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Balboa Island Parade- Sunday at 11am

This Sunday, June the 4th at 11am, the 24th Annual Balboa Island Parade will take place! This parade features a spirit like no other, and honors local business people, social groups, and elected officials. The parade is about 2.5 miles long and marches on about a half-mile of road, making it the most feature-packed parade per-square-mile in America. The parade …

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A Tribute to Tim Hamilton

On Monday, May 29th at 11:07, Tim Hamilton passed away due to a heart attack. I met Tim at the traditional Blackies Thanksgiving celebration several years ago when he– a concerned resident– decided that he had had enough of the city council’s antics which served to routinely restrict more and more liberty. It turned out, we actually had several mutual …

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Diane Dixon Proposes Banning All Bicycles from the Boardwalk– but Just Electric for Now

Diane Dixon is proposing that all electric bikes be banned from the boardwalk, in direct violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act and in direct conflict with both our Assemblyman Matt Harper’s signature bicycle bill, AB1096, and with our Congressman’s preferred method of two-wheeled transportation, on his Pedego electric bike.  (Watch it here: Study Session item #SS3, at http://newportbeach.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?view_id=44&clip_id=2550) This is not …

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Memorial Day: A Day of Remembrance

Thank you to the more-than 2.5 million soldiers who have signed on the line and given everything for this country throughout its history– and the countless families that have had to endure the stress between contact from their loved ones, and the awful news when it came. We can all argue about whether or not wars were justified, but the spirit …

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3rd Annual 7th St & Ocean Fundraiser

It’s the 3rd Annual Clam Jam and this year they are raising funds to support the fight against Breast Cancer! A dear friend of the organizers was taken by Cancer recently and they want to honor her by raising funds which will all be donated to the Susan G. Komen foundation. There will be a TK Burger Truck, open bar (for …

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DUI Checkpoints Throughout Memorial Day Weekend

Newport Police

The Newport Beach Police Department will be conducting DUI/Drivers License Checkpoints on Friday, Saturday, Sunday, AND Monday throughout the city of Newport Beach– so be prepared for traffic delays.  Also, as you know, tomorrow is the official start of Summertime Parking Problems, so account for those, too. DUI Checkpoints are claimed to reduce drunk driving mostly by deterrent, but also serve …

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Finley Seawall Fails

Early rumors say that a contractor doing home repairs remove the seawall at low tide.  Low tide didn’t last long. More details as we get them. UPDATE @11:54pm: Earlier today, a construction crew knocked down a seawall in need of repair, neighbors say that the teardown was a step to the repairs, but they did not take into account changing …

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Dog Beach: City Begins Blocking Access

For the last several months, there has been dredging occurring at Dog Beach which was mandated by the Army Corps of Engineers to ensure that the Santa Ana river didn’t get backed up and flood the surrounding neighborhoods.  As we are just a few days away from the county-owned land of Dog Beach re-opening to the public, the city has …

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SAVE DOG BEACH – We Need Your Help on Tuesday

PLEASE LIKE, SHARE, COMMENT, and ATTEND on TUESDAY!  WE NEED YOUR HELP! After many long months of dredging, the heavy machinery will likely be gone from Dog Beach by the end of next week and the next big South Swell will drop the sandbars back in the channel right where they used to be, returning the area to the Dog …

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Newport’s Looming Financial Crisis

Scary title?  Yes.  Fearmongering?  Only if you consider reminding everyone of our insolvency as being “fearmongering”. With the city of Newport Beach owing over $1 billion in pensions that they never bothered to fully fund while hiring employees, we’re on the cusp of a major financial crisis which will become unsustainable in a mere 6-8 years.  Meanwhile, we are expanding entire …

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