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Irresponsible Bus Plan up for Vote Tuesday

As many of you know, after OCTA and busses across the nation have had busses fail left and right due to increasing transportation options like Uber and Lyft (and even free services like the Downtowner!).  These services remove the necessity for public transportation for many people, and allow them to ride freely or cheaply to their same destinations. As a response …

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Nobu Public Opening is TONIGHT

Tonight, the world-famous Nobu sushi restaurant will be opening in Newport Beach. After 18 months of construction, the venue hosted a “soft opening” last night for family and friends, and is hosting their first public opening tonight (their official “Grand Opening” will be about a month away– this is just for us!). Sushi bar opens at 4pm and seating by …

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Police Dog Elko Dies

Beloved police dog Elko– 9 years old but retired for the last few years– has crossed the rainbow bridge. Elko was purchased for the NBPD through a $15,000 privately-raised grant by the Newport Harbor Elks Lodge (it’s the awesome one you see every time you cross the bridge to Balboa Peninsula– disclaimer: I’m an active member there) The police were so appreciative …

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Is Councilman Peotter Being Recalled? Someone May be Trying

Peotter - Newport Beach Indy - Photo by Christopher Trela

Councilman Scott Peotter’s opinions are undoubtedly abrasive and even offensive– but of all the people elected in 2014 (ie: those who actually have a voting history to look at), he’s arguably got the most solid track record when it comes to votes.  However, he can’t keep his mouth shut when it comes to politics outside of Newport Beach.  Two years ago, he wrote …

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Pet of the Week: Aria

  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. From the shelter:  “Aria is nice to everyone and is friendly with other dogs as well.  She loves going on walks, playing and lap sitting.  We think she …

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The Ritz Serves its Last Dinner

After the Original Ritz– which was founded in 1972– shut its doors in early 2014, we reported back in late 2014 that it was set to re-open, as it did around October of 2015, setting up shop on the old Chart House space on PCH– a few miles down from the original Fashion Island location. The original location closed so that the Irvine …

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Newport Beach Just Did Something Amazing (and you should care!)

Do you know what Civil Asset Forfeiture is?  It’s when police take money or property from people *suspected of* (but not found guilty of) committing crimes.  They auction this property off or use it for police purposes (think: undercover police cars).  It is nearly impossible to get the property back, and this is a clear violation of the 4th and 5th …

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Photo of the Week: Week 2

It’s that beautiful time again for the Photo of the Week! This photo is the winner from last week, by Gregory Ozimec, taken March  14 at the Newport Shores West Canal! Do you have a great shot in Newport taken this week?  Upload it to the comments section and tell us where it was taken and whether or not a filter …

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Pet of the Week: Sansa

It’s National Puppy Day!  And you need a puppy! From the shelter:  “Meet Sansa!  She is a sweet little terrier mix who found herself at the Orange County shelter after she was hit by a car and suffered a cracked pelvis.  We rescued her so she could recuperate in comfort at our rescue.  She is doing great — she can …

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Newport’s Bus Survey Fails to Show Support

On Friday March 10th, a survey link was sent out to a private group of individuals asking them to take a survey about the “Newport Trolley”, which is actually a bus.  The survey asked about 5 different designs, and had an option for “Other”– but the public was not informed of this survey until a full five days later on March …

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