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March 2004 / Vol 6 No 3

   

American Bevel
723-2900
American Legion 
673-5070
Back to the Beach
723-4773
Balboa's
675-3017

Balboa Angling Club
673-6316
Balboa Bakery
673-2040
Balboa Beach
Coin Wash

675-8861
Balboa Beach Treats
723-5701
Balboa Beacon
673-9575
Balboa Bikes 'n'
Beach Stuff

723-1516
Balboa Boat Rentals
673-7200
Balboa Eyewear
723-0783
Balboa Fun Zone
673-0408
Balboa Gift Alley
673-6275
Balboa Gift House
673-5643
Balboa Inn
675-3412
Balboa Island Ferry
673-1070
Balboa Kitchen & Bath
675-8026
Balboa Pharmacy
673-5370
Balboa Pilates
675-5888
Balboa Saloon
673-9783
Balboa Sushi 21
723-5351
Balboa Thai Cafe
675-0161
Balboa Theater
673-0895
Balboa Village Market
673-8310
Bal Harbor Liquor
675-6864
Bay Arcade
673-0324
Bay Boat Rentals
675-2456
Bay Burger
675-0660
Bayside Sunglasses
283-5221
Beach Island
723-5271
Bibi Anna's
675-8146
B.J.'s Pizzeria
675-7560
Blue Sails
723-0339
Cabo Cantina
675-7760

Castaways
673-4205
Catalina Passenger Service
673-5245
Christ Church by the Sea Methodist
673-3805

City Hall
644-3309
Class of 47
675-5774
Cold Stone Creamery
673-5030
Davey's Locker
673-1434
Discovery Tours
673-2311
Easy-Ride Bike Rentals
887-5547
Electric Tattoo
675-1412
Fun n Sun
675-4353
Fun Photo Studio
673-3767

Fun Zone Boat Co
673-0240
Gina's Pizza
673-8516
Glamour Nails
723-2098
Global Mortgage Funding
673-4852
Great Mex
675-0808
Hair by Holly
933-0673
Harborside Restaurant
673-4633
Harbour House Coffee
566-9915
Hill's Boat Service
675-0740
Island Design
673-9118
Island Marine Fuel
673-1103
Island Petals
673-8257
Jazzz Hair Salon
675-1457
J.J.'s Haircutting
675-8406
Kathryn Aileen's
675-5351
Kids at Heart
677-3134
Kites Etc
673-0450
Knot Just Candy
673-1365
Kyle's Alterations
723-0871
Labels Resale Boutique
673-1200
Library
717-3800
Lifeguards
644-3049
Local Color
675-1001
Mack - San's Cafe
675-8659
Main St. Surf Shop
673-4412
Marina Water Sports
673-3372
Mifflin's Taffy
673-4827
Mithrush
675-5646
Mr. Balboa Barbershop
673-6244
Mrs. Fields Cookies
673-4844
Natalie's Beach Cafe
675-3315
Naturally Newport
723-5251
Natural Nails by Daisy
675-9498
Newport's Coffee Bar
723-9227

Newport Harbor Cruises
673-5245
Newport Jet Sports
723-5387
Newport Landing
   Fuel Dock
   673-7878
   Restaurant
   675-2373
   Sport Fishing
   675-0550
Newport Whale Watching
673-0240
New York Style Pizza
675-7808
Noize Music
675-7189
Notary Public
673-0675
Ocean Front Bar & Grill
675-7382
OM
675-3121
Our Lady of  Mount Carmel Catholic Church
673-3775
Pavilion Real Estate 675-8120
Pizza Pete
675-4771
Police (Business)
644-3717
Post Office
675-0720
Pretzel Factory
673-0539
Rif Raf Body Piercing
723-2099
Rock n Bungee
673-2159
Ruby's Diner
675-7829
Santan
675-2817
Seascape Air
673-7348
Shellback Yacht Cruises
632-3736
Shore House Cafe
673-7726
Shoreline
675-6876
Silver Star Castings
723-7827
Skinworks Tattoos
675-8905
Surfside Silver
723-5070
T's Toe Rings & Gifts
566-9947
TalesOfBalboa
673-0675
Taste of Napa
723-8466
Tikiboat
673-0240
Ultraviolet
673-2205
2W Market
673-2240
Wedding Boat
673-0240
Young & Restless
675-9529
 

