Lake Forest jewelry store closes after 20 years – Orange County Register

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  • The Lake Forest jewelry box has started final sales as its owners prepare to close after 20 years of selling bling to South County buyers. A closing sale offers discounts on bridal and wedding jewelry, diamonds, precious stones, fine watches and second-hand jewelry. (Courtesy of The Jewelry Box)

  • The Lake Forest jewelry box has started final sales as its owners prepare to close after 20 years of selling bling to South County buyers. A closing sale offers discounts on bridal and wedding jewelry, diamonds, precious stones, fine watches and second-hand jewelry. (Courtesy of The Jewelry Box)

  • The Lake Forest jewelry box has started final sales as its owners prepare to close after 20 years of selling bling to South County buyers. A closing sale offers discounts on bridal and wedding jewelry, diamonds, precious stones, fine watches and second-hand jewelry. (Courtesy of The Jewelry Box)

The Lake Forest jewelry box has started final sales as its owners prepare to close after 20 years of selling bling to South County buyers.

A closing sale offers discounts on bridal and wedding jewelry, diamonds, precious stones, fine watches and second-hand jewelry.

Christine Anzell and Jack Levenson, friends who met while working at a national retailer 30 years ago, opened the store at 21771 Lake Forest Drive in 2001, just two weeks after 9/11 in New York City and Washington, DC. DC

When asked all the time if they’re married, Leveson laughs no and says it’s because they’re married to other people that “we get along so well.”

“We have been fortunate to be in a business where we share the joys and celebrations with people,” she said via email.

The owners of the store have not given a reason for the closure. For now, they thank customers for many years of celebration.

Hours: 10 am to 5.30 pm, Monday to Saturday; 21771 Lake Forest Drive, Suite 109

Micro Center gets a makeover

Micro Center, one of the few physical stores dedicated to computer gadgets, has “reopened” after an overhaul.

The 50,000 square foot store off Edinger Avenue and Highway 55 in Tustin carries an inventory of some 20,000 products, including hundreds of laptops, computer parts and brands of monitors.

The store, which remained open during the renovation, added a tech bar, similar to Apple and its “Genius Bar”, and a PC “enclosure garage”.

  • Micro Center in Tustin has a new look inside after a 50,000 square foot store renovation. The company is one of the few nationwide retailers dedicated to DIY computer builders. (Courts du Micro Center)

  • Micro Center in Tustin has a new look inside after a 50,000 square foot store renovation. The company is one of the few nationwide retailers dedicated to DIY computer builders. (Courts du Micro Center)

  • Micro Center in Tustin has a new look inside after a 50,000 square foot store renovation. The company is one of the few nationwide retailers dedicated to DIY computer builders. (Courts du Micro Center)

  • Micro Center in Tustin has a new look inside after a 50,000 square foot store renovation. The company is one of the few nationwide retailers dedicated to DIY computer builders. (Courts du Micro Center)

  • Micro Center in Tustin has a new look inside after a 50,000 square foot store renovation. The company is one of the few nationwide retailers dedicated to DIY computer builders. (Courts du Micro Center)

The Ohio-based company, which has 25 stores nationwide, is one of the few retailers dedicated solely to DIY computer builders. With the closure of Fry’s Electronics, most computer enthusiasts buy their components online or at Best Buy. Micro Center also has a website with a wide range of computer products.

Micro Center first opened in 1979, when computers were primarily a novelty for mainstream buyers. The company was among the first to sell Apple products, turning into a large gadget store.

“Nothing can compete with this store if you’re looking to get your PC parts fast,” wrote Yelp reviewer Bodo G. from Alhambra.

A flyer mailed to area residents features a handful of reopening coupons for buyers, including USB wall chargers for 99 cents, Redragon Stentor PC speakers for $ 4.99, a Seagate Barracuda 3 hard drive, 5-inch, 1 terabyte for $ 9.99 and a Bonzy desk chair for $ 49.99.

The Tustin Micro Center is the company’s only California location. Address: 1100 E. Edinger Ave.

Travelers line up when checking in at John Wayne Airport in Santa Ana. (Photo by Paul Bersebach, Orange County Register / SCNG)

Airport passenger traffic is improving

Passenger traffic at John Wayne Airport is slowly but steadily returning to its pre-pandemic rate.

