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

What are the Numbers and Proposed Locations for the Proposed “Public Pool”?

First off, let’s not fool ourselves.  We have a homeless problem.  Providing a public pool at $0 will result in this proposed “public pool” becoming a “public bathhouse” for the homeless.  This effect is known as the Tragedy of the Commons, and it’s an economic inevitability.  We already experienced the problems associated with the bus painted to look like a …

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Newport Beach City Council Contemplates A Public Bath House

Homeless Man Bathing in Public

Next Tuesday, Newport Beach City Council is planning to hear considerations spending taxpayer dollars to build a public pool for the community to use– sounds good, right?  Except for one little problem: These already exist. In fact, there is a pool at the YMCA on the back bay, 24 Hour Fitness and Equinox both have pools, and one can also …

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Time to Toss That Thanksgiving Turkey!

Thanksgiving is always great, and the leftovers leave us stuffed for days afterwards, but Thanksgiving can’t last forever, and unless you enjoy food poisoning, any leftovers in your fridge from Thanksgiving should probably be thrown out now.  According to StillTasty, a website dedicated to cataloging shelf-life for foods, that leftover turkey has got to go!  Here’s a handy chart to …

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Massive Sewage Spill + Urban Runoff Makes Water Unsafe for *At Least* the Next 4 Days

Urban Runoff by Tito Negron

A massive sewage leaks south of Newport Coast last night has shut down the beaches from Newport Beach to San Clemente.  A whopping 4 *million* gallons of raw human sewage spilled into our coastline.  The sewage leak apparently came a break in a force-main at about 4pm on Wednesday, coming from the Ben Brown Golf Course in Laguna Beach. “I want …

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Happy Thanksgiving to You!!!

A young man named John received a parrot as a gift. The parrot had a bad attitude and an even worse vocabulary. Every word out of the bird’s mouth was rude, obnoxious and laced with profanity. John tried and tried to change the bird’s attitude by consistently saying only polite words, playing soft music and anything else he could think …

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Who is Open for Thanksgiving? These Establishments Are!

For those who don’t have family out here or are simply unable to join them, here are a list of establishments to get yo turkey on today: First, for everyone off to an early start, C’est si Bon is open in the morning– until 1:45pm Blackies.  Their annual “Gettin Wasted While Your Turkey is Basted” is fun for the single people out there, …

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Lighting of the Bay: Saturday from 3pm to 6pm

Lighting of the Bay

Just two days after the rush of Thanksgiving comes to an end, the Back Bay will be adorned with unique Christmas decorations, for the 29th annual Lighting of the Bay! Lighting of the Bay Program The Back Bay will be starting off this years program with Choir and Talent Groups Performances, starting at 3:00pm, Train Rides, holiday crafts, and cookie decorations will …

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Correction on Water Prices

Sometimes, we get it wrong.  One or two times per year we issue a correction, and while it is never fun to admit getting the facts wrong, it is a necessary part of being transparent and honest with your audience. Recently, we published a post that said we could get cleaner, cheaper, and more abundant water from Mesa-Water “at half …

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Lombardy’s Closing for Weekdays; Open on Friday, and Weekends Now

As we all know, summertime is the life-blood of businesses on Balboa Peninsula and Balboa Island.  Lombardy’s Market & Deli– at 508 W Balboa Blvd on the peninsula– is feeling the squeeze. While several grocery-oriented foodstores have been at this location in the past, Lombardy’s has been there the longest.  And with good reason: If you like spicy food, definitely check out …

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“Unicorn” Meteor Storm Event TONIGHT, First Time Since 1995

More exciting than a meteor shower is a meteor storm!  While meteor showers can produce shooting stars at the rate a dozen or so per hour, meteor storms can produce them at the rate of several per minute.  These are quite rare, the last one happening nearly a quarter-century ago, in 1995, where it produced 400 shooting stars per hour.  In …

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