Zov Karamardian, owner of Zov's Restaurants, came up with the idea of A to Zov, a new program that rewards students for good behavior with free meals at three of her locations in Newport Beach, Irvine and Tustin. When students perform a good deed, teachers can reward them with purple dollars redeemable for a kid's meal at the Zov's Neighborhood Bar & Café in Newport Beach and Irvine, and Zov's Bakery in Tustin.
There was a time when the Orange County Sheriff Harbor Patrol had lieutenants and higher-ranking captains leading the department and its three harbors. Now the buck stops with Lt. Mark Long. He has had to justify the budget model the county uses to pay for harbor patrolling, hammer out a new deal with Newport Beach to administer its mooring services, conduct drills with federal and local agencies, and more.