Multi-million dollar renovated marina will host new event celebrating the boating lifestyle, with interactive exhibits and education for all ages
Marine enthusiasts from Southern California will experience the first boating lifestyle event in a reimagined harbor setting when the Southern California Boat Show navigates its way to Cabrillo Way Marina in Los Angeles Harbor, San Pedro (2293 Miner St., San Pedro) Thursday, September 22 through Sunday, September 25.
Produced by the Duncan McIntosh Company, the four-day boating event will feature more than 200 new and used boats of all types and price points, including trawlers, cruisers, sportfishers, sailboats, catamarans, motoryachts, tenders and paddleboards, along with 80 booths offering the newest accessories and gadgets, educational seminars, as well as a food and craft beer garden celebrating local San Pedro restaurants and breweries. Families will be encouraged to participate in marine activities created especially for little boaters.
Admission is $15 for adults; youth 12 and younger accompanied by an adult are free. Military receive a $5 discount with military ID. Tickets can be purchased at the box office. Show hours: Thursday, 12pm-7:00pm; Friday-Sunday 12pm-5:00pm.
For more information visit www.SoCalBoatShow.com
September 29, 2016 in the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall
Renowned as “one of the greatest flamenco dancers of this new century” (The New York Times), Farruquito makes his Segerstrom Center debut on Thursday, September 29 in the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall with his latest show, Improvisao, an intimate dance program that showcases his incomparable talent for daring improvisation. It is a celebration of flamenco performed in the most traditional manner where the dancer and the musicians return to flamenco’s visceral origins.
Hailing from a flamenco family dynasty, the Spanish-born Farruquito is known for his passionate and precise dancing, and in Improvisao, he reveals, “It is a return to my roots and a sample of what I’ve learned in this profession. Singing, guitar and dance fused with total freedom to create a different show every day.”
Tickets for Farruquito’s Improvisao start at $39 and are now available online at www.SCFTA.org, at the Box Office at 600 Town Center Drive in Costa Mesa or by calling (714) 556-2787. For inquiries about group ticket savings for 10 or more, call the Group Services office at (714) 755-0236.
Back and better than ever before! Pacific Symphony takes audience members to the edge of their seats for the film that gave the world one of its greatest movie heroes – Indiana Jones! Relive the magic on the silver screen with the great original adventure, “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” featuring Harrison Ford as the intrepid, renowned archaeologist and expert in the occult, with John Williams’ thrilling score to the full-length film performed live by the Symphony. The compelling storyline brings together a profound religious-archaeological icon, the Ark of the Covenant (basically a means for speaking to God) and the 20th century’s most infamous criminals, the Nazis. Internationally touring guest conductor Constantine Kitsopoulos joins the Symphony for this special 35th anniversary celebration screening of the iconic film.
The action-packed blockbuster takes place Saturday, Aug. 13, at 8 p.m., and marks the third concert of the Symphony’s grand finale Summer Festival at Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre before the venue closes (new location to be announced for 2017). Tickets are $25-$108. And new this year: the award-winning caterer 24 carrots is on site to serve up an all-new menu of delicious gourmet options, from simple to elaborate, for pre-concert dining. For more information or to purchase tickets or pre-order picnic boxes, call (714) 755-5799 or visit
Boss is an affectionate pup with tons of love to give! At only 6 months old, he is well mannered and plays well with the other dogs. Snuggles and kisses are his very favorite things. Take him home and he’s sure to fill your life with fun!
One year old Cecily is a real sweetie of a rabbit who is looking for her new home! Easy to handle, Cecily loves to be pet. She can be a tad shy at first but warms up quickly. Cecily has great litter box habits and would make a wonderful friend for someone ready to give her all the attention she needs.
Five month old Bailey has a real zest for life! Whether he’s playing with the other cats or exploring the cat room on his harness, he puts his all into it! Bailey is a spirited and playful kitty who would do best in a home with other kitties who can keep up with him.
Pretty little Sasha is an easy going feline who loves the simpler things in life. She is quiet and independent, but still loves a good playtime romp. If you’re looking for a low maintenance yet friendly kitty, you can’t go wrong with Sasha!
If you would like to know more about the animals listed here, please call the San Clemente/Dana Point Animal Shelter at (949)492-1617, or visit with them at 221 Avenida Fabricante, San Clemente.
This summer, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey®,the circus that started it all, invites fans to blast off on an intergalactic adventure with the launch of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents Out Of This World™ - an all new, immersive experience playing at the Honda Center/Anaheim from July 29 – August 7.
“As we unveil Out Of This World, a show unlike anything experienced before, we are launching our iconic brand into the future,” said Alana Feld, Executive Vice President of Feld Entertainment and Producer of Out Of This World. “Ringling Bros. is constantly changing, but this is more than that. In this production, we’re creating a new genre of circus that will shatter expectations, spark excitement and push the limits of what’s possible.”