The airport reported that its September traffic was up 185% from September a year ago. As for this same month in 2019, the airport is down 8.8% compared to 2019. The total number of passengers in September was 783,737. A year ago it was 274,813 and in 2019 , it was 859,174.

Here are other September highlights from JWA:

Commercial aircraft operations increased 131% and commuter aircraft operations increased 1.8% from 2020 levels

The total number of flight operations increased to 27,956 take-offs and landings, an increase of 22.4% from the 22,844 total flight operations in September 2020.

General aviation activity, which accounted for 72.16% of all flight operations in September 2021, increased 5.1%.

The top three airlines in September 2021 based on passenger count were Southwest Airlines (303,714), American Airlines (124,906) and Alaska Airlines (100,335).

  • Elia Renteria, an activist for domestic violence survivors, joined the Women’s Transitional Living Center in Fullerton as Director of Community Engagement. (Courtesy of the Women’s Transitional Living Center)

  • Lalit Savalia is the new vice president of manufacturing operations at Enevate in Irvine. He has 15 years of experience in manufacturing Li-ion batteries, modules, pack assembly, heavy transit vehicles, agricultural and construction equipment. (Courtesy of Enevate)

  • Yednesh Parnaik is the new Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Enevate in Irvine. He has 18 years of engineering, finance, program management and sales experience in energy storage and automotive interiors. (Courtesy of Enevate)

  • Harrison Hadsock joined the raSmith civil engineering firm in Irvine. He is a project coordinator and has experience in construction services, site surveying and project management. (Courtesy of raSmith)

  • Hannah Fabares joined the raSmith civil engineering firm in Irvine. She is a CAD technician and brings several years of drawing experience in AutoCAD. (Courtesy of raSmith)

  • Chris Shyy joined the raSmith civil engineering firm in Irvine. He is a civil engineer with several years of experience in civil engineering. (Courtesy of raSmith)

  • Christian Maeder has been appointed the new hotel manager of Montage Laguna Beach. He has 20 years of experience in the luxury hotel industry. Maeder’s previous professional experience includes The Four Seasons, The Maybourne Beverly Hills, The Setai Miami Beach and more. He will oversee all operational services of the complex. (Courtesy of Montage Laguna Beach)

Moving

Elia Renteria, an activist for domestic violence survivors, joined the Women’s Transitional Living Center in Fullerton as Director of Community Engagement. His previous work experience includes almost 15 years with the city of Anaheim. Most recently, she was the Senior Policing Representative to the Anaheim Police Department, Missing Persons and Victims Advocate.

Irvine-based Enevate, a battery innovation company, has hired two senior executives with experience in the automotive and battery industries. Yednesh Parnaik is the new vice president of sales and marketing for the company. He has 18 years of engineering, finance, program management and sales experience in energy storage and automotive interiors. He previously worked at Lear Corp. and Johnson Controls. Lalit Savalia is the new vice president of manufacturing operations. He brings over 15 years of experience in manufacturing Li-ion batteries, modules, pack assembly, heavy transit vehicles, agricultural and construction equipment. He previously worked at Proterra Inc., an electrical technology manufacturer, and John Deere. Enevate Develops Extreme Fast Charging, High Energy Density Battery Technology for Electric Vehicles and Other Markets

Elie G. Hanania is the new vice president of process development and viral vector technologies at Tustin-based Avid Bioservices Inc. She is an executive in the life sciences industry with 30 years of experience in cell and gene therapy.

Chris Shyy, Hannah Fabares and Harrison Hadsock have joined the raSmith civil engineering firm in Irvine. The trio are part of the company’s growing site design group. Shyy is a civil engineer with several years of experience in civil engineering. Fabares is a CAD technician and brings several years of drawing experience in AutoCAD. Hadsock is a project coordinator with experience in construction services, site surveying and project management.

Christian Maeder has been appointed the new hotel manager of Montage Laguna Beach. He has 20 years of experience in the luxury hotel industry. Maeder’s previous professional experience includes The Four Seasons, The Maybourne Beverly Hills, The Setai Miami Beach and more. He will oversee all operational services of the complex.

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