Local Underwater Art on Display at John Wayne Airport

If you’re strolling through John Wayne Airport (JWA) in the next week or so seeking creative inspiration, look to the walls. Local underwater photographer Patsee Ober has her art on display until Feb. 19 as part of John Wayne Airport’s Community Focus Space Program. Photos can be seen on the Departure (upper) Level near security…

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In 2018 We Party in Pajamas

Well, we made it. 2018. Resolutions were promised and broken, lips were kissed, champagne was slung across crowded bars as poppers exploded and confetti flew. No matter how you celebrated last night, it’s now morning. The sun is shining and beer bottles are rolling across West Balboa Blvd. in the slight breeze. It’s a glorious…

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Newport Beach December Awards + Celebrations

Success, in any form, should be celebrated, recognized and given its due day in the sun. There’s just too much bad in this world not to take a minute to acknowledge the good. Here are the awards and accolades bestowed on Newport Beach community members in December:

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These Balboa Peninsula Spots Are Open on Christmas

After the presents are unwrapped and the carols sung, what’s left, we ask, but to eat and drink even more on Christmas day? We’ve got the scoop on what’s open around Balboa Peninsula this joyous holiday, so if your heart is full but your stomach isn’t, here are a few festive options:

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An Open Holiday Letter to the Residents of Balboa Peninsula

Hi Friends, As the holidays dawn, we just wanted to thank you for supporting West Oceanfront Magazine in whatever form your support has taken; maybe you’ve read some of our recent articles, followed us on Instagram or commented on one of our posts. Know that you have all our gratitude and more for embarking on this journey…

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SpaceX Rocket Launch Produces Friday Night Lights Show

Stop the rumors! Those strange lights you just saw illuminate the sky above Newport Beach are the result of a rocket launched by SpaceX, Elon Musk’s personal experiment to revolutionize space technology and eventually allow people to inhabit other planets. SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket, which lifted off from Vanderberg Air Force Base 9.2 miles northwest…

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Holiday Updates Released by the Newport Beach Police Department

The holidays can be a busy time for all of us, especially if you’re a member of the Newport Beach Police Department (NBPD). There’s nothing less jolly than downing five dirty eggnogs at your neighbor Frank’s ugly sweater party then getting pulled over by NBPD on Christmas weekend after you’ve decide you’re toe-tall-ay kewwwwl to…

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Newport Beach Farmers’ Market: How to Prepare

Arriving at the Newport Beach Farmers’ Market unprepared is kind of like showing up to a one-time-only Backstreet Boys reunion concert without your ticket. Sure, you could stand outside the arena and listen to Nick Carter solo on “Everybody” but you won’t be able to really experience the show. (Because let’s face it, when you’re…

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Have you seen the Little Free Library on Balboa Island?

“There is more treasure in books than all the pirate’s loot on Treasure Island.” – Walt Disney If you’ve ever taken a stroll around the path that twists along Balboa Island, you’ve probably passed a tiny blue structure sitting on the side of the way. Inside are no more than ten or twenty books, donated…

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8 Awesome Places to Watch the Sunset in Newport Beach

It’s a honeyed kind of light that settles on Newport Beach at sunset. Quiet, warm, calming. Just the ideal Southern California scenery to end a chaotic day. Some around here call sunset the golden hour. We simply call it magic. On Balboa Peninsula, watching the sunset is a ritualistic experience, like Sunday night football or…

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