Beach Bot

Posted: 08/17/2015 by goodie in news

Coming to your beach soon! I predict that we are only witnessing the very begging of this type of technology. Imagine one day a beach bot that scurries across the sand picking up trash and other debris.

Pocket Hammocks

Posted: 08/05/2015 by goodie in news

I’m seeing pocket hammocks all over the place this summer but this setup is unique. These guys were camping out in the 56st lot this morning.

Parking lot camping

Costa gonna knock you out

Posted: 08/04/2015 by goodie in HQ

All for fun rough housing with Costa resulted in a head wound for Eli. I guess they connected heads just right and it popped an old stitches scar right open. Both Eli and Costa are fine and it was a freak accident!

Costa & Eli

Summer Sunset

Posted: 07/23/2015 by goodie in pics

Summer sunsets over the Palos Verde Peninsula have been amazing with the clouds we have been having.

Sunset 1

Sunset 2

Below is a front cover of an envelope commemorating the 25th anniversary of Newport/Balboa Tournament of Lights on July 22nd, 1933.  What now is the Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade originally took place in the peak weeks of summer. For more history on it you can click here.

Tournament of Lights

Barracuda Boat

Posted: 07/14/2015 by goodie in news

Newport Harbor Patrol should put one of these on the budget for next year.

Shell Art

Posted: 07/10/2015 by goodie in art, Shells
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A tiny art piece I created last week. Features a Shiva shell on a bed of red coral. If you look closely you can see a black fly flew into the piece when it was drying.

Shell Art

The 4th of July

Posted: 07/03/2015 by goodie in HQ, news

See everyone tomorrow at HQ. Festivities will kick off around 1pm, BYOB and snacks. I will have a few things to BBQ. Contact me if you have questions.

61st 4th of July

Go – The Chemical Brothers

Posted: 07/02/2015 by goodie in Music

A new song by The Chemical Brothers featuring Q-Tip. I’m pumping you up for the big 4th of July weekend!

Here is another vintage Newport Beach image from my collection. It features what appears to be the American Legion’s boat-car and most likely dates back to the earlier days of the Legion in the mid 30’s to 40’s. I wish I had this vehicle to cruise around in for the 4th of July this weekend. Wonder if this vehicle/boat still exists to this day?

Play Port of the Pacific

The Growlers

Posted: 06/29/2015 by goodie in The Growlers

Here is an image my sister took of Scott Montoya, the drummer from the Growlers. Scott was surfing in front of HQ this weekend and it reminded me of the day Aimee took these…..so I had to put it up.

Scott Montoya

Balboa Pier

Posted: 06/26/2015 by goodie in Postcards
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The week before July 4th…… Here is a vintage postcard of the Balboa Pier lined with American flags, circa 1908…. Interesting that it will be the year 2020 before we see July 4th fall on a Saturday again. Ya its gonna be a good one this year!

Vintage Balboa Pier

Brown is the New Green

Posted: 06/23/2015 by goodie in news

These new signs are gracing the currently green grass in Newport parks and open spaces.

Drought

Three Rivers

Posted: 06/19/2015 by goodie in Goodie, travel
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I worked up in the Central Valley this week and stayed in the small town of Three Rivers near Sequoia. Amazing little spot!

Three Rivers

Tuna Crabs

Posted: 06/16/2015 by goodie in news
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Currently a red line of dead tuna crabs stretches along 56st shoreline. Kinda stinky…

Tuna Crabs