Memorial Run; Japan Fundraiser; and Tim Gunn

A handful of things happening in and around Newport Beach.

1. A memorial run/walk will be held 1 p.m. Sunday to celebrate the life of Amine Britel, who was killed on Feb. 21 by a suspected drunk driver while cycling in Newport Beach.  The Friends of Britel chose Crystal Cove for his beachside memorial because he spent so much time there, enjoying life. The woman charged in Britel's death on Friday to one felony count of vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence while intoxicated. Get the details about Sunday's memorial .

2. Get a good deal on a haircut Sunday and help the people of Japan at the same time. Salon Da Vinci is holding a cut-a-thon to raise money for relief efforts in that country. The fundraiser is set to run 10 a.m.-4p.m.; minimum donation is $10. More details .

3. Here's a roundup of Newport Beach Patch's top stories from the past week: 

  • John Thomas Windsor, accused of stealing more than $280,000 from a blind, deaf widow, was tricked into going to the Newport Beach police station Wednesday, where he was arrested on several felony charges, the prosecutor in the case said.
  • A proposal to slap fines on unruly partygoers and the property owners who host them won an enthusiastic reception from Newport Beach City Council members during a Tuesday study session.
  • A Newport-Mesa Unified School District official talked about the district's disaster preparedness efforts.
  • And just for fun: these wannabe chihuahuas.

4. At 1 p.m. today, style expert Tim Gunn, co-host of Project Runway, will be at Fashion Island sharing his expertise as he hosts a spring 2011 fashion show launching the latest collections from Juicy Couture, Kate Spade New York and Lucky Brand Jeans. The event will be held at the Neiman Marcus/Bloomingdale's Court. There is no need to RSVP; seating is open but limited. Gunn has lectured widely on fashion and lifestyle design and has written articles for Marie Claire, Elle, Seventeen, People and US Weekly.   

5. The Newport Beach Police Department is continuing its crackdown on juveniles who may be violating curfew throughout the spring break vacation period. The city curfew ordinance prohibits any person under the age of 18 from loitering in streets, alleys and other public places between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. Newport Beach police Sgt. Steve Burdette said the curfew enforcement is in response to a recent increase in theft-related crimes committed throughout the city during nighttime hours by juveniles, but is also intended to keep kids from becoming crime victims themselves. Get more information on the city's curfew ordinance here. Students will return to school Monday, April 18.


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