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Curl Fitness on Lido Village Closes Doors Amidst Much Controversy

Curl Fitness Closed by Melissa Kandel

On July 9th, the Curl Fitness in the Lido Village area closed “for remodel” without notice to customers.  What they didn’t say, though, is that they weren’t actually remodeling.  They were closing their doors for good. In fact, this seems to have been their plan all along, as the company running the facility dissolved three weeks prior, on June 17th, …

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Del Mar Opening Day Tomorrow: Wednesday the 17th!

First, we hope that the more controversial issues surrounding horse racing are resolved quickly. But second: Opening Day in Del Mar kicks off Wednesday at 11:30am for it’s 80th summer season, and along with it, it brings a 10-race program! It’s a long haul in both directions, and while some people choose to drive, the most popular (and fun!) method …

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Body Recovered Tuesday Confirmed as that of British Vacationer

It seems the sad story has come to an end, as the OC Coroner has identified the body located Tuesday as the body of a young man on vacation with his family, who went missing while snorkeling in the ocean on his 18th birthday. The body was officially located about 300 yards offshore, and was that of Christopher Nguyen, 18 years …

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Body Pulled from Ocean near 29th Street

This morning at about 8:36am, SaveNewporters Joey Maioriello and Erin Hendricks and others reported a helicopter circling the area near the 29th Street area, over the ocean. Reports were that rescuers had located what appeared to be a lifeless body about 100-200 yards offshore, and loaded it directly onto an Orange County Sheriff’s boat, with both Newport Lifeguard boats also …

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Did You Feel the 7.1 Earthquake?

Did you feel it… AGAIN?? At 8:19:52pm today, an earthquake which immediately registered as a 7.1 sent its waves through Newport Beach.  The quake was centered at 35.766°N 117.605°W, at virtually the same location as the previous quake on July 4th. Yes, 156 miles from Newport sounds like a long way away, but that roller definitely was felt by this author, all …

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Did You Feel the 6.6 Earthquake?

Did you feel it? At 10:33:48am today, an earthquake which immediately registered as a 6.6 sent its waves through Newport Beach.  The quake was centered at 35.705°N  117.508°W, about 7.5miles SW of Searles Valley, CA.  Yes, 156 miles from Newport sounds like a long way away, but that shaker definitely was felt by this author, up all the way down here on Balboa …

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5th Annual Citizen Flag Raising for the 4th of July

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. This morning, just after 9:30am, it was raised for the fifth time, in honor of the upcoming 4th of July holiday. …

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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! SECTION 1: EVENTS What: Old Glory Boat Parade (American Legion) Where: Newport Harbor When: 1pm to 3:30 p.m. Admission: Free Details: This patriotic-themed parade will start off Collins Island and proceed throughout Newport Harbor. A Harbor Patrol fire boat will lead close to 100 decorated …

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Councilman Kevin Muldoon joins Mayor Diane Dixon in Demeaning Police

Kevin Muldoon taking the Oath of Office

As many readers know, Mayor Diane Dixon is running for an Assembly Seat. What many readers don’t know, is just how dirty politics can get when it comes to spending your tax dollars for personal campaigns. Dixon recently proposed adding an additional two police officers, which the police chief has repeatedly refused to ask for– even when asked to ask …

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Three Thirty Three Has their Final Last Call

Last night, legendary restaurant 3 Thirty 3, served its last batch of fish tacos, and their final martini.  PCH’s most visible place with a beautiful view– which always seemed so busy– has closed its doors after 15 years of memory-making, fun, and public reminders about your friends birthdays. But fret not, the owner isn’t going anywhere.  Jeff Reuter will still …

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