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Wooden Boat Festival Returns to Balboa Yacht Club June 7 and 8

MAY 24 , 2024 | VOLUME XVI , ISSUE 11

Residential Burglaries in Pacific Ridge and Crystal Cove Communities

By Christopher Trela | NB Indy
Wooden boat lovers and yachting fans , get ready for the annual Newport Beach Wooden Boat Festival that returns to the Balboa Yacht Club June 7 and 8 with more than 40 wooden vessels of all sizes on display .
This year ’ s festival theme is “ The Art & Craft of the Wooden Boat ,” and celebrates the intricate craftsmanship and timeless beauty of wooden boats .
“ Event guests will be able to immerse themselves in the centuries-old artform
Astor won the People ’ s Choice Award at the 2023 Wooden Boat Festival / File photo by Jim Collins
of wooden boat building , and the fine woodworking and artistic details that adorn the boats ,” said event chair Stephen Paljieg . “ This year ’ s event will be bigger and better than ever . Its theme captures the essence of the passion and artistry behind these magnificent , oneof-a-kind watercrafts and the inclusion of the master craftsmen who build and keep them in ‘ Bristol condition ’ takes it to a whole new level of experience .”
On June 8 , event guests will be able to stroll the Balboa Yacht Club docks , board the wooden boats that have come for the festival and talk to owners about what makes their wooden vessel so special .
There ’ s also an opportunity to step back in time to cruise aboard the America – a replica of the 139-foot wooden sailing yacht that won the historic Royal Yacht Squadron ’ s 100 Guinea Cup race in 1851 .
There will be plenty to do on land . According to information from the Wooden Boat Festival ,

Newport Beach City Manager Update

By NB Indy Staff A residential burglary occurred in the Pacific Ridge Community between approximately 10 a . m . on May 17 and 2 p . m . on May 18 .
While the victims were away , an unknown suspect accessed the backyard of the property and shattered a first floor glass door .
Once inside , the suspect went upstairs and rummaged through drawers in bedrooms and closets before fleeing the scene . At some point during the burglary , a kitchen table was also broken .
The burglary was discovered on May 20 and reported to police . The loss was jewelry . No description of the suspect is available .
Another residential burglary occurred in the Crystal Cove Community between approximately 8:30 p . m . and 10 p . m . on May 17 .
While the victims were away , an unknown suspect access the backyard of the property and shattered a first floor window to get into the house . Once inside , the suspect rummaged through a bedroom and located a safe in a closet . The safe was forcibly removed and opened before the suspect fled the scene .
The burglary was discovered and reported to police on May 18 . The loss was jewelry and watches . No information on the suspect is available .
The Newport Beach Police Department advises that if you see suspicious activity within your neighborhood ( especially at a home where you know your neighbors are on vacation , have gone out for the evening , or their home is for sale ), please call the Newport Beach Police Department immediately at ( 949 ) 644-3717 .
Grace Leung , Newport Beach City Manager
By Grace Leung , Newport Beach City Manager
Last week the County of Orange released the results of its 2024 Point in Time Count , which provides data on the homeless population by region and city . This effort is required by the federal government every two years and helps direct resources to areas where they are most needed .
I am pleased to report that Newport Beach ’ s numbers decreased from the previous count , from 96 in 2022 to 71 in 2024 . While this
number fluctuates , as documented in the City ’ s monthly assessments , I believe some of the reduction can be attributed to our proactive approach , including new municipal ordinances , as part of a comprehensive program designed to help unhoused members of the community find stable , permanent housing .
Addressing homelessness is an ongoing regional challenge . Countywide , the number of homeless people ( both unsheltered and

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