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


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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36th Annual CdM Christmas Walk TODAY

CdM Chistmas Walk

Sunday Dec 7th, from 11am to 4pm, the Corona del Mar Chamber of Commerce is proud to present the community’s most popular event of the year! This is an absolute can’t miss special event filled with holiday festivities for family, friends, residents and visitors looking for a spectacular way to ring in the holiday season. Each year “The Walk” brings …

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Police Cracking Down on Bicycles, Pedestrians

Newport Beach Police

Watch out on Sunday Dec 7th and Saturday Dec 20th! From the Newport Beach PD: As part of our grant-funded Special Traffic Enforcement and Crash Prevention (STEP) activities, the Newport Beach Police Department will be conducting specialized Bicycle, Pedestrian, and Motorcycle Safety Enforcement Operations on Sunday, December 7 and Saturday, December 20 on East Coast Highway east of Macarthur Boulevard. …

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