Roundup of Community Events Includes Art Show PAGE 7 | Communities Royal Swedish Ballet Brings ‘Juliet and Romeo’ to Segerstrom PAGE 13 | Artscapes OC Museum of Art Celebrates ‘Art of Dining’ at Gala PAGE 15 | Beneﬁ t online at newportbeachindy.com Independent “For Locals, by Locals” June 10, 2016 | Volume VII, Issue 23 NEWPORT BEACH Dye Tab Discussion Creates Waves By Sara Hall | NB Indy There were more questions than an-swers during a discussion about boarding vessels in Newport Harbor and testing sanitation systems with dye tabs at a Har-bor Commission meeting this week. City staff asked commissioners on Wednesday to provide input and recom-mend possible code changes to give the city or its designee authority (Orange County Sheriff ’s Department Harbor Patrol) the right to board vessels in the harbor for the purpose of marine sanita-tion device inspection by dropping in dye tablets. After much discussion, during which several concerns were raised and a num-ber of questions were asked, commission-ers asked staff to work out the language and details of it and bring it back to them, hopefully in July. Harbor Resources Manager Chris Miller said the idea is an effort to improve water quality and to increase public awareness of Newport as a no-discharge harbor. “We want to make sure that they know that Newport is a ‘no discharge’ harbor and we want to make sure that their Y-valve is closed,” Miller said. “They might not know the rules.” There have been times when boaters have dumped their holding tanks into Newport Harbor, Commissioner Doug West said. “Anything we can do to create a deter-rent effect I think is good,” he noted. Dye tabs have been discussed several times at recent Harbor Commission meet-ings, mostly coupled with the temporary anchorage project but the general intent of the commissioners was to broaden the CHRISTOPHER TRELA Russo and Steele owners Josephine and Drew Alcazar of Newport Beach in a 1966 El Lobo dune buggy. Sphere Rolls Russo and Steele Auto Auction On to Possible Races Into Newport Home in to the car auction community.” By Norm Bour | NB Indy Those locations included moneyed The Russo and Steele automobile Civic Park Home auction is coming to Newport Dunes areas like Scottsdale and Monterey, so By Sara Hall | NB Indy Sphere 112, the steel sculpture that appears to be rolling down the grassy hill at the corner of San Miguel Drive and Avocado Avenue and was part of phase one of the rotating sculpture exhibit, may soon be a permanent sight in the park. The Parks, Beaches and Recreation Commission voted 4-0 Tuesday to recommend the permanent placement of Sphere 112 in Civic Center Park. Chairman Walt Howald and Commis-this weekend, and as they enter their fourth year the company has learned what makes Newport unique. “It took us a while to understand the Newport market, and we concluded that this really is a community event,” said Darin Roberge, marketing direc-tor for Russo and Steele. “Between the weather and the long history of car collecting and custom modiﬁ cations in Southern California, we seem to draw more of a local audience than in most of our other locations. And Southern California has not always been friendly we are indeed in privileged company. These other locations seem to draw more international customers than local ﬂ avor. Drilling down the Southern Cali-fornia car scene even further, we ﬁ nd that there really is an epicenter, and Newport seems to be it. According to Roberge, we have some of the best car collectors and the best cars in the world all jammed into just a few square miles. Between European high end sports cars, American muscle cars and classic SPHERE Page 18 RUSSO AND STEELE Page 18 HARBOR DYE TABS, Page 18 INTERNATIONAL NETWORK BRE#01778230 A POWERFUL Surterre Properties ® is one of the only brokerages to have a dedicated Chinese website so your home can break through and be seen by luxury Chinese buyers to get it the powerful international exposure it deserves and get it sold.