In Out Of This World, audiences will be riveted by an interactive, action-packed storyline filled with space-age family fun and technology, which deepens their connection to the performers. Through the lens of a magic telescope capable of discovering the most spectacular circus stars in the galaxy, they will join the Circus Space Fleet on a heroic mission of good versus evil to bring performers back to Earth, traveling to interstellar worlds of sand, water, fire and ice.
For the first time, the show features thrill skaters, in addition to unbelievable performances by gravity-defying acrobats, majestic animals and hilarious clowns. Imaginations will run wild throughout the non-stop display of artistic athleticism, with acts seamlessly transitioning from floor to air to ice, a feat never before done in Ringling Bros. history.
“By adding the element of ice, we’re bringing speed and motion to an already thrilling, multi-sensory performance,” said Feld. “Throughout the show, families won’t know where the floor ends and the ice begins. In the same way, parents won’t know what’s more amazing: what is happening in front of them or the look of wonder in their children’s eyes.”
HONDA CENTER - ANAHEIM
WHEN: Friday, July 29 – Sunday, August 7
Friday, July 29 7:30 PM
Saturday, July 30 11:30 AM, 3:30 PM & 7:30 PM
Sunday, July 31 1:30 PM & 5:30 PM
Wednesday, August 3 1:00 PM & 7:30 PM
Thursday, August 4 10:30 AM & 7:30 PM
Friday, August 5 1:00 PM & 7:30 PM
Saturday, August 6 11:30 AM, 3:30 PM & 7:30 PM
Sunday, August 7 11:30 AM, 3:30 PM & 7:30 PM
WHERE: Honda Center – 2695 E. Katella Avenue, Anaheim, CA 92806
TICKETS: Tickets start at $20 for Adults
Kids (age 2-12) tickets available for only $10 each (with discount coupon from participating Chick-fil-A locations)
Opening Night Special Discount tickets are only $15 each (not valid for premium VIP/Front Row seating)
Tickets available for purchase online at Ticketmaster.com or HondaCenter.com, charge by phone at 800-745-3000 or in-person at the venue Box Office.
*tickets may be subject to service charges & facility fees
I've always been partial to people who go above and beyond. It's a character trait I seem to consistently run across when conducting interviews with individuals utilizing the services of Hospice Care of the West and this showcase on Mr. Vernon Clover and his wife, Donna, is no exception.
Vernon, who suffers from Parkinson's Disease, has been under the care of Dr. Kang Hsu, Medical Director at Hospice Care of the West, for nearly three years. In that time, Dr. Hsu and the man he calls "one of his favorite patients," frequently chatted about the former high school driver's education teacher and boy's basketball coach's love of the game. So when Dr. Hsu learned that Vernon was a Lakers fan, he volunteered a pair of tickets that allowed Vernon and his wife their first visit to the Staples Center to watch their team play last December as part of Hospice Care of the West’s new “True Loves and Wishes” program created to grant the wishes of its patients.
"We had such a wonderful time," says Donna. "I had never been to a professional game and it had been many years since Vernon had been to one, so we can't thank Dr. Hsu enough for such a memorable afternoon. It certainly added to the excitement that the Lakers won that day! But more than that, everyone at Hospice Care of the West is so nice and so caring, they have really been an incredible help to us on every level."
A native Oklahoman, Vernon met his future bride on a blind date and they will celebrate their 47th wedding anniversary in October. An "Army brat," Donna was born in Pennsylvania and raised all over the country in states where her father was stationed, including Kentucky, Florida, Arkansas and Oklahoma. Donna's son David Schaffer lives two blocks away from the couple and her daughter, Chris, lives in Texas, while Vernon's daughter Stacey lives in Tulsa. Vernon and Donna are the proud grandparents of three "lovely granddaughters" - Alexis, 21, Caroline, 16 and Isabella, 13.
For more information on Hospice Care of the West, call 800-405-1159 or visit www.HospiceCareoftheWest.com
Pacific Symphony announces a blockbuster Summer Festival 2016 designed to evoke the memories of the last 30 years with exhilarating and iconic music for the final season at Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre before its scheduled closure. Warm pleasant evenings, picnic baskets flowing with delectable goodies, surrounded by family and friends, are only the cherry on the top – for those planning their summer around five exceptional musical experiences under the stars. The Symphony’s 2016 Summer Festival kicks off with a high-energy, celebratory start with a July 4 Spectacular – this year featuring The Music of Michael Jackson and showcasing the best-known hits of the legendary “King of Pop.” From The Jackson 5 to his final film, “This Is It!” the evening includes music from “Off the Wall,” “Thriller,” “Bad,” “Blood on the Dance Floor” and much more. The seven-piece rock group Windborne, along with lead singer James Delisco, joins the Symphony to bring to life the genius of Michael Jackson’s legacy. The concert, taking place on Monday, July 4, at 8 p.m., is led by Maestro Kaufman, and includes the holiday traditions of a salute to the U.S. Armed Forces and patriotic favorites, before closing with a brilliant fireworks finale.
