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

DA Seizes Peotter Recall Petitions for Fraud

Last week, the OC District Attorney’s office seized all 10,696 petitions signed to recall Scott Peotter because of “potential irregularities”, which they believe may constitute fraud.  Recall Peotter Committee organizer Susan Skinner told the OC Register that “[…] the warrant is sealed, but I understand that one of the paid petitioners allegedly forged signatures,” Skinner said. “This is a big, bad violation of …

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Yellow Bellied Sea Snakes on our Beaches & Rocket Launches today at 1pm

Remember two years ago when the El Nino event brought Yellow Bellied Sea Snakes to our shoreline after a 30-year absence?  Well the venomous sea serpents are back, and they’re on our beaches yet again!  Two were found prior to 1973, two more two years ago, and this marks the fifth time these creatures have been spotted on the shores of Southern …

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HoSum Bistro is BACK, starting Monday!

After the fire in June of 2016, HoSum Bistro has undergone plenty of challenges– mostly to do with governmental hurdles– in getting everything back up and running.  But finally, after nearly 18 months of governmental red tape and countless dollars spent on construction, the establishment is ready to open its doors again on Monday and give you the HoSum Chicken Salad …

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Unsafe Beach Water for 3-4 Days

Urban Runoff by Tito Negron

It’s been a wet couple of days as we have received the first rains of the season!  These showers were a much-needed water for our area, but it also presents a problem: urban runoff and bacterial water infestations– always a concern with a watershed event. As the chemicals wash off into the ocean and the storm drains flood, it has also washed immeasurable …

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Dixon Spends $18k of Taxpayer Money in Attempt to Collect $600 Which Wasn’t Even Owed

We all make the occasional “bad call”, but can you imagine anyone in the private sector keeping their job after spending $18,000 to collect a proclaimed $600 debt?  What if that debt was provably not even owed (according to the Judges ruling, here: http://savenewport.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Judgment.pdf), and the person who you said owed it only ever wanted an apology and retraction? During the …

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CORRECTED: Another Rocket Launch, Friday Evening

Due to faulty information sources, we reported that the next SpaceX launch would be coming from Vandenberg, and would be visible throughout California.  This is incorrect.  The launch will take place from Florida, and will not be visible here.  We apologize for the confusion and hope that our speedy correction has helped. With the last rocket launch by Elon Musk’s SpaceX catching …

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New Year, New Laws (for Newport and California)

Happy New Year everyone!!! I hope everyone had a great holiday break. I did here, but now we are back in action! Before I get into all the new law stuff, I’ve had a lot of question about the LATimes’s Daily Pilot 103 list, as we’ve been on the 103 Most Influential for the last few years.  This has actually been …

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Who’s Open on Christmas? These Guys!

I know the struggles of dining out on Christmas when you aren’t in the midst of a mega-sized family reunion. To help people of different faiths and those with distant families, I’ve made a few phone calls for you, both to the traditional “Chinese Food Christmas” places, and to other local establishments.  This year even some of our mainstay Chinese …

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Glenn Vs Dixon: The Ruling Update

Yesterday, I received a copy of the court ruling and was able to go over it in detail. Make no bones about it, inside the ruling for the city there lay a beautiful victory.  The judge flatly stated that I do not owe the fees which were the entire subject of the lawsuit.  While I was entering the court under the ticket …

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DUI Check Friday

Newport Police

The Newport Beach Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting roving DUI/Drivers License Checkpoints Friday, December 22nd at an undisclosed location in Newport between the hours of 8:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m. DUI Checkpoints are claimed to reduce drunk driving mostly by deterrent, but also serve to actively arrest those who are driving under the influence.  They also cause significant traffic delays, so …

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