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Vodka-infused Gummybears Now in Newport

Maverick's Vodka-infused Gummybears, photo by Mike Glenn

Don’t tell the non-adventurous, but Mavericks Gastro Pub on Balboa Peninsula is now serving vodka-infused gummybears, and they are dangerously delicious! (So are their burgers, fried chicken, and shockingly-delicious pickle chips!) Mavericks is a new Gastropub located on the corner of Palm and Balboa, at the location of the old Bubbles.

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Blue Whales Are Back– and In Force!

Blue Whale, photo by Velvet Park

Huge numbers for blue whales sightings recently, with the warm waters of the coming El Nino pushing them up from their normal habitats.  Combined local counts in the last week (8/31 – 9/5) show: 10 blue whales, 3 Fin Whales, many thousands of common dolphin and a few dozen bottlenose dolphin spotted off Newport’s coast alone. These numbers suggest that there …

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More “Hurricane Waves”, this weekend!

Balboa's Wedge, photo credit unknown

Today’s waves at the Wedge are courtesy of Hurricane Norbert. Expect 12 foot waves at the Wedge, with occasional 15 footers (or more!). High tide will be at 7pm today, just in time to begin your wave-filled weekend! High tide on Saturday will be at both 8:10am and 7:45pm. Sunday afternoon’s waves will be the peak of the sessions, with …

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Newport Beach Tsunami Alarm Test

Emergency Sirens on Balboa Peninsula

Newport has a set of three sirens on Balboa Peninsula, primarily designed for tsunami warnings– but can be activated for any major situation. The sirens are located as the image shows: The Wedge, by 15th and Bay, and West Newport by 60th & Seashore. The first Friday of each month (that’s today!) a test is conducted at noon. If you …

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RINOs: Not an endangered species in Newport

RINOs Run Rampant in Newport

DONT VOTE for these people who have poisoned our city with bad policy, toxic spending, increased taxes, violations of Prop13, and have somehow managed to double the total debt of the city in the last 10 years– almost unbelievably more than the other 95 years of Newport’s history, combined. Members of our awful council currently up for election in November …

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Reef of Trash Washes Ashore

Used Tire Reef experiment

Yesterday, the tide washed up an embarrassing story for our city. In 1988, an inventor from France created an “artificial reef” comprised of 1,500 used tires off the coast of Balboa Peninsula. The storm caused by the hurricane blew these tires ashore. It took nearly an hour for the “gunk” to wash off of them. There was no life growing …

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DUI Checkpoint Friday Night

Newport Beach Police

Newport Beach PD will be conducting a DUI checkpoint at an undisclosed location tomorrow, Friday the 29th between 8pm and 3am. 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 good time remind everyone that when you drink, please call a taxi …

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BIG NEWS for BIG WAVES on BIG WEDNESDAY!

Photo credit to Allen Schaben, of Newporter Bobby Okvist

We will likely see over 25 foot waves at the Wedge from WED-FRI, thanks to Hurricane Marie being just 800 miles off our coast. Will this mean tubes? Not counting the “double stacked” waves at the Wedge, our other beaches will be seeing waves from 7 to 10 feet along south-facing beaches starting Wednesday, with occasional sets of 12 to …

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Weird Fish on our Beaches

By The Wind Sailor photographed by Jill O'Leary

Have you seen this strange creature before? The wind blew thousands of them across our local coastline today. Apparently, they are called “By The Wind Sailors”, and they could start stinking pretty badly if we don’t clean them up very soon! We’ve never seen them before– have you? Photo credit to Newporter Jill O’Leary More info here: http://www.nbcnews.com/science/weird-science/millions-jellyfish-sailor-creatures-invade-west-coast-beaches-n170986

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Audit City Hall movement gains traction!

Scott Peotter and Kevin Muldoon

BREAKING: City Council Candidates Scott Peotter and Kevin Muldoon support our proposal to AUDIT our $250m city hall. Our neighbors of the same population size built their city hall for $24m, and as Irvine’s audit of $250m debacle turns into more and more of a fiasco, we will surely see more join in on the calls for an audit. We …

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