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

Attention SCUBA Divers: Underwater Bay Cleanup, this Saturday!

This Saturday will kick off the 2nd Annual Underwater Cleanup for Newport Harbor!  This event, sponsored by many local businesses, is the second event– the strangest thing found last year?   A firearm! (police said it did not appear to be used in any crime) If you are a PADI-certified diver with gloves and a cutting tool, you can sign up here: https://www.nhunderwatercleanup.com/register.html Beach …

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Memorial Day: A Day of Remembrance

Thank you to the more-than 2.5 million soldiers who have signed on the line and given everything for this country throughout its history– and the countless families that have had to endure the stress between contact from their loved ones, and the awful news when it came. We can all argue about whether or not wars were justified, but the spirit …

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4-Alarm Fire on Balboa Peninsula

At 12:29pm today, a four-alarm fire was reported at Balboa Blvd on Balboa Peninsula.  Firefighters responded and the neighbors and local community had already evacuated the residents, reported to be in their 80s and 90s. While the cause of the fire officially remains a mystery, several reports have speculated that it was caused by an out-of-control BBQ which eventually ignighted …

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Dixon’s Balboa Bus System gets Renewed By Scott Peotter

Bus Replacement by Ashley Jacobs

First, I am travelling the last two weeks, so my apologies if my tone is not the same and my updates are less frequent.  As you know, I operate this as a one-man show, so life (and my software development company) often conflict with normal updates. But let’s get to the meat here: Balboa’s Bus system (which Dixon insists is a …

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Last Day to Register to Vote

In Newport Beach we have a population of about 87,000 people, and a whopping 32,000 of them aren’t even registered to vote.  Today is the last day to register vote!  If you are not registered by 5pm today, you will be unable to vote in this upcoming election.  You can register online right here, in just 60 seconds: http://savenewport.com/vote I spoke with …

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Do You Know This Man? Police Need Help in Identifying Stabbing Witness

The Newport Beach Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect and a witness for an investigation for Assault with a Deadly Weapon. The crime occurred on Sunday, May 13, 2018 somewhere near 1:00 a.m. in the area of Newport Blvd & 28th St on Balboa Peninsula. This did not appear to have anything to do with the …

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Jeff Herdman Joins Dixon’s Crusade, Illegally Leaks Files to Lawyer Suing Newport

Last Tuesday’s councilmeeting was a real whopper.  Councilman Jeff Herdman (who I lost the election to in 2016) admitted that he leaked confidential files to a lawyer (Phil Greer, who also unsuccessfully ran in 2016 against Will O’Neill) who is presently suing the city on behalf of people supporting the rumors begun by Councilwoman Diane Dixon and her friends, claiming that four or more …

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Bio-luminescent Red Tide Coming to Newport?

Red Tide Glow by Peter Kragh @ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fvob6L8q3I8

Red Tide happens a lot, but the Lingulodinium polyedrum bacteria isn’t always present in them.  This time, it’s there, and that’s the cause of the Red Tide Glow moving up the coast from San Diego since Monday. The Lingulodinium polyedrum– often abbreviated as “L. polyedra”, but best known by its gangsta-rap name “L-Po”– is a bacteria which releases a bioluminescent glow when it is disturbed.  …

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Yacht Club Opening Days

We screwed up bigtime this year and missed some of the opening days for the Yacht Clubs around the harbor– here are who’s already had em, and who is coming up next! First, Newport Harbor Yacht Club is celebrating its 102nd anniversary.  Their new building is really coming together now, and I can’t wait to check it out when it is …

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Did You Feel the 4.5 Earthquake?

Did you feel it? At 4:49:33 AM today, an earthquake which immediately registered as a 4.5 sent its waves through Newport Beach.  The quake was centered at 34°01’01.2″N 116°46’55.2″W, about 12 miles Northeast of Beaumont.  Yes, 71 miles from Newport sounds like a long way away, but that shaker definitely woke this author up all the way down here on Balboa Peninsula! You …

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