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Balboa Peninsula Reeling From Rowdy Revelers

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Newport Beach is considering a crackdown on rowdy bar patrons and their respective Balboa peninsula drinking establishments because of problems with "overcrowding, assaults, public drunkenness, public urination and others nuisances," reports the Daily Pilot.

City Council will vote on Tuesday on a proposal that would require banana stands new restaurant and bar owners who serve alcohol, or allow dancing, live entertainment past 11 p.m., to apply for a special license with the Police Department.

Reports the Daily Pilot, "We don't want to stand in the way of business," said Capt. Craig Fox of the Newport Beach Police Department, "but we have to balance it with the safety and security of the community, and our service levels." The new law would give the city more control over noise, litter, disorderly conduct and parking issues. Operating hours and additional restrictions would be considered on a case-by-case basis.