Yoki Shop recently relocated to a new store in Newport Beach on the Coast Highway. The shop is the brainchild of its owner and founder, Jeff Yokoyama, a longtime surf industry veteran who designs Generic Youth, Yoki's Garden and Pidgin Orange clothing lines. They're based on three tenets he strongly believes in: design, make and sell different.

Purchasing a Yoki Shop apparel item is like taking home a piece of history, whether it be an iconic USC football jersey repurposed into a skirt for Yoki's Garden; a beach towel that once traveled to a tropical beach and is now a pair of hip shorts or a hoodie; or an interior designer bolt of fabric that's been made into a cool Generic Youth jacket.

Yokoyama is committed to non-waste, repurposing materials and manufacturing local. The collections are mostly made from salvaged materials, and many are one of a kind. Stop by the new store to pick up a hoodie, tank top, hat, boardshorts, tees, aprons, popular Fight On Fingers, logo apparel and more.

Yoki Shop is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at 2429 W. Coast Hwy., Suite 102 in Newport Beach. For more information, call (949) 650-5511 or visit http://www.yokishop.com.

Free lunch for veterans

Soprano's, a favorite local Italian restaurant in Costa Mesa, is honoring veterans this Friday by offering veterans or anyone currently in the military a complimentary lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Soprano's offer fresh Italian recipes handed down from the owner, Brooklyn-born Joe Morano's Italian grandmother. Favorite menu items include penne alla Joe's Nana, lightly breaded eggplant and fresh ricotta with housemade marinara sauce; and penne con sarge with sliced grilled chicken and sundried tomatoes in a light cream sauce flavored with tarragon and cognac.

Also choose from antipastis, insalate, hot and cold sandwiches on Italian baguettes, homemade calzones, pastas, entrée specials and fresh made-to-order pizzas.

Soprano's is open for lunch 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and dinner 4:30 to 10 p.m. Monday through Sunday at 2400 Newport Blvd. in Costa Mesa. For more information, call (949) 645-8515.

Café Lucca in Irvine is also honoring Veterans Day from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday by giving all active-duty military and veterans a free lunch plate (choose from sandwiches, salads and pastas) with a soft drink or coffee. "There are no strings attached — we encourage those who have served our country in the past, or are doing so now, to come in and allow us to express our appreciation with a small gesture," co-owner and chef Cathy Pavlos says. "It's the least we can do for all that they do to serve and protect our country."

Cathy and her husband Elliot Pavlos are celebrating the day in honor of her father, a Korean War veteran who passed away earlier this year. Guests can also leave their name, rank, company and dates of service to be thanked in within Lucca's weekly e-newsletter.

Lucca is in the Quail Hill Village Center at 6507 Quail Hill Parkway in Irvine. For more information, call (949) 725-1773 or visit http://www.luccacafe.com.

Free beauty treatments

On Veterans Day, men and women associated with the military, either active duty or reservists, spouses and mothers, can come into any Marinello Schools of Beauty campus (excluding Spa Academy locations) and receive a free spa manicure and pedicure. Also, Marinello Schools of Beauty campuses will be giving "Marinello Loves Our Vets" postcards for vets who are based overseas. Upon their return, the postcards offer vets a free haircut and 20% off any service, redeemable through Valentine's Day 2012.

In Orange County, Marinello Schools of Beauty can be found at 663 N. Euclid St., Anaheim, (657) 549-6131; at 19022 Brookhurst St., Huntington Beach, (714) 962-8831; or

at 23635 El Toro Road, Suite K, Lake Forest, (949) 586-4900.

Help autistic surfers

Calling all surfers! The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel is gearing up for its second annual surfing Santa competition at 8 a.m. Nov. 19 to help children with autism. Simply dress like Santa, surf Salt Creek and you can raise money for Surfers Healing and children with autism.

The Surfing Santa Competition features a $1,000 prize for the Flying Rudolph Big Air category. Other categories include Santa's Helpers (15 and under), Santa's Elves (16- to 20-year-olds), Toymakers (ages 20-plus) and Yule Loggers (open longboard).

Newly added this year is a bodyboarding heat. The winner receives $500, with a portion of the proceeds from entries for the heat going to support the Eddie Solomon Cancer Foundation. The entry fee is $40 per person and includes the contest and a "Surf Swag Bag."