopales (cactus paddle), spikes removed 4 garlic cloves 4 ounces feta cheese (or Mexican queso fresca, if available) 1/3 cup olive oil, divided 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon fresh ground pepper 38

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ESPRESSO VINAIGRETTE

LEAN GREEN GODDESS DRESSING

3 tablespoons red wine vinegar

1 large avocado, sliced

1½ teaspoons honey

2 teaspoons anchovy paste

1 teaspoon instant espresso

1 medium garlic clove, minced

1/3 cup olive oil

¾ cup low-fat mayonnaise

½ teaspoon salt

2/3 cup low-fat sour cream

1 teaspoon fresh ground pepper

½ cup chopped parsley

DIRECTIONS

½ cup chopped tarragon

In a large resealable bag, combine scallions, tomatillos, nopales,

2 tablespoons chopped chives

garlic, feta, olive oil, salt and pepper. Seal bag, pressing out any air,

3 tablespoons lemon juice

and shake to mix all ingredients. Let sit at least an hour to marinate.

Salt and pepper to taste

Preheat grill to medium-high; lightly oil grates. Remove ingredients from marinade bag, except for cheese. Grill, turning occasionally,

Place all ingredients in the bowl of a blender;

until tender and charred in spots, about 5-8 minutes. Let cool. Chop

process until smooth, about 35-45 seconds. Serve

vegetables into bite-sized pieces. To serve, arrange greens on platter.

as a dressing or as a dip for chips and vegetables.

Drizzle with half the vinaigrette. Top with cucumbers, cilantro, grilled

Store covered in refrigerator up to one week.

vegetables and crumbled cheese. Drizzle with remaining dressing. Or, top with Green Goddess dressing, as desired. To prepare vinaigrette: In a medium bowl, whisk together vinegar, honey and espresso until espresso is dissolved. Gradually add olive oil, whisking constantly; season with salt and pepper. Yield: 8 servings; Calories (with 2T dressing each): 165; Fat: 7g;

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Lifestyle Calendar

August RUNS THROUGH SEPTEMBER 24

AUGUST 6

"PHIL DIKE: AT THE EDGE OF THE SEA"

OC FAIR & EVENT CENTER

of our Southern California climate to pro-

ART EXHIBITION

Run, walk or skip through the OC Fair at

long your tomato crops through the fall and

LAGUNA ART MUSEUM

the Ninth Annual OC Fair 5K Fun Run. A com-

winter seasons. He will also provide tips and

The Phil Dike exhibition will be the first com-

plimentary ticket to the OC Fair is included

secrets about fertilizing, amending the soils,

prehensive museum exhibition in more than

with registration, along with a goodie bag and

watering and pruning. 9 a.m.–10 a.m. No ad-

40 years of works by this prominent painter

race T-shirt. Registration and packet pickup

mission. RogersGardens.com

from the California regionalist movement.

at 6 a.m./awards ceremony at 9:15 a.m. $30–

The exhibition, from private and public collec-

adults 16 and older; $20 children 6-15/ $5 chil-

AUGUST 13

tions, spans 60 of his paintings from the 1920s

dren 5 and under. OCFair5k.com

SAN CLEMENTE FIESTA MUSIC FESTIVAL

through the early 1980s. Beach and harbor scenes were a favorite subject for the native California artist. LagunaArtMuseum.org

OC FAIR 5K FUN RUN

SUNDAY, AUGUST 6, AND THURSDAY, AUGUST 10

tival, which includes continuous entertainment, food booths, children's activities, arts

SUMMER CONCERT SERIES

and crafts exhibit, motorcycle show, a salsa

PACIFIC AMPHITHEATRE

challenge, contests and games, and an action

The OC Fair is featuring the following perfor-

sports and beach lifestyle expo. Free shuttle

mances: August 6–R&B and pop fans will en-

service available from San Clemente High

joy hearing Michael McDonald and Boz Sca-

School, 700 Avenida Pico. SCChamber.com

Isley Brothers and The Commodores. Perfor-

AUGUST 20

mance time is 7 p.m. Concert and action sports

SCREENING: "ROSENCRANTZ &

tickets include fair admission. OCFair.com

GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD"