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WOW JIM, I CANT BELIEVE I GET TO SEE HOME. JIM HUTTON GAVE ME THE SITE LAST WEEK. IF YOU RECALL, I LIVED IN THE BUNGALOWS & THE DUPLEX BEHIND YOU. REMEMBER ALL THE POTS AND PLANTING WE DID TOGETHER? I WAS HEADED TO SEATTLE AND LAW ENFORCEMENT? (7 YEARS AGO) IF I STILL DONT RING A BELL, LONG BLONDE HAIR, PAINTED DUPLEX EVERY SUMMER WITH JIM, MOVED MULTIPLE PALM TREES AROUND, WAS BUDS WITH CARL & JULIE MCMACKEN (MOLLY BROWNS) AND JULIE LEWIS. WELL ANYWAY, SEEING HOME GOT ME A LITTLE TEARY!!! I WAS HOME 5 YEARS AGO TO SEE "CIRQUE" AND COULDNT BELIEVE THAT THE BACK BAY WETLANDS WERE NO MORE, VINTAGE BALBOA HOMES WERE GONE, MAIN STREET HAD SUFFERED SO MUCH AND NOW THE FATE OF THOSE BEAUTIFUL JUNGLE PAINTINGS HAD DETERIORATED, AND THE PAVILLION! IT REALLY WAS SHOCKINGLY SAD. HI TO KAREN & ERIC AT THE SALOON, EVERYONE ON THE 300 BLOCK OF EAST BAY AVE. AND THE ALL THE GOOD FRIENDS I MADE IN THE 15 YEARS I TOODLED AROUND TOWN. I STILL REFERE TO OUR SPECIAL COMMUNITY AS HOME. KAT ZIMMERMAN, IF YOU SEE THIS, BONNIE SAYS TO CALL HER AND E-MAIL ME. THANX AGAIN JIM, I WILL BE LOGGING ON...THE SITE YOU'VE CREATED IS TRUELY SOMETHING. GRATEFULLY YOURS, KATHLEEN HANCOCK.

I lived in Costa Mesa in the 50's but I spent my free time in Balboa. I am a grad of Harbor High class of 57. Does anyone remember the car club "Koolies of Balboa" ? I had a great time with a great bunch of guys. I just discoverd your web sit, it is great.

Remember when the phone numbers only had three numbers and the operator knew everyone? Ours was 266. Remember when there where vacant lots on the peninsula? there where only four homes on Seville Ave. when I was a kid down there. Probably the best time to grow up in Balboa and I'll bet if you think about it, except for the growth, it hasn't changed that much! Balboa was and is an exceptionally nice place to live.
Richard Stahler

I was wondering if you have any recollection of a book published around early 1950 or before called Flight of the Snowbirds (or something close). I have a friend, a sailor, who grew up in Sacramento and read the book in the early 50's -and loved it. I was trying to tack down a copy of it for him. Have you heard of it or do you have anythoughts on how to track it down. (I'm assuming it was about the boat race that took place in Balboa.)
Thanks for you time. I appreciate it.
Leah Holbrook
leah@vocalt.com

does anyone know anything of or about ole man cottles market which was located on the pennsula in the early 30 and 40, if so could you please contact me , for my dad worked for the ole man for years
Mike Parks
MParks1@pacbell.net

It was a delightful surprise to come upon your website for Balboa Island. I grew up in the area in the 1950’s and 1960’s. I remember well seeing Tim Morgan at the Prison of Socrates, seeing various celebs as they walked down the main street on the Island, such as the Nelson family, David, Ricky, etc. Of course, we used to see Buddy Ebson all the time driving his El Camino. Duke on Wagon Train used to live there also and we’d see him occasionally. There were many others, but the Island was a very special place, frozen bananas, Jolly Roger Restaurant, lots of parties, hanging out. The sixties were the best. Thanks for bringing all the good memories back. I now live in N. California up in the Sierra Nevada mountains with snow and many pine trees, but have never stopped missing the ocean.
Kathy
Camino, CA

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Why do you have to "put your two cents in"...but it's only a "penny for your thoughts"? Where's that extra penny going to?
 

