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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Where to Dine with Your Dog on Balboa Peninsula

If you’re like us, you take your dog everywhere. So, when it comes to dining out on Balboa Peninsula, these are the restaurants that are dog friendly (and some even have pup-approved items on the menu):

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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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Your Ultimate Local Gift Guide for Father’s Day

This year on Father’s Day, let’s make a pact. Can we please promise to skip the generic, last-minute card on which we all hastily scribble some reference to an obscure dad-centric fishing trip we’ll never take, or a fancy car we’ll one day buy him when we finally find an investor for our digital cat-walking…

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Hot Off The Pizza Press

When is pizza more than sauce and cheese, melted on just-baked dough? When it’s created by The Pizza Press, a rapidly growing, build-your-own pizza brand that’s set to open a new location later this summer at VUE on Balboa Peninsula. The Pizza Press was founded in 2012 by CEO Dara Maleki, who grew up in…

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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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YEP, the Lido Marina Village Farmers Market Is Back!

Like sock tans and the smell of sunscreen as you walk a tourist-packed beach, the Lido Marina Village Farmers Market is BACK! The market, once a bustling site for local fare plucked straight from our fair Southern California earth, disappeared years ago when construction first commenced on Lido Marina VIllage.

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