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Water District Endorsements (this is very important)

Water District Vote

For the last several years, efforts by Shawn Dewane to lobby both Newport/Mesa councils have fallen on ears uninterested in water cleanliness, supply, or cost.  Their proposals would have brought independence to Newport Beach water supplies while simultaneously making them cleaner and cutting our prices in half (and in some cases, a quarter). How?  Very simple.  There is a pipe that runs adjacent …

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Today is the last day to register to vote. Do it online, here.

Your Vote Counts

Today– Monday the 20th– is the final day to register to vote for 2014’s election.  You can do it online by clicking right here.  There is no cost to do so, it only takes about 90 seconds, and if you aren’t already registered, there is literally no reason not to do it right this second. This is a historic election period in Newport, …

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EXCLUSIVE: Candidate Views (summary)

Photo of boat inventor and council candidate, Duffy Duffield

EXCLUSIVE: You asked for it, and you got it. Here is a cross-section of all council candidates views on the four huge issues this election cycle. Don’t fret: Have any other burning questions that are bothering you? Ask it in the section below, and we’ll compile a new list with the most popular questions! Until then, please enjoy this grid containing …

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Audit City Hall: 5 of 8 candidates on-board

Newport Beach City Hall and Bunnies, photo by Mike Glenn

BREAKING: 5 of 8 candidates now support auditing Newport’s city hall project. As questionable spending is revealed in cities like Irvine throughout the county– and now the county itself– the cries for auditing Newport Beach’s own city hall are becoming louder and more clear. We think that the largest-ever-expenditure begs for an audit simply because of its size– and we …

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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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