UberX: Now Serving John Wayne Airport!

Uber Vs Taxi

As of March 31st, you can take an Uber to and from John Wayne Airport! Taxi services throughout the company have been gouging both drivers and passengers for years.  However, the cost of barrier to entry on this market kept out most competition– until technology came about.  Uber disrupted the market completely, allowing people to leverage their own vehicles and time …

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Barge Backup Reaches Newport

Barges on Newport Horizon, Photo By: Into The Woods Photography

NEWPORT BEACH – As a single drop of water in a placid lake makes a ripple, same is true for the Southern California ports. On June 30, 2014 the contract for the International Longshoremen & Warehouse Union and waterfront employees was set to expire. What started off as a typical union contract renewal turned into a event that crippled the …

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Lights Out At 11pm: City Touts Even More Misleading Info


Last Council meeting, city officials admitted that their crime stats per-capita for Balboa Peninsula were misleading.  They admitted that while 84% of crime is committed by non-Newporters, they simply did not include those people in the per-capita stats.  If we are going to compile stats including non-resident crime, then we should include non-resident counts for people, too. Conversely, if we do not …

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PCH Road Work: It’ll Continue for at Least One More Year.

Road Work

At Tuesday night’s town hall with Diane Dixon, it was revealed that the road work on PCH would not be completed this fall, as originally planned.  In fact, it was stated that if they encounter absolutely perfect conditions and no more unknowns/surprises, that this will finish up towards the end of spring, next year.  So do yourself a favor and get familiar …

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Adopt A Pet: Bella from Greendog

Adopt a Pet

Many dogs and cats are lost each day due to insufficient adoption rates. If you are looking for a new dog or cat, please consider adopting one in need. These animals are friendly, lovable pets who were often abandoned by their previous owners, and are now looking for their own forever home. Today, we highlight Bella, from Greendog Foundation: Bella …

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Freedom Prevails at Woody’s Wharf!

Woody's Wharf Sign Newport Beach Picture

Yesterday afternoon during a special session of Council, Councilmember Duffy joined Mayor Selich and Councilmen Peotter and Muldoon in voting to withdraw the petition to appeal the Woody’s verdict to the California Supreme Court. Here’s the play-by-play: 1) Then-Councilman Mike Henn illegally voted to ban dancing at Woody’s Wharf (he had already shown his bias, and refused to recuse himself) 2) Woody’s fought the …

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Tuesday’s Election Results

Election Results

The California State Senator position was open for election after the incumbent won a seat in the US Congress.  Three people were contending for the seat along with one write-in candidate.  Of the four, one was very well funded, and one had massive Name-ID due to his fantastic actions in politics in the past. Don Wagner raised about $400,000 for his campaign.  Wagner …

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Voting Day AND St Patties Day!

Happy St Patties Day, and happy voting day, too! Today is the vote for our California State Senator who will service in the California Senate.  We have three options on the ballot, and one write-in possibility, listed in alphabetical order: – John Moorlach, accountant, famous for calling out OC as a bankrupt county when nobody believed him.  Then we filed …

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Dixon Endorses Wagner

Dixon Endorses Wagner

You are judged by the company you keep: Diane Dixon was touted as the headliner for Wagner at a recent fundraiser. Diane Dixon has made a LOT of headlines since her first vote in office just three months ago– and not in a good way. She has claimed she wants government out of private business, but then presented the “Lights Out At 11pm” proposal (aka Balboa …

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Dixon’s Fire Ring Proposal Shot Down By Majority

Family by the Fire Rings, photo credit unknown

Just like the Lights Out at 11pm, Dixon brought the fire rings proposal up for a vote at the last minute.  Unlike the Lights Out proposal, the city had it posted for LESS than 72 hours.  All 72 hours are legally required by the Brown Act, but the page holding the information was offline for a whopping 23 hours.  Despite this very clear legal requirement, the …

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