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The Biggest Sea Disaster off the Coast of Newport? Not really…

Today between 10am and 3pm, the biggest ocean disaster drill in 20 years will be happening off the coast of Newport Beach, at the mouth of the bay towards CdM.   This drill will utilize land-, sea- and air-based emergency response teams and from the federal, state, county and local governments. The simulation will be of a boating accident in CdM and a smaller …

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Council is Set to Vote on the Most Absurd Thing in Years…

One year ago, I wrote a detailed article on SaveNewport and another in the LATimes about how the City Council could increase water supply, take us off the statewide pipeline to make us self-sufficient in water, cut our prices in half, and provide us cleaner water for half the cost of what we are paying now.  An additional benefit of doing all of …

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Pet of the Week: JoJo

Tired of all the Dog Beach posts and want a dog of your own? 🙂 Fret not, we’ve got the perfect pup for you to rescue– and he needs a forever home. From the shelter: “JoJo has been waiting a very long time for his family.  He has been with Home Free for about a month, and before that he …

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DUI Checks on St Patricks Day

The Newport Beach Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint on Thursday, St. Patricks Day throughout the city of Newport Beach– so be prepared for traffic delays. 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, …

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Excessive Bills from SoCalGas? Here’s Why…

If you have received a higher-than-normal gas bill, then you are not alone.  SoCalGas is short on staff, so instead of sending people out to read meters, they have decided that the way to handle the situation is to do “meter estimation”, where they do NOT take your meter and give you a “regular” bill, but instead average the entire neighborhood together and give …

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Boat Auction on Friday Morning!

Boat Auction

Get your “new-to-you” boat here– for cheap!  On Friday, March 18, 2014 starting at 8am, you can view the boats to be auctioned at 9am by the Orange County Sheriff Harbor Patrol. This is a CASH ONLY event, and payment is immediately due after the auction. The address for the event is: 1901 Bayside Drive Corona del Mar 92625 Up for auction are: …

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Pet Of the Week

Tired of all the Dog Beach posts and want a dog of your own? 🙂 Fret not, we’ve got the perfect pup for you to rescue– and he needs a forever home. From the shelter: “Noah is a gorgeous 2 year old pit bull mix.  We can’t figure out what he is mixed with, but just look at those adorable …

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I am Running for Council

As you may have read in the papers this week, I have decided to run for council. Over the course of the last few years our local city council has pushed attempts to strip property rights from our historic businesses, proposed abolishing our fire rings, raised our taxes, increased spending, inflated our pension costs, and now is even attempting to shut down …

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Spring Forward on Sunday!

Daylight Saving Spring Forward

Remember that Sunday morning we set our clocks FORWARD by one hour! Daylight savings was created for the energy savings, 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 on heating and electricity– across many businesses combined, this had a huge impact on fledgling power stations. …

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Fire Rings To Be Restored?

Family by the Fire Rings, photo credit unknown

Will Mayor Diane Dixon and Councilmen Kevin Muldoon, Scott Peotter and Duffy Duffield finally be able to keep their election promises? Team Newport ran on keeping the fire rings but due to lack of public support, rather than bothering to fight AQMD Rule 444, they complied, eliminating half of Newport’s wood-burning fire rings and instead instituting charcoal rings in their place.  Barry Wallerstein, …

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