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House Fire on Balboa

House Fire by Josh Fry

Last night’s house fire on Balboa Peninsula on the 300 block of 34th Street on Balboa Peninsula was pretty big, even catching the neighbors house on fire, next door. Units responded to the house fire at 4:15am.  Two people were forced to jump for safety, according to eyewitness and nearby neighbor to the event, Josh Fry.  Fry was live the scene and …

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Boat Parades Last Day (With Fireworks at 9pm)

Boat Parade 2013, by Mike Glenn

Tonight is the last night of the Boat Parade– a “can’t-miss” local event.  The Boat Parade is truly a magical holiday tradition enjoyed annually by everyone in and around Newport Beach’s beautiful Harbor.  Initially called the “Tournament of Lights”, the parade was founded by John Scarpa, an obscure Italian gondolier, and Joseph Beek, developer of Beacon Bay, and the famous Balboa Ferry Line. This year, we …

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Wreaths Hung in Balboa

Hanging Wreaths

Wednesday night, beautification workers trucked in our Christmas decorations from Pomona, and completed the holiday spirit by hanging wreaths on Balboa streetlights.  These wreaths join the pre-existing lights already in-place, and also provide their own inter-woven light display, themselves! It’s a great addition to a classic part of Newport– the original Balboa!

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1.5 Days of Non-Stop Rain

Rainstorm

While the surf will still be huge tomorrow morning, the conditions will be downright awful for surfing, and the rain will be a-fallin’.  Do yourself and our lifeguards a favor and don’t attempt to swim in it. But– it sounds like we’re in for some much-needed water!  So hunker down, find your monopoly board, re-activate your NetFlix subscription, and break out …

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Big News For City Council Yesterday

Kevin Muldoon taking the Oath of Office

What a ton of changes!  Last night, we saw the exiting of our old council, and the incoming of the new council.  The old council– along with Keith Curry– continued to tout that the city was in great fiscal shape, that nothing was over-spent, and that they’d do it all again in a heartbeat. The last part is what got me. …

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Meteor Shower: Dec 13+14

Meteor Shower

REMEMBER: December 13-14 are the peak nights to watch the Geminids meteor shower! The Geminids are often bright and intensely colored. This is the most abundant shower of the year. Maximum meteors: around 75 meteors per hour. Velocity 22 miles/sec (medium/slow velocity) As always: The best time to see ANY meteor shower is the hour or two before dawn. Try …

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DUI Checkpoint on Friday

Newport Police

The Newport Beach Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint on Friday, December 12, 2014 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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Swearing in of TEAM NEWPORT

Team Newport Swearing In

Tonight, there will be a swearing in of TEAM NEWPORT, solidifying them as members of City Council, and retiring the old members. New members will include: Headliner Duffy Duffield, maker of Duffy boats. Diane Dixon, the unanimous vote winner from District 1. Kevin Muldoon (“No, not from Muldoons”), lawyer and legal expert. Scott Peotter, representative for the uncompromising conservative. Members of …

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10 foot waves on Friday?

Newport Wedge by Sean Olsen

It’s looking like we’ll be seeing 10 foot waves on Friday. At the Wedge, you know what that means! The waves will be picking up the earliest at 6am– which will suffer from major light problems during the months of our lazy sun– but in that three hour window, we appear set to see swells marked between 6-10 feet. It’s also …

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Quick Guide to Boat Motions

Enjoy this video of boat motions and their names.  We (almost) promise it won’t make you seasick! This has been requested to and delivered by our friends over at The Mariners Guide. Please enjoy!

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