Three Weekend Announcements


1) The Newport Beach Boat Show technically started yesterday, but will kick into high gear this weekend, located at the bridge by Lido.  Over 200 boats will be there.  Admission is $15, and more information can be found here: 2) I want to personally warn you that our site may be operating strangely this weekend.  We are trying out new …

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We Just Broke 3,500 Subscribers! THANK YOU!

SaveNewport 3,500+

When we had our first post on Facebook in Dec, 2013, I had no idea where this was going… or frankly, what I was doing.  All I knew is that we had some really awful policies being passed by the then-current city council, and I wanted to do everything I could to let people know about them so that we …

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Strong El Nino Coming; NOAA Confirmed

El Nino

BREAKING: Weather outlets throughout the world are confirming a “Strong to Very Strong” El Nino this year, and some are predicting an “Extreme El Nino”.  Last years call for a weak El Nino was true in the technical sense, as we kept catching Yellowtail throughout the wintertime– a happening that is virtually unheard of. What’s that mean for us in Newport?  A year filled with …

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Mr Irrelevant is Ready for Newport Beach!

Mr Irrelevant

Of the countless people vying for the position, Gerald Christian was selected for the NFL.  He was the final person who made the cut, joining an impressive league of the most elite football players on earth.  However, he was picked as the last of the elite, which always makes for a good ribbing.  In Newport Beach, we lovingly call it… Mr Irrelevant. …

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Jet Pack America was SAVED!

Jetpack America

Tonight, Council voted to reject the proposal by Councilwoman Diane Dixon to ban Jet Packs in the harbor.  Dixon’s proposal carried no actual line-items whatsoever, just an outright ban.  Was it the noise?  Safety?  No– she just wanted to ban them completely without any other qualifications. I spoke on behalf of reason: We already have noise ordinances.  We already have wake ordinances. …

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NHHS Wins National Championship!


Newport Harbor High School has just won the National Sailing Championship! NHHS Took first place by a very respectable margin in this years Sailing Competition. Congrats to all the sailors in this competition… …and a special congratulations to NHHS– the best school for sailing in the entire country!    

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It’s Time To Audit City Hall; No More Excuses!

Newport Beach City Hall and Bunnies, photo by Mike Glenn

Newport Beach’s City Hall is a building which produces no revenue and costs the taxpayers of Newport Beach well over a half-million dollars each and every month simply to pay down the debt created with its construction and payment plan. While the Irvine Company gave us the land for free, we managed to turn the “New City Hall Project” from …

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Banning Jet Packs in the Harbor?

Jetpack America

The Jet Packs in the harbor are cool– nobody is denying that.  However, should they be here in our harbor? Many boaters use the channel that they operate in, and some complain that the Jet Packs tend to be in the way, with newbie drivers flying and spraying seawater all over the place– so should they be banned? I think …

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“Mega Monday” brings Monster Waves

Newport Wedge by Sean Olsen

Today is the peak of the Big Swell, with the swell pushing in from dead-south, bringing 10-14ft waves to the big beaches and 20ft waves being generated at The Wedge– estimates which many claim are noticeably low. Last night’s swell overtook much of the sandbars in the area north/west of the Balboa Pier, creating a lake-like scene, shown here: The peak today will be …

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May Weather to Cause Swelling After Saturday (20ft wedge waves)

Major Storm Swell

The storm that we’ve been tracking for the last week is finally arriving this weekend– and we aren’t talking about boxing.  This Saturday through Wednesday we will see higher than normal swells, with the Wedge seeing waves up to 20 feet high. Monday or Tuesday will likely be the biggest waves, but we’ll start seeing major increases as early as Sunday morning, …

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