Today's Image
Two Terns in flight, Bolsa Chica Wetlands.
Photo by Lam-Son Vinh

gallery updates

The SNBR Photo Gallery has been updated! Some of our favorite photos of wildlife and landscapes, most of which were taken on or near the Banning Ranch property, are featured in the Gallery. Photos may now be viewed either as a slideshow or individually by clicking the desired "thumbnail". The Gallery will continue to change. Photos will be removed and others added as photo ops naturally occur. The images make great desktop backgrounds and/or screensavers. They can be downloaded as 1920x1080 .jpg files by simply right-clicking on the large sized image and selecting "save image as..."


fake news....?

Is this "fake news" or what? - It is now . The new plan obviously did not make the July deadline. Below is what the current NBR one page website has been displaying for quite some time now. The project developer has been fairly consistent with providing misleading information so, this comes as no surprise. Of course, if there is a "new project" in the works, there are many concerns and questions - will it be a much smaller footprint, will the project meet CEQA requirements, can they build without encroaching on existing ESHA? There are obviously many more issues that will need to be addressed, but we do know this - it will require a new EIR and will also require City of Newport Beach approvals.