least 600 minutes of reading .
Congratulations to all the summer participants and thank you to our volunteers !
And as we move further into the school year , here are a few backto-school resource suggestions for teachers , parents and students of all ages and reading levels :
• Visit our databases page for a full list of all database resources , organized by categories such as Art & Literature , Lifelong Learning Tools , Magazines and Newspapers , and Student Resources .
• The Databases for Kids web page focuses on specific databases helpful for elementary school-aged children .
• Databases for Teens includes resources helpful for teen learners .
• Educator and Student Services is a new resource through which teachers can request library visits , invite library staff to speak at school events , request resources for upcoming assignments , and find out how to obtain library cards for students .
• For children ages 4-12 , our Backto-School BINGO Reading Challenge runs through September 24 .
• Accelerated Reading Level searching capability is now available in our online catalog .
• College Prep Resources includes information on our upcoming workshops
: Paying for College and College Essay Writing .
• The pre-school reading program 1000 Books Before Kindergarten .
• And our teen reading challenge , 100 Books Before Graduation .
As always , our friendly and capable Library Services staff is here to help ! For general questions and information , visit the Central Library or one of our branches , or call ( 949 ) 717-3800 .
Friends of OASIS to Host Cars & Coffee Event
The Friends of OASIS nonprofit group will host its annual Cars & Coffee on September 17 from 8 to 10:30 a . m . at the OASIS Senior Center , 801 Narcissus Ave .
More than 40 vehicles will be on display . Free coffee and donuts will be available . Bring the whole family for this fun outdoor event !
Expanded Recycling Program Wins Communication Awards
The City ’ s communications and outreach efforts for its expanded recycling program won two awards on August 31 at the California Association of Public Information Officials ( CAPIO ) annual conference . The City was recognized in the categories of overall campaign and writing .
Throughout 2021 and 2022 , the City and its contractor , CR & R , were engaged in extensive efforts to educate and inform Newport Beach residents about changes to the City ’ s recycling program , which included the state-mandated introduction of organic waste recycling , along with changes to billing , pickup routes , carts , and more . CAPIO is a statewide organization of communications professionals from public agencies , including cities , counties , state agencies and special districts .
Join the City ’ s Tidepool Tours at Little Corona
You may have explored the tidepools at Little Corona before , but having a Marine Naturalist Interpreter as your guide is a whole new experience ! Our team can provide a deeper understanding of marine protected areas .
This fall , staff will be at Little Corona during low tides providing free educational talks and sharing resources under the “ Critter Cabana ” tent ( in photo below ). Staffed tours for school field trips or private groups are available . To schedule a field trip or guided tour ( groups of 10 or more ), contact tidepools @ newportbeachca . gov .
When visiting the tidepools on your own , you can help preserve the marine protected area for all residents and visitors to enjoy . Preserve the tidepools by not picking up or removing animals , shells or rocks ; observe them where they are . And remember to walk gently over the rocks , taking care not to step on any plants or animals .
Building , Landscape Renovations Completed at Cliff Drive Park ’ s Scout House
The City ’ s Public Works Department recently completed renovations to the Scout House building at Cliff Drive Park .
The work included renovations to the exterior of the building , restroom facilities , and landscape improvements . A planter area was improved and enlarged to allow for improved function and access . Turf was removed and replaced with droughttolerant plants and trees , along with accent boulders and river rocks . Irrigations systems were upgraded to improve watering efficiency . Restroom improvements included interior and exterior repainting , floor resealing , and the installation of new LED light fixtures .
July Treasury Report Now Available The July 2022 Treasury Report is available on the City ’ s website at : www . newportbeachca . gov / treasury . As of July , the City ’ s investment portfolio totaled $ 360.6 million when measured at amortized cost . The current market value of the City ’ s portfolio of $ 352.8 million incorporates price fluctuations due to the
changing interest rate environment that are typically irrelevant , since the City typically holds its securities to maturity and receives the full principal value at that time .
The City ’ s Liquidity Portfolio is sized to meet the City ’ s cash flow needs over the next 12 months . Approximately $ 46.6 million or 13 percent of the portfolio was invested in liquid investments available for day-to-day operating expenses and the costs associated with ongoing construction projects . An additional $ 27.1 million or 8 percent of the overall portfolio was invested in a portfolio of securities with targeted short-term maturities , which earns a higher yield than the City ’ s more liquid investments .
Be Well Mobile Crisis Response Update
The Be Well mobile crisis response team operates in Newport Beach 12 hours a day , seven days a week to respond to mental and behavioral health crises . The mobile unit is staffed with mental health specialists and EMTs , and works closely with the City ’ s police and fire departments . This week the Be Well team :
• Reunified four people with their families .
• Transported two people to a crisis stabilization unit for treatment .
• Transported 11 people to services , shelter intakes , and appointments .
The City of Newport Beach provides a comprehensive response to address homelessness through a coordinated effort by City staff , contractors , partner agencies , and nonprofit groups .
This week , the City ’ s homeless outreach and response teams :
• Continue to shelter people . Twenty people who had been experiencing homelessness in Newport Beach are now sheltered in the Costa Mesa Bridge Shelter .
• Filed a report with Adult Protective Services regarding an older adult living in a vehicle .
• Transported two people to the Yale Navigation Center for intakes and one person to a pharmacy to obtain medication .
• Documented disabling conditions for eight people to obtain appropriate services .
• Referred a transitional-aged youth to Stand Up for Kids for services .
• Enrolled five clients into services , including a family with minor children .
• Submitted housing applications for three clients .
• Provided gas money for a client with multiple job interviews thanks to Good Giving donations .