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Man Fires Gun on 15th Street (and the Current State of City Council Races!)

Shooting into air (Stock Photo)

At about 10:15pm last night, about 40 people on a party bus gathered at 15th Street, with about 15 of that 40 reportedly being loud and obnoxious.  One of the men being loud fired a couple of gunshots outside on 15th Street.  The shots were fired into the sky, and the gun was apparently ditched in the area, as police …

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Perseid Meteor Shower Tonight (It’s gonna be quite a show, too)

Tonight is the last “big night” to see the Perseid Meteor Showers. August 10-11 are the peak nights to watch the Perseid meteor shower.  The moon will come out at between midnight and 1am, and won’t set until the afternoon, so it will cause some light pollution, but our prospects for clear weather (so far) are good, so we should …

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Beach Ball Opens– now even closer to the beach!

Today, Beach Ball– the famous bar next to Blackies with outstandingly well done woodworking on the interior– has opened today after months of closure due to government mandates in the name of a viral outbreak. Directly outside of the Beach Ball– and still right next to the Blackies parking spots– they have an outdoor patio on the parking lot. Like …

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Lee Pearl Considers Running Against Noah Blom and Jeff Herdman

Longtime Balboa Island resident who has intentionally steered away from being public with his politics, Lee Pearl has pulled paperwork to run against Jeff Herdman and challenger Noah Blom. Noah Blom had decided to run against Herdman while another candidate, “Marshall”, was also considering running, pushing that candidate out.  The problem with a three-person race running against an incumbent is that …

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Nobody is Running Against Two of Three Council Members. Want to Run? Here’s How!

Share this one with your friends! At the time of this publishing (according to the city website, here: https://www.newportbeachca.gov/government/departments/city-clerk/filings/campaign-disclosure-statements), Mayor Will O’Neill, Mayor Pro Tem Brad Avery, and Councilman Jeff Herdman– all city council members– are running unopposed for their seats.  Unopposed. It is shameful for any politician to run without any opposition, as it strips the voice of the public …

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Mutt Lynch’s, Blackies, Stag Bar, Elks, Blue Beet – Now With Outside Dining

Great news today in the “Bad News World” of 2020! In addition to the announcements last week about patio dining (linked here: http://savenewport.com/2020/07/18/parking-lots-now-open-for-food-service/), a few more have opened up since then, too! If you’re missing your favorite food from the famous Mutt Lynch’s (menu linked here), the classic “Special Sandwich” from Blackies (menu linked here), Blue Beet’s totally-underrated and extensive …

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How To See The Comet Neowise From Newport

If you haven’t been paying attention during this crazy news cycle, that’s understandable, but right now, there is an outstanding comet that has been circling the earth– it’s definitely worthwhile to see it. If you’ve got a nice pair of binoculars, you can see the comet Neowise with them, along with its amazing tail.  Binoculars are not required to see …

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Parking Lots Now Open For Food Service!

Want to grab a bite to eat and a drink?  New “outside dining” rules have converted your favorite restaurants and… ahem… “restaurants”… into outside patio dining areas, allowing them to stay open as Governor Newsom has deemed inside dining unsafe at any speed. In Newport Beach, in order from the top of the peninsula on down, this includes Cappy’s, Woody’s …

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Balboa Island Fulfills Stereotype, Puts Fake Signs Up To Keep Out Visitors

This weekend, the sign at the north side of the bridge entrance to Balboa Island was altered to say: “RESIDENT PARKING ONLY- STAY SAFE AT HOME WEAR A MASK” However, the people who maintain this sign are private citizens– not the City of Newport Beach– and therefore have no authority to close parking to non-residents. By doing so, they not …

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Two Boat Parades for 4th of July, Flooding Throughout Peninsula, Closed Bars, Closed Beaches

Today, starting at 11am, there will be a boat parade celebrating the current President of the United States. Following that, there will be the “Old Glory Boat Parade” by the American Legion Yacht Club at 1pm. The beaches appear to be open as of this morning– although that could change at any time on this day that we celebrate our …

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