The Huntington Beach House
Huntington State Beach’s new dining destination, The Huntington Beach House, and a first-of-its-kind beach-friendly recreation hub, The Sand Box Beach Essentials, are now open. At The Huntington Beach House — located at Beach Boulevard and Pacific Coast Highway — beach-goers can find mouthwatering sandwiches, salads, hamburgers and a variety of unique beverages. Thirteen dine-in firepits are spread throughout a sandy, separate section and a 120-foot seated counter overlooking the beach welcomes diners into a “Golden State of Mind,” the eatery’s tagline. Meanwhile, The Sand Box Beach Essentials offers beach-goers access to lifestyle recreation vending machines, where surfboards and bikes, including electric, can be rented, and firewood is available to be purchased. The vending machines are accessible during park hours, seven days a week, and include a variety of beach-friendly items to rent or purchase, such as boogie boards, Yeti coolers, Frisbees, volleyballs, Bluetooth speakers and more. The Sand Box’s vending machines are located adjacent to the Beach Volleyball Courts off Newland and Pacific Coast Highway. The front store is open Wednesday through Sunday, 11 am to 7 pm.
21601 Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach
Providing educational therapy and enrichment since 2019, MiraculousMinds is expanding its outreach with its new location in Newport Beach. Established by a local mother and early childhood specialist, Jaime Luu initially operated MiraculousMinds out of her home in Irvine. MiraculousMinds works with children from preschool to college by setting up an individualized plan to help reach each student’s academic goals. Group sessions are also offered, either in-person or online.
1601 Dove St. Ste. 230, Newport Beach
A new location of Sgt. Pepperoni’s Pizza Store has opened in Irvine. The menu includes a full roster of handcrafted pizzas, appetizers, salads, sandwiches and desserts as well as beer and wine from a curated list. The location has a 2,500-square-foot dining room in addition to a roomy patio, well suited for any family big or small. The Irvine location has Wi-Fi, live music and an arcade, everything needed for an amazing day or night out. Open daily from 11 am-9 pm.
4533 Campus Dr., Irvine
The Exercise Coach
Outfitted with high-tech computerized machines instead of traditional gym equipment, The Exercise Coach offers 1:1 personalized programs optimized for efficiency — which means guests may only need two 20-minute workouts per week. The Exercise Coach’s state-of-the-art exercise technology is combined with the guidance of certified coaches to offer a unique, comprehensive approach to fitness designed for anyone, regardless of current fitness level or age. The studio blends personalized strength and interval cardio training in each session.
31401 Rancho Viejo Rd. Ste. 102, San Juan Capistrano
Westcliff Preparatory Academy
Westcliff Preparatory Academy (WPA) is a new high school designed to develop young leaders in the areas of entrepreneurship and technology. The academy which commences online instruction in the fall, offers flexible scheduling, remote learning options and access to experienced mentors and tutors to create personalized pathways for success. The option of earning college credits through dual enrollment at Westcliff University along with the forthcoming athletics program that will open to a variety of sports in the coming years makes WPA an ideal learning environment for students with busy lives and extra-curricular interests.
17877 Von Karman Ave, Suite 400, Irvine
By Karina Gutierrez