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

Dramatic Wedge Rescue Caught on Film

Pre-Disaster Photo by Newport's Rob Marienthal

Saturday at about 4pm, with 20ft waves powering through the water at the Wedge, a couple on a rented Jetski decided that they wanted a closer look– a very bad decision on their part.  This was no accident, either.  Lifeguards had warned the couple earlier in the day to stay away from the wedge, said Newport Beach Marine Safety Capt. Skeeter Leeper.  Our …

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Newport Planning Commission to Entertain Grossly Illegal Project

Many of you know what Newport’s Greenlight Voter Initiative is, but for those who don’t, a quick recap: Greenlight is a citizen-initiated restriction on building that prohibits more than 100 homes (“units”) to be added to any statistical area (like, say, Newport Center) every 10 years– unless they get voter approval.  It was put in place by activists who wanted to …

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I’m Running for Council and You’re All Invited to my First Fundraiser

As you know, I have spent years fighting back bad policies, overreaching government, and irresponsible spending by our city council.  I’ve spent countless amounts of my own money and endless hours of time as a citizen fighting for us.  Now, I am bringing that fight to the dais.  I’m running for Newport Beach City Council, and all of you are invited to my first fundraiser.  It …

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Mysterious Boat Washes Ashore in Newport

At about 7:30pm on Saturday night, an 18ft boat washed ashore near Lifeguard Tower 65.  Eyewitness Patrick English said that Four Hispanic men who spoke only Spanish repeatedly told the story that they were the only people on the boat, despite the fact that there were 18 life preservers aboard.  Their story was that they were locals and they were trying to …

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Fire in Ho Sum Bistro Injures Firefighter, causes $500k in damages

Saturday night at about 2am, NBFD responded to a fire at Ho Sum Bistro which caused minor structural damage but caused about $250k in damages to the building facade and another $200k in damages to equipment and other property.  One Newport Beach fire fighter suffered minor injuries and was taken to Hoag and later released.  The exact nature of his injuries are …

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Happy Fathers Day!

Happy fathers day to all fathers far and wide!  No kids come with manuals, and I’m sure we could have all been better kids.  But if winding up being a good person is any measure of success, the fathers of the vast majority did a fantastic job.   Call your dad or do something good in his memory!

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Newport Harbor Commission Hears Proposal of Forced, Warrantless Entry

Less than two weeks after Memorial Day, where we celebrated our soldiers who fell protecting our Constitution, the powers that be in Newport Beach presented a document which would create an unconstitutional police state, enabling officers to enter any boat dwelling without a warrant or consent– with one of the attendees at last night’s harbor commission meeting calling the 4th Amendment an “arcane …

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Here’s How Newport Can Help Orlando After the Shooting– and it’s free

After the heinous crimes committed in Orlando on Sunday morning, many ask what they can do.   Give blood. Orlando has called for blood donations, and blood donations are always in need, worldwide– all types of blood.  Specifically, Type O Negative, O Positive, and AB Plasma are regularly short.  Orlando will be getting blood from other banks, which will deplete their supply, …

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Pet of the Week – Teddy

Look at this fuzzy beast!  Newport has a lot of great dogs in need of great homes and great owners… And we’ve got the perfect pup for you to rescue who desperately needs a forever home. From the shelter: “Teddy is an older gentleman looking for his forever retirement home. He is very small — only about 5 pounds.  We rescued him …

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Earthquake felt

Yes, that was an earthquake you just felt about an hour ago! According to the current reports from CalTech, it was a 5.1 in Borrego Springs in San Diego County. You can find more updated information, here: http://scedc.caltech.edu/recent/Maps/Los_Angeles.html For more information about how to be prepared, check out our award-winning Civilian Emergency Response Team, CERT. Remember, if you have questions about earthquakes, you can …

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