 



Balboa Events Calendar


2nd Wednesday of the Month
 Book Club Luncheon 2 PM
Bibi Anna's

675-8146

April 19, 2004-6:30 PM
Winemaker Dinner
Four Course Dinner including Wine
$35/person Reservations required. Seating very limited.
949-675-8146
Bibi Anna's

Thru March 31
Whale Watching Trips
& Photo Contest

Tuesday April 6
Grand Opening
Harborside Restaurant

Saturday April 10
11am - 4 pm
Easter by the Sea

Tuesday April 20
BID Annual Meeting
Details to be announced.

Saturday May 15
Norte Vista High School Prom
Balboa Pavilion

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Jim,
I am creating a website for rental properties in the Newport Beach area. I would like to add a link to your weather station and web cams. I just wanted to get your permission before I do so.
thanks
steve watson
swmusk@aol.com

 Dear Jim,
We are so happy that you are still maintaining this site. My Dad, Harold Gage (91), is still alive and well and enjoys it so much. We thought you were gone. Please explain if you have time. I have a couple pictures you might enjoy. Will send by separate mail. Thanks. Carolyn (Gage) Oman

Hello Jim!
I have written to you (and/or Y2cW), with these same words before...but I must tell you again; THANK YOU for your patience & tenacity in the face of so much insanity. I hope you know how very many people love your site!

Jim, your site puts a smile on my face everytime I visit. I lived at 808 E. Ocean Front in '83 to '85. Just three doors down from the Sudio Cafe. I am sad to hear it is closing. Even sadder to hear about Heidi passing away. You did a class act in your rememberance piece and tribute to her. She was a Balboa treasure. Snowbound in St.Louis. Best wishes,
Hugh Chapman

Enjoy your website and webcams.
Jim Ulcickas

Hi Jim! I see ya around town but never seem to have a chance to say HI so I'll do it by email. Your website is awesome and one of these days maybe I'll contribute something to it if ya don't mind. :-)
Robin and Debbie

hi jim,
i really enjoy your site. i check the weather section a couple times a day. i'm curious to know if your thermometer is getting sun in the morning. it seems like the temps are the warmest around 8am. growing up as a kid around here i used to track the weather/waves everyday and mark it on calendar. it's nice to be able to see all this on the internet.
thank you very much,
jeremy

Jim, no historical info, just wanted to say how great your little "pimple" looks. I hope it will be a big success for you. You have a great eye for photos. Good Luck. Ps. I agree with the last few posts on 2 cents worth. It is depressing to see how negative and juvenile most of the posts are.
Les Betz

Hi, just put your current picture on my computer as a background for my windows. Odd thing, when the screen was coming on, all the orange in the picture looked like a dawn with brighter oranges and darker hues that gradually brightened with the morning. It may be a sunset, but it was really super to see the colors lighten just like a sunrise. thank you for caring about us. love your site to pieces. It keeps my sanity in this ugly snowy and icy and foggy winter where I live.
susan rose

HI JIM
 just looking at balboa .love your websight.all moved in. I live in henderson nv. now! how is everbody at  the postoffice. tell them hi for me. see you when I come for a visit.
PHILLIP GTREIWE

Hi Jim,
I'm a local resident and came across your site. Love it! Especially the police reports. My Grandparents were really close friends with Heidi for years. Poor girl.
Would you ever consider some kind of board for neighbors to meet? I've been looking for people close by to walk with and your site would be a perfect meeting place for us. I live on the penninsula and it's kind of hard for me to meet like minded people around my age to walk with, tennis etc.
Anyway, hope your day is great!
Jenna
 

 
 

Your 2˘ Worth

 

March 30, 2004

Happy (almost) Wednesday to you too.


