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

Santa Ana Winds Stoke New Fire- Mandatory Evacuations Recommended for Some Irvine Areas

UPDATE @9:15am: From Mike Carroll – Vice Mayor, City of Irvine UPDATE // PLEASE SHARE Orange County Fire Authority is advising Mandatory Evacuation everything North of Irvine Blvd from Jamboree to Bake. Irvine Police Department coordinating these efforts. Care and Relief Center has been set up at University Park Community Center – 1 Beech Tree Lane. Everyone Please Stay Calm & …

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Power Outage Takes Down Half Of The Peninsula

A power outage at the base of Lido Isle has shut down 4,400 customers out of a 9,000 person Peninsula.  This was initially reported at 7:22am. An early report by the power company indicated that it would be resolved by 11am.  New reports put that number at 6:30pm. You can always find the latest power outage information at http://saveNewport.com/power UPDATE: …

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Orionids Meteor Shower Peaks Tonight Through Thursday

TONIGHT through Thursday night will be the peak nights to watch the Orionids meteor shower, starting from the 21st to the 23rd of October.  Actually, it will technically be Tuesday night through Friday morning– but you get the drift!  The waxing gibbous moon will be out the during the evening hours, but it will set before the prime time viewing …

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Trump’s Visit, Council Still To Vote on Bike Ban, and Upcoming Meteor Shower

President Trump Visiting, Bike Ban Vote Postponed, Meteor Shower

This weekend, Trump visited the Newport Beach home of Oculus co-founder and billionaire Lido Isle resident, Palmer Luckey.  A “Mega MAGA Boat Parade” was launched, but the secret service enlisted local authorities to keep significant distance from the house– at least four rooftop snipers included.  The Beach Boys played– minus Brian Wilson.  Streets, sidewalks, and the harbor were overflowing in …

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Trump Visiting, Trump “Mega MAGA” Boat Parade, Trump Fundraiser on Lido, Beach Boys Playing at the Turning Basin(?)

Sunday at noon, at Palmer Luckey’s house on Lido Isle (Luckey is of Oculus fame), there will reportedly be a fundraiser for Trump, and Trump himself is reportedly visiting.  UPDATE: Confirmed@12:21pm via Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) System.  Trump will be visiting. Our weather department has forecasted very, very heavy traffic with a chance of light to moderate protests.  Peninsula residents already …

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Newport Beach Votes to Ban Bicycles & Strip Property Rights Today

Tonight, the Newport Beach City Council will be voting on two items of merit: The first one is a full-out ban of any bicycles on the boardwalk during summertime weekends, making the boardwalk PEDESTRIAN-ONLY, and forcing all traffic into the roadways. Merchants in the area say that about one-third of business comes from bicycles, so this could be a devastating …

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The Historic Balboa Saloon, Opening TODAY at 11am

Balboa Saloon by Jeff Arzouman

Today at 11am, the Balboa Saloon will reopen after having been closed for 7.5 months, due to the state and city governments forcing shutdowns in the name of a Coronavirus. The Balboa Saloon is a building which used to be a lot for car shows, a bath house, a bank, and so much more, before being converted into the local …

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What’s All The Hubub on the Harbor? It’s the WoW Parade HAPPENING NOW

This first-annual event is happening in the harbor as I write this. A quick steal from the official website, https://warheroesonwater.com/boatparade/ As part of our 2020 War Heroes on Water Reunion Tournament, we will be holding a very special patriotic Boat Parade. The first-annual event will enable local friends and family to celebrate our returning Veterans and share our collective appreciation for …

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Candidates on Council Dixon, Avery, Herdman: Propose Making the Boardwalk Pedestrian-Only

As we warned Tuesday, the proposed “Electric Bike Ban” was only one step in the full plan to ban all bicycles from the boardwalk. Many people could simply not bring themselves to believe that any politician would ever propose such an item. However, last Tuesday evening, in the council chambers, Councilwoman Diane Dixon (who is running for Assembly) made a …

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Council Considering Banning Electric Vehicles on Boardwalk

We’ve all seen ’em.  Speed-racers on the boardwalk.  From skateboarders to rollerbladers to bikes to Segways to scooters. The one thing they have in common?  No, not that they’re electric.  It’s that they’re speeding, silly. Well, instead of enforcing the speed limit, Newport Beach is going to electric ban propulsion systems, instead. That’s right, Diane Dixon’s Bike Ban proposal (http://savenewport.com/2017/05/30/bicycle-ban/) …

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