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Dixon Puts Fire Rings to A Vote… Again.

Family by the Fire Rings, photo credit unknown

Only 6 short weeks after a majority voted to restore the fire rings, Councilwoman Diane Dixon has decided– at the last minute– to put this measure back on the agenda, yet again.  You usually don’t put the item back on the agenda until you think you have the votes to carry out your wishes, so she may have convinced a weak link to …

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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 has to do with 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. Remember, this Sunday on March the 8th, “Spring Forward” into the new …

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Hail Hits Newport!

Hail In Newport, by 56th St Resident Blue Smith

We had our time to make fun of the rest of the country, but Newport Beach is now experiencing some chilly weather of its own.  In fact, we have been getting hail today across the coastline.  Hail reports have been coming in from as far as 56th and Seashore all the way down to Balboa Peninsula near Bay Island. Hail is caused …

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Dixon Admits Intent of “Lights Out” Proposal is to Strip Property Rights

Seizing Property

After much public pressure, Councilwoman Diane Dixon and City Manager Dave Kiff have recently confessed that the intention of the Balboa Overlay (most commonly known as “Lights Out After 11pm”) is even worse than we thought.  Its intention is to literally strip property rights from building owners.  If passed, it would mean that the city of Newport Beach can essentially come up with rules and …

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Less Than 48 Hours to Register to Vote

Your Vote Counts

Monday the 2nd– is the final day to register to vote for 2015’s election cycle on the 37th State District.  You can do it online by clicking right here.  There is no cost to do so, it only takes about 90 seconds, and if you aren’t already registered, there is literally no reason not to do it right this second. This will give …

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Sound off: Balboa Pier or Newport Pier for the Ben Carlson Statue?

Ben Carlson Statue

Ben Carlson was the best of men.  Without hesitation, he gave his life to save another.  Private donors are stepping up to the plate to create a statue in his honor– a statue which will also serve to honor the sacrifices that all lifeguards make. Our group, SaveNewport, stepped up to the plate and donated into 5-figures to the cause. …

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Fear-Mongering by Council Raises Ethical Questions

Bad Math

Last Tuesday, the Newport Beach Police Department was the star of the show at the Town Hall meeting where the public was promised a reason for the “Lights Out At 11pm” proposal, a proposal officially known as the innocuous-sounding “Balboa Overlay”. Instead, what the public received was two-fold: 1) An outright refusal to answer the question of “why is this being proposed” …

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DUI Checkpoint on Friday

DUI Checkpoint

The Newport Beach Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint on Friday, February 20th, 2015 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. This is a …

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PLEASE ATTEND: “Lights Out” Meeting: Tonight at 6:30pm

Town Hall, stock photo

PLEASE SHARE & PLEASE ATTEND the Town Hall meeting at OLD city hall (on Balboa Peninsula).  3300 Newport Blvd at 6:30pm on Tuesday the 17th. Today the reasons behind the “Lights Out” will be announced.  Expect the explanations to be specifically designed to calm the crowd. Expect to be told that everyone is over-reacting. Ask what the purpose is of spending taxpayer dollars …

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Sign the Petition against “Lights Out at 11”

We need your help!  Please SHARE this status with your friends, and encourage them to sign the petition as well!  Our council believes that a majority of people have such disdain for late night businesses that it warrants new government involvement in businesses open beyond 11pm.  As we all know, this is the work of a few very vocal people with an agenda. …

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