The city, on behalf of and with generous assistance from its wealthy residents, tried to engineer the building of a huge, noisy, and polluting international airport at the abandoned El Toro Marine Base adjacent to neighboring Irvine. These Bush Pioneers/Assholes claimed that the unnecessary airport dangerously close to the Santa Ana mountain range was "sorely needed" and would create "thousands of jobs"; in actuality they believed that jets should fly over Irvine's middle class homes and not their own. As part of the scheme the recently remodeled, taxpayer-financed airport next to Newport would have been converted into a small craft facility to be used primarily by themselves. However, Orange County voters refused to be hoodwinked or allow their property values to be undermined and the airport was resoundingly defeated, and the base zoned for parkland and annexed by the city of Irvine.
Thanks to putrid TV program "The O.C.," half of America thinks that all of Orange County is like Newport Beach (the other half think it is like the putrid "Laguna Beach"). This misconception serves as a wellspring of rage and shame to Orange County's more literal-minded residents.
"The O.C." is only accurate to the extent that it represents people from Newport Beach.
2. where the O.C. supposedly takes place
3. a town full of yuppies and their snobby kids, where the soccer moms are more silicon than should be allowed and the dads are rich conservatives
4. a place where everything, is closed by 11
see palley for an example of a newport family
nah i got a family to feed...