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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A Very Merry Dog Beach

We’ve written before about the joys of the Newport Beach Dog Beach but we failed to mention that visiting this slice of sand can be a bit hit-or-miss in the winter months. Sometimes, dogs scatter across the shore, chasing frisbees and their tails. And sometimes, it’s just you and your pup, left alone to find…

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California Highway Patrol is at Maximum Enforcement this Christmas

Not to be a downer with that post about the Newport Beach DUI checkpoint yesterday and today’s somber message but safety first we say! On that note, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) is set to begin its Christmas Maximum Enforcement Period (MEP), designed to help ensure the safety of the motoring public during the busy…

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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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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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Free Friday at Orange County Museum of Art

Tonight, put down the eggnog and head straight to the Orange County Museum of Art (OCMA) for Free Friday, a weekly event that is just what it sounds: On Friday, entrance into the museum is free. Peruse art from Ed Ruscha, Brice Bischoff and Jack Goldstein, innovators that employ cinematic techniques to create esoteric vantage points…

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Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade Is Finally Here

The 109th Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade and Ring of Lights kicks off tomorrow at 6:30 p.m. with a special fireworks display by Newport Pier at 6:15 p.m. Tens of thousands of viewers will watch the gorgeous yachts, boats, kayaks and canoes between Dec. 13 – 17 as the vessels sail across the calm waters…

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10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know about Newport Beach

It’s no secret that Newport Beach is one of the most idyllic coastal towns this side of the Pacific Ocean. (We see you, Venice Beach.) But there’s more to know beyond the surf and shore, so brush up on your Newport Beach knowledge with these 10 facts …

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