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

Campaign Signs Have Arrived!!!

Just in time for Barbara Venezia’s Feet To The Fire event, my campaign signs arrived!  They’re going to seriously stand out against the drab and boring campaign signs that everyone always puts out. I need your help in spreading the word about my campaign to your friends and neighbors.  If you are able to host one of these signs in your yard or window, it …

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Cassidys is back!

Today, one-month to-the-day after a vechicle took out the most delicious burger-makers in Newport, Cassidys has officially re-opened its doors. On the day of the incident, we set up a GoFundMe page to help their employees– many of which rely on the heavy summer income.  The funds broke into the four-figures quickly– and kept going and going.  At the time of this writing, over $5,000 was raised to …

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DUI Checkpoint FRIDAY

Newport Police

The Newport Beach Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint Friday, August 19th, 2016 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, …

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I’m Officially on the Ballot for Newport Beach!

This morning, I received a call from the City Clerk to inform me that the OC Registrar of Voters had confirmed my proposal signatures and that I am officially on the ballot for Newport Beach City Council in November.  It has been a lot of hard work fighting back the crazy policies over the last several years– everything from attempts …

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City Council Forums are Here (and I could use your support!)

It’s that time of year when politics heats up, and Newport’s city council race is already having its first debates/forums this year, starting tomorrow. On Tuesday the 16th at 7:30am, The Newport Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the first debate at the Newport Beach Public Library next to City Hall, at 1000 Avocado Avenue Newport Beach, CA 92660.  It’s requested to email Pam Smith …

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Politics Go Negative Early in Newport

In politics, all candidates tell everyone that they want to remain positive. A politician doesn’t want to come off like a negative person. So where do all these negative ads come from that we see every two years? The dirty secret: they are friends of the candidates.  With just a few exceptions, negative ads are only used against people who are already …

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Perseid Meteor Shower TONIGHT (It’s gonna be quite a show, too)

Meteor Shower

TONIGHT is the peak night to watch the Perseid meteor shower!  (It will continue until the 14th, but tonight is really “the night”!).  The moon will set at 12:28am tonight– so we should be getting a very clear view, too! You can best view the Perseids by looking towards the Persues constellation, at a direction of Northeast around the time of midnight. Maximum meteors: …

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Newport Athletes shine in Olympic Games

Watching the Olympic games?  Of course you are.  Here are some fun Olympic facts from right here in our hometown: Newport Beach, with a population of about 87,000 produced 7 Olympians this year, or about 1 Olympian for every 12,428 people. Team USA has 554 members from a US population of 318.9M, or about 1 Olympian for every 575,631 people. So, Newport Beach …

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The 10th Annual Hi-Time’s Chili Cook-off SUNDAY

Sunday, August 7th is the the day the world-famous Hi Time Wine Cellar Chili Cookoff is happens from noon until 5pm! The 10th annual celebration goes to benefit the Boys and Girls Club in the harbor area.  Last year, the event raised over $35,000 and in 2014 over $23,000!  Hopes are this year will even surpass that.  Admission is cash only and is $10 to …

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Invictus is Back

It seems that Saturday afternoon between 1pm and 6pm, the MegaYacht called Invictus moored up next to the Lido Isle bridge. The yacht is owned by Rick Caruso, builder of “The Grove”, and carries over 50,000 gallons of fuel, powered by twin Caterpillar 3516 main engines.  This gives the beast a 5,000 nautical mile range at 12knots (14mph).  The five-story yacht measures an eye-popping …

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