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The Grunion Are Running! (Starting Saturday)

Are you a kid, a kid-at-heart, a fisherman, or a cook? One of the big annual Grunion Runs is starting again this Saturday– and while you can’t catch ’em until June (their very next run), this is a great time to get a look at their breeding patterns! Grunion are a species of fish that spawn on the beaches after …

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Attention SCUBA Divers: Underwater Bay Cleanup on Saturday, June 1!

Saturday, June 1st will kick off the 3rd Annual Underwater Cleanup for Newport Harbor!  This event, sponsored by many local businesses, is the third event– the strangest thing found on its first year?   A firearm! (police said it did not appear to be used in any crime) If you are a PADI-certified diver with gloves and a cutting tool, you can sign …

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American Legion Yacht Club is Saved

Wednesday May 8th from 3pm to 7pm, the American Legion voted to install an entirely new slate of members to run the club.  The turnout was a record-setter, with over 600 people voting, fueled in part by the bans of cigar smoking a few years ago, but primarily by the banning of the 52-year-old American Legion Yacht Club most recently. …

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Dixon Steps In It: Campaign Filing Renews Interest in Her Attempts to Close Dog Beach

Wednesday, Dixon announced that she would be filing to run against California Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris, which I had previously predicted she definitely wouldn’t do. Representatives for Cottie’s office recently contacted me about Dixon’s stance on Dog Beach, which is a no-brainer issue to attack Dixon on.  Some people may not care about her increasing taxes, some may not care about her …

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Rocket Launch, Tonight (technically, early tomorrow morning)

Vandenberg Airforce base will be set to test launch an intercontinental ballistic missile on Thursday, the second ICBM launch in two weeks. Air Force Global Strike Command will launch the unarmed Minuteman III ICBM from Vandenberg on Thursday between 12:39 a.m. and 6:39 a.m. The launch will test the accuracy of the weapon system as well as the readiness of …

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Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower Peak, TONIGHT!

The morning of May 8th (night of the 7th) will begin the peak night to watch the Aquarids meteor shower, which officially started on the 19th of April and lasts until the 28th of May. The moon’s phase will be just a sliver as we just had the New Moon on May 4th, and will set at 9:40pm– giving this …

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Yacht Club Opening Days

The Opening Days for some of the Yacht Clubs around the harbor have just begun– here are who’s already had em, and who is coming up next! First, Newport Harbor Yacht Club is celebrating its 103rd anniversary.  This is their first opening day since their new Yacht Club was completed.  They had their opening day yesterday, May the 5th, and by …

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Rocket Launch Tonight!

Tonight (technically, tomorrow morning) from 1:16am to 7:16am Pacific Time will be a six-hour launch window for an ICBM test rocket. Our sun is set to rise on Saturday at 6:03am, so depending on when the actual launch time is, this will give us the potential of seeing the “SpaceX Glow” which everyone was so excited about last year! Depending …

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Mama’s Opens in old Pizza Nova Building

The beloved Pizza Nova closed at the end of 2018, but if you’ve ever Uber Eats’d the breakfast from Mama’s on 39th, you will be excited to know that Mama’s on PCH has officially opened, as of last Thursday, the 25th of April! Mama’s is a well-known institution in Huntington, and opened their Los Alamitos location in July of 2018.  The …

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72nd Annual Newport-2-Ensenada Race Starts TODAY!

Newport is having a busy week!  Yesterday is the first day of the 27th annual Balboa Film Festival, and today will be the race will begin at the Balboa Pier at 11:00 a.m– so if you want to see a huge cluster of world-class sailboats, head on down to Balboa Pier! The race typically lasts overnight, with people arriving in Ensenada throughout Saturday. …

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