• Newport Beach police will step up enforcement of the city's anti-scavenging ordinance this month, according to a news release. In June, the Police Department reported that five people had been arrested since the tougher restrictions on picking through people's garbage were . Of those arrested, none lived in Newport and most had police records, police said at that time. Residents who see people picking through trash are encouraged to call police at 949-644-3681.
• The Newport Beach Police Department on Wednesday will host a Community Connect event from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Newport Pier. The event will include free bicycle licensing and information on bike and boardwalk safety and home security will be handed out.
• In the mood for a mid-week barbecue? The on Corona del Mar holds a 5 to 9 p.m. every Wednesday. Entrees range in price from $14 to $28 and include ribs, chicken, hamburgers, steak and salmon, plus two sides. Also, $4 draft beer and $5 wine are available during happy hour.
• Fast-Italian chain Sbarro has unveiled a new restaurant at Atrium Cafes. The restaurant includes a create-your-own pasta station with a variety of pastas and sauces, according to a press release. Patrons also will be able to choose their own pizza toppings.
Around Patch: Developers of a four-story, 4,769-square-foot mixed-use building in the Pier Bowl in San Clemente will ask the California Coastal Commission for approval next week. The Coastal Commission staff recommends approval of the project with a number of caveats. .