Newport Seaside Metropolis Supervisor Replace: Balboa Trolley, Motion pictures within the Park

Newport Seaside Metropolis Supervisor Replace: Balboa Trolley, Motion pictures within the Park

Newport Seaside Metropolis Supervisor Replace: Balboa Trolley, Motion pictures within the Park
Grace Leung

By Grace Leung, Newport Seaside Metropolis Supervisor

This Memorial Day weekend marks the official begin of summer season and the launch of a brand new Metropolis anti-litter marketing campaign that may run for the following few months, by means of Labor Day.

The theme of the marketing campaign is “Make a Splash, Decide up Trash: Hold Newport Seaside Lovely.”

Over the course of the summer season, you will note the colourful indicators on the entrances to seashores, round public parks and Metropolis services in seashore areas, and displayed by collaborating personal companies.

The aim of the anti-litter marketing campaign is two-fold:

  • Schooling and consciousness. Our Metropolis crews and contractors do a terrific job of cleansing and sustaining our public areas, however they will’t be in all places always. One of many objectives of this marketing campaign is to create consciousness and remind everybody that each one of us — residents, enterprise homeowners, guests and Metropolis authorities – have to work collectively to “Hold Newport Seaside Lovely.”
  • Highlighting an expanded volunteer program. The Metropolis has up to date and expanded its volunteer program to raised align particular person volunteers and teams with the areas of the Metropolis that want probably the most consideration. This effort is being coordinated by Theresa Schweitzer in our Public Works Division.

To study extra, please go to To contact the Metropolis concerning volunteer cleanup alternatives for people and teams, electronic mail [email protected]

As a reminder, there will probably be no avenue sweeping or trash assortment on Memorial Day. For the rest of the week, avenue sweeping will probably be on its common schedule and residential trash pickup will probably be delayed by in the future.

With gratitude for many who made the final word sacrifice for our nation, let’s benefit from the Memorial Day weekend!

Free Balboa Peninsula Trolley Returns for Summer time Run

The Balboa Peninsula Trolley will resume operations on Memorial Day weekend, starting Saturday, Could 28, with free service persevering with all through the summer season on weekends and holidays.

Starting on Could 28, the trolley service will probably be obtainable from 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays in addition to Memorial Day (Could 30), Independence Day (July 4), and Labor Day (September 5). The trolley is a enjoyable and free technique to discover the peninsula.

There are 22 designated stops alongside the trolley route. Trolleys are scheduled to reach in 15-minutes intervals, which can differ barely relying on site visitors situations. Riders are invited to climb aboard or exit the trolley at any of the stops alongside the way in which to and from the Balboa Pier and Enjoyable Zone space.

The Balboa Peninsula Trolley. — Picture courtesy metropolis of Newport Seaside ©

For these planning a day on the seashore, the trolley can accommodate bicycles, surfboards underneath six-feet lengthy, and seashore gear. Trolley riders touring from exterior the realm can make the most of free parking on the Metropolis’s Avon Avenue municipal car parking zone situated close to the Tustin Avenue and Avon Avenue intersection inside Mariners’ Mile alongside Coast Freeway.

This service is offered by the Metropolis of Newport Seaside and funded by means of grants from the Orange County Transportation Authority (Measure M2 funds). For extra info go to

Mountain Lion Captured Close to Ports Streets, Relocated

A mountain lion reported within the Port Streets neighborhood on Friday, Could 20 was discovered inside a number of hours, tranquilized and relocated safely by the Division of Fish and Wildlife.

The mountain lion was reported at about 1:30 p.m. across the 1900 block of Port Cardigan Place. The Newport Seaside Police Division, Animal Management and native Fish and Wildlife officers deployed personnel within the space Friday afternoon to find the mountain lion and used drones to go looking the realm.

At about 5:30 p.m. the mountain lion was discovered within the aspect yard of a house on Port Cardigan. A Division of Fish and Wildlife biologist was capable of efficiently tranquilize the lion. Fish and Wildlife personnel eliminated the cat and loaded it right into a truck to be relocated.

If you happen to see a mountain lion or different harmful wildlife, please report it to the Newport Seaside Police Division by means of the non-emergency line at (949) 644-3717, or within the occasion of an emergency, name 9-1-1.

Newport Pier Restaurant Demolition Accomplished

Demolition work to take away the vacant restaurant constructing on the finish of Newport Pier was accomplished this week. The ultimate step — including concrete to a below-grade space beneath the previous constructing (proven within the picture beneath) — is predicted to be accomplished by June 1.

The restaurant was constructed atop a concrete pad that sits barely beneath the remainder of the pier deck. Subsequent week, crews will add concrete to create a stage floor.

This weekend, the top of the pier will reopen with smaller security barricades surrounding the concrete space. The primary pier will stay open throughout concrete placement, as crews will use a collection of pumps to maneuver concrete from the car parking zone space to the top of the pier.

