With Spring Break time of the year approaching, I’m posting this amazing postcard from what I believe to be Bal-Week(spring break) in the early 1920’s on the Balboa Peninsula. The photo shows people packed into the intersection of Main St. and E. Bay St. just in front of the Balboa Pavilion. Perhaps this is the parade of “Beach Beauties”…..not too certain. Besides the massive crowd, if you look closely you can see several things including signs displaying Kodak Supplies, Ice Cream and the Balboa Apartments. I can’t make out what it says on the back of the vehicles and any help deciphering it would be appreciated.
Tags: 1920's Newport Beach, Bal Week Newport Beach
Tags: #Mariner's Mile, #Vintage Newport Beach Postcards
This is a real photo postcard of Mariner’s Mile circa 1941. On the bottom left you can see the Arches restaurant which opened in 1926 and PCH running south under the classic arched bridge. This postcard intrigues me so much due to the lack of development depicted. Definitely before Newport’s boom with very few homes on Lido Isle, no homes on the hills overlooking the bay and very few buildings on Mariner’s Mile itself.
This drone video dates back to July, taken during the Core 3 party. Happy Holidays.
Well….been awhile. A few photos of what has been going on.
Tags: 2016, friendsgiving, Mutant Thanksgiving, thanksgiving
Last week a lime green Lamborghini crashed on PCH near Cappy’s Cafe. The crash was so loud it easily awoke me and most of the neighborhood from a sound sleep.
Tags: #bodysurfing Newport Beach
Thanks Jack for putting together these clips of me having fun in the recent large waves.
Tags: #56st, #Newport Beach Waves
West Newport is set to receive all the accumulated sand that currently sits where the Pacific meets the Santa Ana River trail all the way up to Adams Street. It is a huge project and most of the sand will be sent through a pipe that runs down the beach in front of HQ and out into the ocean somewhere between 28th and 40th street. The project has started and will run thru April 2017. For more information on the project check out their website here. One head spinning fact listed on the site…..since 1991 it has cost 533 million dollars to keep the lower Santa Ana River clear of sand.