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Big Belly Deli has Closed

Sadly, at the end of last week, SaveNewporters began reporting that a local’s favorite, Big Belly Deli, has suddenly closed– locals say without warning. The beloved deli, which had gone through a tumultuous splitting of partners a few years back, previously had a name change “6310”, a reference to its address at 6310 West Coast Hwy, Newport Beach, CA 92663.  After …

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How Much Money Does it Take to Buy a Newport Beach Election?

First, I want to thank everyone.  This last election, our voices were heard.  We spent the least amount of money and got the greatest return– by far.  At 41% against an incumbent that spent $150,000.00 to buy her seat, we really showed that the public is paying attention.  The www.dumpdixon.com site was a wild success, reaching far more people than …

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Don’t Forget: “Spring Forward” on Sunday!

Daylight Saving Spring Forward

Remember that Sunday morning we set our clocks FORWARD by one hour, so that 2am-2:59am never even happens that day, and one minute after 1:59am turns into 3:00am Daylight savings was invented to save on energy costs, particularly in old factories.  By slightly adjusting the clock to account for the changes in the sunrise and sunset times, employers were able to save money …

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Bud Edward Weiser announces his Presidential Run in a Newport Beach Council Meeting

We hope everyone is having a fun weekend– and Yes, even last Tuesday’s city council meeting had some fun parts in it, too. Check out this person, who tells the council his name is Bud Weiser, proclaiming himself to be the newest entry to the 2020 presidential race. His campaign platform? Cold beer, of course! Watch here: https://newportbeach.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?view_id=44&clip_id=3097&starttime=5829&stoptime=5991&autostart=1&embed=1&fbclid=IwAR18HIkFlcNqIVsRTxwqPnePQpOCs0kHvQ3FGndBJWW4E13yA0buIKjFdcg

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This Year’s Superest of Super Moons happens Tonight!

As everyone knows, the moon doesn’t revolve around the world in a perfect circle.  It not only wobbles, but its own center of rotation is off-kilter from the earth being at the center.  Every a couple of times per year, we have a “Super Moon”, where the moon is at apogee and is also a full moon.  Typically, these happen …

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Balboa Peninsula’s Third 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 third annual Winter Bar Crawl for a Cause is happening Feb. 23. All proceeds from the event directly benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of Orange County (CFF OC). Tickets are $20 in advance ($10 for additional raffle tickets) …

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“GuacAmigos” Opens in old “Joe’s Crabshack” Location

As we know, Joe’s Crabshack closed recently with very little notice.  If you would still like to get your fix, the closest one to Newport is in their Garden Grove location, at 12011 Harbor Blvd. Garden Grove, CA 92840 (11am to 11pm) But from its ashes rises the newest “high volume, high profile” concept called GuacAmigos launched by three restaurateur brothers and …

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Mary, from Cassidy’s, has Passed

Mary Elam has passed. Her passing and our loss comes as a result of an aneurysm one week ago Friday, and her time of departure was 11:52 p.m. on Sunday February 3rd. Mary was born in LA, and worked at Cassidy’s for 38 years through two different management teams and was known to as a fiercely loyal woman. She is …

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DUI Saturation Patrols on Superbowl Sunday

This Superbowl, as I spend Sunday sobbing about why the SAN DIEGO Chargers didn’t make it again, many of you will be joining me in rooting for the Rams.  But after the Patriots win the Superbowl tomorrow, please be careful driving home as there will be a lot of angry Rams fans– including myself.  There will also be a lot …

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Pizza Press Coming to Balboa Peninsula

It’s hard to write about anything going into the atrocious “Vue” building without being reminded of history of a certain someone trying to shut down Woody’s Wharf as they went in “due to noise”, but the Pizza Press has secured a location in the Vue building, and after what seems like 2 years of waiting, is finally opening its doors …

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