What fun! Hadn't come across this site before
until writing an article on the Newport Harbor Nautical Museum for
SEA Magazine. Great job. I may have to do an article on the
'sculling' society you highlighted. Perhaps you could have a member
touch base with me. Thanks again for a fun visit!
Coty Dolores Miranda
What is the date of the article in The Time
Capsule about the Fun Zone's merry-go-round? I am trying to create
a chronology of when the Fun Zone's 5 merry-go-rounds arrived and
departed. Thank you.
I'm trying to figure out how to get this publication via email on a
monthly basis or however often it's put out. I live in Seattle in
the winter UGH! and need to keep my eyes viewing the beauty of
Balboa til I get back to the beach in the summers.
W.S. Collins great granddaughter,
My dad was the tugboat captain of the Undaunted
that was docked next to the Balboa Pavillion . I have many
wonderful memories of sitting on the Undaunted while my father
when were the pictures of the faces of Balboa
My name is Karen Karas and I live iin Arizona. I'm inquiring about
a person named OWEN REYNOLDS. My sister is living with a man who
insists that this man, who is supposedly his uncle, owns a great
deal of the Balboa Peninsula as well as Dillmans Restaurant. We
have reason to believe that the man making these statements, is
dangerous. He has been in prison for what I'm certain are made up
reasons on his part. I suspect it was for something more serious
that what he says. If there is ANY WAY that I could discredit him,
perhaps that would help convince my sister to leave him. The man
OWEN REYNOLDS is supposedly British. PLEASE if you have any
information at all...PLEASE let me know. And if you have never
heard the name at all, that would be helpful also.If you know of
anyone that might have any information regarding this matter I
would be VERY grateful to know who that might be.
THANKS for your time Jim ! Karen
THANKS so much Jim for replying so quickly! I was afraid that was
going to be the answer to my question. Unfortunately it means
my sister may be in over her head. I’m hoping that I can convince
her with “the facts” . THANK YOU for sending my request to the
Newport Beach Police. I appreciate your help Jim...more than you
know. Perhaps I’ll be able to read Tales of Balboa for enjoyment
soon and not as a means of investigation! However it has been my
best source of information yet ! Perhaps someday I’ll get out that
way and see some of the magic myself. For now ... I’ll concentrate
on my sister.
Hi Jim I'm just wondering your opening hours and if you are open
Sundays as there is a picture i would like to buy before i go
back to Ireland on Monday and i was going to come out to your
What's up Jim?
My outrigger crew is coming out to race the Catalina Channel
Crossing next month and we need to figure out the best way for the
non-paddlers to get from Newport (or Balboa) to Avalon and back...
We'd prefer to travel in the am from Newport out to Avalon on Sat,
9/8 AND in the am the next day from Avalon back to Newport...I
haven't been able to find a ferry that travels in the am both
ways...looks like most go out to Avalon in the am and back in the
late afternoon...can you help a sista out?
Just for all of you who live in Balboa, you
might like to know that Mr. Beek also developed a 200 acre rural
community in Loomis, CA called Hidden Valley. My parents were one
of the first to build there (1958). It was beautifully done with
lakes for swimming and fishing, horse arena, trails all over, a
perfect place to be raised. He would write me letters with
misspelled words in them and pay me 25 cents a word if I could find
them. That was a lot of money back then! He hired my brother to
clean a favorite pond across the way from us that he had built. He
was extremely nice and had a perfect vision of how to develop land.
He also brought the Tournament of Lights there and every 4th of
July we had our floats and our fireworks. It was truly wonderful.
One year our family won and we were treated to a trip to Balboa,
then out on his yacht to Catalina Island for a day, then to
Disneyland and Knott's Berry Farm. Anyway, I have fond memories of
him and the land he created for my youth. Barb McMains