March 30, 2004

Happy Tuesday everyone


March 29, 2004

86 degrees in March! Ohhhh! You lucky people! How I would love to be sitting on a bench by the bay, enjoying a frozen banana!


March 28, 2004

Next Sunday don't forget to turn your clocks ahead one hour. IT'S DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME NEXT SUNDAY ! ! Maybe that will make the summer great.


March 28, 2004

For the time being it is a GREAT summer. But, more June Gloom around the corner. Damn!!


March 28, 2004

Is it me, or does this feel like the beginning of a GREAT summer?


March 28, 2004

Love you site brings a bit of sunshine into my day!!!!!!!


March 27, 2004

No we haven't and doubt that we would..or would we?


March 27, 2004

No we haven't and doubt that we would..or would we?


March 27, 2004

Have you thought of a weekly restraunt review? free meal and nice publicity..... ;-)


March 26, 2004

Have a nice weekend all.....


March 25, 2004

NEWPORT BEACH TURNS 100-- CITY SEARCHING FOR CENTENNIAL COMMITTEE VOLUNTEERS TO HELP PLAN CELEBRATION With the official 100th year anniversary of the City of Newport Beach approaching in 2006, the Newport Beach City Council is looking for seven (7) residents to help plan events to celebrate the NB Centennial. In January, 2004, the City Council formed a City Centennial 2006 Committee. The committee includes three City Council members and will include participants from all parts of Newport Beach. The Committee intends to plan events that include significant community participation and input. All Committee members must be residents of Newport Beach. People can apply for the Centennial Committee via the City Clerk’s office (949-644-3005) or via the City’s website (www.city.newport-beach.ca.us) under General Information, Citizen Participation Information. The application deadline is Monday, April 5, 2004 at 4:00 p.m. The City Council will appoint the seven (7) members at the Council’s regular meeting on Tuesday, April 13, 2004.


March 23, 2004

Why don't these people communicate via their own email addresses?


March 23, 2004

Stephanie: I have no idea who or what the Koolies car club was. That question was from someone other than I. Perhaps someone older than I can help. But if you want to talk about Merle's drive-in, I bet you would get a lot of help. Or how about the old Balboa or Newport Theaters?


March 23, 2004

No, smaller than their waste size.


March 23, 2004

I see those with an IQ smaller then their hat size are back again


March 22, 2004

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March 22, 2004

You didn't get that? I did, or didn't, or did...I forget...or forgot, or...........................................


March 22, 2004

Huh, not sure any of us get that one.


March 22, 2004

Show them all CW, Jim. Real bad weather here see you in July. Bob D.


March 22, 2004

So, Jim is going to vote for President Bush.....right?


March 22, 2004

The shape of things to come. When my grandfather went to the polls it was to pick the best candidate. When my father went to the polls it was to pick the lessor evil. Now when I go to the polls it's to pick the least corrupt.  Jim Fournier


March 21, 2004

Balboa... Life's a Beach in Balboa... Life's a Dream in Balboa... My family has owned a beach front since I was 9 and now I'm 44... Only lived there full year in '79 and worked at "Balboa Bike Shop" at the pier... Spent every summer there as a kid and at least 2 weeks of every summer since... My favorite time in Balboa is Spring, but all is fine all the time!... Thanks so much for this web site, as I am too far away... Yet when I'm down and when I'm blue... I think of your shores at sunrise and sunset... Walking on the water's edge between the pier and the Wedge... Blessed are you who know this place and keep it well...


March 21, 2004

The Balboa Bay Front cam date and time stamp has been updated. The Main Street cam is going to take a little longer. Thanks for your patience. Jim Fournier


March 20, 2004

Bay cam not working properly that's for sure!


March 19, 2004

Why is Bay Cam dated Saturday, March 20? 24 hours ahead of itself.


