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Original Pizza’s Send-Off Party is a Once-in-a-Century Event

Original Pizza is sadly departing its location where it has made its “dough” for as long as anyone remember– but not without throwing a massive and the biggest goodbye party Newport has ever seen!  They will be throwing an open-air alleyway party just like the good ole days!  Beer and booze will served in outdoor alleyway bars, and– of course– pizza …

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Ocean Water Contamination for at Least The Next Week

Ocean Composite Warning

It’s been a wet few days, and four more are a-comin’!  These showers were a much-needed water for our area, but it also presents a problem: urban runoff and bacterial water infestations– especially with as much rain as we have gotten recently (and what is scheduled in the next few days)– these are bigger concerns than a normal rain watershed. As the chemicals …

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King Tides are Back… Again!

Photo of a King Tide by Matthew Zamiska

King Tides are coming to Newport Beach, bringing the highest tides of the entire year– today through Thursday. The last King Tide event was back in December and measured 6 feet, 9.6 inches– the highest in three years.  This one will be measuring just below that, at 6 feet, 8.4 inches (above 0.0ft — standard sealevel).  Tomorrow morning at 7:36am will be …

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Pierce Street Annex: Last Day is Saturday.

Saturday is the last day for the beloved Pierce Street Annex.  A staple go-to spot for so many in Newport/Mesa, it was famous for its caricatures of locals posted on the walls, its live perforamnces from bands both new and old, and of course– the outdoor burger grills, where you can order a burger and truly have it done “your …

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New Year, New Laws (for Newport and California)

Happy New Year everyone!!! I hope everyone had a great holiday break. I did here, but now we are back in action! Before I get into all the new law stuff, I want to thank everyone: Every year the LA Times’s Daily Pilot has come out with a ranking of the top 103 most influential people in the Newport/Mesa area. …

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Fake News in Newport Beach??

This last week we saw the heaviest rains of the year. With those, loose debris from San Bernardino to Newport Beach is washed out from inland to the ocean. We always have some surprises during this time of various nature and from various sources. If you listen to the narrative in the OC Register and the Daily Pilot, you would …

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Trash Litters Dog Beach, News Focuses on Needles

Dog Beach Trash by Lynn Talmon

This last week brought heavy rains and with the runoff, tons of trash from upland Orange County areas.  This happens every year, and every year there is always a media freakout about what to do, and every year the people have taken care of the problem within days– not the government.  But alas, we are having this same media freakout once …

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Who’s Open on Christmas? These Guys!

I know the struggles of dining out on Christmas when you aren’t in the midst of a mega-sized family reunion. To help people of different faiths and those with distant families, I’ve made a few phone calls for you, both to the traditional “Chinese Food Christmas” places, and to other local establishments.  This year even some of our mainstay Chinese …

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DUI Checkpoint Friday

Newport Police

The Newport Beach Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting roving DUI/Drivers License Checkpoints Friday, Dec 23rd at an undisclosed location in Newport between the hours of 8:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m. DUI Checkpoints are claimed to reduce drunk driving mostly by deterrent, but also serve to actively arrest those who are driving under the influence.  They also cause significant traffic delays, so …

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