Beethoven’s blockbuster Ninth Symphony (Saturday, July 23 at 8 pm) - with a huge orchestra, full chorus and a spine-tingling vocal quartet of world-class singers – is the crown jewel of the final Summer Festival season at Irvine Meadows.
Next, the film that gave the world one of its greatest movie heroes – Indiana Jones – is back and better than ever before on Saturday, August 13th at 8 pm! Relive the magic on the silver screen with the original great adventure, “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” with
John Williams’ thrilling score performed live to the full-length film by the Symphony, led by international guest conductor Constantine Kitsopoulos, music director of the Queens Symphony Orchestra and general director of Chatham Opera.
Dashing and debonair, Bond’s movie themes are instantly recognizable, evoking international intrigue, glamour and suspense. Two-time Grammy Award-winner Sheena Easton, the featured singer on the James Bond soundtrack, “For Your Eyes Only,” seduces the audience into the world of “Goldfinger,” “The Spy Who Loved Me” and “Skyfall,” plus “spy” songs from “Mission Impossible,” “Austin Powers” and more. The Spy Who Loved Me takes place Sunday, Aug. 21, at 7:30 p.m.
Labor Day weekend never sounded so good. The Symphony’s final concert at Irvine Meadows is rife with booming cannons, dazzling fireworks and extraordinary music. What more fitting conclusion to this incredible era in the Symphony’s history than to end on a triumphant note with “Tchaikovsky Spectacular,” featuring the outstanding young talent of violinist Paul Huang and pianist Natasha Paremski. Maestro St.Clair returns for this special evening to take the audience on a trip down memory lane, reminiscing on nearly three decades of concerts “in the meadows.” The program is a Tchaikovsky hit parade featuring excerpts from the perennially popular ballets “Swan Lake” and “The Nutcracker,” and two beloved concertos. The curtain falls on this chapter of the Symphony’s history to the traditional sounds of the electrifying “1812 Overture” on Saturday, Sept. 3, at 8 p.m.
Since its first Wills and Trusts Week in the fall of 2011, the Orange Catholic Foundation (OCF) has had as one of its primary goals to encourage everyone to have an estate plan designed to provide for the needs of their families.
Each year in the spring and fall, the OCF works in collaboration with parishes and schools throughout the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange to provide information sessions led by local Catholic estate planning attorneys and financial advisors to help you protect and provide for your loved ones, update or create your estate plan, and learn more about wills, trusts, estate taxes, probate expenses, guardianship of minor children, selection of personal representatives, and more.
For convenience, the Foundation offers a series of morning and evening seminars that are scheduled at local parishes across the diocese.
While learning how to effectively plan a legacy, attendees at these sessions receive answers to such questions as:
The Orange Catholic Foundation warmly welcomes all who are interested in attending one of the upcoming sessions during the week of May 16 through 21. Times and locations for the spring Wills and Trusts Week are listed in their advertisement in this issue of Sorbet.
Everyone who attends and completes a basic introductory form will receive a complimentary consultation with both an estate planning attorney and a financial planner within the next six months.
In ancient poetry, a surviving image of justice was described “holding level the balance.” Later named Iustitia, the image of Lady Justice has maintained through the age, appearing in courtrooms, palaces, and government centers worldwide. A physical allegory for the law, the lady is none to be reckoned with: her double edged sword as formidable as any.
And yet, what is perhaps most striking about this ages old symbol is her blindfold. Any fool can muscle a scale to balance, if he is tilted himself - but the Lady holds the recipe for sea change in her blinded gaze: a ruthless integrity of purpose - to mete justice without the sway of fear or favor.
For Senior Deputy District Attorney Karen Schatzle, that ruthless integrity of purpose is what she seeks to bring to the Superior Court in Orange County. Prior to obtaining work in prosecution, Karen worked full time for the Orange County Probation Department. As a Deputy Probation Officer, she handled a myriad of tasks, ranging from investigating both juvenile and adult offences, supervising violent crimes offenders, and preparing guidelines for the Superior Court’s sentencing procedures. A force on the streets as well, Karen was post certified and trained to carry a weapon. Part of a coalition enforced with unifying efforts to reduce gang violence, she worked hand in hand with social services, law enforcement, probation officers and prosecutors: honing her awareness of the social issues taking shape in the streets of her city, and driving her decision to apply for law school. Clearly no stranger to hard work and dedication, Karen took the initiation to motherhood one step further than most, passing the BAR exam on her first attempt, while pregnant with her third child.
