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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Seinne Scenes Vol. 6: Can-can You Accept This Rose?

Each week, we’re recapping the latest Bachelor episode featuring Seinne Fleming, former Newport Beach resident and current Season 22 contestant vying for Arie Luyendyk Jr.’s love. Welcome to #SeinneScenes, everyone … If ever there was a time Seinne deserved another one-on-one date, it was last night in Paris with a handwritten date card that said “Seinne on…

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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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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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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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Five Unexpected Christmas Gifts that are SO Newport Beach

We hate to be the ones to say this but enough is enough with those silly beach signs—we see you, “Life’s a beach!”—those trite shot glasses—“What happens at the beach stays at the beach!”—those awful tote bags—“Beach hair, don’t care!”—and lastly, the miniature glass bottles half-filled with sand and a single, teeny shell. What do…

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Huntington Dog Beach

Location of Huntington Dog Beach: 100 Goldenwest St., Huntington Beach, CA 92648 Hours of Operation: Huntington Dog Beach is open 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. every single day of the week and dogs are permitted on the beach without a leash. 

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Pelican Hill on a Warm Winter Sunday

Ten minutes deep into a Phantom of the Opera-inspired uphill climb on the elliptical, my phone rings. Under normal circumstances, I wouldn’t have answered but the gym was empty and something about seeing the incoming call flash across my screen just as “Angel of Music” was reaching its soaring crescendo gave me pause. “Hello?” “Hey, what…

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Modern Artisan Marketplace Graces Newport Beach

One thing was quickly apparent at the Modern Artisan Marketplace in Lido Marina Village yesterday: This wasn’t your average, neighborhood crafts fair. Modern Artisan Marketplace is an experiential confirmation there’s stylistic virtue to be found among the confluence of simple, modern clothes and folksy, handcrafted wear. The sartorial genre—bohemian hipster chic?—is the stuff of an…

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