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

Boat Auction on Friday Morning!

Boat Auction

Get your “new-to-you” boat here– for cheap!  On Friday, March 10th, 2017 starting at 8am, you can view the boats to be auctioned at 9am by the Orange County Sheriff Harbor Patrol. This is a CASH ONLY event, and payment is immediately due after the auction. The address for the event is: 1901 Bayside Drive Corona del Mar 92625 Up for auction …

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UPDATE: Bicyclist In Hospital After Being Struck

Of the many years I have been running SaveNewport, I have prided myself on having never had to issue a retraction– but all winning streaks come to an end.  Yesterday, we had five independent on-scene reports that someone was struck and killed on Balboa Peninsula.  Later, our council and city manager said that they were only “minor injuries”.  So what was …

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Bicyclist Struck on Crosswalk by 7/11 on Balboa Peninsula

Early this morning, a bicyclist riding a red beach cruiser was struck while crossing the street on 20th near the 7/11. Early reports indicate that the rider was dead at the scene. [EDIT: Contrary to early reports, the rider was not killed] This is not the first time that someone has been killed on our roadways; just last year someone was crossing …

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Dixon “Splits the Baby” in Museum House Vote

Happy Ash Wednesday! With the things I said under my breath at the council meeting last night, I am glad all my sins are now forgiven.  Here’s a reminder about how to NOT resolve a dispute: Tuesday night, the council chambers were filled with opposition for the Museum House, a 100-unit condo proposal which violated our city charter.  The previous …

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Avery Cleared of FPPC Violations

Last week, we reported the fact that Brad Avery had voted on the jet packs even though he was being paid to run a business on the harbor which he admits he competes with space.  After a conversation with Avery about reversing his vote (which he declined to do), I felt I had no options left other than to report …

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Caleb O’Neil UN-Suspended from OCC

After a barrage of emails coming through yesterday and fundraisers topping more than $30,000, the OCC Board which suspended student Caleb O’Neil has had a change of heart. “The board believes this is in the interest of fairness and equity for all”, says a statement released Thursday. “It is time to move forward with increased empathy and understanding of the differences …

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We Stand with Caleb

Without a doubt, you’ve heard of the case of the OCC college professor who called Donald Trump a bunch of mean names and said that the election was an act of terrorism. For the sake of argument, LET’S PRETEND SHE WAS 100% CORRECT. So a kid, Caleb O’Neil, video-taped his professor saying these things– again, for the sake of argument– which were …

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Dixon Attacks More Local Businesses

Like her attempts to shut down other small businesses in the past (like her “Lights Out at 11pm” proposal for bars or when she regulated the jet packs out of business), last Monday, Councilwoman Diane Dixon held a meeting at Marina Park to discuss the designs for a new government-run business that she envisions which will take taxpayer dollars and use them …

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An Icon has Fallen: Storm Takes the Wedge Tree

At 3:35 pm Friday, Newport Beach lost an icon.  The largest of the last two remaining “Wedge Trees” succumbed to the heaviest rains Newport has seen in 20 years, with 60mph gusts.  I am unable to find much history about these icons, as it seems they were just “always there”, but they were always reliable: Wishing the Wedge visitors their …

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Brad Avery’s Bad Vote

Following Dixon’s proposal to ban jetpacks in the harbor after Team Newport enacted measures to tax them out of business, Brad Avery joined in the pile-on by voting to ban the fledgling type of business from operating in the harbor.  Now whether or not you like jetpacks is immaterial here, because this vote not only didn’t need to happen– but the way it happened …

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