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Flashing Sidewalk Issue: First and Final Chance to Tell Council How You Feel

Today is the first and FINAL chance you will get to talk about the flashing crosswalk issue.  What is normally a two-week process has been compressed into just one day. The city council is set to hear about the issue today at the study session at 4pm, : (http://newportbeach.legistar1.com/newportbeach/meetings/2017/10/1480_A_City_Council_17-10-10_Agenda.pdf) and then will be rubberstamped without any further discussion at the …

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Boardwalk Properties Get Graffiti and Arson for at Least 10 blocks

Last night, some jerk vandalized/tagged all over the place in our town from at least 22nd to at least 32nd street. If you or someone you know has property in the area, please encourage them to look at any video they may have so that we can help to prevent this from happening again. We have traditionally been a pretty mellow …

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Big Waves Flood Sections of Balboa Peninsula

This morning at about 11:30am, high tides rushed across the beach from at least Medina to at least B Street, swamping the streets and homes.  Normally before high tides, the city hires contractors to create sand berms to keep the larger sets held back from residences.  It is unclear whether or not those were reduced, not implemented, or overpowered. UPDATE @12:54pm: Apparently …

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Dixon Says No to Flashing Crosswalks

At her last Townhall meeting, Councilwoman Diane Dixon had a townhall meeting which addressed various topics, one of them being the extremely popular “Blinking Crosswalks” initiative by SaveNewporter Jennifer Park.  This initiative is extremely popular with locals on the Balboa Peninsula due to the high accident rate in the area and the oft-extreme congestion. Dixon asked for a city staffer to …

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We will not be publishing for 3 days

In order to give focus to the tragedy at hand in Las Vegas, SaveNewport will hold all traditional publishing for 3 days. A local, Jeff Florimonte, was shot in the arm as he laid on his on his wife to protect her.  He is currently recovering in the hospital. We have no additional information at this time, but encourage everyone to always appreciate …

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Throwback: Buccaneer Days at Two Harbors on Catalina!

In one week begins the 28th annual BUCCANEER DAYS on Catalina Island!  For those who have been to Catalina, you have likely gone to Avalon.  “Buc Days” occurs on Two Harbors about halfway down the Isle.  It was originally a great free party by fun-loving boaters but has ballooned into a huge planned event with tickets, DJs, pirate costumes galore– …

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City Council Passes McDonalds Purchase, Fire Station Move, Higher Water Rates

Last night, the city council passed the highly unpopular fire station move, which places what is now the Lido fire station further South– the opposite direction of where 80% of its calls currently go.  This will add additional response time onto the response time for Lido Isle residents and anyone who is North of the current location. The reason for the move …

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“The Porch” Closes, After 6 Years

Sunday night, a locals hidden favorite, “The Porch” made its final closure after 6 years of business in the community under that name.  While we have not been able to confirm many details, it appears that a bakery in Santa Barbara purchased the land and the lease, and will be setting up shop there in a few weeks.  Currently, there are no details …

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Getting Dixon Fixed: A Proposal That’ll Finally Save Dog Beach

Remember nearly three months ago in June when Scott Peotter said that he was going to agendize the off-leash hours in Newport Beach?  Well guess what never happened. As it turns out, despite Dog Beach having support for approval by the vast majority of council, I have been told that Dixon has promised to oppose on all significant votes, anyone who …

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Today is “Officially” the Final Day of Summer

Well, we all know that the peninsula’s “Summer” seems to end every year on Labor Day, but to everyone else in the US, today is actually the official last day of summertime.  So if you survived the parking, the traffic, and the tourists jamming up your favorite establishments, those days are over this year (at least until the Boat Parade …

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