Why is it that these reporters portray us as the group "fighting to party" or
"fighting the city's efforts to curb crime", and the city is portrayed as
just wanting to ensure our safety? For the record, we are not the
"Pro-Party", "Pro-Urinating-in-Public" or "Pro-Crime
" group! How about - PRO-FREEDOM!
9/25/03. "Groups Press for Special Election"
FreeNewport! and Greenlight push for special election to fill
the Gary Proctor's vacant seat.
9/23/03. "Council to Accept Bids for Seat"
FreeNewport! argues that under our city charter, Gary Proctor's seat should
have been declared vacant weeks ago, thus increasingly the likelihood of a
city wide election.
8/28/03. "Review of Fourth Policing Favorable"
June Casagrande attempts to summarize the August 26th
council meeting review of the police activities during the 4th of July, and grossly
misquotes Bryan Clarkson. For the record, Brian did not "thank the City Council".
Click on "Videos" to see the tape.
8/26/03. "Newport Sees Strides For Taming The Fourth"
The OC Register recaps of the last 4th of July, with interviews with Police Chief
Bob McDonell and FreeNewport! Spokesman Bryan Clarkson.
8/14/03. "A Tale of Balboa Doesn't End Happily"
This Daily Pilot headline story details the city's attempt to persuade a local private
webmaster to remove his link freenewport.com, resulting in the termination of his
5/31/03. "The Target is West Newport this July"
FreeNewport! Spokesman, Bryan Clarkson, corrects a previous Daily Pilot City Council
wrap up in which they incorrectly reported that the city had only voted to ban alcohol
selling outdoors. He poses the question, what is their goal?
5/25/03. "Group Not Just Young and Restless"
FreeNewport! Spokesman, Bryan Clarkson, takes this opportunity to clear the air, with
the Daily Pilot, outlining who is FreeNewport!, and what we're fighting for.
5/22/03. "Fourth Should Be Fun, Not Chaotic"
In this Editorial, the Daily Pilot basically restates the city's official position that
the new 4th of July restrictions are needed so that we don't have a riot like HB.
FreeNewport! is referenced, although not by name.
5/16/03. "Newport Group Still Seeking Party Favor"
FreeNewport! talks about life after the 4th of July vote. Discussions are in the works
for face-to-face talks with the NB City Council, but FreeNewport! is not
very optimistic about talks with our current council.
5/13/03. "Newport May Curb July 4 Revelry"
FreeNewport! meets the OC Register. Police Chief McDonell gets involved, stating that
FreeNewport! doesn't represent West Newport! Read the whole article...
5/13/03. "Partyers Plan Protest at City Council"
FreeNewport! rallies the troops for the City Council Meeting. Mayor Steve Bromberg
explains that all of this is for our own protection! Read the whole article...
4/29/03. "Group Fights to Party"
The official introduction of FreeNewport! to Newport Beach. Check out this headline
article from the Daily Pilot detailing our fight for the 4th of July! Read the whole
03/09/03. "Don't Oppress Independence (Day)"
Written just after Homer Bludau's infamous, "4th of July Survey", this
letter to the editor marked the beginnings of FreeNewport! Read the whole editorial...