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Toast Kitchen + Bakery their grand dine-in re-opening


Join Toast Kitchen + Bakery for their grand dine-in re-opening!  Starting on Saturday, May 30, Chef John Park and his team will be serving up his brunch favorites for you and your loved ones.  Additionally, Tuesday, June 2 marks the return of Toast’s beloved Happy Hour!

Dine-in brunch will be served Tuesday through Sunday from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m.  Happy Hour is being held Tuesday through Friday from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m.  For the health and safety of all patrons and employees, Toast is putting a number of new procedures in place, including:

For more information on Toast Kitchen + Bakery and to view the current menu offerings, please visit their website at or their Instagram page @toastamesa. (Please note that the restaurant is closed on Mondays and curbside pick-up is still available Tuesday through Sunday.)

Toast Kitchen + Bakery: The Return of Dine-in Brunch + Happy Hour! Beginning Saturday, May 30 at 8 a.m.

Dine-in Brunch: Tuesday through Sunday; 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Happy Hour: Tuesday through Friday; 3 p.m.-7 p.m.

Toast Kitchen + Bakery is at 1767 Newport Blvd. in Costa Mesa.

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16th Annual Scholarship Luncheon benefitting Orangewood Foundation


Join 44 Women for Orangewood – a unique group of women dedicated to helping Orange County’s foster and community youth – at the 16th Annual Scholarship Luncheon benefitting Orangewood Foundation on Friday, June 5.  This innovative, virtual luncheon – which includes a gourmet lunch and fresh flowers delivered straight to your door – is definitely one you won’t want to miss. 

Although guests will be tuning in from the safety and comfort of their homes, this event will be unlike any other you’ve seen or heard this year.  The 16th Annual Scholarship Luncheon, happening from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m., will be led by committee co-chairs Kimberly Kirksey and Mary VandeBossche with special guest speaker, Celebrity chef Devin Alexander.  Chef Devin is a New York Times Bestselling Author of numerous books, and an award-winning entrepreneur best known as the Chef on NBC’s Biggest Loser.  During the event, she’ll share her own personal connection to the cause and talk about healthy meal prep during an exclusive Q&A. 

Attendees will also have a chance to enjoy ultramodern features during the virtual luncheon, such as bidding during a live fund-a-need, a series of Opportunity Drawings with chances to win various gifts and packages, and special “breakout rooms” via Zoom where guests will have moments to chat with their neighbors (other guests) who are seated at their “table.”  Ticket sales for the Opportunity Drawing will begin on Friday, May 29 and remain open until June 4, the evening before the event.  Below is a list of just a few items that guests can expect:

Tickets are available for purchase online now.  Ticket options include:

Get Connected Early During the Cocktails & Connectivity Pre-Event

 On Thursday, June 4, (the evening before the event), Orangewood Foundation will host a free drop-in event - “Cocktails & Connectivity” - via Zoom.  Guests are invited to join this fun pre-event to test out their video connection prior to the luncheon and enjoy a cocktail with the event committee as well as other guests.  If you’re not able to join, see below for more information on using the Zoom platform.

Joining Via Zoom: What You Need To Know 

Your Zoom Account

If you already have a Zoom account, login and confirm that your registered email address matches the one you provided on your tickets by clicking here.  If you do not have a Zoom account, click here to sign up.

Preparing For The Luncheon

Orangewood Foundation will be using the “Breakout Room” feature to allow guests moments for chatting with neighbors at their "table". To ensure that you are able to participate in Breakout Rooms, you must download and install Zoom onto the device you plan to use.  If you cannot download or install Zoom, don't worry!  The Main Room will always be available for any guests who are not joining separate Breakout Rooms.

For the best experience, download and install Zoom onto your laptop or device here.

If you do not wish to download Zoom, you can join using your internet browser here.

Each guest will receive an email containing the Zoom Meeting ID and Password before the luncheon. 

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Utopia Euro Caffe Reopens at The District


The popular Utopia Euro Caffe at The District at Tustin just reopened. Utopia’s full menu including delicious coffee drinks and premium teas, fine pastries and other Euro-inspired salads, sandwiches, pasta, and desserts, will be available for takeout, curbside pickup and delivery via third-party apps like Grubhub, Doordash, UberEats and EZ Cater.

For curbside pickup orders, guests are asked to call Utopia at 714.352.5789 to let them know they are coming. Guests are then instructed to drive by Zone 1 for pickup. There will be signs at The District for Zone 1, which will be located at the inlet on District Drive closer to Bar Louie.

In addition to following the State and County’s safety protocols, here are extra measures that Utopia is doing.

Note that guests are requested to wear their own masks and practice social distancing inside the restaurant.

According to Utopia:

“We have marks on the floor to show them where to stand. We have designated one entry door and one exit door to control the flow of people.

Dining inside the restaurant is temporarily restricted, however, we have reconfigured tables on our patio so that guests can dine with a minimum of 6-feet apart for social distancing.

Restrooms will not be available for use at this time.

Pickup orders will be set next to the door so that guests will not have to come in all the way to the cashier.

An overnight cleaning crew will disinfect the restaurant with sanitizer with EcoLab’s peroxide disinfectant (recommended for COVID-19 disinfecting).

Rest assured that Utopia employees will be wearing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). All of our front of house employees will be wearing cloth-lined masks. Our back of house employees will be wearing full-face shields.”

To view Utopia Euro Caffe’s full menu, visit

 2489 Park Ave. in Tustin.

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Welcome Back to Goodwill of Orange County


Goodwill will begin its phased reopening with eight stores, for both shopping and donating, and one remote donation site on Friday, May 29 at 10 a.m.

The community’s well-being and employees, customers, and donors, remains the Goodwill’s top priority. Their stores have implemented several new steps to ensure a safe and comfortable shopping experience.

They’ve implemented several new safety and cleaning protocols, including:
• Conducting health screenings for their employees
• Requiring face coverings for all Goodwill team members and customers
• Increasing the frequency of cleaning and sanitization
• Limiting the number of shoppers in-store to maintain proper social distancing
• Using one-way aisle traffic and floor signage to help maintain proper social distancing
• Installing Plexiglass sneeze guards at all cashier stations
• Utilizing a contactless donation drop off system
• Holding donations for a minimum of a 24-hour period
Hand sanitizers and cleaning supplies for shopping carts will also be available for all customers.
All reopened stores and donation sites will be open Monday – Sunday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

2702 W. Fifth St. in Santa Ana
849 S. Tustin St. in Orange
620 W. 19th St. in Costa Mesa
23740 El Toro Rd., Suite 740 in Lake Forest
OC Goodwill Boutique Lake Forest a.k.a. Keepers
23740 El Toro Rd., Suite 741 in Lake Forest
634 S. Brea Blvd. in Brea
9079 Adams Ave. in Huntington Beach
Computer Works 412 N. Fairview St. in Santa Ana
23781 Via Fabricante, #401 in Mission Viejo
The Marketplace 2722 W. Fifth St. Santa Ana

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