Mike Glenn

Mike is the founder and publisher of Save Newport, owner of the software company Devion, the VP of Newport Beach's Republican Assembly, Chair of Government Relations for the Elks Lodge, an outspoken taxpayer advocate, and a sworn alternate voter for the Orange County GOP. 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

Balboa Peninsula’s Second Annual Cystic Fibrosis Bar Crawl Fundraiser

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Bar Crawl

If you are looking for a good cause to help you celebrate this winter season on Balboa Peninsula, look no further: The second annual Winter Bar Crawl for a Cause is happening Feb. 24. All proceeds from the event directly benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of Orange County (CFF OC). Tickets are $20 in advance ($10 for additional raffle tickets) …

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Boat Auction on Friday Morning!

Boat Auction

Get your “new-to-you” boat here– for cheap!  On Friday, February 16th, 2018 starting at 8am until 9am, you can view the boats to be auctioned at 9am by the Orange County Sheriff Harbor Patrol. Minimum bids vary with each vessel, but this is a CASH ONLY event, so bring cash, as payment is immediately due after the auction. The address for the event is: 1901 Bayside Drive …

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Sewage Spill Contaminates Back Bay Inlet

A sewage spill has closed the inlet to the Back Bay under the PCH bridge from Pearson’s Port to the edge of the Bayshore community docks. While boats may still traverse, swimming, diving, and any other direct-contact activities. In an odd coincidence, nearly all water near bridges is currently contaminated in our harbor, including the Newport Blvd bridge, the Bay Island …

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Newport Beach Political Fundraising Data Released

As the political scene for 2018 heats up, political figures and PACs throughout our city are heating up. NOTE: At this time, I have NO PLANS to run in 2018, so if anyone who lives in District 1 wants to file against Diane Dixon, just let me know.  Currently, Joe Stapleton has a campaign for the area but has conducted fundraisers …

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Beloved Newport Businessman Identified as Crash Victim, Paddleout Planned for Saturday

Three days ago, a helicopter crashed in Newport Beach, killing three people including Kimberly Lynne Watzman, 45, of Santa Monica Brian Reichelt, 56, of Hollywood, FL, and Joseph “Pepe” Anthony Tena, 60,  of Newport Beach.  Another passenger and a citizen on the ground were also injured and remain in the hospital. Spitzer Helicopter Leasing, said they leased the R44 to Revolution Aviation, …

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Sunday “Big Game” DUI Saturation Patrol by NBPD

Since we aren’t allowed to say “Superbowl”, we’ll just call it “The Big Game”– but drinking and driving is not a game, so the NBPD wants to remind everyone not to drink and drive.  They will be deploying additional officers on DUI Saturation Patrols during and following Sunday’s game. These officers will be tasked with stopping and arresting drivers who show signs …

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Super Blue Moon Eclipse, King Tides– a Great Day for Photographers.

This morning, we experienced the second full moon of the month– also known as a “Blue Moon”.  No, the moon isn’t actually blue, it’s just a rare event as lunar cycles are 29.5 days, meaning you’d need a full moon on the 1st or 2nd of the month to get a Blue Moon.  To add to the cool-factor, this was also a Supermoon, meaning …

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Helicopter Crash on Bristol Street & Bayview Place in Santa Ana Heights

AVOID THIS AREA. Emergency units are responding. A helicopter crashed into a Newport Beach home about a mile from John Wayne Airport at 2:10pm Tuesday.  The Robinson-44 chopper had four people aboard as it crashed into the 40 block of Egret Court.  Early information is that there are three fatalities. This post will be updated with details as we receive more information as we receive it. …

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Earthquake Wakes Newport at 2:09am

Did you feel it? At 2:09:56am this morning, an earthquake which immediately registered as a 4.1 (later downgraded to a 4.0) sent its waves through Newport Beach.  The quake was centered at 33.741°N 117.491°W, near Corona California, approximately 27 miles from Hoag Hospital.  A quick but gentle jolt, this was enough to wake light sleepers in the area. You can find more …

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City to Have Hearing to Renew the Bus that Killed the Downtowner and Snarls Peninsula Traffic

Remember the bus that was painted to resemble a trolley which killed Balboa Peninsula’s beloved Downtowner which was coming up on its third year of operation, drove people 7 days per week, got them to and from their exact destinations (not just some random “pick up point”), and cost the taxpayers $0?  Well, the bus– which was projected to cost taxpayers $22 …

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