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Visit Newport Beach Launches ‘ 50 Days of Festive Fun ’ Holiday Celebration
NOVEMBER 10 , 2023 | VOLUME XV , ISSUE 22
NBPD Warns of Animal Shelter Scam
By Christopher Trela | NB Indy
The 12 Days of Christmas are turning into “ 50 Days of Festive Fun ” thanks to a new promotion courtesy of Visit Newport Beach , the city ’ s Destination Marketing Organization .
Billed as one of the nation ’ s longest-running destination-wide holiday celebrations , “ 50 Days of Festive Fun ” was launched online this week and officially begins on November 17 as an all-encompassing celebratory experience to
Grace Leung , Newport Beach City Manager
Santa arrives in Newport Beach for “ 50 Days of Festive Fun ” / Photo courtesy of Visit Newport Beach
include the myriad holiday events taking place in Newport Beach through January 5 .
As Newport Beach begins to transform into a seaside winter wonderland , locals and visitors can enjoy dazzling light displays , a flurry of holiday happenings , resorts with seasonal décor , and special winter dining and shopping .
The season officially kicks off on Friday , Nov . 17 with the annual tree-lighting extravaganza at Fashion Island . The event includes live
Newport Beach City Manager Update
By Grace Leung , Newport Beach City Manager
The Newport Beach Police Department was recently awarded a $ 376,000 grant from the State of California to support the City of Newport Beach ’ s ongoing traffic safety enforcement and education programs .
The NBPD will use these funds to help reduce serious injuries and deaths on our roadways , with a focus on critical areas such as distracted driving , impaired driving and speeding . entertainment , music , magical “ snowfall ” and a visit from Santa Claus to officially kick-off the holiday campaign in style .
A daily calendar of holiday events at 50daysoffestivefun . com includes everything form the Roger ’ s Gardens Christmas boutique to the Lighting of the Bay at Newport Dunes , and of course the 115th Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade and the accompany-
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The grant-funded program , which runs through September 2024 , will include :
• DUI checkpoints and patrols focused on stopping suspected impaired drivers .
• High-visibility distracted driving enforcement operations targeting drivers in violation of California ’ s hands-free cell phone law .
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By NB Indy Staff
The Newport Beach Police Department was recently notified about residents who received calls from an individual claiming to be a Newport Beach Animal Shelter employee . The caller claimed their lost pet had been found then asked them for payment over the phone . Residents who contacted the Animal Shelter directly were able to confirm that these calls did not come from their department . The Newport Beach Animal Shelter ( and the Newport Beach Police Department ) will not contact you to request money and does not accept any kind of payment for legitimate services over the phone . Any payments for legitimate services are handled directly through the Animal Shelter ( 949 ) 718-3454 or the NBPD Front Desk ( 949 ) 644-3681 . When you get a call from an unknown number , ask yourself ... is the caller who you think it is ? Scammers are good at pretending to be someone they ’ re not . They can be convincing : sometimes
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