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Bay Arcade’s Final Weekend

It is with great sadness that we have to wish adieu to our beloved Bay Arcade on today, its last weekend. As it began more than 70 years ago, the Bay Arcade has been considered a key feature of the Fun Zone, but the new owners of the building have decided to put a donut shop in, instead (they were the owners of …

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Newport Sees Partial Solar Eclipse on MONDAY MORNING

Everyone knows the eclipse is coming on Monday– but here’s all the info you need, in one spot: VIEW IT IN NEWPORT: The Great American Eclipse is coming– the first total solar eclipse to cross the US since 1979! You have to go to Oregon or Idaho to see it in full, but here in Newport we will have an …

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Diane Dixon Goes Unhinged, Gets Her & The City Sued

Several months ago, Diane Dixon interrupted public comment on the institution of the outrageous expense of the public bus system in order to spread lies about me from her position on the dais.  But this wasn’t in error, this was an egregious attempt specifically designed to use her position as a councilwoman in order to stifle my free speech on her pet project: …

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Newport Council Unanimously Affirms the Dock Tax that it Promised to Repeal

On Monday, July 18th, Newport Beach City Council unanimously voted to affirm the very Dock Tax that the 2014 group vowed to “STOP”.  The Dock Tax is a clear violation of Prop13 according to the OC Assessor, who sets property value. The 2014 “Stop the Dock Tax” group consisting of Mayor Kevin Muldoon, Scott Peotter, and of course– Diane Dixon joined in …

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Barbara Venezia Grills Council on Dave Granoff Inaction

Dave Granoff was appointed to the Parks, Beaches, and Recreation Committee by his personal friend Diane Dixon.  This person, Dave Granoff, was ordered to pay into the hundreds of thousands of dollars along with his friends for the illegal bulldozing of the sand dunes, who paid thousands of dollars to settle a Newport Beach Police investigation into him involving grand theft …

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Newport Harbor sees a Whaley Rare Event

Thursday at 12:50pm, Newporter Todd Hill served up a tip that he spotted a whale inside the channel after passing under the Balboa Blvd bridge. “Really?” I said. Jokingly, he swore he hadn’t been drinking. A whale it was! A baby gray whale measuring in at just over 20 feet (an adult generally measures about 50 feet). I posted online …

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Throwback: The Bay Arcade

Throwback Thursdays are coming back! After a long hiatus– and due to popular demand– our most popular feature of SaveNewport is coming back after a mere 20 months of regular absence! 🙂 As we all know, the Bay Arcade is closing down in just 10 more days.  Here are some pictures of it throughout Newport’s history– can you pick out the …

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Diane Dixon hosts “Question and Answer” Fundraisers

Diane Dixon is scheduled to do a Damage Control Tour over the next few weeks.  Being the only candidate who is actually somehow negative in her fundraising totals after years of being in office, she is holding “Question and Answer” fundraising events throughout the city.  I will be the first to admit that Dixon comes off as a decent person …

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Perseid Meteor Shower Tomorrow Night (It’s gonna be quite a show, too)

Meteor Shower

August 9-13 is the peak night to watch the Perseid meteor shower!  (It will continue until the 13th, but Wednesday is really “the night”!).  The moon will be out every day until morning– but our prospects for clear weather are good, so we should be getting a very clear view, too, according to the ClearSkyChart. You can best view the Perseids …

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It’s Our 3rd Birthday!

Happy birthday to us! Yes, we’ve been around quite a bit longer than just three years, but today is the third anniversary of the official launch of the savenewport.com domain name! The original Facebook page was founded way back in 2013, and as it grew, we added Twitter, and eventually its official website.  Right now, we are receiving an average of 10,000 views per day– …

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