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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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Apply to be on the OC Grand Jury!

Orange County’s Grand Jury is currently accepting applications!  This body which is tasked with keeping government accountable investigates things that the DA can’t or won’t. The applications will be screened and processed by the Orange County Sheriff’s office. You can find out more about the position, here: www.ocgrandjury.org If you would like to apply, the deadline is FRIDAY to apply, …

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Armed Shooter Near Newport and CM border

Newport Police

There are three helicopters circling the borders of 15th/17th/Orange and an unknown fourth border searching for an armed shooter, according to UNVERIFIED reports. No other information is known at this time but please be safe in this area tonight and elsewhere tonight. This post will be updated as more information is known.

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Remember on the First Day of 2020: 7am at Mutt Lynch’s. In Your PJs.

That’s right, Mutt Lynch’s annual Pajama Party on New Years Day starts bright and early at 7:00am. It’s gonna be 2020 so no need to even get dressed up before curing your NYE hangover with some of the most rewardingly tasty breakfast food in the entire city.  We’re gonna be living in the future, after all. Being the future: Will …

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New Year? New Crab Cooker!

Crab Cooker, by Chris Buecheler

After the better part of a year of delays when the Plumbing contractor found out that the city’s pipes don’t match the plans (as we reported on April 23, 2019), on Dec 19th of this year, the Crab Cooker officially poured their foundation… again.  This time, with all the pipes in all the right places. Thanks to SaveNewporter Ken Neuhoff for …

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Rains are Mostly Gone, but Our Beach has Unsafe Waters for 3-4 more Days

Urban Runoff by Tito Negron

First, I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas!! It’s been a wet couple of days as we have received the first REAL rains of the season!  With one more light rain scheduled this evening, these showers have been a much-needed water for our area, but it also presents a problem: urban runoff and bacterial water infestations– always a concern with a watershed …

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Today is Going by So Fast… #SolsticeJokes

Welcome to Wintertime!  Today is the first official day of winter, and the shortest day of the year.  According to NASA, the Solstice officially begins when the sun sets today at 4:47pm.   No word on whether or not they cleared this official time with those who first began building monuments like Stonehenge with Solstice in mind during the Bronze age. …

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Who’s Open on Christmas? These Guys!

I know the struggles of dining out on Christmas when you aren’t in the midst of a mega-sized family reunion– or often, even if you are!  To help people of different faiths, those with distant families, and those who just want to go out for a good time on Christmas, I made a few phone calls for you, both to …

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Boat Parade Starts TONIGHT

Boat Parade 2013, by Mike Glenn

It’s time for the 111th Christmas Boat Parade!  Starting TODAY Wednesday, December 18th through Sunday, December 22nd. With fireworks on the first and last days. FOR THOSE WITH PETS IN THE AREA: Please make sure they are safe during the fireworks, as they are sensitive to loud noises by a crowded beach– and, of course, the fireworks. PLEASE TAKE NOTE for those …

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Boat Parade Starts this Wednesday!

Boat Parade by Randy Seton

It’s time for the 111th Christmas Boat Parade!  Starting on Wednesday, December 18th through Sunday, December 22nd. With fireworks on the first and last days.  FOR THOSE WITH PETS IN THE AREA: Please make sure they are safe during the fireworks, as they are sensitive to loud noises by a crowded beach– and, of course, the fireworks. PLEASE TAKE NOTE for those …

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