Around Town: CIF championship car parade for Corona del Mar football’s perfect season

Corona del Mar High School's football team celebrates after defeating Serra 35-27 in the CIF State Division 1-A title game at Cerritos College on Dec. 14.
Corona del Mar High School’s football team celebrates after defeating Serra 35-27 in the CIF State Division 1-A title game at Cerritos College on Dec. 14.
(Kevin Chang / Staff Photographer)

It was one of the worst-kept secrets around town.

Anyone who said that the 2019 season for the Corona del Mar High School football team would not be championship or bust simply was not listening to the internal discussion.

Veteran leadership on the team was completely sold on a mantra that had been made prominent throughout the decade: “Chasing the ring.”

The Sea Kings put together a perfect season at 16-0, defeating San Mateo Serra 35-27 in the CIF State Division 1-A championship game on Dec. 14.

Relive the 16 weeks of the Sea Kings’ 2019 football season, which will arguably go down as the best in program history.

CdM also defeated Simi Valley Grace Brethren 56-28 in the CIF Southern Section Division 3 title game on Nov. 29, avenging its loss to the Lancers in the Division 4 final the year prior.

On June 5, the program is calling all families, friends and fans to join a championship car parade and the team’s ring ceremony.

Cars are to assemble at the parking lot of Andersen Elementary School, at 1900 Port Seabourne Way in Newport Beach at 5:15 p.m. The parade will begin promptly at 5:30 p.m.

A Newport Beach Fire Department hook and ladder truck, as well as the CdM drumline and cheerleaders, will also be featured as part of the festivities.

Drive-through food drive and blessings at Our Lady Queen of Angels

Our Lady Queen of Angels Catholic Church is collecting donations for the Catholic Charities of Orange County’s food pantry and offering physically distanced blessings from the parish priests over the next three Sundays.

The drive-through event will take place outside the church, 2046 Mar Vista Drive in Newport Beach, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Sunday and again June 7 and June 14.

Newport, Huntington leadership at ACC-OC

The Assn. of California Cities–Orange County public policy group has installed a new executive committee for 2020-2021 that includes Newport Beach City Councilwoman Diane Dixon as president and Huntington Beach Councilwoman Barbara Delgleize as first vice president.

The rest of the executive committee includes Janine Heft of Laguna Hills as second vice president, Dave Harrington of Aliso Viejo as chair of the Legislative & Regulatory Committee and Laurie Davies of Laguna Niguel as past president. The board of directors also welcomed new members David Penaloza of Santa Ana and Jamey Federico of Dana Point, plus the Southern California Gas Co. as a nonvoting affiliate member. Outgoing board members were Jennifer Fitzgerald of Fullerton and Cheryl Brothers of Fountain Valley.

The installation event was held virtually earlier this month.

Urth Caffé reopens Laguna Beach location

Urth Caffé reopened its locations in Laguna Beach and Old Towne Orange on Thursday after the Orange County Board of Supervisors announced that restaurants, stores, and shopping inside malls could reopen.

Residents are still encouraged to wear facial coverings while in public spaces or while working and restaurants and storefronts must maintain social distancing and hygiene practices to keep patrons safe. The cafe’s location in Laguna Beach is on 308 N. Pacific Coast Highway.

“We’re so happy to finally welcome guests back to our beautiful Orange County Urth Caffés,” said Shallom Berkman, Urth Caffé cofounder and co-owner with his wife, Jilla Berkman, in a statement. “We are looking forward to see all of our ‘regulars,’ who have been so supportive the last few months by ordering takeout and deliveries from Urth Old Towne Orange and Laguna Beach.”

“Guests can count on Urth Caffé to provide safe environments they can trust,” he said.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Huntington Valley hosting food giveaway

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Huntington Valley will be hosting a food giveaway on Friday afternoon.

There will be 1,000 boxes of dairy, produce and milk given away from 1 to 5 p.m. Friday at Fountain Valley Recreation Center and Sports Park, located at Mile Square Park.

Drivers should follow posted signs and enter from Heil Avenue, near Brookhurst Street. They are asked to pull up and pop the trunk for contact-less pickup.

Food will be available via drive-through only. No walk-ups will be permitted.

Watercolor class at Sherman Gardens

Join local artist Carol Kreider at Sherman Gardens on June 27 at 10 a.m. as she teaches you how to see and paint summer flowers.

Classes are designed for all levels of painters and non-painters. Each participant will take home their own painting. Pre-registration required.

Social distancing guidelines will be in place. All participants are asked to wear a mask. Cost is $35 for members and $45 for non-members. All supplies are included.

Register at or by calling (949) 673-2261, ext. 308. Sherman Gardens is at 2647 E. Coast Hwy. in Corona del Mar.

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