Flood Warning, King Tides TODAY

Flooding by Catalina Kurt

Streets flooded during highest tide in decades, just as the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) issued a Flood Advisory until 11pm on Saturday. Yesterday, the prelude to King Tides may have been showing up the King Tides themselves (scheduled for today) with a swell from Hurricane Fabio. Yesterday’s tides were scheduled to be 6’7– not small by any stretch, but …

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If You live in Balboa, You Should Vote Now

Throughout the last 3 weeks, Mail Campaigns have been sent to property owners and residents inquiring about voting for or against creating parking passes for street parking, prohibiting users from having night-time visitors park near them unless the City approves of them. If you live in the area, you know how much of a pain this will be for you.  If you …

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City Council Taking Vote to Block Balboa Residential Streets

The City Council is going to force all residents between the streets of Island and Adams Street to register their cars with the city if they wish to park overnight.  The enforcement will be monitored by a roving car with a computerized, automatic license-plate reader which will log your license plate into a database.  If you want someone to spend …

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4 Years Ago Today, We Lost Lifeguard Ben Carlson

Ben Carlson Unveiling - Cover by Jamie Dow

On July 6, 2014, Ben Carlson was lost off the shores of Newport while on-duty as a Lifeguard of Newport Beach.  His act of heroism effected people well beyond the reaches of Newport Beach. Today, waves are huge, approaching 10 feet in the normal spots and nearly double that at the Wedge, the sun is beating down on us pushing …

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10 FOOT Waves, High Heat on Thursday and Friday!

Balboa's Wedge, photo credit unknown

Today, Surfline is reporting a forecast of TEN FOOT waves at the Wedge… so you know what that means!  The structure of The Wedge often double those sizes, and is sure to attract a ton of tourists– especially after the 4th of July– so if you want to check it out, consider a rideshare or riding a bike. The Swells are supposed …

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A Day to Remember

Today, let us remember the time in which we rebelled against an oppressive government that did not represent the interests of its own people, taxed too much, and did not allow for personal liberty. Through a violent bloody revolution against many of our friends, neighbors, and even our own families, we secured freedom… for the first time in recorded history. …

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DUI Saturation Patrol Tomorrow Through Sunday

Tomorrow through Sunday, July 8th from 6pm to 3am, there will be DUI Saturation Patrols throughout the city, and concentrated in areas with high frequencies of DUI collisions and/or arrests. In recent years, California has seen an increase in drug-related impaired driving crashes. During the four-day Fourth of July holiday period in 2017, 17 people were killed and 430 people …

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Boat Auction on Friday Morning!

Boat Auction

Get your “new-to-you” boat here– for cheap!  On Friday, June 29th, 2018 starting at 8am until 9am, you can view the boats to be auctioned at 9am by the Orange County Sheriff Harbor Patrol. Minimum bids vary with each vessel, but this is a CASH ONLY event, so bring cash, as payment is immediately due after the auction. The address for the event is NO LONGER ON …

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Newport’s 4th of July: Everything You Need in One Spot

You’ll probably want to share this comprehensive post with your friends– the 4th of July is just one week away! PRELUDE: Annual Citizen Flag Raised by Toddland Toddland raised their giant American Flag for the 4th year for the 4th.  If you don’t know where it is, it’s the building in the middle of the intersection between Malarky’s and Newport Beach BrewCo– you …

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4th Annual Citizen Flag Raising for the 4th

Back in 2015, the good folks at Toddland along with their friends and family (me included!) raised enough money in just $20 donations to buy and raise a monster flag at the start of Balboa Peninsula, right between Malarky’s and Newport BrewCo. Monday morning, it was raised for the fourth time, in honor of the upcoming 4th of July holiday.  While the storage of …

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