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Dixon Denies Attempting to Ban Bicycles from the Boardwalk

First, an apology is due.  Yesterday, I stated that there was going to be a meeting at “Mariner’s Park”.  The meeting was at “Marina Park”.  This is a small misspelling with a tremendous impact, and I sincerely apologize to those who went where I directed them and had no meeting to be found. Second, last night was exceedingly unproductive. All of …

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Councilwoman Dixon Holding Town Hall tonight on Firestation Move

The public is invited to Councilwoman Dixon’s Townhall Meeting, tonight at 6:30 at Mariner’s Park.  Topics will include the moving of the extremely controversial Fire Station. In addition to this, she plans to cover the Flashing Crosswalks which we were promised an update on in June after many months of public protest.  Presumably, she will tell us whether or not we …

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Is the “Trolley” Saga Finally Over?

Councilwoman Diane Dixon’s unpopular trolley system which was overwhelmingly voted to NOT exist to begin with by the population as a whole has finally come to the end of its first year.  And by “first year”, I mean that the city spent $240,000 to allow it to operate for 28 days.  Yep, you read that correctly. The bus system is funded by …

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City Prepares to Blow Millions More On Senseless Ideas

If you remember back in September of 2015, McDonalds on the peninsula closed permanently.  Afterwards, the building was sold in June of 2016 for $1.975m— and it has been abandoned ever since.  Now, the city wants to buy this abandoned property for $4million.  Yes, that is a two million dollar appreciation in just one year, on a property that costs less …

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Does The City Have an “Enemies List”?

A few days ago, longtime activist Bob Rush sent out an email in regards to the results of a Public Document Request Act that he had done in Newport Beach.  Included in the results of his query was an email that seems extremely concerning on its surface, which can be seen here: http://savenewport.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Enemies-List-PDF.pdf In a nutshell, there was a guy named “ET …

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Sixteen years ago…

It was 16 years ago today that our world stopped cold in its tracks for hours that seemed like weeks.  Nearly 3,000 people lost their lives in attacks hitting the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and a downed plane en route, and the world froze still.  Everything seemed to fast-forward or perhaps rewind as we hear of the second plane smashing into …

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IMPORTANT: Is Your House Listed in the new “Floodzone” On this Photo?

Recently, FEMA has tweaked the way that they determine “flood zones”, which will greatly impact the amount that you pay in flood insurance if your home is listed on this image describing the new proposals. If you live within 1,000 feet of coastline, there is a good chance you’ll be asked to pay thousands of dollars per year in extra costs …

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Pet of the Week: Bailey

How could you not like this pup? (Click on the link for the full image.) Do you know someone who is looking for a dog?  Newport has a lot of great dogs in need of great homes and great owners… And we’ve got the perfect pup for you to rescue who desperately needs a forever home!  BUT WAIT, if you …

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Hurricane Harvey: Where Can You Help?

Estimates have said that if this much rainfall fell on New Orleans with Katrina, the city would be 128ft under water. As a first-responder who spent time rebuilding after Katrina, and someone who has been directly impacted by multiple hurricanes, I take particular care when I see these sorts of disasters happen.  But I’m not the only one in our area who …

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The Wedge: A Bench Forged from History, and History Forged by Wave Riders

Wedge Tree by Ron Romanosky - 1989

On Thursday, August 24th from 6pm to 9pm, legendary Wedge surfer, body boarder, and photographer Ron Romanosky will be presenting a photo archive as the bench created from the wood of the fallen Wedge Tree is unveiled at Sherman Gardens (2647 East Coast Highway). From 6pm to 7pm will be the general admission time, at 7pm the bench will be unveiled, which …

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