Balboa Peninsula: Where to Party

Balboa Peninsula can sometimes be a deceptively fickle place, a mix between high-end and low down, craft cocktails to remember and shots (of something) to immediately forget. And there’s no season that captures this capricious spirit of good-vibes and coastal duality more than summer. So, if you’re looking to party with the local—or just spend…

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Aviation Art Is at John Wayne Airport

It makes total sense to put aviation art at a place where airplanes frequently fly but the latest creative installation at John Wayne Airport is aviation art of a different kind. Greg Sullivan, best known for photographing the Chino Air Show and the Blue Agents, is exhibiting his local and exotic bird photography now through…

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Summer Events at Ra Yoga

In case you forgot, we’re big fans of Ra Yoga. (We interviewed co-owners Robert Kittleman and Jenny Vande Hei on the studio’s two-year anniversary.) And really, we’re just big fans of yoga in general. It’s calming, restorative, non-judgmental and all the things you need it to be amid the chaos of a chaotic world. If you’re looking…

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How to Ride the Balboa Peninsula Trolley

We’re all for outdoor activities but sometimes in the heat of the summer, sun blazing, toes scorched from too-hot flip flops you forgot to put under the umbrella at the beach, you just want to ride. To help out the walking-worn, a Balboa Peninsula Trolley service is available … and it’s free for all. The…

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Free Fridays: These Pay-Nothing Events Are Everything

The best things in life are free, and so are these events happening around Newport Beach in the next few days: 

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When The Wedge Goes Off …

Sometimes, you don’t need too many words. Sometimes, you just let nature tell its story. But first, a little background: Earlier this weekend, a Southern Hemi swell arrived in Newport Beach, bringing with it massive, 10-foot waves to The Wedge. Hundreds stood watch Monday and Tuesday night as monster shapes took form. “Only experts should…

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5 Apps to Turn Your Beach Photos into Masterpieces

When you’re a small publication, you have to be thrifty. The person writing your stories might be the same person taking photos, editing images and uploading content. You do what you can to make it work. It’s the difference between gently plucking on a guitar or swinging fast and loud with a big band; no matter…

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South Cove Is Dana Point’s Newest Luxury Living Community

If you’ve been thinking about putting down roots in Dana Point—just a hop, skip and northbound cruise on PCH away from Newport Beach—a new luxury condominium community called South Cove might be your ticket to coastal bliss. The 168-residence enclave, a brainchild of Encinitas, Calif.-based developer, Zephyr, is located right in the heart of Dana…

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In Case You Need Saturday Plans, Snoop Dogg is DJing Time Nightclub

Is there a better way to celebrate summer than with a live set by DJ Snoopadelic A.K.A. Snoop Dogg? (Spoiler alert: There isn’t.) OK, so now that we’ve got that out of the way, here’s more: Snoop Dogg, the eponymous rapper responsible for more than 30 million records sold worldwide (plus a few GRAMMY awards,…

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‘If You Fall It’s Just Water’: Endless Sun Surf School Owner on Conquering Waves

Personal empowerment, a deep connection forged with the ocean, a calming sense of freedom in wave-churned chaos … If you’ve ever surfed, you know it’s so much more than balancing on a board. Of course, the fundamentals are important, too, and they’re what Amy and Tim Reda, the husband-and-wife owners of Endless Sun Surf School, teach…

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