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

Blackies 16th Annual Halloween Surf Competition

Photo of Jarred Olson by Tom Cozad

Next Saturday the 26th will kick off the 16th Annual Halloween Surf Competition by Blackies. Officially, the kickoff starts at 7am, but many people arrive about 30 minutes earlier for the festivities and costume show-offs.  In the past, the kids to arrive have received prizes.  Prizes are also awarded for the costumes, traditionally worn *while surfing*. In prior years, the party …

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Buccaneer Days has Begun!

Starting last Thursday, on October 3rd through this Sunday October 6th, Buccaneer Days will be celebrating their Big 3-0, with their 30th anniversary in Two Harbors on Catalina Island. This festival of pirates began as an unofficial event, with no booty required for boarding.  As time went on, the event became more organized, much to the shivering timbers of many members …

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The 2019 Great Pacific Airshow Starts Friday!

HB Air Show

If you were looking for some peace and quiet on the beach, it ain’t happening Friday or this weekend!  It is the fourth annual air show in Huntington Beach, for the second year, it is renamed the “Great Pacific Air Show”. It begins Friday at 11am and will last until 4:30pm, but you can anticipate the show to begin at …

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Dog Beach is Getting Dredged (again)

Dog Beach Removal by Gregg Schaeberle

Remember back in 2016 when the County dredged Dog Beach for the first time in 15 years?  Well, just three years later, they are doing it again.  Timing seems a bit weird, huh? Just as the County Sheriffs began enforcing in the area, suddenly there was a notice to dredge again, as bad press began to brew.  Some may view …

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National Register to Vote Day!

Today is National Register To Vote Day, and in California, you can do it all online– it is a simple process that takes about 2 minutes to do! Registering to vote is as simple as filling out this form: https://covr.sos.ca.gov/?language=en-US Can’t remember if you are registered to vote in Newport or not?  You can check right here: https://www.ocvote.com/registration/verify-your-voter-registration/ — that link will also …

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Fall is Officially Here!

As today marks the End of Summer and the Beginning of Fall, we hope everyone got their fill of the great sun and surf our tiny city has to offer.  If not– fret not, because you’re in for another 6 weeks of it, if history is any guide! Our “Secret Summer” or “Locals Summer” (depending on who you talk to!) …

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Happy 100th Birthday to the Balboa Ferry!

“One Hundred Years of Back and Forth” read the banner attached to the ferry, touring the harbor of Newport packed to the brim with party-goers as it toured throughout the harbor, well beyond its normal 810-ft route. Over the years, few Founding Families have made more of a lasting impact to our fair city than the Beek Family.  Being the …

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Buccaneer Days Be Jus’ ‘Round th’ Corner, Matey!

Ahoy mateys!  Today is National Talk like a Pirate Day, and now it’s time to plan your trip to Catalina! Aye, from Thursday October 3rd through Sunday October 6th, Buccaneer Days will be celebrating their Big 3-0, with their 30th anniversary in Two Harbors on Catalina Island. This festival of pirates began as an unofficial event, with no booty required for …

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What in the Heck is Happening at City Hall?

Newport Beach City Hall and Bunnies, photo by Mike Glenn

Over the years, our small town has lost touch with not just its roots– but the people itself.  Today, the city operates as a ruling class over the citizens, rather a government run for the people, by the people.  Some examples, you might ask? 1) Back Bay Buoys. For years, the buoys on the back bay have wound up ensnared …

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Did You Feel it? Earthquake Just off our Coast

Did you feel it?  This writer was busy snoring! At 2:38:39Am Saturday morning (an erroneous earlier publication said “today”), an earthquake which immediately registered as a 3.5 sent its waves through Newport Beach. The quake was centered at 33.546°N 118.172°W, about 14 miles due WSW from Newport, between Balboa Peninsula and Catalina.  As Catalina blocks nearly all Ocean-Born quakes from generating …

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