Council Voting to “Over-Police” Balboa Peninsula TONIGHT

After upsetting the entire community with the original “Lights Out at 11pm” proposal, Dixon has decided that it is better to execute her will through increased police force, and is now attempting to hire on additional police units to patrol the area which is already very well covered by police. This idea is purely illogical for the following reasons: 1) Balboa has …

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Surfers of All Sorts: Blackball Meeting is TONIGHT!

Balboa's Wedge, photo credit unknown

SHARE this with your friends who are wave-riders!  The debate on Blackball is once again on the city’ agenda– tonight!  Whether you like Blackball or want to see the times decreased, increased, or the flags removed completely– this is your time to talk.  Show up and discuss safety, fair use, or whatever other aspects you feel are pertinent to your arguments. Public comments will be …

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Banzai Bowls Hits Newport Due to Popular Demand


Banzai Bowls hits Newport due to popular demand.  With its grand opening TODAY, Banzai Bowls kicks off a great start on Balboa Peninsula, at 114 22nd St, Newport Beach, CA, 92661.  This store is built with an awesome wood storefront.  The amount of blenders that I saw on-hand during my sneak-peak was mind-blowing: … and they said that’s only half of …

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RECIPE: Deviled Egg Easter Peeps

Deviled Egg Easter Peeps

Looking for a fun way to snack this weekend? This twist on the classic Deviled Eggs will produce the cutest egg peeps ever. First, you will need – 6 eggs – 1/4 cup mayonnaise – 1 teaspoon white vinegar – 1 teaspoon yellow mustard – 1/8 teaspoon salt – Freshly ground black pepper – Smoked Spanish paprika and small slices …

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Lunar Eclipse: TONIGHT!

Lunar Eclipse

On April 4, 2015, there will be a total lunar eclipse.  Due to our position on the globe, we will see about 98% of a total lunar eclipse, with just a piece of the moon remaining lit. This eclipse can be seen from Newport Beach in the following times: Begins: Sat, Apr 4, 2015 at 2:03 AM Maximum: Sat, Apr 4, 2015 …

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UberX: Now Serving John Wayne Airport!

Uber Vs Taxi

As of March 31st, you can take an Uber to and from John Wayne Airport! Taxi services throughout the company have been gouging both drivers and passengers for years.  However, the cost of barrier to entry on this market kept out most competition– until technology came about.  Uber disrupted the market completely, allowing people to leverage their own vehicles and time …

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Barge Backup Reaches Newport

Barges on Newport Horizon, Photo By: Into The Woods Photography

NEWPORT BEACH – As a single drop of water in a placid lake makes a ripple, same is true for the Southern California ports. On June 30, 2014 the contract for the International Longshoremen & Warehouse Union and waterfront employees was set to expire. What started off as a typical union contract renewal turned into a event that crippled the …

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Lights Out At 11pm: City Touts Even More Misleading Info


Last Council meeting, city officials admitted that their crime stats per-capita for Balboa Peninsula were misleading.  They admitted that while 84% of crime is committed by non-Newporters, they simply did not include those people in the per-capita stats.  If we are going to compile stats including non-resident crime, then we should include non-resident counts for people, too. Conversely, if we do not …

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PCH Road Work: It’ll Continue for at Least One More Year.

Road Work

At Tuesday night’s town hall with Diane Dixon, it was revealed that the road work on PCH would not be completed this fall, as originally planned.  In fact, it was stated that if they encounter absolutely perfect conditions and no more unknowns/surprises, that this will finish up towards the end of spring, next year.  So do yourself a favor and get familiar …

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Adopt A Pet: Bella from Greendog

Adopt a Pet

Many dogs and cats are lost each day due to insufficient adoption rates. If you are looking for a new dog or cat, please consider adopting one in need. These animals are friendly, lovable pets who were often abandoned by their previous owners, and are now looking for their own forever home. Today, we highlight Bella, from Greendog Foundation: Bella …

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