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“Team Newport” Officially Jumps the Shark

At the last city council meeting, Councilman Scott Peotter proclaimed that Councilman and then-Finance Chair Keith Curry has been abrasive and has had a personality issue for “years”. Mayor Diane Dixon followed, claiming that people have literally cried to her privately about Curry’s behavior. To be fair, Curry is far from a snugly personality– but as Peotter said in his own …

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Happy 100th Birthday, Newport Harbor Yacht Club!

Today is opening day for the American Legion, but yesterday the Newport Harbor Yacht Club had their coolest opening day in 100 years… their one-century birthday!  NHYC held an Opening Day Race on Saturday, which had a couple of dozen contenders, all racing from Long Beach to Newport Harbor. But as you know, we’ve got tons of yacht clubs in Newport, and the Opening …

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Pet of the Week: Marley

As the codification of Dog Beach moves forward, if you don’t have your own pup, you’re gonna be missing out on seeing them appreciate one of the best spots in the world for dogs to be– oh, and their companionship, too.  Newport has a lot of great dogs in need of great homes and great owners… And we’ve got the perfect pup …

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Dirty Old Wedge Shatters Records, Gets One Last Showtime

Balboa's Wedge, photo credit unknown

As many of you already know, the movie Dirty Old Wedge is about bodysurfers and our world-famous surf-spot, The Wedge.  Created by Newporter Tim Burnham, this movie originally had 2 showtimes scheduled for the Newport Beach Film Festival– and they sold out. So they added a 3rd.  And they sold out. So they added a 4th.  And they sold out. …

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Dog Beach: We Just Won A Major Victory– Only one more to go!

First, let me start by issuing a “thank you” to everyone who has been involved with this fight to preserve our Dog Beach.  From everyone who was following this page before, to everyone who shared, liked, or commented on an article, to everyone who donated and got hats, attended the meetings, spoke at the meetings, conducted or provided research that …

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Newport Beach Earth Day has a Lot Going On!

Wow, we have a busy Earth Day! First, the launch of the earth-friendly sailboat race, Newport to Ensenada, is happening today at 11am.  If you aren’t going to be near the Balboa Pier then, then you are missing out! But you can still catch it live thanks to Don Logan’s drone livesteam, which will start at 10:55am, here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cVWOoRIXeBA Second, Newport’s …

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Newport-2-Ensenada Race Starts Tomorrow!

Newport is having a busy week!  Today begins the Balboa Film Festival and Friday will be the race will begin at the Balboa Pier at 11:00 a.m– so if you want to see a huge cluster of world-class sailboats, head on down to Balboa Pier before lunch tomorrow! The race typically lasts overnight, with people arriving in Ensenada throughout Saturday.  Sunday a bus leaves for those too …

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Newport’s International Film Fest Starts Tomorrow!

Did you know that Newport has an internationally known Film Festival?  Living here, it’s easy to dismiss hyped up things as “just more local news”, but this is a really big deal!  Centered around the Lido Theater but having most other surrounding theaters also participating, the event kicks off tomorrow with the Opening Night Gala, a $175-per-person event where people dress up and …

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Dog Beach Update!

Last Friday, Orange County Supervisor Michelle Steel joined with California Assemblyman Matt Harper to voice their support of our Dog Beach. To say that this took effort would be an understatement, as the litany of governmental roadblocks is well… let’s just say there’s a reason UPS’s slogan isn’t “Moving at the Speed of Government”! But to her credit, as soon …

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Pet of the Week: Halo

As the codification of Dog Beach moves forward, if you don’t have your own pup, you’re gonna be missing out on seeing them appreciate one of the best spots in the world for dogs to be– oh, and their companionship, too.  Newport has a lot of great dogs in need of great homes and great owners… And we’ve got the perfect pup …

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