Mike Glenn

Mike is the founder and publisher of Save Newport and Chair of Government Relations for the Elks Lodge. He writes, shoots photos, and edits, but much of the time, he's just "the IT guy". He can be reached at: Google+, Facebook, or via email, at michael.glenn@devion.com

Newport Beach Re-Launches Illegal Zoning Practices for 4th of July

Whether you like rowdy 4th of July Parties or you hate them, creating zones of disproportionate fines within the same city is a violation of the 14th Amendment’s Equal Protection Clause, and therefore unconstitutional. If a $1,000 or a $3,000 fine is better to have for a rowdy house party, then that fine good or bad for the entire city, …

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Happy Father’s Day Today!!

Happy Father’s Day to all fathers far and wide! No kids come with manuals, and I’m sure we could have all been better kids– but if winding up being a good person is any measure of success, the fathers of the vast majority did a fantastic job.   Call your dad or do something good in his memory!

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Everything We Know About the Public Shooting over the Weekend

This writer was out of town last weekend and was unable to dedicate the normal amount of resources to get this story in full, but we still released an article on it as soon as we heard.  Apparently, the OC Register and Daily Pilot were also out of town, because only the Daily Pilot ran a story on it, but it …

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Just Another “Maniac” Monday? 10-foot Waves @ WEDGE

Balboa's Wedge, photo credit unknown

Today, Surfline is reporting a forecast of TEN FOOT waves at the Wedge… so you know what that means! The structure of The Wedge often double those sizes, and is sure to attract a ton of tourists, so if you want to check it out, consider a rideshare or riding a bike. The Swells are supposed to be coming from …

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APPREHENDED: Shooter on Balboa Peninsula’s 21st Street

This morning at approximately 10am, there were several shots fired outdoors in the 21st street area.  Police have confirmed that there was a shooter firing off rounds publicly.  Police were initially called due to property destruction. Locals in the area reported hearing three shots, and seeing someone chased into the bay.  So far–thankfully– the only reports of injuries have been minor, resulting …

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5th Annual Wooden Boat Festival This Weekend

Wooden Boat by Susan Kenney (https://susankenney.smugmug.com/Boats/Newport-Beach-Wooden-Boat-Festival-2017/)

Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m, visitors can admire the style and craftsmanship of some of our areas– and Newport’s– finest wooden boats at the Balboa Yacht Club.  Visitors are welcome to board many of the boats, and it is a great and family-oriented event, which will include oceanographic art, food, live music, a silent auction and “Kids Toy Boat Building Pavilion”.  …

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D-Day, 74 years ago today

Today, 74 years ago, the United States and our allies joined forces for the Normandy Landings, code named Operation Neptune.  This operation was the largest seaborne invasion in the history of the world, resulting in five allied beachheads being established in Normandy. What you may not have known, though, is that our little beach town of Newport Beach was also a major …

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Election Results from the Primary Election, Yesterday

California polls closed at 8pm yesterday, and we began seeing the votes roll in for the primary election. As of this writing, all polls are accounted for, but mail-in ballots will still be counted for the next several days.  Usually, mail-in ballots carry well for conservative candidates, so you may see a difference by as much as an point in some …

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TODAY is Voting Day! Here’s where to vote!

Your Vote Counts

TODAY is Voting Day!  Share this with your friends to make sure they know where to turn in a ballot. YOUR VOTING LOCATION MAY HAVE CHANGED.  You can find your current voting location by plugging in your address, here: http://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/polling-place/?polling-location If you are too far from your ballot-casting location, you can visit any one of these and ask for a provisional ballot, …

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Just Plane Lucky!

A plane which lost power made a successful and injury-free landing at the corner of Newland and Hamilton in Huntington Beach approximately 4:45 p.m. today. Traffic is currently being rerouted in the area, but thankfully everyone is safe and the plane appears to have no physical damage. Details are emerging and this post will be added here as new information …

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