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Rip Tides: Here’s What You Need to Know

Share this article with your kids and friends who are new to the ocean. This long weekend, we are experiencing some significant rip tides. Growing up, we called these “undertows” or “rip tides”, but the proper name for them is actually “rip currents”.  This is the place where the backwards-wash from the surf exists the beach to rejoin with the rest …

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New Gym Open on Peninsula– All Day Free Open House!

For as long as I can remember, people have been wanting another gym on the peninsula.  Curl Fitness and Balboa Fitness both serve a particular clientele, but have left others wanting for more. Today, those people have gotten their wish.  “Beast Mode Fitness” is open on the peninsula today, and is having an open house.  Simply sign the release form …

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DUI Checkpoint on Friday

Newport Police

The Newport Beach Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint on Friday, August 28th, 2015 at an undisclosed location in Newport between the hours of 8:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m. UPDATE: Location = Jamboree & Santa Barbara Drive (near the police station). If you want to get somewhere on time tonight, re-route around that area. They will be …

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DUI Checkpoint Tonight! 8pm-2am

Newport Beach Police

The Newport Beach Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint on Friday, August 28th, 2015 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. This is a good …

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Last Grunion Run of the Season! (and big fishing)

The final annual Grunion Run is happening this weekend! Grunion are a species of fish that spawn on the beaches after new or full moons during the summertime, and joining in to watch or participate in the grunion run is a famous pasttime for our long history of Southern California beach residents. This segment of spawning is estimated as the following: Sa 9:40 …

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National Dog Day

California Flag with Dog, credit unknown

Today is National Dog Day! My first dog was a stray poodle we adopted called “Licker” because when we found him he was so grateful, he kept licking everyone for the next several months. My second dog was a stray black lab that we named “Baby”, because she was so young when we first saw her (she was running with …

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You’re the First to Know: I Just Got a Column in the Newport Indy

Thank you for all the tremendous support you have given my voice over the last few years (has it really been that long?). We’ve had some very significant events! We defeated Dixon’s “Lights Out At 11pm”, we saved our small businesses, got our historic fire rings back, and we raised the very first dollars for the Ben Carlson Memorial (and …

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Rare Oarfish found on Catalina Island

Oarfish - Stock Photo Catalina 2013

Monday morning, a rare oarfish was found on the shores of Catalina.  The oarfish was the biggest oarfish ever found in the area, measuring 15 feet!  Now, 15 feet is pretty long, but it’s not the longest, right?  After all, on June 3rd of this year (just before the magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck Japan on the 8th of June), there …

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“Sarge” Likely Gone for a Long Time

The violent and homeless troublemaker who calls himself “Sarge” was arrested last week on felony burglary charges on a commercial building. This is the same man who was arrested just a few weeks ago for strong-armed robbery on a woman, stealing the contents of her purse. Businesses throughout the area now have restraining orders on him, legally requiring him to say 30ft …

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JUST LAUNCHED: Speed Traps & Traffic Info… Live!

You asked for it, and you got it! I am excited to announce that– due in large part to our tremendous local traction– SaveNewport has just inked paperwork to finalize our official partnership deal with Google’s Waze service– only the second of such partnerships in the nation! This deal has allowed us to create a new, permanently dynamic page which …

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