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New Year, New Laws (for Newport and California)

Happy New Year everyone!!! I hope everyone had a great holiday break. I did here, but now we are back in action! Before I get into all the new law stuff, I’ve had a lot of question about the LATimes’s Daily Pilot 103 list, as we’ve been on the 103 Most Influential for the last few years.  This has actually been …

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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. To help people of different faiths and those with distant families, I’ve made a few phone calls for you, both to the traditional “Chinese Food Christmas” places, and to other local establishments.  This year even some of our mainstay Chinese …

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Glenn Vs Dixon: The Ruling Update

Yesterday, I received a copy of the court ruling and was able to go over it in detail. Make no bones about it, inside the ruling for the city there lay a beautiful victory.  The judge flatly stated that I do not owe the fees which were the entire subject of the lawsuit.  While I was entering the court under the ticket …

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DUI Check Friday

Newport Police

The Newport Beach Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting roving DUI/Drivers License Checkpoints Friday, December 22nd at an undisclosed location in Newport between the hours of 8:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m. DUI Checkpoints are claimed to reduce drunk driving mostly by deterrent, but also serve to actively arrest those who are driving under the influence.  They also cause significant traffic delays, so …

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Dixon vs Glenn & The Newport Towers Fire

SECTION 1 OF 2: DIXON VS GLENN Yesterday in court, two of the three people from the city who were ordered to appear… didn’t. They claimed that the form SC109 (http://www.courts.ca.gov/documents/sc109.pdf) allowed for the city to act as their representative.  However, the form explicitly states “You cannot appear for a defendant or plaintiff if your only job is to represent him …

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Dixon vs Glenn is Heard in Court Tomorrow

Tomorrow at 9:00 AM (Tuesday, December 19, 2017) in Department H2, Judge Delaney will be hearing the Dixon vs Glenn case at the Newport Harbor Justice Center.  For a backstory here, check out these links: http://savenewport.com/2017/08/17/diane-dixon-gets-sued/ http://savenewport.com/2017/11/07/update-on-the-diane-dixon-lawsuit/ The judge has read the arguments and intends to question both sides in open court.  If I am successful, this will be a landmark case to be referenced throughout …

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Taco Bell Cantina Opens on Balboa Peninsula

As we announced on Feb 1 of this year after the Original Pizza Going Away Party, a new Taco Bell Cantina is opening this week in the location of the old Original Pizza, between Stag Bar and Balboa Blvd.  The location will serve beer and wine– and later hard alcohol– along with standard Taco Bell staples, including their new 20-item dollar menu …

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Scott Peotter Recall Comes Up Short– for now

Peotter - Newport Beach Indy - Photo by Christopher Trela

First, last night in Newport Council Chambers, Duffy Duffield was elected to succeed Kevin Muldoon as mayor, and Will O’Neill was elected to Mayor Pro Tem (basically a vice-mayor).  Congrats to them! Now, in news that shocked nearly everyone, the Scott Peotter recall– which filed recall paperwork on Nov 2nd— fell short by 106 signatures from the required 8,445, showing a rejection …

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Geminid’s Meteor Shower Peaks — Best Show of the Year!

Meteor Shower

The morning of December 14th (night of the 13th) will begin the peak night to watch the Leonids meteor shower, which officially started on the 6th and lasts until the 30th of November.  The moon’s phase will be just a sliver and will rise at 3:33am– right as the meteor shower begins to peak– giving this meteor shower prime visibility. Maximum …

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12th Annual Newport Santa Pub Crawl on Saturday

Have you ever seen a mass of HUNDREDS of Santa’s drinking beer?  Well on tomorrow on Saturday December 9th, you can!  Santa Crawl is open to everyone over 21 years old– and if you can come in a Mr or Mrs Santa Suit, you’ll fit right in!  Other holiday costumes are also more than welcome, of course!  If you don’t …

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