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Throwback Thursday: Who the heck was Finley?

This weekend I took a trek to Newport Island and noticed that a main street there was called Finley Ave, which immediately made me remember the Finley Tract that was recently flooded by a Seawall damaged by a construction company.   Who was this Finley guy, and why is his name all over the place?  Was he a Newport founder? …

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Local Food News

Lots of local food news today! First, today At Wienerschnitzel you can grab $0.56 hotdogs all day today.  This is to honor their 56th anniversary, and will include both of their two top-selling dogs, the mustard dog and the chili dog, which normally sell for $1.49 and $1.69, respectively.  There is a limit to 10 per guest, so if you …

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Surf’s Up! …Waaaaay Up!

Hurricane Eugene is sending its regards with a heavy medium south swell rising up from the south!  The South Swell began arriving today and will be hitting in full Tuesday and Wednesday High tides today (Monday) are at 11:32AM and 10:20PM High tides Tuesday are at 12:07PM and 10:54PM High tides Wednesday are at 12:45PM and 11:32PM Estimates from Surfline are that the waves will be about …

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Is Dog Beach Closed? Hardly.

If you had read the Daily Pilot’s article, you would have thought that the Dog Beach was never going to be legal.  The actual story is that nothing could be further from the truth, and Dog Beach is going stronger than ever before.  When we reported on June 26th that Dog Beach was back, it was in regards to the beach itself, …

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Ben Carlson’s 3-Year Memorial

Ben Carlson Unveiling - Cover by Jamie Dow

Three years ago, on July 6th, Ben Carlson lost his life off the shores of Newport Beach in some of the roughest waters ever seen off our coast. Now, the Ben Carlson Foundation, Hurley, and “Dirty Old Wedge” producer Tim Burnham are teaming up to build a movie around the event.  You can watch the teaser, here: https://vimeo.com/224380091 On his monument, …

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TRAFFIC: Plane crashes on 405 and Macarthur, Streets At a Stand-Still

This morning, a plane crashed on the 405 near Macarthur.  The plane crashed on the freeway and burst into flames, which were extinguished by fire crews.  Roads were initially closed but re-opened, however traffic is backed up for miles in either direction, so if you are planning on being in the area, a trip on the surface streets instead of …

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Pet of the Week: Gracie

How could you not like this pup?.  (Click on the link for the full image.) Do you know someone who is looking for a dog?  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!  BUT WAIT, if you …

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Dory Deli and Cruisers Pizza Expand, Ben Carlson’s Monument Gets a new Plaque

This has been a busy week for our businesses around town! I try to keep the articles here limited to just a single topic, but we’re getting so far behind right now that I’m forced to combine three into one! Tuesday night, Cruisers Pizza Bar & Grill opened their second location just a few days after their 3-year anniversary for their first …

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July 4th in Newport: Everything You Need in One Spot

You’ll probably want to share this comprehensive post with your friends! PRELUDE: Annual Citizen Flag Raised by Toddland Monday at 10am, Toddland raised their giant American Flag for the 3rd year in a row.  If you don’t know where it is, it’s the building in the middle of the intersection between Malarky’s and Newport Beach BrewCo– you won’t be able to miss …

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Wow, We Just Broke Over 6,000– in Facebook Subscribers Alone!

THANK YOU! Many of you know the story of how we started from my previous updates, but I’m going to say it once again, since many people don’t, and I think it is important to reiterate just how much of a difference one person (YOU!) can make in local politics.  Several years ago, I had zero interest in local politics.  I …

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