Sunday, May 22, 2011


The Corona Del Mar Complainers are At it Again - There is a huge ad in the Daily Pilot instructing all their residents to sign a petition about airport noise - which suddenly they are having to share with the rest of us in Newport Beach. This Kay Rackauckas must be a politician because she is spreading the propaganda that property values will fall in CDM because of the airplanes. Hasn't done so anywhere else in Newport Beach - but then the CDM ers have a low pain tolerance :)

Here are the comments I wrote on their website:

Where were all you Corona del Mar residents when we on Balboa Island were working to get an airport at El Toro. And why do you think you should be exempt from airplane noise. I have read comments in the Daily Pilot that indicate you are not even aware that there are no restrictions on private planes - they can take off at 6:30 am or 5:30 am or even in the middle of the night if they want to. The airport runways are NOT closed - they are just restricted from commercial aviation.

Now that you have to bear some of the noise that we on Balboa Island, Back Bay (my friends have noise insulating windows and air conditioning), The Bluffs, etc. have for years - you suddenly notice there is noise.

We could have used your help on the El Toro issue - where were you??? You use John Wayne just like the rest of us. i'll bet you don't go to LAX or Ontario to save a plane from flying out of John Wayne. Get involved with AirFare or one of the other organizations that are working to keep the airport from becoming 24 hours at some point.

And by the way - the airport noise has NOT kept property values down any where in Newport Beach - that is propaganda on your part.

Carolyn L Carr

Sunday, May 15, 2011


Don't let the little bit of rain this morning discourage you from attending the Balboa Island Art Walk. Art, Music, Food and Fun for the whole family.
Located along South Bayfront on Balboa Island, the Art Walk is composed of over a mile of art - from postcards to murals. Beautiful paintings, jewelry, pottery and more.
Enjoy the music of Jim Roberts, Rick Sherman and Alan Remington, Grant Peacock, Alice Wallace and others along the way.
The Balboa Island Art Walk is today - Sunday May 15, 2011 from 9 am - 5 pm. Be There!!!