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April Fools: A History

Did you know??? April Fools day was originally known as April Pranks Day– but wait– April Pranks day is actually a mis-typed version of April FRANKS day. April Franks was a famous comedian who traveled from city to city in the newly colonized Americas, delivering her acts and putting comedy routines on the map (previously, comedy routines almost entirely consisted …

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DUI Checkpoint TONIGHT (Thursday)

Newport Police

The Newport Beach Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint tonight, Thursday, March 31st, 2016 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.  They also cause significant traffic …

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Lido Theater is BACK

Today, Lido Theater installed some of the final touches to re-create the venue into its traditional use as a theater.  A very specific projector was shipped from Canada to the location and was installed this morning, setting the stage for the theater to have not just one of the best sound systems but also one of the best digital display systems …

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PCH Construction has Finally Ended!

Great news for a Monday– PCH construction on the OC Sanitary District pipes has finally come to an end.  While there are still a few repairs and a road with that kind of traffic will inevitably always have tinkering to do, the big shutdowns and traffic congestion is finally over. The project was over-time and over-budget, but will set us up …

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RECIPES: 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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Pet of the Week: Ellie

Newport dogs need you! … And we’ve got the perfect pup for you to rescue who needs a forever home. Ellie is a Australian cattle dog who weighs in at a petite 35lbs.  The white specks on her back are typical of the breed and aren’t a sign of her going gray– she’s only 11 months old! She’s known as a blue-heeler due to her …

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The Biggest Sea Disaster off the Coast of Newport? Not really…

Today between 10am and 3pm, the biggest ocean disaster drill in 20 years will be happening off the coast of Newport Beach, at the mouth of the bay towards CdM.   This drill will utilize land-, sea- and air-based emergency response teams and from the federal, state, county and local governments. The simulation will be of a boating accident in CdM and a smaller …

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Council is Set to Vote on the Most Absurd Thing in Years…

One year ago, I wrote a detailed article on SaveNewport and another in the LATimes about how the City Council could increase water supply, take us off the statewide pipeline to make us self-sufficient in water, cut our prices in half, and provide us cleaner water for half the cost of what we are paying now.  An additional benefit of doing all of …

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Pet of the Week: JoJo

Tired of all the Dog Beach posts and want a dog of your own? 🙂 Fret not, we’ve got the perfect pup for you to rescue– and he needs a forever home. From the shelter: “JoJo has been waiting a very long time for his family.  He has been with Home Free for about a month, and before that he …

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DUI Checks on St Patricks Day

The Newport Beach Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint on Thursday, St. Patricks Day throughout the city of Newport Beach– so be prepared for traffic delays. DUI Checkpoints are claimed to reduce drunk driving mostly by deterrent, but also serve to actively arrest those who are driving under the influence.  They also cause significant traffic delays, …

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