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Balboa Peninsula’s FOURTH Annual Cystic Fibrosis Bar Crawl Fundraiser

If you are looking for a good cause to help you celebrate this winter season on Balboa Peninsula, look no further: The fourth annual Winter Bar Crawl for a Cause is happening this Saturday, Feb. 22. All proceeds from the event directly benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of Orange County (CFF OC). Tickets are $20 in advance ($10 for additional …

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SWAT Drills on Balboa Island

Militarized Police

Today from 8am to 4pm, at the 400 block of N Bay Front, there will be a SWAT Training Day on Balboa Island. This is a training event and the public should not be alarmed if there is a heavy police presence in the area. SWAT stands for “Special Weapons And Tactics” and was designed to militarize the police.  First …

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Irvine Ranch Market is OPEN on Balboa Island

You’ve all been asking, and today is the day!  Irvine Ranch Market is now OPEN on Balboa Island… again!  The location will be opening where Hershey’s market once was, and to where the Irvine Ranch Market previously called home, many years ago. Here are some shots of the inside by SaveNewporter Dan Falzetti:

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GREAT DOG BEACH UPDATE! Dog Beach is Nearly Won

Your Belated Christmas Gift from SaveNewport: Dog Beach is Nearly Won Many of you have followed the attempts to shut down Dog Beach and the ensuing saga caused by Councilwoman Diane Dixon (who is currently running for Assembly– vote for her opponent, please!) when she tried to decommission Newport’s last remaining Dog Beach, then 99-years-old (now 103). I’ve got some …

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May We Remember All Those Lost Yesterday

Yesterday, the news hit everyone like a train.  Newport local Kobe Bryant had passed away.  Known for being always-approachable, the community had endless stories of run-ins with the famous LA Lakers shooting guard. But the story got worse from there.  Also on-board the helicopter was his daughter Gianna “Gigi” Bryant, age 13. John Altobelli, 56. who was the head coach of Southern …

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Kobe Bryant Dies in Helicopter Accident

One of Newport’s most famous residents has passed in an accident with his private helicopter accident along with at least three other passengers in Calabasas on Sunday morning.  A total of five people are confirmed dead.  There is currently some confusion as to whether or not his wife, Vanessa, was also aboard. The cause of the accident is currently under investigation. …

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Crab Cooker Starts Putting up Framing

Yesterday, the Crab Cooker finally began putting up framing, delighting Crab Cooker fans throughout the area. Originally closed on September 2nd 2018 due to construction workers at the “Vue” nextdoor severely damaging its foundation, then torn down on September 20th, the Crab Cooker has sadly undergone a huge delay in construction, mostly due to the pipes not matching where the …

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Infamous “Newport Beach Foundation” Resurrects– Using Your Tax Dollars

The Newport Beach Foundation— an organization funded by tax dollars in order for city staff to train their new bosses– was founded originally in 2013, with the stated intention to influence the 2014 election cycle.  Not a bad idea wholesale– but the problem comes when we find out who is funding it, and who is organizing it– so bad, that …

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Happy Martin Luther King Day

Happy birthday to one of the greatest civil rights leaders.  MLK’s birthday was on the 15th, but is celebrated on the Third Monday of January, in accordance to the Uniform Monday Holiday Act.  Martin Luther King was born on Jan 15, 1929. But before being assassinated on April 4, 1968, guess who tried to get MLK to kill himself?  The …

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Even Light Rains Pollute our Ocean with Unsafe Runoff

Last night’s rain wasn’t big, right?!  But even the smallest rains have an huge combined effect on our ocean.  Imagine the surfacearea covered in all of Southern California, with all of that water washing off pesticides and bacteria into our waterways, and eventually into our ocean.  That’s exactly what happened last night. As the chemicals wash off into the ocean …

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