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Old 04-26-2020, 01:34 AM
 
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Oof. So glad I didn't go to the beach today. Estimates show that up to 40,000 were in Newport alone since all beaches in LA County are closed. Nobody needs that nonsense.
https://news.immitate.com/2020/04/25...1-los-angeles/
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Old 04-26-2020, 01:39 AM
 
Location: Beautiful free Arizona
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I was in HB today. It was a little crowded just like a normal summer day. Everybody looked happy to be outside in the fresh air. We also drove to downtown Long Beach. Beaches empty and everybody was wearing masks and looked miserable. Quite a contrast between LA and OC.
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Old 04-26-2020, 11:51 AM
 
Location: Fountain Valley Ca.
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I work in Newport Harbor and I needed to get caught up so I worked yesterday. I don't think I have ever seen the harbor that crowded. I could hardly throw a dead cat without hitting a boat, kayak, or paddle board. People everywhere.
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Old 04-26-2020, 01:04 PM
 
Location: Dana Point, Ca
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We pretty much stay clear of beaches, and the trails on weekends. That is during normal times. Now with so many being
home bound and/or working during the week, they need to get the heck out of the hale and they are headed to the beaches, boats, stand up paddle boarding, surfing, body surfing, swimming, kayaking, beaching it, etc. Yahoooo, a much needed breath of fresh air and some freedom.

Most of us humanoid folks are social creatures. I know we have to keep our distances, but even just a smile, sparkling eyes, and greeting as we pass others makes the psyche feel good.

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Oh, a bit of a slide from the subject, but on Saturday, our usual date night, our fave restaurants in Dana Point, San Juan Capo, and San Clemente are now closed or take out/pick up only.

We are not going to hide away so after the chores we followed our Sat. Night Date Night program, with restrictions.

After Erica cleaned house, and I washed and detailed the car at home, we showered, and I called JACKS RESTAURANT in Dana Point for a PICK UP dinner. We ordered Crab encrusted Orange Roughy and vegies, . JACK's comped a salad, and a delicious Teramisu desert. We were making our own date night.

I dressed up. Here at the beach, that meant comfortable boat pants and an aloha shirt. I drove to Jacks for pick up out front, and zoomed home ( 5 minute drive) . We put the meals on plates, i had a Jameson's Irish Whiskey, Erica a glass of wine. She also had put on some of our fave C.D's, and we had a marvelous dinner and date night.

After dinner and dishes done...we sat back with drinks listening to I.Z., one of our fave Hawaiian entertainers. We thought of Kauai, the good times, wonderful friends, and understand it may be a while before we head back to visit. But return , we shall.

Point being, we are not letting the current situation drag us down. We remain positive, and have a good time by going to a fun plan B. And yep, from what we have learned, yesterday ( Sat) Dana Point Harbor and Salt Creek Beach were very busy.

Summer is on its way, the slammed weekends at the beaches are a fact. Then add in the corona virus closings of some beaches.....

The parking lots here are Closed, and beware....where we live, flatlanders and friends of residentes are parking inside of our gated area. There is a duty TOW TRUCK or two, on full on patrol all day long and are hooking up cars with no parking passes or parked illegally . Best not try to park in the Villas at Monarch Beach apartments . The upside is you get to spend a day at the beach, the downside is you get to pay the towing and impound charges. Just a word to the wise.
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Old 04-26-2020, 02:09 PM
 
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I be curious why state beaches in Orange County are able to stay open when the state shuts them down farther south. is the water safer than near San Diego as they have various runoffs including the infamous Tijuana River which may bring COVID 19 along with the sewage it normally drains out. I know that SD County banned water activities shortly after a Scripps Ranch or UCSD professor or scientist raised alarm that COVID 19 may lurk in the water especially with all that sewage draining into it.
Though state beaches were under a separate jurisdiction from the county and cities yet they followed suit as well.
Beaches and parks though were never ordered closed in cities down south, just their parking lots, however cities along the coast decided to closed them down completely voluntarily anyways with Oceanside and Coronado being the last holdouts to close on April 4.
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Old 04-26-2020, 03:55 PM
 
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The parking lots here are Closed, and beware....where we live, flatlanders and friends of residentes are parking inside of our gated area. There is a duty TOW TRUCK or two, on full on patrol all day long and are hooking up cars with no parking passes or parked illegally . Best not try to park in the Villas at Monarch Beach apartments . The upside is you get to spend a day at the beach, the downside is you get to pay the towing and impound charges. Just a word to the wise.
You telling me they still haven't secured the gate??
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Old 04-26-2020, 04:54 PM
 
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You telling me they still haven't secured the gate??

Salt Creek in Dana Point looked like Coney Island on the 4th of July yesterday...not much social distancing going on at all. Some neighbors next to me had a birthday party last night...at least 20 people in backyard...no social distancing. A few cops accidentally came to my place since somebody in neighborhood complained...had to tell them next door...party got shut down pronto. Help take care of elderly Mom...will continue to avoid the beach until numbers start dropping consistently and significantly.
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Old 04-26-2020, 05:03 PM
 
Location: So Ca
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I be curious why state beaches in Orange County are able to stay open when the state shuts them down farther south.
This weekend’s crowds will be a test; if people can’t adhere to rules in place, the city may opt to shut the beaches down completely, said Newport Beach spokesman John Pope.

https://www.ocregister.com/2020/04/2...closure-lifts/
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Old 04-26-2020, 05:23 PM
 
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This is a photo of Newport Beach taken around 2:30 pm today (Sunday 4/26). I'm not seeing the huge crowds.
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Old 04-26-2020, 06:52 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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This is a photo of Newport Beach taken around 2:30 pm today (Sunday 4/26). I'm not seeing the huge crowds.
Traffic data shows fewer people near the beach than yesterday, but still a good number of people out today.
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