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

Widespread Storm Damage

Flooding by Catalina Kurt

Holy cow, did you see that barge that was dredging Dog Beach get washed away into the ocean?  No?  Check it out, here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/CostaMesaBuzz1/permalink/1713388292284964/ The barge was sunk by rough waves and runoff flows but was later recovered off of the Huntington Beach shore.  Unconfirmed reports are that it is in salvageable condition. A few boats were sunk inside the harbor too, …

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The Village Inn Needs Our Help

This Tuesday, the Village Inn on Balboa Island will be going in front of council after a battle that has cost them nearly two years just trying to get through red-tape in our beautiful city which is being run by those who proclaim to be small-government types.  They want to exchange part of an existing wall for a set of patio doors …

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Winds, Rain, Flooding, Fallen Trees, Sign Damage, and Waterfalls hit Newport Beach

Newport has been hit pretty hard with rain in the last few days, and while tomorrow won’t be dry, it will only be about a half-inch of rain, with Tuesday even lighter.  But the winds, peaking at 20mph sustained speeds, will continue all day Monday, and finally die down on Tuesday.  If you are experiencing flooding, you can pick up …

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Pet of the Week: Elvis

PET OF THE WEEK IS BACK! 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: “Elvis is ready for his new home! He is an adorable 7-8 year old poodle mix who still has tons …

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Here’s What a $260,000 Road Sign Looks Like

Last night, the monument to “Fiscally Conservative” Diane Dixon was erected in her very own district.  The monstrosity will cost taxpayers more than 20% above what the infamous bunnies did, coming in at a total of $260,000 (the bunnies were $220,000).  The sign was such a bad idea that even the advocates for the sign– friends of mine who own some of the …

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Coyote Mating Season Is Here.

Coyotes are a native species of wild dog which has been pushed out of its natural habitat and now must forage and kill for food in our developed cities.  Usually preying on dogs and cats between 10-20lbs, the coyotes are particularly aggressive during mating season– which just began.  During their fight for territory, coyotes are much more aggressive than normal, so please …

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Original Pizza’s Send-Off Party is a Once-in-a-Century Event

Original Pizza is sadly departing its location where it has made its “dough” for as long as anyone remember– but not without throwing a massive and the biggest goodbye party Newport has ever seen!  They will be throwing an open-air alleyway party just like the good ole days!  Beer and booze will served in outdoor alleyway bars, and– of course– pizza …

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Ocean Water Contamination for at Least The Next Week

Ocean Composite Warning

It’s been a wet few days, and four more are a-comin’!  These showers were a much-needed water for our area, but it also presents a problem: urban runoff and bacterial water infestations– especially with as much rain as we have gotten recently (and what is scheduled in the next few days)– these are bigger concerns than a normal rain watershed. As the chemicals …

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King Tides are Back… Again!

Photo of a King Tide by Matthew Zamiska

King Tides are coming to Newport Beach, bringing the highest tides of the entire year– today through Thursday. The last King Tide event was back in December and measured 6 feet, 9.6 inches– the highest in three years.  This one will be measuring just below that, at 6 feet, 8.4 inches (above 0.0ft — standard sealevel).  Tomorrow morning at 7:36am will be …

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Pierce Street Annex: Last Day is Saturday.

Saturday is the last day for the beloved Pierce Street Annex.  A staple go-to spot for so many in Newport/Mesa, it was famous for its caricatures of locals posted on the walls, its live perforamnces from bands both new and old, and of course– the outdoor burger grills, where you can order a burger and truly have it done “your …

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