Angelitos de Oro Holds Annual Shopping Fundraiser PAGE 4 | Charity Fleetwood Mac Tribute Band in Concert on Sunday PAGE 10 | Calendar True Food Kitchen Summer Menu is Truly Terriﬁ c PAGE 12 | Stepping Out online at newportbeachindy.com Independent “For Locals, by Locals” August 19, 2016 | Volume VII, Issue 33 NEWPORT BEACH COURTESY OF NEWPORT BEACH FIRE DEPARTMENT Newport Beach Fire Department Deploys to Bluecut Fire On August 17, at approximately 6:30 a.m., ﬁ reﬁ ghters from the Newport Beach Fire Department were dispatched to the Bluecut Fire that started in the Cajon Pass near Kenwood Avenue. Two engines and one Battalion Chief with a total of ten personnel were as-signed to two strike teams. Upon arrival, the Newport Beach Fireﬁ ghters were immediately assigned to structure defense in the Lytle Creek area within the San Gabriel Mountains of San Bernardino County. During their ﬁ rst 24 hour operational period, Newport Beach Fireﬁ ghters suc-cessfully completed perimeter control and structure defense operations with no structures damaged by ﬁ re in their division. No Newport Beach Fireﬁ ghters were injured. The Blue Cut Fire started on August 16, 2016 at 10:36 a.m. in the Cajon Pass near Kenwood Ave. west of Interstate 15. The ﬁ re is currently over 31,000 acres with 1,584 personnel on scene. Current-ly, there are 178 engines, 26 crews, 10 air tankers, two Very Large Air Tankers (VLATS), and 17 Helicopters, including night ﬂ ying helicopters assigned. Additional ﬁ reﬁ ghters and equipment have been ordered and will be respond-ing directly to the ﬁ re. Forest Service is in Uniﬁ ed Command with CAL FIRE, San Bernardino County Fire, San Bernardino County Sheriff ’s Department, and the California High-way Patrol. Newport Beach Fire Department helped battle the Bluecut Fire this week Newport Beach May Become Part of National Monument By Katie Malin | NB Indy Sections of Newport Beach may be designated as part of a national land-mark if congress passes a bill this fall. U.S. Representative Ed Royce will propose a bill in September in an ef-fort to preserve lands within South-ern California that will create the Santa Ana Mountains to Sea National Monument and span over 101,500 MONUMENT Page 14 City Council Campaign Season Underway By Sara Hall | NB Indy A set of candidate forums kicked off the political campaign season in Newport Beach this week. The Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce hosted a candidate forum Tuesday morning in the Friend’s Room of the library. Lucy Dunn, president and CEO of the Orange County Business Council, moderated the event. Former NB Independent publisher Tom Johnson and Daily Pilot col-umnist Barbara Venezia hosted the conversational Feet to the Fire forum in the Robert B. Moore Theater at Orange Coast College Wednesday evening. Attending the Chamber event were: Brad Avery in District 2; Mike Glenn, Jeff Herdman, and Lee Lowrey for District 5; and Fred Ameri, Phil Greer, and Will O’Neill for District 7. Only Glen, Herdman, Ameri, and Greer attended the F2F forum. Not in attendance at either event were Shelley Henderson, who announced her intention to run in District 2 in March, and Max Johnson (District 2) and Jane Jones (District 5), both who ﬁ led candidate CANDIDATE FORUMS Page 14 INTERNATIONAL NETWORK BRE#01778230 A POWERFUL The power of international lies within our team. Surterre Properties ® is home to agents from around the world who speak over 16 different languages. This international team of agents has powerful connections worldwide to help you get your home sold.