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

Blackball is Back!

Today from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. will be our first Blackball of the season at the Wedge, shutting down access to hardboarders so that body surfers can have their fun with the storied wave. Body surfers will tell you that the need for this is obvious: Surfboards are dangerous and have caused real injuries with their fins slicing open body surfers. Board …

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70th Annual Newport-2-Ensenada Race Starts Today!

Newport is having a busy week!  Yesterday, was the final day of the Balboa Film Festival this year, and today will be the race will begin at the Balboa Pier at 11:00 a.m– so if you want to see a huge cluster of world-class sailboats, head on down to Balboa Pier before lunch tomorrow! The race typically lasts overnight, with people arriving in …

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City’s Park Renaming Policy is Severely Flawed

Tomorrow, the council will consider renaming Balboa Island Park after Ralph Rodheim, and Ensign View Park after the famed actor and activist John Wayne. Do most people in this city know and love John Wayne?  Yes.  So I can see why tomorrow, there is a proposal to name a park after him. Have most people in this city even heard of Ralph …

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SATURDAY: 27th Annual Balboa Island Garage Sale 7:30am-5pm

Balboa Island Garage Sale

Today will be the 27th annual Balboa Island Garage Sale put on by Carolyn Carr-Kamps.  The tradition begins at 7:30am and will officially end at 3pm– though the ones who sell out of their goods will surely begin to close before that! It was reported on the 25th year that it would be the final year because the organizers simply couldn’t keep …

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Pet of the Week: Elvis

Ok guys, this little pup still hasn’t been adopted since we ran him back on January 20th, and is actually our first-ever repeat Pet of the Week 🙁 He really needs a forever home.  Do you know someone who is looking for a dog? From the shelter: “Elvis is ready for his new home! He is an adorable 7-8 year …

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Newport Beach Pushes Through Highly Unpopular Bus Idea

Despite a significant outpouring of objection to the idea, including a 100-person-per-day submission to vote for “NO BUS”, last week on Tuesday the Newport Beach City Council decided to pass the bus anyway, awarding the contract to a single bidder who had zero competition for the bid.  Perhaps some of our council members were celebrating 4/20 a bit too early. The …

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Newport’s International Film Fest Starts Tomorrow!

Did you know that Newport has an internationally known Film Festival?  Living here, it’s easy to dismiss hyped up things as “just more local news”, but this is a really big deal!  Centered around the historic Lido Theater but having most other surrounding theaters also participating, the event kicks off tomorrow with the Opening Night Gala, a $175-per-person event where people dress up …

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Best City Council Video You’ll Ever See

As we come up on the one-year anniversary, I decided I had to share the best city council speaker I’ve ever seen.  This is the first and only time he’s ever appeared to speak, and if you’ve ever seen “Breaking Bad”, you will love the tale he weaves.  He warns our council of “subterranean meth labs” (in coastal Newport Beach), …

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“Market Squid” Invade Off 10th and Ocean

Last week, I got a lot of questions about what was happening off 10th and Ocean in the late night for about 5 days straight.  Boats out there were completely lit up and there were about a dozen of them camping out there all night.  After asking around a bit, I got the word back of what it was: The …

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RECIPES: Easter Deviled Eggs

Deviled Egg Easter Peeps

Looking for a fun way to snack this weekend? This twist on the classic Deviled Eggs will produce the cutest egg peeps ever. First, you will need – 6 eggs – 1/4 cup mayonnaise – 1 teaspoon white vinegar – 1 teaspoon yellow mustard – 1/8 teaspoon salt – Freshly ground black pepper – Smoked Spanish paprika and small slices …

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