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Throwback: Studio Cafe

For today’s Throwback, here is a photo of the old Studio Cafe, where Cabo Cantina now sits at the end of the Balboa Pier. While we don’t have an exact date of the closure of Studio Cafe, but the ABC has a licensing date of Jan 28 2004 for Cabo Cantina, so it is presumable that this is roughly right after …

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When Will Newport’s Homeless Surge End? Political Landscape Says it Might Be 2 Years.

We reported a few weeks ago about why the homeless crisis was happening in Newport, specifically (long story short: Newport needs a homeless shelter in order to move the homeless from the streets, and Newport doesn’t have one). Readers asked the obvious question: now that we know why it is happening, what can we do to solve it, and when …

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We Successfully Won on Dog Beach in Court! (Part 1)

All of the reporting by SaveNewport is done with the public interest in mind. Informing the public is our top priority with all stories. This time, this reports just so happens to be in the middle of a scandal unfolding here on the beaches next to Newport Beach.  My involvement was no accident.  I deliberately became personally involved as an …

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Mandatory Stay at Home Orders Ends, Outdoor Dining Restored

Early Monday, Governor Gavin Newsom lifted the draconian Stay at Home orders and the full shutdown of restaurants throughout the state– but not before sending out ABC officials on Saturday to shut down and fine businesses who had patrons sitting on tables outside. This allows hair salons and nail salons to open outdoors, for the first time in over a …

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SaveNewport Banned from Facebook

Yesterday morning, at about 10:00 in the morning, we got notification that our Facebook page was down. Sure enough, none of the admins had access to the page any longer, and this writers personal account was also banned. We received no warning, no emails, did not wittingly violate any terms of service, and have absolutely no idea why we may …

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The Crazy (True) Story of Vanishing Stimulus Money

Have you been paying attention to the stimulus fiasco?  The story is truly astounding. As with the first stimulus payment, the IRS is tasked with the distribution of $600 to every eligible citizen in the US. Again, as with the first payment, the IRS decided it prudent to deposit the payment into the bank accounts they have on file for …

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Can The Police Help With Newport’s Homeless Population Explosion?

Many people have been asking: What’s with the increase of homeless people recently?  Can’t something be done about it? Well, the courts have decided… and the answer is “no– with a catch”. In the 9th Circuit Court, in a case called Martin Vs Boise (which the US Supreme Court refused to take up, so the ruling stands and is un-appealable), the …

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Meteor Shower Peaks Quadrantid TONIGHT!

Happy New Year from everyone here at SaveNewport! TONIGHT is the peak night to watch the Quadrantid meteor shower.   The shower technically began on Dec 28th and will last until Jan 12, but the peak is Saturday night into Sunday morning. On a rare occasion to be sad about the bright full moon, you can do that tonight, as the …

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Merry Christmas from the Entire SaveNewport Team!

Christmas on Balboa Island

Christmas time is upon us! Normally, we do a post every year about which restaurants are open for those who don’t have families, or for those whose families don’t trust their cooking abilities. This year is a bit different. While many restaurants are open, we don’t feel it is right to make an easy “kill list” for government officials to …

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The Grinch that Stole the Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade

While we hate to give such news during Christmas, after careful consideration, we think it is important for children young and old to know where the Grinches are this Christmas– and every day of the year. As we wrote that the Chamber has no authority to cancel the Newport Beach Boat Parade, back on November 19th, our article got tons …

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