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Repairing Elections

Whew.  What an election!  I think we can all agree, that was more than we had bargained for, right? All the money spent on signs, slick mailers, commercials, and other materials to “get the word out” was absolutely overwhelming.  Did you read it all?  I did– but suspect I’m the exception to the rule! Most cities vote one of two ways: 1) …

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We won again: Ben Carlson Lifeguard HQ

Ben Carlson Lifeguard Headquarters

This Wednesday during a rescheduled city council meeting, the council voted 6-0 (with Daigle not present) to rename the Lifeguard HQ to the Benjamin M. Carlson Lifeguard Headquarters.  The organization whose task is honoring Ben was also awarded with a $10,000 check to help their progress towards a statue to be placed near the Lifeguard HQ next summer near the anniversary of …

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All ballots finally counted?

Hanging Chad

We’ve received word that all ballots may be finally counted, but that the Registrar of Voters is holding off on certifying results until they are “110% sure”– a wise move.  The nation still laughs about the “hanging chad” in the year 2000! However, that doesn’t stop the anxiousness and anticipation from boiling over.  We have no races in Newport that are in jeopardy, …

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Ben Carlson Lifeguard Headquarters

Ben Carlson Lifeguard Headquarters

Join us tonight, at the Newport Beach City Hall for the dedication and renaming of our Newport Beach Lifeguard Headquarters to “Benjamin M. Carlson Lifeguard Headquarters”. This is something we can all be excited about, and is great way to honor Ben even before the statue comes in his honor.  If you decide to speak tomorrow to thank the council, please remember to thank …

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Happy Veterans Day!

Veterans Day

Yesterday the Marines may have gotten their day, but today is dedicated to all veterans.  In fact, if you are a vet, many companies would like to honor you on this day dedicated to you and your service.  Here are a few nationally recognized names, and their attempt at giving back: • Get a free haircut. Veterans who visit Great …

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Happy birthday, Marines.

Marines 239th Birthday, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit

On November 10, 1775, the Marines were officially born through a resolution by Second Continental Congress meeting in Philadelphia. For the last 239 years, our Marine friends have been fighting on the front lines to protect our country against our enemies. As I was born and raised in Jacksonville Florida (which had a whopping three naval bases at the time), …

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Newport Votes: WE WON!

Results

What an amazing night. Let’s start with the two “big ones”: Duffy is known around Newport for his boats.  When he was a kid, he did what others said couldn’t be done: He powered his boat with an electric motor.  Well, our beloved Duffy has pulled off the impossible yet again, and has managed to resoundingly defeat a sitting mayor. Rush Hill was defeated …

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Endorsements Are In!

Endorsements are in!

After much careful thought and investigation, please find the list of our endorsements, attached:   Quick endorsement list for printing: COUNCIL: [why?] Duffy Duffield Roy Englebricht MEASURE Y: “NO”. [why? 1] [why? 2] WATER (depending on your district): [why?] Shawn Dewane or Steve Sheldon ASSEMBLY [why?] Matt Harper ASSESSOR Claude Parish COUNTY SUPERVISOR Michelle Steel CONGRESS Dana Rohrabacher —— DETAILS: NEWPORT …

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Not all laws are moral.

Rosa Parks

NOT ALL LAWS ARE MORAL.  Nine years ago today, civil rights hero Rosa Parks passed away. In her memory: do what is right, always.    

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If you like Wendy Leece, you’ll LOVE Keith Curry

Wendy Leece… the pariah of Newport/Mesa politics.  She, runs against members of her own party who are actively doing great jobs, breaks her promises to both the public and to her own party, and her social crowd mostly consists of political crazies– who she regularly votes in solidarity with.  She even broke her promise not to accept money from certain organizations– just weeks …

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