Around Town: Teen Cancer Crushers of Newport Harbor High plan fitness fundraiser

The Teen Cancer Crushers at Newport Harbor High School
The Teen Cancer Crushers at Newport Harbor High School plan a fundraiser Sunday to support the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
(Courtesy of Teen Cancer Crushers)

The Teen Cancer Crushers of Newport Harbor High School will host a fundraiser in support of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society at Moxi3 Fitness in Costa Mesa. The event is set for 12:30 p.m. Sunday, when a spin class and a strength class will be offered.

The spin class costs $75 and the strength class is $50. The teens planning the fundraiser chose an ‘80s theme for the event and encourage participants to dress for the occasion. Refreshments will be served.

Moxi3 Fitness is at 126 Rochester, Costa Mesa. To reserve a space at the fundraiser visit and click on the “Purchase” tab.

Flying Miz Daisy outdoor vintage market is back at the O.C. fairgrounds

Antique and vintage enthusiasts rejoice — Flying Miz Daisy’s outdoor vintage market has returned to the O.C. fairgrounds in Costa Mesa. From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on March 13 shoppers can browse a collection of vintage and uncommon goods and speak with exhibitors.

Items have been curated, collected and restored for a market that aims to offer a social experience.

Admission is free with $10 parking payable by credit card only. Visitors are asked to enter through Gate 8.

Bromeliad show, sale at Sherman Library & Gardens March 27 and 28

A diversity of bromeliad plant specials, the wonders of the neo-tropics, will be showcased during the weekend-long Bromeliad Show at Sherman Library & Gardens in Newport Beach March 27 and 28. Members of the Saddleback Valley Bromeliad Society will be on hand to answer questions about the care and culture of the plants, which will also be available for purchase.

On Saturday, at 11:30 a.m., visitors can tour the garden’s collection with Sherman horticulturalist Joel Friesen, the gardens “bromeliad whisperer,” who will highlight some of the more eccentric members of the species and offer tips on how to grow bromeliads. The tour is free, but pre-registration is required, and social distancing and mask-wearing are mandatory.

Both Saturday and Sunday, at 1 p.m., hear Saddleback Valley Bromeliad Society President Cristy Brenner talk on a selection of plants and offer growing tips for pots, trees and rock gardens. Participants will learn about repotting, separating pips and mounting Tillandsias (air plants) and other epiphytic bromeliads.

Admission to the show is free with garden admission of $5 per person.

Sherman Library & Gardens is at 2647 East Coast Hwy, in Corona del Mar. For more, visit or call (949) 673-2261.

Deloitte names Newport Beach man Orange County managing partner

Deloitte has named Newport Beach resident Marshall Solomon to spearhead the organization’s business development and strategy execution in the market as Orange County managing partner. Solomon succeeds partner Tim Brandt, who is retiring after 30 years with the company and four years as managing partner in Orange County.

“I am honored to have been asked to serve,” Solomon said of his Feb. 24 appointment. “It was a privilege to have worked closely with Tim under his leadership, and I am looking forward to building on his legacy, while leading our office and delivering high-quality service to our clients.”

Solomon will bring his 25 years of experience to bear in overseeing the local multidisciplinary practice to help drive client and business growth.

A board member and treasurer at Big Canyon Country Club and an active supporter of local charities, such as the Newport Harbor Educational Foundation and Share Our Selves in Costa Mesa, Solomon earned a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Virginia and a master’s in accountancy from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the American Institute of CPAs.

Deloitte LLP west regional marketplace leader Garrett Herbert said in a statement he believed Solomon will make meaningful contributions to the Orange County practice.

“His extensive experience, leadership skills and community involvement will position him well as managing partner,” Herbert said. “I wish him continued success.”

Laguna Beach to receive public input in city manager search

The Laguna Beach City Council is inviting members of the public to express their views on the qualities they believe the city’s next city manager should possess.

There will be three virtual listening sessions that the public can attend. The sessions are being facilitated by Bob Murray and Associates, the executive recruiting firm that the city has hired in its search to find candidates for the position.

Below is the schedule for the three listening sessions.

Saturday, March 6: 10-11 a.m. at

Thursday, March 11, 6-7 p.m. at

Tuesday, March 16, 6-7 p.m. at

An online survey has also been made available for the public to provide feedback regarding the search for city manager. Questions for the survey cover topics such as what the public believes are the most important issues and priorities for the city and what experience a candidate to become the city’s top executive should have.

Current city manager John Pietig has announced he is retiring. The council will receive the comments submitted by the public, and a decision on the next city manager is expected in May.

Laguna Greenbelt annual meeting is March 11

Environmentalist group Laguna Greenbelt will be hosting its annual meeting virtually this year on March 11. The meeting will be held over Zoom, starting at 7 p.m., and is free and available to the public, but those interested must register at Space is limited.

Organizers said this year’s meeting will include a presentation of a virtual tour of the Irvine-Laguna Wildlife Corridor and updates on other issues involving the organization.

VCA West Coast veterinary facility in Fountain Valley wins hospital design competition

Fountain Valley’s VCA West Coast Specialty and Emergency Animal Hospital was recently named a Hospital of the Year by the industry-specific multimedia platform dvm360 and will be recognized this summer at a conference in Kansas City, Mo.

The Hospital Design Competition recognizes attractive, efficient and customer-friendly veterinary hospitals across the nation. VCA’s honor was awarded for facilities larger than 8,000 square feet.

Mike Hennessy Jr., president and chief executive of dvm360 parent company MJH Life Sciences said the winners’ site designs stood out among the contestants, calling them “creative” and “innovative.”

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