Big Bear Is Always a Good Idea

By the time we left that morning, it was almost 10 o’clock. In Newport Beach, the fog had already swooned and faded. On the road, temperature manifested itself as a neon dashboard figure remaining surprisingly still as we made our mountain ascent. Seventy degrees, unchanging. Big Bear is best known among Newport Beach locals as a…

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Lido House: Everything You Need to Know

“Take a picture of the pool!” She had a broom in one hand, a bucket filled with soapy washcloths in the other. I had a clunky DSLR camera slung around my neck, click-clicking at nothing (or maybe everything) from a nearby lounge chair. It was too early in the morning for swimmers and this woman,…

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File This Under Bops: John Wayne Airport Now Has Live Music

First there was art, then wine—hi, Vino Volo—and now, live music at John Wayne Airport. Seriously, if the cool cats at John Wayne Airport aren’t careful, people might just visit the airport to hang! (Although, ha. You can’t. The live music is past the security checkpoint, which means you’d have to purchase a ticket to…

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Smoke-filled Southwest Flight Evacuated at John Wayne Airport

Early Monday evening, a fire on a Southwest Airlines aircraft at John Wayne Airport prompted an evacuation, with all 139 passengers and five crew members on board forced to use the aircraft’s front emergency slides. 

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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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John Wayne Airport Releases December 2017 Stats

John Wayne Airport (affectionately known by travelers as SNA) today released its statistics for December 2017 air travel. Overall, airline passenger traffic, commercial aircraft operations, total aircraft operations and general aviation activity increased from year-ago figures. Southwest Airlines topped the December list for most popular airline, based on passenger count, shuttling 361,163 passengers to and…

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City of Newport Beach and FAA Reach Tentative Agreement on John Wayne Airport Flight Paths

Today, Newport Beach Mayor Marshall “Duffy” Duffield, Mayor Pro Tem Will O’Neill and the Newport Beach City Council colleagues announced the City has reached a tentative agreement with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regarding the flight paths from Orange County’s John Wayne Airport (SNA). The agreement remains subject to the approval of the FAA and…

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