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What in the Heck is Happening at City Hall?

Newport Beach City Hall and Bunnies, photo by Mike Glenn

Over the years, our small town has lost touch with not just its roots– but the people itself.  Today, the city operates as a ruling class over the citizens, rather a government run for the people, by the people.  Some examples, you might ask? 1) Back Bay Buoys. For years, the buoys on the back bay have wound up ensnared …

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Did You Feel it? Earthquake Just off our Coast

Did you feel it?  This writer was busy snoring! At 2:38:39Am Saturday morning (an erroneous earlier publication said “today”), an earthquake which immediately registered as a 3.5 sent its waves through Newport Beach. The quake was centered at 33.546°N 118.172°W, about 14 miles due WSW from Newport, between Balboa Peninsula and Catalina.  As Catalina blocks nearly all Ocean-Born quakes from generating …

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Taste of The Island, This Sunday (Balboa Island)

Don’t miss out Sunday, September 15th starting at 11am for the Balboa Island Carnival and Taste of the Island, which will include Family Fun such events as Carnival Games, Great food, DJ music, Raffles & other prizes– and my personal favorite, the Pie-Eating Contest.  (if anyone has any pictures of me doing the contest last year, please post em!) More information on the …

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May We Remember 9/11

It’s been 18 years since that fateful day– the day where everything changed, at 8:46am and 9:03am. A third plane then collided with the Pentagon at 9:37am, while a fourth plane later crashed in Pennsylvania at 10:03am after passengers fought with the hijackers on the flight. But instead of focusing on the tragedy at hand, I’d like to take a …

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Yes, that was a 3.9 Earthquake

Did you feel it? At 1:21:49pm today, an earthquake which immediately registered as a 3.9 sent its waves through Newport Beach. The quake was centered at 33.598°N 117.260°W, about 36 miles due East from Newport, near Temecula. You can find more updated information, here: http://scedc.caltech.edu/recent/Maps/Los_Angeles.html and here: https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/ci38824959/executive For more information about how to be prepared, check out our award-winning Civilian Emergency Response Team, CERT. Remember, …

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Garry Brown: The Newest-Revealed Dixon Crony

In our exhaustive coverage of the crony-arranged Dog Beach meeting happening on Sept 11th– yes, seriously, they chose that date– we detailed two of the three speakers as being seriously high-paid government employees under Mayor Dixon, therefore carrying the water for her.  But we missed one of them: Garry Brown.  No, not the former governor of California Jerry Brown, but …

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Cronyism and Fake News in Newport Beach

As we continue our expose on crooked government, it is my great pleasure to bring you this, our second installment of Exposing the Cronies: Given the reporting on our last article, I found it pretty ironic that shortly after we exposed cronyism at Speak Up Newport (http://savenewport.com/2019/08/28/speak-up-newport-puts-heavy-cronyism-on-display/), a new speaking event was sent to me by several readers.  They all told …

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“Secret Summer” is Here!

Well, we all know that the peninsula’s “Summer” seems to end every year on Labor Day, but to everyone else in the US, Sept 23rd is actually the official last day of summertime.  But if you survived the parking, the traffic, and the tourists jamming up your favorite establishments, those days are over this year (at least until the Boat …

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King Tides TONIGHT (Watch for Flooding)

Photo of a King Tide by Matthew Zamiska

King Tides are coming tonight to Newport Beach, bringing some of the highest tides of the entire year. Tonight, some of our largest tides will come, measuring over 6feet, 8 inches.  While less than our historical highs, this could breach some areas of our seawall, causing flooding, or send docks floating off of their pilings. If you have an older dock …

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“Speak Up Newport” Puts Heavy Cronyism On Display

Speak Up Newport bills itself as a “Community Forum” in Newport Beach, but the reality is a lot more dirty than that, as you are about to find out.  To prelude: This is not a selfish article about disappointment for not being able to speak (although I am sure it will be framed that way by the ones I am …

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