During her longstanding tenure as a prosecutor, Karen dedicated the majority of her attentions towards violent crimes - trying over 86 cases, many of which resulted in multiple life sentences. Though one might guess at the fact, Schatzle notes that “she has never been, or am now, dissuaded by a difficult challenge.” But what is the cost of such dedication? Surely, this is why Lady Justice is blindfolded. To remain separate from her decisions - if not to spare herself the torture of seeing chaos enacted daily in the streets of so many cities in Orange County. But to Schatzle, there is no worth without the struggle for true integrity: which, for her, “is not an external appearance but an inward reality that refers to singleness of heart and mind, the development of a blameless character by adhering to an exemplary moral code.”
And her opponent? “It is a determination to maintain judicial independence that moved me to challenge Scott”, Karen notes, “I voluntarily supported him during the last election - yet it is opposed to my moral character to do so now.” Recently censured for multiple reasons, including having sex with his law students in the court’s chambers, Steiner is an incumbent, and former colleague of Schatzle’s. “My career in law enforcement began almost 30 years ago - I have dedicated most of my career to prosecuting child molesters, sex offenders, and career criminals. My integrity, and the integrity of the court is an asset that voters should be unwilling to sacrifice.” Will the scales tip in her favor with the vote for the Superior Court seat coming up on June 7? Perhaps they should: after all, I think Lady Justice would agree with Teddy Roosevelt when he noted that “nothing in the world is worth having or worth doing unless it means effort, pain, difficulty” - or Robert Brault: “what happens if I do nothing?”
For more information, visit www.schatzleforocjudge.com
A 94-year-old U.S. Army WWII veteran (B-29 radio operator), Vince Van Velzer, along with four other senior veterans and three female seniors, ages 83 to 97, will each take flight in an open-cockpit, 1944 Boeing Stearman biplane at Fullerton Municipal Airport, Thursday, April 7. Two of the other veterans also served in WWII.
The flights are courtesy of Ageless Aviation Dreams Foundation (AADF), a non-profit organization founded in 2011 to honor U.S. military veterans living in long-term care facilities.
All eight “Dream Flyers” are community members of Rowntree Gardens Senior Living located in Stanton / central Orange County – which also celebrated its 50th anniversary last year.
Van Velzer, a private pilot himself, and the other seven senior Dream Flyers, will strap on goggles and canvas helmets as they enjoy the ride of their lives in the same two-seater aircraft used for training military pilots during WWII.
“We, our senior flyers and their families are all thrilled to have this amazing opportunity,” stated Randy Brown, CEO of Rowntree Gardens. “We look forward to cheering them on from the ground!”
“Having been shot down by a rocket during WWII and held as a POW in Germany for 17 months, initially I wasn’t so sure about doing this,” recounted Dream Flyer Colin Jones, 94, who served in the 8th Army Air Forces’ 93rd Bomb Group. “But now that it is happening, I can’t wait for the day to arrive.” Jones lived in Long Beach prior to moving to Rowntree Gardens in 2015.
Chuck Iverson, 83, Corporal, U.S. Army. Always wanting to fly, Iverson never had the chance to learn or go on flights during his time in the military.
“I may be 97 years young, but I’m always up for an adventure,” proclaimed Dream Flyer Sammye Vore. A community member at Rowntree Gardens for the last 21 years, Vore was a missionary in Guatemala for 40 years as part of her many travels.
Ed Willems, 94, AMM2C (Aviation Machinist’s Mate 2nd Class – plane mechanic), U.S. Navy, World War II. Pilots would sometimes let Willems join them and fly the planes when they needed to do paperwork during flights. Previously a Lodi, CA resident, his son lives in Lakewood, CA.
Mac Laurence, 83, Lieutenant, U.S. Navy pilot stationed in California. After his service, he spent forty years working for Douglas Aircraft – who built the very planes he flew in the Navy. Originally from Rossmoor, CA, his daughter still lives there.
Mary Van Velzer, 88, a pilot herself and wife of Vince. She always wanted to fly as a child, but didn’t get a chance. After raising her family, she took flying lessons and flew for over 30 years. She and Vince are originally from Huntington Beach and have children in Cucamonga, CA.
Ann Seufert, 89. She’s curious and excited to be a Dream Flyer. Her husband was a commander of the Seabees for 25 years. She has children living in Cypress and Cerritos, CA.
AADF’s collaboration with Rowntree Gardens marks the first Dream Fight in Orange County. To date, the foundation has provided free Dream Flights to more than 1,500 senior U.S. military veterans living in long-term care facilities.