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Invictus is Back

It seems that Saturday afternoon between 1pm and 6pm, the MegaYacht called Invictus moored up next to the Lido Isle bridge. The yacht is owned by Rick Caruso, builder of “The Grove”, and carries over 50,000 gallons of fuel, powered by twin Caterpillar 3516 main engines.  This gives the beast a 5,000 nautical mile range at 12knots (14mph).  The five-story yacht measures an eye-popping …

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Cardiac Project: Free Heart Screening in Newport Beach on Saturday

The Heartfelt Cardiac Project is donating their time for the kids/families of Newport Beach & the surrounding areas tomorrow.  The low cost to free & has saved many lives by diagnosing silent but deadly heart issues in kids, teens & their families (normally $1,500). Thank you to Newport resident Heather Maves for bringing this to my attention.  Heather got involved after …

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Mariner’s Mile Talks See Heavy Citizen Pushback

Monday the city held a meeting at the Seabase located at the Newport Sea Base on PCH to discuss the future of Mariner’s Mile.  The city decided that the area was in dire need of redevelopment– right after a large land purchase was made by a developer. Before the meeting, several citizens wrote in to me about their concern and suspicion …

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“Team Newport” Opens Door to Increased Taxation

In 2015, Keith Curry came up with an idea to stop the taxation increases that kept being pushed forward by Team Newport (or, as I like to call them, Team New-to-Newport), which includes things like the 15% increase that was implemented in our parking meter rates at their behest almost immediately after they took office, or the Dock Tax implemented under their power …

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Pet of the Week: Halo

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: “Halo is an approximately 1 year old female who is currently in foster care — her foster says this about her:  she is so happy to be given a …

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My First On-Camera City Council Interview

A few weeks ago I sat down with the fine people who run CostaMesaBrief.  They are the local organization that covers Newport/Mesa events and were also the ones who were kind enough to film the Ben Carlson Lifeguard Statue Unveiling. I sat down with Newport resident and activist Sandy Asper, who did a great job of asking the questions that get straight to …

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Car Plows Into Cassidy’s

It’s been a rough few weeks for restaurants in Newport.  First a huge fire at Ho Sum Bistro, then a fire at Bayside Restauraunt, and this morning, a car drove into the side of the place best known for their famous burgers, but most frequented for their beers– Cassidy’s.  The accident occurred just after 9am this morning as the Prius from AAA jumped …

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Pet of the Week: Amber

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: “Amber is a sweet brindle pit mix who just wants to be loved.  She gets so excited every time anyone comes to her kennel – she just looks …

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Throwback: Tarzan Rented Paddleboards in Newport?

Throwback Thursdays are BACK! Do you know Tarzan?  Well he knows Balboa Peninsula!  This photo was taken near the corner of Edgewater and Adams Street on July 16, 1936!   You may not know the name Johnny Weissmuller off the top of your head, but that was the actor who portrayed the Lord of the Jungle– better known to Newport …

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Pokemon Game Draws Thousands to Newport Pier after Dark

Some may say the zombie apocalypse is upon us, and frankly I can’t believe I’m writing about a Pokemon game, but apparently this is the game that is shaping the nation right now, whether we want to believe it or not. Monday night, I got word that there were many thousands of people packed into the Newport Pier area as …

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