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Dog Beach Meeting: Recap

The meeting last night with Parks, Beach, and Recreations was easily one of the most-attended meetings I’ve seen.  The show of support was near-unanimous with the notable exception of Vivien Hyman, who very recently bought her home next to Dog Beach, and said while she has two dogs she doesn’t consider them real dogs, but her husband loves them(?????).  This harkens back to …

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Dog Beach Success– Thank you all so much!

Despite the comedic image I used– a very humbled thank you to everyone involved. Thank you for showing up, for talking, for emailing your friends, sharing, commenting and liking our posts, thank you for donating to the cause, for driving me around town delivering hats, wearing the hats, and for bearing through the terror of speaking in a public forum. …

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Dog Beach Meeting TONIGHT

TONIGHT, Tuesday March 1 at 6pm will be the Parks, Beach, and Rec meeting about whether or not to destroy Dog Beach.  Please be there to tell everyone how much you love dog beach and what it means to you! Here is what my message will be, and I hope you join me on it: Do not only keep Dog Beach, …

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Avoid PCH and Dover – Traffic Stopped – Police Standoff

Reports are coming in that Dover and PCH is closed off due to a police standoff occurring at the end of a long car chase.  Unconfirmed reports of an armed man with children, standing off from within a Hummer vehicle. UPDATE: Tuesday @ 8:08am – Suspect still at large after the 10:06pm escape.  Dogs were on-scene so it appears that none …

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Dog Beach: We Need you TUESDAY EVENING

THE MEETING IS HERE– it will be Tuesday, March 1st at 6pm at 100 Civic Center Dr, Newport Beach, CA 92660 Recently, the Newport Beach City Staff Dog Beach – PBR Staff Report. This staff report contains the following information: 1) The number of off-leash tickets issued (except NPB animal control data combines the number of off leash tickets issued …

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Save Dog Beach Hats are BACK IN STOCK!

When we initially ordered the Save Dog Beach hats, to help promote the preservation of Dog Beach, we only ordered 100 of them, all flat-brimmed (no curved brims). We figured we could probably beg our friends into donating enough to recoup cost and spread awareness, and eat the rest. Boy, was that under-shooting!  I had no clue how popular they would …

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DUI Checkpoint TONIGHT (Thursday)

Newport Police

The Newport Beach Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint tonight, Thursday, February 25th, 2016 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 …

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A Personal Story, and an Alzheimers Fundraiser

Many people remain silent about disabilities in their family, as it makes people wonder if they could be “contagious” or hereditary– but according to a recent study, Alzheimers is the nations third biggest killer– behind only heart disease and cancer. My grandfather had Alzheimer’s.  It was awful.  For about a decade, my mothers side of the family would switch him from his childrens homes, …

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Newport proposes City Of Bell-like policies

In a shockingly overt move, an ordinance is being proposed which would allow the City Manager to create and commit to agreements created without the consent of the city council– and the city council is set to vote on it tonight. In a very odd case of presentation, the proposal does not include copies of the existing policies– which it …

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The Big DOG BEACH Update

As everyone knows, the Dog Beach at the river jetties between Huntington and Newport Beach is under attack through a suggestion to begin enforcing leash-laws in the area by Newport Mayor Diane Dixon.  This is not only Newport’s last remaining Dog Beach, but also provides opportunities that Huntington Beach’s Dog Beach simply can’t– like the ability for smaller dogs to swim in …

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