When, oh when, will Marina Park become a park for everyone?
When will people see the first shovel to begin the return to the people of their public park?
When we first moved to Newport Beach about 20 years ago, there were big, forbidding chains and a padlock to the entrance of the "park."
The lock stayed for years. There is still a sign that says, "Private Property."
After protests to the city, the padlock was left hanging, but unlocked, still appearing forbidding. Finally, the chain itself was removed. Beachgoers still ask us, "Is that a private beach?"