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Skosh Monahan’s has Closed

A bit outside of Newport, but Skosh Monahans is well known to so many, if not for its great food, stiff pours, 15 giant TVs and 24 taps with 34 beers, and a TV at every booth, but because it used to be so ubiquitously advertised as “The Mayor’s Place” when Gary Monahan was mayor of Costa Mesa.  Indeed, this …

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Irvine Ranch Market taking over Hershey’s Market on Balboa Island… Again!

The rumors have been flying about “what’s next” for the beloved Hershey’s Market on Balboa Island since it closed last year.  The market was across the street from the fire station, across from Wilma’s, and diagonal from the Village Inn. Today, we have an answer for you: the Irvine Ranch Market is going to be opening their doors at the …

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Will Dixon Run for California State Assembly?

April Fools came early this weekend, as rumors have been aflutter with Councilwoman and current mayor Diane Dixon reaching out to her big money donors seeking financial support for a State Assembly run– but will she do it, and if so– why? Dixon– who moved from LA to our small town just 6 months before filing to run for office– …

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Catalina Flyer out of Service until April

After the Catalina Flyer had some unexpected gear box issues in October 9th of last year, they fixed the issues, but another one arose in it’s place. On a boat this large, fixes are both expensive and time consuming, as you can’t exactly go buy a replacement gear box for the Catalina Flyer in the Walmart Clearance section. Alas, the …

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Tomorrow Night’s Supermoon

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.  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 about …

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Big Grunion Run (& Shore Fishing) Starting on Thursday!

Are you a kid, a kid-at-heart, a fisherman, or a cook?  One of the first big annual Grunion Runs is happening this on Thursday– and the last time you can catch ’em until June! Grunion are a species of fish that spawn on the beaches after new or full moons during the summertime, and joining in to watch or participate …

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RIP, Dick Dale, Peninsula Local and Inventor of “Surf Guitar”

Dick Dale wasn’t just famous nationally, he was a local celebrity, too.  He passed this last Saturday from unreleased causes, after solidifying his place in history with his invention of “surf guitaring”, which also led to an unexpected genre of music: heavy metal. Dale was a local Wedge guy, and lived in the last house near the Wedge (the “Rigley …

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DUI Saturation Patrols on St Patricks Day AND Newport’s Irish Establishments!

The Newport Beach Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting DUI Saturation Patrols for the St. Patricks Day Weekend, from Saturday the 16th through Sunday the 17th throughout the city of Newport Beach– so be prepared for traffic delays. If you’re looking for Newport’s more “emerald” establishments, look no further than the very-Irish establishment “The Shamrock”, located at 2633 West Coast Hwy …

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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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