History of the Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade

 The 104th Annual Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade will take place December 19th through the 23rd The Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade began at the turn of the century. John Scarpa, an obscure Italian gondolier, and Joseph Beek, developer of Beacon Bay, the Balboa Ferry Line and the principal force in the early development of …

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Local beach shots from the past

It’s been awhile since I’ve done a local history post, so I thought it was high time I did so. I always enjoy looking back at the past–it’s amazing how much the Newport Beach area (including Balboa and Corona del Mar and Orange County in general) has changed since the early 1900’s…and yet how some …

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Home Prices Have Been Rising for Three Months

Home Prices Have Been Rising for Three Months: Report Standard & Poor’s reported Tuesday that it’s closely watched Case-Shiller index declined in January for the fifth straight month. But according to John Burns Real Estate Consulting (JBREC), that’s stale news and doesn’t reflect what’s actually happening in the market right now. In fact, the independent …

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CdM Entryway Conceptual Plans Approved

Thanks to Corona del Mar Today, those living in Newport Beach and Corona del Mar can read an update on the proposed CdM entryway redesign; part of the article follows:In a 6-1 vote at Tuesday’s City Council meeting, council members approved conceptual plans for a Corona del Mar entryway improvement. The plan would remove a …

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