March 19, 2004

To Dick Stahler: Hi Dick! I saw your note on the front page of Talesofbalboa.com. I was a neighbor of yours when we were kids. Glad to see you're still kick'n. I barely remember the 'Koolies car club'. Sorry to say, it was a bit before my time, but I do remember you, and Belvue Lane. My Dad and yours did lots of fly fishing together. My father fashioned a 'fly' out of your father's hair. It was called, 'Hap Hazard'. A joke between them. Have a good day, Stephanie A.


March 18, 2004

Happy Day After St. Patrick's Day.


March 18, 2004

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March 17, 2004

Happy St. Patrick's Day


March 16, 2004

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO JOHN ALLEN! John, a Balboan, grew up there, went to Harbor, and now lives with his wife, Colleen on the Big Island of Hawaii. March 16th...a great day. From sister, Stephanie


March 16, 2004

Please don’t tell my mom I work for the Bush campaign, she thinks I’m a hit man for the mob.


March 16, 2004

Happy Tuesday everybody!


March 14, 2004

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March 12, 2004

Is Chuck his name now at the Post Office?


March 12, 2004

It sure is great to see a smiling face at the Post Office again. Thanks Chuck.


March 12, 2004

Hmmmmmmmm ok with me. No big deal ...............


March 11, 2004

Where's Cabo Catina and who is Papa Nick???????????


March 11, 2004

It would be nice if the manager of Cabo Cantina would return the TalesOfBalboa's requests for information so it can be listed in the Business Directory.


March 11, 2004

SAY HELLO TO PAPA NICK


March 11, 2004

CABO CANTINA ROCKS! MEET YOU THERE FRIDAY


March 11, 2004

Happy Thursday to you too.....


March 10, 2004

Happy Wednesday everyone


March 09, 2004

The latest on Harborside Restaurant's opening is April 6.


March 08, 2004

Nice pier cam! Looks great!


March 08, 2004

They also come out don't they?


March 08, 2004

Good job Jim. Shine a little light on the cockroaches and they disappear.


March 08, 2004

Check out the new Balboa Pier cam


March 06, 2004

Yea ... right! Weird!


March 06, 2004

You know, the last I knew, this was all out of Jim's pocket...it takes a lot to keep this up and running...why is the front page such a bad place...some people are not happy unless they have something to complain about...Jim, thanks for the chance to say my 2 cents worth.


March 06, 2004

Ocean front camera gone. "Your 2 cents Worth" in this lousey location. No more feature article only emails. It's going down hill fast ! !


March 05, 2004

What happened to the Ballroom camera?


March 05, 2004

Most will be happy as hell when Carrie returns from her broken leg. It will be in about 2 more months.


March 05, 2004

Most languages use numbers and many use letters. Maybe a Sesame Street workshop would help!


March 05, 2004

Well when English isn't your first language it's difficult to deliver the mail to the correct address. Mapquest wouldn't even help.


March 05, 2004

Got Mail?????????? What is up with the Balboa mail. I just received mail for Sushi 21, Shoreline, The Balboa Saloon and the Funzone Boat Company. Am I suposed to deliver the mail? I thought that the Post office made people take a test to get a postal job. Do the testers need testing or is the standard an IQ lower than a shoe size? Can you say mapquest??


March 05, 2004

Maybe Tod IS Hell! ; )


March 03, 2004

maybe Tod hired HELL to assault tales of balboa and freenewport.com's message boards!


March 02, 2004

Yep, keeping my fingers crossed.


March 02, 2004

Did you or will you vote today? God bless America


March 02, 2004

.....and here with his Bush bashing .


March 01, 2004

he's sharing his words of wisdom over on freenewport.com's message board.


March 01, 2004

Sounds to me like HELL has returned!


March 01, 2004

Thanks George Bush for spending my Social Security on the war that no one wanted just to make your cronies rich.


March 01, 2004

Was better before at the old location.


March 01, 2004

Your Two Cents Worth Has been moved to the Front Page To Better Serve You. Jim Fournier


 

 

 

 

 

 

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