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DUI Checkpoints Throughout Memorial Day Weekend

Newport Police

The Newport Beach Police Department will be conducting DUI/Drivers License Checkpoints on Friday, Saturday, Sunday, AND Monday throughout the city of Newport Beach– so be prepared for traffic delays.  Also, as you know, tomorrow is the official start of Summertime Parking Problems, so account for those, too. DUI Checkpoints are claimed to reduce drunk driving mostly by deterrent, but also serve …

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Finley Seawall Fails

Early rumors say that a contractor doing home repairs remove the seawall at low tide.  Low tide didn’t last long. More details as we get them. UPDATE @11:54pm: Earlier today, a construction crew knocked down a seawall in need of repair, neighbors say that the teardown was a step to the repairs, but they did not take into account changing …

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Dog Beach: City Begins Blocking Access

For the last several months, there has been dredging occurring at Dog Beach which was mandated by the Army Corps of Engineers to ensure that the Santa Ana river didn’t get backed up and flood the surrounding neighborhoods.  As we are just a few days away from the county-owned land of Dog Beach re-opening to the public, the city has …

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SAVE DOG BEACH – We Need Your Help on Tuesday

PLEASE LIKE, SHARE, COMMENT, and ATTEND on TUESDAY!  WE NEED YOUR HELP! After many long months of dredging, the heavy machinery will likely be gone from Dog Beach by the end of next week and the next big South Swell will drop the sandbars back in the channel right where they used to be, returning the area to the Dog …

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Newport’s Looming Financial Crisis

Scary title?  Yes.  Fearmongering?  Only if you consider reminding everyone of our insolvency as being “fearmongering”. With the city of Newport Beach owing over $1 billion in pensions that they never bothered to fully fund while hiring employees, we’re on the cusp of a major financial crisis which will become unsustainable in a mere 6-8 years.  Meanwhile, we are expanding entire …

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Dixon puts Dog Beach in Jeopardy Once Again

As you all know, we’ve been advocates for Dog Beach for the more-than 18-months since Dixon initially attempted to get rid of it.  However, with your help, we secured a 7-0 vote from Newport’s Parks and Recreation and a 5-0 vote from the County of Orange to implement Dog Beach.  In addition to that– thanks to your public pressure, Diane Dixon …

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Dog Beach Timeline

Since December of 2015, we have been your advocates on behalf of keeping the Dog Beach at Santa Ana River Jetties.  We’ve been working with (and fighting with) local, regional, county, state, and federal governments for over 18 months now, and recently finally found the sole cause of Dog Beach not being official, and specifically who in government has been going behind-the-scenes to …

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Sharks, Sharks, Everywhere! …Or Are They?

It seems that sharks have been dominating the news cycles recently.  With the popularity of drones skyrocketing, we are getting a better look than ever at the waters that we have traditionally shared with these aquatic beasts.  Just earlier this week, a helicopter off of San Juan Capistrano warned paddleboarders to “calmly exit the water” because they were “paddleboarding next to …

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HoSum Bistro Update!

I don’t know if it’s a summertime treat or if it’s just coincidental, but everyone has been reminiscing about HoSum recently.  So what the heck is the deal with it, anyway? As everyone knows, mid-June of last year HoSum was hit by a fire in the middle of the night, and was closed for repairs the next day.  The fire …

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Eviscerating Speaker Against Dixon at Council Meeting

Many of you know of Jon Pedersen from Lido Isle, the gentleman that worked with me side by side on the Dog Beach issue.  Well, neither of us have stopped working on it, and I’ll be doing a recap of that in a later article, but what happened last night at the council meeting was nothing short of jaw-dropping.  I …

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