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General Plan Amendment Will Cost Newport Taxpayers Millions Each Year

As you may have heard, on July 8 the Newport Beach City Council will consider placing on the November ballot a measure amending the General Plan – a plan that voters adopted, after extensive outreach and input, in 2006. The proposed amendment would reduce allowable development in...

Mailbag: Proposed Extension of the JWA Settlement Agreement

The environmental impact report (EIR) for the proposed amendment to the John Wayne Airport Settlement Agreement, originally reached in 1985 and set to expire in 2015, has been released and comments are being accepted now through 5 p.m. July 8 at [email protected] I would...

Applause for the Balboa Island Parade

The 21st annual Balboa Island Parade celebrating the star spangled and close-knit islands (big and little) and the beginning of the summer season was held last Sunday. Tradition dictates that the parade is held the first Sunday of June. Thank you Balboa Island for a magical...

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Hooray for Daylight Saving Time!

Is there anything better than Daylight Saving Time? In my book, this time to “spring forward” is at the top of the list of things I most look forward to during the year. This year, DST will begin on March 13 at 2 a.m. (set your clocks forward to 3 a.m.). It will run until Sunday,...
Posted On 11 Mar 2011

Lynn’s Spin

Many moons ago when I first began my career in public affairs, one of my mentors used to regularly remind me about the importance of poise and diplomacy by quoting Sen. Barry Goldwater: “To disagree, one doesn’t have to be disagreeable.” Over the years, especially when media...
Posted On 04 Mar 2011

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