AUGUST 11

RUNS EVERY WEDNESDAY, AUG. 2ND–30TH

This fun family event is a one-of-a-kind fes-

OC FAIR'S TOYOTA

ggs; August 10–Soul music fans will enjoy The

Phil Dike, "Holiday," 1931/ Collection of Mike and Sue Verbal

AVENIDA DEL MAR, SAN CLEMENTE

IRVINE BARCLAY THEATRE David Leveaux's new production of "Rosen-

MOVIE NIGHTS IN THE BACKYARD

crantz & Guildenstern Are Dead" marks the

HOTEL IRVINE

50th anniversary of the play that made a

Hotel Irvine's third annual Movie Nights in

young Tom Stoppard's name. Broadcast in

The Backyard is back. The August offering

HD from The Old Vic in London, two hapless

is Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

minor characters stumble their way in and

Plan a fun night on the outdoor lawn with

out of the action of Shakespeare's iconic dra-

BBQ burgers, artisan sandwiches, fresh sal-

ma Hamlet. TheBarclay.org

"SUNSET JAZZ AT NEWPORT"

ads and movie snacks available. Bring blan-

NEWPORT BEACH MARRIOTT HOTEL & SPA

kets, low chairs, pillows. Admission is $5 per

RUNS AUG. 26 & AUG. 27

The Eighth Annual "Jazz at Newport" sum-

person; children under five free. Movie starts

RANCHO MISSION VIEJO RODEO

mer series runs though September, but

at dusk. HotelIrvine.com/MovieNights

ORTEGA HWY. & ANTONIO/LA PATA,

the August artists are listed here: The Four

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO

Freshman (8-2); Jackie Ryan/Rickey Wood-

AUGUST 12

ard Quintet (8-9); The Jazz Cruise All-Stars

COOL SEASON TOMATOES

entertainment for the entire family. Now in it

with Ken Paplowski, Jeff Hamilton, Larry

WITH DAVID RIZZO

17th year, it is the richest two-day rodeo in the

Fuller, Christoph Luty, Rickey Woodard and

ROGER'S GARDENS

country with a $250,000 purse. Look for saddle

a special guest (8-16); John Pizzarelli Quartet

Discover everything you need to know

bronc, bareback riding, tie-down roping, steer

(8-23); Byron Stripling/Bobby Floyd Quartet

about tomatoes, from Tomato "Guru," David

wresting, bull riding and team roping. Proceeds

(8-30). SunsetJazzatNewport.com

Rizzo. He will share how to take advantage

benefit local charities. RMVRodeo.com

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Masters in Laguna Beach. It is a marathon of a day and

profoundly impressed, as I can barely draw a stick figure!

evening, but it is nine hours of sheer fun. This year the Festival of

Here is a little tip I just discovered–the “Passport To The Arts”

Arts is proudly celebrating its 85th year, and the town is all abuzz.

provides access to the Festival of Arts, Sawdust Festival and Art-

To honor this distinction, they just completed a year-long facelift

A-Fair for the July/August season. For only $24 per person it pro-

and now have a brand new entry, spectacular stage, enhanced

vides admission to all three. The Festival offers children’s events

grounds and courtyard–and, they even added a lovely wine bar.

during the day, art tours, jazz nights, wine and chocolate tastings,

A brisk walk along Main Beach is the perfect spot where we

lecturers and other special events. What a great value!

like to start our outing. We ‘people watch,’ marvel at the beauty

The Pageant of the Masters is one of the most unique productions in

of the water and breathe in that crisp, coastal air. We step into

the world and, if you have not attended, it is really worth doing. Staged

The Terrace at the Hotel Laguna for a quick cocktail and another

in an outdoor amphitheater with a professional orchestra, the live

peek at the beach below. Then, we are off for an early dinner. By

narration and elaborate sets create a captivating experience under the

the time we leave the restaurant, the town has transformed itself

stars. I am always enchanted by the ninety minutes of tableaux vivants

from water-soaked beachgoers and boogie boards to resort-clad

(living pictures), which are re-creations of classical and contemporary

patrons who are all set to paint the town. We saunter our way up to

paintings and statues. They use real people posing to look exactly like

the Festival of Arts entrance–all ready to join in the fun.

their counterparts in the original works of art. My favorite part is when

The Festival of Arts is an incredible open-air festival with a

they show the actors getting into place against the backdrop and how

welcoming center courtyard. There are 140 local artists show-

the stage is transformed once the lighting is perfected. This year, the

casing their impressive works of art. It is a prestigious juried

theme is “The Grand Tour,” which focuses on the 17th and 18th centu-

art show and includes a wide variety of media, such as paint-

ries, when wealthy travelers visited the great cultural centers of

ings, photography, printmaking, sculpture, jewelry, handcrafted

Europe to explore fine art. This adventure will take us to England,

wood and furniture, ceramics and glass. We walk around and

Paris, Versailles, Florence, Pompeii, Venice and Milan, to name a

enjoy the creativity everywhere we look. And, in many cases,

few. The Festival and Pageant both run through August 31st and

the artists themselves are there describing the background of a

curtain call for the Pageant is 8:30 p.m. nightly, and I can’t wait!

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