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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, December 12, 2014 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 …

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Swearing in of TEAM NEWPORT

Team Newport Swearing In

Tonight, there will be a swearing in of TEAM NEWPORT, solidifying them as members of City Council, and retiring the old members. New members will include: Headliner Duffy Duffield, maker of Duffy boats. Diane Dixon, the unanimous vote winner from District 1. Kevin Muldoon (“No, not from Muldoons”), lawyer and legal expert. Scott Peotter, representative for the uncompromising conservative. Members of …

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10 foot waves on Friday?

Newport Wedge by Sean Olsen

It’s looking like we’ll be seeing 10 foot waves on Friday. At the Wedge, you know what that means! The waves will be picking up the earliest at 6am– which will suffer from major light problems during the months of our lazy sun– but in that three hour window, we appear set to see swells marked between 6-10 feet. It’s also …

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Santa Pub Crawl!

Santa Pub Crawl

Have you ever seen a mass of HUNDREDS of Santa’s drinking beer?  Well on Saturday December 13th, you can!  Santa Crawl is open to everyone over 21 years old– and if you can come in a Mr or Mrs Santa Suit, you’ll fit right in!  Other holiday costumes are also more than welcome, of course!  If you don’t already have …

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Christmas Boat Parade is coming!

Boat Parade 2014 Route Map

It’s that time of year again!  Recognized as a “can’t-miss” local event and recently hailed as “one of the top ten holiday happenings in the nation” by The New York Times, the Boat Parade is truly a magical holiday tradition enjoyed annually by everyone in and around Newport Beach’s beautiful Harbor. This year, we will be celebrating the 106th year of the event. …

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Newport Police Make Viral Video

Newport PD PSA

Newport Beach PD have released a video on Dec 1 which began to go viral, warning people not to drink and drive during the holidays (or ever!) Most people believe this is a good-spirited way to raise awareness of the dangers of drunk driving. Others have criticized the police for making light of a serious situation. What do you think? (lyrics …

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ALERT: Flood Warnings

Flood Zone in Newport

Flash Flood warning released by NOAA yesterday, stating that coastal areas may be susceptible to flash flooding. If you are in the flood zone, please take note and be prepared by making sure your vehicle is parked on high ground, and clearing any sensitive items away from the flood zone. Here is a link to the original report: http://alerts.weather.gov/cap/wwacapget.php?x=CA12517D319A44.FlashFloodWatch.12517D422DA0CA.SGXFFASGX.f41850239bb81829f87406926f5cc408 And here is a …

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Lighting of the Bay: Saturday at 1pm

Lighting of the Bay

Join us for a unforgettable day of Holiday entertainment! A Polar Paradise – Ice Village (1pm to 8pm) Enjoy 30 tons of snow with 4 sled hills and a carved ice Santa scene, the perfect photo opportunity for the whole family. From 1pm to 5pm you can visit the science of ice exhibit which explores all aspects of ice and its …

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We just broke 3,000 subscribers! Thank you!

Save Newport Logo

As we’ve noisily building momentum on Facebook over the last year, SaveNewport now has over 3,000 subscribers and a weekly reach of more than 35,000 people in [mostly] Newport Beach.  Some weeks, our reach peaks over 6 figures!  As a project that I started simply to help raise awareness of our city council and management, this has grown further than I had ever imagined– …

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Net Neutrality: Words of Wisdom

Net Neutrality

An email went out tonight, by me, Mike Glenn. It was sent to senators, congress people, local officials here in Newport, friends, and business owners throughout the nation. It laid out what I believe to be the most succinct overview of Net Neutrality that I know of. I’ll quote it here, below: Dear friends, media, business owners, politicos, and government …

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