In October the Newport Seaside Metropolis Council voted to demolish the previous restaurant constructing and examine choices to reinforce the McFadden Sq. space on the base of the pier, adjoining parking heaps and the pier itself. Later this summer season the Council will think about a advisable proposal to review potential enhancements.

The Newport Pier development exercise has obtained vital media consideration not too long ago, with information protection on ABC7, the Orange County Register, Day by day Pilot and extra.

Metropolis Names Longtime Staff Hartson, Levin to Management Staff

Two longtime Metropolis workers, Melissa Hartson and Sean Levin, have been named as the brand new administrators of Library Companies and Recreation & Senior Companies, respectively. Hartson and Levin succeed Library Companies Director Tim Hetherton and RSS Director Laura Detweiler, who not too long ago retired.

Hartson brings greater than 26 years of expertise with the Newport Seaside Public Library. She started as a library web page and has held a number of positions within the division throughout her lengthy tenure. Levin has 25 years of expertise offering leisure companies for cities, together with the final 20 years with the Metropolis of Newport Seaside. He started working for the Metropolis as Recreation Supervisor earlier than being promoted to Recreation Superintendent, and served for the previous 8 years as Deputy Director. He served a brief stint as interim director since Detweiler’s retirement final month.

NBPD’s Prince, Schiavi Acknowledged at Promotional Ceremony

Throughout a promotional ceremony on Monday, Could 23, Sergeant Jason Prince and Lieutenant Mike Schiavi had been acknowledged for his or her accomplishments on the Newport Seaside Police Division.

Prince joined the NBPD in 2012 and labored as a Patrol Officer, Area Coaching Officer, Financial Crimes detective, and Crimes Towards Individuals Detective. Moreover, he has served as a member of the Disaster Negotiations Staff and the Peer Assist Staff and is the division’s Polygraph examiner. In November 2021 he was promoted to the rank of sergeant and was assigned to the Patrol Division as a discipline supervisor.

Sergeant Jason Prince and Lieutenant Mike Schiavi (in picture with Police Chief Jon Lewis, left)

Schiavi was employed by the Newport Seaside Police Division in 1999 as a Police Recruit. After finishing coaching he held a number of positions together with Patrol Officer, Accident Investigator, Motor Officer, and Visitors Detective. He was promoted to the rank of sergeant in 2012. On this capability, he labored as a Patrol Sergeant, Motorbike Sergeant, Particular Occasions Sergeant, and the Particular Victims Unit Detective Sergeant. He was promoted to the rank of lieutenant in April 2022 and is at present assigned to the Patrol Division because the Space 2 commander.

Greater than 300 Attend First ‘Film within the Park’ Occasion of the Summer time

On Friday, Could 13, greater than 300 friends seen the film “Luca” at Marina Park, the primary of a number of “Film within the Park” occasions scheduled for this summer season. Free popcorn, sweet, crafts and actions had been obtainable to take pleasure in underneath the celebrities.

Please be a part of us on the upcoming “Film within the Park” occasions scheduled for July 15, August 19, and September 16.

Be Properly Cellular Disaster Response Replace

The Be Properly cell disaster response workforce is now working in Newport Seaside 12 hours a day, 7 days per week to reply to psychological and behavioral well being crises. The cell unit is staffed with psychological well being specialists and EMTs, and works intently with the Metropolis’s police and hearth departments.

This week the Be Properly workforce:

  • Transported two folks to the Costa Mesa Bridge Shelter.
  • Transported two folks to disaster stabilization items for remedy.
  • Transported an individual to the Sobering Station on the Be Properly campus.
  • Reunified an aged individual with members of the family in Los Angeles County.
  • Collaborated with the Newport Seaside Police Division to position an individual on a psychiatric maintain for remedy.
  • Rendered First Support for 2 folks experiencing homelessness.
  • Transported ten folks to companies, shelter intakes, and appointments.
  • Performed 32 outreach interactions with residents and other people experiencing homelessness.

Homelessness Replace

The Metropolis of Newport Seaside supplies a complete response to deal with homelessness by means of a coordinated effort by Metropolis employees, contractors, companion companies and nonprofit teams.

This week the Metropolis’s homeless outreach and response groups:

  • Accomplished assessments with 4 folks experiencing homelessness to find out disabling situations.
  • Proceed to position folks within the Costa Mesa Bridge Shelter. Fifteen individuals who had been experiencing homelessness in Newport Seaside are actually sheltered within the Costa Mesa Bridge Shelter.
  • Enrolled two folks into companies .
  • Accomplished housing paperwork for 2 shoppers matched to housing vouchers.

To donate to these experiencing homelessness in Newport Seaside, please go to our Good Giving Program internet web page: mail&utm_source=govdelivery.






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