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Newsom’s Recall Is On. Here are the 45 Challengers (and the top 4)

California Governor– and French Laundry’s most recent headline-grabber– Gavin Newsom is officially being put up for a recall on September 14, as we covered previously.  His challenger?  An eye-popping 45 individual candidates for office. Unlike normal races, this won’t stand to “Split the Vote”, as the recall will consist of two questions: First, do you think Newsom should be recalled?  …

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Panga Boat: Immigration Bust on Balboa Peninsula

On Saturday at 4:48pm, a panga boat made a stop at a private dock towards The Wedge between the 1200 block and 1500 block of Balboa Blvd and 12 people poured out into the streets. A phone call was made to the NBPD who responded with the code “ASSIST OUTSIDE AGENCY”, and six of the twelve people were found and …

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It’s Official: Crab Cooker Opening on Monday

After ribbon-cuttings, rumors, and our reporting yesterday, the Crab Cooker has officially announced their grand opening date of Monday, July 12th, at 11am. The attached press release reads: World Famous Landmark Crab Cooker Restaurant to Re‐Open After Closure and Re‐Build, Public to be Welcomed Back Newport Beach, Calif. – The Crab Cooker Restaurant and Fish Market has been in operation …

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The Crab Cooker has Arrived!

Crab Cooker by Mitch Davis

Newporters and seafood lovers can finally rejoice, as the re-opening of the Crab Cooker is finally upon us.  While the opening date is still unofficial according to the establishment, multiple sources have confirmed a tentative opening date of Monday, July 12th. Yesterday, on July 7th, the Chamber of Commerce did a ribbon-cutting event in the front with all the standard …

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Newport’s 4th of July: Fireworks This Year (And Everything Else to Know)

It’s been one long year since every single councilperson except Kevin Muldoon voted to close the beaches and violate your 1st Amendment right to peaceably assemble on the 4th of July.  This year, some of those very same councilpeople spoke out against Newsom for doing the very same things they did, as though they were inexcusable.  They are. But this …

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Memorial Day: A Day of Remembrance

Thank you to the more-than 2.5 million soldiers who have signed on the line and given everything for this country throughout its history– and the countless families that have had to endure the stress between contact from their loved ones, and the awful news when it came. We can all argue about whether or not wars were justified, but the spirit …

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What Gets Slashed in the City’s Budget?

Last year was a brutal one for small businesses, and as city governments are largely funded by riding on the backs of small businesses (and by siphoning off home equity taxes from homeowners via property tax), it wasn’t a good year for the city, either. So what gets slashed?  That is what is being discussed, currently. The city council will …

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OC Enters Yellow Tier According to Governor

Say Yellow to my little friend! According to California State data, Orange County officially entered the “Yellow Tier” today, on May 20th. In order of most severe, the Governor’s office alone has created a tiering system to rank California’s counties.  From most-to-least severe, they are: Blue – Stay At Home Purple – Widespread Red – Substantial Orange – Moderate and Yellow …

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Super Panga Tacos Now Open for Sneak Preview!

This weekend on Saturday and Sunday, Super Panga will be open for a sneak preview from 11am to 3pm. This highly anticipated opening at the old Gelato shop between Dory Deli and Blackies near McFadden Square on Balboa Peninsula will be the debut of the taco bar touted as highly-authentic Mexican food, and a new opening by the Lounge Group, …

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Minuteman III ICBM Test Launch Early Wednesday

Wednesday morning, sometime between 12:15am and 6:15am, there is a planned launch from North Vandenberg Airforce Base for an unarmed Minuteman III ICBM Missile. This operational test launch by the Air Force Global Strike Command is to validate and verify the effectiveness, readiness and accuracy of the weapon system, according to Air Force Global Strike Command. Launches usually occur as close …

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