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Patio Furniture Clearance

Okay– this post is a little off the beaten path for us!  But it’s the weekend, so we can be a bit goofy.  This is not a sponsored post, or an ad, or anything else like that– just FYI on some great deals.  However, it is a friend’s company, so I got the word on the deals immediately! Coast Modern Living …

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Goodbye, Bay Island Bridge

Bay Island Bridge

These four timelapse videos will show you the destruction of the iconic Bay Island Bridge. The beautiful, quaint Bay Island Bridge began dismantling on 10/09/2014. I can’t say I know of a single person who is a fan of the new monstrosity of a bridge put in its place, but seeing it being dismantled is undoubtedly cool. Video copyright Mike …

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El Nino Coming; NOAA Confirmed

Flood Zone in Newport

UPDATE @1:05pm: NOAA has updated to say that they believe the El Nino will be a weak one. BREAKING: Just 30 minutes ago, NOAA officially confirmed that an El Nino was a very likely event.  They expect it to begin in 1-2 months and last into the Spring of 2015. What’s that mean for us in Newport?  A winter filled with weirdness. …

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Measure Y: Forums Today and Tomorrow (please attend!)

Debate

I will be speaking at one of the two Measure Y forums this week (I am anti-Y). Today will be a debate called “Y or Y Not” with a reception at 5:30pm in the Newport Beach Civic Center Community Room, 100 Civic Center Drive.  It will start at 6pm and last about an hour. Yes on Y will be represented by former Mayor Don …

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Lunar Eclipse Tomorrow night

Lunar Eclipse

Tomorrow night (well, technically, super early Wednesday morning), on Oct 8, 2014, there will be a full lunar eclipse. This eclipse can be seen from the West Coast, Hawaii, and Eastern Australia Southern California eclipse times are: Eclipse START: 1:17 AM Eclipse PEAK START: 3:27 AM Eclipse PEAK MAX: 3:55 AM Eclipse PEAK END: 4:22 AM Eclipse END: 6:32am Will you be watching?

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Feet to the Fire: Recap

Feet to the Fire

Feet to the Fire was an interesting one, this time around.  The three candidates running as a slate with Dave Ellis as their campaign manager did not bother to even show up.  However, they did provide those candidates with empty chairs with their name on them, to shame them publicly (which was well-deserved). Those candidates were the following: – Kevin Muldoon did …

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“Measure Y”: Newport’s Great Deception

Measure Y: Ballot Deception

Most all of current council have endorsed Measure Y– with the headlining person being current councilman Keith Curry.  If that’s not enough alone to make you vote against it, then let me tell you exactly how they are attempting to bilk the public on this measure, yet again: Measure Y was written by the City Attorney’s office (who also wrote the “unbiased opinion” on …

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Measure Y is both Big Government and Bad Government

Vote No on Y

“We’ve got to pass the bill to know what’s in it”– this is the call from nearly all of the Newport Council candidates when you ask them about Measure Y. I asked the question to candidates: “Have you read Measure Y?”  All but two said they have not.  Yet every single one of them has formed an opinion on it.  How? …

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The unintended consequences of a Nanny State

Reusable Bag

What has happened since the city-instituted bag-bans have taken place, despite the outcries from citizens? Some people claim that their stores have seen a doubling of shoplifting since plastic bag bans have been implemented. Friends in Huntington tell me that the instances of dog droppings not being picked up by owners have skyrocketed since plastic bags have become less available. As …

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CdM Republican Assembly Endorsements

California Republican Assembly

Last night, the CdM Republican Assembly (which is actually a Newport-wide organization) met with the candidates to endorse. CdMRA shares its name with the CdM Residents Association– but they are not one in the same.  The Republican Assembly is a subsidiary of the California Republican Assembly. Of all the people there, the only candidates missing were Mike Toerge and Diane Dixon. …

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